Dan From NJ

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About Dan From NJ

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  1. Hey Eric and Brian. I'm alive. Life sometimes gets busy and hectic. My motivation level to chase bass around the beach fronts it's pretty low right now it's not like it used to be. People talk about the run-in they characterize what seems to have been whittled down to a 3 to 4 week run as the fall fishing season for bass with the exception of a few people. It seems like this short window is really the only legit shot and putting a decent catch together if that. Whereas you used to have a pretty decent shot at catching a few fish if you timed your activities right both location and conditions almost 9 months out of the year. I'm in Lakewood now as bad as that may sound it's actually pretty good it cuts 20 minutes travel time off of some really good Lakes it seems to be centrally located for some very good freshwater fishing especially if you like pickerel. I found pickerel blitzes consistent with what I see saltwater fish do at times. No Birds less surface action the crazy bites. My job has me around Monmouth and Ocean County discovering all sorts of new Lakes. And some of the Southern beaches are an easier shot. Having said that hit the fling Zone to use an old term for about an hour at dusk yesterday completely dead probably one other person fishing the entire stretch. And this was conditions that should have turned out fish easy dead flat clear for a week straight and we got some nice Chop on it finally that change in conditions should have sparked great action instead it was lifeless. And the water temperature isn't even close to being too cold. Anyway hope you guys are doing well
  2. Bump. Not left by a parking spot. Definitely fell offer out of a traveling vehicle. They look like they'll fit me if no one claims them.
  3. I would like to return them to the rightful owner. Pm me with a description and contents of the pouch so I know you're the rightful owner.
  4. No NOT a dunkable reel. I don't know what was going on but about 20% of the time he was on the beach that was the situation. I've just never seen that before. Few pics from the last 2 days I have cool video of the fish blowing up and rainfish airborn, but there is too much of a spot burn:
  5. Why walk 8 feet to dry land to untangle the line from the end of your rod when you can rinse off your reel at the same time. Report: 4 bass at dusk, fish blowing up on rainfish, small white storm lure and chartreuse home made teaser fished low and slow under the chaos Monmouth county
  6. Thanks mc55
  7. Can you remind me how you are rigging bugs? There seems to be an absolute bumper crop of them this year. Plugging has just dried up on me with this recent jump in water temp. And I can't find any real bait to imitate.
  8. When a bee stings someone, honey, yellow jacket, whatever, they let off a scent that tells all the other bees in attack mode where they landed the sting, so the others follow the scent and pile on in droves. That's where the smoke comes in, they cant communicate a mechanized attack through the smoke.
  9. I had a house with mulberry trees, cherry trees, raspberries, black berries, a large garden and a hive to pollinate all of them. There is nothing like honey straight out of the hive. Cut a cube of comb and eat it (spit the wax out) unless you know a bee keeper you cant buy honey like this. For me it was easy for a bunch of years then I got these hive beetles that reeked havok. Still worth the effort. The more you read and learn about bees you will be surprised how intelligent the community is. Everyone has a job and they do it diligently. They have been bread for hundreds of years to be be more docile and produce more honey. They are not aggressive at all. unlike yellow jackets or wasps, only a small portion of the population are tasked with defending the hive. When you open it up only a small portion of bees will defend the hive the rest will go about their assigned job. They are amazing to watch, when they land they will fly in a pattern that tells the bees that are taking off, where they came from and found nectar. They will sit and wait to see someone come back then take off. Here is a cool story: Some years back they tried to introduce european honey bees into japan because they produce more honey, The bee keepers found that their european hives were getting decimated by a local menace... this hornet population that preys on honey bees. imune to stings one scout would fine the hive go back to his hive, get all his buddies and they would decimate the hive. But this was not happening to the Japanese strain of honey bees. They could not figure our why, until they really spent time studying it. You know bees do not hibernate right? they heat the inside of the hive by rubbing their wings together, you will see the snow melt in front of the hive entrance because its always above freezing in the hive, that's why they need the honey to winter over. Anyway here is what they found:
  10. For me its the look of the lake as much as the species. I don't know where you live, but in Jersey there are a lot of lakes with the LMB, Pickerel, crappy sunny mix. I throw different stuff depending on the lake's structure, water color, time of year etc.. Bass in say Deal lake with near zero vegetation on the main lake and brown water might as well be a different species than Bass in these weed choked crystal clear lakes scattered throughout Monmouth county. There are places you can throw a popper plug and it will get crushed! and lakes with the same species you could probably throw a popper every day for the next 100 years without a lick. One constant is you can't go wrong fishing edges of the day this time of year. That is a good mix of fish in the lake you mentioned. What does it look like? Also how old is your son? That is a big factor too. My son is 6 so its all about constant action rather than species and quality of the fish. When I bring him fishing I downsize, fish bait and put a whoopin on the sunnies. We'll get some other species in the action but they are typically small as well and the action is frequent so he doesn't get bored.
  11. Definately a green sunfish. NJ fish and game lists it as an invasive species
  12. This was eastern central Monmouth county. It seems like they are abundant south of me. But north and west would indicate they can tolerate cold temps. Map says they are not on jersey. Someone must have stocked them and there is a breeding population in this particular pond Looking at pictures of a warmmouth bass on line they seem to vary a bit with their color patterns like sunfish.
  13. The top spike was too far back for a sunny too
  14. What is this. I've done a lot of fishing and never came across one of these. Mouth was too big for its size to be a species of sunfish. blue markings on the head and a faded lengthwise stripe.
  15. This is in monmouth county. Who has done it what is the process? architect first or do contractors typically offer sugggestions. If you build up I assume you typically don't run into variance issues. Any suggestions on a good contractor? Or architect