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Guppy
10-05-2017, 06:56 PM
Let's try for the weekend of Oct. 21st. and 22nd... I'll pick one after everyone chimes in with conflicts... :smash:
One of the two days will be the rain (wind) date..
Middle Street, Fairhaven ramp...
12 Pease St.loc.vcf
Dropped Pin.loc.vcf

Sun up at 7:00 hi tide at 9:30 , should be a good one! :happy:
Soooooo,,, 6:30 show up and BS, then launch....

I'll stock pile bait and if there's enough interest I'll bring a grille for burgers after....

I've got an empty seat Ross.... :-)

Once again, boat lurkers , man up, come along and take SB ers with ya, Togin is fun, right ? :spin:

I'll shake the boat tree this week and see who falls out... And don't try and hide. ;) :heybaby:



Ramp


12 Pease St
Fairhaven, MA 02719
United States

nightfighter
10-05-2017, 07:27 PM
Thank you Ray!
I can do Sunday the 22nd.......

seadogg
10-05-2017, 08:03 PM
I miss this every year... Gonna be in Salem.
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JohnR
10-05-2017, 08:13 PM
In with the Kid if we can ho a ride!!!

Clammer
10-05-2017, 08:18 PM
when ya deside to do a RI one . Dennis & I plus room for one are in <><>:sled:

Fish On
10-05-2017, 09:39 PM
I would love to go but I have family commitments that weekend. I had a total blast the year I did go, a great time whether you catch fish or not. Such a good group of guys.

I would like to introduce my son to tog fishing. Not meant to hijack this thread but can anyone recommend a party boat in the NY or CT area that does half days for tog? Thanks much!

nightfighter
10-06-2017, 06:33 AM
I miss this every year... Gonna be in Salem.
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Funny. We could hear the parade in Salem from my house last night. We avoid driving through the city for the whole month....

If it matters, Ray, as soon as next week is doable too.....I too have big family doings on 10/21

Cool Beans
10-06-2017, 07:43 AM
when ya deside to do a RI one . Dennis & I plus room for one are in <><>:sled:

I am out solo for tog just about every weekend now, out of the navy base in Newport. If you decide to have an RI togfest I should be able to take 1 or 2 extra fishermen in my old boat.

tysdad115
10-06-2017, 08:22 AM
I'd need to ho a ride also..Ty may be interested too but given his typical 16 year old attitude these days he may be best left home....

hq2
10-06-2017, 08:39 AM
I would be up for it if I could get a ride. Sure was fun when I did it
a few years ago.

Guppy
10-06-2017, 02:02 PM
I'd need to ho a ride also..Ty may be interested too but given his typical 16 year old attitude these days he may be best left home....

The older Ty gets the dumber you get, right?
Been there three times, your day will come, have patience bro LOL

tysdad115
10-06-2017, 04:21 PM
The older Ty gets the dumber you get, right?
Been there three times, your day will come, have patience bro LOL

Exactly..
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wdmso
10-07-2017, 03:52 AM
will check for domestic clearance ... work the sat but sunday are days off and i'll offer my boat And will confirm soon

MakoMike
10-07-2017, 09:45 AM
Not that you guys should wait for me, but I'm booked that weekend.

Got Stripers
10-07-2017, 05:45 PM
Fished today, water temps still around 67 in New Bedford area, had to weed through a lot of shorts, but brought home 3 keepers. All caught in shallow water between 10 and 14 feet.

wdmso
10-08-2017, 02:25 PM
will check for domestic clearance ... work the sat but sunday are days off and i'll offer my boat And will confirm soon


I am in if its going to be Sunday if Saturday I need advance notice to get the day off .. Ill provided the Boat just need help on the where to drop the anchor and crabs I can take 3 plus me will do another if needed dont want to leave anyone dockside

fish raptor
10-08-2017, 08:48 PM
Thanks for running with it Ray.

I can definitely do either day.

Since I never Togged yet I only have two choices.....

either ho a ride with someone who's been there done that or...

bring my boat and take someone with me who's been there done that.

I would prefer to join someone else on their boat as trailing my boat all the way from Saratoga New York (4+ hours) for a one day togfest is .....a pain in the ars, but if I have to I will.

Andy and Ty have first dibs on joining me if I end up bringing my boat...

quick question regarding anchoring...

IF I do take my boat can I get away with just using one anchor as I have read some use two..... and regarding anchors....

should I make a grapple anchor as I heard sometimes you can loose an anchor or just rig the store bought anchor with a breakaway tie strap and attached the line to the rear of anchor OR attach a separate line with small float to rear of anchor in case it gets stuck. I take it you can't tog without anchoring ??

Guppy
10-09-2017, 07:20 PM
Now we're getting somewhere!
Sunday the 22nd looking good, we'll see

Bait and spots no problem,,, maybe a trip next weekend

Guppy
10-09-2017, 07:24 PM
Thanks for running with it Ray.

I can definitely do either day.

Since I never Togged yet I only have two choices.....

either ho a ride with someone who's been there done that or...

bring my boat and take someone with me who's been there done that.

I would prefer to join someone else on their boat as trailing my boat all the way from Saratoga New York (4+ hours) for a one day togfest is .....a pain in the ars, but if I have to I will.

Andy and Ty have first dibs on joining me if I end up bringing my boat...

quick question regarding anchoring...

IF I do take my boat can I get away with just using one anchor as I have read some use two..... and regarding anchors....

should I make a grapple anchor as I heard sometimes you can loose an anchor or just rig the store bought anchor with a breakaway tie strap and attached the line to the rear of anchor OR attach a separate line with small float to rear of anchor in case it gets stuck. I take it you can't tog without anchoring ??

I'll pm ya with my tog tactics,,, could be useless! :-)

fishrick
10-10-2017, 07:09 AM
Had an awesome time a few years ago when I went. Coming from CT. I am in if it is the 22nd. Working at the Owen Strong day the 21st.Need to ho a ride....Niko knew where the tog hung out!!

Got Stripers
10-10-2017, 03:10 PM
Unless we get some colder weather, the bite might not be in the usual places, as I fished again in New Bedford and had 74 degree water temps. The good news is a happened on a sweat spot and filled my limit with some really nice 22-23" fish, which tipped the scales back home at 7 and 8 lbs. The big one had my crab 30 yards away before I even realized it and what a fight in a kayak.

By the way, who as a good fish cake recipe?

Liv2Fish
10-10-2017, 06:49 PM
We're in for either day. Let's hope it cools off.
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Guppy
10-11-2017, 06:23 AM
We're in for either day. Let's hope it cools off.
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:claps:

Got Stripers
10-11-2017, 07:39 AM
Downloaded one pic I took with the camera and while they may not be pretty, one look at that tail explains why they are so much fun to catch.

nightfighter
10-13-2017, 06:52 AM
Tomorrow looks good, no?.............

Guppy
10-13-2017, 06:16 PM
Tomorrow looks good, no?.............

Thought about giving you a shout,,,, I've been kidnapped to sit grnd kids tomorrow... Think about next Sunday ...

Bob ( got striper) came with me today,,,, tough going out deep,,, came back in skinny and caught, still slow, they're coming...
I got one that Bob says might be a 10# er. today. Headed for the pan tomorrow ... :-)

Nice day Bob

RickBomba
10-13-2017, 07:28 PM
Ray,
If you have a spot for me, I'm in.
LMK,
Rick

RickBomba
10-13-2017, 09:19 PM
I'm actually looking for a spot to ho for the trip. If anybody has a spot for me, I'll pay for gas and bait.
Thanks,
Rick

Got Stripers
10-14-2017, 03:22 PM
Went out with Ray yesterday and there wasn't much action on some of the deeper structure, but once we came back in shallow, we finally got into some keepers. This slob he lucked into I'm guessing was pushing ten pounds and I made good use of mine two keepers later that night. I think this cooler weather might help, but right now the bite is still shallow. Rolled in egg and covered in a coating of panko and a touch of chef Pauls blackened redfish magic, crispy tog is yum, yum.

JohnR
10-15-2017, 08:49 AM
If on Sunday would love to ho a spot for me and the kid! Have gascash (Saturday is OwenStrong fundraiser in CT)

wdmso
10-15-2017, 04:05 PM
Just a question how are we filling Boats? Sunday based on who shows ? or prior to Sunday either works for me .. I can give a ride to anyone coming from Providence in the truck

Guppy
10-15-2017, 05:09 PM
If on Sunday would love to ho a spot for me and the kid! Have gascash (Saturday is OwenStrong fundraiser in CT)

Just a question how are we filling Boats? Sunday based on who shows ? or prior to Sunday either works for me .. I can give a ride to anyone coming from Providence in the truck

When I started this I didn't realize OwenStrong was this weekend.. Never been accused of being brightest star in the sky...
Needles to say OS affair is much more important

And to make things worse Saturday's weather is looking much better than Sunday ... Dah , still early

Wayne, pick any ho you want prior to Sunday, there's plenty around ... LOL
Be nice if there where more boats

I may go with a Saturday trip also

And there's always the following weekend,,, tog are late this year me thinks...

denis
10-15-2017, 07:01 PM
Wayne,sent you a pm.Did you get it denis

nightfighter
10-15-2017, 07:18 PM
I can do 28 or 29th if you choose to delay.
Weather is a big consideration......

wdmso
10-15-2017, 07:43 PM
Wayne,sent you a pm.Did you get it denis

yes pm sent

wdmso
10-15-2017, 07:44 PM
What ramp are we using

Guppy
10-15-2017, 07:54 PM
What ramp are we using

Wind dependent ,
Bob (got striper) put me on to a good one ..... Rt. 18 south til ya run out of road.. One boat at a time unlike Fairhaven two But might work...

Clammer
10-16-2017, 08:33 AM
be prepared ,Clammer will be there ... no handcuffs please :smash:

Guppy
10-17-2017, 07:41 PM
Thanks for running with it Ray.

I can definitely do either day.

Since I never Togged yet I only have two choices.....

either ho a ride with someone who's been there done that or...

bring my boat and take someone with me who's been there done that.

I would prefer to join someone else on their boat as trailing my boat all the way from Saratoga New York (4+ hours) for a one day togfest is .....a pain in the ars, but if I have to I will.

Andy and Ty have first dibs on joining me if I end up bringing my boat...

quick question regarding anchoring...

IF I do take my boat can I get away with just using one anchor as I have read some use two..... and regarding anchors....

should I make a grapple anchor as I heard sometimes you can loose an anchor or just rig the store bought anchor with a breakaway tie strap and attached the line to the rear of anchor OR attach a separate line with small float to rear of anchor in case it gets stuck. I take it you can't tog without anchoring ??

Bernie check your PM's

JohnR
10-18-2017, 07:56 AM
be prepared ,Clammer will be there ... no handcuffs please :smash:

:kewl: :kewl: :kewl: :kewl:

Looks like I am out for Sunday - The Kid has homecoming Saturday night and I am Chaufferone

Liv2Fish
10-18-2017, 12:14 PM
Any concensus on which day or if it's going to bump to next week? Looks like 1 foot or less both days with mid 70s.
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Got Stripers
10-18-2017, 03:53 PM
What day is this? Iím hoping to get out on a friends boat this weekend, especially with the flat calm conditions predicted.
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wdmso
10-18-2017, 04:28 PM
my understanding is Sunday

Guppy
10-18-2017, 07:36 PM
Ok
Sunday Oct. 22nd...
Suns up at Seven so let's launch at 7 to 7:30....
Hi tides around 10 am , couldn't be better, let's hope the tog got the memo.. :-)

Not a lot of wind predicted right now so traveling to spots shouldn't be a problem, soooooooo
Let's launch from the ramp on Middle Street, Fairhaven... It's a nice ramp with two lanes and floats $7.00

Dropped Pin.loc.vcf

If you're in, post here with boat name and crew plz
Depending on attendance ( doesn't look like many :-( ) I may have enough bait for all...

Let's use channel 68 and panties on your antena... :-)

Before the weekend we'll figure out a return to ramp time.... The couple times I've gone it's been by noon time TBD

ENOUGH FOR NOW

Ross , got in too late to call you, we'll talk tomorrow

wdmso
10-19-2017, 04:10 AM
Boat the yes Dear yellow CC , myself dennis (aka dennis) and Mike (clammer) waiting on a friends confirmation if he doesn't show I'll have an extra seat hope to know NLT Friday


the pin drop wouldn't open for me but heres the address the ramp is Pease Park.. and its off middle street 8 Pease St, Fairhaven, MA 02719...

PS I am bringing Albie gear just in case :jump:


update I am at 4

niko
10-19-2017, 06:27 AM
Good luck boys, have fun. Wish I could attend
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nightfighter
10-19-2017, 04:16 PM
I am in. Riding with Ray (Guppy)


Niko, you going tuna fishing with the rest of the world?


Yes, I will bring an albie set up for sure!

Liv2Fish
10-19-2017, 06:28 PM
With the forecast, I may run from taylor point. Boat gets better mileage than the truck does pulling the boat. It's about the same drive time too. Game time call.
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Guppy
10-19-2017, 07:28 PM
Gail Force on 68
With Ross (Nightfighter) and Bernie (Fish raptor)

I have plenty bait for all...

Liv2fish (John?) sorry old age again,,, if you'd like bait we can meet up Buz bay

tysdad115
10-19-2017, 08:02 PM
We'll be out chasing tuna... I do hope to get some tog at some point too but tooner has infected both remaining brain cells I have (had).
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Guppy
10-20-2017, 04:43 AM
We'll be out chasing tuna... I do hope to get some tog at some point too but tooner has infected both remaining brain cells I have (had).
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Good luck, may give it a go tomorrow

JohnR
10-20-2017, 07:00 AM
Boat the yes Dear yellow CC , myself dennis (aka dennis) and Mike (clammer) waiting on a friends confirmation if he doesn't show I'll have an extra seat hope to know NLT Friday


the pin drop wouldn't open for me but heres the address the ramp is Pease Park.. and its off middle street 8 Pease St, Fairhaven, MA 02719...

PS I am bringing Albie gear just in case :jump:


update I am at 4

Take video :hihi:

We'll be out chasing tuna... I do hope to get some tog at some point too but tooner has infected both remaining brain cells I have (had).
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Both?

Clammer
10-21-2017, 09:48 AM
Whats the attire for tomorrow ???????? Is its shorts & a sweat shirt fishing ????

Got Stripers
10-21-2017, 02:05 PM
Iím launching in Westport and will be on an old business associates boat, along with his brother. I too will have an albie rod handy.
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Guppy
10-21-2017, 03:49 PM
Whats the attire for tomorrow ???????? Is its shorts & a sweat shirt fishing ????

Tuxedo

Guppy
10-21-2017, 03:54 PM
Iím launching in Westport and will be on an old business associates boat, along with his brother. I too will have an albie rod handy.
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Haven't heard from Liv2 so I have a half bucket you can have,,
CMS parking lot 6:30,,
Text me with an ok

See you down there probably...

Liv2Fish
10-21-2017, 04:46 PM
Haven't heard from Liv2 so I have a half bucket you can have,,
CMS parking lot 6:30,,
Text me with an ok

See you down there probably...
Thanks Ray, my buddy mike loaded up on crabs today so we're good. We're going to launch from taylor point and run out. Launching at 6:00 ish and will be out by middle ledge or maybe bents by 7:00 ish. 25 white nauticac star. Will be standing by on 68. Mark
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Clammer
10-21-2017, 06:22 PM
rAY .I have the tux .I forgot about [talk] is swearing & woman talk allowable or is it more a preachers day ......well I guess I should be asking wayne .either way .I gotta know .if its not allowed . I,m passing ....don,t know much other f u c kin talk ><><:rude:

Guppy
10-21-2017, 07:48 PM
Thanks Ray, my buddy mike loaded up on crabs today so we're good. We're going to launch from taylor point and run out. Launching at 6:00 ish and will be out by middle ledge or maybe bents by 7:00 ish. 25 white nauticac star. Will be standing by on 68. Mark
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Ok Mark, we'll be further down for starters then I dun no..

Have a good day and be safe

Guppy
10-21-2017, 07:55 PM
rAY .I have the tux .I forgot about [talk] is swearing & woman talk allowable or is it more a preachers day ......well I guess I should be asking wayne .either way .I gotta know .if its not allowed . I,m passing ....don,t know much other f u c kin talk ><><:rude:

Wayne a ex military, now correction officer, my guess is he hears that stuff all day..
And if he doesn't like it he'll probably just rip your head off, not to worry mate.... LOL

Clammer
10-22-2017, 04:08 AM
f #^&#^&#^&#^&#^& thanks a lot ><>

Liv2Fish
10-22-2017, 07:21 AM
Great ledge is on fire. 3 18" fish in first 20 mins.
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Got Stripers
10-22-2017, 05:10 PM
Our best bite was in ten feet of water just outside Westport river on two mile ledge, still shallow me thinks
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Liv2Fish
10-22-2017, 06:03 PM
We crushed em. Tried to raise you guys, got Ray earlier in the day. We got 11 keepers and about 35 shorts at great ledge in about 15'. Moved out to the high point of Wilks and replaced most of our keepers with 20" + fish. I'll post some pics later. I hope others had it as good! Best day of togging in years. Probably gaught 30 fish over 16" and 50-60 just under.
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nightfighter
10-22-2017, 06:17 PM
I had a great time with Ray and Bernie. The fish were not as cooperative where we were as our short to keeper ratio was about 25 to 1.... Just one keeper. But chased some albies and one was brought in the boat. Learned a lot. Unreal how subtle those little thieves can be. Enjoyed a great day on the water with good company! (I clearly won the smallest fish of the day pool. One of them might post a pic....) We were in shouting distance of Wayne's boat with Clammer and Dennis onboard.

Clammer
10-22-2017, 06:53 PM
awesome day & weather ...........Great guys ,we had 8 keepers , bunch of shorts, sea bass , a big buffer , wayne got a real nice albie & ended by watching them catch small & large blues & a bunch of schoolies

Got Stripers
10-22-2017, 07:54 PM
All but one of our 11 keepers came from water under 15 feet I wish we had a temp gauge, Iím beeping the water was still warm
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wdmso
10-23-2017, 05:25 AM
We crushed em. Tried to raise you guys, got Ray earlier in the day. We got 11 keepers and about 35 shorts at great ledge in about 15'. Moved out to the high point of Wilks and replaced most of our keepers with 20" + fish. I'll post some pics later. I hope others had it as good! Best day of togging in years. Probably gaught 30 fish over 16" and 50-60 just under.
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I heard you on the radio but when I called back i noticed my radio was displaying LOW BATT when ever I tried Transmit .. sometimes cell phones are easier.. we saw one guy at the ramp with Monster Togs but he was also Minus a prop and skeg he hit something coming in

wdmso
10-23-2017, 05:28 AM
Had a great day weather the company and the fish participated.. the stars were aligned.. And a shout out to Ray for being the point person thanks

Guppy
10-23-2017, 06:19 AM
Disappointed with the numbers I showed the crew but had a great day...
Pic of the fish of the day to follow... :-)

Got Stripers
10-23-2017, 07:18 AM
I wish the BSB season wasn't closed, because I'd have brought home three slobs, that had me believing I had a big fat tog on the line. The 11 keepers is low for 4 guys pounding it all day, but I suspect if the fall temps had been colder it would have been far better, but we caught a mess of shorts to make it a fun day anyway.

Guppy
10-23-2017, 07:31 AM
64659

tysdad115
10-23-2017, 11:18 AM
Looked like a fun day day out there. Congrats to Ross on the new PB , well done sir.

Clammer
10-23-2017, 06:35 PM
what a difference a day makes >>>>>>>>>>not just the fog ><<>
:fishin:

denis
10-24-2017, 08:55 AM
I know no Bret or cell phone to pick on.

Clammer
10-24-2017, 09:04 AM
LIKE HE,s gonna give it up :faga:

fish raptor
10-25-2017, 09:45 PM
I just wanted to say that even though we didn't get a boat load of keepers I had a boat load of fun.....and most importantly, I learned a lot. Found a new nice launch site and area to fish. Still have to learn the area to set up some waypoints but that's half the fun.

Ray and Ross were great company and look forward to fishing with them down the road.

A big thank you to Ray for his hospitality.

RickBomba
10-26-2017, 01:16 PM
First trip I've missed in years. I'll be back with DadBomba next year.

Liv2Fish
10-28-2017, 08:46 AM
Meant to post sooner. Based on the earlier season reports from Cool Beans and others that were finding keeper sized fish very shallow, and my early season of fishing deep with nothing but shorts, my plan was to get as close as possible to the top of the bumps and apparently, that was the key. We were the second boat at Great Ledge at about 7:05. The first boat was on the NE corner of the ledge, probably in 25-35'. By 7:30, we had 3 18" fish in the live well. By 8:00 there were about 15 boats there, somewhat spread out. Most fished for about an hour and then moved on. By the end of the tide, around 10:00 or so, we had 11 keepers but I didn't see many other boats putting fish in the box. As the tide slowed, so did the bite, so we moved out to Wilks Ledge looking for bigger fish. Did the same thing, got right on top of the bump and had the same result but with bigger fish. My temp gauge has been stuck at 32 since the second season so I don't know what the temp was or if there was a difference between Great and Wilks. Seemed a bit colder at Wilks, based on live well water.

I thought it was worth sharing because everything I've read and watched on togging says that early, deeper is better for the bigger fish, likely due to colder water. A couple of weeks before, we started off by Cleavlands and the water was hot and it was all very small fish. We moved to The Bow Bells off of Marion and found colder water and bigger fish. It was a grey, foggy, rainy, cold day but the fishing was very slow. Then we have a bright sunny, flat calm, hot day and the fish are as shallow as they can find and the bite is on fire. Goes against everything I thought I knew about tog fishing. Was this just a fluke (pun intended) day? My pics didn't post for some reason. I'll put them up later.

I think it was Cohen Fishin that was talking about catching tog on jigs in a couple of feet of water when large swell washes over rock piles. Almost as if the tog are feeding on crabs getting swept out of the rocks. Maybe the crabs (like blue crabs) like to sun themselves and they are the ones searching out the highest possible point on the rock piles and the tog are just there for that reason. Maybe they wouldn't have been there like that had it ben an overcast foggy day?

The other thing I noticed was that the fish came in very different colors. Some were very dark rusty red and some looked bleached out. I know that when the bass show in the spring, they have dark green backs and black stripes and sea lice. You can tell the difference between the ones that have been here for a while because they're not as vibrant. I wonder if that is the same with tog and can we learn or predict anything from that.

It was a great day. I think next year, we should get it planned out earlier and all launch from the same place and have a weigh in time or something. Maybe do a biggest fish pool. I don't often get to attend the couple of social events through the season but the few that i have were a good time. Thanks to Ray for keeping this alive.

Got Stripers
10-28-2017, 02:26 PM
Hit RI early today and I'm glad we did, because the 5-10 and 2 footers predicted, turned into a steady 10-15 and 4-5 footers by the time we pulled the last hook. We easily got our boat limit of 10 tog, with several pushing 23-24 inches and the double degit mark, along with a half dozen sea bass. I should have brought a bigger cooler, I could fit my 5 tog and a couple sea bass in there with the frozen bottles and then after, could barely put the cover on the largest baking dish I had to bring the filets in the house to start vacuum sealing some. I love big tog, man they are just such bull dogs, my buddy had a big one on, that he couldn't move and finally had to break off.

Glad he took my advice after the last trip and put together a grapnel anchor made out of rebar, easier to pull free and re-bend if neeed and it held pretty good considering the conditions.

fish raptor
10-28-2017, 09:09 PM
Hit RI early today and I'm glad we did, because the 5-10 and 2 footers predicted, turned into a steady 10-15 and 4-5 footers by the time we pulled the last hook. We easily got our boat limit of 10 tog, with several pushing 23-24 inches and the double degit mark, along with a half dozen sea bass. I should have brought a bigger cooler, I could fit my 5 tog and a couple sea bass in there with the frozen bottles and then after, could barely put the cover on the largest baking dish I had to bring the filets in the house to start vacuum sealing some. I love big tog, man they are just such bull dogs, my buddy had a big one on, that he couldn't move and finally had to break off.

Glad he took my advice after the last trip and put together a grapnel anchor made out of rebar, easier to pull free and re-bend if neeed and it held pretty good considering the conditions.

Impressive catch !!!!
Lots of good eating there....

I don't vacuum pack, instead I fill the ziplock bag with filtered water, lay it flat and it freezes the filet in a "block of ice".... wonder if one way is better than the other.

Liv2Fish
10-28-2017, 09:24 PM
Impressive catch !!!!
Lots of good eating there....

I don't vacuum pack, instead I fill the ziplock bag with filtered water, lay it flat and it freezes the filet in a "block of ice".... wonder if one way is better than the other.

Do the same except with salt water. I fill an Arizona ice tea jug out where it's "clean". Garandmother taught me that one. Didn't this time though.
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Liv2Fish
11-08-2017, 06:08 PM
Anyone togging Sunday? Aside from the cold, looks decent.

Clammer
11-08-2017, 07:07 PM
looking for one guy to tog fish .must be able to take the cold & wet weather .........going any day I can get outside .............. no time limit . I have the bait & gas / all legal fish caught go to the boat ..........hoping for tomorrow ..........if interested..401-487-0029<<< Joe Fig call [anchor]

Cool Beans
11-08-2017, 07:51 PM
I will be out this weekend in my old boat from the base. most likely solo unless I find someone to drag out in the cold...LOL
I work tomorrow and Friday will be too damn cold. I will go out one of these days this weekend for sure though maybe Sat or Sun

Guppy
11-09-2017, 07:26 AM
Had planned on today, backs out and not sure if I can make it

Ya, Sunday looking good

MakoMike
11-09-2017, 10:56 AM
Gonna get your ten fish Mike?

Clammer
11-09-2017, 12:36 PM
Mike ,10 legal or 100 short &&&&&&&& 5" sea bass ><>lol

Guppy
11-09-2017, 04:37 PM
Well, I sucked it up and went...
Popped a couple Advil, loaded a box of tissues, I also have a cold...
Back pain eased up a little figured I was good to go...
With two pills and a cold my brain cells where more inept than usual...
Gets to my spot , goes to setup. Oops, forgot the chum/fillet table.. So now I'm bending over all day to the height of a 5 gal bucket baiting hooks....
First drift missed the pile by yrds, no problem I'll set er again....NOT
Anchor is hung, pulled from all point of the compass and thought the stern cleat was going to pop..
Let's out scope, puts the boat in reverse gear and holds pretty close to the rock pile,,, reverse gear all freaken day.... Grrrrr
Culled out three nice ones out of a bunch of legalls

Figured I'd be cutting the anchor line,but one last try.....
this time I notice I'm doing 1 Knt pulling the line... WTF
My guess is I broke loose the orphan trap I didn't know I caught , got all the anchor line back except from the gunwall to the bottom... Couldn't pull with my back so's I walk the line cross the deck couple til I see chain...
With the help of some wave action I got it in the boat...
Now sitting in my chair at home and can't get out of it.... This evenings plan is lots of Scotch.... :-)

Sea Dangles
11-09-2017, 06:05 PM
Sounds like you had plenty of action. Winter is coming but today was great to be on the water. I fished for tautog for the first time in a long time. Plenty of groceries to make a chowder!
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Guppy
11-12-2017, 07:00 AM
Sounds like you had plenty of action. Winter is coming but today was great to be on the water. I fished for tautog for the first time in a long time. Plenty of groceries to make a chowder!
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Chris, today looks like another beauty.... I'll be happy to just move around at will... :-)

Clammer
11-12-2017, 05:33 PM
F U Ray ><><:angel:

Guppy
11-13-2017, 07:40 AM
F U Ray ><><:angel:

Dah, what did I do wrong?
Or is this another puzzle? LOL

Clammer
11-13-2017, 08:19 AM
just winter practice ><,.:wid: