Livliner

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About Livliner

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    Fishing Fanatic
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    fishing, air guns, shooting
  • What I do for a living:
    CT firefighter,retired to summer house In Southern Maine

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    Southern Maine coast

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  1. Saw this in the CT regional forum posted by 7 rivers. I took a screen shot as I sees the link has been removed. Believe the date was Feb 1958 in the Penobscot River Hope no one is offended, neat pic. Nice find 7 Rivers Holdovers- I guess
  2. Retired and live close to surf, jetty, rivers and inlets. I am very fortunate in many ways and over the years have learned to fish these areas at productive stages of the tide. . Fished May thru about 2nd week in November. In total, i don't believe I missed more than 5 or 6 days fishing. Sometimes I'll hit the ledges for an hour, other times I'll fish the tide up and down for 4 hrs at another spot.If I'm really motivated I'll try multiple spots in one outing. Ankles and back take a beating standing on ledges with spikes, surf is a breeze barefoot or bootfoot depending on temps. I'm out of the weather now in Florida catching a few jacks and pompano and for that I'm thankful. However, my real passion is dodging waves in the surf or staying balanced on the rocks and ledges of southern Maine. Working a new plug, besting my last cast or learning a new spot where the biggins are. Can't wait, " Is it Memorial day yet."
  3. Think you got them all Sea of Atlas except one. Actually some of the plugs you mention can be fished like one but I did want to give an honorable mention to one class of plug that produced well for me all season. That plug is the spook. That plug would always draw fish when others wouldn't. That zig zag surface action is killer. Did well on wood & plastic pencil poppers , Mag Darters, Mambo Minnow, Savage sand eel 5" in the Spring. Biggest fish on modified mac SP, three consecutive casts 39", 37", 36". "Is it Memorial Day yet"
  4. Looks like good stuff. However, a $20 pair of neoprene socks will cost $20 minimum to ship.
  5. When a sea gull attacks my topwater plug I am glad I'm fishing with my Saragosa. Saragosa 100% escape rate. VS150 not so much.
  6. Fished that reel, 550ss, for many years. Loaded with 15# mono that was my dedicated plugging outfit. Word on the street is that Fireline Original works best on older reels.
  7. Second season with it, no issues. I have the 6000SW in rotation with a couple other reels. Been dunked for a few seconds a couple times. Don't swim with it but have taken some falls. On one occassion wading to a rock spot the reel impacted hard on some submerged rocks. Was expecting major damage as the reel was carrying most of my weight as it broke my fall. A few scratches fished fine. No wind knots, casts fine and light enough to plug for hours. Its a keeper. Wipe down with freshwater and keep roller oiled.
  8. My sentiments exactly, " Is it Memorial Day yet". Just finished cleaning up some of my gear after a great season. Like you, I try to extend the season on both ends trying to beat the previous season. I was a few days later with my first surf side fish in May but beat last year with my latest fish on Oct 30. Didn't get a November fish, wind storm shut things down in my area. Tried hard even got washed off a boulder for the first time in 40 yrs. Fishing on that boulder for an hour on the outgoing....WHAT? Guess there is such thing as a rogue wave. Cold on both ends trying for early and late fish but all so worth it.
  9. Today is the 242nd birthday of the Marine Corps. Thank-you for your service, God Bless you all and stay safe. Semper Fidelis. 10 NOVEMBER 2017 A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS Seventy-Five years ago today, after months of fighting at Henderson Field and along Edson’s Ridge, Marines on Guadalcanal spent the night of 10 November 1942 planning and preparing. Although the Battle of Guadalcanal would continue for three more months, the plans laid on our Corps’ most sacred day became integral to the amphibious campaigns that followed. Success at Guadalcanal proved to be the turning point that ultimately paved the way for Allied victory in the Pacific. Those warriors defended their positions in brutal conditions against a formidable enemy – and triumphed. Through every major conflict our Nation has seen since the Revolution, Marines performed their duty with utmost courage, devotion, and raw determination. Their valiant deeds in the face of overwhelming challenges give us confidence and inspire us to meet the trials of today. As we pause to celebrate the birth of our Corps this year, we honor the legacy that was passed down to us and we recommit ourselves to carrying those traditions into the future. This November 10th marks 242 years of warfighting excellence. At places like Trenton, Tripoli, Chapultepec, Belleau Wood, Guadalcanal, Chosin, Khe Sanh, Fallujah, Sangin, and so many others, Marines have fought with an inner spirit – a spirit that bonds us, binds us together as a cohesive team. It’s that intangible spirit that has formed the foundation of our warfighting reputation for the past 242 years. Now it’s our responsibility to ensure we honor and carry on that legacy. The American people expect a Corps of men and women who are committed, selfless, willing to sacrifice, who epitomize honor, courage, commitment, virtue, and character. We owe our Nation and our predecessors no less. Today, as we celebrate our 242nd birthday, we must remember who we are, where we came from, and why we’re here. We must remember the past, honor those who are no longer with us, focus on today’s battles, and get ready for tomorrow. We can and will prevail as we always have, in any clime and place. But we must prevail together, united by the unyielding spirit in each of us that makes our Corps unique – that willingness to put our Corps and fellow Marines ahead of ourselves. Victory in battle comes through the integrated efforts of many – teamwork. We value the sacrifices and contributions of every Marine and Sailor, as well as our family members without whose support we would not be able to accomplish our mission. And we remain committed to being our Nation’s Expeditionary Force in Readiness that sets the standard for honor, discipline, and courage. I am proud of each and every one of you. Happy Birthday, Marines! Semper Fidelis, Robert B. Neller General, U.S. Marine Corps Commandant of the Marine Corps
  10. Open toed sandals on ledges and boulders, not for me. Couple slips and slides into crevices and barnacles and your feet would look like raw hamburger. Going is tough enough with the best of footwear. Sticking with my Korker buckskins with upgraded spikes.
  11. Denny, hoping you and yours can find some comfort during your difficult times. Prayers and positive thoughts sent your way.
  12. Sorry to hear that SBK, your Mother is always your biggest fan and is one of your greatest losses. Just got in. Fished the surf. No fish or signs of fish since the windstorm. Fished all my usual spots, nothing happening. Thinking they have finally left the areas I fish or have bypassed my area heading South. Looking bleak for a November fish for me ,North winds a coming, not looking good. Congrats TwoLights on getting a November striper.
  13. Avid 8ft Surf may fit the bill. Its rated 3/4-3 oz 15 yr warranty. I just picked one up at LLBean with coupons & 25% off sale $175. Fast action, casts well and has some heft for hauling up on ledges and boulders. Kind of a niche rod as I have 9'& 10's. Jury is still out on it for me as I am used to longer rods. Running an older Stradic 5000 on it now. Like the fire engine red color of the blank, retired FF. Shame on St Croix for calling it candy apple red.
  14. Nice going. Thought they all left after losing power in the wInd storm. I went out twice today, fished some favorite spots at high tide this morning and another area at low tide this afternoon. No fish for me except a good size pollack that hit a Kastmaster tossed in desperation. This was after I threw the whole hardware store out there. November striper looking doubtful. Haven't put my gear away just yet.
  15. Shore fishing-Maine Latest season stripers for me also. Saturday - Picked up 2 on ledges, missed 2 more. Picked up 3 on Sunday from the surf, all small < 21". Great to still be out. .