My brother back in action on the blog -
Spent some time on the boat (JACKAL) today getting her cleaned up and meeting a couple guys to help us get her updated and serviced. Austin from Gracie J Charters game by with support from Michael Mckaskill and Goose Hummock shops to re rig our busted up outriggers and the Harwichport Boat yard came by again reliably to help us replace thermostats on our outboards. It is great to have good local professionals around to help us out with the boat in times of need and beyond but as all us boat owners know this game is expensive.
The only reason I even mention this expense issue is because this is just another reason why the Headhunt is so important. This is why even though I have stepped out of the planning the last few years, the Headhunt is important. The Headhunt and all local tourneys including this weekends Monomoy Shootout are important because it gets us boat owners, fishermen, friends, and fishing teams out on the water.
Ok, enough of my sappy crap. In other words, I need to get my boat (the freakin JACKAL) fishing. I need to appreciate it and work it and make it happen with support of my family and my team. She has sat too long this year with some issues but November will be here soon enough so it is now time to go.
I am waiting for Dangler and Corduroy and both Burnie boys and Newman and Charlete E and last year’s winner who is no where to be found right now. The 12th annual and we have never won our own gig. Austin on Gracie J just caught a 81” tuna last week on his 23 footer and he is fishing the shark tourney this weekend with Phill and the Goose Hummock team in Newport and that type of stuff gets me pumped up. I am fishing with my father this week and hope to fish with the “Menace of Dennis” this weekend in the Shootout which is my upcoming game plan.
Holy crap! Let’s go! Bass fishing seems to finally be picking up out here off Monomoy. It is mid July and once again the Fall is coming soon enough and after this winter we all deserve to celebrate together. We all deserve to celebrate together on and off the water trying and hopefully catching the biggest striped bass we can dream of on July 25th.