Winding Down. 5 Trip Re-cap

Tough week.  Here's the re-cap.  It might be over for me...here's hoping that's not true.



Quick note: I haven't stopped fishing, I just haven't had time to post.  Had someone contact me and ask if I was done- the answer is NO.  I have been skunked the last week(s) but I'm not giving up. 

However, I had some stuff going on last week, then got sick, then had to travel for work, and now I'm still sick (barely able to crawl my butt to work), and then I have family coming this weekend.  So my late season fishing was just significantly decreased- only got out a few times last week, and none over the weekend.  I hope to get out next week at couple times and the weekend after Thanksgiving I'd like to make it out twice.  After that, it's up in the air.

More complete reports soon.


The Saltwater Edge, Middletown, RI

I have never done something like this before, so I'm sorry if it offends or insults anyone.  I receive nothing from these guys, I'm not sponsored or anything by anyone.  However, I've had really great experiences with the guys at The Saltwaters Edge in Middletown, RI.  I feel I need to share.  This is a review I left for them online:


Can I hear that fat lady warming up?

The fat lady ain't singing yet, but she's warming up I think.  Water temperature and bait situations are both great, but looking at the forecast, we're in for some serious wind conditions.  I think this could help in the short term, and hurt in the long term.  We'll see, and I'll be giving it a go at least 2x a week until Dec 4 anyways!
Any-who, a quick summary of 2 weekends nights because I don’t have much time to write.


Summers here!

Last night it was 63 degrees at 23:00!  I fished in long sleeves and no surf top IN NOVEMBER!  WHAT!?!?!  I was HOT walking to my spot!  SWEATING!  HOW!?!?!

And the fish are still here.  I didn't convert, but I visited one of my favorite spots last night.  Things seemed good on conditions- and I found a shit ton of bait.  Around 8:45 I had a CRUSHING hit, some mad head shakes, and then POP- nothing.  The sluggo came back, all f'd up, with a straightened hook.  That's the first time ever for me.  I don't know what happened, I feel totally embarrassed to keep losing fish!!!

Was it a 40lb fish?  Hell no.  But it wasn't 30" either!  Motivating if nothing else.

Other than that, I had a couple other short strikes on a mag darter later on.  My stupid wading boot ended up falling apart, sole separated from the body of the shoe, and I couldn't stand it anymore so I left around 11.

There were schools of bait so thick at this location that they were banging against my waders- and not sand eels either.  It's literally exactly the same way it looked in August.  Insane.  I'm going back out tonight, hoping to report back better results.