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  1. The first "real" fish I caught was a 12lb Blue from a jetty. As soon as I got that fish I was hooked on this sport. I'm a trout an bass guy from PA and I'll never understand why we dont have stricter regulations on everything but stocked fish. Overfishing has killed most of the streams and ponds where I live and the same can happen to the ocean and bays. I have nothing against keeping a fish to eat but how many of us have found a 4 year old trout in the freezer and had to throw it away? How many of those fish from party boats or the ones lined up on the side of the canal end up the same way? Stricter regulations, like those in place in the NW are needed to preserve our striper and bluefish fisheries before its to late. For some reason it's never popular and there will always be a core group that fight against greater regulations but if it's not done there will be nothing to fight about one day. just my 0.02
  2. Certainly welcom to join the hunt. Since I can't work my phone to save my life - feel free to send me an email or message come spring time.
  3. Much the same from me. I caught fish this year but only after a half dozen skunked weekends. Thank you all for your knowledge and the positive support and reports. The ocean is big an it can seem impossible without support. Merry Christmas to all!
  4. Been obsessed with pulling a big bass out of the wash on a fly. So far I get too frustrated and pick up the spinning gear. 2018 the surf rod stays in the garage until I get a legit striper on the fly.
  5. Out front on hard structure in northern MoCo from 1-6. Missed the eagles game but got a half dozen nice size schoolies after the sun went down on teasers and small shads again.
  6. I spent my last year of law school interning at the EPA Region 2 hq in Manhatten. It only took me half the internship before I decided I could never work there. That agency, much like this bill, is just a snow job on the general public. Yes there are good dedicated people who work there but they aren't really allowed to do much. In general the government loves to make us think they are really trying to do something good and in reality they are just a pawn of big money and special interest groups. Politicians love to say they are passing a new bill that sounds wonderful to anyone who doesn't actually read it. The best part is usually the irony in the name of the bill. Like when a developer cuts down all the trees and flattens a huge area to call it "oak hills". Is there a way we can use this platform to make more recreation fishermen, b&t and people who care about the ocean aware of this bill? Is there any organization for ocean waters like TU for freshwater?
  7. Allentown born and raised. Yes that's correct. Billy Joel wrote a song about it.
  8. I realize this post has been up a while but it isn't New Years yet. Your best bet is the Broadhead. Guys have been doing great on that stream just down from where it crosses I80. The stream is really recovering well so please practice catch and release
  9. Im in the same position as the OP and have wanted to ask the same question so thank you. Similarly, I'm not sure how to react to what I consider "mugging". If I'm the only one on the beach and a guy shows up to fish the exact same jetty as me when I'm catching fish and there are 20 identical jetties with no one on them what is the proper thing to do? I usually just move because I like my solitude at night but I don't think that's right.
  10. Fished out front MoCo Sunday 5 am to 10 and picked up 9 shorts. Biggest was only 22 inches. A few on swim shads like everyone else but the real killer was a 1oz Hobkins. I've been fishing for 25 years. Freshwater bass, trout, conventional and fly. Had the privilege to live and fish in some amazing places and only became serious about hunting stripers this spring. Just thought I would thank everyone for all the knowledge they have shared. The sport can seem overly technical between the gear you should wear, rods, line, plugs, seasons, tides, moon cycles.... Most of the stuff is also real expensive and its tough to know what to spend your hard earned money on without any real experience. Thanks and I will try to share whatever I learn that is useful.