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RI worm hatch

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Has anyone fished the worm hatch in the saltwater ponds?  I haven't been down this year and was thinking about trying this weekend.

post #2 of 19
Go. 3 - 30+ fish nights in a row. 2 were keeper size, some borderline, but non stop action throughout the evening
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Wow....I'm going today....thanks!

Any favorite pattern? I've had luck before with easy body over foam.
post #4 of 19
For four years the Camp Worm crew gathered at Quonny Pond in search of the worm hatch, and we generally managed to miss it.
A pox on you all, evildoers.
post #5 of 19
Brian, I missed a huge event last year somewhere on the Cape by 5 hours. Was I dissapointed. But heh back again and chance of herring run and worm hatch. Will probably miss both but it keeps me coming back so maybe a good thing.

Mike
post #6 of 19
We didn't do the Camp Worm/worm hatch trip this year. It's generally been short on fish but long on great company, and on RJ's cooking. And can that man tell a story!

As for the worms, generally speaking, our arrival was worse for their libidos than having your mother catch you with a skin magazine when you were a kid. Back into the mud they went, the slimy little bastids, and only came out when we left. I have a ninja under contract in RI just to kill the first three people who catch bass during a worm hatch in Quonny Pond each year. Honest.
post #7 of 19
You mean there are actually fish in RI - impossible smile.gif

Did some pond fishing last fall and had not as much luck
as I had hoped for.
It was interesting though, especially the soft bottom part.
post #8 of 19
I witness this in th long island sound last year and did not have th right pattern , it was balistic I'm ready this year.
post #9 of 19
This was taken last Saturday, May 14th.
John and Ed know their stuff ..... They were visiting RI last weekend.
Plenty of worms, some good size stripers.... cold and damp.

500
post #10 of 19
Brian,

We would have been there next week and missed it again. Little sob's. But their are Striped bass and blue fish at Sandy Hook, the Navaesink and Shrewsbury Rivers and that's a good thing. The sun is supposed to come out tomorrow.
post #11 of 19
40% chance of thunderstorms here through tonight and tomorrow. I may do some surfcasting, I'm calling off a trip to go sailing with a sailboat buddy, and I'm trying to reschedule the surveyor, electrician, fence installer and tree remover who all blew their appointments last week due to the weather. And the nephew is too sick to fish. @#%$&*!!!

Capt. Castafly, if they're clients of yours, I'll try to call off the ninja before John and Ed get hit. Unfortunately, he's a hard guy to reach.
post #12 of 19
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Capt. Castafly, if they're clients of yours, I'll try to call off the ninja before John and Ed get hit. Unfortunately, he's a hard guy to reach.

Brian,

Have no idea what your statement means? Those two gentlemen were fishing the cinder worms at the same time we were running a free cinder worm program with the US Fish and Wildlife. There not my clients. A bunch of us fly fishermen donate our time to run this program every year now for the past three years to teach fly tying and fly fishing.
post #13 of 19
Ray

Mully was just pulling your leg. He has a wry sence of humor for a leprechan. I and he are happy for your success. But that picture does expose a lot of folks to the fact that there are fish in RI. Nice fat striped fish.

Huge Dingy and Animal better not get wind of that tidbit of evidence. icon24.gif

Have a great week and a great season.
post #14 of 19
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Ray

Mully was just pulling your leg. He has a wry sence of humor for a leprechan. I and he are happy for your success. But that picture does expose a lot of folks to the fact that there are fish in RI. Nice fat striped fish.

Huge Dingy and Animal better not get wind of that tidbit of evidence. icon24.gif

Have a great week and a great season.

RJ,
Thanks for the reassurance.

This was Sunday night..... 35 inch porka. taken by my friend Mike on his 18 flats boat. Plenty of worms/ plenty of stripers. Now I know why the bay is fishing so poorly..... their all down south of us in the salt ponds.

Huge Dingy and Animal I bet never tethered a fly rod in their lives. More like a 5/0 Penn Senator. Now that's overkill.

500
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 

Made it down to one of the ponds on Sunday evening.  Waded around from 4-8:30 and threw everything I had.  Not a sniff.  Wind was tough, water was cold.  I had a blast.

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