The past Saturday the crew of the Lil Bit, owned and captained by Pete Loy,enjoyed a successful day of fishing in preparation for the upcoming Bohicket Governor's Cup Tournament. Although there were reports of dolphin at 130 feet of water, we were in search of billfish and bluewater. We caught a gaffer bull early to get things started followed by a respectable cow both boated by our younger crew members. The billfish remained elusive and the action fairly quiet until just before lines out. From the bridge we spotted a sunfish and headed towards him. As we passed, a small cow feeding alongside him made a B line for the left short, quickly followed by another strike on the left long. Coy, the mate, was quick on the short drop back and Glenn made a quick grab on the long rod. The short rod was handed off to Jeff Dennis who boated the cow and Glenn landed the second gaffer bull for the day. We ended on the high note and enjoyed a smooth ride over to Bohicket Marina!
I took my son to Backwoods Quail Club a few weeks ago to turkey hunt and we doubled up on turkeys! We set up in a field well before first light and our guide George set out hen and strutting gobbler decoys. We heard three gobblers at the other end of the field but by 8:30 they did not show. We drove around all day scouting and setting set up a couple more times to gobbling birds but nothing appeared. George was confident that the birds we heard in the morning would show up in the field before going to roost so we went back to try again. We set up on the same tree but only put out the hen decoy. Within a few minutes 4 hens and 2 nice gobblers showed up. George crawled over me and my son to put out the strutting gobbler on the edge of the woods. He starting calling and moving the decoy and soon the gobblers were on their way towards us making quick time. As they got within 20 yards, I told my son to shoot. He dropped his bird. Confident his bird was down, I shot the second bird. My son having the only 12 ga turkey choke, I was using a full choke. My bird stumbled and took to flight. I was able to fire off 2 more rounds and dropped the turkey like a dove. My son's bird weighed 15 lbs, 10 inch beard, 1 inch spurs. Mine weighed 20 pounds, 8 inch beard, 1 inch spurs. This was a particulary special hunt because this was my son's first turkey after trying to kill one for 5 years!