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#233-“Friday Night is Alright” Edition

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>>1285812

Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here!
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Talk about fishin
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1st for salt life
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>>1289768
I ate at the Salt Life restaurant a year or two ago. Worst ribs I have ever had.
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>>1289772
Thats like going to a steak house and bitching about their spaghetti squash vegan casserole
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>>1289778
I would agree, but these ribs were so terrible that you would think they were gross if Steak & Shake served them at 3am on a Tuesday.
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>>1289779
did you try the fesh?
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>>1289779
>goes to seafood restaurant
>doesn't order seafood
You have nobody to blame but yourself
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Got a 6'9" ultra light rod awhile ago and I've caught plenty of sunfish on it, and I want to go bigger with it. Is trying to wacky rig 4" senkos with it an amazing idea or an awful idea? Using a Shimano Sedona 1000 with 4lbs mono, so I guess if I keep the drag light I shouldn't have to worry about my rod or line breaking.
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>>1289795
that sounds very much like my favorite spinning smallie combo (no longer with us, press F to pay respects)
thow pic related, and fish where smallies like to be. you will also get crappies (got a 13 inch crappie using it once) as well as perch and sunfish. basically, you will catch a lot of fish

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043EZ1TO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0043F0LOS&linkCode=as2&tag=618fishi-20&linkId=aed8a05f33d05939bb753916b4c94aaa">StrikeKingHCBPM-511BitsyPondMinnowCrankbait%2C3%2F4-Inch%2C1%2F8-Ounce<%2Fa><imgsrc&th=1&psc=1
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>>1289797
I'll definitely pick one or two up, but I'm 80% certain that there are no smallies or perch in Dallas. At least I could go after some trophy gills or get a slab crappie.
Do you have an opinion of wacky rigging with an UL?
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>>1289800
yeah no smallies there to my knowledge. you'll still be able to get lmb with it though and crappies and bluegill. i would reccomend crushing the barbs because when bluegill hit it they tend to get the hook holding it's mouth shut.
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>>1289803
I'll be sure to do that
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should I use a 1000, 2000, or 2500 size spinning reel for a dropshot rig to fish 6lb and 8lb leader?
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>>1289808
It depends on what rod are you using
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>>1289817
a 7'7" 6-14lb medium rod
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>>1289808
Assuming your rod is a 6'6"-7' ML/M I'd say 2500, but 2000 is solid if it's the same size physically as a 2500 made by a different brand.
This is part of the reason why it's good to buy spinning reels in person at a store, so you can compare realities.
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Is this a Skid reference?
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>>1289838
jon b is too normie for 4chan
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Just caught best bass of the year for now , a fat 3 pounder. In Italy max weight for lmb is 5 p.
Location Bolsena Lake central italy
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Man i love how the echo bad ass glass looks. When the light hits it right it seems to glow. Maybe some day I'll have the money for one

>1289856
Nice fish. I didnt even know there were bass in Italy.
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>>1289856
Wait, there are bass in Europe?
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>>1289863
>>1289860
Yes they have been imported from the usa in the early 1900 . In italian we call them boccaloni . We also have pikes and a similar specie to the yellow perch, called persico reale.
In the image there are endemic fishes of Bolsena lake
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>be me last night
>go over to friends house to hang and drink
>he got me an uglystik gx2 combo
>says he was sad when i said i never went fishing before
>caught my first fish that very night
>7 inch white perch
>in love with the hobby

it's really /comfy/ dudes.

i just have one question, what kind of brands do i go for when looking at fishing line?
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>>1290021
most all brands are good, for the cheaper stuff Berkley is perfectly good, especially mono.
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>>1290028
thank you anon!
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>>1289764
Hey guys my main rod I keep in my car is a zebco 5 foot ultralight rod. I love it because it breaks in half and is easy to carry around. I also have a really nice glass ul rod, but I never use it because although being around 5 foot also, something I like when fishing in really overgrown shorelines, it doesnt break in half.
My main zebco, despite being a shite brand and a rod I found underneath a bridge, the guides are made of steel, not the smooth composite or graphite or whatever most guided contact line with. This isn't a problem for dinks and perch and bluegill, and even the occasional little pike pic related, but I caught a bunch of really big bass that get tangled up in the weeds and it's like pulling in a 40 inch pike. I really feel the line rubbing against that metal and I know it's not good for the line.

So my options are either replace the guides on my zebco, cut my glass rod in half somehow, or buy a third rod that essentially does the same thing.

Tl;dr : Should I replace the steel guides on my main rod, cut a solid rod inhalf, or buy a new rod.
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>>1290028
>>1290032
>Berkeley triline for cheap mono

Yeah, I can second this, I mean I've used triline since I was a kid. I've had better luck with stren even though many will disagree. Don't cheap out any more because you'll just be paying for a bunch of nylon loops that will most likely birdnest on your first or second trip.
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>>1289800
There are smallies in Texoma and Bridgeport if you ever feel like trying for them

>>1289819
I feel like a 3k would balance better, but I'd go with a 2500

>>1289856
You the anon I sent lures to? You have any luck with them?
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Got a tica dolphin 8' today. What would be a good reel to pair with it? Mostly shore/pier fishing with the occasional river.
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>>1290021
berkley trilene is pretty good, it's my go to. glad to hear you enjoy the hobby, though with that gx2 combo the reel is very likely to explode. run it until it does, but be ready to spend $40-$60 on a new reel that wont explode. eventually you could consider a rod upgrade, but, regardless, welcome to the hobby!
>>1290036
buy a travel rod. i dont know your budget or what you want out of one but there are a lot of options. just make sure it's a rod of 3 or 4 seperate pieces, not a telescoping rod.
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Anyone here own a Pelican The Catch kayak?
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>>1290098
What’s the specs on it
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>>1290028
>>1290043
>>1290118
thanks once again everybody.
and what kind of reel do you recommend?

I'll be stuck to pier fishing in Maryland Chesapeake for years to come
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>>1290152
Penn battle II, Daiwa BG, and the Pfluger President XT are good reels for like $50-$100 range
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>>1290137
Graphite, 10-25lb line (Med-Heavy), .75 - 3 oz lure, Fast action.
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>>1290163
definately something in the realm of 3500-4000 size at least
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20", probably 4.5-5.0 lbs. Never bass fished until today, beginners' luck I guess
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>fishing a very small pond
>on the other side of the pond from me there is someone with a camera/tripod pointed at them while they fish and a gopro strapped around their chest
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>>1290224
and?
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>>1290053
I am his friend, we tried the lures from the shore and with bad weather. Next week we are probably going to test them from the boat , we'll let u know
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Ok, this might have already been done and might be a stupid idea in general but what if you make a sabiki rig with larger realistic flies instead of the shitty plastic ones that they come with to target larger fish? I think it could be a good alternative to the typical bama rigs used to replicate shoaling baitfish.
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>>1290293
im sure it would work though i dont think i would call it a replacement for an umbrella rig. i would say it would be good as a more finesse presentation because you have to keep reeling an umbrella rig but this you could let sit on the bottom and just bounce it. only possible issue is legality and if you get two really big fish they could break each other off.
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>>1290306
I primary fish the ocean where people use sabikis all time so there shouldn't be any legal issues. I could always reinforce it with some heavier leaders I have laying around like #30 and #50 lines so I don't think it would be a problem with 2 big fish(it's already hard enough to get a single big fish to bite). In a way, I think it would be like fishing a drop shot but with more baits on the line. I guess I'll buy some fly fibers and try it next week with the hope that it'll be a game changer for me
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>>1290321
if you want to tie the fly in the fist post look up tying instructions for "craft fur baitfish" (or you could just buy some pre tied)
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>>1290326
I have experience tying baitfish flies and have caught fish on them, buying them singly would get way too expensive for the amount I need
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I honestly enjoy catching greedy dinks.
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>>1290321
Well if you ever fish with a sabiki, you would know how much of a clutterfuck it can get. Even big fishes school up so you can get 2+ fishes on one. Even with one big fish, it is highly possible that the fish will snag and wrap itself around the other flies mid fight as well. Given how delicates those big realistic flies are, you would lose too much money and/or effort spent making those flies everytime a fish can fuck the whole rig up
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First topwater fish of the year

>>1290252
Ah cool.
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>>1290118
I like two piece because its small enough to carry, but I can still keep line and a hook on my rod when I break it down. I fish almost every day.
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>>1290345
same
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>>1290359
It costs me bigger fish sometimes because I don't want to set the hook to hard and risk tearing a tiny face off.
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>>1290345
One of my greatest joys in fishing is when some greedy, aggressive 6" green sunnie smashes a dropshotted 10" powerworm like he's king of the pond.
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>>1290345
The dinks of dinks of dinks

>>1290352
Topwater is the god-teir of fishing.
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How am I supposed to set the hook when fishing for rainbow trout with an inline spinner?

I'm using a 5'6" light rod from the early 90s with a 1/8oz rooster tail (barbed treble hook) on it. I cast as far as I can, then reel as fast as needed to keep the rod tip bent. When I feel a tug on the line, I pull back a bit (paranoid about jerking too hard, so maybe too gentle or drag was too light?) and keep reeling in.

Out of 10 bites I felt today, only 5 actually stayed on for more than a second. Of those 5, I brought 3 within visual distance, and of those 3, I only managed to land 1 - the other 2 shook off the hook at the last moment. Feeling a little pissed at myself right now.
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>>1290380
You don’t, they hook themselves.

Get gud
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>>1290380
if its anything like steelhead, you dont really set the hook, just kind of lift the rod tip. almost like how you "set" a circle hook
>>1290360
im perfectly content having to duck so a dink i ripped from the water doesn't hit me
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>>1290380
Just do solid tug with your rod but don’t absolutely set the hook like you would with soft plastic.
Losing fish within the first second is more like simply missing the strike. It’s part of the game of fishing for reactionary strike. Sometimes the fish didn’t hit part with the hook. Sometimes they simply bump it. You can pause and retrieve again to see if they go after it again.
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>>1289797
I put this on *my* wishlist as well.

>moving on<
I have another noob question:
I went fishing yesterday on a sizable stocked pond (small lake? about 80 acres; the place calls it a lake). When I went to the shore from the parking area, I saw a shitton of sunfish and spotted bass near the shore, milling about (too close in size, I guess, for the bass to have gone after the bluegills).

I got skunked. Not even a nibble. I typically at least get something on a worm, but not this time. I also tried every lure I have in my box, with no results on anything.

There was someone on a boat fishing the grass on the opposite bank. They mostly caught nothing, until the place was about to close, and the kid reeled in one fish (I'd guess a bass, but from so far I cannot be certain.

In the mean time, there were several blowups in the middle of the water, and I mean absolutely violent frenzies on whatever happened to be there at the time. Once, it was because a duck was leading her brood across the water. Otherwise, I'm not certain.

It was too far out to case, and I lack topwater lures. So I guess I'll start with that: topwaters.

But being summer, I'm told I have to fish cover, such as docks and grass, mostly with jigs and soft plastics.

How should I better approach this place?
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Caught two more bass on a worm and two rock bass on the same worm lol.

>>1290409
Where do you live? It very well could've been a school of shad the bass were chasing. A spook or lipless crank is what I would've thrown if I could cast that far.

Also could've been carp just jumping doing carp things.

>>1290365
Yeah I forgot how fun it is. My main topwater rod got fucked up in a wreck so I haven't been throwing a lot of it.
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>>1290365
Agreed, I've always loved topwater action but this year I've gone all in. I am fishing topwater only on a small river in MN. It rarely gets fished, as the river is really only accessible by canoes/kayaks. With such low pressure I've had great success on the smallies (12-19") I've fished it 3 times this year and each time different conditions. Absolutely love the river, only 4 houses on a 12 mile section, fish are stacked anywhere there is slack current so it's easy to find em.

I've done hula poppers,rebel poppers, rapala UL poppers, jitterbugs, and chatterbaits fished rapidly so they stay on top of the water. Any other ideas? I'm going to order some heddon torpedos and a pencil popper when I have spare cash
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>>1290417
you need some spooks. it might also be a good idea to fish some fluke jr. s nose hooked with a dropshot hook. it's not top water, but it's still very close to the surface and you will get to see the take. personally i fly fish for smallies when i can and they usually like it when the popper sits there until the ripples clear after the popper lands, and again after the first pop. dont know if that translates to spinning gear but . . .
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>>1290413
There are supposedly no carp in those lakes -- or really any here at all (though I have heard one speculative mention by one person; But I've heard a lot of speculation about things which I'd later learn do not live in this state).

The lakes are connected to a small creek, and a spillway between the two. They are artificial lakes, I believe. Located in a State park, they are stocked with largemouth bass, catfish (species not mentioned), crappie, and bluegill (why you'd want to stock bluegill when the lake is attached to a natural water source, which should send them in by the hundreds, I don't know).

As I said, it was much too far to cast. I wish I could make it, but my best cast was half-way there at best, with a jig around the heaviest I'd want to use with this rod.

I do plan to return at some point, with a kayak. Perhaps then I can have some better success. I'll blame some of my lack on the over-fishing of that shore. Those bass were RIGHT FUCKING THERE, man! That's damned near an insult!
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>>1289764
Going after yellowtail tomorrow. 50lb braid 30lb flouro on my daiwa sealine x30. I may try some yoyo jigs and see if it's as effective as they say.
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hey guys I've always been a fan of sit on top kayaks and i wanted to get a cheap one for fishing but i just saw this offer on craigslist for $125. is it gonna be that big of a difference using a sit inside version?
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>Live in Dallas/Ft Worth and no boat
>have to do shitty urban fishing
>at local creek, catch a couple bass
>back to my truck to get some snacks
>black guy pulls up right next to me
>him, crippled wife and huge pitbull get out
>they set chairs up right at trail head
>cant get to trail without walking by them
>he stands on bridge over creek
>she tries to control pitbull from chair as it barks and moves at everyone walking by
>he warns me that alligators ate an entire family last year here
>wtf is he talking about
>go back down to creek to do some peaceful fishing
>he stands on bridge yelling out to me everytime he sees a fish
>says he sees a bass thats at least 15 pounds
>wtf is he talking about again
>cast over in his direction just to get him to be quiet
>leave after ten minutes because of this

I really need to buy a boat so I don't have to deal with this shit anymore
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>>1290409
My go to is senko, its a safe bet unless the water is below 60 F. That being said, you can catch some nice bluegill and dink bass on poppers and little dry flies danced on the surface. I'm surprised worms didnt work on bluegill
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>>1290477
go apply at mcdonalds work 30/hrs a week and in 6 months buy a jon boat
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>>1290466
You'll have to modify it to better fit your needs, but it can be done.

I would suggest installing some rod holders behind the cockpit, and making a gear box to strap in behind you.

The edges around the plastic may very well be sharp, so you'll want to remove the burr with either a sharp knife, a grinder, or whatever you have that can do the job. Hell, sandpaper will work.

You will never be able to stand up. The mechanics are just not there, and that yak is far from stable enough.

You may also want to install some bungee cord across the front to hold rods, if you're not willing to add rod holders.

Finding a place to stow caught fish will be a challenge.

Walmart has a serviceable fishing kayak on sale right now for $240, which is still not quite stable enough to stand on, but will be better equipped from the get-go than this for your purposes.
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>>1290478
Nothing worked on anything -- not even senkos, wacky rigged, Texas rigged, or on a wobble head. Swim baits didn't attract anything. I changed colors, retrieve patterns, and more. Nothing.
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>>1290479
This.

If I had a place to store one and a truck to tow one, I'd be putting every possible penny away for a boat as soon as possible. In stead, I've started a more passive truck-and-boat fund.

In the mean time, I have a fishing kayak. It's a fucking world of difference to get away from the shore whenever I can.
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When I replace the line that came on my reel (yes, I bought a combo) am I better replacing it with more mono, or replacing with braid?

The rod is meant for 4-8lb line. Should I replace with similar weight if I use braid, or heavier, since it's thinner for the same tensile strength?

Does it matter what I fish, for what sort of line I use? It's my all-purpose rod at the moment.
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>>1290484
Yea, I am not really worried about the cost, but where to keep it. Maybe a friends or something, I guess a kayak would be a good investment in the meantime
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>>1290502
I think mine is excellent. It's easy enough to strap to the roof of my car, and can go a lot of great places.

Hopefully next year I can start looking into a proper boat.
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going gar and carp fishing today

hopefully going to catch some toothy boyz with the 10 bluegill i got yesterday to use as cut bait
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Second outing with this thing and it produces, I guess JDM tackle isn't a meme after all. So far it's caught lmb, walleye and a channel cat must have been an aggressive one
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>>1290352
Padcrasher?
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I haven't fished since this time last year. I usually get skunked the first 4 trips or so. Hopefully luck will be different this year
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>>1290477
Just stare at the ground and mumble nonsense when you walk by them, 9/10 times they'll leave you alone.
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>>1290380
I just started fishing for trout last year so maybe you shouldn't take my advice. But I posted this same question last year and they told me that trouts mouth/lips are very weak and rip off easily so don't jerk. They either hook themselves or they dont'. All jerking does is rip their mouth up and you lose them.

Hope that helps.
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>>1290488
under 10 lbs most people stick with mono. I suggest 8 lb if this is your do everything setup, though I think you should have more than one setup. Next I would buy a medium power setup with a 3000-4000 size spinning reel and use 15 lb braid with mono or flouro leaders, that setup can be used for everything up to big catfish.
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What color braid do y’all use on your finesse rods? I know some people use moss green so it “blends in” but others use bright yellow so they can see the line. What is your philosophy?
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>>1290746
> Head out to inlet river mouth to fish
> a lot of people fishing from the rocky shores
> find a good spot near the bridge anyway on one side of the shore with very few people
> 2 spics show up, obviously not in the area, probably made the trip from LA county
> they fish from the pedestrian/biking bridge where there are signs of no fishing no both sides of the bridge
> cast way out and cross my line where I am casting and also make a huge stretch of the shore unfishable
> tell them that they can just go down to the rock to fish so they wouldn’t cross any line as it’s where everyone else is fishing from
> tell them that it’s not allowed to fish on the bridge and point to the signs
> they get upset and start shit with me and argue that the signs don’t apply to the bridge
> I have to take a call from someone and they think I am calling the police
> they go down to where I am fishing, follow me and start casting on top of me and being passive aggressive
> I just leave because I have too much shit to lose (comparatively to their $20 walmart set up)
I was going to head back early anyway because I lost a tons of lines earlier due to a tangle and didn’t have a back up rod. That fiasco piss me even more though.
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>>1290787
Didn’t mean to quote>>1290488
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>>1290481
I could easily modify this one. i don't mind not being able to stand up though. I live in the metropolitan Detroit area though so literally anything that can get me off the shore is a huge plus. I've already cut some plastic tubes to make wall rod holders but i was thinking of re purposing them for a kayak.
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Been wanting to try out dropshotting lately. Does anybody here with some experience have some tips?
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>>1289764

Going fishing up near Hayward Wisconsin. Normally I just rent a boat from the cabin I stay at and just fish on the lake I stay on but this year I've been wrangled into bringing some family and I don't have enough room for all their shit in my truck so I have to bring the boat up anyways as a makeshift trailer.

This has me thinking about trying out some other waters since my usual lake doesn't have musky or walleye in it. I'm particularly interested in musky as the region has some of the best musky fishing in the world, and I got walleye here at home.

Now I don't know fuck all about musky, so if one of you wouldn't mind helping me out with a couple basics
>best time to fish
>best way to fish (stationary vs trolling)
>best lures/patterns for your style of choice

Odds are I won't catch anything as I'm probably only going after them for a day, but I might as well give it my best while I am up there.
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Are Pelican Kayaks any good? Im thinking of getting a Strike 120x for my first kayak. Would be used for back water fishing and getting out to some shallow free diving spots around spoil islands.
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>>1290155
hey anon, it's new maryland guy again, i was doing research about aftermarket reels to get after mine will explode, and i saw that the reels i came across come in different sizes
my buddy that's more avid than me said 25LB line is what i'm looking for, but i'm not sure what size reel that requires? i was looking at pfluegers president XT and they have
20s to 35s, thank you in advanced.
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>>1290607
Yep

>>1290900
>20s to 35s,
I wouldn't but 25lb mono on that. Do 20 or 30lb braid otherwise you'll have absolutely terrible line capacity and casting distance.
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>>1290910
>braid
alright, thank you.
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>>1290910
but can't i just put some lead on the end if i go mono and fix the casting distance problem?
i was told braided doesn't do well in the Chesapeake/salt water, just trying to get all the information correct. so i don't fuck up.
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>>1290787
Fucking spics
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>>1290746
My second rod is medium-heavy, and came with 20lb mono. The line just seems a little stiff for a lot of things besides soaking bait.
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>>1290794
You can find pirpose-made today holders which mount flush for about five bucks. If you've got the depth, consider those.
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>>1290910
i'm now looking at 5000 series if thats better?
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>>1289764
What size circle hook should I be using for catfish about this size and up?

I've been using 2/0s which work fine, but I also get alot of dinks that can barely fit the hook in their mouth, and it's a bitch to de-hook them and they aren't very fun to bring in.
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>>1290894
no idea. im currently looking at/saving up for a sun dolphin boss 12 SS
>>1290921
i use braid almost exclusively in salt water, it holds up fine. the only mono i use is on a reel with a spool bigger than a coke can that takes 450 yards of #50 mono and i''ll be damned if im going to spend the money for 1,000 yards of 80 pound power pro
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>>1290939
>purpose-made rod holders
The fuck, auto-correct?!
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Is this a bonefish? My dad caught this thing soaking squid chunks. If it is one, what the fuck is it doing in California? The water is cold as fuck
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>>1290921
The issue is the line diameter. 25lb mono is fuck huege. If you try to make up for it you'll just overload your rod. Even if you could deal with the distance you still have bad capacity.

I'm not sure why braid would be bad in certain water. You'll be using a leader anyway.

>>1290945
It's better, but I would still go braid. If you want to try mono first by all means go for it. You might find that it works for you, but I like having the extra capacity.

>>1290947
4/0 has been my favorite all around circle hook
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>>1290982
i guess all i have to do is experiment. but i will certainly try braid on your recommendation. thank you for your patience with me TX
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>>1290999
No worries anon. Pretty much everyone will tell you ~70% of setups is personal preference. You'll have to find what works for you. You could very well find that 25lb mono works for what you're trying to do. I would actually try that first since mono is super cheap, but I think you'll really like braid once you try it.

Personally I use 20lb braid on all my spinning reels size 3k and under. I have 40lb on my surf reels. My spinning reels mostly see saltwater, and I've never felt like I needed more or less than that.

Learn the FG knot and adjust your leader test for what you're trying to do.
Also, I only get to fish salt ~5 times a year so maybe another anon who mostly fishes salt does something differently and its worth taking into consideration what he does.
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>>1291011
>find what works for me

well that's just it, i dove head first into a brand new hobby, so i am still learning how everything works.
and i will be fishing from the Chesapeake bay only. it has little perch all the way up to sharks. so if i hook something i want to make sure i can handle whatever it is at the end of my line. you feel?
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>>1290976
That’s definitely a fish of some kind anon.
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>>1290976

Yep, that looks like a bonefish. I did some research, and they’re not the Florida species; they’re the Cortez bonefish, coming from the Sea of Cortez/Gulf of California in the Baja Peninsula. My guess is they moved north during the El Niño events, and settled in, being an inshore species and not having to migrate as much as offshore subtropical species.
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>>1289764
What are these weird bendy shank hooks supposed to be used for? I bought a pack back when I had no idea what I was doing.

>>1291011
Is the FG knot really that much better than the Double Uni? It looks like such a pain in the ass to tie.
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I'm trying to identify this fish but I might be stupid. Caught in Southeast Virginia just yesterday.
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>>1291061
Looks like a meme hook. I have a few different types I got sent to me when I got mtv elite box’s.

>Is the FG knot really that much better than the Double Uni?
Yes.
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>>1291063
Looks like a golden shiner to me
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>>1291063
>>1291066
I've literally never caught a shiner. Where are you even supposed to look for them at?
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>>1291066
I forgot they exist. That's almost certainly what it is.
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>>1291061
I'm not sure of the name, and I think I've seen more than one name of a hook with the same purpose.

It is meant to turn when the fish takes the bait, supposedly setting the hook more reliably.

Basically ...
>>1291064
>meme hook
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>>1291069
I was fishing a ditch that goes through a natural area to a creek. I guess they like creeks and things like that?
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>>1291031
fucking legend
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This is why you fish jigs. 6.10oz.

>>1291023
Yeah I feel you. That's why I like braid. I know if I have the drag set it won't break and 20-40lb braid has enough capacity to handle anything I'd catch. I figure if something spools me I'm better off just not catching it.

>>1291061
Yes. Most of the time your mainline or your leader will fail before the FG knot if you tie it right.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pjzUb5QRKuk
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trying to figure out how to store buzzbaits/spinners. is there a special box for these?
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what line size should I be fishing wacky rigged senkos with?

all I got right now is a spool of 6lb flouro and 40lb braid on my memecaster
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>>1291097
>is there a special box for these
Yeah. They’re just bigger. You can either cut your tackle box’s so they fit or buy ones that have a spot for them
>>1291125
Just fg knot some 12lb flouro onto the braid and you’ll be fine.
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>>1291061
i had a fishing book that described them once. they said "its supposed to make the hook turn right side up when you set the hook for a better hook set" but it's really just a meme
also the fg knot is that much better without a doubt
>>1291063
golden shiner if you are in the united states
here's one i got last season on a fly rod
>>1291125
i'd probably go around 10 pound test mono or flouro. just tie a leader on your meme caster and it will be fine
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>>1291125
Either one will work. You just don't want large diameter line otherwise it affects the action.
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>>1291097
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=spinner+tackle+box
this
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>>1290779
Like seafoam blue because I use cheapo KastKing.

I still catch a lot of fish. Bass, green sunnies, and cats aren't line-shy.
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>>1290894
They're serviceable but not "good".

They have the benefit of being light
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Anyone here know the SO CAL coast? Going to santa Barbra in August. Have tons of gear to bring, fly and conventional. Mostly need recomdations on where to fish and with what bait/lure/fly.

Thanks ahead for any help
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>>1291177
DO I

Don't know santa barbara personally, but fishing the harbors and beaches can produce.

Carolina rig with 12" leader, 1 1/2 oz weight, 15-20# leader with 20-30# braid main line can land a lot of fish suing bait like sand crabs.


If you're fishing a bay or somewhere with more calm water (aka no waves). Throw a 3" swimbait on 1/4 to 3/8 oz lead head. Better yet, get one of them warbaits underspins or something similar. Just cast and work very slowly off the bottom, you'll have a chance at saltwater bass and halibut, plus bycatch that don't bite those things often.

Ask away, I work on a tackle shop down here.
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>>1291179
Any chance at fly fishing? Also recommend rod/reel type? Can bring multiple set ups. But looking for MH rod with like a 3000 reel? Or what? And are there restrictions on limits for out of state persons with a license?
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>>1291185
>Also recommend rod/reel type

spinning and memecaster both work.

Memecasters get you more street cred tho...

fly fishing I know can be done in both those areas, but not sure if you need special type for the surf.

Most of our fish over here won't hit top water stuff, but they've been known to do so.
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>>1291205
Is Ventura any good?
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>>1291209

Ventura county?

fishing is pretty similar from the border up to pt conception
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>>1291213
Alright. Thanks for the help
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>>1291205
Note that memecasting is a pain in the ass if you plan to fishing on the sand. Unless you are proficient at taking it apart and deep clean it everytime sand get to it, don’t bother taking it to the sand.
I would have a lot more memecaster if I didn’t spemd most of my fishing on the sand
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>>1291061
cam-action hook, it rotates in the direction of pressure and acts somewhat like a hybrid between J and circle hooks

the tru-turn type for catfish are a pain in the dick to get out of the fishes mouth too
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>>1290779
It really doesn't matter if you use a leader (mono for weightless and fluoro for weighted applications) if you're afraid that the fish might be line shy. Green to blend in doesn't work because by that logic then watermelon and green pumpkin worms would be shitty bait, but green wavelengths travel pretty well in water.
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Guys I caught my first fish today! It was a beautiful perch, and it was windy as hell, but I got two even.
This is my 3rd time fishing. Last two times I tried bait fishing with a floater, didn't work very well.
Basic lure, but it seems to work really well with perch now when it's hotter (or so i've read)
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>>1290205
Nice one. Have caught many 5+ pounders over the years on squarebills like that.
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>be me
>buy a canoe
>row out to the center of the giant lake
>cast a bunch of times, nothing happens
>see fish leap out of the water close by
>follow the areas where they leap out and cast there
>nothing happens
>cast a million times at varying depths
>go to inlets and fish near weeds
>go to fish in at least 50 spots
>fish for a whole 5 hours and catch jack shit
It's not fair bros, what am I doing wrong?
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>>1291442
what are you fishing for?

middle of the lake is generally catfish and other larger fish territory
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>>1291444
Bass and trout.
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>>1290293
>>1290321
already been done for a hundred years
try them on droppers above a metal jig.
pretty common to use for rockfish and bottom fish.
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>>1291445
trout usually hang out in smaller streams or tributaries and river inlet/outlets

bass will follow bait fish around that hang out near the shallows and cover/structures like brush, trees and rocks

try fishing closer to the banks, structures and tree lines

you were probably seeing carp or gar break the surface
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>>1290976
yeah its a bone. Ive caught them in san diego bay, mission bay and newport harbor
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>>1291449
So stand at the shore and fly fish for bass?
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>>1291445
depending where you live the bass are probably spawning or already done. Either way, try casting towards shore and keep moving down until you find them

for trout you are going to need to figure out the topography and find where the deep spots are. Once you do that you have to find a way to get a lure down deep enough for them to see it. You can always try vertical jigging but trolling over those deeper shelf's will be the most productive.

>>1291449
>trout usually hang out in smaller streams or tributaries and river inlet/outlets
Wrong. Trout can live in lakes just fine and its usually where its the easier to find bigger ones
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>>1291061
+1 for FG knot.
It's hard to learn but easy to master.
First few times I tied it it took me ages (like 15 mins) and looked like shit (ei. not done properly) now I can do it fast and perfect in no time. Learn it and you won't regret it.
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>>1291506
FG is amazing. It's all I use for braid/flouro leader. Do A LOT of jig fishing and as anyone who does so knows jigs do get hung up. When i need to break one off the leader always breaks before the knot. I have never had an FG knot fail on me, even on deliberate break-offs.
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I went to the lake to try freshwater for the first time in like 6-7 years? Highlight was getting stuck in the mud, shit scared me a little cause it sucked one of my legs past the ankle.

I got bites dropshoting a senko and a small roboworm, this lake has a lot of what felt like branches and scattered rocks on a mud bottom. I know they were bites but I wasn't sure when to exactly set the hook or if I should swing sideways or up. I lost a senko on one, I also lost like 4 dropshot rigs getting stucked.

any advince?

Some big ass carp were doing backflips too all morning but I wanted a bass, oh well.
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I want to get a Medium power Xtra Fast rod for top water, jerkbaits, and weightless plastics.
The memecasters I've been looking at are size 100, 150, and 200.
Should I consider these sizes or do they not matter?
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>>1291660
I like 200 the best to be honest, but depending on what you want to spool on I would also go the 150 route

100 feels too small
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>>1291520
Kek one time I was dragging my kayak through shallow water and I sunk up to my knees in mud. Thankfully I had a big buoyant thing to use to pull myself up. Might've been fucked otherwise.

>>1291660
Just whatever feels best in your hand. You won't run out of line fishing in freshwater most likely.
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Tried some different techniques today on a whim and they ended up outproducing my previous methods
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>>1291520
You WILL lose stuff doing dropshot, it's a fact of life.

If you're super anal about not losing your hook and bait, use a lighter poundage line or a shittier knot on the drop than on the main line.

I use #1 or #2 circle hooks instead of dropshot-specific hooks when dropshotting outside of weeds, about the same hangup rate and much better hookup ratios, don't have to really set the hook with those.
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>>1291693
yeah, just sucks loosing that much.

It was breaking right at the leader too so I had to retie a new one every time. I don't know if it was the power pro rubbing on the fluorocarbon or the connection knot

need to get me a good rod for fishing t rig plastics, I read a medium-medium heavy is key.

Also, how do you work a t-rig senko?
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>>1291704
>yeah, just sucks loosing that much

What? A sinker and a hook? That’s nothing lol

>Also, how do you work a t-rig senko?

There is no wrong way. Most common is bouncing it off the bottom. I like to lift mine a foot or two off the bottom before letting it drift back down. Seems like a stupid way to try and catch fish when you start but once you catch one it will make sense.
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>>1291707
wll its not just a sinker and a hook, but multiple hooks and sinkers plus senkos and roboworms attached on the other end. But its like I tell customers at the tackle shop I work at

>if you're not getting hung up you're probably not fishing where the fish are


cool thing I did is change colors after a guy walking by told me some guys nearby were catching a bunch of small bluegill. Put on a bold bluegill roboworm right after and instant bite. I can see why you freshwater guys get really into this stuff. I'll hopefully get one next time.
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>>1291704
>Also, how do you work a t-rig senko?
I don't. Too much algae on the bottom where I fish, I pretty much CANT use any bottom-specific lure (including jigs, unless pitching known structure), they'll get crapped up instantly.
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>>1291729
>bold bluegill roboworm
Morning Dawn is productive year-round in everything from crystal clear rock-bottom deep water to foot-deep inlets the color of chocolate milk.
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>>1291729
I have a million drop shot hooks and a ton of tungsten weights from when I bulk ordered from China. I could care less about loosing the plastics. I also change the type of the weight I use depending on the bottom I fish and hardly ever get hung up, and if I do, my line just pulls through the weights eyelet and the rest of the rig comes out.
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>>1291753
>morning dawn
This. My go to when I’m fishing new water. It’s never not worked.
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>>1291729
nigga which Walmart you work at?
Y'all need to organize them shelves better.
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>>1291763

>walmart

nigga please, I work at probably one of the largest tackle shops on the west coast
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>>1291769
Bass Pro, then?

No, wait. Dicks. You probably like Dicks.
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>>1291774

ha ya wish
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>>1291148
Is there anything particularly off about them? Is there a better option in the $700ish range?

I like the fact that it’s light. It’s just me carrying it and I’m going to have to strap it to my roof.
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I really hate it when someone walks up on me and starts telling me how to fish, makes me want to stab them in the neck and toss their corpse in the water.
>oh you ain't gonna catch anything here with that lure
>you are castin too far out, ain't nothing out there
Jesus fucking shit shut the fuck up before I fucking murder your retarded hick ass
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>>1291520
just lift straight up and reel.

you should only be losing the weight if you get caught up in something
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>>1291451
i saw this fish on normie book. its fucking awesome
>>1291453
not right on the shore, but like float ~ 30 or 40 feet away from shore and bang the banks with a popper. you'll get one sooner or later
if after a while nothing has even looked at your popper, put on a weedless baitfish imitation and try that, or possibly hang a small baitfish pattern off your popper
>>1291508
the closest i had to one failing on me was it started to slip. i still landed the fish and its entirely my fault that it slipped because i messed up tying it, but even when it does start to fail, it takes so long to actually fail.
>>1291820
just say "i dont recall asking"
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>>1290646
looks like beautiful scenery at least!
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>>1291057
yep, you're exactly right. people first started catching bonefish in south san diego bay in the early 90s, biologists did science and figured out that they'd moved up from baja. healthy population in SD now, super fun on fly tackle
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>>1291217
Also anon, if you fly fish the surf you're gonna need a full sink line of at least 200 grain. Otherwise wave action will push the line right back at you, and you won't be able to keep contact with the fly
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>>1291870
That bone was caught in LA though, I guess they're starting to move north
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>>1291407

Good job, Anon! Where you fishin'?
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>>1290894

What's a spoil island?
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>>1291947
Denmark, Jutland.
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>>1291948
little piece of shit manmade islands that are the leftovers of canal dredging and other earthworks near bodies of water. places like Bebzystan (Florida) are full of them
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>>1291852
>FG started to slip
Yeah, when I first started using the knot I had one start to unravel. Knot still held until I discovered it, never lost a fish or and lures. Use about 20 wraps on the knot, it's crazy strong.
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>be me
>move to new area by a lake
>they say the walleye fishing there is amazing
>pick up lures and baits and try every tip on the internet to catch walleye
>catch dozens of bluegill and bass
>pic related

Been fishing all around this damn lake for months and haven’t caught a single walleye. What should I try?
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>>1292090
The *only* way I've ever been able to catch walleye from shore is by going in the middle of the night
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>>1291810
Seats are shit, cockpit layout and storage are bad, there will be protruding screws everywhere that will snag shit and poke holes in dry bags.

Hull design (multi-chine) is decent, they're durable enough for most fishing and they're pretty stable without being slow as balls.

There's a TON of good 10ft options and a handful of good 12ft options in the $700 range. Definitely look at the Perception Pescador line. Alternately Bass Pro carries the Ascend kayaks, the 12T and 10T are good for the money if you want something with a standing platform and good seat, and they're not unreasonably heavy.

I have a fairly tall SUV and I can wrangle up to about an 85lb 'yak onto my roof without too much trouble.
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any of y'all got any advice on how to not catch those annoying ass saltwater catfish
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>>1292200
Don't fish saltwater.

Don't soak bait, use lures.

Don't fish the bottom quarter of the water column.
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>>1292201

Any tips on not fishing the bottom column, I started using a pompano rig with floats to avoid catfish and yet they still bite
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>>1292203
Not really. What little I fish for in salt water I do with either topwater lures or regular crankbaits (I pretty much only surf fish, and then only when traveling because I live in the midwest but go to Florida regularly) so I'm pretty limited to the top half of the water column because I'm not willing to throw a 5oz, 50ft diving crankbait.
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>>1292207

what do you typically catch with crankbaits and topwater lures
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>>1292209
Small Bluefish, occasionally an aggressive ladyfish, 3 different species of seatrout, snook, and I swear I've gotten a couple of small jacks (unsure of subspecies).

Mainly snook though.
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>>1292018

Bebzystan? That's a new one for me.
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>>1292218

damn, I've been wanting to catch bluefish again, I used to be able on a bottom column rig but we both know how thats been working out...
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>>1292236
I fish the Gulf Coast (primarily Clearwater and Tampa Bays) so we pretty much top out at 6lbs on this side of the state.

Almost not worth it, and all of mine have been by-catch from targeting snook on Clearwater Beach.
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>>1292090
The lake I fish isn’t a Great Lake but it’s pretty giant, stocked with millions of walleye annually. Only time I’ve been able to easily catch walleye is like >>1292180 said. In the fall when the vegetation dies and the schools of minnows start lining the shores of bays it’s super easy to catch walleye. It’s best if you have some waders so you can go out a little further to cover more water. Best time I’ve found was ~30 minutes before sundown. Last fall I had my 3fish limit in under 2 hours every time I went out.

Now, during the early summer, if you don’t have a boat it’s going to be tough. I don’t ever bother trying for them this time of year because I don’t really like eating fish that much and don’t feel like grinding all day for 3 fish. From what I’ve heard from those that do fish the walleye they have been in 8-15 fow on this lake. You can drift worm harnesses with a bottom bouncer, jig buck tail jigs (purple always seems to be he best color) on the bottom spiked with a night crawler, or cast and retrieve blade baits.
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Why would anyone fish for freshwater bass when they can fish for saltwater bass. It’s basically the same thing, but cooler because saltwater
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So how would you guys fish this? Would you tie line directly to the snap that came on it, or would you clip it to a swivel for better action? I tied directly on to the snap and it seems to be working fine, but will I get bad line twist?
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>>1292200

Where are you fishing? What species are you targeting?
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>>1292218

Fishing on the beach? What kind of topwaters? Plugs?
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>>1292313

Whoa. Pretty fish. Where is this?
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>>1292327
Get a snap swivel with a ball bearing.
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>>1292327

I would think you'd get better action on the swivel. Personally, I have never had any luck with spoons. People swear by them for redfish, but they've never produced for me.
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>>1292334
Bass shit. One of my most productive topwaters is actually a damn jitterbug. Literally 1920's tech.

Whopper Plopper 130's seem to work pretty well also.
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I was fly fishing for trout today and I was moving upstream, I heard an annoying noise. When I made my way around a band I saw this fat guy with the largest speaker I've ever seen (he had a strap to carry it on his back) and he was blaring three days grace and taking selfies. We were on PFR land, so anything besides fishing is prohibited. I just stood there staring at him with the dirtiest look ever, and within a minute he packed up his speaker and beach towel and left.
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>>1292313
Salt is overrated
>>1292327
Step one. Ditch the swivel. Step two, all you gotta do to get the most action out of them is to reel in with little pauses in between. That start and stop motion throws a lot more flash compared to a steady retrieve. Not to say that won’t work, but I’ve found pausing it works better.
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>>1292346
Where the fuck were you trout fishing lol?
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>>1292338
North orange county, california
>>1292351
There is nothing wrong with a snap on that specific set up. You can tie a loop knot instead, but it wouldn’t make a difference.
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noob in need of advice

what kind of setup is good for fishing saltwater bottom fish in a shallow part of Puget sound?

lures?
baits?
special ways to rig?
anything helps
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anyone know a good maryland fish for eats?
heading there with a bud in a few weeks,
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>>1290606
update almost caught my first muskie on this little guy(well basically did) flipped him on the bank, shook his head and back inthe water he went. probly 3 -3.5 foot i dont know what the weight wouldve been, maybe 5+ lbs? the mouth was as big as my hand though and hit it in about 2 feet of water, i watched him swim all the way in and follow for atleast 20 feet. sad knowing i wont see one again for like 5 years or wahatever 10000 casts is.
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>>1292476
nah think about how many casts you do in a day. 300 casts in a day isn't hard and 1,000 is doable
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>>1292200
bottom fishing with shrimp will almost always net you catfish. I live an area with a large amounts of cats and so far my best solution was been using larger bait. live pinfish and cut mullet work well and can usually be caught from shore in a cast net.
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>>1292439
The state will pay you for caught and killed sneks
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>>1292496
>>1292439
make sure you can tell the difference between a bowfin and a snakehead
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Any PDF guides for beginners?
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>>1292313
idk bro, while I do like how spotties hit a plastic hard, there's something about tricking a largemouth into biting a plastic that's pretty cool.

But heck Imma go fish calicos on the half day tomorrow so maybe you're right, and catching yellows and nice tuna beats everything.
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>>1292533
The pastebin and imgur in the OP.
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>>1292226
Bepis/Pepsi/Bebzy = Bebzystan/Bepistan/Pepsistan

I guess
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>>1292482
It's kinda crazy to think about how many cast you make vs fish you catch
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>>1292562
You mentioned recently that the Vendetta is too fast for moving baits, but is it fast enough to consider it an extra fast rod?
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>>1292562
yeah. some types of fishing have better ratios than others (bluegill and sight fishing come to mind)
i mean, sight fishing you only get a few casts to a fish before it either spooks or eats. so you could potentially have a day where 3 casts to every fish is common, and bluegill, if you get a good day, you can get one almost every cast. soaking bait also has a good cast/fish ratio because of how long each presentation is. but with a crankbait or something you can easily make dozens of casts without finding a single fish
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whats the best way to repair a hollowfrog? ive got a tear on the side of it
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hey guys, I'm looking for a good reel for kayak fishing/pier fishing i have $130 to shell out and my old reel finally kicked the bucket (was a Shakespeare)
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>>1292586
buy a new scum frog for $3 at walmart
>>1292588
daiwa BG's are solid and come in well under budget, the penn battle II would probably serve you well, and honestly any reel in that price point should be really solid
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>>1292572
Nah I don't think so. It's just faster than I'd like for cranks and swim jigs. I like it for lipless cranks if the fish are really aggressive though.

>>1292574
I need to go pan fishing soon
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>>1292594
is your 3 weight ready?
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>>1292588
Spinnyboi or memecaster?
>if spinnyboi
Shimano Nexave (rated for salt)
>if memecaster
Daiwa Megaforce
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>>1292593
>>1292608
thanks dudes. and yeah spinny boi
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>>1292588
I assume you are talking about spinning reel
Tsunami shield
Shimano Nasci
Daiwa bg
Daiwa Fuego
They are all solid choice. From what I read, Tsunami shield is completely sealed and need minimal maintance but not that smooth compared to the other ones.
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>>1292619
I want to add that the other ones are partially sealed and all rated for salt water.
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I live on the coast of Texas. I mostly fish with lures to catch inshore fish.
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>>1292200
Use lures.
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>>1292586
This >>1292593

Skid is the last person who will throw away a lure if there’s any possible way he can repair it. He melts plastic worms back together. If he says to replace it, you should throw it out and buy a new one.

>>1292200
Don’t go fishing. You won’t catch anything at all.
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>>1292310
Thanks man that was pretty helpful. I have a yak that I can take out to the middle of the lake but I don’t think it could handle too heavy a fish if it gives decent fight and I’ll be stranded.
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>>1292351
>Ditch the swivel
>doesnt have a swivel on

>>1292663
why you kill the lady? theyre full of bones
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>>1292725
I honestly wouldn’t be worried about that. Walleye don’t fight very hard at all. Granted I’ve never hooked a giant one but the ones I have hooked have felt like reeling in a plastic bag. They’ll smack your lure, give your rod a couple quick tugs, then you can just drag it in. I’d be more worried about other boaters hitting me out in the middle of the lake but idk what your lake is like.

I also forgot to mention that in the fall if you try casting from shore, the best lure is a floating jerkbait. Chrome and purple seem to be good colors and I like to get the ones with the rattles inside so it’s easier for the fish to find it at night. I don’t have any evidence to confirm that’s making a difference but I do it anyway.
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>>1292707
>He melts plastic worms back together
can confirm there is a lighter in my tackle bag specifically for this
>>1292758
ladyfish are good bait
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>>1289764
Where do those BamaBass faggots fish where they always get such crazy blowups on topwater?
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>>1290835
I got a ~40 inch musky by trolling some larger lures for a couple hours, but the boat I was on had downriggers so it was easy mode. Fish along weed edges, at drop offs, etc. Use a big inline spinner (Mepps Musky Killer etc) if you don't have access to good trolling equipment. I think early morning and evening are best times but I caught mine in like 20 ft of water at fuckin' 2-3PM so idfk.

Just keep casting man. That's the best anyone can do is just keep tossing the lure out there
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>>1292799
>BamaBass
At a guess, Alabama.
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Just got my first baitcasting reel, Abu Garcia Black Max. Whats a good, but affordable rod to pair up with this?
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>>1292834
Depends on what kind of fishing you do
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>>1292606
No, I should finish that at some point. Pretty much just need to wrap the ferrules and glue the grip on. I just forget about it.
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>>1292834
Depends on what you want to do with it, and what your idea of affordable is.

I really like the click detent on the Abu Veritas rods, which can occasionally be had on sale for ~$50. They're a good balance of sensitive and stiff, I'd suggest a ~7' MH as a do-all bass rod. Downside is they're heavy.

Other good options in the $80-100 range are the Duckett Ghost rods (very sensitive, VERY light weight, microguides) and the Lew's Carbon Fire (very sensitive, even lighter, kinda fragile).

Below the Veritas you're looking at Bass Pro storebrand rods, which can be pretty good but not fantastic, or a Berkeley Lightning Shock on sale.
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consensus on PENN slammer 3 3500?
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guess how much this carp weighed
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>>1292346
>three days grace
lmfao
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>>1292929
5 lbs 6.7 oz
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>>1292940
guy in the pic 6'3 for reference
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>>1291177
I surf fish SB nearly every weekend. Be prepared for insane amounts of seaweed but there can be great days. What do you want to catch? Surf perch are by far the most common but you can also catch halibut, corbina, and croakers.
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>>1292313
After fishing salt for years I've recently gotten way more into freshwater.

The ocean is fun but it's not relaxing like freshwater is. You're constantly fighting the ocean whereas freshwater is just neutral.

Also maybe I'm just more experienced now but I get skunked FAR less often with freshwater.
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>>1292929
Bout tree fiddy
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>>1292974
more like tree fishy
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>>1292663

Why did you kill any of them?
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>>1292766

Good bait for what? How do you fish them?
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>>1292419
Where are you fishing from? The rockfish population within Puget Sound is in bad shape and a lot of the species are off limits, so it's not worth going after them because you'll have to release them using a descender device half the time.

Aside from rockfish, I can't think of much else on the bottom besides flounder, dogfish and greenling (there are lings but good luck catching a legal-sized one). Flounders will bite anything - buzz bombs, pieces of clam, worms, even had one bite a bing cherry. Dogfish are attracted to bloody things, like herring or chicken hearts, and will ignore lures. Not sure about greenlings. No special rigs needed - drop shot or fishfinder should do.
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>>1292929
5 lbs
>>1292986
You fish them either live, dead and whole, or as cut bait. Sharks, snook, tarpon, and just about anything else predatory like to eat them.
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>>1292976
That was the worst pun i ever heard and i still laughed.
fuck you carlos
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>>1292200
Use FRESH dead bait (if you're using dead bait, that is). If you're using some stinky ass shrimp that's been re-frozen three times over you basically have a gafftop/hardhead magnet on your lure.

Buy (or cast-net) some mullet and cut the head off and use it as bait. Alternatively use big chunks of cut mullet. It'll be very hard for a cat to attempt to pick it apart.

>>1292313

Because freshwater fags regularly (not all of them) freak out over a 5-6lb fish and say "OMG! It's a fucking monster! What a fight!" when by monster they mean a 6lb fish, and by what a fight they mean a 30 second fight with a fish that probably barely pulled drag.
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>>1289764
wtf something just grabbed and ate half my bait that didn't act like a fish...
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>>1293058
nvm it's just an otter
I can't see it but I hear the little weasel noises someplace close by in between the rocks
ass hole
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>>1293060
>>1293058
some dumb nigger i was fishing with once hooked into a big ass sea turtle, killed him, and kept it in his cooler to eat.
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>>1293076
Did anyone call fish and wildlife on his ass?
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>>1292707
>>1292766
seriously tho im broke af right now and even a $3 scum frog seems like too much
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>>1293096
yeah. he got sentenced six months or so in a federal prison and like a year or two of mandatory drug abuse treatment.
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I just killed a bluegill for bait. I cut it's head off and hooked it. I'm currently fishing with it now and I feel terrible.
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Any here do any Snook fishing in Florida? What are your go to lures for targeting larger Snook? I caught this one last night on a red and white jig.
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>>1293119
Actually that's a pumpkinseed
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>>1293157

I'm not that poster, but yes: you are correct.

Something that bothers me about other people where I live is that just about any sunfish is a "bream," a "perch," or a "bluegill."

They don't know what species catfish they've caught. It's just a catfish.

Many of them don't even know the difference between largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass.

And here I am, fishing for the first time in thirty years, learning what I think is basic stuff, and people can't even identify a fucking fish.
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>Casitas MGL is JDM
Why don't they good stuff to us pleb countries?
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>>1292843
go finish it and then fish it. bluegill will be a blast
>>1293099
you might be able to do something with pvc cement or rubber cement but it's not going to last long.
>>1293162
right? like, you've been fishing your entire life and you haven't bothered to notice the difference between the fish you're catching? though usually those types are either braindead and unironically think the zebco 33 combo that costs $30 at walmart is the best combo you can buy and everything else is "fancy bullshit to catch fishermen" or the types that use fishing solely as an excuse to drink in public.
>pic unrelated, random saltwater sunfish that swam past a pier last august
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>>1293162
Eh with sunfish it can be hard to identify them since they interbreed a lot. Saying you caught 5 bluegill or sunfish works just fine, because it's easier than saying I caught 2 pumpkinseed, a long ear, a bluegill, and a greenie.

There's no excuse for bass though except MAYBE spots and largemouths.
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which one dudes? i cant decide.
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just ordered a 6' 8" st croix tournament legend bass spinning rod MLF how hard did i fuck up?
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>>1293186
>st croix
didn't fuck up at all anon.
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>>1293099
Airplane model glue can melt plastic together.
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>>1293181
at a 3000 size reel? get a daiwa bg, half the price of some of those
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>>1293173
Filthy gaijin can’t appreciate superior japan craftman ship and don’t deserve it
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>>1293191
i had one before it got stole anon, and while it was a nice reel i found myself wanting more,

ill be completely honest here, this is more so an itch of spoiling myself on something rather than getting a quality reel.
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>>1292999
on the iron too...

>>1293099
superglue it nigga
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>>1293132
damn nice fish anon, snook are on my bucket list
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tried a bunch of new homemade patterns today, only thing that worked was the old red-and-white clouser
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>>1293214
apologies for the angle, took a vertical pic on my phone
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What is the cheapest rod, reel, and line that is worth getting from Walmart? I don't want to get something that is complete shit, but I would like to spend the least amount of money as possible. I was thinking of a light rod with fast action and 6lb line I would use for trout fishing in streams. Also if there are any specific lures or gear you would reccomend that would be great!
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>>1293226
uglystik gx2 Shakespeare combo
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>>1293226
>trout fishing in streams
inline spinners are a must in your tackle box. Walmart has some variety if colors for not a ton, for both inlines and rooster tails.

>which combo
Availability will vary per store or region.
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>>1293132

Good snook, sir. Lure or bait? FL?
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>>1293176

Those sunfish are fascinating. And huge.
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>>1293119
everything dies.

>they're better bait if you leave them alive btw
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>>1293252
some dickhead tried to snag it, and luckily it only took about 30 seconds for it to straighten out his hook.
>>1293228
>>1293226
if you're going to buy an uglystick combo, spend $10 more and get a shakespear excursion or daiwa cross fire. those are the two most solid $20 reels i've found
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>>1293226
I have a Walmart-exclusive Lew's combo that doesn't seem terrible.

Feels nicer than my Ugly Stick at least.
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>>1293262
new friends here, why was he a dickhead? is it a fish you shouldn't try for?
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>>1293278
because there's no fucking point to trying to snag a 2,000 pound fish. they're either going to spool you and tangle its self or something else up in how many hundreds of yards of fishingline, break you off, rip the hook off, or straighten the hook. and if you somehow manage to avoid all of that with some rediculous tiagra set up with 1,000 yards of 200 pound test braid or something stupid like that, what now? you can't eat them, you're never going to get it up on the pier, and if you beach it it will surely die. they're not coordinated swimmers under ideal circumstances, so in turbid water that's not even deeper than it is tall it's fucked. there's just no logical reason to even try to snag one.
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>>1293280
>2000 pounds.
OH Jesus fucking Christ. now i get it. thanks for explaining anon
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>>1293280
Not to mention snagging is unethical for native fish
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>>1293278
Snagging fishes on purpose is typically frowned upon already unless it’s an invasive specie or common baitfishes. A big and rare fish like a sunfish when it’s vulnerable is over the line
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Anyone have any experience with the Redington behemoth reels?
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>>1293226
They have Abu Cardinal combos sometimes. They’re not bad at all for the money.

>>1293271
>nicer than an Ugly Stik
That’s not saying much. Almost everything feels better than those wet noodles if you’re trying to work lures.
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>>1293302
what would you suggest for an uglystik user looking to upgrade to a better spinner rod? pier/kayaking mostly.
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>>1293282
>anon
Skid*
>>1293284
>>1293285
this too, unless it's bunker or mullet or similar to use as cut bait later
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>>1293305
Fenwick
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>>1293099
Just tie on a really thiccc EWG hook and twitch a tube or buzz toad on top

>>1293186
Um, not at all anon. I wish I could afford those rods
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>>1293395
>>1293305
+1 on the Fenwick recommendation. I'm still using an old Fenwick rod I found in the basement from years back and I gotta admit I love everything about the rod. Solid overall.
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>>1293305
>>1293395
>>1293422
Isn't almost anything better than UglyStick? From what I read here and there they are good, solid beginner rods but nothing special. Haven't tried one myself (not readily available where I live).

And Fenwick makes some damn nice rods. But so do many other brands. Sorry to be a grinch but just saying Fenwick probably ain't gonna help him much.

>>1293162
Everything is a bowfin...
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>>1293305
This >>1293440

Except Ugly Stiks aren’t even good for beginners, mostly kids who are going to beat the hell out of them. Ugly Stiks are designed poorly for anybody who wants sensitivity for working lures. The fiberglass makes them all wobbly and heavy. Anything made with more graphite will be better (but more brittle so don’t be retarded and you will be fine).

What are you trying to spend? For $40 the Berkley Lightning Rods. Otherwise there is a ton in the $60-$80 range like Fenwick Eagles, Abu Vendettas, maybe a Lew’s or 13 in there. Shimano makes that white rod for $60.
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>>1292834
Wal-Mart has some Lews Speed Sticks for ~$40 that I believe are the same material and build as some of Lews' $80+ rods. But I'd go something MH.
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>>1293226
Probably an Uglystik, but definitely get a reel to go on that. Something from Shimano or Daiwa should be quality without being too expensive
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>>1292940
>>1292974
>>1293051

You guys are way off. It was 9lbs6oz
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>>1293287
needed a 12wt reel for a trip so I picked up one. Its a good reel for the money and did what I needed, which was hold a lot of backing.
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>>1289764
hey guys
I'm trying to catch bottomfish like flounder but I keep getting rock fish like Cabezon instead

what am I doing wrong?
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Is a Veritas just a Vendetta with extra guides?
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>>1293484

I don't h&l fish much, but as a diver my guess is you're hitting rocks instead of the pockets of sand. I see halibut and flatfish along the edges of reefs and sand. Try to identify where the reef is and cast ~10-20 away from it over the sand.
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>>1293477
>>1293287
i also have a an 11/12 size one but i put it on my 10 weight, it's really nice. the drag is rediculously strong and it's just a really nice reel to use in general
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>>1293395
>>1293422
>>1293440
thank you all for the recommendations!
>>1293458
i like the hobby enough to start looking into rods around $80-$100 maxmium
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>>1293250
I caught it on a 1oz jig. White with a red tail. Florida
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I'm a brainlet. What's the best way to catch bluegill or perch with plastics? Small jigs? I can't seem to find any worms.
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>>1293641
Suspended jigging or free jigging with a 1/32oz jig head and very small plastics like the gulp minnows.
If you want a no thought required setup just buy a pack of 1/32oz Beetle Spins in either black or white; they're $0.89 at my local Academy.
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New one comin
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>>1293700
>>1293700
>>1293700
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today i caught 8 bass and 1 cavedano, really exceptional haul for me; they where all quite small though.

>>1291095
how do you fish jigs? i have 2 but i really don't understand how to "animate" them. never caught anything on them.
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>>1289876
>>1289876
is it easy to catch a pike there?




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