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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by * J Y *, May 26, 2010.
those midges are killer
Made a few RS2s, Grittith's gnats, and a soft-hackle pheasant tail
this will not be popular, but i’ve heard fisheries biologists talking about the need for population management wrt sea lions for a few years.
Don't think I've ever caught natives in August. They were stacked in deep shaded holes, as you'd imagine. All caught on bead head nymphs, and the bite seemed to pick up when the rain started. Damn good couple of hours.
That’s pretty interesting. Similarly, manatees need to be managed (relocated) too.
is it over population with manatees?
Yes, but it’s our fault. Some places like Mosquito Lagoon have warm water discharges, so manatees are no longer migratory. Thus, they’re killing all the native grasses.
i was hoping the reservoir project to manage the lake okeechobee releases would get started. it should allow the water to be released and flow in a more naturally
The manatees account for a fraction of seagrass loss that pollution does
Sure. Just saying it would be a tough conversation, like talking about sea lions.
But animals consuming a quarter of a million pounds of grass a day, while rooting most of the plants, isn’t a minor issue.
Was a busy week with work, but managed to tie a few flies. Includes soft hackle pheasant tails, hare's ears, ants, a cricket, and several guide's choice soft hackle hare's ears.
hare’s ears and pheasant tails 4eva
Love mean fish, we did similar on the Flint River for gar earlier this year with rope flies on a 6wt. No hooks, just multicolor nylon rope threads from HD.
Wife caught a 26'' red this week, caught my first seatrout. Fished a lake off the beach this afternoon with 8# and 14# spinning rigs, watching the seatrout jump and ignore my topwater and chub was both awesome and frustrating. Going back tomorrow with live shrimp.
Dune lakes? Which one?
Draper just east of Santa Rosa. Taking my SUP to Redfish Lake tomorrow after work and then West Bay this weekend. Bought a few flies in exchange for Brian at the fly shop putting his finger on the map.
Are the Dune Lakes west of Stinky's by the realty office? Can I access? Any other suggestions?
actual fishing catching occurred on a charter for my christmas present, no luck at the destin bridge or jetty for big reds and then we went across north and caught several small reds and mangrove snapper along with the mentioned.
All of those lakes are the Dune Lakes and here is a list with public access points.
Brian would certainly know more than me as far as spots go. However, I did wade into Eastern Lake a week or so ago and caught a bunch of trout on 2/0 clousers and gurglers . Eastern and most of the other lakes opened up a few weeks ago and got an influx of salt and new species of fish.
seatrout rarely jump out of the water. were probably mullet or possibly lady fish.
The trout at the barrier islands right now won't touch anything but croaker.
They will but you need to be there super early (fishing before daylight). The bite will continue after 7:30 or so if you can find some moving water. Otherwise, they'll be deep.
I start with topwater and pick apart the water column until I find them. I haven't been out there in two weeks but purple Lil Johns worked well then. Though, it might be tough this weekend post new moon.
billdozer you sell these flies? I just snagged a fly rod after a few years of dancing with the myriad lure rules here and am stoked but got a lot of getting to do.
not trying to cut into bill's business opps, but my favorite online fly store is https://www.bigyflyco.com/ mostly tied in Sri Lanka, but the hooks and materials have not been a disappointment.
I haven't been, they've just been for personal use and I enjoy it. Many probably aren't selling quality necessarily either. Before I started making my own, I used BigFlyCo like HOOSINSC posted. They were pretty good too, some would come apart a bit, but I lose them to trees at a much faster rate.
My Hobie kayak got a crack near the seat, I bought it second hand but Hobie is issuing a full hull replacement for it. So I'm getting a brand new kayak
Kinda wish I coulda replaced it with a different color, wanna try duck hunting onna kayak
If someone decides they want a fly, I'd entertain sending a couple through the mail. Billdozer Fly Company provides no promises on quality or that it will actually attract a fish.
I'll buy a surprise bag of 5-10
I can do that. I'll work on them and let you know when I get done.
Second that, if the offer stands. Maybe 5 that you think would be good for western trout.
20'' plus ladyfish?
Also saw a red plow into the bank for baitfish 10' to my right
Awesome, thank you, exactly what I was looking for.
Have you been over to West Bay via the Burnt Creek Boat ramp? That's the flats Brian said a guide would take me.
I have never fished there, but I know the pull some stud trout off of those flats.
I can do that. Without specifics on the area, it will probably be general all around flies like caddis, pheasant tail, adams, etc.
BigY has always been solid for me, I also loose them before I need to worry to much about them coming apart but they seem sturdy enough.
I bought a vise last year but I really suck as tying. I need to really just stick to one pattern till I make it decent.
only flies you need are pat's rubbers, san juan worms, and black woolly buggers.
fight me if u disagree.
Anybody ever checked out this Mystery Tacklebox thing?
I dont like the idea of a monthly subscription, but I found you can buy individual boxes on Amazon.
6 year old watches enough fishing videos on YouTube that he was asking about it the other day.
I think I may buy him one off Amazon for his birthday in Dec
Or I may just grab some random lures off the clearance racks at academy between now and then and make my own
You can usually get a really cheap first month, like $5 with a promo code from those YT fishing vids. I did it with that and it was fine. Generally good stuff in the box. Would recommend for that price and then to cancel immediate when you can.
I also did the same thing with Lucky Tackle Box and with one of the two forgot to cancel and got a second month at full price which is what they hope for I imagine so that's a risk.
had a friend do it for a few months. he said he has never seen so many "fire-tiger" colored lures in his life. 1 item from each box was useful and the rest was bargain bin lures from academy or walmart.
Elk Hair Caddis, Adams, Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear
sadly i almost have to be guilted into using dries. i can't explain it, just have no confidence unless there is a heavy hatch. it's not the worst strategy since we rarely have heavy hatches here.
Unless targeting native brookies in blue lines, dry fly fishing east of the Mississippi kinda sucks. You obviously get some killer hatches on the South Holston and a few other places, but fishing dries in tail waters is generally a waste of time.
Driftless essential flies
Nymphs: BH pheasant tail, BH peeking caddis, BH pink squirrel (#1 by far)
Dries: BWO, hopper of some kind, parachute adams
Streamers: Muddler minnow, woolly bugger
Terrestrials: Ants, beetles, hippie stomper setup
My default is start with dries because it's the most fun for me. If that doesn't work, then I start trying other things.
I start off with them but have caught less than 5% of my total with them.
I tend to use them as indicators more than anything
i definitely will try a dry dropper in these summer months when terrestrials are common.
the soho and watauga are the only places i fish with heavy hatches. if BWOs or Sulfurs are popping it’s hard to ignore that.