Peter Budryk

8.0 lb. Bluefish caught by Riley Tucker fishing in Massachusetts on 07/28/07

Posted by Peter Budryk over 12 years ago

8.0 lb. Bluefish caught by Riley Tucker fishing in Massachusetts on 07/28/07
28.0" / 8.0 lb. Bluefish caught by Riley Tucker fishing on Saturday July 28, 2007 at 12:00 2.87 km from South Wellfleet in Barnstable County, Massachusetts (MA), United States North America using a Small Ballistic Missle a Topwater Bait

My grandfather and I are avid fishermen and we are pretty good fishermen too. One day we decided to go kayak fishing in Cape Cod Bay. We picked a really blue bird day. We had to pick a nice day because we were using kayaks. We put in at a harbor that we live near. It was low tide when we went out so none of the sport fishing boats could get out. We went out through the channel which was only about six inches deep. Once we got out past the final marker buoy the depth of the water dropped fast. Our destination was Brewster flats which we estimated was about 4.5 miles North West of our position. When we paddling out, the weather was so nice that we could see patches of eel grass about 8 feet down. It was a very easy paddle out with almost no wind. When we were about to reach our destination judged by landmarks on the shore, the wind started to pick up slightly. We thought nothing of it as we had thoughts of fish in our head. Once we reached the area where we thought was the fishing grounds, we began to fish. The wind had picked up quite significantly. We were about 2 miles off shore so we thought it was just an offshore breeze. Right then my grandfather got a good hit. He was using a soft plastic and when he got it in he only had half a lure, obviously a bluefish. I then tied on hard bodied top water and threw it out. Right away I got two tremendous hits. I had a good size blue on, I fought it for a while but it snapped my line. I tied on a 30lb test wire leader and threw another top water lure out. All of the sudden 4 huge bluefish came flying out of the water fighting for my bait. My grandfather and I hooked up five times like that when we finally noticed the wind. It was blowing at about 15 knots with gusts up to about 20 knots. We took one of the fish and got out of there. The waves were about 2 to 3 feet high and were growling at us as they crashed on us. The waves would push the noses of our kayaks under and break on us. On the way in my grandfather was in front of me and I noticed he would disappear behind the waves. On the way in we had them at out backs and they would come from behind and fill our kayaks. There was about 1 inch of water in the kayak which was already weighed down with gear; it was like rowing a bath tub through the water. We finally made it in and were we relieved!! We were soaked from head to toe and were tired. But that’s fishing and weather turns with the fish!

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Ken Smith

Way to go

Posted by Ken Smith Expert Member over 10 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

nice story

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

Albert Scantleberry

HI ANGLER'S
THIS IS A VERY ADVENTURE FILLED STORY BUT NOT
ONE THAT OTHER' SHOULD FOLLOW.I'M SO GLAD THAT
YOU MADE IT BACK TO SHORE.I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR
ABOUT A PART TWO IN THE SAME PLACE BUT WITHOUT
THE DANGEROUS HIGHLIGHTS.YOU GUYS MIGHT HAVE
BEEN SINGING THE " SLAUGHTERHOUSE BLUES " IF
NOT FOR OMINOUS WEATHER.TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS

Posted by Albert Scantleberry Expert Member over 12 years ago

Peter Budryk

As Riley's grandfather I was irresponsible (read STUPID) in allowing both of us to get into such a precarious situation on the water.
We averted disaster, this time.
Take note:the sea is famously unforgiving.
Riley made it a fun story, an adventure.
Now I have to convince him my example was a bad one.

Posted by Peter Budryk over 12 years ago

Joe Pych

Glad you made it back to tell the tale.

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 12 years ago

Peter Budryk

I was proud of Riley's kayaking and fishing skill, especially since, on the way back,he thought I had sunk."Wher's Pappa?"

Posted by Peter Budryk over 12 years ago

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