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11-17-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By jillybird

For wahoo trolling, you'll need minimum of Penn...

For wahoo trolling, you'll need minimum of Penn International 50s. We pull an LP, a Penn Intl 50W and a Penn Intl 80W hide speed trolling for wahoo off Bimini and consistently crush the fish from...
11-17-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,732
Posted By jillybird

Horrible inlet. But what was he doing sitting...

Horrible inlet. But what was he doing sitting there broadside? And why didn't he turn into the wave? Reckless taking paying customers out to dive under those conditions. Thank God everyone is ok.
Forum: Northeast
11-16-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,570
Posted By jillybird

Barrell, your concerns are well stated and very...

Barrell, your concerns are well stated and very accurate in my experience. That's why I'm optimistic about the slot limit. Even though enforcement efforts are lacking, fishermen, especially the...
Forum: Northeast
11-13-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,570
Posted By jillybird

And the federal waters at SW Ledge are "closed"...

And the federal waters at SW Ledge are "closed" to fishing for striped bass -- but that's where the big bass hang out and that's where the fishermen go to catch them, despite the occasional presence...
11-13-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By jillybird

I currently dock at Rickenbacker Marina which is...

I currently dock at Rickenbacker Marina which is on Virginia Key between Miami and Key Biscayne. We offer transient docking, but also dry rack storage which is probably what you want. I used to...
Forum: Northeast
11-12-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,887
Posted By jillybird

Worst conceived Whaler ever with a price tag to...

Worst conceived Whaler ever with a price tag to boot.
Forum: Northeast
11-12-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,570
Posted By jillybird

I’m looking forward to the slot limit. It works...

I’m looking forward to the slot limit. It works exceptionally well with redfish and snook. Most importantly, it eliminates the summer slaughter of the big breeding bass off Montauk and Block where...
11-09-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By jillybird

Cairns, Australia is a 2 hour flight from Sydney....

Cairns, Australia is a 2 hour flight from Sydney. From Cairns to the Outer Reef where you fish for the big marlin is about a 3 hour boat ride. Most boats anchor up for the night on the inside of the...
11-08-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By jillybird

Most blackfish jigs are cheap imitation crap. You...

Most blackfish jigs are cheap imitation crap. You get what you pay for.
11-08-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By jillybird

Doesn’t really work too well as most major...

Doesn’t really work too well as most major airports are in major cities which doesn’t usually equate to great pristine fishing. Your best bets include Venice, LA which is about 1 1/2 hours from New...
11-06-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By jillybird

​​​​​​No way would a mainland-based operation...

​​​​​​No way would a mainland-based operation succeed. No gringo is going to risk a trip to the mainland. As for Roatan, there are no real professional charter operations on the island. We went...
11-05-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,489
Posted By jillybird

Well, I stopped by their booth at the Fort...

Well, I stopped by their booth at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and they seemed to have a pretty solid game plan -- first, they began cleaning up the site which had seriously run down over the past...
11-04-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,392
Posted By jillybird

We are anxiously awaiting a real cold front to...

We are anxiously awaiting a real cold front to jump start the fishing. This weekend the offshore bite picked up from basically awful to decent. Lots of Kings on planers. A top charter boat caught ten...
Forum: Northeast
11-04-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By jillybird

Wow, that's a real shame. I was fishing in Miami...

Wow, that's a real shame. I was fishing in Miami yesterday so I don't know what the conditions were like up here. Would have thought other boats would have been togging or bassing in the area and...
11-03-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By jillybird

Buy Tidal Tail jigs from the master himself, John...

Buy Tidal Tail jigs from the master himself, John Knight. He invented jigging for tog. The rest are all copycats.
11-03-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,155
Posted By jillybird

Tropic Star is Nirvana for hardcore fishermen....

Tropic Star is Nirvana for hardcore fishermen. Most go for the marlin fishing but the inshore fishing is first rate too. Service is excellent, the staff is great, as are the facilities. It’s as...
Forum: Vendor Talk
11-03-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,542
Posted By jillybird

As a lawyer, I have to say there’s no contract...

As a lawyer, I have to say there’s no contract here. But the bigger point is you should run for the hills if a seller says “no survey.” As others have posted, that’s a huge red flag. There’s...
10-31-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,440
Posted By jillybird

Good for your soul. Nice catches.

Good for your soul. Nice catches.
10-30-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,006
Posted By jillybird

Venice, LA is number one. Oregon Inlet, NC is...

Venice, LA is number one. Oregon Inlet, NC is number two. Montauk, NY is number 3.
10-30-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By jillybird

Those will buff right out.

Those will buff right out.
10-29-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,390
Posted By jillybird

Terrible to hear. RIP.

Terrible to hear. RIP.
10-29-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By jillybird

For a small, new tournament, the payout should be...

For a small, new tournament, the payout should be everything above costs. Otherwise, you're not going to attract anyone to fish the tournament.
Forum: The Carolinas
10-29-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By jillybird

Jaybyrd is right, if you've got the weather. ...

Jaybyrd is right, if you've got the weather. Staying outside until Oregon Inlet will save you time, though you will miss a ride through some really beautiful country. Although there are not that...
Forum: Northeast
10-28-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,240
Posted By jillybird

Why couldn't they rent a SatPhone or get a Spot...

Why couldn't they rent a SatPhone or get a Spot for the trip and let their loved ones know their status on a daily basis? Would have saved many thousands of dollars.Thank God for our Coasties --...
Forum: Northeast
10-28-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,240
Posted By jillybird

EPIRB? That boat should have been able to handle...

EPIRB? That boat should have been able to handle the trip until the blow Saturday night. Why no EPIRB signal?
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