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About DennisBKLYN215

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  1. Amen on cold front, but not holding my breath. Based on what I am seeing a bit north of you, they are heading into the rivers to spawn. Lots of big, fat females loaded with eggs are around right now.
  2. Let's try to forget our partisans' tendencies, please. Those who helped to save (aid) our fellow citizens deserve our full support, I believe. Agreed? The question is how the heck do you put a price/value on that? I don't know the answer. I was 1 block NE of the the attacks. I watched the towers fall. I, because of my employment status, was allowed access to "Ground Zero" several days after the attack. I watched the caskets roll uptown in the days/weeks after the attacks. Maybe, just maybe, lets try to have a fact based discussion of how we should deal with the "aftermaths/ collateral damage" of the attacks. How should we compensate/acknowledge those who risked the unknown consequences of their acts? Some had consequences, others none (physical at least). I would love to see the people, ALL OF US, including our elected reps, have an informed discussion on the issue. Unfortunately, I don't feel comfortable holding my breath on the issue.
  3. Really Old School teachings going on up there. Love it. Hope you guys (older and younger) kill it. In Florida, doing it almost every day on whatever I target. Little Tunny's yesterday, almost Bull Reds (over 40 inches) a few days ago.
  4. This should have been on top of prior post:: Leatherjacket Oligoplites saurus
  5. From the FWC website: Leatherjacket Oligoplites saurus Appearance Also known as leatherjack. Body silvery-white on sides and belly, with a bluish-green back Pectoral and caudal fins yellow First dorsal fin has five well-developed, unconnected spines Finlets present behind dorsal and anal fins Scales tiny and embedded, causing skin to appear smooth Long body that is strongly compressed Lateral line nearly straight Similar Species: Other jack species Size: Up to 12 inches Habitat Inshore in bays and estuaries, often in turbid water Behavior Diet includes small fishes and crustaceans Additional Information Recreational Regulations Oligoplites saurus Oligoplites saurus Species Status
  6. Z, thanks for the insight and easy ID method. I now think it's a Blacktip.
  7. I would say Spinner based on dorsal/pectoral fin alignment but I am not an expert and ID is sometimes hard between certain species just looking at photos. Others with more experience should have better insight.
  8. Yep, damn shame. Another fishery gone, for time being anyway. Remember catching whiting, ling and herring at night off Coney Island and Long Branch piers at night in the late 60's - early 70's. Bostons and herring in the daylight. Late November to March.
  9. Sudsy, while some will call me a cynic and dogmatic on this issue, my money is on the bet that 99% of the reason the surf run is "off" is due to beach replenishment's destruction of habitat, altering of structure and just messing with Mother Nature.
  10. Could the off color water just be suspended particulate (sand, sediment) matter? Aren't most chemical contaminants colorless? PS: I would love for mankind to find the answer to this question and I don't care if my theory is completely wrong and you are 100% correct. I would just love for any future grand kids I may have (and future generations) to enjoy some of the decent surf fishing my son (b. 1985) enjoyed on NY, NJ, DE beaches.
  11. While I don't know for sure, I doubt they test sand for contaminants because if they found any then: 1) the ACOE would be idle 2) million dollar homes (think donors) might be at risk 3) favored government contractors (think donors again) would lose business 4) tax dollars might actually be spent for the benefit of all taxpayers, not just the privileged. Sudsy, I fished NY harbor in the 60's and 70's when it was a "tad" contaminated (PCB's, crude oil, etc.) and we caught (but didn't eat) good amounts of striped bass. I seriously doubt that possible contaminants in the sand are the cause. Striped Bass are resilient, strong fish in my opinion --- how else could they be able to continue spawning in the Hudson River? My money is on continuous habitat destruction as the primary cause the fish don't come into the surf as much as years past. PS: Same thing happened on Sussex County, Delaware beaches after beach replenishment started there in earnest about 15-20 years ago.
  12. So no physical barriers of any type ANYWHERE on the border?
  13. We all know what is wrong ---- beach replenishment destroys habitat which alters migration patterns. Until that stops (which I doubt for various reasons) the fishing will remain as it has over recent years.
  14. I don't thing they have spent $0.01 on that spot since 1990, the first year I fished it. PS: Fishing was better then, especially in IRI.
  15. Predicting there will be another recession is like predicting humans will die or the sun will rise. Regular events. The banks are in much better shape than they were in 2008 and will not need to be bailed out IMHO that is infomed by over 30 years on Wall Street. PS : I believe Bernie would have won in 2016 if the DNC and Clinton lovers didn't rig the Democratic nomination.