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deniseO30 03-27-2013 12:05 PM

Fly fishing the Bay
 
I have all this fly fishing gear, quite the investment actually. I'm wondering if there are places to anchor like by the Bay bridge where the water is deeper and the the rockfish may take to surface feeding. I've not had any problems casting a line by standing in the bow pulpit, by the way.

HUGOSALT 03-27-2013 11:24 PM

Re: Fly fishing the Bay
 
You really don't need any fishing gear and you definitely don't
want to be standing on the bow pulpit!
Wrong answer...Misread your post, thought it read
"Flying fish in the bay".

olddog60 03-27-2013 11:45 PM

Re: Fly fishing the Bay
 
You can Fly fish for almost any small to medium species. Its the line and and rod size that will best determine if you can actually land what you hooked. Try to match the lure with the commom diet to the of the fish you are trying to catch. I have done it many times for Sea Trout and other like fish surf fishing. Off the boat I think would be constraining with all the rigging. I would even try for Stripper when they are running.

deniseO30 03-28-2013 11:32 AM

Re: Fly fishing the Bay
 
rigging is not big a problem for an experienced fly caster. It's certainly easier then a roll cast for brookies while under a blueberry bush! One doesn't pay the line out bow to stern. it's cast port and or starboard. Guess I'll do some searching on the fishing sites. Then there is always the option of using the dinghy to get in close.
Here's what I'd love
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deniseO30 03-28-2013 11:43 AM

Re: Fly fishing the Bay
 
forgot to mention the large catfish in the anchorage across from Mears point Marina! wooo hooo!

chef2sail 03-30-2013 06:37 PM

Re: Fly fishing the Bay
 
I prefer to get my PCBs from eating processed food vrs channel catfish. I will only eat farm raised catfish as they are bottom feeders and anywhere on the Chessie are loaded with heavy metals. That if you arent on a catch and release

Fly fishing is good on many rivers...Chester is a good one. Lots of porgies, and even a few sea bass. I do catch and release though.

deniseO30 03-30-2013 09:19 PM

Re: Fly fishing the Bay
 
Same here Chef I used fish Catch and release waters mostly back when I had the Mtn property

deniseO30 04-03-2013 09:05 PM

Re: Fly fishing the Bay
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flybyknight (Post 1011830)
You will undoubtedly have many questions on sailboat handling, best answered after you get into it a bit further.
Good luck.
Dick

questions about handling... me? :rolleyes: at 5ft draft I'd most likely be in my dink. oh guess I better find out what all dem ropes is for.. :laugher

outbound 04-03-2013 09:13 PM

Re: Fly fishing the Bay
 
for stripper up here use 9 weight line and rod. "rock fish" or strippers seem to go as the for clousters or lefty deceivers . have had better luck fishing from dinghy or shore than boat. Need to be careful of the hypalon but haven't figured out how to boat a fish off the sailboat. Maybe easier in future off a sugar scoop stern. Have fun. best fun for me has been spey rod in the surf.

Flybyknight 04-04-2013 01:20 AM

Re: Fly fishing the Bay
 
Have you ever had the feeling that in trying to help someone a fire cracker blows up in your face?
Well, that's it, I'm gone.


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