Boston Habor Striped Bass
<p>The RELENTLESS fished the BOMA tournement in Boston which is held yearly. BOMA is an international organization of building owners and managers and has branches all over the globe. BOMA Boston has been putting on an annual striped bass fishing tournement. This year the fishing has been relatively slow in Boston due to a lack of bait and big fish. Over twenty boats entered the tourny and all methods of catching striped bass were used including tube and worm, chunking and trolling.
After getting underway from downtown Boston we observed birds working off of Castle Island and trolled shad umbrella rigs made by 9erlures and had no luck. We proceeded to deeper water and never marked a fish and passed by two boats in the tournament who were chunking. We found fish and birds working in Quincy Bay in about 15 ft of water and trolled up about one dozen and only one keeper which was released.
Making a move to towards lower middle channel we located fish sying low to the bottom and tried using wire line and jigs. On the first pass we hooked into a very large fish using a purple and black 2 oz bucktail jig which broke the line at the jig. After a few more passes we did manage to pull a few more 26-27 inch fish out of the area and had to head back to downtown Boston to drop off the party for an awards luncheon. Even though our four guys did not win any prizes on this day, it was a perfect day to be on the water fishing aboard RELENTLESS or any other boat.
There was a lack of bait in the area which contributed to the slow fishing for most guys. Congratulations to all the winners in the different catagories and we look forward to participating next year.
Capt Dave Waldrip
About The Author: Captain Dave Waldrip
Company: RELENTLESS CHARTERS
Area Reporting: Massachusetts
Bio: Captain Dave Waldrip grew up on the seacoast in Newburyport, MA working as a mate on charter and party boats. Upon graduating from high school he entered the U.S. Coast Guard where he served for 29 years on active duty from Alaska to Massachusetts serving as Officer in Charge and as a Chief Warrant Officer. He has been a licensed 100 Ton captain for over twenty years and has been fishing for his entire life. He owns and operates the RELENTLESS fishing out of Green Harbor in Marshfield, MA fishing for cod, haddock, tuna, sharks, striped bass and blues.
We run private charters for groups up to six people and can get additional boats for larger groups if needed. We also feature shared (open boat) charters for those who can not get a larger group together.
Captain Dave is fortunate to have a great crew who are also licensed captains including his son Shaun Waldrip. RELENTLESS Charters has a large following of repeat customers who compliment us on our attention to detail, safety, interaction with customers and finding the fish. The Crew of RELENTLESS Charters will assist you with all of your needs making sure you have a great day on the water and go home with plenty of fresh fillets in your cooler. RELENTLESS CHARTERS uses only top quality tackle for your battle with the big one.
After most trips we will post our fishing reports which can be found at http://www.relentlesscharters.com/FishingReports.html
We hope to see you aboard and if you have any questions, contact us anytime at
By e-mail email@example.com or by phone (781) 871-2113.
Captain Dave Waldrip