Josko -josko (07-04-2001 08:09 a.m.):
Drove by the soiuth tip of Monomoy around 15:30 on 7/3 to find a FF gathering just east of the tip. Anybody from this board?
Just past the clavers, the rip at the south end of Monomoy was the worst I'd ever seen, with S 20 right into the outflow current. Nasty, even in a 26'er.
BTW, there were huge schools of sand eels on the surface, 1-2 miles E of Monomoy. You could see the dark water even from a few hyndreds of yards away
Bob Pink (07-04-2001 12:02 p.m.):
Knew I couldn't get down in time for the R-Trip so I opted for a noon arrival with the 'yak. Lauched from the causway and headed out of Outermost Harbor for N.Monomoy. Yak's getting overwashed about every third wave but not quite ready to bail. About an hour + of hard paddling get's me on the flats but now where do I go? Tides beginning to drop, should I stay on the westside and face these SW winds or work around to the north to the guzzle and maybe the N end of S.Mon? Finaly paddle up to the guzzle ,see Randy with two clients working some edges, don't know how you could sightcast yesterday and finally anchor the yak to fish a channel edge. So far 2+ hours and I'm just getting started fishing. Nada, paddle down to the 'humps' Nada. I have my clamming rake & basket so I figure it's getting time to hit one of the clam flats... paddle from the humps over to S.Beach. (Yes this was insanity!) fighting the SW winds on my beam the whole way.
Filled a basket of steamers right quickly, often 3-4 per hole which was nice but not a qohaug to be found
Paddle back to the causeway and finally get the 'yak back on the roof about 6:00pm. Shoulders were ready to fall off.
Headed for Nauset where I took one nice 32" fish about 9:30 after a 3-4 mile hike north. Back to Brookline about 1:30 this morning......