Father’s Day Trip to Martha’s Vineyard

Father’s Day Trip to Martha’s Vineyard

My son organized a Father’s Day camping trip to Martha’s Vineyard. We had a blast although the fishing and the weather were not in our favor.

After being home bound much of this spring with foot injuries, I was pumped to be out and about, especially to be on the island with a fly rod in hand. Yeah we did find a few schoolies mixed in with a lot of hickory shad, but the angling from shore was largely a bust. Drat. Perhaps most of the stripers were offshore feeding on the squid runs. If so, you can be sure the boat guys were hooking up big time.

The weather was a factor too. Cold fronts kept rolling through, driven by north winds that weeded up the beaches. Ugh.  I hate that red mung. And rain showed up at times as well. Never good news on a camping trip, believe me. The picture above should give you some idea of what daytime conditions were like.

We traveled around mightily, hoping to comp upon a good bite. Fished over half-a-dozen different beaches spanning nearly the entire north shore – from Dogbar to Edgartown. Never saw any real action. Hey, sometimes fishing is wishing!

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2 Responses to Father’s Day Trip to Martha’s Vineyard

  1. John M Pavao says:

    glad you are back in action. Hickory Shad are a hoot- at least you had some action and even better- camped with your son. Happy Dads day for sure.

    • Ed Mitchell says:

      Hey John,
      Yes, camping with my son was the high light. Although sleeping on the ground was tough on the old guy. Ha And you’re right about those hicks. They are fun, especially as they grow larger. And these were all slab siders pushing 18 inches.

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