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: 2011 Spring Cape Cod Striper Clave

03-14-2011, 10:23 AM
At several people's urging, it's time to start planning the kick-off weekend for the umpteenth annual life is good striper season extravaganza :)

Mark the calendar - May 21-22 weekend

This year we'll do...

- Friday Informal Recon and flyswap at Squire
- Saturday Formal Fundraiser Dinner (maybe a clam bake)
- Social Media "Insiders Connection" (details to follow)
- Casting Clinic (recruiting FFF certified instructors and those studying for their test)
- Best fish pot $5 / optional / prize donated to non-profit in winner's name perhaps

Very soon I will need commitments (and deposits) for the Saturday dinner. Keep watching this thread.

- J


03-14-2011, 12:27 PM
I'm in.

I shall be in residence at my usual suite at Hankerchief Shoals.

Weather permitting, I may be down to fish Thursday night as I NEVER get to night fish unless Her Indoors is away...


03-14-2011, 03:42 PM
Will make my reservations at Handkerchief Shoals for Fri and Sat nights.

Reservations made at Hankerchief Shoals 3-15-11.

03-14-2011, 07:46 PM
Please make sure you mention you are with the Forum spring event to the Mgmt thanks.

03-14-2011, 10:07 PM
I already have a room at Hanky. I'm in for Sat night.

03-15-2011, 12:04 AM
Lets not forget the annual JFBassr 2 hand canal day which happens on the Friday to kick off the festivities.This is not to be confused with the other 2 hand day that I have yet to announce,that time and day will be announced soon.

03-15-2011, 07:18 AM
I plan to be around and to partake in the saturday dinner.

03-15-2011, 05:55 PM
I'll be down for an extended weekend starting friday and you can count me in for saturday night.


Jim Miller
03-15-2011, 07:23 PM
I will be there! Armed and ready! :D

03-15-2011, 08:17 PM
Sorry boys I cannot make it this year. I have other commitments that weekend.

03-15-2011, 09:32 PM
I'm in. I'm in. I'm in....there, I think I've met the 10 character per post minimum:D

03-16-2011, 10:11 PM
I'm in -- although I am a little curious about the Saturday Formal Fundraisers dinner. Is this a black tie event? Most of my striper flies are tied with white, tan, chartreuse and olive hues. :hihi:


Arthur Robert
03-21-2011, 06:42 PM
I'll be there. I expect to be there a week or so early. Arrt

03-23-2011, 03:35 PM
I'm in -- although I am a little curious about the Saturday Formal Fundraisers dinner. Is this a black tie event?


that comment reminds me of the first Cape Crusade in 2005.

we were told that we were meeting "The Mayor" at the Chatham Anglers Club", so we packed suits :chuckle:

I remember asking the waitress in the squire - do you know the Mayor ?

you wiseguys.


Seriously though, what is the fundraiser for ? - I understand that there is now a men's cancer charity called "Reel Recovery" that is just getting off the ground. I think they have a spey day coming up on the Deerfield. They would get my vote.


03-24-2011, 03:37 PM
Seriously though, what is the fundraiser for ? - I understand that there is now a men's cancer charity called "Reel Recovery" that is just getting off the ground. I think they have a spey day coming up on the Deerfield. They would get my vote.


Reel Recovery has been a round for a few years, three years ago a bunch of us on the rod builders forum built some 5 Wts for them to use on outings. Pretty good outfit.

03-25-2011, 10:09 AM
First objective is to pay off the costs for the year here, then anything over will help with the most important event of the year, Big Brothers / Big Sisters Fishing Day in June, then after that if we ever have any excess then we can reach beyond our own needs, yes.

But bottom line is there isn't enough raising going on here to reach out at this point although that might change in the future.

Dble Haul
03-25-2011, 11:50 AM
I can't be there (read: tenth wedding anniversary), but I'm sure that you all will catch your share of fish. When I start catching them down here in a few weeks, I'll point them in your direction upon release. :wink:

And Juro, don't forget about my fundraising offer.

04-02-2011, 09:48 AM

Curious when you'll be collecting commitments for the Sat dinner, shoreline meetup and any invitations for any rip trip (very interested in that!), I'm interested in at least the rip and fishing, and probably will be joined by 2 friends as well.. I'll be watching the thread... as the time is growing near...

thanks Harold

04-07-2011, 05:45 AM
I have not fished chatam for arfew years,where can you park to fish the beach. Thanks John

04-07-2011, 06:25 AM
I have not fished Chatham the last few years,where can you park. Thanks John

04-07-2011, 10:08 AM
I am interested in attending the clave but since it would be my first time , I need to be filled in on the details ?

04-07-2011, 12:36 PM
Most people stay at the Handkerchief Shoals on the Chatham / Harwich line. Good rates, clean rooms.

Group dinner Sat night - getting estimates now. Either a nice restaurant like last year (Del Mar) or a clam bake, or the traditional BBQ.

Use this site to collaborate and ask questions, but if you need some assistance formulating a plan just let any one of us know - we're a helpful group and you'll probably make instant friends.

The area is wonderful to explore and the fish are arriving in numbers at that time. Any specific questions just fire away.

04-07-2011, 09:09 PM
That covers the lodging and dinner arrangements . How about the fishing ?

04-08-2011, 05:55 AM
Sidelock - if you're flying / driving out from the Great Lakes I'll show you around Saturday. When are you arriving? If you're coming out earlier I will PM you a "milk run".

Saturday night you can hook up with the entire crew and decide what you want to do on Sunday. Some opt to book one of the guides, like FunFun Charters (Capt.Art Sawayer) who will be there at the dinner. Others love to DIY up to you.

04-08-2011, 08:36 AM
The Maine/VT contingent will be there- probably arriving Thurs. night and leaving Mon. or Tues.- staying on Stage Island. We will have at least two boats...:hihi:

04-08-2011, 08:42 AM
I'll warn the town folk :lildevl:

04-08-2011, 08:49 AM
I'll warn the town folk :lildevl:

We never went to the Squire once last year- that's just wrong...:Eyecrazy:

04-12-2011, 08:24 PM
3 new ruffians booked into the Shoals..

04-15-2011, 09:40 AM
Once again this year I can't make it. I'm going to be in Costa Rica.

Arthur Robert
04-18-2011, 08:50 AM
I will not be able tomake the clave on Sat and Sun; May21 and May22, as my grandoughter is graduating from UVM. I will be fishing in the area from May 15 to May 20. ART

04-26-2011, 09:44 AM
Things finally fell into place and I'm definitely there! Anyone want to split a room at handkerchief Shoal for the weekend?

05-01-2011, 11:44 AM
The three Amigos will be coming in from Western MA on Friday and staying in Eastham. Planning on attending the dinner Sat evening.


05-20-2011, 06:23 AM
What time is Squire meet up today?