Cod seem scarce and that is worrying lots of folks. There are flounder in Cape Cod Bay. There are plenty of stripers around now. You can pretty much catch schoolies everywhere, especially in the estuaries whewre the current flow and food supply is strong. A friend I spoke with two days ago said he caught a 44 inch bass off Bee's River, but with the northeast wind was going to try on the outer beach tonight. I suspect he caught that fish on a herring (poached from the run ?) Speaking of herring, it is time for you that value the fish stocks in New England to contact your congressional representative to ask for the imediated (this year in June)implementation of fishing restrictions in the Gulf of Maine. Without hearing from you this may most likely get tabled until next June. Your striped bass, cod and tuna and other valuable sport and food fish depend upon the herring for a staple. The mid water boats are pounding the area and are catching the herring before they can get to the inshore waters. The new boat is coming along. I cut a 31 X 24 inch hole in the stern yesterday. It will let the water drain out faster. No - its for the tuna to come in ! Ha ! Its still scary cutting into the transom like that. Then there are the new coamings to go in to keep you folks in the boat. The prop is off the boat and at the computerized scanning shop where it will be reconditioned and made as efficient as possible. There are lots more things going on but too many to list here. You'll have to come out and see the Cape's newest and fastest fishy charter boat. I would expect to be in the water by mid June and taking you guys out for some decent bass and tuna fishing this summer.
Thanks and hope to see you,