First step toward a successful Boneclave '2000 is a target date / location. Because Washburn is booked, it is best to consider alternate lodging venues. These should correspond to accessibility to fishing grounds. Frankly, the logistics of boating everything to camp was less than ideal - although the waterfront site was a thing of beauty in and of itself. Criteria for base camp selection should focus on bonito as well as albies (the mainstay of the first annual Boneclave). We'll probably see some spanish macks in the mix as well and maybe a skipjack or two. The bonito's range extends as far northeast as Monomoy, but more reliable locales are further west toward the Elizabeths, the Vineyard, and Nantucket. Horseneck / Westport MA offer an alternative on the other side of Buzzards Bay worth considering. Launching from the islands would introduce complexity in getting out there but a much, much easier time fishing - and make sucess from shore a real possibility.
First and foremost, I welcome folks to research and suggest options for base camp for Boneclave 2000.
The floor is open...