The Island Girl is an 18-foot Tri-Werks
Wooden Boat, perfect for light tackle fishing on Cape Cod
waters. This is the classic Cape Cod Commercial Clam Skiff, wide
and stable with a flat bottom for getting into shallow water
areas. The Island Girl is powered by a 40-horsepower Mercury
fourstroke outboard. This engine is so quiet that I sometimes forget it is
even running! These two things combined with a large raised
casting deck, make a great backwater and flats boat.
custom built this boat for one reason and one reason only,
shallow water Striper fishing in places where very few people
fish. I have been fishing these spots for years in my kayak and
old tin boats and the fishing is awesome! The fly fishing is
excellent and action is fast, but my true favorite is the
top-water lures. Lot’s of keepers and fish up to 40-inches on
top-water baits is what makes these trips memorable.
May-June: Stripers ranging from 2-20 pounds are the
norm. We typically fish with larger lures because you could
catch a 2-pound Schoolie on every cast if you wanted too. This
time of year, I rarely venture out into open water and focus
all my attention to the shelter coves and bays all along the
South side of Cape Cod.
The Fall is a great time to target large Striped Bass along
the Elizabeth Islands. Large Striped Bass up to 50-pounds are
common this time of year. Fly-Fishing, casting plugs or
casting eels are common ways of fishing in the fall. Don’t
forget about Bonito and False Albacore Fishing, these little
Tunas are a blast on light tackle or fly.
Half and Full day trips
available (2 person maximum)
Depending on the time of the sunrise, departure times may
vary. I try to leave the dock 1 hour prior to sunrise or in
the afternoon I try to end the trip 1 hour after sunset.
Spin and Bait Casting tackle is provided. I do carry some of
my favorite flies and flies that work in the areas that I
fish. I do not supply fly rods for customers. I am not trying
to discourage Fly Fishermen from chartering me, I am an avid
Fly Fisherman myself.
deposit is required to secure your trip. We accept Visa/Mastercard,
checks and cash. Cancellations due to weather are made by the
Captain, at the dock, the day of your trip. Cancellations 10
days prior to your trip will result in a full refund.
Cancellations within 10 days of your trip will result in the
loss of your deposit.
to the Island Girl:
to the variety of places I like to fish and which spots are
holding fish, directions will be provided a few days prior to
your scheduled trip.
Custom trips are available. I am familiar with
the waters off Boston, Cape Cod Bay, Chatham, and Buzzards
Bay. I would be happy to fish around your home waters.
are encouraged to bring your favorite rod as long as the
Captain okay’s it for the type of fishing we will be doing.
Pack a meal and your favorite beverages (no glass bottles,
please) and dress appropriately for the days forecast
(raingear or sun block).
Camera, Windbreaker, Hat, Sunglasses