Drumfish420

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About Drumfish420

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  • Birthday 04/20/1983

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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Waterfowl hunting, Spring Turkey hunting, surf fishing.
  • What I do for a living:
    Dominion Virginia Power

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    Virginia
  1. They're great blanks! I have one I built spinning, and am planning on building another one, and one more for baitcasting. Have caught everything from flounder to specks, spanish mackerel, and even juvenile tarpon in FL.
  2. Might look at the Rainshadow RX6 SP844 7' 1/4-3/4oz. Works great for flounder jigging up to 1oz, and probably up to 2oz if you're vertical jigging from the yak. Blanks are on sale for $27 right now.
  3. Sold to Rockhopper.
  4. Meet me at $400 shipped and it's yours. Thanks
  5. No problem. $415 shipped.
  6. 30" to the bottom hood when a reel is in place.
  7. New never fished Fenwick SU1445, older chocolate/brown blank. Cut 2' from the butt to make it a 10' rod, so its now about a 60/40 split. Handle is 23" to the top of the reel seat. Fuji Alconite guides and reel seat. Needs a butt cap. Rated 3-6oz but I would say it's more 2-5oz. Would make a good light chunking or heavy plug rod. $175 shipped, open to offers or trades, not looking for anything in particular, but it never hurts to ask.
  8. Rod is 13' long, even 50/50 split. This was specially ordered 50/50 by mistake. Dimensions are all the same as the 70/30 split 1305's otherwise.
  9. Leaning towards this boat myself; they seem very popular for a budget minded fisherman like me. The seat is what has me looking hard at these, as my back doesn't like the traditional seats. Have paddled a few and the higher seat setting is a huge plus.
  10. For sale is one CTS S7 1305-2 50/50 split heaver. 6-10oz 30" handle Up-locking reel seat Satin Space Grey blank Navy/light blue wraps Chrome Fuji MNOG guides Built it myself in March, have fished it one time, and no longer need it. $425 shipped
  11. My inlaws live in Bonita Springs, and I've had to seriously adjust my way of fishing down there to be successful. Coming from VA and NC where big surf rods rule ..leave them at home. I have a 7' ML spinner with 15lb braid, and a 7'9" heavy glass/graphite spinner with 40lb braid. Light combo works great for small snook, trout, reds, and even juvi tarpon. Bigger rod is for big tarpon, although I haven't gotten to test it out yet. Everybody here is correct, think small. 1/4-1/2oz jig heads, some plastics, and a topwater(think spook) will cover just about all your shallow areas. Saw a guy hammering snook on fly on the beach last year as well. This years trip we drove so I was able to bring my net and bait bucket, and learned quick, that live bait rules. If nothing else go to your local shop and grab a few dozen live shrimp, everything eats shrimp ...except for that damn sheepshead, couldn't figure that one out. Low light and night time also rule. Example was I was catching specks on almost every cast around a bridge in the dark, and as soon as the sun got above the buildings they slowed down tremendously. Did that three mornings in a row. The only exception I found to this was if you can get back into some creeks around mangroves and flip baits into the shadows. Rent a kayak for a day and go exploring, lots of options and lots of fun. Good luck!
  12. Was down there week before last and had some of the best fishing I've ever had in the four years I've been visiting now. Plenty of nice speckled trout, 1-5lb jacks, 18-20" spanish macks, mangrove snappers, and even juvi tarpon. Live bait rules, and there was plenty of it everywhere. Fished Lovers Key state park, Big Hickory Pass, and New Pass. Had a ball. Never tried it in March, but April def has snook on the beaches from Wiggins Pass up to Lovers Key. Went in April last year and literally saw hundreds. Never fished out front this trip, was having too much fun in the back. If my inlaws had the room Id buy a kayak in heartbeat to keep down there. Slowly learning my way around and how/where to catch bait. It's different fishing compared to VA and NC, but still lots of fun.
  13. Have fished up near Fort Myers and in Lovers Key, no problem with red tide or many dead fish. Done well with nice Specks, small Jacks, some mangrove snappers, and even went 1-3 on juvi tarpon in a back creek. All on live shrimp, either free-lined, or fished on a jig head.
  14. Thanks for the heads up, we may head over to Sanibel one day ourselves then, or just fish the river further inland. Thanks!