Merrimack River Fishing Reports
Capt. Scott Maguire, Newburyport MA
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16 Jul 2014    July pattern emerging

 While the fishing still can be slow, other days it is solid fishing. There seems to be a July pattern emerging. The bass seem to be in the river at high tide and at the mouth for the end of, and turning of, the tides. I have also been seeing more fish outside along the beaches!  Not in huge numbers but when you can boat a 17# -20# striper it makes all of the anticipation worth while! I'm seeing some nice, if brief, surface feeds too!!

 Mackerel are still with us but sometimes need more effort. Chum, chum & more chum! I've always managed plenty for a trip so the effort is worth it.

 Bluefish have not shown as of yet. Yes, we have had the occasional "head" of a mackerel come back to the boat after a small snapper blue snacks on it. But I do not know of anyone who has landed a bluefish.

 It's time to get out there! We are simple not going to get the fishing we had last year but one good fish certainly makes it worth getting up early and getting out there!!!

Good fishing

Capt. Scott

 
2 Jul 2014    Nice run of stripers
 
26 Jun 2014    More keepers
 
13 Jun 2014    Finally!! Real good news!
 
2 Jun 2014    Mackerel & more mackerel
 
26 May 2014    More Mackerel, first Keepers!
 
23 May 2014    Loads of stripers!
 
19 May 2014    Fishing improves, first mackerel
 
15 May 2014    More schoolies
 
14 May 2014    Finally caught a striper!
 
8 May 2014    They are on the way!
 
1 May 2014    May 1st, come on fishies!
 
19 Apr 2014    Will the stripers ever arrive?
 
4 Apr 2014    Northeast Charterboat Captain's Flea Market April 5, 2014
 
23 Mar 2014    Getting ready for 2014

reel maintenance respooled line

 
6 Feb 2014    2013 was a good year!
 
19 Oct 2013    The 2013 fishing season is over for Summer Job
 
22 Sep 2013    The season is not over yet!
 
8 Sep 2013    Stripers are back.
 
30 Aug 2013    Bluefish have arrived.
 
20 Aug 2013    The stripers keep coming!
 
8 Aug 2013    Best August fishing since 2009
 
29 Jul 2013    Striper fishing still strong!
 
17 Jul 2013    July heat, again!
 
10 Jul 2013    July came in with a Bang!
 
4 Jul 2013    June was one of best ever!
 
23 Jun 2013    Good fishing & happy clients!
 
14 Jun 2013    We are rolling into prime time
 
10 Jun 2013    Grateful to fish the Merrimack!
 
6 Jun 2013    New body of fish in the Merrimack
 
4 Jun 2013    June's fishing great, weather interesting
 
30 May 2013    First charter of 2013
 
28 May 2013    "Live Line" season is here!
 
23 May 2013    Busman's Holiday
 
17 May 2013    First Keeper!
 
15 May 2013    I found them!
 
7 May 2013    First exploritory trips of 2013
 
1 Apr 2013    The cover is off the boat!
 
16 Feb 2013    Winter is 2/3's over!
 
1 Dec 2012    2012 was a very good year!

Thank you for trusting Summer Job Charters with your fishing adventure in 2012! I look forward to helping you make even better memories in 2013!!

 
6 Sep 2012    Bluefish and some bass!
 
29 Aug 2012    Bluefish are biting!
 
24 Aug 2012    Friday fishing

 

 
21 Aug 2012    Cheer Up!
 
18 Jul 2012    July fishing is very good!
 
4 Jul 2012    June has come & gone but the great fishing continues!
 
26 Jun 2012    Good fishing continues
 
13 Jun 2012    June fishing is outstanding!
 
3 Jun 2012    Best May ever!

 

 

 

 
24 May 2012    May keeps on getting better!
 
18 May 2012    Incredible May continues!
 
14 May 2012    2012 Charter season has begun!
 
7 May 2012    First fish (for me) of the year!
 
6 May 2012    Just about to blow wide open!
 
20 Apr 2012    1st day on the river!
 
24 Mar 2012    Very warm water temps!
 
10 Mar 2012    Mackerel in March!
 
25 Feb 2012    Fishing Season is getting closer!
 
23 Sep 2011    Bluefish, big time!
 
13 Sep 2011    Quick up date
 
10 Sep 2011    The bluefish are back!
 
8 Sep 2011    Irene and Lee and Katia, Oh My!

 

 
18 Aug 2011    The bluefish have arrived!
 
7 Aug 2011    August is off to a great start!!!
 
30 Jul 2011    The fish are back
 
23 Jul 2011    Beat the heat, go fishing!
 
19 Jul 2011    The fish are where you find them
 
12 Jul 2011    There are no striped bass in July!
 
2 Jul 2011    The June rush is over
 
28 Jun 2011    Better bass in deep water

 

 
25 Jun 2011    Weather finally got me!
 
17 Jun 2011    Not a fan of Full Mons, but.....
 
14 Jun 2011    New body of stripers has arrived!
 
8 Jun 2011    Lots of quality fish
 
2 Jun 2011    Stripers are settling in.
 
30 May 2011    Mackerel are showing up!
 
25 May 2011    More & more fish daily

 

 
20 May 2011    There Here!!!

 

 

 On Thursday the 19th, the sun actually showed it's face for at least 15 minutes!!! That in itself is noteworthy this spring but I also caught my first stripers of the season.

 
26 Apr 2011    Shake-down trip for Summer Job
 
19 Mar 2011    Spring is almost here!
 
2 Jan 2011    Winter is 1/3 over!
 
4 Oct 2010    Forced out of the game!
 
2 Oct 2010    Merrimack River dredging project
 
21 Sep 2010    Igor can go any time now!
 
17 Sep 2010    Lots of fun with bluefish
 
13 Sep 2010    The stripers are back!
 
8 Sep 2010    Bluefish are still here!
 
3 Sep 2010    August is behind us!
 
17 Aug 2010    Bass & big bluefish

 
12 Aug 2010    Solid fishing again

 
10 Aug 2010    Second half of summer

 
4 Aug 2010    Ahhhh August

 
25 Jul 2010    I'm back and the fishing is too!
 
13 Jul 2010    Not a lot of fish!
 
5 Jul 2010    River is warm and busy!
 
2 Jul 2010    Fishing is picking up!
 
28 Jun 2010    Big fish "outside"
 
21 Jun 2010    Summer time feeding pattern?
 
17 Jun 2010    Solid fishing!
 
13 Jun 2010    Rain, rain go away!
 
10 Jun 2010    Amazing fishing!
 
4 Jun 2010    And it keeps on going!
 
3 Jun 2010    The fishing has been amazing!
 
31 May 2010    Fishing continues to improve!
 
28 May 2010    More good news!
 
26 May 2010    Mackerel and more mackerel!
 
24 May 2010    Mackerel are here!
 
21 May 2010    Getting better
 
17 May 2010    It's started!!
 
13 May 2010    Nice boat ride
 
4 May 2010    First look in the river
 
5 Feb 2010    National Saltwater Registry
 
14 Oct 2009    Year in review!
 
12 Sep 2009    More fishing to come!
 
28 Aug 2009    Great day to end the month!
 
27 Aug 2009    Here we go again!
 
19 Aug 2009    Best August Striper fishing in 10 years!
 
13 Aug 2009    BIG fish in the river!
 
6 Aug 2009    Megan and Fishing Report
 
1 Aug 2009    I'm still here!
 
23 Jul 2009    And the hits keep coming!
 
16 Jul 2009    Some very good days, plus a throphy!
 
12 Jul 2009    Solid fishing last few days!
 
10 Jul 2009    They're Back!
 
2 Jul 2009    The weathers bad but the fishing is good!
 
26 Jun 2009    Fishing June 21 thru 26
 
23 Jun 2009    Rain & wind PLEASE go away!
 
17 Jun 2009    Fishing good, conditions very tough!
 
15 Jun 2009    Mid June Report
 
14 Jun 2009    Photo's added to site tonight!
 
3 Jun 2009    Numbers of better bass
 
31 May 2009    Stacked in the river mouth!
 
26 May 2009    Stripers at river mouth
 
22 May 2009    Mackerel are in! More "keepers".
 
20 May 2009    First Keeper and mackerel arrive!
 
14 May 2009    Mackerel almost here!
 
8 May 2009    Any Day Now!
 
30 Apr 2009    First fish of 2009!
 
18 Oct 2008    A year in review
 
12 Sep 2008    September fishing
 
26 Aug 2008    August Fishing
 
31 Jul 2008    A great Striped Bass season (so far)
 
12 Jul 2008    2nd week of July
 
5 Jul 2008    1st week in July
 
28 Jun 2008    Final week of June
 
21 Jun 2008    3rd week of June
 
14 Jun 2008    3 good trips
 
9 Jun 2008    The Keeper Stripers have arrived!
 
1 May 2008    Maiden voyage of the new Summer Job
 

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