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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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  1. I was fishing Moody beach around Mid June also. I had live eels, tasty plugs, live sea worms, fresh mackerel...nada. The water temp was 60 F (according the the sign on the life guard station. I am sorry to hear about Parson night fishing being restricted. I am headed up up this weekend too. I will stop by Seven Rivers and get the scoop. Tight lines.
  2. The nice feature of the 50 " aluminum sand spike by Angler's Fish-N-Mate is the "foot push". I have created a custom 2 piece PVC sand spike that's in the 50" length range. (I cannot recall the exact measurement right now). I use a rubber camping mallet to drive it into the sand. I have found the longer length of the sand spike helps to keep my line above the crashing surf (particularly at gradually sloping beaches). I cannot see an advance to having a surf rod at a 45 degree angle at 40 or 50" above the sand. Am I missing something? - Saltie
  3. Surf rat, Nice bluefish! -Saltie
  4. fishercat, Thanks for posting this link. I am also thinking of starting ice-fishing this year. -Saltie.
  5. CIty, How are you rigging your black slug-o's. McKenna style?
  6. I did not fish eels all of 2006, given their populations. Given that their populations are "not as bad as we thought"...I have been fishing eels this year. But, I must say that the quality of the eels that I can purchase are very small and week. (Week in that they die quickly.) Some of you know me and where I fish. I have two questions: 1. Are you seeing primarily small eels in your local B&T shops? 2. If yes, then are you opting for artificials like slug-o's and Tony Stetzko's Mr. Wiggly as eel alternative? I personally love the way Mr. Wiggly swims! I am also going to try slug-o's wih force this year. Thank you in advance for your much appreciated feedback. Take care, -Saltie. PS I am very glad to see that this community is still strong and that many of the same people are still here posting high quality posts.
  7. City, I am glad to see that you are still landing fish on those infamous loaded redfins. -Saltie.
  8. I fished CapeCod (Falmoth and Mashpee) this Oct.. (2006) Nice fish. No googans. Parking...no problem. -Saltie.
  9. Nice. Thanks for the post. REPORT POACHERS! If you hear of poaching...investigate and follow up on it. But, be commando-like and be safe. I once heard of a store in Lowell selling undersized fished. Yep. I went there to buy a coke and used my peripheral vision to see if there were any schoolies for sale. No schoolies. But, if there were, I had my camera and cell phone handy. I am post-moratorium. So, I cannot imagine what it would be like not having striped bass to fish for. -Saltie.
  10. Interesting. But, lets not forget: fishing is part art and part science. The science part, is not exact. Fish when you can. - saltie.
  11. You get what you pay for. I have snapped two rods. One of them cost $80.00. Sounds like you require a custom rod. I know customs are more expensive nad you need to keep within your budget and still fish. True. But, keep in mind: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. I second CharlieA. The folks at Surfland have not only answered all my rod questions...but explained why rod "X" is better than rod "Y" for plugging or bait fishing etc. For off the shelf rods, look into Ugly Stick. They have some models that can handle very heavy loads. - Satlie
  12. AWESOME. Nice pics. - Saltie
  13. Door #3, Nice report. Thanks. Great job landing that keeper on 12lb spinning. - Saltie.
  14. bcyr22, NICE! 4 Keepers? Nice! - Saltie.
  15. WOW. What a story. Thanks for posting it. NH Dad, you deserve the "Die Hard Surfcaster's" metal. Given the bacterial warnings, I am presuming that keepers are NOT safe for human consumption. - Saltie