Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

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

  1. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    Congrats. That a Clearwater?
     
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  2. HOOSINSC

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    never been there much. i stopped at the roadside park once and felt bad for our society.
     
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  3. billdozer

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    It was 7 am and 55 degrees, so I was by myself, but apparently that included any fish bigger than a sardine.
     
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  4. HOOSINSC

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    they may not have stocked it much yet.
     
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  5. Skiddly

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    Encounter.

    First fly rod so I wanted something on the cheaper side in case I didn't stick with it.

    Very happy with it so far, but I have nothing to compare it to.
     
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  6. Owsley

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    Beautiful redeye I collected today (Altamaha)
     
  7. HOOSINSC

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    love those redeyes. could look at them all day.
     
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  8. Skiddly

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    Do you do this as part of a job or something? Just curious.
     
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  9. Owsley

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    I do. This fish was collected via backpack elecroshocking under a scientific collections permit.
     
  10. Skiddly

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    That's really interesting! If you don't mind me asking, what kind of work do you do?
     
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  11. Owsley

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    Environmental consulting.

    Here are a few more fish we collected this week


    7CD31FD4-3069-44C0-9F29-E3632A69EE28.jpeg Altamaha shiner (State listed as rare)

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    Black-banded darter

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    Creek chubsucker

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    Turquoise darter

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    Margined madtom

    09CCFC00-D219-41D0-9F84-6EE45B0E3CAD.jpeg Banded sculpin
     
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  12. HOOSINSC

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  13. Owsley

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    We captured a snail bullhead yesterday that was in the process of eating a much smaller madtom. After putting them in the bucket, the bullhead eventually gave up (the madtom’s spines were locked in the bullhead’s mouth to the point where I thought both were goners) and both wound up swimming off little worse for the wear, though the madtom was obviously a bit ragged. Kicking myself for not getting pics/vids of that.
     
  14. panchoswanson

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    Caught me a fish today.
     
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  15. HOOSINSC

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  16. panchoswanson

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    26 inches on a size 18 or so Barr’s Emerger. I don’t think I’m ever gonna top this one.
     
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  17. billdozer

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    Assume this was out west somewhere?
     
  18. billdozer

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    Wife and I went to river for a few hours this afternoon. They're still hitting the dry flies.

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  19. panchoswanson

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    Yeah, the Yampa by Steamboat Springs.
     
  20. Iron Mickey

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    isnt that place on fire?
     
  21. panchoswanson

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    Yeah, there’s a good one north of Steamboat several miles. Supposed to rain here starting tonight and most of the day tomorrow.
     
  22. billdozer

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    Been tying a bunch of pheasant tails, stimulators, frenchies, and pat's rubber legs. Also, just finishing booking an 8 day trip to SW Montana for next summer with my dad.

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  23. Iron Mickey

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    I was passing through Wyoming and the smoke stack was bad. Stay safe.
     
  24. HOOSINSC

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  25. HOOSINSC

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    was flowing at 3000cfs. lol the max safe level is 350. just an unbelievable washout.
     
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  26. billdozer

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    Crazy. We were upstream of there on Friday. Was hoping to take Thursday off to go fishing, so I guess I'll see what it's like on Wednesday. Was going to hike up into the wild section at Burrell's Ford.
     
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  27. billdozer

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    Also, it's still raining here, so no relief right now.
     
  28. HOOSINSC

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    it usually doesn’t take long to get back into shape, but thats a ton of water. crazy to see it
     
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  29. HOOSINSC

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    caught one of my biggest smallies ever yesterday. easily the fattest. nice jump in the video

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  30. Owsley

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  31. HOOSINSC

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    yeah, a white zoo cougar.
     
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  32. Pharm

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    been tearing up the rat redfish, no keepers but man its fun when you find a school. I still keep missing the inshore slam "catching a flunder, trout, and redfish in one trip by 1 fish" i alwasy catch flounder and couldnt manage one last time
     
  33. Tarpon Nole

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    I haven't been fishing since July. Been on the boat once since then for booze cruise.

    Really looking forward to some cold mornings and redfish
     
  34. Pharm

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    Yeah, I just put a depth finder and anchor trolly in my yak. Gonna try for some bull reds during this mullet run. Learned how to throw a cast net finally and can throw it from the yak. Have only caught catfish so far on the mullet.
     
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  35. panchoswanson

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    We usually head north of Steamboat into the Zirkel Wilderness for a day but that’s right between 2 fires. Headed south and west into the Flattops instead. 9000 feet of elevation, spooky as shit fish, and I’m out of shape, but the wheezing was worth it for ridiculous beauty and buttery browns.



     
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  36. pockets

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    What kind fo waders do you guys use for streams/rivers? I have more Simms saltwater stuff than I need, but Im heading to mess around with some brown trout and that stuff would be overkill. Looks relatively shallow - do you just use hip waders?
     
  37. billdozer

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    Right now I just wet wade with wool or neoprene socks. Looking at waders currently, trying to decide what price range for them though.
     
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  38. HOOSINSC

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    I have only used chest waders. right now I am using the Redington Sonic Pro waders, they go for about $250 online. If you don't plan to use them but a couple times a year, you could go for the Redington Crosswater or Cabela's brand for around $100. I was going to suggest checking out Frogg Toggs but they really increased their prices since I got some a few years ago.
     
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  39. Penguin The Duck

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    I use the Orvis Ultralight for Middle Tennessee rivers. They are convertible hip to chest which comes in handy fishing tailwater.

    If it’s summer it’s a pair of old sneakers.
     
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  40. billdozer

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    When I looked at the Redington Sonic Pros they were $350.
     
  41. HOOSINSC

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  42. Owsley

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    I wear the Redington Sonic Pro’s for work and like them a lot for that price point.
     
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  43. Funshot Residue

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    My LL Bean chest waders have served me well and held up for 5+ years. Am in the market for new boots however....
     
  44. billdozer

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  45. RJF-GUMP

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    I got a pair for wade fishing barrier islands in the winter 4 years ago from Magellan at Academy for less than $100 and the should strap broke on the 4th time I used them when I tried to take them off at a funny angle. I wouldn't go cheap on waders.
     
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  46. bigred77

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    That little cat tried to eat a crayfish lure that was almost as big as he is
     
  47. billdozer

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    Hiked up into the wild section of the Chattooga. Didn't get much, which I was surprised at. Also bushwacked into King Creek to try and catch brookies, but it was too overcrowded except for one small spot. Had a little one come up to take a look at a dry, but nothing else. Will try the Chattooga again next week.

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  48. HOOSINSC

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    flies are looking better and better
     
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  49. HOOSINSC

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    new species for me. beauty of a sucker on fly.

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  50. billdozer

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    Nice. I've only caught 6-8" ones so far.