Haddock trips are winding down for the season.
With the new regulations our ground fishing trips will be ending in a couple of weeks.
We do have some opening left and the last Shared Charter is on Friday August 28
Go to the Shared Charter Page for more info.
Gloucester Fishing Charter boat Lisa&Jake was on the meat last week!
Trips have been filling in quickly, June 12 and 26 have shared openings go to Kayman Charters.com for reservations.
Lisa & Jake had a 800 plus pound Tuna this week with the Fernando family that dumped 600 yards of line before the line broke be fore a disappointing crew.” It must have been gut hooked “Capt Kevin said as the leader was broken 12 inches from were the hook was crimped to the line. The group put in a great effort all day and has booked another day to try again!
The Lisa&Jake fished the inshore grounds this week, After a Slammer offshore trip with old time 1000 pounds of ground fish and a 40pound Halibut to top it off. We were back 20 miles from Gloucester catching mostly Haddock. Great jigging action for those who could get the hang of the Kayman way to jig, These folks got fish on every drop! Haddock on the jig is such a fun way to fish! Pink Shimano butterfly jigs are the Captains favorite to land these Haddock that have been reaching 9-10 pounds
After a week of up and down fishing the Lisa&Jake finished with a great Haddock Bite. The Large Haddock had moved to the west and we had a good bunch of them in the mix over the weekend. Some great Stripped Bass fishing with live bait finished up the week with fish to 42inches to top the scales.
The overnight trip will start as the reports are good with lots of large Cod, Pollock, Haddock and some nice Halibut in the mix! We will offer shared trips for the overnight charters. The trips will leave at 9 pm and return around dinner the next day. Give Capt. Kevin a call or e-mail for details.
Our next Shared trip is June 23rd with Capt. Rob targeting deep water Haddock and Cod go to the calendar to sign up for this one.
Cod and Haddock fishing picking up as Gulf of Maine waters warm up.
As more boats hit the waters many reports of fish from Jefferys to Tillies basin and beyond of decent fishing. Kayman Charters did limit out on Cod the other day,We hope that this trend will continue as the fish have seemed to just showed up. Areas that had no fish the week before seem to have a nice pick of fish every drift.
Shared charters are available May 8 and May 13, Go to the Shared charter page at Kaymancharters.com for more dates and reservations
Red fishing is a fast action fishery,these fish are mighty sweet and tasty!
These guys caught over 350 of them!
WELCOME TO THE NEW KAYMAN CHARTERS WEB SITE!HOME OF F/V LISA&JAKE AND KAYMAN TOOThe fishing has been a grind so far this year, we did get the first Haddock of the year the other day! A few nice sized Haddock mixed with some smaller ones made the Captain and clients of the Lisa&Jake happy.The sweet tasting Redfish have been filling the void, Plenty of action and some great tasting fish have kept the rods bending.A few shared openings coming up! April 10 and April 16 both have a few openings. Check out the new Kayman website just up online today,Go to the shared charter page for upcoming trips
A lot of Bluefin Tuna were landed last few seasons on F/V Lisa&Jake ! Charter customers had the experience of Landing School Tuna as well as Giant Bluefin Tuna. The boats Lisa& Jake and the Kayman Too will be ready to take clients fishing for Bluefin Tuna when the season opens on June 1.
Trolling Mackerel and Squid bars can be very productive in June for all sizes of Tuna! “You just don’t know what’s going to bite” says the long time Mate on the F/V Lisa&Jake ! It could be a 50 pound Bluefin Tuna or a 900 pound Bluefin; you have to be prepared for everything!
With temperatures plummeting below zero this last week I was working in the shop making a new custom live well for Tuna fishing on the F/V Lisa & Jake. The heater in the shop broke one day and we froze as the repairs were made. Hopefully this live well will be state of the art and keep those precious baits alive!
John Bullard head of Noaa is said to not kick the can and go forward with the ground fish cuts on the commercial sector. Nothing is in stone yet but will be soon. What does that mean for us? Good question! The facts are that the recreational sector gets 33% of the total allocation. The recreational quota would end up being around 500mt. Last year at 9 Cod fish and unlimited Haddock the recreational group did not catch that amount, so why change the regulations. This is the scenario we are all hoping for!
Well this whole mess is not pretty and we will see how it pans out in the coming months. One thing will be for sure is April will be a busy month for recreational fishing. May first is the beginning of the new fishing year, that’s when any changes will be made.
At Kayman Charters we will start our Haddock trips after March 15; we have shared charter dates available for March and April at kaymancharters.com
Another issue that needs concern is the council passed a proposal to open closed areas to commercial fishing. There is one area in the western Gulf of Maine in particular that you fish. Please write a short letter to John Bullard and let him know, that is where I go fishing.