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About cgcloutier

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  1. I have been a member on this site for 6 years, and the content of the website is still the same. I tried reaching out to who the domain is listed under but never heard back. It bothers me because this really could be an awesome site. If they are not interested in maintaining this site anymore than pass it off to somebody that is like myself. If any of you are on Facebook, I have started a group that is growing pretty good called Fishing New England.
  2. I picked up my permit on Friday at the NH Fish & Game in Durham, and you can net them on Saturdays & Mondays.
  3. What an expensive day of fishing today :wacko: . I fished Joppa today from my yak, and while I was reeling in my only Striper of the day the other pole I was using fell out of the rod holder. I didn't realize it was missing until after I had released the fish, and by that time it was to late. It was a pretty nice setup of a 6'6 St. Croix Medium with St. Croix reel. Talk about ruining a nice day of fishing. Thank god it wasn't the other reel I was using which was a Daiwa Stella 6000. That would have really s>>&(ked.
  4. I have had pretty goodluck with frozen sand eels day or night. Most of the time that is what the birds are feeding on. It is actually my bait of choice because it stays on the hook really good. I am taking my Yak out this afternoon to Joppa and plan on doing some trolling with sand eels. I will report back.
  5. Is that a bobber you are using above the hook?
  6. Thanks for the info....
  7. Nice post!!!!! I noticed that some poppers have this medal lip on the front of them. Do you fish these types of poppers differently? I have a couple in my bag, but don't know how to really fish them. http://www.kitterytradingpost.com/product....26/prodid/17646
  8. There are some good size keepers being taken out of Newmarket (Lamprey River). Personally I have not gotten a keeper yet, but have seen plenty being pulled out. The biggest I have seen was a 38 incher. This time of year Newmarket is the place to be however it gets pretty crowed. Also Exeter has been pretty good, but have not heard or seen any keepers.
  9. Suds N Soda is on RT33. Not only is Suds N Soda good, but I personally would recommend checking out Kittery Trading Post, which is just over the bridge on RT 1... Check out Exeter NH on the river for smelt.
  10. My dad and I fished lot 7 Friday morning for the first time. We have always fished on the river side, and figured we would give this a try. We had no luck, mainly because we weren't sure where to fish. The tide was going out, and we were fishing to the left of the rocks. Should we have been on the other side of the rocks towards the Parker?
  11. The sand eels I get from Hudson's are usually 6inches plus. Put a couple of them on a circle hook and that is all you need...... :D
  12. All I ever use are frozen sand eels on a #4 circle hook with a 2oz egg sinker. You don't here much talk of sand eels being used, however that is typically what the birds are feeding on. Hudsons on RT 1 going into Newburyport has the best Sand Eels.
  13. I fished the outgoing tide on Saturday from my boat, and caught plenty of little ones. Everything that I have caught has been schoolies. The greenheads were whicked. I had to soak my feet in the water because of the multiple bite wounds. The only time I caught some stripers with some size was in early May. That was when they were chasing the Alewifes up river, but nothing since. I am sure the flooding has something to do with it. I don't keep anything I catch, but I wonder if the amount of fish that have been kept over the past few years is starting to catch up with us. It also doesn't help that Stripers are being taking commercially. :D I guess the good thing out of all of this, is that all these schoolies will get bigger.
  14. So you don't necessarily need to jig the Sabaki? What size weight do you use? Thanks for the advise.
  15. I pulled out a keeper Monday behind the mill in Newmarket below the dam. There has been a lot of Stripers being pulled out of there. I have also spoken to people that have been getting them in Exeter. Newmarket is definitely a hot spot, but can get quite crowded. It's not much of a secret anymore :banana: I am going this Sunday, and will be fishing from a boat. Hopefully we can snag some alewifes with a Sabiki rig. I have never had much luck doing this, but its worth a try. We will fish some around the dam, and then probably will troll some lures behind the boat down the Lamprey. Has anybody had any luck near railroad bridge leading down the Squamscott towards Exeter? I would also think that the mouth of the Lamprey would be good this time of year, same with Adam's Point. -Corey