Catch date:8/27/2017 7:23:00 PM
Story date:8/28/2017 12:48:00 AM
Location:Cape Cod Canal MA
There're two conditions that will cause me to not fish...lightning, and gale force winds. Not only was it raining sideways but the sky had a sick light show going on, and the wind made it hard to see at times. I only had six hours left out of the two days vacation I used to fish the canal so no chance I will be sitting this front side of the Eclipse of 2017 out. I had the tide I like to fish a particular spot at night on the Canal. The draw I felt to fish it was overwhelming. I was actually supposed to meet up with some friends not far away in two hours...I said let me go and fish this spot for two hours, and if things don't shape out I'll leave to meet my friends to fish from 11 pm to 3 am when it was time for me to hit the road.
As I slipped down the bank into the position I wanted to bounce the 4oz. Al Gag jig on the bottom two guys were already fishing. I placed myself in between them to take a cast...BAM! fish on! The fish was 11lbs followed by this 23lbs fish. Anglers began coming out of nowhere. I counted six newcomers. For the next two hours, at least one person had a fish on every cast. I ended up with seven fish on that bite 11-23lbs. I fished around for two more hours for not a tap. I had to make it back home for my wife Birthday. As I am packing it in I noticed the lot I was parked in began to fill up with locals...the first light bite is going to be good by the looks of things...breaking tides. I wish I could stay to fish the back side of this Eclipse but I can't so I must be content with my time spent on the Canal. Over the two day's I caught eleven fish. Who can be mad at that with a Screaming Drag!