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  1. Cape Cod Canal
    Hi - I need to upgrade my surf casting rod this year and was planning to use it in the Canal. I'll be using stickbaits and topwater lures most of the time. Anyone have thoughts on the Okuma Cedros CSX-S-1102MH. Specs: -long for getting distance, 11 feet -light, weighs ~13 oz -line rating is...
  2. Maine
    Somewhat interesting read. Leaves me basically unaffected as a lure guy. I don't think I have many/any lures with more than 2 trebles. When the rare occasion arose where I used bait, I had a circle hook anyway. I haven't read into the study at the address linked to in this pdf file yet...
  3. Surfcasting Central
    Hey guys Any thoughts about using Berkley Gulp Saltwater Eel when surfcasting? Which sinker do you recommend using with that? Thanks
  4. Massachusetts
    couple things that have been on my mind lately, hoping some folks here could provide a little insight. apologize in advance if my questions are stupid. 1. when surf-casting live eels as night...does anyone ever use an attractor? some sort of spinner maybe 2-4" above eel's head? it just...
  5. Hudson River
    Judging by the pictures you guys are putting up in the upper Hudson anglers club and the Hudson river forum it appears to be shaping up as a phenomenal year. http://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/showthread.php?t=16471
  6. The Lounge
    Baitrunners daughter, Sophia, seen in many of the gatherings photo's, is in Boston with her Dad today, for her hernia surgery. A common occurance for preemie's, but none the less a bit stressfull for the young lady. If you have not met her yet, you will, as she will one day be right at her Dads...
  7. Massachusetts
    Newbie to Striper fishing...I have never fished in bad weather before, but was looking for some advice on fishing before the storm gets bad maybe thursday night into friday morning, anybody else looking to fish before the storm really bears down on us friday and saturday? Cheers
  8. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    Thinking about buying one.
  9. The Lounge
    What are your thoughts about what we should do to Berkley Ca. http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/07/berkeley.protests/index.html
  10. The Lounge
    OK... here is the game... Dah Rules: 1- If you open this post, you must type the first thing that pops into your mind in the reply box 2- No fair changing your mind about it 3- No editing allowed other that spelling 4- No replying to other peoples posts If you can help it, try not to read other...
  11. The Lounge
    Hi all. Just wanted to know what everyone thinks of the new forum so far? I know there are some quirks and bugs, and we are getting them taken care of day-by-day, slowly but surely. Hopefully in a few weeks everything will be taken care of and the board will be "polished". Luckily though, none...
  12. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Subject says it all...I just picked up a 330gti to replace my old jigmaster 500 and WOW! what a difference. I have however heard some people complaining and some people loving them? what do you guys think?
  13. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    I am in the market to buy a new reel and was offered a used Shimano Spheros 5000 in pretty good condition for $60. I'm willing to pay al little more ($80) but have heard pretty good things about this reel. Any thoughts?
  14. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    A great show, nothing but salt water unlike the other big shows that are mostly hunting guides and lodges with the occasion saltwater oriented booth tossed in. I had a blast, everyone was there. Wasn't 5 feet from my car when I ran into my friend Matt, aka Chumbucket. Once we got in Chum and I...
  15. The Sports Bar
    Matt Hassleback said some of his teamates were writing journals and expressing their feelings, things of that nature while documenting the last two weeks. Though it wasn't for him though. HUH? WTF? Is that a Seattle thing? or a generational thing. Come on. This is football not freaking...
  16. The Lounge
    Number 10 - Life is sexually transmitted. Number 9 - Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. Number 8 - Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich. Number 7 - Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day...
  17. Tackle Evaluation & Product review
    Picked up a SERIES ONE ROD last friday for the winter tailrace season and this rod is LIGHT! I'd say one of the lighter rods in the $80-100 range. the rod feels great, fishes even better. It's eays to cast jsut as long as you have a little weight to throw and it's very manageable for a heavy...
  18. The Striper Forum
    Well, I think this just about does it for me. I have gotten most of the gear out of the car.....tackle boxes, Battles Boxes, Surf Bags, rods N reels, etc. have all been taken in. But ofcourse I did find it very painful, as usual, so there is still one 7' St. Croix Tidemaster in there with a box...
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