C.Robin

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  1. I can tell I haven’t been fishing enough when the spam newspaper pile is growing.
  2. Striped bass. And not even saying this from a conservation standpoint, literally every fish in our waters that is considered edible taste better. Barely keepers taste okay, but the bigs ones require a ridiculous effort to even make palatable.
  3. Not worth Spring tog fishing inshore in my opinion, unless you simply want to wet a line. Inshore Tog is primarily an early fall fishery.
  4. Blurple at night, whatever I can find on sale for day time.
  5. Mako makes some high quality/affordable masks and other gear. Only thing is they sell direct, so you won’t be able to try it on first. Definitely keep the snorkel as simple as possible. The ones with purge valves are more expensive and less effective than the simple j type snorkel.
  6. I’d like fishing mortality reduced to the point where the stock has a high probability of recovering in the next decade, then I would like conservative regulations to keep from overfishing. It seems like that’s currently achievable while still letting people take home a few fish. If that changes, then I support a moratorium.
  7. I guess food, but I’ve been packing lunch more often and my wife and I take advantage of bulk deals when possible, hasn’t been a difficult adjustment. Gas hasn’t been an issue, car gets 50 mpg and with a roof rack and trailer hitch it does all I need it to do.
  8. Scup, sea bass and our southern visitors that are becoming more and more plentiful ( Spanish Macks/triggerfish/etc.)I personally have not done poorly with tog the last couple seasons, but I also know my own anecdotal experiences mean jack **** when evaluating a resource.
  9. People are ripping 10 lbs tog out of wrecks with jigs and spinning reels that wouldn’t look out of a place on a bass rod. Just go by what you prefer to use. Yea I prefer using a baitcaster for heavy cover fishing, mostly because winching in 10 pounds of grass is easier with one, but there are plenty of spinning reels that will get the job done. If you want to learn a baitcaster, it’s not that difficult. You can become comfortable with it in a few hours, just set the brakes high and slowly back em off as you become more comfortable.
  10. Great, thank you. I use google sheets on my phone already, but I haven’t gotten around to creating a fishing log on it. Seems like the best solution to a phone fishing log, without putting all your reports out there.
  11. Is there an app you use? I use Skinner’s fishing log on PC, but I’d definitely prefer to use my iPhone. However, every app I’ve looked at seems to at least encourage making your logs public…no thank you.
  12. I see a lot more complaints about commissioners not following the science, than complaints about the science itself.
  13. Not specifically striped bass, but I’ve had NOAA fishery surveys twice. Both in a parking lot adjacent to an easily accessible inlet. There simply is not enough resources to increase the survey sample size significantly. That doesn’t mean they aren’t helpful. Essentially all large scale studies use samples that are a small proportion of the total population, as long as it’s randomized and any limitations are communicated, there is no issue with it. It still establishes a baseline, which is what we really need to determine whether populations are growing or decreasing.
  14. Has anyone had any luck finding the scope and purpose of this project? Does not seem plover related, seems like another ACOE destructive waste of money and time.
  15. Gas

    Yes, many environmental services and UST service companies have a vac truck capable of handling petroleum/petroleum contaminated liquid waste. They’re going to prioritize their commercial clients and will charge you a crap ton if they even accept your job. Some may try to recycle it, but most will just bring it to a treatment plant and process it as waste. How many gallons do you think you need to pump? They make pneumatic/manual fluid evacuators that will work. The ones rated for volatile liquids are either useless (small hand pumps that will take a lifetime) or expensive. The ones not rated for volatile liquids (commonly used for oil changes) will work (at you own risk), but there is some potential for them to rupture, and gasoline will degrade any gaskets in these very quickly. I’ve used these for petroleum contaminated water a ton of times, but pure gasoline calls for bringing in the vac truck or solid absorbents. I’d steer clear of anything electrical, anything intrinsically safe for use around vapors is going to be too expensive for a non-commercial application. If the power source is far away from the vapors it may be fine, but pneumatic or manual powered pumps are much safer.