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  1. Available at local Bucks county Giant food store !
  2. It's dredged from right off the beach. You can see them now from Seaside north. You can also see loads of charcoal on the beach and in the surf where they dug deep into what I've heard is buried ancient forest. Thinking about shore development this week, I thought, if people who own properties don't live there, then they can't vote who runs the local government. If the residents are primarily Real Estate Agents, Builders, Contractors and land developers, It would seem that foxes, coyotes and wolves are guarding the hen house.
  3. Heard stories from oldtimers in the 60s how crowds watched someone for over an hour with great anticipation only to find out he fought a log in a strong undertow. Surf outfits were very stout and low tech. You could reel in a sunken barge.
  4. Possibly air is trapped somehow. When you peddle, water pressure pushes the air backward ?
  5. I had a couple of versions. Powercord was getting tangled with each. I went the retractable closeline rout. I use a small grappling hook anchor made from 3/8 rebar for the river, and a small boat anchor in the bay. Check Youtube for details.
  6. Yes - I agree with what you say. I saw beach netting in NC via truck and row boat in the mid 80s. What was a total disgrace was how netters picked over what they wanted and left most of the catch on the beach to rot. I recall beach people really giving them an ear full. NJ has it's share of old power plants that also kill YOY trout, crokers and anything else that tries to breed in the bays.
  7. A thought after reading the above - If fish are migrating farther north due to climate change, what southern fish has moved into NJ ? Redfish ? Speckle Trout ? Cobia ? Spanish ? Crokers ? What I've experienced is a lot of nothing - no flounder, kingfish, weakfish, bluefish, stripers, blowfish.
  8. You are correct. Blues and striper are way down compared to years past. Some people will argue this. I'm 70, been fishing over over 60 years, grew up in a tackle shop, heard oldtimers stories and saw what they caught. They didn't have Vanstahls, braid, graphite rods or 300HP boats. They caught loads of stripers, blues, cod, weekfish, fluke and winter flounder.
  9. Giant in PA had flounder fillets like 8 inch long and 1/4 in thick. Can't believe what the Coms can do.
  10. Yes - That just about mirrors NJ. 80's there would be blitzes every 2->3 days mid Sept thru Nov. 15lb Albies mixed in early. Mid Sept you would see zillions 10->12 inch snappers in the curl of the wave like schools of bunker. A slow boring day would be baiting a dozen blues in 5 hrs.
  11. Keep a knife in your car/truck and a plastic bag. You'll find more bucktail now on the side of the road.
  12. Channel cats hit plugs. Got quite a few in the Del river.
  13. How long have you two been fishing ??? If you had a comfortable summer spot to hang out during the day, and also had a convenient route you take routinely for appetizers and beers, Why would you change that ??? It'll change when it's no longer comfortable( water temp, current, structure) and no longer convenient(bait moves on).
  14. Worked in center city fo 40 years. Parking in town and getting around is not easy especially if you don't want to walk. I suggest getting a SEPTA day pass to get around if you have problems walking. Research a parking lot in town. Or; What I do is drive to a SEPTA rail line. I park at Jenkintown. It is located on the the main track that all trains stop at. In NJ you could use PATCO.
  15. I'm 69 yrs old. When I was a teenager growing up in a tackle shop, The oldtimers said they use to walk out on the ice and collect ducks that were frozen in the ice. They said they would just cut off the legs and throw them in a burlap bag.