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Old 02-24-2000, 02:58 PM
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New to New England, Typical Season Start...

I'm new to New England and live in the Boston area. I'm a transplant from Michigan. Usually I'm getting the steelhead itch right about now. When does the season usually start for strippers? Any information regarding locations, times season tips would be greatly appreciated. If anyone is heading to Michigan I'd be glad to reciprocate advice.
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Old 02-24-2000, 03:34 PM
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RE: New to New England, Typical Season Start...

In general, stripers start showing up around Boston about the first or second week of May. I fish north of Boston. Email me if you'd like any in depth details. A little earlier on the Cape...but I'll let those guys comment on that.
The archives on the old board have a ton of info!

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Old 02-24-2000, 03:51 PM
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RE: New to New England, Typical Season Start...

If you are talking migratory stripers (from either the Hudson or Chesapeake), they show by mid-April on average on the south side of the Cape west of Hyannis and in Southeast Mass. In Rhode Island, on average, it is a week earlier.

If you are talking winter-over stripers, they are available sporadically now in certain creeks. The winter-over action gets a lot better in late March (RI) and early April (Cape), when I usually start striper fishing.

Congrats on moving the best area in the world for striper fishing! E-mail me if you need more specific info.

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Old 02-24-2000, 03:52 PM
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RE: New to New England, Typical Season Start...

I had a little reality shock last week. As this is certainly the season for intensified shack nasties, I re-read the archives of the last few springs.

I keep thinking that if I just look hard enough and want it bad enough, I can will the critters to arrive early each year. In fact, there will be reports of fish on the south side of the Cape in early April. By mid-April, the debate about whether they're fresh or holdovers will have abated.

But there won't be any real fish in dependable numbers until May. For Boston, even think late May just to properly set expectations.

And, of course, look for me on every shoreline in late March, hoping that this year will be different...
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Old 02-24-2000, 11:56 PM
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RE: New to New England, Typical Season Start...

Phaus,

I can't top the response you just got.
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Old 02-25-2000, 11:18 AM
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RE: New to New England, Typical Season Start...

So what's a guy to do until April or May? This warmer weather accompanied with day dreaming has really had an affect on my productivity at work. Thanks for the InfoÖ
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Old 02-25-2000, 12:51 PM
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March, not April, is indeed the cruelest month...

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Old 02-25-2000, 01:18 PM
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RE: New to New England, Typical Season Start...

The weekend of April 15th I WIIL be fishing the S. RI beaches, Quanney, Watch Hill, NapaTree, etc.
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Old 02-26-2000, 01:28 PM
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RE: New to New England, Typical Season Start...

Until the stripers arrive, your best best is trout and salmon (areas vary depending on your location). In the immediate Boston area, head to Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain. And yes, this is the fishing version of a methadone clinic.
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