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Old 05-09-2011, 10:42 AM
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Herring are at the Charles River locks.. I spoke with a guy that was casting there.. He got skunked but saw 3 keepers taken from the bridge. Game On!
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:46 AM
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I managed to sneak out for a coupla' hours last night after the family went to bed. A few cast from shore and managed to break the ice for the season. 28 inches. 7lbs 11oz. with some hitch-hiking sea lice. Oh... how I've missed you.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:29 PM
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GotHooked, whats up brother? Been a long offseason, glad to see you're back at it and into fish already. If you make it up to OOB this summer camping with your family give me a shout. I'll do the same if I make it down your way (if I could remember where "your way" is).........are u in Mass or Rhodie, my memory is not so good??? Without getting too specific where abouts did ya catch the fish?
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:25 PM
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Hey Hype!

Hope you weathered the winter well up in ME. One of the worst we've seen in a while in Mass. Hooked up with that one at one of my ever shrinking number of spots around the Haba. We'll be up the OOB in early July, maybe we can get together. Tight lines buddy.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:54 AM
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Good to hear people are getting keepers. I'm hoping to get out there on a friends boat on Thursday. We'll probably try and get some live bait and target bass in the warmer water. I'll post a report after we fish.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:31 AM
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Good to hear people are getting keepers. I'm hoping to get out there on a friends boat on Thursday. We'll probably try and get some live bait and target bass in the warmer water. I'll post a report after we fish.
Too much wind today so we'll head out tomorrow instead. Anyone been out the past few days?
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:48 PM
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First signs of fish hitting northern waters (Maine) earlier this week. Bait fish have been showing up sporadically in the Saco below the dam. First striper of the season reportedly caught Tuesday in the river by some guy fishing for shad, he was using a 1/4 shad dart on 6 lb test. Birds have been working the mouth of the Saco and down at Pine Point. I got out yesterday for an hour or so but didn't see/do much in the way of fish. Might be time to skip my sweetwater adventure this weekend and hit the beach instead. The long wait is finally over and not a moment too soon. Hit 'em hard boys and good luck out there.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:55 PM
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Cant wait to break the ice for this year.. probably be fishing the haba tomorrow.. anybody know if the macs are in yet...
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:02 AM
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new to the forums here, but been reading along since last season. went out for the first time this season, got to the pier at 2pm, finished at 10pm, switching btw clams, mac, and seaworms with 3 rods... not one hit. some crabs or lobsters pulling but not one hit from a damn fish.

awful start to the season.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:35 PM
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Fishing in the Mass Bay with Pink Got Stryper Pintail lures resulted in hooking up twenty stripers in the 31 to 36 inch size. Pink was the only color that worked today.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:05 PM
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Another good day on the bay with the stripers going after the 9 and 11 inch Got Stryper Pintail lures. A dozen stripers were caught during the morning with sizes up to 40 inches.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:06 PM
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Went down off of 114 in warren, ri, (i realize this is boston but..) went yesterday in the kayak with cut up herring and tried poppers and a yelclow danny nothing. went from 6-12 in the rain.
When i got there it was high tide, and the fish where chasing and saw some jumping really close to shore on top of the tall grass, threw a white swim bait and a smaller bleeding one, nothing.

I had a had light on my head a headlamp on and some guy called the fire and police dept, because he thought i was flashing my light in "distress", when in reality i was just turning my head and a fire truck and the cops came and flashed the lights, untill i had to scream that i was just fishing because i was far off shore, LOL.


Later on right before it started to rain again, i couuld head the splashing from a distance and i saw tons of kinda tiny bait fish all around me, but i could not locate the bass last night! i had a herring head on 1 pole, and a plug, swimmer, and a swim bait on the other with nothing... ; /
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:36 AM
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Sounds like you had a good adventure anyway! In a few weeks if you fish like that at night in the haba you will do very well.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:52 PM
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Scituate area the other night, heard a quality "CA-THUNK!" right next to me. Just one, and I don't think it was herring. It sure got me thinking along the lines: dang maybe a few more casts! No bites that night.

It's just my opinion that flash lights bouncing on the water scare the fish. A solid street light is different.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:24 PM
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Hahaha yeah it was a good adventure except around midnight i got cold and couldnt stick it out anymore, and I hope youre right about drilling them in a few weeks. I just got out of classes for the summer so i will be out 2-3 times a week mainly at night because thats when i heard the monsters come out.

But was I not using the right bait? I dont get it i thought cut up herring would be murder right now, but apparently not.

But atleast I have a good understanding of the area, and i do feel it will be killer in this spot later on in the year, lets just hope so!
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