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  • About Me:
    I actually try to catch skates. Disliker of Walfart.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing, particularly on the beach, rod building. Sleeping in tree stands too.

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  1. bump. thankful for this thread and the other one linked above. really learned a lot from them.
  2. Second this, minus the hot sauce. Not really my style, normally I don't use sauce for fish of any kind. Other than that, I typically won't eat anything more than what's considered a snack on the beach, think saltines, fruit, pbj sandwiches. Just to keep myself from getting too hungry out there. I would cook more on the beach but I find it easier to just eat before or after I'm done fishing. I will say though, there is something about snacking on crackers while watching my rods that's just peaceful to me lol.
  3. Well I tend to catch a lot of skates when I fish for drum (black and red.) As for skateboards I've never touched one, and something tells me I wouldn't be very good at it lol.
  4. Stunning, very, very well made. These paintings are absolutely wonderfully made, great details. I also thought the first painting with the nomads was a photo lol. Keep up the good work buddy. Tight lines
  5. In early may there will probably be black drum around, along with stripers, skates, and some rays and sharks. I myself have yet to catch a striper off of AI but people still catch then every now and then. As for clamming, from a quick search it does look like you’re allowed to harvest them without a license as a resident and as a non-resident only in Worcester county, which is AI. Here’s where I found that: * Best of luck to you out there.
  6. I want to finally catch a redfish off the beach. My mindset has been bad and I’ve been too quick to judge a spot (or even the season as a whole) but this year I’m gonna go into it more patient and I’m gonna try some different things. I think a simple mindset change is the key here, along with some fresh bait too. I’d also like to do some more kayak fishing, simply because it’s both fun and good exercise from all the paddling.
  7. I actually learned to snell from that same video. Landed many large fish with it and never had an issue. I think this knot is stronger than a clinch. I've never had a knot failure with it and the line (or even hook sometimes) breaks before the snell fails.
  8. might be a stupid question but do they ever do beach replenishment at the national park side of AI? or the state park side? I’d assume they wouldnt, especially with the sand fleas there but idk. reading this got me wondering if theyve ever done it there in the past.
  9. Typically I order from mudhole but when they were out of a certain guide I used a site called therodroom dot com. Only ever ordered from them once but the guides arrived undamaged and on time, so I think they're worth mentioning here. Edit: I think this is the same site fishinthedark mentioned, just now realized it.
  10. I'm pretty sure you have to be off the beach at 10 though if I remember correctly.
  11. +1, learning and tying a perfect clean knot is part of the experience and part of the fun of fishing imo.
  12. Suffix 832, because it’s stronger than the box rating most of the time, knots well, never had a knot failure with a ten turn uni knot, even when fighting 6’ sharks, easy to find, and it lasts a while. Pretty abrasion resistant for a braid too, 20 and 40 pound hold up well against rocks when I’m fishing jetties. I use 80 pound for muskies too, and it works just fine. 30 and 40 pound 832 is my go-to braid for surf fishing, and all kinds of fishing for that matter. If I can’t get my hands on 832 I like spider wire ultracast too, surprisingly abrasion resistant and very strong. Caught a near 8 pound sheepshead on 20 pound ultracast and it got stuck in a rock and I was able to get it out and land it without the braid snapping, though it was chewed up pretty badly and I had to retie. Both are good choices, but the 832 is a little cheaper.
  13. I’d like to think I have more of a clue than a lot of the guys out there fishing for social media, but I’m no expert by any means. The experience I have with sharks is mainly with sharks under 5 feet. I still have a lot to learn about sharks and sharking. Lot of guys on here know a lot more about sharking than I do. I wanted to dip my toes into sharking last year but I’m still relatively new to surf fishing and I’d like to get some more experience under my belt before I actually try to target sharks, just to be safe.
  14. Yes they are. This was a freshwater kayak that you would typically use on a lake though. Definitely not one made for use in the surf.
  15. Lot of goofballs out there shark fishing. Lot of them don't have a clue what they're doing. Saw a guy last year with a sit in kayak paddling out baits. Luckily it was a calm day but a sit in kayak is never a good idea for the surf. Could fill up and capsize and whatnot. He was right next to a bunch of swimmers too. And he didn't have a life jacket on. I also support this. Might get rid of some of the hooligans out there who have no clue what they're doing, seeking clout on social media by posting their big shark pics. I think a lot of them think you need a kayak to shark fish because the farther out the bait, the larger the shark will be, in their minds. Like others have said, no need to yak out baits most of the time. The sharks are normally not very far out, and, with the proper gear and shark handling skills, you can land and safely release sharks without having to paddle out baits and go through that hassle.
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