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: Fish are in their Summer Mode

06-29-2003, 08:39 AM
Arrived at Larry's PX at 5.00am. Had the usual which the cook managed to get right . Listened to the regulars and their morning banter. My plan was to fish the light and be on the Cape before the hords of sunworshiping tourits decended for the first sunny weekend. Meet Fred A at the parking lot and we decided to fish Morris Island. We split up and I managed one small schoolie on a small Chartreuse and White Clouser. Fred came back and he reported that he got a flounder for all his effort. Spoke to Kieth on the way out who said that the fishing was slow and they had swithched to inverterbrates. Shrimp flies. Took the yak and fished my secret island and managed one fiesty schoolies which made the long drive worth while. Off the Cape by 2:00 pm. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday. To quote Fred"Time to switch to the olive flies." Fishhawk:)

06-29-2003, 09:12 AM
Olive and tan's I think I said. Flounder was a first for me on the fly. Did have some fish break in front of me on the way back and saw/spooked a nice fish close to me, but it was dead in general. Good to see Fishhawk.

Went for a paddle with the Mrs. in the afternoon and had another first, schoolie and blue from the yak. I was using a beater spinning rod I bought a couple of weeks ago. Question for the masses. On casting any hitch would result in a god awful rats nest. I think I want to relace the line Goose Hummock put on (Trilene 12# I think, though I don't know which one). Any suggestions for line and reducing the tangling? Something with less stretch?

06-29-2003, 04:50 PM
The reason you are getting the snarls is probably due to the fact that the spool is too full. Eventually you will stop getting the snarls when you cut enough of the line off.

You might try Fireline for less stretch and longer casting. It wears a lot better than mono also.

06-29-2003, 05:14 PM
Mike, I'm sure your right and it was obvious that the spool was chock full. We did the same paddle today and I brought the spinning rod, after removing some of the line. Also tied on a swivel. Caught a bunch of schoolies (yawn) without any tangling. Thanks for the feedback.

06-29-2003, 07:29 PM
Just before your lure hits the water approach the spool with an open left hand and slightly close it to feather the line to a stop. Then close the bail by hand and tension the line against the bail roller by pulling line toward the rod tip with the left hand's thumb and forefinger. The above can be accomplished with one smooth motion with practice. This eliminates any initial lose wraps against the spool. Gee, maybe a Penn Squidda will be next?:tsk_tsk:

06-30-2003, 04:21 AM
"Penn Squider" eh. No, not at this point. I bought the rod to have on hand for nephews, nieces, daughter, etc. Of course the tangling would have been unacceptable, no fun for the kids and a pain in the butt for me.

06-30-2003, 08:29 AM
That must mean that you are leaving the spinner behind for the Riptrip. Speaking of the trip and your experience on SM are you bringing two rods and two separate sinking lines for backup? I have a 325 and a 400 spooled up and was thinking of bringing both along with a floater of course:D

06-30-2003, 07:19 PM
Just the ten wgt. with intermediate, 325 and 425 QD's.