It’s been quite the week. Due to some “out of my control” events, I’ve been awake for way too long, so I apologize in advance for any grammatical errors. I guess it’s all part of being nocturnal during the summer.
Anyways the lack of sleep has been well worth it. We encountered a lot of nice fish this past week. Unfortunately they haven’t always been eating. One minute they’re slamming whatever we throw at them, then the next we can’t buy a hit. But that’s fishing, and during this time of the year, sometimes the bass have lockjaw. I guess even fish aren’t hungry all the time.
Wednesday produced a dozen bass between 18-38 pounds. All of the fish came on spinning gear. If the bass were really aggressive we could of had nonstop action all trip, however that was just not the case.
We also missed about 10 additional fish which was frustrating. The bass seemed to detect any tension in the line and would immediately drop the eel if we did not present it in a picture perfect fashion. Regardless we still had a decent pick of fish.
Thursday’s trip started out absolutely gorgeous. Cape Cod Bay was as flat as a pane of glass. The stars actually reflected off the Bay’s surface. It does not get any smoother than that.
I had Bob with me again. Bob was part of last year’s incredible September bite. In back to back nights we landed 80 keeper bass between 15 and 37 pounds. On another different September 2010 trip with Bob and his brother Mike, Bob boated a beautiful 46 pounder that he took on a live eel in just 12 feet of water. On a 2010 trip with Bob and his son Erick, the father son duo landed 26 bass between 20 and 35 pounds.
What I’m getting at is that Bob seems to be very good luck on the boat.
Late July action does not compare to September, however Bob made the best of what Cape Cod Bay had to offer. He got off to a quick start, boating 3 nice bass, back to back to back, all around the 20 pound mark. Final tally was 10 fish between 15 and 27 pounds. Not the best trip I’ve ever had with Bob, but not bad either.
Unfortunately engine trouble is going to keep me off the water tonight. My apologies to John and his group. If you guys are reading this report, hopefully we can still get you out either Friday or Saturday night. I’ll move some stuff around to make it happen, but it depends on the engine prognosis.
I’m still planning on running Sunday through Thursday trips on schedule, so don’t fret just yet if you are booked for next week and are reading this.
You take the good with the bad in this business!
Tight lines and stay safe out there,Ryan