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Old 01-31-2004, 04:20 PM
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When will cold let up?

I could not sleep this morning so I decided to make a drive to see if there was any open water. I found some on the ocean side of Great Neck in Ipswich.
The Ipswich River was frozen solid.
The Parker River further up 1A was frozen solid. Stopped for coffee then went out to take a look at Joppa Flat, You guessed right frozen as far as you could see. Went out on the beach and even that was like walking on concrete.
Please, someone show me the Sun.
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Old 01-31-2004, 06:36 PM
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I saw the icicles had water dripping off them in the afternoon today and was overjoyed at the sight of liquid water that was not coming from a faucet! Actually that hasn't been working too well lately unless I thaw the pipes.

Hard to imagine summer... I think I remember... so far away...
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Old 01-31-2004, 09:13 PM
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Lightbulb The Cold WILL let up...

...When it gets WARMER! :hehe:

Try not to think about it...sorta' like waiting for water to boil or, perhaps more appropriately, an ice cube tray to freeze...
...ONLY 3 months until April Fool's Day...
I'll have wet a line by then to celebrate and greet the running of the schnauzer stripes!
Nonetoosoon!!!
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Old 01-31-2004, 10:56 PM
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You're right Pete!

In fact duration-wise it's only two months to April fools! I go scouting right after tax day, which always seems to get here too quickly. So looking at the bright side, it won't be too long before we're fishin' and not wishin!
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Old 02-01-2004, 01:29 AM
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Cool

Not to bug folks too much...., but I am currently visiting the wifes family in Honolulu.....,it is 81 degrees with a slight trade wind blowing. It is supposed to get cold tonight..., I think the news said 60 degrees......,
I'm thinking of all my striper buddies......, :hehe: :hehe:
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Old 02-01-2004, 09:33 AM
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60's...

Howley Boy...
They'll be bustin' up the furniture on the lanai for fire wood!
The Governor will be calling out the National Guard!
Pineapple futures are going nutzo...

'Hope you brought a some fleece...
Don't stop moving!
'Fall asleep and you could die from hypothermia!:hehe:


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Did I say 3 months?! What a bone-head!
Obviously IMPAIRED! Brain freeze!
I can do 2 months standing on my lips!
Bring on the Schnauzers!!!
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Old 02-01-2004, 12:39 PM
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Howzit Bro,
Its Haole Boy to you!!
'tis a tough job, but somebody has to do it!
Starting the May countdown!
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:08 AM
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You're right Pete!

In fact duration-wise it's only two months to April fools!
Being a "cup is half full" type, I see it like this.

6 months we fish
6 months we don't

We're only halfway. (don't kid yourself, April fishing is a joke, mid to late May is real).

Besides, the groundhog saw his shadow.
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:24 AM
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We're only halfway. (don't kid yourself, April fishing is a joke, mid to late May is real).

Not if you fish the coast of Connecticut!
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:43 PM
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And there's that place called "Joizey" too.

Yes folks, there is life south of Hartford

Late March, Housy estuary, 6wt or 7wt - non stop action
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:54 PM
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If you trout fish like me it's 9 months fishing 3 months off. Much easier to deal with.

GL spring steel is only a thaw away!
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Old 02-05-2004, 01:21 PM
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If yall....

If yall take up steelhead & trout one can fish all year!!! By the way my striper fishing should be starting in 2-3 weeks depending on weather. I almost forgot I went out on 1/03 and slayed them!!!

The longest we have to wait out here in NY ( where I live ) is 2 months with no fishies.
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Old 02-05-2004, 04:31 PM
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You know Mike, this week we've seen the first temps above freezing here since you posted your last striper trip on 1-03.
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Old 02-05-2004, 06:00 PM
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2-3 weeks on the Hudson? Looked like a lot of major ice floes down at GWB last Friday. Do you have clear water further upstream - sounds interesting!
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New Comer to the fly fishing the Joisey Shore

I'm new to salt water fly fishing, and I am getting more and more excited as the days go on until my first day on the water. Being new to the sport, after asking around and doing some reading, it seems like striper season begins in late March and early april down here in Beautiful Jersey. Is this true, and can anyone give me some ideas on good places to start out at? By the way, they say that down here at Sandy Hook, the view and the smell is more beautiful than those beaches up in Chatam, MA.
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