SANDWICH – While three fisherman stood on a jetty at the northern mouth of the Cape Cod canal and fished the canal without success, Gary Bubly of Somerset was scuba diving on the other side of the jetty.
After surfacing and coming to land, he said, “There’s a bazillion stripers out there.”
But Bubly, an emergency physician from Somerset, wasn’t trying to get stripers with his spear gun. That’s not allowed, he said. He had a license to spearfish and to harvest lobsters, he said.
He was initially looking for tautog and black sea bass. He saw a few, but the recent storm, Hermine, made the water murky, he said.
Bubly said that currents in the area can be extremely dangerous.
With his compressed air, he stayed underwater about 45 minutes, he said. Bubly said he went down about 30 feet. In a bag, he had four lobsters that he caught by hand. “This is dinner,” he said.
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