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Old 02-24-2000, 10:10 PM
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RE:ICE OUT ON CAPE COD

Tony -

Looks like you are the trend setter around new England - few are out already but Jay Clancy caught a brookie last weekend. Good time for steelhead, which I know you've also had some experience with too. I'm gonna send a dozen steelie flies to the first Pacific Northwest member to land a native fish. Sounded like some of the trout you'll been tangling have been in the steelhead class

With weather like this it won't be long before a lot of folks are getting the season going. If I read your posts around the various websites, you have been fishing through the whole winter! Us winter hibernators owe it to guys like you to keep the hardcore reputation intact.

I'll be over at Smitty's this weekend in Kingston getting him on-line (the web will never be the same!). If we get done early I'm thinking about hitting Miles Standish for a few casts. I'd like to join you for some early spring trout down your way when I can. I've loved the cape trout fishing scene since I was about 13 years old.

To answer your question, I've done well with streamers, black ugly buggers, and also with gnats and march browns. I've also had great luck crawling nymphs up the sandy dropoffs on sinking lines. MOst MA lakes don't have the luxury of the Cape ponds sandy clean bottom so this is a Cape exclusive.

On another topic, we need to talk about blue crab. When I was a kid I caught a 5 lb fluke off Bass River Jetty and netted a bucket of crab on Swan POnd. We filleted the fluke into strips, rolled the crabmeat into stuffing and toothpicked bacon around the stuffed fillets. I can still taste it! I suppose Swan is out of the question (per board of selectmen), but I see a good population in Wychmere. I'll be doing some netting this season for sure and rumor has it that you're the blue crab king.
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