BostonGuy

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    Fishing Boston Harbor in a 20' CC
  1. The boat should have kept your catch on ice for you!
  2. I'm taking my son and a few of his friends out fishing Saturday afternoon in Boston Harbor on a 20' boat. Usually fish for flounder and bass. They are excited to catch a shark so I wanted see if I could put them on some dogfish. Normally I try and avoid the dogs at all costs and it's been a while since I encountered one in Boston Harbor. Based on having found them 10 years ago at Thieves Ledge I was planning on trying that. Hoping someone has a better idea for finding the dogs in the Boston Harbor area. Anyone care to share some intel on the Haba dogs with me? Never thought I'd be asking for a dog spot! My main goal is to get them excited about fishing even if I have to deal with unhooking dogs that rolled up my line Thanks!
  3. Thanks it sounds like Stellwagon is inside the RMA. Do you know if Wildcat is? that's about 20 miles east of the Wagon.
  4. Hope everyone had a fun summer! I'm planning to fish Wildcat Knoll and/or Stellwagon this weekend and have been a bit confused by the federal fishing regulations. We plan to ground fish and also put out a live line for a tuna. It seems like there are two types of cod & haddock regs - one inside the GOM RMA and one outside of it. We're trying to figure if Wildcat or Stellwagon are inside or out. https://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/regs/infodocs/multscharterparty.pdf Does anyone know where they sit in terms of the regs? If one is in and the other out we may try and focus in one area instead of the other. Hopefully the weather holds enough to get out there. Also, if anyone has been out that way lately and wants to share how the fishing has been that would also be appreciated. We have our own spots and are more looking to see if bait or jigs are working and what's biting, etc. Thanks, Noah
  5. They like warmer water and sun. So afternoon is great as it warms up a bit more in the PM. Moving tide is probably the biggest factor. Fished Boston a few times and it's been good flounder fishing. Using chum during slack tide allowed us to get slow but steady pick. Moving tide has been great.
  6. The flounder fishing in Boston Harbor has been really good. They are starting move out of their early Spring spots into their early summer spots a little bit ahead of schedule - probably due to the warm winter. Haven't tried for bass yet but plan to fish tomorrow (Friday 5/27) for bass and flounder with a few friends. Good luck to all!
  7. Thank you for the replies. I Couldn't find anything on NMFS but will keep looking.
  8. I was reviewing the MA Rec fishing tables and it looks like you can keep one cod per angler over 19" if you are on a private boat. I had thought all cod fishing was shut down so that surprised me. Does anyone know if that applies to Stellwagon or just state waters? I'm thinking of hitting up a few spots in state waters this Spring just to get out there and see we can get a little dinner. Would be good to know if the Wagon is an option. http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dmf/laws-and-regulations/recreational-regulations/ Can't wait for the stripers and flounder to get to Boston!
  9. Good idea I just joined on Facebook. - Noah
  10. We fished Boston Harbor on Sunday. Very rough but we did find macks near the buoys NE of Graves. There was a big blitz near the outer south channel were we picked up three bass just short of keeper size on bait and bass assassins. Fished the macks on some structure after that but no dice. Hope others did better.
  11. Thanks for the advice. We did find the squid in CC Bay over Labor Day weekend. Got a few during the day on squid jigs. Two were really big and super tasty on the grill
  12. Anyone getting any squid in Cape Code Bay? I'll be heading there this weekend. Thanks!
  13. I'll be heading to Wellfleet this weekend and plan on taking my Dad's 16' boat out to fish in the bay. The last few times we were out we ran into squid while trying to fish for scup and sea bass. Does anyone know if there are likely to still be squid around in CC Bay Labor Day weekend? I bought some squid tackle and want to try and target them. Know where to find them so this is more of a question on whether they hang around or not. Thanks!
  14. Castle Island fish pier would be worth a look. Mostly schoolies around lately. Good luck!
  15. We were anchored up over a school of big bass once and the bite was on. My buddy cut the gills and bled one out over the side. Bite turned off immediately. I can't prove the striper blood in the water turned it off but it likely had something to do with it. From now on I won't let someone bleed a bass on my boat when we are on the fish (any other time is fine). Curious if others have experienced this or if it was just a coincidence?