Hi Folks, The sun finally came out ! That has improved things on the fishing scene considerably ! Cape Cod Bay is the spot to be in right now. Steve on the Triton had a good day last weekend with the folks I sent him, even though it was pretty windy. I recently heard a thirty five pounder was caught in the Cape Cod canal last week, with steady reports of decent sized keepers as well.
The south side of Nantucket Sound is producing decent bass as well. The sqid and mackeral are in the sound strong, and the gamefish are right behind them. The bluefish are just starting to move into the Sound area right behind the mackeral and squid. Once the choppers move into the area in force though, the squid and macks will disperse.
I did manage to get over to Kurt's fish weir business to buy enough mackeral hook baits for my tuna fishing later in the fall. It seems every year there isn't a decent mackeral hook bait to be found anywhere. The ones that you can get are jig caught baits from the north shore with the lips torn and bloodied. The weir trapped ones are the ones to get ! I have vacumn packed mine for years now, as insurance for when I need some in September and October when the giants are on the feed.
If you are interested in some giant tuna fishing, the time to go is in the last weeks of September and the first 3 weeks of October. We try to pick a day with a small tide and the slack water periods to coincide with a low light time of the day. Other than that, any day out there in October with a bait in the water is a good time to be there. There are a VERY limited amount of days with the proper conditions at that time of the year for a chance at one of these glorious fish. If you are interested in having a go at a Giant Bluefin Tuna this fall on the new boat, call or email to discuss the possibilities.
As for the striper reservations for the summer, it has seemed a little off this year so far because of the weather. In the last week though, the emails and phone calls have been quite steady. I do have most of my more experienced customers having reserved their dates in advance, ensuring them of a decent tide and departure time for their trips. If you have questions about booking a trip with me and the new boat this summer, especially about tides, dates, and the timing of a departure, please call 508 255-0911 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask.
Thanks Very Much,