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: North Shore Round 3

10-13-2000, 07:42 AM
Well I went back to the beaches again this morning. I arrived around 6:00 to see some people already in the water. I suited up and headed in. We caught fish until around 6:30 and then it slowed down dramatically. I caught one more fish, the biggest of the morning (around 23-25") then nothing else. I left at 8:00 again. I am not sure why (tide, sun, bait), but the bass never really made a second push. Norm showed up about the time that I caught my last fish and the two of us went fishless for the next hour. As I was getting ready to leave, I bumped into Terry who said that he had some luck over on the other beach. Beautiful morning with the full moon, still water in the cove, and the daylight beginning to show on the horizon. If this has to be my last time out this year, it was a good one.


10-13-2000, 08:25 AM
nick --

i was there, sorry i missed saying was actually much better until the moonset and then it last fish was blind in one eye -- but he seemed perfectly healthy despite it! Lots of short strikes, and the takes were all VERY guessing because of the cold temps.

nothing better than a little fresh striper thumb to start the day!


10-13-2000, 08:37 AM
Jared (and Greg0),
Sorry about the email message (if you got it). I got the message late last night and was on my cell phone so I didn't really want to type in the directions with the keypad! Well, sounds like you made it there, so I guess it doesn't really matter. Where were you standing? Were you at the beaches or on the rocks?

10-13-2000, 08:47 AM
nick --

yellow jacket, green chest pack, tan hat....was fishing along the right edge (looking out).


10-13-2000, 08:51 AM
Good to hear that there's still fish around. I may bag the Cape run this weekend & just may a quick N. Shore Dawn assault, so I can get home & get some stuff done around the house before the RI-Clave. I'll call you later; was that a work or home number?

Mr. Morin, are you going up Sat. AM?

10-13-2000, 09:01 AM
Slower today. I was the only one at the point in the cove. Nada. Moved down to Black Beach. All alone there, gulls working flying around in the full moonlight, weird. Caught a couple schoolies, wow the splashing in the moon was awesome. Went back to the point for another try, nada again. Back to White Beach, met Norm and Nick. There were some chowed up juvis laying around from a presumed melee last night. I think the dead low tide had an impact. I believe higher water is needed. Still pogies in Manchester Harbor.
I'm going to scope out Nahant this weekend if I get a chance. These fish might move on to Boston soon.


i'm so outta here
10-13-2000, 09:15 AM
<blockquote><hr>These fish might move on
to Boston soon.

... or Chatham

10-13-2000, 10:30 AM
Started out of Beverly Harbor around 6:30 with some breaks and many birds diving.....seemd to be micros so we headed out looking for bigger splashes.....out trip took us down the river and then over to the beaches. Saw Juro over on Singing Beach and looked like he hooked up as we where going by......found many schools of Macs beating up bait and drawing the attention of the birds.....headed back over to Salem Harbor area and finally picked up some fish. Fish where from in the hi-teens to mid-twenties but all very strong.

Seems much quieter than last week........


10-13-2000, 10:47 AM

I have never been to either of these North Shore haunts. Thus, I was wondering: do you think that I would greatly increase the "fishability" of these areas if I were to fish from my kayak? I have 2 kayaks (unfortunately stashed South of Boston for Cape travels - I live in NH) and if anybody is really itchy to get out into North Shore fishy waters in a kayak then I could possibly set it up. Any interest?

Basically, if lots of fish have been schooling in the area and they are out of SWFF range then the kayak is key. I run into these sorts of problems all the time at Poppy and the yak can save the day.

Any comments?

-Mike Doogue

10-13-2000, 11:17 AM
I don't think you'll need it - but if you bring it you might extend the day. The fish are in tight at dawn and dusk and venture out and about during bright sun.

Target off light hours and you won't need it but hey, better safe than sorry, eh?

If they aren't in one spot, keep moving - they are definitely in the area!

good luck,

10-13-2000, 11:33 AM

Did you have two guys to your left this morning? I think we spoke briefly. I was towards the left side of the cove, green hat/ green jacket. Saw your fish.

Got in the water at 5:45. First cast snagged a rock. Schoolie on second cast. Caught a bunch. Lots of fish on that left side, but it did stop completely by 6:30. There seemed to be about three waves of fish in that 45 minute period.

Checked out a couple of other nice beaches after I left there. Arrived at Singing Beach as Juro was leaving. Details, Juro? Went to the far left of the beach. Nothing there, but birds diving at far RIGHT end. Boogied to the right end and made it just in time to see the last bird leave. Three casts later, looked back, and guess where the birds were diving?

Beautiful morning.

10-13-2000, 11:38 AM
Bill, that was me alright. I should have left with you guys.