Ocean Fishing

by Peter Patenaude on July 16, 2013

I had never fished water that I could not boil and drink until today. I was excited to take my fish pole and tackle to the shoreline to see what might bite– I admit that I was not too comfortable in my new surroundings, however the scenery made for a pleasant backdrop. There was no wind, which was bad for me and good for the bugs. I was hoping that in this activity, I could outsmart the insects by staying outside of the woods, but nature is always humbling. Being unprepared for my attempt at saltwater, I tied on a lake trolling lure that acted as though it was a dry fly on its first cast. I had trouble getting the small, metal fish to sink, and upon my successes, I was awarded with catches of seaweed. I do not know when I will try this again, but I am sure investing time into reading about the subject will help.

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Mike July 19, 2013 at 5:31 am

Saltwater fishing offers all sorts of possibilities but can be very frustrating. I know from first hand experience as I’ve been chasing stripers on the Penobscot for several years to no avail..Forge On my man!

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Peter Patenaude July 19, 2013 at 10:04 am

Mike- Forge on we will!

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derek July 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

hey peter don’t give up if that is the spot I am thinking you will get some stripers blues on the beach side and sea run trout, is it parsons beach?

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Peter Patenaude July 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Derek- I will have to give it another try then.

It is. I recently moved to the area and have been doing some exploring and heard that would be a good place to go.

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OutdoorEnvy July 17, 2013 at 10:56 am

Well you gave it a go Peter. Now you’re that much wiser for the next time. I’ve grown very fond of surf/shore fishing the ocean on my Florida trips. As always your rig and tackle selection will play a good part of the success rate. I only caught one on my recent trip, a jack. It was fun and the possibility of a bite always brings me back.

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Peter Patenaude July 17, 2013 at 11:00 am

OE- That is what we always hope for anyway- to be wiser next time.

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OutdoorEnvy March 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Peter, you doing alright? Long time no see.

Peter Patenaude March 12, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Hi OE,

I have responded to you over on your site.

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