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    surf-casting, tropical beaches w/ lovely ladies, Patriots football, & my guitar.

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  1. The "two weeks behind" logic just isn't panning out. There may be a good push of fish inshore on the way, based on what I'm hearing from NJ/NY LIS; but I'm skeptical it will be what everyone's waiting on. While there have been banner years in the past decade, my close to 40 years in the surf tells me the biomass just isn't there. To be more descriptive, in typical years the scale of the bio mass extends far out, stretching to the northern parts of New England, mixing with northern stocks that, yes, come from Maine and the Maritimes. Most of the mass we see would be from Chesapeake and Hudson. But, in the years when the stocks aren't as healthy and thick, the edges of the biomass don't extend as far as they would typically, so naturally, less fish in some of these areas. There just aren't s many to fill in the inshore waters. And I can tell you for sure, the surf fishing was way better in the early 80s, 90s, and the decades to follow than right now. When the size limti was 36" in the early 80s, we hammered fish all day, night, and tide on the south side side, 10lb blues and 30" bass were regular catches, with some keeper bass (36") mixed in. By the 90s, the bass were again measured in lbs, not inches. The slot limit we have now is okay, but it should be 36" min.
  2. Why do you think so many are going after sea bass these days? When the numbers of fish dwindle, the migrating stocks don't reach the boundaries as thick as they would in years past. We'll see push of big fish soon, but it will not be like years past. The best solution is to close comm season for stripers and make the limit 36" for the next few years.
  3. Some cars were towed from a certain dirt road that is private, not one of the lots I think you might be thinking of. Although now that memorial day is upon us, who knows.
  4. Great - thanks
  5. Tucker63 - the whole lot is yours, if still interested. please let me know,can we can PM info - paypal. Thanks
  6. Are you interested in the whole lot?
  7. I'd rather sell as a lot - savage is smaller, like 1.5
  8. Hey guys, priced to sell..... I have many dups and need to lighten the load. 3oz left hook raptor pencil - wacky mack - never used 1.5oz guppy pencil - squid - never used 2.5oz left hook pilgrim pencil - used, good condition 1.3oz Nomad longcast darting - new - these things are like a rocket Rapala stickbait - used, good condition Savage eel - pearl 50.00 plus 7 shipped = 57.00 Thanks
  9. The point here is, do you give a s#17 about the striper fishery? If you do, you should follow the law and regulations. If you don't, then you'll get what you deserve, if you get busted, or, you can be proud to continue to hurt the resource. The regulations aren't there to screw us.
  10. Wow.... didn't hear about this until now. Paul pointed me in the direction of my first, outer beaches striper blitz back in the mid 90s, out of the old store. Truro, eels, sunset, dozens of fish from 20-40 lbs, including at least 2 50s caught by a couple of guys closer to high Head. What a week.
  11. Well played, sir! If you want to target smallies, I have spot for you in spring. I'd plan for the last week of April and 1st week of May - could be a bit earlier this year too.
  12. If you keep a fish under or over the slot, you're breaking the law. plain and simple. I, however, think this is going to be a failure - the limit should be 1 fish at 36", which we had in the 80s, in an effort to restore stocks. It was very successful. The surfcasting in the spring was awesome too, on the southside, after a couple years, when you may not have caught a keeper, but dozens of bass in the 30-34" range on topwater, under blue skies, mixed with blues.
  13. Why not try and get used to circle hooks - just up the size to say 8/0 or 9/0.
  14. I have one - 30lb powerpro. Love this reel. Use it mostly on beaches, with an airwave elite 9'6". I've caught plenty of bass and blues on it, but a few years ago, following a couple weeks of massive blues in the mid-teens to 17lbs, I noticed a slight wobble. The shaft was slightly bent, just barely, but sent it to shimano and they fixed it up perfect.