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  • Mark's Avatar
    07-21-2017, 04:58 PM
    For my first three years in the hobby I used an Ascend vest from Bass Pro designed for paddling. I don't recall the precise cost but I don't think...
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    07-21-2017, 08:25 AM
    Stan, I assume by "troll" you meant traveling to a location. While you can catch perch trolling, you'll do better casting. Right now Severn...
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    07-21-2017, 07:28 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Rod and Reel Questions in Main Forum
    Mostly I use 2500 sized spinning reels for my kayak fishing on 6.5 foot light rods. I can land anything I target on them with lures from 1/8 oz. to...
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    07-20-2017, 08:44 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Transport kayak on minivan in Dry Dock
    Once again, I'm impressed with what kayakers do with PVC. FishingGeek showed great ingenuity. And Mike, I agree there is nothing cool about...
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    07-20-2017, 08:23 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Trap Pond tips in Delaware
    The pond was created about 200 years ago for mills, at least one of which was used to make lumber from the very trees that are its prime attraction...
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    07-20-2017, 07:48 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Kayak Umbrella Shade in Main Forum
    I don't care for the umbrella but I like his kayak.
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    07-20-2017, 07:43 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Trap Pond tips in Delaware
    Thank you.
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  • J. Rentch's Avatar
    07-20-2017, 07:14 AM
    Yes, I did the same as you. My grandkids, sons, and I caught Bluegills and pansize Yellow Perch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    07-19-2017, 10:48 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Trap Pond tips in Delaware
    Thanks for your report. Too bad you got skunked. The pond really does have a good population of nice fish. I've always concentrated on the...
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    07-19-2017, 07:48 AM
    Thanks Mark Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    07-19-2017, 06:42 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Flounder in the Severn? in Main Forum
    I remember that. Here's a photo of John's fish: He caught it last November 7. Also, I was present when On the fly (Harry) caught one in...
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    07-19-2017, 06:19 AM
    I caught one in Church Creek near the RT 2 bridge last summer dragging a light jig with white twister tail.
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    07-18-2017, 09:28 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Fly Fishing Contest in Fly Fishing
    Excellent. We'll be wading that afternoon and evening. I assume you did well on Sunday?
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    07-18-2017, 08:35 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Trap Pond tips in Delaware
    There's a group of us on the forum here who make an annual spring trip to Trap Pond. Here is our report from May of this year: ...
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    07-18-2017, 10:30 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Perch Fishing Intro in Main Forum
    Welcome to the forum, bookerreese. Yes, one of the joys of perch fishing is picking up the occasional striper. They bite the same lures and...
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    07-18-2017, 09:06 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Point lookout 7/17 in Maryland
    Absolutely. There is no substitute for local knowledge which is why guides are so important. And even then, extensive experience in a given...
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    07-18-2017, 06:51 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Point lookout 7/17 in Maryland
    +1 on that.
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    07-17-2017, 06:56 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Perch Fishing Intro in Main Forum
    Nice video, Zach. I took note of your color suggestions for stained water. This is a great time of year to target perch. Some have hit my...
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    07-16-2017, 09:59 PM
    Joe, That's impressive. To paraphrase Chief Brody, I think you need a bigger boat!
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    07-16-2017, 01:48 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Transport kayak on minivan in Dry Dock
    I don't know the answer to your question but I suspect the law is more concerned that the contents in your van are secured than if the tailgate is...
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    07-16-2017, 12:10 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Transport kayak on minivan in Dry Dock
    You're welcome. Good luck.
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    07-16-2017, 11:32 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Transport kayak on minivan in Dry Dock
    Thousands of miles for my Revo: And my Ultimate: I cinch down both kayaks with 2 ratchet straps. I do not use bow or stern lines. ...
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    07-15-2017, 10:50 PM
    Not a problem for me and both my of kayaks have low-positioned seats. I believe my reach (32/33 inch shirt sleeve) is average for someone of my...
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    07-15-2017, 03:44 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Hackett's Bar by Kayak in Main Forum
    I've never traveled to Hackett from Sandy Point but I have reached it from Jonas Green and also from USNA property. Hackett Point is about 3.6...
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    07-15-2017, 07:45 AM
    Bob looks like he could have tied the blue-shirted, protein-deficient loudmouth into a knot. But he chose the right course.
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    07-14-2017, 08:20 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Mid-Severn River 7/14/17 in Main Forum
    Good catch. It's nice to see positive reports in two areas of the Severn.
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    07-14-2017, 07:25 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Tackle Tips in Main Forum
    I've used the following to pierce jig head eyes: Hooks -- large ones like 2/0. Finishing nails/brads. Spin it in your fingers like a drill. ...
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    07-14-2017, 05:06 PM
    Great going Steve, you certainly have a great technique that's proven successful.
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    07-14-2017, 04:25 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Piney Point Heating up in Maryland
    To be honest, they've been pretty picky with me in FL too. It's especially frustrating when I've seen them tailing and cannot hook one.
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    07-14-2017, 04:21 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Tackle Tips in Main Forum
    There's a tool to clean the paint from jig-eyes: http://www.anglersworkshop.com/Tools-for-FishingANG/Jig-Eye-Buster I don't have one. But if...
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