DragonsLax48

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  1. Youre too late, Im already inside FYI custom bunker plug fish dont count
  2. Im not participating until the bunker sharpies come out of the woodwork
  3. Ive been google earth fishing way too much. COME ON SPRING. (im in)
  4. Theres 3 types of bucktailing that I generally do with lots of variations that I have learned through my own experiences. You can sweep a bucktails across the sandy bottom. You can jig bucktails over rocks. And you can long line jig inlets The greatest advice I've received about bucktailing was told to me by a diver when I was fishing around slack tide in an inlet. I asked him if he saw anything down there. He said he sees a lot of expensive plugs and hundreds if not thousands of bass. I expressed my frustrations since I havent had anything more than a snag. He told me "Well, theyre down there. Theyre always down there, you just have to give them what they want." I helped the diver get back up on the rocks and he explained to me that the bait he was seeing was swimming still with their heads into the current and a few bass would occassionally dart away from the schoool and pick off the struggling bait fish. I didnt catch anything more than some small snappers that day but I learned an important lesson. There are always fish down there and if Im not catching them then it is because Im doing something wrong and not giving the fish what they want, SWITCH IT UP.
  5. Usually a few days as long as the frozen water bottles stay frozen. It doesnt work well for more than a day in the summer
  6. I keep my eels that I plan to use in an old soft cooler with 2 frozen water bottles and a rag. The rag soaks up the liquid/slime and the frozen water bottles drop their core temperate so they stay alive longer and are easier to handle when you go to use them.
  7. Yea I have a knock off 60... I don’t find myself weighing fish under 30 anyway. That was my dad that snagged the rod. Nice meeting you
  8. it’s officially winter
  9. There’s a million different posts on here and the topics been beaten to death
  10. Pad, you gotta marry the two. Information helps with the learning curve but there’s absolutely nothing that can beat experience. You can catch fish when their thick by reading John skinners bucktail book or taking ismailgs eeling advice, but I guarantee you won’t be catching when it’s slim pickings. If you learn through failing and recognizing successful efforts then you will be prepared when **** hits the fan and that southwest wind shifts to northeast out of no where. You can’t compare building a deck to fishing haha
  11. Another fun fact about eels is that they are pivotal in the growth (and fertilization?) of freshwater mussels. The small mussel particles (think egg) suspend in the water and are filtered into american eels gills as the eels swim by. They cling onto the eels gill rakes until a certain life stage where they can support themselves. They use the flow of water to bring nutrients and such to support growth. Without the american eel our rivers would not have mussles. Mussels are a vital part of a rivers natural filtration system. 150 years ago the delaware, schuykill, and other waterwars were lined with mussel beds. Something killed them off and paired with the turn of the century, the industrial revolution, and insufficient manmade filtration systems, our rivers were incredibly toxic until the last 10-20 years. Thanks to the clean water act and such, our rivers are healthy and clean, but a reintroduction of vast mussel beds is the most sustainable way of keeping our rivers clean. I learned this on a visitation to the fairmount water works 2 years ago where they were in their first phase of a new project of growing mussels in a lab. At maturity they planned to release the microscopic mussels into the schuykill. The female researcher that was working at the time told us that they were having an extremely hard time handling the slimy eels and it took them multiple tries to find the correct topping to their pool filled with eels. She would find an occasional eel wrapped around their computer cords or stuck in drainage holes.
  12. i think its hilarious that guys are afraid to admit that they catch a lot of fish with SPs. Throwing an SP is for googans but if you throw a loaded red fin youre all of a sudden a sharpie. The way i see it is if you can consistantly catch on an SP or a piece of a sock then your a skilled fisherman.
  13. Bucktails are my go to. I work them a variety of ways like sweeping, jigging, long line jigging, and others. I like to take a finesse approach to bucktailing as opposed to an overweight and agressive approach. I think that most guys that are unsuccessful at bucktailing do not understand the bottom contour and surrounding structure that they are working over. If you know theres a boulder or channel that you are targeting than you can work it in a way to target the current break. Make the buckatil float, not sink.
  14. Why do you think this rod wont cut it? Have you tried eeling with this rod? I wouldnt count it out. Why spend money if that rod can perform for your style of fishing
  15. Should you start? Sure why not... Is it going to be successful in NJ? There are eels in NJ so... why not... What time of year? Anytime there are stripers in the area. Where should you fish? Try the rocks if you have korkers. You're asking a lot of questions that could easily be answer by your own experimentation throughout the course of one year. Theres a learning curve involved in eeling. I think you need to spend time on the water with a bucket full of eels. Use the search feature on this website and type in 'eels'. Youll have enough reading material to last you through the winter.