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Old 03-30-2006, 11:57 PM
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I picked up a 19 foot Key Largo CC. I have always done my fishing from shore in the past, so all my old spots are pretty much out of the question. Anyone have some pointers on good spots around the Scituate and the rest of the south shore? GPS coords for any great spots would be much apprechiated.
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Old 03-31-2006, 07:58 AM
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Two of the happiest days of a boatmans life. The first , is the day he buys it and the second happiest day, is the day he sells it
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Old 03-31-2006, 08:35 AM
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Welcome to the site nlarson! Hope you have a great first season on the boat!

I sincerely hope no one on here is stupid enough to give out GPS coordinates for "great spots". That's called spot burning and is prohibitied in the "Board Rules" which you can read at the top of the page. General area info, or advise on what to look for and technique is about all you should expect in that department. There's no substitute for just getting out there and doing your homework. Make sure you get a good chart of your area and scout it out.

There's a TON of great info on here. Get familiar with the Search feature and feel free to ask questions. Hope you have an AWESOME spring!!!
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Old 03-31-2006, 08:52 AM
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nlarson,

Welcome to the sight.... I ask you why you think the spots you fished from shore are no longer any good?????? for every striper I take in water over 10' deep I take 50 in water under 5'..... when I fish the beach by boat, I fish the last curl of the wave... when I fish the mussel and clam flats, I fish the shallowest water i can get the boat in without getting stuck..... and I'm not talking schoolies....
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:15 PM
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What Roc said, especially in spring. When the water temps increase in the summer, during the day, I'll fish a little deeper.

I don't fish your area so I can't help you there. But consider these suggestions.

If you've got some binoculars, while running the coast, look for working birds. Chances are, where you find the birds, you'll find the fish.

Look for rips. When baitfish get dissoriented in these rips, larger fish are usually waiting to ambush. One of my favorite spots is a large bay with a narrow channel entrance. The tide causes a major rip in the channel. On the bay side of this channel is a clam mud flat. My best luck in this area is when I position myself on the ocean side (off to one side or the other) of the channel with an outgoing tide. I'll cast my bait just outside the entrance where the rip begins to slow. If there are any eddies around this area, this usually indicates some sub-surface structure and a good place to target also. If I'm really serious about fishing this spot, I'll sink some frozen chum on the bayside of the channel under the stated conditions. Make sure your out of the way of boat traffic, if any.

Hope this helps. Let us know how you make out. Oh yeah, welcome!
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:50 AM
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Hey man....I am also moving from shore to boat and I happen to be on the south shore. I agree with the guy who said to fish shallow. I know a "spot" where I've been on a boat where when the tide goes out there is 2' of water tops. As far as "spots" I used to fish with a buddy of mine who had a boat and whether it was blues or bass, every time we caught fish it was in a different area.........we did alot of trolling
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:27 AM
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guy's, it's a common misconception that as soon as you get in a boat the fish begin to bail in.... sorry but it doesnt happen that way..... often times some of my very best "boat" spots are out of reach because it's wall to wall surfcasters... the boat adds mobility.. but also adds confusion, it's way too easy to pick up and go elsewhere trying to find fish, some anglers blind troll all day, not the best use of time or fuel, even though striperes are caught in offshore rips the shoreline is their home and they stick to it.. especialy at night, for every fish Ive taken in water over 20' deep I've taken 50 in water UNDER 3'..... I dont believe in the warm water theory that the water gets too arm, at least not above cape cod... cold water is another matter... bass.. especialy big ones hate it and will seek out warmer water.... I've got over 30 years of records that bear this out... bass go where the food is.. the food is usaly in the shallows!
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:45 AM
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True dat True dat......I agree.....and when I get out there in the next couple of weeks I may head right for my beach spot........
I bought my boat not so much for stripers but so I can go off shore and catch some big Blues, Cod, football tuna!!!

I've had equal luck with night/day.....though I have rarely caught anything after 8:00 am or so
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:31 PM
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Thanks guys. Yikes, I did not even think of spot buring.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:15 PM
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Very true Roc. I had that misconception when we got the boat. After 8 years with the boat, I've still not caught anything bigger than that 43 incher I caught surf casting off the beach.

Also, I think there's a few thoughts in this thread that may need clarification. From my experiences and those of others, this is my take.

Water temperature: I pretty much agree with what Roc said. If you're fishing the shore with open ocean in front of you, say in Maine (and probably north of say Rockport MA), warm water temps really don't come into play. Under those conditions water temps rarely, if ever, get over 65?F. However, when fishing a river or shallow protected bay, water temps can reach 75 or even 80?F. IMO, those are conditions not suitable to holding active stripers. They may chase bait into those conditions but, they probably won't hang there for too long.

Day and Night: Stripers don't like bright sunshine. Fishing at night, early in the day or just before sunset when the sun is low on the horrizon, or on cloudy/foggy/rainy days, you'll find the fish shallower/closer to shore. Fishing mid-day and sunny, the majority will be deeper.

This doesn't mean that you won't catch fish under those adverse conditions, because we all have. But, IMO, your chances for success are less.

You constantly see people asking for locations. Hell, I've done it when saltwater fishing. One of the things I learned fishing for large mouths (and tend to forget when saltwater fishing) is that it's not the location that's important, it's the conditions the location may present that draw the fish, aka the pattern. Once you understand their patterns.....your in tune. Check out Jigmans recent post in the Nova Scotia/New England Forum. He talks about tuning in....it's a great post.

edit: Jigmans post is in the striper room forum in the thread on "paying your dues"....Hey I'm old
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:49 PM
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I'll tell ya , roc knows his stuff....i've you've ever done night fishing and you drift down a river or near the flats, shut your motor off for a little while and just listen....i guarentee if you're there at the right time you'll hear the water just about exploding with bait, and big bass right behind them...directly off shore. I remember one time i was in a canoe, before i had a boat and my uncle and i had paddled up river into this cove....it was about 10 feet deep at the time of high tide, and before we knew it we heard big fish right off of the point of land about 10 feet away from shore...I felt something under my paddle as i was rowing, so i shined the light down and we were in less than 1 1/2 feet of water and the bass were HUGE!!!
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:55 PM
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Not to be a jerk but with spot burning what is the fear that 1,000 guys will show up or that ALL the fish will be caught from that location? just wondering
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:15 PM
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If you've ever found a good spot, and started catching fish, notice how all the boats in your location seem to zero in on that location....and then the next time you go fishing there, the spot is all taken up....pretty much what it is
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:36 PM
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shocktherapy,

Anyone that's been doing this more than a year or two's gonna tell ya there aint nothing worse... I mean nothing... than having even one googan(never mind a half a dozen) in a spot thats yeilding steady fishing, they may anchor in the drift, they may make more noise than a group of goblins on halloween or they just plain my ruin your plan of attack by crossing your lines and running over the fish, or getting too close to you and the fish, thus scaring them into hiding and send you looking for safer/greener pastures, yessir, I learned my lesson many, many, many tides ago.... it's not worthit ... I've been a victim of this before, I sacraficed alot (and still do) to be able to find fish every night, I'm not willing to sacrafice that in the name of being a good guy.. if that makes me a then so be it... this is my last post on this ugly subject for the '06 season.... some day I hope you understand....

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Old 04-27-2006, 02:46 PM
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Roc, you're a

Roc, it's funny....I was all set to respond to his question. In fact I had it all typed out ready to hit the submit button until I thought, this is a ridiculous question and not worth a response.
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