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Old 10-22-2005, 06:26 PM
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Lots and lots and lots of little fish .
No surf, light wind and the waters is up very high.
I pulled a fair weather fisherman and got off just before the rain.
Good thing too cause there was very little beach left to drive on.
Ran out of bait anyway (6 dozen worms in 8 hours )
All fish caught on worms.
I tried a kastmaster, a Calcutta shad, a pink ranger and a crippled herring.
The only thing they took were the worms.
I am not fond of treble hooks and I was having a hard time getting the
light plugs out there.
The wind just kept catching my line.
Nice rip 2 hours into high and the fish were biting the second the bait hit the water. I went down to one bait rod from 2 and still tried plugging. NOTHING!
No birds working either.
First time I fished with my neoprene fishing gloves. Well, one glove, I couldn't cast with it so I only wore the left one for grabbing and releasing. Oh what a difference that makes! I love those gloves!
I am not giving up the big ones just have to still be here.

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Old 10-22-2005, 07:46 PM
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:47 PM
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I just keep on trying with plugs but I believe in worms!
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Old 10-22-2005, 10:56 PM
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Oh well I have heart.
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Old 10-23-2005, 07:36 AM
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Hey plum plugs are the way to go! I don't think there are any fish there. that's why you were catching little rats, the plug was to big for them. I have not fished for two weeks. I was catching 40" plus fish for two weeks and then it just died. If you are looking for a bigger fish maybe try another spot. I know how great it is going to one spot that you like but maybe you should try other areas. In the off season drive the coast and look for good spots. alot of people are not going to tell you were to fish, you just have to find them. I think plum area is good. it just looks like a dumping ground sometimes and there is way to many people there. Nice pictures it's nice seeing people put the time in instead of the people who fish out of the bucket when they see birds.

The season up here is done. One more trip south and that's it! Time to get the sled's fired up and that wonderful smell of two stroke.
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mr pete
it just looks like a dumping ground sometimes and there is way to many people there.
I think you may be talking about the north point because the parker river wild life refuge has most pristine beaches I have seen in the area. forgive me if I am wrong.
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:55 AM
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I was there Friday night and Saturday
there were much bigger fish around
Friday night with the biggest being 32
inches, the sea was calm flat with a light
wind, caught about 15 in the time I
was there. Saturday was totally different
larger seas and wind in your face with
stripers in the 10 to 14 inch range, in an
unlimited amount. I also pulled the fair
weather deal if you want to call it that.
I love New England weather. keeps the
yahoos and light weights home
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:22 AM
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Kay said she weighed in a 24 pounder Friday.
I know they are still there.

PI is a complete mess right now.
I think every lobster bouy in the world ends up there.
Lots of junk on the beach right now but another storm will take care of most of it.
Mr. Pete I think there were 6 people there.
2 campers left while were there.
Togue was there, fishing just past us. He was gonna stick out the night, I wonder how he did.
Bob I guess the wind seemed minimal to me after the last few weeks
It is beautiful when it is flat but much more fun when it's crashing.
I also love that kind of weather.
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:53 AM
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A guy drove by me with a 48 incher on his roof
of his truck. I was dropping off bait to Jack Monrow
for Kay and she told me the south end has been giving
up tons of huge fish
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:01 PM
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you guys are making me jelous!!! wish it wasn't so far from VT. Have fun!
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:34 AM
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My opinion, it is too early to quit.

Fished my usual spot on the PI beach Saturday Oct. 22. Plenty of fish to be had. Most of what I got were around 24" (over two dozen this size, too many to count), with another half dozen nice feisty fighters in that 26" - 27 1/2" frustrating just shy of keeper range (would like a little more fresh striper meat to eat before winter). A bunch of German tourist types came walking by mid afternoon and I had a hard time explaining why I was throwing back what they thought were good sized fish (didn't have my metric measuring tape with me). Only caught one dink about 10".

Almost all fish caught on worms. Had several rods running when I could keep them in, but it was a real challenge to keep up with re-baiting and casting since they were biting pretty steady throughout the day. Typically put on a worm, . Ran one rod alternating clams and mackeral, but only one hit on it all day, no hook ups.

Kept casting metal when I could get a break (kastmasters, deadly dicks, Charley Graves), caught only one 24" striper all day on a 2 1/2 oz. kastmaster. Had my full load of storm shads (and storm macks), and a couple dozen wood plugs in the truck, but didn't have time to put them on with all the bait action. Had a hard time finding a opportunity to grab a quite bite for myself, actually had to leave line out of the water to eat a sandwich.

Saw one mini-blitz around 4 PM that died out right in front of me, gulls mostly working the water just within casting range, set the bait rods on fire but nothing on lures.

Was kind of a raw NE day, water relatively calm in the morning but the wind blowing right off the water picked up steadily through the day driving the chop to pick up as well developing into bigger surf by early evening. Got cold late afternoon, rain started heavy after 6PM, actually seemed to get a lot warmer out after the rain started.

Nice to see you out there Plum. Looked like you had quite a crowd near you during the afternoon. No, I didn't stay over. I must be getting soft, I quit just before 9 PM (couldn't sign out as the log sheets were sitting on the ground when I pulled up and were totally soaked, pens just ripped the paper).

Thought TattooBob was down the south beach end, maybe see you next time. Got lots of suggestions at Surfland and elsewhere to try more toward the Parker, but my spot half way down has too good of a cut into the dunes to park at high tide to pass up, and since I thought I might be there overnight it was where I decided to camp out. Need to put together a roof top rod carrier set up so I can be more mobile, thinking of something along the lines of what you have Bob. Good winter project.

Hoping for next Sunday on PI for last time driving out for me, almost time to dust off and prep the ice fishing gear. There is some chance I might get out to the NY-NJ shore over Thanksgiving weekend, possibly IBSP??? I'll have to wait and see what develops.

- Tight lines!!!

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Old 10-24-2005, 11:41 AM
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Thanks togue
It's good to know they are still there.
You had a great spot up high out of waters harm.
I was hoping you would have told us you were getting keepers
after sunset.
We will give it one more shot there and then we will go to the Cape.
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Old 10-24-2005, 02:00 PM
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I wish it was keepers, but no such luck.

Wind, rain, surf started becoming unbearable, kicked up more and more weed and crap after dark (including tree leaves!), figured it was time to quit before it got even worse.
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:12 PM
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You are right aboit the tree leaves, I saw it.
I was getting a little mung plugging and only for a short time.
We used up all our bait so we hung it up.
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