Monday, August 31, 2009

Fishing the Vineyard report 8/31/09

Last report for August.

Bones and Cores

This morning I fished aboard F/V Gut Feeling with Captain Rob from MV and Mister from Pittsburgh. We found good action with bonito and albacore and managed to bring hefty poundage of both species to boat. Tactics were predominantly fly fishing with a little spin casting thrown in the mix for good measure. Fish ranged in size from skinny bitch to chunky toad. Included in today's grab bag were plus sized blues and good numbers of seabass. Below is a little pictorial walk through this mornings events. I hope you enjoy it...

Groove is in the Heart...

Captain W. Brice Contessa

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fishing the Vineyard report 8/20/09

Tom Dibartholomeo and crew.

Fishing the Vineyard Report 08/28/09

Hey kids, been a while. Our little slice of the world up here on the pebble has been receiving a great deal of attention in the national media lately, causing me to lay low with the blogging scenario (can't be to careful Kevin). Pictured above are Frank (left) and Andy from New York. If fished with these guys on Tuesday afternoon and we encountered some plus sized bluefish feeding in open water under a flock of shearwaters. The action was not consistently intense, but it had moments of blinding brilliance. The excursion was highlighted when Frank, who's turning 90 this year, brought to boat an impressive double digit range fish on relatively light spin (the fish in the picture was caught by Andy; we shot the pictures of Frank's fish with a different camera and I'll post them as soon as I have them). Frank told me that the key to longevity is clean living, clean thinking and two glasses of scotch a day. I'm inclined to agree. I would also add to that late afternoons floating around in the skiff, Slave to the Traffic Light set closers and watching the last scene of Pulp Fiction repeatedly.

May the Force be with you...

The Old Man

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fishing the Vineyard 8/25/09

Big Blues.

A few more pix

Boylermaker Report for the past few weeks.

Sorry for the lack of post on my part, but it's been a very busy month. So here's a little photo essay covering the last month.
Capt. Jaime

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fishing the Vineyard Report 08/20/09

This is Larry and Greg. They're a couple of slaying machines whose handles are stuck in the 'ON' position. Bonito fishing has left a lot to be desired, but we've been grinding it out and managing to land a few. Tropical storm conditions are on the horizon; I would predict that the fishing will get better, worse, or stay the same.

Captain W. Brice Contessa

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fishing the Vineyard Report 08/18/09

Pictured in this spread are Greg and Walter from Jersey. I've fished with this father and son duo every year since 2002, and they always manage scare something up. Today we fished for bones in the morning and blues in the afternoon. We were able to land a couple of bonito and a nice mess of teeth. The bonito fishing was made difficult by the rampant idiocy displayed by the fleet on the grounds this morning. Yes Kevin, I am fully aware of the irony of posting fishing reports on the web and then complaining about the spots being crowded, but give me a break, we're trying to run a business here. This is the part of the report when most guides would give you a whole spiel on fishing etiquette and how to approcah the school and such. Y'all know me though, and that's generally not how I roll, so I'll try to put it a little more simply; don't step on each others dicks, it hurts. Mine has tread marks on it after today for Christ sakes.

Happiness is a Green Bone...

Captain W. Brice Contessa

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fishing the Vineyard Report 08/07/09

Fishing the Vineyard: Over 40 years combined experience in the cultivation of shit eating grins.

Captain W. Brice Contessa