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Old 04-09-2011, 09:57 AM
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Herring show up early in the rivers. Also targeting clam beds after early season storms can produce good results sometimes.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:44 PM
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i am aware it is illegal in some stats to harvest herring as bait. but would a sabiki rig work?
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:38 AM
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If you know that harvest, posession, sale, & use of River Herring is illegal in Massachusetts,,, where you are,,, why would you ask for advice on how to catch them?

Instead, take a look at good artificial imitations, which are legal, and work well when used at the right time in the right places.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:47 PM
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I live in MA, And have been an avid bass fisherman my entire 19 years of life basically lol. But I just bought a kayak and have been spending multiple hours on here reading every thread I think you guys have stickyd, about everything. Im not a noob for freshwater bass, and bass are bass, so im fairly confident in producing bass.

I plan to go kayaking near Barrington and warren near white church bridge and also further down the road on 114 and Belcher cove, my buddy has a loft right on the water so i usually just go chill at his house after and fish the cove right behind his house.

I went twice so far at low tide and spotted multiple rocks, muscle beds, and to check out the bridges. I threw a squid popper with a teaser in front the first 2 times out both times i went around 7pm-10pm water was beautiful but still no luck. Not sure if its still too cold down here, or the bass just arnt here yet? This is my first real season of striper fishing by my self in my kayak.

But any input you could give me, I would greatly appreciate it, I know I have to put my time in and I have.

But Im going to try trolling the shallows with plastic eels, and if that doesnt work im going to use a jig with an ell attached. Hopefully this will produce for me the next time I go out later this week?

The water is fairly shallow and I have seen alot of rock beds, and muscle beds it looks like great ambush points.

But again, any recommendations would be appreciated. And thank you in advance to anyone that chimes in..
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:05 PM
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Glad to see another young kayaker around here. I started kayaking last year and I learned something new everyday I went out. I worked on a charter and also surfcasted for years but nothings like the kayak. I think it's a little early the water down there is About 45 but I think most of the migrating fish r still on there way. There r holdovers but there few and far between. Top water in spring isn't the most consistent so I hear, but it depends what there feeding on. Try chunking herring and cast it into the wake of the wave after it crashes on the rocks or stick with slugs or fin-s. Trolling is the best way to find them sometimes u can pick one up on a passing school. Usually first 2 weeks in may is when it picks up. If ur ever in the north shore and want to catch some fish let me kno my friends r all scared to go out in the ocean on a kayak I usually go alone good luck. [email protected]

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Old 04-12-2011, 07:10 PM
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In Boston, the Herring come in first (illegal to catch them), then macks. Harbor pollack are also around all season as well and make decent bait when you can't get a mack.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:41 PM
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CAN clambeds move or grow bigger from the end of last year?
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:59 PM
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Is anyone catching fish yet in Boston?
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:16 PM
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Cool, thanks man.
and yeah i usually just go alone also all my friends are ( )

I orderd some tubes so hopefully in a week or two we'll get things poppinnnn
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:12 PM
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Also, so when do you think the stripers are gonna be here? Like the first week or two of may?

And what they will be chasing Herring?

Can anyone tell me what bait striper chase each month so i can try and match the pattern?
Would be a huge help
thanks!
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:27 AM
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dont wqit for the fish to show up to you.. go find em and mess around a lil. uses clams
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:32 AM
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Also, so when do you think the stripers are gonna be here? Like the first week or two of may?

And what they will be chasing Herring?

Can anyone tell me what bait striper chase each month so i can try and match the pattern?
Would be a huge help
thanks!
The schoolies will probably show up in early May. Herring usually come in first and then followed by macks. Watch for posts or go chase cod in the harbor and keep an eye out for the first schoolies chasing bait under the birds. Let us know how you do!
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:30 AM
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The schoolies will probably show up in early May. Herring usually come in first and then followed by macks. Watch for posts or go chase cod in the harbor and keep an eye out for the first schoolies chasing bait under the birds. Let us know how you do!

Will do, thanks boston fisher, appreciate it!

Also I am getting a new another reel and rod, I like the big round baitcasters, prob going to get another abu Garcia <3


And ill take pics of my inflatable yak set up, no gps or fish finder tho, but ill be ok!
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:40 AM
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saw birds diving in boston harbor today
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Had a friend go out to the B bouy on Friday for cod. Didn't find anything out there. Soon....
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