Northeast - Isle of Shoals
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07-12-2012, 07:36 AM
Checking on the action at IOS...
Have heard the mackerel are plentiful, but don't know about Stripers and Blues.
Also, I'm not familiar with the areas that are best to fish...
Any help much appreciated!
07-12-2012, 08:20 AM
the macks have been reliable there i fish a hump on the east side of the lighthouse, fairly close to the island. i dont know why i never striper fish there.
07-12-2012, 10:26 AM
I have caught stripers on live macs right up against the back of Starr Island near the corner. It is hairy because if the anchor does not hold you are on the rocks in short order, but it can be good. Also have caught blues in that same area out a bit just on the edge. You ask "what edge"? Just go there and watch your fish finder... you'll see it. Take a look at google earth. Nice current moving through there.
07-12-2012, 11:09 AM
I have done well drifting live ones across anderson ledge just SE of the islands
07-12-2012, 11:15 AM
I have travelled over Anderson ledge as it is a hell of a drop off and thought it would be a good spot.
Some of the rock piles out there are a bit hairy.
Anything else I should be wary of?
07-12-2012, 11:48 AM
Keep an eye out for the Gannets diving on bait fish. Saw some diving and there were tuna down below feeding. I couldn't match what they were eating so I never got a bite. The south side of star island is a good place for macs close in.
09-17-2012, 06:05 PM
What do you think of taking a 16 ftr Amesbury dory (25 HP) our of Rye, NH out to the Isle of Shoals???? Michael
09-17-2012, 06:08 PM
Not this week.....