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FredA
10-10-2007, 11:58 AM
Wife says she is doing stuff at home so I may go down alone for some fishing, at least on Saturday. Anybody going to be around?

Sean Juan
10-10-2007, 12:22 PM
I'm always around.

vtloon
10-10-2007, 01:18 PM
G Series 69 says he's going down this week-end. He is having trouble with posting on the site , but you can probably PM him.

I'm going to be camping at Sweetwater in Brewster next week, and would like to get in some fishing with other members. My plan is to bring a kayak or two.

Sean Juan
10-11-2007, 12:40 PM
My plan was to yak B. Harbor but thats a likely a bust - last night the billions and billions of Bunker disappeared. So I may either head out to the Race or try my luck in the canal - both seem like good migration spots both have been historically bad for me personally.

MNTrout
10-11-2007, 02:46 PM
My plan was to yak B. Harbor but thats a likely a bust - last night the billions and billions of Bunker disappeared. So I may either head out to the Race or try my luck in the canal - both seem like good migration spots both have been historically bad for me personally.


Seriously,

I was going to try to hit the harbor or brewster over the weekend on foot. Is this not a good idea now?

FredA
10-11-2007, 04:00 PM
I've had an itch for about a month but with the stiff west wind saturday I won't get to scratch it.

Brewster Flatz area may work just to get one more outing in my home waters.

I'd love to jump in the old time capsule, if I had one, and take a walk down south beach several years ago. Did the seals head south yet?

Wonder if basser would lend me one of his canal pluggin rods.

Sean Juan
10-11-2007, 04:18 PM
Its always a good idea to go fishing.

The key question is where is the best place to go? I've never known the answer to that one. I doubt there is a 100' stretch of the Cape shoreline where a 40" fish never goes.

I was fishing B Harbor on Sunday and when I got home I had bunker in the pockets of my bathing suit.

Last night same place same tide - I didn't see a single baitfish of any sort...doesn't mean they aren't there now or not just around the bend.

jimS
10-11-2007, 06:17 PM
There's an old adage that Jeff Smith told me recently, "You should have been here yesterday...or tomorrow."

Fred's area of the cape has been truly hit or miss the last month or so. Lots of bait, no fish, or it can be very good. The best time was during the full moon tides. New moon coming...

Sean Juan
10-15-2007, 11:49 AM
It certainly wasn't a mistake fishing this weekend.

Saturday morning was pretty close to the best fishing has ever been. Wind was a little crappy, but the fish were little more than 15-30' away.

Very big stripers - more keepers than non-keepers but ironically the bigger the fish the worse it fought. I almost think a lot of these fish are out-of-shape lard-asses. Blue fish were in the mix as well as several hundred birds.

Once the sun was full up the fleet was out and buzzing about the fishing and bird activity slowed to a near stop.

Only thing that kind of perplexed me was what the bait was, since I didn't see a single baitfish.

Sunday got up eager for the repeat and it never happened, same place same tide, fish never showed, got a few out of deep water but that was that - I don't think I'll ever get used to that.

FredA
10-15-2007, 12:36 PM
Didn't make it down to late saturday morning, too much scotch with basser friday night. Played around in the river a little Sat afternoon. Lot's of bait being chased outta the water by 6" snappers. They seem to be around a lot later than usual. A real pain in the butt.

Sunday morning the end of the creek was dead. Guy fishing sand eels was doing ok with nice fish along the beach but it was tough casting a fly into the NW wind.

I really blew it saturday, the wind was not near what they forcast. But the scotch was good.

bonefishmon
10-15-2007, 08:02 PM
Did the seals head south yet?

Wonder if basser would lend me one of his canal pluggin rods.[/QUOTE]

Fred. They are marauding Great Point in Nantucket. If the SW opens back up maybe they will stay put and leave us alone? Don't worry Keith. We'll keep you plenty busy!

Phil

striblue
10-16-2007, 07:55 AM
I wonder what the action at the Rip would be now... like this morning for example...wish I was on that beach right now.

vtloon
10-16-2007, 08:59 AM
I'll be down from Wed evening through Sun am. Will be staying at a campground in Brewster, and plan to bring a kayak. I'll let the weather and tides determine where I fish. Would enjoy getting together with FFF members still on the prowl, and continuing to learn the possibilities. I don't know if I'll be able to check PMs after 0930 Wednesday.

jfbasser
10-16-2007, 07:42 PM
Didn't make it down to late saturday morning, too much scotch with basser friday night.

Gee Fred, I was out plugging at 5:30 am at pole 150..then I biked down to pole 85 at high speed and plugged somemore...packed up moved with the crew to the other side of the Ditch and loaded up the bike again...pedaled over loose sand, caught some stripers then landed a Skate on a jig. The scotch did not affect me at all :smokin:

FredA
10-17-2007, 09:14 AM
Just using it (the scotch) as an excuse for my lack of getup and go Saturday am.

When I saw that thread title "Basser Skates to Success" I had a vision of you sliding down the rocks and into the drink while staying hooked up to a striper. Was mildy disapointed when I read the thread. Of course, I was glad you didn't hurt yourself.

I've got a circa 1960's Columbia girls bike in the shed down the cape. Do you think I can rehab it into a respectable canal pole to pole transit vehicle? I keep looking at those arra 1083's and 1084's every time I'm in goosehummocks.

Adrian
10-17-2007, 09:30 AM
Fred

I'm planning on hitting the ditch early Saturday morning.

Toting the Atlantis for an early shot at a possible season's best but will have all the "dark side" gear for later.

If you are about you can try my Arra 1083.

You never know, Mr. Arra himself might even put in an appearance :smokin:

FishHawk
10-17-2007, 07:19 PM
I heard that Basser put a hole into his new Canal-ware pants and sweater. I guess it needs to be improved on to take the abuse of those Canal rocks.:hihi: :chuckle: FishHawk.

jfbasser
10-17-2007, 07:23 PM
Fred

I'm planning on hitting the ditch early Saturday morning.

Toting the Atlantis for an early shot at a possible season's best but will have all the "dark side" gear for later.

If you are about you can try my Arra 1083.

You never know, Mr. Arra himself might even put in an appearance :smokin:

I will be around. I should be sporting a demo Loomis 2 hander. Lets hope those big boys only bite at slack tide ! I will have all my Sissy Sticks as well.

Paxton
10-19-2007, 04:29 PM
FYI: Bayside was on fire yesterday from about 1/2 hr before dawn till around 9 a.m. Busting stripers, diving birds, horrified bunker.....then it stopped :frown: Locals said that early a.m. and dusk has been the pattern. Wish I didn't live 2+ hrs away.
Ron

bonefishmon
10-21-2007, 06:55 PM
FYI: Bayside was on fire yesterday from about 1/2 hr before dawn till around 9 a.m. Busting stripers, diving birds, horrified bunker.....then it stopped :frown: Locals said that early a.m. and dusk has been the pattern. Wish I didn't live 2+ hrs away.
Ron

Ron. Ever think about moving? Life's short! Your reply will sound something like this. "How will I ever get any work done?" I have that problem where I live. Having access to a boat makes it even harder. It's been my best season here ever and that's an understatement. Sandy Point sight fishing....Stonington Point.....Watch Hill, Napatree Point and the So.County Beaches......the reefs, Salt Ponds and ajoiniing breachways......Mystic River, my backyard...Fisher's Island........Bluff Point tunoids..........The Thames. Where do I go next. Too many choices........too little time.

Phil

Paxton
10-21-2007, 07:10 PM
Phil quote: "How will I ever get any work done?"
You almost got that quote right...however the exact quote is:
My wife: How will YOU get anything done"
I have already proposed that in 3 years when we both quit or part time employment, we sell our house and buy at the Cape and stay there 9 mths of the year, the other 3 in Florida (Jan-April).........needless to say, in 3 years I will still be driving 2 1/2 hrs, to the Cape...the Florida part passed with flying colors :) Life can be worse...I could live in Missouri...now that's a drive!
Ron

Sephon
10-22-2007, 12:51 AM
Or Chicago, it's a long way to Salt Water for me.....

vtloon
10-22-2007, 10:45 AM
Over the last few days, fished the outside from Head of The Meadow down and Brewster Flats at a couple of the creeks. Saw a few Blitzes well out, but little in close, though we covered a lot of ground. Saw one pod of good size BFT go by about a mile out on the outside. Managed a couple of near keepers fishing the edge of some pods of big pogies between jetties.

Biggest "catch" I saw was a 500 pounder: spin fisherman hooked into a seal that ate his Bluefish. At the outset he and the seal were eyeball to eyeball 50 ft apart... the seal with the fish held crosswise. He ran up and down the beach crossing other's lines; after a while someone advised him not to try a lip-grip, and he cinched down and broke off.