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I know the Cape Cod Canal is changing but this??

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Saw many flying fish swimming near our bow in the middle of the Pacific all the time. Didn’t know they were in the Atlantic or inshore 

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When under way in the Med. I got up early every morning to pick the bow clear of flying fish, that we stored in the fridge for bait and yes when the waters get warmer around here seeing one was not an uncommon scene years back. They are a very interesting fish for sure to observe in the water as they can do some amazing jumps as I recall riding the surface waves 

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In warm water they are typically in pretty close.  In Ft Lauderdale where the gulf stream can push in pretty tight we will get them pretty close to the beach.  There were Mahi in cape cod bay last year, no reason we wouldn't have flying fish in the canal.  The water is getting warmer, there are black sea bass in Hampton, a king fish bite in B bay last year, pile of bonito 2+ weeks early this year, things are changing.  Its probably time to take a few trips to Hatteras to learn about drum fishing to get ahead of the curve.  This way I won't need to travel to Nova Scotia for fish I know how to catch.

 

I bet the canal would be a great spot for giant snook.

 

sam

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When I worked in the field many years ago, we used to bring alive the "exotics"  we collected from south Cape estuaries to the curator of the NOAA Fisheries (then National Marine Fisheries Service) Aquarium in Woods Hole and he was always enthused with species from "away".   Some of those exotics are becoming commonplace here now. With warming waters in the Northeast and elsewhere, "The times they are a-changing"(Bob Dylan).  One of the DMF senior scientists, and doubtless others, has been publicly stating that the waters of  the Gulf of Maine are increasing more rapidly than anywhere else.  

 

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Hell, people have been jumping tarpon from the sand on Nantucket for the last several years in JUNE. I’m not surprised by much these days either. 

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One of my sons with caught on small bait hook. We have tried with flies but can’t seem to get them to take one. 

 

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I remember reading about flying fish in the canal decades ago. Maybe in one of frank daignaults books?

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2 hours ago, Jonesy said:

I remember reading about flying fish in the canal decades ago. Maybe in one of frank daignaults books?

Probably so. Exotics float in on warm water breaking off from the gulf stream isn't new. Decades ago without the internet the only ones who heard about it were the people involved and the small circle of people they talked to. Today with the internet and cell cameras everyone knows everything when it happens and might not know it's always happened. I bet there were flying fish in the canal in the 70s when they predicted that immenent ice age coming. 

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