red tide

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  1. 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
  2. I'd have to say this is good news, thanks for sharing!
  3. 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!
  4. Another thing to consider is the wind. When there is a little chop out there they can be hard to spot. Look for a a dark blob that is moving slowly through the water, that is the school. I've been having fun fishing for them. Fun to sight cast even though it is snagging...
  5. yeah they seem to be pretty scarce the past few years in Maine. I thought last year would be good with lots of pogies around but that didn't seem to be the case. Maybe this year will be a good year for them? It seems to be hard to predict. When they do come in good you will know it and the fishing can be a lot of fun!
  6. Cool flies. I tied a "lobster style" bucktail jig a while ago and didn't have much luck with it. But maybe I was fishing it wrong. . . sounds like I should try bouncing it off the bottom with a slow retrieve. I will have to give it a try this summer.
  7. What's wrong with live lining?? . . .seems to work pretty good to me
  8. ive found smelt fishing is usually like this, you either get nothing or slam them
  9. I like the wooden plugs but they are pretty pricey. . . most start in the $20 range. That can add up pretty quick. Plus if you are casting into some tight spots with rocks, pilings, bridges etc. I get a little wary about where I will cast.
  10. search this forum. People have discussed this a few times. They seem pretty spotty in Maine to me but I know a few people do catch them.
  11. Nice! I'd love to catch a few more of those.
  12. Did any Spanish mackerel show up this year? I remember catching them during the MV fishing derby a number of years ago but haven't seen or heard of any in a long time. At the time they were mixed in with the albies. ... they were fun to catch and delicious
  13. So great to see those peanut bunker! Like a few other posts on here I went out on Saturday as a "last trip/nice day outing" and was rewarded with some stripers. Biggest 25", but it will definitely get me out for another try or two this fall. . ..
  14. Nice, I used to call my slam a caught striper, lobster and mackerel. . . I think i like yours better
  15. Lost a big one this week on a live pogy. . . I'm going to be thinking about this all winter unless I can redeem myself!