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About Rougesun

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  • Birthday 05/20/1970


  • About Me:
    Living on the Crystal Coast for about three years now. Lived in Sandbridge, Va for more than 20 years after moving from Kill Devil Hills. Surf, pier and kayak fished from the Eastern Shore to Ocracoke. Love drum fishing more than everything. Give me a heaver with 8nbait on a conventional and I am in heaven.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Cooking, music, hi-end audio and a few guns and knives.
  • What I do for a living:
    Smoking a little smoke.

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    Morehead City

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  1. Never tried a pan, wrap and oven finish. Or the Texas Crutch for pulled pork. Maybe if I was in a competition, which is on my bucket list. The crutch sounds more like a subtitle addition for home cooking.
  2. Check out the pulled pork slow cooker recipe on It’s a great place to start. I’d do it a little different, I have a special Eastern North Carolina rub and sauce that I use. Add some liquid smoke, like 1 or 2 tablespoons. My rub RUB POTION NUMBER SWINE RECIPE (from Sam Jones/Skylight Inn) Makes 1 3\4 cups Ingredients: 1/2 cup paprika 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1⁄4 cup salt 1⁄8 cup ground black peppers 1⁄8 cup garlic powder 1⁄8 cup ground mustard 1⁄8 cup chili powder 1/2 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoons cayenne pepper (Try adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup MSG) Directions: In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together well with a whisk or with gloved hands. Toss generously on any barbecue you cook, except the whole hog. Any remaining rub can be stored in a sealed container in a cool, dry place for several months. My sauce 3 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar 1/4 Cup Hot sauce 2 Tablespoons Red pepper flake 2 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper 1/8 Cup salt Mix together and heat until sugar and salt is dissolved. This sauce can be served hot or cold. Shake well before using
  3. I think pulled pork in a slow cooker might be the easiest solution for you. My husband, who has a prosthetic leg, has a little trouble smoking a Boston butt for 14 hours at 225 degrees. Use a pork butt not a shoulder. Slow cook on low for at least 8 hours. Use some liquid smoke in your slow cooker, perhaps one or two tablespoons depending on the recipe. Good luck with your party and yer leg. We have a local farmer who raises Berkshire pigs and sells cuts and whole/half hogs. I’d like to try it, but damn the price is high. Like $85-$105 for a 9-11lbs butt.
  4. I used 50lb off the pier today because I ran out of 100lb. Got bitten off. Going back to 100lb as of right this freakin second. Lost the fish and a $5 Gotcha Plug. Damn yellow-eyed devils.
  5. Ocracoke trip canceled. No gas anywhere in the Morehead City area. Hopefully soon.
  6. Wanted to go on the 13th, but right now gas is impossible to find.
  7. Good luck. San Marzanos = yum. I am planting in the next five days. Couldn’t find any San Marzano plants locally, and didn’t want to fuss with staring them indoors with seeds. Going with Beefsteak, Roma and Brandywine this year. I always thought rotating your crops was a good idea, but perhaps you’ll be fine without rotating your tomatoes.
  8. I was there on the 26th. Had a citation in the wash when I broke off. What a heartbreak. We were parked just south of a group of fellas who said they were with the Raleigh Saltwater Anglers Club and down for the cancelled tournament. The drum went north, and I did my best to stay parallel with it. These guys stood in front of their rods but only watched. None of them manned their rods, and I was forced to go over/under their lines all the up the beach. The drum got away from me, and I put a little too much pressure on it. Snap. We never got another bite. What a letdown. We will be back on the 13th to try again. Great report and great job. Thanks for sharing. By the way, would you care to share where you netted the cobbs? We usually get them at one of the bridges north of the Village, if we venture that far from the Cedar Island/Swan Quarter landing.
  9. Wow. Never heard of it. Thanks, I will buy some. We are no spring chickens anymore, and driving isn’t as easy as it used to be. A 15 hour day is very taxing for us, especially on the 2+ hour drive home from the ferry landing. It’s a narrow road with water on both sides. Even worse if you cannot see very well out of the front window. Thanks again. Update: Just found a 19oz bottle with the white cap on Amazon for $8.06 delivered. It will be here on May 13th. Thanks so much. I hope it helps.
  10. Jimichanga, I don’t think your tongue is good enough. Thanks anyway.
  11. My hubby and I have been taking trips to Ocracoke from Morehead City, where we drive on the beach and surf fish. The problem is driving back and forth (about 2 1/2 hours of driving with an additional 4 1/2 hours on the ferry) with our windows salted up. The outside isn’t really a problem, he washes them off at the closest gas station. The inside is the issue. We’ve used both Windex and vinegar, sometimes a sponge, and microfiber towels or newspaper. What’s do ya’ll think is the best way to get salt off the inside glass? White vinegar in a spray bottle works ok if you let it soak a few minutes, then squeegee and finally a newspaper or microfiber as a finisher. Vinegar, squeegee and newspaper is the cheapest, just takes a few minutes little longer than Windex. What do y’all do?
  12. Most everyone here uses a 50lb shock leader. Even with a 10oz sinker (or even 12oz for the times when most anglers give up). I’ve never had a break off with a 50lb shock, and I cast as hard as most.
  13. I don’t fish anywhere but NC and Virginia these days. Down here, we generally don’t fish with braid on our conventionals. Most guys dead sticking for drum, rockfish and cobia use 17lb or 20lb mono. I don’t see why you would need 50lb test? Is it because it handles better on a conventional reel?
  14. Thanks, hhager. Going Tuesday.
  15. A got a new Saltist a few months ago. I’ve been fishing Daiwa 20s and 30s since the SLOSH first came out. I love the new Saltist, but the clicker sucks. Can’t hear if it’s behind me and I’m throwing lures. I just ordered a Squall 15dcs. It should be at my doorstep in three days or so. This is the first time I went with a conventional other than a Daiwa as far back as I can remember. Great reels. Give me a 20 over a 30 any day when fishing the surf for anything but when targeting biters.