BadCzech

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About BadCzech

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    Fishing, Kayaking, New England
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    Network Engineer
  1. Guys, I just got a Calcutta 400B with the hope of it being my all-around "go-to" reel. I plan on being able to use it for schoolie fishing, freshwater and surfcasting. I currently have it on a Tsunami 7ft rod, but I doubt I will be getting enough distance to really cast off the beach or jetties on Cape Cod or North Shore MA. My question is, will the Calcutta 400B be too small for a 9 or 10' surfcasting rod? Or should i get a larger (cheaper) reel for those types of duties? I have it filled with 12 power-pro braid...which brings me to question #2: This is my first time using braid. In the past it has been all mono. I have noticed that my old knot is not as effective with the braid. is it safe to use snap-swivels with braid, and does anyone have links to any braid-knot tying sites or anything like that? Thanks! BC
  2. Oh and for my joke: A duck walks into a 7-11 and says "Give me some chapstick, put it on my bill!" But the cash register attendee doesn't speak English and cannot understand him. He does, however, question whether his God is punishing him because as all people know, Ducks cannot speak, however, this hallucination must be punishment for a horrid misdeed. The employee breaks down into tears and begins reciting prayer. The duck, slightly miffed, walks out, pondering why he'd need chapstick anyway, since he has no lips. And one more for good measure: A man has been trapped on a desert island for 8 years. One day, he sees a boat on the horizon and lights a fire to let it know he is there. The boat comes towards the shore. On board there is a beautiful woman in a body hugging wetsuit. "Thank God", he says, "I've been trapped on this island for eight years. Thank god someone has come at last." "Eight years?" she says, "So it's eight yerars since you last smoked a cuban cigar?" She unzips a pocket on her wetsuit and pulls out a cigar. She passes it to him, pulls out a zippo, and lights it for him. He enjoys the first cigar he has had in eight years. "So is it also eight years since you had a drink?" She unzips a pocket on her wetsuit and pulls out a hip flask, tossing it to him. He takes a swig, and it's 25 year old single malt whisky. It's smooth and mellow and utterly delicious. "So," she says, beginning to unzip the long zipper on the front of her costume, "Is it eight years since you played around?" "Oh no," he says, "This is all a dream, isn't it? A beautiful woman with whiskey and cigars wanting to have sex with me? I must be dreaming." Suddenly he is woken up by a flash of lightning. It's the middle of the night, and he is all alone in his primitive shelter on his desert island. So alone, so terribly alone. Lately, I've been into jokes with realistic endings.
  3. Hey folks. 2 things: This will be my first season in Rockport. I have heard that Granite Pier is a good spot and also Halibut Point. I have yet to make it to either, but just got my new setup this weekend and I'm eager to get out there. I was just wondering if anyone could PM me some of the good spots. I am going to try the Granite Pier this weekend and also I have a yearning to try the jetty at the end of Bearskin Neck. I was also told that some spots on the mouths of Annisquam can be productive. So, any tips will be most helpful as I plan to spend the majority of my free time fishing this summer. BTW - I am considering myself a newb to "real" striper fishing. The majority of the fishing I have done was on Cape Cod as a teenager. Mostly schoolies off jetties and the like without really doing any research on how to catch stripers. This year I am taking it serious and will hopefully go out there armed with a bit of knowledge on how the PRO's do it in the past I have used poppers and rapala swimmer type lures. Anyone have any tips that I should know about before I go out there? Thanks and look forward to seeing some of you out there! BC
  4. Hey folks... I have been given a 17' Necky Sea Kayak by my father who has moved on to a 15 footer. I love the thing and have been paddling it off Cape Cod during the past two summers. I have always surfcasted down there due to the abundance of nice spots. I am moving up to Rockport MA and will be attempting to fish from the kayak for the first time. I am looking into the proper setup for angling, but wanted to see if anyone though that this 17' SIK may be too big/unwieldy for fishing? I have good control over the kayak, and it is equipped with a rudder. I am able to perform deep water re-entry so *fingers crossed* safety should not be an issue. Do people generally feel that SOT's are better for angling than SIK's? Also, is the size going to play a huge part? I hope that stability will not be an issue as this kayak is designed for speed over stability. TIA. Chris
  5. Ahhh...NVM. I see that posting of specific spots is understandably frowned upon. Feel free to PM me with any that you know of...otherwise, I will have fun finding them on my own.
  6. Hey Fellas, I'm moving up to Rockport in Novenmber and was wondering what the hotspots are. I've heard that Granite Pier is OK, but I will be living down near Bearskin Neck and wanted to see if there are any good spots down in that area? Is the harbor good? I will be kayaking the area next summer, but wanted to see if I could get in on some late action this year. Also, what is the shellfishing like up there? Thanks!