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Sure Thing Charters / Captain William Raye / 508-432-7856 / email@example.com
Guiding Fly fishing and Lite tackle anglers on Cape Cod, flats and rip fishing Monomoy, South Beach, Nantucket Sound, Cape Cod Bay, Nauset Beach...Cape Cod is the best place to fly fish for stripers in shallow clear water! *USCG Licensed and Insured guided trips*
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A little about myself:
I started fishing Cape Cod waters when I was very young, spending much of my time off Chatham. I have been guiding anglers since 1995 and still get as excited about seeing them catch fish as I did the day I started. I grew up spending my summers on Morris Island in Chatham, spending every spare minute down at the beach throwing jigs, swimming plugs, poppers and eventually fly fishing. People used to stare when I was fly fishing on the beach. Now a days it seems like everyone has a fly rod on the boat. Later on, graduating to a rowboat, I used to spend countless hours fighting the tide in Stage Harbor while chasing big harbor blues feeding on menhaden. When I finally was allowed to have an outboard, a monstrous 5 hp, I was hunting schoolies around Morris Island, Monomoy and South Beach.
About 15 years and 5 or 6 boats later, my first guide boat was a 16' Carolina Skiff. She could float on wet sand, but beat the stuffing out of me and my anglers. I upgraded to a 18' Hewes Bayfisher, a great little boat, which I had until 2004. She was starting to show her age and needed a little more TLC than I could give so off she went to a Maine guide who has since fixed her up and kept her on the water. Fly fishing the flats around Monomoy was great in that little boat.
For my inshore and flats fishing I now run a 20' Actioncraft, which is a fantastic boat. This boat has done everything I have asked from her and more and the 140hp Suzuki 4-Stroke in the back has been a super motor. This boat is ideal to fly fish off because of the clean front and back deck. She only floats in about 12" of water and is perfect for poling the Monomoy, Brewster and Barnstable flats with. I also like to use her to get me to the spots I like to wade. Take a look at the video at the bottom of the page to see the kind of fishing that can result in.
Also fishing off a 21' Deep V Parker Center Console I have easy access through the old and new cut to the great fishing grounds off Nauset Beach, South Beach and Monomoy. She is a tank and is the boat I use when fishing for bass, blues and chasing the bluefin tuna in the deeper water. Using OTI rods throwing poppers and jigging for tuna is a blast.
Having 2 kids myself trips can be tailored to be family friendly. If checking out the whales, seals and other marine life as well as a little fishing is your thing let me know and I will accomodate accordingly!
When to Fish Cape Cod with Capt. Will Raye and what to expect...
Fishing mostly for stripers and bluefish through the early part of the summer on Cape Cod, it is always fun to start looking for tuna, bonito and albies as the water gets warmer and those species move in. Catching fish using topwater techniques is something I specialize in. If there is any possibility of catching fish on the surface we'll do it. Take a look at the photo album. You can catch stripers and blues all summer fly fishing the flats, but the best time is May thru July. The tuna start showing up in June bonito in August and albies in September. Book a trip with Captain Will.
Flats fishing is my passion. If I can get up in shallow water and throw at fish with spin or fly rods, I will. There is very little that compares to watching a fish eat in crystal clear, skinny water. I also take my anglers wading quite a bit. Fish often eat right at our feet! For a stealthy approach it is the only way to go on the Monomoy, Brewster and Barnstable flats.
The weather is unpredictable and it is best to dress in layers throughout the season. Bring packable rain gear on every trip when you fish Cape Cod with Capain Will! A great site for weather specifically on Cape Cod is CapeCodWeather.net.
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Striper fishing was very good in 2010. We had a great topwater bite, especially around Monomoy and off South Beach and the Chatham and Cape Cod Bay flats fishing has been pretty good as well. Here's a couple pictures from 2010...
How about 2 28lb stripers on fly within 3 days....
Fly fishing to bass in extremely shallow water is one of my specialties. Take a look at the video of my client throwing to fish from ankle deep crystal clear water.
Topwater Striper Fishing....
If you feel like booking a trip or just want to talk about the fishing that is available you can give me a call at 508-432-7856 or contact me thru this link: Book at Charter. Thanks for taking a look at my site!
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