Spring Haddock is around the corner! I am repowering the Lisa and Jake with a new 8.3 electronic Cummins engine!
This is a big project that will begin soon. I expect to have the boat up and going for the end of April!
Join me on a shared or full day private fishing trip!
Shared Charters last week slayed nice sized Haddock! Haddock to 25 in were coming over the gunwale faster then the mate could bleed them and stackem! Only a handful of short fish in the mix 96 Haddock had filled the totes early in the day.
The Shared trip, mostly regulars, wanted to try for Cusk and Red fish. A short steam was made and the Lisa&Jake was on some nice sized Reds and some Cusk as well.
I shouldn’t post this but, Still no Dog Fish!!!
Julys Shared trips are July 14 and July 20
See you then!
Fishing Charters continue to be solid outside Gloucester. Shared Charter trips are bringing many anglers to meet up again as regular clients. Capt. Kevin continues to provide top catches for all his clients. The Lisa&Jake continues to be the best Charter boat in town celebrating 30 yrs in Gloucester
Haddock is the main catch as they are plentiful and great eating! Trips have been spiced up with a number of Cusk and Pollock who take the bait offerings.
Sharks have also been battled Porbeagle Sharks wore one angler for 2 hrs last week as the fish was hooked in the side. Porbeagles are like a Mako and good eatng.
Cusk are strong fighters and are in the 5-15 pound range, the meat is White as white can be and are very tasty as baked, fried or in chowda.
Pollock have also been on the increase this month with a few slammers mixed in with a few smaller ones. The best news is the dogs still have not moved in as of yesterday, Zero Dogs!!
Shared Charter opening are June 23 and June 28
After a slow start in April The May fishing has been producing some good numbers of nice Haddock.
The fish have been a mix of some nice Cusk and a few Slammer Pollock and Haddock!
Unlike the previous years were the Haddock were in the shoal water of Stellwagon Bank the fish moved into the deeper water to the east.
The Lisa&Jake has been steaming 2 hrs to get to some of these productive grounds. Anchoring on some of the reefs has been a challenge with some of the weather that has been coming through to say the least! When the boat hits the mark all the rods bend and the fun begins. Some drifts at slack tide produced great for the skilled angler.
Next Shared trips is Sunday June 22 don’t miss out!
The Shared Charter fishing trips for Spring Haddock fishing have been posted. Early Spring has brought some of the best Fishing to our Gloucester waters. This has been a bonus for folks that like light tackle fishing.
The shoal waters were the fish gathered can be reached with an eight oz. weight. This is plenty for the skilled angler. Light jigs also can bring up a feisty Haddock when presented as a tasty treat for a hungry Haddock.
Regulations have not been posted yet but for the first year in many there is proposed to be an increase in bag limits and seasons for Haddock.
These new rules would be in effect for May 1 2019
Haddock fishing charters outside Gloucester continues to be red hot! Folks on Kayman Charters F/V Lisa&Jake continue to pick and choose the largest fish to maximize the yield!
Haddock to 28 in have been coming over the gunwales non stop for most of the day, the catch has been 95% haddock, very few Cod this year and other throw backs make a great trip!
We did catch a 22 in black back flounder and a 30 in Halibut that had to be released.
The fish are still in the shallow water but soon to migrate to the deeper water as the water temps begin to rise.
Weekend trips are available and the next Shared trip is Friday June 29
Another nor’easter is pumbling Gloucester, it is blowing about 60 knots here today!
The Lisa&Jake is still in drydock “thank God” the storm surges here have been something else with water flooding across the roads and flooding buildings along the coast!
We are still on target for an April 15 opener. Lots of Shared charter openings still up for grabs!
Shared Charters for Haddock will begin in April on the Lisa&Jake . Gloucester’s Kayman Charters has been taking clients to top fishing spots since 1990. Although the fishing has changed drastically over the decades, Captain Kevin Twombly continues to target and fill the Lisa&Jake with legal limits of top quality good eating fish!
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My opinion, I do not want to stop a family from going out in there boat and catching a Cod or two for Dinner.
Also if the private boats Stayed inside in May catching Cod, this should limit the discards substantially.
|February 9, 2018|
|DMF is seeking public comment on how to address the recent New England Fisheries Management Council recommendation on 2018 Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod and haddock recreational limits. Of specific interest is whether to: (1) eliminate the existing state-waters private anglers 1-fish allowance for GOM cod and retain status quo regulations for GOM haddock, or (2) maintain our private angler allowance for cod and require additional constraints on GOM haddock. Per the Council’s recommendation, the latter option would result in a 2-fish reduction in the for-hire bag GOM haddock limit (from 12-fish to 10-fish) and a May GOM haddock closure for private anglers. See Table below for details.
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