Is there any hotter of a hotspot than Cuttyhunk Island for a surfcaster in New England? At times, no! My first trip to the land of cow stripers took place in the fall of 2004. I spent literally months preparing for my trip. I pored over charts, talked to those who had been there before me and dreamed of the massive fish that I had heard prowled the surf of this fabled island. I was not disappointed! Over a span of four days and three nights, I landed more over-sized striped bass than I had landed in any such comparable time period before. Twenty-pound stripers were common and fish of 30- and 40-plus pounds became a reality on each outing.