Trip No. SW0805 South River - Marshfield July 15, 2005
Weather Conditions Catch Log
TRIP TIME 7:00 - 9:30 PM
AIR TEMP 76°
SKY CONDITIONS Partly Cloudy
WIND ENE @ 16 mph
BAROMETER 30.10 +
WATER TEMP 68°
WATER CLARITY Cloudy
WAVE HEIGHTS N/A
SWELLS N/A
CURRENT Moderate
MOON PHASE Waxing Gibbous
HIGH TIDE  6:25 pm (8.9')
LOW TIDE 12:58 am (1.0')
Equipment Used:
Rod Shakespeare Ugly Stik SPL1101
  Type  Spinning
  Length  5'10"
  Action  Medium
Reel Jarvis Walker Nexium
  Type  Medium Spinning
  Line  Monofilament
  Strength  14 lb.
SPECIES LENGTH WEIGHT LURE/BAIT USED COLOR METHOD
Striped Bass  23.1" 5 lbs.   7 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  20.4" 4 lbs.   1 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  19.2" 3 lbs.   7 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  14.7" 1 lb.     8 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  13.9" 1 lb.     4 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  13.3" 1 lb.     3 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  12.9" 1 lb.     1 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  12.6"           12 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
SUMMARY :
With a much better tide, tonight I fished with my brother-in-law Mike and showed him where one of my favorite spots in the river is to fish. Mike did well, as I did, and we both couldn't think of a better way to spend a few hours after work.

The tide is very important in this section of the river, for at low tide there is hardly any water around. The first two hours before and after high tide is best for fishing stripers in the river, with the first two after being simply prime.

For The Record...
TRIP NUMBER TOTAL FRESH TOTAL SALT TOTAL TIME TOTAL FISH TOTAL SPECIES LARGEST SMALLEST
37 29 8 77 Hours 297 17 27.2" (6 lbs. 6 oz.) 5.9" ( 2 oz. )
Compared To Last Year...
+33 +25 +8 +58 Hours +263 +10 +12.7" (+ 4 lbs. 14 oz.) +1.3" ( -1 oz.)
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2005 South Shore Fishing