Feb 5, 2018 – Pursuing the sport fish of Cape Cod on fly and light tackle

Come hear Captain Alex Gottlieb of North Side Charters talk about finding and catching striped bass on the flats. As a fly and light tackle guide in Cape Cod Bay, Capt. Alex specializes in sight fishing the flats and has spent years figuring out the tricks of this complex fishery. There is no more exhilarating way to catch stripers than cruising in a foot of water over hard sand flats, and Massachusetts offers some of the finest striper flats to be found anywhere. The rewards of flats fishing, however, are not easy to collect; the flats are a uniquely challenging system to fish, demanding precision from both guide and angler. Capt. Alex will cover basics ideas and offer advanced tips to ensure the talk holds value for novices and veterans alike.

We’ll discuss why we fish the flats, where to find flats, where to find fish on the flats, food sources on the flats, and much more. Capt. Alex will also come bearing an assortment of his custom flies designed and tied specifically to meet the demands of picky stripers on the flats. We’ll wrap up with Q and A, when chapter members can ask questions, share past experiences, and discuss fly design. Come find out more about the most exciting way to catch stripers.