Also got word from Andrew Wade who runs the Monomoy Shootout – another killer tourney in the hood – this year it is July 27, 2013. Anyone who fishes the Headhunt should fish the Shootout – will be ultimate bragging rights to see who has total lbs from both tourneys. Pic above is Sean representing the Headhunt at last year’s Shootout and we know Wade will be fishing ours again. Pretty much need 2 more Cape tourneys and we can set up a Grand Slam that pretty much send the Cape into a full on frenzy.
Speaking of bragging rights, saw ‘Top Hooker’ on Animal Planet (it’s on right now if you’re reading this in real time). It’s some new competition fishing show, with a random crew of anglers from across disciplines (saltwater guide, bass pro, a girl bow fisherman, Harry Corduroy, etc.). The show actually is fairly entertaining, even if they’re casting for distance on the beach, racing jet skis, or catching 5 inch something in the kelp forests off of CA.
If the Headhunt survives beyond this year, we may need to go to this type of format. I know it’s for dramatic effect, but they do make the freshwater bass pro look like a lost child, even when casting a surfcaster on the beach. Have only seen one episode, but it’s worth checking out and let’s set up a side battle one of these days – 8 guys, survivor style, fishing challenges. I’m in.
Headhunt and Shootout may be my only times on a boat all summer, but finally slayed the bass behind my house in Charlestown. Drifted mackerel I got at the fish market all night with no luck, but did land one on a Yozuri minnow that I had to pull out of the dock pilings on the Mystic. May not be much (was a few inches under 42'), but I’ll take it.