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Old 10-03-2019, 10:23 AM
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Windy windy and more windy !



Looks like windy is going to put an early end to this season.
Did I mention that I despise wind ?
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:32 AM
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Tell.Me.About.It. Ugh. We need to get out and go snag our lobster pots. DH is a teacher and has been busy every day this week after work. Even Friday night and Saturday afternoon/night are tied up with crap this week. We're hauling on 10/31. We've got to get out there and bring them in. Stupid wind. Nothing's worse than trying to catch the damn things while you're getting blown and tossed around in somewhat shallow water. I told the boss that next year we need longer lines on them so we can set them a bit deeper.
Old 10-03-2019, 12:04 PM
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Wasn’t as bad today as they predicted, guess it depends where u are
Old 10-03-2019, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by north coast View Post
Windy windy and more windy !



Looks like windy is going to put an early end to this season.
Did I mention that I despise wind ?
That is all.
I hear ya, I don't mind alot of stuff, but I hate wind,after looking at the long range last week I pulled mine early to change the steering swivel pin and bushings, I'm looking like a genius right about now. . It ain't like the old days when we could fish cod in November(or all winter some years). And the boat never really got put away..time to get ready for deer season. ..and ice fishing.
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Saturday looks decent....sweater weather. We'll be on the water
Old 10-03-2019, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by mrscoach View Post
Tell.Me.About.It. Ugh. We need to get out and go snag our lobster pots. DH is a teacher and has been busy every day this week after work. Even Friday night and Saturday afternoon/night are tied up with crap this week. We're hauling on 10/31. We've got to get out there and bring them in. Stupid wind. Nothing's worse than trying to catch the damn things while you're getting blown and tossed around in somewhat shallow water. I told the boss that next year we need longer lines on them so we can set them a bit deeper.
I always haul mine labor day weekend, the weather gets too unpredictable, i can't tend them after work,because it gets dark too early, so until I retire, I'll keep hauling them labor day weekend, BTW, I run 90' of line on all my pots, that way if an prolonged N/E blow happens mid summer, it's easy to.move them out a bit to deeper water without changing line and changing my mid line marking. .
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We meant to bring 1 in each time we pulled them after Labor Day. Apparently we haven't been pulling them every weekend. We just need to suck it up and do it. I didn't expect the weekends to get as busy as they did (or the weather to turn on us) I'm hoping we can pop out there this weekend and bring most of them in so it's one less thing to deal with.
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Originally Posted by mrscoach View Post
We meant to bring 1 in each time we pulled them after Labor Day. Apparently we haven't been pulling them every weekend. We just need to suck it up and do it. I didn't expect the weekends to get as busy as they did (or the weather to turn on us) I'm hoping we can pop out there this weekend and bring most of them in so it's one less thing to deal with.
I hope they didn’t get blown into shore with this big wind and surf. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by mrscoach View Post
We meant to bring 1 in each time we pulled them after Labor Day. Apparently we haven't been pulling them every weekend. We just need to suck it up and do it. I didn't expect the weekends to get as busy as they did (or the weather to turn on us) I'm hoping we can pop out there this weekend and bring most of them in so it's one less thing to deal with.
Life always gets in the way... good luck on the retrieval...
Old 10-03-2019, 07:40 PM
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Prepped to boat this weekend As stated Sat PM to Sun AM looks good. Several more weekends of cruising ahead!
Old 10-04-2019, 06:12 AM
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just like last year. Whether it's a hurricane that messes up the water, a month of wind, or just not many quality fish, the fall run these days on the Cape is nothing compared to what it was 15-20 years ago and not even as good as it was 5 years ago. Not even close. Yes there are still epic days, but it's hit or miss, here today, gone tomorrow. Years ago, the schools would be there for days at a time, and because it was late Sept or October, it was only the diehards out there. I used to put the boat away on Thanksgiving - no need for that anymore. Sad.

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just like last year. Whether it's a hurricane that messes up the water, a month of wind, or just not many quality fish, the fall run these days on the Cape is nothing compared to what it was 15-20 years ago and not even as good as it was 5 years ago. Not even close. Yes there are still epic days, but it's hit or miss, here today, gone tomorrow. Years ago, the schools would be there for days at a time, and because it was late Sept or October, it was only the diehards out there. I used to put the boat away on Thanksgiving - no need for that anymore. Sad.
Joe you can thank the pair trawlers for much of it. We wipe out important forage species in areas so fast that the fish that rely on them are forced to move on. Eventually, the gene imprint gets changed and fish are no longer in areas we expect them to be in. Very Sad.
Old 10-04-2019, 08:19 AM
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It still amazes me that they let trawlers go through robinsons hole or right off the shore of monomoy (a protected wildlife area too!)... what do people think they are catching?
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It still amazes me that they let trawlers go through robinsons hole or right off the shore of monomoy (a protected wildlife area too!)... what do people think they are catching?
They kill everything in their path.
Old 10-04-2019, 08:57 AM
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Tunee, I agree with the overall impact of trawlers on the sport fish population, but what I've seen these past 5 years or so is not a lack of bait but rather an abundance. last year and earlier this year massive schools of bunker; millions and millions of silversides, peanuts, plenty of squid in the spring and into the summer and herring in the spring. Not to mention the sand eels. What I've seen is the lack of predators to feed on them. But as long as the commercial fleet can hammer the crap out of the diminishing schools for a few bucks in gas money, then I guess it's all good...

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Your only fooling yourself if you blame the striped bass stock on commercial rod and reel fishermen. If you care so much about it take 5 minutes and do some research and inform yourself.
recreational fisherman kill about 7x more fish than commercial.
Old 10-04-2019, 09:37 AM
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Your only fooling yourself if you blame the striped bass stock on commercial rod and reel fishermen. If you care so much about it take 5 minutes and do some research and inform yourself.
recreational fisherman kill about 7x more fish than commercial.
Its honestly crazy the ideas people come up with.
Released fish alone from recreation accounts up to 48% of the striped bass mortality. And commercials guys this year if you could find fish were getting massive paychecks. At the tackle shop i worked at my co-worker was making 2k+ a week from bass.

oh and the people complaining about the wind get a bigger boat haha
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Originally Posted by 32regulator View Post
Its honestly crazy the ideas people come up with.
Released fish alone from recreation accounts up to 48% of the striped bass mortality. And commercials guys this year if you could find fish were getting massive paychecks. At the tackle shop i worked at my co-worker was making 2k+ a week from bass.

oh and the people complaining about the wind get a bigger boat haha
I don't think anyone above specifically called out the rod and reel guys......
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If the bait thrives the predators will too, the predator curve is just behind the bait curve imo.
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F this wind.

The forecast is for it to blow for a week. Small window Sunday.

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