It's time the kings have entered the the famed Salmon River in Pulaski NY! Check out my article in On the Water magazine this month and how we get them on with the best fly rods on earth! #bestrodsonearth #stcroixrods

Let the games begin!! #fallrun #stcroixrods #watermancharters

Whats your favorite St Croix rod? Mine has got to be the Legend Extreme 7 4 heavy. Its the best rod for multiple techniques!

Full time Tampa Bay fishing guide where 100% of my income comes from fishing and the experience around catching multiple species with different gear in varying locations around Florida 

mahi. we got striped bass to 50 lbs. we got black sea bass and fluke. There has been tons of snook redfish cobia snapper and mackerel. grouper here and there. I use light tackle 10lb test and big snook cobia small tarpon all out it to good use.

#stcroixfishingrods #bestrodsonearth. The return of the bluefish.

First bluefish, or tackle eater, in several years. #stcroixfishingrods #bestrodsonearth

You could choose your omen Sunday morning when the door opened to the weigh-in station for the Marthas Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby at 8 a.m. sharp.The pessimists among us might have been chagrined that absolutely no one was in line yet to weigh in the first fish of the year. The optimists among us might have been relieved, however, just seconds later to see the sun pop out from above an overcast sky and provide a little warmth on a morning with a nip of fall in the air.Wheres all the fish, said derby president Ed Jerome after officially proclaiming the annual rite of fall on the Vineyard open for business.Ed Jerome (left) gets the crowd going as Roy Langley rings the opening bell. Mark Alan LovewellWelcome, Mr. Jerome added, addressing the small gathering, which included, according to one wag, more cameras than fish. Were very pleased to be here and thank you all for participating, Mr. Jerome said. Without you we couldnt be as successful a venture as it has been all these years. Were very proud to be part of one of the, maybe the biggest event on the Vineyard.The crowd didnt have to wait long for the first excitement of the day. Caitlyn Parkhurst of West Tisbury walked in with the first fish just five minutes after hall-of-fame weighmaster Roy Langley rang the opening bell. It was a 12.23 pound striper, the first fish she has ever weighed in the derby.I went out with Ned and John Casey on their boat, Ms. Parkhurst said. Started at midnight, got it at about 4 a.m. It was cold, but it was perfect. The water was like glass. It was a perfect night. Theres all sorts of fish out there.The first thing Ms. Parkhurst did was text her less ambitious fishing friends.John Custer weighs in Ron Domurat's 14.41-pound striper, caught from shore. Mark Alan LovewellI said why are you sleeping right now, I bet you wish you were out here with me, she said.Veteran angler Ron Domurat was next in the door, just a few minutes later, with a 14.41 pound striped bass caught from shore.Peter Shepardson was next with a 5.55 pound bluefish. He got two hits at once at his favorite fishing spot.I had a big bait on one of them, and he didnt get the hook, Mr. Shepardson said. The second one, he got it. I thought, come on, please be a bass because he was fighting well. He came in and I said thats not a bass. Oh, Ill take that. I had been up since 3 a.m. and the sun was just starting to come up.So Mr. Shepardson was first on the board for shore caught bluefish, a method he much prefers to fishing from a boat.Boats are cheating, he said with a laugh.The derby continues for the next five weeks. The top prizes are a Cape Codder custom fishing boat for the lucky winner from shore, and a Subaru vehicle for the winner from a boat.#bestrodsonearth #stcroixrods

After several failed attempts over the years of making long distance runs on rumors we found ourselves face to face with the inshore ghost of the North East!! #cobia #stcroixrods

I can hear my grandfathers voice right now muttering the same story about a cobia him and his buddies landed in raritan bay back in the 60s. How they thought it was a shark at first making long powerful runs. Having to ask people back at the dock what they had just caught. This mystery fish to the north east had always intrigued me, hoping one day we would cross paths in my backyard with my buddies just like pop had told in his story. After several failed attempts over the years making long distance runs on rumors we found ourselves face to face with the inshore ghost. My buddy Tommy buckled down and went 1-2 pulling the hook boat side on another beast. #stcroixrods #takwaterman

Fished the Cape Lookout Shootout Leg #1 yesterday and ended up with a 28lb king which got us 11th place and this 82lb Wahoo. #thereeloutdoors #mercurymarine #wetsounds #engelcoolers

Alex Smay with a nice fluke.St.Croix Best Rods On Earth.

Had out Alex Smay the St.croix Rep. for some summer fluke action with the 7 Legend Extreme rod. St. Croix Best Rods On Earth.....

Had fun today with Alex Smay St. Croix Rep. Awesome action with Legend Extreme 7 rod. Surf caught Fluke. Best Rods on

Nice Jersey jigged bluefin for Shore Catch mate Tommy Freda on the Mojo Jig spin #bestrodsonearth #stcroixrods

This is how I live my life.

Some of the biggest albies we have seen in our NJ waters in quite some time have moved inshore. Time for some light tackle fun with the #thebestrodsonearth #stcroixrods

There is a life after work. Get your St Croix Rod out and go fishing like me. You will not regret it.

Monster redfish using a St Croix Mojo Inshore 7.5. #stcroixrods #mojoinshore

Glad I had my 7 4 heavy St Croix Legend Extreme for this one!

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