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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. RYE

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  2. I can recommend the trip I did last year-go to Seaside Heights NJ and fish Island Beach State Park. Stay at the Island Beach Motor Lodge (quite reasonable prices) just outside the gate to the Park. Many miles of beach to drive-lots of folks but lots of water. We enjoyed it much even with a bad weekend of catching. Journey to Mecca perhaps (montauk point)?
  3. I had a "correct" thought this morning when putting the yak in and thought I'd share, just to help shake off the cobwebs. Not tooting my own horn here, I'm as guilty as others about not thinking it through! CHECK YOUR SAFETY GEAR OUT AFTER A WINTER OFF!!! Put in the boat, walked down the tackle, paddle, etc. Went up to put on clothes and threw my PFD on. I went to put my car keys in the PFD pocket and the zipper is stuck-no big deal. The other pocket zipper is stuck too. Damn! So I gets to thinking-my compass, whistle, and last resort knife are in that pocket. SO, JOHN, wanna be out there flailing around and not be able to get to that stuff in a hurry? So instead of just going, I end up dabbing motor oil off the dipstick to free it up. I was ready to pack up and go home! I was in a spot where I would never be 75 feet from dry land in any direction. Glass water, little breeze, not a chance for weather. What was bugging me though, is the thought of how almost all accidents happen. The big catastrophe is rare! Its the series of little goofs that make a situation slowly worse and worse and worse.....You know the deal. Look your stuff over. All that for one 14" twink and about 4 "Ya shoulda been heah yesterday"s!
  4. How do you know it was used...........? Easy actually, and not what you dirty minded guys are thinking either!! It smelled like fish (I could smell it because I took it off the fly with my teeth-darn sure wasn't going to touch it!), and since nobody was catching fish, well I figure........ :wacko:
  5. Out at PI for the tide. Very slow with the clammers picking up a few, nothing for me spinning. Averagejoe stops by to say hey and I'm thinking I'll grab the flyrod and throe for a while-still nothing. The incoming got to moving enough to start bringing the storm gak back into the river and fishing starts getting a bit difficult, Joe says see ya and walks off. The next cast! . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . I HOOKED A USED CONDOM!!!!!!!!! A first for me. A Plum Island Slam=1 rubber, a wad of seaweed, and some clam chukkers line!! :wacko:
  6. OF couse Kay had a few...duh! Ya go to the source! I'll let ya know how this works out-its only 6 inches long with 2 big colorado blades and 2 5/0 circles. See North shore section for AWESOME fishing report!
  7. I've heard of another "old school" trolling method-trolling a worm with only a couple of beads and spinners. Anybody hip to this?
  8. The fish ride the current at PI- they come to you for the most part! There are some areas around the point where they "hold"-depressions or behind bars, but with the current there, those spots will change all summer long. Whatever you are fishing make sure it is on the bottom. Also don't forget that the are lots of fish in 6 feet of water there, about 10 feet from your toes on the river side of the point! More people fish Plum Island wrong than right. They only do well because there are SO many fish there from time to time!
  9. Little schoolies in the marsh at sunup. The sun killed the bite. Pink and white Hollow Fleye and a 3 inch Pearl Storm.
  10. Howdy Ready for my stock answer to your question? I'll give away all spots and none all at the same time (if you don't know, handing out specific fishing spots on the internet ain't a real good idea. People will show up en masse and hord a place for days-thats not to say folks won't report SOME spots that are working-if they are already well known it don't much matter. Finding them is half the fun). Take a drive up 1A at low tide and look for the following spots for when there is higher water: Any place where shallow water is near deep water; fish like that change of depth as an escape route. A rock hump that will be flooded at high. A hole or deep spot in relatively flat area. The transition from beach to rock bottom or just a patch of rocks on a sandy beach. Now once you find a few of those also try to find the spots that are hidden underwater at lower tides. That being said, I'll narrow some down for you. From the North end of Wallis Sands Beach in Rye to and into Odiorne Point State Park is about 1.5 miles of shoreline. Once the fish start coming out of the rivers (late June) there is as much fishy water there as in the rest of the coast, but it can be tough fishing. There is so much structure that you can be getting nothing in one spot and move 15 feet in one direction and Blammo. A great example of an area to scout hard to find structure! Fishing the backwaters and rivers is the way to go for now as the fish chase the herring and search for warmer water. Have fun and hope to see you out there.
  11. A miss, Rats!! Shucks, I guess I'll just have to make do on that day casting to wild cutties on the Bitterroot River in Western Montana :banana:
  12. I've been in quite a funk for a few days now! The moment I got the email about this tournament I walked over to the house calender and at that very moment the wife is writing in a work road trip for me-AHHHHHAAAHHHHHAAAAHHH!!!! What a great trip and a great place to fish! Now I want you all to behave and be good boys and girls, but I also would like the "Reverse of the Curse" to extend to yakfishing. Make em secretly wish they never invited you! Win the tourney, and just to rub it in, win all the door prizes and raffles too!! :banana:
  13. Safety tip-make sure you tie the sock somewhere where you can get to it to untie quickly-learned that in a flats boat this winter in FL!
  14. Dropper Loop www.netknots.com
  15. Flats across from Goat I access-afternoon on a low incoming tide! But ya didn't hear it from me. Actually, tides are ideal today, tomorrow. Hmmm....