7.16.17 Fishing Report
The bite on Jeffries and Platt’s has been red hot, haddock have been in the 200-220 ft depth and the clams have been the magic bait. Very few cod up shallow. Pollock have been hanging in 300+ and hitting in the 20 Oz diamond jigs.
Seems as though the bulk of haddock have moved off the inshore ledges, it’s a slow pick but there will always be some haddock there it just depends on your expectations. Saves fuel and a good bet if it’s a little rough.
Some tuna are being taken on all the usual spots, and this will just get better. I would love to see more people try trolling, just a couple squid bars and look for whales and birds. My favorite color is anything green.
Stripers are everywhere now. I’ve found more success on chunk mackerel rather than live lately. Try to fish on cloudy days or morning/ evening. Mackerel are spotty so bring a block of chum to help out.
Whatever type of fishing you do, keep an eye on each other, help out a fellow boater if help is needed and above all, stay safe and have fun.