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Slinger 03-27-2004 11:58 PM

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 !

flydoc 03-28-2004 08:21 AM

Slinger- great to hear...maybe I'll start scouting Bourne/Falmouth for a possible outing next weekend...
Jim Shepherd (Shep)

FishHawk 03-28-2004 09:57 AM

Slinger Providence river area I assume. Fishhawk:D

Lau 03-28-2004 10:36 AM

I expect they're about a month away from entering the Merrimack. Lau

juro 03-28-2004 11:12 AM

Nice view of Joppa on your sig Lau! Welcome to the forum.

Lau 03-28-2004 11:18 AM

My pleasure meeting you at Wilmington. I'll try to keep everyone up to date on Joppa Flats. Lau(':D')

flydoc 03-28-2004 11:25 AM

Ah yes, Newburyport, my old haunt (Georgetown native)...still get up there from time to time when I visit the folks...

juro 03-28-2004 12:10 PM

Slinger -

Fresh arrival or holdover?

( not that I really care either way! :) )

Dble Haul 03-28-2004 01:15 PM

It's official on the CT coast also....schoolies from lower coves of the CT River on Saturday.

And so it begins! :D

Adrian 03-28-2004 05:37 PM

Birthday Stripers
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 :D

First time I ever fished on my Birthday too - can't imagine why I had to wait 'till 50. :rolleyes: 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. :smokin:

Water temps were 49F in the cove.

Slinger 03-28-2004 10:03 PM

Juro, yeah they were migrants... all the way from the Barrier a mile away!

FishHawk 03-29-2004 06:31 AM

Good news on the Ct migrants. No surprises on the barrier fish. Could be an early season . Let's hope so.

FishHawk 03-29-2004 08:14 AM

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:)

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