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      Surfcaster's 2016 Reboot!   09/21/2016

      Howdy, folks. I know this is way overdue, and the damage is probably already done, but after weeks of working with the database I've finally wiped out all of the spam posts and topics. This was no easy task, considering there were three-quarters of a million bogus posts and nearly three hundred thousand bogus topics. Once a hacker/spammer network finds a vulnerability, they send out automated programs that basically destroy a database like this. Over the past couple weeks I've migrated all of the good data into a more current, secure platform with the hopes that we can somehow rebuild. New member registration is tightened way up, and a third-party spam monitoring service is in place. I've also invested in an awesome new gallery extension,  allowing members to create, manage, and share image galleries. Please give it a try, and let me know if there are any issues. I'm still testing and working out the bugs. Surfcaster's forums were once an amazing resource for everyone to enjoy, and we're hoping it can once again build back up. The main site (non-forums) is pretty banged up, but once the forums are complete my next task is to re-invent that as well. Spread the word. Hope to see a lot of you back! Cheers, Andrew


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  1. Fished serveral spots in and around Point Judith on Friday between 6-9PM. No hits on lures. Spoke to other fishermen, no luck also. It was rainy and cold, but still good to be outside. Only the diehard fisherman were out, no crowds. Has anyone had better luck in the area?
  2. Fished the Cape Cod Canal from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Slack tide. Used plugs and rubber baits. No luck. I say alot of other fisherman. No one was catching anything. People using lures and chucks, no one had a bite. I only saw one lonely herring in the herring run. Is it still to early for the herring to be here or have their numbers totally collapsed. I remember 5-10 years ago, you could see many more herring going up the fish ladders. Then fished a beach in Barnstable with no luck. Maybe it was too sunny.
  3. Fished PI riverfront at low tide 5/19 morning and 5/20 low tide evening. Used clams. Early morning was better. We caught a handful of stripers each day. May 2006 the fish were more numerous but they are bigger this year. All the fish I saw getting caught ranged from 18" to 24". Good news is it wasn't crowded. You have to love the rain, only the die-hards come out.
  4. Fished Plum Island ocean front Sat. night from 4 pm to 10 pm. Lots of 3 to 4 inch bait fish in less than a foot of water. It could have been peanut bunker. Yes, only lots 1, 6, 7 were open. Parking was almost full when we got there, but the park was deserted by the time we left. We fished whole fresh herring with no luck. We saw a few schoolies caught by others. We were both tired of catching dozens of small schoolies this summer. We changed from the river front with clams to the ocean front with big bait. I would rather get skunked, but have a fight chance at catching a cow.
  5. Fished from 6 PM to midnight last night. Low tide was at 1 AM. Fish hitting constantly. We lost count. All hits on clams. No hits on chunks of herring. We were fishing from shore on the river front. All stripers were very small, from 10" to 20". Good breeze made it cool and kept the greenhead and biting insects away. Other fisherman agreed that this year the stripers are tiny. Where are the big ones? I saw alot of keeper landed the last year. I have seen none this year.
  6. Fished around low tide last night. Used clams on river front of Plum Island. Lots of schoolies. Biggest was 19". Hope the big ones move in soon.