I went out Black Fish fishing for the second time in my life.
First time, I didn’t catch a thing nor feel any fish, but this time, I caught a couple of fish and could actually feel something when the fish hit.
I used live crabs and squid strips as bait.
I was so happy to finally catch some black fish on a boat at the very end of the year 2018! And now I feel confident I can catch some next time around. I will keep trying out different methods to catch more fish. Stay tuned!
Let’s go year 2019!
So the mushroom season has visited us again, and I’ve gone mushroom hunting as usual. Amazing haul this year once again!
My family’s basically been eating wild mushrooms everyday since I started getting them..
And here’s me trying out the coral mushroom for the first time, and making sure they’re safe to eat. It’s been couple weeks and I’m still good, so this one’s apparently ok ^^
My garage was looking pretty old and wrecked, so I decided to clean it out of old paint and give it a new shiny coat of paint.
When removing the old paint, I used the Citristrip paint remover gel:
Here’s how it went with that:
I also tried removing the old paint using heat gun:
Before going in there with new coat of paint, I repaired the cracks and separations on the door:
To top it all off, I installed a fresh new bottom seal to the Garage Door, and now it looks brand new! nice!
Beach fluke fishing definitely requires some skill. I’m still working on it.
Have a happy fishing this summer!
Me and some friends drove out to Montauk over the weekend for a good old fishing!
Caught some good fish including a huge fluke and seabass 🙂
Usually from April 16 every year, NY NJ Striped Bass season opens. My favorite fishing spot (I go there every year) is this spot at Huns Point, NY.
For bait, I use squid, clam, and bunker, and this time I found out swimming shad lure can be really good.
Check out some of my striped bass videos below:
Every sprint, whenever the trout fishing starts, I go to Ramapo River to fish. This is the parking spot and you can go fishing right on the river.
This is the video:
Last year, I went to Pequannock River. You can park and go fishing from this location:
Pequannock River parking/access
I also made a video last year:
So in our backyard, we used to set up the above ground pool every summer, but we’ve noticed that the kids had suddenly grown up and started to feel like the pool was tooo small… or something, and naturally, they asked for a trampoline instead this year……. [sigh].
So we bought the Exacme 14 foot trampoline with a good enough weight limit for a grown up person. The shipment came in 3 heavy boxes, and from reading the online reviews, it sounded like you need at least 2 people to assemble this comfortably.
Well, since I had no one to help, I decided to do this on my own, but surprisingly, it was easy to set up. In the video I show you how I did it!
By the way, Youtube is such a great place to share such info, and others have shared as well, and I’m just adding to the wealth of info out there 🙂
It’s always fun to watch the kids see the new installation of some sort, and this was no exception. They were so happy ^^
Bonus fact: Trampolines make for an amazing napping zone:
I made an ice fishing flag alert system using mouse traps. Was trying to making something unique and fun.
Here are the videos (3 parts!):
It’a always more fun to make it yourself than just buying a ready-made product. So when I got this little turtle, I set out to make its habitat from scratch.
This is the first one I made:
For this one I used sand, thinking that it will remind the turtle of its habitat, but as you might be able to guess, the sheer maintenance required to keep this one clean was basically impossible.
So this is the current set up:
Instead of using sand, we kept it all water with climbable areas, with a filter installed. We also added heating light. Definitely much less maintenance, and the turtle enjoys sun bathing a lot! She also eats right from our hands 🙂