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doabbs

Eliot/South Berwick

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Hoping to go out tomorrow, either Eliot or South Berwick. Anyone have any reports on what's working for bait?

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Went out this morning to the South Berwick falls and fished an outgoing tide to slack tide and then about 45-60 minutes of incoming tide. Used chunks of mackerel and caught a 16" or so striper. Some other people had the same luck but no one appeared to have any keepers. Went down to the Eliot/Dover bridge for an hour or so but no luck.

-doabbs

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Fished all day around the York area and was skunked again. Spoke to a number of other anglers and they reported the same results for the day and poor fishing so far this year. :D

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Yup, I've noticed the past few days that the "doldrums" are setting in.

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Yup, I've noticed the past few days that the "doldrums" are setting in.

On a side note, Maine Marine patrol stopped by to check on people. They also said that things appear to have slowed down over the last week or so but they saw things pick up a little on Sunday.

-doabbs

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Fished the Dover/Eliot bridge last night (7/15) right around dusk. Bugs were so bad only lasted about 30-45 minutes. There were some other folks fishing with mackerel I believe, they got some hits but didn't see anything brought in. Ran home (screaming) and threw on a long sleve shirt, pants and grabbed the bug spray and some citronella candles. Got back down around 9:45 and setup for the outgoing tide using live eels on 6/0 hooks, no weights. Stayed down until a little after 1:00am with absolutely no luck. Hoping to try again this evening as I still have a couple eels in the live well.

-doabbs

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Fished the Dover/Eliot bridge again last night (7/19) from 7:45-10. There were about 10 other people on the bridge this time, nice to have company since last time I went I was the only person out there. Saw some schoolies caught and one person said that they had gotten keepers the past two nights. Used live eels on 7/0 circle hooks, no weights, also brought down some mackerel. Only thing I caught was a bigger eel off of a chunk of mackerel. Looks like it is time to hit the beach for some true surf casting this weekend.

-doabbs

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