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Glouster Mass Fishing Report

Discussion in 'Out of State Fishing Reports' started by ebopper, Dec 25, 2017.


  1. ebopper

    ebopper Newbie
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    Here is my report...... Went out of glouster mass on the last party boat trip of the year. We went 30 miles out on there marathon trip 5am-5pm.. Targeting haddock and pollack (cod are closed) we fished in 300-400 feet of water on the anchor. We used big Norwegian style cog jigs 20-24 oz and still had trouble with ripping current. No bait allowed because you attract to many dogfish(sand shark) most people use a teaser above the jig to allow for double headers which are surprisingly common. Everyone catches pollock which are mostly in the 10-15 lb range. Average angler caught 6-10 pollack and a couple of haddock. Top pollack was 28 lbs. Pot winning fish was a huge 30 lb cusk... Also a lot of sea perch (which we call redfish up there) mostly 1-2 lbs. Considering there were 60 people on this 100 ft boat it was amazing that we all caught that many fish down there. A lot of reeling though...one spot was 440 ft. Those jigs have a big treble hook and I foul hooked two sea perch on the same treble hook plus had one on my teaser......3 fish on two hooks... Anyways several hundred fish for the boat. Stacks of fillets for everyone

    sorry for the typos I should have proof read
     
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  2. 311sarge

    311sarge Master Gunner

    Sounded like a good day for sure. I remember as a kid going out of Maine on same kind of party boat. Long way down and long way up hand cranking those fish up. Thanks for the report
     
  3. Love2Fish

    Love2Fish Petty Officer

    Sounds like a good time on the water!
     
  4. George Buck

    George Buck Cabin Boy

    That is tough fishing when you are dropping down that deep.
     
  5. Johannes

    Johannes Blackbeard

    Nice report. Haven’t got some pics of this mess?
     
  6. shrimpmansteve

    shrimpmansteve Swabbie

    I did a lot of that deep jigging for cod back in the day. My arms hurt thinkin about it
     
  7. Muslickz

    Muslickz Pirate

    Sounds like a fantastic day! i Used to spend a lot of time out in the canyons off NY...

    -Mus
     
  8. Rich M

    Rich M Swabbie

    I still have a pool winning ticket from a trip on the Yankee Capts from the 1980s (won with about a 20-25 pound cod). We went a few times and those big cod jigs are for strong men and tough rods, for sure.

    Took me a while to understand that the bites were often on the drops - my dad finally explained to me that when it stops short of the bottom, start reeling and hook that fish!

    Never caught any sea perch though. Plenty of mackerel on christmas tree rigs.
     
  9. Srfrdave

    Srfrdave Mate

    Wow, nice report. Sounds like everyone scored
     
  10. JBF

    JBF Cabin Boy

    Did you get to see any of the wicked tuna boats
     

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