Home

 
     HOME     ARTICLES     Frank DAIGNAULT     TROPHY RIGS     CONTENTS     FAQs     FLY FISHING     OFF ROAD 4 X 4     STRIPED BASS    SURFCASTING
 
Go Back   StriperSurf Forums > Regional Fishing Forums > Fishing - Massachusetts

Fishing - Massachusetts Massachusetts Fishing Reports and Information from the Plum to the "Race"

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-19-2005, 04:22 AM
GBeninati GBeninati is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Beverly, Ma.
Posts: 137
Marblehead

There a some smart fish at Devereux Beach. Made for some exciting (non-productive) fishing. I went after I got out of work at 130 am. Got there about 40 minutes after high tide. I used the herring I had left in my freezer and STRIPER SURF high low bait rig with #7 circle hooks. The moonlight was really bright. I sat there a while and nothing happened, then when I said to myself "there has got to be some fish here" my rod jumped...but no hookup. I sat there longer and eventually my rod tip started bouncing and my baitrunner was saying "click click" but I was looking for a big fish so I just let them rob my bait and I checked it every fifteen minues. The bait what either mutilated or gone when I checked it. I pulled in one giant crab. That's fine I wanted to get rid of the bait that was in my freezer..I continued to bait and cast. The most exciting part of the night was when I turned around and was looking at the sky when I saw a shooting star..two seconds later my reel started screaming, I waited about 4 seconds then grabbed the rod and began to reel in, it was heavy then it was GONE!! I re-baited and continued to watch my rod tip bounce around in the moonlight until I was out of bait..I casted out a storm shad for a few minutes, just because I knew there were fish there, but that got old real quick becuase of the weight of my rod and reel.
ANYWAY, my report is: I am assuming there were tons of fish there, but none of them were going to be caught by me. outgoing tide between the hours of 1:30am and 3:45am may try again sometime with worms.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-19-2005, 09:51 AM
Jan from VT Jan from VT is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: vermont
Posts: 57
Default Re: Marblehead

Do you always use the bait runner while beach fishing? I have one but usually just keep my reel set fairly tight on the beach.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-20-2005, 03:52 AM
GBeninati GBeninati is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Beverly, Ma.
Posts: 137
Default Re: Marblehead

I WENT BACK!!
sat there for two hours before my first nibble
nothing wanted to hook up again
I went thru eight or ten smaller chunks of herring
or cobination of cunk and fishhead on the high low rig with #7 circle hooks
when I was down to my last two chunks I caught a ray and a schoolie at the same time.
I had had one fish head left, it was the largest one
I attached it to the top hook and proceeded to pack up my stuff
(my truck was parked 30 feet from me)

I was standing there looking at the rod tip when the bit runner buzzed
then stopped then buzzed again. I was goign to be patient this time.
then it continued to pull out drag and I knew the fish was on!!
I was reeling it in and it was pulling ot drag like I could not believe
I thought I may have knocked it loose while I was cleaning the reel.
but I was not goign to tighten it because this is how I lost a large fish earlier this summer.
BUT NO, the drag had not ben loosened it was a 31 inch Striped Bass!!

and this is all exciting to me becuase it was my first keeper ever
if any of you recall I started surf fishing this year.
I recently decided to get out there at night since it was not possible for me to go any othe time but after work ( I work until 1am)

My goal for the summer (or fall) has been reached
thanks to all who have helped me along the way
and thanks to striper surf high low bait rigs
any tips on how to clean this fish or cook it will be appreciated
I am still a newb hahahahah
thanks again
G
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-20-2005, 04:07 AM
GBeninati GBeninati is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Beverly, Ma.
Posts: 137
Default Re: Marblehead

picture:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...i/MVC-710F.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-20-2005, 05:05 AM
Chuckles's Avatar
Chuckles Chuckles is offline
SS/Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: DC
Posts: 9,162
Default Re: Marblehead

Congrats!

Reading your first post, my first thought was to tighten you baitrunner drag. With the circle hooks, a little more pressure should set the hook. Sounds like you got it figured out... Way to go!

Now, send 'em south, if you don't mind.

Of course, we'd have to toss a 31" fish back in NJ...
__________________
Once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-20-2005, 09:32 AM
Rockport24 Rockport24 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: North Shore of Massachusetts
Posts: 546
Default Re: Marblehead

dude, nice fish and congrats! it's the best feeling isn't it?
now if you really want a thrill, try using plugs!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-20-2005, 12:38 PM
GBeninati GBeninati is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Beverly, Ma.
Posts: 137
Default Re: Marblehead

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuckles
Congrats!

Reading your first post, my first thought was to tighten you baitrunner drag. With the circle hooks, a little more pressure should set the hook. Sounds like you got it figured out... Way to go!

Now, send 'em south, if you don't mind.

Of course, we'd have to toss a 31" fish back in NJ...
I usually keep my baitrunner drag at the tightest possible setting, smaller fish cause the tip to bobble around and larger hookups cause the drag to zip...I was going to release this fish and hold out for a 36 inch, but I have been strapped for cash lately and thought it would be nice to put food on the table other than ramen noodles


Thanks for the replies!!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2016 StriperSurf.com, All Rights Reserved