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: Boy if you're not fishing today...

09-12-2004, 02:26 PM
I hope you have a really good excuse not to be on the water. I have one, whether it's really good or not is the question (catch-up work to clear the schedule for later).

I can only imagine what the flats look like today...

Monomoy "blackbacks" just a few days ago.... ( as seen from 30-40 yards away with a point and shoot digital!

Hope everyone is fishin.

09-12-2004, 04:43 PM
Reporting for duty...OnTheWater!

09-12-2004, 06:06 PM
Nice photo! Did they fish? If so, what did they catch? Actually, a boat ride would have made their day.

I'm on the Cape for the next month and am awaiting Paxton's report on S. Beach.

The Monday sortie will be Morris Island early a.m. and then linkup with Keith if he is running. I will be alternating between CC bay and the southside depending on the bait and the bite.

I'll keep ya posted.


09-12-2004, 06:22 PM
BluePhish...they fished and caught...
with the Chatham twin water tanks in the distance...
'Saw some BlueFin tails but that's another story...

09-12-2004, 07:18 PM
Fished the refuge for a couple of hours this morning. A bit slow with just a few schoolies around but there was bait. Talked to one guy that said the place was even devoid of bait a day earlier. So I figure things are on the upswing for Jim. Went out to the creek on the bayside this afternoon. Deader than dead the last two hours of the drop. Should have gone a little furthur east, I think, to where the saints and fish come marchin in.

Nice pics and the kids are priceless. With that receding hairline Roop oughta have a hat on.

09-12-2004, 09:55 PM
Hi Jim,
Happy that you are back on the Cape....things are beginning to hop. Last week picked up 6 on the SB flats. Went today with Garry, he got 2......we sighted many fish.....I was able to pick up 7 stripers today on the flats, one of which was 30 to 32 inches and a porker. The surprise of the day was a good sized bluefish that I got on the flats between K and L, on a 9lb tippet no about pure luck!!!!! :) Sure proof of the existence of fish Gods.
6 of the stripers were caught within 1-2 hrs of the incoming in the a.m. (just like last week), thereafter...lockjaw was the trend of the afternoon, until the keeper hit. Had many follows and no lookers all afternoon....on the keeper, I twiched the tan sand eel twice, the fish followed and I just let the fly sit still just to try something worked on at least that fish.
Plenty of silversides, most in the 3 inch range....about 25% in the 4 to 5 inch range....if you stood still on the flats and looked down, they were all around you. Didn't see any bunker on the flats. Surf (spinning guys) did well on the surf side...many blues and stripers. Didn't hear how the FF's did surfside but spinners said fish were caught 75 to 100 out from shore.
Met 2 great guys from (Adrian) joined up with us and promptly caught his first "sight' share his excitement and surprise of just being able to see fish on the flats was a major bonus to our day's experience! This was stuff not experienced in his landlocked state....think we have us a new convert :) As Keith's last pick up was at 2, Garry and I tried Morris.....saw one fish....dead as can be.
I spoke with Keith today re shuttle.....he's running Sat. 8 and 4, Sunday 8 and 2 and during the week only if he has sufficient #'s :frown: He advised to call the day before during the week. Looks like the death march option will be upon us, if #'s aren't there. Hope to see you soon and hook up.

09-13-2004, 04:25 AM
Fished the Bayside. Plenty of breaking fish and bait. Got into a nice blitz. Lots of fun . Stripers are on the move. Chowing down for the long haul.
FishHawk :D


09-13-2004, 05:59 AM
Let's use the site to build up full boats for Rip Ryder through the rest of the season. Jim, I envy you... and I live here! :tongue:

Crazy times ahead on the beaches...

09-13-2004, 11:27 AM
Thanks for the pitures Pete!

The girls always get a laugh out of visiting with Pete, a day on the water is even better for them.

RE: fishing - they're kind of spoiled. The youngest wasn't too happy yesterday as she expects every trip to be like a day we had off Falmouth, FAC & spanish macks on every cast.... need to work on that one :rolleyes:

Back to looking for bass & tuna!


09-13-2004, 01:30 PM
Roop start saving your money now. Two complete fly outfits with Able Reels and spools to match plus assorted lines. :hihi: For the girls .

09-13-2004, 01:53 PM
Roop start saving your money now. Two complete fly outfits with Able Reels and spools to match plus assorted lines. :hihi: For the girls .

FLy rods are coming this winter... I'm pretty sure the membership does not want to know about the gear they already own ;)