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Dreaming of other places

I don’t know how your fall is but mine is just an awful continuation of the last year’s one. No, wait, last fall had some good moments. This fall…I am still waiting. Few decent tides with Silver Fox that resulted in lots of small fish in Montauk. Locally?  I won’t even bother. It’s not for a total lack of effort either. Yes, I do fish a lot less these days but how can you not? Friday night I went out for an hour to Jones Beach only to find a chocolate milk looking water and no fish. Saturday I drove east and tossed live eels after seeing my partner nail a nice fish. Live Eels? Me? Holy crap, it’s been at least 5 years since I cast one. To add insult to injury we went back Sunday with live eels again and I got skunked again. About $100 in gas, 300 miles on my truck and not a bump. My friends didn’t do much better either. Yes, I know a spot where there has been a good bite. Yes I know its crowded to the point people are getting into fist fights. No thanks, I am not that desperate. What I am jonesing is to get my ass back to Cuttyhunk in spring. Many of you have read about our trip and emailed me about details ,info, logistics. I hope some of you went and had a ball.

Those of you that are catching, send us some pictures in for our STRIPERTHON 2011 contest


You know what we should do ?

 We should book the whole place (all 8 rooms…lmao) in the spring for a weekend and grill till we can eat no more. Then we should hit the rocks and nail some slobs. Have like a SJ Invitational Cup weekend…the dude with biggest fish wins some cool prize,..or you can hop in water and revieve your cow like Chef Andrew is doing this spring at Cutty


Hey, you get to hang with us, we get to tell our wives we are “working” on promoting magazine….:-)

who is into it ? …lol

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Road trip

I am sitting here at 4 am sipping on coffee , awaiting to get on the LIRR and dreaming of other places to be…places where moss covered rocks are protruding in the water, where kelp forest sway with every movement of the wave. A place where stripers roam unmolested by the charter or party boat fleet as the jagged rocks have pierced too many hulls in the past .

Montauk would be nice, stopping at Paulie’s for a fresh cup of coffee, making a cast while the lighthouse beacon shines its light on you every few seconds.

Block Island would not be bad either, swimming to the boulders at Black Rock or descending down the steep staircase at the southeast point.

But my first choice is always Cuttyhunk. Maybe because it’s so quaint and quiet. Maybe because you can’t get there with cars, or get internet to post fishing reports, or get a ride to a fishing spot. Or maybe because fish there receive a lot less pressure then most other places so even a goog like myself can catch a few.

We should book a whole club in the fall and make it a Surfcaster’s Journal weekend. We could maybe get Roger to rigs us some dynamite eels and Tommy to entertain us in a way only he can. Hmm, this might not be a bad idea…..who is in 🙂