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  1. 55 points
    Jerseypride

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    I've been keeping my 4 hour daily skunk sessions to myself lately. Also haven't been posting my mediocre trips where I get into some fish. But tonight was something special and I am extremely grateful to say I caught a fish of a lifetime, from land of course... It was a great fight, a safe landing and a perfect release. Quickly put her on my boga, took a couple pics and went swimming in the water to revive her. That's all I have to say about that. I never have and will never sleep on a new moon for that reason
  2. 37 points
    nam1969

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    4-5:15 pm. Back to the same area I fished this morning. Nada. There was a lot of bait, sand eels. A couple of brief blowups, right in the wash, but no hookup. Forgot to mention in my earlier report, but I saw something strange this morning. Duck was bobbing along and suddenly flapped its wings and disappeared under the water. Watched for him to come back up, but he never did. Have no idea what hit him, but I've never seen anything like it. 50 Years ago tomorrow, I was a butter bar Lt., only in Nam for a couple of weeks, and engaged in a three day battle along the Cambodian border. We were the artillery support for several infantry units. We managed to have a few minutes to eat our turkey dinner and it was back to fighting. I am extremely grateful for all God has given me, not the material things, but a wonderful wife, two children, and a wealth of friends. Tomorrow, I'll pray for my friends who didn't make it back and for those who died from war related experiences, after coming back. I'll enjoy dinner with family and friends and not worry about incoming or the type of fear that permeates every part of your being. We, as a people, are lucky to live in a country that offers so much. We should all be grateful for that. Remember our men and women serving in theaters around the world. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Happy Gobble, Gobble day to all.
  3. 19 points
    BradleyBeachMan

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    Whoever you are, that left the heron tangled in their blue braid, you are a scumbag. Dont worry ( not you, scumbag, you ought to worry ) , the heron was okay- sorta. me and uncle benzy cut it free.Thought its wing was done after trying to pull out of the tangled braid for however long.. after it stopped freaking out it hopped around and eventually flew away.
  4. 18 points
    Spigola

    December 2018 Fishing Reports

    Kind of sad but I didn't get to do much fishing this fall. Getting older sucks and wife and I have been kept bouncing from doctor to doctor. I had to go for a bladder biopsy yesterday and am hanging up the waders till next year. Have to find out the results from the doctor and hope it is soon and favorable. Already had cancer once and not in the mood for a rerun. Luckily I managed to get out last Thursday morning with a couple of good friends and I was very happy to put three shorts on the beach. For all those young bucks out there, there will come a time when the steps come a little slower and you will be grateful even for the drinks. I just learned to use lighter tackle and enjoy each fish a little more. God bless all and catch 'em up.
  5. 18 points
    joefishnj21

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    Little somethin to share with you fellas on this rainy day..My wife and I worked very hard for several years saving and working and just 2 weeks ago we closed on our 1st home. Lots of painting to be done, carpets to be ripped up..but there is one room that is really coming together...THE room. A few stickers slapped up, and the rest of my gear to be layed out to be cleaned up and I got myself a little winter hideaway.
  6. 16 points
    Renegade6

    Your Favorite Fish Pic(s) of the Year?

    2am in wetsuit in a place she had to wade/swim to 29 lbs PB My 12 year old is a badass This fish swam away after a careful revive and release #teachem #biggirlsgottabreed #eat28ers
  7. 15 points
    nam1969

    December 2018 Fishing Reports

    Appreciate the thought. My daughter suffers from a neuropathetic nerve disease. She is in constant pain, level varying. It's most likely a result of pass along effect from my exposure to Agent Orange. She's a real trooper who rarely complains . Fishing is my escape mechanism. It is often where I do my best talking to the Man upstairs.
  8. 14 points
    MC55

    December 2018 Fishing Reports

    The switch did get put back in the on position this morning. Decided to stay local and not make the trip to the south, which payed off. Found 18 this morning during my walk in all sizes up to 25 inches. Even had one double header, a big hickory, and a fluke. Didn't see any of the bait reported, but all the fish were fat and spread out. I was using my small sand eel that did the trick. So guess it's not over just yet.
  9. 14 points
    cec127

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    Late report... but have been busy with the holiday. Still some nice fish around! Wednesday low tide mid day in MoCo (away from the crowds). One beautiful keeper, six rats, and a blue fish. All released for some else to catch. A lot of sand eels around, all close to the structure.
  10. 14 points
    Jerseypride

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    Fished Monmouth county pretty much all day, it was the kind of day we all look forward to. The fish were coming and going all day. AVAs were by far the most productive but we were getting them on swimmers too. I would say fish up 32" and some bigger but rare, most were just 24"-28" butterballs. I caught double digits on bass and atleast 5 or 6 on the teaser along with about 7 or 8 herring on the teaser that were atleast 2#-3#! I dropped so many fish due to bad hook sets and arm fatigue... Sandeels are definetly confirmed in both Monmouth and ocean county. So all you guys that are crying that it's over or not good enough like the "old days" stay home and wait for next year, but in my opinion we have to keep getting out there and be grateful for what we can get. All my fish were released and I'll be out from first light until my arm cant take anymore. I went back out around 8:00 tonight to see what I can find and it was dead. Its definitely a day bite and who knows after tomorrow afternoon with the winds picking up if this bite is going to continue, but I'll be out locked and loaded everyday cause that's what you gotta do. If you wait to hear about it theres a good chance you'll miss it.
  11. 14 points
    Hook 62

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    This is for all the vets and all that are serving now. Thank you God bless America.
  12. 13 points
    MC55

    January 2019 Fishing Reports

    Wow, didn't think making a few informational posts would ruffle so many feathers. Here's the thing. I know if I want to be out there targeting bigger fish it means fishing the night time hours. That's just not what I do and don't find any enjoyment in it. Believe me, I know night time is when you will get more quality fish, but for me, it not just about that. I fish pre-dawn and evenings using light tackle and 99% of the time single hook. Catch and release everything. Can't remember when the last time I kept a legal fish. I take nothing away from those who do harvest a fish or two, I just would rather send them back for someone else to catch. Walking the sand almost every day since I retired has given me the opportunity to meet a lot of great fisherman and women out there, along with the locals I see all the time. Great conversations and swapping of fish stories only add to the experience. So I don't take any offense on any of the comments made. We all have our own perspectives on things. I will keep on doing my thing and I hope you all do the same. Just get out there and do what makes you happy and try sharing it with others. I'll go back into my cave now.
  13. 13 points
    DragonsLax48

    December 2018 Fishing Reports

    Two falls in a row of dinkfeast. When you guys are arguing about what regulations youd prefer and what not, you may want to think about protecting these " 26" " fish or the 14" fish rather than the non-existant/mythical 40"+ fish. We have a healthy young population and they will all turn to keeper size within the same 1 or 2 years. After a frustrating 4 years of skunk (shoutout adoboboy) more anglers will start to keep a fish every trip. Regulators will say theres a ton of small fish so lets increase limits. Next thing you know there will be no more Striped Bass. Please protect these "rats" and treat them with respect as you release them. Thank you.
  14. 13 points
    Wigeon

    The Silence in the PG is Deafening

    There is silence because no one gives a flying **** what a bunch of 7th Century savages did to one of their own, especially a Muslim Bro POS. Wake me up when they release the tape of them skinning him alive.
  15. 13 points
    Master Debaiter

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    Late report....first keeper this fall caught on bunker and released. Got the skunk last night
  16. 12 points
    DoorGunner

    I was a writer once.

    Winter time for fisherman can be rough especially with weather like this. Good time to read and I'm sitting home so here goes. Caught big fish, little fish and lots of fish but a winter trip and one fish is still my all time favorite trip. Back in the late 70's I lived in Philly. Recently married but no kids yet. My work was slow so anyone who wanted could have the week between Christmas and New Years off so I took it. My thoughts turned to fishing and was trying to figure out where I could go to possibly find anything willing to take a hook. It was cold but no ice to fish through so that cut down some options. Don't know why but one spot came to mind that I hadn't fished in about twenty years on a picnic with my family. It was a place called Playwickie Park on the Neshaminy Creek just outside the city. First problem was bait but a trip to the back yard and a big pile of dead leaves fixed that. Turned them over and on the ground the leaves were moist and I found enough worms to make it worth the effort. Packed up to light rods and off I went not even sure if I knew how to get there after so many years. A few wrong turns but I eventually did find the park and another problem, There was a heavy chain from post to post blocking the entrance with a closed sign hanging from it. Lucked out again as the post had sagged and right in the middle the chain was on the ground just enough to allow my can to enter. It was cloudy and cold and the park was totally deserted that gave it an eerie since all my memories were of families having picnics and softball games. Drove down the the edge of the creek and got out of the car to dead silence but for the rambling of the creek water as it passed through some small rapids. There was one spot with a large boulder about thirty feet out with deep water behind it and figured this was my best option. Rigged and baited both lines then laid them out at each end of the pool. "There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot" Even a finer line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot when it's 30 degrees. I looked for a place to sit down. This area takes a beating during heavy rain storms and there were two very large trees on each side of me. The floods had dug out a large area leaving lots of exposed roots and one place where the roots were the thickest made a decent place to sit down and lean back. Felt good to be there all alone with lines in the water and so quiet that I didn't even hear the noise of the water any longer. You can think clearly at times like that and even though it was cold there wasn't any other place I could think of where I would rather be and then came the noise. It was a very slight ticking noise from above and I looked up just in time to take a snowflake in the eye. Funny when you are alone like that and you can actually hear the flakes hitting the branches of the two trees. I was wearing a black jacket and sat there motionless just watching this incredible winter picture evolve right before my eyes. In minutes everything was turning white including myself as the snow quickly covered my jacket. This day just kept getting better and it didn't take a fish to do that. Then a new noise. Came from a short distance behind me and the mind wanders about who or what it could since whatever it was couldn't see me as my head was about two feet below ground level in my root seat. The noise continued and slowly, silently I turned to face this mystery more curious than anything. I raised my head to eye level with the ground and there right in front of me where six deer rooting around in what little grass and nuts they could find. Five does and one buck who just knew he wasn't alone. The does rooted while he kept scanning the area looking but not able to locate me. It was so cool to be that close to them watching the snow fall and and actually hear them munching away as the fed quickly before the snow covered everything. Then the buck found me. He stood straight and stiff as he just stared at me while the does continued eating. then he snorted and the does stood stiff and waited. He stomped his one leg twice and they all turned and slowly ran towards the trre line about a hundred years away across the softball field. I turned and slid back into my seat just thinking about how lucky I had been to make the decision to do this trip. I was still replaying the whole deer scene in my head when I looked over and saw one of my rods twitching enough to knock the snow off that had covered both rods. I finally stood as the snow fell off my jacket and made it to the rod that was twitching even harder what could only be a fish. Set the hook and the rod bent as me a a two pound sucker duked it out for about thirty seconds until it was landed. Hook in the corner of his mouth that was quickly removed then I stood there holding the fish and looking around enjoying the day to the max. Released the sucker to see him swim right back into the hole and packed my gear to head home. As I pulled out of the park onto the wet road and traffic I took one last look back. Every once in a while as years passed had me thinking about going back but I just couldn't do it. Very few things in life are perfect but that day was and that's why it has remained my favorite fishing trip ever.
  17. 12 points
    BillZ

    Tricks and tweaks

    Every leader material Spool gets a loose wrap of velcro with a hole in it....... soft side down, adjust tension as needed for smooth line removal. Pull off what you want, the rest stays neatly spooled.
  18. 12 points
    TimS

    What has Christ - Mess to do with Fishing?

    God/Christ doesn't keep people from fishing on Sunday...people keep themselves from fishing on Sunday. It's called free will and it's crucial in any endeavors involving faith Merry Christmas TimS
  19. 12 points
    True gamefish status, not just eliminate the commercial fishery for a fish grab for the rec anglers. Eliminate the commercial fishery. Reduce rec harvest by 98%. Allow for retention similar to FLA tarpon. You want to keep one - pay for the permit/tag. Have that cost north or $250 to limit its use.
  20. 12 points
    Hook 62

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    You guy's are way too paranoid. Fishing is supposed to be fun. I go because I enjoy fishing I enjoy talking to people on the beach watching the sun rise. Don't worry what others are doing. Fish are for everyone not just you!!! Get over it and go fish.
  21. 12 points
    MC55

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    First outing this morning since the dirty water event. Was clean and green today with just a light rolling surf. The way things started it was looking like a day with the skunk. Took awhile, but finally got a hit and had the drag sing. Landed the first keeper size fish of the fall for me right at the 28 inch mark. Did some more walking and finished the morning with 5 including a better keeper size that put the drag to the test again. That one hit the tape at 32 inches. All hit one of my white swimmers and all safely released. Nice to finally see some better fish around. Had a small flock of birds picking here and there just out of casting range. Would like to think that maybe there were some of those sand eels around, but sure no evidence of that. Back out in the morning.
  22. 12 points
    FishingmaniYaks

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    Lets put all this effort to save the stripes toward the NOAA. Tim S. has the link all setup. I did it as should everyone that is looking to protect our fishery.
  23. 12 points
    mike07gsxr

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    F this fall run. F the boats catching and killing big bass. And F all our lousy sand pumped beaches too.
  24. 12 points
    Rkfool

    October 2018 Fishing Reports

    It’s MOST definitely to early and water is too WARM!!!!!!! I tried so hard to bring her back nd see her swim off but she just wouldn’t do it. Spent a half hour and got soaking wet trying to revive her. Breaks my heart I killed the beast. Caught her on a live eel with my 7 foot bay rod, took about 15-20 minutes to get her to my feet. My pb by a long shot. Only took a quick measure and weight on a crappy old scale 50” 40lbs
  25. 11 points
    Flybyme

    Smollet indicted for felony

    Hahaha 2016 Jussie: Trump is gonna be indicted. 2017 Jussie: Trump is gonna be indicted. 2018 Jussie: Trump is gonna be indicted. 2019 Jussie: I got indicted.
  26. 11 points
    ksong

    Rooster hunt out of Puerto Vallarta

    I am fishing rooster with guide Carlos out of Puerto Vallarta. Today is my Birthday and I got a special present for my Birthday. I landed about 35 lb rooster using prototype 2 - 8 oz rod and IRT 500DD reel with Ice Cream lure. I am happy man
  27. 11 points
    It won't be between the north and south this time I can guarantee. You liberal POSs have been put on notice.
  28. 11 points
    TopwaterPete

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    This is a report and PSA... MoCo Sunday, 1-4pm after an unsuccessful sit in the tree stand. One dink at 20". Flat stained water. A 1oz BT did the trick for me. PSA part - For the love of God, be mindful of where you are wading, and especially in places where there is strong current and a probability of waves/boat traffic, DON'T GO IN THE WATER. Sunday I watched a young kid, probably 16 years old get knocked over by a wave and get swept out 30ft off the beach at a very popular MoCo spot. He was standing further out than the rest of us on some shifty sand. Thankfully a bunch of us helped this kid get back to shore safely. Two guys snagged the kids waders with their lures just to have some sort of hold on him, otherwise he could have been swept out to sea. Wading helps get to spots sometimes. But, you can catch a bunch of fish ankle deep, and if you're not experienced, don't risk your a** over a fish. No fish is worth your life. To the guys that snagged that kid with your plugs, if you're on SOL, kudos to you. You saved his life.
  29. 11 points
    Livliner

    What did you catch your biggest fish with?

    51" Striper caught on a Stan Gibbs casting swimmer at sunset. I was wet wading in the surf from a beach in southern Maine. Check out the hi-tech light in my pocket from back in the day. Last day with the beard, had to shave to begin my career a a firefighter in CT the following week, did 30 yrs retired now. In the blink of an eye. Lucky to still fish the same beach.
  30. 11 points
    Rkfool

    October 2018 Fishing Reports

    Back out tonight as I had two eels left from last night. Split em with a buddy one for me one for him. He lost his to a snag fairly quick and i lost mine to a rock shortly after. Did get one solid take on the eel before loosing it. No other luck for me and my buddy ended up with a nice schoolie. Here is a better pic of last night fish in the day light, ended up 41lbs on the scale. My kid was super excited too lol
  31. 10 points
    ridenfish

    Free Parking

  32. 10 points
    gadwall8

    Free Parking

  33. 10 points
    CT Stripes

    Free Parking

  34. 10 points
    Fishy Fisher

    Free Parking

    A) how on earth could the kamelatoe meme possibly be racist? Merely because it features blacks? Do you have any sense at all? Common or otherwise? B) it can't be misogynistic since it's the truth. She LITERALLY climbed the political ladder by trading sexual favors for position (heh). Or sexual positions for favors? Either way, it's 100% TRUE. Only you're claiming to have it both ways: head in the sand and also up your....
  35. 10 points
    bonefishdick

    Open Letter

    I thought long and hard about what forum to do this post but if you are going to do an Open Letter, you want it to get attention and for that reason it had to be the Main Forum since it is the first thing you see when you open SOL Forums. I always said get the most bang for your buck. I have no idea how long it will be or how many pictures. I am going to start with my Avatar, it is the Energizer Bunny that I edited a bit with a little Photoshopping, how long I will keep it, I am not sure, I did this Avatar for a specific reason, to get me through a Period that had to be making a decision that was by far the hardest I ever had to make. I suspect when I get to the end of this currant ordel I will be bringing back "My Sanibel Sheller Girl" I think my target to do that will be 1-1-19, I think that would be an appropriate date. Why the Energizer Bunny, in short I have one friend who is the closest thing to a Third Son I could have, he has been with me through most of all my ordeals and has always been since then and was the first to call me the Pink Bunny. My friend/son Richie Cordeiro. He is the most enthusiastic person you could ever hope to fish with. The reason he always called me the Energizer Bunny is he has been there for the last two of 4 Heart Attacks with the first one at age 37, 2 bouts of Prostate Cancer and two bouts of Throat Cancers (14 year apart) and a few Skin cancers as well. These are my Family members with a quick Pick on the Photos, they are my inspiration for my still being here today, without them I am not so sure. The first is my Wife Pat, she is my life. The rest of my Family, My son Matt, my daughter Meagan, my son Kevin, my Daughters' in Law, Lynn and Ashley and my Grandson Ben who will be eight today. I also have to include my one and only dog Toby, a once in a lifetime German Shorthaired Pointer, he started at 6 months hunting when he locked up on his first bird and hunted till age 13, lost at 14, (pictured with Matt) Matt & Toby Meagan Kevin Lynn Ashley Ben This is my family and this is me, a young handsome army Guy, a serious fisherman, a tough SOB. and couple pics a bit after my last Surgery. Some of my SOL Members involved in my daily shuttle rides for My treatments. dbhauler & nausetdog (far right) I am also sure my friend StanB would have been part of the shuttle service had he not just had Knee Surgery. (he is recovering very well) Now that you have met my Family and my Friends I guess this would be about the best time to explain the reason for this Open Letter and my Target Group ! Smoking, if you are a smoker you need to read this and do whatever you can possibly do to Quit. I started smoking shortly after I went into the Army at Basic Training in FT Dix, NJ, I was all of 19 years old and totally naive, I went to lunch day one day and as I walked by a recruiting office and I walked in and sat down, I talked with the recruiter and and he asked what I liked to do, I said like to Hunt & Fish, he said they had a Small Arms Repair School (MOS 45B20) but nothing for fishing. I walked back to my job and gave notice effective immediately because in two weeks I would be in FT Dix and eight weeks after that, the Aberdeen Proving Grounds to learn how to fix guns. I ask you who in their right mind in the 60's in the middle of the Vietnam War would joint the army on a whim, answer This Guy . I had my first heart attack at age 37 and 3 more after that, my last on my Birthday about 5 years ago, one would think after a heart attack at 37 you would quit this smoking and your last on your birthday you would quit smoking, I didn't, I finally did quit smoking, it was the day they wheeled me into surgery for my first Throat Cancer Surgery (2004) which ironically was 14 years ago today as well. I smoked the day before. For me it was hard, but it was harder for my family because of the surgery and Treatment with Radiation and Chemo, they had to drive me every day and while they sat in the waiting room every day and at home watching me wither away down to 135 pounds from 210. I can't help but think if anyone just had to endure what they did with just waiting while I would would undergo treatment or be able to not sit in the waiting room in a trade to quit smoking, quitting would by far be the the easiest thing a person could do. All I remember is my wife that same year had to undergo Cancer surgery. I remember after, I at a somewhat later time having to undergo a post up check on my throat under anesthesia to make sure that things were OK, after waking up in recovery and when finally getting released I walked from Mass Eye and Ear to MGH to visit my wife in recovery after her Surgery (2005). During that time frame Our Family endured 263 DR visits in one calendar year. That is a lot of visits for one year. My second cancer resulted in my losing my Tongue and my Voice Box, I can no longer talk and I can no longer eat, I am at this point glued to a Feeding tube that requires my feeding 3 times a day for the rest of my life and trust me that cramps my style. My second cancer wasnot a recurrence, in throat cancer they consider it a cure after 5 years. My second came 14 years later and was a NEW Cancer. Think about this would you rather quit smoking or risk a heart attack (or 4) or never getting to eat food again or say a single word. I think a very serious bout of reality is needed here if you are a Smoker. I never thought I would ever get throat cancer once let alone twice, I always thought I would croak of a heart attack, even back them I knew I was being selfish and I only thought about my self because the truth is I always enjoyed smoking, consequences were put on the back burner. I can now no longer swim ever again, my stoma is an open hole in my neck that goes directly to my lungs, water in the lungs doesn't mix, it's as simple as that. My surgery basically was done like this, they opened up my chest after removing my tongue and voice box and took a flap of my left chest muscle and folded it up inside to replace my tongue and stitched in in place. How many stitches I had inside I have no Idea, on my chest I counted in excess of 50 metal clips. That finally healed after almost three months but the scar is still very evident and my left nipple is about 5 inches higher now than my right. It looks really weird. So, no sense of Smell, no eating, everything I take through my mouth is gravity feed only, I can now do coffee, juices and soups after I put them thru a Bullet. Whether I can graduate to other more solid food is way down the road. Because of the nature of the surgery, you also lose your sense of smell, I can no longer use a straw, no suction at all, I can no longer blow my nose, all my feeding now is thru a tube, anything I can drink is a learning process on how to control what I take because it all goes down using gravity and learning how to generate a little thrust with my replacement tongue. Think about, that no food the rest of your life no tasting anything because the tongue for the most part contains all you taste buds, the mouth also has some buds and I do get a hint of taste but it is not the same in many ways either. I think it is now for me learning to do this to at least be able to get to a point to go out in public with my family and friends and sit there without drooling all over myself. Thanksgiving is today, for me eating will be a spectator sport, I am very thankful that I am still here and to be able to at least do that and to be with my family today, I will not sit at the meal today and I won't smell all that used to be this day. For me eating now is a Spectator Sport. So I guess in conclusion if just one person reads this and actually quits smoking before it is to late then it is well worth opening myself up in this way. I never expected this in my wildest dreams, don't be one of those people who says that this will never happen to me, granted the odds will be in you your you won't endure what I did. the Odds were also in my favor not one but twice, I lost both times, don't be that other loser please, QUIT SMOKING ! HAPPY THANKSGIVING !
  36. 10 points
  37. 10 points
    Sudsy

    Looks like an 80 in Va.....

    I get a 50 I'm definitely mounting her She might be a little sore when I release her but she'll still be swimming
  38. 10 points
    MC55

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    Was told I should try moving south after yesterdays report of crappy water and not a lot of action. So made the move to the south and hit pay dirt this morning. All fish in the mid 20 inch range with a bunch of monster size hickories mixed in. Finished up landing 33, one double header, lost a bunch more, along with a lot of other bumps. Never did see anything they were feeding on, but they were moving in and out all morning. Had to leave them biting with places to be. Everything was either on the teaser or the white swimmer of which I wore out two. Will make the same trip in the morning hoping the actions sticks around for awhile.
  39. 10 points
    DragonsLax48

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    Fished last night from 8-12 and I caught the skunk yet again. The water was a little stained from what I could gather, but it was not stained enough to affect the fishing. Lots of white water without too much sweep. Long story short, it was fishable and promising but I left without a tap. So why weren't there any fish?! Because theres no reachable structure. The beach is flat, the beach lip is sloping, and the bass cannot find structure to trap the bait. This is 100% due to the beach replenishment projects putting soft sand that moves easily. Walking on this soft sand is dangerous and the beach break is going to take atleast another life before years end. A 6 foot swell should break on our outer bars and lose all energy before reaching the shore, but instead that 6 foot swell builds momentum and becomes head high beach break. I was casting 15 yards up from the lip because I almost lost my footing way too many times. Be safe out there guys. Your government does not care about you, me, or the ocean
  40. 10 points
    FunkyBunker

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    Got a long walk in this morning out front CMC 5-845am. Wasn't as cold as I thought it was going to be. Nothing for 3 hours then started seeing a few break the surface. Broke the skunk off with 3 shorts 18"-24" in 15 mins then the bite died and took a long walk back to the truck. 1st catches for me since end of August so I'll take it.
  41. 10 points
    mightyrime

    2018 All Things Fly Fishing

    Big Everglades Tarpon!!! Sadly no great photos due the chaos of a surprise 120lb tarpon, while fishing for what we thought were in the 30lb-50lb class. Landed it in about 35 minutes and quickly released to avoid sharks. Lucky the only rod bigger than my 8wt strung up on the boat was a 12wt. Glad I decided to grab the 12wt and just fish instead of stringing up my 10wt which was under the deck. It would have been a long haul with a 10wt. I will post a report sometime soon.
  42. 10 points
    Rich5294p

    Official Tavern Hunting Thread....

    So yesterday we brought home this little guy. His call name is Jet. Hopefully he will be ready by next fall for upland and ducks and geese both in the field and water.
  43. 10 points
    BigBen425

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    Just picked up some eels, with the forecast of strong west wind I get to use a Tactic I did very well with a few years back.. ballooning an eel off the surf 75-150 yards out. Killed them last time I had the conditions to do it, went 6/6 of solid fish. Will report back.
  44. 10 points
    bido

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    Beautiful fish. Must have been brutal in that current . Amazing that surfcasters are more apt to release a big fish than the boaters, when it is 1000X harder to catch a big fish from the surf. There is still hope...
  45. 10 points
    unclemikenj

    November 2018 Fishing Reports

    MOCO morning trip... SKUNK for me... no bait no birds no signs of life... best i could manage was a few pix
  46. 10 points
    HugeDinghy

    Like button

    At least don’t let it throw a notification.
  47. 9 points
    ridenfish

    Free Parking

  48. 9 points
    Sudsy

    Tricks and tweaks

    Started using small Sluggos and Finesse Fish as teasers a few years ago. Did the small ball of thread and crazy glue thing to keep them in place on the hook, but found that only worked for a little bit. Any tail nipping snappers or overly hard casts would pull it down around the bend. Do this on jig heads as well To keep the rubber from sliding down, tie on a barb I bend the barbs with a needle nose pliers out of fine 320 welding wire, the stuff we use to make fresh water size lures Any cheap polyester sewing thread works for this. Seal it with fly tying cement, Sally Hanson Hard as Nails, Nail polish............... Be sure to file the tips of the wire smooth, they can be pretty sharp after being cut. I've been sliced pretty good trying to hold the jig with a thrashing fish on the hook.
  49. 9 points
    Bass Ackwards

    a blonde JOKE

  50. 9 points
    bonefishdick

    Fish Report 10-09-18

    The day today started around 2:30 am when I woke up, I tried to go back to sleep , what I'm not sure is if I actually did, I'm relatively sure I was awake until I finally just got up at 4:30 am. Today was the day that I looked at a few weeks ago that seemed to have the tide and weather that looked to be my best bet that would let me get on the water for what would mostly likely be my first time in over 100 days as well as the last time I would fish this year. My upcoming radiation treatment schedule virtually would confirm that. As today got closer I sent a text to my good friend Mike who I had sent a text about going for a possible ride for he day and also I pitched the idea of fishing. His concern was if I was strong enough and I said I felt I was and explained why I wanted to go. We settled on a pick up time and location and today he was at my house at 10 am and for an eta around 11am. Before I get into the days events, I want to say "Thanks" to my friend MIke for the pick up today and being a great guide all day. I also let a couple other friends Stan and Richie C know the time and location. WE started at a spot that was a very short walk to the water and I believe we were all in the water just about high slack to fish the drop. Things were very quiet but for me I did not care, I just wanted to be out and throw some casts. It felt really good and I was pleased that the surgery I underwent did not hinder my stroke and I actual did not feel very rusty at all. The wind was at our back and the cloud cover that escorted us all the way on the ride down was now yielding to blue, the water looked very clean and flat with no wave action. I believe Mike was the first to see some breaking fish, they were well out of range and we knew they were not bass, It was either Bomito or Albies based on how they wold fly through the air. Ritchie decided to walk out to the end of a nearby jetty and soon was excited because he got a really good tug but cam up empty. I don't think it was very long after the fitsy hit that he finally connected, it wasn't big but he was all excited because it turned out to be a small Bonito, I was not in a position to ge a picture but he was pumped because he could now check Bonito off hos Bucket List. That is something I'm still waiting to do. About 15 minutes later Mike hooked up and he too had a Bonito. From there things to go quiet and we soon decided to to move to another location. In 15 minutes we were walking to the water and the first half hour nothing much happened, I walked down the beach a bit looking for some darker water and soon I had the other three following me, we spread out and started working and Richie was the first to get a bump and he missed toe before he finally stayed connected and I walked over to get a picture casting as I moved and finally the thing I had missed most happened, a good solid hit. I did not get Richies picture since I was preoccupied and I finally had my Stiper, It was not big but today was not a day that size did matter, not for me anyway. I started the day with a Yellow & White Clouser, at the second location I switched up to my Brown, Pink and White Clouser. This fly has been very good to me the last few years. This was tied on a size 2 We continued to work, I did not get another hit, Rich did but no hookups. Stan was next up and his fish he said hit hard and based on the fight his looked to be a bit bigger. The fish gave a good account if itself and Staan was finally able to lip his fish, it was the beast of the day. After stan landed his fish, I knew I was stating to run out of steam and I decided to pack it in. we were all very happy with the day, while it wasn't light out fishing it was a great day with great friends, great water and weather. It could not have been a better day for me, the ride home gave me time to think about the day and I smiled.
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