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June 18, 2018:
Pete from Fishing Finatics reported the 20th annual Boston Harbor Striper Shootout was a huge success. 30 boats participated in this year's event out of its new headquarters, Pier 6 in Charlestown. Special thanks to Charlie Larne as well as Dan and Mary Herman for taking Boston's best bass tournament to a whole new level. Additional thanks to Dirty Water TV for helping and their participation. The biggest fish was 46 and ¾ inches landed by team Akiba with master angler Doctor Bellows bringing her to the net. 13 bass over 35 inches were brought in out of 30 boats. Live mackerel fished deep was the most effective method of fishing. Flounder fishing is steady with many anglers catching their limits. The golden Zobo rig fished off Long island and Peddocks Islands has been extremely productive. Fishermen have been seeing more sea bass moving into the harbor every week. Pogies have also been seen flipping along the Charlestown Piers. Largemouth bass are feeding on shiners, Senkos and spinner baits at Breakhart Reservation. Trout have been going deeper at Walden, Whites and Jamaica Ponds. Try using a longer leader and ¾-ounce egg sinker to throw power eggs deep.



Fishing Finatics

June 18, 2018:
Peter Santini of Fishing Finatics passed along some good news of a couple confirmed giant bluefin harpooned up on Jeffrey's Ledge. This came after several days of boats seeing fish busting and not being able to score. Offshore ground fishing remains excellent out on Fippennies Ledge, with all of the usual suspects plus a couple of nice halibut landed over the past week! The groundfish fleet also managed to land a couple of bonus porbeagle sharks this week.



Previous Reports

  • June 11, 2018 Open or Close

    Pete Santini from Fishing Finatics reports that Captain Christian Isley on the vessel Gertrude H put his friend Dan Fink on a 52-pound bass on Friday. He was slow trolling a live mackerel on lead core line near Graves Light when the big bass hit. Spectacle and Deer Islands are giving up keeper-sized bass trolling Santini Tubes. Around the Mystic and Charles River locks, anglers are enjoying plenty of action on rubber shads and Atom poppers. Flounder fishing is still very strong at Deer Island Flats, Long Island, Sculpin Ledge and Portuguese Cove. Tautog, scup and black sea bass are also being caught in the harbor. Squid have started to show up as well. Trout fishing is fantastic at Walden Pond. The 20th annual Boston Harbor Striper Shoot is June 15 and 16. The new headquarters is the Pier 6 restaurant at the Charlestown Marina. Call the shop for more details.

  • June 4, 2018 Open or Close

    Pete Santini from Fishing Finatics reports that flounder fishing is on fire! Golden Zobo rigs sweetened with a sea worm has been the secret weapon. Deer Island Flats and the outer harbor island ledges have been very productive. While trolling off Long Island, Paul Parzisle scored a 44-inch striped bass on red Santini Tube at Faun bar. Christian Islet nailed a 48-inch bass at Graves Light on a live mackerel as bigger stripers have moved into the area in good numbers. Bass have been smashing Atom poppers at the Mystic and Charles Dams. Haddock are thick on the Northwest Corner of Stellwagen. Trout fishing is still great at Horn, Walden and Jamaica Ponds. The 20th annual Boston Harbor Striper Shoot is fast approaching on June 15th and 16th. The new headquarters is the Pier 6 restaurant at the Charlestown Marina. Visit for more details on year's Striper Shootout.

  • May 28, 2018 Open or Close

    Pete Santini from Fishing Finatics reports that mackerel are thick from Boston Light to the B Buoy. Bass are feeding on floated seaworms in Boston Harbor during the evening tides. Some of the fish are over 40 inches, and many are in the 30-inch range. Santini Tubes sweetened with a sea worm are crushing bass along Spectacle Island. Flounder fishing is fantastic at Deer Island Flats and Sculpin Ledge. Fishing Finatics customer Dave Short landed a 7.83-pound tautog on a Zobo Rig at Sculpin Ledge this week. Trout fishing is still hot as a pistol at the Horn Pond culvert. Rainbows, browns and bookies are devouring worms, Power Bait and spoons. Largemouth bass have been destroying Senkos and Strike King Red-Eye Shads at Mystic Lakes. The 20th annual Boston Harbor Striper Shoot is fast approaching on June 15 - 16. The new headquarters is the Pier 6 restaurant at the Charlestown Marina. Visit for more details on year's Striper Shootout. The 2018 tournament is going to be bigger and better than ever!

  • May 21, 2018 Open or Close

    Pete Santini from Fishing Finatics said that 80 people fished the Zobo Flounder Derby before the afternoon rains arrived. The biggest fish of the tournament was a 2.94-pound flounder landed by Greg Verdini, and second place was a 2.69-pounder caught by Toby Gay. Over 40 flounder were weighed-in, and it was followed by a great dinner at JJ Grimsby Restaurant in Stoneham. Flounder have been very active off Long Island, Deer Island and Peddock Island. A Zobo Rig sweetened with a sea worm is a sure-fire method for catching your limit. Stripers are eating rubber shads off the Charlestown and Mystic River Dams. Trout fishing is on fire at Horn, Walden, White and Sluice Ponds. Largemouth bass are feeding on shiners at Mystic Lakes. Haddock are thick on the Northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank. Visit for more details on year's Striper Shootout. The 2018 tournament is going to be bigger and better than ever!

Fishing Finatics

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


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


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