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  1. A bit more history of the Shrewsbury Inlet from wikipedia History Shrewsbury Inlet was described in 1834 as, Shrewsbury Inlet, Old, was opened in 1778, from the ocean into the estuary formed by the Nevisink and Shrewsbury rivers, Monmouth co.; was closed by the moving of the sands in 1810, but was reopened in 1830. Vessels now pass through it.[1] Edwin Salter, former Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, in 1874 wrote about Shrewsbury Inlet in Old Times in Old Monmouth: Shrewsbury Inlet was open in 1778; it closed again about 1800; again opened about 1830; and again closed about 1847. Just before the closing of this inlet at this time, the writer of this was engaged in the coasting trade and one time in sailing down the beach noticed a little steamer, called the Cricket, from New York, wrecked on the bar. This wreck seemed to hasten the closing of the inlet by gathering the sand around it as it washed in and out.[2] Shrewsbury Inlet was described in 1878, viz., This inlet, known as Shrewsbury Inlet, was navigable for several years, but closed in 1810. On the 16th day of January, 1831, it again broke through, again became navigable, and again closed July 8th, 1848, so that no boats could pass in, since which time Sandy Hook has preserved its peninsular condition.[3] By 1856 the construction of a railroad and related protective structures along the spit rendered the closing of the inlet more or less permanent,[4] and access to the Shrewsbury River remains through Sandy Hook Bay.
  2. I'll second that. We're up in the Poconos at least 2 weeks every year and I get checked out by the Game Warden more times there than fishing the rest of the year in NJ. Also, bring a fluorescent orange hat or something if you'll be in the woods,, I was just up there in early November and a lot of hunting was going on. I went <100 ft off a road, fishing along a stream, happened to look up and there was a bow hunter up in a tree stand. I gave him a wave and got out of there.
  3. "Rocket assisted descent (RAD) motors: Because the atmospheric density of Mars is less than 1% of Earth's, the parachute alone cannot slow down the Mars Exploration Rover enough to ensure a safe, low landing speed. The spacecraft descent is assisted by rockets that bring the spacecraft to a dead stop 10-15 meters (30-50 feet) above the Martian surface."
  4. Its a crossbred cichlid called a flowerhorn. Like koi, if they have the "right" coloration,shape, markings etc., they can be $$$$
  5. Spotted Lanternfly nymphs, 4th and 3rd instars
  6. Maybe, as in the name of the spoon, they just add some rattling noise when retrieving?
  7. Saltwater x-rap in bunker pattern. The saltwater version came with the perma steel hooks, without feathers.
  8. My first UL reel. I hated changing those bail springs though, I also remember having to rotate the carbide line guide when a groove got worn into it. Spooled it with 4# Garcia Royal Bonnyl line.
  9. Close to what I found. Average wind farm generates about 4 MW/sq mile. The Salem Nuke plant is rates at 2332 MW. An equivalent output sized wind farm would be 583 sq miles.
  10. Metal that doesn't take itself too seriously.
  11. People started worrying about the decline of the fisheries back in the late 1800's. Interesting reading... United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries Annual Reports 1871-1903 In 1871, the U.S. Congress empaneled and funded a federal Commission of Fish and Fisheries, (commonly known as the United States Fish Commission) directing it to investigate: " the causes of decrease in the supply of useful food-fishes of the United States, and of the various factors entering into the problem; and (2) " the determination and employment of such active measures as may seem best calculated to stock or restock the waters of the rivers, lakes and the sea." For the next thirty years, the Commission deployed its research vessels on the nation's rivers, lakes and oceans, trained fishery agents to document the catches landed in American and Canadian fishing ports, actively corresponded with scientists, fisherman and naturalists around the world, set up large scale salmon hatcheries in New England and the Pacific Northwest, used a floating hatchery to replenish shad in East Coast rivers and considered the effect on fish and other marine life of the new petroleum pollution.