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Old 03-22-2005, 12:14 PM
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4th Annual Rhody IceBreaker

It's about that time to think about the annual gathering of hard-core, ice in the teeth, industrialized bass fisherman. We're still a few weeks away from the first run of holdover fish to move out, but now is as good of time as any to chew a few ideas around.

As most of you know, the Seekonk River is very tide dependent. The window of fishability generally allow us to fish about 2 1/2 hrs. Not a lot of time considering that most fishers come from fairly long distances. After the tide fills, it's impossible to wade and reach the channel with our flies. At this point, only Juro can reach with his two hander and mamouth 140 feet cast. The fish are still present but some move to the northern flats which isn't wadable.

So I propose that we collectively extent the day somehow to keep the gathering together.

If some of us who live nearby, trailer, and have our rigs ready for the season, we could launch a mile down river. We could pick-up waders, rotate them to a short boat trip and fish over deeper waters. We could do this throughout the morning giving everyone a chance at some boat fishing.

Adrian suggested at the Wilmington Show to include yaks. Launching on site creates no problems at all. Once again if you have Yak experience but don't have a shell, maybe we could use the same type of rotation and keep changing people.

We could also extend the date later down the calender opening up more spring fishing in other areas of RI. There are plenty of good early springs places well withing our reach. That might be another option. We also might have more boats available at this time since many of us will be in the water.

We usually like to get a bite to eat afterwards from fishing. This might not be feasible now since we may be trailering boats and portaging yaks. Just a thought.

Your impute is important to the success of this gathering.
Do you have any ideas to help support this affair? This will kick start the fishing season for most of us, especially for those further north of us? All inquires will be evaluated. Steve (slinger) and I will compile this information and some how come up with a formula and a game plan that serves us all well.

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Old 03-22-2005, 02:41 PM
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Old 03-22-2005, 03:14 PM
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Yaks sound great and if I haven't left for the wedding/honeymoon, count me in! I love the Rhody Icebreaker!
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Old 03-22-2005, 06:18 PM
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I will be there...just don't forget that breakfast spot from last year
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Old 03-22-2005, 07:38 PM
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Me too

I guess I missed the fun last year but having beaten my drysuit into submission I'm looking forward to lots of early season Yak activity.

For those planning to paddle, remember that cold water gear is critical this early in the season.
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Old 03-22-2005, 09:11 PM
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Boat gets delivered on the 2nd. Depending on the date I should be available.

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Old 03-23-2005, 12:10 AM
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I`m in, don`t know which boat I`ll have but I`ll have one of them.
Ray, I`ll get in touch with you by the weekend. Good tides for a prelim this Sat., Moon low at 1:30PM, if it dosen`t snow!
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Old 03-23-2005, 05:07 AM
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Might make it depending on the date; don't think the boat will be ready though, due to other commitments.

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I'm in . Ray let me know what I can do to help.

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Count me in also, unless the date is in June- I have a commitment towards the end of June. Ron
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:39 PM
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Capt. Ray,

If the date works...I'm there!

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Old 03-24-2005, 07:58 PM
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Dam, sounds like you guys had a prosperous winter! Everybody's buying boats!
Looks like I'll have the jetties to myself this season!
I'll be happy if I've got a vehicle that will make it to Rhody.

I might be interested in some early season action. Do the little schoolies still pile up against the West Wall in late April? Years back a southwest wind in late April could provide 50 fish days at the Wall, although they'd be 12 inchers mostly. Haven't done it for a long time. Don't know if it still happens.
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It still happens Mike; I'll be there with 100 of my closest friends to welcome the little guys back.
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:41 PM
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Mike, you get to Prov and then leave the driving to me. You don`t have to get to Jeruselem, starting next week all the schoolies, with a few cows thrown in, are right in town.
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