VanStaalSteve

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25 mins ago, VanStaalSteve said:

Loads of this tiny bait in RI waters. It’s about1/2 long. This one was fouled hooked. 

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Looks like anchovy maybe Bermuda anchovy

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1 hour ago, squidder 329 said:

 

I believe rainbait as well saw several large schools yesterday a mile off the beach.

Seems to be what most folks think? They were close to the surf line to 2-300 yards off the beach. Large schools of small bass were gorging on them. Bass were very finicky and would not hit anything save for a Rebel Jumpin' minnow.

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8 hours ago, VanStaalSteve said:

Loads of this tiny bait in RI waters. It’s about 1/2" long. This one was fouled hooked. 

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My vote: SPEARING ... the other thought being Smelt.

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Should make for an outstanding Albie fishing season!

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IMO its too silvery/black and lacks the olive and clear of a spearing, especially a smaller 2.5" spearing.

 

I am leaning to one of the anchovy's.  

 

here's a pic from a fish kill/die off on the west coast that I snagged from the 'net

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2 hours ago, VanStaalSteve said:

Seems to be what most folks think? They were close to the surf line to 2-300 yards off the beach. Large schools of small bass were gorging on them. Bass were very finicky and would not hit anything save for a Rebel Jumpin' minnow.

It’s uncanny how the Jumpin minnow can get non biting bass to bite.  

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