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Old 08-01-2001, 07:01 AM
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I have a pretty good list of such spots. I'll send you an email a little later on.

I was gonna hold off on the tunoid chase but damn, now I am getting antsy.

Some are common spots:

Rhody would be most likely at this point, or should I say closest to shore w/o powerboat. We could hook up with ArtB in Westerly.

Westport east of the river mouth gets an early showing, but not a great yak spot.

Woods Hole up inside near the docks might be getting some fish busting by now, Josko would know.

Passing much powerboat water up to Wacky and South Cape Beach where more shoreline opportunities "pop-up".

Then eastward through the "talk offline" zones and then into the "much ignored zone" where I have caught most of my shoreline bonito - Parkers, Bass, Herring and Red River mouths down to Stage Harbor on the ebb. They don't usually get down that far until mid-August but with the exception of a few slamming and dancing captains there is no one taking advantage of the bounty of tunoids strafing the area. Once they get to Bass River we should pounce on the opportunity.

Of course they even go further, one year they entered Pleasant Bay in huge numbers and strafed from Ryder Cove all the way down to the inlet for days on end. NO ONE FISHING FOR THEM!

Last year I hooked and lost an albie standing in Pleasant Bay and the spin guy next to me landed his on a d-dick. I had the wrong fly on - they like it but it doesn't hold on to them.

I caught my first fly/shore bonito at the mouth of Herring River from the jetty. They were all over the place and no one could figure out what they were. They were strafing a half mile circle over and over and over again driving silversides like herds. We all just kept fishing away from them thinking they were bluefish on steroids. Suddenly they made a deep surge into the mouth of the river and I hooked one up around 6 lbs. Kicked my butt! This was years before they were 'in vogue'. I thought it was a fat mackeral, and no one else could ID the fish.

How things change!
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