Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

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

  1. Tarpon Nole

    Tarpon Nole Well-Known Member
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    I got them because my local shop had them marked down for a sale and I got the two of them for $150. $99 a piece regular. They are what started this lol. I like them so far.
     
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  2. Tarpon Nole

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    Also, if anyone is looking at shimano or Daiwa reels, I recommend buying from Japan. Much cheaper, and you get it super fast. FedEx flies straight from Tokyo to Memphis and you usually have it quicker than buying from bass pro or something online. Just have to be careful with how much you buy at a time to not get flagged for taxes

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    the guy at plat answered all my questions and even sent me an email asking if I was OK after Hurricane Ian. That was a month after I received my order
     
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  3. billdozer

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  4. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Tarpon Nole Not only does this handle work, it got delivered next day. This is awesome! Will be able to use it tomorrow when we do some inshore fishing. Thanks for your help.

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  5. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Fishing buddy slept through his alarm allegedly then said he didnt feel like driving to get bait so he just said fuck it. Didnt feel like dealing with launching and trailoring boat by myself so I just said fuck it. Glad I woke up early and got everything loaded into the boat etc :facepalm:
     
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  6. panchoswanson

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    Those 14-17 inch guys are a shitload of fun on a 4wt, especially when they’re breaching for dries.
     
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  7. billdozer

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    Only one that wasn't palm sized

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  8. Tiffin

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    Looks like it'd be worth getting skunked just to be out there.
     
  9. billdozer

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    Went and helped DNR stock a delayed harvest section today

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  10. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I think my live well hose has a leak. Every time I run the live well all day my automatic bilge kicks on and shoots a little water out after a few hours. I've looked down in the bilge with a flashlight with the live well running and I can't see anything leaking. Boats are such a pain in the ass. Probably going to have my local place put a new hose/line in when I have my 100 hour engine service done this winter. At least it's not peak boating season right now. Although I will say it was slick today and like 72 degrees and snapper season is still open. Would be nuts to be whacking them in November.
     
  11. billdozer

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  12. billdozer

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  13. roggins

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    I love fishing the Florida coast but man am I jealous of all the trout rivers and streams. Wish we had that.
     
  14. billdozer

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  15. HOOSINSC

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    nice bit of rain in the area finally.
     
  16. billdozer

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    Yeah. All of the rivers really need it.
     
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  17. billdozer

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    It was 18 F when I started today. Brrr.

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  18. billdozer

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    Also bushwacked to a blue line here in SC to see what it was like. It was tight, but I did spook a brook trout.

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  19. Funshot Residue

    Funshot Residue Ol' goopy eye, they called him
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    One of the coolest things I've caught remains a 5" native out of a feeder creek that isn't even on the state list of trout water. Looks very much like this. Almost needed a tenkara setup the way the laurel grows over it.
     
  20. Sean Connery

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    Just got an Old Town AutoPilot 120 off Facebook marketplace. I’ve been watching it for a couple of months now and once it dropped to a price I was comfortable with I pounced.

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    I pick it up in 2 weeks after getting my truck situated for it. Can’t wait to get it on the water and looking forward to joining the saltwater kayaking TMB crew :beerchug:

    Debating on buying a trailer for it or just using a bed extender (I have a Tacoma so the bed isn’t huge). Any suggestions or recommendations are welcome. Biggest concern with a bed extender is lifting it in and out of my truck and getting into the water with just a cart depending on the launch area.
     
  21. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Does that trolling motor have spotlock?
     
  22. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I don't have a fancy kayak so I just throw mine in the bed of the truck and strap it down and then lug it around without a cart etc.
     
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  23. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I may be doing a little more kayak fishing this winter as the wind blows so damn hard it makes launching the boat and going out front in the boat not worth it. The kayak is so much less work, less time, and less maitenance. You can go launch the kayak and be home in 2.5 -3 hrs. That's impossible with the boat.
     
  24. RJF-GUMP

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    Currently have the boat in the shop and they are searching for a leak. After about 2 hrs of fishing with the live well on, the auto bilge kicks on for about 5 seconds. I've put the boat in the water and run the live well and stuck my head in the bilge with a flashlight and couldn't find a leak and no water was in the bilge. But every time I fish the boat with the live well going the bilge kicks on eventually. I haven't run the boat for hours without the livewell so I guess I need to try that and isolate the issue to the live well. The repair shop put the boat in the water with the live well going for 30 minutes and said no water came into the bilge. Finding a leak can be really tough. Can be live well hose at the clamp, raw water lines, fresh water lines, fitting around engine mount, scuppers, etc. But a leak bad enough to cause bilge to turn on is not safe. Fucking A.
     
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  25. Sean Connery

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    Yep. I’ve been told it’s a complete game changer. Also has iPilot module through a Bluetooth handled device to control the motor.
     
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  26. RJF-GUMP

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    I've always just had an ipilot remote. Had no clue you could do it through your cell phone. I guess it has one battery contained inside the kayak?
     
  27. Sean Connery

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    Yeah, I have to get a lithium battery which should power the Minn Kota motor and all of the extra modules.

    I don’t think the spot lock is powered via phone app. It has its own handheld device that controls the motor and spot lock together
     
  28. RJF-GUMP

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    yah it's a remote with a lanyard I'm sure.
     
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  29. HOOSINSC

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    i haven’t fished this little in over a decade and the all of the trips i’ve taken have gone comically bad. like we got skunked with an Orvis guide of the year on his home water bad. anyways i found a few hours sunday to fish.

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  30. roggins

    roggins Butcher of Bakersfield & Chris Gaines impersonator
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    I’d love to cast at the waterfall all day.
     
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  31. billdozer

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    Double Branch?

    Edit, yep, checked back on some of my old pics. I like going downstream towards Spider Valley.
     
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  32. HOOSINSC

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    good memory, i haven't ever gone here before. only worked up stream, but i was planning to try downstream next.
     
  33. billdozer

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    If you go straight down the road, there's a steep hill that drops down to the river and fishermen trails that go all the way past Spider Valley. Can't go upstream very far from the drop in point to get to the falls so you have to hike back up and go up the road to where you went.

    I haven't seen a good way to get closer to the falls without hoping I don't slide down the rocks on the left there.
     
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  34. colonel_forbin

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    $100 to $150 gift ideas? The person lives in Charleston, so whatever kind of fishing is done around there
     
  35. HOOSINSC

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    the hike down the hill from the parking spot was fucked. i used a limb i found to sweep leaves out of the way. it helped a little.

    lol, i managed to slip getting out on the rocks. got close enough to make a lot of casts, but had to backtrack to the tail out to land anything.
     
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  36. pockets

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    Charleston folk love some Zman. Assuming he fishes for redfish, I’d just contact Zman (great customer service) and ask if they could put you a variety package together of redfish stuff. From soft plastics to spinner baits.
     
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  37. HOOSINSC

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    i guess they tested to make sure it wasn’t a Laker?
     
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  38. billdozer

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    Had a big drop in temperature last night so I think that kept the fish down. Tried a couple small streams here in SC with just one small brook caught. I talked with a DNR agent later and learned that one of these streams is the last remaining untouched/not assisted by DNR at some point native brook trout stream here in SC.

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  39. Prospector

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    Fucking mutant trout
     
  40. HOOSINSC

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    i didn’t know there were any left
     
  41. billdozer

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    There are 7-8 streams that I know about they've had to support that have southern brook trout in them. Often it's taking a few from one stream and transplanting them.
     
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  42. billdozer

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  43. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I've been seeing reports of people tearing up the sheephead so I figured I'd target them this morning. Fished for 4 hours and didn't get a bite lol. Had live shrimp and threw carolina rig and popping cork at each stop. Fished bridge pilings and jetties. The good news: It was super foggy this morning. Tested the radar out in the fog and it works really well. You can see all buoys , pilings, channel markers etc. You could run pretty much blind in it without hitting anything.

     
  44. RJF-GUMP

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  45. RJF-GUMP

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    Snapper fishing in the morning. Maybe will get lucky and also catch some cobia.
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  46. High Cotton

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  47. pockets

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    Good luck. Be careful, that fog is probably going to be super thick tomorrow.
     
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  48. RJF-GUMP

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    Yah I’m curious how bad visibility will be. I have radar so that helps but still….
     
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  49. RJF-GUMP

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    The service shop put it in the water for an hour on 3 separate occasions and ran all the pumps and said it was bone dry and I don’t have a leak. They suspect the auto bilge was turning on when water is coming over the transom and onto the splashwell. The splashwell has the bilge hatch cover which always can let water in as it isnt air tight. This can happen when you reverse . I ran it 4 hrs last weekend and it was bone dry.