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General Board / Re: List of MIA Members that Used to Post
« on: December 06, 2018, 08:57:47 AM »
What you missed is that this site jumped the shark.

It used to be about land based big game fishing. Now it's about land based sort of big game fishing.

And catfish tournaments.

That's why none of the cool kids post here and all you get are the same six old guys posting the same old sh!t with a couple of noobs tossed in here and there.

This site is good for grabbing some intel on conditions and making bait, but that's about it as far as real land based big game fishing is concerned.

Namaste.

Aww... come on Chip, minus some of the very few members that may have rubbed you the wrong way, you know you miss us. You aren't going to find a forum like this for our side of the coast with mostly like minded individuals to share stories, techniques, and just basically support each other in our fishing goals and personal life. I do get your comment about "true land based big game fishing", but our waters are fairly limited in that arena to begin with. If it were up to me, my posts would only be about sharks and maybe a giant bat ray or 2. Alas, it isn't, but I do enjoy catching the other things too as fishing isn't just a way to decompress for me.  To be honest, my grinner fever was started by some of these guys. Don't be a complete stranger, I enjoy your posts and the camaraderie.

Tom's post says it all.
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It was just Ben calling out Chip for targeting certain sharks by trying to use loop holes when he knew what he was doing.  Chip's mind was made up and no one was changing it.  Nothing escalated, but Chip just stopped posting here after that.
If true, I would be guilty of a federal and state crime. As a result, the safest thing for me, all the other big game fishermen, and this site is to not post. The "very few members that may have rubbed me the wrong way" make up about half the very few members who still post here. And what they fail to realize is that there are people who want to ban all fishing. If we don't stick together, they divide and conquer. It doesn't start with an outright ban, it starts with a small restriction. And then another. And then another. And...

This is how you lose personal liberties and freedoms. We live in a f@cking nanny state run by crazies.

So we go dark. We don't share. If you don't know, you don't know.

Which is really sad because this site was started as an alternative to another site that went the same way. Look at your site's stats. 15 people online. 1 user. 23 people online so far today, but the only posts are from the same old guys. There's no new blood and nobody is really sharing and it's because of this site's attitude. You can pick up some tips and techniques, but those are mostly for beginners. If you really want to learn, you're going to have to meet people on the sand and earn their trust. I used to reach out because I wanted to give back for the help I got. I don't do that anymore, and that's what's really sad.

The truth is if you want to catch the bigger models consistently you have to do things differently. The result of that, and all fishing for that matter, is that you're going to have by catch. The members of this board have made it plainly clear that they are not willing to accept this and that they are happy fishing for sort of big game. Which is cool, it's just not my thing. Catching the really big ones is hard. You have to do some crazy sh!t. It's not for everybody and that's probably a good thing.

If you ever want to take a shot, you know where to find me...

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General Board / Re: List of MIA Members that Used to Post
« on: December 02, 2018, 07:11:47 AM »
What you missed is that this site jumped the shark.

It used to be about land based big game fishing. Now it's about land based sort of big game fishing.

And catfish tournaments.

That's why none of the cool kids post here and all you get are the same six old guys posting the same old sh!t with a couple of noobs tossed in here and there.

This site is good for grabbing some intel on conditions and making bait, but that's about it as far as real land based big game fishing is concerned.

Namaste.

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Tackle Talk / Re: Shameless Plug for Terra Firma Tackle
« on: July 31, 2018, 03:21:19 PM »
I'd be interested in the tip lights.

Talked to Spencer and he's out of tip lights, but he's ordering more. I'll let you know as soon as they're available ;D

I'm interested also.

Cool, I'll let you know as soon as there available 8)

Well??

Check your text messages.

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Fishing Talk / Re: Terafirm tackle
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:02:12 PM »
Thanks for your opinions, here's what you can do with them.




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Fishing Talk / Re: Terafirm tackle
« on: July 26, 2018, 02:23:11 PM »
And for those of you who may have missed it, or not had it air in your area, the video was shown on the evening news. The coverage was pretty positive and mentioned the safe release of the shark. If you watch the second video, you'll see how happy the woman was when she saw it swim away like a champ 8)

We can't take an adversarial stance and attack people who are not as educated or experienced as we are. That will only lead to them becoming defensive and attacking us even more. We need to educate the public so that they know the truth and help fishermen new to the sport to conduct themselves properly, like true fishermen, so that we can continue to enjoy our favorite activity and protect our wonderful fishery.

Or, you know, you can go fish for catfish ;D

 

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Fishing Talk / Re: Terafirm tackle
« on: July 26, 2018, 02:11:39 PM »
Landing fish that we have been told not to land can be used as fodder for the anti-fishing folk.

Ben, you're out of line bro. The rules and regs say we must immediately release the fish once we identify it as a protected fish. You weren't there, I was, and you couldn't identify what it was until it was 10' away in the shore break.

Yes, at that point to comply with the letter of the law you should cut the line.

But, I have spoken with a number of DFW wardens in the field that all say privately that at that point they want you to remove the hardware if you can do it safely for the fish and the fisherman. To a man they have all said they want us to apply common sense and that they are not going to site anybody for landing and assisting the fish. They all also mentioned having a serious problem with pier fishermen that don't have licenses that hook into a large black sea bass or great white that are afraid to take the fish to the beach to release it because they are afraid if they step foot on the sand they will be cited for fishing without a license. Again, to a man all of the DFW wardens have said they would never do that and they wished fishermen would use some common sense.

If you do decide to land the fish to remove the hardware, do not stop to do anything but remove the hook and return it to the sea. No pictures. No measurements. Just land it safely as quickly as possible and return it immediately.

The agents in the field are the ones who are going to make the decision as to whether or not you are going to get a citation. And if they all tell me they would prefer me to handle a given situation a certain way, then I'm going to do everything within my abilities to meet their request.

This is a situation every land based big game fisherman should think about and decide for themselves what they are going to do before it happens so they know how to react should they face it.

 8)

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Fishing Talk / Re: Terafirm tackle
« on: July 26, 2018, 01:52:11 PM »
Everybody cool yer jets.

I have contacted the reporter and invited her to come meet us and learn what's really going on so we can get the truth out there.

I also explained to her that by doing these posts the way she does, she is actually causing more people to fish for them because guys see the pics, get excited, naturally want to catch one too, and she has provided them with location and time of day. We all know that means more guys that don't know what they're doing that are going to pose a threat to the fish, themselves, and swimmers.

She will be busy with the US Open of surfing for the next couple of weeks, but we'll touch base again after that and try to arrange a time for her to actually come out and discover what's really happening.

We need to educate everybody involved, not attack the uninformed.

 8)


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Contest & Events / Re: Summertime Catfish Contest - 2018
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:25:01 AM »
I can't post any pics yet as I am taking pics on my phone, but a good amount of cats have been caught.  The weirdest was thinking I was casting to a carp and having a 3# cat take it on the sink!

Casting to a carp?

Oh, how the mighty have fallen ;D

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Tackle Talk / Re: Lies, Damnable Lies, and Fishing Gear Specs
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:23:42 AM »
That's what happens when the manufacturer listens to the engineer and not the machinist..

 ;D

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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Saturday Sharking
« on: July 24, 2018, 08:29:34 AM »
Better chance of catching a trout now then a shark with these conditions.

Not if you know how to catch sharks this time of year ;D

We just need a fool to paddle out some baits.

Ben likes to kayak ;D

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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Saturday Sharking
« on: July 23, 2018, 11:30:18 AM »
Better chance of catching a trout now then a shark with these conditions.

Not if you know how to catch sharks this time of year ;D


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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Saturday Sharking
« on: July 23, 2018, 09:59:10 AM »
Who's actually reeling them in?

Probably wasn't Chip.  ;D

Binh is this summer's savage! Better duck Chip, shots have been fired!!

Binh uses trout gear ;D

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Fishing Talk / Tuna Heads and Carcases
« on: July 22, 2018, 08:53:53 AM »
If anybody has any tuna heads or carcasses left over, please let me know, I'll put them to good use ;D

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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Saturday Sharking
« on: July 22, 2018, 08:51:35 AM »
I have a tuna head from a 39# ahi....

You should bring that bad boy up here ;D

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Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Saturday Sharking
« on: July 21, 2018, 05:39:43 PM »
Because we just refuse to fish for catfish...

The big surf hasn't opened the salad bar at our favorite spot just yet, so we hit it Saturday AM hoping to squeeze in one more session.

We yaked out 5 baits, a tuna head, some ray chunks and a whole mac. I also tossed whole squid from shore.

The squish got some pretty steady action, but nothing to write home about.

The tuna head got picked up by something, but it dropped it. So we yaked it back out again.

Apparently tuna head was the magic bait. Something picked it up and started to run. We let it run for a good time before setting the hook, and it was on.

Landed a very husky 8' grinner ;D

Pulled the hook, got it back in the water and it swam away like a champ.

We yaked out another bait and waited for another hour or so with no action, so with the beach starting to fill up with turistas we called it at 11.

They're still out there kids. It's not easy, but they're there.

Beats the hell out of fishing for flatheads ;D

Anybody got any tuna heads ;D


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