Purdy report

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Bob Young, May 14, 2013.

  1. wlai

    wlai Member

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    Don't worry about it Bob. Given the number of cars driving by Purdy everyday, just being out there with a rod constitutes "giving it away".
     
  2. High Flyin

    High Flyin Active Member

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    And now to top it off. I take out a single engine plane and fly the shoreline looking for good fishing spots. Except Bangor and PSNS, both restricted areas. Now is that cheating?
     
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  4. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    and as you can see from the pictures, it's VERY crowded. Also I'd like to point out the FACT, that the pictures show not a single fish anywhere along the beach. Don't go there its bad for your blood pressure.
     
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  5. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    This is a very helpful saltwater forum, but you should have zero expectations that specific beaches will be named in favorable fishing reports. It is foolish to name beaches on the internet, as the insane photo of Hoodsport below indicates:
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    Specific beach locations should only be shared via personal messages, not in open forums or on fly shop websites. It is best to share Marine Area, flies, lines, tactics, time of day, tidal movement, bait, birds, etc. A few quality fish photos would be bonus. Nobody is entitled to know where others fish. A good report lets others know what's going on out there and inspires them to fish.
     
  6. Nick Clayton

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    Yup. What Dime said.

    There was a time when I thought similarly to some of you, figuring since everyone and their brother knew of these places that it was fine to name them.
    I was wrong. People may know of these places, but most are far too lazy to go out and fish until they hear its hot. Then suddenly these well known places go from a few guys here and there enjoying some quality fishing and keeping fairly quiet about it to a complete zoo of people who never would have gotten off their couch if they hadn't read how hot the fishing was all over the internet.

    I learned my lesson and will never repeat the mistake. Believe me, if you stick around long enough it will eventually happen to you too. But then again maybe that sort of thing just wouldn't bother you.
     
  7. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Well, cheating in the same sense of the word as me, who doesn't have a pilot's license, using Google Earth to first check out areas I later drive to.

    I'm all for using current day technology in order to research areas to fish. What I don't like is the "gimme, gimme" attitude of "where, when, which tide, which fly, etc., etc."

    Although I definitely like "fish porn" it's better appreciated with a hint of mystery involved!

    Just my 2¢! YMMV! ;)
     
  8. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Stick point is hot right now, Not sure if anyone goes NW
     
  9. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Reminds me of the old quote from Yogi Berra: "No one goes there anymore. It's too crowded!"
    ;)
     
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  10. PfleugerPhister

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    What you leave out is that nobody can tell you what kind of report to put out. If someone is stoked about their day and wants to share it, so be it. Pretty sure nobody had a gun to their head and told them to write "Purdy" What the site doesn't need is a bunch of guys being jerks anytime someone puts up a report, or better yet, telling them what kind of report and what kind of information they can put in it. Until the gestapo of WFF makes straightforward rules that prevent any location detail from being inserted into a report, you can post whatever kind of report you like. Alternately, just saying you went out and caught a bunch of fish that morning does nothing but stroke the posters' ego.
     
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  11. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    some people believe the internet has no impact or the same impact as newspapers used to... and people who live in the reality based world know the internet has a huge impact on crowding. of course, no one can tell you not to post specifics and it is your right to post whatever you want.

    roger stephens reports with no specific locations are the best on this board. passing along techniques, tactics, and general area information are the most interesting pieces of reports imo.

    and any report posting (regardless of specifics) has a bit of ego involved.

    thank god i have a boat.
     
  12. Nick Clayton

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    It amazes me that there are people who think that discussing such details over the internet is a good thing.

    Dime has not once given me a location to fish. Never. Yet I have learned an immense amount from his posts. I am much more grateful for the time he, and several key others, have taken to post up details about techniques, flies, lessons learned, beach structure to look for, currents/tides etc than I could ever be if he just said "Go stand here and fish".

    Its sad that people want a handout, instead of appreciating the amazing resource this place is, and putting that to work.
     
  13. formerguide

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    I disagree wholeheartedly with the premise of your post, but certainly respect the fact that you are entitled both to the opinion itself, and to verbalizing said opionion.

    However, using a Nazi reference as analagous to the people who run and manage this forum is childish, innacurrate and grossly disrespectful . I have no knowledge of your prior issues (or lack thereof) with the owner and admins of this site, but the gestapo reference is truly offensive. I suspect this is a rather thankless job, this is a free site, and I, for one, appreciate the time and effort that those who make it possible put forth. And there is no time at all when any reference to Nazis or Gestapo can be taken as anything but a perjorative term to the extreme, and quite frankly should be withheld for all but the most damning indictments, which can not possibly be the case here. This is, after all, a fishing site.

    $.02

    Dan
     
  14. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Well, yeah, the interweb is still a free and wild venue, as well it should be. Folks are entitled to post what they want. I don't think anyone wants "jack-booted thugs" dictating what should/should not be posted but the reference to "gestapo" is unwarranted and, at least by me who's of German heritage, very unappreciated.

    I'm hoping that the poster didn't realize how emotion-laden that word is, even now-a-days, and was just trying to express his desire to keep the Internet and forums such as this open and uncensored.

    But I think the focus of what some have said here (and I fall in that group) is not "THOU SHALT NOT POST SPECIFIC REPORTS!" but more of a suggestion that those reports should not provide every little iota of information.

    At least to me, that removes a lot of the fun of fishing. I enjoy exploring new places, at different times, trying all the flies in the box and just figuring out what the he** is going to make a fish give me some love!

    IMHO, if you wish to pass on specific info, do it via a PM.

    If someone had given me all the beta on a spot and I knowingly went to the same place as the guy who was there yesterday, stood on the same rock and used the same pattern at the same time of the tide and caught fish, sure, I'd still enjoy catching the fish. A fish on the end of your line is always fun! OTOH, it's just not the same level of enjoyment as if I'd really researched the area on my own, walked up-and-down the beaches looking for "fishy" water and tried my own patterns and techniques.

    If I just want to catch fish, I'll go to a stocked trout pond.

    If I want to fish, I will do it on my own.

    My 2¢!:)
     
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