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  1. Good to see you again rattletrap! I will tell Samuel for sure. He's still pumped up.
  2. Great memories were made today! After two days of learning the art of casting, digging sand fleas, baiting hooks and waiting, Samuel landed his first fish from the surf. This short striper, however was not the highlight of his day... About an hour before this pic was taken, Samuel experienced his first hard take down. I mean rod bending in half and line peeling! Before I could even speak, he was out of his chair and putting his back into it, reeling and tugging. On light tackle, he fought a big black drum into the wash. As I ran for the camera, Dave went into the wash to help land it. As he grabbed the fish, the line snapped and the outgoing wave knocked it out of his hands. After a brief fumble, the black got it's bearings and headed east right into the next wave. We were all elated and heart broken at the same time. Fighting a big fish in the surf for the first time is an amazing feeling that never goes away and I'm glad I was there to see it happen for my son. A big thanks to David Moore for helping with the gear, moral support and so much more. I'm so proud of my boy.. Three days of hard fishing and not one complaint or grumble. A born fisherman through and through.
  3. Found the infamous worms while cleaning a black drum tonight. I found two in the bloodline and were very easy to remove. Apparently they are harmless when cooked with the fish and often eaten by accident. The drum this was caught in was about 26". Anyone else ever find these?
  4. Perfect day on Assateague island! It's shaping up to be a fantastic year!
  5. Good seeing you again Scott! We were non stop all day with big blues. Epic day.
  6. Let us know how that combo works for ya.
  7. I know we need a good bait and tackle shop around here. I think someone could make a mint just specializing in selling fresh Bunker from mid April until December.
  8. Here is a video I found on youtube (sorry about the music) that illustrates how to snell a hook. What do you guys think? Do you have a better or different way? If so, let me know.
  9. Poaching fish in a mixture of soy sauce and water is a simple, fast method that adds gorgeous flavor to fillets, which emerge moist and succulent. It is also flexible and forgiving, with a cooking liquid that can accommodate a host of seasonings. Here those seasonings are sugar (to cut the saltiness of the soy sauce), scallions and an optional fresh or dried chile pepper (either minced or put in whole), but you could experiment with ginger, garlic, lime juice or other flavors. Combine all the ingredients, except the bass, in a skillet. Bring to a boil, add the fish flesh-side-down, and adjust the heat so that the mixture does not bubble too aggressively. The fish cooks in 8 to 10 minutes, until its flesh is mahogany-colored and doesn’t resist when you slice in with a thin-bladed knife. Serve on top of rice, garnished with the cooking liquid and the scallions, which are now limp and tender. Other fish, like cod, halibut, monkfish and salmon, also work, but keep an eye on it as it poaches — you will likely need to adjust the cooking time slightly. Featured in the New York Times Enjoy!
  10. Welcome back, Matt!
  11. Thanks for the update, Beverly. I sure hope everything goes well with Terry and your daughter. Keep us up to date.