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Fishing Reports for May 2019

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40 mins ago, crazybellringer said:

 

facts, happens too much if you ask me. 

 

no limitations :airquote:

 

in the past @VS rep at a show told me its my fault.... lol yea so thats why all my penn and tsunami handles are perfectly fine. What a joke.

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Fished Tuesday outback OC on the turn of incoming. Threw small paddle tails, mag darter with nothing. Switched to a single trebble (belly hook) sebile magic swimmer and had my rod double over on the third cast. Had the VR50 on my 8' tidewater peeling drag at a moderate pace. So rather than. Turning the handle with line peeling off I reached to tighten the drag for 1 second and fish came off. Certainly the hardest pull of the year for me. Most likely the biggest of the season. That one hurt. Lesson learned.

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NoMoCo - out front Thursday afternoon, incoming tide . another raw day with the steady SE wind Good l looking water with a nice chop. Slow day Started losing worms and feared the dreaded micro-bass were going to ruin my day Finally hooked one of the little guys, and it was a blowfish. Never caught one out front. Narrowly avoided the skunk with a 23" bass on a worm.

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13 mins ago, DragonsLax48 said:

no limitations :airquote:

 

in the past @VS rep at a show told me its my fault.... lol yea so thats why all my penn and tsunami handles are perfectly fine. What a joke.

Why not use your Penn and Tsunami reels rather than the VS?  

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4 mins ago, cartopper said:

Why not use your Penn and Tsunami reels rather than the VS?  

My VS forces me to slow down to the speed i like to fish and i enjoy knowing that i can drop my reel under water when I go to lip my fish.

 

I fished with a conflict packed with grease and oil for a few years when I was first starting but servicing it every 3 trips or so got old pretty quick as I started to fish more

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Technically avoided the skunk last night as hooked a broken line with my mag darter and noticed some tugging as I was wrapping up the line. Ended up being like a 12-15” bluefish that swallowed the hook on wire leader. Cut the wire leader as close as possible and watch it swim away. 

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41 mins ago, DragonsLax48 said:

no limitations :airquote:

 

in the past @VS rep at a show told me its my fault.... lol yea so thats why all my penn and tsunami handles are perfectly fine. What a joke.

 

On a trip in mtk my budy broke one and had the cap break on his back up. I have a zee bass and have issues. I don't think i will ever consider  expensive reels again. I wetsuit with my penn and shimano just fine. The one shimano i found in the ocean and used it for 2 years before i got it serviced. 

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3 mins ago, crazybellringer said:

 

On a trip in mtk my budy broke one and had the cap break on his back up. I have a zee bass and have issues. I don't think i will ever consider  expensive reels again. I wetsuit with my penn and shimano just fine. The one shimano i found in the ocean and used it for 2 years before i got it serviced. 

Ive been hearing this alot... I just bought the upgraded machined handle arm and it will be here on monday. I hope it doesnt overpower the gears or cap.

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Ocean County this morning from 6-10. Skunked out back, currents were too fast where I was and the water was way too churned from chop. At least a couple of gulls managed to grab a small puffer. Out front wasn’t any better, needed at least 5oz to hold bottom beyond the break, not a single bite on jigs, gulp, or bunker. In between showed one keeper bass for someone other than myself on a sp minnow. I’m beginning to think I just don’t know how to fish for anything other than fluke.

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On the troll today, only one bass, more excited to know the the bk Suzuki that I cut to 9’2” can handle the strike of a trolled fish.

 

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2 hours ago, FlounderWetspot said:

Fished Tuesday outback OC on the turn of incoming. Threw small paddle tails, mag darter with nothing. Switched to a single trebble (belly hook) sebile magic swimmer and had my rod double over on the third cast. Had the VR50 on my 8' tidewater peeling drag at a moderate pace. So rather than. Turning the handle with line peeling off I reached to tighten the drag for 1 second and fish came off. Certainly the hardest pull of the year for me. Most likely the biggest of the season. That one hurt. Lesson learned.

I have had this problem a few times. Two things seem to lessen the likelihood. 

  • Put a swivel on the belly treble (canal rigged). 
  • Cup the spool and set the hook hard. Then check the fish is still on good. If so, you should be able to tighten the drag if needed. 

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Ocean County in the back, midway through the outgoing tide, some dogs, some skates, some spiders, some horseshoes, and 2 Drum, both released to breed away.................

 

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Out back in lower OC last night.  Two shorts but there was a ton of birds.  Out front this morning but nothing.  Back to the bay after that and lost one on a Gibbs popper.  

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