Between the erratic weather and the late arrival of the striped bass migration to Boston, this was our first actual charter in Boston Harbor! I am pleased to say though that the schoolies are in by the thousands and the bite is on fire. Mackerel were easy pickings for those looking out on the ledges, and there have been reports of fish in the low 30″ range being taken on live macks further out.
Memorial day yielded fog, mist, cold, and wind. That didn’t stop these guys as they showed up promptly at 6am to go chase some striped bass on the fly! We didn’t even have to leave the Boston Harbor main channel before there was a big surface feed going on and we were hooked up. With at least a couple dozen schoolies on the fly and light tackle including a good number of double and triple hookups by 10am, we headed into some of the back rivers to get some shelter from the wind. A couple more fish there and back to Boston to eat at the Barking Crab but not before watching some of the planes come in out of the fog to land over our heads.
All white deceivers with green krystal flash were the key for stripers on the fly and Hogy Pro Paddle Tails in bone on light tackle.