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  1. Here's the latest forecast for today: WED NE WIND 15 TO 20 KT EARLY...BECOMING E AROUND 10 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM IN SHOWERS AND FOG. Time to climb the rocks after work.
  2. Here's a photo of a nice little bass I caught yesterday morning before work. My buddy and I followed a little school of similar sized fish for about an hour before they went down. Storm chug bugs in Tennessee shad were the ticket.
  3. I went to one of my favorite holes last night to test it out and sure enough, the fish were there and they were hungry. They weren't as big as the ones you've been getting Jigman, but most were b/w 27-29". Lots of fun with a 9wt.
  4. I've never fished down in NH, but in the marshes and rivers here in Maine I've had the best luck with 4 inch salt shakers (all white or black/silver) with 3/8 oz jig heads.
  5. According to this theory, last night would have been a good time to go fishing. The pressure here in Portland was 29.91 and has started to fall this morning due to a low that will be here tomorrow. Anyone go out last night? If so, any luck?
  6. There is a free boat launch at Clay Pitts Road in Scarborough that is on the marsh about a mile up from where it empties into Saco Bay. If you are coming from down south just take Rt. 1 north through Scarborough until you get to the light at the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 114. Go right (east) and follow that road for a couple of miles. You will eventually see a cemetery on your left and Clay Pitts Road is across from that cemetery. Take a right onto Clay Pitts Road and follow it all the way to the end where the launch is. At low tide there is not much water there, but there is enough to put in a kayak, canoe or small aluminum boat. Just head left after you put in and follow the main channel of the marsh to Pine Point and then Saco Bay. There are several small tributaries that dump into the main channel along the way and many of them are productive if fished on the outgoing tide with small olive/white or brown/white clousers.
  7. I remember reading an article in Salt Water Sportsman about a year ago that talked about barometric pressure changes and the effects on fishing. They were using the example of how sometimes right before an approaching storm (rapid pressure drop) the fish would turn on and feed like crazy. The theory in that article stated that fish with large air bladders (like stripers) are more sensitive than other fish and tended to be less active during periods of prolonged low pressure. While the pressure was dropping, they would gorge themselves so that during the low pressure period they could sit in an area of the water coulmn where the pressure would equal out and cause them less discomfort. Once the pressure began to rise, they could become more active and resume their normal feeding activites. I'm not sure if they archive articles that far back on the website but I'll check and see.
  8. Clams work well on the beaches. One of the best spots to use them in Maine is along Old Orchard Beach. There is a jetty at the North end of the beach at Pine Point where stripers will take clams especially after a good Nor'Easter blows through. If you find a spot where there are a lot of shells on the beach at low tide, try them there.
  9. I use wild eyes or salt shakers on 1/4 or 3/8 oz jigheads. If you are fishing an area with sand bottom (marsh, beach) you can cast out and wait until your line goes slack when the jig hits the bottom. Then just keep up a steady slow retrieve with a little twitch every now and then. You can also just stop your retrieve every once in a while and let the jig fall to the bottom. I've had a lot of nice bass hit it while it's falling.
  10. Anyone out there ever fished the Royal River in Yarmouth? My office looks out over the basin by the highway and when the tide is good, I can go out and catch fish on my lunch hour. I'm heading out in a friend's boat to fish the islands (Cousin's and LittleJohn) tonight after work. Hopefully I'll have some pictures for tomorrow.
  11. Yes, my office is upstairs from Maine Cottage Furniture. For the past couple of weeks now I've been able to go to the town landing across the river at high tide and score fish from 18-25 inches right from the dock. They seem to like 4 inch salt shakers with a 3/8 oz. jig the best. The Royal is loaded with alewives/herring so I'm hoping to scare up some bigger fish soon.