dannpakk

Anyone go out on party/head boats frequently?

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2 hours ago, delaware surfman said:

Great report, thanks for the heads up. 
I was worried about things like that. 
I know a mate that worked the last 2-3 years and I don’t see him on the boat any longer either. 
Glad to see you got a 24. 

So Aaron got a new job as a park ranger and Chris is back in school. They were great mates. 

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Thelma dale sucks now that mark & ricky are gone...they are gonna turn into a non fish producing touron boat this summer ! stay clear if u don't want a HACK fishing trip....

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2 hours ago, hot tuna said:

Thelma dale sucks now that mark & ricky are gone...they are gonna turn into a non fish producing touron boat this summer ! stay clear if u don't want a HACK fishing trip....

You know what happened? Rumor has it that hd didn't pay them for a bit. Guess hd got done financial issue

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On 6/6/2021 at 11:30 PM, dannpakk said:

 

 

Came back from Thelma Dale (fisherman wharf in Lewes). Caught a nice 24 inch flounder, 2x 17inch seabass, ribbon fish, and 6x nice sized cods. Jigged my ass off until the last cast using a high low with tsunami teasers and 6" gulp grubs. I also saw the Judy 5 briefly which launches from IRI. They had a nice full boat and disappeared to a new site for a couple hours. Themla dale on the other hand seems to be losing alot of regulars from the past 2-3 years. 

 

So what is a good rod - reel combo for jigging off the head boats for Flounder, Sea Bass, and Tog?

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15 hours ago, dannpakk said:

I use a Shimano tranx with a Shimano trevala s jigging

Thanks, I should have been more specific. What's recommended for length and weight range for trips targeting Flounder, Sea Bass, Togs? I haven't done that since teenage years, and we just used what was available onboard. Back then they would start the season targeting Mackerel out of OC, and I believe that fishery is pretty much non-existent anymore.

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1 hour ago, JAL said:

Thanks, I should have been more specific. What's recommended for length and weight range for trips targeting Flounder, Sea Bass, Togs? I haven't done that since teenage years, and we just used what was available onboard. Back then they would start the season targeting Mackerel out of OC, and I believe that fishery is pretty much non-existent anymore.

Mackerel havent been in the area for a while form my understanding. Spanish mackerel do show up during the hot summer months.

 

I use 2x 5'6'' Shimano trevala with one extra heavy and another medium heavy. I will check the current and wind to determine which one to take. As for weight, I like to to as light as possible with the weight but it really depends on how picky the fish are and if the boat is drifiting/anchored. Somedays fish will like the bait sitting and not moving at all. Other days they want the bait jigged. I will always use heavier weight if drifting to not tangle or fish with the drift if possible (most people shouldn't mind fishing next to each other if both parties understand a tangle is not worth it. Limiting fishing time is not desirable). 

 

I only use gulp for flounder/seabass fishing. It generally produces the biggest seabass and flounder. 

 

Tog fishing, I always go medium heavy to "feel" the bottom better as tog are pickier in general. You'll have to have a strong mental as the colder months historically have the worst weather and wave condition. In addition to the brutally cold days, trips are extremely limited as captains don't want to deal with the elements.

 

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