Monday, August 15, 2011

Dog Days

It's funny ya know, people are always asking me "hey, old man, what do Fishing the Vineyard kids do during the dog days, when the climate and the sea are calescent and tepid?" Lets find out...

On the flats and patch reefs the brown clown still reigns supreme. Bass fishing in mid August is different than it is in June of course, but it can still be quite productive for those willing to put their time in. Pictured in this spread are David from the Empire State, Bill from the Garden State, the author and the clown. Decent pick on Bobby Shorts with some handsome slot fish still hanging in the mix has been the word this past week. With the closure of commercial season and the noticeably cooler evenings and mornings I'd think the pursuit of the striped fish will continue to yield positive results in the coming weeks.

Luckily for the kids and the custies, the blues are still big, greasy and mean. Pictured in the above montage are Larry from the Chemung Valley, Carl from the Autobahn and some plus size teeth. Pretty work fellas.

As far as the green fish are concerned it's been an interesting case study this season. They've been in the mix for some time already, but we're still not seeing the numbers one might anticipate by this juncture. Gonna be interesting to see which way this one breaks...

Out in the ocean the target continues to be tunafish. Pictured in this spread are Dave from Fairfield, the author and a fine example of the fact that persistence pays. Dude stuck with it and kept his head in the game 'till hour 11 when finally the shot we'd been waiting for presented it self. Cast landed where it needed to be and he converted. Congratulations Dave, Really Great.

Of course time must be set aside for celebration. Congratulations Jaime and Heather, great day.

Guess it just begs the question...who's next?

Captain W. Brice Contessa