BUZZARDS BAY BLACK SEA BASS

June 27th Buzzards Bay Black Sea Bass

We decided after our morning striped bass trip to take the boat fishing ourselves and run the boat down to Buzzards Bay for some Black Sea Bass fishing.  These  aggessive fish are fun to catch in shallow water on artificial lures using Mac Daddy and Spro bucktail style jigs.  After running down to the Cape Cod Canal and into the bay we found a ledge and started marking fish right away.  It was not long before Don, my brother in law was tight with the first fish of the day.

Rockland, Aruba, Sea Bass 116The rest of the afternoon we landed our limits of Black Sea Bass with Captain Shaun picking up several good ones.

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These fish are here in very good numbers now and if you are interested in getting out to fish for Black Sea Bass and Scup we can depart from our Fairhaven Slip which is located at the Seaport Hotel and Marina.  A five or six hour trip will allow anglers to have a ball catching these fish on light tackle and go home with some of the most delicious fillets you will ever eat.

 

 

June 27 & 28th, 2017

Striped Bass Shared Charters Weekend

On this weekend we ran two shared (open boat) striped bass charters out of Green Harbor fishing Race Point and Peaked Hill Bar.  Even though we landed no monsters this weekend the guys had plenty of bites and brought aboard a good amount of striped bass in the 28″ range.  Fishing on Saturday we had aboard local anglers nad on Sunday from PA a father son team.  The reports for the afternoon tides sounded a whole lot better than the morning and with lots of bait moving in and finally some warmer weather the striped bass bite will be in full swing now.

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Mike Kahl of PA with a striped bass landed aboard RELENTLESS fishing out of Green Harbor, MA

May 21st Open Boat Haddock Charter Limits Out

On Sunday, May 21st RELENTLESS had on board three repeat customers fishing for Stellwagen Bank haddock.  On a nice flat calm morning and reaching the bank after a short ride it was time to drop the lines and the sound of fish on came quickly.  Alan Marks, Tony Lipizzi and Dave Amaral each landed several haddock and also some of those pesky cod in the 5-8 lb range which had to be tossed back.  The key to landing the haddock was fresh clams and paying attention to the tap tap tap on the rod tip, sure signs of a haddock taking the bait.

Dave Amaral an avid angler from Plymouth, MA displays one of his many haddock fishing aboard RELENTLESS CHARTERS on Stellwagen Bank on Sunday May 21st, 2017

Dave Amaral an avid angler from Plymouth, MA displays one of his many haddock fishing aboard RELENTLESS CHARTERS on Stellwagen Bank on Sunday May 21st, 2017

By the end of the day the guys had easy limits of haddock which I filleted up on the way in before hitting the dock.  All three went home with good sized bags of fresh fish and sure we know what was for dinner that night.  Thanks guys and hope to see you on another shared charter again this season.

 

 

May 20th, Open Boat Bull Haddock

On Saturday Captain Jerry took out three anglers fishing aboard RELENTLESS for haddock with two Rick and Ritchie both long time customers coming from NJ along with first time angler from Cape Cod, Jared Pina.  The weather provided interesting with a cold front moving in from the north overnight making it a sporty ride which the 23′ Jones Brothers handled with no problem by slowing down taking an extra half hour to get to the grounds.  The extra time needed did not matter as the trio of anglers limited out on haddock with many very large fish being landed.

 

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Jared Pina of Cape Cod with a large bull haddock he landed on board RELENTLESS on Saturday May 20th

The boxes filled up quick with legal limits of haddock for the guys fishing aboard RELENTLESS out of Green Harbor today.

The boxes filled up quick with legal limits of haddock for the guys fishing aboard RELENTLESS out of Green Harbor today.

By the end of the day everyone went home with limits of haddock for friends and family having a grear trip.  Thank you guys for fishing with us and hope to see you again on board soon,

 

May 19th, 2017 Boston Fireman and Family Land Limits of Haddock

Brian Alkins, a member of Boston Fire Department called to book a haddock trip looking to get his wife Donna and son Brian Jr out fishing for the day.  With the sun shining and Boston setting records for high temperatures the day before and nearly today it was the perfect day to fish aboard RELENTLESS targeting Stellwagen Bank haddock.  After a quick ride out to the bank, Captain Jerry anchored up and right away the words of fish on were heard all around.

Brian Alkins hooked up with many of the haddock he laneded throughout the trip

Brian Alkins hooked up with many of the haddock he landed throughout the trip

Once again the fishing was red hot keeping Jerry very busy swinging Stellwagen Bank haddock aboard and off the hook, rebaiting the lines and working the decks.

Donna shows the boys how to catch two haddock at a time

Donna shows the boys how to catch two haddock at a time

The action continued hot and heavy with fish coming aboard fast and furious with both singles and doubles filling the box swiftly.

Brian Jr landed many haddock aboard RELENTLESS today and displays two of his haddock he landed on this beautiful day

Brian Jr landed many haddock aboard RELENTLESS today and displays two of his haddock he landed on this beautiful day

Donna displays a nice large haddock she landed aboard RELENTLESS CHARTERS fishing on Stellwagen Bank

Donna displays a nice large haddock she landed aboard RELENTLESS CHARTERS fishing on Stellwagen Bank

At the end of the day Jerry sent the Alkins family home with plenty of fish to feed the neighborhood.  The crew of RELENTLESS CHARTERS wants to not only thank the Alkins for fishing with us today but thank Brian for what he does as a brave Boston Fireman.  We appreciate everything our first responders do for us in keeping us safe and coming to our need when disaster strikes. Please tell your friends about RELENTLESS CHARTERS out of Green Harbor and we hope to see you again for a striped bass or black sea bass trip this year.  Thank You and enjoy the catch.

May 16, 2017 Limits of Large Haddock For Dennis and Friends

On Tuesday Dennis Albers and three of his friends got out haddock fishing with Captain Jerry taking them to Stellwagen Bank aboard the RELENTLESS for a day of haddock fishing.  Unfortunately Dennis was blown out a week earlier and this was a make up date with everyone excited to get out fishing.  The weather man did his best to fudge the forecast and the seas were a little bumpier than expected making the ride out a little bouncy.  Once on anchor  fishing Stellwagen Bank Dennis and the guys did a great job landing large haddock often two at a time using sea clams and high low rigs.

IMG_2258The guys kept Jerry busy pulling fish over the rail and into the box, rebaiting and it was a constant dance for a few hours before they reached legal limits of haddock.

A nice large haddock caught by a member of the Dennis Albers Party aboard Relentless while fishing Stellwagen Bank

A nice large haddock caught by a member of the Dennis Albers Party aboard Relentless while fishing Stellwagen Bank

By the end of the day with legal limits of haddock, Jerry filleted the catch sending these gentleman home with plenty of fresh haddock fillets for the freezer and friends.

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  We want to thank Dennis for booking a fishing trip to Stellwagen Bank out of Green Harbor aboard Relentless and certainly hope you return for a nice day of striped bass fishing.

 

Feb 27 – 2017 Fishing Season Almost Here

We are starting to get that feeling that fishing season is almost here after having record setting temperatures in Boston last week and nearing the end of February. Anyone from the New England area understands those records mean nothing and we could still have two feet of snow dumped on us any day between now and early April.  This does not mean we can’t start to think about fishing or call to inquire about a trip to book the best dates.

In the meantime we are busy tying rigs, cleaning and greasing fishing reels, replacing any broken rod tips and making a list to get the RELENTLESS back in the water.  This season will be starting off fishing for Haddock with the first Open Boat, Shared Charter on Saturday April 15th and 16th.  The haddock are in relatively shallow water that time of year usually less than 120’ on Stellwagen Bank and provide fast action at times along with the opportunity to go home with some excellent eating fish.   We will be hitting the haddock hard during April and May and anytime throughout rest of the year when the season is open using small jigs and fresh sea clams as bait.

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In late May the striped bass will be here in good numbers where anglers can catch mackerel for live bait and drop them down to the bass waiting for a the run off before setting the hook  and watching the rod double over.  These are really fun trips especially when we can also pick them up vertical jigging and also using top water lures where seeing a crashing striped bass can get the heart pumping.

Dave and Kenny both with fish on and smiles on faces while hooked up aboard Relentless

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Later in the season we will be fishing for everything from Black Sea Bass to Tuna and offer open boats and private trips for all types of fishing. Our tackle is all top of the line and we have many repeat customers who have fished with us for nearly 15 years.  This season we will also be looking at fishing South of Martha’s Vineyard for Mahi Mahi, school tuna and sharks.  We expect the 2017 season to be an excellent one based on what we saw last season.

Departing Green Harbor in Marshfield provides many opportunities to fish for many different species within an hour of the dock. If you are interested in going on a private or shared charter this season, please contact Captain Dave at captdave@relentlesscharters.com

Thank You and please look for these updates every few weeks until we start fishing and posting our daily fish reports.

Respectfully,

Capt Dave

 

July 4th, 2016 Happy Birthday America and also Ed Bessinger Sr.

Fourth of July is a special day as we celebrate the birth of our great nation, our independence and freedoms thanks to the men and women who are keeping us safe while not enjoying this day with their loved ones at the back yard barbeque.  Bill Bessinger was excited about today’s trip because himself along with his three brothers Ed Jr, Brian, and Tommy were taking their dad Ed out to celebrate his 60th birthday.  The weather was excellent and all we needed were some cooperating fish to make it a successful day.

On the way over to the grounds we stopped outside of Marshfield at Farnham Ledge Lighted Bell Buoy 2 which the locals call the bell.  It was placed there to keep the coastal tankers which use to run from New York to Boston and Maine east and off of the ledge.  Today the locals all refer to it as The Bell.  We made long drifts there at the bell filling the livewell with about two dozen tinker mackeral also referred to as striper candy and made our way across Cape Cod Bay.

Once we got out about four miles we could start to see a few boats and the next mile maybe 25 and the next mile about 100 and when we arrived there had to be over 250 boats fishing this area for striped bass on a beautiful holiday weekend.  Adding to the number of boats, it was an open day for the Massachusetts commercial striped bass season where boats are allowed to take 15 striped bass per boat, all over 34″.

The challenge today was going to be maneuvering through the gauntlet and  finding our own little piece of water to fish.  Once we did that it was a little slow but we did manage to catch legal limits of striped bass and keeping three for the cooler.  Of course being your birthday, you have the right to catch the largest fish of the day and that is just what Ed did.

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Ed Bessinger with a very nice striped bass he landed on RELENTLESS CHARTERS out of Marshfield, MA while fishing with his family.

It was Eddie Jr’s turn and he did well when a fish engulfed his mackerel. With a big run on top of the water and the fish out 100 yards heading towards a group of boats he managed to turn the fish towards RELENTLESS where it was netted and put on ice.

Eddie Bessinger Jr. hooked up while fishing on RELENTLESS
Eddie Bessinger Jr. hooked up while fishing on RELENTLESS
Eddie holds his fish for a quick photo on a picture perfect bluebird day
Eddie holds his fish for a quick photo on a picture perfect bluebird day

Throughout the morning more fish were landed before we headed back to Green Harbor in Marshfield where we filleted the days catch prior to a family photo to remember their Dad’s Birthday.

, Brian, Ed Jr, Bill and Tommy celebrate their Dad Ed's Birthday while fishing on board RELENTLESS CHARTERS.
, Brian, Ed Jr, Bill and Tommy celebrate their Dad Ed’s Birthday while fishing on board RELENTLESS CHARTERS.

I want to thank Bill for  for setting up and booking the trip and the entire family for fishing with us.  I know  they will enjoy the fish and certainly hope to see more of Bill as he is moving to Marshfield into a brand new beautiful home.  I did mention to Bill this was one of my best trips this season and to know I was able to meet their expectations on board RELENTLESS was very satisfying.  We hope they come back again and I would love to see these guys who played sports tangle with a tuna or sharks would be another wonderful day.  Happy Birthday Bill and may there be many more filled with great laughs and memories.

 

July 3rd, 2016 Open Boat Charter With Long Time and First Time Anglers

Today was a unique day as we had on long time customer Ed Buccigross and his son Zach who fished with us last year during the holiday weekend.  Joining them were first time RELENTLESS CHARTERS customers Brian Evers and his son Jared from Northern California who were in the area for a family reunion. After introductions and getting underway the weather seemed perfect on the way out with a beautiful sunrise and calm seas just off Marshfield.

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Captain Dave Waldrip of Relentless Charters points the Jones Brothers 23′ Cape Fisherman towards Provincetown for a day of Open Boat Striped Bass Fishing.

The calm seas changed as we got half way over across Cape Cod Bay and the custom built Jones Brothers 23′ Cape Fisherman ate up the waves and the guys in the bow took on little spray.  Once we arrived off of Peaked Hill Bar there were some fairly big waves and lots of mung in the water.  Mung is like a cross between seaweed and algae and it loves to stick to your lines, baits and hooks making the baits look unnatural.  Moving further down the bar we found a pile of fish and with the lines out nine year old Zachary was the first one to hook up. Zach with a little coaching from his father Ed did a fantastic job battling the fish and bringing it to the net.

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Zach Buccigross has all he can do to pick up his striped bass he caught aboard RELENTLESS CHARTERS out of Green Harbor, MA

The weather was windy and a move further down the breach paid off with less wind and cleaner water allowing us to focus our efforts on the fish.  It was not long before Jarod hooked up and landed a legal size striped bass for the cooler.

Jared Evers from California gets a taste of striped bass fishing on  board RELENTLESS
Jared Evers from California gets a taste of striped bass fishing on board RELENTLESS

Ed was next hooking into a beauty of a fish which weighed in the mid 20 lb range making his day.

Ed and Zac Buccigross spending quality time together fishing on Relentless Charters.
Ed and Zac Buccigross spending quality time together fishing on Relentless Charters.

Brian was not going to be the only one without a keeper striped bass and earned his keep by landing this beautiful fish.

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Brian Evers from Northern California displays a beautiful striped bass he landed aboard RELENTLESS CHARTERS on July 3rd, 2016.

July 2nd, 2016 Cutterman’s Reunion and Bent Rods

Today’s charter was not only about putting customers on fish but allowed me to spend the day on the water with two retired Coast Guard Officers I served with, Paul Wisniewski and Scott Gilbert at Naval Engineering Unit Boston from 2005-2007.  Actually Paul was my my boss who advanced through the ranks as a Chief Petty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer.  Scott retired as a Chief Warrant Officer after being a Chief Petty Officer and both had years of sea duty sailing on patrol boats, medium endurance cutters and buoy tenders.  If it broke these guys could fix it.  I was a Chief Warrant Officer at the time and we had some great men and woman we worked with who were dedicated to the Coast Guard and the mission.  Also joining us was Paul’s son Marty who last year fishing down Cape Cod landed several striped bass but none were the legal 28″ to retain.  I promised we would change that today.

Marty was he master at jigging up mackerel, when I was ready to make a move he would bring a string of four or five small tinkers up for bait where they would quickly go into the livewell.  Once we had enough bait after a quick ride across Cape Cod Bay it was time to fish and Marty was the first to hook up and land his first legal striper.

Marty WIsniewski with a beautiful striped bass which was his first ever keeper while fishing aboard RELENTLESS CHARTERS.
Marty WIsniewski with a beautiful striped bass which was his first ever keeper while fishing aboard RELENTLESS CHARTERS.

Scott and Paul were not going to be outdone by Marty knowing if they did not land fish they would be listening to it all the way back home in he car.

Pail Wisniewsli hooked up on a decent size striped bass while fishing on July 2nd aboard Relentless out of Green Harbor, MA
Paul Wisniewski hooked up on a decent size striped bass while fishing on July 2nd aboard Relentless out of Green Harbor, MA

Scott landed a nice size striped bass adding to the legal limit of one each after winning the battle with a fish that had attitude and wanted to just keep screaming.

Scott Gilbert is all smiles displaying a nice striped bass he landed with Captain Dave Waldrip of Relentless Charters
Scott Gilbert is all smiles displaying a nice striped bass he landed with Captain Dave Waldrip of Relentless Charters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right, Scott Gilbert, Marty and his dad Paul Wisniewski with their legal limit of striped bass landed on board RELENTLESS out of Marshfield, MA fishing off of Race Point on July 2nd, 2016
From left to right, Scott Gilbert, Marty and his dad Paul Wisniewski with their legal limit of striped bass landed on board RELENTLESS out of Marshfield, MA fishing off of Race Point on July 2nd, 2016

When it was time to go home the wind was howling and the big tides were flooding making it a bit choppy for the ride.  Paul and Scott are in very salty and all of us had our share of salt water on us on the return trip.  Once we arrived off of Marshfield, MA, the catch was quickly filleted and put on ice for the ride home.  I want to thank Paul, Scott and Marty for fishing with me and hope we go on that tuna trip we talked about.  Have a great summer and congratulations to Marty for lnding his first legal striped bass.