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  1. There's still some fish around. Don't be afraid to fish late. Picked up a couple the other night. Like 2na said, the point ain't the only place to fish.
  2. Yup, Wednesday through Friday was pretty good last week.
  3. From an extremely knowledgeable fellow who shall remain nameless.............2na! And yes, the swivels weren't the cheapest I found but I ordered a bunch of stuff and figured I'd make the most out of the flat rate shipping. (didn't know you were over here too)
  4. I recently did some bulk terminal tackle purchasing and after a lot of comparing and guidance ended up going this way for sinker slides on my fishfinder rigs. If you don't mind the wait you can get a hundred duolock snaps on a slow boat from china for about five bucks, 110# stainless steel. I paired them up with a hundred #1, 150# Rosco barrel swivels for ten bucks. That's a hundred sinker slides for about sixteen bucks.
  5. Yes....yes they did. We managed to get there with only about 45 minutes of bite left but caught a few. Largest I heard pushed 54".
  6. Still a bit early I think. We had a couple days of south wind that brought in some warm water. I know of two 40 plus inch fish caught over the last couple of days....not from the same spot. There may have been more caught but if there were they're keeping it to themselves. We fished last night and found some big sharks. I was getting totally freight trained by one until my drag locked up and I broke off. Dang near got dragged into the brakers. We fished again tonight with the guy that caught one of the paper fish, 46 inches. Found nothing but skates and all the doggies you cared to catch. I think we're going to give it a go again tomorrow evening. It looks like it's going to be the last chance to get out for a while with this big blow moving in.
  7. Yes, all PVC. It's a pretty simple project, a hand saw and drill is about all you would need as far as tools. Just sketch everything out first using your trucks dimensions. Make sure to dry fit everything first before gluing. You can mark all the fittings with "alignment marks", it makes it easier to assemble. I used a basic flat black paint so scrapes and scratches just get hit with the spray can if it bothers you. Also, be sure to dip your tubes before you glue them in!
  8. I made this one a while back. PVC, a couple cans of primer and flat black paint, Plastidip on the ends, a couple of HEAVY DUTY zip ties to attach it to the front hooks in the bed. I might have 45 bucks or so in it. I use my front hitch mount rod carrier mostly now so it's just been sitting around in the garage but it worked well.....even with 12' heavers. I googled up a few designs and this one is very stable with the long legs. When your done just snip the ties and out it goes. I didn't really want to drill holes in my bed like you have to do with some other designs and don't forget to drill some drain holes in the bottom.
  9. Yah, I dug around the old interweb and found a post on another site that was describing a similar vintage mold. The mold is in transit so I don't have it in my hands but I think it does indeed leave a lead ring for attachment, like a bank sinker. This would probably be ok for the smaller sizes as they will mostly be used for single/double drop rigs and such but the 5 and 6 oz may end up on a duolock snap. (Fishfinder Rig) I don't think it's going to be a big deal though. With a little high temp JB Weld and the old dremel I should be able to modify it to use wire eyes and move the pour holes over and out of the eye area easy enough.
  10. I found an old Universal 26-P pyramid sinker mold and picked it up for a song. I liked the fact that it casts 2,3,4,5 and 6 oz. sinkers. I just need a 1 and 8 oz and I should be pretty well covered for my needs. I haven't used it yet though and have a question for anyone familiar with this type of mold. As you can see in the pic, three of the sinkers have you pouring the lead around/through the area where the wire eye sits. Will I have to clean the eyes on those three sinkers each time or am I missing something? Can I do something to the eye to keep the lead from sticking to the eye or make easier to get off? I also thought about using some high temp JB Weld and closing up those holes and drilling new pour holes on the other side. Thoughts?
  11. They seemed to be holding pretty tight to the beach. You definitely didn't have to cast far to find them. The time before they were out a good cast. One thing I've noticed though is when they decide they're done that's it. You go from steady action to nothing. Once we weren't bit after about 45 minutes I packed it up...they were gone. Saturday looks like it should be decent temperature wise with an easy south/southeast wind. We'll be after them again for sure.
  12. This time it was shrimp on the menu although I'm sure fresh cob chunks would have worked too, there's just no finding any at the moment. Honestly, when there feeding I think they'll eat just about anything you put on the bottom. The trick is to be there the same time they are.
  13. We fished bait for the most part. I threw a grub for a bit but the rods kept going off so I kind of gave up on that. Yes, guys were catching them on artificials though. It took quite a few casts for them to get bit bit it was pretty steady. Cold.....yes.....but I figure if I can hunt in the cold there's no reason I can't fish in it!
  14. The pup bite is still on when you can find breaks in the weather. I think I'm starting to get them figured out as far as when to fish and on what tide. Saturday morning was a bit of a waist as our bait was three days old. It was on ice, looked good and was firm but it just wasn't up to snuff. The guy right beside us was killing them with much fresher bait. After a quick trip for lunch and better bait our luck turned. We ended up with twelve between my wife and I. All 22-29". Nice and fat upper slot fish. Hopefully next weekend has decent weather.....we'll be after them again.
  15. I was playing around with the settings on my Galaxy S8 and caught the super moon rising over the ocean the other night. It's a little blurry as I was trying to steady it by holding against a railing but it's still kind of cool.