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Old 07-02-2008, 03:29 PM
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We sell Rods and Mack rigs to Chevy down at Camp Ellis here in Maine and he has apparently had something very interesting happen.
Someone came in off the rocks with what looked like a couple of small Tarpon?!?!?
There were two and they said they were caught on Mackerel rigs.

I have never heard of Tarpon of any size or sort this far north, has anyone else?
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:43 PM
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:52 PM
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Thats an interesting story to say the least. Those guys down at Chevy's are great, ESPECIALLY now that they've added a 24 hour bait machine outside. They have the biggest sandworms Ive ever seen and IMO are reasonably priced. Only problem I've ever had going down there is those nazi's who run that parking lot and allow you anywhere from 2-5 minutes to get bait and get out so ya dont take up one of their precious spots. Ahhh well, whatta ya gonna do right?? So when we going fishing man, PM me your number and maybe we can get together soon and catch that big 40+" I've been waiting for.

P.S. You ever been down to Biddeford Pool? Couple guys schooled me to it during the gathering over the weekend and I fell in love.....it "looks" and "feels" like the spot.
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:21 PM
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Yeah the biddeford pool looks sweet, but they are slow to hit in there right now. All those Macks are keeping their bellies full.

Low tide ... I have a spot or two around there, and for other times.... well I have some hunny holes up my sleeve.

I can't act as a guide or accept remunerations... er... spelling?.... Money for throwing folks on my boat, but donations are accepted (at least to cover gas)

I will PM you the shop # and we will set something up.
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:22 PM
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Thats what I thought too. I haven't had a first hand look at them, but he was telling my partner Tarpon ((shrug))

Shad seems more likely. They are silvery and shiny too.
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Thats what I thought too. I haven't had a first hand look at them, but he was telling my partner Tarpon ((shrug))

Shad seems more likely. They are silvery and shiny too.

yup and they fight just like them "poor mans salmon"... but are hell on wheels on a fly rod!
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Did any of them manage to get any pictures? I'd be really interested to see them. My second degree is in marine fisheries, and I've never heard of them migrating that far north.
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They kind of look like small tarpon ,but I would bet the farm they were shad,they think they are tapon when hooked though jump as much as a small mouth or LL salmon.We caught a good bunch early this spring.Jerry knows the differance if he told them tarpon he was yanking thier chain a little,VT
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