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08-24-2010, 07:20 AM
Headed south from Maine for a couple of days and staying on Nauset Heights. Any reports from the beach or bay side. I'm bringing my kayak with me this year in hopes of embarking on a DIY BF sight fishing excursion. Any suggestions on tides and must know knowledge? I was planning on fishing Monday and Tuesday afternoon 8/30 & 8/31.
Any help or information would be much appreciated.

08-24-2010, 07:47 AM
Aaron, I must not be up on the latest abreviations..but what does DIY BF mean?...the BF does not mean Blue fin does it? Does it mean Bay Flats?

08-24-2010, 08:01 AM
DIY- do it yourself BF- Brewster Flat

08-24-2010, 09:14 AM
Tides are favorable for a first light launch. Lows at 9:30/10ish mon and tues. Later the low the better to avoid long drags over sand.

Edit: I had mistakenly posted the lows for saturday and sunday.

08-25-2010, 08:05 AM
Fred Thanks for the info.

08-25-2010, 03:36 PM
remember it's still sticker time.After 9 am.$30 if you're late:whoa:

09-09-2010, 03:47 PM
When do the parking restrictions around Chatham / stickers stop for the season - or is it after the Stripers have left the beaches??

09-09-2010, 08:31 PM
After Labor Day, but it's a good idea to contact the Chatham Police for clarification. You can park at the refuge if you're fishing anytime without concern.

09-10-2010, 04:27 AM
Bayside beaches in Brewster, Dennis, etc. are free after labor day.

09-10-2010, 09:06 AM
I have picked up tickets the day before Memorial day and the week after labor day at the light :mad: I figure it was the CT plates. The big blue kayak on the roof probably wasn't the stealthiest of "presentations" either :rolleyes:

You can park on Bridge St. which now also requires a sticker during the "high season" - but that may be done by now.

09-10-2010, 01:42 PM
I suspect Hardings Beach parking lot is also fair game after Labor Day, but checking the Chatham Town website for confirmation wouldn't hurt.

09-12-2010, 05:43 AM
Parked at Bridge Street yesterday - sign clearly said no permits required after Labor Day .....

No fish, but got to watch the Harbor Master pull in a dead whale!

09-12-2010, 11:02 AM
Many thanks, looks like it should be no problem in a week's time.