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  1. I agree 100%. Spring is much better for me usually. I have no qualms with being forced to release fish. Not letting us fish is a total other issue, though.
  2. I feel the same way. Bothers the hell out of me.
  3. All good points. I don’t have a particular preference( I don’t keep bass) between a slot or a larger fish. I do fear that fishery managers might not reduce the harvest enough due to political pressures, though.
  4. Just curious.......in three days the ASMFC will vote to cut the striped bass harvest pretty dramatically. Seems 1@35” might be the way they go. Do you guys think that will be enough? Or is this just re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic?
  5. It just seems to me that adding the bonus tag for a slot fish this fall allows the candle to be burnt from both ends. Either you protect the small fish or the breeders. Right now, neither are being protected. I don't fault anyone for keeping a fish(even though I choose not to), but I think most of us would agree that we are dealing with an eroding fishery. It is sad to see New Jersey ignoring this reality.
  6. I'm all for a slot to allow people to take an occasional smaller fish for the table, but worry about the current regs where small and large fish can be taken. Breeders aren't protected, nor are schoolies. To me, it shold be one or the other. Any thoughts?
  7. Hey, guys. I'll be coming up with my girlfriend early Thursday until Sunday staying in Newport. I'll be fishing each night. The question that I have is whether it's worth it in Rhode Island in June to throw plugs now in the middle of the day. I'll be fishing in Naragansett, Jamestown, and Newport. Also, what would you throw in the day- pencils and poppers? Thanks in advance. Ed
  8. I know this issue has come up on threads before, but I can't remember the answer. It's my understanding that striped bass is illegal to sell in restaurants in pa and nj. Sometimes you hear about it on someone's menu, though. Are these maybe hybrids or farm raised?
  9. Do the RM Smith Needles say on the package whethere they are floaters or sinkers? it seems like there are plenty brands of sinking needles out there but not enough floaters. Thanks. Ed
  10. Thanks, Ryan.
  11. why does lamiglas charge $50 more for the 1083 blank than the 1081? Is it that much better? Also, I'm choosing between two plugging sticks(one factory 1083 and one custom 1081)- the custom one has more guides. Is there any advantage to this. Any preference between the two blanks for small to medium plugs?
  12. For some reason, I cannot drill a straight hole through these plugs. I've ruined enough good blanks to start drilling before i turn them. Is there an secret to drilling straight through? Is a drillpress necessary? I've been using long 1/8 inch bits. Any advice would be appreciated. Ed
  13. Caught my best fish of the year on a black jointed bomber- 38". I know that may be a rat to some of you, but I fish south jersey.
  14. blurple- no doubt!
  15. You should have said something. maybe people like that will stop keeping illegal fish if they think someone will give them a hard time. Makes me sick to see a small bass killed!