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About AtTheBar

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  • Birthday January 17


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    Fishing, baseball, being a dad

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  1. RIP Steve
  2. Weller Centennial, Wild Turkey “Cheesy Gold Foil, Very Special Old Fitzgerald 12yr Bourbon Heritage early releases with BHC on the plastic.
  3. Just seeing this Mokes. Retail pricing is still $55-60 but unless your in a Liquor Controlled state the stores can charge what they want. A standard Single Barrel around Maryland is MSRP up to $100 with a few gougers who put the 1 bottle they get allocated up on the trophy shelf for $150-200 and it collects dust. A store selected barrel is $70-90, Maryland gets 3-4 Blantons picks in and the distributor rotates this around the various stores in the program. In NY, CA, and DC I can see $225 because there are people with FU money who don’t care about price point they just like the fancy bottle or want to be like John Wick. For $225 you could get a Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel (120+ proof) shipped from Europe or on the “Secondary Market” groups. Bourbon prices have skyrocketed nonetheless. It’s ridiculous that my $25 daily drinker from 15 years ago is now selling for over $1000. Times have changed.
  4. Yeah it depends on batch and $$ if I’m a buyer on any bourbon. Batch 12 Stagg Jr was a great pour. All of these were MSRP with the exception of the Sazerac 18 which was $250 (and I bit on it to complete the set). 15 years ago I would have to order the set and a couple of bottles of PVW15 because stores didn’t want to sit on the inventory. Times have changed in the world of brown liquor.
  5. Count me among the bourbon and Rye crowd. Occasional Speyside in the mix.
  6. It was a decent night. I also learned that every step I take south is one I will have to take north and balloon tires may have been worth the extra coin. Hope all is well at Captains Cove. I’ll be around this weekend and the first week of Oct. It would be good to see some familiar faces out on the sand. It’s been far too long since my last heaver toss.
  7. I have hauled a cart to the hook on the VA side when the OSV was closed and fished through the night. After knee surgery the long marches in waders are likely in my rear view mirror but never had a problem walking on.
  8. Nice fish gentlemen
  9. Penn Fathom 15, Truth/Seigler SM, Akios 656, and Daiwa Saltist BG30s. They all have there +\- but all have been reliable and fun to fish. 17-20 mono for me when chunking. 50lb braid when plugging.
  10. I am all for shutting this down. I took home 1 striper last year and had no intentions of harvesting this year. I'll grill up drum and fry up whiting for sammiches.
  11. Awesome fish sharkman (and I genuinely mean that as defined by the dictionary). That PB has some stories to tell.
  12. When all else fails, yes, I wing it out there. For pups, I generally throw in close; a high low mid trough or just behind the breakers (or both when I fish with my son). I have had far more success with larger Drum at greater distance. Naturally this is from my own personal experiences but the question posed was tilted towards the empirical. That said, fish like structure and the bar (whether it be riddled with cuts/bowls/depressions, or continuous) offers a feeding opportunity. My first preference is a natural break in the bar my next is At The Bar. Spring is a different ballgame from my experience as I have had blackies and SBs hook up in the wash or just behind the break. Do large Drum feed in the trough and break? Most certainly. I simply feel the larger ones are inclined to cruise the bar in search of an outflow and an easy meal.
  13. Occasionally. Historically as far north as Long Island sound; but north of southern Jersey is more accident then migratory pattern as there range has diminished. I believe New Jersey is the northernmost state with a "declared interest" in the fishery but don't hold me to that. Your chances of landed one as a targeted species increase exponentially as you travel south towards the Carolinas.
  14. Scout at Low tide. Cut in the bar with a nice outflow; place my baits on the corner as Steve mentioned. When in doubt, I look for a par 3 and grab my driver. I will throw high low chip shot in behind the break.