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Old 03-21-2011, 03:33 PM
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Default Newburyport or Buzzards Bay?

I'm looking for some advice. I live about halfway between these 2 locations and can't seem to make up my mind where I should keep my 21' boat for the upcoming season. I definitely want to reduce the wear and tear on my vehicle so I need to make a decision.

I am mainly a striper fisherman and have spent much time on the Merrimac, but hardly any time in Buzzards Bay, however, I know the fishing in B.B. has a lot to offer too.

Any advice---Pro's / Con's of both locations would be welcome.

Thanks Guys!
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:01 PM
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NEwburyport!!! This place has good fishing and you can access many places where u can stop for an hour and get lunch in rockport aand u can fish in the merrimack river near joppa flats
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:29 AM
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Rockport is a loooong ride from newburyport... on a good day... Down town newburyport has as many places to eat as rockport...

You may have more fishing options in buzzards bay..but for me... there's no place like home ( Plum Island/salisbury)
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:46 AM
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Default Re: Newburyport or Buzzards Bay?

There is no doubt if you know where to fish in the Newburyport area you can get into some good fishing for sure. I would be more inclined to go with buzzards Bay however due to length of season and the ability to hit more of the areas in the Elizabeths and it is a quick run up the canal to get into the bay. Not too mention you can also cruise the shoreline to Newport etc. I know these are all hikes in a 21 but not unfeasable.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:33 AM
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Default Re: Newburyport or Buzzards Bay?

Buzzards Bay i have been looking for a quote from Roccus that states "there are No fish in the merrimack"
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: Newburyport or Buzzards Bay?

well i have fished both but not the cape recently, when i was a kid my grand parents had a place right on the beach. But as far as fishing i think newburyport has more to offer, night time flat fishing, alot closer to off shore fish like cod and haddock ....my .02
where were you planning on keeping your boat? been debating finding a dry storage spot(on the trailer) for mine to keep from towing it the 1hr & 20min drive....
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: Newburyport or Buzzards Bay?

Hey guys,
thanks for the input so far...it's appreciated.....I love fishing the Merrimack; even though it can change in an instant...the fishing is great....Buzzards Bay can offer a lot too.....when the stripers aren't hitting, you can fill a cooler with Black Sea Bass which are absolutely delicious......and the ability to hit the bay and the islands is great too.........so far, i've found that in Newburyport, Overland boatyard offers boat/trailer storage in a secure lot for 24 bucks a foot; that includes electricity and water source to wash down after use.....in B.B. I have been randomly contacting marinas in the Wareham area asking for the same but haven't had luck yet.....can't afford a slip quite yet...............so, still on the fence.......i appreciate the input very much....CANNOT WAIT TO HIT THE WATER.....LONG DAMN WINTER!
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:32 PM
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I have a place in BB I striper fish all the time In May the ffishing is great, in June it starts to slow down. the fish move north. So then I fish Boston Harbor. In the fall they start moving back and the fishing picks up again. The fish stay around longer in the harbor. Last year the fishing was great in the harbor right up into Oct. The fish didn't move into BB until late.
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Is that a Sea Sea rider sighting?
Are you kidding me? How the heck are you Bob?
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:21 PM
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well thank you This place is so big now I get lost.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:51 AM
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Bob Its awesome to see you back. I miss a lot of the old crew.
(Not them, all)
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well thank you This place is so big now I get lost.
HOLY CRAP..Talk about a blast from the past..Welcome back you old swamp pirate!..
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:53 AM
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HOLY CRAP..Talk about a blast from the past..Welcome back you old swamp pirate!..

Look at whos calling me an old swamp pirate ?
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:16 PM
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Default Re: Newburyport or Buzzards Bay?

Hey Guys,
Thanks for your input.....I decided on Newburyport.....Appreciated the input! Tight Lines this season.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:19 PM
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Look at whos calling me an old swamp pirate ?

LMAO.. yup the ORIGINAL swamp piratre... glad to have ya back...
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