Catskill John

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About Catskill John

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  • About Me:
    Caution! May be a little rough around the edges.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    fishin the surf
  • What I do for a living:
    retired & runnin down a dream

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    Up a creek, on a hill
  1. Wow... pretty late for those, wonder what the temp is? ya put it in the wrong month Allen
  2. Same up north, just dull colors if any at all....
  3. Nice little catch...... ya should have been out front with the big rods earlier this month
  4. Simms are probably the best. I love my guide weight stocking foot, although they're 18 yrs. old and full of repairs, they're very comfortable. That being said, don't spend that kind of $ on waders worn on the beach. Sand wears them out faster. Probably better off with under $200
  5. No matter what your get, they will eventually leak
  6. Walmart has 2 strap sandals for $14.95 that work well, and no sand build up, but good to have a back up pair. Usually lasts a couple seasons before they loose a strap. Probably not on the shelf now, but stocked in the spring. Get one size larger, they have up to size 14.
  7. When your there for a week to 10 days, not fishing during low tide would be a waste of time. Some nice fish caught in low water!
  8. Of course there's always some young professional that comes out for 5 hours and racks up 4 fish, but for most of us, a fish a day is quite rewarding.
  9. Although it was a great fall run, If you look at it from a different angle, it wasn't great fishing (catching) = I averaged 1 fish a day, I fish 16 - 18 hours a day, 2 - 4 rods used, depending on time of day, tide, and bait availability. Do the math, that's a lot of hours per fish. Not complaining. just explaining
  10. What a great fall run, and many were able to cash in. Congrats I know my trip was kind of a dream come true, good company, best fishing, best weather (didn't break out the rain gear or bug spray) and only caught 1 skate. It seems every fall gets a little better and every spring gets a lot worse, yea, 2 different species, but we're there for the bite! This is the 15th year I've been fishing for these fish and back then it was kind of good deal to get one a year. Now we're racking up numbers and sizes not seen in the recent past. Will this trend continue? I hope so, but every year is different. I think the winds were in our favor this year. Wonder what next year will bring...........? any thoughts?
  11. Hey Phil... had a big battle a couple of days ago, long battle, over half hour, Lost it in the surf, 80# right above the hook, looked sand worn but a little nic pointed to possible shark, probably a big sand tiger but fought better than they normally do. I thought I saw what looked like it could be a drum but that could be deceiving in the wash, My last drum of the trip fooled me. First I saw a wing of a ray in the wash, a bit latter it looked like a shark. When pulled from the surf it turned into a drum. Sometimes I think these things are shape shifters. It's a good chance what you had was a roughtail ray. Some are just too big to get in.
  12. Started my PB trip on the 1st. What good timing, both weather and fish! On the beach for 9 full days. Great seeing beach pals, but wish more could have been there. Bummer Eric's truck let him down in the middle of all of this. GLAD to be there to help CG Bait was tight, if it wasn't for some pre prep with Eric and his freezer...... Some of us old guys just can't bait fish and fish, we need more chair time to keep those aches and pains minimal, ya know, so ya can pull in the big one,,,,,,,,,, or somebody else's big one Congrats Andy (new guy) Thanks for the bait!
  13. Looks like he got a new chair......
  14. Bout time. usually some are posted before now...
  15. Hey man, didn't you see the no trespassing signs???