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  1. That's sort of the general thinking quite a few subscribe to. Ive seen it go that way sometimes in late winter & early season. But like the rest of the year many spots only fish well on a certain tide, and are completely dead on the other. IMO, just because it's a warm afternoon doesn't mean you can forget about the tidal specifics of a spot. Most of my winter holdovers come at night or at dawn when the tide is right for the spot. In March on warm afternoons I have seen fish active (on the right tide) at a spot where I struggle to catch at all during the day in winter. Another thing to consider is that for most of the winter, the incoming tide brings in relatively warmer ocean water into rivers and marshes. From near high through maybe mid drop, the areas in flood are a few degrees warmer than at low. This situation reverses itself in spring: the incoming tide moves ice cold water in, while the warmest waters occur in the last of the ebb--esp in brackish rivers that warm much faster than the ocean, and in marshes that heat up during the day from sun exposure. On the coast itself, the first small migratory bass in April definitely appreciate the right tide late on a warm day. That said, warmer water doesn't always matter. There's a river spot I like in late spring that fishes best last two of the drop. When the tide turns you can feel the water temps plunge maybe 5-10° with the influx of cold ocean water. I used to abandon the spot then, figuring the cold was too sharp. ..Until one morning, a much better fisherman than I said "just wait til the tide picks up and starts ripping". Sure enough, once the water was moving right the fish came back in and started hitting again. Even though the water was absolutely freezing. (In fact that coldwater rising tide bite was even better that day than the much warmer ebb) So in my experience warm shallow water in late winter/early spring is only one factor, of several.
  2. Went last night. And I wasn't the only one: I was 'Guy #10' on a 1/2mile stretch of riverbank. Canal-esque. Colorful bunch. And 5 of em were Russians..who geared up heavy enough to catch giant sturgeon. Huge rods. 50 or even 65 braid(?why?) --and they were chunking. (._.)7 Check out their awful, half-rotten mackerel: Anyways night tide sucked and nobody caught. Not that I expected the Russians to but whatever. Got some sleep for a few hrs and waited it out for the dawn tide. Found the schools then. Typical ratfest. Quit after a dzn. The guys on the boats who catch 50-100/day will say "oh! the little guys always live after release!" -- nope. just isnt so. You catch 50? you probably off 2-5. Just how it goes. In fact, here's a carcass from last night Still felt good to get out though. Nice night for it.
  3. Apparently the meat too tender. According to this butcher: "What about Bob veal? Is it tender? Yes, very tender. So why not use it? It is so young it hasn't developed any real flavor and it is almost too tender where the meat is jello-like." Yeah hard pass for me on jello-meat. ..though no doubt a bunch of those tasty dogs and sausages I enjoy contain bob veal filler. Stuff goes for 10 cents a pound
  4. Not a veal expert here... but I wonder why they send the youngest and "creamiest" meated calfs (3-30days) to the hot dog plant. Supposedly, this "bob veal" gets used as hot dog filler--despite meat so tender it practically falls off the bone of living animals. You'd think Bob Veal scallopini would be the destination, not fenway franks
  5. A lot of guys who havent taped out a cast before over-estimate how far they actually throw. With a 4oz casting weight, 20# 182, and 11ft rod I hit about 125yds. When actually fishing, I'm spooled up with 40. Throwing a 3oz pencil on same setup with 40# I bet I do 85ish yds most of the time. With a strong offshore wind maybe 100.
  6. Hell if you visit Davy Jones Locker they do that now. Those things are brutal
  7. Zooplankton? __ I like animals. But this 'lobster consciousness' thing is so far beyond crap I don't even know how to respond. "Simon Buckhaven has created a machine [the 'Crusta-Stun'] that takes less than a second to efficiently and painlessly zap a lobster, crab or other crustacea to death. The price – at £2,500 – may deter some but many an animal lover will think it a small price to pay for a cruelty-free death." >> With current exchange rate thats $3100 bucks to zap your freaking lobster.
  8. Beat me to it. Thought: "Hey, Fishermans View/bulkhead area could be goo-- " oh wait Matt A. Poisett got it
  9. ..but any WP though??
  10. Easy to look like an authority last year when you didn't even have to cast. Here's a guy who set his rod down at the waterline while landing a fish.. and a second bass grabbed the plug just sitting next to shore. https://youtu.be/_TvGNNui8cA?t=14m20s [Edit: tried to include specific time in YT link; couldnt do it from my phone. Time is: 14min 20ish sec] Last year was last year. I wouldn't count on a repeat
  11. I only go when the computer tells me it's "on fire". I use a social media bot to scan FB & IG for me. Nobody aint got time for that. When it detects "on fire" and "crazy broh" it autoreplies 'yeah bruh' Then I get a text alert
  12. Not exactly chomping at the bit but I might go Tuesday night. Water's still 37 at my spot. Not overly fun catching them in cold water
  13. Just for kicks, ever tried to rough out how many hours you've actually logged at the canal? Youve gotta be pushing 7 or 8K hrs down there. Guys who get out for say, a half-tide 4 nights/wk do about 200 hrs/season. 3 nights, ~175. Over 50 seasons, even 3x/wk adds up to one full year of 24hr days spent casting into that ditch.
  14. Was a good spring run in NJ & NY last year, IIRC. Haven't heard anyone give a convincing explanation as to why they never filtered up north- first for the traditional S.Cape spring blue run.. and then everywhere else. Not sure if they stuck around in nj/ny all summer as I didnt pay attention to their catch reports once the bass moved in here. Definitely was a down year for squid here last spring. Maybe that had something to do with it. As for 2018... ¯\_(?)_/¯