The bass are in thick now out here on the southeast side of the Cape and the tuna reports are picking up which means that we are going to try and hit both species this Saturday.
Last week my father and I hit the rips just south of monomoy and once we found them we easily followed and fish for them as they feeding on squid by the hundreds. The fish were hitting the squid on the surface and my first thought was to cast at them with some sluggos and swimming plugs. It was weird how thick they were, yet not willing to hit the light tackle. There were a good five boats around us and no one was hooking up. I actually felt my jig head bounce off fish as I retrieved my lures.
After about 15 minutes of this and after realizing that I now have no idea where all of my different gear is on the new boat I switched over to the tried and true wire line set up with a small 3oz. lead head screamin banshee jig.
Instantly my dad and I were hooking up as the other vessels around us could not to the point where they eventually all left our edge. Every pass we hooked up as we were only fishing one rod and it was an instant strike once I set back the jig even though the fish were still also feeding on the surface.
We were actually just out for an afternoon spin not fully prepared to fish for any length of time but the few hours we had before we lost the tide was fantastic. Nothing over 20 pounds but we kept a few and let most of them go but it was nice to feel dialed in again as it has been a long time since I/we have fished our own boat.
The striper trophy is being set up with the plaques right now and will be available tomorrow so we will have that on display around town this weekend.
I was also a quest on the local Channel 18 today talking about the tournament which will air this Friday in Harwich starting at 11am and 6pm. I am going to try and get a clip for you tube even though it is not that exciting but they want to film us at the weigh in and re-interview us after the event.
They were a great group of people and they have a sweet studio for such a small operation.
Thanks again Cable Channel 18.
Wish us luck this weekend and into commercial season which also starts this weekend.
Is it true that the Wizard and Corduroy are limping into this event again?