McNizzles

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About McNizzles

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  • About Me:
    cape cod #1
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    F-I-S-H-I-N-G
  • What I do for a living:
    Retail

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  1. A lot less, usually 10-14 dollar range
  2. Beg to differ... when fish are actively crushing bait everywhere on the surface, yes it can be easy. When zero fish show on top and you pull one up, when your catching 5 to 1 over other people or when you land it on the nose of a fish halfway out it does take skill. Think every lure shines in certain situations, only one I feel is hitting the easy button is when you're catching on sebiles 20 feet out, anyone can do that. Working a pencil it took me many years just to figure out I needed to hold the line tight to avoid wind knots, somewhat of a learning curve
  3. Crowds at the canal? Out of staters? And now canadiens?!?!? What the hecks going on over there. Any seagulls? Great report, I can smell the salt
  4. Just my opinion... we've fished rips in Falmouth, devils bridge, nomans, Elizabeths, Chatham and p-town, those schools have been hit so hard you're hard pressed to get a limit. Now it seems the canal bite is the only show in town. Once that schools been wiped out there will be serious changes that need to occur if we want to avoid the crash. I believe before the last crash there was tremendous blitzes off the block, then poof gone... seems there's a similar pattern setting up now. Hope I'm wrong
  5. Thanks for having such a wonderful state for this mass vacationer. First day on the block and a couple keepers thus far. Never seen such unforgiving and fishy water in my life. Love to get into a daytime bluefish bite, girlfriends never caught one, old harbor area, wouldn't mind any helpful suggestions
  6. I've been doing good by the chocolate factory, but my buddy got two 50's at the Ferris wheel... just follow the minks
  7. Question about releasing a fish on the boat or in current. With larger fish it obviously takes more time for them to get the energy back. When you're holding them should you keep their mouths open or closed? Like what's the best way to get more oxygen back into their gills? Then the whole "move them back and forth in the water thing" does that help at all?
  8. Scientific data primarily, mountains of studies but essentially cod are at 8% of a targeted biomass. Whether or not the science is flawed I do not know. Historically cod practically paved inshore and offshore waters and you could catch many 50 plus pound specimens. I'm sure "seasoned" fishermen could chime in on what the fishing was like, from boat and shore, back in the 60's 70's and 80's. I'm hoping the population repairs and we can keep a few soon. I won the pool on yankee fleet with a 35 pounder back in 2004 and that started my passion for all things fishing.
  9. Barely any blues, and acres of pogies happily milling about
  10. Girlfriend booked us 4 days around July fourth, most excited for this trip. Reading old threads and apparently you need eels eels eels, and parrot colored needles. I'll be set up with a couple rods 30 and 40 pound braid, and probably one with 15 for scups/schoolies. Dragging my bike over too for rod holders and what not. I'll be picking up DZ's book as I have been dying to get out there for years, maximize my time
  11. Heard the offshore ghost leviathan sub species of cow stock that invaded the block in the 80's showed up. 60 pounders plus all day, then they vanished to the canyons for another 30 years.
  12. I'm guilty of mining through OLD threads for all the candid discussion. Found one doozy about a guy falling off the salem willows pier, couldn't swim, and apparently no one would help him (one guy did eventually) because he was drunk and yelling at everyone. The guys brother posted in the thread years later berating SOL members, with numerous typos, and explaining that his brother is still a jerk. Think that was the only time I burst out laughing reading the forums.
  13. Very nice, thanks a bunch! The colors on it really caught my eye. I guess I shouldn't have been so surprised at the age, the gentleman who owned it had hunting/dog registration papers from 1918 for Natick MA (my hometown). I will post some more pictures here when I get a chance, thanks again!
  14. Hey guys, I was recently cleaning out a relatives basement, and among other interesting things, I found this lure. Could not see any marks or stamps and was curious when/where it was made. Figured I'd ask before I put on a stinger and assist hook and snag everything in my local pond.Lots of cool stuff there, ice fishing gear with linen line, an old hand line and a powderhorn among other things.Thanks for looking!
  15. Down there tomorrow morning, packed about 20 hand warmers. Last Monday I was chipping ice off my guides and line. Thought I was crazy until someone walked by with shorts on and I realized crazy is on a sliding scale