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Old 06-02-2002, 12:58 PM
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What a week!

I took this week off and fished South Beach and all I can say is what a week. The Randy Jones reports pretty much sum up what I have experienced. A tremendous amount of fish in all sizes.

Saturday, however, was a different day. I met up with Jeff Borkowski and his father and we fished the backside of Nauset in the A.M. There were a lot of blues around and we managed to get bitten off time and time again. I did manage to land one to about 8lbs. We had some lunch and headed over to the Rip Ryder only to decide that we would opt for walking out from the causeway so we could fish the incoming as high tide was about 5:15. Jeff and his father packed up early and were headed to Ministers Point last time I spoke with them. I having seen a lot of fish this week was not able to give up so I continued to walk farther out. I only managed to land one small twinkie on the bay side and was walking back when two fly fisherman walked over the dunes with stories of big blues on the surf side. I decided to walk over and take a few casts only to arrive and see a school of biggggggg bass in the first wave. I took a few casts with the Ray's fly I had so much success with this week but they did not like it on the surf side. I tied on a 7" olive and gray deceiver and a few casts later was hooked on to a 42" fish that went a least twenty pounds. The fish did not run to far which was a good thing as I quickly realized the wind had blown the line out of my stripping basket and I some how managed to wrap it around my feet. It must have been a sight to see me with a bent rod hopping up and down on one foot in my waders. I also managed to drop my cell phone in the water as I pulled my camera out of my pocket to have a picture taken.
All in all I caught over a hundred fish this week with at least 10 greater than 30". I will post the picture once I get it developed and scanned. Next week looks like great tides so I hope to see some of you there.

Sean
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Old 06-02-2002, 04:03 PM
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How do you like this guy! First year flyfishing for stripers!

Sean, that four leaf clover is working wonders for ya. Sorry to hear about the cell phone... but then again the camera survived
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Old 06-03-2002, 07:22 AM
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Sean,
Great report. Glad to hear you got into some BIG fish. The really big ones seem to be eluding me this spring, I think its time I start fishing next to you!

Nick
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Old 06-03-2002, 09:43 AM
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Sean, great report ,the only thing I did not like about it was that I was not there.
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Old 06-03-2002, 11:11 AM
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I've seen this guy cast...I refuse to beleive that he's been at it for less than a year. Can you say "enthusiastic"? Can I spell it?
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Old 06-03-2002, 11:32 AM
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Realize that Sean spent many a day this winter freezing his bojangles off while he practiced flycasting in icy weather. It shows.

Brother Sean, I was fishing the bathtub when you hooked up. After some family duties on Saturday I went to the causeway and launched the yak in the 30 mph gusts. I did not call because I wanted to keep myself free to paddle around in the new yak (virgin voyage).

The wind was nasty (paddling wise) so I stopped near the stairs at the Rip Ryder and tried to get mixed up with the many blues that were busting on the surface.

After a while I decided that stripers were in order and I tried to boot across the tub but the wind made me decide to just paddle back home and practice my bracing near the yacht club over by the causeway.

I then booted over to Minister's and caught me a feisty 30 incher on a giant herring pattern.

All in all a nice night - but not as nice as yours!

You are the man!

Talk to you soon.

-Mike
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Old 06-03-2002, 05:47 PM
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Let's set the record straight....

1. I prefer to call them Shamrocks.
2. This is my first year fly casting.
3. I did practice a lot over the winter but I am happy to announce that my bojangles are still attached and in perfect working order.

I also wanted to mention that I had the pleasure of having many conversations with Randy Jones this week and was able to pick his brain a few times. When I first asked a question the response I was expecting was "that will you cost you $250/day". What I got instead was a genuine interest in helping me progress as a fly fisherman. What a guy and an asset to the forum.

Doogue and Nick,
Sorry we didn't get a chance to hook up. Give me a call or shoot me an email if you are going to be around this weekend. My girlfriend will be in London so I am free to fish again. I lost your numbers when my phone took a bath.

Sean
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Old 06-05-2002, 09:17 PM
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that's it!!! the rookie race is on!!!

one measly 42 incher in your third time out...big whoop.

forget about 42 inches...what about 42 feet!!! first man to catch that friggin' lochness living in pleasant bay with a temple fork 10wt rod tip stuck between his teeth WINS.

FYI: this is what he looks like.
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Old 06-05-2002, 09:28 PM
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in all seriousness, sean, CONGRATS.

yet another success story for the Forum.

couldn't happen to a nicer guy. not unlike my experience with so many other members on the Forum, despite having just met, I feel like I've known you for years.

I look forward to being outfished by your lucky butt for many years to come.
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