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    Surely there is someone here that has fished the Boston MA Harbor or close. I may have a trip to Boston in May with nothing to do for 2-3 days and would like to fish. I am not looking for trophy fish just a bend in the rod and to play with local fish. Any suggestions out there?

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    My wife and I lived on Nantucket for four years before returning home to NC. You should take rental car an hour south to Hyannis and take car over to Nantucket on Ferry, which is 2.5 hours. Stay a night or two at The White Elephant, which has great restaurant too. Incredible brunch, like nothing I've ever seen. Lots of local guides, most are booked out of fly shop downtown. Which itself is something you might enjoy. It's really a beautiful island neck deep in history, mainly ships and whaling. Two nice lighthouses. The fly fishing for striped bass is exceptional, your trip timing should be good as they should be started good. Fly shop would know of course. Carrie and I caught several 20-30 lb fish, and 30-40 lb are not terribly rare. Great day on water around Nantucket at any rate.


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    I also suggest you make a trip up to Kennebunkport,Maine and eat at White Barn Inn. Best meal I've had in my life. Cool area too. Nubble Light House is on way up from Boston. South Portland Head Light, and a newer Cabelas not far away, are 30-45 miles north of Kennebunkport as I recall. This is only 1.5-2.5 hours from Boston as I recall. Fantastic day trip if nothing else.



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    Dan,
    Thanks for the info and I will take this into the itinerary. What size rod would you suggest for the strippers?

    George

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riddle View Post
    Dan,
    Thanks for the info and I will take this into the itinerary. What size rod would you suggest for the strippers?

    George
    Strippers will accept most any size if the price is right...

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    take a 9wt with ya. sink tips and or shooting heads. You might look around the cape cod canal area, fairly easy to get to and parking and access is also easy. If you would like to get out on a charter call Ronnie and tell him Steve from the downeast boat forums told ya to call him. He's in Quincy which is just about part of Boston.
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    Nice boat Ronnie has there..

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