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Old 03-20-2005, 01:19 PM
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Got out yesterday at lowtide to the enterance of the south tip of South Beach. It is all but done. All three buoys C-D-E were laying flat in about 2 inches of water. The whole enterance had maybe 6-12 inches in the deepest spot. When we arrived at the E buoy by where the seals haul on the North Monomoy flat, there were to young men in a 13ft whaler skiff stuck. They actually had to get out and walk the boat back to the drop to get the engine in enough water to run. Water was just over their ankles. Needless to say they had a cooold ride back in. We are working on a plan to try and get the county dredge in there to open it back up.
There is a push by the boating community because of the unsafe boating conditions facing novice and non professional mariners trying to go around Monomoy point or through the Chatham Break. I will post more on this later, if anyone is interested in helping us get this passed.

North and South Monomoy are very close to reconnecting at low tide. Small unpassable wash between the NM seal flat and that large flat making up from South Monomoy were I dropped you off last year in the fall only about 20 ft apart and not enough water to get the 18 Parker through yesterday.

The South Beach washover has healed itself. There is a pretty good ridge of sand on the ocean side holding the water back for now. It did leave a pretty good lump of sand on the flat by the K buoy, about 2-21/2 feet high. Nice place for the stripers to hide and have the bait washed over to them. Other than that the lay of the land is pretty much the same inside just a few more washover spots than last year. As your working the east face you will have easier opportunity to look over and see what is happening on the inside.

I am going to try and attach some pics from yesterday, hopefully they fit.

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Old 03-20-2005, 01:22 PM
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Pic 1 looking south towards D buoy at mouth of enterance. You can see the line of sand behind the buoy and then the drop off. From my position to that buoy was less than a foot of water. The line of sand behind the buoy is almost dry.
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I'm not sure what all this is going to mean, to a visiting angler, who will only be there just over a week... in June?

Also, do you need a licence to fish the beaches at the Cape?
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Old 03-20-2005, 02:13 PM
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We're all just vistors...

What's old is new again...
Every Spring, the first few trips are recon eye openers...
By June we'll have the new topography some what figured out...
Steveo...Just stay close to Juro and you'll be just fine!

BTW...No salt water licence requirred...YET!
If you plan on fishing the ponds, that's another story.

Keith must be trying to fool us!
But I'm on to his tricks...
That buoy is being layed down by the dreaded stealth Monomoy rip current!
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Pete, you know what we really need is some aireal recon photos!
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Great follow up to all the changes seen this winter. Should be interesting to see it.
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Trying to picture this in my head; it sounds as thought the flats have been extended by a few yards in places, especially around the drop off. I guess if the topography does not change, or the dredgers cannot make it, you will have to find a new place to jettison us craven desperados.
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Thanks for the update Keith.

I hope they can dredge it for easy access to the outside and to keep the bait coming through. Othewise we'll just have to learn it all over again.
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Thanks for the update Keith.

Othewise we'll just have to learn it all over again.
Kinda puts us on level terms then!
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Kinda puts us on level terms then!


Speak for yourself !!


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Old 03-21-2005, 03:02 PM
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The redcoats are coming... again!
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Where's the Quick Sand?...

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Did somebody say QUICK SAND!
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Pete,
If there's any quicksand about, one of our gang (Nemo) is sure to find it !! ......along with hidden rocks and sudden drop offs.....

We don't let him out alone !!

Rumour has it he's bringing a snorkel


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Pete,
If there's any quicksand about, one of our gang (Nemo) is sure to find it !! ......along with hidden rocks and sudden drop offs.....

We don't let him out alone !!

Rumour has it he's bringing a snorkel


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Don't forget the shark pit. There was a great white spotting inside the refuge last summer...better add some chain mail to the snorkel get-up!
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Nemo in chain mail

Imagine the Man from Atlantis, but made out of lead

If we attached a chain to his ankles and the other end to the RipRyder we could fashion our own channels.

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Don't forget the shark pit. There was a great white spotting inside the refuge last summer...better add some chain mail to the snorkel get-up!
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