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#646 animebomber

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Posted January 17 2013 - 10:04 PM

Well today surpassed any other day in my striper fishing so far.  My buddy and I were on the rocks about 6:00am this morning and from the minute we casted, the fish were biting.  I caught 18 fish with two being keepers.  One was 29" and one was 30.5".  My buddy got one keeper and crushed me again with a total of 33 fish.  It was unbelievable to say the least.  Between us we caught 51 stripers with 3 being keepers.  I think if we fished through the night, we would've caught plenty more.  For someone who always uses plugs, clams are making me a believer for sure.  We went through over 5 dozen clams and about half of them we got two baits out of each clam.  I am psyched to say the least.  The game warden stopped by to measure the fish and of course they were legal.  I know people are catching them on plugs and it is definitely more exciting to do so, but the bite has been on clams, if you want to catch plenty of fish!


Whoooo! 5 dozen!
You guys going to be out there tomorrow?
Did you guys leave to rebuy or literally bought 5 dozen to being with?


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Posted January 17 2013 - 10:06 PM

Got a few more late this morning and early afternoon. All on my usual stuff. Guys fishing clams did real well while I was there.


Sweet to see they are still around :)


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Posted January 17 2013 - 10:06 PM


Not tomorrow, but I'm sure if you go, the bite should be on.



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Posted January 17 2013 - 10:08 PM


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Great fishing with you today. As for my report, I got one on a bucktail and then was forced into clams due to the hot bite.



It was good fishing with you as well.  Don't forget to check out the aquaskinz finger protector, it's a huge help with the braid when you're casting.



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Posted January 17 2013 - 10:20 PM

For now i will stick with 40# mono thanks to your post :)
To be truthful i would have most likely stuck with #40 anyway, but having RJ back up the same mentality helps :D



40# + 40# + 20# WILL LET YOU BRING THAT 100# STRIPED BASS THAT HAS BEEN BREAKING EVERY ONE ELSE OFF.


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Posted January 17 2013 - 10:28 PM

40# + 40# + 20# WILL LET YOU BRING THAT 100# STRIPED BASS THAT HAS BEEN BREAKING EVERY ONE ELSE OFF.


:lg_smile:


Even if it drags me in...i will land that beast!


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Posted January 17 2013 - 11:31 PM

It was good fishing with you as well.  Don't forget to check out the aquaskinz finger protector, it's a huge help with the braid when you're casting.


Will do, thanks


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Constantly walking the line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot


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Posted January 17 2013 - 11:37 PM

If your going in the morning, bundle up. Its going to be chilly.


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Posted January 17 2013 - 11:48 PM

If your going in the morning, bundle up. Its going to be chilly.


Have something tomorrow :(
Will probably go with j0k3r Saturday though.

Sounds like clam is doing really well. Better than usual. Had me ACTUALLY considering shucking clams in the cold weather. I hate shucking clams in the cold.


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Posted January 17 2013 - 11:50 PM


Hi guys - I don't think I've ever posted in this part of the forum, but I read it frequently this time of year, and really appreciate the passion you guys have for your local waters.



 



At the urging of SOL-er RJ, I'm sharing this video here in case you never roam other parts of this site, especially the Fly Fishing section. The last 5 minutes was shot in MOCO (did I get this acronym right?) two days before Sandy. That day was the best day I had all year, and that's not the first time I've had one of the best days of my year on Jersey shore without even fishing it all that often. I've seen enough to know you guys are blessed. We're all lucky at certain times of the year, but I think you guys are really blessed down there.



 



The video was originally planned to be part of the IF4 show at Somerset, and part of my desire to be in the IF4 was for the NJ guys to see some great footage from their special waters. Due to a series of consequences, it's not going to be shown at Somerset unless I rent a screen and play it in the parking lot (under consideration ). I recommend watching with headphones and 20min of free time...hope you enjoy it! 



 



http://www.striperso...east-full-video



 



I should add that every single guy I met on the jetty that day in MOCO treated me, a random guy with a tripod and a fly rod in the lineup, with a smile...in their own special way. I resorted to just filming after it got too dense, but until then, you guys were all a class act and I've seen that every spot I've been down there.





 



-Peter



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Posted January 17 2013 - 11:52 PM

Thanks Peter, I was one of the first to have seen it :)

Great stuff indeed. Fantastic video footage.


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Posted January 18 2013 - 12:43 AM

Have something tomorrow :(
Will probably go with j0k3r Saturday though.

Sounds like clam is doing really well. Better than usual. Had me ACTUALLY considering shucking clams in the cold weather. I hate shucking clams in the cold.


Gentlemen,

The video feed for Peter Laurelli's Northeast video is compromised in the NJ forum. Please switch to the Fly Fishing forum and you shoud get a pure feed and a great look at the bait pod we enjoyed the last week before Storm Sand in Monmouth County.

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Thank you!

RJ


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Posted January 18 2013 - 6:34 AM

Have something tomorrow :(
Will probably go with j0k3r Saturday though.

Sounds like clam is doing really well. Better than usual. Had me ACTUALLY considering shucking clams in the cold weather. I hate shucking clams in the cold.

shuck them at your house before you go and put them in a Tupperware container. It's a hand saver in the winter time


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Posted January 18 2013 - 7:42 AM


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shuck them at your house before you go and put them in a Tupperware container. It's a hand saver in the winter time



 



Or try dishwashing gloves. Last year I gashed my finger the night before a trip. I bandaged it up and wore a dishwashing glove to keep it dry while fishing and realized I could cast, tie knots, and keep my hands dry which - for me at least - is half the battle in preventing numb fingers. They gotta fit a bit snug otherwise they'll really get in the way. I prefer the playtex hand savers :)



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Posted January 18 2013 - 9:52 AM

Hi guys - I don't think I've ever posted in this part of the forum, but I read it frequently this time of year, and really appreciate the passion you guys have for your local waters.

At the urging of SOL-er RJ, I'm sharing this video here in case you never roam other parts of this site, especially the Fly Fishing section. The last 5 minutes was shot in MOCO (did I get this acronym right?) two days before Sandy. That day was the best day I had all year, and that's not the first time I've had one of the best days of my year on Jersey shore without even fishing it all that often. I've seen enough to know you guys are blessed. We're all lucky at certain times of the year, but I think you guys are really blessed down there.

The video was originally planned to be part of the IF4 show at Somerset, and part of my desire to be in the IF4 was for the NJ guys to see some great footage from their special waters. Due to a series of consequences, it's not going to be shown at Somerset unless I rent a screen and play it in the parking lot (under consideration wink.gif
). I recommend watching with headphones and 20min of free time...hope you enjoy it! 

http://www.striperso...east-full-video

I should add that every single guy I met on the jetty that day in MOCO treated me, a random guy with a tripod and a fly rod in the lineup, with a smile...in their own special way. I resorted to just filming after it got too dense, but until then, you guys were all a class act and I've seen that every spot I've been down there.
:beers:

-Peter


If this doesn't allow us to realizes what we have here, your in the wrong sport my friend. A video like that puts what we do for fun into perspective. Its all about the species and so little about us. Even though some people would like to make it about themselves. Its their world , their water, were just playing in it. Really well done Peter. Cheers to you.


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