Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

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

  1. Tarpon Nole

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    do you ever catch weakfish over where you are?

    I caught one on Fernandina Beach a few summers ago and thought it was a cool looking trout. Guy on the beach corrected me
     
  2. Pharm

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    I havent, they are here though, we call them sand trout
     
  3. Tarpon Nole

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    that’s funny. We call something else sand trout (silver/sugar trout also used for same fish)
     
  4. HOOSINSC

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    fished all morning and stayed busy.
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  5. HOOSINSC

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    anybody itt know about fungi? i found this today, it was maybe 10” diameter.

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  6. Owsley

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    What species are y’all talking about? True weakfish (Cynoscion regalis) are exceedingly rare everywhere, and almost unheard of in NE Florida these days. White/sand trout (C. arenarius) is what I assume is being discussed?
     
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  7. Owsley

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    I’m no mycologist so I don’t know the species, but this is a shelf fungus (polypore.)
     
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  8. Tarpon Nole

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    I caught a weakfish. Looked like a speckled trout but way more spots

    sand trout over here are another species of trout that are smaller and all silver. They school up in deep holes when it gets really cold
     
  9. billdozer

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    A pretty brook and brown there.
     
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  10. billdozer

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    Took the girls fishing today. They lost interest pretty fast but played in the water and found a baby snapping turtle. My 5 year old's favorite thing was the fish on a stringer. Finally had good action on dry flies and my wife tried out the fly rod and caught one with it. Had smoked and pan fried trout for supper.

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  11. RJF-GUMP

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  12. pockets

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    RJF-GUMP you inside or out at the islands? Nice fish!
     
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  13. HOOSINSC

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    TIL these are Lingzhi, also called reishi
     
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  14. bigred77

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    Sometimes the colors and patterns on fish just amaze me
    Like it doesn't look like something that is real until you actually see it
     
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  15. HOOSINSC

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    had a decent morning again. landed a few solid browns today. i lent my net to a friend and it has cost me good pics. this one played nice long enough tho

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  16. Pharm

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    IMG_20200531_091452_828.jpg IMG_20200530_063824.jpg I found the flounder Saturday.

    Didn't keep any because im no longer allowed to clean at the house.
     
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  17. Owsley

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    That adipose is sexy
     
  18. Tarpon Nole

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    Soaked bait for a few hours. My least favorite kind of fishing, but my 5yo can do it. Was back at the ramp by 10:30. It's hot.
     
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  19. Owsley

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    That’s awesome. I can’t imagine how much fun he had reeling that in and how much fun you had watching and coaching. Nice work.
     
  20. Pharm

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    It's why I want a boat eventually, for my son
     
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  21. Tarpon Nole

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    He likes fishing. I slowly eased him into it and never tried to force it on him. Short trips and making sure to bail on plans for "good" fish in favor of him catching some catfish or ladyfish when I could tell he was getting bored.

    This is by far is biggest fish and he's been talking about if non stop since. My dad was with us today as well, so that was even cooler.
     
  22. High Cotton

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    Kayak suggestions where I can stand up?

    Sold my Ascent 12 foot and looking to go either standup paddle board with a 20 quart cooler seat, vibe, or even a flycraft. I've got an old 4hp johnson and trolling motor from my gheenoe I an bolt on if possible.
     
  23. Owsley

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    Has he had the pleasure of a skipjack projectile shitting all over him (and your boat) yet?
     
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  24. HOOSINSC

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    Pelican’s Catch 120 is advertised as stable enough to stand up in. saw a few review videos on youtube and it looked solid.
     
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  25. Tarpon Nole

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    Ha funny for a few reasons. We call them ladyfish. Skipjacks, or leather jackets, here are those skinny looking Jack cravelle Looking things that have poison spines and will mess your day up worse than a catfish sting.

    He actually caught that redfish on a chunk of fresh ladyfish
     
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  26. Owsley

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    Big fan of regional fish vernacular.
     
  27. HOOSINSC

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    good call getting off the water. i’ve had a few fishing trips turn into swimming trips after the cursed words of “i’m hot” were spoken.


    just this week i learned skipjacks were poisonous. funny how that came up itt just now.
     
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  28. Tarpon Nole

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    Never tried standing in a kayak. Been on a live sup a few times. Was more than stable enough to fly fish
     
  29. Tarpon Nole

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    It's crazy how it is even within a state, or even here, the west coast of Florida

    Greenbacks are used for two different types of baitfish. Pilchards/white bait and threadfins
     
  30. Owsley

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    They call them LY’s in the panhandle. Cobia/ling/lemonfish, tripletail/blackfish, menhanden/pogy/bunker, etc. It’s kinda fascinating to me.
     
  31. Tarpon Nole

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    We call menhaden shad here. Pogy's are the East coast

    I agree it is cool
     
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  32. Pharm

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    How rough is the water where you fish?

    I have a hobie compass and the their new outback 360 is a big want of mine but it's expensive as fuck.

    The Kaku zulu and voodoo are ones guides around my area use. But they are almost always in flatter water in creeks and stuff. They absolutely swear by them.
     
  33. Sean Connery

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    Caught this porker today. About 700 feet down, we thought we were hung up for about a half hour. Electric reel started smoking and we couldn’t gain any ground on it. After working it for an hour, we finally prevailed.

    32 pounds.
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  34. Tarpon Nole

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    One of the best eating fish out there

    And holy fuck at 700 feet
     
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  35. Sean Connery

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    All we were missing were the snowy grouper and yellowedge grouper
     
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  36. Owsley

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    Kitty Mitchell are another really cool deep water grouper
     
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  37. Sean Connery

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    They’re on the long list of groupers I haven’t caught yet. All I’ve caught so far are gags, snowy, and reds.
     
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  38. RJF-GUMP

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    In the bayou in my kayak.
     
  39. Tarpon Nole

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    Idk even know what those are. I don't really offshore fish, but we have gags and I think they catch blacks and reds way out. I've never been deep like that. Its only like 50 ft deep 20 miles off st Pete beach
     
  40. RJF-GUMP

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    Got into them again today. I did some serious fishing this weekend. Probably 4 hrs each day.
     
  41. Sean Connery

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    Snowy is arguably the best eating grouper.

    You can catch them in the gulf, but you’re better off going up to like Louisiana and going off the oil rigs where the water is super deep.

    We went out of port canaveral today to the Gulf Stream, probably for the tile in the pic around 50 miles out.

    It’s a bit anticlimactic since you’re literally just pushing a button and watching it get reeled up, but you run into instances where you hook into some serious and delicious fish, like the one above. We had to keep circling the line with the boat to try and horse up the fish. I’m almost positive we had two on the line early on because one 32 lb tile shouldn’t smoke an electric reel and there was an empty hook once we brought it to surface.
     
  42. RJF-GUMP

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  43. roggins

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    Such a good eating fish. Congrats.
     
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  44. Pharm

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  45. RJF-GUMP

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    they do bleed and shit all over the place. also if you are using live bait they will swarm it instead of catching game fish
     
  46. Pharm

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    Hate them, them and bluefish
     
  47. RJF-GUMP

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    I don't ever catch bluefish
     
  48. Pharm

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    They didn't show up this year but they scare off the reds
     
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  49. HOOSINSC

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    happy to see a lot of folks got after it this weekend.
     
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  50. pockets

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    That was smart seeing that I hopped out to some LA/MS islands with 4.2 million of my closest friends.

    Did jump a tarpon fishing for trout... scared the shit out of me.
     
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