So far the 2012 striped bass fishing season is off to a great start here on Cape Cod. Over the past few weeks many big bass have been caught which is a great sign of good things to come.
Even more exciting (for me at least!) is the fact that many My Fishing Cape Cod blog readers and members are getting into some awesome striper fishing. For some of you this season has produced your first ever striped bass or keeper striped bass. Other readers and members are off to their best season ever.
Hopefully the hot action and productive fishing reports will continue to flow in as spring gives way to summer. As for now congratulations to the below anglers and crews – keep up the good work!
John D. Silva and crew cash in on a great bite in unfamiliar waters
Over the past 10 months John Silva has become a good fishing buddy of mine. He’s a real knowledgeable guy when it comes to outdoors writing, photography and everything fishing.
Last week John had some buddies with him that wanted to catch some nice fish. Needless to say the pressure was on for John to produce! Fortunately the bass cooperated.
John and his crew slammed bass all morning long on live baits, chunk baits and poppers. Average bass was in the 33-36 inch range.
Be sure to check out the awesome pics below. Thanks again to John for checking out the blog – hope to see you guys on the water soon!
New boat = big fish and fun times for Jason Mazzola and crew
My long time fishing buddy and friend Jason Mazzola purchased a beautiful 23 foot center console this past winter. Needless to say he was really chomping at the bit this spring and was eager to christen the boat with some big bass.
I am happy to report that so far so good with the new boat! Mazzola and his crew of family and friends have been chipping away at bass in the 30-40 inch range over the past few weekends. Everyone including his fiancee, mother, father, brother, sister and friends have gotten in on the action.
His reports last week helped me out big time when it came to finding the bait and the bass during one of my charters. I was then able to pass that info along to John Silva (featured above) which helped him zone in on the bass and have a great trip.
It was a great all around team effort which is the ultimate goal of the members’ side of the blog.[slideshow id=4]
Chris French logs in the first keeper striped bass of his life
I met Chris last autumn. He’s a very enthusiastic guy who is chomping at the bit when it comes to saltwater fishing. Over the winter Chris logged in a lot of hours studying up on the best areas to fish from a kayak, and the best techniques to use to catch stripers from the yak.
I’m happy to report that so far so good for Mr. French. This past week Chris was able to pull some of the first keeper striped bass of his life from the kayak fishing the Billingsgate area. Congratulations to Chris on a fantastic start to your season!
I’ll be looking forward to receiving more positive reports from Chris in the future as he continues to learn the ropes and improve as a striped bass fishermen.[slideshow id=5]
Brian T. Atchinson and crew start the season off with a bang
Brian has been an integral part of the blog since its inception. Last week he wrote up an incredible report in the member’s forum, highlighting the great striped bass and sea bass fishing he and his crew were able to get into off Cape Cod.
The guys found the bass inside Cape Cod Bay up tight to the beach. They were able to limit out with nice size bass using light tackle, and even caught a few mackerel right next to the beach in shallow water.
The sea bass fishing in Nantucket Sound wasn’t bad either! For Brian’s full report click here.
Here’s a few pics so far from Brian’s 2012 season.[slideshow id=6]
Paul Morgan enjoys his best ever start to the striped bass season
Paul and I have been exchanging emails all spring about bass fishing. He’s off to a great start so far and is enjoying his most productive season to date.
So far he’s logged in a fair amount of days on the water, and has racked up as many as a dozen or so keepers/trip. He’s also helped me zone in on the best mackerel bite which has been a huge help.
Nice work with the sonar images as well – gotta love seeing those red arches right along the bottom.
Hopefully the nice catches will just keep on coming as spring gives way to summer![slideshow id=7]
Rick Spada and son Dominic hook up with estuary keepers
I’ve been in touch with Rick for a few months now. He’s a real nice guy who is looking to catch a few bass this season from the yak with his son Dominic.
It seems like yesterday that I was fishing the same areas as Rick and his son, with my own Dad from our 12 foot aluminum boat. I can remember those early fishing memories with the old man as if it was yesterday.
So far Rick and Dominic are off to a great start. Here’s a pic of their latest small keeper caught this past week.
Congrats to everyone for a great start to the season. It’s great hearing from blog readers and members so don’t be shy and be sure to post something in the forum, send me an email, or ring me on the phone.
The best way to catch more fish, in my opinion, is to develop an expansive network of reliable contacts. I can already see this happening for a few guys here on the blog, so let’s definitely keep it up!
Tight lines and take care,