Big Blues

You know its fall because the Gorilla Blues are attacking! Our last few outings found blues 15 lbs plus in Quicks Hole and many more out in Vineyard Sound. Several of my clients are experts at smoking bluefish and this as we all know is a real delicacy. Stripers are still around but you must battle through the bluefish.

This time of year can provide some beautiful weather and lots of action. If you want to get out  before the cold weather arrives, give me a shout.

Last Minute Louies: Catching a last-minute fishing urge? Well Louie, here’s a second chance…call the Captain within 3 days of your desired date, and if the boat isn’t booked, get your gear ready. Save $100 on last-minute weekday trips.

Trial Trawls: Feeling adventurous? Explore new fishing spots and experiment with new techniques. Join the Captain and explore the latest dock-rumors: from new fishing spots, to the craziest of techniques. We’re even taking the risk out of experimenting by taking $100 off exploratory weekday trips.

Half  Day is Better than No Day! Get out into Buzzaqrd’s Bay and get that pole in the water. Depending on the tides, these 4 – 4.5 hour, half-day weekday trips run in the morning or afternoon, and still you time to plan other maninland adventures. A four person tip is $395.00. Call the Captain to talk tides.

Call Captain Paul Osmon (508-951-5522) to reel in these great August/September savings! (email: cposmon@a0l.com)

The fluke season is open and the fluke are in! We fished yesterday throughout Vineyard Sound and found some really nice fluke in the 5 lb + range. However, as expected, with the increase in the size limit this year to 18.5″ there are many throw backs. Those who have fished for stripers with me this spring know of the battles we’ve had with all the sand sharkes; well, on the fluke grounds are some really huge skates! Although not the problem the sharks created the skates are a nusance.

We will be fishing the east running tide all week for the flatties – stay tuned.

Tide Matters

After our last two trips, one thing is for sure: TIDE MATTERS! You know, it’s always the same yet it’s always different. Although we fish in the same general area year after year, I’m always surprised by how the fish change their habits. So far this year the dinner bell has only sounded on the incoming tide. During the last two outings, we marked lots of fish, some really good sized, from behind the islands to Robinson’s Hole. But no matter what we offered, they were not about to eat. Then when the tide turned and that incoming currect began to pull, wham. Both trips ended with good catches with the biggest fish topping 20 lbs. Also, the sea bass continue to be plentiful and very large; a nice by-catch.

June is all booked up but there are several openings in July; and remember, the fluke season opens July 1st. Give me a call and let’s get you hook up with a good date. Call me at 508-951-5522.

We steamed to the islands early in the morning on a very cloudy day. The light northeast wind was against a strong incoming tide which created a rip as the bottom rose from about 40 ft to a depth of 20 ft. The wind blew the tops off the waves creating a dramatic backdrop for the birds, seagulls and terns, diving into the waves to capture the pieces of dead baitfish left by the predators. I asked the guys if they wanted to fish this action thinking it would be a large school of bluefish. Seeing fish on the surface, breaking water as they tumbled after the bait, we let out a bucktail jig and a plastic shad on mono line. Boom; bang two fish on and to our surprize it was all striped bass. Nothing really big came from this school but we caught several respectable “keepers” and many throw backs.  Almost because we needed a break, we all decided to break the cardinal rule and left fish to find fish. I guess it was just one of those memorable days because we found more fish and like the last trip took a trophy sea bass over 5 lbs. If only the weather would improve… stay tuned.

Given all the north/northeast wind and the rain, rain, and more rain; we finally made our first striper trip to the islands. And, the stripers were waiting for us and hungry for some fresh pogies. The crew tangled with 13 stripers, keeping 9 (one for the captain’s dinner table) and returning 4 to be caught another day. Sizes were good for this time of year. The fish we caught ranged from 31″ to 37″ which topped out at 18.5 lbs. Also of note, the scup and sea bass have moved into our waters already; which is unusally early for this location. Bob caught a potential winning sea bass to enter in his club’s contest. The sea bass was a real hammerhead, weighing in at 5.9 lbs. good luck Bob.

Those interested in doing some fluke ( summer flounder) fishing, remember this year’s regulations are: size 18.5″, 5 fish pp and the season is from July 1 – Aaugust 13. This is a short season so if you want to get a trip in get in touch asap.

We will be arriving in Massachusetts tomorrow, so it won’t be long before Pro-Fishin-Sea is in the water and ready to chase stripers. Friends have told me that some early fish have showed up in the bay behind some small schools of pogies. By all early accounts, it looks like a good season coming up. Check back soon for updates which I’ll post as soon as we hit the water.