jsbergen

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About jsbergen

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  • About Me:
    My passion for surf fishing is something that even I cant comprehend sometimes. I fish almost entirely with rigged sluggos and I’m only a nite bite guy. The day you find me fishing during the day might mean the apocalypse is coming.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing the shores at night. Creepin while they're sleepin.
  • What I do for a living:
    Commercial Landscape Industry

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    Levittown PA
  1. Hey Island. As far as reel brands I’m looking for the usuals. Shimano, PENN, Daiwa. Thanks for your interest hope to speak soon.
  2. Will NOT fish plugs with only single hooks. I wish I could but the amount of lost fish was insane. The juice is not worth the squeez with the single hook plugs even tho it should be great. I do however fish a single hook in the rear whenever possible. when I have to fish trebles due to plug style I make sure to crimp all of the barbs. * Folks, please crimp all barbs esp when fishing SP Minnows. This plug OFTEN does great harm to the fish with is trebles. I’m guessin the slim profile is to blame
  3. Hello all, I have 6 plugs I am looking to trade for a backbay/light inshore spinning reel. Looking to match it with a 7’ rod. So I’m thinking something in the 2500-4000 size please. Reel should be new or in almost new condition. Listed below are the plugs I have with the specs listed. All new and in original packaging. Plugs are listed from left to right. Total value is around $130. -M.Fischer Popper 5.75” 2.75oz Bunker -24/7 Lures Sea Special Pencil 7” 3oz Mackeral ( amazing plug) -Guides Secret M80 Popper 5.75” 2.25oz chartreuse top/pearl bottom -Tac Angler JR Sub Darter 5.75” 1.75 oz Mullett - Striper Maine Popper 5.75” 3.1 oz green top/yellow bottom -Tank Lures JR Pencil 5.5” 2.25oz parrot color? Thanks -Joe
  4. Imagine the armpit of a state NJ would be if it weren’t for the Jersey Shore points. But yeah from now to Labor Day is really a hit or miss as far as what kind of clown show we might run into. Glad a only fish at night.
  5. Hello all, I currently have 6 plugs I am looking to trade for a backbay/light inshore spinning reel. I’m looking to match it with a 7’ rod. All of the plugs are brand new and in original packaging. So I’m thinking a reel in the 2500-4000 size area please. Reel must be also NIB or as close to new as possible please. Listed below are the plugs I have with the specs listed as well as pictures. Plugs are listed from left to right. Total value I put at $130. 1 M.Fischer Popper 5.75” 2.75oz Bunker 1 24/7 Lures Sea Special Pencil 7” 3oz Mackeral 1 Guides Secret M80 Popper 5.75” 2.25oz chartreuse top/pearl bottom 1 Tacrical Angler JR Sub Darter 5.75” 1.75 oz Mullett 1 Striper Maine Popper 5.75” 3.1oz green top/yellow bottom 1 Tank Lures JR Pencil 5.5” 2.25oz parrot color? thanks in advance.
  6. Their are a few reasons why and beach replenishment is one for sure. As far as the lack of blues changing the feeding patterns of the bass statement then you must know more about the game than Doc Muller. Silly me to even consider anything that guy says.
  7. The 9” sluggo in the “ angry squid” ( reddish) has always worked very well for me.
  8. Hmm, shouldn’t be happening like that. Sometimes right after putting the line on you might run into an issue but shouldn’t keep happening. Go to a field or area with a lot of space. Tie off to something and walk back as far as you can. Then reel back in keeping the line as tight as possible. Should solve your issue. I always do it after a fresh spooling.
  9. It’s not nonsense by any means in terms of solely surfcasting. The bait schools are further out now due to the limited amount of blues pushing the bait in tight to the beach. Declining blues has been a big part of the reason bass from the surf has been getting worse for seasons now.
  10. No, because we killed them all. This has also led to thi decline in bass from the surf as the lack of blues pushing bait up on the beach has helped to shut down the bass bite as well. Sucks.
  11. Always dress it the BK with something. The best BK Fisherman I know and have watched ( John Skinner) use a jig strip style trailer. Curly tails produce but I would put them 2nd to a pork rhind style. The Tactical Angler clips are essential as well.
  12. It’s just not for me I guess is a true statement. I have a 17oz reel that I use now and plugging that all day over a 22.5 oz reel is like night and day. Additionally the lack of a manual bail trip is just as big of an issue for me.
  13. Just refered back to this post for first time in about a week. I must say I feel like I’ve gained priceless knowledge/tips from some very experienced folks. This is what it’s all about for me. Knowledge.
  14. To me the Slammer3 is a BOAT reel and not for the surf atleast here in the NE My reasons; The 4500 is too light at 14.7oz, lacks line capacity (for anyone wanting over 30lb braid), does not have manual bail trip which is a deal breaker. The 5500 is super Big and Bulky at 22.4oz. That’s too heavy to be used for plugging all day long. Would serve much better on a boat vertical jigging. Also, I fished a 5500 a few times and to go from a tight drag setting to a fairly light drag setting it took over a Dozen turns of the knob to achieve. The knob was almost backed off the spool to the point where it was about to come off. I ordered a 6000 Gosa to back up my VR and can’t wait to try it out.
  15. It’s not unusual for a bucktail bite to change to a plug bite after dark. It’s hard for me to understand why this happens but it does atleast for me. Anyway I have a few questions and looking for tips. 1- We’ve all caught with bucktails at night. What are you favorite colors and style of trailer used? 2. Specifically for night fishing do you find a certain condition to be more favorable for bucktails? ( calm, rough, heavy current or sweep) Thanks in advance everyone.