biggstriper

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About biggstriper

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  • About Me:
    Handsome, debonair. An ideal He-man.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    fishing and chasing women
  • What I do for a living:
    Technician

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  1. I thought rattling might be over for the year but it was a nice day yesterday. Cloudy and cold but with no wind. I only had about a half hour to rattle but I did lure one in. He came in behind me in the thick brush but was only about ten yards away. He ran off before I could get a shot off.
  2. Yep. That's the way it went when I lived there. A hard blow and the fish would move on for the year...
  3. I thought they might be hard to cast too. I took them to a local river and they cast good enough for the surf. I think they might be pretty good around this time of the year if the bigger mackeral show up. The cows regularly eat large blackfish- just so you know.
  4. I bought a few 15 and 17 inch musky plugs this summer. I want to try them in the surf for stripers. Has anyone tried these? I'll try to post pics of the plugs when I get a chance.
  5. My smoker has a thermometer thing but I've never used it. I need to learn how to use it. Thanks!
  6. I have an electric smoker and have smoked ribs in it so far. I saw the guys on "Meateater" smoke a deer roast in a pellet smoker but they didn't go into detail about how they did it. They say you shouldn't overcook venison but how do you tell if a smoked piece of meat is ready?
  7. Hate to say it but I usually avoided the crowded "blitz" events. For me there wasn't a challenge in them. I'd wait until night to see if I could get a bigger fish. YMMV
  8. There used to be some monster bass lurking under and around that pier after the fire. I'd hook up to them but they'd just tear out and either break my line or hunker down in the rocks near the tip of the jetty. I hooked one off the north side of the jetty one night with a 1/2 oz. bucktail. It sat there for a moment then slowly moved out to the tip of the jetty. I couldn't budge it. Another time I was fishing around dusk and a nice blackfish started fishtailing on top of the rocks of the jetty with a bass with a mouth as big as a large garbage can chasing it. Sucker was ugly as hell.
  9. I bought one of these at a very low price a couple of weeks ago. It shot pretty good but had FTF about every other magazine. I thought cleaning it would help. I watched a YT vid and took it apart and put it back together OK. I cleaned it this weekend but when I put it back together the slide jammed up and I couldn't get it apart again. I have Glocks, S & W and Ruger pistols and had no trouble putting them back together. I took it back to the place I bought it from but the young punk said they wouldn't give me my money back. He said they were sending it back to SCCY to let them work on it. This gun is a piece of crap so don't buy one. Have a nice day!
  10. I did see two large deer running across a clearing but only saw their tails. I think it was the buck and maybe a doe he was locking down. I might try to go rattle him out again this week. It's going to get real cold here and will snow tomorrow so the buck should be moving.
  11. The coyote hunt went pretty bad tonight. I took a wrong turn on the dirt roads and ended up way off track. The guy I was with couldn't keep up. I thought he was right behind me and looked around and he was nowhere in sight! I spooked the yotes by being too noisey so they didn't come to the call. It got dark fast so I took a few shots with my AR-15 to see if he'd respond. I walked back to the road and he shot his rifle but he was back in the thick woods. As I was trying to hurry out I ran into a barbed wire fence. I had on some cold weather pants so I didn't get stuck but I felt something pop in the back of my left leg. I think I strained a glute muscle. I thought I was done for but I was still able to limp back down the road. I got to a crossing where the road intersected with the road we took and got lost on. By now it was getting real dark and cold. I went back down that road about a half mile. I was afraid he might've broke a leg or ankle and I'd have to get help to locate him. He turned up at the intersection and fired his rifle so I turned back and met him. Alls well that ends well, I guess.
  12. I'm just glad that the Stripers appear to be doing OK. I was afraid the seals from up north were killing all of them. Let the Bigg Stripers go!
  13. Don't use the clip but tie directly to the plug. That's how I always did it. Never had a problem.
  14. Get well, Amigo!
  15. I've been tempted lately to take a road trip to Jersey just to get a few Stripers fillets to bring back to Iowa. I caught them up until Xmas when I lived there even after it got bitter cold. Hmmm...