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  1. 7 points
    It took a bit of work, but l was able to find a fishing boat that specialized in recreational fluke fishing when l was in Korea last week. My wife who is Korean called the captain and made reservations for me and her two brothers. We left Seoul at 1:00AM Friday and arrived in Boryeong on the west coast at 4:00AM. We signed in at the boats tackle shop where the mate (who l think was the captains wife) sold us hooks, sinkers, and plastic worms for the trip. We left the dock at about 4:30AM for a 2 hour ride to the fishing grounds. The Korean boats do not have any seats at the rail or inside. The choice was to sit inside on the padded floor or sleep downstairs on a bunk. I opted to sit on the floor inside. Sitting on the floor is part of their culture and customs. When we arrived at the fishing grounds, l was shown how to rig my TriggerX plastic worms Texas style. I did not see Gulp in any of the tackle shops in the fishing village. l asked if they had Gulp and showed them a picture, but they had a puzzled look on their face. Everyone, and l mean everyone on the boat used the same setup consisting of a sinker, hook, and plastic worm. No bait whatsoever. The boat did not have any bait. All rigs used were simple without teasers, glitter and other stuff you frequently see here. No bucktails either. The water was very calm with little to no drift even though we were fishing in 30+ meters of water. I started jigging my usual fast way when all of a sudden the woman mate starts yelling "cheoncheonhi cheoncheonhi" which means "slow down" in Korean. She grabs my arm and shows me how to slowly lift the rod up and slowly take it to the bottom in a slow and deliberate motion. Everytime l reverted back to my NJ style of fast jigging, l heard the dreaded cheoncheonhi cheoncheonhi words and finally gave up and started fishing their way. I eventually got the hang of it and boated 4 fluke and a few other fish they call rockfish that look a bit like an NJ seabass. The crew was very helpful. If my plastic worm wasn't rigged right, they took it off the hook and rigged it to their standards all day. The fishing was a bit slow, but just about every flounder was well above the NJ keeper size. AFAIK, there are not any size restrictions or bag limits, but l did not confirm this. My fluke were in the 4 to 6 lb range. The captain says that 80cm (32 inches) are fairly common there. I'd estimate that the biggest fish caught the day l fished was 8lbs or so. The day l fished was during a heatwave. It was really hot. It was a different kind of hot than in NJ and very uncomfortable to fish in. We didn't return to the dock until 6:00 PM which made it a 13+ hour trip. Even with the extreme weather, hardly anyone took a break and they fished hard all day. The boat provided lunch consisting of traditional Korean cuisine. Everyone gathered around the stern and ate lunch at the same time and went right back to the rail to fish. These people came to fish and catch fish. They didn't stuff their faces with Wawa sandwiches and potato chips all day, drink alcohol, bust balls, or engage in unnecessary BS. They were 100% focused on fishing. All fish were tagged and kept in a community cooler. There were multiple fish markets at the dock where fish could be cleaned and prepared for a nominal fee. We had our fluke made into sashimi that was unbelievable. It was far better than anything l ever had in a sushi restaurant. Many took their fish home whole. Another difference was that everyone is required to wear a life preserver vest. Everyone also had to show lD on the boat. They required me to have my passport. One notable feature of the Korean boats that l like is that the exhaust pipe is center ship up high. This allows one to fish the stern without inhaling diesel fumes when power drifting or when the vessel is moving. It makes a big difference. They do not use sunscreen much there. Most wore long fishing pants, long sleeve fishing shirts, face covers and hats to protect against the sun. Tipping is not customary in restaurants or for other services in Korea. The mate was very surprised that l gave her a tip for the great service. The captain enjoyed having a foreign tourist on the boat and mentioned me in his fishing report. Link to captains fishing report of my trip: (use the translate feature in Google chrome or other browser) https://m.blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=kdb0801012&logNo=221611391151&navType=tl Next trip l will bring some bucktails and Gulp to see if it makes a difference. I was really surprised that everyone used the exact same Plain Jane rig without any bait....just a plastic worm. With the slow drift, nobody casted either. I had a great time. It was interesting to compare and contrast the fishing methods between two geographic regions of the world. If you're ever in Korea and want to fish, l recommend calling Captain Kim Dong-baek at 010-6621-8968. He will definitely put you on the meat. Captains blog: (use translate feature in browser) https://m.blog.naver.com/PostList.nhn?blogId=kdb0801012 Attached are some photos of boat, fishing village, and sashimi etc.
  2. 7 points
    Chris Coumo is a giant douche... Always was. Always will be.
  3. 6 points
    Well actually One more for the road.
  4. 5 points
    I remember watching Wild America with my dad, good times! Who else remembers looking through the TV Guide to see what was coming on?
  5. 4 points
    seasons around the corner so I’m trying to use up what I have left. Tossed together a basic ziti rel quick.
  6. 4 points
    It's too difficult to take a tape, take some measurements, and put them into the P&Y calculator? WTF am I reading! lol
  7. 4 points
    I saw some guys at Sandy Hook catch some short fluke, sea robins, and a small bluefish in the surf.
  8. 4 points
    I come from the days of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.
  9. 3 points
    I just lost 10 minutes I'll never ever get back
  10. 3 points
    Mountain kids being curious.
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  12. 2 points
    I actually do. I make it all into jerky and eat it with a case of beer. I still can't figure out why I have high blood pressure.
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  14. 2 points
    I would have called him Fredo about 20 times more just to see his head explode
  15. 2 points
    I've driven them all over the past 10 days.
  16. 2 points
    Wow! Memory lane..... I totally remember that clip of the red fox flushing the cockbird!!
  17. 2 points
    Going on 53.....claimed I would only shoot compound this year until the end of winter bow. Praying for a mild winter!
  18. 2 points
    Welcome! U happen to have any land in Colts Neck!!??
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    Update. Thanks for everyone’s replies. See my original post for what I ended up with. Good hunting this fall to everyone!
  21. 2 points
    If I had a 90# Asian she'd be on her back.Just saying.
  22. 2 points
    The hardest part of anything is starting. Whether that’s picking the bow up for the first time of the year, or going to the gym or whatever it may be. I feel like I’m behind every year. Bc from May-July you think there’s so much time. Then the calendar says August and your in the middle of 3 projects at once. The only thing easy to start doing is drinking a beer on the deck with grill going
  23. 1 point
    This guy is pretty good, and excellent live from what I hear. I have a bunch of his tracks - Louisiana style blues. Tix were around $65, I got 4 for $100 off someone that can no longer make it. Me and my cousin-in-law are going... Who wants to join us?
  24. 1 point
    I don't even know what any of this even means means.
  25. 1 point
    You are going to be surprised at what you have a shot at this season Michealangelo! Do not miss.....
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  27. 1 point
    Very cool! Nicely done @Mpdiesel!
  28. 1 point
    The tolerant left rears its ugly head once again Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
  29. 1 point
    You personally don't worry about how you are going to deal with a buck which looks like a 100" but reported as 120"? You require 1 single measurement now and you still have 12" wide bucks reported as 18". You may give yourself a headache
  30. 1 point
    I like the idea of having a fun contest. Voting for the most "liked" deer of the year. No prize money or anything. Also, have the big money official contest with objective scoring criteria. I would say all measurements should be in 1 week after the close of deer season.
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  32. 1 point
    Just a jerky boy probably doing this and then laughing when others respond
  33. 1 point
    Measure it when you get the rack back. Nothing says you have to measure it immediately.
  34. 1 point
    Who knows. Maybe we will see them together in a pic with a beach sunset behind them while holding hands?
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    Sometimes I forget that you're just a man child age-wise The American Sportsman was so impressive as were the early days of WIld Kingdom, Marty Stouffer's shows, etc. because the filmmakers had to use real film and very large format cameras weighing over a hundred pounds with tripods back in the 60s and 70s. Now we have more sophistication in our Iphones than pros had filming back then....
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  38. 1 point
    Even John Taylor calls it Pork Roll case closed
  39. 1 point
    Looks good. Carl has been around a long time and does great work
  40. 1 point
    Looks like 195 on a Saturday morning.
  41. 1 point
    I remember American Sportsman. I use to look forward to it every Sunday afternoon in the 60s and early 70s. I was in 8th grade when it started in 1965. The early years were mostly all hunting and fishing, but later there was less hunting and more other outdoor sports like whitewater rafting and skydiving. At that point, it started to lose its interest for me. Its hard for you young guys to understand, but back then it was the only hunting and fishing show on TV. One hour one day a week. Now with cable TV we have hunting and fishing shows 24/7.
  42. 1 point
    Dudes horny and tryin to speed up the rut.
  43. 1 point
    We’ve been there several times and have done charters - 6 people on a boat- but I can’t remember the name. Hotel can arrange. Congratulations on your anniversary and happy birthday to your wife! Travel safely
  44. 1 point
    Nice post but my favourite pic was the Korean food laid out on the table. I am overdue a trip to Palisades park with some of my Korean former colleagues - thanks for the reminder!
  45. 1 point
    If I am around and someone needs help getting a deer out I will be glad to help. I have a older friend who said to me a couple of years ago "If you were not here to help me, I would not be able to do this anymore." That is not going to happen!
  46. 1 point
    There are good guys on this site, that I'm willing to bet would have no problem giving you a hand getting a deer out of the woods. If you hunt anywhere near where I hunt or live, I'd be glad to help, and I know others would too.
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  48. 1 point
    Rough for sure. Sometimes takes fun out of it when you exhaust yourself....
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  50. 1 point
    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh they like to argue
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