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Old 09-10-2017, 07:34 PM   #91
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I offered a guy to take a picture with his multiple fish about four years ago. He obliged. I took pic with my phone and told him I would get his plate on the way out to send to EPO, if he didn't release that extra fish....

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Old 09-10-2017, 07:37 PM   #92
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I got into the tiny fish from shore today that are gorging on peanut bunker. All probably smaller than the albies you guys are getting

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Old 09-11-2017, 05:28 AM   #93
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He had 2 rods. Was riding my bike by and heard the second Rod being launched into the water. Must have been behind him and he caught it on his back cast
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That's funny and sounds like something I'd do... :-)
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:21 AM   #94
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I got into the tiny fish from shore today that are gorging on peanut bunker. All probably smaller than the albies you guys are getting
holy micro bass! must have got 50 bass, not one over 18" yesterday along the whole coast down to nahant

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Old 09-11-2017, 07:34 AM   #95
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Hoping to get out tomorrow, not sure where, but I'm leaning towards Sakonet so I have a shot at some sea bass. I'd love to luck out and see some albies in the am and maybe pick a tog or two off the lighthouse.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:57 AM   #96
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fished both weekend nights in the river... Went out at midnight Friday( Saturday morning) fishing the top half of the incoming and an hour of the drop..playing a hand that has been good to me for many years... it came up jokers.. I quit at 3 AM ... fish 1 Joe 0... decided to give maximum effort Saturday night still believing that the river would produce... left the dock @ sunset. I drowned/beat to death about a dozen large eels. as the first grey streaks of the new day turned to dawn I saw birds gathering on the outging tide rips...sadly nothing in those rips could eat an 18" eel.. or get a 6" Danny in it's mouth..no matter how many times they hit it... cold... stiff and very tired I headed back to the dock... fish 2... Joe 0...hard to believe that with all that bait dropping down and water temps in the high 50's there wasn't a decent fish anywhere in the river... I even fished way up river in spots I used to fish in the mid 80's when I "needed" a fish and none were to be had "anywhere".. I never even got a tap ... I haven't seen that kind of fishing ( or lack of big fish) since I was very young...not even even during the moratorium... I might just be on a cold streak...it happens.. but even a blind bass gets a pogie once in awhile...on the other hand. I never saw another boat either night... the day break crew headed straight for the mouth of the river.. never even pausing to see what the bird activity was all about...I guess everyone else is smarter than me..

I'll fish the river one more time tomorrow night.. down to the bottom of the tide and then the swing... if I don't see any action it'll mean I covered the entire tide range .. at that time I'll accept there is nothing there ( yet) ..I'll focus on the beach front the rest of the week...after all....it only takes ONE to make it all worth while.

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Old 09-11-2017, 02:53 PM   #97
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Never seen So Many Albie's

Left Swansea boat ramp went to sakonnet point birds all over but only managed a few small schoolies hit the beaches nothing in front of newport nothing North wind was kicking had some chop then decided to run South 1\2 way I see small macks or cigar minnows getting chased I throw white Albie snax and I am tight few minutes later another .. 15 mins looking cant find them decide to move south

OMG what a call.. it was lights out for 3 hrs of non stop albies and I left fish were still busting And I was Alone for most of it .. Insane PM me if you want location they were all 6-8 lbs with a few 10s in the mix I was alone on the boat I caught 15 fish no BS and then had dolphin escort back to Newport
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:03 PM   #98
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There are fish on block. Noting large yet but my group of 4 got about 20 small keepers last night. Fluke are biting from shore, albies are giving me the finger as they fly by.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:13 PM   #99
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Left Swansea boat ramp went to sakonnet point birds all over but only managed a few small schoolies hit the beaches nothing in front of newport nothing North wind was kicking had some chop then decided to run South 1\2 way I see small macks or cigar minnows getting chased I throw white Albie snax and I am tight few minutes later another .. 15 mins looking cant find them decide to move south

OMG what a call.. it was lights out for 3 hrs of non stop albies and I left fish were still busting And I was Alone for most of it .. Insane PM me if you want location they were all 6-8 lbs with a few 10s in the mix I was alone on the boat I caught 15 fish no BS and then had dolphin escort back to Newport
We caught 50 today, 2 guys. One big green bonito too.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:30 PM   #100
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Albie fishing was good today. I got three pretty good ones to the boat and there were a few that got off. Snapped a rod trying to lift one big one into the boat.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:07 PM   #101
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Great reports guys. Bones and albies seem plentiful this year.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:27 PM   #102
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I burned a lot of gas & counted 2700000000000000 peanut bunker today >>>>>>>>>>>> But it was a nice day OTW ><>

ENJOY WHAT YOU HAVE !!!

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Old 09-11-2017, 08:44 PM   #103
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that's a funny post clammer
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:42 PM   #104
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I knew it was going to be a good day, when the ice machine wouldn't take a dollar and I pressed the button anyway and out came a free 10lb bag of ice. After a dozen schoolies, the albies went crazy and after a dozen casts with a small epoxy jig to try to match the peanut bunker spraying every which why, I decided to go bigger. Put a smallmouth colored 4" split tail that used to be a killer, amber with tails dipped in orange die, well let's just say I'm toast. I've never caught that many allies in an outing and one monster took me almost ten minutes to land and it was freeky getting the kayak pulled around at about 1 knot.

I wish I didn't have to leave at 11am, because they were still busting, but my shoulders were beat by then anyway. Those fish are so fing fun to catch, to bad they are good eaters too.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:53 AM   #105
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I knew it was going to be a good day, when the ice machine wouldn't take a dollar and I pressed the button anyway and out came a free 10lb bag of ice. After a dozen schoolies, the albies went crazy and after a dozen casts with a small epoxy jig to try to match the peanut bunker spraying every which why, I decided to go bigger. Put a smallmouth colored 4" split tail that used to be a killer, amber with tails dipped in orange die, well let's just say I'm toast. I've never caught that many allies in an outing and one monster took me almost ten minutes to land and it was freeky getting the kayak pulled around at about 1 knot.

I wish I didn't have to leave at 11am, because they were still busting, but my shoulders were beat by then anyway. Those fish are so fing fun to catch, to bad they are good eaters too.
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It must be a rush hooking into albies from the kayak, such powerful swimmers. Do you set your drag on the lighter side? Havent fished from my kayak for a few years now, had some great times, and caught some decent fish that way. Too much pain in my shoulders and hands from arthritis now to enjoy the challenge.

I think I have seen your yak when I fish that area, thought about approaching to say hello, but didn't want to intrude.

Hope those albies stay around a little longer, can't get enough of that adrenaline release.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:38 AM   #106
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last night was as nice as weather gets in mid September...warm... light enough wind to keep the bugs away but not interfere with the plan...

last nights plan was to fish from sunset until low tide in the river... the area I was fishing is an old side channel that boarders the flats..it was the original channel for the river before the Army Corps re routed the river to make it straighter ( long before my time) and a sand bar isolates it from the main channel until you near the basin ( original river exit)
there's plenty of fish up on the flats...if .. you like playing in the day care.. because it was a week night ( work at 6 the next day) I have to "stick and stay and make it pay"..I'm also dealing with a hyper extended patella tendon in my right knee..so I spent the night trolling eels listening to the sox game sitting on my keister...
an hour before the bottom of the tide... just as the Sox were putting the final touch on the A's.. I could hear big splashes out near the channel... the whole length of the run... at first I thought it might be seals... but there were a lot of them.. and none of the usual grunting... ocassionally you could hear a student pop the herring drops out near the channel....My heart started pounding .. those HAD to be big fish smashing bait. at the end of the run I quietly motored up to make another run ..this time on the main channel side of the bar...I could still hear the occasional explosions...I started the electric motor and I peered intently into the shadows of the lights near the mooring field looking for the cause of all the disturbance...imagine my surprise when a 5' sturgeon jumped clear of the water banging off my boat...Its not uncommon to see sturgeon in the river... I see them often.. but NEVER this many... for two hours they jumped and played all around me..I've never seen so many... I thought for sure I was into the mother load of large hungry bass...it was pretty exciting and I caught enough fish{Bass} ( biggest was about 10lbs)to make me realize how special some nights can be...catching a trophy is just a bonus.

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Old 09-13-2017, 06:44 AM   #107
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:14 AM   #108
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How can you hook those Joe?
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:08 AM   #109
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short nose sturgeon are protected... IF you hook one it must be released without taking them from the water... I didn't catch any (which I am grateful for).. they just jumped all around the boat... including the one that hit the boat...... occasionally people hook them on cut bait... most times they get snagged/foul hooked...My biggest fear as I headed in was one landing IN the boat...many,many years ago I while returning home across the flats in a tin boat I ran through a pod of small bass on the flats... they exploded out of the water and one of them hit me in the chest.. knocking the wind out of me...if a 5' 200lb sturgeon did that I wouldn't be typing on line tight now...

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Neat Joe.

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if that place wasn't such a zoo I'd trailer the boat down... dust off my fly rod... and have some fun... I just cant deal with people..I'm spoiled.. I haven't seen a boat in the last 5 trips.. I like it that way..

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Yeah I hear you but it has not
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last night was as nice as weather gets in mid September...warm... light enough wind to keep the bugs away but not interfere with the plan...

last nights plan was to fish from sunset until low tide in the river... the area I was fishing is an old side channel that boarders the flats..it was the original channel for the river before the Army Corps re routed the river to make it straighter ( long before my time) and a sand bar isolates it from the main channel until you near the basin ( original river exit)
there's plenty of fish up on the flats...if .. you like playing in the day care.. because it was a week night ( work at 6 the next day) I have to "stick and stay and make it pay"..I'm also dealing with a hyper extended patella tendon in my right knee..so I spent the night trolling eels listening to the sox game sitting on my keister...
an hour before the bottom of the tide... just as the Sox were putting the final touch on the A's.. I could hear big splashes out near the channel... the whole length of the run... at first I thought it might be seals... but there were a lot of them.. and none of the usual grunting... ocassionally you could hear a student pop the herring drops out near the channel....My heart started pounding .. those HAD to be big fish smashing bait. at the end of the run I quietly motored up to make another run ..this time on the main channel side of the bar...I could still hear the occasional explosions...I started the electric motor and I peered intently into the shadows of the lights near the mooring field looking for the cause of all the disturbance...imagine my surprise when a 5' sturgeon jumped clear of the water banging off my boat...Its not uncommon to see sturgeon in the river... I see them often.. but NEVER this many... for two hours they jumped and played all around me..I've never seen so many... I thought for sure I was into the mother load of large hungry bass...it was pretty exciting and I caught enough fish{Bass} ( biggest was about 10lbs)to make me realize how special some nights can be...catching a trophy is just a bonus.
Thats why I keep coming to this site. Fantastic couple of recaps. Very cool seeing those sturgeon.
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I caught my largest ever a couple days ago. Baby whale....
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Yeah Chris they have been real good size this year. No horseing them in
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Checked out the Onslow today,,, she's still looking good..
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Hope you made out well Ray,I will be out in the morn. Did you go far?
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Oops missed this in time

All small tog and large BSB (closed) at Ribbon,,,,

No sign of bones late morning all the way to and up into the Sakonnet

Guys looking at the marina breakwater Sakonnet
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had them at the Hill yesterday too.... lots to go around. seems they have invaded the entire area- got reports from MTK to Niantic yesterday
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Big Fish and I hit it today hoping to repeat what I had Tuesday, foggy, choppy, fishy, but I guess the fish didn't get the memo.
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