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About Southcoastphil

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  1. I suppose that its the least that I could do, if you don't mind something Porsche-related.
  2. Looking forward to seeing you again this season!
  3. Thanks mate. Things are a bit better now. (So you will have to put up with my posts it appears.)
  4. Thank you, mate. Will you be hitting the Ditch this year?
  5. Thanks, Mike. It sure felt strange to log back in here yesterday after a month of silence.
  6. Thanks.
  7. Thank you all for your concern. I've had some rough sledding of late, but I'm back.
  8. Thank you for your concern, guys, for it is truly appreciated. I have a ton of catching up to do, especially re Christmas Family Auction, which I'll be tackling this week. (BTW, I have *no* idea about the references to Dinghy!???)
  9. I feel horrible that I've let so many of you--generous donors whose donations never got posted, bids that you won that I either have not shipped or have not notified the donor of, etc.--down by going dark for a month. I'd not anticipated a family funeral five days before Christmas, nor did I anticipate my own illness shortly thereafter, followed by new work-related demands. I am not making excuses, because I own my behavior, just LYK what caused me to suddenly become a recluse. I have a TON of stuff to catch up on, and I'll be on it and getting back to you all this week. TIA for your understanding and patience.
  10. If you win, you'll get a PM with the mailing address.
  11. I don't drink that much when fishing!!!!!
  12. Yes you can. If you win, we will PM the mailing address to you.
  13. That happens.
  14. Some excellent points made herein, esp re what I'll call "being on the same page" when it comes to styles, night vs day vs two-hours-pre-dawn vs two-hours-at-dusk, stamina, etc. I "fish with" maybe a dozen or two guys in a season. Although we might "fish together" on the Canal for a full tide, we might not see other for much more than an hour at best during that tide. We often take a "divide and conquer" approach, whereby we hit different spots, use different approaches, and share solid info with each other via phone or text while on the water, knowing full well that none of us will ever share our results with others. I also "fish with" only a handful of guys. By that I mean those guys with whom I share similar approaches re day part, how long we stay, when we move to another spot, when we quit to get some breakfast and coffee, etc. To me, that's a great way to fish. (Don't get me wrong, I've fished hundreds of tides solo, and enjoyed every single one of them. But there are times that are great to share with a good mate or two.) And I've learned so much from every single one of them. Sharking from the Cape Cod beaches, probing some nasty currents and boulder fields in the dark of night, fishing for schoolies on the ebb with light gear on the ebb, chasing stripers up and down the NJ beaches, slinging eels here and there, tossing fur and feathers, fishing local waters, throwing bottle plugs in heavy winds, late-season misadventures to SoCo, and so much more. (You guys all know who you are, and how much I've both enjoyed fishing with you and look forward to many more hours together.) Looking back on the last five seasons, I've met guys in both categories via SOL. Some via Ditch Trolls Forum, some via events, some via posts like "I'm a guy from MA, heading to your area". Don't be shy. Reach out and say hello, whether on the water, at an event, or on-line. Share whatever you have (tackle, power bars, water, tape, etc.) with anybody who needs it. Be courteous.
  15. I'm waiting for the next thread related to "How to recognize a Troll?"