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I learned a completely new method of fishing. Its called South shore (big water) chunking. Ive chunked my whole life but on the north shore of the island. I really got an opportunity to learn the open beach on the south shore. It was completely different.

 

differences:

1) Gear:

North shore-- 2 spiked 10ft rods, no weight, let the fish run

South Shore- 1 conventional 10.5 ft stout rod, drag tight, 8 ounces, holding rod, set the hook ASAP!!!

 

2) Holding the Rod (SS) VS Spiked rod (NS)

 

3) Moving Water VS Still no current fishing

 

4) Open Beach VS mostly back bay (NS)

 

I was completely re-juvenated by chunking again, I was moving away from the boredom of spiked rods and moving towards only plugging, now I can have my plug and eat it too!!!! LOL

 

BC

 

 

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...where you and CharlieM live! wink.gif

Honestly, too many things to list just one. But if I had to choose...

Jetties are our friends! I never fished jetties before and now it seems like it is all I do. I dont know if I can go back to the sand. wink.gif

 

luke

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There are no such things as jetty monsters.

 

Slow all the way in means slow all the way in.

 

If you aint gonna be tossing lead no need to carry it in yer bag.

 

Jenty will drive anywhere anytime. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

 

Crash always did better yesterday. wink.gif

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Learned a bunch last year so its tough to pick one, so I'll list the top 3.

 

Learned to fish live eels

 

Got more comfortable on the rocks

 

Improved jigging technique (esp. w/ 9" sluggos)

 

Most learning was directly or indirectly a result of SOL, by way of information or fishing w/ other members.

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I learned how to stay in contact with my lures throughout a retrieve better in the surf this year. I am thinkin' I probably was missing a lot of strikes that I never felt in the past because I had slack in my line and didn't understand very well how the rip and waves were effecting my line, retrieve, and lure action.

 

And also, a lesson re-visited......sticky sharp hooks, always, no exceptions!

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I improved my fly/teaser tieing skills.

Also more this year then years past I was able to adjust my sleeping habits around the fish. Middle of the night starts were rare in the past. I have been fishing the dark alot in the past but this year I reclessly abondoned the need for sleep.

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