Thursday, June 30, 2011

A little exploration pays off

I got out last night around 10 and met a buddy to fish off some docks at a local marina. I have been fishing this spot with decent success for the last 3 nights. The worms were at their peak on tuesday night, and the fish were all over them.

So last night the fish didn't seem interested in worm patterns, but my buddy got a few fish on a shrimp pattern. I switched over to a chartreuse clouser, and almost immediately was into fish. I was standing on a dock watching fish illuminated by the overhead lights of the marina, leisurely swimming and sipping the profuse amounts of bait that is at this spot now. After we both caught a handful of fish this particular spot shut down. We heard some slurps and pops from the distance, so we decided to investigate.

This was my first season fishing the worm hatch at this marina, it has been a fun learning curve with some worthwhile little spots located within. There is a small(1/3 of an acre) tidal pond with a small culvert that runs under a road into the marina. Well similar to last year, there were fish all over this little outflow. I hooked into a good fish, after I set the hook it took off towards my buddy, I stopped it and brought in front of me by 20 feet, and it started some heavy head shaking and managed to throw the hook. I didnt get to see this beauty, but I did get the privelege of feeling her power. She even left me a slightly bent hook as a reminder of our encounter. The fish continued to pound bait at will, what a site. When the clock rang 1:15, I had to head home to get some rest before having to get up for work in the morning.

On my drive into work this morning, even as tired as I am from fishing 4 late nights in a row, I had a smile on my face as I replayed the evenings events over in my head.
Headed back out tonight, in search of the one that got away.

Here is the only fish I was in a place to snap a quick pic before a quick release.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


While on the cape, I ran into this at Nauset.

Big Apple solitude

I had to meet some of my crews yesterday evening on the Intrepid pier for a project we are working on. After I got them going, I had some measuring to do for another project on the flight deck.

Because we work after normal business hours, I had the whole place to myself. Not fishing related, but what great views and not having to share such a cool place with another soul.

And when I turned around, this was my view.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

some flies

I tied these up over the last year, this is Pinkey, the fly responsible for my first few fish of the season.

This is a fly I called big swimmer, I lost it to a big blue last fall.

And this one is a september night variant, sort of a herring imitation, You can also find this one buried in the corner of the mouth of the fatty in "Trifecta of sorts".

Simple flatwing

The sandeels have been thick, but the silversides have been showing up in bigger numbers, I plan on swinging this fly after dark at an outflow that I have done well at.
Very simple 2 feather flatwing, olive over white tied on a gami sc15 in 3/0.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

6/7 stipers everywhere

I hit the water around 7:30, I wanted to swing a big bunker fly I tied a few nights ago, I only managed a couple small hits, but there were fish chasing silversides and sandeels. I walked back to the jeep and strung up my 7 wt with a floater and a small black clouser, and was into fish from the second cast. I got around 7-8 fish, they were small, some as small as 14" and the largest around 20". After the action died down I moved to a nearby spot that has been fishing well, with sandeels everywhere and fish crashing them in a foot of water. I stopped by my honey hole and swung my sparse black clouser through it and came tight to a feisty 26" striper. He battled valiantly, making a dash across a small flat, in 8" of water, what fun! I made a few more casts with no other action, so I called it a night and headed home around 9:30.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pink was the ticket II

The sand eels are in, they arrived in mass a few days ago, and tonight my timing was good. I met my buddy Josh in the parking lot to meet SickB and Gaston who were already on the water around 6, with 2 hours of the outgoing left. The fish were chasing clouds of sand eels, and so were the birds, I made a few casts with a pink and white clouser to swirling fish and came tight to a few feisty stripers in the 20-24 inch class, and then there was a lull in the action. Josh and I decided to change things up a bit, and go big and heavy, we both hooked up with a couple of fluke! It was a great night to be out, hopefully I can sneak up on a pod of bigger fish tomorrow night, I have a spot in mind.