New Hampshire Seacoast - It is that time of year when most fishermen are planning their final trips or cleaning their gear for winter storage, while a few hard core anglers are just getting started. The striped bass fall migration is just around the corner and weve seen a glimpse of it recently with some large stripers being caught from the jetties.
We had a very short bluefish season again this year with small catches being reported for less than a weeks time. Haddock and Cod are both closed but offshore fishermen are filling their coolers with large pollock, hake, and redfish.
Shellfishing season has begun! Oysters opened on September 1 to residents only. Softshell clams are also open; however, the Hampton Harbor is still off limits until November 1st. Consult the Saltwater Fishing Digest on pages 20-23 for specific rules and open areas, visit the Clam Flat Status webpage, and always call 1-800-43-CLAMS before heading out