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About MikeBlue

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  • About Me:
    Started a new job, I hope it doesn't cut into my fishing time.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Coaching girls softball
  • What I do for a living:
    Sports Turf Manager
  1. The perfect distance for a Popeil's Pocket Fisherman.
  2. I have always been a little curious about how fast a lure is going at launch. A couple of days ago I ran into Ron Arra at the CCC. I had my pocket radar (I use it for pitch speeds) in my truck and took some measurements. He was using a 12' rod and a 5 oz sinker, with an OTG cast. The first three readings were all exactly 107mph. He switched to a longer drop and hit 116-118mph. I would estimate that the actual speeds were 8-10% higher than what my radar gun was showing. The gun is most accurate when it is in direct line with the object it it measuring. With an OTG cast his sinker was moving on a low to high trajectory, in order to get in a direct line I would have to get closer, hold the gun on the ground and shoot at a slight upwards angle. It was the getting closer thing that stopped me from trying this. When the fishing heats up I will get readings from guys throwing pencils using overhead casts.
  3. I don't believe it's reasonable to think you can go from 11' down to 9' and keep the same casting distance unless the 11 was a piece of junk or it was totally missed on the rating.
  4. My legs and lower back will give me problems long before my arms and shoulders. I have rigged a piece of foam between my reel seat and the butt of the rod, I pinch it between my legs to take the weight of rod off my shoulders. Plus, the bottom line is catching fish, casting for hours with a lighter setup but not hooking up is a waste of time. I went longer out of need.
  5. I have fished in several situations where distance matters, the guys who can throw it the furthest are the ones who hookup the most. Most often it's tail weighted pencils that are used but in one case it was often bucktails. I'm now using a 12' Vapor Trail and if I don't have a restricted backswing the extra length is not an issue, outside of landing fish. There is something appealing about blasting out a long cast, it's comparable to hitting a long drive from an elevated tee.
  6. Well I'm no spring chicken myself. I smoked my first joint my freshman year in college, that would be Sept 1967, wow that's a long time ago, how did I get this old?
  7. I stopped at a garden center in Hyannis about 2 weeks ago and there was a sign for a marijuana growing seminar. Over the summer I smelled weed at least half a dozen times in the parking lot next to the Canal by the Sandwich Marina. One time I tracked it back to an old couple sitting in their car. 5 minutes later I saw them digging into some good sized cups of ice cream.
  8. My son-in-law wants to book a charter this summer. He is from the Buffalo area and not a saltwater fisherman, I fish the CCC regularly. I have the name of a boat out of Falmouth, all day for four people. I know next to nothing about charters and need some advice. The time is open, anything from June to September would work. I want to avoid 'bait and wait', that may not be possible. I'm leaning towards 'off shore'. The company offers, stripers, off shore, ground fishing, sharks, tuna. I have no idea if my son-in-law is susceptible to getting sea sick. Any advice will be appreciated.
  9. It always helps to look at the fine print. 98% of the subjects were students (40yr old students?) so determinations of wealth were not personal wealth but family/parental wealth. So we have a bunch of rich kids, still going to college, hanging out in the gym wanting to make sure the good life will be there for them when they get tired of going to class.
  10. My taxes are probably on the high side, but I don't mind because it keeps the riff-raff out. The houses are all painted, everyone takes care of their yard, no chained up dogs, giant piles of firewood or junk cars in the front yard.
  11. You posted this in the distance casting forum, are you looking for a long cast reel? If so Penn recently released 2 LC lines, one is the Spinfisher VI, the other the Conflict II. They have long cast spools and are available in 5000 sizes for about $180 if you look around.
  12. I stumbled across this and had to post it. http://physicsbuzz.physicscentral.com/2018/07/watch-how-does-dead-fish-swim-upstream.html
  13. I had some luck with a persistent joint by just icing the male end, then twisting it. The strap wrenches is a great idea.
  14. FYI, an 11' 2-4oz just popped up for sale Craig's List Cape Cod
  15. This is great! At least you know what a prophecy is, I'm on page 4, it's been 6 days since you started this thread and all is see some hints, no clear cut predictions like; Build the wall. Mexico will pay. Label China a currency manipulator. He will give us "great healthcare at a fraction of the cost". Indict Hillary Clinton. Drain the swamp. Cut taxes for the wealthy. Pass a huge spending bill. Explode the deficit. I'm just not seeing where you came right out and said ............will happen.