Roccus7

North Of Portland - 2021 Edition

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First morning as a resident and I at least found some feeding fish and bird play. Not knowing what access is like, today was more of a scouting mission for me. Had one fish go sideways in the current and take me all the way to my backing. Lost it when it made a run at me and I let some slack in my line. Feeding on spearing during the incoming, 6-830 am. Electric chicken clouser minnow. 
 

also, I come from New Jersey where you get dragged for revealing what town you’re fishing in. What are spot burn rules for this forum? Obviously not overly specific ie:harpswell, bath etc…

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10 mins ago, Oso said:

First morning as a resident and I at least found some feeding fish and bird play. Not knowing what access is like, today was more of a scouting mission for me. Had one fish go sideways in the current and take me all the way to my backing. Lost it when it made a run at me and I let some slack in my line. Feeding on spearing during the incoming, 6-830 am. Electric chicken clouser minnow. 
 

also, I come from New Jersey where you get dragged for revealing what town you’re fishing in. What are spot burn rules for this forum? Obviously not overly specific ie:harpswell, bath etc…

I totally accept the premise behind not burning spots.  While some of the regular posters may know each other, and may have a general idea of locations their friends fish, as a relative newcomer, I don't have that knowledge.  "North of Portland" encompasses thousands of miles of Maine shoreline, and could be anywhere between Casco Bay and Quoddy Head.  This is a great forum, and the regulars here appear genuinely dedicated to preserving the Striper fishery, and supporting the sport that we all love.  I appreciate this forum as is, but I wonder if we would benefit from threads dedicated to regions like Casco Bay, the Kennebec watershed, or Penobscot Bay etc.   Would that be too specific, or violate the spot burn rules? 

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6 mins ago, Baby Magnum said:

I totally accept the premise behind not burning spots.  While some of the regular posters may know each other, and may have a general idea of locations their friends fish, as a relative newcomer, I don't have that knowledge.  "North of Portland" encompasses thousands of miles of Maine shoreline, and could be anywhere between Casco Bay and Quoddy Head.  This is a great forum, and the regulars here appear genuinely dedicated to preserving the Striper fishery, and supporting the sport that we all love.  I appreciate this forum as is, but I wonder if we would benefit from threads dedicated to regions like Casco Bay, the Kennebec watershed, or Penobscot Bay etc.   Would that be too specific, or violate the spot burn rules? 

The way it worked in NJ, was we named counties and whether we were out back or front. Personally I found that to be plenty given that there’s only 3 counties that most people fish. However up here, I agree much more coastline to cover. I like the challenge of finding spots& don’t want to step on anyone’s toes when it comes to naming towns, which is why I asked. Gonna play it safe and not say anything until someone with some pull in here gives the green light. 

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North of Portland is the most you're getting from me.  The internet has made fishing too easy.  It's not instant gratification, you need to study and learn.  People actually used to utilize tools like charts, observation at all times and tides, and experimentation to find good fishing spots and techniques.  Now folks are a bunch of "Internet Blanche DuBois", always "depending on the kindness of stangers" to learn.

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10 mins ago, Roccus7 said:

North of Portland is the most you're getting from me.  The internet has made fishing too easy.  It's not instant gratification, you need to study and learn.  People actually used to utilize tools like charts, observation at all times and tides, and experimentation to find good fishing spots and techniques.  Now folks are a bunch of "Internet Blanche DuBois", always "depending on the kindness of stangers" to learn.

That’s why I asked. Better to be safe than sorry. And I agree with ya, felt good to find fish with 0 input from the local yokels this AM. Being the son of a surfcaster a logbook has always been in my back pocket. Looking forward to starting one for this great state. Tight lines this season 

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This is Roccus7's thread; I respect his opinion and I get his point.  I guess my question went more to what the purpose of this board is?  For example, Facebook seems to be mostly a "brag board", and that's okay, but honestly it's not very interesting.  My personal preference is to participate in an exchange of ideas and knowledge that will make us all better fishermen, and hopefully better sportsmen and stewards of our sport.      

      

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56 mins ago, Baby Magnum said:

This is Roccus7's thread; I respect his opinion and I get his point.  I guess my question went more to what the purpose of this board is?  For example, Facebook seems to be mostly a "brag board", and that's okay, but honestly it's not very interesting.  My personal preference is to participate in an exchange of ideas and knowledge that will make us all better fishermen, and hopefully better sportsmen and stewards of our sport.      

      

100% in agreement, but those topics should be, and usually are, in separate threads, e.g. "How Do You Rig Up Your Poppers?", "Braid or Mono On Your Spinning Reel?". 

 

A specific "Where should I fish in the Kennebec River?" is not a good idea, but "What do you look for in finding a good place to fish in a larger tidal river?" is a good one.  You'll get some valuable info and help learn learn how to find places.

 

Of course if you feel it's important, go ahead and start threads asking about specific watersheds.  Somehow I think the dyed in the wool bass maniacs won't be participating.  I only sporadically post in this thread for "special events" like first getting on the board, catching a keepah and reporting a first skunking during a very long run of successful outings.  I'm retired and fish virtually every day.  It would be damn boring for everyone if I posted a report every time I caught fish since starting around this time of the year, I catch every outing until mid-Septemberish...

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A final comment.  This is not "MY" thread, it's for all of us that fish the coast past Portland.  Just like the population distribution, it seems that more Maine folks on SOL are fishing ME waters from Kittery to Portland, so when Crozzbow started this thread a few years ago, it was a welcome diversion for those of us who fish up here... 

 

OK, time to go back to fishing!!  Tight lines everyone!

 

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2 mins ago, Roccus7 said:

A final comment.  This is not "MY" thread, it's for all of us that fish the coast past Portland.  Just like the population distribution, it seems that more Maine folks on SOL are fishing ME waters from Kittery to Portland, so when Crozzbow started this thread a few years ago, it was a welcome diversion from those of us who fish up here... 

 

OK, time to go back to fishing!!  Tight lines everyone!

 

How did you do up that way today? 

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2 mins ago, Roccus7 said:

Still on a tear, but tears were shed when the hook pulled on a 30+" fish...

Nice, I fished last evening for a bit, another spot, saw a few jump, but got the big ole skunk. I am NOT liking what I am seeing as we keep getting closer to July...

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I’ve been doing fairly well this season North of Portland. Managed to make it out every morning for the past 10 days. Lots of fish in the mid twenties. 
I was lucky to see a large school of boiling fishing yesterday. 
actions lasted all of 5 minutes. 
All fish  caught on the fly from a boat. 

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19 hours ago, Roccus7 said:

100% in agreement, but those topics should be, and usually are, in separate threads, e.g. "How Do You Rig Up Your Poppers?", "Braid or Mono On Your Spinning Reel?". 

 

A specific "Where should I fish in the Kennebec River?" is not a good idea, but "What do you look for in finding a good place to fish in a larger tidal river?" is a good one.  You'll get some valuable info and help learn learn how to find places.

 

Of course if you feel it's important, go ahead and start threads asking about specific watersheds.  Somehow I think the dyed in the wool bass maniacs won't be participating.  I only sporadically post in this thread for "special events" like first getting on the board, catching a keepah and reporting a first skunking during a very long run of successful outings.  I'm retired and fish virtually every day.  It would be damn boring for everyone if I posted a report every time I caught fish since starting around this time of the year, I catch every outing until mid-Septemberish...

I couldn’t agree more.  Specifics about where to fish on any given watershed are inviting spot burn, and not good for any of us, including the fish.  I was thinking more about general reporting and discussions.   I guess it is a “fine line” that might be be too easy to cross, so I understand the hesitancy in the going there.  Tight lines and keep up the good work.  

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