View Full Version : Chatham this weekend
04-28-2008, 10:44 AM
Hauling a boat down to drop off for later in the month- need to shakedown cruise, but also catch some fish- Any body found anything? Thoughts, suggestions? Just go to the Squire?:-%
04-28-2008, 10:39 PM
217 views? c'mon fellas:-%
04-29-2008, 07:51 AM
They're thinking;) ....I would help you brother if I knew anything about that area
Try some of the deeper area of Pleasant Bay and Oyster River. There probably isn't much on the beaches just yet. Maybe another week or so.
04-29-2008, 11:26 AM
Thanks Ray (and David). I may just be doing a shakedown cruise- weather is looking pretty chilly. I'll report either way.:-%
04-29-2008, 11:56 AM
I would try up in the mitchell river and mill pond. There were some schoolies there a week ago but the fishing turned off over the weekend when this cold front came through.
04-29-2008, 11:57 AM
oyster river I've heard is good too
04-29-2008, 12:02 PM
and yes definitely go to the squire
04-29-2008, 12:12 PM
Roger on all Capt. Mike.:-% Thanks. I fished Pleasant Bay about a week later last year and did really well in the usual spots. I will be in a lot more boat this year ( from 15' open w/ tiller to 18' CC) so I need to re-think areas I used to be able to slide right over. Probably launch in Stage Harbor and cruise around a bit.
04-30-2008, 09:52 AM
no problem, wish I could join you this weekend. I'll be up there next weekend though!
04-30-2008, 11:00 AM
Stay away from Pleasant Bay--there's no fish there--123-3
04-30-2008, 12:33 PM
:brow Plans changed, can't go until next weekend, but I won't launch at Ryder's OK? Bummer for me- From May 10-22, I get a total of 8 fishing days down there.:-%
04-30-2008, 04:32 PM
see ya out there
04-30-2008, 04:44 PM
If you launch from Stage turn right and head down toward Harwich rivers and Bass river! If your timing is right the fish are there!;)
05-01-2008, 11:48 AM
Pleasant bay can be great - don't forget your Seal Permit!
05-08-2008, 03:04 PM
Are you still heading up this weekend? I should be in the stage harbor area:-%
05-08-2008, 03:28 PM
I put the boat in yesterday at my mooring in Oyster River. Went up into Oyster pond and started casting sluggos and sand eel plastics at all the rising fish. Nada. There were scores of jumps and splashes, micro schoolies in what looked like the 10 - 12" range. It looked like a bluegill pond in the middle of a dragonfly hatch.
Couldn't hook up --124-3 It was about 4-5 pm, water temps around the 52-53 degree mark. drifting around the mouth of the river at Stage Harbor produced nothing also.
05-08-2008, 04:06 PM
Punted given the forecast. I'll be there next Friday afternoon through the following Thursday though.:-%
05-09-2008, 09:44 AM
No secrets here....Enjoy.
Put in at Bridge Street or Harbor Master ramp
1. North side of bridge - Bridge street at mid to high tide. Schoolie heaven. you can wade this.
2. Drift the mouth of Oyster River
3. Just outside Stage Harbor going west down Hardings beach at mid to high tide - either flow. outgoing is better. Will be shallow at low tide - but stay within 100 - 200 yards of beach
4. Bath tub area
5. Channel to shore area off Morris Island - from Morris Island point heading into Bath tub
Put in at Ryders Cove
1. Drift mouth from PB to Ryders Cove and Crows Pond
2. Strong Island Channel
3. Ministers Point
4. Channel between fish pier and cow yard.
05-09-2008, 01:34 PM
I'm still going to try, even with the weather. I'll probably stay inside so the wind hopefully won't be too bad.
05-12-2008, 09:07 AM
could not get the boat out on Saturday, it was ridiculous. Sunday went up to mill pond. The wind was honking and I made myself look like a jackass trying to set up on the fish but ended bp getting some schoolies on small jigs:-%
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