Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Title- Early Season Bass and Sun

The first striped bass of the season are finding their way into Cape Cod waters a little later this year. Temperatures were cooler than last year at this time so things are definitely getting off to a later start. With the cooler temperatures we have had bright sunshine and clear days. This is great for sight fishing early season fish on the flats but it can also lead to getting too much sun. Years of sun damage can take a toll which is why it is important to stay ahead of the game.
It's easy to get burned early in the season particularly when the weather is cooler. That makes proper skin and eye protection all that much more important. Right now most of the fish around the Cape are back in the estuaries and creeks where good visibility is often important. Even an inexpensive pair of glasses can provide some safety from UV damage while also protecting the eyes from flying hooks. A good quality promotional sunscreen should be applied first thing in the morning even prior to the heat of the day and then again every few hours throughout the day for maximum protection. Always remember to use gloves when applying as the scent can be transferred to baits and either way your hands will be slippery if you aren't careful. A good hat is also essential to keep the sun off your nose and face. Most good captains will use high end sunglasses but not everyone can afford the latest and greatest in polarization and lens technology. Carrying a couple of pairs of inexpensive sunglasses on board is always a good idea for those clients that forget to bring their own or end up dropping them overboard during the day. Something with good UV protection or a rating of UV400 is best along with good polarization. PromoManagers has provided me with good service and a selection of fishing friendly promotional items over the last couple of years including tools, hats, sunglasses and sun screens all of which included a logo, setup and ground delivery.
Having had skin cancer surgery a year and a half ago, I cannot stress the importance of having a tube of sunscreen handy in every little compartment on my boat and truck
PromoManagers can provide you with marketing sunscreen and a host of other products that will help promote your business!
UPDATE:  I sold my boat this spring but will still be running it. How cool is that?  Well so far, WAY COOL!  It takes all the financial overhead away and let's me concentrate on doing what I love best.  "Seeing other people catch fish"!  Nothing has changed with my business other than the fact that rates have gone up a wee bit this year due to the never ending change in diesel fuel costs on the Outer Cape.
As many of you know, I am a full-time REALTOR now.  Like any new business, I have put my head down this winter and worked and promoted myself and things are finally taking shape.  PromoManagers has been great as my promotional CALLJEFFSMITH supplier.  Take a look at their website for all your promotional needs.
First trip is May 14th!  Whoop whoop!!....
Keep an eye out here for reports and photos soon!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

4pm sunset in Truro....

Hello blog fans....It's been awhile...My apologies!!  It was a crazy summer fishing combined with my new realty career!
While doing listing photographs the other day I took this 4pm sunset overlooking Cape Cod Bay....
...Peace.... :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fishing with the Brits

7 years running.......Don't think we have had a bad trip yet!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Finally!!....OH MY!

I've been quiet this spring due to many reasons.  The main reason was I decided fairly late that I wanted to start another career in Real Estate.  It's the perfect fit to work into a charter skippers schedule.  I knew very little about being a realtor but signed up for a class and eventually passed the MA exam and now am a licensed salesperson in the state of MA.  I have chose a local broker to work with and as more develops I will share that info with you.
While all this was going on, I was working on the boat when I could and making a new backyard for my daughter.  Needless to say, it was way too much to take on this spring but I can finally say that I am start fishing tomorrow!!...My first opening is the first week of July!....
Anyhoo, stay tuned for far out pics and reports on my blog......If you would like to get out July on then give me a jingle.  And if you have interest in a vacation property on Cape Cod then give me a jingle too!! ;)


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Promotional Products for boaters and fisherman

With the weather and waters warming,  thoughts are beginning to turn towards the early season fishing on Cape Cod. Captains are busy readying their boats for a busy season, applying bottom coat, working out electronic gremlins, fixing dings from last year and testing safety equipment. Reels are being spooled, hooks sharpened and tackle organized in preparation for the first reports of breaking fish.
With all the preparation underway for the physical tools of the trade one important component is overlooked. Although we all look forward to the warm sunny days that June and July will bring the sun is strong and tough on the fisherman. It fades gelcoat, seat cushions, t-tops and fisherman. An important part of any tackle box should be the sunscreens, hats and sunglasses that shield us from the UV rays the sun pounds down on us. The water acts like a mirror reflecting it back at us even when we think we're under the cover of the top or cabin.   PromoManagers provides a solution for the charter captain looking to promote their brand while protecting themselves (and their sports) with promotional sunscreens, sunglasses and hats. The key here is expense. Anything on a boat is going to get stepped on, bloody, blown overboard or end up walking away at the end of the day.  Designer hats may look great but they still sink. Those expensive sunglasses are great for the Captain because he'll keep track of them but what about the sport that forgot his? Store bought sun lotions have so much scent and additives any fish within about a fifty mile radius will swim the other way. Inexpensive promotional sunglasses with the charter logo on them or the basic sunscreens with no scent, additives or colorings will come in handy in a pinch and work much better as a branding tool versus a magnet or pen that'll get lost within days. Even better would be a cap which helps to keep sun off the nose and forehead, two areas that take a ton of abuse on the water.
As you all know, I am a charter captain and spend virtually everyday on the water from May till November.  I have no Irish in my blood to my knowledge and no family history of skin cancer.  This winter I underwent MOHS surgery on my nose which basically side lined me for 3 months.  My nose has been physically altered to get all the cancerous cells that were hiding under the skin for several years.  On the boat, I would sometimes have sunscreen and sometimes not.  Somedays I would apply it liberally in the am and sometimes twice a day.  After this experience I can assure you that you can never have too much sunscreen at your disposal. 
I like PromoManagers because they market high quality sunscreen, hats and glasses with my logo on it.  When people see my logo on that tube of sunscreen they will want to apply it so that they don’t end up with ice packs, stitches and bandages on their nose for 3 plus months.  Besides the obvious, it is a great way for me to promote my business with these products.
Have a brand you want marketed?  Give my friends at PromoManagers a call and see what they can do for you.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Saltwater Sportsmen National Seminar Series

I will be a on a panel with some of the best Captains in the NE area March 10th in Portland ME.  If your in the area stop by and say hello!

Saltwater Sportsmen National Seminar Series

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A couple PRIME DATES in June

Just opened up!...June 20th and 21st were moved by a repeat customer to September due to work conflicts.....These are great mid week dates during PRIME TIME!!....Ping me if your interested in filling these dates!!