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About nickd9283

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  • Birthday 09/28/1990


  • What I do for a living:
    Retail manager for fishing dept @ Dick's.

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    North Shore, MA
  1. Agreed, we settled on a 21’ to give us a little more safety and still plan to only pass the 10 mile marker on the calmest of days
  2. Anyone else? How far out for blue sharks and porbeagles if I’m heading out from cape Ann?
  3. Sorry I should’ve mentioned that I’d be launching out of Salem on the north shore. I’ve run into plenty of blues while out near Jeffries but was wondering if they’re common closer in?
  4. I’ve been fishing mass all my life, there are plenty of areas you can fish, and a lot of people here believe if you say “cape code” that’s too specific... which area of mass do you plan to visit? There’s a lot of large areas I can point you to without being overly specific. you aiming for the cape, south of Boston, or north of Boston?
  5. Hey guys, my dad and I are planning to buy our first boat this fall or first thing in the spring. We do plenty of striper fishing but we’d like to expand our options to do some ground fishing as well as maybe some recreational shark fishing. Nothing competition worthy like makos and threshers.. just a blue shark or something that can give a better fight than a striper or bluefish. anyone know how close in blue sharks can be found? We’re on a budget so we don’t want to be shopping for a 23 foot boat to go out 20 miles if a 18 footer is sufficient within 10 miles on nice calm days
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  7. Hey guys. Got me a great spot I’ve finally got dialed in after a few years of fishing every condition. It can be super productive on calm nights and during the day when there’s bad weather causing the waves to become commanding. It is a VERY rocky area with lots of big structure below the water (see attached photo) I prefer a more moderate action rod for the types of lures I throw here, but I’m wondering if I should also get a faster rod with more backbone for the rough stuff when pulling fish away from structure becomes more difficult.... or is moderate better in big water to allow more give when fish are using huge waves and current to their advantage?? currently using a Lami 1201L cut to 9’2 for both conditions. Haven’t had any mishaps yet but it can feel undergunned in the big stuff. But going more than a 10’ rod would be hard given that I don’t have much room behind me for casting. Here’s a pretty typical day, some turbulence but nothing a 1201L can’t handle This is the same spot but during the rougher stuff where the 1201L starts making me nervous picture doesn’t do it justice, these are about 5-6 foot seas waves crash over a huge reef here and that’s where almost all my hits come, just inside that cresting wave
  8. Looking for either a 7 or 9 (leaning slightly to a 7 but will deal with the extra heft of the 9 if the price is right) Has to be Gen 1 No preference on bailed or bailess No preference black or gold Post pics of what you have.
  9. I too love reading threads from 13 years ago.......
  10. Lol.. is that your secret technique? Thanks for sharing, will certainly give that a shot!
  11. This sounds very interesting. I'm definitely going to give that a shot next season.
  12. Let's not get into live vs dead.. I have a spot I want to try snakes at with 12-15 foot deep water close to shore so I don't need the extra casting distance of dead. Plus I like the physical feedback of feeling the eel periodically head shaking to try and get off the hook. So.. how many casts do you make before you switch your eel? I've noticed after 4-5 casts my eels are not dead but start acting like it. Are they just as enticing when they're not wiggling around? When they get sluggish, do you continue a straight retrieve or do Start imparting an action at that point? Do you always fish them at the bottom or have you ever tried suspending them about 3 feet below the surface with a balloon? My spot has very sticky bottom and would prefer to suspend it if possible
  13. +1 on the UK Vizion. I used to work at dicks and tried a bunch of the ones they carry because they were cheap with my discount. Tried over 10 of them.. none of the come even halfway to the reliability of the Vizion. It actually takes quite a bit of effort to get it to quit. There is a new version for little more money.. think the old one is still being carried though. Difference is the newer one has 3 different brightnesses. Old one just one brightness. I recently got the new one.. but actually like the old one better since it takes less clicks to turn it off. Both have the same ruggedness though. If you like different light strengths, go with the new one. Up to you which one to get but either will last several years.
  14. Wow, great info Hans. If I were to ask you one question, it would be if you felt any of the maneuvers were more effective than the others? I've read of 3-4 of them. Can't remember the names but they all seemed to be named after a person. Do those maneuvers require knowing which ear is effected? I haven't gotten testing to find out which ear is giving me trouble so I'm not sure if the direction I look while doing the maneuvers has anything to do with the effectiveness. Thank you so much, it's truly nice to have someone in the medical field actually listen and give some real answers rather than just nod along and then write a prescription!!! PS yes the doc when I had my first episode (absolutely debilitating) gave me meclizine and told me to continue taking it and it would eventually go away. After researching the types of vertigo and how they can range from bpv to meneieres to Central vertigo that can be caused by a tumor... I don't know how they could possibly feel professional telling me to essentially just sleep it off
  15. Agreed with Bill, good job not giving up. Always sucks to break gear and line with a blitz going on... But now that I think about it, during a crazed feed is when I used to usually have that happen as well. The first few times you run into it, it's so exciting that you forget to take your time and forget your fundamentals. Can't tell you how many times I ran into a blitz and lost ALL casting accuracy lol. They always stay fun, but with time youre able to keep your cool a little better and focus. Congrats on it, nothing quite like it.. especially when you happen to be the only one around!