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Old 05-29-2011, 05:03 PM
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I'm surprised...

there are no reports!

Things starting to really blow up on the cape. The week of southwest winds pushed a ton of bait into the area including clouds of sizeable sand eels and the fish are gulping them greedily. Big change over the last week from clave weekend.

Both sides, get where the terns are and start casting - shouldn't be long before you're hooked up.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:23 PM
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The Brits are coming starting Tuesday

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Old 05-29-2011, 05:33 PM
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there are no reports!

Things starting to really blow up on the cape. The week of southwest winds pushed a ton of bait into the area including clouds of sizeable sand eels and the fish are gulping them greedily. Big change over the last week from clave weekend.

Both sides, get where the terns are and start casting - shouldn't be long before you're hooked up.

Juro,

You should not be. Some Guys will be quitely catching and keeping stum.

The others are just waiting until the band wagon has rolled on by before they get off their backsides or they get a cell phone call.

Grumpy Old Man Mike.

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Old 05-29-2011, 05:48 PM
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Thanks for the update Juro.

I thought it had gone a bit quiet on here report wise.
Maybe Mike is right and everyone is too busy fishing/catching to post.
Roll on a week on Tues
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:52 PM
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Maybe family obligations are taking priority - they kept me off the water today but frankly I would not have traded that precious time for fishing.

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Juro,

You should not be. Some Guys will be quitely catching and keeping stum.

The others are just waiting until the band wagon has rolled on by before they get off their backsides or a they get a cell phone call.

Grumpy Old Man Mike.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:16 PM
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Juro,

Family is priority capital P. In comparison fishing is a side show.

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Old 05-30-2011, 03:57 PM
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Got skunked today at the refuge ... saw nothing, and even the guys slinging eels out front were not catching ...
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:04 PM
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Spring migration time - not surprised at all.

Hardings has been hot and cold on a tide-by-tide basis. Unless fish are exploring up inside Stage, the two are closely related. The incoming creates a strong northward flow on the west common flat (North Monomoy) and migrating fish use that queue to navigate south to swim around the point 9 miles south.

Mid-week before the clave there were plenty of fish inside the refuge, during not so many.

I had non-stop action Sat evening at an UDL, heading out right now...
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:38 PM
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Fished Morris Island up near the mouth of Stage Habor . After a hour of casting into a stiff wind and catching nothing I decided to walk over the dunes and fish the inside . Two things immediately happened , my casting improved dramatically and I caught a 34 inch fish .
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Well, not exactly a report but an amazing sighting.

I decided to check out the tub Friday evening which turned out to be pretty dead. So coming back on the outside, the tide was close to full and it looked fishy. Working my way slowly back to the stairs, the fog was pretty heavy with about 200 yards of visibilty. Looking out into the grey I see what looked to be a porpoise fin but the several seconds it took before the tail popped up confirmed it to be a whale.

I'm sure its not that uncommon to find them this close? Anyway, when I first spotted it, it appeared to be Ocean bound. But then a few minuts later, it the did the fin-wave thing about 100 feet off the beach! I thought it was maybe disoriented and about to run aground, but I never saw it again after that.

Pretty cool to see - without the fog the folks in parking lot would have had quite a show!
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:16 PM
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I got out Sunday morning for a bit, later than I wanted. Coming off the beach a regular says fishings been good but he'd just lost a flyline to a pig. The long and short is that things have turned on. Got bit by a bunch of runts, moved a hundred yards and got an armtoggler, about 32 or 33". Bagged it for two days of off cape fun cleaning out the house of a pair of insufferable hoarders (step father and my late mother). I can say I woulda traded that family time for fishing in a heartbeat. Ah, but I get to hit it hard tommorow, just as the wind has turned to the NE.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:30 PM
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Adrian! I saw it too, later on in the afternoon from the parking lot after it had cleared up. I got a crappy video of it... will upload and post link later.

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Well, not exactly a report but an amazing sighting.

I decided to check out the tub Friday evening which turned out to be pretty dead. So coming back on the outside, the tide was close to full and it looked fishy. Working my way slowly back to the stairs, the fog was pretty heavy with about 200 yards of visibilty. Looking out into the grey I see what looked to be a porpoise fin but the several seconds it took before the tail popped up confirmed it to be a whale.

I'm sure its not that uncommon to find them this close? Anyway, when I first spotted it, it appeared to be Ocean bound. But then a few minuts later, it the did the fin-wave thing about 100 feet off the beach! I thought it was maybe disoriented and about to run aground, but I never saw it again after that.

Pretty cool to see - without the fog the folks in parking lot would have had quite a show!
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:34 PM
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Fred, I had very good luck as well at the UDL.

Today I hit the beach ORV for a couple of hours. Visible fish were all blues, easy hookups but nothing landed until I put the bite tippet on.



Thank you Rio for "toothy critter" stuff works great.

Then I found some keeper bass before I decided to call it a night. BTW - the bass did not mind the bite tippet at all, even after it was delaminated and twisted by blues.

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Old 05-31-2011, 09:51 AM
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Here's the crappy video I took from the parking lot with my point and shoot camera. The whale shows itself a couple of times but not prominently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCveCJFoQQM
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The only thing I can report is that the Pumpkin seed bite was hot Monday afternoon. If you weren't out for these guys while on cape then you missed out


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