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!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Almost March!

Winter is cranking along.  I have been recuperating from MOHS surgery on my nose.  Seems I got some basal cell skin cancer and it had to be cut out.  Much more intrusive surgery than I had hoped for.  I have some more appts with the doc that will involve dermabrasion to smooth it out and possibly some laser work.  Ahhhh the perils of having a day to day job in the sun!!
Things are weird this winter.  So weird in fact that the Right Whales have returned to feed in the bay about a month early!  What does this mean?  Maybe nothing.  Year after year predictions are made as to when the striped bass will show up.  If the winter is warmer than normal, people make the prediction the bass will show early.  They never really do and I have come to believe it has to do with the length of days vs the water temp.  BUT!..that was until THIS crazy winter which never really was winter.  Bulbs are sprouting, whales are breaching and here it is still Feb.....So what this all means is I plan to have the boat ready May1st for trips!  I wouldn't recommend travelling from afar to hit early May with me but if your fairly close and want to get a jump on the season then MAY might be for you. 
Other things of note, I have really been working hard on my photography skills...I swear it is like a full time job learning all the features on your camera and PP *post processing*.  Post Processing *Photoshop* is really an art within itself.  I bought a new lens to use on the boat this year for close up work and am really looking forward to putting it to use....
As for the email list, I have struggled trying to send all my fishing contacts an email as a group.  My server bounced it back and I am still not sure how to send a mass email to my fishing contact list!!!....Anybody using a MAC wants to shoot me an email and unlock the mystery is more than welcome and I would much appreciate!!...Till next tide.......


Monday, February 20, 2012

Outer Cape Winter Morning.....

Shot this morning on the outer cape....If you like any of my photos and wish to purchase then let me  know. 

Friday, February 3, 2012


For some odd reason I have never booked many trips in the last two weeks of May. I'd like to change that this year and fish solid straight into June.  As always, June fills up fast and my June calendar as of this posting has 10 days left in it.  I highly encourage anyone looking for some light tackle / flyfishing action on striped bass to look at the last couple weeks of May.  I put this posting up on FB and booked the 30th and 31.....I am also in the process of creating an email list, *something I should of had long before now*.  If you would like to be on the list, shoot me an email at and I will add you to it. 
It has been a very warm winter for us to date and we all wonder if this will start things earlier than normal.  Regardless, it won't be long before the first fly line snaps taught as a flatwing drops to the surface and disappears into the flowing current.....One long strip....pause...two quick....pause and all the cobwebs of winter have now disappeared as the first fish of the season makes a nice solid run.....

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

It's been a awhile since I posted on my blog and my apologies for that.  The season get's so busy towards the end with trips and the onslaught of the giant fishery that my posting suffers.
Here is a recap of what went down after August.
Bluefin fishing was slow but the Albie fishing was very HOT!  I normally do not fish for Albies due to their proximity to my port but this year I made an exception and did many Albie trips in Buzzards Bay.  I must say we had a GREAT time fishing for them and plan to do more of it next season!   The weather was poor in October and we did not get out much to chase tuna around like we were hoping.  On the days I could get out, I spent some time *on the ball* chunking for giants.  We had them in the slick many times but just could not get them to EAT....Eventually it was time to hang it up and get on with the fall around here and the many neglected household things that do not get taken care of during fishing season.
It was a great season in all and the new boat gave me very little problems.  The new SIMRAD NSE electronics gave me the edge all season long and I highly recommend their new products!
As we head into the New Year, I start to book trips in earnest for the coming season.  Alot of my repeats have already secured their dates for next year and I encourage those of you that haven't to do so.
I hope 2012 is good to you all and I look forward to fishing with you this season.