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  1. 19 points
    EricDice

    April 2019 Fishing Reports

    Skunk streak ended. (Sorta) Took my three young sons fishing today out back by the sod banks in CMC. Figured the boys may help shake the skunk. Middle one (6) is autistic. He loves fishing but he runs in the water as soon as I loosen the death grip to show him how to cast & retrieve. Then, I get wet & muddy going after him. The drowning risk scares the bejesus out of me. So I devised a new system: put on my surf belt; took the LATCH belt with clips from an old car seat; wrapped that around the surf belt 6 times and clipped each side onto his “car harness.” (Zips up the back and keeps him from jumping around the school bus.) Worked perfectly! Fished with sand eel scented green squid strips. Pseudo bait & wait. Retrieve with action preferred, but I suspect a chance of catching while dead sticking. Took an hour long skunk and finally my little harness buddy & I got hard hit, I set the hook, set it again, ML rod & 2000 sized reel and the fish started pulling a little drag with the drag set pretty tight. Call the other two boys over closer. They’re all excited. I get it to the surface and I see a damn fine flounder/fluke. Hard to measure with an excited little boy clipped to me and a flopping fish but over 20” and felt like min 3lbs but heavy for this time of year. Raising law abiding citizens, so that out of season fish is still swimming. Still cant catch a striped bass, but the day ended a skunk streak and maybe my luck is turning around.
  2. 13 points
    adoboboy

    April 2019 Fishing Reports

    Went out last night, conditions were not bad at all and not too many folks out. Had a decent bite, but not the type that can get someone off his recliner . Caught fish on a ghost mag darter, bone mag darter, sp, bomber and to my surprise a northbar darter. Unfortunately, left my hellraiser sluggo in the car. Tried some metal lips, but just couldnt get a sniff, with those things. Still learning and will persevere. A couple of sharpies showed up where I was, with lighter gear and got into a decent bite before I left. They seemed to be catching fish every few minutes. Im sure their evening was better than mine. But not complaining at all.
  3. 12 points
    JerseySwells

    Pre-Spawn Massacre

    It's such a joke. Charters, party boats, etc. etc... The amount of prespawn bass being killed has me disgusted. Big healthy breeders with millions of eggs just going to waste. No wonder the species is in decline. Could you imagine the state of the stock if regulations just prevented the killing of egg laden bass this time of year? It's a shame how widespread the disrespect for our local fish stocks is. And give me a break with the "its my right" argument. Thats just an excuse for machoism, self importance and/or greed. End of rant. Don't @ me.
  4. 12 points
    DragonsLax48

    April 2019 Fishing Reports

    Why ya gotta do that man?... it doesnt do anybody any good. Let the man enjoy his EXCELLENT catch as well as his pops new PB
  5. 11 points
    scoobydoo

    April 2019 Fishing Reports

    Where was the rain? Nary a drop...tiny bit on the ride home on 287....wind at my back all night. 1st cast blow up...3rd cast fish. 5 fish all between 30 and 36" 3oz super strike sinking little neck in the blueback herring color.
  6. 10 points
    crzynate25

    April 2019 Fishing Reports

    First fish for me for the season - 3 about 30" all fish still swimming and my Pops PB surf fish! We didnt measure or weigh as we quickly unhooked, snapped a pic and sent her on her way. But my guess is about 40" and 35#, weighed enough that he couldnt pick her up after the fight. All in all fun night to be out.
  7. 9 points
    Shaky86

    The tavern Meme thread

  8. 9 points
    Do you think the Boston Bomber should have voting rights? You roll out a stage full of clowns like you did last night and ask how Trump got elected...very funny.
  9. 9 points
    Bullred44

    Free Parking

  10. 9 points
    valentine

    Best ways to avoid getting crabs

    Keep it in your pants. It had to be said
  11. 9 points
    Capt Buck

    The tavern Meme thread

  12. 9 points
    Tex59

    April 2019 Fishing Reports

    Finally broke my skunk for the year! Monmouth county in the back. Also my new PB. Only bite for the year and it was a good one!
  13. 8 points
    ne_dan

    Free Parking

  14. 8 points
    gadwall8

    Free Parking

  15. 8 points
    Matt Szwagulinski

    April 2019 Fishing Reports

    Fished Raritan Bay from the yak from 5-8:30. Water clarity awful but a lot of happy Bunker around. Anyways nada not even a tap. With a nice high tide a little after 10, I decided to grab a coffee and fish from the surf in a different spot. I arrive to a lot of happy Bunker. First fish the a chicken scratch sp minnow and had 2 fish, a 33” and 34”. Then switched over to a mag Darter after some time and connected with a 31” fish. Once the water was around high tide I got a little confident and decided to toss around a big pikie surfster. Had one blow up rigt at the beginning of my cast but didn’t connect, looked like a big fish. Anyways awesome day out and I’m glad I decided to stick it out and give it a shot from shore.
  16. 8 points
    CT Stripes

    The tavern Meme thread

  17. 8 points
    redfishkiller

    Separate bedrooms

    Shes up and about, speaking good,no permanent face drooping or any of that stuff, they think shell make a full recovery, It's like being around somebody that's really really stoned all the time lol It gets trying sometimes, but she didn't ask for it and or cant help it, so I'm all in, until death do us part....
  18. 8 points
    swnoel

    Trump "Attempted" To Fire Mueller

    Trump never attempts to fire anyone... you're either fired or you're not!
  19. 8 points
    crzynate25

    April 2019 Fishing Reports

    Dragon dont worry about it - i honestly do not care what any one thinks about what size/weight I quoted and maybe i should have just said it was a big fish. My pops gets out a few times a year and so far he has only caught schoolies, so ya i didnt need to measure it to know its his biggest fish. Needless to say when i picked that thing up, i told my dad this weighs as much as my daughter (who weighs 40#) and I pick her up everyday, so i have a general idea of what that weight is and my dad is on the short side at 5'-7" so looking at a pic would be hard to tell the actual size of the fish. Okay maybe a care just a little but whatever tangent rant over, we don't treat this fishery like a d*ck measuring contest, we go, catch some fish and release to swim another day and enjoy ourselves.
  20. 8 points
    Shaky86

    Separate bedrooms

    **** that. I work too damn hard and spend too much money not to be able to roll over and grab a hand full on titty in the middle of the night if I see fit.
  21. 8 points
    allen sklar

    The "BIRDS" thread

  22. 8 points
    gadwall8

    The tavern Meme thread

  23. 8 points
    gadwall8

    The tavern Meme thread

  24. 8 points
    Bass Ackwards

    Free Parking

  25. 8 points
    Sudsy

    Free Parking

  26. 8 points
    gadwall8

    The tavern Meme thread

  27. 7 points
    gadwall8

    Free Parking

  28. 7 points
    zybathegeek

    Free Parking

  29. 7 points
    ridenfish

    Free Parking

  30. 7 points
    zybathegeek

    Free Parking

  31. 7 points
    Rkfool

    April 2019 Fishing Reports

    Could only handle so much south wind in my face last night so I packed it in fairly early. P.s does this make me a bunker sharpie?!?!?!?
  32. 7 points
    PNG

    The "BIRDS" thread

  33. 7 points
  34. 7 points
  35. 7 points
    HugeDinghy

    Separate bedrooms

    my heartfelt advice is "you have children, shut the fuq up and do your time like a man".
  36. 7 points
    HighEndHooker

    April 2019 Fishing Reports

    Honey hole strikes again
  37. 7 points
    Kooky

    RI reports

    Hey newer guys, it’s early so no one cares too much. But let’s not start naming spots, let people figure that out themselves. Thanks
  38. 7 points
    You can give the Democrats every piece of paper generated by Mueller, unredacted, and they still will not be happy.
  39. 7 points
    charloots

    Fox's views on Trump, I mean Obama

  40. 6 points
    Angler #1

    Thank you

    In the past several weeks I have received many thumbs up for some of my postings here. All comments are well appreciated and hopefully informative, rather then a Know it all . Often at my age I am reminded of myself when I read many of the posts by fellow Ditch Trolls . These posts get the old juices going and feel that if I can help just one I have done my duty for the day. Those who have known me for awhile here and elsewhere know it is only a way of life that I began over many moons ago to share in the experience, good, bad in those responses . So each and every one that has appreciated my postings during these at time very conflicted times by giving me a thumbs up THANK YOU
  41. 6 points
    theydeclareit82

    April 2019 Fishing Reports

    Fished southern ocean yesterday, plenty of shorts and then one of these guys
  42. 6 points
    PhilCVG

    Pre-Spawn Massacre

    Those fish don't "pass your area by". Those fish were all killed. The Delaware River strain didn't all of the sudden decide the scenery on the Hudson or Susquehanna was better. They aren't alive anymore because of the pressure. The years of hundreds of boats pounding 60ft, Tusseys, Bug Light, #1 buoy, The Cape May Rips etc all took their toll. Those fish are instinctually drawn to go up that bay and river to spawn. They didn't decide after who knows how many hundreds of years that they didn't like the river anymore. They don't spawn offshore. Striped bass are easy fish to evaluate population wise. They HAVE to enter the bays and rivers to spawn. They have to swim through multiple pinch points. So if the fishing in those pinch point areas is poor, or has decreased significantly, you know the population is poor or has decreased significantly. Susky flats? Shadow of what it was. Delaware Bay? Basically non existent other than the mouth of the Delaware River. Trenton? Shadow of what it was even 5 years ago. Cape May Rips? Nada. Poverty Beach? Nada. I could go on and on.
  43. 6 points
    JimG

    Here It Is, PG’s MUELLER REPORT DISCUSSION

    Um he said " knock it off" in his best dad voice
  44. 6 points
    CT Stripes

    Free Parking

  45. 6 points
    L Train

    Encountering a striped bass poacher

    Fortunately nothing happened when you confronted them. Unfortunately this country has changed drastically in the last thirty years, with no respect and consideration for one's fellow man, topped off with a lot of demented individuals. Sorry to say, but I now carry wherever I go, including fishing. Never would I have previously thought I would get to this. I remember as a kid being out and gone for the whole day and parents were no concerned, nor do I remember any problems or issues. I remember when there were never any locked doors, and everyone was there to help each other. It was BEAUTIFUL and SIMPLE. We are now into the world of hurrah for me and ____ you.
  46. 6 points
    riverrunner

    Official Tavern Hunting Thread....

    Took "my favorite", I call em all that, g-kid out to play with black beauty. Took a bit for her to get used to it and relax. The circled group is at 50 yards after considerable fine tuning per field of view and stock length. It doesn't kick that much but took a bit to get her eye away from the scope.
  47. 6 points
    Rickman

    Free Parking

  48. 6 points
    Drew C.

    Would you send it back?

    Seriously? You're kidding, right?
  49. 6 points
  50. 6 points
    Stop voting jackass politicians into office.
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