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Old 09-21-2005, 02:32 PM
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Sorry Jan I will be fishing a derby at the Cape this weekend.
Pretty much everywhere is hot right now there.
1 is an easy boarwalk and the bathrooms are there.
2 is pretty good fishing but it is a long hard boardwalk, up and down stairs.
3 is pretty easy.
NO 4 or 5
6 &7 are very shallow and if you head there (6 or 7) I would use clams.
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Old 09-21-2005, 03:51 PM
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Wow, I got ******edited*****???

Didn't know that was a ****bad**** word. As used and intended it was correct english of the most proper and appropriate form, Websters definition on the mark. Is that an auto-PC delete, or moderated?

Anywho, I be at da PI Sunday, keepin me eyes out 4-u VT plate.
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Old 09-21-2005, 06:39 PM
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Must be automated, LOL togue I can't even figure out what you were trying to say.

Oh you NAUGHTY BOY!

I have a feeling Jan will be walking on, say hi for me.

Keep my spot warm! I will miss it.
We have our annual Everill MacKay Derby.(MBBA thing)
Biggest fish wins! No matter what.
No woman has ever won it, last year I didn't even have an entry .
The beach is very shallow and we wait for the tide. In 3 days last year I saw one striper. A 35" and it was the winner, darned if he wasn't fishing RIGHT NEXT TO ME!
I hate fishing in Sandwhich but I gotta do what I gotta do.
I just have to fish harder

I have a blast whenever I am with the MBBA. Very good people, friends for a lifetime
It's a good feeling to be with so many people who have the same goal.
It also feels pretty good working very hard at preserving our beaches.
No matter how tired I get I am very happy about what we have accomplished.
So no matter how good the fishing is at PI
I am going. After this weekend I am free and clear(kinda) and I will be at
my usual productive spot!
GOOD LUCK TOGUE!
and JAN!
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Old 09-21-2005, 07:00 PM
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Also, cut some 1" PVC pipe into 6" lengths and keep them handy. You can use these as handles to wrap your lines around should you snag bottom (never pull with rod & reel, they will break), and also great way to really tighten knots without distressing the line or cutting yo.ur hands up
Togue help me out here. I don't understand what you mean.
The last few weeks my weights have gotten buried. All I do is reel a little and let it sit
and reel a little more and it breaks loose.
All that needs doing to prevent that is a crank every 10 minutes or so. Am I wrong?
Then again a lobster pot blows that outta the water.
Darned if they haven't been pushed in left and right.
I get more cuts from stripers than I do my line.
My thumb is always raw from lipping them and my index finger has developed a callus
that most women wouldn't be proud of, but I never get any deep cuts from my line.
I got a stab in my leg that took 3 weeks to heal, bled like an SOB and that was from rinsing a gutted striper that didn't really know he was dead yet.
It itched really bad, turned black and blue and made my leg ache for a long, long time. That is the extent of my fishing injuries, this year
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Old 09-22-2005, 09:22 AM
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Default Re: Plum Island - Where to fish questions

Fished the beachfront with clams last night. Nothing going on. Caught a couple skates and that was it.
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Old 09-22-2005, 09:49 AM
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Default Re: Plum Island - Where to fish questions

one more quick question..BAIT! I have some frozen macs. left over from Maine ..where should we make our purchases? we want to support your favorite and most helpful bait people. as we all know how important they are.
thanks!
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Old 09-22-2005, 09:57 AM
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That would be SURFLAND.
Just go straight past the PI Grille and it is there on the right. Can't miss it.
Right now the fish are eating everything.
You are sure to hook up with worms though.
I can't wait to hear how you do
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Old 09-22-2005, 10:07 AM
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Jan-

Plum Island boasts one of the best tackle shops on the planet. It is called Surfland and is right there on the main road. Once you cross the bridge onto Plum Island, just continue straight a couple hundred yards and it is there on the right side. They will usually have several options for bait as well as some good advice and reports.
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:06 AM
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Plum, What I got ***nailed*** for was a work for what happens when you get stuck by a sharp object such as a hook point, sounds like sticked only begins with a "pr". Just not "pc" (politically correct??) I guess. Enough charades.

If you ever fish braided line, you will learn quick that it will cut you to the bone way before you get to break strength. Hook a lobster pot, or fish somewhere other than the beach front where there are rocks or mussel beds present (like the Merrimack, any jetty, or the canal), and you won't be able to shake your line loose so easily, and may need to pull until you break off to get free. That is when the PVC pipe comes in handy.

Some guys I know like to use the handles on their pliers to wrap their line onto, or whatever, but I find the a little piece of PVC tucks easily into my surf bag and is kind to the line when I wrap onto it so I get to salvage more line without a nick or abrasion. Don't need to use it often, but even once could ruin your day.

A 5-6" piece of PVC also makes a great handle to run a little rope through to help carry those keepers back to the cooler when you are walking on. This is a big help if you are out alone with a bit of a walk back to your vehicle and still have to manage to carry all of your gear at the same time (I wouldn't even trade carrying back a 50lbr for the chance to get my gear stolen by leaving it for a second trip).
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:18 AM
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Fished the beachfront with clams last night. Nothing going on. Caught a couple skates and that was it.

USE WORMS

Thanks Togue
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:44 AM
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Never used works before. How should I rig them up? What size hooks, how much lead. Also, if myself and a friend are fishing for 5 hours or so how much bait do I need?
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Old 09-22-2005, 02:02 PM
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Lots of people rig different ways.
I use the Jersey Doodlebug, ( a #6 octapus hook and a float 2 fingers up from the hook).I wait for the worm to open up to bite and feed the hook right through.
I try very hard to not puncture the worm( other wise it just breaks off on the cast)
I have not caught one skate this year.I always float my bait.
(now watch me catch a mess of them this weekend)

I don't really know how much bait you will need.
I get a flat every weekend (12 dozen) and that usually holds the 2 of us fishing 2 rods each.
Sometimes I have to go get more.
It all depends on the fish.
I usually throw 4 oz weights. Depending on the surf. 2 weeks ago I was using 2 oz. If I have to throw more than 5 I usually go home.
Have fun and let us know how you do
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Old 09-23-2005, 04:38 AM
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Never used works before. How should I rig them up? What size hooks, how much lead. Also, if myself and a friend are fishing for 5 hours or so how much bait do I need?
circle hooks reduce catch and release mortality
just thought I would throw that into the discussion
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:42 AM
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Really enjoyed the island...wonderful people and beautiful beaches. The bite was not there Sat. (at least where we were) but had a nice time. Caught a few small ones on Salisbury beach Sun. AM any other reports from the island?
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Old 09-26-2005, 11:11 AM
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Default Re: Plum Island - Where to fish questions

Togue,
Thats one of the built in edits.I think Bob has it set up so that anything that sounds like a bad word,you automatically get your hand slapped,and stars appear If a moderator edits it,it will show at the bottom of the post,who did it,and why.
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