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Old 07-14-2006, 09:52 AM
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I'venever been one for fishing white water and wild weather, I prefer to enjoy my fishing trips and do well enough to not have to push the envolope....

This season has been nonstop rain and wind, so for rear of the summer slipping away with out get much fishing in I went Wednesday night despite a gloomy forecast of swirling winds, fog and heavy rains with the possibility of T-storms...

I never actually looked at the barometer but with a cold front running through I figure it surely wasn't steady or rising..

As per usual my plan of attack was to fish the shallows(at night) with live eels, when I got to the dock the wind was light from the north at around 5 knots, rain was light and fog was patchy, I met up with the other angler that was to fish with me that night and cast off to fish the incoming tide... just then all hell broke loose, the wind shifted HARD east, the rain came down in stinging sheets, of coarse the fog socked in and it was downright miserable, maybe the worst conditions that I ever ELECTED to fish in, I started in the mouth of the river as the shallows were out of the question at this time , I would play out the mouth to half tide, fishing was tough, the wind howled at about 20-25 knots and the entire bay was whitecaps, I manged to hook up a screamer but with the drift as it was I never got a good hookset...

We stuck it out, getting battered by heavy wind and diving rain.. ever try to hook an eel when you cant keep a rag dry for 15 seconds....

then the wind shifted, gradually to the S/E then south and it even layed down to about 15 Knots, the break I needed, I made my way to the shallows and was instantly rewarded, doubles were common, the wacky weather that had fish rather finicky all week drove them nuts, it was difficult to keep two rods in the water even with two anglers, the wind then shifted west and the fish stayed feeding, as the wind swung around to the North and settled back to the northeast the fog and rain returned but the fishing never slowed, eventually I had to get some sleep, I fell into the rack at 2:30 (I had to be at work for 7) but I left them feeding..

Summary: don't be afraid of a little wild weather, as long as you can SAFELY fish your haunts the fish will be there, often times taking advantage of the confused waters that stir up sand eels, worms and small bait, these conditions create a confused condition that gives predators the upper hand..

I'll post a few pics for those that haven't seen them from that night in the N/E forum
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:53 AM
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:54 AM
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What a night!!
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:23 PM
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Nice bassies!

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Old 07-15-2006, 05:28 AM
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Eh Roc,, nice post and great pics,,That is fishing I can only dream about up here in Nova Scotia. One of these years I 'm going to make it down to your part of the country for a trip. Keep up the great posts and pics,,really enjoy reading them.
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:31 PM
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I don't mind the weather , it's the fog when you're out on the water. smiley17e.gif
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:33 PM
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Great story Roc. Did you ever think of writing a book about your adventures?
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:17 PM
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Sounds like a barnburner Roc! Some nice Bassy's there

Some more of your plugs are about to be used in a little bit, goin' pluggin down Bo-Wiz...leavin in a bit



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Roccus, What kinda weight was some of them bassy's packin?


Sadlsorz, The fish in your avatar is awesome...whats the spec's on her?
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Old 07-16-2006, 08:43 AM
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Roccus, What kinda weight was some of them bassy's packin?


Sadlsorz, The fish in your avatar is awesome...whats the spec's on her?
Thanks LC. Until my son is born, thats my pride and joy. She was 43" and 33#. Certainly not the biggest fish but the biggest I ever caught.
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:29 PM
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L.C., I rarely weigh 'em,or measure .em,and dont photograph but only a few, a few are in the high 30lb class, and a few may have been 40, My main concern is getting them back to the water alive... for someone else to enjoy....
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Old 07-18-2006, 08:50 PM
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you're such the angler. i went out monday roc, 2 blues, dogfish around 70 feet of water(what the heck!!) and a bunch of little stripers. still can get the big one. i tried to go up to the rock piles but they were covered with lobster pots. i caught one schoolie that had a tag from new jersey(tried to get the number down but didnt have a pen and didnt have time to look for one cause i wanted to get him back in the water.) i thought that was kinda cool
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SSK,

Here are a few tips for ya, your too deep on the rock piles, max of 40', 10-20 even better, find a place among the pots, the bait from the pots are a natural attractant, not even counting the critters inside that are so loved by big bass.....

Always carry a few pencils(they will write even when wet) in a small index card file on the dash of your boat, a water proof note book(West marine sells them), you can keep spare leaders coiled in zip locked baggies in there as well as a pack of hooks and glasses/sunglasses , a hook hone and a small flash light, I like to keep a black sharpie in there as well for dulling the color on sinkers and some hooks, it also will keep a freshly sharpend hook from rusting...

lastly, early morning and night are the best times right now, there are fish through the entire river system , from the mouth all the way to the 95 bridge, the beachfront also is giving up decent fish at night, moday night I hit fish at every stop, from the beach all the way up into the river... keep trying.. youll get your cow soon!

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Awesome bass fellas!!!!!!!!!!!!Thats some sweet action right there.I love fishing bassys in nasty weather,the nastier the better.Granted if I was fishing from a boat I probably wouldn't like it as much but we fish from shore so we'll go it in most any type of weather.Just head for the car if the lightning starts up.
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L.C., I rarely weigh 'em,or measure .em,and dont photograph but only a few, a few are in the high 30lb class, and a few may have been 40, My main concern is getting them back to the water alive... for someone else to enjoy....
Understandable, great practice, and some great fish Roc
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