The fishing slowed for a couple of days last week as the east winds moved the bait around a bit. The blues have arrived east of Chatham and they are mixed in with the bass on the slacks now. The spiny dogfish are everywhere ! I don't understand how the NMFS can claim they are being overexploited. Well I do but I'm not going there on this page. With the sun coming out and the winds dying down the bait (sand eels) has reappeared at the usual areas. If the "woofies" aren't too bad we have been taking some nice bass. If the dogs are in the area, I have been running to the rips to fish there with the light tackle and bait. Theree are no dogfish and apart from the occasional bluefish and sanddab, we have been taking fish regularly in the 13 to 25 pound range. Last week I got a 38-39 pounder from Bears'es rip. The fish was 47 inches long.
I have been lax on reporting the latest "T" shirt winners as I have been very busy. Both John Turner of Potsam NY and Bill Vitale of Fairfield CT have won Capeshores Charters shirts sporting my striper logo. every 15th person to fill in the little survey form will recieve one of these shirts as my way of saying thanks for providing me with the info I need to assess how the public wants to fish.
Captain Bruce Peters