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The Westchester Connection – Awesome Gloucester Cod Fishing

By April 27, 2009June 19th, 2017Uncategorized
The Westchester Connection aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

What can be better than the summer-in-April weekend … spending that weekend on the water,
Cod & Haddock Fishing, of course.

Friday’s fishing was “ridiculous”, with limits of cod being reached by mid-morning. (current NMFS regulations call for 10 cod per angler; no bag limit on haddock). Anglers were happy to focus on tasty haddock for the remainder of the day.

Gloucester cod fishing charter - Tuna Hunter

The Westchester Connection on a day of Gloucester Cod Fishing - Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

On Saturday, the early morning drift yielded some cod, to get everyone warmed up. The real action started when Captain Gary Cannell chose to anchor over several hot spots. Cod to 20lbs hit Norwegian jigs, aiming for herring, but hitting the hook and landing aboard Tuna Hunter. Haddock – boatloads of haddock – preferred the clams throughout this weekend. Saturday’s haddock bite was steadier and continued later in the day. The Westchester guys were fishing all day long, reeling all day long, which is what we all aim for.

Typical to all trips in the spring, the breezes offshore and 45 degree water keep it much cooler than the 80’s on shore. As the water warms up, expect migrating striped bass and eventually bluefin tuna to move into our area.

There is plenty of life out on both Jeffries Ledge and Stellwagen Bank: sand eels, herring, pods of whales. It all looks promising to attract and hold quality fish throughout our summer season.

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