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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. For those with a newer 4500ss or 5500ss with anti reverse probelms: go see Kay at Surfland and ask her to replace the antireverse with the "old style". It fixed my problems immediately. The newer style AR on those models is junk. TT
  2. Crushed musssels work best for me in Beverly area. Place in marsh area for best results and sometimes around bridges are good. You will also get small crabs and small fish like cunnah. Good luck. Tall Tails
  3. Been fishing ten traps for years and I agree with Salty and Hardroccus. Some years I do really well and some not. The minute you are trying too hard, taking it seriously or counting on catching - throw in the towel! It is fun and messy. Good luck. Jon
  4. guyton - I am hoping to go this weekend but as we get warmer water I will giveyou a buzz. I will send you a PM as well as I have a few questions for you. david s - yeah- divers, like fisherman are usually a great group of people! tight lines and lots of lobsters! Jon
  5. I really enjoy watching that show! I have seen almost every one and I have met Mark Stanton as well. The Halfway Rock episode was great. Good Newcombs Ledge footage as well. guyton - I have seen it many times before as well and it is frustrating as a diver. The only thing I try to remember was how hard it was to experience it before I was a diver and realized just how stupid and dangerous it is. This is why I dive with a 3' x 5' flag and I stay away from other boats, fisherman, and channels-on weekends. If a diver surfaces near me when fishing I would handle same way as you did. I then take note of the MS # on the boat - just in case I need it later. Maybe I will see you out there some time blowing bubbles. Jon
  6. I agree with Crash. Dube's in Salem. Old school atmosphere, great service, HUGE portions, and very reasonable price! TT
  7. Sounds like a nice day of cruising and fishing. I just love it when I run to hell and back, get no fish, tie to my mooring and BANG! You will probably get a certificate and a hat when you report the tag. I have retrieved several of the pink streamers. Tight lines. TT
  8. Over the weekend there were fish tailing and splashing in the Danvers River, near the Kernwood Bridge. It started at about 2 am and ran through about 730am, it happened Sat and Sun. There were egrets, cormorants, and gulls working the entire time. I did not fish this (:-(), but I assume it was small stripers chasing peanuts or some other small bait fish. They were really concentrated in the cove before the bridge, heading upstream, on the Beverly side of the river. They were very plentiful and active. Tight lines.
  9. I personally would, and do, shrink it. Prices are high, but there is not much of a variance from place to place. I usually shrink my own and over the years the tools have paid for themselves. Clean everything out, wash, wax, drain everything. I leave my canvas inside and yes, put plenty of vents. You also need to be sure to properly winterize your motor or you will be sorry. Where are you located? I can recomend some places if you want. I find it helpful to pay someone the first time and see what they did, then you can usually DIY next year. Just my .02. Come spring, pop the shrink, bottom paint, wash her, fire her up and your in. If your nuts like me you will be doing that in February. Good luck. Jon
  10. I have several tigers and I like them just fine. I use them for trolling for blues, stripers. And I also use them for chunking in deep water or jigging for blues / stripers. I do not use them for cod. (For cod I use a Penn special Senator with roller tip.) I find the tip is a bit soft,, but it also helps you monitor the action of the lure in case it gets mung on it. I have used all of mine for 9 years and they still look new. Have caught many fish with no issues at all. (BTW - I use an 8500, 9500, and 6500 on these). Good luck Jon
  11. Quint - sorry, I missed your question. Usually I pay $17 - $20 per tote. If I bring two 100 quart coolers I get it for $30 or so. Depends on day, person working, and how much supply / demand I think. TT
  12. No argument there, Bob. But as David said - budget cuts, etc have all but taken care of those guys. In fact, I have not seen one EP boat on the water in two years, unless it was tied to a dock. I used to see them or get stopped every other week. When we lose every last public place for fishing, they are not going to listen to us say it is the EPs fault or any other public agency. I know there is not much more we can do, as I know the folks on here are responsible fisherman. It's a shame really though. I wish more people used common sense. TT
  13. I dont know. I dont assume they "need" the fish. I just think they are ignorant of the rules and of how to treat the environment so they continue to have a right to fish. These are the people that are going to continue to shut down public acccess to fishing. This is also why they were tossed off the top of the bridge, where they used to fish. It is a shame, really. I also used to like to fish down there once in a while, but not anymore. Yesterday there was a father with his son and daughter under there, off to the side. I assume beccause of the ten rods manned by one person in the prime areas. Oh well. Bi*th and moan..... Makes me glad I have a boat and a yak to fish from. TT
  14. Fished outside of Bakers Island Sunday afternoon. 2 hours before low to low. I was consistently on fish, chunking hering close to the rocks. Bait in water for a minute and we were on. All small fish! Smallest about 14 inches (cute, but pathetically small) and the largest about 24". I tried Mackeral and they did not bite. Once low tide hit, the bite was off. The only decent runs I got resulted in break off's. Twice I had a hard hit, set the hook, the fight was on and then SNAP. I am assuming they were running around a rock since I was fishing the exact same spot. Could have been blues but not sure. I was using 12lb test, so I will go with rock theory. Jon
  15. I notice this daily from the Kernwood Bridge. At high tide, all the trash left by these slobs winds up in the river. Plastic bags from bait, cans, all kinds of crap. You can see it aall on the ground below the high tide mark, and you know where it winds up. It is sickening, really. I have thought about the sign, but I doubt it will help. Either people will not be able to read it or just not care. What a shame.... I'd like to say it is only a few bad eggs, but it is every single day! Ugh.... Jon