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hsmith1313 07-16-2008 10:09 AM

Return to the Cape
Returning to Cape Cod on Friday for a week. Hope to capture many picture worthy stripers using hair and feathers tied to a hook. Will submit pictures if successful.

Frank Whiton 07-16-2008 11:29 AM

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Hi hsmith,

Good luck with the fishing. The Cape is a neat palce.


liv2fish 07-18-2008 05:24 AM

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I am actually headed home and then down to the Cape next week as well. Hope to do the same... I'll let everyone know how it goes

FlyGal 07-18-2008 10:30 AM

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I hear it's a banner year down that way.....Tight Lines!

shorthaul 07-20-2008 08:55 PM

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I just got back from picking up my daughter Boston U and got out for a few hrs before the storm hit---She got this one on a slug-O and i got a little bigger one on a clouser and 10 wt/ 400gr streamer express---10-20kt wind.:)

jimw 07-20-2008 09:04 PM

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You might want to swing by R.I. a 75.4 lb striper was caught there to day on an eel using spining gear.

Rip Tide 07-22-2008 03:06 PM

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Spent a pretty good chunk of time at the Cape last month
Some of the more well known spots were dead, while the action was one after another in other places we had to ourselves

hsmith1313 08-07-2008 02:16 PM

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Back from the Cape. Fishing was good, but only caught one picture worthy fish on the fly. Problem is I did not have my camera. Good story though.

Kayak out to sand bar in saltwater pond on south side of Cape.
Barely get out of kayak without flipping it and dumping all my gear in the water.
Tie kayak to empty boat mooring and start wading to a good spot to ambush cruising stripers coming in on the rising tide.
As I'm stripping line from my reel I see a good sized striper swim past me about 3 ft. away.
Make a frantic cast over my shoulder and land my olive and white clouser about 3 ft. in front and to the left of the fish as its moving away.
See the fish look at it and move on. "@#%&* that's probably the only fish I will see."
Turn away and start stripping more line when BAM!!!
He came back for it!!!
Strip set the hook and let him run into my backing.
Reel, reel, reel. Another run. Reel, reel, reel.
Grab the lip of a 24" striper. Not a keeper, but what fun.

I'll try to be better about taking my camera, but I was glad I did not have it with me when I was trying to get out of the kayak.

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