Archive for September, 2006

Rye NH Coast – September 24, 2006

September 24, 2006

Ryan And Brian At Rye

Did a little family trip thing today and snuck-in some fishing when / where I could in Rye NH. Went to fort stark for the 1st time. Stopped at the bait shop along the way and picked up a pricy plug to get wet (the one you see on my rod in the picture above). Casted it a few times and was impressed at how far I could chuck this thing into the wind.

On the last cast (and I’ll explain) I threw it so far I was just watching it go and go and go. I said aloud to myself, wow, those things can move at 3 oz! Looking down to make sure I have enough line to support such a cast I got to see that it broke somewhere between the reel and the tip of the rod.

I think it was only $10 but still… It less than an hour old.

No fish today either but as I went out to re-look at a spot I fished when I 1st got there (wife and child waiting wet and cranky after that little downpour) I saw something swirl on some bait. 😦

I would of not posted this report except for it being such a great day to spend with my wife and son. Felt like we were pirates just roaming around today. Oh ya the other reason I’m posting this is cuz I lost that darn lure that cost me 10 bucks!



Merrimack River / Joppa Flats – September 10th, 2006

September 10, 2006

Went out to Joppa today and the vicinity with my brother Shawn and nephew Nick from 8:30-3:30 Very slow. Got a handful of micros between the 3 of us but worked a lot of water for them and they were a fish here and there. I did notice that all fish were closer to the channel than deaper into the flats or in the backwaters. But how can you pattern runt fish. No signs of bait, no bait, no fish. Was also like a ghost town as far as fishing boats.

Got some flies wet and tried various light tackle on the spin and bait cast rods. Glad I bought those new flies for this trip. Ha ha.

Cleaning the boat is a real pain after a slow day in the salt. I think it was too windy and an east wind with a post front. Someone also said that the moon was not right for the tides. Maybe the time of the tide too? Who knows. It was tough fishing out there.

Heading to the North Shore next weekend. Maybe Marblehead on an outgoing tide with Nelson.