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  1. I have had success w/Buck Tail (w/teasers high low) for Fluke, but I understand Stripers also will hit Buck Tail. Any tips or techniques for a guy who has no boat and will be casting from shore the Inner Boston Harbor and River Mouths. I also venture to Winthrop and Quincy for Surf Casting if it could work there, no success yet. I do place the Gulp mullet and/or pork grind to the end of the Buck tail for fluke. Unclear if that is helpful for stripers. Should I let sink to bottom and jig, or is a different technique for Stripers? Thanks Much.
  2. I have fished it off and on all season (HOGY Squid) with no bites. I fish mostly inner harbor, but did try it off well known Pier where everyone was using squid as bait, or were actually squidding and pulling them in (squid) left and right. Gave it a good 30-40 minutes with squat to show for it. Maybe I don't know how to use it. If anyone has best retrieve recommendations, let me know. Swim it low / middle / high? A general question: Do squid imitators work in river mouths of Boston Harbor, or do the squid stay out in open waters more?
  3. Just got word from sailors of tons of dead fish and stench in harbor, up by Charles River Locks. Sounded like Pogies from the size he was describing. Anyone know what the deal was? Last week harbor turned rust orange color and I could not fish my normal spots. I wonder where that flowed in from, but was thinking the E. Boston harbor construction sites? Curious if any toxic tide came in, not an expert. Previous week schoolies jumping like crazy every morning up near the bridge, easy pickings once you found the right lure to temp.
  4. The only reason I tuned into the program. He seemed to be 'one of us' average guys, so that means he had to go To each their own, but all voices should be heard! I hope he finds a new home, and I will wander over to wherever he resurfaces. .
  5. Has anyone fished Spectacle Island? It would be on foot from shore so thinking reasonably close to where ferry drops you off. I would like to picnic there with my girl on my birthday coming up, and cast like a madman anywhere I can. PM me if you've been there and have suggestions or alternatives using Boston Harbor cruises/ferry lines. Thanks
  6. Could you advise on how to fish these, casting from Shore Boston Harbor and/or local beaches. I have a few and they float right to the top unless extremely slow retrieve, or let sink for what seems forever before starting retrieve. Swim action is impressive even when slow. Yet to catch anything on these but the twitch medium fast retrieve on SP or Rapala's are getting it done, but nothing on these yet. I don't want to give up on them as I am probably doing something wrong. Thanks
  7. Well, all systems go for my first fishing adventure in Jersey. I will go to Live Bait shop mentioned to get reports and see what has been hitting. I have not used LIVE bait yet and will want to dabble a little. My plan of attack is as follows. Any words of wisdom welcome. Thanks to those who PM'd me with excellent info. Surf Casting mostly from beach using... High Low 1.5 oz. Bucktail Jig (white) with pork grind and/or mullet trailer (yellow/chartreus) with a simple bucktail teaser sitting high. High Low 1 - 2 oz. Gags/Hogy/Goture Soft bait with Gulp mullet sitting high. Standard 3-Way w/ 5/0 6/0 hook w/live bait the guy at the bait shop tells me to use, sinker dragging along the sandy bottom SP Minnows 5", Rapala's 4-5" casted as far as I can. Old favorite Kastmaster single hook w/Bucktail teaser (variety of sizes 3/4 to 2 oz.) I may try to find these inshore areas and try out my new Gags Casting Eggs w/soft paddle tails. These baby's fly... Thanks in advance and have a great weekend. Fishing has heated up here in New England. Caught nearly 10 schoolies so far.
  8. I'm going to border area RI/CT Coast this weekend to visit family, and was thinking of tossing some Gulp Peeler Crab 2" 5CM Crab I picked up recently off some of those jetty breach-ways, or maybe just casting from shore, Never targeted Tog before. Any tips or techniques would be appreciated. I'm talking vaguely the Westerly, Charlestown, Stonington, Mystic areas. Nice catches above ++ Hat's off.. Thanks
  9. Yeah !! Been waiting for this. From a beginner my observations are they are in the river mouths, outgoing tides 2-3 hours post high tide, and chasing soft rubber paddle tails, sunset/amber colors doing the trick. Maybe I have just been lucky with these conditions, but happy to share some unexpected early catches. Go get em…
  10. Wow, thanks. Exactly what I was looking for. What a wealth of information. I may take days to get through these threads but what I have read so far is incredibly informative. Should come in handy when hit the Jersey shores in a few weeks.
  11. Well, I guess its not too early to be catching these. Got this one this morning 2 hours past high tide. Do you think this a new arrival or a Holdover? This guy fought like the dickens, unlike the lethargic January Striper. What a fluke that was (pardon the pun) Now I know what everyone is talking about
  12. I can't say enough good things about this inexpensive bag. Holds a ton, good video review online also you can check out all the compartments. I bought an even cheaper smaller bag for quick trips I also like a lot. I think I spent $30 for the Piscifun and $12.00 for the other. All I need. Piscifun Fishing Tackle Storage Bag Outdoor Shoulder Backpack Cross Body Sling Bag LBlanco Tactical Shoulder Sling Bag Small Outdoor
  13. Yes, I have been waiting for the 2019 Boston Harbor Report. Been tossing some soft plastics into the river systems on nice days. Nothing happening, but trying out my new gear and braid for the first time. Loving the braid... If using a casting egg, how long should the leader be in the early spring for Mystic and Charles? I think mine are not reaching deep enough... I'm digging these casting eggs after getting so many snags around Boston Harbor. Nice to hold on to lures for multiple trips for a change.
  14. Would some of you help me out with metal lure distinction. I see some attractive lures but they all look similar to me. I am not sure what is best in Boston Harbor/Quincy/Winthrop/Revere - harbor/beach fishing spring vs. summer vs. fall. I know these simulate bait, but not clear what I should be simulating. They are labeled jigs but they are sinking metal lures to me. Plugs? 1. Sand Eel Jigs 4.5" - 5" 2. Herring Jigs 4.5 - 5" 3. Peanut Jigs 2.,5" to 3.5" 4. Help me out, what else? Thanks Much..
  15. Why is my post highlighted in RED? I removed the website link if that was it. Oops.