It has been a long while since I have typed up one of these reports, so please bear with me, while I try to focus on what to fill you in on.
First, THANK YOU ALL for another great season! 2018 was still busy although the striper numbers in our area were off for some unusual reason. We still got our limits, but we had to work harder than usual to get them. The Mackerel showed up in good numbers, so we adapted to drifting with live mackerel on our rods, and that made for some different, exiting and fun light tackle action.
We finally made enough of an impact on the ears of the regulators to have the Herring Mid Water trawlers pushed out at least 12 miles off our Cape shorelines. The Atlantic sea herring is a primary forage specie for ALL of our Cape Cod sport and food fishes. This should have a significant impact on our bluefin tuna, striper and bottom fish populations. So congratulations to all of you that took the time to send an email or call your representatives. Thank you.
The bluefin tuna fishery was another slow starter, with the early fish being caught north of us in the Gulf of Maine. By mid July though, we were back to having good catches of large mediums and very few small bluefin. By fall, most every fish we caught, was either a large medium or a giant. We caught them steadily up until the first week of December when the water temperatures finally got to cold and the fish moved on. Several of my charters this year were fortunate enough to catch giant bluefin and it is surely a catch and experience to remember.
Give me a call or send me an email, if you are interested in coming out with me again this coming season. If you are new, check out our reviews on Trip Advisor, and then send an email with any questions you might have. We finally have the 2019 tide books in hand and are now ready to set you up for booking an optimum fishing date and time.
Thanks very much,
Captain Bruce & ”Marilyn S”