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Old 05-24-2009, 08:52 AM
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When the wind is east...

the fishing is least. Let's find the guy who made that up and put him in front of a firing squad!

Yesterday was no exception, although my best fish was a bright 31" among sea-liced schoolies - even they were few and far between up and down the conga line from Bass River, Herring River, Red River, Morris Island. Recent reports of good action along the 3 rivers had lots of anglers at each doing nothing. Also checked up inside PB (e.g. Ministers).

Outer beaches surf was unmanageable and cold north wind and rain ruled out bayside with my co-worker guests without waders.

Morris Island is really sweet past the clam flat when the tide is moving. I'll be spending a lot of tide changes there this year and you should put it high on the clave hitlist.

Overall, yesterday was the first day I cast a fly and it was nice to open with a 2nd cast schoolie and a keeper to cap the day. SW wind today... got some errands to run but will explore more this afternoon.
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:53 AM
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Does the converse hold? When the wind is west the fishing is best?
When the wind is north, fishermen go forth.
When the wind is south, hook 'em in the mouth.

Or, When there is no wind, no fish do I find. (How's that for a rhyme?)

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Old 05-24-2009, 11:11 AM
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:05 PM
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When the wind is west...

HOLY COW... I should wait to post until tomorrow so I could say "you should've been here yesterday"

Nothing short of insane this evening. I was laid up pretty much all day with a pinched nerve in the lower back but when 5pm rolled around I did a double dose of Aleve and headed for big girl bar because I just couldn't stand wasting my Mem day weekend any longer.

I hobbled down the steps trying not to look like I had to take a dump in my waders (the pinched nerve walk) and hit my first legal fish in half a dozen casts. I stopped at around 40 fish (didn't count), 9 keepers (which I did keep count of) from shore on the fly. Kept one at the end of just before I left. I was surrounded by fish flashing, waves of pods coming at me with several in my line of sight at any given time. My hands are shredded and my back is so tight it's moving up from my hips to my mid-back but I am smiling and there are too fat filets in the fridge waiting for the grill. About 2.5 hours of fishing including the crap walk to the lot.

Seasons off to a good start for me - 10 legal fish, 50 or so total in 5-6 hours of fishing if you don't include the 'scouting' hours without a rod in hand.

I think clave weekend is going to be good.
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All of those fish must have chowed down in a big way because they were full yesterday afternoon. Lock jaw in three spots and headed back home after dark. That food should be digested just in time for the Clave. I thing the cold spell had a little to do with it as well.

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Right now they're calling for an East wind on Saturday turning North 12-14 MPH and then settleing on Sunday to S and light with cool temps all weekend.

What's a traveling angler to do?
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My gut feel tells me Wellfleet inside on the flood, Morris Island on the drop.
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FWIW, Morris was dead on the drop on Monday: good strong tide too.
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Morris Island on the outgoing on Tuesday, 34 and 30, plus schoolies. Today, twinks. Move around, and later today, some twinks at Herring Cove. Tomorrow?
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Hi Jim. I've been concerned about the amount of scouts being caught over the last three or so weeks. The numbers were down last year. Are you seeing good returns of smaller fish recently? Are you staying the month of June? I miss the Cape and will plan an overnight or two when things start to get more predicable.

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My experience thus far is that there have been more micros than last year but still nothing like 3 or 4 years ago.

Maine has still seen very few fish this year save the very southern portions according to my contacts.

The question is, how old is a 25" fish? I have seen quite a few that size.
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