Today John, Patrick and Albert saw an amazing whale show – humpbacks breaching as far as the eye could see. The tuna fishing wasn’t bad either. First fish of the day was a sleeper; I thought it was a bass as it never made a run, but after a minute we knew it was Charlie and he woke up. 20 minutes later we had a nice 59” slot fish — in the box he goes. Get back on the school and first cast we are tight again. Different story with this one: big run, the BH 8’ graphite owned this fish but the 28 pounds of drag kicked the anglers’ butts. After a 35-minute fight we swim and release a nice 70” fish. Back up and have a pulled hook on another nice BFT. The guys are spent at this point so we go and enjoy some of the great bass fishing that has been around the waters off Cape Cod. Great day OTW — also nice to see my friend Bob P out there as he boated a nice 65” fish for release with his nephew captaining the DH
BH 8’ graphite rod
Shimano Stella 20000
About Thursday, all I can say is EPIC... We were all shot, some of the best fishing I have ever seen and I have been around. 6 fish to the boat 4 pulled hooks after 15 to 20 minutes -- that was a blessing. I can't even count the missed hookups, most of the action coming on RONZ, RONZ, RONZ. The Black Hole rods were excellent in handling all fish 65 to 72 inches. Back to the dock at noon and right back at it in the a.m.
Friday's trip was a buzz kill after the previous day's melee. The fish were there but too many googans for me. We managed to get some quality shots, Jin got one nice fish to the boat and we had a few hookups. Some of the fish are shrimping, meaning they are very hard to get hooked up. Overall a great day OTW with some of the nicest people. Looking forward to fishing with Jin and Jerome again. Thanks guys.
Shimano Stella 20000
Black Hole rods
The other day I had the pleasure of fishing with Capt Rob Glasser, fly only and we crushed them. The fishing was non-stop for hours with greasy calm conditions. Could not have hit it any better. You don't see this kind of action every day.
Yesterday I had Kil and the guys out again, lots of fish early on top with a couple of pulled hooks. Then we covered some ground trying to find fish to ourselves, found plenty of whales but no tuna. Back to the morning's numbers and they are blowing up small herring. Very sporadic up and down so we start jigging on some bait and hook-up. Sweet great day OTW. 66" fish released boatside.
Sunday I had Kilsong and his two friends up from New Jersey. The weather was not looking great NOAA said 2o southeast and low vis but we went for it anyway. We found the fish right away smashing the surface first couple of throws and we are tight. This fish is large and almost spools us so we make chase. Long story short after 1 hour and 45 min we have the fish boat side and he is still being bad. This is a commercial fish. I miss with one poon shot, we try to work him up again but the line gets wrapped on the tip and off he goes. Work back to the numbers and they are still there. We get doubled up losing one and fighting the other for 45 min and releasing the fish boat side 72 inches. Great day with conditions very tough we still managed to find them. Thanks to Kil and his friends for a nice day lets do it again.
Today I had my friend Bob Pink out for a day of madness. We had Easterly winds all day yesterday and I was a little skeptical this a.m. as to what the inlet would be like. I thought right; we had solid eights at the inlet and with a dumping tide it was a little unnerving, but my Seacraft took it well and we made it out. The fishing grounds had 4 to 6 foot tight swells with a couple of 8's thrown in. Nice. We found the fish quickly and went tight on an Ocean Lure plug. Had him on for a while and pulled the hook.
The fish today were charged up and feeding on herring and macks. This went on for four hours — we would hook up, fight the fish 30 minutes, and pull the hook boat side. We had some of the best topwater takes I have ever seen. Four fish to the boat with clean releases, at least five more hookup's with run off's, and lots of swings and misses. After all that we moved in and found the bass; we had acres of big bass feeding on top with tuna mixed in. Salty's Needles were the name of the game inshore, with the Got-Strypers a close second. All in all some of the best fishing I have ever seen. Hopefully it will continue. I think Bob might need some help getting out of the truck when he gets home..
Thanks for a great day Bob.
Spent the last couple of days on the tuna and it has been sick. Went 4 for 8 the other day with many more missed hookups. Also had fish in the 450 lbs range pile onto topwater plugs with reckless abandon. The fish are hungry and feeding on herring, macks, and sandeels. This has been some of the best fishing I have ever seen in early June and the bass fishing has been even better with acre after acre schools of hungry bass...
The fishing around the Cape has been top shelf. Had a fly trip the other day with two guys who really put the fish on the boat. Coach and Richard were great fly guys, they got the job done. They are to of the best casters I have had on the Osprey. With acres of big bass all over the surface it was a sight to be seen. Big bass feeding on 6 inch herring they are putting on the weight. We also enjoyed plenty of shots at finicky tuna but just could not finish the deal. All in all a great day on the water...