08-21-2004, 06:21 AM
I have been watching the radar and it seems like you guy's have been spared the brunt of the rainfall up to this point. It all seems to have gone north and west of your location but are the winds causing havoc??? I bagged out of going out this morning just to wake up to manageable winds and weather........ :mad: And I can't even launch downtown and checkout the local area as the Oyster Festival is today and you can't even get near the ramp......... :mad: Sometimes you just can't win.
The clave ROCKED! Still going on and the best day is tomorrow. I think someone will break the ice with a hardtail... plenty of bass and blues and some exotics showing.
Sat was HUGE surf and winds, rain at night but we missed the boomers. After the pogie oil tasting (INCREDIBLE JOB GRIZ!!!) no one cared about the rain anyway.
We toughed it out on the jetties and hit fish on both sides despite the howling wind, pics to follow...
Sorry you couldn't make it, but there will be plenty more chances.
08-23-2004, 07:07 AM
I agree with you. A twitch in my little finger is telling me that today will be a good day for all of the hardcore Boneclavers.
I wish them all the best.
This is the 1st Boneclave that I missed in years. I missed the crew but I vow to head South in search of exotics soon. I might even cave in and hire a guide.
Good luck to all!
08-23-2004, 10:24 PM
Just wait until they are here in force and i will take you out in the "HardCore" to get some 'tails. No sense in paying for it when you cn come along with me, would enjoy taking you out to chase some tuna.
08-25-2004, 11:02 AM
I was fortunate enough to get the boat fixed and headed down Sunday morning to fish and camp till monday. We missed a great meal, But I used the time Saturday to set-up my gear for the trip. We showed up around brunch and set-up camp. Took the boys out and poked around abit and found a bunch a bluefish. Josh my 5yr old using a 7wt caught his first Bluefish ever on a fly he tied and colored himself down at the Saltwateredge fly tying event this past winter. Brandon was really bumming cause his little brother caught one and he was getting bit off. Had him reel in and found he had only 15or20lb test tippet, tied some 30lb test on and he was all hooked up shortly there after and didn't get bit off this time. We just retied and cut off the bit up sections after each bluefish instead of using wire. Brandon suffered his first knuckle buster when a big blue took off while he was trying to reel him up. After a few tears he was back at it again.
The wind died down after sunset with the partial moon and stars out over the glass smooth bay made for a great sight. Witnessed and earthgrazing shooting star just before turning in, quite a contrast to the violent thunderstorms of claves past. Monday was really calm so I took the boys out to past the Vineyard to Nantucket. Along the way found what I thought was a large white plastic bag floating on the water. When I got closer I saw it was really a fish that looked like it was dead or dying. Pulled up along side with my net only to see one nice sized tuna roll over and swim casually below as though I woke him up! Not sure if it was a baby bluefin or what it seemed big for a bonito.
Should have cast to him first.... Dooh!
Found lots of Bluefish around Nantucket. We fished for awhile then headed back to break camp. All in all a very memorable trip for us. We'll be out looking for funny fish again soon since the boat is working well for now. It was great to see the many of the regulars and some new faces too. Looking forward to next year already.