Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

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

  1. Tiffin

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    Something liked a smoked fish dip makes sense to me for a fish that may be more difficult to process.

    After some juggsian research it seems black/red are saltwater but there is also a Freshwater drum and the NA version is the only one from the family (drums/croakers) that spends its entire life in fresh water.
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  2. HOOSINSC

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    ive caught a few freshwater drum in tennessee and didnt know croaker was in the same family.

    probably gonna hang out on the species wiki tonight
     
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  3. pockets

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    Redfish can live in a freshwater pond, they just cant reproduce in that environment. Texas stocks lakes with redfish each year. Also, speckled trout are in the drum family. :themoreyouknow:

    Small black drum (puppy drum) is a popular menu item.
     
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  4. RJF-GUMP

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    Went down a rabit hole today regarding sirius xm weather. Pretty freaking cool that it will overlay on your chart plotter and show you real time weather. It's like $500 and then the packages go from like $19 a month all the way to $100 a month.
     
  5. billdozer

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    Got to get a few hours in yesterday morning before I had to head to the airport.


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  6. Cornfed Buffalo

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    The water is starting to come alive

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  7. HOOSINSC

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    NC is making a podcast with a couple of it's biologists. I am excited about this.

    https://www.ncwildlife.org/Connect-...update&utm_content=Podcast+launch+enewsletter

    "Avid anglers Corey Oakley and Ben Ricks are North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission biologists. Listen in as they help anglers understand more about the fish and fisheries in North Carolina while promoting conservation of valuable natural resources. These monthly podcasts will link the research and surveys conducted by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to fishing in North Carolina. Our hope is to help anglers learn more about fish so they can catch more fish. Our expert guests will include biologists, anglers, and fishing industry professionals to talk fish and fishing in North Carolina. And yes, we are bald and we are biologists, let's talk fishing! Thank you for listening and please submit questions and feedback to [email protected]. "
     
  8. Owsley

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    subscribe
     
  9. billdozer

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    Yeah, I saw that and subscribed to it as well.

    Guy on a fly fishing forum offered me a small fly rod for free, so now I have a 6'3" 3 weight for my small stream fishing.
     
  10. HOOSINSC

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    please direct me to the free fly rod forum to collect my winnings.


    seriously that’s badass.
     
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  11. RJF-GUMP

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    I enjoy the Alabama Saltwater Fishing Report podcast.
     
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  12. RJF-GUMP

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    I've also been watching a shitton of BlacktipH fishing videos on youtube
     
  13. HOOSINSC

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    SC had a few saltwater pods and they all had the same formula of

    -ads
    -ohhh we cracked a beer time
    - “dont be this customer” stories
    - ohh shit are you cracking another beer lol?
    - local bro gossip that isn't relevant
     
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  14. RJF-GUMP

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    This thing is freaking massive. 30x72. You could fit a yellow fin tuna in it. I’m gonna exchange for 28x48 I think or maybe 20x60. Mostly just need something long enough to hold a legal cobia. So probably 36-50 inches long. And big enough to hold 8 large snapper.
     
  15. poor paul

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    Congrats on your trip around the Sun.
     
  16. Pharm

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    you are gonna need a massive freezer to pre chill that thing
     
  17. RJF-GUMP

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    :roll:
     
  18. RJF-GUMP

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    Was able to get out on the water yesterday with live bait. Was looking for cobia but never found them. Conditions on the way out were fine but I got soaked on the way back in and it was white capping everywhere. Has been one of the windiest springs in memory across the entire gulf coast.
     
  19. Cornfed Buffalo

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    3 decent ones today. Biggest was just under 3 pounds.
     
  20. HOOSINSC

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  21. Jake Scott

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    billdozer I'm heading to Johnson City next weekend to attempt to catch some trout. What bait should I be using?
     
  22. HOOSINSC

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    what river(s) are you fishing?

    I either use a dry dropper or emerger and midge combo. bwo, sulphurs, sulphur emergers, and midges. size 18-22 is going to work year round on the tailwaters in east tn. midge colors change from section to section and season to season, i have a box with yellow, red, blue, purple, black, grey, and green zebra midges. they usually have a bunch of rainbows stocked this time of year so things like pat's rubber legs will catch those and occasionally a small-medium size brown.

    they have been sluicing 250cfs on the South Holston which opens up all the wading areas.
     
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  23. billdozer

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    Sounds look HOOSINSC knows better, but you can't go wrong anywhere hardly with pat's rubber legs, pheasant tails, princes, midges, elk hair caddis, parachute adams, and small chubby chernobyls.

    If you're on a tailrace, probably have to go with midges.
     
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  24. Jake Scott

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    Watauga most likely. I have no idea what you just posted though. I've got a shitload of reading and homework to do now it appears. :respek:

    Thank you sir
     
  25. billdozer

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    I fished the Watauga last year and the reservoir above the dam. The guide had us using size 18-22 midges on 6x. Needed to use a wool indicator and even then it was hard to detect strikes.
     
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  26. HOOSINSC

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    if you are fly fishing the fish eat a lot of very small bugs. if you are spin fishing i know guys who work rapalas and joe’s flies and catch browns i’ll never see on fly.

    i have worked up a few decent fish over the years.
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  27. billdozer

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    This was our best off the Watauga

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  28. billdozer

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  29. HOOSINSC

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    you got out before the storms. i was wondering how the fishing was today
     
  30. billdozer

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    Fishing was good, 10+ in less than 4 hours. For a long time they kept hitting my poly indicator. When I put dry flies on, nothing. As I made my way back I put one on again and caught 3.
     
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  31. billdozer

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    Video of one of the dry fly catches

     
  32. billdozer

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    My dad and I have started making landing nets. Got the jig made today and cut up a huge piece of maple he's had for almost 40 years. Going to use maple and walnut for the net.

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  33. HOOSINSC

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  34. HOOSINSC

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    the video only seems to play on my mobile. i hate it here.
     
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  35. billdozer

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    A couple great browns. Yeah, I can only get videos from Imgur to paste in if I go to images and copy the link to paste under the video icon here.
     
  36. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    Best 40 mins spent during lunch break ever
     
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  37. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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  38. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    The water giveth again today

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  39. RJF-GUMP

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    Got a 2nd speckled trout rod. Already have a 7’0 Shimano GLF with a stradic. Wanted something shorter. Ended up with a 6’10 Halo which is made locally. Super expensive at $170 so hopefully it is good. Came highly recommended. Went with a stradic 3000 as the reel. Should be a nice set up. Also bought some cobia jigs.
     
  40. HOOSINSC

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    you can always spot a panfish angler.

     
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  41. Cornfed Buffalo

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    The lip bite, I just, I mean, shit I dunno
     
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  42. Funshot Residue

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    May have to change my username and avatar. That's just too damn perfect. Ol Lester did good.
     
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  43. HOOSINSC

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    how many beers for you to take down Lester?
     
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  44. Daddy Rabbit

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    I think it's just smiling with a dip in :idk:
     
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  45. Cornfed Buffalo

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    7 Hamms
     
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  46. Cornfed Buffalo

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    Touché
     
  47. HOOSINSC

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    finally got to fish for smallmouth yesterday. caught a bunch but only one good one.

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  48. Pharm

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    Fuck this wind and shoulder tendinitis
     
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  49. billdozer

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    Wife went with me today

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  50. HOOSINSC

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    before or after the rain?