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: At Last! Sunshine on the flats!

05-15-2003, 12:20 PM
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday appear to be the first bluebird days for us Chatham flats hounds. Air temps in the 60's mean southerly breezes and lots of those big shadows in the water! Who's playing hooky? If we can get enough interest, I'll call Keith and round up something for Monday or Tuesday.


05-15-2003, 12:54 PM
I'll be there Sunday.


05-15-2003, 07:57 PM
You will do well once these days influence the temps and behaviors - they came up on a limited section of the overall flats topology today, and came up hard. Still about 10% of peak and you have to know which flat(s) they will strafe. The ones we fished today worked the flat hard for a good period of time, close to two hours on the same flat with fish cycling over it.

Another option, which is the better option until things heat up, would be to target the groups of large migrating fish en route. They are moving fast along the shore with urgency and not really on the hunt but once you locate the waves of bass you will have the best shot at huge fish.

Migration is in full tilt, flats fishing is just getting started. Another week or two of good weather and hopefully some SW winds is needed. Tomorrow is supposed to be NASTY on the coast.

05-16-2003, 06:45 AM
Fished South yesterday, bumped into Juro and his party a few times.....they were quite successful.
Thanks to Juro's previous post a few days ago, fished the edges of the drop off with success (28 schoolies and 2 keepers). Juro had the pleasure of watching me bring in and fumble with the last be honest, the biggest striper I have caught since I started salt water fly fishing last May. A bit overwhelmed with it's muscle:) Was waiting for the shuttle and decided to give it one last cast and bang....fumbling witnessed by a full boat of Rip Ryder passengers. Juro took "picks" to document my fate:hehe:
Flats were either full with fish or barren, occasionally a keeper would appear as a single......well worth pushing through the water at thigh depth.
Good luck to all next week.......they are here!

05-19-2003, 01:04 PM
Here's one of them... Rip Ryder door to door service :smokin:

05-19-2003, 01:46 PM
Where's the fish!!!! Just kidding. Pulled him out of the hole eh!


05-19-2003, 02:59 PM
Now that is a bent rod, congrats!

05-19-2003, 07:35 PM
Thanks Juro for the "pic"......up on the fridge :-) Hope to see you tomorrow. Loved that bend in the rod!

05-19-2003, 07:57 PM
Ron -

There are a lot more pics, I just wanted one person to ask if it was hooked on Keith's anchor line!

Answer: Keith doesn't anchor there! It's a nice healthy spring bass. More pics to come.