|03-29-2004 09:14 AM|
|FishHawk||It's all about sea temp. Checked out the sea temps. New London Ct was 41.5 Buzzard's Bay is only 38 . The early season magic number is 40. So if my theory is correct , up here in Ma we are about three degrees cool and a couple of weeks off Ct. FishHawk|
|03-29-2004 07:31 AM|
Good news on the Ct migrants. No surprises on the barrier fish. Could be an early season . Let's hope so.
|03-28-2004 11:03 PM|
Juro, yeah they were migrants... all the way from the Barrier a mile away!
|03-28-2004 06:37 PM|
Slinger, when I saw you post last night I said "Darn it - I knew I shoulda called Slinger"
Anyway, I did have a couple of 'firsts' myself today:
First ever March Stripahs - gotta love that lower CT river
First time I ever fished on my Birthday too - can't imagine why I had to wait 'till 50. I'm thinking this will be an annual event from here on.
Launched the Yak into a pretty stiff NE wind but the fleece and drysuit kept me toasty warm.
Used a drift-sock to locate the schools with a fast sink line on a controled drift and then dropped the hook for a couple of hours of solid hookups.
No keepahs but a couple pushing 20" - holdovers but fit and feisty.
Water temps were 49F in the cove.
|03-28-2004 02:15 PM|
It's official on the CT coast also....schoolies from lower coves of the CT River on Saturday.
And so it begins!
|03-28-2004 01:10 PM|
Fresh arrival or holdover?
( not that I really care either way! )
|03-28-2004 12:25 PM|
Ah yes, Newburyport, my old haunt (Georgetown native)...still get up there from time to time when I visit the folks...
|03-28-2004 12:18 PM|
My pleasure meeting you at Wilmington. I'll try to keep everyone up to date on Joppa Flats. Lau('')
|03-28-2004 12:12 PM|
|juro||Nice view of Joppa on your sig Lau! Welcome to the forum.|
|03-28-2004 11:36 AM|
|Lau||I expect they're about a month away from entering the Merrimack. Lau|
|03-28-2004 10:57 AM|
|FishHawk||Slinger Providence river area I assume. Fishhawk|
|03-28-2004 09:21 AM|
Slinger- great to hear...maybe I'll start scouting Bourne/Falmouth for a possible outing next weekend...
Jim Shepherd (Shep)
|03-28-2004 12:58 AM|
Game On !!!
It`s time! got the first of the year today and guess what ? It was a legal fish, a full 28", dropped another. Not a bad way to start. Nice to get out and play with the new stuff !