There is a recreational fisheries meeting open to the public coming up on January 22nd or 27th, might be a good time for anyone who wants to voice their opinion to attend. I will find out the time and place and post it as soon as I know. Also, I will have the phones next week so you may get voicemail, as I am usually under a bridge until 4:30pm. Please leave a message and I promise I will get back to you. Haven’t heard to much this week about any regs, but again I will post as soon as I hear anything. What do you think of Timmy’s bad ass ink? I think I might have to get one!
Happy New Year!!
We have decided to push opening day to May 1st. Still not sure as to catch limits, but the haddock stocks are very strong and most people I’ve talked with predict more quota for the upcoming year. Cod is still up in the air, but the commercial fleet has had an excellent season catching them, so hopefully the stocks can be reassessed? If we find we can fish earlier, we will open up the last couple weeks in April, our normal start date. As always Becky will be awaiting your calls.
Haven’t spoken with you in a while, hope your all bright and cheery for the Holiday Season. I’m in the same place I find myself every off season, stuck under a bridge. I’m in Methuen MA, at the over pass/rotary at junction 110 & 113, give a honk on the horn if you drive by. As of now, it looks like we will not be able to keep cod at all this upcoming season. The haddock bag limit will hopefully increase, but it could be worse. Last month we were not going to be able to fish Jeffries at all. Frustrating to say the least, trying to be heard in the political arena, but keep pestering your reps it does have an effect, as I said earlier, there was a time when it looked like we wouldn’t fish at all. The schedule will be posted on New Year’s Day and Becky will begin taking reservations and calling charters. Thanks to all of you for your Christmas wishes, its nice to hear from you even if its through email!
Cap and Becky
Chris Muns is a representative from Hampton, NH that is currently running for a state Senate position. When no one else seemed to show any interest in our crisis on the ocean, Chris has tugged on various legislative coat tails in the state to get our issues addressed. With his help, myself and other charter companies in the seacoast have had direct personal interaction with the Governors office-both Senators offices, Congresswoman Carol Sea Porter’s office, along with other local authorities interested in hearing our story. Without him, we would still be spinning our wheels. Now we at least have our foot in the door and are being heard.On behalf of recreational fisherman and the Yellow Bird, I would like to thank him for his support, and endorse his campaign. Good Luck Chris.
We are going to try and get a few more trips in this year, and catch a few haddock when the season opens up November 1st. We will start with that first weekend and continue on if there is angler interest. So as of now, there are 5 trips left…Monday 27th, Friday 31st, Saturday November 1st, Sunday November 2nd, and Monday November 3rd. If these trips fill we will add a few more. We will continue to target big pollock.
All Day Trip (7:00am-3:30pm)- Saturday October 25th still has room
Marathons (5:00am-5:00pm)- October 24th, 27th and 31st…all still have room
Call the office to book (603) 929-1995
Good Pollock again, all giants. Next open boat is Sunday October 19th all day trip 7:00am-3:30pm… call the office to book (603) 929-1995
Don’t all call at once, but the Pollock bite was good enough for Mike (Jamaica) Douglas to catch a bunch. I think he just needed to get away from the back of the boat. Very few trips left, and its boatyard time again.
The Govener is coming to the State Pier for a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday October 13th I believe at 9:00am, that is the scuttlebutt around town anyway. If any of you get a chance, come down and ask some questions, like “great facility, who is going to use it next year?” Bring family and friends, the more the merrier. I fish and I vote.
We should have caught more fish today, for some reason a little finicky. Big Dan Burrows boated 18 of them, when I questioned him on the amount, he said ” I could cut off his big toe if he was lying.” Honest Bob confirmed it.
Friday October 10th marathon still has room
Sunday October 12th all day (7:00am-3:30pm) has room
Monday October 13th Marathon has six spots left
Bring blue teasers…we are Pollock fishing