Kilgore Trout

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  1. I graduated with a bachelors in Marine Biology (resource management) and attended graduate school until I opted to take my current position as a (non-marine) biologist. It is a field that essentially requires a terminal degree for anything resembling decent compensation and flexibility regarding you’re particular area of interest- so that should be your first consideration. Also, you have to be willing to go where the jobs are. That said, there’s a bunch of great schools to choose from. In summary, it can be rewarding (albeit not monetarily in most cases). Just realize it’s a boatload of time and diligence. Good luck!
  2. So sorry to hear this. The Hook only has a few parts I'm comfortable wading in- bayside or ocean. Prayers to him and his family.
  3. I always fish from the bar at low tide, sometimes high, depending on which area and mostly alone. That said, the number one thing to keep in mind is incoming tide. I've had the misfortune of having the trough fill in behind me at some of the deeper beaches and its not fun searching for an alternate route. I know its not the best practice, but occasionally I'll use the top of my rod as a depth gauge. Also, unless you know the beach well, I would advise against wading out at night. In addition, I tend to avoid areas that have had recent replenishment because of shifting and "soft" sand. Regarding gear, I've been out in canvass and neoprene- neoprene being the better option (either way, use a belt). Wet/dry suits are an option but in my case, the waders suffice. . A PFD might also be a little excessive and impede fishing. In summary, know your beach and respect the conditions. After doing some seriously reckless things in my younger days, I now go by the rule that if it doesn't feel safe, it probably isn't. Best of luck!
  4. Unreal. Just had my best night of the fall there a couple of days ago. Timing couldn't be worse.
  5. I believe I was there and saw the same. I'd like to think that my fellow fisherman are good enough to walk over to the garbage can 20 feet away but there's bad apples in every group. I wish I saw the piece of trash that left the trash.
  6. I second that - I know several members of the family and have fished with relatives. She's one of the better apples in politics.
  7. So by next week ; ) It really seems they do what they want, when they want, where they want- with little available info. I'd be interested to know if any other states have the seemingly continuous dredging that we have. There has to be a correlation with the main run of fish increasingly taking "the offshore route" the last 10-20 years, IMHO. Thanks for replies guys. Good luck.
  8. Anyone hear anything further on when they're starting and how long project will be? Tried finding info on COE site and other relevant resources but couldn't find jack. The fever is setting in and the prospect of losing this area right now is really starting to grind my gears!
  9. Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 7000 C4 LD baitcasting reel. Good condition. Asking $125. Gear ratio: 4.0-1 Capacity: 325 yds., 17 lb. mono. Note: Lever drag, right-handed retrieve. Great for live-lining or dead-sticking. Minor corrosion on exterior but the mechanical parts are as smooth as when purchased- last serviced 2 years ago. ***WILL SELL AS COMBO FOR $240 WITH LAMIGLAS IC90 CONVENTIONAL ROD*** CK OTHER ADS
  10. Lamiglas Inshore Classic Extra Heavy (IC90-XH) 9'0" Conventional rod. Excellent condition. Asking $150. Lure: 0.75-3 oz. Line 15-30 lb. Note: ***Will sell as combination with Abu Garcia Reel for $240.*** CK OTHER ADS
  11. Definitely! Thanks for the offer.
  12. REELS: PENN 9500-SS spinning reel. Excellent condition. Asking $100. Gear ratio: 4.2-1 Capacity: 300 yds., 30 lb. mono. Note: Heavy duty, big game reel. Convertible handle. Lightly used. Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 7000 C4 LD baitcasting reel. Good condition. Asking $125. Gear ratio: 4.0-1 Capacity: 325 yds., 17 lb. mono. Note: Lever drag, right-handed retrieve. Great for live-lining or dead-sticking. Minor corrosion on exterior but the mechanical parts are as smooth as when purchased- last serviced 2 years ago. RODS: Lamiglas Inshore Classic Extra Heavy (IC90-XH) 9'0" Conventional rod. Excellent condition. Asking $150. Lure: 0.75-3 oz. Line 15-30 lb. Note: ***Will sell as combination with Abu Garcia Reel above for $240.*** Tsunami Trophy (TSTSS 802MH) 2-Piece 8'0" spinning rod. Good condition. Asking $70. Lure: 0.75-3 oz. Line 12-20 lb. Note: Great for traveling. Guides have some minor corrosion. ROD RACK: 4-rod, aluminum front/rear mount custom made. Asking $80. Monmouth/Ocean county NJ area. Would be willing to meet halfway- within a reasonable distance of course.
  13. I've actually seen prices jump 50% in the span of a few weeks at some stores once the migration from the north begins. I still support local as much as possible- It's damn near impossible to turn a profit though. It stinks seeing the amount of "successful" tackle shops that have closed their doors in recent years.
  14. I usually only keep one per season (regardless of size) unless a gut hook is involved. It is well within every angler's right to keep what the regulations allow, but I don't agree with killing fish to prove to your buddies that your the reincarnation of Glaucus (greek myth fyi). My bigger issue is with poachers. It's a nice catch and I'll leave it at that.
  15. Thanks for feedback guys. Ended up at Marriott to use points for free night and availability for BnB's was limited. My stay was too short to explore the area as much as I would have liked but loved it nonetheless. I was shore bound pfd, but I found some fishy spots and looked into some nice places to stay for next time. Hoping to make it back up this year. KT