Trip No. SW0605 South River - Marshfield July 2, 2005
Weather Conditions Catch Log
TRIP TIME 8:00 - 10:00 PM
AIR TEMP 72°
SKY CONDITIONS Partly Cloudy
WIND ENE @ 8 mph
BAROMETER 29.85 +
WATER TEMP 65°
WATER CLARITY Cloudy
WAVE HEIGHTS N/A
SWELLS N/A
CURRENT Moderate
MOON PHASE Waning Crescent
HIGH TIDE  9:16 pm (10.2')
LOW TIDE 2:55 pm (0.9')
Equipment Used:
Rod Shakespeare Ugly Stik SPL1100
  Type  Spinning
  Length  4'8"
  Action  Ultralight
Reel Shakespeare 2500
  Type  Ultralight Spinning
  Line  Monofilament
  Strength  6 lb.
SPECIES LENGTH WEIGHT LURE/BAIT USED COLOR METHOD
American Eel  28.3" 1 lb.   10 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  14.8" 1 lb.     7 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  14.2" 1 lb.     2 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  12.9"          10 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  12.5"           9 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  12.1"           8 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  11.7"           8 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
SUMMARY :
Pound-for-pound, the striped bass fights harder than almost any other fish in the sea, with the exception of possibly a bluefish. Although these little schoolies may have seemed like little sport, I used an ultralight outfit designed to make bluegills feel like bluefins. As I've said before, the right gear can make a big difference in how enjoyable a particular fish is to catch. My outfit tonight created some real fun sport for these plucky gamesters.

My late start tonight caused me to fish past sundown, and when the sun goes down in the river you can count on catching eels. I try to keep my bait moving at all times to discourage them and entice the bass, but it doesn't always work.

For The Record...
TRIP NUMBER TOTAL FRESH TOTAL SALT TOTAL TIME TOTAL FISH TOTAL SPECIES LARGEST SMALLEST
34 28 6 69 Hours 263 17 27.2" (6 lbs. 6 oz.) 5.9" ( 2 oz. )
Compared To Last Year...
+30 +24 +6 +50 Hours +229 +10 +12.7" (+ 4 lbs. 14 oz.) +1.3" ( -1 oz.)
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2005 South Shore Fishing