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: Monomoy Fall Classic - Sept 24th (Sat)


juro
09-12-2005, 07:00 AM
Each year we enjoy one of the least touched flats and inlets on the east coast with a select group of 15 anglers from the Forum - the north tip of South Monomoy.

What's been the surprising bonus is the population of flats hunting cows that just won't give up on their shallow water sorties even into September. I landed two keepers in the first three shots one year, and FredA landed a fat fall cow that lingers in my memory still.

It's also the famous "southway" from the virgin side - who knows what it will be like since this is the first year.

Rules:

Hold your place by posting here. Posting will oblige you to pay for your spot if the boat does not fill up, unless we overbook in which case the spots will be filled on a first-come basis.

Special thanks to the National Wildlife Refuge staff and Rip Ryder who make this possible.

FredA
09-12-2005, 07:22 AM
Haven't cleared it with the commandant but what the hell, I'm in.

sean
09-12-2005, 08:53 AM
I am in.

-sean

CSJ60
09-12-2005, 09:00 AM
Can only make Sunday Sept. 25th, returning from vacation on the 24th.

Stevo
09-12-2005, 05:12 PM
D'oh! I arrive on the Saturday... Is there anything going on Sunday 25th?

juro
09-12-2005, 05:34 PM
Tides lose an hour... but what the heck - let's make it Sunday if the refuge mgmt allows.

Ten more slots to go.

Stevo
09-12-2005, 06:23 PM
Whoo hoo! :smokin:

Actually Juro there may well be three Limeys, in total, for that trip!

striblue
09-12-2005, 07:41 PM
Ok. I am in.....

justicampa
09-12-2005, 11:25 PM
Please hold a spot for Justi Campa for the Monomoy Fall Classic - Sept 24th (Sat)

Cell Phone: 434.249.1783

Thank you,
Justi

Dr. Justo Campa
09-12-2005, 11:35 PM
Please sign me up, Dr. Justo Campa for the Monomoy Fall Classic - Sept 24th.

Much Thanks

phone 434. 249.1783 (same as justi campa)

Stevo
09-13-2005, 03:18 AM
Juro

Can confirm that 3 Limeys are available for the Sunday, 25th Sept, trip.

juro
09-13-2005, 06:22 AM
6 slots left.

Please be aware that by signing up you are responsible for your fare as described above ($15).

bonefishmon
09-13-2005, 08:21 AM
Shucks!!!! I'm on Nantucket that weekend!

Phil

juro
09-13-2005, 09:37 AM
Max is 12 persons, so we are going to try to fill both Saturday and Sunday (24-25).

CT_Mart
09-13-2005, 11:14 AM
Juro,
Confirm at least 1 from CT for the Saturday trip. Working to confirm 2 more CT possibles.
Marty Hummel

flydoc
09-13-2005, 12:09 PM
Sign me up if there's a slot available- time to retrieve the Atlantis and get it back to where it belongs....Thanks Juro!
Flydoc
(Jim Shepherd, M.D.) :D

Doc Duprey
09-13-2005, 12:59 PM
Juro,

Count me in! I can finally get some help with the Atlantis...I sure need it!

Best regards,

-Doc

Adrian
09-13-2005, 01:36 PM
I am IN :D

Definitely wouldn't want to miss this one!

Ready to do one or both days if you need to make up numbers. Just slot me in wherever

CT_Mart
09-13-2005, 03:16 PM
Juro,

Follow-up to my earlier post. Count of 2 from my CT group.

Marty Hummel

Stevo
09-13-2005, 04:39 PM
Juro

I have one Limey (Silas/ Basses from the forum) for the Saturday 24th as well, if you still have room?

basses
09-14-2005, 03:16 PM
Just confirming Steve's post. i'd like to go on the saturday and sunday. If possible.

striblue
09-15-2005, 12:22 AM
Whats the count now? Stevo... you will be REQUIRED to be at CAC Saturday nigh.... maybe we can have a cook out at CAC...I will get the stuff we need...

Stevo
09-15-2005, 03:35 AM
Whats the count now? Stevo... you will be REQUIRED to be at CAC Saturday night.


John

Total for this trip is 3.

The CAC event sounds an excellent idea... We might be late though as our flight doesn't get in till 20.15 on the Saturday night. We then have to clear customs (never easy :eek: ) and get the bus down to Hyannis, where Basses will be collecting us... Phew!

jimS
09-15-2005, 06:30 PM
I'm in for either day, or both, depending on demand for Saturday. I was a wee bit close to that area today, and slammed them, but no keepers, biggest about 26.. Lots of bait.

Stevo
09-15-2005, 06:41 PM
Jim

Whats size were the bait?

Penguin
09-15-2005, 07:25 PM
Have their moments...
Sand lances and silversides and things that go BUMP in the night... :eek:

CT_Mart
09-16-2005, 11:20 AM
Juro,

Slight change from the other day. Only myself for this trip from CT. If the second spot is not taken for Saturday I will shake the $15 out of the my brother-in-law for cancelling. Sorry for the inconvienence.

Marty Hummel

juro
09-16-2005, 11:54 AM
SATURDAY
1) fred
2) sean*
3) juro**
4) justi
5) justi's dad
6) ct mart
7) flydoc
8) doc duprey
9) adrian

* - possibly open due to conflict
** - possibly open due to a Canadian salmon trip :)

SUNDAY
1) stevo
2) basses
3) silas
4) striblue
5) adrian
6) jims
7) craig
8)
9)
10)

I believe it's a min of 10 to make the special trip, max 12

Stevo
09-16-2005, 04:31 PM
Juro

Silas & Basses are one & the same person, so Sunday has one place short of your listed total. Sorry!

He would like to be on the Saturday list though!


Come on guys. You probably have the best fishing in the world here and we are scratching for numbers!

striblue
09-16-2005, 05:16 PM
Juro...I can only go on Saturday...so I am out if I am in Sunday....

flydoc
09-16-2005, 05:27 PM
Would be happy to switch spots with Striblue if he can only go on the Saturday- would love to meet the blokes from across the pond- would still pick up the Atlantis from Juro on Saturday AM and possibly even kayak over from Stage Harbor to join up with the Saturday group (if OK with the South Monomoy Defense Force- we better check with Pete on this one....). I'll bring my extra strength shark repellent :eek:
Flydoc

jimS
09-16-2005, 06:16 PM
Juro, if I'm not mistaken, Craig is returning from Maine on Saturday, and can only fish on Sunday.

I think if we don't have the numbers for Sunday, it is a case of kicking in some extra bucks. for Keith.

juro
09-16-2005, 06:19 PM
flydoc - if you've got both days open you're welcome to go both days of course.

I will contact you via PM if my plans to be up north solidify w/ ref to the other point (rod).

juro
09-16-2005, 06:19 PM
I will switch, and yes it's only a matter of hitting the $150 to make the run among the group.

Stevo
09-16-2005, 06:30 PM
As I previously said, there will be 3 Limies up for the Sunday trip. If it means we pay a little extra, then no problem!

flydoc
09-16-2005, 09:47 PM
Juro- would be happy to go both days, if there is room. Seems the Sunday trip is the most thinly manned at this time, so if John needs a spot on the Saturday boat and that one is full with me signed up for both days, I'll relinquish my spot on Saturday to him. If I can't get the Atlantis from you that weekend I'll just make do with my 9 wt until the following weekend (Boneclave!!!).
Thanks again,
Flydoc

juro
09-16-2005, 09:48 PM
SATURDAY
1) fred
2) sean*
3) juro**
4) justi
5) justi's dad
6) ct mart
7) flydoc
8) doc duprey
9) adrian
10) basses
11) jimS
12) striblue

* - possibly open due to conflict
** - possibly open due to a Canadian salmon trip

SUNDAY
1) stevo
2) basses
3) matt
4) flydoc
5) adrian
6) jimS
7) craig
8)
9)
10)

I believe it's a min of 10 fares (split n ways) to make the special trip, max 12

Stevo
09-17-2005, 04:45 AM
Or pay $21.42 each, if only 7 can make it!
Either way i'm game.

flydoc
09-17-2005, 09:00 AM
Stevo- the "other" ferry service in the area charges $20 per trip, so $21.50 wouldn't be unreasonable, considering Keith's usual rate is a real bargain at $15 per head. I have no problems giving him a little extra if needed to make up for short numbers. Looking forward to meeting you and the rest of the Queen's own...
Flydoc

Adrian
09-17-2005, 10:53 AM
I'm with you and flexible on this too.

Hey Flydoc, if you want a paddling partner for Saturday I was contemplating hauling the yak up to Chatham. There's some interesting structure to check out on North M. as well as the N. tip of South.

Whatever works. I'm up for a few extra $$$ to fill the Sunday 'kitty' if we're still short. :smokin:

striblue
09-17-2005, 06:20 PM
Juro told me by phone that I was switched... and 12 is also possible...Cocktails at CAC Saturday night...If everyone wants dinner at the Squire I can call ahead and we might be able to secure the back room....

Stevo
09-17-2005, 06:54 PM
Cocktails at CAC Saturday night...If everyone wants dinner at the Squire I can call ahead and we might be able to secure the back room....

John

Now your talking... What time is last orders at the Squire? :smokin:

Adrian
09-18-2005, 10:06 AM
Hmmm, this is shaping up to be a Forum Fall Classic to remember. :smokin:

The Squire sounds like an excellent plan for dinner!

juro
09-18-2005, 10:11 AM
Last call for dinner - 10:30p

Libations much later :)

Stevo
09-18-2005, 10:20 AM
Last call for dinner - 10:30p



Ahhhh, I might not make it in time! Don't panic, don't panic... :Eyecrazy:


If someone can order for me - i'll have the clam chowder for starters, followed by the Captains special...! :chuckle:

juro
09-18-2005, 10:28 AM
At what time should we go ahead and eat it if you are late? :lildevl:

Stevo
09-18-2005, 04:39 PM
Guys

I don't think Matt & I are going to get to the Squire on Saturday night... The bus doesn't leave Boston (Logan) untill 21:45 and we still have to get from the drop-off, at Hyannis, to Chatham. No chance. :frown:

Plus we want to be fresh for the Sunday trip to South Monomoy.

juro
09-18-2005, 05:35 PM
Well Stevo -

If anyone is heading down on Sat PM I'm sure they will offer to drive you down. Otherwise that sunrise on Sunday is going to be much sweeter if you get the sleep you should after the long transatlantic flight.

Stevo
09-18-2005, 06:31 PM
If anyone is heading down?... Then our flight arrives in Boston at 20:15. All being well, we should clear customs and be out by 21:15(ish).

striblue
09-19-2005, 12:57 AM
You can still make CAC later at night!

Stevo
09-19-2005, 04:55 AM
John

I have your cell number and will call when we are in the area. I would very much like to be wearing the fez, later that night! :biggrin:

jamie
09-19-2005, 05:28 AM
Sounds as though you are all going to have a cracking time.

Hooked up with Matt and Silas (Basses) at the Dog in Dulwich Village last night for a jar or three; the guys raided my flies and hooks. Both were very excited (like rabid dogs) about the forthcoming trip. :hihi: I am very jealous, and will be thinking about you whilst I am in BC hunting the salmon. Who knows if the fish aren't biting there I may have to skip across the continent. :lildevl:

Stevo
09-19-2005, 07:54 AM
Who knows if the fish aren't biting there I may have to skip across the continent. :lildevl:


Give it a week in BC... Then hook up with us! :biggrin:

JimW
09-19-2005, 08:03 AM
I don't know if you're heading down to the South tip or not. If you make it down that way and want to take a load off you may find a folding chair located here -
N41 32.521 W70 00.585

jimS
09-21-2005, 05:10 PM
Ken McRae is a possible for Sunday

Will confirm Saturday night.

As a sidebar, birds were over fish today in that area. Reports of big bass continue to filter in about the area. This is probably the last hurrah. Go for it.

clouser UK
09-21-2005, 06:19 PM
Have a good trip guys...i'll be waiting for the reports....with envy ! :D

Dave :wink:

Doc Duprey
09-22-2005, 12:08 PM
OK, time is running short... :eek:

Bags packed...fly tying like mad...bad case of "Cow Fever"! :D

A few questions though:

1) When do we meet for the Rip Ryder?

2) Flies?

3) Do we need any more bodies? If so, my son would love to join.

Best regards,

-Doc

sean
09-22-2005, 12:20 PM
Hey Fly Doc,

I am still not feeling right from my kidney stone thing. Your son is more than welcome to take my spot on Saturday.

-sean

flydoc
09-22-2005, 01:34 PM
Sean- I think you meant Doc Duprey in your last post. Last time I checked, I was still single and without progeny (that I was aware of, at least)....
We'll miss ya- the stripers won't- get better in time for the Boneclave!
Fly Doc

Doc Duprey
09-22-2005, 02:00 PM
Yup...Doc. Duprey and his son thank you Sean for offering the slot. And Fly Doc, there are some days when I think you might be able to borrow one or both of my progeny...

See ya Saturday! (8 AM boat?)

Best regards,

-Doc

striblue
09-22-2005, 05:16 PM
It has usually been a 7 am boat... atleast that is what we have always done for the north Tip of SM trip....

Adrian
09-22-2005, 10:11 PM
I'm headed to Larry's PX to stoke up Saturday first thing.

If its an 07:00 departure then I'll probably be there 05:30 latest.

I won't have access to email after about 3:00 tommorow p.m. (headed to the Cape :D ).

Weather doesn't look brilliant but not too bad. I'll be packing the thermals!

striblue
09-22-2005, 11:04 PM
Adrian....stop by CAC tomorrow night ..I should be they about 9 PM

juro
09-22-2005, 11:20 PM
SATURDAY
1) fred
2) doc duprey's son
3) juro**
4) justi
5) justi's dad
6) ct mart
7) flydoc
8) doc duprey
9) adrian
10) basses
11) jimS
12) striblue

* - possibly open due to conflict
** - possibly open due to a Canadian salmon trip

SUNDAY
1) stevo
2) basses
3) matt
4) flydoc
5) adrian
6) jimS
7) craig
8)
9)
10)

I believe it's a min of 10 fares (split n ways) to make the special trip, max 12

juro
09-23-2005, 05:56 AM
Breezy Sat, but sight fishing is in the cards...

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high around 64. Breezy, with a northeast wind between 13 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low near 48. East wind between 5 and 9 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high around 68. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.


Flats are on the north end, and stretch for miles to the west and north from the tip.

Inlet is at the landing and south, and the big beach goes on for 8 miles to the rip.

Literally anything can show in this area including hardtails.

Should be a classic indeed!

Stevo
09-23-2005, 11:07 AM
That's it Juro, stoke me up some more! :D

See you guys either late Saturday night, or early Sunday morn.

Doc Duprey
09-28-2005, 07:11 PM
New CAC Members Silas and Doc, plus new Associate Member Jimmy Duprey.

Good time had by all!

Best regards,

-Doc

jimS
09-28-2005, 08:20 PM
Doc, what a great time, and you finally got the Fez. Silas, from the UK, is an excellent fisherman. His mates, Stevo, and Matt, are also passionate about the fish. We have banged some good fish the last few days, and their enthusiasm and sheer determination and have paid off.

Thanks John, for a good eveing following a fine dine at the Squire.