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Old 08-18-2009, 04:50 PM
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Default Narragansett Bay Labor Day Weekend

Hello,

I will be camping at the Fishermen's Memorial State Park over the Labor Day Weekend and figured I will try to do some fishing (surf or jetty).
I was wondering if you could give me any pointers as far as what lures I should use that time of year, what fish I can expect out there or where to fish in general. I dont want you to burn any hot spots but I hope to go somewhere safe. I know things can get hairy there with all the big waves.

Can you tell I'm new to this?

As always any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:44 PM
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Lots of beaches and jetty's in that area. Roads will be fairly crowded during the day. You won't be far from the block island ferry. Couldn't tell you definitively what to use but I'd thinks eels at night or try a black needlefish. Get out just before dawn with some topwater poppers in lighter colors
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:23 PM
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thanks doublerunner
when you say eels do you mean live or slugo's type? also as far as black needlefish lure any brand name better than the other?
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Not trying to be a dick or anything, but if you're coming to fish,, I'd seriously consider postponing for about 3 weeks (5 wouldbe better).

108 will be hell with all sorts of coming and goings.
Most anywhere on the Narragansett coast could be hot (or not).
Storm coming, hot water temps, lots of traffic, makes predictions of spots an educated guess at best. Often last minute decisions are well called. Predictions usually bomb out this time of year in the area because soooo much is unpredictable.

Bait- eels are generally a good bet. Clams, squid, etc. can be good also.

Lures - bring a small assortment of swimmers, floaters, poppers and definately tins.

The blues may be in force. Stripers may be scarce. Blackfish could rule along with the seabass & scup.

Labor Day is a transitional time for fishing. Only way to know is to start early and stay with them.
At this point, there really isn't any knowing for certain. It's day-by-day.

That's one of the two weekends I'd be fishing fresh water if I really wanted to fish.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:35 AM
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you are not being a dick at all, and I actually appreciate your concern FLOAT.
I realize it will be busy with people but I am going there to camp with the family and fishing is just an added bonus.
This whole area looks great and so I will find a nice spot and chuck it out there. see what happens.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:52 AM
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Not knowing,, here's where I'd start.
Eels, Point Judith, L of Great Island bridge, park.
Fish all the bulkheads all the way around, out the "short wall", along the beach. I wouldn't bother going out on any of the docks (hint).
Then do it backwards on the way back to the lot. You'd be shocked at how big them "pond" fish can get. Especially if a storm sends them in.

Next- Pier 5 / Monohan's Dock, Plugs (surface / swimmers) start at the pier and fish left. All the way, the seawall, town beach, to the mouth of Narrow, up inside, then back again (better on outgoing)

Good luck & enjoy

PS; When I say "eels" I generally mean live. NEVER throw away a dead eel. Save them and rig them out or skin 'em. Don't forget to rig 'em with a "squid" at times. (search 242)

Pss: Now if you were to fly fish................
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thats great info FLOAT. Thank you kindly.
now its time to whip out the map and figure out the spots you mentioned.

fly fish? dont you have to have like a black belt in fishing to do that?
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"fly fish? dont you have to have like a black belt in fishing to do that?"

Naw,,, you just need all the latest garb from Orvis / Cabellas with tags still attatched ($5,000 total proves your seriuose), and the fishies will jump into your eager arms.

As I've heard, "I'd rather be lucky, then good!"
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LOL, are you sure your 0 button didnt get stuck.

while I have your attention FLOAT, what are those things in the water? combination of line and buoys in a nice pattern.
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Ha. That's one of Tommy's fish traps.

I've know him for years. Sites are "Grandfathered". I remember when he first started I helped him get the ones on "the walls" up and running. We used to do the NMLRA shoots together with others.
Nice guy. Keeps me informed as to that's happening in the traps.
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thats what I was thinking.

needless to say I shouldnt be fishing near them, right?
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Why not?
Most you'll do is get hung up in something you can't get unhooked from.

Now we're getting close to spot burning.
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yeah, sorry

I deleted the map link
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