Capt.Castafly

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    Fishing Captain, Cast a Fly Charters
  1. There goes any chance of another Fluke Fest again. Fluke till you puke!
  2. There goes any chance of another Fluke Fest again. Fluke till you puke!
  3. The fish blog was created as a common communal gathering place to share and report weekly fishing activity. Having this information in one thread benefits those who greatly use this RI forum and ply our local waters. The premise is to gather all weekly reports into one common portal, thus making it easy to access, view and add your own fish reports. This is the fifth year for this type of approach. Post your success or skunks, either way, black or white, zero to hero, let us all know if the bite is good or bad. Fresh, factual information is one of the best sources of Intel we have at our disposal to predict where the better fishing will be tomorrow. Morning tides should be better as the week goes along. Certainly with the warmer weather (expected this weekend), water temps should rise rapidly in most protective and shallow coves. The herring runs have peaked a few weeks ago and spawning has occurred. Watch for some buckies returning back to the salt. Not much tiny bait around, but there are schools of scattered pogy's around the upper bay in several locations. Nothing yet toward Providence?
  4. Are you going to be doing chartering there?
  5. Maybe this will flip the script and get our minds off poaching? This buck was quietly eating in neighbors yards at 11:30am in Wareham, MA. Not a worry in the world. I pulled up 25 feet away, rolled down the window, took some photos. You can see my rear view mirror in the bottom photo. No worries, stayed there wasn't even concerned. Must be nice to live in a secure location.
  6. John Edwards and Dave Pollack were onboard today for a full day trip, later adjusted to four hours due to increase winds. This morning was cold and foggy but the wind was blowing well from the south once we left the cove. Visibility cleared after a few hours, and we were greeted by blue skies and scattered clouds. We found no schools of bait or working birds anywhere in the upper bay. We did spot the pogy boat fishing south of Providence Point close to the shipping channel. We were very, lucky having a productive day, fishing in the lee in shallow places. We maybe release 20 stripers of all sizes. Dave Pollack had the biggest maybe 15 lbs. while John was slightly smaller at 10. One nice surprise we caught an 8 lbs. weakfish, had it almost into netting range and it pulled the hook. Sorry no pictures.
  7. Squiding! Took a drive to a well know place on the eastern side of Jamestown last evening. The place was tit up like a small city. Lots of cars and rod jiggers. You could hear generators running, spot lights on, patches of fog. The squid were around too. They were catching.
  8. The fish blog was created as a common communal gathering place to share and report weekly fishing activity. Having this information in one thread benefits those who greatly use this RI forum and ply our local waters. The premise is to gather all weekly reports into one common portal, thus making it easy to access, view and add your own fish reports. This is the fifth year for this type of approach. Post your success or skunks, either way, black or white, zero to hero, let us all know if the bite is good or bad. Fresh, factual information is one of the best sources of Intel we have at our disposal to predict where the better fishing will be tomorrow. Friday marked the transition between five days of cold and wind to more manageable winds and warmer weather. It's just what many of us were waiting for. Lots of open water fishing in the upper bay with stripers ranging from shorts to a few keeper size. Small bait is still rather scares, so the surface action doesn't last long, but soon will pop up in another area close by. They are not too aggressive since they are moving slowly near the surface.
  9. Off and running. 1st trip of the year. Good way to start the season, upper bay. Cody and Joanie Coyne had a great trip regardless of the dense fog. We found a few fish on structure, but most were open water fishing over nymphing stripers. We probably release 40 stripers today. As the day progressed the stripers got smaller. This fish may have been 15 lbs. or more, lived to see another day. All fish were caught on a fly.
  10. Start out with a plan in mind. It's nice to have current fresh fish info at your disposal finding a spot. Naturally, conditions like tide, waves, structure, wind direction come into play. This is most important if you're a fly fishermen. Nothing like traveling to a location you can't fish because it's too windy. Just a waste of time. Scope out the area (if you can) while getting dressed in the parking lot. Notice what nature gives you. Naturally look for situations where there are birds searching, other fishermen, boat lining up. If I'm fishing estuaries I use your method of side stepping every ten feet. There is plenty of structure changes you encounter. When I'm fishing the ocean I move much quickly staying on the shore, looking into the water for some signs of life. If the water visibility is good you can tell a lot. Basically sand beach structure will not change much in distances. Once you find a food source, stay put. It's also a good idea to look along the sand for signs of life, like dead baitfish, shellfish, and worms.
  11. Check out Shelter Cove too where the clam cake shack and kayak place is. They have a ramp there and some paid slips. It's on your way to Charlestown Breachway. There is also a small sand ramp opposite Shelter Cove with no docks. Access by Charlestown Beach Parking Lot.
  12. There is three ramps that I know off Already mentioned is Ocean House Marine. The second is in the western part of the pond was called Lavin's Marina. Both of these are paid ramps. The third is on Ram Island Road at the community beach. If you launch here in Green Pond you have to know the channels and have enough clearance to go under the Breachway Road Bridge out into Ninigret.
  13. I think that prevents them from jumping out of the box when the cover is open.
  14. Do you remember getting the shrimp in shoe box with sawdust and shavings?
  15. Wow.... What a pic? Brings back so many memories. Yes in deed that's Canal Street Bait Shop located at the foot of the State Capital Building. How did you ever find this film all the way in Scotland with these images? What are the odds. The pic is a relic. I copied it into a folder and saved. You are correct those are wooden planks and the river runs under them.