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Annual Cod Trip Details
Name:Annual Cod Trip
Created By:nefisherman92
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Details:The famiy and I went on our annual cod fishing trip with the Yankee Fleet last week. The fishing was not as spectacular as the last trip, the dogfish were proving themselves to be an absoloute plauge. Despite that we had some decent fishing with some cusk, cod, haddock, a good size pollock and even a pair of Wolffish!
Location:Stelwagen Bank
Trip Date:7/26/2012
# of Hotspots:3
Hotspot Details: 1. Cusk Catches Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:3
Water Type:saltwater
Type of Fish:Cusk
Fish Length (Avg):20 inches
Fish Length (Max):23 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):7 lbs. 0 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):8 lbs. 0 oz.
Bait Type:Other
Bait Details:Once again the bait of choice was cut clams. I have learned since last year that the key to using clam bait is to use a small a peice as possible in combination with getting a good peice of stomach.
Location Details:The Cusk were actually caught at many different stops, but for the sake of convenience, all of them are listed here. These Cusk are actually among some of the biggest I have caught, providing a good amount of table fare. It is alos my opinion that cusk fight somewhat harder than Cod or Haddock, though not nearly as hard as Pollock and not even in the same league as Wolffish.
2. Wollfish! Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:2
Water Type:saltwater
Type of Fish:Other (Saltwater)
Fish Length (Avg):25 inches
Fish Length (Max):26 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):10 lbs. 0 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):13 lbs. 0 oz.
Bait Type:Other
Bait Details:Both Wollfish were also caught on cut clam baits. These fish are most certainly the hardest fighting specimens I have ever tangled with on one of these trips. The rod bent right over and the spool went slowly as they fought for every foot of the 250 feet they were pulled from.
Location Details:Both of these wollfish were caught at the same stop. I was not the only one pulling them up, as another angler pulled up a decent size one right behind me. It's such a shame we can't keep them these days, as they make great eating and good sport. This is the smaller of the two that I caught.
3. Haddock attack! Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:1
Water Type:saltwater
Type of Fish:Haddock
Fish Length (Avg):19 inches
Fish Length (Max):19 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):5 lbs. 0 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):5 lbs. 0 oz.
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Bait Details:Staying with the cut clams, I pulled up this haddock on one of the last stops. He just barley made the legal limit. Another fish for the table!
Location Details:This fish was caught on one of the last stops. Getting the bait down to the bottom was tricky here due to the strong tide. Everybody's lines were drifting and tangles were common. Still, if you could manage to get the bait down there were plenty of fish to catch.
# of Photos:7
# of Fish Caught:6
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Last review was on 01/07/13 02:36 PM by napa

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Date Updated:07/29/12 04:38 PM
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