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Old 04-24-2011, 08:08 PM
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herring are in the south shore runs
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:02 PM
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herring are in the south shore runs
Yup they have been in for a couple of days now.. Boats in the water, probably going out next week for cod if the weather cooperates
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:58 AM
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this time of year will the stripers be isolated to the rivers?
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:48 AM
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this time of year will the stripers be isolated to the rivers?

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Old 05-02-2011, 08:29 PM
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i thought it had to do alot with temperature of the water. can u fill me in
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:50 AM
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I would also like to know more^^
thanks for any input, want to learn more O_O
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:47 AM
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It does have a lot to do with water temp but the bass are rarely "isolated" to any particular area. Rivers are warmer and a good place to try for bass in the spring but they are also in channels, shallow water, and other areas that time of year. Keep in mind many of them migrated through deep water to get to the coast of MA so they could also be in deeper water. Fish some different spots in your area and I'm sure you'll find them. If you have a FF use it to locate the bait and try those areas.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:47 PM
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Cool, good to know thanks bostonfisher.

I went out at 430 AM, calm as can be, air is covered with fog looked beautiful! but i threw a popper and then a sluggo no luck. also tried trolling with tubes no luck that was my first time trolling with tubes, i didnt have any sand worms to tip the tube with, I just wanted to get a gerneral idea of trolling in the yak with the tubes.

Should I be using like cut up bunker or herring?

Im fishing pretty shallow water 3-7 feet along the coast line where there are lots of rocks and muscle beds, surprised i havent gotten a hit yet
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:37 PM
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I appreciate the fishing report. It's probably mostly hold overs in the haba right now so don't feel bad that you didn't get anything. I would go with smaller baits reeled in slowly for the hold overs. I tend to think of the tube 'n worm as something you use later in the season but I don't fish them very often and I'm not much of an expert on them. Anything that effectively imitates a herring is probably a safe bet right now.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:37 PM
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Agreed, i used one bait that resembled a herring with kind of a wide swim motion, and no luck and worked slow, because the water is still mildly cold..

Also when do you think the best time to use poppers and darters? Early morning, rain/overcast, night?

My buddy just put his boat in, so we will hopefully be able to travel and find the stripers, Im kind of limited on the yak. but its the second best thing to your own boat i guess, lol
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:51 AM
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Agreed, i used one bait that resembled a herring with kind of a wide swim motion, and no luck and worked slow, because the water is still mildly cold..

Also when do you think the best time to use poppers and darters? Early morning, rain/overcast, night?

My buddy just put his boat in, so we will hopefully be able to travel and find the stripers, Im kind of limited on the yak. but its the second best thing to your own boat i guess, lol
Poppers work best in dusk/dawn when there's not too much light and the bass are feeding on the top water. Too much traffic will also drive them down. Look for the birds and you'll find the bass. If the birds are close to the surface the bass usually are too. Fishing with poppers is one of my favorite ways to fish. I haven't used darters too much so I can't comment on them.

Your friends boat is actually the best boat in my opinion :)
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:23 PM
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Poppers work best in dusk/dawn when there's not too much light and the bass are feeding on the top water. Too much traffic will also drive them down. Look for the birds and you'll find the bass. If the birds are close to the surface the bass usually are too. Fishing with poppers is one of my favorite ways to fish. I haven't used darters too much so I can't comment on them.

Your friends boat is actually the best boat in my opinion :)

Haha yeah very true it is the best boat in my opinion ! I can not tell you how excited i am to catch stripers all summer long this year, I get out of classes in 1 more week then im free for the summer! I will be spending my days on the water probably everyday or every other day.

And yeah I like poppers and top water alot just to watch the bass hammer them and some times hop out of the water.
And cool thanks for all the help boston fisher! appreciate it brotha

anyother usefull information that youre willing to type out ;p i would love to learn as much as i could, I have already learned a plethora from this site to be honest, and i wouldnt of, with out you guys
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The water is 49 degrees north shore of Boston I hav a kayak and I dont wanna freeze my ass off unless I got a shot of catchn one, what r my chances right now?
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schoolies are being caught in the Danvers river on the fly
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:57 AM
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The water is 49 degrees north shore of Boston I hav a kayak and I dont wanna freeze my ass off unless I got a shot of catchn one, what r my chances right now?
You could score one or two but waiting a week will really up your chances.
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