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Old 09-14-2017, 12:20 PM   #121
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anything close to the beach near the Hill or all boat fish?
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:20 PM   #122
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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
Yup - I'm going out tomorrow.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:20 PM   #123
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anything close to the beach near the Hill or all boat fish?
at times- the guys on the rocks didn't seem interested in throwing at them.... but if you were properly equipped, they were in range periodically.

NOTE- a friend was there today and had none.......
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:55 AM   #124
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situation normal, thanks for the info
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:36 AM   #125
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Two words...

Much better... I left the dock at 6:30 as the incoming tide made it's last push.. water temp was 65 at the top of the tide... storms to the north and south made me decide to stay close to home...I turned out to be a good choice..
I fished a section of the river I call the swirl.. this stretch of river runs tight to the marsh... numerous creeks and back waters feed into the river here... this time of year large ( and small ) bass will gather in the mouth of the creeks as they enter the main river thus creating numerous eddies or "swirls" they pick off passing herring and shad drops as the tumble bye... I notices the dinner plate sized swirls indication there were at least little guy's in attendance. Picking off "rain bait" as it drifted bye.. not wanting to play in the kiddie pool I wrangled on of the largest eels in the bucket... this thing was half as fat and equally as long as my arm...it landed with a loud splash when it hit the water... 2 turns of the handle and it got thumped... I set the hook and finally.. a fish that could pull some drag... the scenario played out 9 times until the tide was half way down... all the fish were in the 18 - 22 lb range not giants but at least respectable... these fish were rust brown with yellow bellies and quite chubby... obviously living up river somewhere where there was plenty of food...

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Old 09-15-2017, 01:08 PM   #126
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nice- I love the "thump" ya get when fishing eels.... and you just know theres a fish on the end of your line!
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Old 09-15-2017, 02:25 PM   #127
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nice- I love the "thump" ya get when fishing eels.... and you just know theres a fish on the end of your line!
absolutely...and when the water is only 4' deep...there's no where to go but up!

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Old 09-15-2017, 05:17 PM   #128
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albie reports from the last 2 days are chaotic at best...... here for an hour then gone, only to pop up at some other spot they weren't before. looks like you find 'em where ya find 'em
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Incredible amounts of bait around, both macks and pogies. Bass, not so much.... the few I found were small and took the macks. Pogies were released after swimming unmolested. Fog lifted around the shoreline for a , but was 1/4 mile vis. for most of the morning. Ran the gauntlet around some boulders at lower end of tide to try to find larger fish but it got too skinny and I had to get out of there.... Outside of hrbor there were several boats casting flys and plugs into schools of pogies Trying to appreciate smaller fish but really wonder where the larger fish are....... I knew I should have blown off work and gone south for albies last week....

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Old 09-16-2017, 04:57 PM   #130
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" I knew I should have blown off work and gone south for albies last week...."

Me too, arrgghh !!
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:46 PM   #131
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Well after a 6 yr layover( f'n kids) was convinced to finally make a return to my island aka cutty last nite
And it was no bueno.
Biggest water i ever attempted to fish. Hawaii pipeline giant. Miracle we didnt get seriously hurt. Sounded like a freight train speedin by and a 747 goin over head at the same time. Rattled your soul. Not the triumphant return i was anticipating but still nice to kiss my old magic stone and catch some flip flops and not gettin eatin by a shark
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:33 PM   #132
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been beating on albies pretty good for the last 2 weeks. the fog today made it a little challenging and the "hot spot" had 38 kayaks plus the regular weekend boat crowd. its been pretty fun though - I've had a chance to put a bunch of guys on their first albies. one day we ended up with 60+, it was pretty wild
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:24 AM   #133
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been beating on albies pretty good for the last 2 weeks. the fog today made it a little challenging and the "hot spot" had 38 kayaks plus the regular weekend boat crowd. its been pretty fun though - I've had a chance to put a bunch of guys on their first albies. one day we ended up with 60+, it was pretty wild
I hated crowds when I had a boat, can't imagine sitting in my yak with that many others, can see tangled lines and short tempers.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:02 AM   #134
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can see tangled lines and short tempers.
the albie crowd is pretty well mannered compared to the bass crowd, I only saw 1 guy acting like a dick in the last 2 weeks

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Old 09-17-2017, 09:44 AM   #135
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At PJ. Now haven't seen an albie or marked any bait fog still thick 6 ft rollers hope thing change with the tide
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:49 AM   #136
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Wayne, you are a wild man. Fog was just too think for these old bones to run.

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Old 09-17-2017, 10:59 AM   #137
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:25 AM   #138
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the albie crowd is pretty well mannered compared to the bass crowd, I only saw 1 guy acting like a dick in the last 2 weeks
Was it me.
Very well behaved I must say. God were they tough to fool this morning. I got one and felt lucky.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:45 PM   #139
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Wayne, you are a wild man. Fog was just too think for these old bones to run.
Fog made me turn around Before I went 200 yards last night
..maybe I'll change my screen name to puss in boots. ..try again tonight.
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Incredible amounts of bait around, both macks and pogies. Bass, not so much.... the few I found were small and took the macks. Pogies were released after swimming unmolested. Fog lifted around the shoreline for a , but was 1/4 mile vis. for most of the morning. Ran the gauntlet around some boulders at lower end of tide to try to find larger fish but it got too skinny and I had to get out of there.... Outside of hrbor there were several boats casting flys and plugs into schools of pogies Trying to appreciate smaller fish but really wonder where the larger fish are....... I knew I should have blown off work and gone south for albies last week....
Been a tough year for big fish up our way. ..I haven't broken 30lb yet this season. ..if I don't. .. it will be the first time since 1976 that I don't get at least 1...
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:03 PM   #141
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Very well behaved I must say. God were they tough to fool this morning. I got one and felt lucky.
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Made a quick run out at 11,,,, dead and not much bait,,, I hope it isn't over :-(
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Left PJ at Noon with no change in the fog a bigger incoming Swell (low tide ) back to Newport total skunk.. Was expecting fish to put on a feed bag with the coming Low pressure i was wrong
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Left PJ at Noon with no change in the fog a bigger incoming Swell (low tide ) back to Newport total skunk.. Was expecting fish to put on a feed bag with the coming Low pressure i was wrong
wdmso- I ran down to the Sakonnet river looking for some blues this morning. The fog wasn't good but I made it and found some blues but once it began to clear the albies showed up in the river above Fogland. They were really fussy keying in on the pnutz and there is a lot of bait around for them to chose from.
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Only Paul's allowed on that list.
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Says me, the prof and piemma. The rest of you, especially skippy, are on the other list
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Went out for an hour at dusk - big water - scary water. Managed a half dozen on bucktails. Plenty in the white water just tough to find a perch where I wouldn't get killed. Back home watching more football. Stay safe or stay inside the bays.

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wdmso- I ran down to the Sakonnet river looking for some blues this morning. The fog wasn't good but I made it and found some blues but once it began to clear the albies showed up in the river above Fogland. They were really fussy keying in on the pnutz and there is a lot of bait around for them to chose from.
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that was my 1st choice Newport was my 2nd .. all ways go with your 1st choice
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Been a tough year for big fish up our way. ..I haven't broken 30lb yet this season. ..if I don't. .. it will be the first time since 1976 that I don't get at least 1...
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That's pretty interesting Joe. What do you attribute that to? Are water temps in line with previous years? Bait seems to be in many places but not fish. Do you think it's just a lack of fish? Or are conditions different keeping them out?

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