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Fishing the rips of Monomonomoy

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When they tell you:

* Action starts 2 hours after slack

* Stripers are munching on squid

* fish are in the FRONT of the FRONT rip

 

They ain't sh***ing you.

 

We "wasted"  (it's so beautiful out there, no minute out there is a waste) like 4 hours fishing the end of one tide and then waiting it out for things to start again fishing for fluke further south.

Then when the rip started, we went back.  The first hour it was like a ghost town.  Lots of fishing, very, very few fish.  I actually at one point started quoting the dead parrot sketch...

"bereft of life it fishes no more!"

"this is a late rip!"

Then a switch went on almost exactly two hours after slack.   

Out of nowhere roving bands of teenaged and young adult fish were harassing and beating up poor defenseless squid. 

Jumping clear out of the water at times and throwing squid around, and nailing topwater plugs, and sandeel like imitations like they hated them.  Hated them!

 

But if you weren't in front of the rip... you didn't catch jack.
 

 

 

 

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Time to be there is "Boston Harbor Slack", which about equals your time.

Front of the rip works best, look for breaks between the rips, work the sides..

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It's a great and beautiful place. I'm gonna say that it's always been more on-and-off than Race, and can be really frustrating, which is exactly why I like it more.

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19 hours ago, pogie_boy said:

When they tell you:

* Action starts 2 hours after slack

* Stripers are munching on squid

* fish are in the FRONT of the FRONT rip

 

They ain't sh***ing you.

 

We "wasted"  (it's so beautiful out there, no minute out there is a waste) like 4 hours fishing the end of one tide and then waiting it out for things to start again fishing for fluke further south.

Then when the rip started, we went back.  The first hour it was like a ghost town.  Lots of fishing, very, very few fish.  I actually at one point started quoting the dead parrot sketch...

"bereft of life it fishes no more!"

"this is a late rip!"

Then a switch went on almost exactly two hours after slack.   

Out of nowhere roving bands of teenaged and young adult fish were harassing and beating up poor defenseless squid. 

Jumping clear out of the water at times and throwing squid around, and nailing topwater plugs, and sandeel like imitations like they hated them.  Hated them!

 

But if you weren't in front of the rip... you didn't catch jack.
 

 

 

 

It could've just as easily been the other side, or some shoal between Monomoy and the 'tucket or further.

 

Believe me. :howdy:

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26 mins ago, patchyfog said:

It could've just as easily been the other side, or some shoal between Monomoy and the 'tucket or further.

 

Believe me. :howdy:

I do!  Ive been out there a few times now.  A few different rips.   

 

I agree it seems frustrating at first, but that just makes it more exciting when you do hook up.  

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15 hours ago, JEFFSOD said:

 

Just watch out for the man in the grey suit!

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Great pic. Is that Bearses?

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God do i love that place.It brings back so many untold memories of just unbelievable nights. The fluke fishing was also just unreal out there. Truly was one of the greatest striped bass spots of all time.

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