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  1. I got skunked three days in a row in the Portland area - brutal blow to the ego. Heading down for family vacation to the Connecticut side of the Long Island Sound, hoping to hit the reset button down there.
  2. I actually just watched a helpful video on YouTube about using bucktails - search YT for 'Goose Hummock bucktail' and it should pop right up. Pretty informative, there are two videos.
  3. I've been doing the online version via the app. Takes a little getting used to but good so far. Kind of thinking next year I might prefer the hard copy though...
  4. Here's one from yesterday, three more this morning. Little chillier out there today compared yesterday morning!
  5. Excellent morning of top water north of Portland today. Saw a big guy launch himself completely out of the water, so cool. 6 on a gurgler again, all about 18-21”, except one about 12”.
  6. One fish in an hour of predawn outgoing tide this morning, on a gurgler I tied. Couldn’t ask for a better way to find the first of the season! North of the Portland peninsula.
  7. After dinner trip on the rising tide last night, nothing for me but casting practice - north of Portland.
  8. I was out on a protected beach near a river mouth this morning with the family and watched a guy land one on a spey rod. I was 75 yards away but 100% jealous. It has begun.
  9. "The birds on the left feel that the fish belong to them, and the birds on the right feel that the fish belong to them." Love it - thanks for sharing.
  10. @Mainiac That's good stuff! I dig the peacock herl - will have to spin up some of those soon, clock is ticking!
  11. Whoa nelly. Glad I made the call I did- good tip (pun intended).
  12. Bit of a curveball update to this thread; bought a paddleboard instead. Took a good look at what I “need,” what I want, where I want to fish, and reconciled against what I was willing to personally stomach in terms of logistics and cost. Turns out a paddleboard is the way to go for me (doesn’t hurt that my wife has one and loves to paddle). Got a Bote Rackham Aero today. Psyched.
  13. Thanks for reposting the link for the volunteer logbook here - I'm excited to contribute this year. I thought the section on the acoustic tagging was fascinating. Goes to show you they aren't joking around about how far these fish travel!
  14. The Saltwater Edge has a great blog post for some ideas. I think direct links aren't allowed here (I think? Not positive, I'm kind of a noob here), but if you search for 'tackle and tactics for schoolie striped bass saltwater edge,' it'll pop right up. Aside from being a great shop, they have a terrific blog full of good content- love those guys.
  15. Awesome picture! Can't friggin' wait, trying to bank up my sleep now.