JALCF

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  1. Thanks for the tip Angler #1, I'll look around BB as well as Falmouth, maybe other parts of South facing beaches. I appreciate the point in the right direction.
  2. Thanks shuyak, I must be mistaken. My Dad either mentioned the Newburyport area or Newport RI, it was possibly Newport and I misunderstood him. I'll have to ask him tonight to see if he can remember.
  3. I was thinking of going out on Sunday to do some Porgy fishing to have a catch and cook with my parents in the evening. I haven't fished for Porgy since I was a child with my Dad and I think it was Salisbury beach jetty. I'm not sure if this is still considered spot burning when the target is Porgy since they're generally everywhere but I was wondering if you guys could put me on to catch some nice size Porgy from shore. If not, I apologize for asking and I totally understand. I have no issue figuring it out myself. So I was was thinking Salisbury Beach Jetty or Scusset Beach Jetty. I have those in mind since they have some deeper water for a chance at better size fish. I'm not against going to any part of the MA shoreline, I enjoy the drive Thanks for any help. Joseph
  4. I would go with the Stradic out of the reels you listed. I would also consider the Daiwa Ballistic LT 4000. The Ballistic is what I'm currently using on my 7'3" M rod and it's such a light pairing and it's a small reel as well. I am wading out with it and getting splashed, I've also dropped it in the water when unhooking a fish, so saltwater has had plenty of opportunities to get in it but it is still so smooth. I spray it down with the hose along with all my gear after a trip, still great after 2 months. I don't want to give the impression that this reel is impervious to damage and that you can treat it like crap because you can't, just take care of whatever you choose and it will be fine. IMO go lighter Stradic or Ballistic.
  5. I bought a Daiwa Proteus NE this year for the spring/early season. 7'6 MH XF .5-1.5oz. It throws the heavier part of its rating very well and I would not be surprised if it could handle 2oz (I haven't tried). It's probably too stiff for what I intended it for. I might sell it for only that reason alone, otherwise an awesome well made stick.
  6. Thanks everyone for your input, I really appreciate it. This past weekend I went back to the pencil and caught my best fish so far. I'll be putting what I've picked up here in this thread to work this weekend. Joseph
  7. You know, I've had this idea hanging in the back of my mind that at times I might me forcing myself to fish a jig when it's just not necessary. I just might need to find a better location to put it to practice. Although, this past weekend I snagged 2 bass on a 3/4oz but they both shook me off, caught me off guard and didn't set the hook well enough. I also picked up some 1/2oz to try out. Thanks for the advice Mr. Wetzel. This is an interesting idea, I'll need to set up a leader this way and give it a try. Thank you.
  8. Hello all, It's probably safe to assume I'm new to striper fishing by the title of this post. I wanted to see what your thoughts are about using a bucktail when the veggies are floating. To give you an idea of the area I'm targeting, I'm fishing a river mouth on the beach as well as a bit up river where the shore allows. I've had most of my success on the slack at the end of the high tide on top water and glide baits. However, any attempt to throw a bucktail will foul up my jig, especially when there is current or I drop too deep. I eventually put the bucktails back in my bag and get discouraged with them. So what are some of your tips or ideas about jigging around mung and/or seaweed? Do you even bother pulling a jig out under these conditions? Has there been a situation where it has been productive for you? Thanks, Joseph
  9. This is great, thanks for the heads up.
  10. Thanks guys, I appreciate it. I'm going to check out them out this weekend.
  11. Are there any local tackle shops in MA that carry either Guy Cotton or Stormr surf tops? I'd like to find a place where I could try some on to find what I'd like best as well as supporting a local shop. Thanks, Joe
  12. This is definitely my mentality right now. I fished freshwater for most of my life and I only hit the salt sporadically when I was a kid. Every lake, river or part of the coast is a bit different and I'm looking forward to putting my time in and learning about the area more. Thanks
  13. Thanks John, I'm a big fan of John Skinner, I assume many fishermen are, and all the info he puts out there. Much of the gear I purchased are based on his recommendations and reviews. I will be picking up some books of his as a way to support him in return and learn more. I'm a pretty careful guy now compared to my 20 year old self and night fishing will get put on the back burner until I get comfortable with my surroundings.
  14. Ha! Thanks for the tip. Yeah, I think I set myself up better for some fun on the surf and later on I'll try to figure out the canal.
  15. Hello All, My name is Joe, I'm life long 36 years old MA res and have never caught a striped bass. I love to fish and for the last couple of years I've been scouring the internet, researching the species, tackle and gear necessary for the surf. I've soaked up so much information especially from this forum and enjoyably filtered out all the great sarcasm. I want to thank everyone who has contributed a piece of their knowledge so someone like me has a place to learn and pick up some advice. So I signed up and this is my first post. I don't have too many friends, which is how I prefer it. However, the majority of my friends like to sit around and braid each others hair while I on the other hand still like to play in the dirt...or the sand in this instance. So I'm getting started on my own and I'm really excited. By the end of the month, I should be all geared up and ready put what I think I've learned to use. My general focus is going to be fishing from the CC beaches at first light and afternoon. I probably might start scouting once I get the plow off my truck; a great day of the year which I refer to as "Get This F'ing Thing Off The Front Of My Car Day". I want to ask a couple of questions though and get some advice about wading. I know that these waters aren't what the used to be and the population of water dogs and teeth missiles have made things considerably more dangerous. Besides the awesome advice of "not swimming with the seals" I see so often, is there anything like about the terrain I should look out for? Any areas to definitely stay away from if I'd like to keep the lower half of my body or bad rips that will send me to England? I don't want to go to England. Thanks again! Joe