laid up at home with a knee injury so these are second hand reports. Word was that Monday was slower than slow out there, a few charter boats getting one, maybe two fish, and the commercial fisherman chasing around trying to find those big pods. Don’t know if the fish went down toward the path, or Billingsgate Shoals, as their was word of a bite down that way.
43 Race Point Road
Provincetown, MA 02657
Provincetown, MA 02657
Another great day yesterday on the water. Very nice trip in the morning where we tried the live herring thing again, not successful but we did get some nice bass the old tried and true way with the umbrella rigs – this time further down the backside in 60 feet of water. In the afternoon I went out with four young ladies on their brand spanking new 24 foot boat to give a few lessons on fishing as well as boating. Overcast day, and the fish were around but not very hungry, until the last hour when they surfaced right in front of our boat – one cast with a Daddy Mac and a 34 incher – lesson complete.
Good fishing again yesterday – fish were less concentrated – not all in one spot, like the rips at Race Pt. – but spread out over a few different areas. Key for us was jigging up some live herring and using that for the stripers – they loved it.
A few really good days of fishing, but especially in the mornings, and only up until the tide becomes slack – then it gets real sloooooow. The kayakers from the beach got into the action yesterday as well, taking home plenty of big stripers by vertical jigging right at the rips of Race Pt. As far as the afternoons, seems later in the day is getting better than mid-afternoon, although we have come across large pods of stripers feeding on the surface in the early afternoon, yet they are really spooky and disappear in a second when they see us coming.
Excellent day on the water yesterday – plenty of big stripers, mostly vertical jigging off of the Race Pt. rips. Blowout today with the rain and winds, back at it Thursday.
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Strange day reporting wise. First off, a major blitz of stripers on the backside this morning for the boats – not a lot of boats though due to crazy southwest winds – was tough getting there. Those that did had many fish and very big ones. We had stayed in the bay due to the winds and our three customers on the boat – we had special safety concerns to cover so decided not to crash through the waves to get to the backside – slow morning. We then took the trek a few hours later when the winds calmed down, and it was a bit safer to go – the blitz was long gone but we did manage to get a few nice fish for them!