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Old 05-10-2005, 10:21 PM
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Joe and I headed out on tha Merrimack again this evening. 2 words.....DEAD FAHTS. Didnt mark a single friggin' thing. Yes, I said not one single thing LOL. Not even a shad LMAO. Nice day, but the place was the ABSOLUTE doldrums. Nothing. Zip. Nada. Not even a faht. Some seals though.

It's like they poisened the well, and killed every living thing ('cept the seals). The river was DEAD.

And to top it off, I have to drive right back down there to pick up a friend at the train station in Newburyport lol

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Old 05-10-2005, 10:24 PM
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JB its been my experience that anytime there are seals around the fish disappear. Everytime. :(
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Old 05-10-2005, 10:33 PM
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Those Seals have a way of making everything in the area go away. I fished a spot last week where someone we knew was catching tog for the greater part of the morning... this place was stacked with fish. We pulled up talked to them for a bit and got our lines ready, 15 minutes later a seal showed it's head and all we got was the big fat zero. The fish finder was dead unlike a half hour before. Hopefully that seals makes his was out of that area soon.

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Old 05-10-2005, 10:46 PM
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Plenty of blubber for sure,still should have been some fish,I'll post some seal pics in the mug shots.....
The seals will be here for another month,some even stay for the summer..
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:12 PM
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Plenty of blubber for sure
I have to blame my skunks on somethin rocc. Thats why its good to theorize once in a while. I might even learn something.
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:19 PM
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No need to blame anything, it's early, we all know it, it's just great to get out, i posted those pics,there is a good shot of one of the bone yards we were fishing, sure looked fishey to me....
Anyday now EVERY spot we fished will be infested with bass, we just have to wait 'em out!
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:46 PM
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hey Rock you sure you're not bringin a bad luck charm with you? Jonny has a hard time gettin fish on Brandon's boat too
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:50 PM
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Hard tellin' not knowin'! I'm not big on luck and jinxes,although I do have certain things I do before each trip......
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Old 05-11-2005, 03:02 AM
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Cant catch what aint theya Atleast last week there was pods of bait to look at LOL. Got a report from Pete, he scoped the marsh and worked the middle trestle with his fly rod, nada. Dead Zone out there too. Looks like weren't the only ones. I gut a lil too horny too quick lol. I usually dont get the first one till the 12th-15th.



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Old 05-11-2005, 08:10 AM
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Smething else to ponder....I had the sesnsitivty down to %40 at one time trying to clear the debris from the screen,every cast brought back vegitation,both fresh and rotting,the water is roiled,silty and muddy,them bassy's may just be outside in the calmer water..they realy should have been there!
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Old 05-11-2005, 10:12 PM
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I hope the weather holds up for you guys this weekend, looks like we might get some rain again.

Good luck hope they kick in for you by weeks end !!
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:12 AM
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Cuz,
Thanks for all yhe well wishes,it's not allways about catching fish,thats a bonus ,but all in due time,I have the patients of an oyster,I can wait.
As far as the weekend,I'm hoping to head back out for cod and haddock,weather permitting... the bass can wait until next week...
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