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Crossroads Bait and Tackle Fish Report > Pollock working for bait
Pollock working for bait

Jul 16, 2010

somedays I am having no problem finding mackeral however on days that they are tough to find the live pollock have been working and there is a ton of them at breaking rock. If you chum em up and they won't take put a little piece of bait on your sabiki rigs and liveline them for stripers. The stripers on the flats are a little finicky, picking up baits and dropping them. Try rigging some dead eels with a hook towards the back, or pre rigged double hook slug-gos. The second hook is hooking big fish that. Bluefish have moved in off the mouth of the Merrimac River.

Tuna are heavy right now and there is no need to go south for them. Alot of the stick boats are working the Outside flag. There are some big fish breaking the surface making it a lot of fun for the guys using spinning gear, however they are dropping a lot of fish due to the size. Low 70 inch fish are very common, alot of the commercial guys are just missing the cut with 71 and 72 inch fish. Crippled herring are still hot like last week.

The cod and Haddock have slowed down and most guys having some good trips are making the haul to either Tillies or the Curl. Some wolfish have been coming in unfortunately they are illegal to catch this year and must be thrown back. Hi-Lo rigs with clams are outfishing the jigs by alot from all reports I have been hearing.

Good Luck


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