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Old 03-05-2003, 03:13 PM
 
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My wife and I plan to visit some friends of ours in the Cape Cod area this summer. We have not set a time yet for the visit. My question is, when is the best time for stripers (late June?) and are there any evening party boat trips available?

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My wife and I plan to visit some friends of ours in the Cape Cod area this summer. We have not set a time yet for the visit. My question is, when is the best time for stripers (late June?) and are there any evening party boat trips available?

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Old 03-05-2003, 06:50 PM
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You will find evening boats go out from many locations, I have had the best luck going out of saquatucket in harwich for black bass, tautog and bluefish or provincetown for fluke, bluefish, and stripers. Party boats are interested in volume, so don't target stripers due to the limits. My experience anyway, is to hire a charter or surfcast if it is bass you want on the dinner table (If you have a vessel as I do, use it. I assume you don't as you are asking about party boats) but the party boats will allow you to load up on scup, tautog, black bass, fluke, blackbacks, occasional pollack and if you are really lucky a legal striper. Since they are in the business of keeping fish, striper trips are just not practical. Hit a local bait and tackle shop, but a high lo rig (double drop) and a 3 oz weight, and fish an outgoing night tide - withseaworms or fresh sandeels. You will have plenty of luck.
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Old 03-28-2003, 03:54 PM
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John D, I have fished Cape Cod ( 10+ yrs), from Woods Hole to Chatham ( Monamoy Island rips). I start fishing mid May from Woods hole ( Eliz. islands) and continue thru Sept. up to Chatham area. No party boats that I am aware of. I usually make 6-10, 2 day trips using 2 different charter Capts. depending on dates they have open. A slow day usually produces 5 or 6 bass over 32 in. An average day 15- 20, and I have had many days with a catch of over 40 bass. Size has run from 15 lbs to 2 fish over 50 lbs. depending on time of year. They know where the fish are or you can tell them where you want to fish. If you don't catch a legal size bass the trip is free,---never got a free trip! You can call Capt.Trip 508-255-8005 or Capt Schleffler at 508-255-8005 for more info. Do it, the fishing is incredable! or you can email me if you have ?'s
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Old 03-29-2003, 05:32 PM
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Look up Capt. Mike Doke, he is hands down THE best capt. on Cape. If you were to ask anyone who has been on his boat about him, they would tell you he's aces. Also that might be why the other boats follow him around!
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