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  1. Thank you for a wonderful year of honest and informative reporting. Enjoy your new boat!
  2. I did mine about two weeks ago, just like you with 50 lb. braid and a curved needle. Worked fine!
  3. In Va., painting gold to a silver back Magnum Geezer.
  4. The DW Action Stacker works real well. It's a snap with a notch in the rubber covering. Just hook on the line at the notch. Very simple.
  5. Try Microfiber. GRab a blob with the microfiber towel, squeeze hard and pull fast. It's gone immediately.
  6. Reminds me of an LOU post a couple of years ago. I think we've all experienced the hot bite for an hour or two but for a whole day? Wow! I agree that is Fisherman;s Nirvana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siiWuVWN5AY
  7. Way to go! You can't beat that price.
  8. Mostly trolling tackle but yes he was starting to. Had some nice centerpin rods and reels. Here's Jons Facebook URL https://www.facebook.com/Route-18-Tackle-108961801779196/ .
  9. Great supply, great advice, great price. I just bought a Cannon Mag 5 from Bass Pro for $469.99 , I find out now Jon had it for $439.99. A pre-Biden deal. A great store!
  10. Sorry for your bad luck Fishnut. I hit a submerged log out of the Oak at high RPM about four or five years ago. It was after one of those deluges with lots of debris in the water. The engine had a clunk clunk sound to it. Luckily it was only the prop and that was repaired by Ernst. Hope the repair news is good at the marina.
  11. Fishing Monday at the Oak, almost hit for the cycle except for an Atlantic. Did catch a 7 lb brown off the pump station at 160 ft on a Seneca Special with the green/gold fly down 65 ft. Not targeting Browns. This combo also took a mature King. Cohos caught on 42nd mag spoon. Steelhead on a Reg NBK. Magic depth was 65 to 75. Dipsies at 180. Lost KIng when level wind broke on Daiwa 47LC.
  12. Yes a small world it is. I usually try to have one meat rig on through out the year. For meat, Familiar Bite or the Dream Weaver variety work well. Just a rule of thumb it seems that the bigger salmon like the meat better. Try to have the flasher match the twinkie/teaser and the meat head. ATOMIK makes great rigs. If I'm just using meat I usually troll at 2 MPH. Check out the rig. Drop it in the water and have it do a slow revolve. Not a spin. (Sort of what you want a surgical eel to look like in the Chesapeake.) About 1 to 1 1/2 rolls per second. There's a bunch of YouTube videos available. Feel free to PM me any time you want.
  13. Retired AF here. Had the Coast Guard out of St Inigoes Creek rescue me one night out in the bay when I spun a hub. Had friends at Pax and especially when they moved NAVAIR out of the Pentagon. Have a great trip!
  14. Yeah Understand. I come up from Va. Have a cabin and boat at Oak Orchard now. Oswego and Pulaski were favorite haunts in the past. The power plant is actually west of Wrights. Only about a 1/2 mile or so. It just offers a nice protected place that is very productive when the run is on. It's kind of exciting when the salmon are porposing. Another favorite route is to troll along break water, head towards the river, turn right at the river and go under the main bridge and then reverse the course all the way back up to the Turnaround. Larry's Tackle is right in the town by the river. I would always get the local reports from the anglers at Wright's or go to the charters at Oswego Marina. (Incidentally one of those charters used to advertise the world record Silver Salmon at 33 lb 7 oz. caught off Oswego.) Also offshore around 100 ft up to the Nine Mile plant is another good opportunity. Good chance for browns there also. I just saw you are at St Inigoes MD. I've been fishing the Chesapeake for 50 years. Keep my boat at Buzz's. Before that Drury's. Going to do some cobia and spanish mackerel fishing later in July. Good luck to you Dane.
  15. At Salmon River or Little Salmon River, #4 J Plugs or Flashers with Meat. If in Oswego and you have a small boat go to the Turnaround (by the power plant) and just troll the tight channel to the left of Wright's with jointed flatfish. That time of year the Salmon can be thick. It can make for great action with green Salmon.
  16. I live in Va now and have a cabin and a boat on Oak Orchard but when I was in the AF I was stationed in San Antonio for four years and fished the area extensively. Within San Antonio you have Calaveras Lake where 10 lb Large Mouths are not that uncommon. There is also Canyon Lake which has Striped Bass, walleyes and Bass. The cold outflow of that lake has some great stocked trout fishing. Then on the salt water side you have Corpus Christi with great speckled trout and red fish. Matagorda bay is great off the gas wells, In the fall there are monster reds and doormat size flounder, You can go south on Padre Island for great trout and reds. What is called the land cut is fantastic. You also have near by Rockport, Port Lavaca and Port O'Conner. Matagorda Island is also great. One thing we used to do off Port Aransas was the find the tidal line of weeds and where shrimp boats were culling there nets. Sometimes this would be a few miles sometimes it would be 20 miles. It used to be a six pack was worth a bucket of shrimp. They would also give you all the culled bait fish you want. We would then troll this area with spoons and feathered rigs with the bait fish such as ribbon fish, ballyhoo or pinfish and catch monster kingfish. San Antonio is great central location for great year round fishing. Its about 150 miles from SA to CC and Texans call SA a "costal" city. LOL. I wish you best of luck.
  17. Sorry for misfortune but glad that you and your crew made it back safely. Your calm demeanor and the fact that you instituted an immediate rescue plan was the main reason that this horrific situation did not become a catastrophe. Things can happen fast. I was straight out in 500 ft of water at Oak Orchard in late August two years ago when that 19 footer went under in seconds in what they said were 5 to 7 foot waves. One soul was lost. There were four of us in my 28 ft Sportcraft, We never saw or heard anything. We remarked at the proximity of two freighters. Very unusual. I even posted on line some fish pics that morning on this forum not knowing how close we may have been to the tragedy. We all felt bad then and still think about that when out off shore. In 2017 I hit a submerged log while going about 25 MPH off the Oak. The jar nearly knocked my buddy off his seat and my wrist was hurting as I had lunged forward. What a surprise. The prop was retooled and is working fine. That same year I had the misfortune to have a fire on the boat. A frayed downrigger shorted out and caused an electrical fire that ignited a mess of oil soaked wires in the bilge. Smoke was coming out of the air vents and gunnels. We cautiously opened the engine cover slightly and applied the fire extinguisher. I hailed on 16 for assistance and the coast guard in Buffalo replied immediately. They hailed other boats in the area to help but after receiving no response they contacted the Rochester Coast Guard that brought us back. Very nice crew, The boat passed the inspection. I put in a separate terminal bar and rewired with heavy gauge Romex to remedy the situation. The most harrowing boating event that I personally was involved with occurred in the late 60s on the Chesapeake Bay off Point Lookout. I had purchased my first boat a 15 1/2 ft Montgomery Ward's Sea KIng, with a 55 HP Chrysler. My father and I were blue fishing on a very warm, humid 95 degree day. The bay was just like glass. My father noticed that the water was turning green. We immediately saw a pitch black sky heading toward us from the North. We also put on our life preservers at that time. The wind hit us almost immediately. We creeped for two miles in 6 ft seas with only 18 inches of free board. You could not see 100 yards and we were 2 miles from shore. We capsized and lost all our gear and the battery. With the air pocket the boat stayed afloat and we paddled toward shore. We never lost our cool and I was able to touch bottom in about 1 hour. Some beach house owner saw us and helped us get to shore. The sad situation here and a lesson to be learned was that I thought I can go out fairly far because it is calm and if any problem comes up I can just zip in. The weatherman estimated the winds on the bay were in excess of 85 MPH. A week later I read a report that a 38 ft boat capsized off St Jerome creek in that storm which was about 1 mile from where we ended up. Stay calm and never be complacent when it comes to open water. I wish you all the best in you efforts to get on the water again. BTW the Chrysler was dried out and worked fine for years after. I am a retired bluesuiter,
  18. Gil T is right, Nothport Nailer. They were a good "go to" lure for a long time. First used these on Lake Michigan in the 80s.
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