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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    AIKIDO, dogs and dark bars
  • What I do for a living:
    Deck Officer - Merchant Marine / TIDERUNNER III
  1. I swear by Hi Sea Quatro mono. Braid to 15ft of a topshot of this. Runner up is Big Game mono line, not leader. I gave up on floro years ago and catch as good since moving to FL while everyone else uses only floro
  2. GT!!!!!!! i have used the Alberto for about 15 years I tried the FG and although I had it down good enough, re-tying a top shot in the surf, boat etc,,,,didn’t work for me. I tried the GT and is as easy as Alberto but slimmer profile and has not failed
  3. What size leader and mainline were you using Kil? if I have a chance to try down there next month, I don’t want to blow it. Those are some monsters you got. Keep your posts coming! We all look forward to your journeys!
  4. Take the extra hook you want to use and with a pair of Dykes, cut where the eye touches back to the shank. This opens that gap just enough to slide the eye (w/ some twisting) over the hook and barb. With a pair of pliers, close back that eye of the new stringer hook.
  5. In Deerfield Beach, the beaches, bars and restaurants were all closed (except for takeout), however the Deerfield Beach pier has been open to residents only. As much as I want to go, I do not want to contribute to any factor of the virus.
  6. Agree with Snelling from the front w/ circle hooks. I noticed an increase in hookups as opposed to knot down in FL with any baits and species.
  7. Small distance north of there is the Starlight 101 out of Pompano beach at Hillsboro Inlet . Big comfortable boat run by a Jersey family. Book on the website and enter discount code. There is also a fleet of 6 pack boats at that marina as well. Good luck!
  8. The only parking to fish the jetty that provides beach access is North Ocean park. Beaches are free,,,,,parking isn’t . Bring any assortment of spoons but keep big plugs at home.... never did well with them. Good luck
  9. In Deerfield, you can fish anywhere on the beach until the lifeguards start and until they leave,,,, 08/0900 to 5. Boca Inlet jetty is closest and is productive. Park at Boca Inlet park. Pompano Beach is next closest jetty (Hillsboro Inlet) and is great, about a 20 min walk from parking Mike
  10. A “Trolley Rig” down south.
  11. Spoons - .5 to 1oz Bucktails Storm shads , plastics Bomber type plug Deadly dick or crippled herring
  12. I am only familiar w/ Deerfield area. Don’t focus on tides, just fish when you can. Deerfield pier can be great when crowds are light Boca Inlet - from the park to the end of jetty For the most part, fishing is not allowed from ocean beaches once swimming starts/ lifeguards are on duty. Red reef park in Boca- not ocean but on the ICW. You can park right there and fish Hillsboro Inlet - a jetty that is a walk to get to but worth it Good luck! Mike
  13. Tog

    I remember back in the 80’s guys fishing the bay right against the sedge banks w/ fiddler crabs did a number on them.,,,,, no structure at all.
  14. I have worked in the marine environment from Alaska to Maine over the past 25 years and I stick with what works for me........layers. UnderArmor compression tops and bottoms Turtleneck style latest micro from LL Bean , Grundens or Helly Hansen Same for over the compression bottoms LL Bean fleece lined jeans Grundens / Carhart lined sweatshirt w/ hood Full face mask Watch cap 2 pair socks starting w/ non sweat and working up. Read LL Bean and follow what they recommend for sub zero climates ****HEAVY FOUL WX TOP and BOTTOM- you need this to break the wind....Grundens green for me Gloves- figure out yourself . I layer up to the heavy orange style Boots- I just got rid of HH insulated but hear great things about Muck boots Post what you decide on and works for you
  15. I will take it for $160 shipped without the line. Please send PayPal info and I will send shipping info. Mike