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Old 10-01-2007, 03:48 AM
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Default The Canal?

Hi, everyone. I've got a brand-spanking-new surf casting combo: Daiwa X30SHA with a Cape Point Special rod. Now I'm looking for fish I can reach without a boat! I've heard talk about "The Canal," and I'm curious about that place.

1. Is this "The Canal," or have I got the wrong canal, here?

http://spriggan.net/~ruben/theCanal.JPG

2. What are the best locations to fish The Canal from shore? Can you suggest a place to park the car (it's not a 4x4)?

3. Do you prefer to fish The Canal at high tide, low tide, dawn, dusk, midnight... etc?

I'm new to saltwater fishing from shore. Any tips on this or other productive locations in New England would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:34 PM
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[...]
1. Is this "The Canal," or have I got the wrong canal, here?

http://spriggan.net/~ruben/theCanal.JPG

2. What are the best locations to fish The Canal from shore? Can you suggest a place to park the car (it's not a 4x4)?
[...]
Do forum guidelines forbid revealing specific locations? I can't seem to find a link to guidelines and such, but I have the uneasy feeling that I screwed up, here. If so, please forgive the new guy...

(If not, where should I go where should I go where should I go???)
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:02 AM
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Default Re: The Canal?

Yes the map shows the C. C. Canal. Being new I would suggest the fish pier on the mainland side, you go by it on the way to Scusset Beach. Or the other end, at the maritime academy. Are you going to jig, plug or chunk? Either way fish the current turn change at dawn. Good luck.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:06 AM
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Yes the map shows the C. C. Canal. [...] Are you going to jig, plug or chunk? Either way fish the current turn change at dawn. Good luck.
Thanks, Tony A. I was thinking of chunking, but I could try lures, too. I'm trying to get some big plugs on eBay.
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:46 PM
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Be sure to take along a couple of 3 or 4 oz crippled herring and maybe bucktail jigs. And bounce them on the bottom and you should get into fish.
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:48 PM
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That is a false albacore I caught in the canal on a cripp;ed herring
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:21 PM
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That is a false albacore I caught in the canal on a cripp;ed herring
Cool! Thanks for the tips.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:11 PM
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Fished Mon-Tues east end. Bait all over, breaking fish all over, sometimes would not bite anything. Hookups were spotty but came in bunches.

Most fish taken casting crippled herring or bucktales, or chuncking pogies. Mix of blues and stripers

Some nice bass were taken (not by me) 40" + and also some big blues 28" +
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:38 PM
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Fished the canal today near the railroad bridge. No luck for me using Crippled Herring or plugs.. Guy next to me caught a decent blue on a buck tail.
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