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juro
05-05-2008, 06:19 PM
1/3 - 1/2 bloom here (boston area) which means the clave weekend should be timed perfectly for a compression of migrating stripers in the big fish trap we call the Monomoy wildlife refuge.

Paxton
05-05-2008, 07:38 PM
No cherry trees in Paxton land...BUT...my signal is lilacs in bloom.....they are in full bud and should open in about a week....same timing, different species (plant that is) :)
Ron
PS: Hydrageas blooming at the Cape...another indicator.

jimS
05-05-2008, 08:25 PM
Ron, see you at the refuge, Friday, 16 May? for a sortie on the flats? I'll check the tides, and send yuu a pm on the time and location, if not the refuge at 0730.

Sean Juan
05-05-2008, 08:49 PM
I usually can tell when the fishing is good because of the callus that blooms on my right index finger...

Holy crap its there now...

RayStachelek
05-05-2008, 08:56 PM
Striper fishing opened up today in Narragansett Bay. Two large slugs of fish in the 6-8 lb range. One off Gaspee Pt. the other mid bay islands.

What a great start for my first sports.

Dble Haul
05-06-2008, 10:21 AM
I usually can tell when the fishing is good because of the callus that blooms on my right index finger...

Holy crap its there now...

Mine's been there for a few weeks now.

Glad the timing seems right for the Clave. :)

Jim Miller
05-06-2008, 10:29 AM
Up here..... leafing trees and blackflies signal the beginning of major hatches!
(trout fishing that is ;) )

juro
05-06-2008, 01:29 PM
Indeed scouts, residents, non-breeders and early breeders show as early as tax day but with the bulk of the spawning in Ches. / Hudson systems depending on temperature the real biomass (larger avg size) usually takes longer to reach the elbow.

I think Mem day would be better but obviously our family lives would not allow a clave then and the week after the cape will be choked with people.

So I'm sure we've done the very best we could for 2008.

Guernseybass
05-06-2008, 04:35 PM
So I'm sure we've done the very best we could for 2008.

with huge blitzes today in Narragansett Bay, I reckon we've timed it perfectly :)

kennebecfly
05-06-2008, 05:00 PM
Sweet reports guys :smokin: keep em coming eight days and counting...

Bigcat
05-06-2008, 05:47 PM
Found some bluefish today in Buzzards Bay.
I am waiting for the big push that comes through the bottle neck on the way to Cape Cod Bay.
Could happen any tide now:)

flydoc
05-06-2008, 07:17 PM
Reading reports of a MASSIVE bluefish invasion on the way...patient I saw today has a buddy who fishes NJ/Long Island...told my patient the bluefish are so thick you could walk across the water of the backs of the bluefish schools (provided they didn't bite your feet off:hihi: ). Might make the striper fishing tough, but will keep the broiler pans and smokers busy for those of us who crave those toothy fillets...better sharpen up my fillet knife, and consider investment in a REAL Boga grip (the cheap knock off I bought last year just ain't cuttin' it).
Flydoc
P.S. Don't forget the Tiger Wire!

Quentin
05-06-2008, 09:01 PM
Reading reports of a MASSIVE bluefish invasion on the way... Flydoc

Awesome! I really need to clean some of the trashed flies out my flyboxes :hihi: .

Q

Paxton
05-07-2008, 07:25 AM
Jim....I am going sometime during that week (weather/tide dependent)...when do you arrive at the Cape?
For the rest of you.....I will share that I went to Chatham yesterday.......it's too early for even scouts. Did get a shad, but no bait seen nor even a hint of a striper. Fished a very reliable early season area, always a few degrees warmer....nada.
Mosied down to Bass River on the way back.....nada again...same for the hardware chunkers. Local reports indicate that the bass are up river.....most likely hold overs. Certainly later start than last yr..
I hit a new record upon filling up with gas just before arriving in Paxton Land.....$40.00!!!!! Last yr was $32 round trip. :Eyecrazy:
Maybe we should have a "Highest Fill-up Contest" and forget the yardstick competition. My guess is that Warren would win :)
Ron

titleguy
05-07-2008, 08:49 AM
Paxton- I'm headed to Chatham this weekend to drop off my boat. Fiugred to fish Sat PM and Sun AM- probably launch in Stage on Saturday and Pleasant Bay on Sunday.

Oh, and BTW, I filled up yesterday $79.72.:whoa:

juro
05-07-2008, 11:11 AM
Pray for SW winds.

http://marine.rutgers.edu/cool/sat_data/?nothumbs=0&product=sst&region=capecod

(those blues are hanging in the sweet spot)

juro
05-07-2008, 11:41 AM
Or maybe strong from due south...

http://marine.rutgers.edu/mrs/show/?file=../regions/bigbight/sst/noaa/2008/img/080507.128.0727.n18.jpg

Redfisher
05-07-2008, 12:50 PM
Paxton

Was that you that I waved to as I passed by in my flats boat? I would have passed on the other side of the boat snagging pogies if I had realized that you were there sooner. I was concentrating on them. I had just gone out for a short test run but I took a few casts while I was out there but there was nothing doing.

I have taken about a dozen bass over three trips casting from shore in Pleasent Bay, but they appeared to be holdovers. Haven't seen any signs of migrating bass yet. But they should be here in a few days. There is a nor'easter forecast for this weekend - maybe that will bring them in.

Dan

Paxton
05-07-2008, 01:14 PM
Dan...I saw a boat...maybe it was you....I was too busy praying for something to hit my fly ....if you were near Outermost...it was me and if you came close, I didn't notice....see how observant I am? :) Lack of catching requires intense concentration.:frown:

Redfisher
05-07-2008, 02:58 PM
Paxton

I know what you mean. I do keep my boat in Outermost Harbor.

Dan

flydoc
05-07-2008, 03:53 PM
The surest sign the stripers have arrived at the Cape is the coincident arrival of schools of motor vehicles sporting out-of-state license plates:Eyecrazy:
Flydoc

Paxton
05-07-2008, 08:32 PM
What a web site!!!!...I learn something every day......the concept of "migrating fly fishermen!!!!" As Garry would say..."thanks for the visual"
Thanks Doc :) :)

Sean Juan
05-07-2008, 08:53 PM
Ink stains on the fleet...

Warren
05-08-2008, 05:35 AM
The surest sign the stripers have arrived at the Cape is the coincident arrival of schools of motor vehicles sporting out-of-state license plates:Eyecrazy:
Flydoc

Note to self: install James Bond rotating license plate holder with Mass plates and make magnetic Cape Cod native bumper sticker. P.S. Buy Rosetta Stone Capecodder dialect program :hihi:

Paxton, I dunno on the gas bill I think The VT boys are gonna suck up some gas as they are two more hours north of me. $$$$:Eyecrazy:

titleguy
05-08-2008, 08:29 AM
Vermont, Smermont. Bangor to Chatham- 329 miles. :devil:

petevicar
05-08-2008, 10:17 AM
OK
Leverkusen, Düsseldorf, London, Boston, Chatham over 4,000 miles.
:eek:

titleguy
05-08-2008, 10:37 AM
You win.:eek:

juro
05-08-2008, 10:57 AM
Fragmented image, but yesterday's sea surface data would imply that no cold barrier is preventing migration to the refuge.

We'll see what this cold weekend does, however in past years a cold spell has just meant arrivals pushing up into estuaries for a tide or two.

http://marine.rutgers.edu/cool/show/?file=../regions/capecod/sst/noaa/2008/img/080507.128.1713.n18.jpg

Warren
05-08-2008, 11:10 AM
OK
Leverkusen, Düsseldorf, London, Boston, Chatham over 4,000 miles.
:eek:


Yes Pete that is the long distance, however are you paying for all the gas?:hihi: :lildevl:

petevicar
05-08-2008, 11:39 AM
Yes Pete that is the long distance, however are you paying for all the gas?:hihi: :lildevl:

I think that the 2 or 300 people that I am traveling with will probably chip in. :D

jimS
05-08-2008, 12:37 PM
Goldman Sachs predicted today that oil will be $200 a barrel in the next six to 24 months. After buying a Prius a couple of years ago, FishHawk is probably walking around with a grin ear-to-ear. :)

PopnesetBay
05-08-2008, 03:06 PM
Geneva, NY to Mashpee=428. Mashpee to Chatham=42 +/- total one way=470. Boy I wish Ihadn't figured this out!!!!

Sean Juan
05-08-2008, 03:52 PM
Dennis - Chatham...10 miles....Dag I better borrow the Wife's Prius...

FishHawk
05-14-2008, 06:04 AM
The gas price problem was predicted years ago and I figured that I had to do something to solve this problem. Glad I got the Prius. :smokin:
I work at an auto auction and you should see all the used gas guzzlers coming in.
See you on the Flats Jim. FishHawk

vtloon
05-14-2008, 09:43 AM
My wife was thinking Prius. Then we hit that deer at 70mph; she has switched her requirements to Bradley Fighting Vehicle.