Been a member since last year and been reading alot but not posting as I forgot my login and just got around to figuring our how to get it. I know...lame lurker excuse. Well now I'm in and hopefully will share some trip and pics of my successes and failures.
Live in NH, and fish mostly the coast of NH, Maine for Stripers, Cod, Mackeral.....etc but every year get to the Cape for a week or so. We cast and jig wire for stripers. Hit the Blues when we run into them and even fluke fish occationally. Been messing with the school Tuna for 3 years in the bay. Had a few hookups but yet to boat one.
Heading to Cape Cod this weekend for 2 weeks so I'm sure to have something to report soon. Staying in Harwich so mostly launching from Saquatucket.
Been hearing alot about the BC bouy and Crab ledge. Never been there....can someone give me coordinates. Been told to head east 8-10 miles off Monomoy but would like something a little more specific.
Here's a few pics of some successes over the last few summers.
SAYING HEY... ROBJA, OFF DOING SOMETHING ELSE...
Welcome Sly, good to hear from you, nice looking fish and I’m sure your mates keep you on your toes!
I fish quite a bit up in your neck of the woods (merrimack river, breaking rock, isle of shoals & points east) look forward to some good reports.
In fact, I’m going on the Yellow Bird out of Hampton tomorrow, private charter, hopefully the dogfish take it easy on us so I can catch a cod like the one your holding!
wecolm fellow newhampshirite!
here is how I do my East tuna fishin: Leave harbor and race for Monomoy so that I arrive there at crack of dawn to see any rips (my boat is not big enough to just blast through there blind in the dard). Round Monomoy within 50 yards of shore. Once in Ocean take a heading straight into where the sunrise will occure. "Crab Ledge" is an area, not a spot like a wreck. Saquatucket is about 7 miles to Monomoy and it is about 16 miles to CL from Monomoy depending on the depth that you want. BC bouy is north from there and perhaps a bit further east. Its on the charts, can't miss it. Once in the CL area, most guys look for whales & birds - bring binocs, its a big place, the fish can by anywhere.
Say, did I chat with your daughter at the Contoocook Farmers Market last weekend? A girl about 16, friendly, says she lives in Hudson, dads been tuna fishin some, has had hookups on the fly but still waiting to land his first one . . .
Good luck bottom dweller. This years been a bust for me out at jeffries.
Last edited by SLY-NH; 08-02-2012 at 11:27 PM.
Thanks for the tips Red herring. In the same situation with the boat size...18 footer, deep v but still gotta be cautious. Been aroud Race a few times to get to the north cut for stripers but never ventured too far off the eastern shore of Chatham. Hope they are still there when I get down there.
SAYING HEY TOO
Welcome, and tight lines, Bud!
Here,hold my beer,while I kiss your girlfriend.