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As the Lisa & Jake sits idle at the dock and the wind blows hard from the Northeast then the Northwest we take time to share some fishing info and what is happening around Gloucester.
We feel for our friends along the southern coast who have gone through unbelievable conditions and misfortune with Hurricane Sandy. Being in contact with a lot of folks describing the situations they have been going through makes me realize how fortunate we were here in Massachusetts to get away with minor damage.
Will the new regulations affect my trip??
With all the fishing on the east coast making the TV news channels and the papers,there are many questions being asked as well as rumors flying.
For a little back ground…
Three years ago President Obama appointed Jane Lubchenco as the NOAA Administrator. She has made many changes to the way commercial fishing was done on the east coast. She came up with a system called “catch shares”. This system basically divided up shares of the fish and gave each commercial boat its own yearly limit. The system was very complicated with many details. With this system many small boats were put out of business and it gave large corporation vessels the right to take huge amounts of fish on our inshore waters.
The government has now declared the ground fishing a disaster. Jane Lubchenco has resigned from the office but not short of patting herself on the back for a job well done as she stated in here resignation letter.
The New England Council now faced with a low stock assessment has a decision to make as to how much to cut back commercial landings. At the meeting in December they were to come up with a solution. They did not, they just kicked the can once again. Now the next meeting is scheduled for the end of January. The lobbying groups are asking to extend the cuts to 2014,we will see what happens.
The fishing year starts May 1 of each year, if there are any new regulations they will go into affect May 1 of 2013 or 2014.
As regulations get tighter on all of our ocean waters Gloucester has always been a place to catch a lot of fish. We have many species of fish,some regulated more than others. At Kayman Charters we will try to catch different species of fish to make sure you have plenty of action and great tasting fish to take home. Remember to always have a good time with your family and friends on your outing.
The bottom line to the question is NO as of now, January 16, 2013. There have been no changes. Cod is still 9 fish per person per day at 19″. There is No limit on Haddock, Pollock, Redfish, Cusk and Hake.
This should hold true until the end of April.
Spring Haddock Fishing starts in March!
With still no limits on Haddock this Spring is the time for a chance to fill the freezer with some of New England’s best tablefare!
Early Spring Haddock ball up in certain areas to spawn. When they start to feed it can be lock and load fishing. Although Haddock can be caught on jigs, this is mostly all bait fishing. The smell of the baits around a school of Haddock is so tempting, even the non hungry ones like to join in in the feeding frenzy. “I’ve never seen Haddock like this” is a quote from many clients who have had the chance to see the Haddock Fishing at it’s best.
Double Large Haddock are Common on early Spring trips.
Matt Light Foundation Helps Kids
The Matt Light Shootout is an event to raise money to help less fortunate kids get a jump on life. Last year at this great event Kayman Charters and the boats in “Wicked Tuna” auctioned of fishing trips that raised $32000.00 for his cause. I was totally amazed that just my boat raised $8000.00 !
Matt Light a former New England Patriot was named “most likable” by his teammates! He puts on quite an event in Rhode Island every year. This skeet shooting course was a ball to navigate and check my shooting skills. The competition was followed by a Lobster and prime rib dinner. Lenny Clark was the MC of the show, a very funny guy. Some of the New England Patriots were signing autographs as well as the F/V Time Bandit’s crew members.
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Bait & Haddock Trips:
Sunday, March 24th
Sunday, April 7th
Wednesday, April 10th
Sunday, April 14th
Cod Fishing Trips:
Opening Day! Tuesday, April 16th
Tuesday, April 23rd
Always check the calender as more dates will open if needed! And don’t forget to check the fishing reports page with updates and photos.
A day on Kayman Too or the Lisa & Jake will bring friends and family together while enjoying the sport of deep sea fishing! We cater to beginner family trips, but satisfy the hard core professional as well with our deep sea fishing charters. Kayman Charters is a full time professional charter boat with more than 20 years of experience with Cod fishing, Tuna fishing, Haddock fishing and more. At Kayman Charters the captains and crew members strive for 100% customer satisfaction on every trip. We are known for our excellent customer service and retention – 98% of our customers return.