Rhody Slam... - Fly Fishing Forum
Stripers and Coastal Gamefish Stripers, Blues, Inshore tuna!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-24-2001, 09:59 AM
jeffg jeffg is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 203
Rhody Slam...

...of a very interesting sort.

Had the pleasure of fishing with Capt. Ray on Cast-a-fly yesterday down in RI. I was down for (yet another) wedding and he conveniently had a cancellation timed perfectly for me Sunday morning. We left Pt. Judith under cover of darkness, cleared the wall around 6:00 and crept out to a favorite spot of Ray's in flat calm seas and light fog.

Ray was busy explaining the need for my buddy Ben and I to get the skunk off early so we could have a low pressure trip and not worry about catching, and I think I obliged. First cast on an 8 wt yielded a 35" fish; second cast produced its twin brother or sister. Ray and I are pretty happy with each other at this point! Both were beautiful fish, with nice dark rocky habitat colors showing (will post picture if I can figure out how...), and released as usual.

But, being the guy that he is, I am treated to Ray's unique Stachelek Slam over the next 30 minutes as I hook, boat and release several scup, a snapper blue and a black sea bass! OK, so it's not a tunoid slam, but it would have made a mean fish fry and was the first time in maybe the last five years that I've added to new species to my "fly-caught" list in a single day.

As the sun eventually burned through the fog, the action slowed a little. We tried to get some shots at albies, but they were not in a cooperative mood, showing themselves only occasionally in ones and twos, no feeding blitzes.

Hadn't fished the Rhody coast by boat in four years or so, and it was a beautiful and fishy as I remember. Capt. Ray was an excellent host, and his 20' whaler is a great fishing platform, removing all of my previous bad memories of wet, back breaking days on my 13 footer from my youth.

Things look pretty keyed up for the Rhody Clave, and as long as it's NOT the 13, I hope to make it!

Jeff

p.s. how do I post a jpeg?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-24-2001, 12:08 PM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,593
Awesome report! Nothing like getting a hot report nearly everyday during lunch break, gotta love it. Sounds like you had a great ride on the Capt.Ray "chariot".

You can either email me the jpeg or if you have it hosted somewhere just point to the URL after \[img=
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 09-24-2001, 02:53 PM
RayStachelek's Avatar
RayStachelek RayStachelek is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Rhode Island & beyond
Posts: 720
jeffg (aka Jeff Ganguly) recently did some covert reconnaissance information gathering in Rhode Island last Sunday. What's he's really doing is trying to get the jump on the rest of us and grab up all the honey holes. Information is power, Jeff proclaimed. Than why doesn't my boat go faster when I explain theories to it?

Best bet would be to stay near Jeff during the weekend of the Rhody Clave and shadow his every move.
[img]"http://www.castaflycharters.com/images/jeffganguly_sm.jpg"[/img]
Jeff Ganguly with a nice Rhody shore bass caught on a Clouser fly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 09-24-2001, 03:52 PM
Lefty's Avatar
Lefty Lefty is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: North Shore, Ma.
Posts: 1,850
Hey Ray,
How do you catch a "shore" bass in a boat? 8-)

Lefty
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 09-24-2001, 04:09 PM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,593
Awesome bass Jeff! Nice job Ray.

I see what you mean about the coloration, bright and beautiful. Rhodyfest here we come!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 09-25-2001, 09:06 AM
RayStachelek's Avatar
RayStachelek RayStachelek is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Rhode Island & beyond
Posts: 720
Quote:
Lefty (09-24-2001 03:52 p.m.):
Hey Ray,
How do you catch a "shore" bass in a boat? 8-)

Lefty
We got shipwrecked and bottomed out on a rock. Is that concidered a shore bass under those conditions?

Obviously, what was meant that we were fishing for bass along the shore.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 09-25-2001, 01:30 PM
jborkowski jborkowski is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: New England
Posts: 248
Send a message via AIM to jborkowski
Nice Fishy.

Too bad for me all Jeffs don't fish alike.
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:
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
SW Sound Slam 10/01-10/02 steelheadmike Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 2 10-04-2005 11:28 AM
So. County Slam BigDave Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 9 10-05-2004 09:52 AM
Rhody Sunday - Double Slam! mikez Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 2 09-21-2004 09:54 AM
Near Slam doogue Warmwater flyfishing 1 04-29-2004 07:39 PM
Slam Brad The Quintessential Trout 4 09-18-2002 08:36 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)