haha yea was able to meet up with some friends who headed south years ago and did a lot of fishing. I'm born and raised in NJ so dont mind the cold either, but ...more after all that came with 2020 I kind of needed a breather. so eye opening to see the difference though. FL is awesome. dont think I could leave Lake Hopatcong though.
Haha, during the day there's too many distractions. Work, wife, kids, etc...at night, the only thing I have to worry about is how much sleep I really need. Which ...more when you're out there, sleep vs fish? Easy decision.
big cats you have to let go. it finally seems the population is improving. on a similar note the walleye this year were the smallest I've seen. couple years ...more back every one id pull out of the water was 3-5 pounds. now those are the big ones.
cats will eat anything, but I've found chicken livers are basically crack cocaine for big cats and stripers. Personally, the Perdue livers Ive found to hold ...more up best, but any will do as long as you can keep them on the hook with a cast.
haha yea this year has had some healthy sized ones again which is good to see. the past 3-4 years the contest winners were pretty small. Laurie at Dows was telling ...more me awhile ago how in past years you'd need 10-15 lbers to win the old contests but that its rare to see those anymore. hopefully they make a comeback. very underrated and fun fish to target.
i caught an almost 14lbs channel cat in hopatcong the first year i started fishing about 11/12 years ago.... I haven't caught one there since hahaha. you should ...more do the catfish contest there, the winning fish is usually only like 4/5 lbs