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: 6/30 on Monomoy

07-02-2001, 07:50 AM
Got a late start on Saturday. I met up with my parents who headed out of Stage with Capt. Will Raye on his flats boat at 8:00. After seeing them off, I dropped the 'yak in the water at the causeway where I saw Striblue for a short chat about BBS personalities. By the time he split and I loaded up the gear it was almost 9.
With the strong SW wind I figured that I'd fish the east side for a little shelter. I never made it. On the flat immediately across from the mouth of Stage, I spooked my first school of the day which had some BIG fish. I anchored for a few minutes and hooked into a some schoolies. I continued west catching fish. There was some chop, but not so much to scare me off the multitudes of big bass in 2 feet of water. I reached the western side of the N/S Monomoy break at 10:30. There were some guys fishing in that general area, but I didn't see many fish there. I paddled along the west side of S. Monomoy, and headed to the outside where the surf was really honking. I beached the 'yak and waded just beyond the trough that runs between the surf and the flat. The trough was teeming with fish. I'd get soaked by a big wave every minute or two, but the parade of bass kept me casting. I stayed out there until about 2:30 when I enjoyed the easy paddle home with that stiff SW breeze to my back. At the end of the day, I'd guess I hooked at least 30 fish with a 36" porker topping it all off.
I prefer to share the excitement, but there is something special about chowing a soggy roast beef sub on an isolated sand bar with scuffed thumbs...and not a soul for at least a mile in any direction.
When I finally met up with my parents for a G&T at day's end I learned that they stayed east, sheltered from the wind, and caught fish all day, too.

07-02-2001, 08:28 AM
Simply awesome. Great day, great report.

I was on the other side of the island, North island. After showing my good friend and co-worker who was camping on the cape around a little on the island, I fished the flood hard after they headed back to camp with a few schoolie experiences for their kids and a bit of sunburn.

I found an edge where the fish were screaming past on the end of the drop, hooked twice but it was like throwing paper airplanes at cars on the freeway.

Slack was deadsville and I almost left to save face with my family at the cottage when out of the corner of my eye I saw some big blond submarines heading my way slowly just as the flood began. Cast, rest, strip. Strip-strip->THWONK!!!< Into the backing, it's a good fish. And another, and another - like salmon coming up a stream in the opposite direction as they were on the drop, and this time eating everything in sight.

It was very hard to start the long walk back to the shuttle spot and I made it with about 90 seconds before Tom came around the corner. I can only imagine what I could have done with a yak, besides stay for a couple more hours and maybe paddle over to compare thumbs!

07-02-2001, 10:13 AM
Steve and Juro... great day for both of you... wish I was there. I will be yaking North Monomoy on the first good weather day.

07-02-2001, 11:21 AM
Salivating.....begin chant--I will not get talked into Monomoy..I will not get talked into Monomoy...I will...
Ok if I do, what's the deadline before it shuts down? Or will it?
There's always tunoid season to look forward to.


07-02-2001, 12:25 PM
OK. Time to start looking for a season rental on the cape.

Anyone know any realtors?