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New England Cod Fishing Charters

June 26

Cod fishing seems to be getting even better as fish are moving into the deeper water and not getting the calm lock jaw as we were seeing on a few flat sunny days last week. A great bunch of 8-15 lb Cod have been coming up on jigs and a variety of teasers. The experienced guys are still out fishing there buddies 2:1 as they move there tackle along the bottom in a more attractive way than the novice,
Tuna Trips have Landed some nice Large fish fishing live baits of of a kite when the conditions allow make for some real thrilling hook-ups. These are strong fish and put anglers to the test!
A few more split charter spots opened up on July 16. Go to Kaymancharters.com to sign up

New England Cod fishing

New England Fishing Charters

Mini Me and his great Catch!

James Nice Cod Fish

James Nice Cod Fish

Cod fishing has gotten even better this week with fish being a ten pound plus average of nice large Market Cod.
Pollock are still in the mix but the Cod have seemed to move in! Nice white bellied fish that make excellent table fare are just a jig away! These fish are still all on jigs of various types. Eel teasers or feathers are also bringing the fish to gaff as well as butterfly jigs
Tuna have showed up in good numbers, We will be loading the gear aboard for those who want to test there muscles as all the fish being caught are reported to  be quite a battle!
Check Kaymancharters.com for latest info and availability
Pat with a set of doubles
Pat with a set of doubles
Scotty jigs one up

Scotty jigs one up

Scotty's dinner for 100!

Scotty's dinner for 100!

Nice Pollock!

Tom's Nice Pollock!

Chucks Catch

Chucks Catch

The Ladies out fished the guys!

The Ladies out fished the guys!

More of the ladies catch!

More of the ladies catch!

Dan's nice Cod

Dan's nice Cod

Hooked up again!

Hooked up again!

Cash and the fellows caught em good!

Cash and the fellows caught em good!

New England Fishing charters

My crew and I went out of Gloucester MA for an 9 hour cod trip on the Kayman Too. We had previously gone out of Wells ME, and with another boat out of Gloucester, with mixed results. And for the last 2 yrs, we had been blown off, and not gotten out at all. It did’nt look good at first, with a 15 to 20 knot wind out of the east. We headed out of the harbor at 5 am, with no coffee or breakfast due to an alarm malfunction! It was a very rough ride out, taking a little over 2 hours, pounding head on into 6-8 ft seas. Half the crew was pretty queasy at this point. That all changed as soon as we reached the fishing grounds on Stellwagon Bank. Captain Rob swung the boat around to set up the first drift, and told us to drop. Within 30 seconds of hitting the bottom with our jigs, all 6 of us hooked up! That was the start of a fantastic day of ground fishing. We were smack on the cod and pollock all morning long. And , a treat for anyone who has ever jigged for cod, we were only in about 100 fow! The boat was set up with topnotch equipment, hi-speed diawa reels loaded with 80 lb test firewire braid. It was very easy to feel the bottom, and the bites using this setup. We filled our first 30 gallon tote with fish in about 20 minutes on that first drift. The action was steady after that, with shorter drifts due to the speed the wind was pushing the boat. But the captain did a great job positioning us, keeping the fish coming. The cod were plentiful, though average size, maybe 10 to 17 or 18 lbs. The pollock too bit all day, from 5 lbers to a couple of 3 ft long 15 lbers. And, as an added treat, we caught and released 3 stripers, 2 that were around 20 to 25 lbs, and a monster 4 foot long fish that the captain estimated at +40lbs! I had never heard of catching stripers while jigging for cod before, but seeing is believing! All in all, we filled about 5 1/2 totes with fish, and since I did’nt have anything better to do on the ride back in, I counted them up as Rob filleted. We ended up with 42 cod, and 31 pollock, and each of the 6 of us brought home a 25-30 lb bag of fillets!
If any of you forum members are interested in chartering a trip for groundfish, feel free to pm me for more info, and check out the Kayman Charters website. This was by far the best trip we have taken , in 15 years our crew has been going out. Captain Rob was a joy to fish with, and even more impressive that he did it solo, with no mate on board!
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Captain Rob with one of the many nice cod we caught
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This was the result of our first drift!
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Nelson and Tommy both hooked up
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Gerry brought in this 10lb cod, and 20+ lb striper at the same time!
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Nelson with a nice Cod
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He then caught and released this monster striper, estimated at over 40lbs!
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Me with the big pollock of the day
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The final results of a great day! Before………
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And After!

Cod fishing report on Stellwagon Bank

Gary's nice Haddock

Gary's nice Haddock

Most of the fish has been Cod and Pollock, Gary wanted to try for some Haddock because his arms were sore from reeling up Cod!

Nice Cod on a jig

Nice Cod on a jig

Steve doubles up on Haddock

Steve doubles up on Haddock

Jim was set up to catch fish!!

Jim was set up to catch fish!!

Pollock fis

Pollock fishing

Cod and Pollock fishing remain strong

The Ground fishing continues to be excellent from Stellwagon to Tillies Bank. Large Pollock and Cod have been filling totes on a regular basis. These fish are piled 20ft thick at times hammering anything that moves in the early morning, then the experienced anglers still get them as they get trickier to catch. All hands have been leaving with large bag fulls of fillets

Haddock fishing has not been as fast action last week but still a good box for those who are good with the bait.

Check the online calender for split trips and open dates at www.kaymancharters.com