[VIDEO] Beach Fishing! Fluke

I went fluke fishing on the beach at Great Kills Park in Staten Island. I used squid strips as bait. I did good, but I saw other guys using lures called Gulp lures like this:

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Beach fluke fishing definitely requires some skill. I’m still working on it.

Have a happy fishing this summer!

Great kills

40°32’05.4″N 74°08’24.8″W

Spring Trout Fishing Begins! [video + map location]

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.

39-25 Glen Gray Rd. Oakland, NJ 07436

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This is the video:

 

Last year, I went to Pequannock River. You can park and go fishing from this location:

Pequannock River parking/access

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I also made a video last year:

[VIDEO] I assembled a 14′ trampoline all alone!

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:

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DIY Turtle Habitat [VIDEOS]

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 🙂