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  1. Last month I was nominated and inducted into The NJ Bowhunters Hall of Fame. The HOF was created almost 20 years ago to recognize NJ residents and natives who work for the betterment of Archery, Bowhunting and wildlife conservation here in NJ. some past inductees are Len Cardinale, Bill Wadsworth, Dick Sage, Ann Hoyt, Len Lee Rue.. Again.. truly an honor to receive this..
    54 points
  2. Son David's just picked up his public land buck this week ! All-game taxidermy did a outstanding job again on his biggest buck to date! Thank you for a great Job All-Game Taxidermy Carl Osterlund.
    44 points
  3. Caught 2 sailfish and did some bottom fishing for some good eats caught (Mackerel Tuna, Grouper, Scorpion Fish, Tile fish, Congrio Fish). We eat good taking the fish to be prepared for dinner at a local restaurant. It was a pretty slow because it’s not prime season. Having a blast out here. Watching the sail fight is pretty damn awesome. They put on some show. Looking forward to come back in February.
    40 points
  4. My daughter has been shooting trap and skeet with me really taking a liking to it. She recently switched from righty to lefty and started to kill it! I promised her i would buy her a lefty 20 ga just for her. Well today we went shooting and she was hitting 85%+ of all claybirds with my belgium citori. This is my favorite shotgun i own but when Daddys little girl asked me if she could have this gun for her own I happily said OK. Enjoy your new gun Gianna! IMG_5922.MOV FullSizeRender.movFullSizeRender.mov
    39 points
  5. Loaded up the truck and had the whole family up to the Thousand Islands for a week. It was great that my oldest daughter could make it, flying up from Georgia. We have rented the same cabin for 15 years now. Took a drive to Clayton one evening where they have the "big muskie" statue. They had a band playing in the park right on the river. Very nice people there. As for the fishing, the smallmouth fishing was excellent. We are more old fashion deep water worm and minnow fisherman. It was a great way to get the kids started. Just anchor, drop your bait down and wait for the tap, tap. More common these days is shallow water fishing by the "bass guys" and plastics. We anchored on drop offs in 30 feet of water and as soon as you lowered your worm to the bottom you would get a hit. It was nonstop action most of the time. Fish ranged between 2-5 pounds. Average probably about 3. As you know, smallmouth fight very hard and it is a job getting them to the net with the depth and current. We use 2 oz slip sinkers and 12 pound mono leaders. You need the heavy leaders because it doesn't take long to get frayed on the rocks and clams on the bottom. Looking forward to next year already. We always have some fish that swallow the hooks, so I am thinking about maybe trying circle hooks next year. We did some trolling but only managed to get more bass. No walleye or pike this year. I think the pike are in trouble up there, very few being caught. Thanks for looking.
    31 points
  6. With my partner at work retiring on July 1st I thought it through. I can retire on November 1st but I was planning on staying and retiring on January 1st, and my application reflected that. But when comparing a November 1st vs January 1st retirement it comes out to pennies on the dollar per year.....so with that I cancelled my January retirement a few days ago, and I just re-applied this morning for a November 1st retirement....Now I'll be off for prime time hunting season, no worries trying to find another officer to work for me for the numerous holidays ...... I have 19 sick days to burn 3 personal days, and will cash out my earned vacation and comp time.......My wife asked me where I want to go to eat for my retirement....KEEN'S STEAKHOUSE comes to mind !!!
    31 points
  7. hammer4reel

    New hunting rig

    Finally received my Bakcou ebike . can’t wait to use it this fall . was simple to put it together , so got to ride it around town last night . thing really zips around nice
    30 points
  8. Well as some of you know I was posting a search for rifled choke for 20 ga Remington for guns I was setting up for my twin grandsons for the upcoming deer season and got a PM from Blackwidow25 who said he had a fully rifled barrel for a 1100 20 ga and wanted to know if I was interested and I pm's him back that I was interested and asked him what was the price. Blackwidow25 said " Just pm me your name and address I’ll ship it to you free I don’t use it any more. It just sits on my Gun rack taking up space. It’s 20ga 2 3/4 with rifled sights on it. If it works for you great if not you can pass it on to someone else who needs it!!" The great guys I meet on this site just continues to prove the hunting community is the best group of individuals in all the US. Blackwidow25 even had one of his employees drop it off at the house.!! THANK YOU Blackwidow25 This will go to grandson Jake and when he grows out of it I will pass it along the same way. THANKS God Bless.
    30 points
  9. took my wife and daughter floating down the south branch. she hooked up her self a smallmouth and largemouth and bunch of sunnies in between. proud of her. she loved it. we floated from camp carr area down to 202. she was scared to touch them at first but by the end of the day she was lipping them. she even came home with bass thumb. she kept asking me why her thumb is scratched up
    27 points
  10. Enjoying the Salt Life! Clams on the half-shell that I dug myself. Gathering and catching your own sustenance. 24 inch Fluke was fun catching myself on light tackle.. It made 3 dives to the bottom after seeing me in the boat with the net. I guess I am pretty scary to potential food. Thankful to live in a land of plenty and freedom.
    27 points
  11. It is going to be my boys first year hunting so I got them all geared up with there first crossbow today [emoji16] Grandpop got them a really nice shotgun too! Now we just need to save up for 2 bows ,boots and hunting clothes[emoji106] They currently working on there hunting test now with there grandpop
    26 points
  12. Lunatic

    Piebald is home

    Thanks @JerseyJaysTaxidermy
    26 points
  13. Roon

    Great Day...

    Left at 0245 hours headed for Belmar with only one goal, catching a shark. Dumped boat in water and was going through inlet at 0530 With only 60 gallons of fuel was unsure how far I could go only hit wreaks 15 miles off shore, boat did good as did we, landing one bull and missing two. Way back in found a feeding frenzy on bunkers, stopped of course I left the cast net at home so we started snagging em. Ripped in just shy of 100 plus limit of blues, after live lining and chunk cutting. It would have be better on the way out but, it ended the day better than I could ever ask for. Take note of the hero shot arm stretch lol
    26 points
  14. Your welcome!! We as hunters need as many young hunters we can get along with a good mentor teaching them, in my family all the kids are grown up with jobs or away at college..I miss teaching them and spending time afield alongside them they grow up so fast! I feel it’s the greatest gift to pass along, memories that will never be forgotten!! Enjoy the barrel and pass it along when your grandson grows out of it!! Enjoy and Happy hunting!!! Post a pic of the grandsons when they harvest a deer with it!!
    26 points
  15. The Doctor: "What's the problem? The Woman: "Doctor, I don't know what to do. Every day my husband seems to lose his temper for no reason. It scares me." Doc: "I have a cure for that. When it seems that your husband is getting angry, just take a glass of water and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but don't swallow it until he either leaves the room or calms down.” Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn. TW: "Doctor that was a brilliant idea! Every time my husband started losing it, I swished with water. I swished and swished, and he calmed right down! How does a glass of water do that?" Doc: "The water itself does nothing. It's keeping your mouth shut that does the trick".
    26 points
  16. So the first day was flunking on Helen H’s Angler. We fished northeast of Nantucket, two hr trip. There was almost no wind and therefore the drift was almost non existent. No really big fish was caught, the biggest 29”, my best was 26”, and we caught our limit of 10 with most fish around 20”+ tomorrow we are going for haddock, cod and sea bass which I enjoy more than flunking.
    24 points
  17. I had some issues, I posted about, regarding my health insurance. Mike @OMCguided me through the nightmare and my problem is now behind me. Give him a shout if you need health insurance he will help you. The system is not working but knowing how to deal with it makes a world of difference. thanks mike
    24 points
  18. bucky

    Crushed em again !

    Headed out fluking yesterday under a full moon which had me nervous because of a strong tide. The fishing started out slow but the captain worked the throttle to slow the drift down and the crew went to work. We ended up with our limit by 11:30 and went into catch and release mode, then called it an early day. Next weekend its off to Montauk in search of the elusive double D
    23 points
  19. LPJR

    Trooper Youth Week 2021

    So proud of my Goddaughter who completed the 112th class of the Trooper Youth Week sponsored by the NJSP last week in Sea Girt.. Her dedication and commitment was a true testament to her tenacity as she did very well during the week. Only 4 months ago she underwent emergency surgery for sustaining a broken leg during her high school wrestling match.
    22 points
  20. Checked camera today and he showed up on July 3 and has been in every day since. Would be a great first buck for my 12 year old!!!
    22 points
  21. Buck154

    Ocean Fluking

    Love jigging fluke in the ocean in deeper water. Wanted to get out and fish the ocean since they started out there. Tried finding some to go fish but everyone was working today so decided to do a solo trip. Water was 65 degrees just out the inlet but out 4-5 miles it was 60.5. Cold...wasn't feeling good about good fishing. Started drifting and had 2 shorts then I hooked a good one. Felt so good hooking him on a jig. He was 25-3/8" and little under 6 lbs. Then a nice keeper seabass. Next one I get is almost 22" then a short and my 6th fluke was just over 19". So I caught 6 fluke and 3 were keepers. Little better than the last trip inside with 2 keepers and 70 shorts. I had to keep fishing cause I can't not fish a short time. Left that spot after my limit an figured I'd go checking a few areas. Caught fluke in all the spots I tried. Good spread of fish out there. Can't wait to get back out.
    22 points
  22. Codaboy

    Pine snake

    Second pine snake of the season Solid 5 footer Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
    21 points
  23. Nothing like your first tomato from the garden. Always have a sandwich with it. Light toast, mayo,bacon,tomato, salt and pepper.. yum. Quick snack after work
    20 points
  24. But bellies are stuffed. All around winner, wife didn't get sick and kids didn't fight too much lol
    20 points
  25. Long ass day. Got up 3:30. My cousin-in-law and I picked up @Bucksnbows 4:30. Met @TroutandBucks at SR launch 6am. The mission was simple. 1) Have fun 2) Catch fish 3) Get @Bucksnbows something on the 9 weight (any type of forktail fish or blues) 4) Do the impossible- a 4 man fluke limit While we accomplished the first two, it was still an amazing day on the ocean in the mighty 19' Carolina Skiff. Sloppy disorganized sea dispite hard NW winds overnight and yesterday, still blowing 10mph out of NW. Was able to make 22mph and got up by Asbury but first fished the inlet for the many jumping spanish mackerel. We lost a few blues and Bucksnbows had two big swirls by the boat stripping his fly. Saw more birds working of Asbury so stopped there to get a flyrod catch or something on light spin tackle - struck out but decided to test the fluking there and it was pretty good despite being in pretty close. We put our first keeper in the box there but it petered out. Then ran more N and again had some decent action but not what I was looking for just getting shorts. Ran a bit more N to a famous mark in my GPS known as "Puke Rock" where my cousin in law caught a big fluke last year when fishing with @Buck154 and I, and he then proceeded to chum the spot thoroughly. Hence the name in my Helix "Puke Rock" which has been one of my better spots last two seasons. Once we got there, it was pretty darn good action. Lots of shorts but quality shorts. a few 15" seabass too to give an ice bath to. We would start at puke rock then drift SE from there until one of us got hung up then would reverse to get unstuck and start again. There were 200 boats 2 miles offshore of us but we stayed there with steady action, quality fish and by noon had 8 in the box plus 2 seabass. We also chased a blues blitz and I jigged one up about 3lbs. Had a great crew - Troutand bucks was first to hit his limit then I got to 2 as did my cousin and law - we thought it would happen the action was very good. But then - you guessed it, tide fell off, wind fell off, and the bite died. Ran offshore - dead. By this time we are 8 keepers out of 80+ fluke landed but last hour dead. It's 1:30pm, decided to run 14 miles South to SG reef but as we started somebody flipped the S wind switch. It started to crank. One thing a skiff does NOT do well is take on steep close 3 - 4 footers on the nose. Aborted that we crawled our way back to inlet at 9mph and now it's 3PM. Did 45 minutes of drifts in 33' right near inlet and we probably got another 2 dozen fluke to 17.5".... Great action but just could not break "8" and do the impossible and put 12 in the box. Nothing over 21.5", but lots of chewing most of the day so great action great crew great fun. I think the other crew members have pics if they wish to share... I got fish cleaned, motor flushed and rods rinsed and a shower... Will clean boat in morning... I am a little bit tired.
    19 points
  26. Got out fish yesterday by myself. My uncle still not up to fishing cause of the lung cancer. Had a friend cancel so I went alone. Got my limit of fluke an limit of seabass LOL. Caught bluefish,Mackerel and all the other normal junk fish. Fluke were hanging real close to structure. Keepers were 19", 21" and 23.5" 4.5 lb and seabass 15.5" and 14.5". Threw back other keeper Seabass. Water conditions was a fast drift early even with a drift sock. Heavy current with the full moon coming. Bluefish was saved for shark fishing
    19 points
  27. Bowhunter444

    Tuna today

    Hit the tuna grounds today on my friends boat went 3 for 3 on the bluefins. Only got these two pics before my phone died. Hit up the little Italy trolled around the fleet for a couple hours with nothing to show for it so decided to head a little to the south west and try. First fish was an albie. The ten minutes after we released it we had a bluefin on. Landed it the got back on the troll and had a double. Landed both fish and safely released one. Was back at the dock by noon. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    19 points
  28. My dad 1952 with one of the first registered NJ bow kills. I have the York Long bow. What an era.
    19 points
  29. Lphunsjr

    From Bay to table

    Got a limit of clams and did a few drifts and was able to put a keeper in the box in the Barney. Fluke francaise and some grilled clams
    19 points
  30. Hi Everyone!! I know I’ve been a bit MIA, I’ve had a lot of life changes and it’s time I made my announcement that I have moved to Alabama!! I’ve greatly enjoyed being part of the W&W community and getting to meet a lot of you! I will still be keeping my account active to peek in from time to time and join some conversations, but I will no longer be a mod for the forums. Thank you all for the friendliness and support over the years! [emoji3526] Xtina [emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    18 points
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  32. all hanging out together
    18 points
  33. rgw

    Clamming with the boy

    Woke up to a pretty stiff wind today, so decided to go clamming , when we got out there I see a boat flying an American flag and the captain warring a straw hat, I said to my boy that has to be zipper, of course he looked at me like I had 6 heads, so I pulled a u turn and went for a look and sure as shit it was him pulling out of the clamming ground, he was nice enough to point us to a good spot , ended up getting our 300 clams and headed for the barn
    18 points
  34. Roon

    Battle at the Beach...

    Great weekend, did Wildwood Friday for beach and boardwalk, then Saturday was Convention Center for Battle at the Beach. Felt like Karate Kid, All Valley Tournament, lol It was cancelled last year for things we want to get past and this year they had 1000 kids fighting on Saturday. Bugs was eliminated in the no Gi fight losing her first fight 4 to 2. Lots of tears but she stepped up her game for Gi, beating the girl that she lost to in no Gi, 10 to 0, and wining her weight class with a Spinning Arm Bar and a tap out only 1.21 minutes into the fight, with the other top girl. To say it was an amazing proud dad moment is an UNDERSTATEMENT! To top it off had a great moment at dinner on way home. We stopped at Smithville for dinner and walk around a bit after sitting 9 hours at the tournament. Near the end of dinner an older gentleman sitting at table next to us shook my hand and said congratulations sounds like you guys had a great day, let it keep going, and walked out. When we were ready to leave asked for the check and was dinner has been taken care of. It was a GREAT reminder that with all the shit and hate in the world there still is kind people. Just a nice end and opportunity to put dislike of any kind away.
    17 points
  35. Headed out after work with Mike and Brandon to look over a few fluke spots . steady bite of mostly short fish . Brandon’s turn to put on a clinic catching his limit while Mike and I had one each . crazy fast drift , fishing 8 Oz with my huge drift sock out , but some fish wanted to chew .
    17 points
  36. 1) Liberals 2) Political Correctness 3) Lack of law enforcement (this covers illegal aliens - when something is "illegal", then ENFORCE it) 4) Academic indoctrination of our youth into the liberal progressive mindset 5) Welfare, Section 8 housing, allowing lawless savages to concentrate into one area only to secure a voting block In summary - every single major city is a prime example of what destroyed America. Pockets of the real America still exist but you won't find them in the cities...
    17 points
  37. LPJR

    Nice engine work

    Stopped by my go to shop to check on one of my daughter's vehicles having work done this morning. Saw my buddy's (ASFTAX on here) 72 Impala having some work done. I suggested awhile back that he have Edelbrock everything installed when he could including the manifold and carb to get some more horses out of it. The guys and (Willy) at Sussex County Auto definitely love what they do. He not only cleaned up the engine after installing new parts but sanded and painted the original valve covers the original Chevy Orange, and cleaned up the big block 454. I took some pics and surprised Tony with them at the mechanics request. His dad's wake and service was today and Tony appreciated seeing this surprise. Some pics below...
    17 points
  38. Lphunsjr

    Great Trip

    Went on the Curlew out of Clarks Landing. Pulled lobster pots and managed 35 then hit the fluking grounds where we caught 6 keepers including 6 sea bass and a ling. Never heard of this before, but am going again in 2 weeks. Great eats
    16 points
  39. nmc02

    Broiled monkfish

    Probably my favorite fish. Fresh ginger, scallions, splash of soy, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, & butter. The fresh ginger & scallion create a great flavor.
    16 points
  40. Cousin Brown

    Lets see your boat.

    Didn't want to hijack another thread. Lets see your boat(s)! Offshore , insure, johns , duck, sneakboxes , etc...... Here are 2 of mine. 45' SeaHunter 39' SeaHunter
    16 points
  41. Painted up this trout repro today. Really nice sized fish. Just sharing... Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    16 points
  42. hammer4reel

    Flukin on the 4th

    Headed out with Tracey, Scott and Rob today . big swells to start the morning and got nicer as the day went on . lots of non commital bites which more than likely were shorts as we caught way too many of them . scott put on a clinic with a newly released gulp shrimp , and had biggest fish over 7# 8 keepers and a few nice sea bass made it into the ice hotel .
    16 points
  43. Bday meal started with Tracey making lobster bisque with two whole lobsters . Porter house , baked potato, grilled marinated shrimp, grilled corn . following it up with cheesecake . guess someone will have to roll me to the boat tomorrow .
    16 points
  44. If anyone has any tips id appreciate it...not entirely new to smoking but not a pro by any means
    15 points
  45. bucky

    Great Fluking Day!

    Finally made it out fluking after 2 cancellations due to the weather, jumped on a open boat today and put the beatdown on them catching a boat limit early. We then played c & r boating around 100 fish to 6 lbs and called it quits by noon
    15 points
  46. started smoking a 8 pound brisket this morning at 5am. seasoned with just salt and pepper. 225 degrees for the first 3 hours over hickory then bumped the temp up to 275-300 and started smoking with apple. spraying the meat down with a 50/50 mix of apple cidar vinegar and miller lite every 30 min until internal temp of the thick side hit 165. right before i wrapped. at this point the brisket is 165 with a nice bark. then wrapped and continued to smoke until internal temp hit 195. then removed and let sit for 2 hours wrapped in tin foil
    15 points
  47. Chicks like this... they make you constantly think of rough sex and nothing else matters anymore🤷
    15 points
  48. hammer4reel

    Lets see your boat.

    My ocean ride , and my river rat
    15 points
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