Greetings from Capt. Dave & BAYMEN Charters!
Gale Force Winds continue blow on our bay and we have not been able to get out the last 3 days. That will change shortly, as these E/NE winds leave us, south winds move in, along with warm summer-like temps, later this week.
Fishing the past week has been spotty on the MA South Shore with a few sporadic blow-ups. If you have been in the right place at the right time, you are on the board!
There have been a mix of micros to 24″ inch fish in the bays, all with sea lice. Some topwater, and some fish on the bottom (typical early spring behavior) with no sign of fish until you tick your fly or light tackle along the bottom in front of their noses. WHAM! Well, what do you know…! On charter, we have all the basis covered with tackle for topwater blitz action, sub-surface feeding, and hugging the bottom fish. So, if they are in the bay, we can get you into fish.
I also have the new Sinbad electronics on board this season. Not that I need it, I have been guiding for thirty years with chart and compass and very basic fish finders. Time on the water is the best teacher and you can’t beat head knowledge and a good hand-written fishing log for thirty years. That said, the new electronics (when I have time to really learn how to use them) can give me accurate detailed readings down to 300 feet, and – get this – 150 feet to either side of the center line of my boat!!! “Side imaging” that will be fun to play around with. My cheap sonar units of the past gave a FIFTEEN (15) feet either side of my boat, and we still managed 3,000 fish caught and released each season for the past 30 years on the water. So, really looking forward to learning the new electronics as time allows, and picking out the cows I have been missing!
That’s the word for today until the Gale Force winds end later this week. Charters are absolutely stacked up and we are fired up to start fishing season, daily, and in earnest for six solid months! STAY POSTED:
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com Fly Fishing & Light Tackle on the MA coast.