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    Well, congratulations nevertheless. No reds...

    Well, congratulations nevertheless.

    No reds or specks with regularity here so small lures are typically reserved for perch. However, a by-catch of stripers and pickerels was common for me in...
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    I have not had a "perch lure surprise" this year...

    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 real rarity here, unfortunately. So that's out of...
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    A Spring Tide has more variation with the highs...

    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 during normal tides. But the fish often don't pay...
  4. Thread: OBX Kayak Bassin

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    Outstanding!

    Outstanding!
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    Stan, Twenty stripers, huh? Pretty soon...

    Stan,

    Twenty stripers, huh?

    Pretty soon you'll be answering OUR questions.

    You're an excellent student.

    Congratulations.
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    It's an incredibly fishy-looking area. Our most...

    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 proper tact. The tide differential is larger there...
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    Low Tide Woes in Weems

    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 site for a basic kayak outing.

    Here is my...
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    Seems like a lot of unnecessary work to me given...

    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 important thing is if the Boondox aids the...
  9. Stan, Surely in my angling life I have hooked...

    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 I have used identical lures with and without...
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    Title of thread: Boondox Landing Gear Issue 30...

    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 that. I don't take any carts with me on the water. ...
  11. Congratulations. I'm about to embark on a...

    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 many more outings like you reported here...without...
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    White perch save many trips at this time of year.

    White perch save many trips at this time of year.
  13. Thread: New water

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    They were probably there. They simply were not...

    They were probably there. They simply were not in a feeding mood. They don't always answer our call.
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    There are trade-offs. With a C-Tug you can place...

    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 most of the weight of the kayak making it quite...
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    Scott, As I've commented here before, I use...

    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 rear hook.

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    My reasons for using only...
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    I had to look up Boondox Landing Gear. I didn't...

    I had to look up Boondox Landing Gear. I didn't know what it was.

    This is the cart I use:

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    Lightweight, installs easily on the boat on land and while it is floating and requires no...
  17. Thread: New water

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    Good luck. I share you excitement before...

    Good luck.

    I share you excitement before outings.

    I hope your enthusiasm is rewarded.
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    I have not cut track. However, it's readily...

    I have not cut track. However, it's readily available in a variety of lengths. I've seen it as short as 4 inches. Mostly, I'm curious where you want to install it and what you want to attach to...
  19. I had mentioned earlier in this thread that my...

    I had mentioned earlier in this thread that my Skitter Pop was quite busy early this week on the Eastern Shore of VA.

    A big speck, a couple of blue fish and a lot of schoolie stripers did a...
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    The waters in that general area are stunning as...

    The waters in that general area are stunning as these photos from my trip with John Veil and John Rentch during the past few days will attest:

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    The fish can frustrate...
  21. Thread: Weems Creek 8/10

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    Thank you for the report, Stu. I haven't been...

    Thank you for the report, Stu.

    I haven't been to Weems for weeks. I hope to change that this coming week.

    I thought perching in the big river was exceptional in July. Riprap and shade were...
  22. You'll need in-line hooks. Check Owner:...

    You'll need in-line hooks.

    Check Owner: http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/owner-treble-hooks/owner-4101-inline-replacement-hooks.aspx

    Split ring pliers are helpful: ...
  23. Thread: Hobie help

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    I don't know if it's recommended but I have been...

    I don't know if it's recommended but I have been using this for years on my Mirage Drive with excellent results:
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  24. Thread: Hurricane rod

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    Formal meetings with guest speakers start in...

    Formal meetings with guest speakers start in September.

    I will be the guest speaker in January summarizing some of our 2017 FSFF outings.

    Fly tying on Saturdays is pretty much a year round...
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    I recall seeing a kayak (I believe it was at...

    I recall seeing a kayak (I believe it was at Backyard Boats for repair) where the black rubber handles had been gnawed on extensively by squirrels. Nothing else was damaged. Just the handles. If...
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