ADMIRAL ED SPEAKS
May 30, 2007 - Admiral Ed "Porky" Lincoln of Rip Ryder (www.monomoyislandferry.com) fame has never been at a loss for words. I recently had the pleasure of chatting at length with him regarding the fishing prospects that exist within the Monomoy Island National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham, Massachusetts. Angling for striped bass began right on schedule sometime around the first week of May and continues to build in somewhat historic fashion. Bait availability has not been an issue as squid, herring, sand eels, silversides and hickory shad have all been present in large numbers at one time or another. Racer bluefish (8-10lbs) have recently entered the mix and can be targeted within the Morris Island proper. We are slowly approaching the most prolific angling weeks of the season.
Porky also made it known that despite the lack of a fresh flush of water due to the closing of the southway, sight fishing prospect on the west side of South beach as well as the north flat of North Monomoy remains excellent. Anglers are reporting good catches of striped bass with some specimens exceeding the 28" limit.
At present there are a lot of fish available to fly fisherman and at times it can become more of a quantity rather than a quality experience.
"Back to work today
after our return from Belize late last night. Our trip did not
disappoint! El Pescador is truly one of the finest fishing
"lodges" in the world (though I think it is much more of a
resort than a "lodge"). Ruthie was pampered to death each day
while I was out on the boat. We took
"On the fishing side…
I was able to land about 20 bones in my three days, even though we
really weren't doing a lot of
Good fishing and safe
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