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Merrimack River Fishing Reports, Plum Island area,, Newburyport MA. > More fishing to come!

12 Sep 2009

 I have gotten caught up in the "doldrums" of this weather pattern that has kept us all land locked for days and MIGHT let us get back in the boats by Sunday or Monday! This northeast wind that kept us in the river was manageable in June & July but now most of our fish are outside the river and it is just to nasty to be there! The good news is that we should see some fine fishing when we get out! The east winds blow in the bait and we were having a few very nice surface feeds before the storm and they should get better after the storm. I would not be surprised to see tuna in closer either.

 I was busy the first week of September. Striper's were still holding in the river. I caught and released the bass below on a live mackerel. She does not look impressive lying on the deck until you realize how small the boga grip looks in her mouth. It taped out at 43"s and maxed out the 30# boga, quick photo, a long revival and she swam away.

 I was also trolling up lots of bluefish, big bluefish, with a few nice striper's in the mix too.

 We still have 4 weeks of fishing before the dreaded boat cover comes out again so let's all enjoy it!

Good fishing

Capt. Scott


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