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Come rain, snow, or sleet I'm fishing the Tank this coming Saturday. My wife is going to Tampa, FA on Wednesday for 6 days so this bachelor is heading for the boat after work Friday, fish the BB for a couple of hrs, headback to the dock around dark, get some sleep on the boat and drive to the Tank early, early Saturday morning. The 1st. high tide is 3:58AM so I'm getting there at 4:00AM. I just might stay for the 2nd. high tide at 4:03PM. Hope to see some of you folks on the Cambridge side.

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Being a guy who lately has been doing the surf fishing thing (6/0, 7/0 hooks with fishfinder rigs), what size hooks and arrangements? High low, bottom, fish finder? What size sinkers are needed at the "Tank"? Get off at around 12:30 am (Friday night/Saturday morning) work in Easton. Should I go home (half an hour drive) and wake up at around 3:00 or take my chances and go straight from work getting me there at around 12:45 - 1:00 on the low/slack tide? I'll be bringing bloodworms, squid or should I bring some soft crab, peeler and or grass shrimp (or are grass shrimp passe')?
 

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Shaggy...Haven't seen you post before so welcome to the forum. Two types of rigs are used at the Tank, the standard hi/lo rig with 1/0 or 2/0 circle hooks with at 2oz. - 3oz. sinker and a fish finder rig with a 6/0 circle hook with the same amount of weight. I like to use just enough weight to hold bottom. On the hi/lo rig blood worms, squid, fresh shrimp (the eating kind),and peeler crab are the baits of choice. On the fish finder rig we live line white perch for rock. Soft crab is an excellent bait but a little pricey. If you have any by all means bring them but I wouldn't buy any for bait. Soft crabs belong in the frying pan.

If you live a 1/2 hr. from Easton I'd go home and catch a couple hours sleep. The bite is almost nonexistent during low/slack tide. On the other hand you may want to come directly from work and catch some ZZZZ's in your car.

I plan on getting there around 4:00 AM and will be fishing the Cambridge side about 3/4th the way down on the right side. I driving a dark red Ford Expedition. If you see a guy with white/gray hair wearing glasses with a big gray pier cart, that's me. Hope to see you there.

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Hey catman I was useing 3/0 circles and eather 3-4oz. make sure you bring some shrimp(med) and bloods,the bait shop just before Kent Narrows Bridge has some huge bloods(6.45 doz.)(Island Fishing&Hunting) exit 40A make a right into the parking lot,they open at 5am-7pm. TRIGGER
 

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catman don't waste your money on squid the only thing you will catch is shell crackers,now if the the water is clear bring peelers,if it's muddy forget them as for white perch didn't get any hits,had one on for most of the day and no takers,just before I left I reeled it up and it was alive and kicking strong. The water might clear up before Sat. but I dout it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:
 

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Trigger....Thanks for the heads-up. Read the other post.

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