BillHoo

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  1. Unfortunately, the days of unlimited free wings just for buying a beer or diet soda are probably gone. Just like the cute "Jaegerettes" who used to ply me with free shots, are now soccer moms in their early 60s. ....actually, not even soccer moms as their kids have probably graduated college!
  2. Yea, I already did Google searches. Was wondering if anyone had any favorite spots that didn't charge a fee.
  3. I don't know if and bars still do superbowl buffets? I might be up in NJ again for an appointment on Monday morning. I miss the days of the 80s when I could just pick any hotel bar or local pub and they'd have free hotdogs and wings for the price of a drink. Or, for a modest "One pitcher minimum" I could get a whole buffet with mac and cheese, build your own meatball sandwiches, subs, cheese and salami platter, etc. Anyone know of such things still going on?
  4. Now you got me thinking about fried chcken livers, hearts and gizzards. Easy enough to make!
  5. I hear some folks have been pickin a few at the pier, but slow and slim pickins. They're still around, but maybe one out of 10 may be successful with a fish or two. Maybe if a big snowfall comes in....
  6. The out of state clamming license limits your season to the greenhead months only.
  7. Anyone have a gauge on how well winter flounder fishing went this past season?
  8. Game wardens should just drop them off to waiting local PD at the dock to soak in the tank until they either pay the fine, or go before a judge. Frees them up to go back on the water or patrol the shore for scumbags. Here in VA, a friend told me he got tagged by the local wildlife police for having two poles during trout season. One pole was actively fishing, the other was laying on the ground, but it had a hook on it. So, it was considered "in play" - $150 fine. So he thought he could just write a check and send in the fine. Nope. He was required to meet a court date, and go before a judge to answer to his charges of poaching wildlife. This gets recorded in the local papers too! Then he would get the opportunity to pay the fine. He was hated that he had to take a day off work and drive to the county couthouse. Otherwise, there would be an active warrant for his arrest. He's much more careful now when fishing with multiple poles.
  9. Is there an Evite site or anything to RSVP?
  10. Back in NJ today. Had a cardiology appointment at the East Orange VA hospital. Prior to my appointment, I spent 30 minutes at the municipal pier on the Arthur Kill. Beautiful day! - SKUNKED After my appointment I fished just after dark by that horrible sculpture Putin gave the US that no one wanted. The sign at the entrance indicated the park was open from dawn to dusk. I was there around 5PM to 6ish (was getting dark). Was getting really cold. Not too windy - SKUNKED Was fishing with a sabiki rig and LED flasher on the leader and a dodger fashioned from from a paper clip and a Tastycake pie tin I got at Wawa. Taking my mom to the dentist tomorrow before I drive back to Virginia.
  11. Came up from Virginia and was in NJ for the Lunar New Year with family. Crossed the bridges and went out to one of the popular piers in NY yesterday at 5:30 AM. The park doesn't open til 6AM, but there were a few cars parked in the breakdown lanes around the circle. While waiting, I searched online for a locoal bagel place for coffee and breakfast. When I came back at 6:15, there were more cars parked at the gate, which was still closed. One decided to leave and I moved up and got out. Guy in the lead car said the gate doesn't open til 8AM! I said I was planning to leave around then! He said I could just park in the breakdown lanes and go fishing. No one will mess with the car or ticket. So I parked ang got my gear to walk to the water. About 15 minutes in, there was a large flock of seagulls diving near the left side, so I reeled in and ran over there to cast. My 3 oz. sinker beaned a gull right beteween the shoulders and it went down,but recovered before hitting the water. The rest of the gulls kinda dispersed and flew into the parking area. That was all the excitement I had for the morning. Fished til 8:30 AM and was totally skunked. A guy came by asking if there were any herring around? I told him "..nothing today." He said he was able to get a few at a pier in the back bay. We both agreed, it looked like the end of the season. He got his gear and gave it a try for 10 minutes before quitting. We both left at the same time. I'll be back in the area later this week. If temperatures drop I may give it another swing.
  12. Was in NJ for the Lunar New Year with family. Cross the brdidges and went out to one of the popular piers in NY yesterday at 5:30 AM. The park doesn't open til 6AM, but there were a few cars parked in the breakdown lanes around the circle. While waiting, I searched for a good bagel place online and decided to get breakfast. When I came back at 6:15, there were more cars parked at the gate, which was still closed. One decided to leave and I moved up and got out. Guy in the lead car said the gate doesn't open til 8AM! I said I was planning to leave around then! He said I could just park in the breakdown lanes and go fishing. No one will mess with the car or ticket. So I parked ang got my gear to walk to the water. About 15 minutes in, there was a large flock of seagulls diving near the left side, so I reeled in and ran over there to cast. My 3 oz. sinker beaned a gull right beteween the shoulders and it went down,but recovered before hitting the water. The rest of the gulls kinda dispersed and flew into the parking area. That was all the excitement I had for the morning. Fished til 8:30 AM and was totally skunked. A guy came by asking if there were any herring around? I told him nothing today. He said he was able to get a few at a pier in the back bay. We both agreed, it looked like the end of the season. He got his gear and gave it a try for 10 minutes before quitting. We both left at the same time. I'll be back in the area later this week. If temperatures drop I may give it another swing.
  13. I might give it a try in the early AM this weekend.
  14. Sound like fun! I need to start throwing rolls of chain link fence off the jetties, piers and bridges! Come back to harvest at end of season!
  15. You can get away with a little bit of liquid smoke, but not as good as real smoking.