Friday, July 06, 2012

Spring 2012

This was one of the most productive springs that we had ever witnessed... We found loads of mackerel, schools of pogies and lots of Stripers. Most of our fishing was done off Race Point, where we butterflied up dozens of bass each trip. Before the "Race Bite" was on we had done some fishing around Billingsgate and along the backside of Nantucket. Early in June we fished Buzzards for limits of beautiful Giant Seabass (3-4#). Our most memorable trip this season, was with the boys from D&G Bait and Tackle. On a tip from a friend (Tyler), we found a huge school of Stripers inside CC Bay - pushing bait on the surface... Dave and crew threw my pencil poppers and caught around 50 Bass from 18-28#'s. I think they could have caught more, but by 10:45am - their arms were sore.....    On the Lake Ontario side - The mild winter kept schools of bait around the eastern end of Lake"O".  In turn, most all of the charters had limit catches by 11am. Limits are not unusual in the early spring, but with a excellent mixture of Kings mixed in, was a welcoming bonus. This past week we boated dozens of Salmon, and caught Steelies up to 13#. Not bad for the "dog days" of July!  We still have some prime weekend days open for charters, but they are evaporating quickly. Give us a call for availability, and wish us luck in the Monster Shark Tournament!   <'/////><

Friday, September 09, 2011

Sorry to have fallen off the block with only a couple of posts this season. Unfortunately, my time on the Cape leaves me with no Internet... This season, I have had a lot of time away form Paxton to be on the water. The summer of 2011 we had caught more bass than ever before. Unfortunately, the average size was down form years past but we had many days of 60-100 keepers boated (15-30#). Most of our summer fishing took place off Chatham, where we would butterfly jig and cast deadly dicks. The action was so hot that one day we pulled out the fly rods and caught 26 keepers pushing the scales to over #25. Now that the hurricane season is here, the fishing has entirely changed. Most all of the Chatham fish have moved south, and some larger Stripers have finally moved in to the Bay. Today, we found the seas to be very rough but my clients form Jersey and Philly braved out the 4-5' waves and produced fish in the mid 20# range to our second largest bass this year of 37.3#. Only a couple of open dates left for the fall migration, hope to fill them! Will be updating web photo's soon!! Steve <'////><

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hi All;
It should be common knowledge by now that the old "Doubled Up" was severely damaged this past winter. The storage facility claimed the lives of 5 boats (due to snow overload). Unfortunately, this disaster delayed my start until after the run of "big" bass passed by.. On the bright side - the new "Doubled Up" is slightly larger, better equipped and is more comfortable.
My first trips of the season, produced small to moderate sized fish. We were mostly fishing in Cape Cod bay, chasing large schools that were producing fish to 34". Recently, we have moved out of the "bay" and have found bigger schools of hungrier bass (34-42").
Thankfully, our methods of "catchin" have been using light tackle. Mostly - casting, vertical jigging, chunking and pulling Manns Stretch 25's. With any luck, the fish will stay put and we will be "Bangin Em" for weeks to come.. Hope to see you soon ! Tight lines; <'////><


Friday, July 30, 2010

Quick update of the last couple of weeks. Tuna have moved off the Chatham Beaches into deeper waters. Although most of the fish caught were in the 70" range (non keepers), it was fun while it lasted. Commercial Striper season has started, and we have already caught more weight than last year. Most of my trips (8 hrs), have caught close to their limits. Every one of these trips has caught a Bass over 30 #. The biggest fish of the season has been a 49#er. Most of my fishing has been inside the Bay, tube and worm and bunker spoons have been our best methods. All the tube colors are working, and our most sucessful spoons have been the green and white Tournament Grade Tackle. When we have found serfice activity we are throwing plugs along with Whip it eels.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Have had several trips over the last couple of weeks. Saturday June 25 - Matt and his buds from RI + NY fished with us and landed 8 Stripers from 22 to 49#. Most of them came on the tube and worm, although the largest 2 were caught on the whip-it eel. Sunday -Paul, Stevie and Chris had a very poor outing, fishing the same area we were only able to catch a couple of 30" Bass. Monday - Rob Bulla and some of his accts came in to find very rough waters. After a couple of hrs of pounding we pulled the boat out. During breakfast we discussed moving to calmer waters in Barnstable Harbor. Here we would be doing some chunking during the outgoing tide. The group caught many stripers, and everyone was able to take home a couple of fillets. Tuesday the 29th was another blow off day. Wednesday, Jason from CT wanted to try his luck for Tuna. We started off in Cape Cod Bay, and after a hour or two of searching we pulled the boat and headed to Chatham. The waters were light up with fish, and we had 3 different opportunities but were unable to land a fish. The weekend of the 4th was spent on Lake O with the family. Only a couple of hours on the water we landed 1 king. Water temp was 50 deg at 150'. July 9 - Big RICKIE joined us for some excellent fishing. William a 8yr old, landed a 44# to start off the day. At the end all 4 people had a Striper over 40#. Kevin from RI fished with us on Sat. He and his 2 boys had 5 Stripers from 25 - 45#. Again, most of these fish were caught on tube and worm as well as bunker spoons. There has not been one specific area we have been finding these large bass. We have been fishing from the Dump to Billingsgate Shoal.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Last Sunday (6-13) was a very exciting trip. Off the tip of P Town we started out using bunker spoons - First 2 passes we had 1/2 dz Bass to 40". Spotting some working birds we pulled the wire and went casting (to what we thought were Blues). Using Al Gagg's "Whip-it Eels" we landed a estimated 60 Bass from 34-42". Monday we were off to search for some Black Sea Bass in Buzzards Bay. That day and the following we had our limit of fish (60) on hand tied jigs, from the Bad Fish Outfitters. Wednesday, we were back to P Town to do some more casting. Same results, 80 to 100 Stripers to the mid 30# range on the "Whip it eels" and some of my pencil poppers. By 8 am, we bent all the barbs over so we could release fish much easier. Thruought all of this action we had only caught a a dz Blues ! Hope this action continues for a while !!


Saturday, June 05, 2010

Sorry for the delay ! Saturday May 22 Richard and his son Rich joined us for a mixed bag of Cod, Pollock and Mackerel. At first light we caught around 80 Mackerel to liveline for Stripers, with no avail. Out to Stellwagon we headed in 130' of water to catch many shorts and a few keepers to hit the deck. Sunday Todd and the concrete boys joined us to target Stripers. After 30 Mackerel we headed east to the #1 Can at the southern edge of Billingsgate to search. Within minutes we had our first keeper, and finished up with one short of the crew's limit. The fish were in the 32-38' range and were very hard to hook on the live bait. Actually, we had to make a trip back to the Canal to reload the livewell to catch our last few. Since the Salt trips I had fished Lake Ontario and the ALC Club. Between the Adarondaic League and Lake O we hit em pretty hard, 74 Trout 4 Salmon and 1 Laker. Back out this week for Stripers and Sea Bass. See U soon !