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Old 04-02-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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Troutin'

This forum should be renamed freshwater. Anyway-

Anyone been out? The trouting has been excellent. Went 5-7 yesterday on a northern MA river in four hours, all on flies. Local ponds and rivers are starting to produce as well- rumors are that the Ipswich will get some fish this week. Baldpate and PP have been doing well for a while (at least the bait guys have been cleaning up, I can't get them to eat flies in the stillwater).

Shaping up to be a great season!
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:07 AM   #2
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Almost took the Yak out this weekend for some. Went Carping instead.....

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Old 04-02-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:56 AM   #4
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I got 2 this weekend soaking gulp worms with a 2.5year old... in non-trout waters (stocked informally for a kids tournament every June I hear)

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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I've been out probably four or five time in the last two weeks and the fishing has been just plain stupid for rainbows around 16 inches. I can't eat anymore. Olive marabou woolly bugger gets the nod this year. Nothing on top yet.

A couple of "easy" limits from the "one man canoe"...
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:48 PM   #6
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ya its been good, sticking to the lower cape mostly, colorado 90% of the time for the kid. Trout fishing is only so much fun though, im ready for the show in the salt!! standing in a lake this past week BRRRRR can we get the 70 degree days back ASAP please? heres my only brookie so far this year, tinyyyy, cool colors though!
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:49 PM   #7
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Yep, it's been a good helping of brookies and bows in my not-so-local waters... Good to hear others are having the same success! Lost my only brown of the year so far on Sunday- serious fish that I tried to manhandle to keep out of cover. Will be back for another crack at him soon!
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:58 AM   #8
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Well????
had 1 decent 1.....always feels good to get a tug on the line

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Old 04-03-2012, 10:41 AM   #9
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I've been targeting pik's and bass.
Found a couple of small waters that were very productive.
There's still a few more to hit before yak season (for me, that is).

Then there's the salt season.....
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:42 PM   #10
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Trout fishing is only so much fun though, im ready for the show in the salt!!
I'm glad you said it... I can only catch just so many "cookie cutters" before I get bored. At least at The Big Lake there is a chance for a mawnsta. That should tide me over for a couple more weekends when the real fishing starts.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:20 AM   #11
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I stopped on my way back from uncovering the boat last night... it didn't take long to land a pair of brookies on a panter martin.. that 3rd and fianl fish took me into darkeness.. enough "bait" fishing time for some big stuff..

A good run is better than a bad stand!
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:06 PM   #12
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i like the brown (coffee colored)
meps spinner poka dot ...

it looks just like trout food

ya know what else is awesome to troll
those tiny little polly wog lookin swimmers






i like gold stuff when sunny
silver and blue when cloudy
silver with fluorescent orange stripe late afternoon
and worms at dusk for browns is real good

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:15 PM   #13
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had 1 decent 1.....
always feels good to get a tug on the line
ya know fishing the river i didn't get the same thrill
as being out in the boat

because it's to damn shallow ....
it's like your dragging them over the rocks to land-em

but then again "sight fishing" does get your heart pumping
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:46 PM   #14
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The Nissitissit and Squannacook have been producing well. A bunch of natives can be found in the surrounding creeks as well. Here's a pretty one from yesterday.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #15
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Angry went to Honey Hole

But as feared........... it was a raging river
non conducive to troutin...for now

I had a shocking entrance going in however
my eyes scanning for other vehicles
so that.....................
i totally missed seeing the camouflaged stump on the road side
my right tire hit it and it launched me into the AIR.

That was a definite eye opener !!! LOL
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:53 AM   #16
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This crappy cell phone picture indicates an end to trouting for me... we have bass... nuff said!
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A good run is better than a bad stand!
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Almost took the Yak out this weekend for some. Went Carping instead.....
what bait....? pizza dough with some stinkin cheese works great
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Ho Ho Ho....Greeeeeeen Giant

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even better is ta chum it the night b4
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