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List of winners, ASMFC and other stuff

Let me get to the winners of past week giveaway. All winners, you have 5 business days to contact us with your shipping address at info@surfcastersjournal.com

First, we got three winter of Gibbs Pro Series Lures

The first winner who will walk away with A Pro Series Rainbow Canal Special 3.5 ounce Pencil Popper is medic6973@gmail.com

The Second winner will get a Pro Series Black Scale 3.5 ounce Glider is irenedana@verizon.net


And a third winner gets for his entry a Pro Series Yellow Canal Special 3.5 ounce Pencil Popper is Typeonme@aol.com


Very nice, congrats to all winners and thank you to Gibbs Lures for making this possible. You can check out their entire line of lures at http://www.gibbslures.com/

Next, winner of halloween Super Strike Scary Needlefish giveaway is Sbass50@aol.com

Congrats and thank you Steve and Don Musso for making this possible too. you can check out Super Strike at  http://www.superstrikelures.com/

2014 FB halloween

Speaking of Halloween, I hope many of you have managed to get out on the Holloween at some point during that wicked NE wind. There was good fishing to had from Montauk down to Jersey. Real good fishing. How do i know? I read it on FB like the rest of you 

Funny how we came from a sport that was on “need to know” basis for what seems like ever to one when every bite in on FB before the fish is landed. lol….If you remember Continue reading

New video from SJ , featuring Don Musso of the Super Strike Lures

First and foremost I would like to think that all of you have gotten trough this storm in good shape. I think you can say “blow me Irene” now, you have all been through hell last few days. I just got my power yesterday afternoon. I hope all of you either have it back or are getting it asap

We like to think we are different then most websites out there. No, not only because already gave away a contents of a small tackle shop in giveaways. Or only because we try to actually make a difference with our catch and release contest instead of just paying a lip service. This by no means is meant to be a pat on our backs…that is coming in little while..lol

What we mean is that we try to bring you the stuff you won’t read anywhere else. We are mainly talking about our magazine but this blog is an extension of the magazine, so yeah, on the blog too.

I mean seriously, how many times have you seen anyone talk about this subject you are about to watch on this video? And how often do you get to hear it from legendary plug builder Don Musso, the creator of Super Strike Lures ?

Yeah, we go extra step to entertain, educate and inform our readers. No pat on the back needed but do watch this video. It will make you a better informed surfcaster. Maybe it will even help you in catching a seagull or two


Part two of today’s blog is strictly for self-serving purpose. Because all of you know that I am all about promoting my greatness as an angler, writer, photographer, videographer, construction worker, blah, blah, blah….Yeah, right. More like googan who can’t write a blog post without misspelling half of the words, who cant cast more than 50 yards and whose only claim to fame with a camera is being in the right place at the right time. Hey, maybe that is a skill ?

Since even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes, I guess this is my day. I know many of you are faithful readers of On The Water magazine. I been subscriber for a long time, I even been blessed enough to write for them. I guess they thought that my writing is something they their readers would enjoy. I always liked the whole crew there, especially Gene Borque, their past editor who gave me a chance to write.

This week their unveiled their annual surf issue, and used my photo for a cover shot…which is cool. I am not much of a blowhard when it comes to what I do, but seeing my photo used as a cover shot is cool. Btw, in case you are wondering, the new book by William Doc Muller, Surfcaster, features mostly my photo’s including the cover. In fact, the picture on the cover of Doc’s book and picture that is the cover of this month’s On The Water magazine were taken five minutes apart.

Talking about being in the right place at the right time…


So, it looks like we are about to get rocked. I can envision no power for days and lots of beach erosion. I would not be surprised to hear that Gilgo Beach has been breached and we have another inlet on Long Island. I am not a fear monger but this shit does not look like fun. Once it is over go on line and buy “I got blo** by Irene” t-shirt that are sure to be available somewhere after the storm. But is it worth fishing during this type of storm? NO

Like that dude Branson, that owns a whole island in Caribbean with a $54 million dollar house that just burned down said ” All it matters is family, everything else is replaceable”…or something to that effect. Of course, he is a billionaire and I am broke…but the feeling is mutual. Please be safe out there this weekend and take care of those who depend on you.

And if the power hold, we’ll announce the winner of Super Strike giveaway, unveil another video and maybe even do another giveaway this weekend…if the power hold up and PC works, of course

Keeping my fingers crossed



This note  come  from our Rod Guru, Lou Caruso

CTS 1 Piece…….

CTS finally came out with their first round of 1-piece blanks. Last week I met up with Rich of RH Custom rods and handed me (3) 1 piece 10’ blanks. He told me to build them up and beat the snot out of them. These are the proto-types for the upcoming line of 1-piece blanks. He wanted to get them in the field to see if they need any modification. Built them and brought them to the demo Sunday. Definitely got some attention. The only blank missing was the 11’ vapor trail, which didn’t make the shipment from New Zealand. Should be here this week though. That blank is based on the 2 piece I am presently using and if it is the same casting and power wise it should be a home run. Rich has wisely covered the spectrum with these blanks. He has a PJ series blank, which is what I would call a medium action blank handling 2 – 4 oz, the Vapor Trail which is a moderate action and is rated 3 – 6 which I feel is over rated on the bottom end as I have been throwing ¾ oz bucktails with it, and a heavy PJ which is a killer jetty, bridge, canal and inlet blank. That is rated 3 – 6 but I have consistently thrown 1 ½ bucks and those 9″ storm shads in a heavy current this spring/summer.

Stay tuned for write-ups as we get to put them through their paces.

Lou Caruso


Sound like a nice weekend to spread on a couch with a good book

William “Doc” Muller book is getting to the stores near you and Amazon.com. If you want you local store to get it for you, have them contact us.

here are the stores that have it right now