Sea Bass Mania!!!
March 07, 2021 Warwick 4 photos
Buzzard's Bay Sea Bass season is one of the worlds best Sea Bass fisheries! from the end of May-late June is PRIMETIME!!! We will now be offering these trips our of Wareham MA not Warwick RI from May 22nd-June 20th. These trips will be great for kids with the high level of action and length of the trip, these trips are planned to be 4 hours long. Let's not forget that Black Sea Bass makes excellent table fare, nice flaky white meat that is mild in flavor. Bookings for these trips are available now! The harvest limits in Massachusetts on Sea Bass are 5 per person over 15" and for Scup(Porgy) 50 per person over 9".
Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
8/25/2020 Be part of our next report!
August 25, 2020
Hey Everyone, The fishing report for 8/25/2020 is here! Black Sea Bass- All around the southern parts of the bay on structure and around the bait schools. While on the drift live Spearing and Peanut Bunker have been working very well along with Squid. There have been large schools of smaller squids in the 1-3” size that all these fish have been feasting on for almost a week now. We have been having good results catching Sea Bass while vertical jigging around the feeding bluefish out front of Newport and Jamestown. Fluke- It seems that a nice fall push of fluke have shown up they can be found from 20-80ft of water but mostly on the deeper end of things, once again Brenton Reef and between Seal ledge and Haycock's ledge have been pretty consistent. Fresh Spearing and Peanuts are a nice ticket to getting some keepers. When you are looking to target some Fluke on the shallower end look for the bait and the feeding fish set up downdrift of them and you should connect with some nice fish... Tautog- They are around and have started their feed, we have started to pick away at them this past week in about 40ft of water. The incoming tide has been critical to getting them to bite. Bluefish- One word... Bait! You find the bait you find the bluefish... that being said with this much bait around they are pretty hard to miss! Large schools of Peanut Bunker, Spearing, Juvenile Squid, and Bay Anchovies have put these fish on the feed Big Time! Striped Bass- Brenton Reef has continued to produce fish in the afternoons and into the nice as well as at first light. Block has started to fizzle off as we get into the beginnings of the fall run... Inshore Exotics- Albies and Bonito are still holding offshore and to the East, the Mackerel mix has moved off from the Newport area but we still have good reports from the Sakonnet Point area. Mahi Mahi have made another appearance this week being landed less than 10 miles from Newport. Small jigs like the Daddy Mac Lures jigs and soft plastics have been producing some of these inshore exotics. Goodluck and Tight Lines, Capt. Dan
Insane Sea Bass Bite!
July 27, 2020
Hey Everyone, Here is this weeks fishing report, Black Sea Bass- The Sea Bass haven’t moved in weeks still in the 50-70ft range the key has been to look for some smaller rock piles! Brenton Reef has been pretty picked over for a few weeks now... that being said we did get a nice fish around 5 lbs up tight to the rocks on a smaller swim shad that sank to the bottom. Striped Bass- there has been a decent body of fish out-front but some days have very clearly been better then others, for the most part trolling has been a top producer. All around Beavertail and Brenton Reef right up close to the rocks. Bluefish- There is a large population of bluefish in the upper bay around the Warwick neck area, trolling DM Minnows (Daddy Mac Lures) has been very productive. Fluke- Has been SLOW with lots of shorts, like those painfully large shorts... 18 1/2”, 18 3/4”, 18 7/8”... but a short fish is a short fish and will always go back swimming! The keepers that we have gotten this week were in about 65-70ft. Scup- There is a decent population all around rocky point but the majority of the larger fish are definitely more spread out in the deeper water around Newport. Inshore Exotics- Reports of Albies are starting to trickle in and it won’t be long before the bulk of them move in thick. I also have heard on good intel that some Mahi are in solid numbers (for New England) just south of the vineyard so get out there and start hoping on those pots! (we do not target Mahi Mahi) We have availability this Saturday (8/1) for an 8 hour Charter (Full Day). This is our last Weekend date available until the end of August! Don’t hesitate as I am sure it will go fast. Let’s get out there and fish!
July 19, 2020
Hey Everyone, I’m going to put this weeks fishing report out a little early as it’s going to be a busy week for us. Weekend dates are almost full until the end of August so don’t hesitate to book your trip today! Don’t forget to give or page a like so you can stay up to date for future open boats! The Black Sea Bass bite is HOT! 50-60ft of water is key on structure out front of Newport!. Brenton Reef is a good place to start looking. Plugbait was working well in a variety of colors! Fluke fishing was decent this weekend with a lot of shorts in the mix for not many keepers unfortunately but those that kept were quality fish. Again they were deep between 60-80ft Squid and spearing worked well. Scup are EVERYWHERE! on most of our trips they are stealing the bait faster then the target species can find it. Striped Bass have been holding well off Newport with a decent bite happening most mornings this past week. Bluefish are around throughout the bay and out-front of Newport with fish from 2-10lbs being landed on lures. They have been breaking the surface most mornings. INSHORE EXOTICS The Chub Mackerel have arrived and there are some Bonito around so I am sure the Albies are not to far behind them... We are curious to see what visitors we get inshore this year!
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