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juro 02-13-2013 08:49 PM

The Second Coming of Monomoy is HERE
Photo from Monomoy Island Ferry's facebook site:

Redfisher 02-14-2013 08:14 AM

Keep praying that it doesn't close up and that we get another nor'easter to deepen it a little.


boatdrinks 02-14-2013 08:41 AM

this is fantastic! Who's up for getting out there with shovels???

JonC 02-14-2013 09:09 AM

The best news I've heard for a while, the beginning of a new chapter for the Monomoy fishery.

juro 02-14-2013 09:36 AM

My gut says it's here for the duration, which admittedly isn't all that long but long enough for a lot of memories to be made.

If you're on Facebook check out Monomoy Island Ferry and Monomoy Refuge pages. The video of the incoming flood says this break is here to stay (relatively).

Put it this way, that next break above it is the main Chatham Inlet, and there is a small break the size of the "guzzle" (anyone remember that?) above the lobe that is spilling water making this segment a potential new island (?)

It is for real.

Redfisher 02-14-2013 07:17 PM

Update on new break
Latest update.

Interesting video and comments from the Chatham Harbormaster.


sickb4st4rd 02-14-2013 08:20 PM

Just saw it. That is AWESOME !!!

zimmjas 02-14-2013 09:55 PM

Keeping my fingers crossed. This is great news! Thanks for posting it Juro!

BigDave 02-15-2013 06:51 AM

Interesting. I'll start paying more attention if it becomes navigable. It would be nice to have a shortcut to the backside beaches in the summer months. Without better flow it looks like it's going to fill it or say permanently knee deep like the crib...we'll see.

juro 02-15-2013 07:46 AM

Dave -

Several small boats have navigated it with a reported depth of about 8ft as of yesterday with huge tides going this week and most (myself included) feel that it's going to be around for a while.

Damn even one full season would be the sh*t :)

boatdrinks 02-15-2013 08:25 AM

this could really help tuna fishing too, as well as getting to the bass if they stack up off of one of the breaks as they did the last two Augusts.

bonefishdick 02-18-2013 07:23 AM

Hopefully the new cut will bring back both the fishery and the water taxi.

I miss Outermost and their service and with the renewed anticipation from everyone as to what this cut will do to improve the fishing, I am hopeful the cut it will also improve the need and support for their service start up again and keep them running.

I hope we get to see a positive reply about this.

bigduck10 02-26-2013 06:57 PM

For us land locked folks what is the significance of the cut in the sand barrier?

Redfisher 02-27-2013 07:47 AM

Hopefully if the new break remains open it will bring cooler waters and more stripers back to the Monomoy flats.

When the Southway was open, cool ocean water kept water temperatures on the flats in a range which stripers liked. The Southway also permitted stripers to move from the ocean to the flats. With cooler waters on the flats and easy access for stripers there was great fishing through the entire summer. When the Southway closed water temperatures on the flats rose and the number of stripers dropped, closing down a world class fishery.

If the new break remains open, we are all hoping that the flats fishing will return.

Back when the flats fishing was great, several water taxis used to ferry (for a reasonable fee) dozens of wading anglers to various locations on the flats. It was one of the best locations on the East Coast for the wading angler.


bigduck10 02-28-2013 01:01 PM

Got it. Thanks for the information.

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