Pretty breezy the last few days, seas were a bit knarly also. Pollock bite was good Friday and Saturday, but we couldn’t get anything going today. Plenty to see on the sounder, but they taste better when they’re in the boat not under it. Wednesdays marathon is lite and Friday is full. Saturdays all day trip September 27th also has plenty of room.
We caught a lot of market to large cod with our Pollock today…If We Only Had a Net, we could have kept them. Oh well, good trip anyways.
The dates listed below are the days with room until the end of the season:
Marathon Dates- 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th, 31st
All Day Dates- 5th, 12th, 19th, 25th, 26th
Because of the new regulations, we are going to change our schedule around. We are now going to run Monday, Wednesday and Friday Marathons along with our regular weekend days. We seem to be traveling a little further to get to the Pollock. The eight hour trip on the weekends could run a little longer depending on hoe far we have to go.
We only picked at the Pollock today, 6-7 fish to an angler average, but they were big-high teens and twenties. Oh ya, a lot of throw back haddock. Fisheries council meeting in Portland on the 16th, I’ll find out times and you guys can come along and vent.
The Pollock have been hitting the jigs pretty consistently, the haddock have been hitting everything you put down there, and yes, you still have to throw them back??? WTF. Bring a blue fly or teaser when you come! Wednesdays Marathon needs some help. Friday September 12th Marathon still has availability. Call the office to book (603) 929-1995
Wednesday September 10th is now a regular
Marathon, and not a Big Money Marathon.
Still plenty of room if anyone is
Interested. Lots of Big Pollock to
Catch. Call the office to book
Yes we are still running, and yes we can no longer keep haddock and cod. I can’t say that it took the industry by surprise because they said they were going to do so back in May. They also said that the stocks would be reassessed and further measures would be implemented. The haddock stocks are as strong as anyone has seen them in years, so we were sure the ruling would change and we would continue to fish for the haddock at the very least. (SURPRISE) NMFS has decided that allowing us to fish for haddock would result in us killing too many cod in the process. Now the dragging industry that has been raping and pillaging the ocean for decades is still allowed to do just that. Yes, that’s correct, this guy…………can tow his small mesh nets destroying the bottom habitat and killing everything in its path.
But this Guy can’t come out with his family or friends and catch dinner for himself. Mind boggeling and frustrating to say the least. Not sure where to start to fight back, and I’m open to your suggestions, after all this concerns you as much as it does us. In the mean time we are still fishing for Pollock and whatever else we can catch and make a meal out of. We may have to adjust hours a little to accommodate for a longer ride to the honey holes so stay tuned. Becky has started a new career in the radio business so be patient with whom ever might answer your call if not her, including myself, as I am much more efficient east of the bridge. Hang in there and we’ll get through this together and reguardless of what we catch, we’ll certainly have fun doing it.
Tuesday August 26th all day (7:00am-3:30pm) plenty of room
Thursday August 28th all day (7:00am-3:30pm) plenty of room
Friday August 22nd Marathon(5:00am-5:00pm) has seven spots left
Saturday August 23rd All day (7:00am-3:30pm) 5 spots just opened up
Tuesday August 26th All day (7:00am-3:30pm) has plenty of room left
Thursday August 28th All day (7:00am-3:30pm) has room left
*Call the office to book (603) 929-1995