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Hello,

Being new to Saltwater fishing, I could use some help with any locations that I could try within 100 km or so of St.John. It really doesn't matter what I am fishing for as I will likely be releasing everything I catch anyway. I would be very interested in Stripers but not fussy. Is there any specific beaches or piers in this area that may be worth trying?

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Rob
 

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flytyer1, try: St. Martins wharf; little lepreaux (off the causway & the wharfs, the best is closed); beaver harbour; blacks harbour.
you can also try the shuttle dock below the restaurants reversing falls west. the first bunch is for mackeral, pollock, flounder. the last is for stripers and pollock, and the causway can have anything.
tight lines!
 

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Thanks for all the information, I hope to get to some of these spots over the next 3 weeks. I will post any success that I have.

Rob
 

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flytyer1, try: St. Martins wharf; little lepreaux (off the causway & the wharfs, the best is closed); beaver harbour; blacks harbour.
you can also try the shuttle dock below the restaurants reversing falls west. the first bunch is for mackeral, pollock, flounder. the last is for stripers and pollock, and the causway can have anything.
tight lines!
is the causeway the part the road goes over with the bridge, or the one farther out?

would really like to know since I'll be stuck down in the dipper harbour area for 2 weeks this fall.
 

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Feel like giving the general location?..Maces Bay, Blacks Harbour?
 

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Hey Noelco, once they're in, all you need is to find yourself a pier/wharf with at least ten feet of water to fish off of for them. They'll follow the tide much like a striper would.
 

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mdc1977, sorry for the delay answering. yes, the part you drive over/bridge, the first one i guess.
 

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no worries ipop. thanks for answering


tried there earlier in the year (tide was coming in), looked like it would be a great spot but didn't see / hook anything.
 

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I drive over that causeway every day and always find it strange that I've never seen anybody fishing there, looks like it would be a good spot.
 

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Black's Harbour, and Back Bay. I've caught a few off of the Deer Island Ferry wharf area. Fishing was best in first few weeks of September it seems.
 

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i ended up in the hopital on time fishing there for stripers with josh. he's a big fella and clams were sraying every where as we walked. and i'm alergic to shell fish. i try not to let it stop me and have fished it severla times since, ... walking very softly!!!!

i might be there this weekend...
 

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Hello,

Being new to Saltwater fishing, I could use some help with any locations that I could try within 100 km or so of St.John. It really doesn't matter what I am fishing for as I will likely be releasing everything I catch anyway. I would be very interested in Stripers but not fussy. Is there any specific beaches or piers in this area that may be worth trying?

Thanks,

Rob
We have been catching mackerel and pollock down off the old Granmanan ferry wharf right along. The wife and I were down to the SilverKing restaurant yesterday, {yum} and fished for a couple hours. The tide was actually on the way out, but we still did pretty good on the pollock. Got a few macks but both were really small! Just wanted striper bait anyway!
 

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mack's were various sizes to begin the run this year, while now they all seem to be quite small. still probaley better for bait.
any polluck of any size? my biggest was still under 12" so far this year.
 

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mack's were various sizes to begin the run this year, while now they all seem to be quite small. still probaley better for bait.
any polluck of any size? my biggest was still under 12" so far this year.
Yeah,same here IPOP,the average size is only 7-8''.I was fishing flounders a few years back down in back bay and we had a run in with a school of pollock. They were all 2-3lbs avg,couldn't get the bait down to the founders. We ended up jamming a rod under the boat seat with a spoon on the end,the rocking of the waves was all it took. We must have boated 4-5 dozen that day.There were 4 of us and one buddy offered to trade his flounder fillets for the pollock,that's how much he liked them. Keep hoping I run into another school with that size fish again!
 

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they seem to be bigger mackeral on our east coast as opposed to the bay of fundy.i'll probabaley try blacks again tommorrow for macks. i tryed pt. lumer last evening - nada but nice spot.
 

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i just go buy my mackerel down here for bait i only pay 50 cents a pound down here
every where else if u want to buy mackerel its around 4$ or more a pound
 

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2.99 a pound in sj city market....it's cheaper to go get my own.
 
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