Wasn't that a Doors song ? Anyway it seems that things are still slow with the cold water. As soon as we get a few days of nice sunshine, things should open up. With the rain dripping outside today, and more predicticted, I expect the sun will be more than a few days away. Its not really helping me finish those house painting jobs I am working on ! I am working on a house right on Pochet Creek in East Orleans and I can look out over the water to see what boat traffic is coming and going. I have seen many flocks of diving gannets in the last two weeks indicating to me a decent source of bait. Maybe its herring ? Also I have seen lots of whales breaching and blowing about a mile or two offshore. Then there is the cod boats steaming back to Chatham in the afternoon twelling me that there seems to be a decent amount of fish up off of Nauset. I realize that many of these guys are tagging fish for a joint cooperative research program initiated by the CCCHFA of Chatham. Its a good thing for both the fishermen that get paid to track the movements of the fish and and the fishery managers that get more information on the fish in the area and their migration patterns.
Anyway, as soon as the sun can break through for a couple days, you will see some stripers moving into the warmer waters of Nantucket Sound and Cotuit first, then spreading around to Harwich, South Chatham and the estuaries, and then Pleasant Bay and the Town Cove. Herring scouts are in the runs and by this weekend should be running well. My friend Curt should be catching mackeral by the 28 th of this month, and I will go catch myself some hook baits for tuna fishing later on in the year. The tides look absolutely fantastic for the first week of October.
Have a GREAT Day,