polizonte

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About polizonte

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  • About Me:
    Old
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    coastal/lake kayakfishing & digital photography, Spanish language
  • What I do for a living:
    retired...
  1. Crappies should be much lower than white perch and largemouth bass, pike etc....the surprise was to see that striper is slightly lower than white perch. Take a look at mackerel...
  2. I was hoping to show a comparison of crappie and white perch but no luck...I catch white perch in a NH freshwater lake but they are very small - while crappies from the same lake are bigger.
  3. Corner of Pattee Road/Seed Street...Who were you? I was a nobody...delivered the Eagle Tribune newspaper along Route 28, Sunny Brook Farms, Butcher Boy and Kachadorian trailer park.. But before I started to deliver newspapers, my neighbors, Lorraine Sabin (nurse) and Agnes Seed (cosmotologist), took me under their wing and invited me to fish in their motorboat on Canobie Lake, Lake Massabesic, and some pond in Sandown. My Dad worked two jobs so these neighbors thought, he did not have much time to spend with me and they stepped in when I was 12 years old. Twice, they took me to the Flower Show in Boston and of course, what really caught my attention, was the hydroponic Boston lettuce growing in a tank of Tilapia. I became obsessed. Janet Messineo lived one block from my house. Once I started to deliver newspapers 6 days a week, I rode my bicycle to North Salem, stayed with my grandparents on Saturdays and in the wee hours of the night, left for Cobbetts Pond in Windham, on my bicycle to fish from a rowboat. Decades later, 2005- 2012, while working in a secure psych unit in Tewksbury, I started all night fishing on my nights off, from a kayak in New Castle, NH/Kittery, Maine ...and brought the catch to my workmates at the hospital. Most were Kenyans, Ghanians, Americans, and one Moroccan nurse who made fish balls with my mackerel. Before that I thought "gefilte fish" was only a Jewish dish. I am not a skilled angler, a real hack, now an aged perrenial amateur. On the outgoing tide, I would paddle to the 2KR Buoy, catch mackerel and "live line" one when the tide changed. I hope to relive some of these adventures this year but age is catching up with me.
  4. From 1958 to 1968, Janet and her family were our neighbors.
  5. I moved from Massachusetts back to my home state, NH, 23 years ago... and our first New Years day was punctuated by gun fire. Although I had made made it out of the inner city by moving north, two rabid skunks were fighting in broad daylight in our neighbors´ bloodied driveway, when our local PD had to intervene. A year later, we called the PD when we saw a raccoon stumbling around our backyard - again, in broad daylight. I now convinced of the important role that our carrion birds (vultures) play in controlling the spread of rabies. Years later, I was surprised to learn seals can be carriers of rabies. I fished the NH /Maine backchannels at night from my kayak and occasionally heard the heavy breathing of a seal following me from New Castle to Pepperrell Cove and out to Whaleback Lighthouse.
  6. Mine is still in the car...October 13, last timeout, caught one small mackerel but it felt great to be out on the water..
  7. "The worst is when they are submerged at high tide or the buoy is not indicative of the anchor line and they eat expensive lures one after another." I could not have said it better...started kayak-fishing that area 20 years ago and once "donated" a Penn 345 GTi reel.
  8. From my kayak I trolled a 4" Gulp bait on a light freshwater worm hook, one afternoon in Little Harbor, New Castle NH - it was spring too early for any fish. I heard a strange sort of high pitched sound about 75 ft. behind me - did not feel much of a tug on the line, but when I reeled in, I only had half a hook. One summer night, I heard breathing behind my kayak from Goat Island Boat Launch and across towards Spruce Creek - I finally turned on my head lamp and looked back, there was seal just staring at me.
  9. Thanks SaccoStriperFisha and Roccus7...very interesting about the red sea moss and worms. I fished that area with my son the previous day and noticed fleas on most of the fish.
  10. Boat ...Ogunnquit - he said it was heavy....and released it.
  11. Orange-ish in color...sorry the original was under exposed.
  12. Myy son emailed me the photo of this 9 lb. fish he caught today with a "Crippled Herring" & released ....any idea what it is?
  13. Funky psychedelic color scheme is not my cup of tea but this Pungo was discounted $300 off list price. Sale of my Pungo 140 + paddle recovered enough $ to purchase this one at our local LL Bean Outlet Store. I do miss the extra length of the 140, I guess open water ventures are a thing of my past.
  14. After 20 years of paddling Pungo 140's, due to my age & recent surgery, I downsized to a Pungo 125. Still planning to fish at night, but not far from the seashore, I made a "stern deck". No need to drill any holes in the Sit-in kayak: PVC post, with thin/light plywood, it slides over & under the comb - no bungee needed, seat rests against it. While paddling, I can easily switch the light on/off by reaching behind me. In daylight hours a flag fits inside the post. Light is a Kayalu Kayaklite. My original "bow deck" (seen in my avatar) lasted over 12 years, similar construction but was bungeed to the hull - the rod holder/deck combo held onto a 43" striper...but my running light had to mounted with a Scotty base, screwed into the hull.
  15. Today's another day...but all that freshwater does not help. If the wind does not kick up, I might give it a try during the daytime into evening.