Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

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

  1. pockets

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    You’re right, it’s more for boomers but the field reporters are good. And instead of a promo for the Slick Lure you get Matrix Shad talk.
     
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  2. RJF-GUMP

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    lol at the Matrix Shad and Slick Lure talk you are so right. I just bought some Slick Lures today . I figure they won't catch me any more fish than Matrix Shad.
     
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  3. HOOSINSC

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    billdozer the mountain bridge trout unlimited ig was hacked my some weird crypto scammers.
     
  4. billdozer

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    Yeah, I saw that pop up on my feed. The Chattooga TU board asked me to join, so I'll probably be put in charge of anything electronic for them. So that may be me getting hacked soon.
     
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  5. HOOSINSC

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    i always forget there is a chattooga chapter.
     
  6. Pharm

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    Reds have been on fire

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  7. RJF-GUMP

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  8. Tarpon Nole

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  9. Pharm

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    Yeah I just layer shit. Went out on mlk day it was below freezing.

    compression pants, sweatpants, rain bibs. Thermal, two jackets and rain jacket. Both jackets were off 30 minutes into fishing.
     
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  10. Owsley

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    Shocking trout this week
     
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  11. billdozer

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    Water was up and chalky. Had a bunch of nice ones swipe and streamers but couldn't connect.

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  12. billdozer

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    Caught in Gatlinburg. 27.9 in, 15 lbs. On a 2 wt.

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  13. HOOSINSC

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    was that on public water?
     
  14. billdozer

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    Yeah, they said it was part of a tournament on the West Prong Little Pigeon
     
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  15. RJF-GUMP

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    Thoughts on deck boots? Xtratuff and Huk seem popular. I’ve always worn bean boots in the winter on the boat. And barefoot when it is warm. Anyone love their deck boots and why?
     
  16. Pharm

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    I just bought a pair of xtratuffs. I only wear them when it’s cold. They were like 60 percent off at west Marine. I usually pair mine with thin neoprene socks. I’m not standing in my feet though
     
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  17. billdozer

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  18. Daddy Rabbit

    Daddy Rabbit obviously silly and not productive
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  19. Daddy Rabbit

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    Got a new toy using an ice flasher for vertical jigging. One liked the stop and wiggle and got hooked. The other didn't and went back down.

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  20. Tiffin

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    Went with my dad today, ended up with about a dozen but...

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    Pops with the biggest bass either of us have ever seen. Just shy of 10lbs. 22inches.
     
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  21. Iron Mickey

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    fucking hell. bass are wild looking with the dead black eyes.
     
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  22. billdozer

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  23. HOOSINSC

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    someone is doing this shit to me on purpose
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  24. mizz1439

    mizz1439 Well-Known Member

    Finally upgraded my setup today, got a 9’ 5wt sage foundation rod, lamson liquid reel and scientific angler line. Looking forward to chasing a few more Missouri trout.

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  25. Tiffin

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  26. mizz1439

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    I live in stl. Those pics are from Maramec spring park near St. James
     
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  27. RJF-GUMP

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    Ordered a Power Pole II , 8 ft shallow water anchor. Also ordered a freaking $250 bracket that mounts it to my jack plate. $2k all in. $400 to install it. They are pretty much mandatory for inshore fishing. Really you need 2 or else your boat will rotate around in the current even when this anchor is deployed. I just don't feel like spending $5k on this shit. I have trolling motor with gps spot lock which is pretty good for shallow water fishing but it can be noisy, kick up mud, moves you around a bit before getting locked in, and will spook fish. On my last boat that I sold, I didn't feel like I got my money back on all the extras that I put into it. Maybe it was because it was an older boat. I'm not sure how much people take into account how much these add ons cost when they make an offer on your boat. But now I've got like $7,500 in add ons. If you're even a half serious fisherman you need a gps trolling motor and a powerpole. That's $7,5000 worth of stuff right there. Then you get into the electronics, speakers, radar, etc and you can throw in another $5k easy.
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  28. Tiffin

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    I use an anchor tied to the boat. Free.99
     
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  29. pockets

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    Power Pole has the best customer service in the entire world. If anything happens you’ll be good.

    And your boat will sell faster with those additions. Gonna be a great looking boat.:beerchug:
     
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  30. Sean Connery

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    First catch on my Old Town Autopilot and I’m not at all mad at it

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    Also caught this little guy

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  31. Tarpon Nole

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    Lots of these guys around last few weeks. I waded this big negative tide this morning and they were hungry
     
  32. Sean Connery

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    Whereabouts? We fished the Mosquito Lagoon near Edgewater yesterday and conditions looked perfect, but not much life
     
  33. Sean Connery

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    Also, if any of you kayak fish near central FL and need someone to go with let me know. I imagine I’ll be going a good bit and I have a friend that wants to start jigging/trolling for gag grouper out of Crystal River.

    I know Pharm fishes from his kayak, but not sure where at.
     
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  34. Prospector

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    Salt water fishing is the only thing I miss about living in FL
     
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  35. Pharm

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    I’m in Jax
     
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  36. Sean Connery

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    Let me know if you ever want to go. Just watched a video of a guy hammering flounder after launching from Alimacani Park.

    I have a family friend with a fish camp out of Steinhatchee that keeps inviting me to go and I really need to take him up on that ASAP. Inshore fishing looks so much better there.
     
  37. Tarpon Nole

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    Tampa. Mosquito lagoon has pretty much collapsed as a fishery. Tampa bay is teetering, but nowhere near as bad as ML
     
  38. Sean Connery

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    One of the guys I fish with goes over there a lot. I’ve never and want to get more comfortable on my kayak before I start exploring. The water quality in your pic looks fantastic.
     
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  39. Prospector

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    Why? Over fishing?
     
  40. Tarpon Nole

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    water quality caused all the grass to die
     
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  41. Pharm

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    I’m game. Definitely want to try landing snapper or grouper from the yak. I’ve got the reds pretty dialed in over here. Want to target snook but gotta travel for it
     
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  42. Sean Connery

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    Sent you a PM
     
  43. Cornfed Buffalo

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    50s today and tomorrow got me feeling some type of way

    Ooh wind chills 35 below Thursday morning, nvm
     
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  44. roggins

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    Mosquito Lagoon a week ago. It is a shell of what it used to be. But there was new grass before the last hurricane. Mostly damaged by fertilizer, septic tanks and over fishing. It still can be great sometimes. 740A08B9-1A8E-4711-B634-4EA0344A233B.jpeg
     
  45. RJF-GUMP

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    our Florida crew is bringing it
     
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  46. billdozer

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  47. RJF-GUMP

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    Hopedale trip is a success.
     
  48. billdozer

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    I'd been using an old beat up Clearwater reel for my 3 wt. My dad wanted to get me a better reel for my birthday, so we found a mint condition Orvis BBS (Battenkill Barstock).

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  49. HOOSINSC

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    i love those battenkills.
     
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  50. billdozer

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    Opening day in Missouri makes me itch

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