Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

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

  1. lhprop1

    lhprop1 Fullsterkur
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    I'd like to try it, but most of the lakes with lakers are about 3+ hours north of me. If you're looking for some good instructional videos of catching lakers through the ice, In-Depth outdoors has done a lot of segments on them.
     
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  2. M'ark Pepperonio

    M'ark Pepperonio Free mahi mahi! Free mahi mahi!
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    It's about the same for me, but I've recently taken a job which will allow me to travel on weekends in the winter; my previous job did not. This year I'm hoping to target more walleyes and lakers. IDO videos have been great on just about everything in the past so I will be sure to check those out.
     
  3. Sean Connery

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    Any of you try the Mystery Tackle Box program? Got my first box today, wasn't disappointed.

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    If you're unfamiliar with it, you pay a monthly subscription and they send you name brand lures, terminal tackle, etc. You select which species (bass, panfish, ice fishing, walleye, saltwater inshore, catfish, or trout) and which plan you want (regular is $15/mo and you get minimum $25 in gear, pro is $25/mo and you get minimum $40 in gear). If you ever get repetitive stuff, you contact them and they allegedly send you a new box. Cool way to find new gear, imo.

    If you want to give it a shot, order one box and then use the code (I believe it is get499). If you're not a fan, cancel then, shouldn't have any issues.
     
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  4. lhprop1

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    We got 13.9 inches of rain over the last 48 hours. Our fish house is in the middle of my brother's shop's parking lot . . . under 3 feet of water.

    Good night sweet fish house.
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  5. tandin

    tandin Guest

    what's a fish house?
     
  6. lhprop1

    lhprop1 Fullsterkur
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    Not sure if srs . . .

    It's like a camper with holes in the floor. When the lakes freeze, we drive them out onto the lakes, lower them to the ice, and fish. Mine's got 7 holes and 3 bunks. I could live in there for weeks on end if I wanted to.
     
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  7. tandin

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    I live a couple hours from the southernmost point of the mainland USA, so needless to say, yeah I wasn't quite sure about a house you drive onto a lake when it is frozen.
     
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  8. lhprop1

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    I'm sorry to hear that. I can't imagine how miserable my existence would be without winter.
     
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  9. tandin

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    well as a result of living here I absolutely hate cold weather, so it's good with me.

    but if our water temperature dips below 52-53 degrees for any extended amount of time most of our fish start dying.
     
  10. M'ark Pepperonio

    M'ark Pepperonio Free mahi mahi! Free mahi mahi!
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    Fuck
     
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  11. huskurz4ever

    huskurz4ever Well-Known Member

    Bachelor party this weekend, heading down to Lake Texoma to do some striper fishing Saturday morning. Never been before, pretty pumped. I'll post pics if we get anything worthwhile.

    After the fishing excursion we're heading down to Dallas to have a night of fun. Should be a great weekend.
     
  12. dawgonit

    dawgonit Like James Brown only white and taller
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    a bunch of Patagonia waders are half off on their website
     
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  13. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    went on a hike today with my daughter. first time i've really done any small stream fishing for brookies. those guys are so aggressive it's hard to get a hook set.

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  14. HOOSINSC

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  15. HOOSINSC

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    another solid day in western nc. i fished this same area last weekend and caught rainbows and brooks. today it was almost all browns. i also managed to catch the same rainbow twice in a 30 minute span

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  16. grayton

    grayton Well-Known Member
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    Been fishing the Blue River for the past week. Missed a couple good sized rainbows, but it's been nice fishing in the cold.

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  17. HOOSINSC

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    went to the watauga in east tennessee today. had a really good time catching browns.

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  18. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
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    What was the magic ticket HOOSINSC?
     
  19. HOOSINSC

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    a #22 purple midge and an olive streamer. a sulphur hatch came off unexpectedly today but nothing was rising.
     
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  20. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
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    When and where are we going to have our TMB fly fishing extravaganza?
     
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  21. HOOSINSC

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    we should set something up for the spring maybe? get dawgonit in this

    also wnc, north ga, or east tn. pls
     
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  22. HOOSINSC

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    do it dana. lol at the acc football tag.
     
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  23. dawgonit

    dawgonit Like James Brown only white and taller
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  24. HOOSINSC

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    the south east rivers are fishing so good this winter. its been very warm and dry still. hell its almost 60 today.
     
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  25. Arkadin

    Arkadin inefficiently efficent and unclearly clear
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  26. Arkadin

    Arkadin inefficiently efficent and unclearly clear
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    Forgot pictures don't show up when you do attachments. Click the post or the link if you're interested, they're pretty cool
     
  27. HOOSINSC

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  28. One Knight

    One Knight Waiting for the other shoe to drop
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    Is that a fox frozen under the ice on the lake?
    Can't imagine walking up on that.
     
  29. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    yep, my guess is it fell through thin ice and couldn't find the opening.
     
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  30. LetItSoak

    LetItSoak Well-Known Member
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    Anyone have experience fishing for shoal bass? Advice?
     
  31. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    no, but i've caught plenty red eye and they're pretty similar. what're you looking for?
     
  32. LetItSoak

    LetItSoak Well-Known Member
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    Best locations in a river to find them, baits, presentation etc.

    Went out today for about an hour and was casting upstream into shoals/baby rapids and bringing a spinner bait and jerk bait through the zone I assumed they'd be waiting in on the downstream side of the rocks. I kept it pretty slow given the time of year and let both sink a little then slowly brought them along with 3-5 second pauses. I have no idea if this is right; I grew up fishing for large mouth bass in lakes and trout,redfish etc in the flats
     
  33. HOOSINSC

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    i am still figuring bass out on the river myself. i like to swing jigs through the current around rocks and structure. i cast across the structure and let the current swing the jig(it seems to keep the bait in their face longer), i'll slowly bounce the jig along, keep the line semi-tight and if the line angle changes you've either got a fish or snag. work all sides of the structure like usual. i'll usually try to pitch or flip so the jig lands directly behind logs or rocks after swinging. sometimes that'll draw an immediate strike on the drop. i'll swing crankbaits and jerkbaits too.

    this time of year i really try to stay on deeper smoother water and search for deep rock ledges (deep in my rivers is 6-10 feet). i only use spinners around riffles other than springtime when i'll use larger spinnerbaits.

    seems like you're not far off. what you're trying will catch fish.
     
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  34. lhprop1

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    In case any of you didn't know how to throw a cast net, here's a quick tutorial.

     
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  35. HOOSINSC

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  36. HOOSINSC

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    just went on a gear binge and bought a 6wt outfit

    fenwick aetos 9' 6w, echo ion reel, and airflo streamer max 200gr sinking line.

    the 8wt was too much rod for trout on streamers. i've been fishing an aetos 4wt 10' and it's amazing.
     
  37. RJF-GUMP

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  38. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    Going legit ice fishing for the first time this weekend.
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  39. lhprop1

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    Details!

    You can't just lick the tip and then walk away.
     
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  40. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    Going to the glacial lakes area in South Dakota. Going to try to get into some perch and walleye but depending on where we fish, they regularly catch giant bluegills, northerns, crappies, and occasionally will pull a muskie through the ice. My buddy has a 14.5 inch perch mounted from the area, although not from the lake where we're going. He's big into it and I'm kind of along for the ride. I've always been an open water guy but I'm excited to give it a shot.
     
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  41. lhprop1

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    If you've never been before, it will be a fun new experience. The glacial lakes in ND and SD are incredible fishing. There isn't a lot of pressure and the fish have the forage base to grow huge. Are you going to be in a permanent house (wheel house) or in portables?
     
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  42. HOOSINSC

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  43. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    I've been before. It was literally the best fishing of my life last spring.

    Because of weather we only really fished a day and a half and pulled in:
    -40 in muskie (musky?) (me)
    -46.5 in muskie (him)
    -27.5 in walleye (him)
    -25 in walleye (him)
    -24 in walleye (me)
    -17 in smallie (me)
    -11 in perch (me)
    and a whole shit load of other 20+ walleyes and smaller eaters and a million northerns, although the biggest we landed was only 30 so they get annoying as shit. My buddy lost one that was way bigger than that at the boat. It was amazing. We aren't going to be fishing in any structures, I don't think. We'll drill a bunch of holes and see what's working because my buddy likes to be mobile.
     
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  44. M'ark Pepperonio

    M'ark Pepperonio Free mahi mahi! Free mahi mahi!
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    Been another pretty rough season on the ice here including 1 full week of 50+ rainy weather and a sinkhole spilling sewage into one of the lake st. Clair river systems.
     
  45. Pirasea

    Pirasea Well-Known Member
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    I need some new waders any recommendations? I was thinking about trying to scoop some Patagonia ones when they have their sale this month,
     
  46. HOOSINSC

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    ive always heard mixed reviews on Patagonia's waders. the redington sonicpro and sonic-pro hd are good value. i actually bought a pair of Frog Toggs from Academy and love them for only $150.

    http://www.froggtoggs.com/waders/men/anura-stockingfoot-wader.html

    your budget might be higher than mine, but for the dozen times i'll use them this year, i couldn't see paying much more than what i did.
     
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  47. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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    I'm more than happy with my Orvis waders, bought the most inexpensive ones. They fit well and haven't had any issues moving through brush to the river.
     
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  48. HOOSINSC

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    i've used a cheap pair of orvis waders and they were nice. dried really quick
     
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  49. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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    Well, just because I said they were the most inexpensive in their line doesn't mean they were cheap. But yeah, they dry incredibly quick and the wading boots are great too.
     
  50. HOOSINSC

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    that wasn't a great choice of words by me. i'll own that.
     
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