The group from the Cape Cod Salties. Photo/Riptide Charters
After several days of hammering nice fish out around the islands, I figured today (May 14) was going to be a layup. Boy, was I wrong.
I hit all the spots that had been holding fish previously, and after 2 hours we had just 1 short bass and 1 rat blue to show for our efforts.
The birds were all over the place. Photo/Riptide Charters
However, the slow first half of the trip was just giving my charter time to rest for the Gong Show that was coming up. I stretched the Riptide’s legs a bit and dug deep into my bag of tricks. Finally, I found what the guys had come for.
With birds and bait and fish all over the place, and only one other boat in the area, the guys began to make up for lost time!
My charter was a group from the Cape Cod Salties club, and these enthusiastic anglers did a great job on the fish.
Top lure on today’s outing was an olive Rapala X-Rap.
Stephan’s catch edged out Salties Team Wellfleet for the Club’s tourney by 1/2". Photo/Riptide Charters
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About the Author
Terry Nugent has been fishing the lakes, ponds and coastal waters from New England to Florida for over 30 years. In 1998 that experience was put to good use and Riptide Charters was born. As a professional guide, Terry is also the captain of the Navionics Tournament Team. With major Striped Bass tournament top 10 finishes to his name and several top 3 finishes in ASA and FLW events. Capt. Terry has proven successful with inshore species and offshore pelagics from the islands to the canyons. He has guided his sports to a Massachusetts Governors’ Cup and back to back 2006/2007 IGFA World Records for Thresher and Blue Shark.