red tide

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  1. I am getting my boat prepped a little early this year as well. It definitely lifted my spirits to pull the cover off and think about getting out there. I would think they could figure something out with marinas to keep social distancing and still let you access your slips. Same with parks and beaches, as long as you can keep your distancing, being outside is the best place you can be, IMO.
  2. Definitely good news! I also like how fishing was the first thing listed
  3. I enjoy a meal of these guys myself every once in a while but am glad to see some conservation regulations going into place. It's been a few years since I have seen them up my way!
  4. We still catch a few up in Maine. A few years ago I was jigging for bait in Portland harbor. Was using a a sabiki rig with no bait and caught what I thought were whiting off the bottom about 8" long, but looking back I think they might have been tommy cod. Used them for lobster bait. They didn't seem to work too well. . .
  5. Nice!
  6. I don't know. Did it have spikes near it's fins? I thought spiny dogfish were more common up here?
  7. Thanks for posting
  8. I read this article in the paper too. I don't know, I seem to remember hearing from friends and reading in the Press Herald this winter about people catching 10 to 20 lb tougue out of Sebago. That sounds like some pretty good fish to me??? They must be eating something?
  9. The blues have been pretty scarce up my way the past few years despite tons of pogies and plenty of other bait. I really hope they come back this year (but I'm not holding my breath). Seeing them bust on bait definitely makes a fishing trip a lot better.
  10. I guess I am still on the fence on this one.. It is supposed to bring to clean energy to Mass but will really go into the grid here in Maine. I think the Governor may like it as it will bring a lot of construction jobs to western Maine for a little bit. And that is where she is from. The area that it will go through is a working forest so I wouldn't really say that it is pristine. But is is relatively undeveloped.. Anyways there does seem to be a lot of opposition to it so I doubt it will go through.
  11. The only tip I have is to use a jig pole with very light line. This helps if the fish are being finicky. From my experience it seems like the fish are either there or they're not. Usually earlier in the season is better.
  12. If my memory is right they have been trying to develop this island for quite a while...maybe close to 10 years. At one point in one of the proposals there was going to be a walk way for people fishing. That would be pretty cool if they could do something like that.
  13. About 3 years ago I was catching them off the outer Casco Bay islands. When they were around they seemed pretty plentiful and easy to catch. I think it mostly depends on the water temps. As some of the others have said I got them on sabiki rigs with diamond jigs. Also baiting seemed to help. They were tasty although a little on the small side
  14. I'd have to say this is good news, thanks for sharing!
  15. This is basically what I have done. It can be slow fishing but it does seem to bring in bigger than average bass. . . also pogies are great lobster bait!