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Capre/ RI Fishing questions...
Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:10 PM
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?
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.
Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:45 PM
In regard to your third question, a saltwater liscence is not needed for RI or MA. Not yet anyway....
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.
Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:25 PM
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.
Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:04 PM
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.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 02:06 PM
Posted 14 May 2005 - 06:21 PM
Posted 15 May 2005 - 02:49 PM
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.