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Anyone else get out for cod yesterday?  I took my daughter out and it took us all of about 10 minutes to get our limit.  Inshore ledge I fished was loaded with them, along with pollock and mackerel.  So nice to be able to keep even just a couple of them, Hope we get more next year!

 

 

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got my 1 fish (and a ton of shorts) yesterday maybe a hundred yards offshore in a kayak in northern mass -- lovely to see the amount of cod that come inshore when the fishing pressure lets up!  beautiful healthy fish, 6 in to 2ft.  I wonder if there's all these cod inshore because the draggers aren't tearing up the habitat?  caught lots of fish as shallow as 28-30ft.  

 

personally, I'd be fine with a total moratorium for a few more years if the population keeps growing like it seems to be (at least where I've fished)

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It’s nice that they gave us a token season this year, but I’d be fine with them keeping it closed for the most part and open back up gradually in a few more years.  The closure does seem to be working, I’ve been seeing more and bigger cod every year over the last few seasons.  Still a far cry from what it used to be, but it’s nice to see things moving in the right direction for once.  

 

I think you’re on the on the right track thinking about how the habitat is improving with less commercial fishing pressure and nets bulldozing the bottom.  A lot more big halibut being caught too since the closure, and I think that has to relate to the lower overall fishing pressure.  Interesting to see how the marine environment can recover when you give it a rest for a few years. 

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Nice one!   I’m hoping to get offshore at some point during this brief window.  I have one spot that can usually be relied upon to produce at least one 20+ pound fish that I’ve been dying to hit the last few years but I’ve mostly avoided it.  

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Quickly dropped a jig on an inshore lump while taking The Admiral for a ride today.  This 9 lb bacala decided the teaser looked tasty.  Much nicer bringing this one up from 70 feet than the big girl above from 350 ft...

 

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