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Full moon today and all of it's ripping tides. Even though we had big tides over the past couple of days, holding bottom hasn't been a problem. Today, with the NE winds, it was a different story. I felt bad; fishing was tough. Physically tough. If conditions were better, we'd have done much, much better on the fish. We would mark the fish, but would only get one cast on the school before we were past them. It took a big cast into the drift, and then the attitude that you had about 30 seconds of holding bottom before having to reel in and do it again. That's a lot to ask, sometimes. When it worked, it felt so cool..We'd get ahead of a school of fish, I'd cast everyone,and sometimes everyone would hook up immediately! That' was great.
We weren't the only ones fishing today....the grey seals were all around us as well! They would take one fish on every drop. It was AWEFUL. I just got a federal culling permit for 50 seals and will be auctioning these trips off over the next week or two. Harpoon-only trips. First-come, first served with proceeds to benefit me. Just kidding. Tons of seals around. They grab the back of the fish and rip out the guts and fillets off of each side, leaving us with the head. 400 pound seals eat a lot of fish EVERY DAY. They say there are 30,000 seals on Cape Cod right now....I don't think there are 30,000 fishermen on Cape Cod....gotta put a limit on the seal take of fish. It's going to only get worse. I heard that they make good shark bait. Just kidding, again!
Really, though. I'm booking my shark trips heavily now. Starting at the end of July and the first couple of weeks of August....I try to book them all in a narrow range so I can let my mate know about the shark schedule...as you know I normally run without a mate...except for my shark trips.... With my "shark-cod" combo, you get to fish for sharks while also fishing for cod(to put some good meat in the freezer while fishing for the monster sharks (which are most often blue sharks, which are fun to catch, just not good to eat)).
Call for more sharking details, 508-269-1882. Awesome whale show today!
Black Rose Fishing Charters specializes in small, private fishing charters. Our rates are very affordable and it is much easier to put together a smaller charter. We are based in Green Harbor, but we fish all of Cape Cod, Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth Bay, and Buzzards Bay. We target all species of fish, depending on season. We fish for "groundfish", which means cod, haddock, pollack, wolf fish, cusk, hake, halibut, and redfish. We would fish for sharks every day if we could and we catch blue sharks, makos, threshers, and porbeagles. We love it. Because of the design of our boat, we can have 4 people casting at one time very easily. We love fishing for bluefin tuna (casting, jigging, and trolling), striped bass, and bluefish. We have a fast boat, full cabin, and comfortable ride. See you out there!