So far 2013 has been pretty busy, but all in good ways. Right now I am working on re-designing the entire My Fishing Cape Cod blog for 2013 - so I apologize in advance if I don't get around to posting new content more than once per week. Trust me though, it'll be worth the time and effort to re-design MFCC.
By spring of this year this blog will have new, super sleek and simple look which will make it uber easy to navigate and locate whatever content you want to find. Not a lot of folks realize that there are over 350 posts here on the blog, mostly because it is tough to find content that was published months/years ago. The new design will take care of this easily.
So hang with me here for the next couple of months as I work to improve the overall user experience in preparation for 2013. I'm all jacked up about this coming season and I think you should be too. If 2013 is anything like 2012 we can expect some pretty impressive fishing opportunities this season on Cape Cod.
This coming year I am planning on traveling all around Cape Cod and the Islands, fishing new areas using techniques that I myself have not even tried yet. I think this will only help the blog become more well rounded, and offer you more in-depth and interesting fishing information.
Places like the Elizabeth Islands, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Monomoy - you name it I plan on fishing there. Even better, I hope to bring on a few talented writers throughout the season to chime in on tactics and fish species that I may not have time to fish for. It should be a lot of fun and I hope you stick with the blog through the entire coming year.
Until then, lets talk about one of the best, and easiest ways to target really big bass - the famous tube and worm.
A New Spin on Tube and Worm Trolling
The tube and worm is nothing new. It's been around for decades, possibly even a century at this point. It's hands down one of the oldest striped bass fishing techniques in the book. However just because it's been around since before you and I were born, doesn't mean we have to fish it exactly the same way they did in the good old days.
Over the past couple of years I've had fun experimenting with different tubing techniques. Some experiments have worked great while others did nothing but produce tangles. That's all just part of the learning curve though - you have to take the good with the bad, just as with anything else in life.
Of course it all starts with having the right equipment - which is exactly what the below video is all about.
Tube and worm trolling is my fall back technique during the middle of the summer on Cape Cod when bass hold deep. Often times you'll find bass holding right along the bottom, or suspended in very deep water. In these scenarios it pays to get the tube down to where the cows are.
The below video talks about just that, how to get the tubes way down deep to where those big stripers like to hang out during those hot and humid July and August afternoons.
Turn the volume WAY UP because I accidentally filmed this video with the Go Pro housing covering the microphone.
One thing that worked well for me this past season was kinking the tubes and making them swirl through the water in a "wacky" way. Sometimes the bass prefer a tube that runs straight through the water while other times they like it all kinked up. I think this is probably the most important tip of this entire post.
If you want more tube and worm trolling info, then be sure to sign up for the My Fishing Cape Cod newsletter by entering your name and email over to the right. I'll be sending out some information on a possible upcoming webinar about tube and worm trolling, so stay tuned!
Tight lines and take care,