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>>1283159

Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here!
http://www.pastebin.com/u/fishingandtackle
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Talk about fishin’
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>>1285812
All that ass and no tits. Shame. Probably has a butterface too.
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>>1285812
Kek. I need to pay attention to these threads more. They have been moving quickly and I’m busy hanging out with girl and pissing people off on /diy/
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>>1285826
It’s not a big deal. Takes 30 seconds to copy and paste a new bread. I would have made one sooner but I fell asleep.
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>>1285736
>If just staring doesn't work then I start whistling and singing the mickey mouse song.
If I heard you doing this I would think you were an autist yourself
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>>1284562
So, after trying out my first baitcaster reel and some of my friends baitcaster setups, I have to say that the "threat" of backlash/birdsnest is greatly exaggerated.
>most likely baitcasters just want to think they're special and try to scare "normies"
I actually had to test the limits to achieve my first birdsnest to experience it.

Having used spinning reels since I was a pre-teen to my late 20's, the most obvious difference I noticed was that I am not as accurate with a baitcaster, missing my mark from several inches to an entire foot, distance was not a problem at any point. but that is quite much it. I think I'll have that accuracy down in a week or two.

I do however love how I can affect the cast distance with my thumb as I cast, along with the rod motion. Seems like a baitcaster has become my favourite reel type after just two days of use. And is clearly a step up from the gear I used to have.
If there are any other positive sides to using a baitcaster, I havent noticed them yet.

I rate baitcasters 9/10. despite what people say, they're simple, instinctive to use and really good at what they do. But with experience and time, you can achieve same results with a spinner for half the price and little more inconvenience.
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>>1285829
Same. Shitty iPhone photo editors for the pic and it’s done. I always worry though because if Skid tries to post the OP, everything goes horribly wrong.
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>>1285841
Welcome to the club. I guess you're having such an easy time because of your experience. But give that baitcaster setup to a beginner and its easy to imagine why backlash is made up to be such a problem.

What kind of fish is that?
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Suggestions for a good casting setup for 3/4-1oz jigs in the surf? I haven't used a casting reel in about 10 years but I wanna get a second rod so I can take my dad fishing.
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>>1285853
Grayling (thymallys thymallus) a very distant relative of trout and salmon as you can see by the adipose fin.
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>>1285867
I guess its good eating by your pic as you seem to have kept them. And I guess its a fighter by its relatives.
How did you prepare them?
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>>1285870
They're both very common and very delicious here where I live. Their only downside is that they spoil quite quickly.
I filleted some and put them in a spice bag I prepared beforehand, and let them absorb the spices overnight in a refrigerator, then I'll just fry them on a pan and eat with potato mash.
Most I covered with salt and will put in a smoker tomorrow. I'll do a sour cream sauce with garlic seasoning and boiled potatoes to go along with it.

They're a very athletic fish, altough not that strong. Their jaws are a bit weak and soft, so setting the hook too hard after the bite might just rip right trough.
so its a bit of a ballet of giving line when it pulls and controlling it as it jumps, which they tend to do quite alot. There is a big sportsfishing community for these fish. Especially among fly fishermen
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>>1285841
Go away shill. No reel is better than another. If you've been using a spinning reel for 10+ years like you claim. And don't know how to stop a long cast. You're not as good as you would like to believe.
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>>1285875
>Go away shill. No reel is better than another. If you've been using a spinning reel for 10+ years like you claim. And don't know how to stop a long cast. You're not as good as you would like to believe.
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>>1285875
I dont know where you got the idea that I didnt know how to stop a long cast, but have fun with that thought.
stopping a long cast with this experience I've had so far is more convenient with a baitcaster.

Sorry I made you mad
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>>1285812

*sniiiiiiiiff*
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You are out fishing and just cought one. You hear something behind you and turn around. This ABSOLUTE UNIT closes in and is about to steal your fish. What can you even do?
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>>1285561
caught it on carolina rigged 2in gulp sandworm a few minutes walk north of santa monica pier
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>>1285854
Get a relatively long rod for 1oz lures, I use a Daiwa exceler and a Shimano 4000 series reel with a slightly heavier than 1oz lure.

0.28mm braid if the bottom isnt too rocky, get a 40-60lb fluorocarbon leader, otherwise get a mono line with 20-40lb breaking strength depending on where you live and what fish you can realistically get.
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>>1285948
>ABSOLUTE UNIT
The fuck does that mean
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Get that porn /out/ of here.
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>>1285812
In regards to scaring normies away from my spots, I have this spikehorn skull that I've been saving, and I'm considering setting it up on a post and pouring fake blood everywhere and spraypainting a few pentagrams around. Then I'll start rumors to people I see there that you dont want to be there close to dark. Will update you folks. Gotta do what you gotta do.
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>>1285968
>>1285948
>>1285988
In awe at the size of this lad.
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>>1285948
Who would win?
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>Want to get a memecaster?
What did he mean by this?
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I just caught this cute shiner.
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>>1286022
how do you guys fish for these sized things and enjoy it
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>>1286027
I was brook trout fishing and caught it by accident. I also enjoy being in scenic areas more so than I enjoy catching fish so when I do it’s just a bonus for the day.
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>>1286022
If i swallowed that thing whole would i be able to digest it's bones?
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>>1286020
He means “do you want to learn to fish like a real man”?
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>be me
>Go Pike fishing with my fly rod
>Get two, one just over 20 inches, one just under 30
>About average for the river I'm fishing
>Then suddenly
>Pic related
I hid under a bridge for about 20 minutes and in that 20 minutes the water went up 7 inches and turned in to chocolate milk
>>1285948
Throw it back in the water just so that he can't have it
>>1286027
Autism. I know from first hand experience
>>1286035
3 inches is about the biggest I'd try that with, but probably
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Can I get some luck? Catfishing and need to show up normies
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I live in southern California about an hour away from LA. I have 2 Zebco 33s, 2 Zebco 404s, a Zebco PSG 05, and a Kingfisher 40 that have been languishing in a back shed alog with a box full of fishing tackle. Is any of this stuff good? Is this for lighter freshwater fishing? Can I drop these off a pier and hope to catch anything if I rig them right?
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>>1286119
Have some luck. Of the bad kind. I hope some little faggot shows up with a Zebco combo and a tub of walmart worms and shows you up.
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>>1286167
Lube them and do a function check. If everything seems to work properly, replace the line on them. Test the rods, of course, too, and make sure they seem reasonable.

>Can I drop these off a pier and hope to catch anything if I rig them right?
You might want to use the line, with some bait on a hook.
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>>1286225
You forgot hotdogs.
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>>1286022
If I catch a shiner or a chub I just grab the hook with pliers and shake it until it comes off. I dont want to smell like shit for a baitfish that can be caught on a bare hook.
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>>1285878
>this
I used to be so anti baitcaster, but a year of dedicated fishing has taught me that spinning reels suck for casting. It's just a pain in the ass after a while of dealing with it.

Also any recs. I usually use 4-8 lb mono, and I use as light of tackle as possible.
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>>1286167
You can snatch mackerels easily at the end of the pier with anything. They are retarded and will eat anything at the right depth. You can put pieces of mackerel on a hook and they will bite. They are also fishable on ligh tackle set up
Otherwise, other stuffs get quite heavily pressured on the pier. Also, if you hook on a decent shark or ray on light tackle, you are SOL unless someone has a pier net and help you or you are using 50+lb line.
If you fish close to the beginning of the pier, surf perch and croakers are sometimes there too
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>>1285812

Hey Fishnerds. I have a question - was fishing a brackish lagoon in northeast Florida this evening(caught a medium largemouth on a cork and minnow). Ran out of bait and nothing was biting any of the artificials I threw out. Spotted a medium blue crab, caught it, cut it in half, put it on a size 5 circle hook under a cork. Did that on two rods, gave one to the 10 year old I took fishing. His cork goes under for a while, he misses it because he's 10 and he's not paying attention. I reel it in and it looks like it bit it in half.

What was it? I figured whatever bit would be big - these were big baits. There are tarpon, reds, snook, trout, catfish, largemouths, etc. in this water.
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>>1286344
It could have been a
>tarpon, reds, snook, trout, catfish, largemouths, etc.
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wheres the cheapest place to buy tackle from?

whats that cheap tungsten site?
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>>1286370

Wal-Mart.
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>>1286119
your eyelets are not aligned properly and i am triggered
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>>1285812
Damn, thong bikinis really ought to be the mandatory water attire for hot girls. Such a shame that you almost never see them in the wild.
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beach trip 1 week. obx
no idea how to surf fish but i have all the gear.
please help i have many, many questions.
whats the best rig? what lb test mono or braid?(my target species is anything over 5 lbs)
also is it better to fish in high or low tide? do saltwater fish care if its cloudy or sunny? whats more important, tide or weather? will them salt fishers bite at night?
i have these big ass light up floats for catfish i kind of want to hurl out into the surf at night but i dont know if that could potentially catch anything or not.
i actually have at least 30 more questions but i'll wait
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>>1286550
okay maybe a few more, is it worth fishing in the sound from shore? i know theres flounder but i cant really find much info on fishing the sound.
is it worth trying artificials or should i just soak bait?
best baits to soak?
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>>1286550
okay so here's what you're going to want to do
>go to TW's bait and tackle
>bring the gear you have with you. personally i'd say spend the money to get on to a pier at least once, it can be fun
>pic related
though this was from august
>go in the store, ask them all your questions
>their staff is really knowledgeable, i know this first hand
>offer to show them your gear, see if that will affect their advice
you are going to wind up soaking bait.
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>>1286562
>personally i'd say spend the money to get on to a pier at least once, it can be fun
>>pic related
>though this was from august
shit i meant for that to be at the bottom but i accidentally put it in the middle
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Does anyone know of any hooks for maggots that are made from thin wire?
I'm talking about very thin wire, preferably without having to buy fly hooks.
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>>1286567
i think you are going to have to buy fly hooks. it's not like it's a crazy expense to spend $7 on such a specialty item
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Went out to the lake on Saturday it's been raining a lot since the last time I was there noticed the lake is getting higher was out there from 2-6 pm didn't catch shit I had a few Bass that tried to hit my frog but never took it and went funny watching the Bass follow behind the frog and then lose interest.
Whopper Plopper 110 didn't get me any interest from fish have a powder and loon
Even my June bug's weren't getting anything.
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>>1286575
Fishing has been shit here in central Florida. The rain has been making the water cloudy. Think they're sitting on bottom waiting for things to clear up.

I Managed some gar recently on a yellow mepps. And some really beat up Bass.. The gar must be tearing into them!
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>>1285992
Probably unit cat. Big brit hoss would certainly be killed by round bear, but unit cat has more muscle and speed than round bear. Round bear wouldn't be able to catch him. Sooner or later round bear would tire.

I wish I was fishing but rain keeps fucking me over.
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>>1285814
Large ass and small tits is a good combo tho, you're just a pleb. It's CERTAINLY miles better than huge tits and no ass, now that looks silly although in a cute way.
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Saw someone accidentally kick his big ass tacklebox off the pier today. Must've been absolutely loaded because it sank like a rock. The guy was losing his shit too.
I know I shouldn't but I was chuckling to myself the whole time, like what is up with people who bring their entire collection of lures with them?
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>>1285988
That is the shittiest peoplesuit I've ever seen. Paint this fucker gold and you have a fifth element stand-in
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>>1286344
Might have been a bonnet head shark. They're small and have a taste for crustaceans.
>>1286595
Try fishing some dark finesse presentations.
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>>1286623
thats what I used to do when I was a pleb. Id bring a giant tackle bag with 5-6 big plano boxes full and a ziploc bag full of plastics. As time went on I quickly outgrew that bag and now have bins at my house I keep everything in and pick through what I want to use for the day depending on all the variables.
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>>1286623
I did this until some guy tried to steal my tacklebox when I jumped down to the rocks to net a fish. Now I just bring a small box with 5-6 lures in it that fits in my jacket.
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>>1286626

I hadn't thought about a shark. I was learning more towards a tarpon, but you might be right. Thanks.
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>>1285812
I'd tackle her fish if ya know what I mean.
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Are the lure sets I see on amazon or online any good? Or are they all just filled with trash lures? I want to start trying different types then just texas rigging senkos and using crankbaits.
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Trying to find very specific lure for my dad from the internets and happened to find these, i dont think this is what he had in mind.
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>>1286711

Haha. Perfect for ladyfish.
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While setting up my gear I bought this preloaded tray of crawfish lures with hooks because it was on sale. These are completely alien to me, there's a hole on the front and bottom of the lures. How do I use these, when is the best time to use them, what should I be fishing for with them.
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How to catch trout on a spinning reel.
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>>1286027
I have a fun day of fishing even if I don't catch anything. Being down by or on the water is comfy.
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>>1286864
good for catching small and large mouth bass. I personally cant catch shit with anything that is somewhat related to a crawfish lure but they produce record fish. the holes on them are most likely for simplified T rigs. I would tell you how to fish them but im not exactly qualified on that
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>>1286864
I've caught largemouth, drum, and cats with them
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>>1286575
Bro no offense but take some new pics. You’ve been posting the same picture for about 4 threads now.
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>>1286867
inline spinners (mepps, rooster tails, panther martins) and spoons (cleos and kastmasters) are the way to go for trout on a spinning set up.
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>>1285636
>>1286987
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>>1286984
Okay. I just want to catch at least one before I fuck off out of NY and move to Florida.
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I've been an old school bait fisher for years and never really taken note of reel size, rod action, line test etc and today I used an optimised rod and it was the best casting of my life. Thanks for all the info from here I can actually take this hobby to the next level and have a lot of fun doing it. Thanks everyone
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>>1286711
don't jerk it too hard
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>>1286991
>>1286984
Also on that subject, I was going to get into fly fishing for all the river and stream trout fishing around me, but now I'm moving to Florida. Is fly fishing common at all down there?
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>>1286867
Corn or mini marshmallows on a lake, >>1286984
For moving water.
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>go to tucked away public river access just outside of a small town nearby
>get my stuff set up
>cast a couple time
>turn
>there's a guy just standing there
>no fishing gear
>nearest house is about half a mile up the road
>didn't hear a car
>guy just says hi
>proceeds to look around for a minute or so
>watches me cast
>watch him out of the corner of my eye
>he walks back up towards the parking lot
>move way down river through heavy brush
>fish for 20 minutes
>no luck
>get uncomfortable
>leave
>guy nowhere to be seen
>go to a more pubic spot of that river that passes through a park in the middle of town
>a cop came down and talked to me for a little bit, said I wasn't in trouble and just was curious what I was fishing for out of there
>end up catching a couple small trout over the course of a couple hours
>head home
So how were your guys last trips?
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>>1287006
Fished a swamp that's only accessible by boat when the water is high. Caught 2 15in largemouth that fought like demons.
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>>1286636
I use a special fishing backpack by shinano. I keep 90% of my tackle in it, and its always on my back so either they have to kill me, or I keep my tackle. Also if that goes in, I go down with it.
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>>1287002
You might be surprised. I've never fished in Florida, but I've been shocked at the number of people who like fly fishing in places you's most often see people using more common rods and reels.

Then again, most of these people treat their fly rod like a bullwhip, and it is nothing like the way I learned to cast a fly.
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>>1286864
Yeah, they work. Caught a pike. Lmb too. The only problem is I've found the was that I miss a lot of hooksets with them. Pic related is slimey boi with your lure in him.
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two questions.

are smallies active at night?

are breaks active when theyre up or down?
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>>1286956
Failed to read, >>1286575
decides to troll
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>>1287006
>So how were your guys last trips?
I caught a little bass in a new spot on a river I decided to try. But that's the only fishing access for quite some distance, so it's heavily pressured, and the redbreast sunfish near the shore didn't even bite anything.

I left there, and went to another part of that river about fifteen miles downstream. The water is still high from recent rain, but this part was water the color of clay. I didn't expect to catch anything, but since I'm new, I decided to test exactly how weedless some jigs are in the grasses, and see what colors show up better.

Had I known a little better, I might have used something that makes some noise.

I left that river altogether, and went to a hidden little lake a few people know about. Again, there's one shore access, which is fished heavily. It's also the one place where anyone who brings a boat puts in, so the fish are always skittish there. After a while, I went home.

The next afternoon I bought a used kayak. I've been shopping around for a while, and found a deal too good to pass up. Any way, I went back to that little hidden lake, to do a little fishing but more importantly, get to know the boat a bit.

I didn't catch anything, but the other people there had a good laugh when I rowed into the lily pads, to rescue my goddamned frog when it was snagged in a cattail stalk.

I definitely have a lot to learn, but I had a goo time.
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>>1287006
You think that weirdo reported you? There's this one lake about 15 miles out and my favorite spot is close to neighboring houses who can see me from their backyards. This old couple has reported me about 10 times now for looking "suspicious" over the past year. Like I legit see the old man pacing back and forth in their backyard screaming at the officer on the phone to check me out.

I don't ever want to be that old that I'm yelling at people who are minding their business and just fishing
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>>1287006
> saw some corbina cruising but by the time I dug up some sandcrabs, they were gone
> hook and lost 2 halibuts
> two other groups get a legal each.
pretty sad desu. It could have been the same halibut with a really good head shake game. It probably wasn't a legal though so I don't feel too bad about it. Some other guy lost a halibut due to a broken line so that must have been a big one. I heard the sound of mono line snapping from the other side of the shore.
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I'm a poorfag autist. would it be inappropriate to start pulling bass, perch, crappie, blue gill, and trout out of popular public fishing areas to take home and eat instead of catch and release like most other people do?
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>>1287042
No. Just know your states regulations for each species regarding seasons and size limits if there is one
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>>1287034
>You think that weirdo reported you?
I'm not that anon, but I'd say it's totally possible. I've been reported for made-up bullshit before, and the police would do similar: They'd be dispatched to the scene to satisfy the caller, and find some excuse to visually speak with the individual. A lot of times, it was brief, friendly small talk, and have a nice day.

Then again, I've also met some friendly officers, who just stop to chat, and I've seen my share of people who find the fucking creepiest ways to check out what someone's doing.

>I don't ever want to be that old that I'm yelling at people who are minding their business and just fishing
I think it's not so much an age thing, as an entitlement thing.

For example there's a small lake I would like to fish more. But one side is bordered by some high-end condos and a very expensive subdivision. To clarify, it is a State-owned lake, surrounded by private property. When the businesses on the other side are closed, basically anyone can just go fish.

Any way, the people in the subdivision and apartments think that since their yards abut the lake, that they own it. Those motherfuckers will put down their morning coffee to hop into their $50k bass boats (which they own expressly for this little lake) to cross all the way to the other side, and shout at people trying to fish, harass them, make threats, and call the police for fishing in "their" lake.

I'm currently looking for a place I can put my kayak into the water, just to piss them off even more. I'm tempted to contact the State conservation office, and see if anyone has a morning or afternoon available to do a "biological variety, distribution, and health survey" while I'm out there, on shore or in kayak.
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>>1287047
Yeah I have the rulebook with tabs for those pages for my areas in my tacklebag.
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>>1287047
This. Hopefully your home state's laws aren't as deliberately difficult as mine.

Hell, we don't even have general laws, with specific restrictions for some places. We have no rules for a lot of places, save specific size and quantity limits for a few places, and their "tributaries," except there are a ton of places which are not tributaries to anything.

For example, Bluegill: There is no size limit in this state, and no quantity limit stated in the law. But certain places might post their own limits, and if the place does not, a State officer will compare it to his hand. If it is the entire length of his hand, he'll call it a keeper. If you have one shorter, he'll confiscate your fish and gear as evidence, and cite you with some very expensive fines -- even though the letter of the law was not broken.
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>>1287048
Hunter harassment laws exist. Record them doing that shit and they go to jail.
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>>1286989
I've got no idea where to even start, that's more water than I know what to do with. Go to the closest body of water and look for structure to cast near, bays or deep holes also work. Can you get a good pic of the tacklebox?
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>>1287048
>>1287056
That's what happens when you go to a fishing spot where lots of people stay or walk around.
If you want peace, get out on the kayak or a secluded stream and fish your heart away.

I've been meaning to check out a nearby tidal plain full of mangroves for some peace: some of the inlets to the main pan are impossible to access by anything other than kayak so you can fish in total peace.
Only problem i can foresee is the overhead canopy, so i'll probably need a handline or a very short meme rod.
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My gf caught a 6lb monster today she beat my pb
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>>1287184
>that shadow
You're a big guy, anon.
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>>1287185
Im 6f4 285lbs
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>>1287184
>fading in her eyebrows
she fell for the meme
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>>1285874
Where are you from?
Always wanted to catch one of those. Very pretty fish IMO.

>>1286711
I got one of those. And you can find much worse if you look around.
If I remember I will look for an example later when my mother in law has gone home again.
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>>1286612
Wrong, because a girl can build up an ass through squats and glute bridges. Nice tits and ass > nice tits no ass > nice ass no tits > no tits no ass

>>1286709
Like the Yamamoto senko kit? Nah, they’re solid. Pick that up, some 3/0 EWG or 4/0 Offset Round Bend, as well as some 1/8oz tungsten weights, then some wacky hooks in size 1 or 1/0 and you’ll have some shallow water destruction right there.

>>1287006
Caught two little bass, but one of em was my first ever topwater, so that was exciting.

>>1287184
Good catch anon. Hers and yours, she’s a qt
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>>1287006
boyfriend got me a scientifig anglers frequency magnum fly line as an early birthday gift ($50 line, it's great for the price, super agressive taper)
>decide to test it out
>go to a little overfished pond to test it out
>try to sight fish a 3 pound bass with a craft fur batifish
>i get him to follow it for about 25 feet, then he just barely nips the tail, then turns around and slowly cruises away
>never see him again
>blind cast the area for a while
>nothing
>tie some 3x tippet on
>panfish popper
>start harassing bluegill for the rest of the day
>catch pic related
>also catch a 1 pound bass on the popper
>see a carp in shallow water cruising, occasionally eating off the bottom, semi active feeding
>frantically try to change my leader and fly
>by the time i get my leader and fly sorted he's cruising towards deeper water
>make one cast at him
>he doesn't take
>disappoint
>spend some time practicing casting for distance, go home
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>>1287006
Took my 3wt out to pester some bluegill this morning on a public-access section of a golf course lake. Ended up with about 10 good sized keepers that will be dinner tonight and maybe 50 fish total.

Despite being early AM on a weekday I had some crackhead looking 30-something with an enormous Zebco catfish rig and a bucket of chicken livers, he set up shop DIRECTLY next to me (like seriously 5 feet) despite me whipping long strands of bright yellow fly line around, and seemed to go out of his way to cast his fuckhuge bank sinker across my line when he got around to re-casting. When I asked him to stop casting over my (clearly visible floating) line he pretended to only speak Spanish despite being white as hell and when I re-asked him in spanish (I'm fluent) he flipped me off then proceeded to ignore me.

As I was leaving he asked if I was gonna keep the fish on my stringer, which I was, then cussed me out when I told him yes.

This is not a common occurrence here, fortunately.
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>>1287349
Yeah Frequency is solid line, I've got it as my main line on both my 5wt and 8wt.
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Has anyone used these preserved shiners? I was thinking of picking up a bag just to have around if I didn't want to drive all the way to the bait shop every once and a while. Usually fish for sunfish/perch/walleye/smallies around here. Wasn't sure if the preserved stuff is trash though
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>>1287380
Works okay for walleye, would assume it would also work okay for perch, as a jig-tipper. Live is obviously better.

I've had no luck with sunfish with them, although if the crappie are already biting good they'll hit them too.
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>>1287302
Ass has a hard genetic limit on size just like all other muscles, anyone can use exercise to have a firmer ass, and maybe a bit better shape, (and should!) but increasing size beyond genetic potential with exercise won't work.
It's like bodybuilders wanting bigger calves, you think those guys are lazy at the gym? No. Do they all have monstrous lower legs? No.
Imho lady shape preferences are personal, like all preferences.
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>>1287350
Everybody be acting entitled these days, that shit needs to stop. Also, if you put the fish on the stringer, shouldn't it be assumed that you're keeping them?
I also enjoy being Spanish fluent and pissing off people who assume I only speak English.
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>>1287387
Also do you know what they preserve these with? I think all the bag said was l "preserved with a proprietary chemical process" or something like that
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>>1287359
i run cheap line mostly. my 2 weight has no-name china line, my 4 weight has cabelas line, my 6 weight has frequenccy magnum, my 8 weight has air cel bass on it, and my 10 weight has a rio outbound short full sink shooting head. at some point i want to get a spare spool for my 10 weight and get a wavelength titan line on it and a teeny sink tip on the other
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>>1286867
Use a casting bubble with a nymph, small leech or a pistol Pete in stillwater. ( Pistol petes are like wooly buggers with a small propeller behind the bead.) Search this image for decent article about it.
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>>1286868
Unless the mosquitoes are outta control!
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>>1287397
>I also enjoy being Spanish fluent and pissing off people who assume I only speak English.
It's fucking great, especially since I'm white as hell, but I was born and raised in SE AZ so I speak it like a native because it really is a native language for me.
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>>1287184
Nice bass! Also, considering she fishes with you, nice gf!
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>>1287405
Last bag I bought were just heavily salted, so no sorry.
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>>1287409
I've got a spare reel with Wetcel on for my 5wt and a spare spool for my 8wt with Frequency Sink Tip.

My 3wt has cheapo Cabelas line but since it's mainly for pestering 'gills and occasionally native Cutthroat when I go to WY it's all I really need.
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>>1287417
Yeah I'm in NM, look like my white dad but was raised by my Mexican mom. While I understand that it's expected for us honky looking mfs to only speak english, that is often not the case, and I love seeing the blank look on their face when they realize they can't play ignorant by assuming I'm ignorant.
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>>1287390
Big ass is disgusting anyway.
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Fishing in the rain?
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>>1287429
Let's stick to fishing related topics shall we. There's a place for your post on /b/
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>>1287430
Can be excellent. Many fishing rods double as lightning rods tho, so not so much in a t-storm. Fishing is great but not worth dying for.
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>>1287350
>are you going to keep them
>yes I just need to call ICE first
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>>1287350
Why would anyone put fish on the stringer if they aren’t planning to keep them anywah
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>>1287456
I saw some dumb faggot on Instagram who kept a bunch of bass on a stringer so he could take a picture of all of them together. People really are dumb as shit
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>>1287429
white people like mayo on all foods.
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>>1286370
I would also like to know about cheap tungsten
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>>1287430
Good times fishing in the rain, found a grumpy little friend. Getting real tired of bluegills eating all 3 trebel points with their tiny mouths though. I might just cut it out of them, kill them and freeze them for cut bait next time I'm pier fishing.
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>>1286370
>>1287599
Ordered from here multiple times and can vouch for it being legit.

http://www.omfishingsinkers.com
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>>1287603
Perch are probably my favorite to catch, but I got a nice little bass on a frog popper on the lilypad line. I haven't had much success in the past with poppers but this time it got smashed on the first cast. How do I maintain line tension between jerks without just pulling the lure through the water?
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Got skunked for fluke so I used my leftover minnows and did a little bass fishing
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>>1287612
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>>1287422
aye. im probably going to be getting an OPST commando head for my 8 weight over the summer to make swinging for steelhead easier this fall/winter/spring
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>>1287349
are you some kind of fag or something?
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>>1287629
let me ask my boyfriend
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>>1287629
he said yeah
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>>1287017
pls respond
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>>1287184
>wearing makeup at all while fishing.

Today I was on my kayak. Got back and I was soaked. Not from river water from fucking sweat..
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>>1287184
I’d bang your girlfriend so good job
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>>1287390
Actually, the best way to build big calves is cardio. Calf raises don’t do shit for hypertrophy. Bodybuilders don’t do cardio, therefore small calves. Yes there is a limit to genetic potential, but most people never achieve anywhere close to it.

>>1287638
>>1287636
Kek
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>>1285812
How does everyone store their spare line spools?

I just shove mine in my tackle bag and I'm tired of them shitting off the first few feet of line and tangling everything.
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>fishing a small local pond on the weekend
>nobody's catching anything for hours
>not even getting any bites
>suddenly within 15 minutes catch 4 straight fish
>feel 30 pairs of eyes staring at me
>feel everyone slowly move close to my spot with every catch
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I only have heavy gear for catfishing, what's the best walleye/bass/wiper rod for less than $100?
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>>1287690
In a cheapo storage box in my basement with rubber bands holding the end to the spool
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>>1287702
My vote would go to a Fenwick Eagle spinning, 7’ ML/F with a Pflueger President size 30, with 15lb braid and a 6lb or 8lb leader.
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>>1287709
perfect, thank you sir.
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>>1287690
on a shelf. i tie a knot in it so that it doesn't come unwound.
>>1287702
you'll probably want a spinning rod. something medium power, fast action, probably around 6 and a half or 7 feet, and #20 braid on a 2500 or 3000 size reel. i'd personally suggest spend more on the rod than the reel ($60 rod, $40 reel)
abu garcia, daiwa, penn, and shimano are all solid companies to buy from.
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>>1287112
generally if you're south of roch you should prep for stream and river fishing, anywhere north of roch is great for lake fishing using usually heavier tackle than stream fishing.
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>>1286895
Try a red rebel craw crank. Great lure.
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Anyone run kastking braid? It's fairly cheap, was wondering if it was worth a shit.
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>>1287056

This. People are not allowed to harass you if you are on public property. Just be sure you are within your rights and call the cops on them. Record everything if you can. If the law is on your side, you have a right to fish in peace.
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>>1287048

Call the cops on them, man. They're harassing you - not the other way around!
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>>1287698
>be fishing local pond
>game wardens there investigating invasive snails
>catch 3 largemouths within 6 casts using a weightless zoom finesse worm as a jerk bait
>wardens start walking over to me
>think they're going to hassle me for a license
>"Do you normally catch bass this easily?"
>reply no
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>>1287690
In a small plastic bag in my backpack.
Pro tip: Small piece of tape.
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>>1287690
Just wrap a single rubber band around the spool... Problem solved. And you can still pull line off for leaders and shit without removing the rubber band.
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>Revo STX Gen 3 8:1 right hand
>13 Concept A 7.3:1 left hand
Which would you put on a 7'6" MH flipping/pitching rod? Going to put 17lbs fluoro on it to.
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brrraaaaaaaappp
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What's the best saltwater environment for drop shot fishing?
Is it weedbeds, reef, mixed bottom, dropoffs or manmade structures?
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>>1287952
There is no specific geography requirement for a drop shot but rather what kind of presentation you want to do. Drop shot is generally pretty flexible. The only scenario where you can’t really get to with drop shot is trying to skip stuffs under a dock. Also, maybe if the place is really rocky with big rocks or has really high vegetation on the bottom, it might be a pain in the ass to drop shot. Drop shot is generally good if you want to fish just above the bottom though you can also vertical jig for mid column as well. Drop shot wouldn’t be good if you try present stuff near the surface.
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>>1287806
Dunno. If you want good, inexpensive braid, roll with Sufix Performance Braid. Not 832, but Performance Braid. The 832 is really good, probably the best braid on the market, but it is expensive. The Performance Braid is almost as good but less expensive.

>>1287869
Depends if you want a right handed or left handed reel, I guess. I personally prefer all my reels to be right handed just to have a similar feel on all of them.
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Trying to decide if I should try carp fishing today. It's overcast and going to be in the middle 50s to lower 60s all day.
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>catch biggest bass ever
>foul hooked

Kek
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>>1288043
That thing looks like it's just swollen from VHS or something
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>>1288043
its eyes look like googly eyes
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>>1287690
Just use the piece of tape that comes on the spool when you buy it
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>multiple reel brands raising max drag to 20+ pounds
>Shimano sitting at 11lbs
Why is this?
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>>1288079
>shimano Stradic ci4+
>maximum drag pressure:
>7-24lbs

Hmm.
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>>1288082
Meant memecasters
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>>1288092
Shimano tranx
Muh max drag is a meme anyway. You shouldn’t be going pass setting 10lb of drag for bass fishing and you shouldn’t be using bass reel for saltwater big game. Shimano tranx actually can handle some saltwater big game so its max drag is that high
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Recently went back to fishing. It's a lot of fun. My casts still are rusty though.
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>>1288063
it's a common fish disease called like pop eye or something
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>>1288260
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>>1288311
These guys are fun on the ultralight
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Finally got my personal best my niggas
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whats the viability of getting a usable fishing sit on top paddle kayak for less then $150?
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>>1288355
>white
>saying “my niggas”
>cringe tier tattoos
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I decided to try a new spot. The water was super dirty so they had a hard time finding my fly, but I managed to get this guy (5ish pounds) and missed my hook set on another so I'd say it was worth the drive

>>1288356
Craigslist is your only hope
>>1288293
You'll get the hang of it once more
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>>1285812
Does anyone Texas Rig with a straight shank hook?

Is there any reason to use one as opposed to an offset or EWG?
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>>1288359
We've all been there my man.
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>>1288367
Flipping heavy cover or finesse stuff
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>>1288356
>>1288364
>Craigslist is your only hope
This is about right.

Save up a bit longer. Get about $400, and start looking at used listings.

Walmart has a Lifetime Angler 100 for $250 sometimes ($249 right now), and they sell out fast. That is the bare minimum you should even consider as passable. You will not want to stand in it.

But hunting online, you may be surprised. I've recently found a better general-purpose kayak, which I will be outfitting for fishing, for under $400, which sold for almost $800 new. Other than some minor scuffs on the bottom, it's basically in perfect condition. I'll be doing modifications any way, so at least I won't be drilling into a yak that cost me over twice as much.

Just be ready to do some quick googling for reviews, and send some responses to ads.
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Ned rigs:

Do they specifically need the dinky little worm, or do they work with other plastics?

Can you rig them with a different head, or is it specific to the branded one(s)?
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>rod A MH power, can use up to 1oz
>rod B MH power, can use up to 3/4oz
Why is this?
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>>1288364
i reviewed the picture, he's about 21 inches long. not bad considering the water he was caught in maxed out at about 3 feet deep and 35 feet wide.
i got him on my home-brewed carp fly
>pic related
>>1288441
action, material, length, manufacturers interpretation of the phrase "medium heavy fishing rod", any one of them should
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>>1288441
Are these rods the same length? I have 2 rods around 12' and one of them handles about 2 oz and the other 8oz-ish.
In my case it's because the heavier rod has 8 wraps of fabric, the other has 3.
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>>1288456
>>1288465
Same length and stuff
I think Dobyn's just low balls because they have a mag heavy that's what would be considered heavy, and they outright don't make a medium power casting rod as far as I know at least
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>>1288439
ive used plastic craw imitations and it catches fish. i think zman came out with their own craws to use with them also

dont need the branded heads. a round head works fine
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I found a pack of 1/16oz jig heads with transparent 'swirl tail' grubs on them for fifty cents. Do fish actually go for transparent lures, or dd I just find a good deal on some jig heads with a bit of goo attached?
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>>1288482
It won't be a problem. The plastic reflects light instead of absorbing it, and it creates enough disturbance in the water that they'll find it.
Probably want to target smallmouth with them since 1/16 is big for a lot of pan fish.
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>>1288468
Dobyns does make medium casting rods. But I cast a 5/16oz jig on a my heavy fury alllll day and I love it.

>>1288439
I don't think it's really a ned rig unless it's a less than 3" stick type bait, BUT the technique could be used on any plastic really. All it is, is a lightweight jighead + plastic when you get down to it.
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>>1288544
You've owned a wide variety of good shit, so what's the most comfy memecaster rod reel combo?
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>>1287806
Yep. Running 20lb on 2 different memecasters. It's better than the current generation Spiderwire braid but not quite as good as Power Pro original and nowhere near as good as PP Super Slick. But it's a quarter of the price of PP Super Slick and comes in 330yd spools so fucking whatever.
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My gf caught a 2lb sunfish today
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where to park when you want to fish next to a bridge?
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>>1287006
Had a good day today, got a few smallies out of the local river.
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>>1288327
How do those chains taste?
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>>1287698
>fishing on the weekend

You pleb. That's for casuals.
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>>1287380

Shite, I've literally had better luck with gulp plastic minnows. Salted and frozen is your best bet.
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Newbie here, just wondering if you can use soft plastic worms as an alternative to live worms? Is it a viable alternative or no good? Thanks!!
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>>1288731
yep, maybe try wacky rigging them if you're not confident.
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>>1288754
Cheers mate, I'm keen on giving something different a go and worms (or their soft plastic imitators) seem to me to be a great bait! Cheers again
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>>1288652
>how do they taste
Great.
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>>1288327
Pickerel are always a joy, but it's bittersweet because they often lurk near the banks right at the end if your cast.
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>>1288761
I think berkely makes the ones with attractant.
That, or you can get some stink gel and apply it to the lure yourself.

Good luck anon, take some pics and report back if you catch anything on them.
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>>1288761
Pro tip, get a weighted jig head about 1/8 of an oz then throw a small curly tail grub on it. And toss it out there and reel it back nice and slow. You'll get a ton of bites that's how I taught my gf and friends how to fish. Leave the hook exposed and it will teach you how to set the hook, don't buy expensive shit till you get good

https://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Claw-Ball-Double-Hook/dp/B0068GHXSW?hasWorkingJavascript=1&keywords=jig%2Bhead&qid=1528382680&sr=8-26&ref=mp_s_a_1_26&th=1&psc=1

With this

https://www.amazon.com/Zoom-Bait-Albert-Grub-Bait-Pack/dp/B000QDJ6SS?keywords=curly%2Btail%2Bgrub&qid=1528382837&sr=8-3&ref=mp_s_a_1_3&th=1&psc=1
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>>1288364
Nice catch man, what fly were you using?
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>>1288841
Nvm saw it
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whats a good hat for those hot sunny days

thinking of a sombrero or some huk gear or some salt lyfe hat
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>>1288844
>>1288841
basically a rubber legs clouser tied with the hair from the back of a bucktail instead of the normal white hair. i has yet to fail me, and very regularly a carp has decided to travel upwards of 10 feet to eat it
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>>1288868
>>1288844
>>1288841
i call it the backwards bug because it's a carp fly immitation. i wanted to go carp fishing, but had no more carp flies, so i looked some up, found common traits among all of them (earth tones, rubberlegs, subtle if any flash, and sometimes a hot spot on a heavy hook) so i tied up something to look like that, and it works
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Think this one might be a personal best.
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Alright battle of the $100 rods, what's the best?
Bass X, Fate Black 2, and Exage all look good.
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What would be a decent setup to start saltwater fishing? Have only done fresh and would like to try my hand at salt. Rods, reels, lures/bait, areas to look for, etc. Assume I know little to nothing about fishing. Thanks y’all.
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>>1288909
What region? Inshore, surf, boat or what? Do you wanna soak bait or artificials?
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>>1288904
> Fate Black 2
> look good
It’s okay anon, color blindness is a quite common condition.
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>>1288921
I meant the features they're pedaling in a $99 rod looks good.
I dislike the color, but if it's better than the Bass X and Exage then I'd fish it.
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>>1288921
dont throw the disabled under the bus to make someone feel better about having terrible taste
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>>1288914
Inshore and surf, Charleston, SC area. Don’t have a preference on bait soaking or artificials. Don’t have a boat yet, probably won’t for a couple years. I need to finish paying off my truck.
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Trying to get back into bass fishing. Talking with some friends who fish freshwater in my town a lot they said drop shotting 4" plastics with 6lb line and 5" senkos wacky or texas rigged.

I got those and a bag of super flukes cause the only time I caught a bass was on one of those. What hook sizes do I get for them? I'm reading a 4/0 ewg worm hook for texas rigged and a size 4 drop shot hook for the smaller worms.

Do I bother gettings hooks for wacky rigging the senkos and if so what size? I'm coming from fishing saltwater exclusively so this is a bit of a new world for me.
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>>1288961
Why would you from superior saltwater bass fishing to freshwater bass?
4/0 or 5/0 both works well with super fluke 5” size. 4/0 is probably more flexible as you can use it for other plastic as well
1/0 or #1 size should work for wacky rigging senko and you can also use those for nose hooking the super fluke
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>>1288967

brand and type preference for the wacky hook? weedless or nah?

also, switching cause I want to try this green bass shit again, plus the calico's are not biting that well down here yet, but once they do Imma fish the shit out of them, I got all my jigs and swimbaits ready.
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>>1288944
south carolina i don't know particularly well, but if it's like north carolina, this will be easy.
combo 1: this is going to be your work horse. you are going to do a lot with this rod. you want it to be about 7 feet long, and have a 3,000 size reel on it, and honestly, you probably already have it. think "heavy bass gear"
you're going to be distance casting up to an ounce (gotcha plugs, bucktails, daimond jigs) and gently lobbing up to 3 ounces with this rod (just a light lob to where the waves start breaking)
you will want something along the lines of #20 braid as a main line, and then use an FG knot to put 30(ish) feet of #30 mono on your line. this is called a shock absorber, it is going to be less likely to break than your #20 mainline during casting, and it will also keep your thin braid from cutting your finger when you are really heaving a cast.
if you don't have a rod that will work for this here are a few options
>penn squadron, 7 foot medium heavy
>penn allegiance, 7 foot medium heavy
>penn battalion, 7 foot, medium heavy
those are all similar rods at different price points. then smack on a 3000 size reel with a #20 power pro main line.
then, you will probably want a heaver. you are going to predominantly fish this with live or cut bait. here's a rundown of what you might get with it
>shark
>sting rays & skates
>bull drum
>cobia
>fucking who knows what it was, it wouldn't stop pulling and it was either break him off or get spooled.

here's what you need
>daiwa beefstick, heavy, 12 foot, casting/conventional
>daiwa sealine x30-sha
spool up with #40 or #50 power pro, or #25 mono (make sure it's good mono) and put on a 60 pound mono shock leader at least 3 times the length of your rod.
the rig is very simple. its called a fish finder ig. you are going to want a wire leader, and there should only be 8 inches between your weight and your hook.
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>>1288883
this kills the fish
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>>1288976
Awesome thanks bro. I went charter fishing in brackish water last September and caught a nice bull shark while trying to fish for tarpon. That really peaked my interest for fishing again and I’ve been trying to figure out who to get into salt so I can actually eat something I catch. The mercury level is a little high to eat the freshwater fish near me.

Also, is that you in that pic? That’s a nice ray
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>>1288557
That's a hard one. I don't have a setup I don't like. My favorites have been chronarch + dobyns fury, chronarch + favorite balance, and Revo STX + no. 8 blackout.

But I think that's just because I really like fishing jigs and Texas rigs, so the rods that are the best for that are going to be the comfiest for me.
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Going on vacation for a week soon at jersey shore always see folks fishing at lighthouse and bay and in beach.

I bought a mh 7 foot ugly stik with 12 pound test last year would this work for bay fish or bluefish?

What kind of Bait and stuff works for bay and ocean fishing?

All I have used for lake stuff is worm and bobber to catch sunfish.
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>>1289017
>so I can actually eat something I catch.
definately dont make too much of a habit, there is still mercury in the water, but its definately better than a lot of freshwater. i would have gone deeper but i was hitting my limit. personally my favorite bait for the heaver is a live, baby croaker, spot, or similar, still alive. spot is also probably the best bait for a drum in fall. you want the weight and the bait to be as close to possible, too, it gets your best casting distance, and there is also a small chance of hooking a poon with the rig/bait combo i said. i tie my own rigs out of gamakatsu circle hooks (i've gone as small as 3/0 and as big ag 10/0, i think 7/0 is the best) some heavy swivels, and single strand wire (pic) usually either #5 wire (44 pound test) or #6 (58 lb) and then a 5-8 ounce pyramid sinker. if the water is really rough i'll go for a sputnik in the way of 4 ounces (i like them but you can't move your weight once it's set unless you are ready to recast)
i make my steel leader 6-8 inches, just enough that i wont get immediately bitten off.
>is that you in the pic
yep, and thanks, that's not the biggest i've gotten though. if you really want to get in to hardcore surf fishing and get giant sharks from the surf here's a few links for you
http://www.notsoboringlife.com/extreme-sports/shark-fishing/

https://www.youtube.com/user/BlacktipH

https://www.youtube.com/user/Landsharkfishingtv

the basics are
>kayak
>penn senator 114L or bigger
>broom stick masquerading as a fishing rod
>16/0 circle hook

something they dont mention is that you can use a brick as a weight. it wont go anywhere and if you tie it to your hook the shark's teeth will cut it off so you are just fighting the shark.
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What is the cheapest way to get into magnet fishing?
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>>1289041
>buy a magnet
>buy a rope
>tie magnet to rope
>hang yourself instead
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anyway to repair the body on a hollowfrog? also should i buy or make replaceable legs
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>>1289041
If you can't afford a twenty dollar magnet on Amazon and like 50 feet of rope laying around, you might want to rethink your decisions .
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>>1288873
>>1288868
I appreciate the reply gonna try makin some myself. What size/type of hook? How do you fish it?
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>>1289075
i have some pictures of the recipie. i usually run a daiichi 1147 in size 6 but i've also had luck with size 4 and imagine a size 8 would be doable.
>1: materials
>2: start the thread on the hook, tie in 3 medium, brown rubber legs so they are perpendicular to the hook shank
>3: tie in bead chain (or dumbell) eyes (no glue yet)
>4: cut out some fur from the back of the bucktail, strip out the longest fibers, measure it to 2 full hooks in length, tie it in
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>>1289075
>5: super glue under the deer hair, over the dumbel eyes (doing it that way helps keep the bucktail from getting chewed up as bad on rocks while still stabilizing the eyes)
>6: take it back like a normal clouser, being careful not to fuck up your legs, flip it in the vice for the wing
>7: cut and prep more bucktail
>8: tie it in
>9: take 3 strands of kyrystal flash, fold them over your thread, and tie them on at the top of the head so you have 6 shorter strands. seperate them so you have 3 strands going down either side. whip finish, head cement.
>10: cut the rubber legs to 2 full hooks long (should extend slightly past the bucktail) then snip all 6 strands of krystal flash off at that length. seperate out one strand of flash from either side, snip it at 2/3 the length of the other two, then seperate out one more strand, snip it so it is 1/3 the length of the longest strand
>11: >>1288456
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>>1289084
>>1289079
>>1289075
as for how to fish it, it's sight fishing
>look for a carp with his nose in the mud
>cast about 1 foot infront of him, and 2 feet past him
>drag the fly on the bottom past his nose
sometimes they like a slow, smooth retrieve, sometimes they like a twitchy retrieve, just keep casting at that one carp until you either get a take or spook him. if you spook him, take note of what didn't work, then move on to the next carp.
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>>1285812
Caught a dink catfish on an X-Rap somehow.

Never seen that before.
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>>1289087
Catfish are predators believe it or not
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>>1289087
I've tried worms and dead fish and they've brushed right over it, then I catch one on a mister twister. I don't really understand cates , then again I never target them
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>>1288626

Where the bridge ends and the rest of the road starts.
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>>1289090
Try a live bluegill on a circle hook. Works almost every time.
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>>1289124
Speaking of, would cats go after lifelike bluegill lures?
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>>1289087
>>1289089
Yeah, but a jerkbait is one of the last things I'd expect one to hit. Shit that keeps near the bottom like Texas rigs, jigs, deep-diving cranks, and even liplesses I can understand. But I wouldn't think one would come up high enough in the water column to hit something that it can't also smell or taste.
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>>1289027
>expensive reels on cheap rods
Didn't expect this. I've seen you post pics of your castaway rod that's nearly $200, so how does that compare to something like a Favorite Balance or Dobyns Fury?
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>>1287842

Game Wardens are awesome.
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>>1287006
went kayak fishing. caught a little smallmouth bass, 2 sunnies (only 1 was a keeper), and a walleye that also wasnt a keeper.
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>>1287430
>The fish don't mind getting a little wet!

says my friend in the middle of a severe thunderstorm.
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>>1289228
with a job as awesome as theirs, thats no surprise.
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>>1288766
cheers mate, will do
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>>1288883

What is this? Cod?
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>>1285812

Caught this on a small blue crab tonight. Brackish water. Was targeting drums. What kind of cat is it? Any guess on weight?
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>>1289142
Cats hunt along the whole water column. The "they're only bottom feeders" thing is mostly a myth because they'll eat anything that smells. Their whole body is basically a nose. It's also dependent on species of cat.

>>1289176
I would rather have a $300 reel on a $100 rod than the other way around.

The castaway rod is definitely the most sensitive rod I own, but its not really $90 more sensitive than the fury, balance, vendetta ect... I think ~$100 is around the point where you reach diminishing returns on rods. Of course if you can afford a $200+ rod I'm not going to tell you not to buy it, but I don't think you're missing out on all that much.

The main thing with buying an expensive rod is you know it's going to be quality where as with an $80 rod some are great and some are meh. Like the Abu vendetta is a pretty sesitive rod and the lews Mach 2 is just average. You probably won't miss many fish with the Mach 2, but it's just less sensitive than I'd like (the reel is fantastic for the price though).

The main reason I got the castaway was for corrosion restistance. The guides are suppose to be some Gucci material that won't rust. Which I'm testing right now along with the concept z. They both got completely covered in saltwater this last trip and I'm seeing if they're gonna hold up like the manufacturers claim.
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I took up carp fishing about a year and a half ago because no one really targets them in my area. It's like hooking an angry submarine.
What's everyone's favorite bait for them? I've used corn and dough balls of all kinds, but I'd like to try something new.
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>>1289249

Where are you? I've seen huge grass carp on the golf course, but I've never caught one. I've always put them in the same category as sharks and stingrays.
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>>1289252
NE TN. We have grass carp, but I just go for commons. Most people in the area write them off as trash fish and usually only bow fish for them
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>>1289246
All that makes plenty of sense to me.
Between the fury, balance, and vendetta, which would you pick if you could only have one?
I'm helping my dad come up with a somewhat budget friendly memecaster set up. I say somewhat because he'll say $150 is too much for a reel one minute then he'll be asking me about Tatula's the next.
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>>1289246
>I would rather have a $300 reel on a $100 rod than the other way around.
Do not hate on my new gear.
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>>1289240
Pollock
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Went fishing for first time in 10 years.
not disappointed for the first catch.
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>>1289258
>if you could only have one
Probably the fury for an all around rod, but I'd step down from a H to a MH.

The action on the vendetta is a little too fast for moving baits, and the balance (at least the model I got) is a little too slow for T rigs and such. The fury is somewhere in the middle. Soft enough tip for moving baits, but fast enough for really good hooksets.

>>1289284
if it's spinning that's a different story
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Has anyone gone on a fly in fishing trip in north ontario (North of Cochrane)?
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How the FUCK do I catch these giant grass carps?

I tried cherry tomatoes and sugar snap peas for hours. They didn't give a fuck and swam right past. I really need to hook into one of these monsters because they're like 5' long and must be 50+ lbs.
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>>1289083
That's a nice perch, the ones around me all have these awful little black spots that i'm told are parasites. Totally harmless to eat but unpleasant still.
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>>1289142
>tfw caught a ~1.5lb channel cat on a whopper plopper 110, then an hour later caught a ~3lb channel cat on a weightless Zoom fluke fished ~6" under the surface
Channels and brown bullheads aren't strictly bottom feeders and will actively hunt. As will blues, but I don't fish the larger rivers that have them near me because no shore access.
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>>1289243
Looks like a brown bullhead.
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Anyone almost break a yearly state record? I caught this bowfin last night at 26 and a half inches and michigan's state length record for this year is 27 inches

Amazed but somewhat disappointed myself, but I want to hear if anyone else broke any records or came up short
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>>1289409
It is a $180 curado on a $300 gloomis. I only paid $100 for the rod.
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went for fluke, ended up hand lining about 2 dozen of these blue boys
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>>1289571

this will kill the crab
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>>1289249

>corn
or
> >>1289079
>>1289084
>>1288456

>>1289416
no but i want to
>>1289445
try chumming them up. get them feeding in a specific area and then use what you'e chumming with as bait
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>>1289509
I believe the offical record for bulleye sneks in FL is pretty low. Too lazy to google but I remember reading something from the DNR saying records were around 30” and they found 40”+ but weren’t caught on hook and line. The one the guy at this lake caught was nearly 4ft and I’m convinced I either hooked the same one or its brother about the same size and that would probably be a record if I reported it.

>tfw I could introduce sneks into a small pond in Michigan that only I fish and the first snek would be a state record
And cause for concern...
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>>1289586
>try chumming them up. get them feeding in a specific area and then use what you'e chumming with as bait

I did. They spook so fucking easily it's crazy. They really behave like no other fish I've ever seen. They have zero predatory instincts. They're like cows or something.
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>>1289643
and thus you know why i love fishing for carp with a fly. you have to stalk up to them, delicately present a fly without spooking them, and then somehow convince them to act as predators.
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been catching little blue gill with a rooster tail, taking the treble out and sticking it in the fishes back then throwing it back in and catching spots. It's ridiculously fun, especially on an ultralight.
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>>1289585
Sure does
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>>1289680
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>>1289683
t. one too many lite beers
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>>1289684

>lite beers

why do americans do this? Light beer and Corona legit taste like piss unlike all other non-light beers
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Caught my first flounder today

The only other people on the charter who caught any were these 2 employees, and theirs were bigger

So how much of it is luck and how much of it is knowing what you're doing?
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>>1289716
Combination of both
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>>1289697
I was on board until corona. I'll drink the hell out of some coronas, but I usually drink extra.

Every other light beer is pretty much trash unless you're already drunk.
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>>1289723
there's way better cheap mexican beer than corona, like pacifico and both negra modelo and regular modelo.

Tecate is amazing for the price
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>>1289716
depends honestly. if you are on a charter..any good charter knows where their fish are at & what to use. that's great, second part comes into if the fish want to actually eat today and noone can control that.
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>>1289718
>>1289729
So they gave us bait, but they had lures
whats the recommendation?
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>>1289697
Lite beer is chugging beer my man. I can drink 20 an outting
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>>1289731
beta live bait
or
chad artificial lure

the choice is yours
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it was dead cut bait lol
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>>1289735
beta it is..

how disappointing
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is there actually criticisms for ugly stik rods?
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>>1289732
>not drinking beer for the taste

pleb
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>>1289739
Don’t start. It’s a losing argument that will never be won.
Unless you’re
>soaking bait
>catfishing
>beater trolling rod

Ugly sticks are dogshit for everything else.
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>>1289741
I genuinely want to know that's all, I'm new to fishing and just want to know the general gear guidelines
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>>1289742
Give us a budget, what you want to try and catch, and maybe a state or clue to your location
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>>1289728
I don't know what it is, but corona with a lime is my favorite Mexican beer. The rest of them just aren't my taste for whatever reason.

>>1289740
>drinking light beer for the taste
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>>1289739
From what I understand, it's the sort of rod that is really tough and unbreakable. This translates to having low sensitivity.

My personal opinion is that rod sensitivity is overrated with quickly diminishing returns on investment.
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>>1289749
>feeling when you are getting a bite and being able to set the hook arnt important

Stick to drowning worms, kid
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New bread when?
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>>1289758
309

Soon!
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>#233
>>1289764
>>1289764
>>1289764
>>1289764
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>>1289742
I mean, fishing can be cheap as you want or as expensive as you want. I wouldn't recommend a $20 Walmart rod+reel combo but wouldn't recommend some 200 Shimano reel to a beginner.
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>>1289754
You can feel it just as well by feeling the line directly, take the rod out of the equation entirely
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>>1289735
> pay for charter
> they don’t even give you live bait
Shit anon. For flounders, it’s actually better with lures. Only thing that beats it is live bait. Look up john skinner flounder bucktail rig.
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>>1289742
Go with ugly stiks if you're looking for heavier set fish and want to be able to fight them without worrying about whatever's on the other end snapping your rod in two, and I'd personally recommend a shakespeare for lighter/pan fish as their sensitivity for detecting those smaller hits (to me anyways) is to par
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>>1289605
Who knows, maybe it'd curb the goby population here

>Probably won't but goby are a living hell here
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>>1289749
>>1289767
>>1289790
thanks for the advice my dudes! I really appreciate it!
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>>1289509
Snapped my 8 lb line trying to pull a small mouth up a pier like an idiot, and the state record was just over 8 lbs, but it was out of season any way.
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>>1289605
Stop calling them sneks you colossol faggot they're bowfin.
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>>1285812
Oh that reminds me of that scene from Shrek where Shrek bathes in the swamp and goes brrrrrraaaaappppfffffff and all the dead fishes come out
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>>1289303
thas a cute lil yellow perch :^)




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