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  1. never known or heard of anyone ever trying to catch them let alone keep but as fas as >>>>very rare and are endangered not true over the years have seen tons of them some days when we are making the 120 mile run from the Cape out to the canyons we will go by certain areas when they are numerous usually 40-60 miles out and have counted at least 50-100 in less than 10 miles
  2. Re:that mola is huge actually one that size is small they can grow to 10 feet and 2 tons http://www.starfish.ch/reef/mola-sunfish.html
  3. Re:Are they good eatting,and what do you use for bait? the best bait would be either a gaff or simply reach down with your hands GGGGGGGGGGG
  4. I can just imagine that headline yesterday morning on the strong incoming tide we were just past Badgers rocks a ton of seals around thought I saw another one before I realized it was a mola mola ( ocean sunfish ) about 4-5 feet long it was slowly swimming but was being carried upriver by the tide now you all know how their big dorsal fin sticks out of the water can just imagine someone on the boardwalk seeing that and screaming "SHARK"
  5. the commercial season starts on July 12th and runs until the quota is filled that usually takes about 3 weeks or so fish must be 34 inches can take 5 fish on Sunday and 30 a day the other three days (that's down from 40 fish a day a few years ago)
  6. a bit back redfish asked when was the best time to wade Joppa my respone was>> that's an easy question you have 2 choices: 1. fish high tide and drown 2. fish low tide and don't drown seriously the only time you can wade Joppa is 3 before to 3 after low and be real careful as the tide comes in FAST so it is real easy to have the water over your boots if you do not start back in soon enough seriously you can do very well walking in from the old high tide ramp but just be REAL careful I remember a day many years ago in a "can't see 5 feet fog" that I was actually INSIDE of some guys almost up to their noses trying to get back in damn near ran them over with my boat
  7. that's an easy question you have 2 choices: 1. fish high tide and drown 2. fish low tide and don't drown seriously the only time you can wade Joppa is 3 before to 3 after low and be real careful as the tide comes in FAST so it is real easy to have the water over your boots if you do not start back in soon enough
  8. with a 22ft you can do just about everything by far for big fish go out and get live macks then liveline them
  9. minnow what size boat? the stripers follow the herring up river during the spawning run that is usually over around 6/10-15 and at that time the fishing can be fantastic after that there are few bass above the chain bridge the rest of the year during the daytime those who anchor and fish chuncks seem to do best mainly because the heavy boat traffic puts the fish down at night anything will work; I much prefer to drift many kinds of lures or fly fishing works well drifting live eels at night can often be the best for big fish and if/when pogies come in live lineling them may be best of all for 20 pound plus fish (unless you can go out for mackeral) I've fished the river for over 40 years it is as good as it has ever been with 2 exceptions first, the new ban on herring second, the HUGE increase in boat traffic and the number of people fishing so now I mainly fish from 10PM to 8AM let us know how you make out
  10. the sign at Cashmans said "to open Memorial Day" just got back from looking things over the beachfront is surprisingly clean huge number of people on the cleanup and from what I saw they are basically done the surf and ocean is very dirty but no where near as bad as I expected
  11. checked out the Lawrence dam today nothing going on water level about average for this time of year; decent flow over the top of the dam the gate to the boat ramp was LOCKED; no idea what the scoop is with that
  12. there are 2 495 bridges in Haverhill the tidal effect stops right after at the 1st one kinda between the 2 bridges depending on the river flow and the hight of any given tide the turn in the river just below Pats Roast Beef House is the "normal tidal stop" above there you must have a liscense
  13. fished today with grandson they must have put in some quality fish with the recent stocking took the 6 limit in about 2 hours all were 12 plus 3 16-17 inches; nice slab sided 1.50-2 pounders all down deep, mid day, most on trolled fly
  14. off the beach is fine all the way to the corner 30-50 off the beach it is 22-26 feet deep can do well with a boat with a TINY black fly when they are riseing otherwise the best luck is always down deep with a slow trolled small (like a woolie ) fly similar at round pond also
  15. shallow max of maybe 50 feet