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  1. RIP to a great captain. I remember fishing the boat years ago for blackfish and even though I wasn’t a regular he’d always come down and check on me and my buddy to see how the bite was. I remember him showing us how to tie a quick Belmar Rig. My thoughts are with his family and many good friends he had.
  2. Does this also ban “snag and drop” weighted treble hook fishing for live bunker?
  3. It used to be 15-20 feet deep off the end of Marine. One of the deepest ends of the jetties. Now it’s about 5 feet.
  4. $200. Price drop
  5. Fished once. 10/10 body condition. Handle is from another reel so that needs replacement as knob is loose. No upgrades. No box. Clean as they come. $225
  6. Big cuts are coming. The more the merrier I say. I’ve also heard ban on snag/treble for bait fishing.
  7. 1 fish 24-36”. No mas
  8. This website has 20 years of people posting and encouraging conservation. Too many fish being killed. Too many spawners not being released. “We are killing the golden goose”. Many comments and concerns falling on deaf ears of Charter-come-lately’s claiming fishing is good as it gets, best they have ever seen, when they started fishing 3 years ago. Just tryin to make a living ya know. The regs say it’s legal. Party boats filled with 30-40 Lbers day after day. Get yer bonus cards here. Tackle shop heroes. Personal bests on the fillet tables, headed for the freezer burn. The fish just keep coming and coming. They were just suicidal. Blah, blah, blah.... Well, for the first time in 30 years the SSB is now officially overfished. A very, very bad assessment. Turns out we were right all along.
  9. The Lord works in mysterious ways
  10. 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.
  11. Interesting. Thanks. Any farms like this on the East Coast?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. I only shop at the tables that smell like moth balls.
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. monkfish bottom jaw I think
  20. 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.
  21. Just started fishing jigs last year. I'm snagging a lot of fish. Yesterday snagged half of the fish I caught probably, usually right under the chin. Bigger fish are going to be lost like this...Bites felt solid like I should swing, but I guess I am too fast on the trigger. Any tips from experienced jiggers? Thanks.
  22. Agreed. "jig" is the worst name for them. They really should have been named something else. There is no jigging involved.
  23. 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.
  24. True. They recognize the importance of the resource and put their work in. Vs. a guy that hires a charter once a year to catch his "personal best" by getting dropped into a bunker blitz. Lol.