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Offline BaitBucket

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Da Chu!
« on: Mar 06, 2018, 02:32 PM »
I drive by the Dam every day. Its been wide open as far as i can see since mid last week. Few more weeks fellas!!
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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #1 on: Mar 06, 2018, 02:49 PM »
Do they ever open it earlier then the scheduled date . Im itching to get there
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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #2 on: Mar 06, 2018, 04:27 PM »
sometimes

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #3 on: Mar 06, 2018, 05:15 PM »
     Yea I take that same ride, every day... Been open for a while... I like the quinni especially when it rolls around late may and june when there is really no one around. July and august are sometimes even better depending on water flow... Its nice to hit up a little fishing to break up the ride home..

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #4 on: Mar 06, 2018, 07:26 PM »
Don't show up before it's time!   ;)

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #5 on: Mar 06, 2018, 08:30 PM »
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Don't show up before it's time!   ;)
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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #6 on: Mar 06, 2018, 08:32 PM »
By the way there is a small section you can fish now if it is ice free. Have gotten early lakers, salmon and rainbows over the years
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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #7 on: Mar 06, 2018, 08:41 PM »
By the way there is a small section you can fish now if it is ice free. Have gotten early lakers, salmon and rainbows over the years
its ice free but no action in 3 trips

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #8 on: Mar 07, 2018, 07:06 AM »
that quinni dams coming down soon. that will be nice to see .

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #9 on: Mar 07, 2018, 12:08 PM »
They have been saying that for honestly 20 years not happening anytime soon. I'm so used to fishing it with the dam I would honestly hate to see it go. The fish do just fine with it there.

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Re: Da Chu!
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Re: Da Chu!
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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #12 on: Mar 15, 2018, 12:04 PM »
tip # 2 wear black clothing

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #13 on: Mar 15, 2018, 12:41 PM »
tip #3
get dropped off the night before and bring a sleeping bag so there is no vehicle at the gate. been there and done that a couple of times. ;D

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #14 on: Mar 15, 2018, 12:45 PM »
Tip #4 Do not try to exfiltrate before its open.  Even if threatened by having to do your morning business.  They will get you on your way out! 

Tip#5 If they used infrared instead of the boat spotlight mass would be making bank on tickets.

#6 Nothing better than a bush and a few buddies.

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #15 on: Mar 15, 2018, 01:13 PM »
is it really worth the 500 dollar fine to catch no fish

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #16 on: Mar 15, 2018, 01:25 PM »
They won't find me this year. No opener for me. If all stays on schedule I'll be at Thompson Speedway with the trailer for the Ice Breaker Weekend. Coarse I might need a loader to dig the trailer out if this weather keeps up.  :o :o
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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #17 on: Mar 15, 2018, 03:07 PM »
Heck with this winter stuff bring on the chu :woot: :thumbsup: and spring gobbler season.
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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #18 on: Mar 15, 2018, 03:13 PM »
They won't find me this year. No opener for me. If all stays on schedule I'll be at Thompson Speedway with the trailer for the Ice Breaker Weekend. Coarse I might need a loader to dig the trailer out if this weather keeps up.  :o :o
no opener for me either :'( :'( a pop up important trip came up unexpectedly and i will be back on the 10th. then its wachusett time for me. at least i wont have to deal with the opening day crowds i guess.

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #19 on: Mar 15, 2018, 03:52 PM »
Heck with this winter stuff bring on the chu :woot: :thumbsup: and spring gobbler season.

I am definitely with you on turkey season. The 3 T's. trout, tautog, and turkey.
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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #20 on: Mar 15, 2018, 03:54 PM »
Can't wait bro the sound of a huge gobbler sounding off ... And the loons at the Chu singing .music to my ears
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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #21 on: Mar 15, 2018, 03:59 PM »




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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #22 on: Mar 15, 2018, 04:18 PM »
I am definitely with you on turkey season. The 3 T's. trout, tautog, and turkey.
it sucks that they are lowering the limit on the tog to 1 a person for the spring....

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #23 on: Mar 15, 2018, 05:01 PM »
is it really worth the 500 dollar fine to catch no fish

Don't know! Thankfully! 


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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #24 on: Mar 15, 2018, 05:29 PM »
is it really worth the 500 dollar fine to catch no fish
ive never heard of $500. everytime i saw them ticketing people it was $50. once i saw the wardens give an option of walk out to the parking lot or stay and take the 50$ fine.

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #25 on: Mar 16, 2018, 08:09 AM »
it sucks that they are lowering the limit on the tog to 1 a person for the spring....

Yeah I heard about that but I cannot find a link to it anywhere. Anyone see this posted? In all honesty 1 tautog is enough for a meal but I do enjoy putting some in the freezer as well. Might just have to cook them up on the boat   ;D   I am also curious to see how many people actually follow it if they couldn't follow the 3 per person/10 per boat limit.

Is it even worth a charter trip for tautog or Striped bass these days? Unless you are strictly C&R, it just does not make sense.
Just add water.

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #26 on: Mar 16, 2018, 11:50 AM »
They haven't officially confirmed it yet but it is basically guaranteed you won't see the changes untill around the end of April. It sucks because I just stumbled upon an amazing tog spot on buzzards bay last spring while sea bass fishing and I was getting a boat limit in less than a hour. Now I find a spot and I can only take one... Oh well. But they are going to raise the limit from 3 to 5 in the fall.

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #27 on: Mar 16, 2018, 11:52 AM »
I havent checked for changes this year but CT has always had a decent limit.

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #28 on: Mar 16, 2018, 12:20 PM »
I havent checked for changes this year but CT has always had a decent limit.
CT is getting a reduction as well. Im pretty sure every state is. Part of a coast wide reduction plan.

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Re: Da Chu!
« Reply #29 on: Mar 16, 2018, 02:15 PM »
It is what it is.
Just add water.

 



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