Bonito encounter - Fly Fishing Forum
Stripers and Coastal Gamefish Stripers, Blues, Inshore tuna!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-14-2000, 12:03 PM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,593
Bonito encounter

Saturday came with it's usual SNAFU's so I was heading on cape late. I called BobP Jr. earlier and was happy to get a call back from the vacationing fish hound. He told me that he was surrounded by bonito on the islands so I made a Uturn toward a southside inlet where I have landed exotics before.

I got there and the outgoing was pushing current longshore, meeting with the ebb flow in a 'vee'. Inside the calm eye of this current mix the baby pogies started to flash like twinkling stars. The east wind pounded surf as high as my face but I felt a certain electricity as a couple more FF'ers walked past the scup brigade to say hello. They told me of the 5 bonito that were landed there yesterday with fire in their eyes and suddenly a bigger than average bone erupted from the very spot, spraying pogies like little petals of mercury out of the water. Lucky I already had a fly tied, these guys hands were shaking like mad as they tried to rig.

I punched a cast into the wind and threw my back cast, with the wind it chirped a little drag as it straightened. I let the current swing the silverside pattern (no juvie flies small enough I thought) and let it settle into the vee. I jolted the fly, letting the current move it more than my strip. Again. Suddenly, TWANG!

My hair was standing striaght up as I thought to myself could it be? First time targeting them and a bone on the line? The fish made a zigzag and ran to one side, the heaviness was about right, then came up... a fat striper short. Then another. The shorts took up residence in the eddy.

Another bone porpoised in the bait in the uneasy compression of the tide against the rocks. I cast like mad trying every retrieve, nada.

A while later, another bonito came out like a rocket, looking more like a rotund salmon than anything else. More schoolies. I stood there frothing the water till the tide went nearly slack and decided to go for stripah in Chatham.

Made it as far as Dave P's awesome campsite (pictures coming) and a few glasses of Glenlivet (thanks Dave!). Chowed in class at Brewster fish house and never made the evening tide. Met up w/ Craig and John Morin at the light on Sunday AM (a 'miss' morning) and tucked into the backside of Morris for a few shorts out of the wind. Mad to cut it short mid-morning, ready for another shot at the bones next weekend!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 08-14-2000, 02:45 PM
doug doug is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Joppa Flats, North Shore
Posts: 259
RE:Bonito encounter

Juro,
Your report has me PUMPED!!!!
Best of luck in the pursuit of bonito!!!!
Doug B.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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
Close encounter at the Tub ... Adrian Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 40 04-21-2010 07:02 PM
More NC bonito capt_gordon Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 4 04-18-2004 06:51 PM
NC Bonito capt_gordon Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 0 04-08-2004 09:03 AM
1st Forumn Member Encounter pmflyfisher Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 12 01-13-2003 04:19 PM
Bermuda Boonefish Encounter juro Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 4 08-20-2002 08:17 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)