Fishing Reports by Captain Rich Antonino
About The Author:
Company: Black Rose Fishing Charters
Area Reporting: Massachusetts
Bio: I'm Capt. Rich Antonino and I specialize in small private charters in Massachusetts from April-November. We fish for cod/haddock from Green Harbor and Plymouth. We fish Buzzards Bay for sea bass, porgy(scup), fluke, stripers/blues. We love shark fishing and tuna fishing and our boat is perfect for that. It's fast--we cruise at over 30 mph and can hit 40 mph. The boat has a full cabin and more fishing space than most 6-packs! We have a blast.
[Marshfield,MA] First day of open cod season on Stellwagen and we found the haddock. Very few cod, but who cares when you load the boat with better-eating haddock.
[St. Petersburg,FL] We had a blast using spinning rods to catch amberjacks and grouper. Unfortunately, the season for grouper was the day after our trip..It was fun, though.
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] Recent rulings have allowed charter fishing on Stellwagen Bank before April 1. That is to say, if you want to go fishing now, get out there! And when reports of fish to 71 pounds getting caught...get out there now.
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] Long recap of our season, from April to November.
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] Great tuna blitz on Stellwagen Bank. We had fish around us all day.
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] We hit Stellwagen Bank at dawn and spent the day casting spinning rods at breaking tuna. It was amazing, catching two fish by 9:00!!!!
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] We got it all lately up here! We fished for blues and stripers, cod and haddock---but we were surprised by a huge school of big pollack on Saturday. Great fun!
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] We hammered the blues, or got hammered by blues depending on your point of view.
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] No tuna in the morning, but tons of Stripers in the afternoon!!! Fished on the Black Rose on Stellwagen Bank and Provincetown.
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] Too much activity on top of the Bank, so we fished in the deeper water to the East with great success for cod, haddock, and wolf fish.
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] We hit the cod in 120' of water while watching an amazing whale show all day!!
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] Gotta love the whale show and non-stop cod fishing!!
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] Great fishing, great company, and lots of fun (and fish!!)
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] Tons of whales and great codfishing on the Black Rose
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] We used light tackle to catch great cod and haddock on tiny jigs!
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] Great tide-change bite for cod and haddock on the Black Rose
[Boston,MA] We fished the eastern edge of Stellwagen Bank and to the waters NE of the BE buoy for cod and haddock.
[Plymouth,MA] Here's an overview on what happened on our boat this year. Check out our website for thousands of photos and dozens of videos. www.blackrosefishing.com
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] We hit the cod and haddock on really light tackle--it was a blast and the whale show was amazing. We laughed all day and my customers will eat well for a while!
[Plymouth,MA] We caught great fish this Saturday on Stellwagen Bank, using jigs and light Okuma fishing reels to enjoy catching haddock on jigs in 130' of water. Black Rose Fishing Charters.
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] Action all day-we threw back quite a few 20-23 inch cod, but still landed a lot of keepers in shallow water. It was a blast!
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] We hit fish almost all day, in shallow water, on the NW Corner of Stellwagen Bank fishing with Black Rose Fishing Charters.
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] Fishing was a little slower than in the past couple of trips, but the two customers still took 19 fish home with them.
[Plymouth,MA] We fished from Plymouth Harbor and hit a good run of haddock and cod in 200 feet of water on Stellwagen Bank.
[Stellwagen Bank,MA] 1st trip of the year was a great success for cod and haddock with Black Rose Fishing Charters.