Early August Update
The last few weeks have been busy ones on Pandion. The good July weather has brought in lots of charters and lots of fish. Bait has been plentiful and the stripers inshore have been very cooperative. Not a lot of keepers, but plenty of fish in the mid- to high 20s that put a nice bend in a light rod and a pleasant tug on a line.
Offshore, Pandion caught two bluefin tuna in the month of July. One tuna measured 84 inches and the other 73 inches. There are lots of sharks moving in as the offshore water warms, and Pandion has caught three makos, which were all released. The bluefin season is closed now (temporarily, we hope); but there are lots of pelagic fish moving into the Gulf of Maine and feasting on the plentiful bait.
August is traditionally a time when the water in the rivers can become pretty warm, and bass fishing usually slows. Over the next few weeks, Pandion will be looking for stripers in deeper water and their warm weather hangouts. It’s a great time to book an all-day offshore trip, for ground fish, for shark, and, when the season reopens, for bluefin tuna.