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About Pescador710

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  1. Not to say there aren’t any major concerns over access.., but RI remains the top northeast state for public access. The right of way laws are exemplary and there are actual lawyers defending those wonderful pieces of state legislation.
  2. I’ve been going here for years mostly to grab some blue claws. I’ve always understood it was private but never had an issue as there were rarely more than one car and trash was minimal, occasionally there would be a stinky striper rack thrown there but never seemed to be a reason for the owner to fence it up. last spring, I pull in, in hopes of finding schoolies but there are 4 cars and about 7 young guys n gals. Smoking, drinking and holding fishing rods. They were not loud or overly obnoxious but the amount of alcohol trash seemed to spike dramatically. Next time I showed up, fence and signs posted... sucks
  3. I’m sure removing them from the water and jabbing them with a relatively large tag that hangs off of them for the rest of their short life has nothing to do with their sample’s abysmal survival rate...
  4. I love squishing as does my wife. It seems every year is different in terms of where the best bites are. In my experience, southern ri is no better than some south cape spots or even some north shore spots . if you’re up for it, join the crowds and keep an eye out for what the high hook is doing/using. Or scout out google maps and try to find a quiet spot. Or stay on the cape
  5. I second little lumpfish. Cutest in the sea
  6. I consider needlefish to be more a consistent seasonal visitor to south cape/RI but only once have I seen Atlantic saury from shore, an offshore visitor often confused with halfbeaks or ballyhoo . Other than a lucky plug snag or a beached one we weren’t exactly fishing for them. But we were fishing for their predators. A school of saury fleeing out of the water is one of the weirdest things. No sounds, no splashes just long aquatic fingers reaching out and back in to the water.
  7. It’s not about knowing how to walk on the rocks, it’s knowing how to fall
  8. Different fish kills are attributed to different things but the most common is hypoxia caused eutrophication. It’s a chain reaction that starts with excess nutrients and ends with dead fish. It goes something like this: excess nutrients (fertilizer run off, wastewater overflow) > algae bloom > algae die off > bacteria consume the dead algae and oxygen > large schools of fish move into the area and quickly deplete the remaining oxygen > dead zone
  9. That’s a good looking piece of structure! Didya swing a jig by it Bob?
  10. I share your concerns. The needle is pointed in the wrong direction as far as access goes. My best advice is to bitch and moan to the state. Moneys from MA saltwater licenses are largely supposed to be used for maintaining and increasing access. They have miserably failed thus far. They spent over a million to build a fish pier on one of the cape islands while many of my favorite spots I’ve frequented over the last two decades have been locked up
  11. Looks like you got some good advice already. I’ve fished that area in a hobie outback including hog island. When the current picks up it is a bit hairy. It is doable in a pedal kayak though. I would add, always have plan b, c and d ready to go if you can’t mitigate the current or happen to flip. Bringing a cart to pull the yak and wait out the tide if needed is a good idea. Also, boat traffic is a big factor for increasing the danger of that area.
  12. Fish seems to have a proportionally small head. This means more weight per length. Not to mention the gut on that thing!
  13. I have a Malone widetrak sb large kayak cart with balloon tires new in box if interested.
  14. Several years from now, at O dark thirty, one of us will hear the distorted sound of a Johnny cash song riding closer and closer then passing and fading into the distance but no biker or apparent soul will be in sight...
  15. Short answer- in a kayak I wouldn’t worry about spooking albies. In a boat, may be a different story. The biggest concern is boats breaking up the bait more than spooking the albies away. One typical pattern is to see a body of hardtails move from one bait ball to another to another and back to the first, then repeat the cycle. This “feeding circuit” can go on for 5+ cycles and be relatively predictable. But if a boat runs over a bait ball or two, the bait can be broken up. The albies may still feed but with much less predictability.