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  1. I will probably try again this weekend. I will give an update if we have better luck
  2. tried outta sesuit yesterday. only found 1 keeper in a few hours of trying. fished over low tide incoming. @SalmonAndStriper Stalker did you have any better luck?
  3. earlier this month they were SE corner of the bank ~150ft
  4. Just so we are clear here guys, Rec haddock fishing in gulf of maine (in both mass state waters and federal waters) opens april 15th. the fed. regs are stated strangely on the noaa website, but its there. you are not a poacher if you fish on stellwagon between april 15 and may 1
  5. I know this is a long shot but has anyone caught winter flounder in nauset marsh in eastham/orleans in the last few years? I have noticed a ton of juveniles in there the last few years.
  6. so the tagged ones are pretty much gone by turkey day. But I dont know what to make of the "first detection date" stats because they have to start tagging them before they show up on the receivers right? For example, I imagine the sharks they tagged the summer 2019 dont show up on the receivers the spring of 2020 right? The tags either come off or the batteries die. Does anyone know the facts on that?
  7. what about those of us whose enjoyment of Cape Cod has a lot to do with being in the water? there is no way to be 100% safe in the ocean.... just sayin
  8. Any one been out since the ne blow this week? Still any blues around?
  9. all of cape cod bay is within the "3 mile rule" you can fish and keep bass anywhere within cape cod bay. https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/11/nt/czm-regions.pdf
  10. From the CDC What is swimmer's itch? Swimmer's itch, also called cercarial dermatitis, appears as a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to certain parasites found in certain birds and mammals. These microscopic parasites are released from infected snails into fresh and salt water (such as lakes, ponds, and oceans). Rather than finding a host bird or mammal, the parasite instead burrows into the nearby swimmer’s skin, causing an allergic reaction and rash. Swimmer’s itch is found throughout the world and is more frequent during summer months. How does water become infested with the parasite? The adult parasite lives in the blood of infected animals such as ducks, geese, gulls, swans, and certain aquatic mammals such as muskrats and beavers. The parasites produce eggs that are passed in the feces of infected birds or mammals. If the eggs land in the water, the water becomes contaminated. Eggs hatch, releasing small, free-swimming larvae. These larvae swim in the water in search of a certain species of aquatic snail. If the larvae find one of these snails, they infect the snail and undergo further development. Infected snails release a different type of larvae (cercariae, hence the name cercarial dermatitis) into the water. This larval form then swims about searching for a suitable host (bird, muskrat) so they can start the lifecycle over again. Although humans are not suitable hosts, the larvae burrow into the swimmer’s skin, and may cause an allergic reaction and rash. Because these larvae cannot develop inside a human, they soon die.
  11. its a parasite that crawls into your skin and then dies resulting in a small itchy blister that oozes fluid. I'm not kidding
  12. swimmer's itch sucks!! but it can be avoided. check out eastham's dept of natural resources for info https://www.eastham-ma.gov/sites/easthamma/files/uploads/swim.pdf we have found that if you make a dilute (~10%) solution of bleach and water and then rub down with a washcloth soaked in that solution after swimming you are usually good. you will only really get it if you kick up mud or stir up the water. we have to deal with it all the time when clamming in nauset marsh
  13. I always thought it was a double entendre for the general area being a hotspot for sand eels and the scattering of nude male sun bathers (not so well endowed) between wood end and long point
  14. Just read this in a Cape Cod Times article about a time a few years back in Orleans when the ORV beach access was shut down due to plovers. Seems like they made some great progress with community organization and working together with local authorities. I cut and pasted an excerpt from the story below. "The public has been a welcome and integral participant in crafting solutions to other wildlife management problems. In August 2013, miles of popular off-road trails and beaches in Orleans were closed for most of the summer as tiny hatchlings emerged from piping plover nests. Listed by state and federal governments as threatened with extinction along the Atlantic coast, each tiny bird was deemed precious to the recovery of the species. Reopening the trails had been stymied year after year by federal and state unwillingness to take a risk with even a single bird being crushed under the tires of a parade of 4-wheel drive vehicles. Angered that Orleans selectmen could not get any traction with the state or federal wildlife authorities, local citizens organized, started attending board meetings and initiated an online petition that resulted in more than 630 signatures demanding a compromise be found that would allow them to use the trails and still protect plovers. ″(Public involvement) was huge,” said John Hodgson, who was a freshman selectman at the time. His impression was that the selectmen did not want to rock the boat with the authorities and did not represent what voters wanted. Public representatives also sat in on a working group and came up with the solution that ultimately prevailed: a caravan of cars, escorted by people on foot watching for chicks, that moved at walking speed past nesting sites."