Steaker Charters

Steaker Charters based in easy to reach Hampton, NH offers fishing charter trips for Cod, Haddock, Tuna, Stripers and other fish in the Gulf of Maine. Steaker charters will work with you to customize a fishing charter to your needs.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cod, haddock, pollack and wind!

Another busy weekend for us. Saturday we headed out of the river at 6am with a group that had intentions of jigging for some larger cod. We tried a few spots that some of those fish start to show up this time of year with almost no success. I am thinking that the bitterly cold winter and water temps that are still stuck in the middle to lower to mid 40's may have things just a little behind schedule here this year. We wound up heading out to jefferies and missed the morning bite due to our failed attempts on inside. Tons of sign on the fish machine all day just not much bite. We managed to jig up 25 or so keeper cod a handful of haddock and a boatload of redfish. Not exactly what we were looking for but everyone had fish for dinner and with the absolutely perfect weather it was hard to complain. Sunday we started looking for haddock and boy did we find some. Problem was 4 of 5 were 18"-20" and had to go back. We did manage our limit pretty quickly however with the ferocity of the bite (sometimes 5 people out of 6 hooked up at a time). We then headed up to where we had all the sign the day before and all the fish that we looked at on Saturday decided to eat on Sunday. We had excellent fishing on cod with a handful of nice pollack mixed in for a few hours until the wind came on. We left the ledge with a full cooler around 1:30 and slammed our way 25 miles back home into 25-30 knots of west wind. Boat took it very well, just had to wait to cut our fish until we tied up. Made for a long night for me personally but well worth it. We have a trip Saturday but are open Sunday so get in touch and bring mom out fishing! 
cod, haddock, pollack

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