I've been a little busy lately with the charters and havent had time to give a real fish report. I usually do a long tuna trip or two bass trips a day. I am being frustrated with the folks that call or email and ask if aI have an opening for tomorrow am or the day after etc. Just like a great hotel or a great restaurant, a great charter service reserves in advance. Capeshores Charters reserves in advance for one reason. We have the best striped bass and bluefin tuna fisheries on the east coast within 30 minutes of the harbor entrance ! Please be smart and call ahead for your reservation. Currently the next openings are 7/30 & 31, 8/1 (pm), 8/3, 8/6, 8/7, 8/14, 15, 16, 17, & 18.
As for the fishing, I caught over 40 stripers yesterday on the 4 hour trip with a husband and wife charter on 14 pound test ! On Saturday we hooked and lost 2 nice 60 inch bluefin before 8 am ! On the 19th and 20th we caught a nice retainable tuna on each day ! The fishing for stripers is phenomenal, with many boats catching lots of stripers on the bottom. We are using butterfly and diamond jigs to get the fish. Each fish is fat with sand eels and if you can get the technique down you will catch plenty of fish.
If you would like to get in on the action, email me at the address below (firstname.lastname@example.org) and make a reservation. There are lots of openings available for August and September and the fishing just off Chatham's shorelines will continue to be great through September into October.
Thanks very much,
Bruce & "Marilyn S"