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Old 03-30-2010, 12:12 PM
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Mostly small stuff for me. Rubber, jointed redfins and smaller kastmasters in the shallow quieter waters.
If Im going to sit through a tide or two - Ill use clams or seaworms, you almost have to baitfish the very early spring.
Later the entire plug box opens up when the bunker arrive.
What about you.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:41 PM
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:30 PM
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Paint the corners. I always fish the corner structures of bays and coves etc. Early it is squid imitations and then I will move on to Herring runs in rivers
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:12 PM
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i start doing my catch me a fish, good luck dance.
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:01 AM
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first run fish for us will be arriving in about 5 weeks...these fish enter the river on the heels of the herring and head up river towards the Lawrence dam....when the first fish arrive, the deeper channels and rivers edge are the place to probe with lead head jigs, these fish feed heavily on the sand eels that are abundant then, so jigs and tins are the weapon of choice, by late May, larger teen size fish show up and morning blitzes( easpecialy when daybreak and the turn from outgoing to incoming occur together) on top call for spook type lures, these larger fish are also suckers for a well placed plug on wire on an ebbing tide.... by month end, the big girls have started to show, plugs on wire at day break at the bottom of the tide are key.... high tide is flats time, these fresh run biggies love the brackish mix in the flats.... even under the bright sun, although they can be fussy, a live mackeral will have them awaken from their lethargy.... and at night.. of coarse the time honored eel will take them when needles, danny's and pikies are in effective...More on June when it gets closer...
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:23 AM
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Hi Guys, hope you all survived the offseason.

I love the spring. I start on Motherís day weekend and travel super light, just the schoolie rod, a pack of storm shads and a cooler with a six pack and a pint of clams. I move around a lot, fish the river and like the outgoing tide late day where the water, warmed up during the day, is flushing off the flats into the deeper channels/holes. Often times you can find the schoolies stacked up so deep, you can pull out one after another for an hour(time to mash down your barbs). Great way to shake off the rust and get over six months of deprivation.

Then if I donít find them or tire of catching the same 18Ē fish over and over, I find some quiet spot, throw out the hook, break out the six pack and the clams and think about how lucky I am to live where I do and do what we do. The thoughts then turn to planning for the main event Ö.June.

Thanks Jim and all you posters, Iíve enjoyed more hours than I would like to admit reading your stuff.

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Old 04-23-2010, 01:45 AM
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Thanks Jim and all you posters, Iíve enjoyed more hours than I would like to admit reading your stuff.


As for my spring run, I'm hoping to expeiriment with alot more lures and variety this year.
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In my area, the early Spring is all about throwing clams into warm water where you can find it.....back bay........followed by clams and or chunks as soon as the oceanfront gets started, followed closely by throwing plugs, metal,rubber, and finally, when the run is in full swing, throwing big pencils and swimmers at breaking fish.
I think I put the bait rods away today, all artificals for me from here.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:34 AM
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Good morning,
Looking for some help, I'm an avid fresh water guy. Got into saltwater a couple of years ago so I'm still a newbe and I've got the itch for some time on the water today. Any good fishing spots around rye or Hampton
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:03 AM
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Good morning,
Looking for some help, I'm an avid fresh water guy. Got into saltwater a couple of years ago so I'm still a newbe and I've got the itch for some time on the water today. Any good fishing spots around rye or Hampton
try the long island sound
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Any good fishing spots around rye or Hampton
I think he means New Hampshire. (Its still way too early if it is NH.)

The whole coast and the Marsh is good. You will need to do the legwork and reading first. No one is going to wetnap you with a spot.
Stick around and read some old posts do the leg work and search. No instant gratification in this sport. Let me tell ya. Find some warmer fishy water - in the back bays and shallower areas. Dark shallow bottoms warm faster.
Look for signs of baitfish. Also fish around rockpiles with lots of sea life.
Later on look for diving gannetts - (the birds that soar way up there and do the kamikaze dives).
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:52 PM
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Yeah Jim, I'll use sandwirms and small Fin-S types with a jig head, until right about now when the Alewife's move into the local rivers with the bigger bass on their tails. Then it's the bigger pencils, Danny's and swimmers.
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