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: Tunoids from shore in MA/RI?

09-04-2002, 02:06 PM
I'm considering taking tomorrow off and heading out on my first tunoid trip of the year.

I'm not really sure where I'm going to go, but driving distance isn't really much of a factor at this point, I'm dying to get into some fish.

So, if you had all day tomorrow to chase tunoids from shore, where would you go? South side of the cape? Southern RI, Newport/Sakonnet? I've got too many choices and not enough information, any suggestions?

09-04-2002, 02:15 PM
Checkout the Hardtail Clave link for some good info.


09-04-2002, 02:16 PM
It seems like the "wall" would be a good bet but one advantage on the Cape is access. There are spots to hit from Woods Hole to Stage Harbor where tunoids have been caught. On a typical tunoid shore run I end up hitting most of them too :p

09-04-2002, 03:00 PM
Juro, Rhody has the advantage that I've been to most of the spots- West Wall, Beavertail, all of Newport, Sakonnet, etc. but the disadvantage is that they're so far apart in a car.

The cape spots are closer together, but I've never been to most of them(I fished Poppy a few years ago), so there will likely be a lot more driving around looking for spots/parking than there would be in RI.

Greg, which hardtail clave link are you referring to? The signup thread is all I'm seeing.

Decisions, Decisions.


09-04-2002, 03:32 PM
I should have been more specific, 3rd or 4page now Rhody Hardtail Clave 2002 Pick a date.
Main spots being West Wall, Weekapoug, Qounny.


09-04-2002, 05:30 PM
you might want to check w/ the guys @ Saltwater Edge....judging from those reports, Sakonnet Pt. might be a better bet...would seem that the tunoids are not quite as west?!?! but what a difference a day makes....why not just ask Art Burton?


09-04-2002, 06:26 PM
Jared, good idea. I just got off the phone with the guys at SWE, and they suggested Sakonnet, so I think that's where I'll start. I figure that's pretty well in the middle, so if I don't find fish there I'll just go with my gut and keep moving until I find them.

Anyone interested in playin hooky tomorrow?


09-05-2002, 08:59 PM
I made the drive down to Rhody today and got to Sakonnet pt around noontime. There were clouds of peanuts everywhere, but very little activity. I could see some fish(blues?) a couple hundred yards out, but nothing in close. I decided to stick with it rather than drive around all day like I usually end up doing.

In the end I got bored with waiting for the funny fish at sakonnet and did a little exploring. I found plenty of hungry stripers in the wash off the rocks and proceeded to have a banner day of striper fishing, which was about the last thing I expected.

From talking to locals, the tuna haven't been around much, but last night there was a lot of bluefish in close, everyone was suprised to hear of stripers in the area.

I've got another free pass for saturday, thinking of heading to the same area again...


09-06-2002, 07:28 AM

Sounds like a good day. I was thinking about heading down tomorrow too but I am out.

Maybe next weekend though if you are game.


09-06-2002, 08:37 AM
Mike and Matt,
I am free on the 14th if you want to get together. I am also going to try and do some scouting on Sunday.


09-06-2002, 05:40 PM

I am free next weekend. I will get in touch with you.

Do you have a yak?

Talk to you soon.


09-07-2002, 04:14 PM
I have my sisters YAK, would have to get a life vest and a few paddling lessons. Only took it out once in the river a few years back. I lost your phone number when my cell phone took a dip in Chatham this Spring. Give me a call or shoot me an email.