Sunday, May 29, 2011


Some worms around, and a fish or two

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monomoy Surprise 5/21/11

I met up with some buddies for a long weekend of chasing stripers on the cape.
Friday evening we hit the Bass River near the mouth. We found some fishy water, but no fish to hand. We did bear witness to an all out blitz with lots of birds working and some nice splashes underneath, unfortunately they were 100 yards away and moving away from us.

Saturday we met with Captain Keith of the Rip Ryder and he dropped us off on North Monomoy for a day of wading the flats. The fishing was pretty slow due to the east wind and lack of water. Here is the surprise of the day, My buddy Brian tied into this beast, hooked perfectly in the corner of the mouth.

It was a cool, foggy and drizzly day, but we had the place all to ourselves. The sun only came out for a half hour, and 1 good size pod of fish cruised by. Here are some other pics.

Even though the fishing was slow, it was great to hang out with some new faces who were really great guys. Did I mention we had North Monomoy to ourselves?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Trifecta of sorts

I got out this morning set to incicator nymph a local river for trout, I hooked a dozen or so but only brought 3 to hand. I moved to another spot and on my first cast 2 big browns came up and hit my orange thingamabobber, one of them taking it under water! So my wheels started turning, and I put on an adams parachute and got 2 gorgeous browns about 17" on a dry.

After ending on such a good note, I decided to grab a bite to eat, and went to the gym. I wanted to chase stripers, and good thing I went out. There was a school of keeper sized stripers at one of my favorite outflows in Western sound. I tied up a big september night variant in the dead of winter longing for a day I could swing this fly while wearing a t-shirt, and today was that day.

I hooked into 3 stripers, the first two went about 26", and the second cast after releasing the second fish, I got a strong take, I set the hook hard and the fish took off. Within a few seconds the fish was on the reel and my backing knot headed out of the guides. I put the brakes on and started rough housing this fish. Made a couple runs in the middle of the fight, what a strong fish, felt like a 35"er, but more like 30". This was the fish of the day.

First stripers of the season 4.24.11

After a long winter and cold April, everything came together on Easter Sunday. I got out to favorite early season outflow just after dinner and got to swinging a fly I call Pinkey, a big tented wing herring pattern. I got a couple fish, this was the best of the night.