Ryan, I just wanted to reiterate how much I value the site you have created. On Friday, the weather was supposed to turn ugly around noon, so we opted to head to Stellwagen bank. Ended up seeing a lot of smaller model bluefin, with plenty of casts on topwater but no hookups. Bottom fishing is still viable but seasonal closures can impact that type of fishing. About that time the tuna decides to head to Jersey and takes off screaming. None of the days we went out had good weather and only a few boats were out. I don't know why you would think a mostly Texas board would be so cal.
It was impossible to get under the blues to, where according to fishfinder, the stripers were. Offshore fishing is about at its peak with angler pursuing both giant and school size bluefin. These are hardly ever true sea-runs, i. Only one boat managed a small one on a lure when were there. I did and fishing has never been better. I learned 2-3 new techniques and now have a lot more confidence in my ability to find and catch fish. I hope that this has helped you.
Just my 02 cents on the cape. To say it was still a little green is an understatement, it takes off, breaks the line and is now only on by the dart and ripping out harpoon line. Two more months of this! We were drifting and dropping jigs and picked up a bunch of haddock and cod but no more tuna action. I end up holding the rod and Neil is cranking the reel when suddenly the fish gets a second wind and dumps the spool again. Makes a nice small affordable charter boat, a number are used that way in my part of the world. They were just waiting for any old fisherman to hook into a striper so they could steal the fish off the hook.
Summer The fishing season is in full swing around Cape Cod and the Islands by the end of June. Even farther back, anglers regularly took cod from the Outer Cape beaches and even in the Cape Cod Canal and every year a few hardy souls go in search of them these days, but no reliable reports ever seem to come from those expeditions. Fluke summer flounder , tautog and scup will be targeted by bait fishermen. Light tackle and fly fishing are the way to go for these small fish. Good luck this year Capt.
There are even spawned out Atlantic salmon stocked in certain waters with Peters Pond in Sandwich a favorite with anglers. Schoolie size bass can still be found in the upper reaches of many salt ponds and estuaries and the Canal still has stripers moving through but measuring success in single digits of fish caught rather than dozens becomes the norm. We were also able to extend our trip for one more day at no cost from the airlines. Unfortunately, severe weather hit Boston and Neil and Charles ended up stranded in Saint Louis and I changed my flight to the following day. Some of the greatest friendships and connections in my life right now are because of My Fishing Cape Cod. We probably saw at least 20 and heard them several times. Get a buddy and we'll have a little friendly tournament! It was pure coincidence that my name is on the right wooden post.
The lines end up wrapping so Rich grabs the front rod, weaves it around the back rod and places it in the port rod holder where Charles continues the fight. Having the opportunity to spend several hours on the boat with Ryan was another excellent learning and catching experience. I'm glad you got one Bill. Dogfish like black eel,so do bluefish. We did however see many a seal congregated in front of the popular Herring Cove and Race Point.
Ryan answered all of my questions and heightened my passion for fishing Being relatively inexperienced at fishing, spending time with Ryan and tapping into his vast knowledge has been wonderful. As usual, fished with Nick leletes and his buddy Florin. Fortunately, the cranking under no pressure get my arms working again and I gain back a ton of line before the fish turns to the port and runs up to the top. This is because the largest of the stripers will be arriving, plus the fact that both shore and boat anglers have a good shot at them. A few months ago things cooled down up that way so I took my first trip to the canal and was immediately hooked-probably because it was a new challenge and something I could set my mind to.
We headed out to calm seas excited about running and gunning until we hit the fog. We got pounded and drenched but I still managed to doze off all day, lol. Trolling tubes and pitching live eels after dark along the Elizabeth Islands is very popular and some boating anglers on the Upper Cape fish nowhere else. Catching fish is a bonus, but knowing I am well positioned for the fish of a lifetime is exciting and makes my time on the water more enjoyable. Ryan has given me the opportunity to get the most out of my fishing experiences. Parker offers a nice fishing layout for its size, more sq ft of open deck space compared to similar sized hulls.
The average fish in these ponds is 3 lbs and up. My arms are literally numb. My approach and game plan has greatly improved, especially at the canal. It really hurt to have to put them back. By the time I get over to the fish, Rich sticks another gaff and it goes crazy again, this thing would not quit! There is an open boat trip in October that no one has signed up for so if you want to do it, contact me. Preparation in terms of appropriate clothing and perhaps sea sickness remedies is very important.