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STELLWAGENBANK,MA- Cod Fishing

From: B-Fast Charters
Date: 25 Apr 1999
Remote Name: 216.67.2.33

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On Friday 4/23,four of B-Fast's vessels, JANET B, DECISIVE, HALEY-ELIZABETH and HACKER, fished the shoal-water with the Walter Hawley 2-boat charter from Blanford,MA, the Bob Trombley group from West Babylon, NY and the Eric Lendick charter from Toms River, NJ. We found the fish concentrated in sand eels on the north end of Stellwagen. Jigs and teasers were the best producers. Most of the fish were between 6 and 15 pounds, however the Lendick group did get a few 20# fish in the deep-water to the east. Gale winds on Saturday led to concellations. On Sunday, 4/25, six of B-Fast's vessels again fished the shoal-water--JANET B, DECISIVE, HALEY-ELIZABETH, HACKER, SASHAMY and ANDY-LYNN. The Bergen County Saltwater Angler's annual 2-boat codfishing safari was once again a great success. Curtis Marion's group ffrom Philadelphia,PA, Pete Tomalavge's group form Roselle Park, NJ, Jack Eng's party from Nanuet, NY, and Jung Kim's group from Horsham, PA all headed home with cooler full of fresh cod and pollock filets. The Marty Bazata group from Southold, NY was a last minute fill-in on the BANK RUNNER. The fishing was a little slower than Friday but picked up in the afternoon. Once again mostly cod 6-15# and pollock to 12# were the predominant catches. We have a few dates for fill-ins on "make-up" charters in May and June. http://www.spav.com/progc/bfast/

Capt. Mike Bartlett B-Fast Charters bfast@bigfoot.com

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