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Big Country 08
08-13-2008, 10:58 PM
Well after a 2 year stint out here in California, I am being moved to Philly. Unless you guys convince me otherwise, here is my plan for my boats.
First, since I am from the Norfolk area, I am going to keep my 24 foot CC down in Norfolk. That allows me to fish fmailiar waters around the Chesapeake Bay and make a shorter run for the pelagics by running out of the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
Keep my 18 foot Center Console boat for bay fishing around Philly and the southern New Jersey area. It also doubles as a duck boat with a removable homemade blind on it. Looking for some local expertise and input. Thanks in advance.
08-14-2008, 07:42 PM
just paint it Eagles green and you should be fine
08-14-2008, 08:16 PM
Check out Fortescue, NJ on the Delaware bay. Ditto on the Eagles Green theme!
08-14-2008, 08:31 PM
Better have strong locks and chains plus a bulletproof hull!!!!!
Big Country 08
08-17-2008, 03:22 PM
Thanks, You guys have convinced me. I'll keep my Carolina Blue and commute to Southern Va and North Carolina to fish. I got a feeling I'll miss southern hospitality more in Philly than I have in California.
08-19-2008, 07:07 AM
Hey Country, welcome to the area. Some of the best bay and ocean fishing is right out your door along the New Jersey coast. We fish from Beach Haven at the southern end of Long Beach Island. That's about an hour and 45 minutes from Philadelphia. A lot easier to get to than Norfolk on a regular basis.
There are some excellent fishing clubs in the area so you can get to find out the local methods and meet people too.
Don't worry about the comments saying it's a tough area. I wouldn't leave my boat in parts of Philadelphia and I'll bet you wouldn't leave yours in parts of Norfolk either. Cities are the same all over. Nice parts and bad parts.
Capt. Lindsay Fuller
June Bug Charters
08-23-2008, 07:16 PM
Could you elaborate a little more about some of the clubs in the area? I will also be moving to the Philly area in a couple of weeks and will be bringing my boat (Bayliner 2455) up there in the spring, so I would like to get to know some of the locals before I start running the Delaware river and bay. TIA
08-25-2008, 10:41 AM
I got a feeling I'll miss southern hospitality more in Philly than I have in California.GO PANTHERSCountry
Yo, What are you tring to say:D
I got your Go Panthers, right here Pal!!:eek::D
No Tastycakes, soft pretzels or Cheesesteaks for you!
08-27-2008, 09:23 AM
I'm from jersey been gone 20 plus years. thy just opened up a place in Va Beach called philly pretzels. but nobody down here can make a cheesesteak!!!
08-28-2008, 09:59 AM
And down here in So Fla they call 'em a "steak & cheese"(WTF?). And they never get the bread right. It needs to be that chewy gum-bleeder bread from Formica's in Atlantic City.
I'll pass on the Philly pretzels. They're always soggy and usually being sold at stoplights by a homeless guy with a hacking, phlegmy cough. Nasty.