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  1. Harmless Northern Ring necked snake.....just looking for food and shelter..... Danny V
  2. I wouldn't call them "small"......but if you are looking for better......I would say......."a couple that need another year or two".....great looking bucks with great potential !!!! Best of luck !!
  3. Dan....after reading the topic......I was all ready to book a trip with you...... now, not so much !! LOL........You know more than anyone how fast the conditions can change......glad it was only a wet, shitty ride back........You have been on the other end of some epic catching days...and you know better than most , to take the good with the bad..... The next trip the fish are in trouble !!!! All the best a crazy kayak guy !!
  4. Not the heaviest that I have caught.....but most will be for the taste of the sauce.....to go along with the drinking....so the weight really didn't matter......It will be a great few meals !!! Not sure how long this insane bite will last.....so get out there !! Danny V
  5. I always look forward to doing a little kayak crabbing when the summer fishing gets slow. Hit Barnegat bay, twice this week...first trip was 50 keepers and this morning was 75 keepers....only using 4 drop lines and using chicken legs for bait.....non stop action !!
  6. Pretty sure there is a kayak launch area in Belmar........It's not too easy along the shore until after Labor Day.
  7. I am guessing around 4-5 lbs......at least 20 inches !!!! UGH
  8. I finally had a chance to hit the river on Monday and Tuesday for a couple of hours each day.. The river is still high, but the water was clear and it gave me a chance to throw spinner baits above the weed beds. The pike were hungry and aggressive ! I landed close to 25 pike in the two trips, launching in a few different spots........Nothing big, but most were in the 24 to 28 inch range........I had a few bass and about 10 perch in the mix too.....but really pissed that I lost what would have been my personal best small mouth bass and a really nice large mouth bass on 2 consecutive casts !!!! The smallie jumped about 4 times close to the kayak before getting off.... Here are a few pictures from the 2 trips. Danny V
  9. Another great kayak trip to Panama is in the books !....This was my 4th time at this camp and it was the first time for the 3 friends that I went with........It's just the start of the rainy season there, but we only had a few showers during our 5 full days of fishing. We probably landed close to 20 different species, but this was our best trip for yellow fin tuna in the 15 to 25 lb. range. On the 3rd morning, after a 40 minute boat ride to a different area to fish...I dropped down a 4 oz. jig and after 5 cranks of the reel.....I hooked into something HUGE......that pulled me for about 1/4 mile......after that it went to the bottom and I just could not raise or move the fish. after 30 minutes, I had to tighten the drag and start to pedal my kayak to just try to move it. after another 30 minute stand off, I was finally able to gain some line and get it to the kayak...........it was a sting ray, over 100 lbs. and about 6 feet wide and a foot thick........this fish, kicked my a$$, but I was able to remove the jig and release it, after a 90 minute battle. I also had a 15 lb. jack crevalle that was almost ripped in half by a cubara snapper !!! I have other pictures coming in and will post up more when I get them. Danny V
  10. I am not sure about physics or anything else......but I picked up 2 of these reels a couple of years ago and LOVE them.......I only fish from a kayak, and can cast, speed jig and slow jig with this reel with ease all day . .......I also have to add, that it wasn't my preferred reel to be fighting an 80 lb. yellow fin tuna last year on Christmas Island.....but after getting spooled on my Torium 30 in about 60 seconds with a tuna....my other rod in my kayak was a Trevala MH rod, set up with a Lexa 400.........I made one cast into a school of busting tuna and wound up landing an 80 lb. yellow fin, after a 90 minute battle.....Of course this is my opinion, but I just love everything about this reel....and would be perfect for almost anything in the northeast. Danny V
  11. Nothing better than to be checking trail camera pictures during the off season.....you never know what you can capture !!! LOL Danny V
  12. Stripers are pretty easy....but this Yellow Fin at 80# took me for a 2 hour ride, last year !!! LOL.....That was some ride !!! Danny V
  13. Well......yesterday was a good morning.... with about 10 stripers landed and a few lost. The biggest fish came just after sun up. After a solo trip yesterday, I invited a friend for today...and the bite was way off today, with only one bass landed each. Here is the biggest from yesterday. Danny V
  14. Well.....what started out as a nice morning at sunrise in Raritan Bay, with light fog and a light breeze.....turned into a real disaster getting back. 3-4 foot chop and 25 MPH winds from the NE.......Believe me...I have been in much worse, but not was I was expecting for my first trip of the season. The good news, is that the morning was pretty productive with around 20 bass landed between me and a friend, with nothing big, but a handful of keepers, that were all released. Danny V
  15. No, not a cell cam....... Here is a picture of him this past season. Danny V
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