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  1. My name is Dave Hollinger,I've been posting for awhile now.I live in York,Pa where I install inground swimming pools.We have a small trailer in Bishopville,Md where we try to spend as many weekends as possible.I love to fish and boat,and would like to get into surf fishing.I really injoy this site and the friendly people who frequent it. Hopfully with your help my fishing adiction will turn into a catching adiction. Daveh 8)
  2. Ok, here we go boys and girls. Some great catches from the surf in Delaware. Stripers are here and should be increasing in appearances for the anglers. Keeper Flounder is also coming out of the surf as well. Blues up to 33" are being landed, but some are chewing through mono leader like it was butter. Feel free to post your Delaware surf reports here and good luck to all anglers. Just a friendly reminder to support the fishing clubs who are fighting to keep your access open to our wonderful beaches.
  3. :coffee:First trip to the Outer Banks was in the fall of 08. Making a return trip the week before Memorial Weekend. Only the wife & I so instead of renting a weekly, we're going to use hotels. Was planning on starting north and working our way south as the fishing/weather permits. Anyone recommend hotels that are fishing friendly? I've got a four wheel drive so I can move to the open area's to fish. Just like to be able to throw a line in late or early from the hotel also. Also any reports of the current fishing will be appreciated. Will be stopping at TW's upon arrival....... Thanks, Kevin:coffee:
  4. I was invited to go fishing with Capt. Monty aboard the Morning Star yesterday. I had been wanting to fish with the highly regarded Captain and his crew for a few years now and finally got the chance. It was a blast! I have been on several charters and some were better than others, however I had never felt quite as welcome as did with this crew. Captain Monty not only showed extraordinary talent maneuvering his boat to get us in just the right "spot", he also came down and fished with us nearly the whole day. Among the anglers aboard, I was honored to fish along side the current Golden Tilefish World Record holder, Dennis Muhlenforth. (Picture from August 17, 2009) Of course, he outfished everyone. Nearly every angler caught fish and I caught, tagged and released my first Codfish. Both mates also fished with the guests and were extremely friendly, fast and helpful throughout the entire trip. I am really looking forward to going out with Captain Monty and crew again in the near future and would highly recommend this charter to anyone looking for a fun, inexpensive day of offshore fishing. The Morning Star 410-520-2076 I would also like to note that I have never met anyone so dedicated and passionate about improving Maryland's marine habitat as Captain Monty Hawkins. Please take some time to learn about the Ocean City Reef Foundation by going to their website.
  5. Saturday’s weather was miserable at best. No sun, lots of wind and rain on the way said it all. We had two super guys onboard today, Cal and his son Lucas from Oregon. A friendly wager for first fish, most fish and the largest fish between father and son got off to a fast start. Lucas first cast had a fish on within 5 seconds but lost it boat side. It took more than 5 seconds for the next bite. Lucas caught several more only to have them get off again at the boat. Cal did not let that occur and won the first phase! We were tossing live shrimp on 1/0 hooks with 1/16oz weight in 5-10’ of 62 degree waters. With the tide a very low -.08 most flats were bare or had very little water pushing redfish and trout to deeper pockets. Cal and Lucas dealt with a rocking boat and stiff winds with quality cast after cast. Cal’s enthusiasm in poor conditions was infectious, first mate Chris and I really wanted to get these guys on the fish. The first couple of stops were slow resulting in a few small trout. We moved to a deep canal and quickly found feisty trout to 16” and ladyfish. We stitched from bait to DOA CAL jerk baits and the action picked up quickly. The weather was getting worse so I picked up and ran to a spot near the marina that had been red hot lately. The wind was so brisk now that the power pole would not hold us in place and we quickly were moved out of the strike zone. The rain started so we wisely called it a day. Overall we took approximately 15 trout and 6 ladyfish during our 5 hours on the water. Captain Steven
  6. I'm thinking about picking up some new gear, considering i've been using all my dad's old 60's surf gear and it's starting to fall apart(string holding the guides is falling off). just wondering what everyone is using. i'm a spinning reel man, but i know i've read about you guys casting conventionals, which i've never done before. can you really get a conventional out there that far, as far as a spinner, without using a board or a kayak? if you could recommend me a nice budget friendly set up(spinning or conventional) i would appreciate it, thanks
  7. Last minute I'm able to get down to <acronym title="Assateague Island">AI</acronym> on Sunday 7/26 for one night, however all of <acronym title="Assateague Island">AI</acronym>'s campsites are reserved. Anyone have some insight on other spots or know of a close-by pet friendly rental unit that rents for a night? Thanks!
  8. I have 3 eight week old registered beagle puppies for sale. Parents are on premesis. All are tri-color females. Several field champions in pedigree. Asking $250 each. Very energetic and friendly. Started on housebreaking. 302-228-9316 or 302-228-9466.
  9. Invitations for the 3rd Annual DMS Invitational Tournament, scheduled for October 9-11, 2009, will be sent out shortly. This is a surf-fishing event; you do NOT need to be a member of the Delaware Mobile Surf-fishermen (DMS) to participate. Friday the 9th is set aside for registration, with Tournament fishing going on Saturday and Sunday. Over 250 anglers participated last year; we have room for more! Last year's participants will have a place guaranteed IF their entry is postmarked no later than September 3. Others will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The fishing area covers much of the Delaware Seashore State Park and includes areas for those who choose to walk-on. The DMS Invitational is family-friendly and offers great prizes for everyone, with Overall, Women’s and Youth Divisions as well as a post-Tournament meal preceding the Awards Ceremony. Full details will be announced once they are finalized by the Tournament Committee. If you want an application, e-mail your name and address to dmstournament@verizon.net Good luck, and see you on the beach!
  10. Very bad experience at Lynnhaven Fish House, got sick too. An excellent place to have breakfast (prolly other meals too) is Sandfiddler Cafe. It's in a semi-defunct shopping center at 9561 Shore Drive in Norfolk. Or maybe it's actually VA Beach at that point.... Good friendly service too.
  11. I had been keeping my boat @ IRM, but with changing times I now have to keep it @ home and launch locally. Initially we were going to use Bowers, but have since found the Cedar Creek Boat Launch. Currents seem more friendly there and lots of room. I'd like to find out if there are any special "things" I should be aware of in the waters there as well as navigating in and out from the boat launch to the bay. I did a google map and it appears there is a large jetty leaving an area to the right that we'd have to negotiate. How about the water depths in low tide?? Only potential problem I noticed at the launch @ low tide is there is a LOT of mud on the ramp... am thinking this could cause some problems with the tow vehicle if the front wheel drive wheels get into it??? Thanks
  12. Today I was fishing solo on a much needed relaxing day in Biscayne Bay with 15-20 <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:stockticker>MPH</st1:stockticker> winds, the water temp around 66 degrees, a bit cool for bonefish but not impossible and very good visibility. Starting on the ocean side of the bay I took advantage of the early morning incoming tide bringing with it the warmer ocean water and the bones were friendly and feeding. The first three schools of 15-20 bones each resulted in this nice bonefish on 6lb test, a spit hook and a fish tailing on the artificial but spooked when the school saw the boat. Moving to the west side of the bay to follow the same tidal stage produced more feeding bones but these proved to be much spookier fish. Every school spooked whether they were mudding, tailing or cruising. Nothing seemed to work, long casts, longer casts, small jigs, small crabs, live shrimp. Over 120 fish later and one nice bone in the boat I decided not to continue to fight the white caps on the flats and headed home. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> January and into February will continue to see the biggest bones of the year but the smaller guys will appear if we have a few days of warmer weather. After a hard cold front look for bones mudding in deeper water and switch to the flats later in the day as the water warms with the sun. <o:p></o:p> Get out there and make that drag sing! If you need some pointers or want to head out and go fishing, give me a call or email me and we’ll set up a trip.
  13. I'm visiting my family in Port Royal & I need some fishing spots. I don't have access to a boat...so I need to know where I can go bank fishing or pier fishing. My son in law is a Marine & he said there are some ponds on Parris Island that are good for fishing??? Does anyone know?? I always wade fish on the Texas coast....is the fishing around Beaufort wade friendly?? Any info is much appreciated. Thanks, JW
  14. Ok, so I posted in the reports, and didn't think I'd elaborate there on this campground. This place was great. With traffic and some stops it took us about 2-2.5 hours from Centreville. When we arrived we were worried at first. The place is 80% Seasonal campers. For those of you who don't understand that. 80% of all the sites at this campsite have permanent campers on them. I've typically found that a lot of permanent campers means A LOT of noise, parties, etc running around. NO WAY!!!!!! by 11pm on the busiest weekend of the year this place was so quiet you could've heard a pin drop. Some of the weekend spaces were small but hey, not everyone has dad's 32' house on wheels LOL. Anyhow....back to the campground. The staff was friendly, it had a very nice Covered Pool, Marina facilities, Restaurant, Bar, Small Store with the essentials (fishing license, bait, beer, soda, snacks and ice) The beach was a short walk from the campsites and was VERY nice. The beach was clean, and again, even with the # of people at the campsite this weekend....it was NEVER crowded. The water is good 2-4' for at least 100' from the waters edge making it great for family swimming. What more can I say....I loved the place....Oh...and if you don't have an camper, they have a field in the back that they use as overflow and tent camping. The rates were really good, I believe it was $35 a night for full hookups. So, if you're looking for a good place to head out to for the weekend, by yourself or with your family I would give them a call and see if they have room for you. Oh, the guys were fishing off the breakwater Jetties as well as the beach and apparently catching some catfish and croaker (although I didn't see any pulled in) But from the yak, I was pulling in white perch 50' from shore in the one hole I could find that was about 6-7'.....
  15. Assateague camp sites are all booked for Memorial weekend. Does any one have any advice on other close by camp sites for tents or some where to rent that is pet friendly? Late planning. Thanks for any input!
  16. Ok, so... Does anyone know of any pet friendly motels in or near O.C.? The FSK would be an ideal location but they do not allow pets. The Dogtel on Rt 50 has a suite for one at $35 a night. An additional dog in the "suite" is $30 more. Latest check in is 7 pm and earliest check out is 7 am. Their # is 410-213-8188. I'd rather have my dogs with me so does anyone know of any pet friendly places?
  17. Rolled out the Jon Boat again because its Saturday and theres was NO WAY I was launching the big boat and run up N down the beach chasing stripers.......my freezer is full anyway. Normally I fish the heck out of West Neck this time of year.......went last week and we didnt do well at all,decided to go marks spots for future trips on the NW River......been there fished it a million times but always threw the back of the park with my canoe.....today I launched at Bob's and headed went under the bridge because my Garmin said there was 20 or so feet of water on the other side......true enough but NO FISH ? No Where......marked lots of suspended fish but no takers.....Only numbers I have in my phone are out of towners that have fished here....Ranger and Shoer.....So I called Dayton and asked WTF over ?> Headed his advice and drifted under the bridge towards the R/R Bridge......picked up several (4) crapppie right on the pilons around 8 ft deep....released the specks and moved on.......puttered back past boat ramp and headed around the corner........I have never been her mind you and my boat is way under powered with a puny 9.9 on a 16ft Super wide Duck Boat.......I had no idea the people that waved knew who I was, just be'n friendly so I waved and kept on getting up at a blistering 7 1/2 MPH...... man theres a lot of islands back up in there !! Marked some fish and decided to anchor around a bend back away from 2 other boats that were stopped and fishing, I didnt want to go between them and impose.......I found several fat females right away behind me where the drop off was and Leo fished out front in shallow water under a big stump......thats where we sat and wore their little fishy butts out !! As far as I can recall we were over 50 on our "first,big and most" bet.......we kept like 20 between the two of us. He had never even seen a perch before so I sent him home with all but 6 for me & whatherface.......It was dark when we left the boatramp !! Not a bad day at all for being "rookies" on new water.........I would go back tomorro if it not for a Rockfish Charter on the BIG BIG Boat .......Today water temp was 47.8, I got the fat girls in 14 feet of water 8 feet down......Leo's fish were in 6 ft right under that stump......live minnows under slip bobbers....... HERES THE STUMP WE FISHED AT ::::
  18. <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">PHILADELPHIA</st1:City> (Reuters) - <st1:City w:st="on">Philadelphia</st1:City> is home to the least attractive people in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region></st1:place>, a survey of visitors and residents showed on Friday. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> <SCRIPT language=JavaScript>if(window.yzq_d==null)window.yzq_d=new Object();window.yzq_d['.Iy6R0SOxL0-']='&U=13bmcciet%2fN%3d.Iy6R0SOxL0-%2fC%3d619213.11520029.12019845.1442997%2fD%3dLREC%2fB%3d4919452';</SCRIPT><NOSCRIPT></NOSCRIPT>The city of more than 1.5 million people was also found to be among the least stylish, least active, least friendly and least worldly, according to the "America's Favorite Cities" survey by Travel & Leisure magazine and CNN Headline News.<o:p></o:p> About 60,000 people responded to the online survey -- at www.travelandleisure.com -- which ranked 25 cities in categories including shopping, food, culture, and cityscape, said Amy Farley, senior editor at the magazine.<o:p></o:p> For unattractiveness, <st1:City w:st="on">Philadelphia</st1:City> just beat out <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Washington</st1:City> <st1:State w:st="on">DC</st1:State></st1:place> and Dallas/Fort Worth for the bottom spot. <st1:City w:st="on">Miami</st1:City> and <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">San Diego</st1:place></st1:City> are home to the most attractive people, the poll found.<o:p></o:p> But Farley pointed out the results don't mean people in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Philadelphia</st1:place></st1:City> are ugly or the city is a bad place to visit.<o:p></o:p> "We were asking people to vote on attractiveness, not unattractiveness. Travel & Leisure editors believe there are a lot of attractive people in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Philadelphia</st1:place></st1:City>," she said.<o:p></o:p> "The relative attractiveness of its residents is only a minuscule factor in evaluating a city's merit."<o:p></o:p> Philadelphians' self-esteem has been undermined by national surveys showing they are among the fattest people in the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region>. The American Obesity Association ranked the city in the top 10 for overweight people every year between 2000 and 2005.<o:p></o:p> And sporting pride in a city known for the fierce loyalty of its fans has been hurt by not having had a national champion in any of its four main sports since the 76ers won the National Basketball Association title in 1983.<o:p></o:p>
  19. From another site: Owning your own boat can be as bad as owning a swimming pool. the best thing about a pool can be knowing someone who has one. When you have your own pool, you'll notice more friends and more friendly neighbors. If you've always had a boat or pool, you may not notice the difference, you may just think you're the most popular guy on the block. Typical scenario: It's a hot summer daywhen Dave says, "Hey John, let's go over to Sean's house." John says, "Why Sean's house, I don't really like that guy?" Dave replies, " Me either but he's got a pool." And off they go. They show up at Sean's and use his towels, drinks his soda, eats his food, and track water into the bathroom when they go inside to take a leak....unless the basturds just piss in your pool. The wife has to like the ones coming to the pool but not necessarily on your boat BUT then you have the ol lady's relatives who come out of the woodwork for "summer visits." Anyway, here's the POINT. Know what kind of "guest" you should be. Here's a perfect example of what NOT to do if you are guest...I've had them all at various times but a couple of weeks ago I had a fishing trip that while extreme is all true. Here goes... The husband of a friend of Judy's wanted to go fishing. We set a time(my time is LIMITED) and his arrival was 2+ hours late because he stayed up all night drinking.... He shows up with no tackle, no rods, and no damn money! Not even a frigging sandwich! But in his mind he came prepared for the occasion, he brought his beer! If this dumbass were an air traffic controller, 9-1-1 would be a daily occurence! If you're a boat owner, you probably know all too well what it's like to have to cater to those you bring along but this guy was a total misfit. The worst part is that I already knew this and still allowed him to board my vessel! I tried to convince myself that everything was going to be okay, he really can't be that bad. Yeah right! This jackass made my past experiences with morons seem like peaches and cream! Listed below is a list of things he did and/or didn't do-he's my official idiot poster child and you can imagine how my day went. 1. Don't even bother to get in your car and drive if your beer is more important than the fishing trip 2. Do not come without food 3. Do bring your Silstar combo to destroy instead of my St Croix 4. Don't bother coming if you cannot tell the difference between holding bottom and having a fish on the hook 5. Don't come if you cannot follow simple directions 6. Don't come wearing black sole shoes 7. Don't come if you don't know the difference between a cutting board and a cooler top 8. Don't come if you don't know to cut your own bait with simple directions 9. Don't come if you only want to fish for 1-2 hours(unless that's the boat owners' plan) 10. Don't come if you use a $40.00 Russell fillet knife like it's an ice pick 11. Don't come if you cannot keep track or your beer, if you can't keep it in your hand, a cup holder, or keep it from spilling all over the captains' dashboard 12. Don't come if you have to take a shit but can't shit in a bucket 13. Don't come if you can't untangle the simplest tangle 14. Don't come if youo KNOW you can catch more fish at a different location than the one you're fishing 15. Don't come if you can't afford to chip in for gas, food, bait, drinks. And whatever you do, DO NOT borrow money when you get in to go for a beer run! 16. Don't come if you are not willing and/or able to at least hold onto a frigging rope at the dock without saying, "I'm sorry, I relaxed, the rope slipped outta my hands" as your $40, 000.00 starts to go out with the tide. 17. Don't come if you are not giong to offer to help clean up the f***ing mess you made of the captains' boat. In a nutshell, that is how my day was spent fishing with "Too Tall, Do It All, Know It All" Paul! Things you should do: Have respect, common sense, offer to bring food and drinks, bring your own equipment(understandable if you don't have it if you don't fish often), listen to your captain, have the ability to help pay for the trip(gas, bait, food, whatever), offer to help clean the vessel, and be prepared to pay for any lost or broken equipment that you were responsible for breaking or losing. The captain will gladly invite you back and the fishing trip will be pleasurable for everyone
  20. We had the first-ever event on 7/16. Pickings were slim for the 33 entrants. The million boats of tourists, stained water, 20K S winds didn't help much. A lot of guys caught nothing, some caught upwards of 16 TB's w/o any keepers. My partner and I fished the inlet, all of the East channel, the west channel by Stinky Beach, all of the Thorofare, chasing the tides each place, which means we were back and forth to each spot several times. I stuck my nose out at the inlet but it was pretty lively out there so we decided to stay inside. Live spot only got me an 18" striper at Stinky Beach. We caught maybe 7 tb's all day. Around 2PM, we were about ready to throw in the towel but made one last attempt in the east channel during the outgoing. Nothing on spot, minnows/squid. I stayed w/minnows but cut a tapered piece of Saltwater Gulp to use in place of squid, and next thing you know, had a 19 1/2. This held up for a while in the standings, but a guy nailed a nice 23" not long before lines-out at 3:30 and took first place, bumping us to 2nd. A 19 1/4 finished 3rd. Harbor Tackle was the official weigh station. It was nice to finally meet Bev, who was very helpful and friendly.
  21. What You Can Do to Conserve the Earth’s Oceans and Coasts <o></o> 1. Conserve water: The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater will pollute our oceans. <o></o> 2. Help reduce pollution: Walk, bike or ride the bus. Fossil fuel emissions from cars and industry lead to ocean warming which causes mass-bleaching of corals and can lead to widespread destruction of reefs. <o></o> 3. Use only ecological or organic fertilizers: Although you may live thousands of miles from a coral reef ecosystem, these products flow into the water system, pollute the ocean, and can harm coral reefs and marine life. <o></o> 4. Dispose of your trash properly: Don't leave unwanted fishing lines, cigarette butts or plastic bags in the water or on the beach. Any kind of litter pollutes the water and can harm the reef and the fish. <o></o> 5. Support reef-friendly businesses: Ask the fishing, boating, hotel, aquarium, dive or snorkeling operators how they protect the reef. Be sure they care for the living reef ecosystem and ask if the organization responsible is part of a coral reef ecosystem management effort. <o></o> 6. Plant a tree: Trees reduce runoff into the oceans. You will also contribute to reversing the warming of our planet and the rising temperatures of our oceans. <o></o> 7. Practice safe and responsible diving and snorkeling: Do not touch the reef or anchor your boat on the reef. Contact with the coral will damage the delicate coral animals, and anchoring on the reef can kill it, so look for sandy bottom or use moorings if available. <o></o> 8. Volunteer for a beach cleanup: Many municipalities and organizations host annual beach cleanups. Check out your city’s volunteer schedules. 9. Contact your government representatives: Demand they take action to protect coral reefs, stop sewage pollution of our oceans, expand marine protected areas and take steps to reverse global warming. <o></o> 10. Spread the word: Remember your own excitement at learning how important the planet's coral reefs are to us and the intricate global ecosystem. Share this excitement and encourage others to get involved.<o></o>
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  23. Okay, with the Microsoft Vista operating system taking over everything, bohica's excellent picture resize program no longer works for me. Steve and other "nay sayers" I must admit, you were right about Vista... Sucks. On to Business: Two favors for you all to keep in mind: 1. I need an easy to use program to resize pictures to the correct format and size. 2. I need the moderators to keep up with the folks who are using 3rd party photo housing sites to store the pictures. I have recently gone into the past few years and have found several invalid links from those servers who no longer feel it necessary to house your pictures for WHATEVER reason they deem appropriate. Sooo.... We need to crack down on hot linking (click that link) pictures from other sites (including places like "photo-hosting" or whatever they are called) and use our well maintained and very user friendly upload attachment feature. If you see someone using a third party program, and you are a registered user please inform the appropriate moderator and let them know of the situation. If you are a moderator, please save that picture and edit it to the correct resolution and file size and re-upload it to the same post. I am not trying to be a pain here, but I can just imagine in a few years, all of these gorgeous shots of fish we worked so hard to catch will be lost forever because "photobucket" failed to stay in business. Thanks for your help!
  24. I have 4 of the pickiest kids when it comes to eating fish. The oldest (13) will eat most of the fish I cook the others won't touch them unless I threaten grounding and household chores. I really hate to be the bad guy but does anyone have anything that might appeal to the younger ones?
  25. Fished off my Yak last summer a few times and had a blast. I am going to rig it for multiple rods and a GPS. Anyone use the Scotty Bar? Which rod holders are the most user friendly?? I have a 14' Perception sit on top. I fish mostly back bays, Cape Henlopen, Indian River area. thanks, JT