North shore hadock report

Jono57766

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any reports on haddock? Heading out of Beverly this Saturday, anything on stellwagen or closer?
 

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Only haddock report that I have heard recently was out at Tillies Bank from a guy at the marina; can't personally confirm as I have been doing the striper/flounder routines only.
 

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They picked through and caught their limit on clams but mostly smaller fish. I am not a fan of the shorter minimum size requirement and they had to toss back legal size cod which I hope survived. I have no numbers to share as I was just asking how they did a week ago since they made the long trip from the North Shore too. I have been happy to work the shore from Beverly to Manchester for flounder and some mixed striper action even though I would prefer haddock myself. I just don't see the benefit or effort for small fish.
 

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Was thinking of going for some haddies this week. Did you have any luck over the weekend? I was going to start at s jeffs as I heard the party boats were doing ok there.
 

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Ended up going for striper along the coast between beverly and Gloucester. I wasn't hearing anything great for haddock reports. Jeffreys seems to be a bit better than stellwagen. I've heard the "Hill" which is about half way between twin lights and Jeffreys has been ok. If you go out, let us know how you do.
 

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How was your striper trip Jono? I run out of the Danvers river and am looking to do some striper and flounder action this weekend if weather allows; I troll the coast from Beverly to Singing Beach in Manchester and then anchor up and go for the flounder with my 2 kids. I have had success trolling but only schoolies this season and am curious how you did.
 

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Lots of schoolies (24"-26"), one 33" and one 37". Fresh chunk mackerel caught the most, and live macks did almost as well. Both larger fish were on chunk.
 

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Thanks for the info; I have trolled only and had 22-25" fish over the past few weekends! Did you pick up the macks between Misery and Bakers?
 

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Yes, i usually check for them off of salem willows on my way out, if nothing there I go over between bakers and little misery.
 

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Thank you Jono, I have fished for flounder anchored off of Salem Willows pier but never fished there for macks. I have snagged pogies in the area but never macks. Weather forecast for the weekend looking like I may anchor up in the Danvers River or at the Mass Bay bridge for some relaxing flounder and striper fishing with my kids as the season is coming to an end. Your bigger boat gives you more opportunities and chances to get out. Tight lines!
 
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