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7691S Fish Hooks
Stainless Steel Game Fishing Hooks replaces Mustad 7691S

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Light Sabiki Bait Catching Rigs

Light Sabiki Bait Catching Rigs
Sabiki Bait Catching Rigs by Offshore Angler smaller hooks light line for smaller baits.

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Globe Line Winder GFA-2000 Spinning Reel

Globe Line Winder GFA-2000 Spinning Reel
Globe Line Winder GF-800 Spinning reel 10 bearings front drag system 5:1 ratio 210 yds 6 lb test

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 Jun 8, 2005; 11:30AM
 Category:  Boat Motors
 Name for Contacts:  glenn
 Phone:  617-448-6289
 E-mail:  gfrauton@comcast.net
 City:  malden
 State:  ma
 Country:  usa
 Description:  power trim my motor was a 1985 75hp mecury outboard will fit others power trim a year old like new

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fishing tips and tricks
 Aug 5, 2003; 09:26PM - Lake Musconetcong
 Category:  Freshwater Bass Fishing Tips
 Author Name:  Steve vonBrandt
 Author E-mail:  swvbbass@aol.com
Click here to enlarge Tip&Trick Description 1: Lake Musconetcong

by Steve Von Brandt

Lake Musconetcong is located in northern New Jersey, between Sussex and Morris counties. It is actually part of Hopetcong State Park, and doesn't receive the notariety of its bigger brother Hopetcong or Greenwood Lake or any of the central Jersey waters. Yet, it is one of the best bass waters in northern New Jersey.

Years ago, this area was just swampland. It was flooded a long time ago to allow coal transporting barges to make their way to New York City along the Morris canal system. Efforts are being made right now, by the Lake Musconetcong Regional Planning Board, to insure that nature does not reclaim the land as a swamp. Their goal is to preserve the lake's recreational capabilities, bass fishing being one of them. They dredge the lake each year and perform weed harvesting. Even so, in the late spring, the weed growth in Musconetcong is very heavy. Thick mats of vegetation grow almost to the surface in most of the lake, and there are large boulders mixed in this, which makes fishing with a bass boat hard to say the least. More than one trolling shaft and outboard prop have been broken here.

You won't see a lot of boaters, anglers, and water skiers here. The lake does not receive the publicity the other lakes do. In fact, even in the spring and summer on weekends, surprisingly few people will be on the water at any one time. The lake is open to the public and has a good launching ramp. It is located right in the town of Netcong. It is a beautiful 329 acre lake loaded with a variety of cover and some real nice bass.

There are reasons for the lack of traffic on Musconetcong. For one, it is pretty shallow. It's average depth is about 4 feet, with the deepest water being only 6 feet. Since the bottom of the lake gets a lot of sunlight, there is tremendous weed growth. In fact, this lake is probably the 'weediest' you'll see in this region.

The shallow water also allows for rapid warming and cooling of the water compared to deeper lakes, so Musconetcong is usually a few weeks ahead of the other lakes in its seasonal warming and cooling. The daily temperature changes are more pronounced.

For the bass, this is an ideal habitat. There is a lot of food and cover to hide in. The bass we catch in Musconetcong are usually about 2 1/2 to 3 pounds on average, and some much bigger have been taken. It is not unusual at all to catch 8-10 bass in the 3 pound range, and one 5 pounds or over on a good day. Last year, we even took a 6 1/4 pounder from here.


You should have plenty of weedless lures at Musconetcong. Tournament frogs, Bass Rats, Top-Props, and weedless spoons, along with Senkos and worms rigged Texas style are a must. There are some open pockets where you can cast some buzzbaits early in the year, but they disappear quickly as the water starts to warm. Most of the time, we rig the plastics without any weight, as the grass is just too thick. It is actually counterproductive because the water is only 4-5 feet deep. We like to use a spinning rod in 6 - 6 1/2 foot lengths in medium actions and a 6-8 pound test Stren line. In the baitcasters, we use a 7', med/hvy action rod, such as a G. Loomis Crankin' Stick and a Shimano Chronarch, spooled with 20-25 pound test Stren or Spiderline.


The best areas to work these lures is the edges of the lily pads, right in with the frogs and rats, and the edges of the thick slop and mats of grass that accumulate on the surface. If you get there early in the year, you can learn where all the boulders and underwater objects are, which will aid your boating and fishing later. It is also worth searching the small drop-offs or depressions, many of which are right in the middle of the heavy grass. These areas will concentrate the fish, and at times we catch several from a small area before moving on.

Two areas that are really good are the edges of one small island, and the length of the tow path used by the old barge system. If you picture a line drawn from the public ramp to the far side, passing through a point about midway between the island and the right hand shore, you'll have a good idea of where it is.

Some other good baits to try in Musconetcong are soft plastic jerk baits like a Zoom, or Fin_S-Shad, or Sluggos and Bass Assassins. All in all, Musconetcong is a good time lake for all. Hopefully, it will be there for many years to come. Practice catch, photo, and release and you can assure the future of fishing and Lake Musconetcong for everyone.

Steve Vonbrandt
S&K Guide Service / Life member B.A.S.S./N.A.F.C./B.B.R.C./ 1998 B.B.W.C.DE

fishing boats and accessories
 Oct 2, 2003; 01:20AM - 1989 Four Winns striper boat
 Category:  Boats
 Price:  8,000
 Name for Contacts:  Bill Conner
 Phone:  270-343-4829
 City:  Jamestown
 State:  Kentucky
 Country:  U.S.
 E-mail:  boatbarn@duo-county.com
Description 1: This craft has a 175 Johnson fuel injected motor with power tilt and trim and only 175 hours on it,oil injected,85 Gal. fuel tank,Custom 2 wheel trailer,Bimini top,Detachable plastic cabin,4 blade ss prop,Bait well,Fish finder,Stereo,3 Batteries,and more!!!

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 May 3, 2010; 11:58AM - Cabo Bite Report
 Category:  -
 Author Name:  George Landrum
 Author E-mail:  gmlandrum@hotmail.com
Report Description:  
Capt. George Landrum
Fly Hooker Sportfishing

April 26-May 2, 2010

Weather: It feels like Oklahoma, where the wind blows across the plains! It has been blowing for the past two weeks from the northwest and we seem to have had a wind chill factor in there. The wind has been between 10 and 25 knots for most of the week, and it did not start to falter until Saturday night. There has been very little cloud cover so we have had sunny skies, but the cold was something we are not used to this time of year. It's all relative of course, while I have had on a sweater in 72 degree weather (with a wind on top of the cold) we have had visitors walking around in shorts and t-shirts! Must have lived in the tropic too long and have thin blood! At least at the end of the week the wind finally laid down, and it was nice in the mornings! Our highs for the week were in the high 80's while the lowest I saw was 62 degrees.

Water: Just as with last week, the steady winds from the northwest have left the Pacific side of the Cape in very rough conditions. For those of you who are familiar with the area. As I was driving past Cost-Co yesterday around noon, I looked past the arch and it looked like several fleets of boats working just outside, then I realized that it was very large curling whitecaps, looking like a fleet of 35 foot boats, not water I want to be in. Thankfully the wind has not had as great an affect on the Sea of Cortez, and the water on that side of the Cape has been very fishable, with some choppy conditions in the afternoons but nothing bad. Water temperatures have been 65 degrees along shore on the Pacific side and 74 degrees almost everywhere on the Cortez side, or at least inside the 95spot-1150, and to the Cabrillo Seamount.

Bait: Mackerel, Caballito at the normal $3 per bait and there has been very little Sardinas available in our area, some boats are getting lucky at San Jose, but they have to be there at gray light.


Billfish: Once again there were just a few Striped Marlin found this week, and most, if not all of them were caught on the Cortez side of the cape, in the slightly warmer water, and in the calmer conditions. The areas off of Red Hill was once again the best area for these fish, and in addition there were some Wahoo in the area if you were early enough. At the end of the week with the wind finally laying down fish began to show themselves out at the 1,000 fathom line to the south of the Cape. One boat was reported to have caught a Blue Marlin of approximately 500 pounds in the Red Hill area, I saw pictures of the fish, and it was reported to have died during the fight. That was the excitement on the Billfish front this week.

Yellowfin Tuna: Water conditions kept most of the boats from fishing area that normally produce our Yellowfin Tuna. The rough water didn't allow fishing at the San Jaime bank or the immediate area, but there were a few fish reported offshore around the 1150 area and outside of there to the 1,000 fathom line on the Cortez side.

Dorado: Just a few Dorado were caught this week, up around the Red Hill area and the Punta Gorda area on the Cortez side. These were scattered fish with no concentrations found. Best results were found close to the beach, within a mile or so, and using brightly colored lures for fish to 25 pounds, but averaging 12 pounds.

Wahoo: There were some nice Wahoo caught this week to the north on the Sea of Cortez, but getting there early was the key. If you were not the first boat to the area, you didn't have much luck. That said, the fish averaged 30 pounds, and the best areas were off the ledge at Red Hill, Gorda Banks and the In-man Banks area. Having the full moon this week helped the Wahoo bite.

Inshore: For about the second month in a row, inshore fishing was the way to go for action. There were good numbers of small to medium Roosterfish to be found just off the beach as well as some decent concentrations of Sierra. The Amberjack bite that took off last week died down a bit as the fish were caught out. There were some good Red Snapper taken from the rock piles, and of course, almost all of this action took place on the Sea of Cortez due to the rough conditions on the Pacific side.

Notes: I know I have lived in the tropics too long when it is 70 degrees in the house and I want to have socks, a sweater and long pants on! I hope it warms up soon, and of course it will be in the middle of the summer with sweat streaming down my back when I will wish for the conditions we have now. My fingers are still crossed that the fishing improves soon and if the wind dies down we just might see that happen! Until next week, tight lines, I'm off for a beach walk with the dog!

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