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Guide Suggestion / Newburyport or Plum Island

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Anyone have a suggestion for targeting stripers (first choice would be on the fly) somewhere near Newburyport/Plum Island area of MA? I'm looking to fill a half day while the family is off doing whatever. I'm open to other suggestions for going inland if you have them.

thanks!

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Capt. Barry Clemson.  Decades  of PI, Merrimack, Cape Ann experience, line class records, respect of other guides.  He fishes out of Perley's Marina in Rowley.  Barry's great.  1-603-534-0411

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Thanks all for the info!

 

I don’t begrudge them their pricing, but it’s gotten out of my range I am finding! Getting a guide has become a rich man’s game I guess.

 

 

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53 mins ago, Zobi1 said:

Thanks all for the info!

 

I don’t begrudge them their pricing, but it’s gotten out of my range I am finding! Getting a guide has become a rich man’s game I guess.

 

 

What are talking ?

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13 mins ago, AlwaysWading said:

What are talking ?

$400 - $600 for half a day is steep for me. If that is what the market is bearing, more power to them. 

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4 mins ago, Zobi1 said:

$400 - $600 for half a day is steep for me. If that is what the market is bearing, more power to them. 

That's steep for anyone. I paid less for a 1/2 day on a boat out of Kennebunkport a few years back.

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A retired guide out of Essex Bay used to have very generous pricing, but he had a Lund for a boat and was receiving a pension.  When you factor in the cost of boat ownership (and the pre-and post-charter hours), prices are reasonable.  

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28 mins ago, Captain Tuttle said:

A retired guide out of Essex Bay used to have very generous pricing, but he had a Lund for a boat and was receiving a pension.  When you factor in the cost of boat ownership (and the pre-and post-charter hours), prices are reasonable.  

Plus Capt. Kalil is wonderful guy!

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Check in at Surfland when you get there.   They may have some ideas for you.  

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anyone that pays 500$ just to fish half a day needs there head examined....no offense...i get it gas is expensive but not 500 a head expensive....come on now...

 

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Not easy being a fishing  guide.  It's a very short season.  New boats are wicked expensive..A 20' CC costs $60K these days.  That's  before a trailer and electronics.  Factor in gear costs, license fees, insurance, ETC. Plus the actual  half day is way longer then just 4 hours for the captain. Up early preparing for the trip.  Afterwards you have to clean the boat and gear, re-fuel, plan for the next trip.  It's long and stressful as well. There is no company 401K  or corporate medical plan. When I had my boat and was taking out friends, I spent hours researching my game plan. I spent hours cleaning up afterwards.  I wanted them to have the best possible trip and I was not getting payed..:)

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