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: Need to tie some more Deep Eels

10-11-2000, 10:33 AM

More to come......


10-11-2000, 10:35 AM
Good one! You had me going pretty good.

10-11-2000, 10:52 AM
Terry, where exactly is Magnolia? I only know of the one in which Tom Cruise starred. Any info would be of great help since I would love to give it a whirl tomorrow morning. Thanks.


10-11-2000, 11:13 AM
I'll beat Terry to your answer...Magnolia is between Gloucester and Manchester.

10-11-2000, 11:16 AM
I found it, but I was curious as to where there was access to the water down there. Where can I park? Any shorebound spots that are accessible?

10-11-2000, 11:25 AM
Hi Terry,
Just wondering if you were on Half Moon Beach/Kettle Cove? Or someplace off Hesperus Ave. My wife is from Magnolia and we are trying to figure out what part of town you fished.
One of these day's I'm heading that way myself.


i'm so outta here
10-11-2000, 11:30 AM

I think you better hurry up and dish out some details before these guys explode.


10-11-2000, 11:36 AM
Better yet, DON'T dish it out or the area will explode.

10-11-2000, 11:47 AM
I had my truck loaded and ready but decided to blow off my No. Shore sorte this am. But then everyone awoke at my house at 4:45 am??? So I'm sitting there awake,why not. Went to Shore Dr. in Magnolia. Sittin there in the dark waiting,cold. Then a few seagulls start moving. No concentration, just moving around.As it gets lighter I figure I'll take a few cast before leaving. Pull around to the cove out of the wind. I figure, this is futile but what the heck. 3rd cast, fish on. Caught schoolies to 22" every cast or 2 for a long time. Then it died. Was gonna leave and decided "OK 5 more casts". On the fith cast, my fly was almost into shore- wham! A bigger school showed and I proceeded to catch bruisers to 27" for the next hour. They were chasing my fly up to the rocks. Very agressive, fat, hard fighting bruisers!
Flies: started with a Olive White Bunker, leader failure lost that one to a big fish. Then White Bunker. Lost too many due to low quality hook (mustad?), out comes the Deep Eel, just as many hook ups, but better hook, (2/0 Orvis Chem sharpened). Tried a popper too and got one, swithed back to the Deep EEl.
*Birds: No surface action, so gulls were spread out. Look for a few spread out gulls working over an area frustrated!
*Manchester Harbor had a BILLION juvi pogies in it. Nothing molesting them but a few gulls. Most pogies I've ever seen.

Checked out Beverly down to Danvers River. Quiet. Stick to Magnolia and above for now.


i'm so outta here
10-11-2000, 11:57 AM
Awesome, Terry!

Isn't it great when, out of nowhere, your luck suddenly takes a turn for the better. Ok, so now we need to get someone out there tomorrow morning to tally up just how many lurkers we have on the board. Seriously, Fall fishing is such that if you're running out to find a repeat of Terry's experience, chances are you're chasing a red herring. With the speed at which schools move, the one place you can be almost certain the fish are not tomorrow morning is Magnolia. Fair warning


10-11-2000, 12:07 PM
Well I'm going to have to put that theory to the test! I just put my name on the board for a 1/2 V-day tomorrow. Hope no last minute meetings Pop Up! Besides, driving 30 miles to fish is A LOT more appearing then 130 miles! It's two in the bush, but the bush is closer!

10-11-2000, 12:10 PM
Good point Al - all that being said, what time are we meeting up there in the morning?

10-11-2000, 12:21 PM
Grego, I was planning on heading up as well since I work in Peabody. I don't have the ability to take a v day, but I am still planning on fishing until like 8 anyways. Maybe I'll see you out there, I am planning on getting there around 5:30-6ish.

10-11-2000, 02:03 PM
Also: I stopped at Kettle Cove (Black Beach) because there were hundreds of gulls and Comerans feeding on trapped bunker. It was like Rhody, awesome. No fish though. Afterward, when I got down to Manchester and was parading around town in my waders, a guy pulled over and told me the stripers were chasin the bunker up onto the same Black (and Whites) Beaches. So it's worth inspecting tommorrow. It's off Summer and Ocean St.


steve moore
10-11-2000, 02:12 PM
I was at Kettle Cove (Black Beach) this morning. There were fish there in the hour or so I fished, but it doesn't sound like it was as good as you had it one cove up. I managed 6 fish in the time I was there (06:30 - 07:45) and had a few more swings and misses. The amount of bunker in there was staggering and I'm tempted to go there again this evening. As I was leaving two guys were entering the water on the far shore from me. You? I also saw a few guys checking the place out from their cars. White Toyota pick-up, tan Volvo wagon and silver/grey import sedan. Anyone here?

10-11-2000, 02:33 PM
Nope. I was a loner. Green Toyoto with Beige cap. Pulled over and parked at the Parking lot for the hiking trail just to the north. That whole stretch from Mag. Point up to Gloucester Harbor looked like it was producing. Good Luck Steve.


10-11-2000, 04:04 PM
Wow -

With the amount of bunker there is up there I'm sure it will take a lot to make the bass leave. Bunker never stays around long but where they go, the fish will follow for sure.

Wonder (a) how long they'll stay in the area (b) which way they will travel to warm water (c) will there be an epic blitz on the Nahant causeway like the one I saw many, many years ago?

Also, one late October evening my friend and I took a small Sears Gamefisher with a tiny gas motor down the North River to the basin. We could not get back up due to the current so had to stay on the sand bar until the outgoing tide current slacked. Before the current eased up the whole place filled up with bunker and the place exploded for some of the best giant fall bluefishing I've ever seen. I wonder if they will push into the North River estuary on their way down the coast.

Wouldn't it be too cool if we were able to use the community to TRACK THE POGIES????

10-11-2000, 08:38 PM
I'm packing up my gear & tying an extra sand eel. Who else am I going to see UP there, besides Nick?

10-12-2000, 12:19 PM
Juro's Deep Eel imitation is so good, when I was using it on a very SLOW retrieve Sunday morning, I pulled in a big fat . . . . sand eel!

If the real thing tries to MATE with the imitation . . . .