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Old 02-07-2002, 07:11 PM
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Can anyone explain why there was so much mong out at the Rip this year. Can we expect the same thing next year? Where does this weed come from?
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Old 02-07-2002, 07:41 PM
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I really don't know but my theory is rough water breaking weaker weeds loose and then tidal currents help to concentrate it in certain areas. Last year seemed particularly windy to me but that may just be my perspective from a small boat.

Then again it could just be angry fish gods.
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Old 02-08-2002, 06:35 AM
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Iagree with Hawkeye. We just managed to hit it wrong this past year. Seems like it was the story of my season - getting out to fish only after a front had passed through.
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Old 02-08-2002, 09:43 AM
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I fished two consecutive days at the rip last year - first with Hawkeye and Mike on Saturday then the "official" rip team on Sunday.

Both days coincided with diminishing tides.

Saturday was pretty good - plenty of action. There was quite a bit of junk in close but we weren't cleaning flies after every cast.

Sunday was pretty hard - there were fish but nothing like saturday. Also, with the even smaller tide, the rip really didn't get going until very late and the mung was ten times worse.

I think Gregg has right - at times certain combinations of events combine to produce local effects.

I didn't get out to the rip on a spring tide but I'll bet it was a whole different story - well, something to look forward to this year.
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