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May 22, 2017:
Pete from Fishing Finatics told me the annual Zobo Flounder Tourney was a huge success as over 40 flounder were weighed-in. The largest was a 2.66-pound winter flounder caught by last year's winner, Connie Williams. Her husband Richard was a close second with a 2.32-pound fish. Connie even beat the flounder killer Jason Colby of Little Sister charters who finished third with a 2.29-pound black back caught on a Zobo rig. The flounder were biting at Zobo Flats and off Sculpin Ledge. Many anglers caught their limits of flat fish with few throw-back stripers around the harbor from Lovell's Island to the Charles and Mystic Rivers. The preferred baits were sea worms, clams, wild-eyed shads and SP minnows. Charlie from Everett while trolling Santini Tubes off Faun Bar caught keeper bass measuring up to 36 inches. Mackerel can be found at Graves Light and BG Buoy. Haddock fishing is still off the charts at the Northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank. Rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout fishing is still great at Walden, White, Horn and Jamaica Ponds. Power eggs with Mustad mooching rigs and meal worms have been hot. Spot Pond in Stoneham is giving up large and smallmouth bass. Pete will be starting his fishing instruction guide service this week on client's boats for striper fishing lessons. Call the store if you want to learn a about Boston Harbor bass and flounder fishing.

Previous Reports

  • May 15, 2017 Open or Close

    Pete from Fishing Finatics told me that this coming Saturday, May 20 is the 9th annual Zobo Flounder Derby. The fishing goes all day and concludes with a big fish fry at JJ Grimsby's in Melrose. There will also be a big raffle that benefits the Children's Hospital; call or stop by the shop for more details and to sign up. The flounder bite is on at Deer Island, Peddock's Island, George's Island, Long island, Quincy Bay, Faun Bar, Revere Beach and Point of Pines. They are in many places this year. Anglers can catch them from a boat, kayak or from the piers rocks or nearby beaches. Zobo rigs sweetened with a sea worm is king for flounder as always .Stripers have been busting at Rainsford, Long, Thompson as well as Winthrop, Revere beaches and the Mystic and Charles Rivers. The old standby Wild-Eyed Shads, Cotton Cordell Pencil Poppers, clams, sea worms, live mackerel fished anywhere between the BG buoy and Martins Ledge are catching bass. Haddock are still thick at Stellwagen Bank. Trout are in the Ipswich, Shawsheen Squanacook Rivers, Horn, Walden, White, Sluice and Jamaica Ponds. Power eggs and meal worms have been the preferred baits.

  • May 8, 2017 Open or Close

    Pete Santini from Fishing Finatics told me 9th annual Zobo flounder derby is fast approaching on Saturday May 20th—call or visit the shop for details. Flatties are eating Zobo rigs tipped with sea worms at the Flats, Hospital Shoals and Peddock Island .Haddock are still thick at the northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank. Mackerel have arrived and stripers are chasing herring at both dams Mystic and Charles River. Brook trout and brown trout are biting in Walden Pond as well as the Shawsheen and Ipswich Rivers Largemouth bass are feeding on shiners and Kelly worms at Wright's Pond in Medford.

  • May 1, 2017 Open or Close

    Pete Santini from Fishing Finatics told me the 2nd annual Boston Old School Bass seminar and dinner was a great success thank you to biologist Matt Ayer, captains Russ Burgess Jimmy Brennan and Ernie Sordillo for a great show much money was raised for Children's Hospital. The 9th annual Zobo flounder is May 20 and participants can sign up at the shop. Flounder are to starting to bite on Zobo Flats at Deer Island. The Zobo rig is king as usual and Pete has plenty of rigs and sea worms. Alewives are showing up in the Mystic and Charles Rivers and a few fresh bass are with them. Haddock have been feeding on pelican green teasers at the North West Corner of Stellwagen Bank. Jamaica and Horn Ponds have been restocked with trout.

  • April 24, 2017 Open or Close

    Pete Santini from Fishing Finatics told me that customers Carl and Dave have been loading up on holdover bass up to 30 inches tube and worming by Amelia Earhart Dam. White perch are also thick on the freshwater side of the dam. Haddock are flying over the rails on the northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank on pelican green teasers. There are also many throw-back cod as well. Rainbow trout are on fire at Horn, Sluice, White's, Walden and Jamaica Ponds.

Fishing Finatics

Fishing Finatics
90 Maine Street
Everett, MA 02149
phone: 617-381-1997

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