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: All's Quiet on the Manchester Front

08-27-2003, 07:13 AM
6 to 7:15am in the Harbor. Birds were flying but even they couldn't find the fun...


08-27-2003, 07:18 AM
Bunker there yet?

08-27-2003, 07:25 AM

Had you heard and good reports about the Manchester area as of yet? I am headed out this weekend and I am having trouble figuring out where to go.

I will most likely truck fish the NH coast. I did talk to a guide friend of mine though and he said that the fly scene in NH was still tough this week. No peanuts yet. He is more of a chunker though so I am going to low-pass that info.

My father-in-law will be with me so Singing Beach and adjacent locales would appeal to the land-locked Indiana transplant in him. Maybe he would also like fighting people for a spot on the beach along the Merrimack. There is nothing like a brawl to promote bonding between father-in-law and son.

Decision, decisions...

08-27-2003, 07:29 AM
Little bird told of some decent fishing in the area one evening this week...

No Peabunker as of yet, although I did see one suspicious little guy zip accross the surface to escape my big orange yak!


08-27-2003, 08:09 AM
Go for Ipswich bay at dawn. Outgoing should be good by Monday . Pavillion beach yak scenario sounds like the ticket but the Labor Day crowds might disrupt.
Sandy Pt access? Not sure about the plover situation. Cape Ann later.


08-27-2003, 08:20 AM
Or continue a little further south, acres of pea bunker and all the stripers you could catch as long as the arms would hold out. Exit 11 off rte 6... :devil:

Backside beaches had tons of pea bunker and fish on Monday.

08-27-2003, 08:34 AM
Next week...I hope to hit the Ipswitch area a few morn's and evenings...


Juro, What map are you reading? Rte 128 doesn't intersect Rte6 anywhere that I can see. Secret underwater tunnel in that new Gasline in Boston or that New sewer pipe from Deer Island?


08-28-2003, 11:29 AM
I did the Manchester Truck Tour Tues. PM. No P-Bunker yet. Some Silervides & no signs of Action.

08-28-2003, 12:24 PM
Yup. Cape Anne (or is it Ann?) later.

08-30-2003, 09:32 AM
re Sandy point access:
Is that the very tip of the Plum Island Wildlife Refuge?
I haven't been there in years but when I used to fish PI regularly, the very southern tip of the island was a state park [as opposed to Federal WR] which did not observe the same beach closures for plovers. It was a little known fact that you could drive through the NWR and park in the state lot which gave access to Emerson's as well as the inside of the bay. I used to get a permit which allowed me to stay after dark. I had many good nights out there all by myself.
No idea what current situation is. Haven't been there in 6 or 7 years. Be worth pulling up to the guard shack and inquiring though.