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Cape Cod Bay / Barnstable Harbor

capt.mark - 05/26/2012

On Friday ,5/25, we had Shamus, Dan, Carrie and Ron……on board for a 4 hr trip.. We got word that the bite was good in the west so we were going to head to Barnstable Harbor. The word was it was happening in the channel. We exited the harbor and pointed the bow  toward the Bell Can….we reached out target in 30 mins and banked hard into the “canyon”…we found some good bird action and set out to do some vertical jigging and some top water stuff.   After getting a call from Capt. John saying that he was trolling live macks, we busted out the sabiki rigs and started to hunt for macks. It was not long before we had 20 or more in the live well.

We headed right back to the “canyon” and started our troll. We ran the macks 75 feet off the back at 1-2 kts and before you knew it, the port reel was screaming. After a nice run, the hook was set and Carrie had a nice fighting fish on the end. …after some tug –a-war….Carrie had a nice striper, landing a 29-incher…her first striper ever !!!. Pixs were taken and in the box it went.

We continued to fish the ‘canyon” however the rods were going cold and it appeared that we had lost the bite. As our day was winding down we were able to find the birds and bass splashing just inside the bell can. We were able to work ourselves in close to them, and started to toss white and pink slugo’s at them. After some casting, we were able to hook up on a nice healthy schoolie.

As our day was coming to end, we set our GPS for home…we had a great day on the water. Great people…great laughs .. great pixs …. great memories and the weather held out for us as well.

We got back to the dock, tied up and had “Dr. Shamus” perform the filleting of the striper. Fished cleaned…..iced down….. and ready for the grill !!!!

If you would like to get out give us a call and we will make it happen. Stay safe and think screaming drags….

Capt, Mark

Posted by: Shannon Sea Sport Fishing
Located in: Dennis, MA Phone: 774-353-6132

You will be fishing the waters of Cape Cod Bay in a Sailfish 26ft CC. You will leave Northside Marina, (Sesuit Harbor Dennis Ma.) and either travel to Barnstable Harbor, Billingates Shoals, or to Provincetown. We will be targeting Stripe Bass, Blue fish or Tuna. All gear is provided for you. Your catch will be cleaned iced and bagged for you , should you want to keep your fish. Photos are taken during your trip and posted on our website or on our Facebook page. Please look at our website for more detailed information.

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