Mother Nature sure hasn’t given us a break over the last week. Winds in excess of 30 knots seem to have been the rule. That’s not to say there weren’t any fish around, but getting out to them has been “nautical” for sure.
Capt. Shaun Ruge had been slaying big bluefish—legit 15-pounders mixed in with the 8- to 12-pound average fish.
Then the wind came and put a damper on that excitement. We tried to get out to those fish twice during the blow, once in the little 12’ RIB-tide and once in the big Contender. While the latter was more comfortable, neither trip was productive.
With drifts running over 3 knots and seas in the 3’ to 5′ range, fishing was already tough, but the cold northeast blow made it worse by sending the fish to points unknown.
Both outings ended quickly and both ended without fish. The south side of Cape Cod was completely blown out.
Despite the push back from Mother Nature, Capt. Shaun and I will be back at it with charters lined up, and you can be sure we’ll be doing some pushing of our own.