Took a 8 hour Cod/Haddock charter with Captain's Fishing Parties out of Newburyport, MA. Joining me was my girlfriend, Vinny and Chad. They took us out to Jeffries Ledge, around and back. Bait used was the clams supplied by the boat, fishing in anywhere from 260' to 175'. Beautiful day, very sunny, 1-2ft seas. Fishing was slow overall, but the 4 of us did ok. Vinny won the "Biggest Fish Pool" with a 30lb White Hake. Monster of a fish with a big, fat belly. My girl did well landing 5 fish (2 Cod, 2 Cusk, and 1 Haddock), I ended up with only two fish, my 1st and 2nd ever cusk. 1st one (not pictured) with about 25", 2nd one was about 20". Can you say Fish Chowder later this week? Bonus to the trip was seeing a 15ft Blue Shark come up beside the boat, and also seeing a couple Whales surface. Good times!!!
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