fishslave wrote:Capt. Downriggin says it isn't.
I say it is.
I won't waste the time and gas.
Fishslave... You up for a little wager? I'll pay all your expenses, we use my gear, and fish the spot(s) exactly how I would (or we can use my boat). I'll bet we put 30-keeper blackmouth in the boat by the end of October.. You have to be available to fish everyday... Name your price! If I win, I get the wager plus reimbursement.
Yep.... absolute waste of time.. I won't tell about 2-limits of blackmouth this morning. Therefore, whatever you do DON'T, and I mean DON'T, come down here and fish! I would just stay in MA11 with the other 600-boats (maybe more) competing with all those anglers. And while most of those summer fish are shooting straight through and you guys are scratching your head wondering why the fishing is slow or where the fish are... Guess what? There's over 50K Chinook annually headed to the hatcheries down here.
If people took the time to learn where the fish are month to month they wouldn't be saying it is a dead zone. Now, if I were a bean counter, looking at those numbers I would say it is a dead zone too, but the reality of these numbers are only a small portion compared to that of other marine areas; hence, the small numbers of fish caught. If I throw the 10-percenter rule in... I'd say it just about right.
As easy as salmon fishing is, there more to throwing gear in the water...
I'll go on to say this year was perhaps the best year of salmon fishing in the last 25-years.. A lot of this has to do with bare minimal fishing effort.
In all honesty I would welcome anyone down to fish... Give me MA13 any day!