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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. Al Williams, the seer of striper anglers-- that must be the understatement of the century. This guy catches stripers like I catch my zzzz's. An absolute striper God, I had the rare opportunity to head out on his boat this year. What a lesson, I wish I brought a notebook. He is a legend around the commercial striper circles from Swampscott up to Gloucester and down to Summer St. I wish I had caught 1/100th of the big stripers he lands. A true artist. This guy knows these waters and knows these fish. Surprised to see him quoted in the paper, usually likes to keep it low key, but if you know great striper fisherman, you know Al Williams. I am glad I do.
  2. You got $200 to spend now? Make a concious effort to not drink a single Dunkin Donuts coffee from now until August 31, at my calculations that would total a savings of $112.82 American on $220.82 Canadian. That would give you $312 then go buy a St. Croix and a Penn, or three Ugly Sticks with three matching Okuma's. I prefer the St. Croix.
  3. I just ordered the Teeny to get me started. I have two more spools for my reel, but I think I will hold off a bit. Thanks for the tips and help.
  4. I just got a new Diamondback 9 wt flyrod. I hate the line I have on my old rod. anyone have any recommendations of line that they like for stripers in the surf?
  5. I petted a few dogs on Seabrook the other day. I didn't see any no dog signs.
  6. NH Game Thief Hotline (I know you guys were in MA, but MA doesn't have a hotline, as posted above you have to call the EPO's direct). Here is the number for NH for you guys that fish over the border 800 344-4262. Has anyone ever tried the Coastie's? I know they do some poacher catching. Mainly just while on patrol, but since the problem is getting so big in that area, and there is a problem there, maybe we could call them direct.?.
  7. Us inlanders have a different term for Seabrook, I won't use it here. I think there has been enough profanity thrown around already this week. Again, lighten up, I'd live in Hampton, if I could afford it, unless I could afford to live in Newburyport, then I'd live there. Portsmouth is for those of us that can't afford either.
  8. That's funny. Well said. Hey Cambrandt. That's interesting about the harbor pollack. I've caught them on light freshwater bass gear just for fun while out on the river. Didn't think to use them for bait until it was too late. What size jighead do you use, and what do you do bounce it off the bottom? I was using about a three inch rapala catching them off of the prison last summer in the morning two mornings in a row.
  9. You got no sense of humor Johnny, a couple guys jump on ya calling you names for not being honest enough, or too honest, or helping too many people, but not the right way, and suddenly you get all defnesive, gees lighten up. I read the books already, and I take out my trash. By the way Hampton is for people from MA that can't afford to live in Newburyport.... joking, joking sorry, relax.
  10. Johnny, before you get a chance, allow me to answer your question (off topic of course). Hampton is NOT part of NH. Thats why you didn't get it, and NH Dad, would have been funnier if it wasn't, sadly, so true. On topic. Fishing stunk for me. Hit 1A from Newburyport to Odiorne, no luck. Not as much company as I would have thought, people or fish I guess.
  11. Get your cell phones ready- 1 800 344 4262 NH Operation Game Thief...
  12. OK, I talked to someone this weekend (and went up to look at the Kayak you guys recommended)... do you get wet sitting in a SOT? the guy told me that you are almost always sitting in water? And that he recommended a wet suit. Was he just trying to sell me one? He also told me that you get very wet in a sit-in also. I have been in sit-ins before and didn't get wet at all. I don't feel like fishing in a wet suit all spring and fall, not to mention the time spent hunting in December (brrrrr).
  13. Surfland supports this site, so I support Surfland. And besides, you can't just forget about the fact that they are 2pence cheaper per ounce. But hey thats just my two cents. ha, get it? I am on a roll. Speaking of on a roll, IMO Browns has the best clams...on a roll. Their clam boat is awesome, not a big fan of the onion rings, but the clams.... I usually stop there on the way home that way I smell fishy....
  14. That gave me a hell of a laugh, never heard that one. Well I have, but not when referring to a rod, well actually... Hell, you know what I mean. Good one. One more for the Aye's. Two Uglies here 9 and 11. If you can look around a bit. I haven't figured out why, but you can find them with two different kinds of eye's, no name plastics double footed, and single footed Fuji metal eyes. If you don't know the differance ask, if you don't have a preferance don't, if you do look. I like the single Fuji's myself, they cast better. Not as strong, easily bent or broken, I am careful and have a rod wrapping machine to replace them if I am not. By the way, The Okuma's rock for the money. I got three, no four, all from Suds and Soda in Greenland, three spinning reels and one fly reel. I will take them a hundred times over the Shimano's, throw in the fact that they are cheaper, even better. They have a better feel, smoother drag, better quality and are cheaper.
  15. That gave me a hell of a laugh, never heard that one. Well I have, but not when referring to a rod, well actually... Hell, you know what I mean. Good one. One more for the Aye's. Two Uglies here 9 and 11. If you can look around a bit. I haven't figured out why, but you can find them with two different kinds of eye's, no name plastics double footed, and single footed Fuji metal eyes. If you don't know the differance ask, if you don't have a preferance don't, if you do look. I like the single Fuji's myself, they cast better. Not as strong, easily bent or broken, I am careful and have a rod wrapping machine to replace them if I am not.