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  1. Caught them south jersey on my bait rods/ squid... small hooks. Every one of them gets run out as shark bait immediately
  2. Something satisfying bout putting a stupid edge on with a file yourself
  3. Only been surf casting for blues and stripers for 2 years now. 3 hours from the beach but I get about 4 trips in between late April and early June so not much time to learn each year. I of course sling the SP and have had the most consistently with it but it’s hard for me to just do that steady retrieve because wave action will speed up and slow down the lure causing moments of slack line. That used to annoy me so I started fishing them like a jerk bait. I basically reel steady and then add slashes sideways with the rod tip to catch up to the lure and feel the weight again. Some of those slashes turn into hooksets. The only reason I say this is because I find it odd how when I see 5 dudes lined up throwing an SP as well, every one of them is doing the same steady retrieve without any experimenting or change.
  4. Would def not get 10 foot. You'll lose casting distance. 11-12 foot heavy one of my best shark rods is a 12 foot heavy ugly stick that I chopped 8" off and retipped. Casts much better and has handled 8.5' sharks. Dont skimp on the reel though. 8000 class or better with a solid drag. when I hook a shark, I want to land it- no exceptions
  5. Delaware bay at CMP smelled like raw sewage this summer... multiple trips...
  6. Your posts sound like mine now lol.... preaching the dogfish gospel
  7. That's nuts... size of bigger shark ?? Best guess of species? Wonder if it was just a full size 7.5 foot brown
  8. That's a quality brown! It's the 8.5 feet sandtigers I plan around, not the cookie cutter browns at 4 feet. When they are in wash I've seen them tail whip as far back as they've are long. Even my 100# was nicked up about halfway through the one time after getting one in. Finally made the switch to 300# shock with the aid of yakking and with 12 feet of it, you feel like it's game over when you grab it. I have started making casting leaders that got hook-wire- swivel- 300# shock for 4 feet- swivel- 10 feet of 100# shock which is FGd on. This let's you cast the longer 100 but have 300 right close to the shark. Makes for something to do on snowy days in February:)
  9. FG KNOT from braid to 12 feet of 100# mono to cast, goes through the guides. Or braid to swivel and 5 feet of 2-300# mono, but you're vulnerable to tail slaps by 8 foot sand tigers
  10. sounds like a solid session. My most fast paced session this summer was cut short due to a lightening storm but in just under 2 hours landed 4 browns. Storms seem to get them going. Without giving too much away, were you in north, central or south jersey? looking to cram in one more trip this summer but the weather has been so wonky.
  11. How was the fishing? Planning on one last trip in the next week and a half.
  12. Freshwater - I take my Ocean scrambler upriver in the spring high waters of the Susquehanna for a workout. My one session was right as the river was cresting at 150,000 cubic feet per second. I made it one half mile upstream dropping anchor a time or two to rest my arms. It took nearly an hour. On the way back down, I pulled a hard left coming under the Rt. 462 bridge at columbia and got side swept by back currents and got dumped for my first time into 10 feet of kicking water. Luckily able to round up all of my fishing gear before it sunk, and was able to walrus my way back on top in front of a boat launch of laughing spectators.
  13. Better one than none!
  14. My shins were bleeding 2 Friday's ago from getting dumped in my yak and having it swing around in the wash banging into my legs. Wasn't fun and needless to say, def kept me from dropping in the dark
  15. Anyone hearing reports of steady browns up the coast? My usual stomping grounds are Brigantine and south from there, and the browns have been very spotty this year compared to the last 3. Looking to make another trip soon but might need to push north.