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North Coast Angler Fishing Report From Captain Skip Montello

Fishing Report: 7-12-2013

This week’s fishing report is much like last weeks in that the best Cape Ann fishing was again inside the Gloucester Harbor with numerous bait blitzes throughout the week. The stripers are chasing schools of mackerel, small herring and now some small squid have been reported. The other bright spot has been bluefish showing along the back shore, especially early mornings. There has been some good striper action reported at both ends of the Annisquam as well. Early morning action with topwaters and cut bait during day.

At Plum Island, the stripers are running and gunning the school of herring up and down the entire length of the beachfront. So persistence and good eyesight will be the key to finding them on any given day. The striper action at the river mouth has been waning as the remaining stripers are keyed in on the abundant sandeels and are a bit difficult to coax to a fly or other baits. The flats are still producing some night action on eels but during the day, only a few dinks can be found up on the flats. Daytime water temperatures on the flats are approaching 80 degrees, not striper friendly.

Best bets this weekend are Gloucester Harbor at the beaches and rock fronts at the Castle.The Manchester,Magnolia Beaches, Crane Beach in the deeper water and Plum Island beach. Watch the birds… they’ll show you where!


Reid and Miriam with two nice stripers taken with topwaters along Plum Island

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Video- Captain Caroline Smith Aboard Schooner Harvey Gamage As It Is Hauled Out At Roses Marine, Gloucester MA

From The Ocean’s Classroom Website

Captain Caroline Smith

Caroline sailed on her first tall ship, Alexandria, while in college at William and Mary and since graduating has spent sea time aboard Tole Mour, Pride of Baltimore II, Victory Chimes, Black Pearl and Corwith Cramer.  Caroline became a full time captain with Ocean Classroom in 2005 after spending two years building the schooner Virginia.  Caroline grew up in a fishing village on the Chesapeake Bay and when not sailing lives in Virignia.

Captain Pete Mondello Shovels Off The Allison Carol

The boat had a little over a foot of snow aboard after the snow storm.  There’s a whole set of precautions that commercial fishermen have to  take to keep their boats going through the extreme cold temperatures.  Frozen coolant lines, frozen lobster hoses, snow engines freezing up.

It’s always best to have a block heater which keeps the engine warm and the fuel from gelling up.  We plug our truck in and it starts up (usually) pretty easily but without that block heater forgettabout it!

Video at 6pm

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