planter

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  1. We don't hesitate to release the name of an individual arrested for something other than fishing so why do poachers get a walk. What are the fines for a boat full of over limit and under sized fish. Do we even seize their equipment. What's wrong with being more punitive with some public shaming thrown in. Name them or not?
  2. I put my money into my reels and for the most part buy the dreaded Ugly Stiks. I do love my Saint Croix sticks and you know its quality when you use them but I just don't catch enough big fish that I worry about rod failure. I know I should turn in my man card because I actually like some of the Ugly Stix rods.
  3. JTR. I want to have some work done on the boat b4 everyone gets in line and the trailer it's on has a bent frame. Some fool hit an immovable object with it. I should have been more careful. I have to drag it to the fix it guys and then take the new trailer over so they can set it up and get going on it. Thanks
  4. Z-man I'm trying to go used because I "think" I'm going to upgrade next year and I dont know if I'm going to keep my 18ft and smaller mooring or go to a slip. The town mooring is small but cheap but the marinas are a down right luxury. Sometimes I get so indecisive. Bdsandman I'll give those guys a call in the AM if that doesn't work I'll happily hit the Berkshires with pow's guidance. That's good info. Thanks.
  5. Last Question I promise. I'm getting mixed advice and opinions on whether I have to have bunks or if I can use rollers. The Dauntless is not a flat bottomed boat like so many Whalers and has a lot of V to it. Whatcha think. I would really like to get this boat onto a trailer and to the shop while it's still winter. I want to avoid the spring rush. Thanks guys.
  6. Troutworm I've tried 3A and pretty much every boat yard within 50 miles with no luck. I did find one down on the cape but it had rollers and I've been told that Whalers want to be on bunks which was a shame. My word JTR you aren't kidding about there being a poor supply of used trailers. The odd part is that until I started looking I saw them in half the yards I drove by. I really don't want to buy a new one. I can't find one within my budget and they see to be on the.pricey side. IDK what I'll do but now that I have a town mooring for 18ft and under I guess I'll stick with 18ft for a bit. The next size up mooring has a waiting list as long as my leg. Oh yes.. By the way Roht marine called yesterday to say they had slips and floats still available but I declined. Thanks for the pointers guys
  7. Troutworm I've tried 3A and pretty much every boat yard within 50 miles with no luck. I did find one down on the cape but it had rollers and I've been told that Whalers want to be on bunks which was a shame. My word JTR you aren't kidding about there being a poor supply of used trailers. The odd part is that until I started looking I saw them in half the yards I drove by. I really don't want to buy a new one. I can't find one within my budget and they see to be on the.pricey side. IDK what I'll do but now that I have a town mooring for 18ft and under I guess I'll stick with 18ft for a bit. The next size up mooring has a waiting list as long as my leg. Oh yes.. By the way Roht marine called yesterday to say they had slips and floats still available but I declined. Thanks for the pointers guys
  8. I'm looking for a used trailer for a 1400lb 18ft boat and was just curious if there was anyone in eastern mass who sells them? When I wasn't looking I saw them in just about every back yard I drove by. Just need a shove in the right direction. TY
  9. Yep.. I remember when brisket and flank steak was the cheapest meat you could buy and it wasn't that long ago that chicken wings were cheaper than dirt. Not anymore.
  10. MANY years ago I took a GF to a fine hotel in Quicy. The give away was the sign in the bathroom that said no fish cleaning... That was one classy place.
  11. It's about time! I just don't know why they waited so long. I think they wanted to population to be reduced to a point where it could not recover. I couldn't find enough Blues last season to meet the new daily limit. I can't count the number of times I've seen a boat come in on a 90 degree day with a bilge full of Blues offering them to anyone who wanted. A shameful example of waste. For so long they were treated like lobster bait. No blues, small stripers, to few winter flounder, one cod limits. Yep the fisheries management has been stellar.
  12. A couple of kids want me to take them fishing this safernoon and I'm wondering if there is anything at all in the salt? Don't really care what I just want the little brats to catch something. What about harbor pollock or Macks from shore. There must be something willing to eat some clam. I thought I might throw a sabiki but I just dont know. I know there are possibly some short stripers hanging around but is there any hope. Heading out shortly to catch a little bit of the tide. Thanks.. I guess I should have kept the boat in the water. Right now my first choice is the commercial pier in skituate. It's been a long time but I recollect the little Pollock always being there. What say ye?
  13. Lots of the little &%&$ on the south shore. Double lunged a 7 pointer last Wednesday and made the mistake of sitting on him while waiting for a couple of young human bucks to drag him out. Well the ticks were bailing off the deer and I had dozens of them on me. Had three attaching themselves to me by the time I got home. I've been told that it can take up to 48 hours for a tick digging in to transmit the disease. Don't know how true it is. My Brittany is be treated for a tick transmitted ailment that isn't Lyme. I wish I could remember what it was. I sure don't see any dog ticks very often. Nothing like a big fat bloated dog tick. Have a good day.
  14. Hey Guys! Thanks for the advice! What say you Mako? 6/0 Gammi live bait hooks. zhow much lead shoud I take that will cover me. 3 ooz to maybe 9 ounce. Maybe i can find someone in the BST forum who wants to rent one out. Nah.. I'm not going that route it was just a passing thought. I'm sure things will work out. a few more butterfly jig ect and I'll be all set with the exception of a R&R. The anticipation is just as much fun as the actual fishing usually so all is good. What kind of monies am i looking at for a rod and reel that will do the trip?
  15. It seems a 6/0 will do for most tuna i MIGHT encounter but I'll be under gunned if I happen to hook a sword. They say 3.5 - 9oz jigs and for me jigging 9oz jigs for hours and hours ends up being a lot of work. This isn't something I expect to do often something cheap but reliable would be cool. Apparently they rent shimano's spooled with 100 lb mono. The proble is ive been on a.lot of this sort of trip in my travels and ive never seen a decent rental. Rod and reel aside what else should be in my bag? Leader material ect but what hooks? thanks. im am looking forward to this and maybe I'll even catch a fish