Drumfish420

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About Drumfish420

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  • Birthday 04/20/1983

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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Waterfowl hunting, Spring Turkey hunting, surf fishing.
  • What I do for a living:
    Dominion Virginia Power

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    Virginia
  1. Owners are shying away from huge deals just based on talent alone anymore ...which IMHO is the way it should be. Pete Rose said it best when all players signed one year contracts, every year. "We had to play!" These huge deals tie up too much money. Look at Boston and Sandoval, luckily this is the last year of that debacle. Yankees and Stanton ...strikeout king of the world. Orioles and Chris Davis; getting paid huge dollars to bat .186. Rays and Longoria ...the list goes on. Machado is a good ball player, there is no debating that. I think he's a punk and borders on dirty and am glad he's on the left coast, but this whole thing has just opened up the door for more of the same in the coming years. Bryce Harper will get a comparable or bigger deal now, and he's another prima-donna that doesn't hustle and batted less than .250 last season. I love baseball, it's our game. I'd like to see contract caps on service years and offers based on performance and not perceived talent alone. The game would be more exciting. Ever go to AA or AAA ball games? Those guys play! They have a goal to get to the next level, and they have to show up and work every day. Machado is guaranteed 300 million over the next 10 years, so other than winning the World Series, what is his ultimate goal? What is he going to play hard for? The Padres won't be a playoff team anytime soon, which again, in my opinion, means Manny is after money and doesn't really care about the game. I'd quit my job yesterday if a team offered to pay me my 5-figure salary to play ball everyday. Anyway, rant over. Boston is in good shape, Pedroia is healthy(for now anyway) ...should be another fun year in Beantown. Go Sox!
  2. No problem, it's a cool place, you'll love it!
  3. Visited a little north(Papagayo) of you in 2017, didnt bring a rod, but could have caught Albies off the beach every morning if I had had any kind of metal. Also saw schools of snook right in the wash while swimming. I did fish a 1/2 day charter one morning and we had a good haul of red snappers within a mile of the beach. We will visit again one day and I'm definitely bringing my own surf tackle when we do.
  4. 1/4-1/2oz white banana heads tipped with a live/dead shrimp are deadly around bridges and moving water. Fished a week in May last spring and had very good luck with snook, specks, jacks, and even spanish mackerel. Just get it down near the bottom in the current, slow retrieve with an occasional jigging motion. They work on the beach for snook as well.
  5. Limited experience with beach snook, but the little luck I have had, has been during periods of low-light. You can see a million on the beach during the day, but they are extremely picky and shy. Heading down the end of March myself to Bonita Springs area, hope to find a few then. Live bait rules I found out quickly, and everything will eat a live shrimp.
  6. If you can, rent a kayak, that will open up a myriad of spots for you. Also a live-bait bucket with an aerator, and a couple dozen live shrimp. Cruise the mangrove lines and look for tarpon laying in the shadows, they'll show up as straight black lines in the water. Pitch a shrimp in there and hang on! The 100lbers are fun for a while, but the little ones are even better on light tackle. Good luck!
  7. Watch the weather and water temps, they can and will flucuate that time of year. If the water stays in the 60-65 degree range, you'll have blowtoads, bluefish, seamullet, spot, and Drum.
  8. bump for a clean Battle 5000.
  9. I can do that as well, Daiwa sold to pd07, PM incoming.
  10. I can do that, 4000 sold to Gus! PM incoming.
  11. Knock $10 off each reel.
  12. Penn Battle 5000 NIB spooled with 30lb Sufix 832, has a very slight tick when reeling, box and paperwork. $70 shipped Paypal Penn Battle II 4000 spooled with 12lb Sufix Tritanium Plus, excellent condition, box and paperwork. $70 shipped Paypal Daiwa Sealine-X 30SHA spooled with 20lb Berkley Big Game, excellent condition, box and paperwork. $75 shipped Paypal Paypal please add 3%, or money order. Thanks
  13. Big Drum double from October. Fish on left is 48", fish on the right is 49.5".
  14. My in-laws live in Bonita Springs, and while my wife travels down in the winter to visit for Christmas, I don't go until sometime between March-May. March the crowds/traffic are thinning out, and by May, it's pretty quiet. We missed all the red-tide problems this year(May 2018) and had the best trip fishing wise, that Ive ever had. Lots of areas to explore, and if you have or can rent a kayak, the sky's the limit. The area is nice, lots of shops/food/entertainment. The traffic can get busy around the I40/I75 ramps, and the beaches are usually crowded right at the walk-overs. If you pick your times and don't mind walking some, you can get away from the people and have an enjoyable time. Juvi Tarpon in the mangroves from a kayak is the bomb.
  15. 22mm is as big as they get unfortunately. Fuji used to make a separate trigger than could be epoxied to the bottom hood of a standard seat, but I don't know if they're still available.