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Old 05-14-2019, 09:24 AM
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well ocean calmed a little this morning; light NW but water a little silty/sandy; at 5:30 there were 8 guys casting; in an hour one blue was caught; will give a couple of tide changes and try this afternoon
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Bill, it hasn?t stopped raining since you got back from Florida. You been hanging around Billy Black Cloud too long.
Ouch. Jim, the weather will change soon. I'm leaving for thousand islands for Smallies in the AM. Be back on Monday. It will probably take that long for the water to clean up.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:52 PM
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Ouch. Jim, the weather will change soon. I'm leaving for thousand islands for Smallies in the AM. Be back on Monday. It will probably take that long for the water to clean up.
Billy leaving town?!?! 30# bass will be beaching themselves before he hits the turnpike
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:03 PM
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I got to visit IBSP for a couple hours today hoping to find the big blues in back. It was crickets back there despite a nice high tide starting to run and just a bit of wave action. I saw half a dozen guys try and leave in disgust. I did the same, just took a little longer than the others.
I had a shad that I'd gill hooked over the weekend in my bag and threw on a high lo rig to try my luck in the surf while I was there. 5 minutes and I had a 35" (I measured!) chopper on the sand. In the next 45 minutes I landed 4 more despite 2 bite-offs. The blues were all in the suds out front! There must have been a lot of them and they were hungry! The water wasn't bad and there was almost no sideways current. I wish I'd started there, and maybe tried poppers first.
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Moco Outfront just before the top of flood tide. There was a light south wind and rolling waist high surf. It was fishable, but only with metal and a bucktail. I worked a good stretch of the sand with no luck.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:07 PM
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Billy leaving town?!?! 30# bass will be beaching themselves before he hits the turnpike
Just the thought of billy being out of town had the blues in a frenzy. Nonstop action for three hrs tonight. With a 1/2 doz going 35 inches, totally blew up my anti reverse on my vr. A few of those fish were knuckle busters with the Handel slipping out of my hand. Don?t hurry back
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had nice action on blues on the beach late afternoon; couple to 6 lbs; guy next to me throwing an SP nailed a keeper sized fluke over the first bar; great to see
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water was beautiful...clean and clear; bursts of blues and small bass; saw one 32in come up; had a great blue double header with two 3 lbers
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:43 AM
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I'm thinking of looking for a new plugging rod. What size and style are you using to fish the beach and for those blues in the RB?
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:34 PM
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I have a 10 1/2 ft ODM; bought at Grumpys; love it but is not cheap
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I'm thinking of looking for a new plugging rod. What size and style are you using to fish the beach and for those blues in the RB?
Real question is what's your budget?!?! Stuff has become so expensive it helps to know what a wanna spend..I'm a 9ft rod guy..its all I use front/back until fluke season..Its perfect for me..I've been using a Fiberstar Composite Predetor I picked up from a buddy used and I LOVE IT!! Awesome rod..I believe it 8ft 11in..they have off sizes..but man this rod can handle anything and lite as a feather..again not a cheap rod..but worth the cash..I think they are 340$..I paid less since it was used...barely used..
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:45 PM
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I have an 8 ft St croix I use for everything, bass, my first albies and the occasional fluke.

also some big blue pumping thing just showed up where I like to fish in the back, looks like it is staked in so I wonder if they will be doing some dredging in the BUrg area.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:16 PM
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I'm thinking of looking for a new plugging rod. What size and style are you using to fish the beach and for those blues in the RB?
Different rods for different areas you fish. A 9ft might be good for the bay or sandy hook, but your not going to get over the bar at IBSP. Everyone has there own preferences, I have a few 10ft, but love a 9ft rod. St.Croix, Lami, I am liking the new Black Hole line. I fish light, so a rod rated to 4oz seems too heavy to me. The rod that I been using is a black hole Suzuki rated 1/2-2oz. Catching 15-20 and a 25lb bass, also 15lb bluefish.
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Round two today, 13 blues, some small but a few going 12-15lbs. The water was still stained. They didn?t want any poppers, anything white 2-3 ft down did the trick.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:15 AM
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Black Hole Suzuki Special Surf Rod


The Suzuki Special is Black Hole's "economical" line of surf rods. However, do not let the "economical" scare you, this rod is still lives up to Black Hole's high standard of performance. On the faster side of a moderate-fast action they excel in backwaters and inlets, as well as catching False Albacore.


8' Rated 1/2-2oz and has a blank weight of 3.2oz

9'6" - Rated 3/4-4oz and weighs 9.6oz. <<<<<<< ?

10' - Rated 1/2-2oz and weighs 7.9oz.

Bay,

Is this the rod you're talking about? Both the 8' and 10' rods are rated 1/2 to 2 ounces, but the 9'6" is heavier. The 10' is actually a little lighter in action, and only 1 oz. heavier built out. My shoulder isn't my best part these days and a lighter rod sounds like a good way to go. I don't think there's much "casting over the bar" left in me unless the tide is very low and I can walk quite a ways out.

Even new, the price for this rod isn't out of the question for me.... I can eat oatmeal for a couple weeks or just stay at work more (and fish less) to pay for it. Good thing I like oatmeal!
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