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#1 Big Country 08

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:46 AM

I found this site while surfing the net on this snowy last day of Dec.  I moved to Philly from San Diego last summer.  I am originally from Norfolk Va.  Even though I miss the sunny weather out in San Diego, it is nice to be back on the east coast.

When I moved here from San Diego, I decided to keep my boat in Norfolk because I know those waters and my wife likes to visit her Mother frequently.  However, after driving back and forth to Norfolk for about 6 months to fish, the drive is getting old. In the spring, I plan to move my boat up from Norfolk to Philly and fish the New Jersey Shore this summer and fall.

I am looking for some mates that have local knowledge of the Jersey shore to share some insight on how to fish the local area.  My boat is a 24' Center Console deep vee with a 225 four stroke motor.  The boat is outfitted with all electronics, safety gear (including EPIRB), ton of tackle and rods, outrigggers, downriggers etc...  So, if you know the area, need a boat to fish on, shoot me a PM.  Oh yeah, here is the best part, I am moving again in the summer of 11, so you wont find me on your spots in the future, I will only fish the Jersey shore for one year.

One last thing, my fishing partner is my 12 year old son.  Your kids are welcome.  There is not a lot of smoking and drinking going on on my boat, we fish, occassional beer is ok but not a full blown party.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:41 PM

Welcome to the forum.  I can't help much with the salt water, but I am sure you'll find some good info here.  If you are into striper (rockfish), there's loads of good action locally and in the upper Cheasapeake.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:04 PM

Expect a PM from me come late spring and summer :) When are you moving your boat up here? any interest in a wintertime striper trip anytime soon (down in norfolk)?
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:30 PM

Expect a PM from me come late spring and summer :) When are you moving your boat up here? any interest in a wintertime striper trip anytime soon (down in norfolk)?

Welcome to PAC!  I definitely recommend following up on any pm Chris might send you. Hell, I'd almost buy my own boat so he could show me the ropes down the shore :D I do ok and know enough, but Chris is one of the best when it comes to pulling in some great fish down there. There are some others here like that as well, you can hope to hear from them also.

#5 Big Country 08

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:53 PM

Chris,
Looking forward to the PM.  I cant make 9-10 Jan in Norfolk due to work.  I am looking to go either the weekend of 16-17 Jan or 23-24 Jan.  I cant offer you a place to stay, my Mother in Law's is small, but PM if you are interested in coming down and you are welcome to fish with me.  No licensed required.  I have a VA boat license and it covers everyone on the boat.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:46 PM

Big Country,
Welcome to our site!  I hope you can steer boat sucessfully into our Nj waters.  Spring is a perfect time to start the navigation for backbay waters etc.  Come summer I'd welcome some tuna hunting with you as well. 

Did you target stripers or tuna out of SD on any of the boats out there?
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#7 Big Country 08

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:19 PM

Enoch,
Tuna, Yellowtail, Halibut, Calico Bass etc... out of San Diego.  Fishing was awesome out there.  I ran my own boat.  Run 20-30 miles southwest out of San Diego and fish the Mexican waters.  Best part was that rarely, I mean rarely was a tri cancelled for weather.  No srtiped bass in theSoCal waters.  I think you have to be up closer to San Fran/ The fish were not as big as east coast which made tuna fishing more fun,  you did not have to drag baits on 30 or 50 wides.  Mainly used TLD 25s or smaller.  Before that Norfolk.  I fish a lot down there for Rockfish (Striped Bass), flounder, Spadefish etc...  If I want to offshore fish from Norfolk, I tow and run out of Oregon Inlet or mate on other boats out of Oregon Inslet.  Since y'all asked, I would post some pics of both east and west coast fishing.  However, I cant figure out how to do it on this site.  Is there a trick to it?

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:45 PM

the best way is to host them through photobucket. Once they are uploaded via www.photobucket.com you can click the IMG link and post them here.
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#9 Tom

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 05:41 PM

Like I said earlier, you won't find a shortage of folks who will be willing to spend time on the water with you on this site! I'd love to join you for some stripers and fluke, and could definitely assist a bit in those categories as well as some land fishing for the same. As for other species, like tuna, I probably couldn't guide you to anything more than well known spots, but I fish for anything, so I would still be up for it if you ever have room or need a mate. Looking forward to the Spring already!!

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:36 PM

Hey BC,
Welcome and thanks for starting out with a generous offer. It may not seem like it, but there is some fishing to be had in the city as well. People keep it to themselves more because of the shortage of space, but if you ask around and keep making friends, you might find yourself some pretty good evening/weekend moments on the bank locally :)

Looking forward to seeing some reports from your boat too!




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