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Old 05-05-2008, 05:19 PM
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Cherry blossoms...

1/3 - 1/2 bloom here (boston area) which means the clave weekend should be timed perfectly for a compression of migrating stripers in the big fish trap we call the Monomoy wildlife refuge.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:38 PM
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No cherry trees in Paxton land...BUT...my signal is lilacs in bloom.....they are in full bud and should open in about a week....same timing, different species (plant that is)
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PS: Hydrageas blooming at the Cape...another indicator.
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Ron, see you at the refuge, Friday, 16 May? for a sortie on the flats? I'll check the tides, and send yuu a pm on the time and location, if not the refuge at 0730.
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I usually can tell when the fishing is good because of the callus that blooms on my right index finger...

Holy crap its there now...
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Striper fishing opened up today in Narragansett Bay. Two large slugs of fish in the 6-8 lb range. One off Gaspee Pt. the other mid bay islands.

What a great start for my first sports.
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I usually can tell when the fishing is good because of the callus that blooms on my right index finger...

Holy crap its there now...
Mine's been there for a few weeks now.

Glad the timing seems right for the Clave.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:29 AM
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Up here..... leafing trees and blackflies signal the beginning of major hatches!
(trout fishing that is )
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:29 PM
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Indeed scouts, residents, non-breeders and early breeders show as early as tax day but with the bulk of the spawning in Ches. / Hudson systems depending on temperature the real biomass (larger avg size) usually takes longer to reach the elbow.

I think Mem day would be better but obviously our family lives would not allow a clave then and the week after the cape will be choked with people.

So I'm sure we've done the very best we could for 2008.
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So I'm sure we've done the very best we could for 2008.
with huge blitzes today in Narragansett Bay, I reckon we've timed it perfectly
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Sweet reports guys keep em coming eight days and counting...
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Found some bluefish today in Buzzards Bay.
I am waiting for the big push that comes through the bottle neck on the way to Cape Cod Bay.
Could happen any tide now
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Reading reports of a MASSIVE bluefish invasion on the way...patient I saw today has a buddy who fishes NJ/Long Island...told my patient the bluefish are so thick you could walk across the water of the backs of the bluefish schools (provided they didn't bite your feet off ). Might make the striper fishing tough, but will keep the broiler pans and smokers busy for those of us who crave those toothy fillets...better sharpen up my fillet knife, and consider investment in a REAL Boga grip (the cheap knock off I bought last year just ain't cuttin' it).
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Reading reports of a MASSIVE bluefish invasion on the way... Flydoc
Awesome! I really need to clean some of the trashed flies out my flyboxes .

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Jim....I am going sometime during that week (weather/tide dependent)...when do you arrive at the Cape?
For the rest of you.....I will share that I went to Chatham yesterday.......it's too early for even scouts. Did get a shad, but no bait seen nor even a hint of a striper. Fished a very reliable early season area, always a few degrees warmer....nada.
Mosied down to Bass River on the way back.....nada again...same for the hardware chunkers. Local reports indicate that the bass are up river.....most likely hold overs. Certainly later start than last yr..
I hit a new record upon filling up with gas just before arriving in Paxton Land.....$40.00!!!!! Last yr was $32 round trip.
Maybe we should have a "Highest Fill-up Contest" and forget the yardstick competition. My guess is that Warren would win
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Paxton- I'm headed to Chatham this weekend to drop off my boat. Fiugred to fish Sat PM and Sun AM- probably launch in Stage on Saturday and Pleasant Bay on Sunday.

Oh, and BTW, I filled up yesterday $79.72.
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