Well, it’s official, THE BITE IS ON!!! Offshore haddock fishing has been phenomenal and keeper bass are in. Let me just put it to you this way, I have been ground fishing for over 40 years and this is by far some of the best haddock fishing since I have seen from when I was a kid. Lot’s of haddock up in shallow water, how about 90ft or less which makes it for a real fun time of fishing. You do not need to spend time reeling in over 200-300 ft of line to get these fish in your cooler. We have limited out within 2 hours on the last few trips and have had some time to head inshore for a little striper fishing.
As for the striper bite, well that is definitely on as well. We have had many fish in the 26″-34″ range and there are larger one’s mixed in. Right now it is all light tackle striper fishing. We have been vertical jigging for them or using live bait and it has been on fire.
Now is the time to book your haddock or striper trip. The fishing is on fire right now and will only get better as the days pass. Haddock fishing is hot up in shallow water, come get in on this action before the fish move off into the deep. For the stripers, well, the big fish are here and here to stay for a while. Bring your family to get in on the action, have some fun filling the live well with mackerel and then using that for bait to catch a trophy striper.
We are running both boats now for the season. The Jersey Girl for inshore trips or on those greasy calm days when we can run at 40mph and we will be running the Reel Fin Addict for the offshore trips and those days where we need the extra comfort. If you have a preference on the boat, please ask. Contact Captain Roland Lizotte at 774-437-1882 for booking details.
We are almost there!!!! The temps are pushing 80 degrees today, we are probably 2 weeks away from seeing the first schoolie stripers showing up in our local Massachusetts waters and we are just days away from Haddock fishing.
We have been busy working on the boats the past few weeks and we are hoping to get the Reel Fin Addict on the water within the next week. There is a bit of a traffic jam in the boatyard right now but as soon as they starting moving, we are top on the list.
The Jersey Girl is just about finished as well and she will be in the water before the end of this week for our first run of the season. Weather permitting, we will be heading offshore looking for some early easter bunny gifts from the bottom, Haddock.
We have lots of new additions for both boats this year including new Lowrance Electronics, Penn Fishing Reels (big game and inshore), CMS Custom Rods and the list goes on. We are taking bookings now and the month of June is filling up for those early season striper trips where the top water action is EPIC. With the bigger boat in our fleet, we can comfortably run offshore for Haddock and Pollack for the early spring groundfishing. Get in on the action while it starts to heat up and we still have spots available. Remember, we generally book up about 3 weeks in advance of the date you may want when we get into May, June and July so book early. Contact Capt. Roland Lizotte for booking details and ask us how we can get you on the water for some Reel Time Fishing.
Happy New Year to all of our clients and friends that have made our seasons so special over the last few years. Hope everyone is having a great start to the new year. Reel Time Fishing Charters is happy to announce our new addition for 2017, the Reel Fin Addict. She’s a 33ft Shannon Brendan that’s over 13′ wide so she provides a very stable fishing platform and is a proven battle wagon. She is powered by twin Cummin’s diesel motors. The Reel Fin Addict will provide us with the added range (over 300 miles) and comfort for those offshore or overnight trips that many of you have been asking for!!!
We have been busy working on our fishing gear and tackle, as well as some nice modifications to both the Jersey Girl and Reel Fin Addict. Both boats have had an overhaul in Lowrance Electronics with upgrades to Gen 3 10″ and 12″ models along with much more. We have added some new 80/50 class stand up gear with too much more to list.
More to come in the coming weeks from Reel Time Fishing Charters. Reel Time Fishing Charter gift certificates are still available. They provide great way to spend some time on the water with that special someone for birthday’s or Valentine’s day. Contact Captain Roland Lizotte @ 774-437-1882 for booking details. Book before March 1st 2017 and receive $50 off your half day charter or $100 off a full day charter.
Well, first off, apologies for lack of posts during August and September, but we have been non-stop with striper trips. Most of the striper action has been confined to early AM or evening fishing with lots of overnight trips. We have caught stripers pushing close to the 50lb mark on most of our night trips, with lots of fish in the 30-40lb range. Thanks to our Lowrance HDS-7 and structure/side scan, we have been able to put our clients of fish effortlessly. The tuna action has also been nothing other than spectacular for the last 4 weeks or so. We have seen lots of fish in the 50-60″ range and these are perfect size fish to bring home for the dinner table.
With the last few striper trips of the season and as we shift focus to tuna action, we will be running the Hydrasport 2390 with her Evinrude Twin E-Tec 150’s for the remainder of this year. Please be sure to contact Captain Roland Lizotte at 774-437-1882 for booking details and how we can get you on the water this fall to “fill your freezer” for the winter time.
We also added a new boat to our fleet, the Reel Fin Addict. She is a 33ft Shannon Brendan Downeast Express powered by twin Cummins 210 HP engines. She cruises at 20knts with top speed of 24knts. She doesn’t have the speed that our 150 E-Tec’s push the Jersey Girl along with but she does have the comfort and range for those long offshore trips to the Canyon’s and beyond. We will be running her during the 2017 season for offshore tuna trips, canyon trips and for those trips when the weather just isn’t as comfortable on an open boat. Check her out below, she is already proving to be a tank on the water this fall.
Well, what can we say other than we had another rock solid weekend on the water with some great light tackle, top water striped bass fishing. Today we had Mary and her boys on board today for some fishing and once again, Reel Time put our clients on the fish!!
We were greeted with flat calm seas to start the day and a gorgeous sunrise as we made our way out of Brewers Plymouth Marine and headed off across Cape Cod Bay. The bay was like a mirror and flat calm. For miles across the bay, it looked like there were pot holes on the surface of the water but what we were seeing we schools of mackerel working along the surface. Such a great way to start your day.
We were headed back to the same area we had fish on our last few trips and after a quick 30 minute ride, our Lowrance HDS 8 lit up like a Christmas Tree when we arrived. I was getting excited and Mark and the crew could see it on my face. The bait and bass we so thick, you could’ve walked across them. We got everyone set up with a rod and on the first drop, wham, Fish On!!! The first fish of the day was just under the regulation size of 28″ so we made a quick release and decided to move in search of some larger fish.
As we started our move, the birds started to work the surface of the water in the direction we were headed and then all of a sudden, the surface erupted into a massive feed frenzy. We were in the middle of a huge striper surface feed. Everybody started casting and within minutes, we went tight. For the next couple of hours we were in the middle of surface feeding striped bass. Top water action, jigging action, you name it, we were on fish and at one point, we literally had them chasing bait right up to the hull of the boat. Great day on the water with fish over 40″!!! Contact Captain Roland Lizotte at 774-437-1882 for booking details. We have some spots open, so book now before they go fast.
Well, it’s that time of year again to get in on the light tackle, fast action striper fishing that is currently taking place around Cape Cod’s surrounding waters. This past weekend did not disappoint the crew and we had limits of striped bass up to 40 inches.
Our day started leaving Brewers Plymouth Marine at 7:30am with the crew. The day started as overcast when we left the harbor which was perfect for the early morning topwater action we were looking for. As we turned around the number 9 can headed on our way to Provincetown, the birds were working the water hard and there were striped bass busting the surface of the water. We decided to make a quick pit stop to see what we could find. Well, we had about an hour of vertical jigging on schoolie striped bass to 27in.. While these were not the monster fish we were in search of, we started the day with tight lines.
After a few fish to the boat, we headed off to the Provincetown area. We we greeted to flat calm seas and a quick 30 minute ride across the bay. When we arrived to our spot, the fish were stacked up all along the bottom and our Lowrance HDS8 had no problem showing us where to find the fish. It didn’t take more than a minute or two of our jigs hitting the bottom and we were on. There is nothing like hooking into these striped bass on real light tackle and watching two 10 year old boys in the battle of their lives. For the next few hours we were on the fish, action was fast and the kids arms were burning by the end of the trip. We had our limit of fish with the trophy fish of the day being caught by one of the boys, 40 inches on the dot. Lot’s off keeper fish, with a lot of catch and release as well. Great day for the crew. We had a quick ride home as well with calm seas and the twin Evinrude E-tec’s from Eagle Marine served us well again.
Check out our facebook page for some great video as well. We are back on the water this week and through the weekend. The striper fishing should remain hot for the next few weeks and the bluefin tuna are just starting to show up. Get in on the great light tackle striper action while it’s hot. Contact Captain Roland Lizotte at 774-437-1882 for booking details!!