Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

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

  1. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    I'm looking into a guided horseback camping/fishing trip in Yellowstone for next year for my wife and I. Combining our two interests. Right now it looks like each one, understandably, has a minimum number of greater than our 2. Hoping we can get combined in with another group.
     
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  2. RJF-GUMP

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    Forecast called for 1-2 foot seas and 5-10 mph winds and mostly sunny. Woke up at 4AM, was at the bait shop by 5AM, filled up with fuel, live shrimp, 120 pounds of ice, croaker, and then drove 30 minutes to the Pascagoula launch. Plan was to go offshore 20-25 miles to some rigs and structure for mangrove snapper, cobia, and triple tail. Decent ride out about 7 miles past some barrier islands in 1-2s but when we got into the open water it was rough. Solid 2-3s maybe some 4s. Immediately said fuck that and turned around. Went back north of the barrier islands and could see some storms near the islands headed north west towards us. Tried to fish some inshore structure but the storms had the wind kicked up and we could hear thunder so went back to the bout launch. Fished around the launch because , why the hell not. Caught some white trout for a few hours then called it a day. You win some you lose some.
     
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  3. RJF-GUMP

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    I wonder if most of yall use reel covers and if so can you give me a recommendation on brand and even better provide a link? My reels are getting scuffed up . I think it is happening in transport. TIA.
     
  4. billdozer

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    HOOSINSC Is this time of year ok fishing the Tuck? Is the area between Webster and Dillsboro considered the East Fork? I saw that there is no dam release planned for Friday on the East Fork, but can't find it defined.
     
  5. Tarpon Nole

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    are you getting boat rash from storing under the gunnel? You can get sea dek or something like that to help. I’ve seen small squares they sell cheap for just the section where the reel sits
     
  6. RJF-GUMP

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    I think it is happening when I put the rods in the truck bed on the way to the boat ramp. They slide around or bump into each other etc. I can't put the rods in the rocket launchers - trees limbs could clip them . I have under gunwale holders and rod lockers. I guess that is an option. I typically have a bunch of random crap in my rod lockers and the under gunwale's will hold 4 total. On a typical offshore trip I'm bringing 6 offshore rods and a few inshore rods.
     
  7. Tarpon Nole

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    Id check Amazon or eBay. Could probably find generic neoprene covers for cheaper than shimano or some other brand one. They probably just get the generic ones and slap a logo on
     
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  8. RJF-GUMP

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    I bought some Shimano butterfly wraps and some other rod wraps yesterday to wrap around offshore rigs when running offshore so that my lines don't get all tangled up or egg weights to beat up rods /eyelets. Gonna get some reel covers now.
     
  9. wes tegg

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    Any good fly fishing guide recommendations for Western North Carolina?
     
  10. Tiffin

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    Me and the fellas hitting up a cabin on the Tocoaa today and tomorrow. I'm sure we won't catch shit.
     
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  11. pockets

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    The guys at Tuck are great.

    https://www.tuckflyshop.com/
     
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  12. pockets

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    Been exploring new parts of Cherokee today. Beautiful wild rainbows and browns.

    It’sa always wild to hear something come near the river so you look and it’s an elk.
     
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  13. wes tegg

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  14. HOOSINSC

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    jealous, i never get out where they are much and have only run into them a few times.
     
  15. billdozer

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  16. Cornfed Buffalo

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    Actually woke up early today to beat the heat

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  17. wes tegg

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  18. pockets

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    Awesome! Any idea which river youre fishing?
     
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  19. wes tegg

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    Not yet. Just know to meet at the store in Sylva.
     
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  20. Napoleon Bonerfart

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    Has to be the Tuckasegee right? Great river. I love fishing the head waters.
     
  21. Iron Mickey

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    hit me up when you’re in the area, I owe you one for the bugs
     
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  22. RJF-GUMP

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    I may have a problem with spending money on toys. Just ordered a 12 inch NSS EVO3, a 3 in 1 active imagine transducer, Simrad Halo 20 Radar Dome, NMEA 2000 starter kit, and Yamaha to Simrad chord that will allow me to see engine data on my MFD. Pumped to upgrade from an older 9 inch MFD to a 12 inch state of the art. Also super pumped for radar. And my current transducer doesn't have side scan. I want to play around with scanning rigs, cargo ships that are anchored (cobia) etc.
     
  23. HOOSINSC

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    it's been so dry the tailwaters are probably all that you can fish without a hike.


    now that I think of it the smallmouth should be pretty heavy in the river closer to Fontana this time of year.
     
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  24. Pharm

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    Went out Sunday and managed about ten reds with a 24.5 inch red being a blast to catch.

    saw a bunch of tarpon rolling too

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  25. fish

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    BamaBass on Youtube has such an amazing setup. His pond has really come to life.
     
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  26. RJF-GUMP

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    Was checking out sirius XM weather this monring. It's like $500 for the simrad antenna and then for like $15 a month you can get up to date radar weather for the entire coast even offshore and out of cell range. I'm tempted. Dome radar gives you weather for probably around 20 miles. But if you wanted to see a large front or a bigger picture, sirius/xm weather would be more beneficial.
     
  27. Pharm

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    Anyone have any fishing shorts they recommend? The two I typically wear have finally reached their limit.

    couple caveats.

    1. needs to be elastic waistband or adjustable strap no button
    2. Prefer a liner vs having to wear underwear.
    3. Can’t do long ass shorts
    4. Uv moisture wicking etc preferred
    5. Some sort of zippered front Pocket ir side pocket
     
  28. HOOSINSC

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    dominion energy might have boiled a few trout in the lower saluda

     
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  29. RJF-GUMP

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    Free fly meets all of that. Except the ones I have don't dry as quickly as like a bathing suit. Also I got the inseam wrong and they are too short. But they check a lot of your boxes
     
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  30. Pharm

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    no zippers. And I really can’t justify dropping 90 bucks on shorts I’ll tear up when I go fishing. I absolutely hell on shorts.
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  31. RJF-GUMP

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    All of my fishing shirts are absolutely wrecked. I buy these light weight spf shirts and they all have brown/black crap all over them. Which is fine. I'm not trying to look all suave out there.
     
  32. RJF-GUMP

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    you trying to whip your dick out in the kayak?
     
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  33. Pharm

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    when I have to pee yes. That’s why I want lined shorts. But yes the shorter shorts make it easier to pre in the kayak. I typically urinate through the pedal drive hole after removing the drives
     
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  34. RJF-GUMP

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    I have no pedal drive hole. I typically just try to stretch my dick in the general direction of the side of the kayak and hope it doesnt get all over me
     
  35. Pharm

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    I did that too. Then I’m like why don’t I just pre in that big hole in front of me.

    anyways found some lulu lemon knock offs on Amazon that look promising. For 25 bucks. If not I’ll just go purchase another pair of those north face ones.
     
  36. Tarpon Nole

    Tarpon Nole Well-Known Member
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    i have been wearing these shorts for probably 5 years. Since I’ve gone wfh in March 2020, I wear them 90% of the time. I wear them until the elastic wears out and then get a new pair. Have a zippered pocket in side that has not rusted on me

    edit - dammit looks like they’ve been discontinued. This is them
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Russell-...tretch-Woven-Short-with-Boxer-Liner/105626397
     
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  37. Pharm

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    went with these
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  38. HOOSINSC

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    Academy had some BCG branded shorts that looked exactly like those. i bought one and now have 6 pair.
     
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  39. Tarpon Nole

    Tarpon Nole Well-Known Member
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    I’m not exaggerating when I say I wear them almost every day.
     
  40. Pharm

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    My astral water shoes are starting to rip by heel raw and I really never liked them. Anyone have any other recs for a shoe with a solid bottom but also light and drains?
     
  41. Tarpon Nole

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    simms. Mine are called currents, I think and a few years old. I bet they have newer versions. Check out backcountry and those websites to get cheaper
     
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  42. Pharm

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    they don’t make anymore
     
  43. Tarpon Nole

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    probably not since I like them

    new ones are probably the same thing, just minor changes
     
  44. Pharm

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    Nah, only a full lace up available now with a higher top. Think they are called challengers.
     
  45. billdozer

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    Orvis Approach and Simms Flyweight have been recommended before. I have some Columbia shoes I use that are good too. Don't see them on their website anymore though.
     
  46. wes tegg

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    https://www.rei.com/product/140874/rei-co-op-active-pursuits-shorts-mens-7-inseam
     
  47. wes tegg

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    Ended up doing a half day only because of the heat, but it was a great morning.
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    We fished the west fork of the Tuckaseegee, right by the lake public access area.
     
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  48. HOOSINSC

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    nice trout. did you use nymphs or dry flies?

    i've fished the main river nearby, but never the west fork itself. probably for the best with temps climbing.
     
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  49. wes tegg

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    Nymphs

    I caught several rainbows, but that was the one brown. Hate I didn’t get a better picture of it.
     
  50. billdozer

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    Went to another blue line and got surprised by a good size brown for this small water

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