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View Post....suddenly so popular/crowded?confused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gif

I've never seen it like this in 30 years of living here? It's like the Conn river shad derby. Is it the Ditch Fling? The Gibby? The easy access via Rt 495 and Rt 3? Cheaper gas?

Compared to years past, the fall fishing really sort of sux. Maybe gas needs to be $7 a gallon.cwm40.gif

 

 

 

Bob,

 

The past few days have been absolutley brutal! Until I read your post I thought I caused it. I was fishing alone at the crack of dawn and landed a few good ones and then hooked into what ended up being a 40 -1/2 incher. I keep the drag on my VS 250 fairly tight but this fish pulled a few times and wanted to make a run for it when the drag went off, (VS reels have a loud drag alarm). I got it in and measured it three times before letting it go. Then just like in some Sci-Fi movie all these people starting showing up, like they were dropping out of the sky, carrying their cups of coffee, their trout rods and tackle boxes crawling down the rocks and wanting to fish shoulder to shoulder with me. I barked at them and asked for breathing room and explained there was fourteen miles of fishable areas here don't fish on top of me. Most re-located but the numbers kept coming fortuneately they kept their distance. Some probably said don't get near that old timer he's a real crouch.

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an astute observation you have madebiggrin.gif

 

Some of the metigating circumstances that resulted in a rather good influx over this past week end .

 

The morning breaking tides were bringing some nice fish.biggrin.gif

 

The beach guys got chased from the beaches seals and hardly any fishargue.gif

 

You al;so had a few folks from the fall fling in attendance [about 50]

 

You also had the Gibby folks [about 160]

 

Now you also had those camping []about another 50]

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View PostNJ. PLATES ? biggrin.gif

 

...Anybody see the tuna feeding on bluefish across from Mr Arra?

 

The spray was sent 10ft in the air !! SPECTACULAR !!

 

Heard it but was turned the wrong way. Oh mid day a Mola-mola was breaching, now that was a splash!

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View Post....suddenly so popular/crowded?confused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gif

I've never seen it like this in 30 years of living here? It's like the Conn river shad derby. Is it the Ditch Fling? The Gibby? The easy access via Rt 495 and Rt 3? Cheaper gas?

Compared to years past, the fall fishing really sort of sux. Maybe gas needs to be $7 a gallon.cwm40.gif

 

Because fishing on the South Shore sux

Because fishing on the North Shore (PI) sux

Because fishing the seal infested cape sux ..

CC Canal is the last strong hold .. Catching little fish is better than catching bubble weed and always a chance at large..

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View Postis that the ditch fling has a lot to do with it....

 

 

50 or so guys arent gonna do that much, saw 30 or so nj, plates and 20 or so ny plates, most of the guys at the fling were from mass

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View PostBecause fishing on the South Shore sux

Because fishing on the North Shore (PI) sux

Because fishing the seal infested cape sux ..

CC Canal is the last strong hold .. Catching little fish is better than catching bubble weed and always a chance at large..

 

 

BINGO!! clapping.gif

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View PostDo you think that we are adding fuel to the fire tongue.gif

 

 

 

The CC is not as hot as guys make it out to be I can think of about 20 other places that would be the same distance from my house that are 100 times better than the CC. Anyone can fish the CC but only a hand full of guys will catch big bass.

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I never saw so many guys who brought knives to a gunfight as I did this morning. 6' rods, trying to throw 3-1/2 oz plugs kooky.gif

 

The crowds aren't as thick at 3 AM, fellas wink.gif

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maybe all of the awesome pics of big fish caught in the canal on all of the striper sites got everyone all excited too. I don't make it down there all that much so I have no idea what a bad crowd looks like on the canal. All I know is that late at night on a work night there arent too many people around even at pip's.

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