OPEN DATES 2018

E-mail quick if you would like to book any of these open dates for the 2018 striped bass season:

2018 OPEN DATES AS OF 1/15/2018

MAY 18
JUNE 26
JULY no open dates
AUGUST 1,2 8,9,15,
SEPTEMBER 5,6,11,25

Capt. Dave
www.baymencharters.com

For Sale

Hunting/Fishing For Sale: I am cleaning out some stuff and have a couple of items for sale. E-mail is best way to contact me.

Thompson Center Triumph Bone Collector .50 muzzleloader. New in box (I fired it) $550 (MA LTC holders only)

Fox Sterlingworth 12 ga. sxs. 2 5/8 chambers. Excellent condition. $850 (MA LTC holders only)

Penn 4/0 Sentor Special – new, no box. Spooled with 80-lb backing. I have two (2) $75 each

Penn Jigmaster 500 – new, no box. I have two (2) $65 each

Jeep Wrangler TJ 2006, i6, 6 speed. hard top. 70k miles. Near mint. $13,500

LL Bean Bluebill decoys. Cork with pine heads. In excellent condition. I have (12). $50 each.

Tires & Rims for Dodge Ram pick-up. Full set. Used. FREE!

Old Town Canoe. Square Back. 16′ footer. $250

Berkley Big Game Trilene. 15lb bulk spool 10,800 yards. $65

Berkley Big Game 30lb pony spool. 1,760 yards. $20

Woodstock IGFA Line. Bulk spool. 80lb 1200 yards. $50

Creek Chub Bait Co. Lure. No.6902 W. $50

Lots of other stuff as I clean out the garage and office of items I no longer need/use. E-mail if interested in any items listed. All local, state and federal firearms laws apply and observed.

From The Archives

From The Archives: Some big fish number days over the years. Unfortunately, many of my electronic records going back 25 years or more have been lost or destroyed. But I still have years of hand-written records – still the best kind to keep.

May 30, 1998 – 100 striped bass on the fly with Scott Parry and Tim King. All from Duxbury shoreline.
July 1, 1998 – 50 striped bass on the fly with Capt. Wayne Frieden. All in Boston harbor. Photo shoot.
July 11, 1998 -57 striped bass on the fly with Tim King and Scott Parry. All from Duxbury shoreline.
August 22, 1998 – 81 striped bass on the fly with Tim King and Scott Parry. Tim’s new Lund and also from the Duxbury flats.
September 29, 1998 – 76 striped bass on the fly with Scott Parry. From F/V “None Too Proud.” Walls of fish at Powder Point Bridge busting bait.
October 3, 1998 – 97 striped bass on the fly with Scott Parry.

May 15, 2011 – Insane striper blitz with Richard Comstock on the fy. Heavy rains, dense fog, massive amounts of fish, bait and birds at Bug Light.
May 26, 2011 – Tons of fish. Gary Condon, Kevin Erickson. Kevin landed a 40″ on Captain’s Flat. Gaggs Grabber w/5″ white hackles. Kevin’s red shirt.
September 12, 2011 – 49 striped bass with Al and Julie Uhler. All light tackle.
September 13, 2011 – 48 fish, 5 keepers with Dick Bowman. All light tackle.

April 28, 2012 – 25+ striped bass on the fly. Kingston Bay, No birds, but topwater blitz of big fish for two hours. Baymen Universal. Sinking Line.
May 15, 2012 – 82 striped bass, 7 keepers with Joe Mcphearson. Live bait, chunk, light tackle. Duxbury and Kingston bay.
June 29, 2012 – 52 striped bass on light tackle. Rubber crankbaits.
September 24, 2012 – 50 striped bass, 4 keepers, all on light tackle.

Capt. David Bitters
BAYMEN
www.baymencharters.com

Happy New Year!

Greetings from Capt. Dave & Baymen Charters.

I trust everyone had a wonderful Christmas Day with family and friends and are basking in the miracle of the Savior, Christ The Lord. It is always so special to have all of my family together for the Christmas Eve church service, Christmas Day and then Christmas Dinner. And now we are staring 2018 right in the face and it is looking like a wonderful year ahead!

First up: I still have several charter dates available for the 2018 striped bass season. Fly, Light Tackle, or bait trips for 1-4 people max. All our trips are sunrise departures. All tackle is provided and trips run 5-6 hours. We average 15 fish per trip, but in 2017, we blew that number right out of the water! So, we will see what 2018 holds for us. Shoot me an e-mail if you want a list of dates still available for 2018. Also – if you are a regular (or a first-timer) that fishes with me, I am offering “Early Bird Specials” for the 2019 Spring & Fall Blitz for the months of May/June and September. E-mail me for details.

Second, my “Yard Sale” was a great success. Thanks to everyone that bought items I had posted on my website and FB page. Two items I still have are my Craftsman Snowblower and my 2006 Jeep TJ, 6 speed, manual, hardtop. If you are in the market for a snowblower or a a TJ in near mint condition, give me a shout to see either. ALSO: I have a T/C Triumph Bone Collector new in the box. I have fired it maybe six times. E-mail if interested.

Third, if you are a DUKE alumnus, and especially if you played basketball there, I’d love to chat with you. My Son and I are looking to take a trip down to visit the campus and I am looking for some insider information! The college search is on (gulp) and DUKE is on his hit list.

Well, I wish you all a great winter. The fall was so busy (and passed so fast as usual) I hardly even noticed the days were getting shorter. And now here they are getting longer again. Time to get the sled out and pretend you are a kid again.

Tight Lines, happy winter, and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Capt. Dave
BAYMEN
www.baymencharters.com

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas & Good Tidings to all of my clients, friends and fellow Baymen!

I hope your Christmas season is going well and you are able to spend time with great friends and great family at this special time of year.

I also just want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to all of you that have fished with me over the past 25 or so years. Time sure flies and some of my best memories are being on the bay with my clients, friends and fellow Baymen. Thank you! I can’t wait to fish with you all again in 2018!

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I count it an honor to share this good news with you all:

10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:10-14, King James Version

Sincerely,

Capt. Dave
www.baymencharters.com

Happy December…!

Greetings from Baymen Land on the eve of our first snow storm!

My recent Baymen Yard Sale has been a success but you are in luck: I still have my snow blower for sale! And I still have my Jeep TJ and Jeep Liberty for sale. Three great items, two awesome vehicles in near mint condition, both with very low miles.

E-mail for additional info on any of these items.

Enjoy the snow storm. I hope we get a foot! :o)

Tight Lines & Happy Hunting,

Capt. Dave
www.baymencharters.com
2018 Dates – Time to book if you have not booked yet…

Gift Certificates

***Gift Certificates*** are available for half-day striped bass charters with Baymen! Call or e-mail for more info about Baymen Charters or to purchase a gift certificate for a charter.

Tight Lines!

Capt. Dave
www.baymencharters.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful fall season as fishing season is being wrapped up and boats are being hauled out and put into winter storage :o( So hard to let “the season” go but it is time…

We had a final blitz inside the bay about the 13th of November. As many of you know, the bay was thick with macks and pogies for about a week with no fish on them. Then, a late season school of blues came into the bay with some late season stripers. They found the bait and they totally destroyed them! The next morning, the shoreline was covered in dead mack and pogy – all with bites taken out of them. Somebody was “in the know” because there was a filleted keeper striped bass laying with them. Many thanks to Baymen Moe for relaying this info, as I was up north at the time chasing a giant ten point buck that alluded me.

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The leaves are dropping and soon the trees will be bare. Snows will come and with them, the cold months of winter. I have found the secret to staying warm while sitting on a deer stand or duck blind: start your day warm and wear the best base layer you can buy. These two things will extend your outdoor time in winter by many hours.

I liked to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. It is always so wonderful to have everyone under one roof for an evening or entire week. Enjoy the great food and frienship and may God bless our families and may God bless our great country.

Tight Lines & Happy Hunting.

Capt. Dave
www.baymencharters.com

Happy November!

November Greetings from Capt. Dave & Baymen Guide Service, Inc!

We just wrapped a fabulous October of hunting for ruffed grouse, woodcock and snowshoe hare. And now we turn our attention to November deer hunting and maybe a bear hunt up north. We will also continue hunting for woodcock until the migration has passed through and we will be hunting for pa’tridge right through to the end of the year, snows permitting.

Today, there were stripers around in Baymen Land! A handful of small fish off Duxbury Beach, and a bunch of small fish in Sandwich. Lots of gannets diving off High Pines this am and lots of gulls working bait around the powder point bridge. Smelts? I am not sure…

Just remember, my friend, the late Tony Stetzko, still holds the MA state record for the largest striped bass ever caught on rod and reel: 73 lbs! And Tony landed it at Nauset Beach on Thanksgiving Day! He shares that record with two other anglers that have also caught a 73lb striped bass on rod and reel in past years: Ralph Church, and Charlie Cinto. So, something to shoot for this November!

I wish you all a great November. I will post a report with photos from our October hunting up north soon. Until then,

Tight Lines & Happy Hunting

Sincerely,

Capt. Dave
www.baymencharters.com

47 Flushes

Our first week of hunting up north at Tranquillity on Woodcock Mountain was amazing! Autumn foliage was at it’s peak and the scenes, covers and scents were breathtaking. And the birds – lots of wild woodcock and ruffed grouse in my covers…

My good friend, Bill “Baymen” Moe joined me and Daisy-Mae for some great hunts. We focused on woodcock and pa’tridge (ruffed grouse) and also hunted a few snowshoe since we had the beagle along. Just about every cover we hunted held a bird or two. Our best day we had 14 flushes!

We hunted the early morning sunrise covers, took a break for coffee and pastry and then hunted the late morning. Some afternoons we skipped lunch and kept hunting, but we always enjoyed a great supper! A highlight for me is when we get to visit a local, working dairy farm and have a homecooked meal right at the farm.

We hunted a lot of covers in our first week. Our longest walk was seven miles. But most days, we could drive up to our covers and hunt a 1-3 mile walk. Terrain was hilly, rocky and mountainous! Lots of brush busting as well. And a few covers that actually looked like a David Maass painting.

Lots of drumming pa’tridge which is always so wonderful to hear. A true sound of the north woods and exciting to try and locate those birds! A memorable evening hunt near camp, for me on my last day was just amazing. The beagle was driving a snowshoe hare while a pa’tridge was drumming up on a ridge. At the same time, flocks of geese were migrating and honking high overhead, while the little brook I was hunting beside was making it’s lovely music. And then to top it all off, the beagle bumped a woodcock that went twittering up. Throw in the stunning fall scenery and the walk up the mountain back to camp, and it was just overwhelming beauty…

Well, the seasons are just getting going. We will be back at it soon. More reports to follow as hunting seasons continue.

Happy Hunting,

Capt. Dave
www.baymencharters.com