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04-13-2000, 09:58 PM
I have found you, Juro ! I will be soaking knowledge up like a sponge. I have registered and I will be lurking .

04-14-2000, 08:09 AM
Bruce - W E L C O M E !!!

I have a feeling it's we who will be soaking knowledge when you start posting!

Very glad to have you and I look forward to the squid research projects...


04-14-2000, 06:32 PM
So Capt'n Bruce -

When can we expect the squid to be in the rips? We are planning a South Monomoy Island trip from the shore (dozen or so members) and would like to time it so we could fish the soft edges around the rip on the point as well as walk up inside for some shoal and flat fly casting. The ideal situation would be that we could be there when they make a push toward shore, putting us into large fish from the beach.

Your thoughts?


04-14-2000, 08:27 PM
Hi Juro,
I would think that all of June and the first half of July when the outgoing tide coincides with dawn and dusk will be good for the west tip of Monomoy. I say outgoing because the tide is moving to the south along the coastline. At the Monomoy tip it actually goes from east to west though, and I believe it will bring the squid from the deeper water at Butler's Hole to the beach and rip that tails out there.
If I was in a boat I would prefer the tide incoming (south to north) and would be fishing at Bearses' at 415 to 7:30 am at maximum current. At Monomoy the slack is about 1 hour before Boston tide book low or high.
Sounds great in theory don't it. The truth is the more fishing we do the more good stuff we see. Eventually we get lucky enough to see something like the squid busting out of the water with 20 lb bass chasing them 20 feet away.
I got a dozen different squid flies and an 11 weight Sage waiting !!!


04-14-2000, 10:14 PM
I've got the calamari patterns ready for action too! Bob Pink has some nice stuff he came up with this winter as well.

I am anxious to get out on the rips again this you this season. Brian may be coming out again this summer... after the intro you gave him of blues and bass, he has a hard time staying away!

Thanks for your informative reply, we are targeting June 10th and 11th for this gathering. If you'd like to read the original thread click <!--http--><a href="" target="_blank">HERE</a><!--url-->