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So funny when the on the water and in fisherman weekly report talks about the canal bite had slowed down or is hit or miss that there's almost Noone fishing in the mornings .... but then a good report comes and for the next week you can't cast without tangling a guy 3 inches to your rite or left 

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I can use a fishing report like that.  I'd much rather be there with as little people around as possible.  Avoid all the sh**show that has become of the canal.

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6 mins ago, Gotcow? said:

I find on line reports are excellent if you can go fishing yesterday.    :D

It's always last night!

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I might have been able to hit the guy to my right with a rock I f I warmed up. nobody within sight to my left. think two fisherman rode by on bikes...yesterday late afternoon into night. 

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6 mins ago, HugeDinghy said:

I might have been able to hit the guy to my right with a rock I f I warmed up. nobody within sight to my left. think two fisherman rode by on bikes...yesterday late afternoon into night. 

It's beautiful isn't it... it's back to old canal times . When you had to have knowledge and know how and hard work ethic to find a few fish . Good old times 

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The simple fact is that a lot of people that read those reports are as dumb as the rocks they stand on. They think that the Ditch is the same as a lake and that nice bass nest will be in the same place tomorrow. Ditch = high and low, west and east currents, slack current to about 6mph. All of this as the tides change in time an hour plus a day. Add in weather and finicky bait and a good spot just an hour ago could be a dud for days. BUT! post a pic or a video and hordes will show up for a week to stand in the same spot in the belief that the fish are there and only there. One good thing - when I see those posts I go anywhere else but and can usually find a nice spot.

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16 mins ago, speedwell said:

The simple fact is that a lot of people that read those reports are as dumb as the rocks they stand on. They think that the Ditch is the same as a lake and that nice bass nest will be in the same place tomorrow. Ditch = high and low, west and east currents, slack current to about 6mph. All of this as the tides change in time an hour plus a day. Add in weather and finicky bait and a good spot just an hour ago could be a dud for days. BUT! post a pic or a video and hordes will show up for a week to stand in the same spot in the belief that the fish are there and only there. One good thing - when I see those posts I go anywhere else but and can usually find a nice spot.

^^^ This!

 

You nailed it, Puck.

 

(I'm not one bit surprised.)

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21 hours ago, HugeDinghy said:

I might have been able to hit the guy to my right with a rock I f I warmed up. nobody within sight to my left. think two fisherman rode by on bikes...yesterday late afternoon into night. 

I want to fish with you Dingus.  Share your rock man!

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I read the reports but as others said it just provides a general idea of what’s going on. Fish move and a good report doesn’t mean good fishing the next day. Of course  the shops want to get people into the stores so the report usually has a positive spin. “While canal slowed on Thursday the moon tide ,southernly breezes and girls jogging could bring the fish in from the east and the west”.

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I recall a number of years ago (early-mid 2000"s) a prominent online magazine fishing report site that has been mentioned in this thread reported albies busting at the charles river locks in Boston (no, I didn't go chasing them...but I did laugh out loud...LOL)...so I take this stuff with a grain of salt. I glance at these reports to get a general idea of what may be around but rely much more heavily on my fish logs from past years...and to be fair to the site I was referring to, I think they had since changed hands and are run by a new group of people...

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