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Old 09-08-2020, 11:58 AM
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Last word I have on cod fishing is:

One fish, 21 in. 15 to 30th Sept. North of Cape Cod
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Old 09-08-2020, 12:15 PM
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Some calm September seas would be helpful.
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Old 09-08-2020, 12:35 PM
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I caught more cod when we were out haddock fishing than I care to think about. Had to toss them all back. Hoping to at least get 1 I can keep this year.
Old 09-08-2020, 04:53 PM
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This is extremely sad, one lousy fish, I fished codfish from the beach all winter as a youngster, jigged cod in the mouth of the merrimack spring and fall.. now they so generously give us 1 fish during a 2 week period, but netting still continues..wow way to manage a species.
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Originally Posted by Rockfish9 View Post
This is extremely sad, one lousy fish, I fished codfish from the beach all winter as a youngster, jigged cod in the mouth of the merrimack spring and fall.. now they so generously give us 1 fish during a 2 week period, but netting still continues..wow way to manage a species.
Who (ASMFC, NOAA, NMFS) said anything about managing a species? They manage money, more specifically their and their lobbyists wallets.
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What is also annoying is that they wait until the end of September to allow you to get your ONE cod. So now the days are shorter and there are typically fewer days when the seas are conducive to fishing due to the increasing winds of sept/oct.
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Reading the Bunny Clark report page and saw this at the end: "On September 8, 2020, yesterday, the cod season opened. This is a week early as compared to last year. Anglers will have a bag limit of one cod each during a month long period that ends on October 7th."
Does this imply that charter boats get a different open season to cod than the regular rec fisherman in his own boat? See the trend I spoke about earlier?
Unreal if it's true.
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Found it:
"After consultation with the Council, we are making setting the following Gulf of Maine cod and haddock management measures:
  • GOM cod:
    • Possession Limit: 1 fish
    • Minimum Size: 21 inches (53.34 cm)
    • Open season (Private): September 15 - 30, April 1 - 14
    • Open Season (For-Hire) September 8 – October 7, April 1 - 14
  • GOM haddock:
    • Possession Limit: 15 fish
    • Minimum Size: 17 inches (43.18 cm)
    • Open Season: May 1 – February 28, April 1 - 30"
Unbelievable what is going on in the rec sector today. Why one rec fisherman deserves more fish than another just because they are on a "for Hire" vessel is mind boggling. Where is the science that supports this?
Oh that's right we are not at the meetings where these rules are set. How does this even get passed??
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Old 09-09-2020, 04:18 PM
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Yep! Just as I thought.
Those damn recreational fishermen are the cause of all the depleted fish stocks.
Old 09-09-2020, 05:30 PM
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what a crock of shit that the party boats get a extra two weeks
Old 09-11-2020, 11:46 AM
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been catching 20" haddock on our sabiki's
Old 09-11-2020, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Harpoon View Post
been catching 20" haddock on our sabiki's
I caught a couple of cod on a sabiki at the beginning of the summer. I was like, seriously?
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Where would be helpful
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Old 09-11-2020, 12:14 PM
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Last time we hit the place we were catching haddock we only caught 7. Nothing like we were getting earlier in the summer. About 15 miles off Boston, North East of Cohasset between 180-200'
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Last time we hit the place we were catching haddock we only caught 7. Nothing like we were getting earlier in the summer. About 15 miles off Boston, North East of Cohasset between 180-200'
Thanks mrscoach,
I'm out of Green Harbor so your area would be a stretch. Earlier I did fairly well in the vicinity of the old H bouy. Mud bottom 180 to 200 ft.
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Totally unrelated, AFern, how do you like Green Harbor? We're out of Hingham, which is great for hitting Boston and the surrounding area but have thought about moving to Marshfield. I was surprised at the security (or lack there of) at both Turners and Safe Harbor. Perhaps I was missing something. Have you had any problems there?
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No problems that I'm aware of other than getting a slip. I've had a slip there for over 20 years.
You have three choices Green Harbor Marina, I think their calling it Safe Harbor now, Taylor Marine and Marshfield Yacht Club.
As far as security is conserned , cameras all over the place. Hope this is useful info.
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