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      Surfcaster's 2016 Reboot!   09/21/2016

      Howdy, folks. I know this is way overdue, and the damage is probably already done, but after weeks of working with the database I've finally wiped out all of the spam posts and topics. This was no easy task, considering there were three-quarters of a million bogus posts and nearly three hundred thousand bogus topics. Once a hacker/spammer network finds a vulnerability, they send out automated programs that basically destroy a database like this. Over the past couple weeks I've migrated all of the good data into a more current, secure platform with the hopes that we can somehow rebuild. New member registration is tightened way up, and a third-party spam monitoring service is in place. I've also invested in an awesome new gallery extension,  allowing members to create, manage, and share image galleries. Please give it a try, and let me know if there are any issues. I'm still testing and working out the bugs. Surfcaster's forums were once an amazing resource for everyone to enjoy, and we're hoping it can once again build back up. The main site (non-forums) is pretty banged up, but once the forums are complete my next task is to re-invent that as well. Spread the word. Hope to see a lot of you back! Cheers, Andrew


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About bassnbear

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    Hamden, CT
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  1. One easy way is to sign up for a free account with Yahoo and get some free webspace for your site on yahoo Geocities. It has a tutorial and 3 different ways to make your page from beginner to advanced. Other than that I would say to get a book on HTML and start from there.
  2. Some Things I'd like to do for 2005 are: Leave the crowds behind Linesides on the Fly More eels ( just don't see too many people doing it in my part of CT ) More Nites ( and like Charlie, better utilization of fishing time at those times) Read the water better ( i miss the subleties i think due to my overexcitement and inexperience) Banging Spring Schoolies with my 6yr old ( he got his first blues on his own last summer on tins and he's hooked )
  3. :P I guess there's those type on this board too! Happy Striper fishing to you too.
  4. Thanks Guys...Right on Charlie, No fish here...especially in the Housy. :P
  5. Spence, Great points. Very appreciated. I mainly fish LIS up to RI. I can see you guys points on staying away from the baitrunners. Can't help it when the head gears get turning. glad I posted about it. Thanks for the rod recommendations too, very helpful.
  6. Spence, I like the fact of a rod with a little softer action. Right on. I would like to go with a custom rod this time for sure. Bob and Mike, The reason i'm thinking baitrunner for the reel is that while i'm using braid with a shock leader, I just don't like fishing with the rod at 12 and dropping it for controled slack on the hit. Just not comfortable with it. Tried setting on the hit and more times than i would like, unless it was a very aggressive hit, i pulled it away empty. I thought that it might be easier for me to just engage the liveline on a hit while keeping the rod at a more comfortable position and sweep set. Or is mono a better bet here (stretch,slower response on hook set ect) ANyway,that's the only reason i'm leaning toward a baitrunner. I'll definitley start some research on the Batson and Pac Bay blanks and see what i come up with. Thanks for the input. Anything else?
  7. Hey everyone, Want to get some advice on putting together a decent setup for fishing eels. Right now i'm using a Tica 9 Med with a Diawa Emcast 4500 hangin from it. Like this rig alot. Should i stick with the same rod or does anyone think something different is in order. I do want to go with a baitrunner for the reel, I use a Okuma EB-65 for chunking and like it alot so I'm thinking of a EB-50. Thanks in Advance
  8. Hey everyone, Just wanted to Quickly introduce myself to the board. My name it Bob, Live in Hamden Ct, and i have become dependent on fishing the surf. :lol: Fished the sweetwater for bass (LMB and SMB) for the last 30 years with a little saltwater fishing mixed in but ended up getting infected with the Striper virus this past year and can't seem to shake it! I can see by the posts that many of you are in the same boat so I would be honored to be a part of this great support group and hope to be able to contribute to this great site. Keepem Tight,