natsgrampy

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    Been fishing for years, from North Shore of Boston to LIS. Still haven't figured iit out yet
  1. No definitely not the same guy. Dan was telling me about the plugs he had and was showing me a "guppy" in crazy mackerel and several others he got at Canal Bait and Tackle that someone makes at home. He did say he still has a lamiglas 9' he bought f rom Al Cappy. I still have a pfluegger fly reel he gave me for a song, although the rod is no longer with me.
  2. I just spent a couple of days throwing plugs in the canal. I admittedly haven't a clue what I'm doing. I know how to fish, am able to cast, have the proper equipment, but, don't know enough about the canal to be an good. I did lose 1 striper just short of landing it, and landed my first albie. Late this afternoon I was throwing a plug at MMA where I haven't fished since the mid 70's. When I was leaving and loading the gear into the car a gentlemen walked up to me and struck up a conversation that lasted about an hour. He gave me some tips and told me of a couple of other places to try. He showed me his plug bag and I do have a good representation of plugs.(although, some I didn't know the names of them). I appreciated the help as I am always willing to help others I meet fishing as much as I can. His name was Dan and he says he's retired and fishes every day. Found out we are both originally from greater Boston and used to get all of our fishing stuff from Al Cappy's in Everett. Thanks Dan for your time.
  3. So, my Dad was not able to go fishing as I had planned. I did get to see him this past weekend at a family function in Saugus, which was good too. I did get to spend a while at the canal with my wife, who uses a wheel chair for long periods of walking. We ended up going to Fisherman's view area, which was perfect for the wheel chair.We did check out a few other spots along the canal. Crazy weather today, sunny and cloudless at the east end and foggy and cool at MMA. Thanks again for guiding me in the right direction. Special thanks to Angler#1 for offering to accompany us and assist us. Thanks Carl. Had a great time! Did have a striper on, but lost it close to shore. Did land my first ever false albie on a 6" plug.
  4. Thanks for the replies. I kind of forgot I posted this. I did tip the captain, $20, which was all the cash I had on me. It was a fairly short tow of about 5 miles. The captain did a great job of helping to get my anchor unstuck. In about 40 feet of water with the current ripping, I couldn't get the anchor up. She had me tie it off and pulled us until it released. It did take 3 good tries. She deserved the tip. I would have gladly tipped her more if I had he $$$$
  5. I ran into an issue last week out on Long Island Sound between Fisher's and Orient Point.. Boat died as we were moving towards Mystic and I wasn't able to get it started again. I had to call for a tow back to Groton. I was wondering if I am supposed to tip the Sea Tow Captain, if so, how much tip is acceptable? Saved a butt load of $$$ by being a subscriber
  6. I saw this on google maps and thought it looked the most promising. Looks like there is plenty of parking too. Thanks for all the help. Let's hope that fish are still around the first week in October now.
  7. Looking to take my wheelchair bound father to the canal for some striper action. He is the one who taught me how to fish many moons ago. I remember my first 30lber caught at midnight in Falmouth when I was 13 years old back in the 70s He hasn't been fishing in quite some time and after having suffering a heart attack earlier this year, I would like to take him out for a day or two. Even if he doesn't put a line in the water it will be amazing just to get him out there. Not looking for a spot burn, just want to get him as close to the water as I can.
  8. This one brought a tear to my eye
  9. Even if the police were called to report incidents of vandalism, other than for insurance purposes, it wouldn't help the problem. The degenerates need to know it's not a free buffet for other peoples stuff at the canal. The police don't seem to be very interested in helping to deter these maggots. I am away on vacation right now and when I returned to my hotel 2 days ago, I was unloading my truck. We had taken all our gear into the room except for one bag. As I returned to the truck, I unlocked the doors as I left the room. I walked 20 feet down the hall and down the stairs from the 2nd floor to find some loser with his head in the vehicle on the driver's side as I approached from the other side I yelled at him and he turned and ran. I gave a short chase and he dropped my camera and kept going. I called the police and waited about an hour. The officer said he was responding to 3 other vehicle break ins. All by the same jerk. My vehicle was parked across the street from 3 cameras on a telephone pole. I suggested he check the footage and the cop shrugged his shoulders and said, "why"? REALLY???? I would bet these thieves are local druggies taking anything they can from a bike to a couple of quarters in the cup holder to sell for drugs. The best way to stop them is a "bait" bike or truck. Stopping them a few times and word will get around as quick as a good bite that the buffet is closed. All us good guys have to be a team and vigilant in stopping these crimes. I have fished the canal since 1975 many many times. I'm sure I have fished beside a few of you many times. I used to have no problem pulling out a sleeping bag and catching a few zzs when there was no action. Now, I am afraid to go there during daylight hours.
  10. Kids showed me a video today of a small White Shark caught by a trawler 3/4 of a mile off Misquamicut . (from Facebook) Any other reports of truth to this? They also video taped the shark laying on the deck of he trawler and were tossing smaller fish at it. Seemed as though they were not making any attempt to release the fish. I thought they were protected and should be released immediately. They did eventually release it off he back of the boat.
  11. The only time I've encountered an aggressive animal was while deer hunting in Wakefield, NH. I was sitting overlooking a drop of about 20 feet with my back towards the top of the hill. It was just beginning to get dark and I heard something coming down the hill behind me. I stayed still until it got uncomfortably close and slowly turned to see a full grown cow moose standing about 20 feet away. She saw me turn and she stopped and began stomping her feet and twisting her head in a strange way. The fact that I had no where to go as the drop was right behind me is what made me nervous. It was a good minute of stomping until it finally turned and went back up the hill. I didn't want to, but would have shot her if she came at me. My buddy Jim was ready to take her down too as he was about 40 yards off to the side of her.
  12. Hour and a half will be plenty of time. I was just there 2 months ago and had about 20 minutes, due to a late flight from Hartford, to make it to the next gate. We had one of our party in a wheelchair and made it with about 5 minutes to spare. Walking will be even quicker as you won't have to wait for elevators etc. Why is it that, when you land in Atlanta, it's at gate 23 of 25 and then take off from gate 25 of 25, in a different terminal? I think it's done deliberately.
  13. Did get out Sunday. Spent the day cruising around Eastern LIS. Saw tremendous amounts of small bait and only a few small pods of albies. Didn't hook up but did enjoy the day on the water. Hope the amount of bait keeps them around for a little while longer. I think I was one of those politely illegally parked trailers. It looked like 4th of July weekend there.
  14. Chance to get out tomorrow. Eastern Sound, Fisher's Island hope they are still around post Jose. First summer I have not worked since 1972, unfortunately, because of a severely broken leg, I was not able to get out fishing. Leg is almost 100%,so, I will have to take advantage of the weather and get a line wet.