Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

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

  1. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    maybe i just catch too many small fish.
     
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  2. billdozer

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    Fishing was pretty good this morning until the wind began to knock a ton of leaves into the water. Made fishing pretty tough after that.

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  3. Tarpon Nole

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    Trout don't live in ugly places
     
  4. Pharm

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    Supposed to be beautiful Sunday. Been a long ass week and gonna spend all day in the water
     
  5. RJF-GUMP

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    Looking at 23-25 foot boats. Looking between used Key West Bay Reef, Sea Hunt BX, Robalo Cayman, Sportsman 247, Pathfinder HPS/TRS. Something for inshore fishing and doing some offshore but not 100 miles offshore. Trying to get a bit of a deeper deadrise and weight to handle the chop. Gonna be a tough choice because I like all those boats.
     
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  6. Pharm

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    Yellowfin
     
  7. Owsley

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    Barker makes a hell of a boat, too.
     
  8. Pharm

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    my cousin is the VP of yellowfin so I’m partial
     
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  9. Owsley

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    Yeah, no doubt they’re one of the best in the game. From 16’ skiffs to 36’ center consoles.
     
  10. Pharm

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    my cousin started the skiff challenge and they have a skiff but he will tell you straight up they aren’t a skiff company and don’t do everything that hells bay will do. They still have a 2 year backlog on orders at minimum
     
  11. Owsley

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    Yeah, Hell’s Bay are built for one thing and one thing only. Great boats, but not a pleasant ride if there’s any sort of chop at all.
     
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  12. Pharm

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    I’ll never be able to afford one of my cousins boats lol
     
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  13. RJF-GUMP

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    I wish
     
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  14. Tarpon Nole

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    think I’m going to go Sunday as well
    I disagree. Even a flat bottomed HB pro eats a chop well. A marquesa is probably the best riding true skiff there is
     
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  15. Tarpon Nole

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  16. roggins

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    That dude is a great follow.
     
  17. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    Lows in the 20s last night

    Supposed hit mid 50s today with light winds

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  18. pockets

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    :mulletsmug:

    I was lucky to be able to go out with Hal Chittum in an Islamorada 18 and 21 last year. Goddamn theyre nice.
     
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  19. Tarpon Nole

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    Got completely skunked this morning think tomorrow would be a better day. Need these fronts to stop rolling through on the weekend and instead come through on like Wednesday
     
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  20. wes tegg

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    Gorgeous morning. Didn’t catch anything, but we did see a bald eagle.
     
  21. Pharm

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    caught 27 today trout were on fire.
     
  22. Tarpon Nole

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    I fished some creeks and residential canals. Wasn’t as breezy as the weatherman said so should’ve fished outside
     
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  23. Pharm

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  24. Prospector

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    How did you catch a mullet on a hook?
     
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  25. Funshot Residue

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    I'm thinking maybe there is a difference in what we call mullet. "Finger mullet" are bait. Sea mullet might be closer to what you call whiting? I'm not sure.
     
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  26. Pharm

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    mullet are mullet. They get as big as whiting but they are still mullet. Always crazy to see how different places call the same fish

    was it this C5F1EEA1-D59E-4330-BB2B-9BC05BF721C0.jpeg
     
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  27. Funshot Residue

    Funshot Residue Ol' goopy eye, they called him
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    Yep, that's a mullet (to me).
     
  28. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    Found 40 minutes before it got dark

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    Water was glass. High 70s. Totally uncharacteristic November day.

    Fuck Winter. Gunna hafta learn me some ice fishing this year.
     
  29. roggins

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    That is a whiting. Mullet are upload_2021-11-17_10-14-14.jpeg [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  30. Jake Scott

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    heading back to Johnson City today. Fishing tomorrow afternoon and saturday. Hopefully I don't get skunked again :feelsbadman:
     
  31. Owsley

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    Funshot Residue’s mullet is a ground mullet which is also called whiting but properly known as southern kingfish. :comicbookguy:
     
  32. Tarpon Nole

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    I’ve seen plenty of mullet caught on hooks. They chum up pop corn then use a cane pole to catch them on a small hook and piece of popcorn
     
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  33. RJF-GUMP

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    People here catch ground mullet in nets and they also catch them bottom fishing with cut bait I believe. I've never caught a mullet .
     
  34. billdozer

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    Had a really good day with mostly streamers

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  35. Pharm

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    I’ve caught a ton of mullet with a cast net
     
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  36. Skiddly

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    Do you use an indicator when fishing with streamers?
     
  37. billdozer

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    Sometimes. I use the Dorsey indicator, which is a homemade polypropylene yarn held on by a rubber band. I may leave it on and dead drift a streamer some, then take it off and strip it. I'm more apt to use one when I'm running a wooly bugger as the streamer.
     
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  38. RJF-GUMP

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    Me and a buddy are fishing on my boat early tomorrow morning. Going to be 43 degrees at 6AM. Running the boat makes it feel at least 10-20 degrees colder. Gonna be freezing our balls off. Warms up into the 60s though later in the morning.
     
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  39. Arliden

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    Anyone in this thread ever done a trip to Alaska where they take a float plane or bush plane to a remote cabin and go fishing?
     
  40. fish

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    I took my dad to the local reservoir yesterday.



    I had to convince him that leaving the house would be enjoyable. This is a man who's retirement life (before he got sick) consisted of golf twice a week, bowling twice a week, and fishing once a week. He was able to flip cast a texas-rigged worm for 15 minutes before he was ready to go home.
     
  41. Prospector

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    Video is gone. What does/did he have?
     
  42. fish

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    Didn't realize it defaulted to private when I uploaded it.

    This was my dad from about 8 years ago. An absolute patient SoCal slow working worm expert. Multiple 10+ lbs LMB with a personal best at 13 1/2.


    He's been through a ton in the last two years, lost his wife of 57 years, started dialysis, had four stents, dementia rearing it's ugly head. Doesn't want to do much these days but I keep trying to push him.
     
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  43. Prospector

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    Fuck man that's terrible. Get him to tell stories and record them if you can
     
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  44. billdozer

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    Not Alaska, but when was in middle school my family did that in Canada. We were catching walleye, lake trout and pike. I'd love to be able to do that in Labrador for those massive brook trout though.
     
  45. Cornfed Buffalo

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    Got skunked but mid 60s and light winds this late in the year was a banner day.
     
  46. HOOSINSC

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  47. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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    No, but my buddy who hosted us in Caicos last week is a guide at Neknek and does the fly outs. Said it is incredibly and adds another $800~ per day. Rivers get very crowded so only way to truly get wild.

    Did Sunday to Sunday at bonefish camp in the northern caicos. Most physically demanding week of my life. Trekking miles through soft sand, skeeters, kayaking open water, and swimming across lagoons is tough. Most fun I never want to do again. Wind was brutal. Open flats were tough, found the most fish in protected lagoons behind undeveloped vacation lots. Even lucked into juvenile tarpon that had never seen a fly. Bonefish were skittish, but you could slowly walk with the tarpon and take a few shots if needed. Incredibly bite and then tail walking. Most beautiful fish I've ever seen.
     
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  48. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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  49. HOOSINSC

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  50. Oranjello

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    Got a basic Redington rod and reel to dip my toes into the world of fly fishing. The women in my family are asking what to get me for Christmas, so I’m thinking some basic gear to get started makes sense. Obviously a net, flies, fly box, scissors, sling pack, etc. are all things I’ll need, so any recommendations/guidance is greatly appreciated.

    Google has recommended the following, but I’m starting from scratch and have no idea what I’m doing in the fly world:
    https://www.orvis.com/orvis-sling-pack/25FR-Family.html




    Any suggestions or tips or recommendations for a complete novice who has been fly fishing once?
     
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