Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sight Casting Report 07/11/09

The past couple of diurnal courses have been the blue bird sunny summer days that we wait for all year and I've been lucky enough to be able to spend them pushing my skiff around the flats. There's no where in the world I'd rather be at this time of year than right here. The shallow water fishing on the Vineyard has been nothing short of outrageous this year and it continues to delight. Pictured in this shot are Rowdy from the Cape (blue shirt) and David from LA. Rowdy is an old school permit and bonefish assassin whose sight casting experience ranges from Chub Cay to Biscayne Bay, so striped fish on the flat are right up his alley. This fish took a good while to subdue and almost had us wrapped around a rock...well played Rowdy!

Pictured here is Juan from Hong Kong(I know, you can't make this shit up). Juan is basically scouring the planet in search of the ultimate adventure. He just finished a 6 stage 250 kilometer run across the Gobi desert in China's Xinjiang providence. Next step in his quest, tangling with plus sized stripes over white sand on the Vineyard. These 2 fish were big even for an adept thrill seeker like Juan. After this it's on to Europe and then Africa and South America. Nice work Juan, and good luck on your journey.

The fishing on the flats today was so dandy that even the skipper crawled down from his perch and reeled in a couple on the old fly rod. Atta boy Skippa! BTW kids, these are advanced holds; do not try these at home.

Fare Thee Well,

Captain W. Brice Contessa