Boston and Cape Cod Fishwire Reports for July 10

Boston…When the Going Gets Weird

I’ll try not to spoil it for you.  Basically, there’s a lot of talk how the stripers aren’t turning up inshore.  Tons of bait, and it’s going unmolested about it’s business.

The theories are many, but I question whether it’s a fundamental shift due to the declines in the cod that have allowed the stripers to take up residence as alpha dogs on Stellwagen.  At least until the bluefin really assert themselves.

Cape Cod…The Haves and Have Nots

On the Cape, much the same thing.  The Canal is deadsville.  But the outer beaches and Monomoy are looking good.  Plus, the rumors of bonito abound, but nothing I’m ready to believe yet.  Figure within the next two weeks it breaks loose.

My Reel-Time Fishwire Reports are Up…

Cape Cod Fishwire for July 3, 2008

Boston Fishwire for July 3, 2008

I’d sworn last September I was done writing the Reel-Time Fishwires (weekly fishing reports).  When NameMedia bought Reel-Time.com I realized that just wasn’t in the cards.  So I’m now finding the fun in the reports again.  A couple things I noted as I posted this week:

  • The Fishwire management system is antiquated.  It was a nice try in 2001 when it was built, and frankly I hated it then.  It has not improved with time.
  • Flush left page templates look like 1999.
  • Lots of broken links.  Tons of them.

The long and the short of the story is that I’ve got a lot of work to do.