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About Topside2


  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    fishing, hunting, maple sugaring, kayaking, shotgun sports
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    Orr's Island, ME & Lancaster, NH
  1. Correct you are, but I had to hit him twice. One shot through the heart and the other blew up his lungs.
  2. Now that's funny! Actually, this photo makes him look smaller than he was.
  3. Yes, Thompson Center Encore manufactured in Rochester, New Hampshire with a Win 308 barrel. 228 yard shot across a potato field.
  4. I pulled my boat early because I had a busy September and have been disappointed to miss the great striper action. I feel better now. This was earlier in the week in Van Buren, ME.
  5. I like to use my vacuum sealer to pack them up...pretty much bullet proof.
  6. I hauled my boat yesterday. I hated to do it because things are really heating up. However, I have a busy September which will crescendo with a moose hunt in zone 3 at the end of the month. I'll live vicariously through the posts on this site. Good luck out there and here's to a strong fall run...
  7. It pleases me greatly that so many people flock to OOB as it keeps our neighborhood a bit quieter. If that's your Maine coast experience, then go for it. I understand lots of Canadians love it there. I've never been.
  8. I fished yesterday afternoon and the wind was from the northwest. I fished the same ledges tonight and caught 5 and broke one off in about half the time that I fished on Thursday. Tonight the wind was from the southeast...onshore. I think I need to do more research.
  9. I have an optimistic report. Yesterday's winds forced me to try some new spots on the lee side. Fishing from my boat, I got in close to the ledges and started casting a SP Minnow into the wash -- really close. I caught 11 stripers between 22-28" with one 19" in the group. Almost every fish I retrieved was accompanied by 4-5 others. When I say close, I was bouncing my lure off of the ledges and the more turbid the water, the better. It's a bit hairy getting that close and I would have done better if I had someone else with me to cast from the bow so I could maneuver the boat. I think that I'll try it again today.
  10. Green crabs are an invasive. I am not sure it's a good idea to be transporting them to other areas simply to use them for bait? Maybe they are everywhere already?
  11. I have been having a very difficult time finding mackerel all season and never remember seeing it this bad.
  12. My son tells me that he was cut off on a blue fish in Casco Bay yesterday and he thinks that folks are trolling for blue fish . Can anyone confirm blues in the Harps well area?
  13. I am amazed that your Maine PB is just 34.5". That's a terrific fish, but it seems like with all the fish you catch, you should have been blessed by the striper gods with a 40" or better beast along the way. I guess that numbers are preferable to size. I guess it also tells us that you're an honest angler...
  14. That's high level stuff. Breezing through your skunk quota by doubling up in one night. Very impressive!