The phone is starting to ring more frequently now that the sun is making a more regular appearance. (yet its raining again today !) Please know that when you call, I may not be able to answer right away, and please leave a message, I WILL call you back. I think folks sometimes are just so pressed for time, they take the first guy that calls them back, and never really research the area, tackle, or spend a moment talking with the skipper to check out his operation or personality. I’m usually under the boat, or in the engine room or some other work related endeavor, and also, due to the obscene amount of robot solicitation calls that seem to come at awkward moments in my day, I don’t always pick up. Please leave a message, I will call you.
I fish on the outside or the eastern side of the Cape. We have cooler water during the summer and fall fishing season than the shallower waters of Cape Cod Bay or Nantucket sound. The downside of that, is that our striper fishing starts later than those other areas. Many folks at this time of the year are calling looking for late May and early June charters, and truthfully, you are better off fishing in the warmer water locations at that time. I will recommend boats and skippers that I know will treat them well that fish in those areas. (Its good karma) The upside of our cooler waters location is that when the Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound waters are too warm for stripers in the latter August and September months, we have excellent striper fishing that extends into November.
Due to these cooler, nutrient rich waters feeding the backside of the Cape, the sand eel, mackerel, and other bait fishes, supply a food chain that attracts our mighty bluefin tuna fishery. Although we traditionally start our bluefin tuna fishing around June first, the last 2 years have been slow starters, with our first catches in latter June or early July. This fishery seems to be all about bait supply and effort. If the food is here, the fish will be here, and if the fish are fished heavily they will bite less frequently. If you are up for one of these bucket list adventures, call me to discuss timing and planning, so as to get you reserved in advance on one of the more productive days upcoming this season. The bluefin are in our area until December, so one can beat the tourist crowds and take a high percentage charter in the very productive fall months of September, October and November as well.
Anytime you have questions about our fishing, charters, tides, the Chatham Cut, etc., or what have you, please send me an email, text or call and I will do my best to get back to you to answer your questions.
Thanks very much,
Capt. Bruce & “Marilyn S”