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Old 10-13-2000, 11:09 AM
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LInes Singin' at Singing Beach

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Beau-teee-ful morning at Manchester by the Sea. Woke up w/o alarm at 3am, 4am, 5am, then decided what the heck. Kissed my dear unsuspecting wife as she slept and ran out the door. Had a message from Bill Stanton that he was headed for Magnolia. Made the ride in record time, despite traffic building on 93 south.

Circled around off exit 15 for 20 minutes trying to find the shore road to Magnolia from Manchester until I said "I'm here, I'm just gonna fish!". Third cast &gt;BANG!&lt;

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The action was hot and heavy with the intermediate line and a medium sized deep eel. They responded much, MUCH more when I fished the fly on the sand. The action got to an every cast situation for a while as the sun rose. All sub-legal but very few small fish in the bunch and some pushing 26-27". Every single one full of fight - amazing strength and F-A-T.

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The bonus was getting my fix of rugged north shore beauty, hard sand beaches, crisp clear water and rocky accents along the rolling waves.

Dead low was not a problem, fish were strafing fast and furious at first light. They had a distinct iodide odor like herring, probably from feasting on bunker. Funny how the bass at Chatham did not have that odor (sand eels and silversides).

One note - at slack slack, they came to the surface and would hit the fly as fast as you could possibly strip several times on the same cast. Slow retrieve was a waste of time then, they were hitting as soon as it landed on the water. Prior to that your odds were many times better fishing it slow on the sand, in fact two guys to my right didn't hook a thing while I was getting thwonked. They were double-hand retrieving. Of course if they did that when the fish came up they'd slay but in the meantime...

Also, they fishing turned (nearly) off right after the surface rush. Seemed like a last hurrah before heading for deep water.

Bailed at 8am, ran into Bill who did well at Black's Beach. My wife left a message on my cell phone "where did you disappear to this morning?" (the question was rhetorical )

Made work a little late, serious hat-head and needing a shave badly. Brought work pants to change into but forgot a shirt - typing this at my desk with a flats shirt on!

Life is good.

Juro
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Old 10-13-2000, 11:22 AM
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RE:LInes Singin' at Singing Beach

best way to hide hat-head is to keep yer hat on...that's what I'm doing...am ignoring the odd looks (course it could be the lack of shaving thing too).

missed you up there today....hoping for a repeat on mon or tues.

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Old 10-13-2000, 11:40 AM
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RE:LInes Singin' at Singing Beach

Juro,
Those were the same fish we had the day before. I had a feeling they had followed the bait down the shoreline. I had even pondered the drive to Singing Beach, since the action was slow, and the beach was on my way back to work. Oh well, maybe next week, if there not on the cape by then.

On a side note, How do you make those smiles work?

One more thing, Juro what camera did you use to get those pics? They are awesome! Do you bring a digital camera with you on the water?

Subway series HERE WE COME!
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Old 10-13-2000, 11:44 AM
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RE:LInes Singin' at Singing Beach

Darnit!!!! I knew Juro and the stripers were somewhere this am! I hit all the Mag. spots. On my way out about 8:30 I stopped at Singing Beach too. Saw lot's of dog walkers and strollers, no fishermen, didn't bother, sun was too high. Did notice birds working mildly at the south end by the mantion. Juro: you must have been gone by then. Sorry I missed you. I'm glad you got into it up there though. You're right the scenery is very striking.
I think it's going to hold on throughout the weekend.
I at least had a couple of schoolies under a full moon, nice. As for work clothes, I changed out of my waders in Lexington, now that's hardcore.

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Old 10-13-2000, 11:46 AM
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RE:LInes Singin' at Singing Beach

OK, Terry just gave me detailed directions to Black & White, but where's Singing? Is it West of Black & White, closer to Down Town Manchester? I ask because I think I'm going to bag the Cape all together this weekend & try to get some stuff done around the house Before RI. BUT, the PM tides tonight & tomorrow look pretty good!
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Old 10-13-2000, 11:52 AM
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RE:LInes Singin' at Singing Beach

Jared - I don't think people can tell that I am NOT wearing a hat!

Nick -

Real sorry that the Yankees will not play another home game this season. Three at Safeco is more than we need!

To do smileys is easy... just type in &lt;semicolon&gt;&lt;dash&gt;&lt;right parenthesis&gt; or <b><font color="ff0000">;</font><!--color--></b> then <b><font color="ff0000">-</font><!--color--></b> then <b><font color="ff0000">)</font><!--color--></b>

The board automagically converts these characters to an icon. There are a few more... colon instead of semi = smiley with no wink, left parens instead of right parens = sad face, etc. I will see if I can list the whole icon set.

The camera is a digital Olympus, no zoom, model D-340R which costs around 250-300 bucks. It is NOT an outdoor camera but I couldn't resist this morning. These pics were taken at HQ (verses super-HQ) and there's also a low-quality setting. Three settings, max 1.3 megapixels. One thing I do not like about it - when taking closeups of flies using standard light the hue is too red. When you use the flash at close range, the flies are too bright. To do digitals of flies you need auxillary lighting, camera lights like the pros use I guess. No mpeg.

Overall, very satisfied with it - but I limit the use to indoors and occasional outings.
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Juro --

would certainly be nice if the Bombers were to sweep the next 3 in Seattle, but I
don't think it likely...especially with the "Crock-ett" pitching one of 'em -- too bad he's never been able to handle any sort of play-off pressure...




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Juro - sounds and looks like a perfect morning. Sweet!!

Regarding the close-ups, there is a $25 kit you can buy to eliminate these problems. All it really is is a maginfying glass that clamps onto the existing lens. You take the photo from as far away as 4 feet. This allows you to use ambient lighting, the flash, what have you, without the red saturation or flash glare. I'm not sure about Olympus, but Kodak has this kit for sale right on their web site. We've been using it at work to do catalog pics for our web site.

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RE:LInes Singin' at Singing Beach

Hey Al,
That's a nice pattern, what material do you use to get the gold color?


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RE:LInes Singin' at Singing Beach

Juro:

The Pics are awesome ! I saw the same thing this morning and took some pics, also through out the bay and rocky beach fronts......I was commenting to my buddy that this time last year, I was fishing in Connecticut with a winter hat and gloves on ! I saw you on the beach and gave a wave as we passed but do not think you saw us...BECAUSE you where landing fish !!

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RE:LInes Singin' at Singing Beach

John -

I suspected that might have been you but you're right, my hands were busy (happy) hands. Thanks just the same for the wave. BTW - thanks MUCHO for the hot tip on the action. I think we all should do an honorary imaginary double haul in your general direction... on the count of three...

Al - Nice knob, have you got any knockers?
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Terry & Juro, LOL

It's OK Al we know you can handle it.
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RE:LInes Singin' at Singing Beach

Guys.......

For anyone who did not get to fish the N. Shore this morning (and even for those who did !) I just heard that the beaches you all fished where just stacked with fish at nite ! With the full moon. and incoming tide, the bait got put right on the beaches and the fish followed them right in. Get there tonite as it will not last long !!

Thanks !!
John

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RE:LInes Singin' at Singing Beach

Al -

Just searched the whole Olympus site, no such accessory for the low-end camera like mine. The high ender's have all kinds of lens options though. If they made it waterproof...
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RE:LInes Singin' at Singing Beach

There were tons of Dead pogies on the beach which lead me to believe that the blitzes did occur. Too bad I am heading out of town. Good luck guys.

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