Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

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

  1. The Milkman

    The Milkman Send lawyers, guns and money, shit has hit the fan

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  2. The Milkman

    The Milkman Send lawyers, guns and money, shit has hit the fan

    Earlier trip
     

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  3. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    Went to the Nantahala today. Fished below the hydro plant until it started generating, then went above it. Hit for the cycle with the best being this 15"ish brown.

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  4. Emma

    Emma Wisconsin
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    Where's the tiger?
     
  5. Tarpon Nole

    Tarpon Nole Well-Known Member
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    the water in this state is so fucked. The fishing in the bay has been great last few years since catching back up from the big freeze years.

    TB has just joined the other estuaries and bodies of water this state has lost probably forever. Apalachicola bay, the Everglades/10k islands, Florida bay, Charlotte harbor, mosquito lagoon, Indian river and biscayne bay on its way
     
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  6. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    Never heard of one being in the south.
     
  7. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    the hatcheries don’t stock them. they don’t spawn the brook and brown together.
     
  8. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Anybody in here have a simrad in their boat?
     
  9. Tarpon Nole

    Tarpon Nole Well-Known Member
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    I have a lowrance. They’re like Chevy/gmc
     
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  10. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Was trying to figure out how to turn all the old tracks off. There's so many damn tracks I can't even see where I'm going. I know you can uncheck "display" on each one but that would take forever. Or you can just delete them all. I'm considering deleting all of them. There are still waypoints and routes saved so I'd still be good on that.
     
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  11. Tarpon Nole

    Tarpon Nole Well-Known Member
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    I delete them every once in a while but I have Florida marine tracks so I don’t really need them
     
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  12. Skiddly

    Skiddly Well-Known Member
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    It's not as bad as you think. The Dream Stream can get crowded, but if you don't mind hiking a little you can always find a good spot.

    User HOOSINSC is correct about Tomahawk. Fish get huge there and it's never crowded.
     
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  13. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    10-4 on deleting them occasionally. But I'm confused about the Florida marine tracks comment. What do the tracks being in Florida have to do with anything?
     
  14. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I love my pathfinder 2200v but it gets beat to hell in chop (although trim tabs really help riding in 2+ foot seas). Has absolutely no V. It's awesome for shallow water fishing though. I was fishing in 2 feet yesterday. Could absolutely not do that in a deep V boat like a Cobia, Contender etc. But for a family boat I'm probably going to have to go with a deeper V next time. Maybe some sort of hybrid.
     
  15. Tarpon Nole

    Tarpon Nole Well-Known Member
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    FMT is a chip with satellite imagery with tracks overlayed. Good for running areas you aren’t familiar with especially if rocky
    https://floridamarinetracks.com/

    I was saying I don’t really care about my previous tracks as I have routes from the chip that I know I can run already
     
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  16. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    nothing like spot burning from 1500 miles away!
     
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  17. Skiddly

    Skiddly Well-Known Member
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    I don't mind sharing the good spots with fellow TMBers

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  18. Tiffin

    Tiffin GOATs
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    Wanted to get in on the micro fishing discussion

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  19. poor paul

    poor paul Well-Known Member
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    As a sabiki rig enthusiast for 25+ years I’d like to say I’m a micro fisherman since youth.
     
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  20. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Fishing the tarpon rodeo out of Grand Isle this weekend.
     
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  21. Tarpon Nole

    Tarpon Nole Well-Known Member
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    Hope they aren’t still killing tarpon for pictures
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  22. poor paul

    poor paul Well-Known Member
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    People who kill tarpon can go fuck themselves.
     
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  23. pockets

    pockets Lesser-Known Member
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    It’s Louisiana, a state that not only doesn’t practice conservation, but bitches and moans when it is even discussed. Of course there is a kill category.

    Saw a nice daisy chain riding home today. Only had trout gear with me though.
     
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  24. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    tbt- had a facebook memory pop up from 2013 of my biggest crappie

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  25. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    I need to go back thru this thread and find my slab. Search function sucks.
     
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  26. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    thread was started in 2010, it’s highly likely ive posted that one before.
     
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  27. Daddy Rabbit

    Daddy Rabbit But the second mouse gets the cheese
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    Operator error imo
     
  28. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    You probably aren't wrong.
     
  29. Daddy Rabbit

    Daddy Rabbit But the second mouse gets the cheese
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  30. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    You beautiful bastard.
     
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  31. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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    Read Lord of the Fly a month or two ago. The fly fishermen in Homassasa only killed them when they thought it was a world record.

    Owner of my local fly shop was a guide during this time down there and mentioned/quoted in the book. He told me his favorite person was the gangster who shot up the restaurant.

    That is a whole other level of chase a few levels above your typical redfish sight casting. Might only get a few shots a week.
     
  32. The Milkman

    The Milkman Send lawyers, guns and money, shit has hit the fan

    That's an awesome read.
     
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  33. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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    It was Gary Merriman from the Fishhawk. Got a buddy who fishes in the Don Hawley and other Keys tournaments and his stories are wild.

    Would love to catch a 100 pounder one day and keep a scale. Would be the size of a pancake.
     
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  34. Tarpon Nole

    Tarpon Nole Well-Known Member
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    If you enjoy those old Homasassa stories, check out Andy Mills podcast with those guys. The first few are all about that time period

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  35. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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    Got the call today my new Tibor Everglades reel has arrived. Black with blue knob (and blue backing) is going to look great with my H3D Panda. Turks & Caicos the week before Thanksgiving chasing bonefish. Excited to upgrade from my Orvis Hydros 8 weight reel and re-purpose with 6wt sinking line.

    SW Montana is starting to shut down. Inside Yellowstone is Hoot Owl conditions so no fishing from 2p to 7p and expected to further restrict. Seeing the Madison is restricting also.
     
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  36. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    Had a pretty good day on the Davidson today

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  37. Tiffin

    Tiffin GOATs
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    Got skunked trying to catch crappie this morning :donotwant:
     
  38. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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    How far up were you, above the hatchery?
     
  39. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    thats a killer brown. love the spots.

    above avery creek? what was the traffic like leaving the area?
     
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  40. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    I started at Looking Glass Creek and fished my way to about 2/3 of the way to the hatchery.

    I didn't see another fisherman the entire time, but when I left, most spots were packed out with swimmers. There was a little traffic, but nothing crazy.
     
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  41. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    weekday is the way to go this time of year
     
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  42. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    meredith mccord gets another record. have seriously considered taking my kid with me and a friend out just to get some records. he has talked about guiding after he retires and it would be good advertising.

     
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  43. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis You did it! Congratulations!
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    Pike and bluegill are too underrated table fare. Pike is as good as anything freshwater if the person cleaning fish knows what they’re doing.
     
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  44. Pharm

    Pharm Right Handed
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    My st croix rod replacement finally arrived
     
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  45. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Box pic was day 1 , pic of them on board was day 2. Worn out.
     
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  46. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Mostly 75-100 ft of water. Inshore rigs and wrecks. egg, swivel, #2 circle hook. Mangrove love the live shrimp. more subtle bite. Reds were usually caught on squid, croaker, shrimp, and we’d cut up small reds that were probably gonna die anyways and use for cut bait. At times were hanging on for dear life in 4-5 ft seas. 25 ft sportsman.
     
  47. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    I've been tying up some flies mimicing ones that the guides used out west. Turning out ok.

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  48. The Milkman

    The Milkman Send lawyers, guns and money, shit has hit the fan

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    Fished the upper St Joe in Idaho. Had no clue what I was doing (new river). Caught over 20 cutts, saw a moose with baby way too close for comfort.

    I fished #10 dry caddis, as well as a hopper/dropper with a pretty large nymph. There was a period of 45 min where every cast on the hopper/dropper received a take.
     
  49. roggins

    roggins Butcher of Bakersfield & Chris Gaines impersonator
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    Nothing like a big trout exploding on a dry fly. Except maybe a big tarpon. Fly fishing is so good.
     
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  50. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    This was that brown from the Davidson
     
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