I had five striper trips planned on consecutive days from May 31 to June 4. I was targeting the “peak dawn” period when we want to be on the water both around two hours after high tide and at first light, a coincidence that takes place every two weeks on the new and full moons.
Fellow blogger Alex Bagdonas joined me for a guided trip on Cape Cod with guide Steve Kean. The original hope was to get into tailing fish at first light, but after an hour past false dawn with no tails in sight, Steve called an audible and took us to a channel edge for blind casting.
I should start with a brief description of my “standard” striper fly fishing trips, so readers can understand what I do. I fish in an Ipswich estuary, using canoes (or a kayak, if I’m by myself), putting in well up a tidal river at about two to three hours after high tide. I paddle downriver
This is a multi-part series on how to get into saltwater fly fishing. For the other posts, click here and here. If you’ve made it this far, The Salt will be calling you soon. The stripers are well on their way to our home waters, and they are hungry. So, hopefully, this is a timely