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  1. those are some good looking flies, foulhook.
  2. i like "fishfinder"
  3. im guessing 36 pounds
  4. sweet fly and creative too. good luck fishing it
  5. havnt made a trip down yet, but maybe one of these weekends hye and i will be going.
  6. hello fellow surfcasters of MA. i am new to the site, but not new to fishing. i mostly fish the canal with my older cousin hye. ive caught schoolies and one or two keepers but nothing of size. i want to become a better canal jigger/plugger. with the help from you guys i can achieve my goals. i will try to keep the questions to a minimum. thanks guys and steve (hyefisherman2). .....heres my joke: Priest Plays Hooky The priest was a fisherman, but he hadn't fished in months. One perfect Sunday morning he couldn't resist. He called up the Bishop and claimed he had laryngitis. The priest then headed out to his favorite spot. The hook hadn't been in the water five minutes before he got a strike, and landed the biggest fish he had ever caught - although he had seen bigger ones., A half hour* later, he caught the biggest fish he had ever seen. Another forty-five minutes later he landed a fish that broke the world record. All this time St. Peter and God have been watching the priest from heaven. St. Peter turned to God, and said, "How can you reward this priest? He lied. He let down his congregation." God smiles at St. Peter, and replies, "I'm punishing him." St. Peter is confused, so God continues, "Well, after he finishes, who can he tell his story to?"
  7. A guy I know pretty well has fished from local bridges his entire life - in fact, he's pictued walking across one on the cover of a book about him - with a couple of nice fish slung over his shoulder. He fishes bridges (among other venues) because of all the reasons already given - plus the fact that bridges typically intercept the last and biggest migratory fish loading up on food energy prior to exiting inlets for the long swim south. I've accompanied this die-hard fisherman (yeah, it's Billy) on several of his wee-hour bridge forays over the years - and I've got to say that the sport isn't for everyone - and definitely not for me! Especially after 911, the practice is VERY strongly "discouraged" by the local constabulary. If you're fortunate enough to escape with just a fine, it will be a substantial one. Sometimes vehicles are towed - and other times arrests are made. Then there's the excitement of vehicles wizzing by, usually inches from your butt, piloted at break-neck speeds by individuals whose blood alcohol levels could be used to preserve specimens for a bio lab. And, yes, the tackle must he substantial. But it is NOT true that when a monster fish is caught it must be killed. Billy does't "bridge" gaff fish, or "bridge" net them - not when I've seen him in action. He manages to land his fish by manoeuvering them to the banks (yes, the choreography is fascinating - and beyond the ability of most to imitate) and deals with them at that point pretty much the same way he does from a boat - or the surf. I have seen him release MANY good size bridge-caught bass that appeared to be in fine condition, although you never know if any fish will survive. I have also seen Billy make catches that I myself would not believe had I not seen them with my own eyes. Multiple 50's the same night in some glory years -and some fish even bigger. And I don't mean to sound boastful or arrogant, but 30's and 40's have been commonplace (remember, I'm NOT talking about ME). The amazing thing is that this guy SEES the fish from the top of the bridge - and when he says they're there, he almost always hooks them. I myself don't see a thing. Bottom line - there are obvious reasons to fish bridges - and probably many more obvious reasons NOT to, especially today. Still, as I shot over the Meadowbrook late the other night on the way home from Long Beach my wife asked, "Did you see that guy fishing?" I did -- and it never surprises me, everythng else notwithstanding, that I so often do.
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  9. 1. This forum is for use by contributing members of this website. 2. This forum is for non-commercial use. [ 07-17-2005, 06:00 AM: Message edited by: Plug ]
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  11. Please stop this, we've asked before but it appears you don't read your old posts. You make me want to go out and have a smoke [ 01-09-2005, 09:09 PM: Message edited by: Ed J ]
  12. Spam is very unwelcome here and nonsense like this is a clear violation of the user agreement you agreed to prior to making this post. [ 01-02-2005, 10:02 AM: Message edited by: Bill Klein ]
  13. Spam is very unwelcome here and nonsense like this is a clear violation of the user agreement you agreed to prior to making this post. [ 01-02-2005, 09:56 AM: Message edited by: Bill Klein ]
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