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Old 10-28-2019, 03:59 AM
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I was down at the marina yesterday and it seemed like a sea of white plastic had popped up overnight.
Not a particularly great season diving or fishing for me. Some good memories tho and no major mishaps so WIN.
Got my nephew and the baby out, got a closeup (too close perhaps) of a humpback whale, mola mola, a school of at least 100 dolphins.
Ideally, I hope to get out Thanksgiving morning and call it a season.
I know the fishing is heating up right now.
What's your season end/ memorable things from 2019?
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I had a bunch of home-ownership issues which I knew would keep me off the water, so I pulled the boat 10/13. Looks like 10/20 weekend was a great one to NOT have a boat in the water!
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Usually the first sign of Christmas decorations
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When i feel more like hunting instead of fishing
Old 10-28-2019, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by andyp262 View Post
When i feel more like hunting instead of fishing
Yep, I enjoy the change of seasons..........from fishing season to hunting season to fishing season to hunting season to fishing season

Old 10-28-2019, 05:22 AM
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Usually when they turn the water off on the docks after the first hard freeze, which usually is around mid Nov. It sucks not having water to clean fish or rinse down the boat after a day out.
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Originally Posted by gman25 View Post
Usually the first sign of Christmas decorations
So that's around Labor Day I guess? They were all over Costco the Tuesday after Labor day, there is a jack ass down the street from me that has his mailbox and outside of his house covered in lights and fully lit at night 10/5.
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Originally Posted by captpepin View Post
So that's around Labor Day I guess? They were all over Costco the Tuesday after Labor day, there is a jack ass down the street from me that has his mailbox and outside of his house covered in lights and fully lit at night 10/5.
LOL. Yea ur right. I should have been more specific. Maybe Christmas trees tied on the roof of cars. But then again there is always that early early bird.
Old 10-28-2019, 05:46 AM
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Usually when they turn the water off on the docks after the first hard freeze, which usually is around mid Nov. It sucks not having water to clean fish or rinse down the boat after a day out.
Yeah, the marina has guesstimated the first week of December for fresh water.
I'd go full blown OCD if there was no fresh water to wash the boat.

Reference hunting season, gave it up years ago, NJ is just too crowded.
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Originally Posted by jg109 View Post
Yeah, the marina has guesstimated the first week of December for fresh water.
I'd go full blown OCD if there was no fresh water to wash the boat.

Reference hunting season, gave it up years ago, NJ is just too crowded.
I have stayed in till the end of Nov before and ur right hunting does become a conflict on the warmer days. In Ct it's illegal to deer hunt on Sundays so that helps some.
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I quit after I come back empty handed from 2 or more trips. Always a bummer. But I have found that winterizing the engine on the boat does a lot to quiet down the whispers I hear in my head "Let's go out fishing tomorrow". The boat seems to stop talking to me and I can concentrate on things I should have taken care of already.
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We have to schedule our haul to the house, so I try to do that as close to the last day that we can be in at our marina as possible. This year, it worked out perfectly that we're hauling on Halloween at 1pm. (I also like to haul at high tide because of the ramp we have to use)
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Was going to be this weekend, but with the moron who was reading her phone instead of driving her car had other plans. Couldn't haul boat because hitch was damaged from being rear ended, so I get one more week of use.
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Usually around October 15th when the Marina shuts the water and electricity and gives us the boot.
Old 10-28-2019, 07:56 AM
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Haul out was October 19 which brought an end to my first partial boating season. Bought the boat in late August, so the real memorable thing for me was buying my first boat. I'm claiming next year as my first real boating season as I continue to learn the new to me boat and the NJ waters.
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Usually a week or so before Christmas. The stripper bite seems to be getting later each year. Actually kept in until the week after Christmas last year.
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On Long Island - right after Thanksgiving basically. Have had some great fishing in November over the years.

I am usually ready - taking the boat out allows me to focus on stuff that I should take care of around the house. Fun stuff like clean out the garage, etc and other crap like that.
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Trailers broke so my last day was this past Saturday
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
Trailers broke so my last day was this past Saturday
mine too. Time for a brand new one.
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Last week..... The endless storms beat it out of me this October. Next week my insurance ends for the season. By to 2019 with 250 hours on the engine this year. I can't wait for 2020.

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