pmjasper

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About pmjasper

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  • Birthday 12/18/1974

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    football, fishing, travel
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    Finance

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    Flanders, NJ
  1. Hello all, Quick question regarding lure clips, like the ones made by Tactical Anglers and split rings. I purchased some clips (50lb, 75lb, 125lb) clips and have run into a little issue that I would like some insight on. I am normally a big proponent of using split rings on the front of my lures and typically replace and add heavy duty split rings to them. I feel like the split rings allow for more movement (wiggle), which is why I like having them on the lures. That stated, when utilizing lures with split rings and a lure clip, for ease in changing lures, I typically have some trouble getting the lure on the clip. The split ring typically shifts and is difficult to get onto the clip. I typically use the 75lb clips, which can be a tight fit when trying to get the split ring between the body of the clip and the arm the lure slides over, to connect to the clip. While I could bump up to the 125lb clip, with a bit more spacing for the split ring, I’m not sure I want to move up to that larger size clip. Therefore, I’m wondering what everyone’s take is on utilizing split rings with lure clips. Should I just remove the front split rings on my lured and make a direct connection from lure eye to lure clip? Should I up the size clip I use to 125lb to have greater spacing to get the split ring on the clip? In the end, I like having split rings on my lures but if it takes 20 minutes to get the split ring on the clip to change my lure, it seems counter-productive. Thanks guys.
  2. I as others fished Liberty State Park through the 90's and actually had a kayak fishing outing planned for the Saturday after 9/11. Unfortunately, after 9/11, the park officials kept you from fishing from the rocks and advised that fishing was permitted from the walkway. No longer could you fish the side channel where schoolies, and an occasional larger fish, would congregate on an incoming tide. Just moving back to NJ after 8 years in Chicago, I went to Liberty State Park late last year and I a few dink stripers. For me, it's no longer worth the trip to go there, so I'll stick with the shore. Still a pretty cool place to catch some stripers.
  3. Does anyone have any feedback on this rod? Seems relatively new, but I'm looking to pick up two bunker spoon rods and saw this for a decent price. Looking around, you have custom rods, Tsunsmi, Seeker, Maja and the Penn. I just can't seem to find any info on the Penn. Thanks.
  4. Hello all, Looking for a used wireline trolling outfit for bunker spooning that won't break the bank. Possibly a Penn Senator 4/0 with an 8-10ft rod. Please let me know if anyone has anything to offer. Thank you.
  5. Hello all. After seven years in the Midwest, I have finally relocated back to New Jersey and am looking to start to rebuild my saltwater arsenal for fishing the Sandy Hook area. I picked up a few umbrella rigs online and had a question regarding setup. Over the years, we've seen the umbrella rig go from tubes, to shads, to soft plastics and all other kinds of additions. Years ago, I seem to remember hearing that striped bass are more apt to hit an upper teaser when there is a small lead of mono from the umbrella rig frame to the teaser. Looking online, I've seen the mono leaders for the upper teasers on shad rigs and on soft plastic rigs, but do guys who fish the more traditional tube rigs run their upper tubes with mono leaders? I'm starting with two, 4 arm umbrella rigs and medium sized 8/0 tubes. I can attach the bulk of the tubes directly to the umbrella rig frame or run them all off a short trace of mono. I'm leading towards utilizing the mono, risking more tangles and bluefish bite offs, but thought it may put more bass in the boat too. Just wondering what others do. Thank you.
  6. I'm selling new in packaging an Airflo Delta 7/8 WT Full Sinking fly line. Line is 90ft long and has a sink rate of 7-8 inches per second. Great for fly fishing in the bays for stripers, blues or weakfish, where added depth is needed. Asking $20. Please send a message if interested. Thank you.
  7. Skunkmater flex...Areoflex is open water, along with Cranbury Lake, Greenwood and a good portion of Monksville. Past them all this weekend.
  8. I hear ya but I'd rather get it out of the way now than once the real season begins.
  9. I live relatively close by Areoflex but only ever fished it once with nothing to show for it. I planned on heading back this spring to give it a shot. If you go, good luck and let us know how you make out.
  10. Are you sure Areoflex is open water now?
  11. Just throwing this out there: Typically, when I go party boat fluking I leave from the port of Atlantic Highlands, fishing the productive waters in and around Raritan Bay. However, thinking I might head down tomorrow, and pondering a change of pace, would you guys fluke fish out of Atlantic Highlands, primarily fishing the bay, or head to Belmar and try fluking the the open ocean waters? Just curious. Thanks
  12. Have you guys found any way to reduce the number of eels you catch? I have infrequently fished the Delaware for catfish up near the Milford, PA area but when using chicken liver always seem to catch eels instead of catfish. Should I find a different location, different bait or is there something else that might prevent the number of eels being caught. Thanks. philip.metz@genworth.com
  13. Hi guys. I'm looking for an 18-20 foot boat, preferably aluminum with trailer for under $2000. The boat I'm looking for needs to have relatively high sides, console preferable for use on Lake Ontario and Raritan Bay. I prefer the open boat, dual console or small cuddy style and outboard as opposed to I/O. I made an offer on an 18ft Starcraft and sent the seller a deposit to hold the boat until this weekend but he ended up selling it anyway, thus I am still looking. I realize for the price I'm looking at an older model, fixer upper, but as long as the hull is sound I feel confortable re-doing the interior. Been checking a few of the popular auction/selling sites to no real avail so anyone who may have something feel free to contact me. Thank you. philip.metz@genworth.com
  14. Hello, I have to replace a roller guide tip on a old custom rod I had for lake trout fishing and was wondering how I tell what size tip I need? Is it as simple as using a ruler to measure the inner diameter of the hole on the tip or something more involved. Thanks philip.metz@genworth.com