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Decent Trout Trip to Finish 2016
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12/31/2016

I went down to one of my favorite trout spots yesterday for my last trip of the year. It was a bit nippy out and dead for most of the evening, but I was able to get a take from what I think was a rainbow, and I was lucky enough to land a nice little brownie right before the sunset. I only landed the one fish, but it was nice to get out with the spinning gear one last time to end the year, and it felt like a successful evening to me. Hopefully we can get some consistently cold weather soon, and it'll be on to ice fishing for me!
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Great day catching my first bluefish down the cape

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 3
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Provincetown, MA
8/7/2016

I'm a bit late in posting this trip, but last Sunday I got the chance to go down to Provincetown on a friends boat to go for some bluefish. It was the first time I had ever been down there and i had never caught a blue before so I was very excited. We first stopped to catch some mackerel on the sabiki rig and we got to see some pilot whales in the process; super cool. After that we boated the rest of the way to the spot and started trolling mackerel. The action was spotty at first, and it took a shameful number of missed opportunities before my dad was able to pull in the first fish of the day. After he and my brother got a couple more fish, I was finally able to get my first one. I had had a bad luck streak before that, as I lost one fish when some dude in a boat ran over my line, and another when the steel leader snapped at the boat. But after my first fish, the action picked up and we had a great rest of the day. I got maybe 3 or 4 fish, mostly on cranks, which I preferred over the live mackerel, and we ended up taking home 14 fish to use for lobster trap bait. We also got to see a couple humpback whales on the way back, awesome stuff. I got a nice dogfish on the sabiki rig as well, which was interesting. It was a fantastic day and I cannot wait to get out there again for stripers!

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one of those nights...
Avg. Rating: 4.5
# Reviews: 2
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7/24/2016

Took a quick evening trip last night with my dad and brother to go for bass. nothing notable happened until I was casting my super spook. I tossed it out and let it sit. before I even started to twitch it, a NICE bass slammed it and took off. I set the hook and started fighting the beast, and it felt goooood. The fish jumped and looked to be at least four pounds. Then I just felt dead weight and after a couple seconds realized the fish got me hooked on a damn stump. damn. After a couple minutes, I managed to get the lure unstuck, but no fish. I never thought I could manage to get a topwater lure stuck at the bottom of a pond, but I guess I was wrong. I got to see some beavers swimming across the pond, which was really cool. I may have got the skunk for the night, but it wasn't a total loss.
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First fish from Indian head river; the search for a brown continues

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 1
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Indian head river, Hanover
4/10/2016

After spending a couple hours unsuccessfully trying to find a good spot to fish third herring Brook this afternoon, I made a run to Indian head with my dad and my brother. The bite started off slow but we snagged a couple brookies each when the sun started setting. It was all in all a good night to get out and catch a couple, especially with the nice weather. I still haven't managed to catch that first brown though, and the search continues...

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First fish of the year! Woohoo!

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# Reviews: 2
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Houghtons Pond, Milton
3/13/2016

After a bunch of trips for bass and trout during which I couldn't even catch a break, I finally got on some fish this morning. We hit up houghtons to go for stockie rainbows earlier today, and it was great. Fish were jumping here and there when we got there around seven, but the bite didn't pick up until after 8. I was finally able to catch my first couple trout of the year on some gulp eggs on one of my new rods. It was such a great feeling! And those houghtons stockies are pretty big, too. Great-fighting fish. I can't wait to get out to some other locations and hopefully hook into more trout, maybe even get my first brown! Tight lines everyone!

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I Like Big Brookies and I Cannot Lie
Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 1
Views: 2130
Massachusetts
10/11/2015

For some time I've been planning to go on a trip at some point this Columbus day weekend, and yesterday was the day. We set out for a certain pond targeting trout, whatever trout we could catch. We got to the spot and started fishing an hour or so before sunset, pulling out a couple miniscule larries. As the sun set, I decided to move, and me and my brother took a walk, discovering an absolute load of trout biting at a cloud of flies at the surface. We both threw out presentations, not prepared for topwater of course, and my brother hooked a friggin sunfish. damn. we kept fishing and the small stickbait I was twitching along got slammed. I set the hook and fought the fish for a good minute. when it got kind of close, I started thinking it was a rainbow. then I saw how dark it was. my brother and I start screaming that it's a big brookie, and I land the fish after a good thirty seconds of making sire I wouldn't lose him in some plants at the water's edge. Woohoo! This was such a nice fish, my biggest brookie by far and my first ever out of Massachusetts. We got some pictures and realized the fish. we didn't get a measurement but it looked to be around 14 inches, two or so inches away from a pin. we called my dad over and kept fishing, without topwaters of course, until I decided to move back to the original spot after it got dark. after a little while, something chased my stickbait almost out of the water. I had two little fights after that with fish that looked like trout when they jumped, and I hooked a little smallmouth to end things. it was a great night, and im hoping to go back soon a little better prepared to catch dome more biggins. I'll post pics separate because i don't want the weekenders finding out about this spot even though it's relatively well-known. Woohoo!
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Another Trip to Hale Reservation
Avg. Rating: 4
# Reviews: 1
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Hale Reservation, Westwood
9/13/2015

After a painfully long fishing drought, I finally got to fish today up at Hale Reservation. We arrived at Noanet pond at about 4. Seeing the bucket brigade had commandeered the dock we usually start at, we moved to a different spot. No big deal, plenty of room to shore fish at this spot. Things started out pretty slow, although my brother caught a couple pannies on his new fly rod. Eventually, my dad hooked into a lunker on a spinnerbait. The fish fought like a tank and did not give up. We were able to get him in, however. The spinnerbait he was hooked on got DESTROYED! The wire was bent almost completely straight from the fight of this fish. He was 4 3/4 according to the scale. A recruit from the bucket brigade even came over and took a pic of my dad with the fish! While my dad and brother were handling the fish, I managed to get a rattle trap stuck in the rocks about 50 feet out. Damn. After quite the effort, I got the lure out and didn't lose either of the hooks. I eventually moved to a nice big dock and started throwing a swim jig. After less than ten casts, the jig gets hammered and I set the hook. I can already tell it's a big one. I called to my brother as I was fighting the beast. I was getting more and more excited. The fish got super close. And then... he.. jumped. The fish completely left the water. I could tell he was at least 4 1/2. Then the hook came out, flying through the air and barely missing my brother. The word that left my mouth was a loud one. But oh well, back to fishing. That was really it for the afternoon, and we left before the rain hit. Great afternoon overall.

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My First Striper!!!! Finally!!!!!

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 3
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Wollaston Beach, Quincy
8/30/2015

After what has been a rather long wait, I finally hooked into my first striper today. We hit up Wollaston Beach around ten in the morn. There's a full moon around now so there were some big tides. High tide was a bout 12:45. We threw out cut mackerel from the freezer on bottom rigs and just at back and waited. Most of the day was uneventful, but I eventually felt a nice hit on my 12' rod at about one in the afternoon. I got super excited and my cousin grabbed the gopro to start filming. I fought the fish for a little while before finally getting him in. It was no keeper by any means, just a schoolie weighing maybe 7 pounds or so. But it was great for my first striper. We released him and left about a half hour after that. After many unsuccessful trips in the past, getting that fish in was awesome. Now on to the mysterious blue. Tight lines!

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First Couple Fish on the Hollow Body

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 8
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Moore's Pond, Tamworth, NH
8/24/2015 - 8/28/2015

The place where we stayed up in Tamworth had a nice pond on it called Moore's Pond. The pond isn't to big, but gets up to forty feet deep. I was excited to fish here when we arrived. Camp rules made the boat rentals difficult at first, which was pretty annoying, but I eventually got to spend a morning out on a row boat. My brother and I first tried out going deep for smallmouth with a drop shot rig and deep divers. This yielded nothing, so I tied on a swim jig and started to work a huge area of pads. This pads were only in about 1-3 feet of water, and looked like killer largemouth territory. After the swim jig didn't really work out, I threw on a Scum Frog hollow body. I hadn't ever caught a fish on a hollow body before, and I was ready for my first. On the very first cast, a fish explodes on it twice, missing both times. I cast and work the frog into the same spot and the fish explodes on it. I set the hook as hard as I can on my medium power rod, and fight the beast for a solid minute. When he gets close, he looks like a hefty four pounder and I get pretty excited. He then gets caught up in a bunch of pads and gets unhooked. Oh well, back to fishing! Through the course of the morning, I get between 10 and 15 its on the frog, some of the fish hooked, but none of them landed. (It got to the point that every time I hooked up with a fish and lost him, I belted out some very salty language and hoped I hadn't drifted too close to the camp site for any children to hear.) After repeating this over and over, a bass finally slams me in some thick pads and I land him. The fish is only two pounds, but I am as excited as when I caught my 4.5 earlier this year. I had finally caught one on the hollow body. The next day, I fished the same pads again, but only had a small slime dart and a couple other hits to show for it. Determined to end with a bang, I grabbed my rod and a frog and headed out to bank fish the pads for some more bass this morning, the last day of the trip. Early on, I was bringing the frog through some padless water and I suddenly saw a swirl to the right, giving me an exhilarating feeling that only topwater bass guys know. I let the frog sit for about five seconds without moving it, knowing I was about to set the hook. I got ready, and began to work the frog again. The bass attacked the frog and I set the hook, yanking the lure right out of his mouth. DAMMIT! I quickly recasted and the repeated my encounter with the fish, again missing the hookset. I started talking out loud to this punk-a** bass who thought he could out fox me and declared war. For another fifteen or so minutes, I kept working the frog in until I saw the swirl again. I let the frog sit, waiting. I once again started to twitch my rod and WHAM!! He exploded and I set the hook. With my rod tip high, I felt him fighting as I worked to keep tension on the line. I was NOT letting this one off. He jumped and thrashed in the air and I gasped, expecting him to throw the frog. but he didn't. I brought him to shore ad held the fish up. It was a beauty, easily over three pounds. No world class fish, but a bass anyone would be happy to catch. I looked in his mouth in excitement and saw the frog way in the back of his mouth. WOOHOO! I snapped some pics, unhooked him, and released him. I also had the pleasure of removing a worm hook from a rather undesirable spot on the fish. Not his mouth, but just the opposite. EW! After that, no more fish, but I left happy, feeling I had won. Now that I've gotten better at frog fishing, you're next ponkapoag!

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Gee thanks Bearcamp River
Avg. Rating: 4.5
# Reviews: 2
Views: 2280
Bearcamp River, NH
8/26/2015

On our little camping trip to Tamworth, New Hampshire, I found a spot on the bearcamp river for my brother and I to try fishing one morning, hopefully for some trout. The spot on the river looked good when we got there around six, but the trip ended up only producing a small yellow perch and a fallfish. And that was that.

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First trip to Massapoag
Avg. Rating: 4.5
# Reviews: 2
Views: 1693
Lake Massapoag, Sharon
8/23/2015

On the way home from Bass Pro Shops, I hit up Massapoag Pond for the first time with my dad. We found a dock at a good spot for some bank fishing and we immediately got into it going for larries. I was expecting some action because of the overcast weather, so that was good. Maybe ten minutes in, I hooked up with a larry on a KVD swim jig that I had just bought. I lost him when he broke the surface though. The bite was dead for me from then on, although my dad got a solid maybe 2 lber on a spinnerbait. Although there wasn't much action, definitely a spot I wanna try again, hopefully from the boat next time.

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New PB at the Honey Hole

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 10
Views: 2334
"Area 51"
8/5/2015

I hit up my honey hole "Area 51" again this evening. The night started out slow and pretty crappy, but eventually turned into one of my best nights out fishing all year. After throwing different baits in a spot that I had caught fish at before, I decided to move to another spot, not expecting much. What followed was friggin' awesome. The spot had runoff from a river running into it, and I threw a swim jig directly into the current. After maybe two second I felt the lure get slammed, and the rod bent like crazy. I set the hook on the beast and had a great fight with him and then finally dragged him on shore. I got my pictures and weighed him, 4.52 pounds. A great bass by any standard. I released him, but the action didn't end there. The fishing gods rewarded me with a 3.5 pounder less than two minutes after I released the first. After pictures and a release on that larry, a Third one slammed me maybe two or three minutes after that one. I didn't weigh him but he looked to be about 3 pounds. After that one, the action died other than some bluegills and white perch by my brother. It didn't matter, though, because this had to be my best night of bassin' in a long time.

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Another Day of No Action out on the Bay

Avg. Rating: 4.75
# Reviews: 4
Views: 3864
Massachusetts Bay
8/2/2015

Went out yesterday on a friend's boat for the second time this summer targeting stripers and blues. We trolled umbrella rigs around the bay for a while but came up with nothing. The funnest part of the day came when we decided to take a break from trolling and go check lobster traps. I got to haul up the traps, and pulled up only three lobsters and a bunch of crabs through all the traps. One of the lobsters was of legal size. He was a pretty big one and I could tell he was a keeper by far when I pulled him out of the trap. We went back to trolling, eventually heading to Boston Harbor after hearing radio reports of fish being seen there. The birds were diving and fish were even jumping, but trolling and throwing crankbaits produced no action. The day produced no fish, but I'm still hopeful to hook a striper or a blue before summer is over.

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First Brookies on the Pemigewasset River

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 7
Views: 4991
Pemigewasset River, New Hampshire
7/23/2015 - 7/25/2015

Although I caught a lot of rainbows during my trip to Lincoln, my main focus had been on brookies, a trout I had never caught before. The river ran directly behind where we were staying, and we were fishing the cold, rocky waters within minutes of arriving. I started out with a Phoebe spoon while my brother used a panther martin. He caught his first before I caught mine, and I followed with my first minutes later. I instantly loved the fish as soon as I caught my first one. I caught the rest of my brookies, however, on trout magnet jigs, recommended to me by a lot of MAFF members (thanks to those guys). I got lots of them dragging the jig in the current using a float in pools. The amount of fish I caught increased exponentially; I caught more and more fish as I learned where to look for them and how to better recognize where the fish were. With every one my newfound love for the species had grown. I ended up catching more brookies than rainbows through the whole trip. I captured it all on my gopro, and would appreciate if you guys checked out the edited video that I attached. Through my trip, I learned just how well Trout Magnets work, and brook trout are now one of my favorite species to catch.
Video URL: https://youtu.be/2heAp7mBVDo

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Shadow Lake Rainbows

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 6
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Shadow Lake, Lincoln, NH
7/25/2015

I'm back from my trip to New Hampshire, and my trip was full of trout. I'll post two to separate the fishing I did: brookies and rainbows. I stayed at Indian Head Resort in Lincoln. They had a pond called Shadow Lake in the back that was full of rainbows and perch. You could fish off shore or from a paddle boat, both of which I did. I caught nice rainbows throughout the trip on inline spinners and trout magnets jigs. There were lots of fish in the pond, big ones too, and they were easy to catch. The Resort also had a program that I got to partake in. When they stock the trout every year, some are given tags that are placed in the dorsal fin. If you catch one of these fish, you can remove the tag and bring it up front for a cash prize. On my final excursion to the pond, I caught one of the tagged fish and got five bucks to show for it. Five bucks may not be much, but hey, free money!

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Quick Trip to Whitman's
Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 3
Views: 882
Whitman's Pond, Weymouth
7/20/2015

Tried Whitman's this morning on the boat just for the heck of it. The only fish caught was a yellow perch on a spoon, although I did get hits on topwater.

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Great Night at the Honey Hole
Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 4
Views: 789
"Area 51"
7/19/2015

Went to a lake that I consider a honey hole that I like to call "Area 51" for big bass with my father and my brother. The weather was all-around kind of crappy, and I wasn't expecting anything special. I got skunked, but my brother managed to hook an absolute lunker, 5 pounds scaled and his PB by far. It took a spoon and put up a great fight.
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Nice Day out on the Bay

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 4
Views: 858
Massachusetts Bay
7/11/2015

Had a fun afternoon with some family friends earlier today in their boat. After swimming for some time down at World's End, we went out to the deep water looking for stripers. My high expectations betrayed me, we didn't catch a single one. We did, however, catch a ton of mackerel using drop shots. We trolled the mackerel we caught but didn't catch anything. Even without any stripers, it was a great day to be out on the water.

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4th of July Topwater Slaughter at Ponkapoag

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# Reviews: 4
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Ponkapoag Pond, Canton
7/4/2015

Went to Ponkapoag with my dad early this morning and had a pretty successful day. After we carried the gigantic green mass that is our Coleman Crawdad down to the water, we trolled over to the right side of the pond. After throwing some baits, we figured out that topwaters were the go-to. My dad started out with a jumbo perch on a zoom horny toad and I landed my first fish, an LMB on a jitterbug. I switched to a Rebel Buzz'n Frog next, which proved to be the game changer of the morning. I caught 6 fish on the buzzbait, five pickerel and a nice LMB. I switched to other lures throughout the morning, but kept going back to the Buzz'n Frog and it produced. Overall I got seven fish in total and my dad got two. All of the fish except for on were caught on topwater. It proved to be a great trip at a great pond.

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First Try at Jacobs Pond
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# Reviews: 3
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Jacobs Pond, Norwell
6/25/2015

Tried out Jacobs with my dad after a trip to Dick's Sporting Goods. We've heard a lot about the pond on MAFF and it was close, so what the heck. The evening was pretty dead, although my dad caught a little yellow perch. Some guy on a kayak also caught his personal best (5.5 lbs) and told us about it. No fish for me though. Great place to fish. Super quiet and plenty of spots to fish the shore or get a boat in.

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Quick Trip to Whitman's

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# Reviews: 2
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Whitman's Pond, Weymouth
6/19/2015

Took the crawdad out with the old man to Whitman's for a little late-in-the-day sunset trip. We started out going topwater at a big group of lily pads: no fish but one strike. We moved all around the part of the pond closer to the ramp with a lot of different baits, but no luck. We eventually moved to a little area with some shade from the sun and I threw on a Rapala Shadow Rap: a jerkbait that I've had some good success on. At this point, fish were jumping every couple minutes, so I expected something to happen. I got on the board with maybe the smallest larry of my entire life, then a decent crappie. We moved around a little off the shore, and I caught another crappie. We stayed there until it got dark and buggy, and then we headed back.

I would definitely recommend buying a Rapala Shadow Rap, by the way, it's an awesome lure.

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The Ponkapoag Predicament
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# Reviews: 3
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Ponkapoag Pond, Canton
6/14/2015

Me and my dad took the crawdad out to Ponkapoag this morning. The morning started off pretty well, with lots of bites, although no fish landed. We also saw an absolutely HUGE snapping turtle that came so close to the boat we nearly ran him over! Eventually, my dad hooked on to a pretty nice larry and we managed to land him. It was maybe 2 and a half pounds. We were getting ready for a pic, and my dad turned around yelling that his rod fell in the water. Sure enough, his rod had fallen in after he had unhooked the fish. We looked around for a good half hour but could not find it. We didn't have a fishfinder and we were drifting all over the place, so it was impossible to figure out exactly where it was. So the lesson of the day: make sure your rod's secure before you make sure that the fish is. We never found the rod and reel. I didn't feel like fishing any more, as my dad losing his only freshwater rod wasn't exactly an "uplifting" experience, and we decided to run ashore and leave. So if anyone happens to hook an Ugly Stik Elite with a Pfleuger President Series spinning rod on it, you know who to call.

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Skunked at Sunset

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Sunset Lake, Braintree
6/7/2015

I got a Coleman Crawdad a couple of weeks ago, and I was finally able to bring it out with my dad this afternoon. No fish, but I did manage to hook three Clams, something I haven't done before. It was a pretty good day to be out on the boat and it was good to get a feel for how the boat handled. I caught some larries this morning, anyway, so I wasn't itching to catch something as bad as I would have. Has anybody else ever had clams go for lures by the way?

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More Time at Hale Reservation
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# Reviews: 2
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Hale Reservation, Westwood
5/31/2015

Went to Hale Reservation about 7 this morning with a couple family members. We hit up the trout pond first. Things started out good: my cousin and I got a double hook up on our first casts. That was my cousin's first 'bow, so it was pretty exciting for him. Both fish were decent stockies. Other than that, my brother and I each hooked up, but the fish spit the hook. We moved off to Noanet Pond, fishing jigs off the dock. My brother hooked up with a dink LMB, and then the weather got bad, so we packed up and left. No lunkers, but still a pretty good morning.

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