jesbion

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  1. Sounds like some good rods, either length is fine for me, as long as it can hurl a chunk of bait and a 5 oz. sinker off the coastlines near Marineland, down in Florida...Some of the reds that come through after the mullet runs are plenty big, especially at night, when things get quiet, and the surf is rolling like liquid glass.....
  2. The eyelet is lead. Just cast as part of the mould.....you usually have to open them with a fid or pointed instrument of some kind. Saves the need for fitting and buying wire.
  3. All I use in the surf are pyramids. I cast my own, from old wheel weights. Makes it cheaper to replace them where I fish, as the rocks seem to find a way of claiming them....The molds are cheap enough if you fish enough where you lose sinkers. I usually find that the mold needs a little extra heat than a lead pot, so I use a torch to boost the heat as I'm pouring them. A propane torch works just fine
  4. [ATTACHMENT=7221]The right time of day.... (507k. JPG file)[/ATTACHMENT]Had some nice fish come in, redfish, that is, and some nice big fish on that I lost....the ones shown were for the pan, as I like the old cast iron "blackened redfish" with olive oil and pepper for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Best times were early and late, of course, and the bait was fresh caught mullet. Time and patience are the soul of the surf, and there is no finer place when the bite is on!
  5. Slot is 18-27", and just a few months ago, the limit was increased to two a day, at least in the northern part of the state....
  6. About right, Drako! Sticks to the pan something bad, doesn't it! Good to see you're still here after all the years..... Evidently, the mullet runs have started up here, as this was about two weeks ago, and the main runs have already passed or not got here yet, so I'll be back trying for the big ones, probably in the dark of a new moon.....Here's another puppy from the week before....The west coast is still pretty messed up with fresh water from all the rain. Went out a week ago for scallops...and all the fresh water had run them and the fish out! ....That water was all tannin for over a mile from the shore, and much more in spots. ..
  7. Another keeper for the pan....sandy, but legal. The bigger ones are more fun, but more wary. I use 6 oz pyramids with 80 lb leader and a sliding sinker rig, with, for the first time, 7-0 circle hooks and a whole finger mullet or a big chunk of a larger one.
  8. Forgot you needed an image, instead of an attachment...here's the rocks and me in the first one...
  9. Here's one of the youngsters that went home with me...[ATTACHMENT=7222]One for the pan. (439k. JPG file)[/ATTACHMENT]
  10. Maybe this is old hat for the crew here, but this stuck enough in my craw that I can't believe that everyone isn't livid about it. Maybe I should go gently into that good night, and let those who will have to live with it face the repercussions, as, actually that is what will happen anyway....But, this article left me with a bad taste in my mouth/craw: senate-votes-to-let-military-detain-americans-indefinitely, (google it, it didn't link) I can't believe it isn't the top contender here, as far as concerns. For that matter it should be everywhere in this country. We must be a very lax and subservient country full of ambient people who have no cares, but for their next meal, to let this concept slide by....American citizens imprisoned for nothing but suspicion, for indefinite time. Or doesn't that get your goat as much as mine? If there was one thing that could rally both the liberal and conservative cause, it just slipped by the wayside....or did it? Since this is the first time I have been here in a good while, it is likely a gone and past discussion, but was it? Or did it just pass like another ship in the night, to park in our harbor, and unload it's nuclear payload, in plain sight?
  11. "By a vote of 61 to 37, the Senate turned back an effort to strip a major military bill of a set of disputed provisions affecting the handling of terrorism cases. While the legislation still has several steps to go, the vote makes it likely that Congress will eventually send to President Obama’s desk a bill that contains detainee-related provisions his national-security team has said are unacceptable. The most disputed provision would require the government to place into military custody any suspected member of Al Qaeda or one of its allies connected to a plot against the United States or its allies. The provision would exempt American citizens, but would otherwise extend to arrests on United States soil. The executive branch could issue a waiver and keep such a prisoner in the civilian system. "
  12. American political prisoners: wave of the future (are you there?) [/url]
  13. Mind backing up that opinion, chomper? Like for what reason...
  14. Same here, hamlet....but the fact is, is that there are some things even liberals can recognize as threats to their liberty!
  15. Need I? If they are American citizens, they are entitled to constitutional rights, no matter what the accusation, no matter what the context. Can you agree with that? The whole law leaves interpretation open for abuse..... ". . . including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces." (1031.b.2) Is "belligerent" a broad enough context for you?
  16. Can't figure out this "new format". Couldn't link the article. I will try again.
  17. You're kidding! We are asking for a nation of slaves, fearing our own master, the federal government!
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