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Everything posted by ex-Googan

  1. Yes, to be visible to me as I work it. It's tough to pick them out in rough surf sometimes, esp. at dawn. And some surface plugs I like to fish subsurface at times, sinking Little Neck say, or the small Howdy.
  2. Will be up in Gloucester Memorial Labor Day weekend. Plan to fish the beach and rocks a few times. Would like to know what bait is around to help in packing my surf bag. Not asking for a spot burn--I know where I'll fish, all walking distance from where we stay. I see by other posts the bunker have been thick on North Shore. Anything else around? Any particular plugs been working lately? (And why is it that I never see folks up there fishing pencils when the bunker sorry, Pogies, are around?) Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
  3. Thanks to all for your replies. Appreciate the input.
  4. OOPS. Make that Labor Day
  5. I have way too many plugs for a guy who hasn't fished in two years. Will send you some pics tomorrow. Thanks for all your work on these every year.
  6. I'll give.
  7. I've got one for you. Soccer and fishing all weekend, so may not get to dig it out till Sunday night. If you don't hear from me by Monday, shoot me a PM reminder pls.
  8. Here's a little debate from the last time NY tried to pull this crap: http://www.stripersonline.com/t/632867/please-read-fluke-regulations-in-ny I thought this summed it up pretty well, from Vinneb: Absolutely. And for me, this falls squarely within the category of "Be careful what you wish for." A coastwide quota system is great when you're the state creating the overages - only it's not fair to the other states that aren't overfishing their quota on an annual basis. So if you create this precedent, what's to stop other states from increasing their take to claim their piece of the pie? What if stripers were managed this way & all the southern states were catching an inordinate portion of the quota every year, effectively shutting down the fishery for everyone in the Northeast? What kind of outcry do you think there would be at that point? Be very careful what you wish for.
  9. If I recall correctly, NY is paying the price for repeatedly overfishing their quota. It's not surprising that they would like to have us share in their pain. We should tell them to go pound salt.
  10. The three best baits for the Gulf are shrimp, shrimp and shrimp, preferably live.
  11. Merry Christmas to all.
  12. Gotta be in for 200. I'll give.
  13. I'm in, thx. Merry Christmas!
  14. Congrats Jim! Very glad to hear it.
  15. I'll give.
  16. For some real fun try unhooking a Pelican from a yak.
  17. Here's a real board-googan question for you: where the *%#@ di I find the auctions on the "new" site?
  18. Skin alone is too thin, but there's so little meat on the belly, esp the bottom portion that bait is probaby its highesst use.
  19. I think the technical term is flaccid. Probably a short too.
  20. Skin and flesh, cut in pennant shape. Mine wouldn't wrap around the bait because it was the bait, usually on a Smilin' Bill. This is no longer legal, of course, but Bluefish, Sea Robin, etc belly is still legal. Still, I've given up using it because Gulp works better and is a helluva lot easier to get, carry and use.
  21. Surprised someone noticed.
  22. 1. Learn how to handle a fish properly and release quickly. 2. Leave with twice as much trash as you brung. 3. Put the local DNR/DEP/Park Headquartersnumbers in your phone and use them when you see folks ignoring the regs.
  23. Hmmmmm. Been fishing VS150 for about eight years now w/30 lb Suffix or Power Pro without similar issues, and I fish lots of spooks with it. The line under the spool issue is esp odd--this should never happen--makes me think you should have someone take a look at the reel. As for wind knots, you should learn to feather your casts. As the plug nears the water, extend your forefinger to just touch the line and slow it down a bit. This will take some of the slack out of your line before it hits the water. As, or just before the plug lands, hook your finger around the line and pull it back as you begin the retreive. This will place it on the roller under tension. Till you get the hang of it, you should check each time to make sure the first wrap is tight. It'll take some work to get this motion down, but with practice it becomes second nature and is a whole lot faster, easier and better than letting the plug hit then placing it on the roller nad having to pinch the line till the plug comes tight. If I had to do that every cast, I'd go back to bailed reels.
  24. Ear wax. Not joking. Really.
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