Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by * J Y *, May 26, 2010.

  1. RJF-GUMP

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    the dude in the key west skiff had back pain and they havent even moved
     
  2. Pharm

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    cousin said beanbags where the way to go
     
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  3. Cornfed Buffalo

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    There's actually 2 days coming up where the winds aren't 20-30 with gusts to 40.

    This Spring has been trash so far.
     
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  4. Daddy Rabbit

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    Had 30 minutes to hit a spot of the small river in my city. Didn't disappoint.

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  5. Owsley

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  6. billdozer

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    These were posted on the local trout fishing Facebook page



    Owsley
     
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  7. poor paul

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    it's gonna be a nope from me.
     
  8. Owsley

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    A few nice strippers today
     
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  9. billdozer

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    Caught ~15, hooked 20+. Had a big one rip line off downstream and got off before I could navigate the rocks to get downstream.

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  10. Skiddly

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    Was this your Denver trip? Did that happen yet?
     
  11. billdozer

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    No, local. I leave Monday for Denver. I was talked into South Platte, so going to Deckers Monday. Looking forward to getting skunked with 6x and size 22 midges.
     
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  12. Skiddly

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    That's the spirit!

    Def post an update. I've never been to Deckers and I'd like to hear about it.
     
  13. billdozer

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    It's supposed to be combat fishing, which I'm not a fan of, but hopefully a Monday coming off of a holiday will thin any crowd.
     
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  14. Skiddly

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    Even on a weekday? Damn.

    Dream stream gets pretty nuts on the weekend but during the week it's really not bad. I had assumed the same for Deckers but maybe not.
     
  15. billdozer

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    Not sure why it's not posting, but it's still there
     
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  16. Tiffin

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    Gonna hit the same spot again tomorrow. If I'm half as lucky as last time it'll be a good day.

    oknole you ever manage to get on the white bass over in OK? Been dodging lots of weather the past couple weeks
     
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  17. Daddy Rabbit

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    What kind of setup are you using, and how are you fishing it?
     
  18. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    Well, at least the weather was nicer than it has been

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  19. Owsley

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    Found some walleye today. Don’t see that many of these in GA/SC.

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  20. Tiffin

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    Not sure exactly what your asking. Got a little 1448 flat bottom with a 15hp Suzuki on it. Not sure on my rod/reels, I've got 2 Frankensteined combos, got a new Lews LRZ reel a few months ago on one of em.

    Last time I was throwing anything chartreuse. Road runners or lead heads with lots of different crappie grubs on there was catching the whites. Bobby Garlands, mister twisters, crappie magnets, etc. Just try to keep changing colors until something pops.
     
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  21. billdozer

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  22. poor paul

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  23. Daddy Rabbit

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    That second paragraph is what I was getting at. Fun stuff on some light spinning tackle.
     
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  24. Owsley

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    They sparingly stock them in Hartwell. From talking to state biologists, they dump whatever excess they have into Hartwell after fulfilling other reservoirs. So they might go a few years without stocking any, or stock an excess in consecutive years.

    Gill nets in about 25’ of water.
     
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  25. poor paul

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    cheater
     
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  26. Owsley

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    Guilty as charged
     
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  27. poor paul

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    ❤️
     
  28. Prospector

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    On Easter?
     
  29. billdozer

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    HOOSINSC they found whirling disease here for the first time

    In March 2022, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, working with the Southeastern Fish Disease Cooperative at Auburn University, documented the presence of whirling disease for the first time in four streams sampled in Pickens and Greenville counties. This represents the first positive diagnosis of the whirling disease pathogen in South Carolina trout streams.

    The fish found to be infected with whirling disease in South Carolina did not present with the symptoms normally associated with the disease. A recent fish health inspection at Walhalla State Fish Hatchery in Oconee County was negative for whirling disease and other new exotic pathogens.

    Whirling disease is a parasitic infection caused by a microscopic parasite known as Myxobolus cerebralis, which attacks the cartilage tissues of the head and spine. Found in trout and salmon species, fish infested with this parasite may develop symptoms that include a whirling behavior, head deformities, twisted spines and black tails. Young rainbow trout populations infested with whirling disease may experience mortality rates as high as 90%. The parasite itself doesn’t directly kill its host, but infested fish are more susceptible to predation, have difficulty eating and are less likely to survive distributions in their environment.
     
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  30. HOOSINSC

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    that sucks, luckily we stock so much it shouldn’t impact our numbers
     
  31. billdozer

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    They were in the mostly wild streams like Jones Gap
     
  32. HOOSINSC

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    ahhh well that is more of a bummer. i had always heard it was present in the chattooga from Karl. he’s not a biologist obviously.
     
  33. Owsley

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    Working two weeks straight of 12 hour days. Is what it is.
     
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  34. Prospector

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    Wow that sucks even if you love it
     
  35. billdozer

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    Got skunked at Deckers. It was packed on a Monday afternoon, every single pulloff had a minimum of 3 cars, so not a lot of ability to move on the river. I hopped around to a couple spots and saw 2 trout, but no one I saw or talked to caught one today. There was a ton of weedy/algae stuff floating around and on the bottom, so I had to clean it off the line or flies every 2 casts also.


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  36. oknole

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    Yeah we got on them a little last Friday. Kept 22, mixed bag of males and females. All the females were over 16".
     
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  37. RJF-GUMP

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    Well I noticed a $400 charge on my credit card to Reliable Fishing Products so the wife must have ordered the big ass kill bag I requested for my birthday next week.
     
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  38. Tiffin

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    Nice. Caught another dozen yesterday but couldn't find them consistently in one spot. Had to just keep running up the river and floating back.
     
  39. RJF-GUMP

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    how fast does the river move? Would a trolling motor hold you in place?
     
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  40. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    Looks like I'll have about a 3 hour window on Friday after dropping the kids off and picking up the youngest from preschool, to not get hit with flying debris while fishing.

    Windiest April since '99 they say.

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  41. RJF-GUMP

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    I recently went down a rabbit hole about best forecasting sources/apps. My theory was that NOAA is consistently overly pessimistic and called for the highest seas and winds. Turns out, I wasn't the only one that thought that. A lot of folks recommend looking at the following apps and then taking an aggregate of those forecasts for your best guess: Windfinder, Windy, Buoyweather, and Fishfinder. So I now look at those 4 apps + NOAA but don't put nearly as much stock into NOAA. You can get Windy for a year for like $30 right now.
     
  42. Tiffin

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    I'm sure it would. We've got one but didn't use it last time because the river wasn't that fast. Was able to tie off to some trees and use a small anchor on different spots.
     
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  43. Weedlord420

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    I use windy for surfing forecasts, love their software.
     
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  44. billdozer

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    Was able to get out for a bit after work here in Boulder. Caught one, spooked 2, and threw a bunch of dry flies for too long of a time at one more.

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  45. HOOSINSC

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    solid brown tho
     
  46. billdozer

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    Work that I was here for finished up yesterday, so I had most of today for fishing. Went to Big Thompson in Estes Park and the Boulder River in 2 spots. Much more productive day (15+), almost all on dry flies or unweighted midges (size 20-22). It's so much fun casting to rising fish, especially when you can see them.

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  47. Cornfed Buffalo

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    My guy putting the work in with Papa today


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  48. Tiffin

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    Caught a 2-2.5lb drum the other day when fishing for whites. Was a fun fish to catch. Threw it back, but I'm curious if anyone actually eats them, or does something else with them. I believe they're bony. Idk just a random thought. I feel like you can probably find someone for any type of fish if you look hard enough.
     
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  49. HOOSINSC

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    ive had red drum, dont even like catching black drum.

    unless in this case it’s another fish than what i think of when i hear drum.
     
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  50. Prospector

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    they can and are eaten, I haven't, but some stores sell em. I've wanted to try and smoke one
     
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