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Old 07-06-2007, 05:12 PM
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Default The Merrimack River, eels and cows 07/04/07

Got an email invite from a friend Tuesday morning. Dan just got his "new" used boat, a 16 Starcraft with a 40 hp Merc. He asked me if I would like to come down to Plum Island for the maiden fishing trip. We were going to christen the boat. He didn't have to ask twice.
So it was 95 Southbound. The Merrimack River Bridge in the distance.


Here were our fishing grounds. Joppa Flats and Plum Island.


I made it.


We stopped in for some hooks, swivels and some extra eels. Don't get here very often. Saw Roccus's 61 pound striper photo on the wall. Kay was very helpful.


Dan told me the fox were overrunning the island. We pulled into his street and I thought I saw a cat run under a guys porch. Second look told me it was a kit fox.
Next house down I saw this adult fox. As the fireworks were going off around us at dusk from Dan's second story porch we watched a fox walk right down the tar road like he owned it.
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:13 PM
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We started the nights fishing around 1030 PM. It was slow. Tide was incoming. It was a 3 AM high tide. Dan got the first fish of the night a 25".


Then Dan caught the second fish of the night, a 46".


When the tide came to the top we tried downtown Newburyport. First drift and the bluefish cleaned us up. We got out of there quick. We decided to go back to the flats.
Dan caught another 28". I was kinda bumming. I had had some bites, even a nice fish on for a while before the circle hook let go. But then it was my turn. 36"


Then it was Dan's turn again. Another 46". They looked like twins in the bottom of the boat.


Just as it was getting light in the east I hooked up for the last fish of the night a 37"


Daybreak on Joppa Flats.


We ended our trip back at Surfland. Dan's bass weighed in at 34 pounds apiece.
Best picture on the board was a 32.5 pound fish Dan's friend had caught a week ago. Dan was top dog on the picture board when we left.


Thanks for the invite Dan. I had a blast.
Coalman
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:17 PM
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Nice racers.
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:26 PM
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nice fish guys..congrats on your catch....wtg.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:57 PM
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If they only knew what was going through Jim's demented brain and how he can use those photo's in the blue room!
In all seriousness very nice fish guy's!
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Awesome night out guys wtg. im jelouse
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