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Old 05-20-2019, 12:49 PM
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anyone have interest in getting and keeping one of these going with me? The long island one is nice to read and check out, so hoping we can get one going for this area.

I'll start 5/18 fished afternoon off PJ, did well on 20-26 inch stripers trolling 9ers.

We tried for tog for a few at some piles, but couldn't find anything but shorts
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:03 PM
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i'm in... we're out of PJ.

been out a couple times squidding so far. going to turn some of them into fluke Saturday morning and look for some light top water bass.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:05 PM
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5/19 we fished mount hope bay area on my brothers boat with my father, uncle and niece, not as much in bow height so with the wind we weren't able to do to much. We did manage a few keeper stripers and tons of schoolies all trolling worms and 9ers.

My niece ended up with the biggest fish on the day at 36 inches, she's turning 4, so she had help holding the rod. That kid loves fishing
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My Family has a house in PT Judith the marine weather looks decent for at least the beginning of the weekend so I think I'm going to trailer my boat up. Going to do definitely do some Striped Bass fishing in the pond, around the wall and lighthouse and some fluke / Seabass. If: I get good reports, weather is right and I can get a crew I may go to the North End Saturday or Sunday night.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:16 AM
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Looking to try fluking off PJ this weekend, fish the river and bay as well to try our luck bass fishing. Heard a reel nice bass was caught in the Bay.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:29 AM
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Saturday looks great for weather, monday looks decent to if it doesn't rain. Unfortunately i have to go to a wedding on saturday at 2pm in New Hampshire. I am hoping i can screw around for a bit in the morning before i have to go to it. We shall see.

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Looking to try fluking off PJ this weekend, fish the river and bay as well to try our luck bass fishing. Heard a reel nice bass was caught in the Bay.
yep, i saw the photos of the 53lb that got caught either Sunday or Monday. Monster of a fish.
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We ventured out to BI on Sunday to try for fluke. We could only find a few shorts. Looked like all anyone was pulling in were shorts. It was a bit windy and the drift was fast. We bailed out before it got too rough. We might try the bay this weekend for stripers if the weather cooperates. The water still needs to warm up a bit, I think. Still only 49 degrees at BI.
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Saturday looks great for weather, monday looks decent to if it doesn't rain. Unfortunately i have to go to a wedding on saturday at 2pm in New Hampshire. I am hoping i can screw around for a bit in the morning before i have to go to it. We shall see.



yep, i saw the photos of the 53lb that got caught either Sunday or Monday. Monster of a fish.
Where did you see the fish?

I'm in on this thread. Will post when I go, which may be a little jammed to start the season due to family obligations (graduations, etc.).

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Old 05-22-2019, 08:23 AM
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I'm in, anyone fish the southerly beaches yet for fluke?
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:31 AM
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Where did you see the fish?

I'm in on this thread. Will post when I go, which may be a little jammed to start the season due to family obligations (graduations, etc.).
facebook and instagram @ woozy_fishing originally, since then Dave at ocean state has shared it as well, it was weighed in at Rays bait and tackle
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Trolled out of the pond from Stone Cove at 5 am this morning. Caught a keeper Blue and a short Striper. Ran over to Beavertail/ Whale Rock, trolled around there and didn't see anything. Back to Pt Jud and saw some small top water Stripers. Saw a lot more action last Wednesday.
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I fish from providence to block island every weekend. I usually post reports on a yahoo group SNESA but that group is very quiet. I will be heading to block island Saturday for our first fluke trip of the season. in case anyone is interested I have been catching plenty of schoolies on top water outside of greens island. caught some tog at plum light and whale rock last couple weeks but nothing great.

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facebook and instagram @ woozy_fishing originally, since then Dave at ocean state has shared it as well, it was weighed in at Rays bait and tackle
Thanks, nice fish. Pretty rare this time of year.

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Old 05-24-2019, 11:10 AM
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question for those regular block fluke fisherman, what size bucktail do you generally use around there? I usually stick to 1-2 ounce bucktails at the south shore beaches, unsure about out there since it's deeper water. Want to make sure i bring what i need tomorrow.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:17 AM
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dont leave gear at home...

i typically go 1-3oz. depends on drift speed. have gone heavier but my personal success rate goes down.

when flukin' I prefer to fish the opposite side of the island the wind is blowing from. Let the island knock down the wind a bit and it'll slow your drift. unless I know there is a hot bit in a particular spot.
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Fwiw, the lady Frances is sticking close. They are usually just south of the South wall.

They haven't moved over to block full time yet.

Again, just a data point. I probably wont get fishing till next weekend..
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question for those regular block fluke fisherman, what size bucktail do you generally use around there? I usually stick to 1-2 ounce bucktails at the south shore beaches, unsure about out there since it's deeper water. Want to make sure i bring what i need tomorrow.
Depends on depth and drift, if your moving pretty good, you'll never hold unless you have some larger buck tails 3 oz plus, or just use a sinker and skirted hook when its moving real good and wait for it to die down. If you actively reeling them in and dropping, you will be okay for a short time.
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:16 PM
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i'll be bouncing between green hill and the ocean mist and just south of scarborough and the light house saturday morning
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Bring your drift sock, and also look up "power drifting" if you're unfamiliar with the technique. It really works well when you have a wind against tide/current situation.

We'll use up to 6 oz. in deep water with a really fast drift, but of course less is more when it comes to weight. As little weight as you can to hold bottom with your line as straight down into the water as possible.

Good luck and let us know how you do, hopefully someone turns off the fan pretty soon!
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Snug harbor just posted a pretty bad forecast for tonight calling for 6 footers and calming down to 4 footers with 3 foot seas tomorrow. This seemed to be out of nowhere all the reports I were reading including fish weather and windy called for 1-2 foot seas

** edit never mind, just noticed thats the 26 miles south east of newport report
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