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: RhodyFest 2001 Pick a Date

09-15-2001, 05:15 PM
All those who are interested please give some feedback on the dates that work best for you.
Oct. 6 & 7
Oct. 13 & 14 New Moon
Oct. 20 & 21 Definitely getting colder.....

Let's try to nail down something by this time next week so everyone can make plans.

09-15-2001, 05:58 PM
I'll vote for 13-14. Stronger tides.

09-16-2001, 01:43 PM
How about all Three!

Seriously, any one sounds good. ArtB says earlier is better, but strong tides on the 13th sound good too!

09-17-2001, 05:28 AM
I'll vote for 10/13- 10/14

09-17-2001, 08:06 AM
I like 10/13 too.


09-17-2001, 08:24 AM
Lefty (09-17-2001 09:06 a.m.):
I like 10/13 too.



09-17-2001, 09:06 AM
Pt. Jude area is red hot right now. Knocked down 4 false albacore yesterday with clients. Countless opportunities. Plenty of 10 pound bass at day break. We caught a huge 14 pound bluefish that had a hook in him already with a two pound bluefish head attached. Hooked a thirty pound bass on a fly. Awesome! Hit the fly toward the surface. Tremendous splash. We could see his entire length and size. Took off toward Block Island. Client was hanging on for dear life for three minutes. Plays with the drag and the fish actually pops his fly line.

RhodyClave IMHO - the earlier the better.

09-17-2001, 10:53 AM
That's not a picture of you- Or is it? Not sure, it's real close but I can't tell.


09-19-2001, 10:58 AM
I'll vote for 13-14 new moon ,stronger tides
(surf the Pungo)

09-19-2001, 05:09 PM
My preference would be the 6th/7th, but I should be able to make the 13th/14th as well.

Donald Cox

09-20-2001, 12:28 PM
I have to respect Arts feelings on this one,
I vote for the 5th/6th if the weather looks good. Otherwise the following weekend for a rain date might not be a bad idea.


09-20-2001, 03:41 PM
The problem with the 6/7th of Oct is that it's part of Columbus weekend. I think we have traditionally avoided having claves on holiday weekends. It tends to reduce the numbers as people have other holiday related commitments. I do for sure. But I can't promise I can evan break away for any weekend. I can try though.


09-21-2001, 05:55 AM
I have prior commitments for the 6th/7th and am wishing for the 13th/14th still.


09-21-2001, 08:13 AM
My preference is the 13th/14th, but I can still go on the 6th/7th. We should decide soon so that we have time to reserve the campsites and cabins, especially if we pick the 6th/7th (holiday weekend).

09-21-2001, 10:51 AM
Good Point Quentin letís try nail down a date by Monday.
I didnít even think of the holiday weekend factor, thanks Terry. I am leaning towards the 13/14th with a possible daytrip on the holiday weekend to check things out. I called Burlingame and unfortunately the cabins are all booked for Columbus day weekend.
Hereís some food for thought:
RhodyFest 2000 was on 10/21 & 22 and the action could have been better. Chuck and Dana(professor bodkin) found large fish feeding on juvi bunker at deep hole on Friday 10/20. Word from Saltwater edge was that things were pretty hot along that area the previous week. Capt. Ray even boated a Bonito on 10/22. The year before that was even colder and very, very windy but we did pretty well, with part of the group getting into monster Blues. The weather will of course play a role but as far as fishing goes, I consider the wind to be more of a factor than rain. Rain will definitely affect the comfort level and in Oct. itís a cold rain, we should all be prepared for it.
I think of Rhody as the last blast of the season, heading south to chase the fish that have vacated the areas I normally fish. Iím sure there are fish to be caught on the cape as well but thereís something about chasing them South that appeals to me.

09-21-2001, 10:55 AM
Hey Guys,

I didn't consider the impact of the holiday weekend on the 6th/7th, guess I'd opt for the following weekend then. Either way I am looking forward too it.


09-22-2001, 07:58 PM
Let's make it official.

RhodyFest 2001 will be Oct. 13th & 14th

We have plenty of time for planning meals and such. I think Juro will be putting up a sign up sheet on the side bar. Sites should be no problem, but if you plan on getting a cabin I'd recommend a reservation. I called Burlingame yesterday and all five cabins were available.

Burlingame State Park (http://www.riparks.com/burlgmcamp.htm)

09-24-2001, 12:03 AM
You betcha! I'll be putting up a sign up sheet, Jim - let's talk about what needs to be on it.

Look for it soon, links will be posted here and on the sidebar.


09-24-2001, 09:31 AM
Thanks for stepping up and organizing!
Should be a blast!


09-24-2001, 09:57 AM
With the reduced Tourism & Travel, Motels may have lowered rates. Last year I stopped by a motel & a room was about $60 (too much for me). I'll check around & let you all know what I find out. My wife may come & play Clave Photographer again, so a room would be better for us.

09-25-2001, 10:25 AM
Best pick for the weekend ... :-( for me though, as that's my annual trek to the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY.

I hope everyone catches some big fish!! For those up to the death march, the tip of Napatree Point by Watch Hill should be red hot @ dawn ... don't be late ... at the last clave Dave Pritchard and I showed up "late" there ... only to see the one lone flyfisherman on the N-Tree Point releasing a 30 pounder -- doh!!

09-25-2001, 10:46 AM
Yes, we remember a lone fisherman (maybe the same guy) predawn - leaving a huge skid mark from the 30 pounder he kept, many released.

And how about that TomD? Everytime we get something going he does that rod seminar, but this time with a drawing for a trip to a warm sunny bonefish destination! }>

09-25-2001, 11:02 AM
So much for Rhody fest...future in-laws wedding in a landlocked, non-trouty part of southern NH...

09-25-2001, 11:08 AM
Just aim some of that rhody mojo to the southwest while you're there! The tux might dilute it a little, but according to that last pic... ;-)

Sorry to hear about that Jeff, perhaps you could find a smallmouth lake to "salvage" the trip (TIC).