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  1. Ask them about adhesive arachnoiditis if they mess up the epidural injection.   It is a horrible non- reversible outcome of a mistake with the needle. My friend has adhesive arach and I would not wish that pain on anyone .. other than the ones that caused it 

  2. 58 mins ago, RiverCommando215 said:

    Things are winding down In my corner.  Lately, I have been losing the joy of sunlight fishing, so it’s the old school resident night tactics for me.  
    This year was the pinnicle of my career.  Many successes coupled with massive failures led to wisdom and the ability to endure.  That being said we all have a breaking point as I have found mine.  The variety here is great, and I hope you can all learn to play nice together.  

    How big do you think she was?!?


    Hmmm 275lbs?  :)

  3. 4 hours ago, joefishnj21 said:

    Impressive and pretty thought provoking analysis. Definitely make a great point about having that blitz section in your bag. As somebody who does a lot of boat fishen too,  feel that same thing when you are catching in good numbers. You get to the point of, how many 30 to 35 inch fish do I want to potentially injure or possibly kill? Yesterday the front hooks of my twitch lure came off and I was kinda happy because all that was left were the rear. Made for nice easy releases. So what if you lose 3 or 4 more fish if you are catchen, 10, 15, 20..etc. 

    i never felt good after catching blitzing fish..it is just too easy...maybe after the first few fish i felt good (since i drive a long way fr MD to NJ i felt good for guessing right location) but after catching every cast it just doesn't feel like any accomplishment...especially since i am not a meat fisherman... i'm not criticizing those that keep fish..WITHIN the rules...but i always call the wardens on ppl breaking rules, and i enjoy seeing them caught breaking the rules.  i have barbs crushed on all lures always and usually do not have rear hooks.  

  4. On 11/11/2022 at 5:20 PM, RiverCommando215 said:

    Coming from PA it’s hurting…

    I don’t wanna really admit it but I can’t afford it.  I have been out there 6 nights a week.  Add up the fuel, line, plugs, and panties it’s not sustainable.  
    This fall surf addictions bested me.  Im waiting for the intervention, but no one seems to be setting that up.  
    I don’t eat so that’s a non issue.  Basically surviving on coffee and fumes.  The money is a big factor, but the drive back home is the real killer.  I almost ate the Median last month, hit a fire Marshall, and pink misted a buck.  
    Current fall run cost $2,355 and counting.  Most in fuel and a new VS for guests.  



    RC...much respect. But take care of yourself too...that is an incredible grind.  I don't even think I can understand a grind like that ...with that drive.  Without that drive, living close to ocean, yes I can, but that drive after fishing hard is no joke.  

  5. I live a little north of Baltimore, so with tolls and gas it isn't cheap.  Been 2 times in the last month.  Not married so don't have anyone tracking costs, but my problem is let most fish go free.   So economically it isn't worth it, but that is not why I am in this game.  I don't post much...and I only go late night ..and still hold an engineering job.  I like having places to myself whether I catch or not.  Although I have met some very nice people on the beach and rocks.  I prefer the rocks, and bad weather.    

  6. Mmart..good post...nice explanation.  People are in different places..i see why many dont want posts of fish caught, but also see why some do post pics now and then.  I don't, however, agree with giving away locations because there is an obvious result after doing so.  Can't fight this bs social media world thats for sure...but not everyone that posts pics of fish deserves being labelled as a bad person in some form.  If one is really against posting photos, then take it further and why post anything?  I went fishing, I caught this or that?  Is it ego, information?  One needs to answer these questions before questioning others.  I live in MD.  It takes me 3 hrs to drive to NJ to fish.  I do it, but rarely post.  I've met very nice people out fishing.  Had a few run ins with others but it isn't day ruining things.  Well night ruining, since I usually only fish at night unless blues are around. 

  7. 10 hours ago, Eeeeels said:

    Stopped at a he tackle shop after work picked up some lead and rubber To get my jig game up. Put together some different weights and profiles for the tide. MAN……..took a minute to find them but when I did it was non stop jigging bass. From 9pm till 1:30 am

    almost every cast. I rediscovered a new old weapon that i forgot all about. Cast uptide, let it swing and bounce bottom. Bam bam bam……

    Lost count but had to be well over 30 fish. Most were cookie cutter rats and some were in the 32” range. Wanted to snap a ton of pics but I had to be stealthy. 

    Thank you Jesus for a beautiful, beautiful night!!!!



    nice job.  great when the back to basics works.  

  8. 7 hours ago, nam1969 said:

    Off topic, so forgive my taking liberty.  Happy 246th birthday to my Marine Corps comrades.  Tomorrow I'll be at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to celebrate Veterans Day. I'll remember those that didn't make it, but also celebrate all those who served and protected our right to speak our minds, this site being an example of that freedom of expression. 

    There is a price to pay to keep this country free. Only 1% of the population has served in the Armed Forces. We signed a blank check when we joined, knowing that it included the possibility of not coming home. Some paid that ultimate price and we especially honor them on Memorial Day. Veterans Day is for those that made it, some broken in spirit, some wounded in mind and body. Most, however, return better men and women for their service. Those needing readjustment services must receive them, no matter the cost. The greatest therapy any of us can receive, however, is a simple "thank you" or "Welcome home" from our fellow citizens. You have no idea what that can do for those who served or are serving. 

    Enjoy today and Veterans Day tomorrow. Take a moment to thank a veteran in your family or one you encounter in your daily activities. Stop fishing for a moment, look out at God's ocean, and say a prayer for those that didn't make it and wish fair winds for those that did. Remember, reflect, and enjoy what they have ensured - your freedom.

    Semper Fi to my Marine buddies.

    Bob Hopkins

    Charlie Battery

    3/13th Artillery Regiment

    25th Infantry Division

    Vietnam 1968-1969

    Bob, thanks for being there,  coming back, and for this great message and reminder.  I didn't know this until a couple of years ago but on my first trip fishing at the hook about 8 yrs ago I talked to you out there and I think we did some of the walk together.  Thanks for your patience to a new guy to that area (I'm from MD) and for the kindness.  I have not forgotten that.  I'm sure you have shared the same with many others but still wanted to say thank you.  

  9. 21 hours ago, Eeeeels said:

    So I am on the jetty and two divers just decide it’s ok to just spear fish right in front of me. I’m supposed to be cool with this?

    Frigging bulls$&t man

     Back in the day it’s a different game



    I had someone do that to me in FL...right in front of where i was fishing...i waited for him to come back along the jetty and got his attention and talked to him...he said he wasn't even paying attention and thought that he was so close to the rocks that he wouldn't bother anyone fishing...i told him he did bother me because  no one wants to snag someone or be stressed...he said he was sorry and gave me great intel on the fish and their locations along the jetty...not saying your divers would be the same but never hurts to give a chance.  I keep in touch with that guy to this day ..his wife was sitting on the rocks worried about him and i talked to her too...both nice ppl..again not saying these guys were the same and really you can tell right away when talking to ppl if they are just the "i dont care" type.  

  10. A lot of people that happen to catch a fish that size filled with eggs don't really know, or are not aware of what they are killing.  Those that are aware and do it anyway there is really no changing the.  I live in MD and grew up near an area where large stripers spawned.  I have personally seen 50, 53, and 70 lbs stripers caught from shore on bloodworms by my grandfather back in the early 80s.  He let all of them go.  We were fishing for white perch.  I saw him talk to others that caught very large stripers...nicely...to tell them how many eggs that fish contained, it's probable age, and saw people let them go.  Since then, now that I am grown, I have attempted to do the same when the opportunity presents, although I no longer will fish for such fish. I leave them be.   Some people don't want to hear it, while others, although it was too late for that particular fish, they were receptive to listening to what they were killing and maybe the next time they would let the fish swim free.  Some actually felt bad since they simply never gave it much thought.  So if confronting someone, the way you do it could make a difference...the next time they get lucky and catch a large female with eggs.  

  11. This story is about someone that found a plug lost by me.  Was fishing an inlet in FL at night and due to a bad knot I lost a green mack SP with TA clip, leader, and swivel.  Early next morning on the jetty on opposite side of the inlet I'm fishing and see a guy come out and fish about 50 yds away and get two redfish on two casts.  Second one was pretty large so walked over to see if he needed help.  He was using my SP and rig I lost.  I asked him about the lure and he said he had found it on the walk out.  I laughed and I told him I lost it the night before and he starts to take it off to give it back.  I was laughing and said no don't do that and actually gave him another one since I always carry multiples. He had never used one and loved the casting and action.   

  12. I have found many colors, and also very scuffed SPs with really no color, with sharpie marks added will work.  However, I've also noticed at times that fish want one that has flash, so I usually keep a laser sardine or like color in bag just in case that still has flash to it and is not scuffed too badly. 

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