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    08-22-2017, 04:20 PM
    Thank you.
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    08-22-2017, 09:55 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Morning on the Severn in Maryland
    I have a cairn terrier. Looks just like Toto in the Wizard of Oz. Although he'd fit nicely in the bow of my Ultimate, his stubbornness and...
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    08-21-2017, 08:45 PM
    Interesting report. You may be a minimalist kayaker but that term does not apply to your effort! Do you have any clues as to why those...
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    08-21-2017, 05:43 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Morning on the Severn in Maryland
    Nice report and photo John. Notice the dog is wearing a PFD...a lesson for us all.
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    08-20-2017, 05:55 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Slower/Lower super slam in Maryland
    I'm convinced there's an underwater tunnel between Greenbury Point and the Route 50 Bridge that allows the larger stripers and now a redfish to swim...
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    08-20-2017, 04:24 PM
    Launched from Weems Creek early to do some White Perch fishing in some other creeks before the Sunday traffic becomes unbearable. Visited a couple...
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    08-18-2017, 03:46 PM
    Mark replied to a thread A Cheaper Popper in Main Forum
    It's not a beauty contest, Stu. As you well know, lures often still work when their paint, fur and feathers have been worn away. We make them...
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    08-18-2017, 01:40 PM
    Mark replied to a thread A Cheaper Popper in Main Forum
    About the same size as my dressed Skitter Pop -- 5.5 to 6 inches including the bucktail:
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    08-18-2017, 01:39 PM
    Mark replied to a thread A Cheaper Popper in Main Forum
    21 inch speck from ESVA. My largest striper on it is 29 inches. That was near Calvert Cliffs. I think it's a good size...big enough to attract...
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    08-18-2017, 10:35 AM
    Mark replied to a thread A Cheaper Popper in Main Forum
    I hope so too, Stu.
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    08-18-2017, 08:52 AM
    Mark replied to a thread A Cheaper Popper in Main Forum
    No problem. I'd rather catch a $4 bass than a snooty $28 one! :)
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    08-18-2017, 07:47 AM
    Mark started a thread A Cheaper Popper in Main Forum
    I've been using a modified Skitter Pop for years to catch stripers. Although it's a freshwater bass popper I modified it with a single in-line hook...
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    08-17-2017, 08:37 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Slower/Lower super slam in Maryland
    Well, congratulations nevertheless. No reds or specks with regularity here so small lures are typically reserved for perch. However, a by-catch...
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    08-17-2017, 06:59 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Slower/Lower super slam in Maryland
    I have not had a "perch lure surprise" this year -- where a legal striper or big pickerel slams it while I am casting for perch. A red would be a...
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    08-17-2017, 05:59 PM
    A Spring Tide has more variation with the highs being higher and the lows being lower. I would think fishing would be better at that time than...
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    08-17-2017, 05:44 PM
    Mark replied to a thread OBX Kayak Bassin in Everywhere Else
    Outstanding!
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    08-17-2017, 05:42 PM
    Stan, Twenty stripers, huh? Pretty soon you'll be answering OUR questions. You're an excellent student. Congratulations.
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    08-16-2017, 06:37 PM
    J. Rentch replied to a thread Rose Haven 8/11/17 in Maryland
    Great job on those fish!
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    08-15-2017, 11:33 AM
    It's an incredibly fishy-looking area. Our most productive time was when the tide was high. Catching the high as you put it would have been the...
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    08-14-2017, 07:20 PM
    Mark started a thread Low Tide Woes in Weems in Maryland
    In keeping with a recent Snaggedline theme, I also took a minimalist kayak trip today. I went to Weems Creek in Annapolis which I believe is a great...
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    08-14-2017, 02:38 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Custom cut track systems in Main Forum
    Seems like a lot of unnecessary work to me given other cart alternatives. But I have an aversion to cutting my boats and adding weight to them. The...
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    08-14-2017, 02:22 PM
    Stan, Surely in my angling life I have hooked more fish with single hooks. I notice no difference in hookups with my modified lures save one and...
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    08-14-2017, 01:35 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Custom cut track systems in Main Forum
    Title of thread: Boondox Landing Gear Issue 30 May 2017 Also, my Trailtreker cart will indeed fold for storage. However, I choose not to do...
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    08-14-2017, 05:58 AM
    Congratulations. I'm about to embark on a minimalist trip myself this morning. They're the ones I enjoy the most in my kayak. I wish you...
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    08-13-2017, 08:28 PM
    White perch save many trips at this time of year.
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    08-13-2017, 04:17 PM
    Mark replied to a thread New water in Main Forum
    They were probably there. They simply were not in a feeding mood. They don't always answer our call.
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    08-13-2017, 01:40 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Custom cut track systems in Main Forum
    There are trade-offs. With a C-Tug you can place the cart in the center of the hull, albeit with some difficulty. But when you do, the cart bears...
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    08-13-2017, 10:15 AM
    Mark replied to a thread top water is the bomb! in Main Forum
    Scott, As I've commented here before, I use Owner in-line hooks and for topwater hard plastics I remove the middle hook(s) and replace only the...
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    08-13-2017, 09:43 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Custom cut track systems in Main Forum
    I had to look up Boondox Landing Gear. I didn't know what it was. This is the cart I use: Lightweight, installs easily on the boat on...
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    08-13-2017, 08:38 AM
    Mark replied to a thread New water in Main Forum
    Good luck. I share you excitement before outings. I hope your enthusiasm is rewarded.
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