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Blues off the coast of NJ on a party boat -- The Jamaica out of Brielle/Pt. Pleasant, NJ. Thats fishin'!!!!!!!!!!!! hell.... they should make a TV show about it as its so God damn funny and exciting to watch!

The excitement of running to get the back of boat and tie around 5 spots off with towels then explain to the others how your buddies are already here, betting which side gets the first drift, betting on who lands the first Blue, and who hooks into the biggest tangle mess, watching bozos chug beers on the way out then throwing them up the at the first sign of some chop or the first smell of the bunker when it starts to get warm, 100 degree heat with no shade, hoagies, beer and pretzels for breakfast and lunch, fighting slammer blues and arguing with everyone on the boat at the same time when the fish swims against the drift, arguing with everyone on the boat when you cast your rig over everyone else's, blood and throw-up from the Blues when they hurl all over you after you get them in the boat, watching guys throw blues in their burlap bag and let them sit in the sun all morning then watch the same guy throw the bag and their stuff in the trunk of their Chevy.

GOD I LOVE THE CARNAGE OF BLUE FISHING IN JERSEY!!!!!!!!!!!! If you never experienced a boat loaded with guys from PA, NJ, and NY go to war with each other, the mates, and the Blues, you got to take a trip in July on a Party boat for Blues. Night Trips for Blues did you say... I ain't even going there as that takes it up about 10 notches in carnage!!!! But they are awesome once every 4-5 years. If you end up in some real choppy water and with no horizon or something to keep your equilibrium, it can get pretty rough on the stomach.
 

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Don't know if it is true or not. I received this pic some time ago and did some research and everything I turned up said it was caught in Europe. This makes sense b/c pike in Europe are typically longer and heavier fish.

This is only based on some limited research I did though. May very well have been caught on Rainy.

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Yeah, I was afraid of that. The color is all wrong for a Rainy Lake northern whose color near the head is a lot darker green.

Last year everyone with me caught 18+ fish (not I, though) with the biggest coming from shallow water. Nonetheless, we've been doing more and more deep trolling with green & white Storm Deep-divers which make it close to 30 feet down. A couple of times the rod just felt like a big rock was hooked. Then - well, you know the feeling - you pull and it moves just a little, pull more and it tugs back, then swims away because you _can't_ shift the bait in the mouth of a fish like that and hook it.

Maybe next year, maybe the one after that, but that 30/40 pounder is there and I'll get it near enough to the boat to see it, which is all I want these days.

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BMC:

I got to say that is a nice one and you said your buddy got a 19.7 Wow I am going to send your post to a freind that done the tournaments.

But I bet if you asked my Great Nephew then he would tell you that he caught a big fish also ok this was his first time fishing and it was last year on his 3rd birthday in July I know he will never be the fisherman as TRON is but then again Tron started out a little bit younger than my great Nephew im sure TRON waas around 2 when he got to steer the big cruiser.


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I also like the post about gregg doing the catch and release program im sure he was fined a lot even though he did release her.


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Foggy, Tron, here are two from this morning, nine and six.
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Nice catch.

I talked to my buddy a little bit ago and told him about the whoppers out there and he said he knew they grew big out in CA.

Do you know anything about a record bass might had been last year but he said it was considered not legal so they turned it back loose he said it weighed over 20 pounds he had forgotten what the deal was on not being legal.

He said the biggest he ever caught in the tournuments was around 7.5lbs.

Im a bank fisherman my self.

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Yah, I know about it. It was big time drama. Mac Wheatley caught her, the same fish which established a few records. I think she is in the world top ten twice. It lives in Lake Dixon in San Diego. Mac and friends are hard core trophy hunters and the pre spawn and during the spawn is when they put in the long days, every day seeking that record. He accidently snagged her while sight fishing her..couldn't see anything, felt the thump, set, fowl hooked. She weighed nearly 25 pounds. But because she was snagged, they took pics, video, then released her. If she is still alive, she will be caught this year, probably in the next three to four weeks. Mike Long will catch her.
There is a rumor going around silently in the last few days that a WR was caught at Don Pedro a few days ago on a swimbait. No one seem to have much of any info, but the DFG was involved in certifying it, at least those are the few words going around in the past few days. After all the drama last year the SD giant, it wouldn't surprise me if one was caught a few days ago, it would be kept a secret until all of the certifications were met.
 

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Thanks for the info let us know about the new record if it happens.

I think I will start fishing out of a cage from now on.

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BMC, You do realize that you are holding two bass that are bigger then 90% of the people will ever catch don't you? It's just cruel man to flaunt your talent to us mere average fisherman. Nice pair and here is hoping you get the record this year. No reason it couldn't be you. Jeff
 

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Thanks Dusty, Jeff.
The technique I prefer, and as it turns out is the only type of bassfishing I do anymore, is sight fishing, fishing fish I can see in our clear waters. During the spawn the big girls are at their biggest point of the year, and when found in the right hormonal state, tend to abandon much of their ability to reason. (just like the human species..lol). With none to little wind, the water goes flat and we cruise looking for beds or what we call zoners which have locked into an area. It would take a long time to describe it if you have never done it. It is a pure visual/mind game, constant concentration and making adjustments. It is you versus the fish's determination. I use heavy 6-7 foot heavy and extra heave rods and 20lb mono and 50 braid. Lure doesn't matter much, I use white or black jigs or saltwater tora tubes. Eat one react differently, which makes it part of the mind game challenge. Then eat one, regardless of size are weighed, photographed, patted on the head and released at the same spot.
Dusty that is one thing I would greatly like to experience someday...a big tarpon...taken on a big zara spook....lol
No, I have no desire to guide. There are a ton of them here.
Jeff, I do realize it and include my opportunities in my thanks for the blessings I recieve. It won't be me as I don't get out enough on the water anymore. Actually my boat is for sale. Why? Something to do with flying objects that need to be broken. Okay, nuff said. I'm off to my club shoot.
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