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  1. Let’s get it going all, already seeing some 2020 activity in the 19 thread! Went out tonight to a well known spot to test out my new (BST ) bail less reel and get the hang of it. Ended up getting into a little guy and dropping him at the Base of the pier when I gave him some slack accidentally- oh well easy release! Head shakes got me in the zone again!!!
  2. Was out this morning, Went looking for macs and they were hard to come by in my normal spot(2 tinker in an hour). Extending a bit in this area led me to a huge schoolie of giant pogies being harassed. Was able to snag on each cast I tried. ReHooked them and sent them off but there was zero interest. Three my 7” doc but it was much smaller than the pogies and I don’t think they were interested in it, I wish I brought my bigger setup to throw the 9”as it was closer to their size. Ended up striking out but there were def big fish in there, there was just an abundance of bait. Several boats also continuously drove through this school ( between me and another boat working less than 50 yards apart). Really shocked at how with so much space around us people buzzed us inside casting distance- feet from where I just dropped my snag hook. Crazy. There’s big fish out there guys, wish I had a picture to show but we had prior engagements so we couldn’t stay long enough to really work it.
  3. Iv been doing when on the topwaters bites with a jumping minnow and off the boat, 7' doc. My light setup doesnt throw the 9'
  4. I found these two weeks ago, my guess was mac fry. Seems they spawn in areas like i found them when water 50ish and within 40 days you get 2in fish schooling together. Timelines worked so my guess was baby macs, def were green and when bunched together started to have that black/green stripe color- although hard to see from pics i admit
  5. Sold thanks
  6. For sale is a lightly used vs200, I have so many setups I find myself not using this as much as I initially hoped. This real has never been dunked to my knowledge and is in very good condition. Box and bag included. Spooled with 50lb super slick I believe. $500, cash or Venmo, and prefer pick up. Will meet from Medford, to 495/90 area down to the cape.
  7. i used 68 charter special last year bucktailing off the shoals very successfully twice. Liked it up to 8oz bt, didnt need to go any higher but i feel that was the bt limit and i'd drag a sinker after that. I used this rod for cod and haddock as well with up to 16 oz lead. Fish to 10 pounds, didn't notice any dropped fish that i wouldnt have missed on another rod
  8. PM sent to good one Sam
  9. Back on the market Please note it’s Medford MA, not NY. Sorry for the confusion
  10. Sold to bxbandit pending puckup. Pm sent ty SOL
  11. Came up short last night but Snagged this herring, bass had them bunched up thick. Clearly this guy got pushed against some rocks before I snagged him, couldn’t get the schoolies to commit to my lures. They were keyed in on these guys hard Released, for anyone who might think otherwise
  12. Wanted to go this morning again, but I couldn’t get out of the bed for 38 degree fish today. I’m done with the winter temps
  13. I use a 10’6” legend 1-6 at the canal. It handles 5 no problem, you’ll be good
  14. Interesting, I was aware they got that big. Def seen some 12” before but not 15. Thanks!
  15. The schoolie’s were 15”, would have been eating the bass
  16. Typo, I meant 5” haha 15 inch herring is biggggggg
  17. Had a few this morning by a local dam, same as above- they don’t want anything over 6”. Took me a while to crack that code. Saw lots of 5” herring get pushed up right to the shore line so I dropped to my small 3/8 oz Shad and it was lights out till I had to go to work this morning
  18. I'v had 10" fish hit 6" soft baits before, theyll hit it if they like it
  19. Easy process I have a 106 legend now 1-5 and bought a 11' 2-8 over the winter i like the 10 so much
  20. Well i wasnt going to go to RISSA, but now i may buy another BH Kil the salesman strikes again
  21. Some good threads in the mass forum, weed through the nonsense. 50 lbs is the standard at the canal. Personally i use 40# braid but id say the average is 50. Youll want 200 yards of braid min, im not familiar with zeb specs but i presume thats fine. Fish can be caught on 30, but you want the saftey factor when your putting the works on a big fish in strong current. For a rod, you need to throw 5 ounce jigs and control it, meaning lift it off the bottom without the rod bending like a pretzel. That said a 2-6 should be good most of the time for most of your applications. Those are good times, but there are others. Try your luck, write down what works. The best way to learn is make a fishing logbook Also, for casting distance: Technique i going to be your best bang for your buck at the moment. Watch youtube videos on how to cast, youll have a big improvement i suspect. Also, as you grow, youll pick up some more. there is alot of physics in the motion, but you also need some strength which youll get naturally. Keep trying
  22. My VR175 is 37.5, is not far behind my gosa 8k at 42. TBH i prefer the 175 most of the time, and alot more then my BG5K at 48IPT. I'd agree though that 33 is probably to low for me, but by picking up the speed a little its certainly doable
  23. I use a BH charter special 6'8" 2-6oz with an avet 5.3. I dont have a separate bay/ deep rod but i find this works great at both. Very effective bucktailing with 8oz bts in 100 ft on the shoals this year. Grabbed a couple 8# flatties on it. Also, tested this set up out to see what it had for haddock in 300ft off the bank last april after the RISAA show where i got it, and it had no problem dragging 14 oz of lead and a few double haddocks/ cods. Great rod, i use it quite alot all around jigging and doesn't break the bank at 160 either Def a lighter option and iv def taken it to the limit but its great at bt for deeper fluke and its super light
  24. 340 picked up sunday or early next week?
  25. So if we have proven C&R mortality to be 9%, are we saying that 9% of the by catch of draggers is also killed when it is is accidentally caught and returned to the ocean?Ie striped bass, bluefish or winter flounder? Thoughts?