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  1. I was thinking the same thing Dick . Those American shad won't be around much longer . Good to see your getting your usual number of fish . Things are picking up around here I've taken fish in the North , Back , and the Neponset rivers in the past couple of weeks .
  2. Righthandretrieve I tried to send you P.M. , let me know if you received it
  3. I'll most likely have one more shot at this this year before the shad run is over . Then it's the lament of all us old Red Sox fans used all through the 60's , 70's, 80's , and 90's " wait till next year " .
  4. I had a few hours this morning to try again for my North River Slam , trout , shad and a striper . I was under time constraints so there would be no lollygagging if I caught one of my intended fish , it would be off to my next spot . The tide dictated that stripers would be my first target and it wasn't long before my line came tight and I slid a healthy schoolie up on the marsh . With the striper part of the "Slam" in the books I'm off again in search for the hardest , at least for me , fish to catch , the shad . Arriving at my spot where I hooked into , but lost , two shad last week I noticed that the tide was to high for me to reach the place where I intended to fish . I can't waste time waiting for the tide to drop , like I said I'm under time constraints , so it's off to try for trout . I hop into my car and ten minutes latter I'm drifting an olive wooly bugger down through the current . It wasn't long before the trout leg of the slam was hooked , landed , photographed , and released . With an half hour to kill before I tried for the shad again I caught two more trout and a bluegill . Now it was time to hit my shad spot to complete the "Slam" . When I arrived my heart sank when I found the tide still to high to wade to my spot . I got as close as I could and fished for the remaining 40 min. or so that I had left but it wasn't to be . That dam shad has become the "Moby Dick" of my quest for the very elusive North River Slam .
  5. For the last several years I've tried to accomplished what I call the North River Slam which consists of a trout , American shad , and a striper all on the same day from the North River or one of it's tributaries . So far the Slam has eluded me , but yesterday I gave it another shot . This time of year the state does a good job of stocking so the trout part of the slam is the most reliable . It took a little while longer than I expected but I finally caught a nice rainbow on bead head sparrow , and in quick scission a largemouth bass and a yellow perch feel for the sparrow . Now it was time to move to another section of the river where the shad were . The shad has been the most elusive of the three for me to catch . I staked myself out in a pool which ironically called the shad pool and started drifting a olive wooly bugger into the current . Nothing was showing , no splashes or wakes made by moving fish so my confidence level was on the low side when all of a sudden my line came tight and my 6wt. doubled over . I was thinking about where my next move would be to catch the striper to complete the slam while fighting the shad when the hook pulled free .Servers me right for being over confident I thought to myself .And that was it for the rest of the morning , I spent so much time trying to catch a shad I left no time for the stripers . So my quest for the North River Slam continues .
  6. Figured it was time to try for stripers . Glad I also brought my trout rod . Nothing doing in the salt , but the state did a nice job of stocking one of their trout streams . A half dozen of rainbows and brookies each .
  7. That's one hell of a fish Dick ! I must say that I'm in the " jealous of you camp " though . I was also out fishing on Monday but instead of short sleeves and shorts I was bundled up and wearing neoprem waders dodging snow flakes .
  8. On board for 2018
  9. And here are my three favorite photo's I took while fishing that have nothing to do with fish
  10. My three favorite photo's of 2017
  11. Great read and photo's Dick . Can't wait to see what 2018 has in store for us .
  12. Congrats on your foul weather fish , it was really nasty out there . You have to be hard core to be out there today .
  13. Dick on Saturday I ran road race at Craigville Beach . Decided to go down early and do a little pre-race fishing . No love at Craigville but at another place close to there I had the albies come up in front of me three times . I cast into the breaks several times just waiting for for the line to come tight , never happened . Both frustrating and exciting at the same time .
  14. Stayed local this morning and fished Boston Harbor . The place I decided to fish requires a little over a mile walk , but with the lack of wind and the tide I knew I'd have clear water and a good rip would forming over a boulder field . It was so foggy this morning I was literately casting out of sight at times My long walk was rewarded with several schoolies before the action slowed down . On the walk back to my car I tied on a gurgler and periodically I would stop and make some cast , and it was if the stripers where following back to where I parked . Every place I tried produced more small stripers . The fog helped keep the stripers stay active longer than usual , and provided me with some photo opportunities .
  15. Did the same thing this spring , left the waders in the living room . Never made the return though .