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Trophy Stripers in Boston?
Contributed by BCarson - This blog has been viewed 4567 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: June 29, 2011
Wow what a fishery we have in the NE….and Boston is no exception. If you ask guys where to go for true trophy stripers you’ll get answers like Cape Cod Canal, Montauk, Block Island, Virginia Beach, Oregon Inlet and others certainly make many anglers' lists. While I have certainly fished in Boston, I would never have considered having Boston on my list. Not anymore….Boston is right up there with the others and I’m certain the opportunity to catch a fish of a lifetime in Boston is a very real probability.
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The Streets I Used to Own
Contributed by DGnewikow - This blog has been viewed 2554 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: June 29, 2011
The Streets I Used to Own
“I used to rule the world,
Seas would rise when I gave the word.
Now in the morning, I sleep alone.
Sweep the streets I used to own.

I used to roll the dice,
Feel the fear in my enemy’s eyes.
Listen as the crowd would sing,
Well the old king is dead, long live the king.

One minute I held the keys,
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castle stands
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand.”
- Coldplay, Viva La Vida

OK, so I wasn’t really ever king, but if you’ve ever been at the top of yo...... Read More

Maritime Mayhem
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 1002 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: June 23, 2011
BREAKER BREAKER Help, Help, OK--SOMEBODY, I need some help out here. Can anybody hear me?
This is the US Coast Guard. What’s your location and the nature of your distress?
I’m right here by this crab pot float.
Do you have a lat long?

No but I’ve got a pair of pliers and a screw driver.

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Tom’s Tips About Not Getting Creamed
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 995 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: June 23, 2011
1. Never assume the other guy sees you…or that he’ll remember what he saw if he does see you.
2. Keep a 360 degree watch.
3. This includes looking behind and around you before you change course or speed.
4. Not only do boats not handle like cars, they handle even less like cars when they’re going fast.
5. Don’t assume the other skippers know about number 4.
6. Look for uncrowded waters for your boating.
7. Don’t operate a boat while impaired and do report others who should be reported. You may be saving their lives and lives of others.
8. Lea...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale June 23, 2011
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 751 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: June 23, 2011
Special Notices
This is the season of fireworks displays, sailing events, regattas, races, rowing, tall ships visiting, swimming around islands and across bays and many other types of summer events. There are far too many to list here. Bridges may be closed, channels inaccessible and waterways blocked, usually only for a few hours. Events for each USCG District are listed either within the body of the Local Notice to Mariners or as an enclosure at the end. Check http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmMain.*
*Italicized text above and below indicates our comment or paraphrase. Plain ...... Read More

Southern End and Northern Begin
Contributed by KDove - This blog has been viewed 2174 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: June 20, 2011
Well folks here we are at the end of my 2011 Southern Open campaign. At the beginning of June the BASS Southern Open at Lake Douglas threw me for a loop. Although I cashed a check, it was by no means a cake walk. After the first day and bringing in a little over 5lbs of bass, I was sitting in 116th place and had nowhere to go but up. I thought I had made the right decision to go catch some 'keeper' fish and then work out a bigger fish through the first day. Well my 'go to' spot was good to my co-angler and just turned its cheek at me. I hate when that happens! The second day I made a mov...... Read More

Time Keeps on slippin’ Into the Future
Contributed by kismet - This blog has been viewed 2043 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: June 15, 2011
I was perched up on the roof of our house the other day, doing some paintwork, when a friend stopped by. The conversation eventually led to boating, as Jerry had just come from launching his boat for the summer season. I thought to myself, as he drove away towing an empty boat trailer, how fortunate we both were to have boating as a recreation in our lives just as many folks have hobbies or life interests, whether it’s travel, the arts, golf, old cars or whatever. In our case, it just happens to be boating. Still perched precariously up on the roof I started to daydream about our passion ...... Read More

The Good Life in Kuna Yala
Contributed by Feel Free - This blog has been viewed 2313 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: June 15, 2011
Kuna Yala (San Blas Islands)
Tom and I didn’t realize we were entering a giant, open air health and fitness spa when we arrived in the San Blas Islands. That’s exactly what this place feels like. It’s an archipelago of more than 300 islands bounded by clean, pure air. You can’t imagine breathing more unpolluted airs. Not an automobile, nor a factory nor development for hundreds of miles in either direction. Our lungs must be pinker than they’ve ever been.
The crystal blue, unadulterated, warm waters surrounding the islands house variegated coral reefs ...... Read More

Hook n’ Look at Lake Winnipesaukee
Contributed by KStricker - This blog has been viewed 4723 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: June 10, 2011
Danny and I just returned from a shoot at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. The surface water temperature was in the upper 60’s and we found several male smallmouths guarding nests in 4-8 ft. of water. Each nest appeared similar, a fanned bottom exposing 2-inch chunk rocks throughout each nest. Upon close examination from our Hook n’ Look underwater perspective, it was difficult distinguishing any eggs present on the nests. The truth is, I simply couldn’t find any! I was told the fish had been on these beds for a least two weeks and it just didn’t make any sense.
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Some Like It Hot
Contributed by DGnewikow - This blog has been viewed 4583 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: June 09, 2011
Last Friday and Saturday, I fished in what has, for the last few years, been the official summer kick-off for me, the Triton Owner’s Tournament. This is the fourth year in a row that the event has been held on Kentucky Lake the week of Memorial Day. My partner, Jason Sain and I have been fortunate to do well in this tournament in the past. We won it two years ago and finished 12th last year. I spent two days in the 96 degree heat practicing for the tournament.
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