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  1. Any chance you can PM me the details of where and cost?..........Been contemplating/looking at doing the same thing but rather not have the boat in the water 24-7. Thanks!
  2. This season will be my fourth with a set of Innos. No complaints or problems, like the previous poster, they're custom fit for my car and just about half the price of the two popular options. Highly recommend.
  3. Homemade pool noodle handlines. Got the idea from a youtube video but he used hooks. Purchased a 12" x 12" x 1/8" piece of lead and cut it into strips that weigh roughly 2 1/4 oz. Wrap around the chicken and it holds bottom. The pieces of green tape are set at about 28' and I have a piece of tape on my net at the same depth so I can net crabs blind in murky water. The rubber bands are to set depth. Just find a crabby area and carpet bomb it with pool noodles, go back and get your crab. Depending on how good the crabbing is, about a dozen buoys is all you'll be able to manage. Take too long to go back through them and they'll just pick you clean. Good luck!.......................I do put crab in the well pictured (risky business!) and in a cooler behind me. Looking at something to tow this season so I can increase my take. Right now I think I max out at about 40 or 50 crab. Plenty of crab for 4 or 5 people but I'd like to throw a good sized party this season in the yard with kayak caught crab.
  4. I am also going to give spring blackfish a try. Last fall was the first time I targeted them and I had a blast. A couple of questions. 1. Is water temp going to be a big deal? I was really doing well in the fall when the water was 55 degrees, definitely not going to see those temps this April. 2. Will the fish be in the same pattern as they were in November, (i.e., on the same shallow rocks and reefs)? Deeper below 50 degrees? Thanks.
  5. Have had the GTS Expedition for 4 years, butt gets sore after 6 hours. Been meaning to try a seat pad but never got around to it.
  6. Been kayaking 4 full seasons now. Lost two rods/reels in the drink, (also a camera and drowned a camera in a hatch that was supposed to be water tight). I know I'm going to get flack for this but I fish Okuma Baitfeeders almost exclusively. Very inexpensive, work fine for me. Drags good enough for 20lb+ Stripers, 10lb Blues and 8lb Tog. ABF30's, 40's and 50's. They cast a mile with decent braid on them. Yes the Avenger models. I don't tear them down, a basic lube every now and then and a wash after every use. Life expectancy 2-3 years getting dunked often and occasional sand while fishing from the beach. Purchased two more a couple of months ago from an online tackle store in Michigan, just over 70 bucks shipped. Plus they all come with an extra spool so since I've been fishing these awhile and have replaced a couple I have plenty of spare spools with line on them for exactly what I'm doing. Retail at the bigger stores is closer to $50 or more a piece. They're disposable so I don't have to sweat a dunking or a mishap and I'm always fishing a pretty new and always smooth reel. Also have a 3500B Shimano that has been pretty good to me.
  7. CT resident here, living vicariously through you guys. Got down there for the first time last summer and had a blast. Stayed in OC. I'm done for the season and awaiting the spring run in the CT River. Quick question for RJ. Most "experts" maintain that stripers do not spawn in the CT River yet myself and others have seen/caught bass 4"-10" in the summer while targeting white perch. I believe that they do spawn here but maybe it's not in significant numbers? Is there any other reason bass of that size would be in our river? Do you have any info on studies done on the CT River population? Thank you in advance, really appreciate all of the knowledge you so freely share.
  8. Bluefish are cool!...........................not to mention delicious!
  9. You've been busy!...........................Looks good!
  10. Okay,beaches early and late,Manasquan Inlet,IBSP and definitely gonna try for a shark a couple of nights. I'm pretty much set. Just have a couple of more questions are gorilla blues around and can they be had from the beaches? And do you guys get the albies and bones from the beaches there? Also a starting point for shark fishing would be great. Inlet/breachway or beach? Sorry for all the questions,only been on the east coast for a few years now,never been to Jersey. All the info from everyone is much appreciated,Thank You!
  11. bad news then on the beaches and jetties,huh?...........supposed to be spending time with the old lady but want to fish too..................................hoping for a location where she can sit out in the sun while I fish.........................appreciate the heads up though,thank you.
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