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  1. I thought this at first too but I've seen it tested before and surprisingly they transition completely fine. I'm pretty sure all salmonoids can live in both salt and freshwater. Steelhead are biologically no different from Rainbow Trout, the only difference is they travel to Saltwater.
  2. Jut to clarify, I know that it would not be a self sustaining population, I thinks its something like 1 in 1,000 stocked trout go on to spawn and thats only with the proper spawning conditions. I was just wondering if the state stocked them annually, just like any other pond how they would do.
  3. Disclaimer: This may seem like a stupid question but as avid trout fisherman and saltwater angler it is something that I have thought about many times. I've always been very intrigued by sea run trout and found it interesting how the state stocks Scorton Creek and the Pamet River (both tidal rivers that run into Cape Cod Bay) with trout every spring, despite the fact that I've never really heard of any real results except for a few people getting lucky and fishing right after they were stocked. But for the most part it seems that people think that these fish are swept out with the tide and into the bay and never really seen again. So my real question is what would happen if the state tried stocking fish into a small harbor. Something that is connected to the ocen and also has a creek that runs out of it (Sesuit Harbor would be my best example). I feel as though that with the proper water temps and food that the fish would be able to thrive in the area and hold inside the harbor rather than just be swept out with the tide like in Scorton. I know that Scorton does run into Barnstable Harbor but Barnstable Harbor is massive and very open, Im talking about something much smaller and enclosed. I've seen the massive trout that are pulled out of the harbors of the great lakes and thought it would be somewhat comparable. Now obviously this would come with environmental effects and is a complete hypothetical situation. But am I crazy to believe that the state could successfully stock a harbor like Sesuit with trout and see better results than just stocking tidal rivers like Scorton. Or would the fish still end up being swept on into the bay regardless. I know this may seem like a pretty out there question but it was something me and my friends had ben debating over and I am looking to get some outside opinions. Thanks.
  4. Last night me, my brother and friend were fishing off a rocky point of a private beach in the Dennis area bay side. It was around 10:00 PM a little before dead low and we had been catching a fair amount of stripers between 20 and 32 inches. My friend hooked up on a smaller fish and was bringing it in easily when all the sudden the drag started screaming and going straight out, there was no head shakes, no side to side movement or diving. Whatever had eaten the striper was pulling straight out at a very steady but fast speed. There were no boats in the area. After about 1 minute of pulling drag steady without any signs of stopping the knot connecting the braid to backing gave out and the fish was gone. We were fishing shallow water, at the most it was 10 feet deep but most likely around 6-8 feet. We were fishing off a rocky point but it was surrounded by sand but there were many large boulders around. I have 3 theories for what I could be. My first thought was it was a seal but I’ve never seen any in that area and in videos I’ve seen of seals attacking hooked fish that thrash violently on the surface, there was none of that just a steady unstoppable run. My second theory is that it could have been a dolphin because lately there has been an unusual amount of dolphins around the Sesuit harbor area however the closest I’ve seen them come to shore is about 150 yards and I don’t think they would be hunting in a rocky area where they could get injured. Also I don’t know if a dolphin would try to take a 20 plus inch striper off the hook. My last theory is that it could have been a small Great White because there have been multiple around the 10 foot range spotted in the area in the past week. And I know there already been a few incidents this summer of sharks taking stripers off the hook in the bay. Still I don’t think a shark would be in that shallow and around that many rocks. I would be greatly appreciated if anyone had any input of what it could have been or what could have happened. Thanks.
  5. Lately I’ve seen a lot of YouTube videos and articles online about people in the New York area catching herring, shad, and mackerel around this time of year off the beaches. This has got me interesting in fishing for them around Cape Cod during the winter. During the spring, summer and early fall I catch plenty of hickory shad and mackerel out of an inlet I fish in Cape Cod Bay. So I’m wondering is it possible to still catch them in these areas during the winter or do they move to different areas. I can fish in the harbor or off the jetties in order to access deeper water (20-30 feet) Is this a fishing opportunity strictly available to the waters around New York or is it possible to target these species during the winter around the Cape? Any experience, tips, pictures or advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  6. About one hour I was fishing off the East Jetty of Sesuit Harbor in Dennis, MA and I caught a very small schoolie, 14 inches or less, with a a yellow tag inserted into its back, the tag was unlike any that I have ever seen instead of a needle like tag it was a loop of yellow material that was tied on the end, the tag was covered with algae and weed so it was pretty much illegible but I did take a picture of what I could read, I wanted to release the fish quickly so I only took a few pictures. If anyone knows where or who this fish could have been tagged by please let me know. Thanks.
  7. So today I was fishing Scargo Lake in Dennis, Ma for trout, I was talking to another fisherman and he said that he caught close to 30 brown trout yesterday. When I mentioned that they must have stocked it with Browns this week he said that they haven't stocked it with Browns in over 30 years and soda that there is a naturally sustaining population in the lake. At first I thought this couldn't be becomes I thought trout could not reproduce in Stillwater but after so research I found out that under very specific conditions they can reproduce. The lake is very clean and well oxygenated it has several cold water springs, it also has a shelf that is covered with sand and gravel. There is also a very shallow herring run that runs into Sesuit harbor. So my question is, is there and possibility that there could be a self sustaining population of brown trout in this lake.
  8. I'm staying in Boston for an overnight tonight at the Marriott Long Warf and I brought a rod with me. I know there's not much to catch this time of year but I know that smelt are supposed to be pretty abundant during the winter time around Boston. I have a a Sabiki Rig with a spoon on the end of it that I'm planning to use. I'm going to fish around 8 tonight on the incoming tide somewhere around the aquarium where ever it is allowed. Do you think there will be anything around and does anybody have any tips or suggestions. Feedback is greatly appreciated!