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Capre/ RI Fishing questions...


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#1 Mr. Jingles

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:10 PM

I haven't saltwater fished in awhile so I have a few questions.

1) What kind of leader do I need to fly fish?
2) What are some good go to patterns I should tie up?
3) Do I need some special liscense for saltwater or will the one I have for freshwater be fine?

Final question:

If I were to go fishing tomarrow (5/13/05), where would be a good place to try fpr a first attempt at FF the salt?(I'm approximately half way between boston and providence, if that helps). I'd probably be leaving around 2:00 when I get out of school.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 Dble Haul

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:45 PM

In regards to your first two questions, what are you fishing for?

In regard to your third question, a saltwater liscence is not needed for RI or MA. Not yet anyway.... rolleyes.gif

If I could fish tomorrow, I'd find an estuary/outflow type area and catch it on the outgoing tide. That scenario should put an angler on some stripers this time of year, and perhaps even a few bluefish at this point.
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#3 Sean Juan

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:25 PM

Out of school at 2:00 - high tide in most areas will be about 5 so moving water will be around 7 or so most areas...

If you are Mid-way between Boston and Providence then that's pretty close to the North River I'd guess...there are a few rivers in Wareham but I've never fished them.

Plymouth Harbor is another option - haven't fished it myself but guys have been getting some action there - wont be as consistent as a river though.

As for flies stick with deceivers and clousers and you'll be fine. Generally this is big fly time for me but to be honest I haven't caught a keeper yet this year.

If you want a bit more of a drive I'll be fishing on the Cape tomorrow night as I will be tonight and the night after that - God my life rules - either in my back yard Bass River or up in Sandwich...

Leaders - follow the K.I.S.S philosophy...depending on the wt of your line about 3-4 ft of butt and 2-3 ft of tippet - lots of guys will even use a straight leader. With a Sinking line I barely use anything longer than 3 ft.

Most important thing is to get out there.
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#4 Mr. Jingles

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:04 PM

Yep. I'll be after some stripers. I plan on sitting down tomarrow after school and looking at an atlas to find some of those places. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Mr. Jingles

P.S. Sean- If you plan to be fishing around 6 or 7 I might be able to take a drive, it's nice out anyways so I wouldn't mind a little driving. I'll let you know around 3 tomarrow.

#5 Mr. Jingles

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 02:06 PM

Me and pops will be fishing the north river area today. We'll be leaving around 4, to get there around 5 and be in position for an outgoing tide. Wish me Luck!

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 06:21 PM

Success! I caught my first two stripers EVER! I was basically just flogging the water with a chartreuse clouser, and happened on two schoolies...Only thing is people were chucking bait the size of my fish, but beggars can't be choosers. Oh yeah, I was the only one who caught anything while I was there. Thanks for the help!

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#7 Sean Juan

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 02:49 PM

North River is a pretty sweet spot...

I did alright at Bass River caught my first two keeper sized fish and a bunch of rats...tough fishing though since absolutely everybody had the same idea, and the second you hook anything you become way too popular.
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