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

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  1. Sold. Thanks, and closed
  2. Not splitting. ZMKM - I'll PM you. Thanks guys.
  3. Hey guys, unloading some dups. 2 guppys, I t think they’re jobo jr @ 2.5? guppys one or two casts 1 whopper plopper one or two casts 1 flaptail type lure - not sure of maker used old enough not sure where picked up but collectible 40 + 8 shipping, unless pickup in metrowest MA area.
  4. Stacey Keach starred in one of the most underrated westerns of all time, played Frank James alongside his real life brother, who played Jesse James, and the Carradine brothers played the Younger brothers - classic.
  5. Yeah, not sure why I’m even mentioned in this thread. I’m thinking it’s a different golden but if not, what’s the deal? I have t fished the outer beaches and haven’t seen Dave in 20 years since we would cross paths on the beaches of Truro on a rare occasion.
  6. Thanks - I'll have heavy surf rods I toss in the canal.
  7. Hey guys, Venturing to OBX in late July. Doesn't look to be the best time by far, for fishing; so I'm planning on tossing bait for sharks. Anyone have first hand accounts of what the area around Rodanthe has to offer? Thanks
  8. Fall of 2020 I found and saw some real nice fish showing up on MVY and the southside. Last year, spring run, dozens of nice fish, first in a few years. Definite decline for a few years immediately after 2017; but 2014-2018 appears to be the top of that last big cycle. some will point to bruisers caught offshore. This is true; but the overall biomass spreads to inshore waters when the stocks are at their peak during cycles. We hit a drop, but it looks to be rebounding based on last year's fish. We should start to see more jumbo specimens as the biomass expands. I've been fishing the south shore for almost 40 springs and have seen these cycles come and go. The inshore bait really drive it - squid, herring, pogies. First pic 2017. 2nd pic last year. Same general location, where I've literally caught thousands of fish.
  9. Thought that rustic place was still open. drove by a week or so back - it had current movies on the sign.
  10. Hero fishing is a joke. Take one trophy sized fish, sure. But, seriously, C&R for some kid to come and have a chance to experience his first big fish. I'd rather catch a 7" native brookie any day than cast into a swirling pod that just came off the truck.
  11. I understand the reluctance to buy into the report that the diet consists primarily of sanders and baitfish, but the scientists I spoke with are experts in this field from woods hole and other professional institutions. Yes, of course they eat other fish including stripers and bluefish, but Chatham inlet is a prime example. It used to be so thick with sand eels that wading there was like wading in chicken noodle soup at night. I’ve had desks take my bass from my line and no the frustration first hand. Although this piece was written 12 years ago, I’m sure with more baitfish pushed offshore, it’s only natural that the sea pigs are taking advantage of everything inshore.
  12. For anyone interested, here is a clip from an On The Water article I wrote in 2010. I spoke with many expert; s from the fisheries fields; the population has only grown since: "Is it a coincidence that the seal population has seen a serious increase in numbers, in the years following the striped bass recovery? Perhaps. More likely, we are just seeing nature at work, by way of our own conservation efforts, combined with the ideal habitat found from Monomoy to Race Point, and out to the islands. Yes, there has been outstanding fishing in the past decade; but it’s becoming clearer that we are witnessing a decline in the striped bass numbers again, if recent reports are accurate. But, do seals really target striped bass? According to experts from NOAA and the Mass. Division of Fisheries, research is showing differently; and recent surveys by biologists, studying the dietary habits of local grey seals are finding the answers in scat samples and stomach contents. Bone and crystal fragments from the inner ear section of the prey that make up the local seals’ diet are revealing their primary forage does not include striped bass, but rather, the majority of the findings show sandeels as their main source of food throughout the year. Rounding out the menu is hake, followed by flounder, skates, squid and herring, along with the occasional other prey-fish. What does this mean for the local fish stocks? The impact is complex, where the prey of seals can also be a major food source for other fish, including striped bass, such as the case with sandeels; but there is also the impact where seals can be consuming certain species that feed on another, thus allowing one species to thrive while another is depleted. For fishermen, the lack of striped bass in a once, highly productive area, where now it seems the furry heads bobbing up and down in the waves seem to outnumber the Linesides, makes it easy to point the finger at the sea dog’s appetite, presuming that the stripers are the main course, when in reality, it is the lack of sandeels. This leaves the surfcaster with little more than sand on his boots after a long night, plying the surf. And while sandeels are still present inshore; for those of us that have ventured just a bit offshore, there are clouds of sandeels that prefer to remain in the deep. However, seals are opportunistic predators, and for those wayward striped bass that are unfortunate in their decisions of which currents to ride; they will end up in a set of furry jaws if the opportunity arises. Exactly how often they end up as an entrée is hard to figure, as a result of their feeding habits. According to Gordon Waring, for some reason, seals, when targeting a striped bass, seem to prefer the fatty stomach area, ripping the stomach from the fish, so stomach contents do not easily reveal striper remains. The decline in striper catches in inshore waters can not be attributed mainly to the growth in the seal population, as the number of fishermen taking advantage of the recovered fishery spawned numerous new anglers; but clearly the impact is substantial. Whether it is a result of stripers being targeted as a food source, or whether it is the striped bass’ food supply, in the form of sandeels, herring, and squid, being decimated by hungry seals, one thing is certain... The days are growing thin, more a memory, when you could expect fast action at places such as Chatham inlet, where on a cloudy night, drifting a bomber would result in stripers slapping away at your plug until Pleasant Bay ebbed to a crawl. I’ve seen it while wading too, where schools of baitfish would be raining all about, as I quietly parted the water, now being replaced by only the sound of the rippling current. Big fish appear to be staying offshore for longer periods of time, chasing the baitfish that prefer risking the deeper water, rather than the snapping jaws that await near shore. "
  13. Sure man, just pm me
  14. Price drop to 40