Fly Fishing New England

General Category => Saltwater Fly Fishing => Topic started by: Chris M on November 27, 2017, 09:40:52 AM

Title: Salem sound schoolies, Thanksgiving day
Post by: Chris M on November 27, 2017, 09:40:52 AM
So my girlfriend's parents live in an awesome piece of property overlooking Salem Harbor.  Their dining room gives an excellent view of the harbor, and- right in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner about 2:00, we see a bonafide schoolie blitz take off right in the middle of the channel, birds diving, the whole show etc.    I was surprised to see this so late in the year.  They chased a school of baitfish up to the channel mouth and then back down.  The action lasted about 30 minutes.  And not surprisingly, not a single boat out there to target them. 

Here's a picture of the view - taken later that day.  Did not think it was appropriate to leave the dinner table to run out and get pictures of the blitz as it was happening. 
Title: Re: Salem sound schoolies, Thanksgiving day
Post by: Shakeyfly on November 27, 2017, 10:05:00 AM
wait you didn't have a rod and reel with you? Oh man, end of your fishing life as we know it. GF ruins everything.... Jesus a real fisherman would of had his stuff rigged ready to go.
Title: Re: Salem sound schoolies, Thanksgiving day
Post by: jeffsod on November 27, 2017, 11:30:57 AM

Water temps in the bay are still around fifty degrees so it does not surprise me. I have caught schoolies in the surf off Nauset on Thanksgiving weekend in the past too.
Title: Re: Salem sound schoolies, Thanksgiving day
Post by: albcorb on November 27, 2017, 05:39:01 PM
wait you didn't have a rod and reel with you? Oh man, end of your fishing life as we know it. GF ruins everything.... Jesus a real fisherman would of had his stuff rigged ready to go.
You should know :shades
Title: Re: Salem sound schoolies, Thanksgiving day
Post by: Chris M on November 28, 2017, 05:35:37 AM
wait you didn't have a rod and reel with you? Oh man, end of your fishing life as we know it. GF ruins everything.... Jesus a real fisherman would of had his stuff rigged ready to go.
You should know :shades

Alan for the win!   :lol
Title: Re: Salem sound schoolies, Thanksgiving day
Post by: Shakeyfly on November 28, 2017, 05:31:38 PM
 :cry