allen sklar

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About allen sklar

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    fishin, old hippy music, photography, hiking
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  1. Yes, I humbly accepted the "first Black Drum" award at CF.......got 17 grand for the fish and most importantly get to see my name in every issue this year....bill's fish came an hour or so later....
  2. ....perfect day, no trucks on the beach at 7am, (bad weather forecast) never saw another person till 11 when we left. Last time that will happen I'm sure. We each had a fish around 31 inches or so. Our second day fishing this spring.
  3. .....to have a friend around when lines are crossed is a wonderful thing......
  4. Fish quick saw the first Piping Plover yesterday...
  5. May 2012......bill and I had been slamming the black drum so much so we were wore out......Mac (RIP) pulled up just as my rod went down........I insisted he take it, it was the only striper of the day.
  6. Hi Tom and Dennis miss you guys, and of course, the fish! Steve Coleman first introduced me to big circle hooks.....that was so long ago I can't remember when....
  7. owl at assateague yesterday
  8. Hey that's my rod that's bent!
  9. Feeling nostalgic for fishing 18 years ago......2002 got my first digital camera........in those days my neighbors would tell me the week before thanksgiving if they wanted fish for the holidays......I could almost always fill their orders.....guess that's why there aren't any fish now.....miss fishing in foul weather......
  10. Beach looks great, I figured the turtles are dead by now( they drown if nest is flooded and they can't dig out)....but there were two park service trucks at the turtle closure today so maybe they are digging up the nest....beach "looked" great past there from what I could see. This photo is looking north from KM 27.
  11. Despite my love of conspiracy theory's regarding beach closure, it was pretty wet in the osv today, dry when I hiked in but 3 hours later around 1030 am it was well flooded...
  12. Since the virus there has been a HUGE increase in osv use, more than fifty percent. Even some weekdays have been at capacity. Plan accordingly for possible delays and heavy traffic on the beach....with schools not reopening people from everywhere are taking to the beach like never before. With the increased load of course, more speeders, trash throwers, and unpleasant situations may occur. I really wish I could pull something positive out of this situation but I find it difficult at best. With no increase in law enforcement it will be up to us fishermen to report dune riders, racing, and other illegal activity. I might also suggest you put chairs and or buckets between you and the surf as many new users drive the surfs edge at high speed.....be especially careful with your pets and children. Hopefully fishing will be good and all the traffic will be only a minor distraction. Hope to see some "old" pals in a couple weeks when the turtles have hatched and the beach re-opened to Va.
  13. Could be your only chance at an uncrowed beach.... right now...only 7 vehicles on the beach, but the wind is steady 22mph with 30 gusts. It's a critter gitter kind of day, 10 oz. Though I don't think dave uses 10's anymore....
  14. NPS closed the beach today just past bull pen, plover chicks have hatched. internet osv count was 147 at 9am, never been there when there are 147 trucks in 2.5 miles of beach, must be pretty tight. I did get to drive all the way to va yesterday but no fish for me unless you count skates.
  15. Chief engineer of the "Satilite Boys" he was a great man, great fisherman, great friend....