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: Realistically now...

10-10-2000, 03:07 PM
There's doom, and there's gloom. I think we've got one without t'other. This cold front, heavy with wet too - is gloom at it's best for fly flingers in the region. Water temps are dropping fast and things are shakin' and bakin' in the instinct department of the great megamall of the sea, but as each pod moves on another follows suite.

Out with the days of stationary feed patterns, and in with the wild ride down the coast. There's intent in those big bass eyes and the fish are once again, where you find them. Clearly we need to adapt or lose.

Fall tactics:

a) target locations where you've had success in past migration seasons

b) plan itineraries with multiple venues en route, mix it up and sample several areas that are easy to strafe and go

c) target known bait holding regions: bayside bunker and eels on the flats / silversides in the bays, chatham sand eels and silversides, southside bunker in the bays and silversides, etc.

d) collect intelligence from available resources - web sites, papers, magazines (although printed information is usually out of date)

e) set up a stronger network of scouting and reporting among members for the season

f) gut feel and persistence, now more than ever

Between now and winter, it would be good to get a real tight network of scouting and reports - even spreading out across the region maybe.

10-10-2000, 03:31 PM
g) Go trout fishing.


10-10-2000, 03:57 PM
H.) Try Salmon/Steelhead in the Great Lakes Tribs.
I.) Tie some flies
J.) Clean and fix equipment
K.) Find a warmwater discharge
L.) Follow the fish south (Any Fish !)
M.) Hangout at the local flyshop
N.) All else fails.......home improvement stuff !


10-10-2000, 06:15 PM
Hmmm... Terry that trout looks mighty familiar." border="0" align="middle">

I know you have the Rhody trip planned for 10/21. From what I've heard the Westwall and surrounding areas fish well during high tide and it looks like they may be prime this weekend. Any suggestions, recommendations or comments?

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10-11-2000, 04:29 AM
Eastern Long Island. Juro and the gang from the big girl's bar. Have you thought of going to Eastern Long Island Ny.? I have friends that live in Fort Sonlonga and have tried the Sunken Meadow beach area great looking water. Something to think about. The fishing is great and much like the Cape. At this time of year it fishes well. Maybe in the winter we could meet and have a pre season scouting trip.

10-11-2000, 07:35 AM
o) brew and age beer for next spring's fishing season, complete with self-gratuitous labels of all the big fish you caught over the summer.


p.s. I sould get the sunrise pictures from Al and Greg's epic morning off Chatham today--who wants to scan them???

10-11-2000, 08:20 AM
Jeff -

You can send them to me for scanning, THANKS!


10-11-2000, 12:35 PM
Al emailed me his address and I have sent them to him, although maybe he can turn them around to you. I must admit, two of them came out BEAUTIFUL--lots of moving water to the left, you can make out the individual swirls and eddies, a small picket line of anglers to the right, a little wet sand, birds working, and a small but distinct fat ball of light rising in the distance out of the water...

I hope to see them on here soon!

10-11-2000, 12:45 PM
If Al's got them they are in good hands! Thanks Jeff, I can't wait to see them.

best regards,