May 20th – 22nd, Weekend Wrap-Up
Friday, May 20th
Friday, we had a private charter from 7AM to 4PM. The fishing was very slow east of Gloucester. We covered a lot of bottom, ranging from 200 ft to 280ft. Nothing seemed to work. The weather was almost too perfect: no breeze, no tide. A slow pick all day with one halfway decent stop at the end of the day.
Saturday, May 21st
After the slow fishing on Friday to the east, we ventured north to Jefferies on Saturday. Much better choice: steady pick all day in 150 ft of water. We did have to deal with some codfish, but it was well worth it.
Sunday, May 22nd
Best day of the weekend for fishing. We went to Jefferies again, but fished off the edge from 165 to 215 ft of water. The haddock were extremely hungry, biting both jigs and bait. We only had 25 people on the boat, we had almost a full limit of haddock. Each customer averaged 13 keepers. Home run.