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CharlieA

RI Fish report

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If you find the peanuts, you will find the fish.

In the last 24 hours I've fished Napatree, Watch Hill, Weekpaug, Quonnie, Charlestown, and the West Wall in RI (and a few hours in Old Saybrook CT).

What was hot last week was dead. Dawn bite at the WW - nada (except for 2 blues). Q back pond - no bait, no fish. Watch Hill/Napatree, found a few in the back lagoon between the weeds, but they were not thick - no bait ocean side.

Finally found the birds, fish, and peanuts east of Weekpaug. Landed a few decent nice bass (28-32") - very feisty - on 4" pearl and 4" shad Storms. I thought for sure they were blues because they shook so much.

Schools were too far to cast to, but I found a little nook holding peanuts. If there are peanuts, the bass will eventually come to eat them.

As for Old Saybrook, the causeway was FULL of peanuts. Landed 2 15" bass, and 2 blues 15" & 25", before I decided go look for fish in RI.

My advice - if you don't see any peanuts in the water, you are fishing in the wrong place.

Good luck

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Well I did not have luck yesterday either. Started at 1pm back of Quonny, moved to front and left nothing , drove to FPR nothing there , saw someone catch a schoolie. Moved over to Matunuck, E. Matunuck, WW, the pier back in the pond, nothing. Over to Black Point , nothing hazard ave nothing. Reports from the north still look promising with fish all the way up to Maine, I think its far from the end, if it even started in full speed yet.

Anthony

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Charlie, any reports of any fish down there?

May take at rip to Pt Judith this coming weekend!!!

Could not make it there last weekend!!!

Thanks!!!

:banana:

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Charlie you are a flip-flopper!!!

LOL!!!

:banana: B) :banana:

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Ridler, no problems with parking at PJ. Not sure of what these NE winds are going to do. I was planning on going down tonight. Seas are said to be 6-9 footers, so I am not sure about my trip.

Anthony

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Sorry Riddler, just saw the post. If you went, I hope you did better than I did. I saw one schoolie taken out of probably 50 guys. The weed made it tough, the surf made it crazy, and seeing the fish out past casting range made it frustrating.

I couldn't wait around till they moved in, but if someone had the time, those fish will eventually pin the bait against the shore.

If you are there when it happens, :banana:

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Fished yesterday between Charlestown and Westerly for 11 stripers. No real size to any of the fish. Water temp is still 52 degrees with plenty of bait. I suspect there will be some fish to be had to about Dec. 10.

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i was just on the train from the north shore into boston on the way to work when i noticed quite a large bait ball real tight splashing around in the saugus marsh...the bait did not look small but i couldnt get a good look...must have been somthing chasing them...stripers still around? i bet there were some there as it was close to that power plant...water was probably a bit warmer...

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how did everyone winter? Iwas wondering if ther are any signs of fish down there. Any bait or stripers or blues or anything yet?

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