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  1. I appreciate the honestly
  2. Could you pm me a picture of it ?
  3. Looking for a baitrunner around between 4500-5500 sized models would like to keep it under $100. Located in Philadelphia.
  4. They're dyed with astaxanthin to make them look wild. Wild salmon also get their color from natural astaxanthin from the krill they feed on. I guarantee if you were given 10 fillets to look at you'd probably guess <5 correct even having a 50% chance of choosing correctly. I have friends in the culinary business that deal with salmon on a daily basis and they say if you're not handling them daily its near impossible to tell the difference. Also where do you think "wild" salmon come from in the off season. Seasons typically run from May-September and pacific salmon are heavily regulated so they don't end up like the Atlantic.
  5. I understand that and have seen first handed with accidentally keeping a wild brown trout a few years ago. I haven't seen true pink/orange meat like that since. Farm raised salmon is dyed to look wild. That is known and information on it is easily found on the internet. I wouldn't believe every label I read behind those counters. You can easily pawn a farm raised off for a wild by just labeling it that. The commercial seafood market will cut whatever corners or do whatever is necessary to make an extra dollar.
  6. With the lack of credibility in labeling in the seafood market is it really even wild caught or just labeled that way to raise the price.
  7. Super late report 7/9 few shorts inlet in OC county then spent most of July in the hospital hopefully will be back at it this weekend.
  8. How do you tie your rigs? Every rig I tie whether a tap dancer for flounder or hi lo for tog or sea bass I use zero terminal tackle. Basically Alberto knot to attach braid to flouro then it’ll be dropper loops, direct ties to hooks, or figure 8s on a bite while attaching bank sinkers or what not. I notice a lot of people having multiple swivels or even three way swivels. Seems like a PITA to have to cut all that line and tie just for one rig plus the extra money in terminal tackle. I imagine the swivels are to elminate line twist? I know though with my rigs I never have an issue with them and rarely loose the whole thing. Normally just the loop, hook, or jig stuck breaks and I usually get most stuff back. Anyone else tie their rigs this way or have an advantage to terminal tackle? Just like to hear the other side of things.
  9. Well I guess to try and save my thread here I fished the rod a bunch since I got it and do like it. It’s light has some solid back bone. It’s been nice using the sprial guides as I’ve had a good feel for them. Definitely a fan of them. As the rods relate to slow pitch jigging yes it’ll work but definitely not the best. I fished a lucanus with it and the rod tip just doesn’t load up enough. Rod is way too stiff action wise. Fished the 3 & 5 oz wreck fishing sea bass. Other then that it’s a great light jigging stick and I think it should be more advertised for this application.
  10. Yesterday inlet ocean county 1 short @ 15” on the incoming. bucktail with teaser above hit the teaser. White was the color of choice. Only fished for close to 30 minutes due to weeds and people.
  11. I'll see if I can find a picture of it but a ~45lb brown shark last July or August. Actually caught multiples of that size that day. Handled the sharks with ease. For whatever reason I think the SX gets very downplayed. I'm looking to try it with Tuna under 40lbs. Wouldn't see why not.
  12. After all the research I've done I'm sticking with Jerry Brown solid core. Best braid out there with J Braid a close 2nd
  13. From what I understand with slow pitch jigging the rod is literally only there to give the jig the desired action. You're relying on the reel for everything else hence why a lot of the rods are so thin and bend like they do. From the little I've played around with it the slow pitching jigging specific rods are crucial. I own the Tsunami Trophy slow pitch and merely bought it as a super light weight jigging rod but have used it with the slow pitch technique. Personally I didn't like it. The rod tip does not load up enough to really give the jig the proper action. I don't think slow pitch jigging would be a good technique for flounder for the fact that the jig wouldn't be in the strike zone very long. You'd probably only do a pitch or two before you're dropping back to the bottom. As for hook setting like the Lucanus jig for example when using for seabass its like a circle hook. Just the steady reeling pressure will get the job done. As for fishing like YellowTail or Tuna they're going to crush the jig and no need to set the hook. Not sure if you've seen this website but this cover every bit of info when it comes to slow pitch jigging. *
  14. I agree 100% with the incoming tide being key later in the season. From what I've seen they prefer that 62-70 degree window and when that outgoing starts making the water over that is when they move. But I agree there are times water can be too warm.
  15. Thanks everyone for the replies went with the 8" Dexter. Unfortunately first flounder I filleted I butchered a bit since I wasn't used to using a quality blade. Other then that I look forward to using it a lot.