Chatham 6/25-6/26 report - Fly Fishing Forum
Stripers and Coastal Gamefish Stripers, Blues, Inshore tuna!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-27-2002, 09:01 AM
BigDave BigDave is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: northeast salt chuck
Posts: 1,401
Talking Chatham 6/25-6/26 report

Finally scored a couple of days off this week and headed down to SB to fish mid-day high tides on Tues and Weds. Best 2 days off I've taken in years.

Visibility on Tues was outstanding - a real blue bird day with light winds. Saw lots of moving shadows but in many cases they saw me first. Still managed double digits with 2 legals in the 30" range.

Yesterday was more challenging with a stiff 20mph blow. AM was a little hazy but manageable. Saw tons of mini-blues on the flats, cruising in pods of 20 or more. Also spotted a couple of monster blues milling arond in about a foot of water with thier dorsal fins exposed. These fish were huge. Anyone know what this behavior represents? Could not get them to move to either sand eel or squid patterns.

Pea-soup fog kicked up around 2 and pretty much shut things down. As I was about to leave I spotted 2 cruising cows and got to watch one of them take my fly about 10 feet in front of me. Major adrenaline rush. About 5 minutes later, she was measured at 35" and released. Totally made my trip.

Best of luck to those heading out on the 4th!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 06-27-2002, 05:11 PM
striblue's Avatar
striblue striblue is offline
President of CAC
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Plymouth and Chatham, MA
Posts: 7,518
Great Report... I know exactly how you feel. Report from Nauset say that the Humpbacks are just off shore and making quite a sight... also.. reports of massive amounts of sand it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-30-2002, 06:44 AM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,594
Dave - Did you try a banger across the bow on those blues?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2002, 09:58 AM
BigDave BigDave is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: northeast salt chuck
Posts: 1,401

That's the one one fly in my box that I didn't try. Figured they were in such shallow water that a topwater presentation would spook them - which I didn't want to do because I was enjoying watching them mill around.

Looks like I'll be heading down to join the masses over the holiday weekend as well. Hopefully I'll bump into you so I can return your fly (not a chance)!
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
Chatham Outside Report BigDave Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 8 07-31-2006 02:47 PM
5/9 Chatham Report bonefishmon Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 10 05-12-2003 10:33 AM
Chatham Report-7/12-7/13 striblue Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 6 07-16-2002 08:20 AM
non-chatham report jeffg Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 3 06-12-2001 08:52 AM
Chatham Report? Lefty Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 8 07-25-2000 08:16 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 AM.

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