Despite east/northeast winds and cool temperatures, the Osterville Anglers’ Club held their annual Ladies Shoal Troll last Saturday, July 9, raising over $12,000 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Forty-two hardy anglers on board a dozen boats ventured into Nantucket Sound and as far as Monomoy and Nantucket in search of bass and bluefish. In the end, Sankaty and Great Point produced numerous big bluefish, as did Horseshoe Shoal, while only two weighable striped bass were entered.
According to Bob Lewis, the boat skippered by G.W. Bridge, which featured a large cast of junior anglers, did well out by Great Point with both bass and blues.
The winner in the Striped Bass Division was Caroline Lewis with a 9.35-pound fish, while Shay Bridge caught a bass weighing 8.05-pounds.
In the Adult Bluefish category, the top three entries all bettered the 12-pound mark, starting with Brenna McCoubrey at 13.10-pounds, followed by Lisa Delia (12.90) and Deb Tilton (12.4).
The two choppers in the Junior Bluefish also were double-digit fish, with Chloe Ryan in first with a fine 11.0-pound fish, followed by Camille Ryan (10.9) and Shay Bridge (9.95).
All proceeds from the event benefited the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Cape Cod.