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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by * J Y *, May 26, 2010.
My almost 7 yo hs really got into fishing last year or so. We aren’t fully ready to throw artificials all day, and I don’t really have tackle that likes throwing a big pinfish or big chunk of cut bait, so I just picked this up this morning. Shimano Nasci 4000 (which is nicer than my older Stradics I use) and a bull bay rod. Spent more on the rod than I planned but it is nice. Double foot guides all the way up and crazy light. Got orange braid since my kid likes bright colors. I want to try it out on some snook if this rain stops
i totally forgot today was april fools. yikes
I just tried finding it on Netflix. Nothing came up. Then I realized what was happening here
was excited because I know someone who is a loop guy and has made some awesome videos
I want the new banshee rod they have that won the icast awards. But don’t need a new rod right now. I’d bet he love my custom rod if he likes bright colors
they're responsible for funding the trout bum diaries. so initially it made sense they would put something out like this.
Wind is awful today. Fought it as long as I could with my 3 year old with
Had 2 inches of rain yesterday, so the river was high and muddy. Was able to get 2 great ones though, 19" brown and 16" brook.
oh hell yeah. where at billdozer ?
that’s a great brown. congrats
Yellow and brown Pat's Rubber Legs did me well. The 12"ish brown was feeding on the surface, but I couldn't get it to bite on dries. So I put a blood knot in with a tag 3 ft above the Pat's and put an unweighted flashback pheasant tail on the tag. First cast and I caught it.
Pat’s is pretty much impossible to beat in our neck of the woods.
Yeah, brown/black, yellow/brown, and green/brown in 8-14.
if i had one fly it would be a pats. i have caught everything on it.
Only caught 6 white bass in the creek, seems like I was a few days early. I'm off next Friday again, so I'll go try them. Did end up doing about 6 miles round trip paddling so a bit stiff this morning.
decent brown from this morning
You go to NC?
no tbh i went to cassidy bridge. there were big fish eating still.
That works. Have a lot of fishing buddies there with you? I was lucky and no one was there until I was leaving on Friday. I usually move upstream enough that not as many people come by anyways.
it was the same today. i only had a few hours, i got there at 7:15 and was alone until i started walking back a little after 9.
i have been using these as my bottom fly below a small stone fly nymph
Yeah, I was only able to fish until ~10 before I had to go help my dad. Was tough to walk away when I knew more were there and actively feeding. I was catching them on this pat's with pheasant tail droppers.
i like that two tone. i need it on a size 0 or 2 for smallmouth.
i have really gotten to like jig style nymphs.
If you can live with size 6 I've got a few you could have. I'll never use them unless I'm out west.
Someone's almost convinced me to try the South Platte while I'm out in Colorado, so I went ahead and tied a few 20 and 22 midges
some rs2’s would be good too
I've got some of those, will probably tie a few more. And some red midges. A couple guys on a fly fishing forum that live in Denver said it's worth the drive there (they recommended the ever popular Deckers) over the other rivers I was looking at. Should get 6 hours in.
are you there on a week day? the week is a lot easier.
Yeah, I'll land in Denver around 9:30 on a Monday. 1:30 hour drive will probably get me there ~noon. Then I'll fish local to Longmont/Boulder in the evenings and Thursday morning if I can before I fly out.
Beautiful VA native brookies today. Probably caught 40. Private stretch of water in the next county over. They destroyed the first cahill I used. Nothing over 7 or 7.5", but I just about got tired of catching trout today, which is something in and of itself.
Several pools like this where I caught 3 or 4 out of one hole. Little to no pressure on these fish. Helluva hike, but a great day.
The remnants. He was a good soldier. Switched to a blue dun after 25 or so. They were blasting anything today. Probably go the rest of my life without catching that many natives in one day.
Beautiful creek. How far did you have to hike?
The walk in wasn't bad, 1/4 mile or so. The high gradient, boulders, and slick rocks made the actual fishing "hike" among the most strenuous I can remember. Maybe I'm just getting old. I'd do it again tomorrow if I had the chance. Like you talk about, the further you walk, the better the fishing.
Do any of the saltwater fishermen in here keep kingfish? Smoke them? Grill them?
Back in the day would keep them occasionally. Don't eat the big ones.
Was taught to soak in buttermilk
Grilled, never smoked. Wad not a top 5 eater imo.
Smoked sounds like a good idea to make a fish dip tho
yah smoked for fish dip. some folks say soak them in texas pete , the vinegar brings out the strong taste
I’ve caught and made fish dip from Spanish mackerel before. Prefer mullet or something else
never caught a kingfish, but have always wondered what they do with those huge ones they catch in tournaments and throw up dead on scales on the dock
5 months after pre-order, it has arrived
My cousin is nuts, he is doing this for team yellow fin. Basically racing around the coast of Florida in a 16 foot skiff to raise money for florida waterways. I
that’s crazy af. i first clicked the link hoping they’d have to pole the coastline or something
burning a shit ton of fuel for the environment. whew.
Hells Bay and Yellowin truly race it. Fun to track.
to be fair they want clean water not clean air. I just think they are nuts but also realize it’s not really about the cause it’s to show off their boats
These guys are wild, however they burn through manatee zones and no wake zones every year and have pissed some people off
The weather is shit today, and they are going to run out of room to run inside soon. That crossing from st George area over to cedar key/crystal river is going to be rough if they don’t hug the coast and try to run open water
Have had wind warnings all week. Looks like gusts only to 25 tomorrow. Can't catch anything from inside the house though.
My cousin said they are supposed to abide by no wake zones and stuff. He said he tries to ride outside the icw. First year he did it he said there were crazy swells. Only two boats cut straight across to cedar key last year. Hells bay and yellowfin. Sea pro broke down trying it. My cousin got caught going inside around the keys and got stuck waiting on the lockes.
Been following this skiff challenge on facebook as well. Team Key West Boats. They have some 17 or 18 foot skiffs in it.
looks like hells bay and yellow fin are gonna run away with it. Lake and bay are struggling and they are in protected waters. If you see their seats they are taking a beating. Plus only 60hp vs 70