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    I Was up there Thursday to Monday. Bunch of Brookies 16"- 20+". Everyone was fishing nymphs and egg patterns. I nailed them all on my purple leach. More fish caught on upper than lower. Memorial weekend was a blast. 40+ fish was a blast
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    Another day I wish I was out on the water. When you time it right, just like any hatch, big ant patterns are killer. Found this gal in my sink tonight after I got home from work. She already shed her wings, but these are the new queen ants that fly out, mate, then attempt to found new colonies. Well it seems I can’t load the pic, but I’m sure you all know about the flying ants. well the carpenter ants apparently flew today in the Portland area, so for the next couple weeks, whenever it’s warm and there’s rain, expect the big ants to take flight the next day, and boy do the fish love them. When I say big, I’m talking about the giant sausage shaped ones that are 3/4 inch.
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    Never mind the little fish on top. Put on a crab and drag it across the bottom. You'll find the big fish.
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    My 3wt cgr is always ready to go with a woolly bugger tied on in black or olive incase the mood strikes. I always rig up my rod at the vehicle tho and still manage to miss eyelets and wrap the fly line around the sections and screw it up and never notice til I cast a few times and wonder why I’m having such a hard time! I do love my fenwick aetos tho! I’d be bummed if I lost the tip section.
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    Mardens in Rumford has a whole bunch of fly lines for about half price of retail. Some Spey lines too. Thought you guys would want to know.
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    The versi leaders are nice I use them from time to time way quicker to switch from drys to streamer
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    Wow, that’s kinda extreme, but I’m glad they are cracking down on poaching in general.
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    I have had this issue a few times and know that Icing it down can work but when out fishing ice isn’t always available. I found this way to work well
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    Tie up woolies and crayfish Clouser style with small tungsten dumbells placed on the top/front of the hook shank to make the hook ride up.
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    25" yes on a Scott F2 7' 3 weight ,quick fight and released healthy
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    Try not to name actual spots just area my friend. Congrats though
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    They still dabbling with the fingerlings? I remember like 4 years ago they put like 13k 3 inch browns in the saco. If its not clipped youd never be able to tell
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    "water boiling" is an exciting post to see!
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    there are a bunch of spots around you. a little north. some spots are small and get burnt pretty quick. i thought a pm would be better.
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    There are some nice small streams with NATIVE fish along route 9, such as old stream, crooked, and the West Machias. Also Salter brooks like the Dennys off of Cobscook. Also, drive up to grand lake stream, a classic salmon fishery. Be a good steward of the fishery, be ethical, show humility and have lots of fun!
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    Location? I just moved to Machias area and am interested to know if they have moved up this way yet.
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    In the White Mountains a couple of years ago I came across a guy in a parking lot who was looking unhappily at his rod that was now a 5-piece but started as a 4-piece. He didn't have another rod with him. I gave him one of the rods I always have in the truck, an Eagle Claw Black Eagle. I told him that if my truck was still there when he got done to just leave it in the bed, otherwise he could keep it.
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    Memorial Day wkend has always been still a little early...but Saturday's warmth should help considerably....but later next week...great temps!
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    I'm down to 12 backup rods now.
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    Try it with a little trailing shuck. Sometimes it makes a difference
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    One thing all saltwater fishermen should know is how current affects the fishing. I'm not talking about the heavy current found in rivers and marshes that occur during the rise or drop of he tide. What I'm getting at is the EVER PRESENT tidal current that you might not realize is there. I fish mostly beaches or inshore flats. The subtle currents that always exist there can be very tricky to estimate and fish properly. These currents can run in any direction. They constantly change as the tide moves in and out. These currents determine where and when the stripers will be in a certain area. Like trout ,stripers will sit in current and feed on what the water brings them. If you can't read these currents you're going to miss out on the best of he fishing. Factors on how the currents can move or change are such things as the location of sandbars, tide channels, wind direction and of course the tides. All these things determine the direction and flow of the currents. Sandbars deflect current and create back eddies. They also congregate bait. Tide channels are the subtle changes in topography of the sand bottom. these slight channels are of major importance. Very hard to detect while submerged they are best sought out during low tide. Simply walk your fishing area looking for slight cuts in sandbars or wide flat areas that are slightly lower than the rest of the area. These are bait and striper through ways. Even when covered in a nine foot tide these little channels will determine where the majority of fish on a beach or flat are located. During the start of the rise or the tail end of the drop these channels allow the fish to first enter, or lastly exit your fishing area. Places you definitely want to concentrate on at those times. Wind can be a bitch. not only does it effect your casting ability it will often alter the currents. Sometimes the wind can even partially stem the rising tide. Not by much but enough to make a difference. Remember that the relatively shallow inshore waters aren't like the depths where wind has no effect. The shallows can be altered by wind simply because they're shallow. This means the currents may actually be diverted by the wind. Maybe not drastically but again, enough to make a difference in the fishing. Tides. What has not been written about the effect of tides on fishing. Not much. The only thing I can add is how bigger tides create more current but that really only changes the time available to fish an area as the topography won't change. Always be aware of the tide height on the days you fish. This is important not just for the fishing but for safety as well. Big tides can move over a flat with incredible speed. Where once you could cross a channel at a certain period of he tide the water will be too fast or deep to cross. People die because they don't consider the differences in tides. As usual the best way to find out how these factors effect your fishing area is to get out there and fish. Only time on the water will give you the insight to these currents and how they affect your fishing. I guess that's one of the reasons I love fishing the salt so much. Everything is always changing. You must constantly maintain your vigilance of the area you fish to best fish that area. Knowing of the existence of these currents is half the battle. Getting out there to find them is the fun part.
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    I feel like I should send this to every Fish and Game dept. in New England. Loved how he talked about how hatchery use needs to be science-based and balanced. I realize he was talking mostly about steelhead and salmon, but much of what he's stating about genetics can be transferred to our fish. We rely way too much on hatcheries here and compromise many fisheries that could be strong wild fisheries simply to allow people to harvest fish. It makes you realize what a waste of money hatcheries are, and how inferior hatchery fish are. As he stated, they provide a great social service in waters that are severely compromised, but biologically they really have only negative effects on fisheries. If we took even half the money we spend on hatcheries here in New England and spent it on habitat and enforcement we'd have so many more quality fisheries, instead of the shells of many we now have...