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Old 05-19-2011, 08:56 PM
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The canal is kicking A$$ right now. Went yesterday and had to stop after 4 hours. I could hardly lift my arms anymore.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:05 AM
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The canal is kicking A$$ right now. Went yesterday and had to stop after 4 hours. I could hardly lift my arms anymore.

I talked to my buddy who also fished the canal yesterday, and he said much the same. He caught somewhere between 40-50 stripers and none of them were under 30." Biggest one he caught, if I had to guesstimate, was pushing 40" and bottomed out his scale at 25 lbs. (but he was pretty sure it weighed more than that). They are DEFINITELY there and running real heavy, so get out there and get 'em fellas.
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:35 PM
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The frozen herring they sell isn't the same herring that are in the harbor. I've had some success with them chunking but not a whole lot. A fresh herring would be great but that's not an option. I would suggest fishing with live eels if you can't get to the macks that are further out.
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:47 PM
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The frozen herring they sell isn't the same herring that are in the harbor. I've had some success with them chunking but not a whole lot. A fresh herring would be great but that's not an option. I would suggest fishing with live eels if you can't get to the macks that are further out.

Yeah i am very excited to use eels. this will be the first season using them, annd i already have confidence in them just from reading all the posts.

But i was just waiting till it got warmer out, maybe another 3-4 weeks till I should use themm do you think?
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:29 PM
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Yeah i am very excited to use eels. this will be the first season using them, annd i already have confidence in them just from reading all the posts.

But i was just waiting till it got warmer out, maybe another 3-4 weeks till I should use themm do you think?
I'm not much of an expert on eels. They are too much of a pain in the ass for me and since I have my own boat I have access to other live bait. I hear that eels rock at night so I'm sure you can't go wrong. I just don't like dealing with them. They are the only live bait you can reliably buy and you don't need a livewell so they are a great option from a Kayak. Anyway, a live eel is a lot better option then any other bait that is not live :) Let us know how you do!
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:19 PM
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Under the forcasts/predictions tab, i checked the water temperature at B bouy and in May its been an average of 50 degrees So for 5/23, we can assume that is the most neutral temperature the fish feel here in the MA

How would you change your strategy from a boat when the water temperature is either higher or lower than what the months mean temp is.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:48 AM
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Well I would change my strategy based on what the current temperature is. In general I'm trying to find water that's within their comfort zone. So earlier in the year I'm usually looking for shallower water where the temp is warmer and there's bait. When the summer heats things up I'll go find water in the harbor that is cooler and near structure.

That being said, bass can tolerate a lot and I've caught them in deeper water in May because they were chasing bait and putting up with the cold :)
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:20 AM
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We have found the stripers in the Bay swimming in shallow water this week.
The Got Stryper Pintail colors that are most effective are pearl and peach (a change from last week when pink was the color of choice).
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:56 PM
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The macs are in and in big numbers. Got bass at 38" and 41" on Wednesday using live macs plus a few smaller ones. Some bird action early in the morning but it's not consistent. They are hard to get under the birds but there are some big fish feeding on them. Got a 41" on a swim shad in Quincy bay earlier in the week. Going to a wedding this weekend so let me know how the fishing was :)
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:07 PM
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The macs are in and in big numbers. Got bass at 38" and 41" on Wednesday using live macs plus a few smaller ones. Some bird action early in the morning but it's not consistent. They are hard to get under the birds but there are some big fish feeding on them. Got a 41" on a swim shad in Quincy bay earlier in the week. Going to a wedding this weekend so let me know how the fishing was :)
caught two 30+ fish off of mackeral which were close in off of spectacle today
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:48 AM
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caught two 30+ fish off of mackeral which were close in off of spectacle today
havnt had any luck since. how about you guys?
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:13 PM
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I've been doing okay with live macs. Went out last Sunday and got a 31". Haven't been out since then. I hope to be out on Sunday with my dad.
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