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Bill Fisher Bait and Tackle fishing report April 19, 2012 Nantucket
Fishing Report: April 20th, 2012
Dear Fishermen and friends,
Another week has passed and the theme for this week has been consistency. We've seen beautiful weather and not much wind, and as a result, the schoolies that often love us and leave us have stuck around. Most people who have put in anytime on the south shore have caught fish. We've been telling people to look for deep holes, which are easy to see from an elevation with high sun. Also, if there are any birds feeding on the water, birds mean bait and bait means fish... We've seen a lot of cormorants along the south shore working in pairs. The birds are corralling the bait and are a very good indicator as to where you may find some line-siders. There has also been a diversity of bait on the south shore. Hopefully this means the fish might stay.
Regarding other portions of the Island, a friend who is working on a roof on Eel Point has seen fish on the flats in big schools, but we have not heard reports of anybody catching these fish. With the amount of bait and water temp- we should be seeing some north shore fish and harbor fish. Go out and catch some and give us the good word. Keepers have been reported at the Canal, in Rhode Island and in Buzzards Bay. Look for someone to catch a keeper here in the next week. Water temps in the harbor are at 52 degrees and hovering just shy of 50 on the south shore. The ideal temp for Bass is 55-62, but at least we are in range. We are set to have an early and active season, so make sure you have new line on your reel and the appropriate gear. We continue to get new products in daily and as of this weekend will be open in the afternoons 5 days a week and fulltime over the weekend. Please stop by to say hello.
In anticipation of somebody catching a keeper, we will be offering a $50 GC to the first person who sends us a picture of a Keeper Bass caught this year from Nantucket. Feel free to bring the photo into the shop, e-mail it to us or send it to us on Facebook. Good luck!
This is the kick-off to what will be a season long promotion. The biggest bass for each week will get a $25 gift certificate. We will also do a junior award to anyone under 18. So we will be giving away two gift certificates a week. We also will be awarding $50 Gift Certificates to new species (ie first bonito, first albie, first mahi....(could be that kind of summer...) To submit your fish we want the picture of you with the fish (not the fish) and a picture with the tape measure on the fish. We know some will question whether others are being honest or not, we are not in the game of distrusting people. We will trust you as we expect you to trust us. So to be eligible, submit your pics to us either through e-mail, facebook, or in person and make sure to put a tape on the fish and share that as well.
At the end of the season we plan on putting together a video collage of Nantucket's Greatest Fishing Moments and hope to feature you all in it, so please also be generous in snapping photos/video to pass on with us. We are not in it just for the fish pictures, but the experience around the fish.
We are sharing in this report a few pics of the shop. It looks much cleaner look inside, come see it for yourself.
Many thanks and tight lines,
Capt. Corey Gammill
Capt. Cam Gammill
Capt. Nat Reeder
Dr. Mike Ruby
Bill Fisher's Tackle Shop
127 Orange Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
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