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Old 06-09-2003, 07:51 PM
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Boston Harbor & South Shore Striper-6/7/8/03

In Boston, the fly and light-tackle striper fishing was good early in Quincy Bay. Good numbers of schoolie and small keeper bass to 32 inches were feeding on silversides on the morning outgoing tide. Chartreuse Half & Half’s on the long rod and 4 inch Fin-S rubber baits worked well on the light-spinning gear for the father and son team, Richard and Oliver Hurd, from Lexington, MA.

In Boston’s outer harbor and on the South Shore, schools of mackerel can be found with big bass coursing through the bait-fishb. The highlight of the Hurd’s morning striper charter occurred off Minot’s ledge. 13 year-old Oliver, who had upstaged his dad all morning in Boston, hooked into a monster.

In about 10 feet of water on one of the near-shore ledges—water temps are much warmer near shore—the big bass hit and immediately dumped half the line on the reel. We gave chase with the boat, and after a few more short runs, Oliver brought the trophy to net. However, it just wouldn’t fit into the net. Using the Boga-grip instead, the fish came over the rails-- bottoming out the 30 pound scale on the Boga.

Oliver’s light-tackle trophy taped at 49 inches and tipped the scales at just over 40 pounds. This bass was very deep in the girth, covered with sea lice and released unharmed. Oliver definitely put the “hurd” on that one!

Capt. Mike Bartlett
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Old 06-13-2003, 06:54 AM
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That's a huge healthy bass Mike! Happy kid too, I'd be elated.
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Old 06-13-2003, 08:41 AM
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What a pig! Glad to see the trophy released to fight again.

Awesome!
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