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  1. Hahaha darn
  2. I will take the mackerel
  3. Noooo I have a gift card for there that I won from a fishing tourney that I haven’t used yet. Anyone know when it’s closing for good?
  4. Catch a fluke, tog, and black seabass north of Boston harbor.
  5. When this was first proposed, it sounded like a wolf in sheeps clothing to me. Anyone who knows what this is exactly in layman’s terms? Is this going to keep more fish in the ocean? Or just the opposite?
  6. It’s kind of ironic that the powers that be would throw the book hard at someone who kills a few seals, while hundreds of striped bass and other valuable fish can be taken by a handful of people resulting in a slap on the wrist. What economic value do seals have? Pretty much none. You can’t really compare them to whales and other important/endangered marine mammals. Or even fish, which is the reason we’re all on this forum.
  7. What is your go to setup for fluking? My ideal fluke setup has been a maxel hybrid 25 and a trevala s MH. I bought a 731m at the end of this season for bottom fishing and it felt amazing for togging, but felt a bit more tip heavy than I would like for bucktail jigging compared to the trevala s.
  8. Stability is another big benefit of peddle kayaks. It’s pretty hard to accidentally flip a hobie. Paddle kayaks are usually tippyier than current peddle drives and if they aren’t tippy, then good luck paddling that tugboat. I’ve used an old town sit-in kayak before I had Hobies and wouldn’t want that kind of tippyness on the ocean while fishing.
  9. A tag system could be a good compromise. It allows you to keep a handful of fish over the course of the season if you choose. The tags are not transferrable and you better not get caught with an untagged bass, as the penalty should be severe. Keeping more than 5 bass a season is unecessary anyways. If you desire so much meat, go keep some black seabass or one of the countless other edible fish in our waters to take the pressure off the stripers
  10. It’s really sad to see pretty much all our fisheries in decline. There’s more people fishing than there ever before, and we haven’t compensated enough to protect the fish. I could see tog getting in trouble in the future. There’s way more people tog fishing nowadays, hence the tog jig craze, and they grow so slowly. A 10lb fish is probly older than me and I’m 26. Those fish deserve to live.
  11. Last week I bought a 2018 outback and while I was putting it away for the winter, unused, I noticed it has some small areas with tiny holes on the surface of the plastic where the plastic wasn’t completely filled in and flush/smooth. Is this a common issue for anyone else?. Is it worthy of bringing to the attention of hobie or the place I bought it? I Also have a 2016 outback that didn’t have this problem.
  12. That’s a bummer. Maybe now that it’s past the first week of Nov. they are deeper than shore based fishing can access?
  13. That’s always been what’s happening. Commercial and charter guys crying that it’ll hurt their livelihoods, when they’re the ones who have been unsustainably fishing for decades. It’s as if we all still have to ride horse drawn buggies instead of cars because the buggy industry didn’t want to lose their industry.
  14. Rayban just came out with a new line of sunglasses with titanium frames that cost $450! And they’re not even polarized!!! As to OP’s original question, I have been using Maui Jim’s that I love and highly recommend. They have some of the best lenses in the industry.
  15. Stay away from brands owned by Luxottica, such as ray ban and Oakley. Luxottica is a giant sunglass conglomerate that’s been buying up most sunglass brands over the years. Their quality has gone downhill and they’re made overseas in the same factories that make $10 cvs sunglasses. Ever notice how rayban and Oakley’s are advertised everywhere? That’s their giant marketing budget. Sunglass hut is owned by Luxottica as well, which explains why they push those brands so heavily.