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Tips for a new Maine Fisherman?
Ben217 posted a topic in Main ForumHello all, second post for me here so apologies if I botch this up. Anyway recently my folks bought some land on the Bagaduce river in Brooksville Maine, so as you can imagine I’m beyond excited to test my luck up there when college stops hurting me mentally and financially. Here’s the thing though… I have no real idea what I’m doing. I’m mainly a freshwater fisherman so my knowledge extends to if I see a tree I throw a jig at it. So I’d love some tips! What fish to target any spot recommendations and all that and even when the best time to fish is. Before I spend ludicrous amounts of money I would love to know what to spend it on, baits etc. I have a rod reel and a nice little hobie kayak with survival gear as well, but no real idea on what to throw. Sorry if this is all over the place but just beyond excited to try. Hope everyone is doing well and thanks for taking the time to look at my post!
How do you discover new spots?
cadbao posted a topic in Main ForumI'm sick of going to the same spots and getting skunked over and over. At what point do you say this isnt fun anymore I'm just wasting time and money with nothing to show for it except a fish or two you cant even keep. And Ive noticed more often than not the crowd of people along the water with me arent finding fish either. I'm going to try surf casting this season and experiment at new areas along the coast instead of digging through forums for a popular place to fish only to go there and be disappointed. But Im not sure what I should be looking for, what are promising signs of fish. lIf im going to explore I want to at least do it methodically based on logic instead of just hoping this is a lucky spot. Obviously theres increased activity at dawn and dusk. Is the middle of the night a time of inactivity like middle of the day typically is? Then you have the tides that play a role. From what Ive gathered the moving tide creates underwater movement and turbulance that releases food and nutrients for baitfish and/or disorients them. Our target fish then move in on these vulnerable bait fish. Ive read the sweet spot is 2 hours before or after high and low tides is that right? Why would you want to start fishing 2 hours before high tide? i can see 2 hours after high tide, the water starts picking up speed and carrying baitfish from their inland waterways toward the open ocean, forcing them through chokepoints along the way that Target fish exploit. But 2 hours before high tide, the water is moving lazily inland I dont understand why that would be beneficial for action. And im not sure why there is an advantage of fishing around low tide. What other environment features can you read like you can a chokepoint? In a cove for example are you more likely to find fish at the entrance or deep inside? in shade or in shadow ? are they attracted to current eddies or calmer water? I know fish like structure would it be useful to study underwater topography charts where can i access detailed charts on a specific area?
Striper Starter Kit
Lancelot posted a topic in Main ForumHello everyone. I'm a new member on this site, and new to striper fishing. This year will be my first attempt. I would appreciate any info about rod and reel setup, technique, plugs and lures, times of year, and places to fish( I realize that's probably not going to happen).
Hi, i'm a fairly new fisherman, i live in the Guilford, Branford, Madison area. If possible would someone let me know some helpful tips on when, where and what to use when i go. Thanks in advance.
cohassetstripers posted a topic in Massachusetts FishingAny good spots along jerusalem, in the narrows, little harbor, cohasset harbor?