11-06-2006, 12:42 AM
Had a whole long post about todays trip with Ray but it got lost in cyberspace and I`m too tired to type it all again! Water temp 53*, air temp considerably less. Lots of schoolies up and down the coast and Rays big fish that pulled the boga down to 19#.
11-06-2006, 12:47 AM
Allways have problems with pics, here`s todays.
11-06-2006, 05:42 PM
Slinger, now I know why you told me you were busy Sunday :D Nice fish and great weather..I was out in Western Mass trying to catch some trout with my new diversion...the 4 weight :rolleyes:
11-06-2006, 06:30 PM
Burrr.... Sunday morning was about 24 degrees when we left East Greenwich heading for Pt. Jude. Slinger arrived with his thermos of hot tea that somehow remained hot for the entire trip. He travels light these days, with only one fly rod left in his arsenal. The rest are being repaired or going to get send after the season ends. With us too is Dave Porreca a skillful angler of the wand who loves to be out on the water.
We dunk the trailer in and the OptiMax starter sounds sluggish. After several tries she just wouldn't turn over. Dead battery. We pull her back out of the water to jumps her. Just when we start to unhook the trailer and move the Tahoe closer, Captain Rene' from "On The Rocks Charters" lends us a hand. What a sweet rig for cold weather starts. He has a rear bumper electrical fitting in place just for a problem like this. Seems he has the same problem and his OptMax too. They just don't want to turn over on the coldest of mornings. OK, we finally get both boats going just after sunrise. A big thanks to Capt. Rene' for taking the time to help a troubled mariner. He's a standup guy.
Clearing the short wall be head toward the East Gap. Birds are working over bait with schoolies in the mix. Dave nails two bass and it's quickly over. We turn the boat and head west. Never ran into any blitzes or any large amounts of bait but the fishing is good and steady. Plenty of 3-4 lb. bass.
Head up into Charleston Pond. Plenty of anglers on the breachway. Conditions are flat and there is no problem entering the breachway. Up in the pond there is plenty of boats and fly fishers. We got there and the bite had slowed. We leave shortly before we loose any more water. The first turn out of the pond is very shallow with a sand bar. Out to open water. We head back to the walls and fish outside. What beautiful drifts. We nail bass after bass along structure in 15 feet of clear water. Throwing the fly up into the rocks and letting it fall back was the trick. What a blast we had. Even though it was extremely cold the wind was down and the seas were flat. No spray in out faces today. Just good company and a lot of laughs for late season fishing.
Thanks JB. Slinger had a blast. Calm seas and nothing to upset the stomach.
great fish Ray glad to see some one had some luck over the weekend with the long wand. Ron:)
Ray - What? No Bo-Ni-To?
That's a great picture, glad you guys got out there.
11-08-2006, 11:24 AM
Excellent report and pic.
Very nice fish Ray :smokin: