Henry Gilbey
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Henry Gilbey blog

I’m out in the US

My apologies for the sporadic blogging, but I flew to Boston on Friday morning and I am now here in Cape Cod doing some striped bass related stuff with Fiiish’s lure designer. We were out on the boat on Saturday and smashed a load of striped bass - no size, but it was great to see how a bunch of prototype lures worked. Then we hung around the famous Cape Cod Canal on Sunday. There’s been a good run of fish the last few days and I saw some landed to maybe 30lbs yesterday morning, and whilst I didn’t manage to hook any myself, the highlight of my day was watching an osprey come down and pick a mackerel out of the water right in front of me.

Anyway, it’s 3.30am in the morning as I am writing this and we are heading out to fish first light. The photo above is of a serious Canal specialist who puts lures out further than I have ever seen and could not be kinder with helping us out Thank you Bull, we are in your debt. I even managed to find a few absolutely perfect UK bass sized needlefish in a local tackle shop out here - ok, so the hooks need changing, but they are exactly what I have been looking for, and the retail price was under $7 a lure! More to come………….