Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

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

  1. RJF-GUMP

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    Got hit with that $700 bill for getting a bunch of work done on my boat :feelsbadman: The aerator in my live well works again, the thermostat was removed from my lower unit which hopefully helps with the engine not overheating, and a bunch of other random stuff is fixed :feelsgoodman: Dropping the boat off at the audio store in a few hours to get some 8.8 JLs installed and a 400 watt JL amp. Got to have premium tunes.
     
  2. billdozer

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    Last day in Montana, fished O'Dell Spring Creek hoping to get into some big ones. Biggest was a 15-16" whitefish, otherwise 12" or smaller trout. Was able to catch several during the caddis hatch at night though. Also ran into a moose and baby while walking back from it. Done spamming the thread.

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  3. HOOSINSC

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    it’s crazy how any of these bass have scars on their sides. easily 1 out of 3
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  4. billdozer

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  5. Cornfed Buffalo

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    Happy 4th fellow anglers


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  6. Pharm

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    Overcast, 6 mph wind made for a good day. Caught my first red in the cast net this morning.

     
  7. HOOSINSC

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    i like how trout you can barely touch them at all, but a redfish you can practically toss on the bank and come back an hour later and kick it back into the water and it’s fine.
     
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  8. Rusty Shackleford

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    So long story short my FIL got an inshore boat. It is docked on the inter coastal waterway near the Florida/Georgia border. We have gotten out there and messed around but lack the knowledge to really target specific species or come up with some sort of game plan. Everything has just been go out there and throw a jig or pop cork a shrimp into “fishy” looking areas. Any places to learn some strategy and techniques?
     
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  9. RJF-GUMP

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    can always get an inshore charter and learn some spots.
     
  10. Pharm

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    I agree with the inshore charter idea. Just be upfront with them and most are awesome. I’ve taken theee trips with the local guide where I go out of and he gave me spots to try from kayak.

    Ive been staying the reds in deep holes in creeks at end of low tide. Basically I really only try fish the last two hours of low tide and first two of incoming. That being said , I’ve had my kayak for two years and fished exclusivist in a 3 mile radius and instill get skunked. I usual use gulp artificials bc it’s just easier but I’ve been cast netting mullet and using it as cut bait in a Carolina rig recently. Down load google earth in computer, it lets you look historical picture so you can see why the area looks like at high and low tide to get a gage of where to try. Go out there and have fun finding fish. Join a local Facebook group and ask questions some will be dicks but some will be helpful. Also if you ever make it further south to st Augustine area let me know
     
  11. HoosDaMan

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    I’ve been watching YouTubes of The North Florida Angler, and I think he’s in St. Augustine.
     
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  12. Rusty Shackleford

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    That is definitely on the schedule. I figured that would be the quickest way to cut the learning curve.
     
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  13. HoosDaMan

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  14. Pharm

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    Tough SoBs. I lost a trout bc they have paper mouths
     
  15. Pharm

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    I’ve been washing this fishaholic dude. Love his videos. Not gonna lie, I watched a YouTube video, found the spot a dude was at, and went to it and caught fish. I was proud of my detective skills
     
  16. Daddy Rabbit

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    No doubt my favorite crappie I have caught all year. She turns 6 next month. She was catching some smaller hybrids all by herself and put one crappie on the stringer. There are 5 there. One is hiding.

    I also caught a 3lb + largemouth and had a nice hybrid break me off after 5 minutes of ripping drag. I think it got hung on something.

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  17. RJF-GUMP

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    So I have a line up of fish holes now and I learned them by : (1) doing what you said, going to spots and just trying them. Eventually you'll find some places that hold fish and (2) fishing buddies that have shown me some spots. Also local fishing boards can be super helpful. There is one for the MS Gulf Coast. I'm sure there are some fishing boards where you are. Especially helpful for local fishing reports. Here, there are several different bayous. So essentially all you have to do is launch your boat at a bayou and look for fishy spots. In the summer redfish and flounder stay really close to the reeds and edges of shoreline/islands. You can catch them in 2 feet of water. Always fish around the mouths of bayous and cuts in bayous. Always fish points. If you somehow can learn where some oyster bottom is then fish that. Speckled trout usually move to deeper water in the summer. They move out of our bayous and head to the barrier islands. Usually in the summer in the bayous the trash fish like ladyfish and catfish are more abundant than the game fish. Redfish are tough though, they hang out in the bayous year round. FYI all this rain has the salinity all screwed up. No live bait is being caught and I doubt people are catching many fish. Also use your trolling motor to cover tons of ground. Don't stick in one spot too long. It can be tempting but you are probably wasting your time.
     
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  18. Pharm

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    Got an iPhone and noticed you could see locations of picture which is pretty cool

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    Custom rod is coming along

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  19. HOOSINSC

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  20. Pharm

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    I’m assuming I do, it’s kinda neat for stuff like this. I guess y’all all know my spots now
     
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  21. HOOSINSC

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  22. Cornfed Buffalo

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    That is pretty amazing
     
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  23. HOOSINSC

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    with all the submerged timber in rivers it makes me wonder if ive ever stumbled over something like this
     
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  24. HoosDaMan

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    That’s cool.
     
  25. billdozer

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    They said that's the second one they've found.
     
  26. Pharm

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    Love snapper weekend. No one is fishing the itracoastal
     
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  27. Daddy Rabbit

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    Wish I had some snapper to eat

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  28. billdozer

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  29. HOOSINSC

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    fished the upper chattahoochie today. figuring out water access in norteast GA is gonna be tough. whole 650 acres of wma land and they keep two of the access gates locked except for private events. lake on the property is only fishable during youth events. i also had my license fall out of my pack and flutter down under a big rock.

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    all i got for my troubles. river bream are pretty sweet tho
     
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  30. Pharm

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    I’m getting spoiled with this one spot.

     
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  31. Tiffin

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    New projects

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  32. Daddy Rabbit

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  33. Tiffin

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    14'. 4ft wide on the flat bottom. Its quite spacious compared to the old 12' v bottom john boat I've been fishing in since I was a kid.
     
  34. Funshot Residue

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    Did some low water trout fishing yesterday. Caught 3 small natives, but was getting popped in every hole by little ones. Hope that means next spring will be fruitful. Gotta say the water felt damn good to be wading in. Took a newbie with me, and got him his first native, so that was pretty damn cool.
     
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  35. Pharm

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  36. HOOSINSC

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  37. Daddy Rabbit

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    :dislike:
     
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  38. billdozer

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  39. Daddy Rabbit

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  40. HOOSINSC

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    they could also... ya know stop draining and damming rivers to feed overcrowded cities built in deserts, and maybe manage the bloated sea lion and seal populations which.

    tl/dr: california is a mistake
     
  41. Daddy Rabbit

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  42. Cornfed Buffalo

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  43. Daddy Rabbit

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    You just can't beat those Bobby Garlands for crappie.
     
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  44. HOOSINSC

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  45. Owsley

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  46. billdozer

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    Think he caught that catfish on 4 lb line?
     
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  47. Daddy Rabbit

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    If his drag was set right.

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  48. Daddy Rabbit

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    Yesterday evening was my worst day for crappie since getting skunked my first time out back in February. Caught one.

    They had lock jaw man. Pressure must have been dropping or something.
     
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  49. Greybeard

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    Slow last night, but we caught a few crappies and bluegill. Good to get out. Lots of rain recently so the water levels were up. 20210715_200700.jpg
     
  50. Daddy Rabbit

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    I dislike you right now. What a fucking slab.

    Okay I like you again.
     
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