Thursday, October 15, 2015
Boat is Out of the Water
9:03 pm edt
We Pulled the Miss Jodine for the season ---she
is being winterized right now .
I am already
taking reservations for 2016 - I have already booked about half of June already for the 2016 season ------ please give me
a call or email to reserve your dates for next year . I will be at the Fly Tyer's Symposium in Somerset NJ this fall
---dates are 11/21 and 11/22 ---- hope to see my NJ, PA and NY clients at the show !!!! I will be tying at the Spirit River
table with the new UV saltwater materials .
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
8:32 pm est
It is Show Season !!!!
Headed to the Somerset New Jersey Fly show this weekend 1/23/2015 thru 1/25/2015 ----- I will be at the Spirit
River Booth at the show --come bye and say hello !!!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Let it Snow !!!!
3:08 pm est
The weather has been tough the past few weeks --here are some pictures
of my boat Miss Jodine still snowbound on Gerish Island ----- starting to fill up June and July with charter dates
--- give me a call to reserve
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Somerset Fly Show
I will be at the Somerset Fly Show in Somerset NJ this weekend ---stop bye and say hello ---I will be in the Spirit
River Booth !!!!
2:49 pm est
Saturday, July 6, 2013
The season has started and it has been very good so far --- lots of fish in
the 26-35 inch range . Fishing has been excellent along the rocky beaches both live bait and fly with some larger fish in
the mix . Early Early mornings have been best with the fly rod in the mouth of the harbor and estuary --- with the proper
tide there have been plenty of surface feeds . Sand eels and small herring have been the bait of choice for these early am
fish ---- Deceivers and Gummy minnows have been the fly of choice for these surface feeds.
8:54 pm edt
We have had a few schools
of Stripers offshore chasing Herring ---- look for the gulls and birds over them as the Stripers drive the bait to the surface
No real reports of Tuna yet ---- there have been some fish caught north of us ( giants ) near the Portland shipping
lanes ----- we need the bait to move on to Jefferies Ledge for this situation to change --- but it is early yet
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Getting Ready for the 2013 Season
6:24 pm edt
Hope all is well with everyone Its been a busy winter with Shoals Harpoons and my Fly fishing business
Still some snow on the ground here --- i will be pulling the cover off the boat April 1. I am in the process
of putting some GOPro cameras on the boat which should take some great movies and stills ----Bookings are coming in for the
upcoming season which should be a good one . I have been very busy with Shows this winter ---- give me a call or email
to reserve any dates as things are starting to fill up
Sunday, July 22, 2012
8:41 pm edt
Sorry for the delay in writting === I have been going every day since mid June
Our Fishing remains
excellent with plenty of 30 inch plus Striped Bass available along the coastline ---some days they can be picky but overall
the fishing has been excellent with live mackerel --- Today Sunday we had the first reports of Bluefish at the mouth of Little
Harbor with gulls terns etc --- all the Herring is finally moving out and with a strong southerly today the Bluefish are thick
at the mouth of the Harbor.
My friends to the south at the Cape are reporting lots of Tuna 50-150 lbs ---they should
be moving our way here soon
I have just a few days left in July and some in August available for bookings
----- as always you can call me to check for cancelations . The weather has been great with very few rough days
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Fishing has been excellent with lots of large fish along the Beaches ----plenty of Macks for live bait . Good
size mixture of fish with some over 40 and lots of fish in the 28-33 inch range . It is no surprise that the fishing will
continue to get better as more stripers move northward . No signs of Bluefish yet ------- Tuna are just getting here as several
giants in the 500lb range have been caught ------ there are some smaller Tuna (what I am interested in !) but not enough here
to target yet ----this will change in the next few weeks . Still have some dates open here in late June and early July
8:21 am edt
Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day Report
7:49 pm edt
Fished today --plenty of Mackerel at the Shoals not much at 2KR ---- did
over 10 fish 30 plus inches in tight to the Beach ----caught one nice fish 46 plus inches around 40 lbs --great fish for this
time of year ---we are not even in June yet --picture is attached
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Stripers are here !!!!!
Fished on Sat and Sunday ------ boat was put into the water just last week ----
Caught about a dozen fish each day -most were Schoolie Bass between 13 and 18 inches with a few larger ones mixed in
---- the Fish are just getting here now and I expect the fishing to improve as the main body of Stripers continues
to move up the coast ----- we are getting excellent reports of fish south of the Piscatatqua River ------ These
fish were fresh fish just arriving into the estuary . Stay tuned in will get much better as in the next two weeks as
the Macks and other bait flood into our rivers .
8:52 pm edt
Monday, March 26, 2012
8:59 am edt
80 Degrees last week -uncovered the boat ---no snow ---summer is here !
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Winter's Almost Over
Here we are it is Feb 22 and there is no snow here on the seacoast ----we are enjoying 45 degree weather .
If this keeps up I will be uncovering the boat early this year . I will be attending several open houses this year by the
Tackle shops here in New England ------- I will keep everyone posted .
10:56 pm est
Friday, November 4, 2011
9:41 pm edt
Miss Jodine is out of the water for the season ----- I
will be covering her up in the next week or two ------ Thanks for a great 2011----- we had a great end to the season with
plenty of large Bass ---
Give me a call to check on dates for 2012 ---I am already starting to fill up June
Monday, October 3, 2011
September /October (Early Fishing )
Not sure where to start ---but we have some of the best fishing of the season in Sept and Early October ---There
have been very Large Striped Bass along the beach --- averaging over 40 inches in large numbers --- it has been one of the
best Months on record -- all have been caught on live Macks tight to the beach . One trip last week with good client
Tom Newman pictured at the right we had several fish over 45 inches - and in the 40 lbs range -photo is attached.
Tom fished with me in early Sept and had several great days ! It has been a spectacular few weeks !!!!! The water temps
were still in the 60s here in early October which means we will will have a few more weeks of great fishing .
8:28 pm edt
Sunday, August 28, 2011
This is the first break in quite awhile as I have been going everyday with charters ---- as the winds
are howling outside --- with the remains of Irene passing bye --- The past few days have some of the best fishing fishing
this summer along the beach as we have had schools of fish averaging 28-38 inches right along the beaches and rocks . Had
Tom out for a few days this week ---we had some off the charts fishing the past few days with live Macks most fish averaged
over 30 inches with some larger ones mixed in .
11:11 am edt
There are some Bluefish around ----but not in big schools ---as
we still have plenty of Macks around to catch for live Bait .
The fly fishing has started to pick up as the fish have
started to school up ----there is some early am action with birds etc over fish
Still have just a few dates open
coming up here the next few weeks ---give me a call
Friday, July 15, 2011
Striped Bass Fishing has Been the best in a while !
Have been very busy guiding the past two weeks ---lots of fish both in shore and offshore ---- nice size 36-45
inches are common . There have been roving schools of large fish under birds about 1 mile off the beach feeding on Herring
---these fish have been moving daily and are in great numbers -----several trips this week have averaged several fish over
40 inches with strikes right at the boat as these big fish are on the surface pushing herring up from the depths ---- fly
--live macks and ronz lures have worked very well on these schools .
4:12 pm edt
Still have a few dates available in July and early
August ----give me a call to check to book a trip
Tuna have been spotty ------ but expect some schools to move in any
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Striper Fishing is Red Hot !!!!
The Striped Bass Fishing has been great ---averaging over 20 fish per trip with half the fish being over 28
inches ---with several in the 36-40 inch range . Live Mackerel are the key ---their are lots of fish along the coast. We do
have have some small Bluefish starting to move in with several bite offs . Fly fishing has been slow --- with some early am
feeds but not consistent
8:59 am edt
Tuna are just starting to show offshore with several reports of smaller fish south of us -----
there have been several Giants taken the past few days ---
Give me a call to book a charter ---I do have some dates available
still in July and August
Captain Peter Whelan
Monday, June 20, 2011
Striped Bass are Here !!! 6-20-11
As of June 20th we have been guiding quite a bit ----several nice fish on the fly 36 plus inches ---Live Bait
fishing has been excellent ---averaging over 15-20 fish per trip --most are in the 28 -32 inch range ---- seeing some smaller
fish in the 18 inch range
3:07 pm edt
Plenty of Herring in the Piscataqua (offshore juvies) -- about 3-4 inches long . Fish have
stated to showup along the coast ----- some bluefish bite offs along the coast. So far it is shapping up to be a good season
Monday, June 6, 2011
Season Has Started ! 6-6-11
The arrival os Striped Bass has started here on the seacoast of New Hampshire ----we have many good sized fish arriving everyday
since Memeorial day weekend. There is lots of bait in the Piscataqua River along with Macks ----- many of which are tinkers
10:45 pm edt
There have been some reports of Tuna offshore near Jefferies ---- chasing the first schools of Macks and Herring .
There are reports of lots of fish south of the Piscataqua --- so we should have an excellent June and early July based on
the current reports.
I am starting fill up with dates ---please give me a call for the latest reports on Striped
Bass or Tuna 603-205-5318
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Mid Winter 2011
Just finished up pushing the snow off the boat cover ---about 3 ft of it on the boat ----we have over 48 inches
on the ground around the house. New cover for the leaning post is finished and will have to be picked up this week -----
hopefully we will get some warm weather this week to melt some of this ice . Starting to do some of the Fishing shows for
the winter --- just finished the Fly shows in Marlboro and Somerset NJ ---saw many old friends ---we are all thinking
of the upcoming season. Just launched a new website for the harpoon business www.shoalsharpoons.com
11:09 am est