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Capsize in Stonehorse Shoal/Monomoy Shoals

Old 07-14-2019, 05:28 AM
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Hi all- Heard on radio yesterday 23 CC capsized in the shoals yesterday. We were not far from there and seems like a lot of fishing boats there.
What happened? everyone okay? Boat get salvaged?
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:23 AM
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I heard of it yesterday while at Ryder’s from another Captain just after it happened. Word is it everyone was okay, but we never got specific details. As we heard he was at Bearses, came over a wave and pitch-poled the boat. This is just what I heard, along with the Captain who is well known. That’s all I have and will get more details today.

Yesterday I was offshore tuna fishing and there was some swell, but nothing big.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:50 AM
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I saw it happen and I was the first one to call it into the coast guard, it happend on Bearse Shoal. I was coming back to head home and I saw a few boats fishing the rip right behind the #6 nun. That 50 foot or so section of the rip is very shallow and it was standing straight up. I rounded the 6 and my customers started yelling. I looked over in time to see it flip. There were a few boats fishing that small shallow section and I thought they were all nuts and any of them could have flipped. That was an accident that easily could have taken someone's life that never needed to happen. I don't care if it was a new boater or seasoned captain, it was pure stupididy to fish that section. With that said I certainly hope all on board were not injured in anyway, boats can be replaced, people can't.

The silver lining to this story was there was plenty of boats nearby and everyone jumped in to help immediately. The guys on the 4 center consoles that rushed in and plucked those people from the water did nothing less than a fabulous job! Everyone communicated the situation well over the radio keeping the coast guard up to date with getting each person out of the water etc...If anyone is looking to learn from this situation I would say two things. Your fellow boaters are awesome when you need them and if you are fishing in an area where one section looks dangerous, stay the F#ck off it!
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:05 AM
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Great job helping them, that area is scary as hell
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:26 AM
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It as nasty out there yesterday! Glad nobody was hurt
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:41 PM
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I can't think of anywhere in the world I'd rather not be in the water more than there right now.
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Ray G View Post
I heard of it yesterday while at Ryder’s from another Captain just after it happened. Word is it everyone was okay, but we never got specific details. As we heard he was at Bearses, came over a wave and pitch-poled the boat. This is just what I heard, along with the Captain who is well known. That’s all I have and will get more details today.

Yesterday I was offshore tuna fishing and there was some swell, but nothing big.
ray how was the tuna fishing
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:54 PM
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ray how was the tuna fishing
We started just inside Crab and ended up southeast. Lots of life with macs on sandeels. We hooked up and while working the rod around to the other stern swivel we got cut off. Guys around us hooked up, but it wasn’t a great bite.
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Old 07-14-2019, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by riprunner View Post
I saw it happen and I was the first one to call it into the coast guard, it happend on Bearse Shoal. I was coming back to head home and I saw a few boats fishing the rip right behind the #6 nun. That 50 foot or so section of the rip is very shallow and it was standing straight up. I rounded the 6 and my customers started yelling. I looked over in time to see it flip. There were a few boats fishing that small shallow section and I thought they were all nuts and any of them could have flipped. That was an accident that easily could have taken someone's life that never needed to happen. I don't care if it was a new boater or seasoned captain, it was pure stupididy to fish that section. With that said I certainly hope all on board were not injured in anyway, boats can be replaced, people can't.

The silver lining to this story was there was plenty of boats nearby and everyone jumped in to help immediately. The guys on the 4 center consoles that rushed in and plucked those people from the water did nothing less than a fabulous job! Everyone communicated the situation well over the radio keeping the coast guard up to date with getting each person out of the water etc...If anyone is looking to learn from this situation I would say two things. Your fellow boaters are awesome when you need them and if you are fishing in an area where one section looks dangerous, stay the F#ck off it!
Glad they all made it out safely and hopefully boat will be fine. I went through something around that last year hopefully will never make that mistake again.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:44 PM
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Do u not see it coming or ru just getting cocky???
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I was coming back from the three mile line south of Monomoy when this happened--- and the fog really came in quickly right at the tip of the Island. I'm glad everyone got grabbed quickly because the tide was really ripping just after noontime. We came out of the fog about halfway down the Island but the number of boats that went screaming by me headed out into the fog bank without radar was amazing. Saturdays off Chatham...........
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I was headed off shore the other day in pretty thick fog. It was ranging from 40 yard vis to maybe 100 yards. I see a target 1.5 miles out so I adjust the auto pilot 30 degrees. soon after I notice the target is back on my course again so I make another adjustment to the auto pilot. Now he is getting close so I turn in the other direction to avoid contact with him. I am now forced to come to a full stop because he is all over the place as I'm watching my radar. Next thing I know he does a 90 degree turn and comes shooting right across my bow and I don't think he ever knew I was there until the last minute. 20 something cc with no radar in very foggy conditions. I have fished that rip my entire life. At certain times it will boil up and you don't want to lose your motor during those times. I knew a guy several years ago that flipped in that very spot at night. He and his dad spent the entire night getting washed off the hull bottom over and over. They were spotted far away early the next morning just about the time they were ready to give up from exhaustion.
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I am always amazed at the number of folks that go steaming out directly into a fog bank - no radar, full speed ahead. I understand getting caught out when the fog comes rolling in but to head out w/o radar into the fog, not for me. Even with radar I do not like it.
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I have made the run around Monomoy to fish Bearse’s about 6 times in a 22’ CC with radar. Being new to the area, I always crawl in the fog. I pick my days carefully and have never experienced rough conditions while running the channel around the point. What wind/tide causes the point to get snotty? Is it possible to pass south of the point to avoid rough conditions? Any and all local knowledge is appreciated. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by CapeLife View Post
I have made the run around Monomoy to fish Bearse’s about 6 times in a 22’ CC with radar. Being new to the area, I always crawl in the fog. I pick my days carefully and have never experienced rough conditions while running the channel around the point. What wind/tide causes the point to get snotty? Is it possible to pass south of the point to avoid rough conditions? Any and all local knowledge is appreciated. Thanks!
the rips are always rougher around low tide. Everyone should have that spot on Bearse’s marked on their GPS. You’d have to be crazy to fish it when it’s standing up.
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the rips are always rougher around low tide. Everyone should have that spot on Bearse’s marked on their GPS. You’d have to be crazy to fish it when it’s standing up.
Agreed, It was calm out and actually a pretty nice day accept for the expected Chatham fog. Every rip was easily fishable even in a small boat ACCEPT for this one 50 foot section. Why someone would fish it have no idea. I would love to hear the captains prospective of what happened. Maybe he lost power or something, but when I went by it looked like a few boats were actively fishing it.
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