Trip No. SW1405 South River - Marshfield August 17, 2005
Weather Conditions Catch Log
TRIP TIME 6:30 - 10:00 PM
AIR TEMP 76°
SKY CONDITIONS Partly Cloudy
WIND E @ 5 mph
BAROMETER 29.89 +
WATER TEMP 65°
WATER CLARITY Cloudy
WAVE HEIGHTS N/A
SWELLS N/A
CURRENT Strong
MOON PHASE Waxing Gibbous
HIGH TIDE  9:45 pm (10.3')
LOW TIDE 3:35 pm (0.6')
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  17.6"  2 lbs. 11 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  15.2"  1 lb.   9 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
American Eel  28.5"  1 lb.   8 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  14.4"  1 lb.   3 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  13.5"           13 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  13.0"           11 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  12.8"           10 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
SUMMARY :
Wow. Can't remember if I've fished this river at the exact time of high tide before, because today I was quite surprised at how high the water got. In fact, the river rose so much that I did not realize that I ended up being semi-stranded on an island as water completely surrounded me. Luckily it wasn't that deep on the "land" side or I would have had to wait for the tide to go out before I could go home.

Success was only so-so for the amount of time I put in and the small sizes of the fish. The two hours after high tide are my favorite and I simply didn't have the time tonight to fish beyond 10.

For The Record...
TRIP NUMBER TOTAL FRESH TOTAL SALT TOTAL TIME TOTAL FISH TOTAL SPECIES LARGEST SMALLEST
48 34 14 102 Hours 405 19 30.3" (12 lbs. 11 oz.) 5.9" ( 2 oz. )
Compared To Last Year...
+44 +30 +14 +83 Hours +371 +12 +15.9" (+ 11 lbs. 3 oz.) +1.3" ( -1 oz.)
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2005 South Shore Fishing