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Tide Lines

Are You a Salt Junky?

Uploaded on January 12, 2009

Okay, okay, I know saltwater fishing might be the under dog swimming in a sea of deer, turkey, guns, and ammo, but just for the record, in case you were wondering, there is a genuine salt junky on staff...me...Joe Cermele. Perhpas you've read my posts on our Honest Angler blog.

If you do you'll quickly learn that I love all fishing, but easily half of my on-the-water recreation time is spent in the bay, on the surf, or 85 miles out in the Atlantic chasing everything from tuna to mako to striped bass. I know the pain and joy that comes with owning a boat. I know what it's like to get battered and bruised in rough seas. I know what it's like to clean chum from under my fingernails. "Jaws" is my favorite movie. Before working for F&S, I was with Salt Water Sportsman and have been lucky enough to chase saltwater species pretty far and wide.

I say all this not to hype myself, but to let you know nothing posted in this forum will go unnoticed. You've got a serious salt head in Tide Lines. So whether you're as nuts as I am or just getting started, I look forward to typing with you.

JC

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from TheEasternShore... wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

i feel the same way except for the boat and the chum. i have not experienced that but will in due time.

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from Long Run Fishin... wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Joe,
Just got back from the AC Boat Show and it was 51 degrees! I came home, opened the garage and began to sort plugs, rods, line and getting the "Spring Tackle" ready. Boat should be splashed April 1st and then hitting the back bays for small Stripes on Fly and Spin....can;t wait

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from VT Outdoorsman wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Yea im as nuts as you are...almost. I would say i spend around half of my time now fishing saltwater species. Stripers, Bluefish, Bluefin Tuna, Cod, Halibut and everything else off the coast of MA. I am blessed to have grown up on the water and when i was younger i would say that about 90% of my fishing was saltwater. I can relate to the chum and the rough seas. Ive been on a tuna-craze the last couple of years with my buddies, and most of my time on the ocean is devoted to chasing them. Good to know there are some other saltwater nuts on here. PS- I see that you were with Salt Water Sportsman, I grew up with/used to be very good friends with Barry Gibson's son and fished with them a couple of times.

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from dwaynez wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I am becoming a saltwater junkie, I grew up on freshwater and spend most of my time going after catfish, bass, crappie, etc. When I do get to hit the salt I never want to leave and always look forward to my next trip.

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from fisherman14 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

You could call me a saltwater junky. I fish the salt almost 1 or 2 times a week seeing as I live in a coastal town. Almost everyone in my family fish for stripers, blues, makeral and anything that can pretty much be caught.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I grew up one block form Corpus Christi bay and from the age of 10, could walk to the water day or night and catch flounder, redfish and speckled trout. So yes I'm an old salty dog. Most of my salt water fishing is motoring to the good spots, jumping out and tosing super spooks, jigs and spoons. I do gulf fish a little as it is a short ride offshore for snapper, kingfish, shark ECT ect.

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from Eric Greene wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Best day of fishing was off shore out of Port Aransas, Tx. With my dad and brother in law. We caught snappers, Dolfin, and I caught a shark. I also go inshore around Rockport for trout, and redfish.

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from bamapoon wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I am without a doubt a saltwater junkie. I have grown up fishing mobile bay and the surrounding bays. At least ten times a winter I trailer my flats skiff to the biloxi marsh to chase monster reds with a fly rod in extremely shallow water. In the summer, I take an annual trip to key west with the flats skiff in tow in order to chase tarpon on the fly rod. I live for saltwater fly fishing. So yes, I am a saltwater junkie.

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from alabamaoutlaw wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I to am from Mobile Bay and when the water clears from all the rain I,m going to giallard Island looking for flounder and then to the middlebay light house to chase some specs and bull reds in the deeper water.

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from storminsteve2 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

I fish the waters of NJ, and try to get out as much as I can, trying to keep the wife and kids happy too.
I would rather fish the salt than anything else. Not knowing the size of the fish you may catch at the end of your line is a thrill that can't be beat.

Some of the guys who catch the biggest fish are the ones who are single or divorced, it comes with the territory.

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from storminsteve2 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Here is a cool thread called "you know you have a fishing problem when"
www://stripersandanglers.com/Forum/showthread.php?4161-You-know-you-have-a-fishing-problem-when...

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from Eric Greene wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Best day of fishing was off shore out of Port Aransas, Tx. With my dad and brother in law. We caught snappers, Dolfin, and I caught a shark. I also go inshore around Rockport for trout, and redfish.

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from TheEasternShore... wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

i feel the same way except for the boat and the chum. i have not experienced that but will in due time.

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from Long Run Fishin... wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Joe,
Just got back from the AC Boat Show and it was 51 degrees! I came home, opened the garage and began to sort plugs, rods, line and getting the "Spring Tackle" ready. Boat should be splashed April 1st and then hitting the back bays for small Stripes on Fly and Spin....can;t wait

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from VT Outdoorsman wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Yea im as nuts as you are...almost. I would say i spend around half of my time now fishing saltwater species. Stripers, Bluefish, Bluefin Tuna, Cod, Halibut and everything else off the coast of MA. I am blessed to have grown up on the water and when i was younger i would say that about 90% of my fishing was saltwater. I can relate to the chum and the rough seas. Ive been on a tuna-craze the last couple of years with my buddies, and most of my time on the ocean is devoted to chasing them. Good to know there are some other saltwater nuts on here. PS- I see that you were with Salt Water Sportsman, I grew up with/used to be very good friends with Barry Gibson's son and fished with them a couple of times.

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from dwaynez wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I am becoming a saltwater junkie, I grew up on freshwater and spend most of my time going after catfish, bass, crappie, etc. When I do get to hit the salt I never want to leave and always look forward to my next trip.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from fisherman14 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

You could call me a saltwater junky. I fish the salt almost 1 or 2 times a week seeing as I live in a coastal town. Almost everyone in my family fish for stripers, blues, makeral and anything that can pretty much be caught.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Cgull wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I grew up one block form Corpus Christi bay and from the age of 10, could walk to the water day or night and catch flounder, redfish and speckled trout. So yes I'm an old salty dog. Most of my salt water fishing is motoring to the good spots, jumping out and tosing super spooks, jigs and spoons. I do gulf fish a little as it is a short ride offshore for snapper, kingfish, shark ECT ect.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from bamapoon wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I am without a doubt a saltwater junkie. I have grown up fishing mobile bay and the surrounding bays. At least ten times a winter I trailer my flats skiff to the biloxi marsh to chase monster reds with a fly rod in extremely shallow water. In the summer, I take an annual trip to key west with the flats skiff in tow in order to chase tarpon on the fly rod. I live for saltwater fly fishing. So yes, I am a saltwater junkie.

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from alabamaoutlaw wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I to am from Mobile Bay and when the water clears from all the rain I,m going to giallard Island looking for flounder and then to the middlebay light house to chase some specs and bull reds in the deeper water.

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from storminsteve2 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

I fish the waters of NJ, and try to get out as much as I can, trying to keep the wife and kids happy too.
I would rather fish the salt than anything else. Not knowing the size of the fish you may catch at the end of your line is a thrill that can't be beat.

Some of the guys who catch the biggest fish are the ones who are single or divorced, it comes with the territory.

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from storminsteve2 wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Here is a cool thread called "you know you have a fishing problem when"
www://stripersandanglers.com/Forum/showthread.php?4161-You-know-you-have-a-fishing-problem-when...

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