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  1. The Lord works in mysterious ways
  2. Interesting. Thanks. Any farms like this on the East Coast?
  3. Received this below viia email from a fish market in NJ I visit occasionally. What exactly is a pure bred striped bass? Are they farm raising real striped bass now? We have wild tilefish, lemon sole, grey sole, haddock, codfish, whiting, beautiful beeliner snapper, black sea bass, swordfish, and tuna. We have farmed tilapia, branzini, arctic char, Atlantic and king salmons. Looking ahead, I think we will be trying a new farmed striped bass. We are prevented from selling wild striped bass by ridiculous New Jersey law, and the farmed product which has been available is a hybrid of striped bass and a perch. There is a new product coming to market which is a purebred striped bass. I have tried it and seems closer to the authentic flavor. It isn't cheap, but I think I will try offering it here soon. In shellfish we have lobsters, shrimp, sea scallops, clams, mussels, cockles and Blue Point and Village Bay oysters. The kitchen is producing grilled vegetables, sweet peppers stuffed with shrimp, scallops, rice and mozzarella, and bruscetta.
  4. Agreed. We are one recession away from empty high rises and half built abandoned buildings. If and when all those new condos are filled Ocean Avenue, the traffic is going to be unreal.
  5. 150 year old historic property gets demolished for gawdy summer homes occupied for 2-3 months a year. Blue Creek Construction square shoe box Miami Beach eye sores on the way probably. Well done Elberon.
  6. I only shop at the tables that smell like moth balls.
  7. I have an old 541. It’s a tank and easy to work on. Beat some 100 lb class bluefin on it jigging. They were prone to corrosion but mine has held up ok. I didn’t know they returned to the market. They were popular with the West Coast long range tuna boats.
  8. All of the above. There was a time when I think every custom wood builder probably sold out. That’s doesn’t seem like the case today. Just my observations...
  9. Soooo many new plug builders it seemed like. If mid morning was any indication of how things ended up, a lot of stuff made the trip back home to their garages.
  10. Always considered them a deep water dweller until I caught this one this year trolling a mojo for bass. Guess I was getting it down pretty deep. It was probably the most surprising catch from the boat. Lol.
  11. monkfish bottom jaw I think
  12. Sunday 11/18. Northern Moco. We kept going deeper, and it kept getting better. I thought it was usually the other way around this time of year.
  13. Agreed. "jig" is the worst name for them. They really should have been named something else. There is no jigging involved.
  14. Good info. I think because the jig bite is so much more sensitive that a smaller bite/smash feels like a "good" bite on a traditional tog rig. I have to make some adjustments it seems.