Monday, October 22, 2012

switching gears 10.20.12

Photo courtesy of Harold  
With albie reports dwindling down(especially from shore), I met my buddy Harold up in Rhody for an evening of chasing stripers. We met at a spot new to me, only to find not much going on fishing wise. As you can see in the photo it is an amazing place, the sound of the surf clashing with the outflow was incredible, in a good way.

I moved to another spot between a couple salt ponds, and I found feeding fish. I had a great vantage point and could see the school of mullet being harassed by good size stripers. I waded up current of the pod and swung flies of all different colors, sizes and sink rates, with only a dink and a snagged mullet to show for my efforts. The bigger fish were keyed in on the mullet and I couldn't get them to eat any of my flies.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


One of my goals this year was to get an ablie from shore, so as soon as they appeared I devoted all the time I could to put myself in the right place at the right time, which amounted to 1 day a week, heading up to Rhode Island before the crack of dawn. I had at least a dozen solid shots, including a pod of 4 that followed my fly into the rocks below my feet, only to turn off and speed away. I managed to get a few different flies in the middle of feeding albies, with only one take to show for it. After 4 weekends of failed attempts to get my albie, I had to escalate my efforts before Albert leaves for the year.

We had some good friends invite us up for a weekend trip to the cape, the weather on saturday looked like it might hold out, I called up my buddy Alan who I go out with from time to time, and he said we had a good shot at some albies out at Monomoy. We launched at our usual spot and headed south looking for Albies. As soon as we rounded the corner there were birds working and albies under them, along with some blues. It was really a neat site to see the green lazers zipping around in the faces of the waves of the rips. Here's a few pics from the journey:

Photo courtesy of Harold

Thursday, October 4, 2012

chovy clousers

Simple chovy clousers here:
Mustad c68sz #2 hooks, mono thread
differing sizes of dumbell eyes
bunny throat tied in behind dumbell
sparse pink BT, under a small clump of cream marabou, under a small clump of bonefish tan angel hair