Hi Folks, It has been a while since my last report. The bass fishing for the first 3 weeks of July at Monomoy was absolutely fantastic ! The squid that move through the area during this time of the year, drew nice schools of stripers onto Bearse's shoals in the usual expected numbers. Things have slowed down there though in the last 4-5 days. Some really cold water has moved in and although there are still fish there, they are extremenly skittish and hard to catch. I try to finesse them with light leaders, weights and nice fresh natural baits. It may be annoying to some of you fishing alongside of me, to see my customers hooking into stripers that you missed when drifting over the same spots, but its because I am willing to use light gear, and fresher bait than you are willing to go get. I will be taking my 5 hour trips to the same areas we have been fishing and when the water temperatures rise back to where they are supposed to be I expect the fishing will improve there. The longer charters of 7 hours or more allow me to seek out further areas for the stripers. Remember though any fishing outside of the 3 mile limit from shore will be catch and release only. I can show you some great fishing, but we will be throwing them back OK ?
On the Bluefin Tuna fishing we had a couple of days back over the ful moon that we got skunked and caught no fish at all, not even one fish up ! The last 3 days however have been much better with 2 or 3 fish caught on each day, and with several "crashes" or missed bites as well. The fish are all in the 55 to 57 inch range and are weighing close to 100 pounds. These trips are not more than an hour out and start at $1050 at this time of the year. You will see whales, porpoise, tuna, and much more on this diffent style of trip. Here is Paul's comments from the day before yesterday.
Hi Bruce - I think I made friends with the entire town of West Dennis on Monday, after delivering door to door the fresh tuna we caught on Monday (after keeping my share). If any of your customers are like me - having fished the Cape waters for years but never tried tuna fishing - I would strongly recommend they give it a try. As much as I love the light tackle fishing for striped bass, I've never experienced anything like the excitement of tuna fishing. To see these beautiful fish crash the water, and then fight so much that my arms are still sore two days later - it's just an unreal feeling. The fact that we got to bring in three of these monsters on one trip was a bonus (not to mention the non-stop spectacular whale show we got during the entire charter). About the only regret I have is that I didn't bring my camera. Please send along any pictures you have from our trip. Good luck the rest of the season, and please be in touch when you start taking reservations for next year. Paul and Tim
You folks could have a trip as satisfying as Paul's too. Please give me a call at 508 255-0911 (not after 9 pm though !) to reserve a different day of fishing for your group.
Thanks very much,
Bruce & Marilyn S