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About dixiekraut

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  • About Me:
    Your typical post-WW II baby boomer Army Brat...heavily influenced by the early days of TV, Sci Fi, Hot Rod culture growing up in the Fifties. Was fortunate to live overseas a few years ( Rome Italy ) while in grade school, experiencing other cultures.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Surf casting barrier Islands from Rehobeth DE to Assateague MD-VA. Try to get to the Outer Banks at least once a year.
    Even tried Laguna Madre TX once...sight casting jigs to a huge school of black drum. Also dabble in a little artwork and scale modeling in the winter months when I can't fish.
  • What I do for a living:
    Estimator Project Mgr - commercial Stone and Tile for 30 plus years. Contemplating where I want to live when I retire in 5 or 6 years as I write this....hopefully it will be near a nice body of water somewhere.

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  1. ....and which side of A.I.? Maryland...or Virginia?
  2. Nice work. Just curious.. What size were those Blues?
  3. Understood. I've made plans to get out there late Sat the 11th and stay thru Mon morning the 13th...unfortunately Tundra Tom won't be driving the beach so it will be walk over fishing only....but better than sitting in front of the telly with the remote. Hope they're still a few fish around.
  4. I know the spring surf fishing season at A.I. has officially started when you and Chris T start posting pics.....
  5. OK...thanks for the info. Guess it was a spring time fish? Was it in close feeding in the wash? Or did you have to cast way out in order to get one that size? I'm not a very good caster...only use spin gear...but I have been surprised at some of the fish I have hooked close in.
  6. I remember that pic...goes back awhile doesn't It? In the original post didnt it mention something about being caught near Wallops? Id love to hear the back story on that monster...besides bait and time of year...duration of fight...type of rod and reel...was it a catch or a release? If kept...are blackies good to eat when they get to that size?
  7. Peaceful....but would still be fun to see one or two of those rods go down.
  8. That picture was taken May 11, 2017. I had just set up three rods right in front of our rented beach house in Buxton when it hit. I had forgotten what a great pull those big lunker blues exert on your line...havent tangled with any since those great old days in the 80s when they regularly crashed the barrier island beaches in the fall from Delaware on down to the OBX. The locals had told me they had just experienced a brief but memorable spring run of blues...best in years. Hopefully...with the current demise of striped bass...the big blues might someday come back. Someday. It's been what? 30+ years?
  9. Depending on water temp, wind and presence of forage fish...you might luck into one of these .....
  10. Chris ..... Still waiting for your " tell all - how to " book to come out.
  11. Chris...you're the reason there ain't no stripers left...you and Pilotman caught 'em all!
  12. Good points. I've often wondered about the culling of the catch on commercial boats...and the fish tossed ....some real horror stories emanating from off the Outer Banks in years past.
  13. Dang Allen...reminds me of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
  14. I think you have us confused with Alabama and Mississippi.
  15. OK...not familiar with west coast fishing. Impressive.