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 Post subject: Surprise Hookup
PostPosted: April 29th, 2012, 7:51 am 
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So, I was testing out some newly tied crab patterns by my house - just wanted to see how they looked in the water (and practice casting a bit) - and there was some sort of bait hitting the surface on the mud flat - making for good casting targets. What do you know I hooked this smelt up - through the mouth. I suppose it hit the crab just like it would hit a jig? Not sure what that means for my crab pattern, but pretty odd moment...


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 Post subject: Re: Surprise Hookup
PostPosted: April 30th, 2012, 12:10 pm 
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Interesting -- how big was that thing? They'll be here soon, I hope!

What's the furthest North folks are hearing about for catchable fish at this point?


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 Post subject: Re: Surprise Hookup
PostPosted: April 30th, 2012, 1:38 pm 
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Location: Near the tying bench
Merrimac, but if they're that far- I'd be jumping north and fishing the Piscataqua near the outfall of the Schiller Station. And in another week- any head of tide with a run of river herring.

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 Post subject: Re: Surprise Hookup
PostPosted: May 1st, 2012, 10:38 am 
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I think you'll find that that's a silverside. very similar to smelt but a different species. :)


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