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Old 10-27-2019, 11:00 AM
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Just wondering if anyone has
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11-20-2019, 12:20 PM
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So today's report. Totally blown forecast. Instead of NW and 2 to 3 ft seas, it was NE 5 to 7. Wind really came on strong. Never swung to the west like they said but did manage to come around a bit more to the north. Seas really picked up at noon. We we the only boat fishing. Anyway, the water temp dropped 1.6 degrees since last Thursdsy. This is not good news for those of us trying to ride it out until the first. The bait that was against the beach has now moved out to the eez line. Was taking a bit longer to fill the livewell but did manage to get my fair share of both macs and herrring. I marked several fish today sometimes in bunches of 4 and 6 but mostly big singles. The whales are still around but not as many. Most of my marks came around the whales. We had one or two group of fish busting the surface for brief periods of time early in the morning. I was a bit frustrated having so many marks and no bites as they often have lock jaw with East wind. We hook up finally at 1130 and released a 90 plus inch fish. Guessing between 400 and 500 lbs.
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Plenty of life around, fish in as close as 3 miles. I got an invite the other day for some jig and pop and we tangled with some extra large fish.
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Originally Posted by Greene Machine View Post
Plenty of life around, fish in as close as 3 miles. I got an invite the other day for some jig and pop and we tangled with some extra large fish.
thanks that’s what I wanted to hear!
Old 10-27-2019, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Clamcove23 View Post
Just wondering if anyone has
info about BFT off Chatham area
thanks in advance
Theres a ton of fish out east.
Old 10-27-2019, 01:39 PM
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Fish were caught on the troll, jigging, plugs and bait.
Old 10-27-2019, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Greene Machine View Post
Fish were caught on the troll, jigging, plugs and bait.
I’ve been wishing I could get out. Heard Ryder’s has been full most days this week.
Old 10-27-2019, 03:29 PM
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Fish are typically there into December.
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Old 10-27-2019, 05:43 PM
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If only the weather would cooperate.
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Originally Posted by TUNEE View Post
If only the weather would cooperate.
From your mouth to mother nature's ears.
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What I would pay to repeat Friday's weather & fishy conditions.
Old 10-28-2019, 05:30 AM
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I think the fish bite better when it's a little shitty actu ally but the wind is just crazy this month.
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Launched with a bunch of boats out of ryders on Friday. Great conditions ran north a bit and stayed 3-4 miles off the coast and hooked up a 96” at 0830. Had it boat side at 0930 then swam it until almost 1000. Kept fishing but no other hook ups and headed in at 1400. Surface action was quiet by me, hooked up on my down rod. There should be a couple days this week between blows that are fishable and I hope to get out.
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Remains to be seen what effect the pair trawlers did to that area. The bait was disturbed so we will see.
Old 10-28-2019, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by TUNEE View Post
Remains to be seen what effect the pair trawlers did to that area. The bait was disturbed so we will see.
the bites been really good off nauset the last two weekends. Did the pair trawlers come through that area again recently?
Old 10-28-2019, 12:38 PM
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the bites been really good off nauset the last two weekends. Did the pair trawlers come through that area again recently?
Yes they did, right up against the 3 mile limit. I'm sure they took a lot of the bait out of there. They usually don't miss much. They need to be outlawed.
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:34 AM
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How the hell is this allowed?? They must have missed a few fish as they are back out here again today pounding the area. So sad...
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How the hell is this allowed?? They must have missed a few fish as they are back out here again today pounding the area. So sad...
It's allowed because we have weak clueless people making decisions based on politics instead of what is common sense. You do realize these pair trawlers are so destructive that they have been ban by every other country except this one. Go figure. How these things are allowed to within 3 miles of the beach is mind blowing. I remember 6 or 7 years ago we had the same hot bite off Chatham and the pair trawlers showed up and within a few days it was a barren waste land. The only thing left behind was the dead humpback floating upside down inside crab ledge. Imagine not only getting to police your own quota yourself but when you go over it by millions of metric tons there are zero consequences. A very important forage species being attacked and wiped out, let's not forget and killing everything else in the way during the process. We have ****ed up people in positions of power who don't give a shit.

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If you ever get a chance to step foot on a pair trawler, check out the 60 foot long closet poles with the knives on one end. Ask them what they are for. They use them to open up the belly of the whales so they sink when they drown and wont float after the belly fills with gas. If you or I did that we would go to jail and be fined up the ass so hard we could never fish again. Life is not fair and these things have no business in our oceans.
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Originally Posted by TUNEE View Post
It's allowed because we have weak clueless people making decisions based on politics instead of what is common sense. You do realize these pair trawlers are so destructive that they have been ban by every other country except this one. Go figure. How these things are allowed to within 3 miles of the beach is mind blowing. I remember 6 or 7 years ago we had the same hot bite off Chatham and the pair trawlers showed up and within a few days it was a barren waste land. The only thing left behind was the dead humpback floating upside down inside crab ledge. Imagine not only getting to police your own quota yourself but when you go over it by millions of metric tons there are zero consequences. A very important forage species being attacked and wiped out, let's not forget and killing everything else in the way during the process. We have ****ed up people in positions of power who don't give a shit.
they do the same shit up here in Ipswich bay.
follow the money.
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At least Nauset isn’t the only red hot tuna bite going off Chatham right now.

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