allen sklar

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About allen sklar

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    fishin, old hippy music, photography, hiking
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  1. Another local fishing Icon has passed, my friend Calvin Smack. Waterman, crabber, and surf fisherman....few will ever have his understanding of fish and crabs. Lived off Marlboros and Vienna sausages/crackers....had at least 6 heart attacks but never gave up surf fishing...Here with a nice Black.......His last big Red was in 2014, I am releasing it for him....RIP Calvin
  2. Dave graduated too...
  3. He has been enlightened this summer, no more tiny upside reels for Possum......he finally got his PHD in fishing......
  4. And so it begins......
  5. "the satellite boys"
  6. some old gear given to me....late fifty's.....almost all of the conventional reels were badly corroded but these green spinners still work. The wood handles are cool but weigh a ton!
  7. FWIW Drones are illegal is all national parks.
  8. First drum worms this season...Parasites are very common in fish of all species. The type of worm that is found in Black Drum is commonly referred to as "Spaghetti worm." This worm egg starts out in the digestive tract of a shark where it is expelled in feces, after another stage of development it is hosted in a crab which is then eaten by the drum. After developing in the flesh of the drum, the cycle starts over when the drum (or other fish) is eaten by a shark. There is no possibility you will get worms from eating one as the human digestive tract is inhospitable to the worm. They can be pulled out of the flesh or cut out before cooking. I have cleaned several drum this season and only found worms in one.
  9. fwiw....there have been plover eggs for at least 10 days, the hatching time is 28 days.... so approx 18 days till the beach closes at km 22 for the chicks..... it's almost over folks!
  10. Exactly!
  11. peeler
  12. chit happens sometimes, never know when.
  13. Blowfish made it incredibly hard to fish for Drum this past week, 4 fleas (if you could find them) gone in five minutes. Between the digging for fleas and the constant reeling and casting it was enough to wear me out.....hopefully this storm today will blow them somewhere else. Bill and I did have quite a few fish previously, but none this week.....