Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday...3/28....Captains Log.....

Good morning blog fans. It was a productive weekend. I finally plumbed my outdoor shower and all I'm waiting on is for the temps to stay above freezing to turn it on. I did a couple much needed dump runs and took my daughter to see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the Orleans Playhouse.
As I sit down this morning to get to work on many fishing buisness related projects, my mind drifts forward a couple months to when the striped bass arrive in droves. For some reason, I have never booked many trips these last two weeks of May. Sometimes the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend can be some of the best striped bass fishing of the year! Come June 1st I am flat out booked for the whole month, in fact I only have ONE date open as of this writing, the 5th. I would really like to be doing some trips the last week of May to throw me into June. If you wanted to go striped bass fishing in June and I was already booked, then I highly suggest you look at the last week of May.
Lots of interest in tuna fishing the past few years. We were one of the pioneers in perfecting tackle and techniques in the school bluefin tuna fishery craze that started over 10 years ago off Cape Cod. Back then, you could count the number of guides on one hand who were good at finding these fish and getting you hooked up. Today there are dozens of guides who advertise for school bluefin tuna trips. Before making your decision on who to book, find out how long the captain has been fishing for school bluefin tuna, the equipment they carry, and their success rate. Are they local or are they from some distant state trailering up to only capitalize on the success of the local captains who have etched this fishery into what it is?
I'm fairly passionate about this fishery as you can see.
As far as tackle goes, bluefin tuna tackle is state of the art. It is simply amazing the size of fish we can whip on light tackle *spinning rods*. The power and lightness of today's top of the line rods is incredible. Reels with the ability to sustain 30lbs of consistent drag and hold up and superlines so thin and strong you are able to put 4-500 yards on a reel.
We carry it all on our boat and know that the success of any captain today with the caliber of fish that we have is directly related to his experience AND the equipment he carries.
Well blog fans, my coffee cup is empty and my email light is flashing. I must get back to the other tasks at hand into putting this business in the water come May!!...
Till next tide....;)

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