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#1 scottbeardsley

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Posted September 08 2006 - 11:58 AM


I primarily fish in NJ/NY off my boat and am taking a long weekend trip up to Nantucket without the boat. Was thinking about a charter but then thought it might be nice (and cheaper) to get some use out of my surfcasting rod.

Can anyone advise on some good spots (great point??) or methods, bait, plugs, etc??


#2 Andrew B.

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Posted September 08 2006 - 12:19 PM

there are lots of decent spots to fish the surf right around the harbor. the best spot is great point but with out a 4wd and sticker you'll die getting there. There are open beaches like Tom Nevers with easy access but not know to be big producers. There are jeep rental places where you can get one with a permit but they are a little pricey.
The usual bait and tactics will work, but keep in mind Nantucket is know for it's bluefish so bring wire leaders.
If your interested in chartering out there there is a real good capt. (one of the bigger names out there) I've fished with twice and both time he put us on BIG fish. I dont want to be accused of schilling for anyone but if you need a name send me a PM.

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Posted September 08 2006 - 1:47 PM

If you can swing it, I would rent a jeep for the day and head out to Great Point. IMO it is one of the nicest beaches I have been to. I was there the 1st week of August and it was non stop bluefish action. Literally, every cast. I did not use a wire leader and wouldn't recommend it either. I used a 40lb flourocarbon leader with a snap and a Yozuri Mag Popper. The guys fishing next to me were using wire and maybe caught one blue for every 10 I caught. I gave them some of my leaders, then they had the same action.

I went out with a guide as well for some light tackle & fly fishing on a flats boat. We did well but all the bass were pretty small, 14" to 24".