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  1. Same here, some perching & monitoring the feeder....then dive bombing others.

    Sometimes 3 or 4 or 5 racing around chasing each other (hard to count).

    And fluttering in-place more often....1 almost at arms length from my face!


  2. 21 hours ago, StriperSurg said:

    Native Americans, for the most part live inland. The ones that live on the West Coast have fought hard to establish their rights to hunt Grey Whales, which they do now. Now sure about seals though.

    On the East Coast, I don't believe they ate seals or Whales, but I could be wrong.

    The Eskimos still hunt and eat seals.

    I hear Eskimos use them for chewing gum.


  3. On 5/20/2022 at 4:13 PM, Ditch Jigger said:

    The Marine Mammal Protection Act was signed into law on October 21, 1972. The identity of the President who signed it on that date is a historical fact. It's not clear whether there were enough votes in Congress to override, if he vetoed it, but in any event, he was a supporter of it.

    Do you have a point, or are you just going to complain about how unfairly you've been treated, despite still being here after several bans and stays in mod queue, and countless edited political posts? :rolleyes: 

    Not really 'complaining''s all factual.

    The 'point' would be....if I named the President (by name), I would probably be accused of........being 'political'.



  4. On 5/15/2022 at 8:01 PM, Striper1851 said:



    Exxon Stock up 39.85% year to date (YTD)

    Shell OIl stock up 27.02% YTD

    ConocoPhillips stock up 39.50% YTD

    Chevron stock up 40.76% YTD

    Occidental Petroleum Co. stock up 106.31% YTD




    Big corporations like new Gov. they can readily pass on the expenses to the consumer.

    Smaller companies can not as easily do that....which creates unemployment, & more people on Gov. welfare.


    Big Gov, gets more powerful....Big Corporations get more profits.

    (that's the full circle)


    While smart people make more $ investing, & buy Cape Cod real estate.



  5. Another great activity @ the resy this year is tackle hunting.   The water is so low you can many times see lures & other tackle in the for the whole family, as you walk the shoreline.   Bring a long rod & waterproof shoes.


    I found this huge 1 1/8oz. Johnson Silver Minnow last time I was there.    Another week a 2oz. lead sinker on a 3-way rig.


  6. On 5/18/2022 at 3:25 PM, Tailslap said:

    New fangled doesn’t mean new to you. It means the lures are new to society. You spoke as if you had knowledge of what they were and then dismissed them just as fast. Not sure why you did that.  

    Exactly, we had knowledge of those new small plastic Japan plugs when they first came out.

    Said it several times.  Don't know what's confusing you?


  7. On 5/17/2022 at 11:46 AM, bb1 said:

    Enough of you too bb1.

    You've been warned ad nauseam. You still persist. You never get the message. But then again, perhaps you don't want to get the message.  I really enjoy your fishing posts, but right now they're becoming a liability.





    I know the 'message' all to well.    It's the massage if intolerance.


    And I remember many years ago the administrator of the Massachusetts Forum posted that Nixon was to blame for the seal response to a posting I made on the same subject.

    (don't believe me, look it up)

  8. 18 hours ago, Tailslap said:


    Don’t talk to me about spoons, rooster tails and mepps as I have used it all for trout. Over many years I discovered there were other techniques and lures to use above and beyond the stuff most people used. I did the best with the bubble and fly and small jerkbaits for trout over spoons and rooster tails. Especially when the fish were finicky.  That is just my experience.


    You were just trying to knock my new  fangled Japanese lures as you called them. They have been around for 20 years. And you have never even used the lures I have used. And I didn’t say you knew nothing about UL fishing. I said you don’t know what you think you know. Which you don’t. 

    I said they were 'new fangled' when we started to use them.

    The Mepps 00 is a spinner, not a 'spoon'.

    If you want to catch all the 'finicky' fish you want, just put a mealworm on a small hook, maybe w/ the smallest split shot in a shallow river, & 4 or 2lb. line.

    (I even had rubber mealworms for when I ran out, but the live ones worked KILLER)  :)



  9. On 5/15/2022 at 3:09 PM, Tailslap said:

    For my fishing the thickness of a lure matters for size consideration. With that huge lip that bait is over 3 inches.  I am usually trying to imitate small thin emerald shiners. And let’s not pretend that huge lip can’t deter some finicky fish. I am sure cruising around the whole pond/lake looking for active fish works but I am only fishing a small area and have to try and make the best of it. Even if the fish are not wanting to eat I have to try and make them eat. This is where finesse comes in. Your small baits look pretty darn good and I am sure they work for you trolling. I just don’t think they would out fish what I am using while casting to finicky fish who are really inspecting the bait. Again those small cranks look good just not finesse enough for me. 

    Well Rapala even makes one smaller (1 1/2"), but I found the 2" was the best.

    You were originally trying to say I didn't understand UL fishing at all.   And the Shad Raps were too big.

    What length are your lures?

    I have built many UL rods myself, & used to specialize in it.


    If you want real UL to extremely finicky fish, these are the lures to use.

    How many 00 size Mepps do you have?   The olive woolly bugger was the best.



  10. On 5/15/2022 at 8:40 PM, Kones1 said:

    Tim my opinion matters as much as anyone else's.   People on here say way way worse things. I try I really do   I will try harder but I'm a nonconformist anti government country boy that means no harm.  I contribute here and this is part of my hobby. Why have political conservations if we can't voice our opinions ? This is not right to shut me down for voicing mine. Not a personal attack on anyone , just a fact of what has been happening in our country by them   I value my privilege to be here and I try to contribute in positive ways     Thank you Tim a million times for this site.  

    Enough of you too bb1.

    You've been warned ad nauseam. You still persist. You never get the message. But then again, perhaps you don't want to get the message.  I really enjoy your fishing posts, but right now they're becoming a liability.





  11. Yes twice a week is what I have heard.   My neighbor said something about their beaks being damaged over time from bad nectar?


    I have 2 feeders now, but usually just have some nectar in the fridge & 1/2 refill after a quick rinsing.

    When my feeder runs out, the birds get angry....& peck at the clear part of the feeder, :0


    The feeder I have out now is a little sticky as I spilt when some won't perch.

  12. On 5/11/2022 at 2:30 PM, Tailslap said:

    The fact that you think me using small jerkbaits which I use a constant slight twitching motion at ultra slow speed is similar to trolling a bait tells me all I need to know. I scale down to the smallest size I can for finicky fish in ALL the fishing I do. It is called finesse fishing. Your large in comparison Shad Raps wouldn’t get me the bites like a very small bait would when the fish are very finicky or cold. I know guys who used lead core line trolling to get the small lip swimmer to swim correctly while trolling. They kicked butt. You seem quite stubborn on what you think you know. Good luck out there. 

    WOW, so a 2" lure is now way to big for stocked trout on a lake?

    (yup' 'tells me all I need to know'


    My fishing buddy that tried the new fangled plastic Japan lures got to twitch his rod, but I usually out fished him w/ my rod in a holder, as I had to drive the boat.  :)



  13. My feeder is in the sun & the birds are on it all day.  I guess the homemade nectar doesn't last as long....or does it last longer when warm?  

    I read hummingbirds feed every 15 min.  So they go for the easy....



  14. It cracks me up when some people blame 'humans' for things, as if we aren't part of the animal world, of indigenous to the planet.  lol

    And those same people say how much they 'care' about others.


    I haven't been much past the Canal in so many years I can't remember....& I have relatives there.

    Most of the new people on the Cape are -very well off-, & don't care about much of anything but walking to nowhere for no reason.


    Last I heard, the 'ocean side' lifeguards on Cape Cod don't let their kids enter the water!