Today- Rip Trip Report- classic - Fly Fishing Forum
Stripers and Coastal Gamefish Stripers, Blues, Inshore tuna!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-02-2008, 09:17 PM
striblue's Avatar
striblue striblue is offline
President of CAC
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Plymouth and Chatham, MA
Posts: 7,518
Today- Rip Trip Report- classic

I finished speaking with Juro a moment ago and am posting a rip trip report that we pulled off today. It was a scheduled special charter for the Boston Flycasters , a trip which I orgainized and and am a member. Jim Simms and Larry P. (shadfreak) joined to help out. We were 13 and Mrs. Lincoln and Jim's wife Pam who came for the ride to check out the status of the LightHouse. High tide was at 11:48am and we arrived at about 8am. and headed right to the rip and started hooking up...but small stripers and and hook ups by one guy or another now and usual...but everyone caught atleast 4 or five fish until the high lull about 12 noon... hanging around.... waiting for the outgoing... Larry stayed about 1/2 distance between the drop off and the rip all day claiming (which I don't doubt) about 100 stripers and a couple good size ones. Things started getting hot about 1 hour before the rip formed on this minus tide.... then... double and triple hookups and at 4 pm , I had to blow my whistle 3 times just to get the guys off the conga line to start back for the 4:30 pick up... we all figured with about 20 stripers caught between each guy , some more, some less...about 200 at a minimum... with several keepers, one by Simms which I saw and a couple others from the blues.... Sun and no wind, plently of breaks and a good day for early June for sure. One H**l of a day.

Last edited by striblue; 06-03-2008 at 05:29 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 06-03-2008, 06:29 AM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,594
Awesome report John!

Well, for those paying attention that tells us quite a lot. First of all, there is bait at the point, second there are fish. The bait has to find ways to deal with the current which leaves three options - top, bottom or shore. Most find shelter in the softer current and 'liquid' sand on the bottom near the shoreline thus the fish strafe the striations along the bottom against the current (which disables the bait from escape) making for an easy meal.

But in the bigger picture it tells us that the week and a half of south winds has pushed the biomass to the corner and it's rounding the bend. Where the earlier shot through the canal has already charged up the bayside, south shore, Boston Harbor and has reached the NH shore. A compression of biomass in refuge waters is emminent (remember the Hitchcock movie conditions last year).

So after a bit of a delay due to cold water and lack of forage sized bait the elbow should be red hot and I for one can't wait to get my ass out there on the sprawling Monomoy flats and east side beach this weekend!

Keith save my seat.
IFFF Certified THCI @ 2005
Capeflyfisher Guide Service
Island Hopper, Guitarist, Incurable Dreamer
and Founder, Worldwide Flyfishing Forum
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2008, 09:21 AM
polareyez polareyez is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Mars
Posts: 224
Send a message via Yahoo to polareyez

Sounds like a great trip. That's encouraging news after the lack of action when I was down there 2 weeks ago. I'm coming this weekend. Do I bring the pink sluggos?

Successfully fighting genius
Recipient of the Silver Horseshoe Crab
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CLAVE RIP TRIP REPORT striblue Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 10 06-09-2010 05:53 AM
Rip Trip Report - 9/22/07 striblue Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 15 09-24-2007 06:24 PM
Rip Trip Report striblue Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 9 08-12-2007 07:09 PM
Rip Trip Report striblue Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 14 07-19-2001 09:29 PM
Where's the Rip-Trip Report(s) grego Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 21 07-06-2001 07:46 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)