Catch This

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About Catch This

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  • About Me:
    got an early retirement from AT&T and then retired again from Consulting and Systems Integration
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Surf Fishing
  • What I do for a living:
    Currently retired, therefore, I irritate, aggravate, and agitate

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    Ashburn VA
  1. Read what Catskill said again. There are plenty of used campers out there, you may have to look for a while and travel to get it. Moreover, you will be better off with a 3/4 ton truck for load carrying capacity. Even then you will probably want to put airbags on the truck to even out the load. It took me 9 months to find my camper after I decided on the specifics I wanted and it was 250 miles away.
  2. Based on the size and orientation of the dorsal fin, my vote is a Sandbar Shark aka Brown Shark
  3. I have a 2011 F250...similar set up. I run 20lbs on the beach with no issues (yet).
  4. My favorites are 4" gulp swimming mullet, zman, & BKD
  5. Only time I use a float is if I am targeting bluefish or the crabs are picking at the bait.
  6. as was said, you will get all kinds of answers. On my 12 and 12 1/2 footers I want the middle of the reel at 30 1/2" from the butt. On my one and only 13 footer, 31" from the middle of the mounted reel to the butt is the right answer for me.
  7. I had an 03 250 with the 5.4. It was a great beach vehicle. I ran a camper on it for a couple of years. Got rid of it a couple of years ago with 190k miles on it. It was still runnuing strong but starting to rust in a couple spots.No major issues or repairs...oil change every 5k miles and other standard maintenance. It was a good solid truck. $7k is too much for an 02.
  8. Penn 155

    +1 what Rick said. Start with mono...get used to the reel b4 putting braid on it.
  9. Penn 155

    Surf Casting Penn Fathom 15 would be my first choice, Fathom 12 the second. I own both. Additionally, I dont use level winds. Both of those reels are fast out of the box, but they can be adjusted.
  10. Penn 155

    Penn Fathom
  11. I too use Neats foot oil on my leather sheath
  12. We all need to be calling and writing our Senators. I know calling is a pain, but at least you can relay your frustration to an aide if not the Senator. If this bill passes the Senate, it will surely be signed. It needs to be stopped in the Senate. If not, we might as well junk the Manguson Stevens Act.
  13. Money talks. If fishing is curtailed or restricted, there is no reason to join their organizations or buy their products.
  14. I have 2 yetis and an Orca. I use the smaller yeti strictly for bait. The other yeti and orca are strictly for food and fish. I believe the Orca holds ice longer. Regardless of which brand you end up with, you need to pre cool them the day or night beforehand or you will be wasting ice to cool them down. I have had ice form in water bottles in the Orca.