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saltyshores last won the day on March 29 2016

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    Machiasport & N.Yarmouth
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    Fishing, hunting, Lobstering

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  1. saltyshores

    Night parking

    Very true. The officer I spoke with gave me the Scarborough police dispatcher phone number as 883-6361. Tell the dispatcher where you are parking and that you are fishing.
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    Sorry about the falls, Mal. When we come back in a week or so, we're bringing our 18' Lund Alaskan ,and there is a spot in it for you while this newbie learns to catch stripers from a boat;
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    Nice fish

    Whar a great day of catching big stripers, James! Those are some real hogs. Great to see.
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    two very good choices ..which one

    I fished Red River Camps in the past and loved it. Camps were on a pond loaded with wild trout that cooperated on dry flies. They have canoes at several nearby trout ponds for guests to use. Excellent food.
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    Rod fell apart

    Nice idea and job. You started with lemons, but then made lemonade
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    Radio Silence... Either....

    New endangered species candidate?????
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    Hooked a big one

    Her sturgeon was about 3 feet long. The ones that were swimming around our feet were the same size. It was quite a sight to see as I had never seen that before. Alan said he sees them often.
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    Hooked a big one

    Your story and photo gave me goosebumps as I read it. Martha caught an uncommon fish a week ago -- got a sturgeon in shallow water. She, Alan, and I had several of them around us one morning.
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    Extended Heat and Striper Behavior

    Martha and I fished stripers from a boat the other day and did better by fishing along the ledges. Even got a double.
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    Broken rods

    I was in a local fly shop recently when a fisherman came in with a broken rod, he snapped 8" off the end. The owner very willingly replaced the rod, which had a tag of $240 on it. I was impressed with the owner's service. He discussed broken rods with the 4 of us who were in his shop at the time, demonstrating how improper stress on a rod in the wrong direction can create a "pinch point", which is where the rod is very likely to break. I have heard other saltwater fishermen tell stories of breaking rods. I don't know a lot about the subject, but know that there's a lot of good tips from you folks about our high-risk sport for rods.
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    Good day to be a two hander !

    Nice going, Alan! It was great fishing with you and Scott. Thanks for the two-handed casting instruction and your patience with me as a newbie. I love your GoPro photos, Scott. Alan, I went home and ordered another lazar line plus the AirFlo Scandi compact line we tried on the new rod. The shop has them on order
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    Remember how dry and hot it was last summer? No doubt, those conditions had a bad effect on fish, especially coldwater specoes, resulting in loss of potential holdover fish.
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    Wanna talk bugs?

    Fantastic pictures! Thanks
  14. saltyshores

    Two handers in the salt

    Maine's certified spey casting instructor is Richard Ostrowski, just west of Waterville. He is a wonderful and very knowledgeable man and a very good teacher. His website is www.mainespeycastingschool.com/ (Sorry I don't know how to do hyperlinks)
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    Two handers in the salt

    What a different feeling I had this aftrnoon to use a 2- handed rod after 50 years and a million casts by single-handed casting. I look forward to learning how to use the "rocket launcher". Adam: We are fishing with Mal in the morning.