The fishing season starts during May with the arrival of Mackerel schools and lasts until Mid October as the fish migrate
south for the winter. We are very fortunate to get large migratory schools of Striped Bass which arrive during late May and
June and stay all summer. There is usually surface action during the summer months during the early mornings both in Portsmouth
Harbor and along the rocky coast. The Striper fishery here is world class and great sport on the fly. Bluefish generally arrive
during late June and stay until the end of September. Larger schools are on the surface during the months of August and September
feeding on Peanut Bunker.This can be spectacular fishing and very visual on the 10 lbs plus Bluefish. We have had a run of
Schoolie Bluefin Tuna which average 30-50 lbs with some fish over 200 lbs the past 3 years. These fish can be caught on Heavy
Fly gear 14 wt rods along with spinning gear casting jigs into breaking schools of fish.
Your captain holds a NMFS permit
to catch these fish under the charter boat category.
Two average size Stripers caught and released in Portsmouth