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Old 09-20-2005, 10:00 AM
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South County action, 9/19/05

I had planned to fish with Pete on Monday during his vacation out east, and things really fell into place when Sean offered to take us out on his boat. Sean, Pete, Chris and I left the launch at daybreak and were bitten off by blues soon thereafter. Little did we know that within a few hours we'd be into some albacore action at the typical southern RI spots.

The albacore weren't showing in huge numbers (mostly a few fish at a time), but Pete was able to hook up with the first and his son Chris got his first ever soon afterwards. Sean and I then connected, and before we knew it, it was time to take our Canadian friends back to the ramp to continue their vacation at a nearby casino.

Sean and I headed back out for the afternoon and made a long run. We didn't find anything, and on the way back found albacore in the same spot as the morning. We hooked up on a classic double (a fly taste test ), and had a few more shots. On the way back to the ramp the fish gods smiled upon us once more and a pod blew up pretty close. Another albacore, which was pure gravy at that point.

It was great seeing Pete again, and I'm always impressed with his ability to spot fish or birds from great distances. Sean was a great and generous captain, and boy does he have a nice boat. Good friends, plenty of excitement, and a great day weather-wise. Thanks to all of you.

Sean and Pete, enjoy yourselves during the rest of your vacations.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:52 PM
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Nice story Mark...... Was curious how everyone made out at Watch Hill yesterday.

Nice to see Pete and his son Chis are getting the royal treatment by Forum members. What a vacation so far.

Mark and Sean certainly should be commended on their hospitality
and generousity towards our Canadian friends. Many of you would do the same. That's what is nice about fishing with friends, the sharing.
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Old 09-20-2005, 02:04 PM
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On that note, Pete asked me if he could borrow a couple of stripping baskets. I was going to leave them down the cape but I haven't had the luxury of fishing in weeks.

If anyone is able to part with their baskets for a few days drop him a PM.

thanks in advance

(btw - Pete the rubbermaid 11.4 qt. 11-1/2" x 13-1/2" x 5-1/4" dishpan ~ $4 and a 2" nylon web with snap belt ~$1 serves pretty well, albeit no fingers. Cut the foldover lip off on the belly side and the rim will form comfortably to the gut. Not that you have a gut.)
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Old 09-20-2005, 07:49 PM
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. . . (btw - Pete the rubbermaid 11.4 qt. 11-1/2" x 13-1/2" x 5-1/4" dishpan ~ $4 and a 2" nylon web with snap belt ~$1 serves pretty well, albeit no fingers. Cut the foldover lip off on the belly side and the rim will form comfortably to the gut. Not that you have a gut.)
By "fingers" do you mean the protrusions that help keep the line from tangling in the basket? A quick, cheap and easy way to add them is to buy a package of plastic cable ties, punch a few slits in the bottom of the basket and slide the cable ties through from the bottom. I tried this with the small ties but it would probably work better to use larger ones, perhaps 1/4" wide, and then trim them to the appropriate length after inserting them.

Glad you guys had a good day. I was in RI on Sunday and there were lots of fish (and LOADS of bait) around so I figured you'd do well. I only managed to hook, battle and LDR one albie but the screaming drag, bruised palm and sprint down the jetty made it worth the trip! I'd like to have seen the looks on Pete's and Chris' faces when they hooked up !

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Old 09-20-2005, 11:02 PM
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Little did we know that within a few hours we'd be into some albacore action at the typical southern RI spots.

Thanks for the report...now I won't be able to sleep. Glad to hear that they are making a showing, albeit in light numbers. I will be probing all the usual UDL albie shore spots all next week ...and can barely wait to load up the car and hit the road for the 14 hour drive. Flies and leaders are tied and I am ready to go I just have survive the next two and a half days of work thanks again for the report!
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Looking like Boneclave will be perfectly scheduled
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