September 3, Reservation closing, but Big Blues

September 3, Reservation closing, but Big Blues

FISHERMEN’S NOTICE

Due to the heavy surf expected from Hurricane Earl, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge management has made these determinations in the interest of safety:

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-As of immediately, no travel is currently allowed south of the Hell Cat Interpretive Trail on the refuge road (the road is gated where the paved road ends).

-As of 1:00 PM on Friday, 9/3/10, ORV access will be suspended.

-At some point in the afternoon on Friday, 9/3/10, the refuge will be cleared of visitors and closed.

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Refuge management will evaluate the beach tomorrow morning and make a decision about reopening.  Updates will be posted here.

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ERIC ROACH

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But what is it about High Sandy?

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Yesterday and today were days of big blues. In 30-40 feet of water off High Sandy dune on the reservation there was plenty of bait at sunrise, judging from the big red clouds on the chartplotter. Small numbers of blues were active early, but really woke up around 7:30 am. Scads of bluefish schools were cruising between the bottom and mid-water. Trolling was the ticket. Big and small deep swimmers were grabbing plenty of action. Our boat had triple-doubles, where both anglers hooked up together three times in a row. The fish were mostly large, I’d say 28-32″ and angry. Only once did the pack come to the topwater, chasing one blue that was being hauled up from down below. A quick toss of a Ranger got their attention and the topwater frenzy was intense, with one fish after another crashed the surface trying to eat the lure. There were at least a half dozen lined up to get it, and one finally succeeded just 5 feet from the boat.

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A few more boats ended up in the vicinity and they too were rewarded with fish. Where the mouth of the Merrimack gave up virtually nothing, High Sandy delivered in spades.

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David Roberts with a hefty blue.

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There is some bass action around too. Here is a pic from 9/1/10. Mark Nelson, Kayak, Marblehead MA. 28-4 lbs

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Don’t forget our Labor Day and September Sales, nice deals on clothes and lures:

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James Waldron
james@simplemics.com

Stickman is the resident web design guy at Surfland. We pay him in eels.

6 Comments
  • Jim
    Posted at 13:04h, 03 September

    Dave skin appears to be cleaning up is he using a new astringent? He looks fabulous.

  • talljeff
    Posted at 16:26h, 04 September

    ANY FISH SATURDAY FOR ANYONE. WONDERING IF EARL BROUGHT US LUCK,?????

  • ATheall
    Posted at 08:23h, 05 September

    A couple of small (2lb-ish) blues from the beach on Saturday on tins. No sign of bass.

  • Jamie
    Posted at 09:24h, 05 September

    Is there any news on drive on access?

    • admin
      Posted at 11:45h, 05 September

      Drive on is open again today.

  • Jamie
    Posted at 14:04h, 05 September

    Thanks

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