Boston Harbor, July 7, 2005

The fishing has been off and on, as of late. One day we find lots of fish willing to take our flies and lures, the next day we’ll find the fish more finicky. On July 5, I had the pleasure of taking Brendan Casper out for a morning of fly fishing. Brendan, an avid fisherman and excellent fly caster, could put the fly in any nook and cranny while fishing the rocks around the Outer Harbor Islands. Brendan enticed a bunch of small stripers to take his fly after catching a handful of very finicky snapper blues earlier in the morning. These bluefish were keyed in on small baitfish (most likely silversides) and unusually picky. I took the 4th off and enjoyed a wonderful holiday at Lake Sunappee. On Sunday, July 3, everyone struggled to find fish. Marc Tischler and his son Jacob joined me for some fly and light tackle fishing on Saturday. They enjoyed a truly memorable day on the water and went home with sore arms and big smiles. After catching a number of stripers on the fly, we headed out to the Graves and found some nice blues gorging themselves on large herring. These fish readily took poppers on both fly and light spin tackle. BTW, Jacob was an outstanding fly caster and fishing enthusiast. Just look at his smile!

Jacob Tischler is all smiles today!
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Jacob with a nice bluefish. Marc Tischler’s (for the grill) blue.

I have a number of open dates in July and August so call today for the best times and tides.

Until next time, we’ll see you out there.

Capt. Wayne Frieden


Mark N. Cahill has been writing and editing for since 1995. He started fishing in the mid-1960's and caught his first striper off World's End in Hingham in 1966. From there on in it was an obsession. He loves fishing for tuna, and fly fishing for striped bass. In a pinch, anything with fins will do...

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