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: Clave Regrets but who's down Friday?


Bob Pink
05-13-2001, 08:46 PM
Long ago I signed up for a series of courses at Mass Maritime and you can guess when the last one is going to be. Yep, this Saturday so I'll be SOL as far as the weekend 'clave is concerned ( I'm rationed to one fishing/boating day per weekend to keep the peace at home ). I might stop in at Jeff's cookout to say hi before heading home.
BUT, self-employment can have it's rewards. I'm looking at the possibility of a Friday AM trip aboard Rip Ryder or perhaps with the 'yak. Anyone else looking to do the same?

striblue
05-13-2001, 09:12 PM
Bob, that's good news since I will be down at my place Thursday eve and was thinking exactly what you are thinking. I was either going to take the riprider or Yak from Hardings Beach to the inner portion of south beach on Friday morning.. Bring my lunch, land the yak at times over there. So depending on the weather, I will take the riprider or yak , but it will be one of the two. Let me know.

Roop
05-14-2001, 06:56 AM
Bob,

I plan on being on the Cape Friday as well as several others from the Forum.

I was thinking about catching the first shuttle myself if I can leverage that as part of my clave scouting responsibilities.

Roop

bcasey
05-14-2001, 08:33 AM
Trip on thr Rip Ryder sounds great for Friday am, I'm in, what time do we need to be at the dock?

striblue
05-14-2001, 09:13 AM
bcasey, It would not hurt to get there 1/2 hour early. There is no dock. The Ripridder takes off at the beach,down the steps from the wild life sanctuary/weather station. There is parking at the sanctuary, but not for the Riprider passengers. You will need to park down at the causeway which you will pass on the way to the sanctuary. Ed "porky" Lincoln, Keiths father runs a shuttle from the causeway back to the sanctuay. It's not a long walk anyway if you did that. If it is not crowded you might be able to park at the sanctuary. But not advisable for Riprider political concerns. You can call Keith. See the ad on this board, and let him know you want room on the first shuttle, I may there, but I may yak to the south beach and find you guys there and maybe we can break for lunch or whatever. If you don't call him, there probably will be no problem with room on the boat anyway.

striblue
05-14-2001, 09:14 AM
Sorry bcasey... forgot to answer your most important and first question... the first shuttle leave around 8 am...

Adrian
05-14-2001, 10:11 AM
I'd love to join up with you guys later on Friday. I should be in the Chatham area around mid-day. If the Rip Ryder is still running then I could come out and join you for a couple of hours.

marvin
05-14-2001, 11:00 AM
I'm in for the early shift. Gotta be back home late Friday afternoon, but I've always thought sleep is a highly overrated experience.....

juro
05-14-2001, 11:32 AM
I'll be there after work. Most likely will begin the day at the office at 6am to let me get out in the mid-afternoon, so it'll be a quick sortie before sunset and back to the Anchorage for the informal reception. Hope we can hook up!

FredA
05-14-2001, 11:35 AM
Friday am shuttle sounds great. I'm in. Late am hi I believe?

Fred A.

juro
05-14-2001, 11:37 AM
Roughly 9:30, 10:15, 11:00 (highs, no minus tides)

Bri-RN
05-14-2001, 01:42 PM
Bob, Roop, Gregg and others
My buddy Jeff and I will meet you guys at Rip Ryder for the first shuttle on Friday. Is it 7 or 8 am. I'm already getting alzheimers. We'll probably be at Nickerson for Thurs. night after work.
Brian Z.

bcasey
05-14-2001, 01:57 PM
striblue (05-14-2001 09:14 a.m.):
Sorry bcasey... forgot to answer your most important and first question... the first shuttle leave around 8 am...

Thanks for the reply Striblue, I'll see ya there! Looks like the air temps are going to go back up by Friday, I hope the weather holds up! Man, I can't wait to yell FISH ON!

Adrian
05-16-2001, 09:22 AM
Well guys, I just can't let a Monomoy excursion pass up so I'm planning on joining the early contingent on the 08:00 Rip Ryder. I will stop by the Canal on the way home Sunday p.m. to throw big flies with the Spey rod.

I managed to wangle a business trip to our Waltham office tomorrow which means I'm more than half way there! I don't know about anyone else but I'm finding it very difficult to think about work right now! - Then again, maybe I do! ;)

juro
05-16-2001, 09:51 AM
Adrian -

If you have time for lunch let me know, I am in Waltham (Lycos).

Juro

Adrian
05-16-2001, 10:25 AM
Juro

That would be great! I'll see how the land lies when I get up there and call you on your cell#.

Steve
05-16-2001, 01:06 PM
I'll be heading out early Friday morning in the yak, probably from Hardings. Does anyone know of any spots that are closer to South beach to launch a kayak?

juro
05-16-2001, 01:12 PM
Definitely launch from the causeway on Morris Island Rd if you are fishing SB - it's secluded, easy to launch, and you'll be on location without any big water. From Chatham Light, go left (looking away from the water at the light). The road forks, go left down the hill. At the bottom take a right onto Morris Is. rd, after the houses there is a long causeway with Stage Hbr on the right. You will see the tip of the inlet on your left. This area is open to parking and there is a little trail to the water at the near end of the c-way. FYI - the parking for the Monomoy shuttle is the other end of this same causeway.

striblue
05-16-2001, 01:20 PM
Juro is right ,if you launch at Morris Island It would be closer... my reason for Hardings is to hit Stage harbor entrance and Morris Island to fish as well and then continue on to paddle to South beach... But the causeway is better for a shot directly to South Beach.

Bob Pink
05-16-2001, 08:15 PM
john,
Since there's a 9:25am high, a launch at Hardings would have us fighting the incoming tide across the entrance to Stage Harbor and then a circumnavigation of the flats to get to S.Beach. Maybe a causeway launch would be prudent? Unless you think we might see fish moving up onto the west side of the flats on the incoming tide....

striblue
05-16-2001, 09:33 PM
Bob, you are right... It maybe best to launch from the causway... Lets plan on that....It will give us more time in the zone

Roop
05-17-2001, 06:56 AM
John,

I don't suppose there is any white hackle at the CAC?

I'm running straight out today and don't know if I can find any more during my travels...

Roop

Steve
05-17-2001, 07:16 AM
The causeway on Morris Is. sounds perfect. I always forget about that area for a drop. We could even put the yaks in on the Stage Harbor side (that corner always holds early fish) if you want to hit the mouth of Stage. This way we miss the rougher water off Hardings. The tide is the main reason I wanted to be closer to SB. I don't think it's quite warm enough for the west side yet. Maybe another 2 weeks. On the other hand, bluefish always stack up off Hardings and Ridgevale in Mid-May on the high tide...hmmm. I look forward to meeting you guys, and getting on a few fish is always nice. Have either of you had any success in Chatham, yet? I had a gangbusters day off S. Cape last Friday. I am hoping that the blues have moved outside since then.

striblue
05-17-2001, 09:04 AM
Roop, got plenty of white hackle and will be bringing down two vices... We can do some tying tonight since I will want to do some large herring paterns and Macs. What time will you be in Chatham... I may be meeting Brendan O'Brien for dinner early...maybe you can join us... I will send other information by e-mail.

Roop
05-17-2001, 12:01 PM
Thanks John, not leaving the office until @ 7:00 so with trying to get all my crap together & hit the road I'll probably show up around 10:00

Roop

Roop
05-17-2001, 12:28 PM
THe NEW Rip Ryder carries 20 passengers.

We're all set for Saturday AM @ 7:00.

Jimmy, we're reserved for the 8:00 on Friday.

Roop