peek! This winter we were able to purchase
and install a new Cummins diesel engine for
our "India Marie". After
three years of working on "Indi", the new engine installation
completes all our major projects on the "Indi Marie".
She's fully ready to join the Gath III
taking guests inshore fishing in style, but she
also has the capacity to take
you safely 25 miles offshore on a moments notice!
small task and we thank you for your continued support over the
I've spent the last four days
on the long neglected things that have to be done around the
house,after having spent the whole summer offshore. My lovely wife
Gloria asked me to make a web-page to help her with her quilting
business sales. I spent the morning getting started on her new web-
page. So please check it out!
Ill be updating it with the latest pictures of all the beautiful quilts
she's made this summer, as soon as the fishing season winds down. I would highly recommend contacting
Gloria so you can get the best choice on that very special gift for the
click here: Mrs.
Week ending Sept 7th!
I'd like to wish the best to all my very close
friends in New Orleans. Our prayers are with you. Please
call me to let us know if your alright and if you need a place to stay!
On the "Coast of Maine" we are currently keeping alert for the three active storms churning this week in the Southern Atlantic the closest one @ 700 miles is causing small swells to break along the shore.With a little luck they'll head out to sea and we'll continue to experience great fishing during the month of September. We have quite a few offshore charters booked and our open boat "Fair weather fishermans club" Fridays have been a big success. Inshore the blue fish continue to break on the surface some really spectacular and some really slow trips depending on the feed and the bite! God knows! The stripers are also schooling up and moving along the coast on their annual fall migration. Same deal......... it seems to be either super fishing or stinky fishing depending on if we can find the many large schools during their feeding frenzies. I'm confident Capt Whit and I will land a few more trophy stripers inshore this month, as they fatten up on their way south. As I mentioned last week "Pollock fishing" is the best its been in years. Most pollock are in the "10 to 15 pound" range, and double keeper catches are not uncommon. If you'd like to experience good offshore fishing and take a few fillets home for the winter......nows the time to book an offshore trip on the "India Marie."
A couple more pictures of some of this
August's lucky anglers. I
hadn't seen John Flaterly "NH"
(left) since the old "BC" days. What a great guy! Captain Whit was
lucky enough to enjoy a day offshore fishing with John. I'm not sure of the size or the story
behind his double wolfish catch, but I couldn't wait to post this
picture any longer. " I don't have Capt Whit record book at
this time.more details later".
(Center picture) Jack
Judge"CT" with his 8 pound trophy haddock as he enjoyed a day
of solitude fishing on India's
pulpit. And Ed
Joseph "NY..NY" and his son Matthew with his pool winning 26
pound cod !
ending Aug 27th........Labor days fast approach! I'm
thoroughly enjoying the last week of summer vacation, before my
grandkids return to school next week. Capt Whit and I have been so busy
taking all of you, that we've had no time for the web site, dinners
out, or even mowing the lawn. Thanks so much for your support!
Inshore "blue fishing" has been spectacular this week with "balls of bait" and blues breaking the surface all the way from Cape Porpoise to Nuble light. If you've been waiting for the summers best blue fishing nows the time! Striper fishing has slowed down with the tremendous amount of blue fish activity, but I did manage to land a nice "25 plus pound trophy striper" on the "India Marie" this week. See Liz's picture below.. Schools of large stripers have already begun their migration south and the 1st three weeks of September should be a great time to try for a large striper for those who care to try.
Week ending Oct 3rd! Beautiful
October weather has ushered in a string of great offshore fishing days.
Our last three offshore trips have all
been very enjoyable for me. Our great guests have really enjoyed
themselves. The fishing has been
super and the company even better. On the Don Richardson (NH) charter the
catching was mostly cod and haddock. Satch,
Andrew and Damon with a few of the days haddock catch..Andrew
landed the only trophies of the day a
7.5 haddock and a 16 pound cusk, but everyone landed nice
keepers all day and the price of cod fillets in "Keene" certainly took
Offshore fishing remains excellent. On this week's Fair Weather fishermans club outing, my best friend and college room mate, Carl Emanual (NY) read a poem he wrote on the ride out as everyone else dropped their lines on the first stop. Before he could get to last stanza "We came here to fish" everyone was bailing nice pollock and cod over the rail. Linda Paul (ME) was winning the pool most of the morning with a 27.5 pound trophy cod. On the last stop of the day "Mackerel shark Bob Engvold" (NY) called for a gaff up in the pulpit and hauled in our largest hake of the season, a 30 pound Maine state trophy to take over the lead. Within minutes Linda answered the challange with our largest hake of the 2005 season a 34 pounder.........the 2nd largest hake ever landed on the "India Marie." Jeannette Deblois (NJ) and Emil Gallant (ME) caught cod, pollock, and haddock steadily throughout the day making it one of my best birthdays ever. Thank you 'all so much.... Satchie
Also I'd like to remind you that the only way to make a reservation is to call my office phone (207) 337-0716. My step daughter Erin is doing a superb job getting back to you on time and keeping all our reservations running smoothly. I didn't think any one could possible do it right, and I'm very proud of her and the great job she' doing. So put your trust in Erin, she has my ear and full attention. if there are any problems or questions. Thanks again Satch
Week ending August 1st..
An update on the run!
boats are fine tuned, the weather has been excellent and the season is
in high gear. Fishing is very good both inshore and offshore. Captain Whit and I have very
little time onshore to update the site ect. as we are very busy
bringing all our good friends in search of the big one. Striper fishing
has again picked up over the last 10 days and most folks are very
pleased with the size and quantity of the catch. One of Capt
Whit's guests landed the 3rd trophy
striper of the 2005 season "over 25 pounds" this week ..details
forthcoming.... Blues have also arrived in greater numbers,
yesterday we caught them breaking the surface inshore so we now have
two species to fish for on most of our inshore trips.
Offshore fishing continues to remain excellent.We usually have a very few openings on our 10 hour,"Fair weather fisherman offshore trips". I try to post any open spots on this page. In fact I've been so busy that for the 1st time ever... I've asked my step daughter Erin to handle the calls and the reservation book for me. She is doing a really great job and is getting back to you much quicker and more efficiently than I possible could this time of year. Anyway I wanted to post a few pictures of some pool winners taken over the last few days.
Dave Manning (NH) refused to give up the ghost, and landed our largest fish of the 2005 season this week. Dave's cod was a 33 pound Maine state trophy. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy and it sure made Keith and my day when he hauled her over the rail. Casey Gobertus (FL) and his son Greg. Casey was "King of the world" as he enjoyed fishing in solitude on the pulpit. Casey's 29 pound Maine state trophy cod was also the largest fish he's ever landed. His son Greg's pollack was a mere 16 pounder..............
On right, Richie Hasterhagen Jr.
(NJ) with his pool winning
26 pound Maine state trophy cod, Richie out fished his dad Rich
Sr. who also landed a nice large 14 pound Maine state trophy cusk!
other offshore news, Les Paul won
the pool on Capt. Whits offshore trip the week with a 19 pound cod,
Les also landed a 16 pound trophy wolfish. I don't have these pics yet
as they are on Whit's camera and he's back offshore. Not to be outdone
Les's wife, Linda landed
our 2nd" blue tagged" cod
of the year. The blue tags are
worth $100 awarded
by the New England research cod tagging program. The tagging program is a conservation
effort to further
understand the nature and health of our offshore cod fishery.
Week ending April 20th........Splash Down! This morning at 8 am sharp "India" left the farm for her trip to the harbor for the official launch of our 2005 season. We all worked so hard to get everything ready to meet our launch deadline and everything came together perfectly.Thanks to all our great customers without whose support we couldn't even begin to get it all together every spring. In the picture below you can see the scope of the move. "Indi" is completely blocking the road as she is backed out of our driveway for the 17 mile ride to Wells Harbor.
I was very thrilled to have my
old friend Irwin Liberskind
aboard "India" for the
1st time yesterday. Irwin
treated my sons Whit and Dennis to a day blue fishing in Boston harbor
when they were just 12 and 13 years old.... how time flys.
Anyway Irwin landed some very nice fish steadily throughout the day and
had a great time. His largest was this 16 pound cod, the 2nd biggest
cod of the day and just seven pounds short of the pool. Irwin's
the bridesmaid, never the bride"!
Gloria with her largest ever 17 pound pollock and Jeanette with a matching 12 pounder caught on the same drop. "Center" Linda Paul with her 26 pound trophy cod the largest fish of the day, an Derrick with his largest ever 16 pound cod.
We also had a great time offshore last week with Don Rush (CT) and his family. I believe Bob Belnap was high hook of the day, but the defining moment was Don catching the largest cod of his life and the largest cod of the year to date on" India." Don Rush (CT ) with his 30 pound Maine state trophy !
I have had no time
to update my web page because we are so
very busy taking all the
fine families that come with us every summer. Since my last update on
July 7th most of Capt Whit's and my days have been spent inshore
striper and blue fishing . We are so busy trying to land our guests as
many fish as we can that we simply don't have time to post all your
great pictures during this fishing frenzy!
Striper fishing has slowed down a bit the last few weeks with the arrival of the blues. On some trips the fishing is slow, on others the stripers bite to "Beat He'll". But I'm fairly confident that all our guests have had as much fun chasing them all over the coast from York harbor to Cape Porpoise, as I have over the last couple of weeks. Captain Whit, Joe, Bob, Kieth and I really appreciate your continued support and confidence and we'll get some of your pictures and stories posted when things wind down a bit.
The early influx of blue fish has provided a lot of fun for the kids. Pictured left to right, Johnny Mier (PA) and his girlfriend Kendra, my grandson little Whit, Shawn Ringo(PA), and Paulie Mier on right. All the kids landed a blue on a day so foggy I could'nt see the pulpit on "Indi." John and paulie are 2003 graduates of our "Capt Satch and Sons summer fishing camp" and they can always be counted on to land a few super fish.. Sue Danaher and her dad Bob Frechette (MA) with a nice set of stripers, enjoying a great day on their annual summer outing. It's all the great families that come back every year that make it such fun for our crew.
Offshore fishing continues to be very good to excellent. On our June 27th offshore marathon, held in honor of my daughter India birthday........Linda Paul (ME) caught fish steadily all day and won the boat pool with a nice 21 pound cod left. John Mier was high hook for the day catching over 20 cod. His largest was 20 pounds just a pound shy of Linda's. Boy! All the all time greats have to be on guard ..the younger generation is coming on strong! At least three trophy haddock were landed offshore this week, but I think the best picture I got was of my oldest grandson Joey (left) with his very 1st haddock ever!
Don Somers "Me"
bested his prior largest ever cod record. "Left"
Keith helping Don hold up his 38.5 pound trophy cod.. This
is the the largest cod ever caught aboard the India
Marie to date.
Ray Washburn (VT) landed the largest striper
ever caught on the "India Marie" and one of the largest stripers
caught in Maine waters last season. Ray's
striper (left) was 44.5 inches long and weighed 33.5 pounds. To
top off this tale. Ray's was thoughtful enough to release this
beautiful fish back to the ocean alive. Fish of this size spawn
millions of eggs every spring and it's passionate recreation
anglers like Ray who continue to
encourage the return of large stripers for all the Grampy's and their
kids you now see fishing along the Maine coast..
Chuck Hilb "NJ"
with the largest monkfish ever landed on the India Marie
A 31 pound Monkfish.. "Left"Satch helping Chuck hold up his trophy
Monkfish, Captain Whit
took the pic.... "Right"Chuck demonstrates his fishes " Boca
These monks are angler fish, they dangle a little antenna like bait
in front of their wide open mouths, then chomp down on their prey at
the appropriate time.
Fishing Camp Weekend 2003! The Mier family (PA) with Maine guide, Captain Den McMahon show off thier trophy shad !
Alaska...........No Maine !
Mr. Leslie Shan "NJ" got our 2002 season on the India Marie off to a grand
start landing a super 22 pound, 37 inch" ......................you guessed it Halibut. Les a renowned member of the Hudson River fishing club
proved his fishing prowess by landing
our 1st ever Halibut on the India Marie. Halibut of this size have become very rare in Maine
waters. It has been over 12 years since I gaffed a keeper Halibut on
the Bunny Clack with Captain Tim at the helm. Every year since I've
dreamt of catching one, and to land one on just our 3rd trip offshore
with the Hudson River boys is just thrilling. "New magic for 2002".......
I was able to stick Les's fish with the new gaff Keith just finished
making for us and my son, Captain Whit
was right by my side to help me haul her
over the rail. This is the kind of
moment that makes all the hard work worth it for my family and our
guests. Congratulations Les!
Voted # 1 in 2001, 2003 and 2004 !
Also of note* The Gath III
was again voted #1, "Best
of the Best boats" of York County Maine . Thanks to all of you who took the
time to send your ballots to the York County Coast Star newspaper. Just to be named as one of the best with
all the famous boats and captains in the southern Maine is a great
honor. .. i.e.. F/V's Bunny Clark, Lady J, etc. I really enjoy bringing all of you fishing and
appreciate your continued support and confidence you have shown to
Whit, Den and I.
A very sad day ...
We also made in through the saddest part in the lives
of our family. As most of you know, our oldest child and only daughter India
Marie passed on in June of 2003, after a good fight with
tough illness. Many of you new her as a young girl taking
on the Bunny Clark. India was 28 years old. She leaves her three children Joey age
Whitney age 7, and McCary age 4. Thank you all so
your prayers, thoughts, and the lovely flowers and baskets. It means so
to have such caring and wonderful friends at such a difficult time in
lives. I've included a photo of the India's service, taken
first mate DJ Callahan. And I
not being able to contact all my very good friends personally.
A college trust "India Tavare's childrens fund " has been set
up for her three boys
Sanford Institute for Savings 900 Maine Street, Sanford Me.
those folks who feel like they
would like to help them in some way.
and keep us all....... Satch
The Kids carry us on !
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