Just found this forum and wanted to introduce myself, my name is Ivan and i live in the Bronx, i went out and got my SaltWater license and also bought a Penn Spinner V 5500 reel and bought an 11 foot SALTWATER 2 piece Rod. After talking to a friend of mine we went out to the ROCKAWAYS and did some surf fishing with some clams, i caught my first STRIPER, NOT a keeper, but what a blast it was, i took the OBLIGATORY pic and released the SCHOOLIE.
I am now HOOKED on stripe bass fishing. After that initial outing i then went out and bought a sweet 9 foot, 2 piece DAIWA, medium action SURF rod and paired it up with a PENN CLASH 4000 to use with PLUGS and Lures. I am looking to do some fishing with some fellow anglers here, i can drive to your location for some surf fishing, willing to learn and buy you lunch.
I do have a 2014 Wrangler UNLIMITED but did not apply for any beach permits, will do so NEXT year. If you are in the Tri-State area and would like to hang with a fellow Surf fisherman just let me know. I can fish on Thursdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays.
Looks like im hooked.