Saturday, June 28, 2008

6/28....De Boz

Doug Baz and his friend Bob fished with me this past week. We hammered the bass on the flyrod and got Bob his first bluefin and Doug hooked up and fought his to the boat before the hook let go....Just as well cuz we only wanted to harvest one...Doug has the tuna pics on his camera but here are a few of the many bass they caught on the flyrod that day...


I had Peter McCarthy on my boat the other day and we did above average for fish on the fly with a few decent ones thrown in. Peter is also an exceptional fly tyer and he donated many to the cause Thank you Peter! We decided to spend a few hours chasing bluefin on the fly and got 3 perfect casts in on a hot pod but we found no joy. Can't always have your cake and eat it too. Peter also furnished lunch and cold candy bars and I must say I enjoyed the day with Peter from start to finish. Your always welcome on my boat Professor Hands!
With my hectic schedule I was so looking forward to this friday nite because I didn't have to get up at 3am for the first time in nearly 3 weeks.....Of course I wake up anyways and toss and turn and toss and turn....So much for sleep anyways....If your sleeping then you aint catchin right? ;)
Up and down bass fishing the past few days....I had a pair of guys from AZ and Michigan the other day and we struggled to make things happen....I could just feel the fish were not around and after one keeper bass and a couple of bluefish we opted to look for charlie the last two hours of a half day trip. We found the bait but the ocean was a blank canvas of activity on top....It was certainly one of those trips you hope you don't repeat anytime soon. Somedays its hard to get it done with only one tide. The guys were great and I hope to see them again next year.
The following day we started out the same way but I decided to move a bit and we found the fish on top and hammered mid 30" bass on top with a few bluefish mixed in...
We have been doing pretty good on bluefin for the month of June....We have landed 11 fish so far and hooked several more...All have been on light tackle or fly to breaking fish. We have not resorted to vertical jigging yet but as we move into July and I start doing designated tuna trips you can be sure we will.
We broke in one of the new Shimano Saragosa reels the other day on a hot bluefin tuna of 56". It was very smooth and look forward to more fish with it and it's twin sister.
I am still in search of the ultimate bluefin tuna flyrod. I have been breaking the TFO bluewaters and am losing faith in them....My Redington 15wt just keeps on ticking. Unfortunately they do not make them anymore....
Now I don't know how many people read this blog but if it reaches just a few of the rude knuckleheads who fish out P town way then it was worth writing the next few words. You guys who troll wire have got to be a little more respectful of those who do not fish the way you do...If a boat is drifting and casting to the inside then it is your responsibility to troll the the outside. Even if it means losing contact with the bottom.....I cannot believe the amount of rudeness with some boats anymore. Your customers are not idiots, they see you driving over drifting boats and I doubt a good majority of them think your a captain worth his salt by doing so. I'm going to start naming boats on this blog who continue to be rude knuckleheads...Everybody including me makes a bonehead move from time to time but the constant repeat offenders are a nuisance. Treat others the way you would want them to treat you and everybody will get along....Pretty damned simple!
The family and I have the weekend off and are planning on doing the blessing of the fleet in P town since I figure a little holy water never hurt anybody but looks like it is going to be a bad weather day....Back at it full time starting Monday...


Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Sorry for the lack of reports. I have been burning the candle on both ends of late. Had a great week with the Patricelli party from Oregon. Bass fishing has been world class with some monster bluefin mixed in on fly and light tackle.....I'll get some pictures up as soon as I can....

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Week up to 6/14

Nothing short of outstanding fishing the past week. All we can hope for is that the winds stay light and the fishing strong!

We had some exceptional bass fishing the past week with many fish over 40". What really got exciting is that the tuna showed and mixed in with the bass schools...Luckily we had the tackle onboard and got on them when the opportunities presented themselves...These fish are incredibly strong and might be too taxing for some anglers.....If your interested in pursuing them then make sure you start eating your Wheaties NOW..;)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

6/9 - 6/10 British Invasion....

One word.....AWESOME!


Overall some of the best bass fishing I have seen in quite sometime...It started kinda slow with continued cold/wet easterly weather but it turned around and warmed up and the fishing HEATED up.

The Vets benefit charter went off really well...A few pics from that outing. Brent, Becca, and Ellen....I spent more time flirting with Becca than looking for fish but can you blame me? ;)

Brent is a Marine who was injured in Iraq. He can throw some flyline too and was rewarded with this 15lb fish on the fly.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Today I had repeat customer Carlton Dukess onboard....Carlton wanted to spend some time learning to flyfish but there have been some bruiser fish on the move through the canal and I asked Carlton if he wanted to learn to flyfish or to go out and search and destroy. Search and destroy won the toin toss and my buddy Kevin White gave me a call not to long after we cleared the jetty and said he had found a good bunch with nobody on them....After a 10 minute run we slid up and first drop Carlton gets a nice 40".....After a few mid 30" fish he gets another 40"....These were beautiful fat bass....The tide died and we ran around looking for some more action and found it but there were a TON of boats on these fish and we opted to go over to Brewster and start that fly fishing lesson....Nice half day trip with Mr. Dukess!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Fishing lately has been pretty good with several nice high 30 to low 40inch bass taken on flies and plastics. We seemed to be about a week behind last year it seems. Bait has really moved in. I'm pretty flat out for the next 3 weeks so forgive if I do not update my blog daily....

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Had a customer cancel todays charter due to family so it was a perfect day to do a little recon for the upcoming week. Josh and I loaded up his boat, *nice for a change* and headed out of Pamet to search the waters north....Fog and heavy wind had us wondering why we got out of bed but we eventually found a body of fish that was eager to hit plastics on jig heads but were impossible to hook on a fly. Normally this area is full out on top this time of year but it still isn't producing the way I had hoped. A few more days might be needed to get things in order and will probably come back and fish it one or two days this week in hope of the big bass we normally take on flies in this spot this time of year.
Tally for the day was probably two dozen or so fish with a half dozen keepers up to 35"...Still great fishing but a tad sub par for this time of year in my opinion...