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About gradywhite3535

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  1. Thanks for all the comments. I’ve used bait mostly bunker my entire life and trying to get into artificials. I’m going to buy some tactical anglers clips and jigs to connect paddle tails, shads etc.... next time to try them out. I know buck tails are good to swim on the bottom and I also like the hogys. What other type of lures are good to swim on the bottom?
  2. Hi all, I’m looking to buy a 7ft spinning rod with a rating of 1/2-3 oz medium or medium heavy to throw plugs. Looking for penn,tsunami star. Not looking to spend over 70$. Thanks
  3. I’m getting into throwing artificials and I use braided line>barrel swivel>18” mono leader>Cosstlock snap swivel> tsunami paddle shad. I realized the swim shad was swimming on one side and not straight.Should I not be using the coastlock snap swivel? When throwing lures in general, what should I use from leader to lure? I know of ta clips but have never used them. Is it okay to use the coastlock snap swivel for other type slides like poppers?also should the tsunami swim shads when casting be close to the bottom.semmed very difficult for me to get it to swim by the bottom. Thanks
  4. ☝️Agreed. I’ll take a big blue any day.they are a great fight. This year for Long Island north shores has been horrible. Last 5 years I would have caught over 10 12-16 pounders. I can’t see how blue fish are on the decline when no one keeps them, I would think they would be plentiful. Guess not. Even the snapper bite is delayed
  5. Is it possible to sharpen hooks that have some rust on them? Also what is the best method to prevent them from rusting in the first place? Thank you
  6. Tons of bunker around the last two nights. I’m in western Long Island sound from shore/boat. Nothing on the bunker but they were pods of them everywhere. Things have slowed down for me, not even blues which I always catch in July. Hopefully it picks up in a a week or two. Maybe they are out deep who knows.
  7. I switch my old braid with new with a mono backer, I noticed I have a lot of line twist. Can I just lay out all the line on boat and retrieve it all back?will that work? What’s the easiest way to spool bbraid wothout getting line twist
  8. hows it going guys, I want to know what you guys use for corrosion inhibitor on the outside of your reels? I keep my fishing equipment in my basement which has high humitidy. Noticed one of my reels started to corrode a bit. What you guys use for the outside of reel and inside? One of my friends told me that some of the products out they are super slimy and slippery. Would like something that wouldn't have that slimy feel to it.Thanks
  9. When fishing off the beach with say a 1 1/2 oz Hopkins tin or a kastmaster do you want it a little bit under the surface or drag it on bottom? Tips on how to correctly use one would be great? Thank you
  10. What is the difference between a 6500 and 6500B? I thought maybe the b was bigger but not the case. Also is it easy to service one of these reels? Any videos on maintance on these reels? Thanks
  11. I'm located on Long Island. Is this reel already bought or something I'm confused haha. Thanks
  12. If willing to ship I'll take it
  13. Without a doubt there are a ton of bunker in my area and even peanut bunker. I mean at hide tide at my Marina it is literally packed with them.. And I have been catching Hughes blues from 14# all the way to 17#. We have been crushing the blues on the beach and boats but all I been hearing about. I do see the schoolie striped baass here and there but not many at all. It's really a shame. I'm in western sound by manhasset harbor to Hempstead harbor
  14. I have been fishing the Long Island sound and have noticed a huge decrease in striped bass. I've spent a lot of time fishing the west end of the sound and haven't caught many stripers. I fish with chunks on most occasions. How have you done with catching stripers of decent size of your fishing the sound?
  15. Is there any way to shine up older metal lures such as diamond jigs, Hopkins etc... I have a bunch of metals that a family friend gave me that seem to have lost its shine and would be awesome to get them looking better. Any ideas would be great. Thank you