Alrighty now! As this tournament’s co-creator I want to start by saying that I am fully aware that my online involvement has been slacking. Even though I continue work the local scene with our pops Billy it is tough for me to get out and about with the little ones let alone get some alone time at the computer…………
Screeeeeeeeeeech@#$%^&.... That was the sound of a record pin screeching across my old dark side of the moon album while the speakers are cranked!!!!!!!!!!!!
Better yet! That is the sound of the headhunt wake up call for me and for all of you out there who need this challenge/adventure/competition and overall truly legit fishing event as much as I do. The Headhunt was created to give my brother, my father, our family and our friends and fellow fishermen something that we all wished was out there in our area but was not.
I am proud to now say that we now seem to be at the perfect level where we are providing an opportunity that we have ourselves wanted to have wanted the opportunity to be a part of in this are for over twenty years now.
I am eager for spring this crazy year. It tough times for all of us but we/I need this tournament to get us fired up more so this year more than any of our past tournament events. The Bezurkes also need a a new boat and remain on the hunt for one in a time where rigs keep missing our bill on all sorts of levels.
Bottom line is I am personally hearing direct reports of quality fish being caught in strong numbers from our boy Dave Tria’s recent report of landing a few keepers in Westerly Rhode Island just after he thought the keepers skipped over Rhody to hit a somewhat late Westport MA arrival area where comrade Ben Allen has taken numerous keepers from the shore the past few days. Ben reported last week that he was concerned with the late arrival of keepers in his secret spot(s) but that seems to have all changed “big time” as long as he is able to hit the tides right.
Keep the reports coming boyz!
Ben wants me to get out with him asap while the bite is on and I hope to very soon as I am at a point where watching large mouth bass attack the minnows in the lake across the street from me in the sand flats alone it itself has me on the hunt for adventure these days.
I will hit John Joseph and Buck’s pond before I hit the salt out here in Harwich and I hope to do so more often this year in the rowboat with the almost 2 and 4 year olds and maybe even the wife but screeechhhhhh Snap out of it! Or is it snap into it?
“Things” on the striper front just seem to hit us a bit later out here on the lower Cape. My brother is sending reports of fish in Boston Harbor in his neck of the big city shore even though our local boyz in Plymouth are not reporting much at this time.
Capt. Seamus Muldoon is back in town and was fishing with Mike O. off t he beach out here in Harwich to keep the shore fish honest but they never make it easy for most of us out here in the Harwich area in the spring time.
All I know is that my brother probably misses the early season schoolie “light light Tackle” bite off one like the one we have for years off of one of the only two boats that we have ever owned with our father.
Fishing and drifiting off the calm flats of red river beach in Harwich casting and often tagging schoolie sized fish with the opportunity to land the first keeper is something I miss more than I give these spring times credit for.
I also greatly miss the days of fishing for schoolies and the occasional keeper in early May with my buddy Ben in and just outside the mouth of the Westport, MA river. In other words, it just seems to easy for many of us with myself as a prime example to miss the spring striper experience. It is for obviously very valid reasons but today’s post goes out to all of those who keep the spring “vibe” alive and always dangling in front of us overly busy spring folk.
Thanks Ben and Tria for the solid reports, thanks to my bro Ryan for his continued effort to drive this tourney, Thanks to our dad Billy for keeping the local spirit and logistical framework moving forward, thanks to uncle TJ for helping us keeping the business and website plan in check with my brother, Thanks to all of the local business’s and competitors for driving the Hunt and thank all of you for getting your head in the game like me! Like I have to more!
Screeech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is time!