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Old 03-09-2007, 04:03 PM
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A kick off event to start the striper season unique to the Fly Fishing Forum

We still have some way to go before the event, but I just want to chum the waters for ideas and improvements.

Last year the event was moved to a later date in April on a Saturday morning. There was enough boats in the water to accommodate everyone. The locale was changed to East Greenwich Bay. A cookout was held afterwards at noon.

The results with these changes resulted in double digits of stripers being caught. We were able to prospect more area and find the fish easier. The boats kept everyone close; no angler was separated. No angler drove home with an empty belly.

What would you do differently or do we stand pat and play with the cards already in hand?

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Old 03-09-2007, 04:40 PM
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Ray,

I thought the event went well last year. This year may present a bit of a challenge for me as I will be away in Ireland for my sisters wedding the middle two weekends in April (14th and 21st) so that is one less boat if we schedule it one of those two weekends. The 7th is a bit early in my opinion and the 28th may be a bit too close to the Spring Clave but could offer some good fishing for those who would like to attend.

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Old 03-09-2007, 06:10 PM
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Depending on the date I'll probably make the trip although I hope to land my first striper later this month down here in CT

Sean, the middle two weeks of April could equal some very interesting trout and salmon angling opportunities in the Emerald Isle, depending on your location
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:45 PM
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April Kick-off

I'd certainly like to make it down, but it will depend on the actual date. It may be possible to get my brother's Mako (he doesn't know he's being volunteered). Alternatively, I might bring a 16 ft Lund.
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Old 03-10-2007, 07:18 PM
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We can shoot for April 28th. That's three weeks before the Spring Clave.

Last year it was April 29th, the last Saturday of the month. It worked out both weather wise and there were more stripers around.
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April 28th sounds perfect to me
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28th

I'll be in Utah then, but I shouldn't be a determinant.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:23 PM
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and I'll be playing in the sandbox then; bummed that I'll miss this great event kicking off the season.

Catch a few for me!
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Tim! Stay safe. We will be thinking about you. Enjoyed it when we were able to go fishing together, and hope to do it again.
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:53 PM
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Ray,
Sounds like a good idea again, I have a look at my schedule as the time gets closer and see if I can't plan a little better this year & not have to leave NH at 0300 to make a 0600 am launch
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It will be my first. Missed the last two. Thanks Ray!

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I'd like to make this. Hopefully the weekend weather cooperates between now and then so I can get a jump on spring yard work.
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Ray- This'll be the first one I have missed as my grand daughter is being baptized that Sunday (29th) and I'll be out of state. I hope everyone has fun, and save some fish for when I get back. Ron
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:04 AM
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Rhody IceBreaker will we held Saturday, April 28th.

Ron,

Sorry to hear you'll miss your first IceBreaker. There goes your streak. Congratulations on being a grandfather.

Tim... If you can't come, How are we going to get Art here?

Phil.... We don't have Foxwoods here, just Native American names of places.

Warren... We'd love to have ya again. Great tasting cookies last year.

JBF... You and Slinger could be a tough team to beat.

vtloon... Would be a nice return to RI. Maybe get to Barrington.

Adrian... Nice to have you here in the "Natural." Talking materials here!

Sean... The date fits you schedule.... We need your Prop Wash!

Fred... Nice to get you to RI in the spring.

There will be more information to follow. Everyone is welcome.
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Old 03-17-2007, 04:13 PM
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Ray,

I'm in and will be happy to help with any logistics that I can given my schedule. I guess any recon will be up to you as well. I am going to do my best to get my boat ready to go before I leave for Ireland but this weather isn't helping.

Sean
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