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November 20, 2017:
Pete from Fishing Finatics told me smelts can be found all along the Boston Harbor piers from the Summer Street Bridge all the way to Shaft's in Charlestown. The East Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop piers and bridges including Chelsea Creek have also been very productive. The shop has frozen and preserved shrimp, small Sabiki rigs, Swedish Pimples, cane poles and 50-plus years of experience catching these tasty treats. Tuna mackerel, pollock, redfish, cusk, whiting hake and haddock are on and around Stellwagen Bank. Pete has been getting reports of good numbers of trout being caught by Dan Casey of Weston fishing Walden Pond in Concord and limiting-out on big rainbows. Pink, white and orange Power Eggs fished with mealworms on a mooching rig has been getting the job done. Anglers using the Acme Sidewinder in the Wachusett Reservoir are catching lakers up to 5 pounds. White and yellow perch are also feeding well at Spot Pond in Stoneham on inflated crawlers fished deep.

Previous Reports

  • November 13, 2017 Open or Close

    Pete from Fishing Finatics told me anglers were enjoying great pollock, haddock, cusk and redfish fishing all this past week when they could get out. Big tuna are up and down the bank .Mackerel are still thick off the piers in Gloucester and Salem, with a few inside the Boston harbor piers as well as few smelt and whiting. Rainbow trout have been hammering Power Bait, meal worms, Roostertails and Al's Goldfish at Horn, Jamaica, Walden, White and Sluice Ponds. The store is open limited hours as Pete has been spending time up in the North Country hunting whitetail and partridge. Please call the shop if you need something.

  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    Pete from Fishing Finatics told me that Dr. Bellows landed and nice 70-inch tuna trolling a mackerel at the Southeast corner of Stellwagen last Thursday. Greg Brick and Hans Petersen have been destroying haddock using pelican green teasers fished with and clam off the Northwest corner of the bank. Smelt fishing has been very good at the Charlestown piers. There are still loads of school-size striped bass at the Charles River Locks. There are plenty of mackerel off of East Boston and Castle Island. Dan Casey has been doing great catching big rainbows at Walden Pond on white Power Eggs with mealworm and also using the Acme Sidewinder. Horn, Jamaica and White Ponds are also all giving up outstanding catches of trout.

  • October 30, 2017 Open or Close

    Pete from Fishing Finatics told me the recreational tuna fishing remains very good and should remain decent at least until Thanksgiving and in to December. The 107 Bridge in Saugus is giving up bass on chunk mackerel and clams. The Amelia Earhart Dam has also been producing stripers on Santini Tubes sweetened with a piece of worm, trolled slowly. Flounder are biting at Deer Island Flats and off Charleston, East Boston, Chelsea piers. Smelt fishing is picking up at the Summer Street Bridge, the Charleston and Winthrop docks. Best bet is fishing a Swedish Pimple tipped with sea worm. Rainbows are feeding on mealworms, pink, orange and white power egg combos at Horn Pond in Woburn, Sluice Pond in Lynn, Walden, and White Ponds in Concord and Jamaica Pond in Boston. Yellow and white perch very active at Spot Pond in Stoneham using inflated crawler which is a deadly method. Pete's associates in San Cristobal told him Galapagos yellowfin and bigeye have been smashing poppers and jigs a few striped marlin starting to show.

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    Pete from Fishing Finatics told me smelt have finally shown up in catchable numbers inside Boston Harbor. This little cousin of the Atlantic salmon is one of the tastiest fish on earth when it is deep-fried and served hot. The classic technique to catch smelts is with a bamboo pole rigged with a Swedish Pimple and a dropper hook above it tipped with a piece of worm. Crawlers, sea worm and grass shrimp all will work as well. The shop is loaded with smelt, trout, bass and ground fish gear. There are still plenty of small keepers and schoolies. John Hoffman of the Fishing Academy has been trolling with honey mustard Santini tubes and live mackerel off Deer Island and President Roads. Keeper bass are being caught at both dams at the Mystic and Charles Rivers. Stripers are intercepting herring and shad as they come through and the fishing has been very productive. Mackerel are very thick off the docks in Charlestown and East Boston. Congratulations to Captain Ryan Silery and Kris Meola who christened the brand new 45-foot Hatteras, Catch n Reese, on her October 19 maiden voyage. They landed a 65-inch bluefin tuna off the southwest corner of Stellwagen. Rainbow trout are feeding on Power eggs, mealworms and crawlers at Horn and Jamaica Ponds. Haddock season reopens at the end of the month. Pete's associates in San Cristobal told him that Galapagos yellowfin and bigeye have been smashing poppers and jigs, and a few striped marlin are starting to show.

Fishing Finatics

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

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