0.5 min readBy Published On: May 17th, 2023Categories: News5 Comments on Holy Mackerel! Striper Caught off Castle Island

Livelong Southie resident and avid fisherman John Walsh caught this big boy on Wednesday on the outside of one of the locks at Pleasure Bay at Castle Island.

This 34-inch striper put up a good fight but was no match for Walsh and his mad fishing skills. Walsh was planning on fileting the fish and sharing it as a meal with some friends.

We have a feeling it has something to do with Walsh’s lucky Celtics hat he’s wearing.

You can check out a video of the big catch here via Instagram. 


  1. Kevin Conroy May 17, 2023 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Nicely done!

  2. Mike Thomas May 17, 2023 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    A man of infinite patience waits and waits… even for many years for the right one to finally take the bait.
    Way to go walshy !

  3. Dianne ONeill May 18, 2023 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    way to go Johnny!! Nice catch!!

  4. PJSchofield May 19, 2023 at 6:42 am - Reply

    See him in action at the John Walsh locks, he’ll point out huge fish and horseshoe crabs, he’ll say hello to thousands of South Bostonian by name and to the rest with a smile and tips for bait!

  5. mplo May 21, 2023 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Ohhhhh! My god—-that fish is huge! Wow!

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