Boston Herald July 4th report
Boston Herald reports of striper blitz this week at Lobsterville beach marthas Vinyard all keepers. At least 50 anglers all catching stripers in the surf. Harbor and south
The tidal rivers continue to produce nice stripers. The Town and Weir rivers on the South Shore have been showing a lot of bass, and they've been fooled both by clams and by plugs, says Joe Ciampa at Fore River Bait. Ciampa said the Town River has been best at mid-tide, while those at the George Washington Boulevard bridge over the Weir have done well at low tide. In Boston, Ziggy announces the bass have finally arrived at the Fort Point Channel, joining smelt. Smelt and mackerel are also still crowding the pier at Pemberton in Hull. Aran Vieira of Everett won the July 18-20 Boston Harbor Striper Shootout from Admiral's Hill Marina with a 45-inch striper taken out by the ``B'' buoy.
A pair of 21-pound stripers were also taken at Parking Lot No. 1 at the Parker River refuge, with clams and worms the bait of choice. Bluefish circling at low tide and in the river.
Boat anglers at the jetties in the mouth of the Merrimack River are also catching bass. Whole mackerel and mack chunks have done the trick
The striped bass that had been few and far between last week have returned this week in both both numbers size, especially at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal.
Joe Iannuzzi reports from Maco's that large keepers have been caught up by the Sandwich power station, while schoolies are patrolling the west end of the canal. Chunk baits and tube-and-worm setups have been best, he said.
The Islands Bass and blues being taken by boat anglers, from the Middle Ground around to beyond the south-facing beaches of the Vineyard. At Squibnocket Sleigh Ride, Billy O'Brien hooked and hauled in a 52-pound, 53-inch bass - fishing from his kayak.