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 Post subject: Dry spring
PostPosted: April 16th, 2012, 11:57 am 
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I'm thinking that this dry spring will benefit us saltwater guys.Less fresh water being dumped into the bays means higher salinity levels. This should help keep freshwater intolerant species of bait,like mackeral, closer to shore. 8) That would hopefully mean the stripers will come inshore sooner and hang around for awhile. :? Anyway's thats how I think things will be but it's pure subposition on my part. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Dry spring
PostPosted: April 17th, 2012, 1:55 pm 
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Most of the bait that keeps my stripers where I want them is from sea-run fish--alewives, river herring, eels . . . .

I don't think this is good for them.


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 Post subject: Re: Dry spring
PostPosted: April 19th, 2012, 5:10 am 
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anyone heard how the elver fishermen are doing?

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 Post subject: Re: Dry spring
PostPosted: April 21st, 2012, 9:07 am 
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I heard the elver guys are doing good. latest news out of Mass. and N.H. is incredible herring and alewife runs ! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Dry spring
PostPosted: April 23rd, 2012, 6:46 am 
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Doug Jowett wrote:
anyone heard how the elver fishermen are doing?


Spoke to a DMR officer the other night and heard of a guy that had a ~60lb haul. At $1800/lb, that's a pretty good evening's work.


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 Post subject: Re: Dry spring
PostPosted: April 25th, 2012, 5:51 pm 
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I'm in the wrong line of work :!: :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Dry spring
PostPosted: April 26th, 2012, 10:34 am 
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Commissioner Keliher gave a talk at the CCA banquet last night. Not only have a few folks suppposedly cleared $100,000 in one night- there are apparently reports of several fishermen having made over $1,000,000 so far this season. And elver prices look to be going up to $3,000/lb.

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