#330-“Second Wave” EditionPrevious Thread:>>1803627Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here! http://www.pastebin.com/u/fishingandtacklehttps://imgur.com/a/1Xw3NFirst for best telescopic rod is the one you exchanged for a 3pc.Talk about fishin
Is it just me or do the St Croix Mojo Bass rods in fast action seem more like an extra fast to me?
Catch and release is cruel and should be illegal.
Did i underspool my line?
>>1806698Idk. Get a zebco 33 though and you will never birdnest again.
>>1806697>getting your lip pierced is worse than deathSo you're supposed to kill every fish you caught including baby/youth fish and trash fish?
>>1806698not necessarily, sometimes that happens when you start winding in and there's little tension in the line, you gonna have to cast or take enough line to get to that point to find out.
>>1806698Yeah. I would fill it up just to the edge of the gold rim. But if your spool is quite deep and you aren't targeting species that will pull drag like crazy then you should be fine for line capacity. Less line on your spool means that your spool weight is lighter and it may help with casting lighter lures.
>>1806686I've found that St. Croix is massively overrated. Granted I've only seen the lower end of it, but I'm a much bigger fan of my fenwick rods. My buddies triumph fucking sucks ass, although he really put too big of a reel on it so that may play a role. I have their ice rods and I'm not too impressed. I'm not willing to overlook the whole brand yet, but I have yet to be impressed by it to say the least. Dollar for dollar.
>>1806707What hat is that? I've been looking for a good bucket hat for fishing.
>>1806706premiere line is where its atthat and daiwa tatula are all i use
>>1806711standard GI boonie hat in navy camo
Made a meme
>>1806727i have never caught or even seen a pike swimming in water in my life. no idea where they are in the midwest
I gotta say, I'm suprised how easily scales come off small fish. I wasn't putting any pressure on this, just flaked off in my hand.
>>1806727I love this. Pike are way more fun to catch than bass, they get way bigger and fight much harder. If they did the aerial jumps bass did it wouldn't even be a discussion
>>1806698Nah. It’s fine. I always push too far on my spool due to greed since I want to not having to respool when I have to cut off some line. I end up unable to remove the spool when I need to because the line can’t fit through the frame
>>1806715How are the lower-end Daiwa rods like the regular Tatulas?
>>1806744That's why I always wet my hand before touching fish.
i really hate it when some jock asshole in a flatbilled sports cap with a memecaster on a medium heavy rod starts throwing giant spinners and chatters in a dinky ass pond where other people are trying to baitfish in peace
>>1806727>tfw no pike in my area At least I have alligator gar.
>>1806699>>1806704>>1806705Yeah, i think I'm gonna unwind the braid and put a larger mono backing on. Any tips on how to do so? Maybe shitty old spinning reel?
>>1806758Virgin baitfisher vs chad bassfag
>>1806761you don't need mono backing if you get some flex tape
>>1806762they literally never catch anything, i watch them for entertainment
>>1806757Yeah I only started fishing a few months ago, lesson learned
my rod just broke, any recommendations for what my abu ambassadeur 5000a should mount?I'm new to fishing
>>1806783ugly stik of your choice
what do you bonk your fish with
>>1806798First fish of the evening bois. Where the crappy at tho
>>1806804where you fishing?
>>1806680caught this a couple days ago.>rate my catch
>>1806808NC. They are in this lake, usually find em at the bridge. Oh well, almost time to put my cat fish rod in.
>>1806818the flounder I just posted is from NC. caught near wilmington
>>1806706Their top of the line are 11/10. Their new Legend Extreme are up their with some of the best rods you can get, including JDM. But of course...gotta pay to play. I hate the handle design however, so I'll stick to Loomis.
>>1806818Comfy my man. Enjoy
>>1806798I stab them behind the eye immediately.
>>1806680Man she really has some great fertility markers.
>>1806755the regular tatulas aren't low end at allyou aren't getting anything spending over 200 bucks for a rod
>>1806749Why do I never hear about Americans deadbait fishing for pike?You don't catch pic related on lures.
>>1806680Today's trip, first catch, didn't even bother weighing.
What's your fishing technique?I only do trout fishing. I use an ultra-light rod with 4lb fluorocarbon line, a 1/16th oz egg sinker (so it can move freely and not affect the sensitivity), a swivel, about 2 feet of line, a salmon egg hook w/ 1 or 2 eggs perpendicular to the line tied with a palomer knot, then another 2 feet or so of line with a treble hook and some power bait on the end of it. Line > Egg Sinker > Swivel > Line > Salmon Hook w/ Egg > Line > Treble Hook w/ Powerbait. The purpose of this setup is to have the treble hook with powerbait float on the surface of the floor and avoid any snags and the salmon hook 2 feet above to avoid any weeds or rocks. No need for bobbers or and playing with the weight allows you do adjust the setup for any depth. For this setup I bait and wait.My other setup uses the same rod, reel, and line, but with a swivel, 3 feet of line, and then a 1/4 to 1/8th oz spinning lure. Usually Panther Martin, but sometimes Mepps, Rooster Tail, or Kastmaster. Reel it in slowly and if it's a good lure it'll do everything for you.Because of the ultra-light setup you have to tire the fish out a bit so you don't snap anything. When you get a bite hold the rod parallel to the line going to the water to avoid strain on the rod (by excessive bending) or on the line (by having it rub against the eye holes.) Let some line out and gently reel it back in and repeat a few times. I've caught an multiple 10+lb trout this way with 4lb test and a 1-6 lb rod.Why ultra-light? Because it's more fun and you have the occasional boomer getting buttblasted that you caught the biggest fish of the day with 4lb test.What do you think? What do you do? I'd like to try out freshwater bass fishing if anyone has some advice. Inb4 reddit spacing.
Ok ok kitty rod in the water. Come on blue babies you know ya want some slim jim
>>1806867i lean towards the lighter end for tacklei don't see the point of 50+ lb braid with lip ripping hooksets. if i was fishing total slop, maybe but still
>>1806847That's mostly an ice thing up here. It comes to the difference in water access. You guys seem to mostly be bank fishing from a few spots, whereas most serious American fishing involves a boat and searching a very large area, deadbaiting would require driving the boat out to a known good spot, anchoring, and sitting and waiting in the boat which just as an entertainment proposition doesn't strike most people
>>1806867>>1806854I put a lure on 20lb mono and throw it in the water. Anything beyond sticking a lure on line with a simple clinch and putting it in water is too complicated and isn't worth the effort.It works though.
>>1806867In the summer (and hopefully more in the fall this year) I've been focusing on muskie. 8' casting with 80# PPv2. Mostly bucktails. Late fall/early winter I switch to steelhead, 10'6" spinning, considering a longer rod and a centerpin. Mostly drifting sacs, beads, etc but every so often I'll use a spinner and either my MH baitcaster in big water or in skinny water my 5'UL with 6# and that is successful often. Winter ice fishing, mostly panfish and bass ponds, along with perch and an occasional trout outing. Then early spring steelhead again, and then late spring until muskie opener I use my 7' M F rod with 15# braid or 8# mono for smallmouth bass. It's a pretty good life if I'm being honest.
>>1806798A good sized stick that I found on the ground and stripped of bark. Be sure you aim properly and use enough force. If one bonk isn't enough you're either doing it wrong or you're just a limp wristed faggot.Usually I just cut the spine in one quick sliding motion and the fish no go flop no more. Make sure you have a sharp knife so it's instantaneous and the fish doesn't suffer.
>>1806825>hate the handle design Exactly. I've never seen any issue with sensitivity, but the handles are uncomfortable. In most applications extreme sensitivity isn't vital, however being comfortable with a rod is. That's why I like my fenwick, balances well and the handle isn't too long or too short, and the power grip is excellent.
>>1806886If you're moustache man, you catch more fish a day than I have in months. Please be kidding.
>>1806871Comfy af. I wish you luck anon!
>>1806886What are you fishing for with that setup?>>1806890Is there a reason for such a long rod other than casting distance? Also, do you have any advice on bass? I live near trout and pike, but there are bass about an hour away.>>1806896Cork > Everything else
>>1806910Bass and catfish.
>>1806886It's really only the main line and a leader with some extra shit added on, pretty simple to setup as long as you know palomer and fisherman knots. I've had a lot better success with it compared to a standard hook and bait setup for trout. For spinning lures a lightweight swivel prevents line twist which saves you a lot of effort down the line.>>1806916Ahh, I don't have experience with those so you're probably right. I've heard that bass are pretty stupid and will go after anything.
>>1806897>>1806921Bass and catfish are mostly location. Find good coves on google maps and know when/where they hunt. I use an ugly stick with a spinning reel, but honestly if you know when bass are hungry and where they'll be you can throw almost anything with a hook in and pull them up. Catfish are similar. I don't honestly think I've ever caught a trout. Wouldn't know what I'm missing. Sorry if this posts multiple times, 4chan is being weird and my posts aren't posting with this pic.
>>1806926To add to this, I've seen many people skunk out with great setups because they don't know where to fish at what times of day. This includes depth. Most people I've seen skunk lately get to the lake at 4am and sit there all day, while I roll in around noon, get my boat out, watch bass boil near coves and pull one up almost every cast. Sometimes I can't even set the line before I get a bite. Then I'll roll out with 5-6 fish (a full cooler) and multiple releases at 2-3pm while they sit there with their expensive setups watching me leave.
>>1806932I love dabbing on casuals like that. Me in my shitty canoe actually catching fish hearing people go by in 10k plus boats complain about how they "must be spawning or sumptin!"
>>1806878I don't see why you couldn't just do it from the bank though. Just because the lake is bigger doesn't mean the pike won't be able to sniff out the bait.
>>1806937For me it isn't about dabbing on anyone, it's just that some people don't research the right fishing tips. Knowing how to tie a knot or special setup, or set a hook, or use X method only does so much. Location and timing are the key.Catfish are just fat asses.
>>1806878>American fishing involves a boat and searching a very large area, deadbaiting would require driving the boat out to a known good spot, anchoring, and sitting and waiting in the boatLiterally the American dream
Are baitcasters primarily for boat use?
>>1806962They're primarily a meme.
>>1806965Ok. Sure, but... is there any use for it other than on a boat throwing swim bait or throwing top water from the bank?
>>1806984bait casters are better options to fish certain types of lures. They're also more accurate because you're able to control your casts with your thumb. They can also cast farther in some cases.So no, they are not primarily for boat use.
>>1806993So it’s totally worth investing $200 on a setup. Running the banks on foot throwing into ponds. I’m happy with my spinning setup but I would love to do some finesse fishing but also throw some larger lures and top water frogs. Which my current setup isn’t really geared for that.
>>1807005yes, worth it imo, I think of it like tools, each one does a specific job.
>>1807006Welp time to do some homework. Thanks brother
>>1806680How can I make my videos more better guise? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIpaeP8frgg
>>1807103My videos aren't for Targeting kids it's focused more for grownups.
>>1807111big tittied anime girls
>>1806727Good meme, make more
>>1806938>>1806945There is no reason it wouldn't work, and like I said people know it's an option, since it's how most Ice fishing for pike is done. I think most Americans favor the active hunting style of lure fishing and have the types of environment where they can do it, whereas most UK residents don't have the option, so your culture focused on what it could do that worked. You also need to remember that fishing is a huge commercial interest in the states with billions of dollars in product sold, and a lot of marketing went into all the nice shelf stable lures North Americans love to buy. It's much harder to market a 3-0 treble hook with a frozen sardine on it
Why the fuck have I never caught anything when fishing at night?
>>1807229Because you're fishing for fish that are active during the day.
>>1807111You haven't been paying attention to who watches anime have you?
>>1807228Why don't you try it anon? Look up British pike deadbait tactics and give it a go
>>1807284I won 500 bucks with this fish, caught on, you guessed it, a 3-0 treble and a frozen sardine.I know it works, I'm just telling you why most people don't.
The uni knot is the only fishing knot you will ever need. Change my mind.
>>1807310You need two knots.Line to lineLine to hook
>>1807314Uni knot does both.
First catfish I’ve caught on a fly. I was targeting white bass but this heffer put a real bend in my rod. I’ll definitely be targeting catfish in the future.
>>1807351Very nice! Someone cut my trot lines last night ):
>>1807258No because I go out I work I make money to buy fishing tackle and bait and I go fishing I don't sit online watching movies and definitely adult males watching Japanese kid cartoons.
>>1807364This. Literally how little is going on in your life you can obsess about anime to the point where you know what other neets are watching too?
>>1807360How do you pull those in without hooking yourself?
>>1807087better mic better camera
>>1807418Dont grab the hooks...Fuckin yankees
>>1807450But it's a Go Pro Hero 4 Black Edition I don't know what to use to hold my camera while I wear it I was told it's the case making it sound bad but I don't know how i'm supposed to wear the Go Pro without the case.
>>1806798If there’s a rock nearby, that. Otherwise knoife straight in.
bite something, anything you bastards
I keep seeing all sorts of cool fly patterns and I kind of want to try them, but I'd rather not have to buy all new gear and learn to fly fish. Is there a way to use flies on spinning gear?
>>1807305awesome dude, SICK fish, look at those colors!
>>1807707Look up "casting bubble"And also look up "6 weight echo base combo"
>>1807715Thanks guy! It was such a suprise, it was a group of 4 of us and we had pulled up 4 or 5 under 2 pounds, then an hour before time's up this guy grabs my bait and slowly swims off. Long fight, great day.
Catched this one yesterday never saw it before,any anon knows what fish I caught?
>>1807310That’s not a palomar
Anyone here a Florida boat owner? Who’s responsible for the people on your boat having fishing licenses? If for some reason FWC asked for licenses and someone doesn’t have it, do I get ticketed or the person on my boat without a license? Idk why I can’t find this info
>>1807795Some kind of drum
>>1806758>baitfishing a dinky pondEnjoy catching jack shit.
>>1807807I’ve found the answer to my own question, it’s the responsibility of the individual
>>1807799>>1807808can't even find it in the local species and invasive species sites I'm really stuck there, the thing has a bit the shape of an Asian carp even thought its a bottom feeder.
>>1807360Ok already a half beer in. I’m guessing 3 and a cigar to rebuild my trot lines.
>>1807831And I forgot to get marker material. God damn it.
>>1806727i hope to god these typos are on purpose
>>1806707>the shooter appears to have posted commonly on 4chan web forum board, sporting gruesome photos of dead animals
Fuck you if you don’t like pickerel
>>1807795>>1807808It's a buffalo or some other kind of sucker. They get left off of angling lists because they're trash fish that are only ever caught as a rare bycatch. This is a drum.
>>1807796Try tying to your spool or splicing two lines with a palomar.
>>1807843ok just checked sucker fish can confirm the species, thanks.
>>1807831Took longer to remember how to tie a snell than I expected lol
>>1807795>>1807843Suckers and buffalo are actually really good eating, but they're bony like carp so fishermen usually don't go for them unless they're lifelisters, rough fishermen, or don't mind picking the bones out.>tfw buffalo used to be super common in your state but bowfishing fucked them over because retards think if it looks like a carp it has to die
How are we suppose to take a photo!? Vertical or horizontal?
>>1807840No I’m severely dyslexic
>>1807915I hate fibs so much I got waked over 10 times I got yelled at fishing my suick to someone’s pier never fishing weekend big lakes again wasted 6 hours
Any musky fishing anons having a hard time this season? Only one 30" in the last 3 months. I have seen about 8 other musky either right under my dock or while I've been bass fishing. One was 50"+ and its kinda tilting me.
>>1806758I do that. Get shit on.
>>1806854Is that Lake Mohave? I went to Cottonwood Cove on Thursday at midnight to try to fish the marina, damn rangers and cops were everywhere until 2:00 AM, by that time, all the bass weren't there. Got skunked and left by 5:00 AM.
what is the fucking deal with young white dudes wearing this gay shit while fishing?
>>1807960Lake Mead. Why are rangers an issue? Also, if you're bass fishing you're doing it the wrong time of the day this time of year. All my catches are 10am-3pm, vast majority around 12-2. For colorado river striper that's the time to look, otherwise look at mid-late evening.
This was a fun trip to urgent care. Big barb.
>>1807970I caught a bigger one in my girlfriend's head. Just above the temple.
>>1807970how did they remove it?
>>1807970>not pinching your barbs
>>1807973>>1807974They numbed the area with an injection of lidocaine, pushed the hook through, snipped the barb, pulled it out the way it came in, sans barb.Slid my hand down my fly rod fast and right into the hook keeper. I hate fly fishing.
>>1807978why the fuck would you go to urgent care for something like that?
>>1807978Sounds like you could have done that yourself you fucking pussy. Why did you waste time and money going to urgent care?
>>1807970>>1807978>>1808013Dude what the fuck. Its a tiny hook in the flesh of your palm. Just yank it out, clean it, and slap a bandaid on. My health insurance is expensive because pussies like you go see a doctor for every tiny thing. Oh no you might get a scar!! You might have a mark on your soft skin. Yeah and a story to tell about when you were a dumbass fishing. God I'm fucking tilted.
>>1807962It pisses off and thus distracts the boomers so I can catch more fish.
>>1808020Maybe he didn't have a first aid kit.
>>1806867Throw spoon in water. Reel. Catch pike
>>1808013>>1808016>>1808020not him but shut up you fags jesus christyour healthcare shouldn't cost you anything in the first place by the way but that's right your country sucks dick and you bend over backwards for jews and pharma corporations
Lookin' to finally get a first kayak. Any recommendations, preferably at or under 400 bucks?
Went to the store last night to buy a new spiker and the place was so swept over by tourists and boomers they literally didn’t even have any weights left. I mean I’m glad people are getting into fishing but fuck tourists and fuck boomers.
>>1808035Pelican castaway is 300, spend the other hundred on an anchor and a bag for the front end you can keep fish/ice/beer in
>>1808031>healthcare shouldn't cost anythingthis. in other countries, doctors and nurses work for free.
>>1808031Agreed that healthcare should be free. Doesn’t change the fact that you’re a faggot that can’t get a hook out of your hand.
Wedding rings for lyf.
>>1808038Wal-Mart, big 5, sun birds, cabellas they are all cleaned out of their weights hooks and flourocarbon line. I'm having to pay a premium for it online because there simply hasnt been shit for over 4 weeks now.
>>1808073Just order from the gooks at Wish man I have a ton of hooks and sinkers on the way and I got them really cheap which is why I won't get them for like a month but worth it for what I paid I got 50 boxes of 100 hooks for $25 and 500 sinkers for $25
>>1808073Got a good deal on these
>>1807967Can't fish the marina, they have massive stripers and smallies hanging out over there. Friends and I thought the heat would get the fish to stop biting during the day, guess we were dead wrong. Thanks for the tip, we don't do Mead though, Mohave and Willow mainly.
>>1808128Forgot to mention, the coves at Cottonwood and the shores at Willow are packed in afternoon, so gotta go early as can be. So it just sucks. Due to that, gotta find secret spots to fish. Pic related.
im leaving for Navy boot camp in august, whats the fishing like up in Illinois? Im a so cal fag so im used to pier fishing, small over pressured bass lakes and artificial stocked trout lakes in the desert. im gonna spend a year and some change in Illinois cause thats where boot camp and my A-school is.
Is top water over if it rains?
>>1808128>>1808130I know, an acquaintance of mine caught a 20#er at willow recently. Are you going weekends or week days? I typically fish Mon-Fri and avoid saturday/sunday like the plague. Friday I roll off the lake by 3:30 as a the morons are getting off work and watch boat after boat in tow zoom by towards the lake as I drive home. Main reason I won't fish willow is the fact there's 500+ people fishing there a week. My advice, find a kayak or jon boat for cheap and fish the coves away from docks. Find some really green ones that are hard to hike to where fish feel safe.
>>1808171Also, first ever fish was a 4.5lb largemouth out of cottonwood. Just a fun fact. Caught early evening.
>>1808139You won't have time to fish during boot. You might have time during A-school on the weekends. What's your rate?
>>1806820You better have put that little shit back, if your caught with one in the cooler. NC Wildlife is going to fine you out the ass.
I don't wanna bring two rods, so should I rig up for plugs or jigs?
>tfw posted a pic of a nice brown trout I caught on my Snapchat and some thot removed me
>>1808271>needing validation from thots
>>1808031i don’t give a fuck about how much it did or didn’t cost. going to urgent are for some pussy shit like that is embarrassing. i’ve been hooked past the barb by hooks a lot bigger than that it’s not a big deal. grab the pliers and yank the fucker out i don’t understand how that is so difficult
>>1808290I got my trotline in! 20 bites of yummy kosher hotdogs for the kitties.
Is there any advantage to using an actual fly rod over using a normal rod with a casting bubble to throw flies?
>>1808062>>1808064Why are you wearing your hat in dick sucking position?
Sup /out/, what's your thoughts on using powerpro braid to make trolling leaders? I'm currently running 15# mono, but I hate it because the shit gets kinks in it.
>>1808342 Bubbles affect presentation and are not as accurate if you know how to use a fly rod properly. Spinning/Casting gear is outright more beginner friendly obviously. Don’t let the fly fisherman purists convince you. Just have fun
>>1807970Your hand looks like a foot
>>1808352Thanks, I actually got a cheap fly rod recently, then found out about the bubble method and was just making sure Im not wasting my time on a meme if the bubble rig does the same.
>>1808171Funnily enough, the guy who caught that 20 is a friend of mine. I think we're talking about the same guy, his initials are CR and he paints really nice swimbaits and crankbaits. Weekdays only too, weekends not even worth. But yeah, investing in a kayak now.
>>1808359>CR and he paints really nice swimbaits and crankbaits.Same guy, that's ironic! Tell you what, a second seat will easy fit on this boat, it scoots around the lake really well. If you ever want to fish northern lake mead up the Overton arm (think Stewart's point/echo bay area), I go there almost once a week. You can hop aboard and help me pull up stripers.
>>1808368And by that I mean you'll have a line in the water catching them too.
nice little yellow perch i caught out of the Chesapeake yesterday
>>1806740in the reeds
>tfw floridafag >pretty much no experience cold water stream fishing>go to Vermont>wade in stream in basketball shorts, flatbill Miami hat and shitty old Nike shoes >using medium spinning rod >locals with all their trout gear pretty much openly laughing at me>proceed to catch 6 browns 2 brookies and a rainbow>they don’t catch shit and are now silentI fucking despise stream fishermen
>>1806759Mudfish too.. When ya can find them
>>1807087Did you say 5/0 circle hooks are hard to find?I use size 1. And 3/0 for surf fishing but 5/0 are always directly under those lol
first time fishing fished for 4 hours didn't catch a thing. normal or am I just retarded?
>>1808441Normal. What were you fishing for? Where? What time of day? What bait/lures did you use? Newbies make lots of mistakes that mean skunked days.
>>1807970>using barbs>not being able to remove it yourself>being that much of a pussy in general>>1807978>I hate fly fishing.Thats just cause you're mentally challenged, its ok anon>>1808031Regardless of cost he's a pussy>>1808342Quality of presentation is about the oy difference. Its impossivle to cast the bubble without a plunk and its hard to control a drift without fly lineIts doable, just a pain>>1808356Recreational fishing is already a memeEnjoy your fly rod m8, and check out the orvis casting videos. And dont be a faggot like >>1807970 debarb your hooks and if you dont at least know how to remove them
>>1808447Bass in this lake near the park. pic relatedI used some earthworms from my yard and somehow lost every one in the water without catching anything. After that switched to black plastic curly tail worms but nothing. Got there around 8am fished till noon and gave up.
>>1808240That's what I was implying lol I'm AECF so ET or FC
>>1808457Firstly, fish will be more active near sunset and during the night. Also if you are using anything larger than a #4 hook you wont catch panfish, so if you want to catch some bluegills or whatever you got I suggest a size 8 j hook. Also put on some 6lb line, the lighter the better, it will handle small fish dont worry. For bass, fish near the shore where any irregularities occur and start by using a smaller fineness type lure and once you're done catching dinks you'll want to go bigger.
>>1808457I agree with >>1808504I don't know what your bass behavior is like, so sunset is always the best bet.
>>1808368>>1808375Absolutely I am down, I am sick of shore banging lol. Idk how we can exchange contact info without giving away too much on here. You have Steam by any chance? Can exchange Steam ID’s then phone numbers.
>>1808525Yeah, I'll post it when I get home. That or discord.
Didn’t get skunked!I am always amazed at how agressive bass are. Wtf did this thing plan to do if my lure was a real fish? Expand his stomach 3x?
>>1808544Bass and bass fisherman alike are the dumbest living creatures on the planet.
>>1808544Large mouth bass are known to eat prey up to or even over 50% of their own body size. If it will fit in their mouth, they'll eat it.
>>1807970Bro....If you went to urgent Care you got scammed.You could have easily removed the hook.All they do is slide a line through the shank of the hook and angle the Barb and yank. They don't practice it in med school so as long as you watch a YouTube video on doing it a few times you are about equivalent to a doctor
>>1808550Picture being this invested into what others do with their lives...Don't you have a BLM protest to go too?
>>1808544You'd be surprised at what will fit in a bass's stomach
How do I catch summer walleye?Yanked leadcore to the Moon and back in 10' to 30' of water and didn't even get a nibble on cranks or smile bladed slow death rigs? Should I have fished shallow structure and weeds?
>>1808569No. Get on a boat and put out half a dozen trolling lines while chasing schools.Its how we so it on lake erie, for a reason.
>>1808525Alright just got home, throw me your steam ID or discord and I'll add ya.
>>1808561hell, ive pulled up a perch with a crayfish almost as large as itself in its stomach
>>1808572I was on a boat. Only marked a couple of fish at 22' , and they were probably carp. We were yanking 4 leadcore lines from a boat.
Did I get meme’d?Beginner fisher here, what should I buy to keep in my tool box? I got a cheap shimano reel from walmart. Should I upgrade?
>>1808596>Should I upgrade?always.but fish with what you have now, until you work up the skill and feel for fishing, remember, its fish, they arent impressed by an expensive rod, but until YOU grow to realise the differences from a cheap rod/reel tahts when to upgrade
>>1807795Looks a bit like a chub(not my pic, just 1 from jewgle)
>>1806680How do we feel about googan baits?
>>1808596What kind of reel?
>>1808630Shimano sienna 2500. Im trying to buy some lures online. Is there any essential lures i should purchase?Links would be great
Went out yakking 0500 to watch the sun rise on the bayou. Caught some good sized croaker and spot I sold to guys going doing pelagic stuff. Drank morning beers with a paddleboard girl and a fly-fishing bro. Constant hits on dropshot squid but some cocksucker littered the place with pin fish traps I lost a couple leaders on. Strictly catch and release today tho cause I didn't get anything I felt like taking the effort to clean and cook. Im tired and sundrunk but today was a good day. I hope you fuckers had tight lines too.
>>1806854Snag any bluegills?
whats a good drop shot hook for 4" roboworm fishing it finesse with 6-8 pound line?
>>1808688why not just get a bigger robo worm and put it on a shakey head
>>1808687Not that trip, was hunting down bass.
>>1808691because I got a couple of free 4 inch roboworm bags that I want to drop shot
Any suggestions on a real and rod combo for vertical jigging for walleye?Also should I use braid?
>>1808725Nice red ear mate
Beginner fisher here, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JGP8ZAG/ref=crt_ewc_title_huc_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A35A5I9P2QM147Is link related a good set to beef up my tackle box? Or should I slowly expand my lures? I’ve only caught fish on spinners so far. I’ve yet to try jig fishing and crankbait fishing which I really want to try.Which would be more fun for me to dive into? Will any experienced anglers shed some light and guide me?
>>1808794Imo, if you're new to bass fishing, you can't go wrong with plastic worms. Learn to texas rig and drop shot before you try to dive into crank or topwater. You really can't go wrong with a wacky worm or a texas rig. I mostly bank fish and i used to carry a bunch of shit with me until I learned that you really only need a few hooks, a bullet sinker and some yum dingers.
Anyone else prepped and ready to go and get it tomorrow morning?
>>1808794Jig an earth worm on a size 4 octopus hook and you could have similar results.
>>1807087I live in the same area as you and just subbed
>Go fishing on a dock>White familly rolls up blasting rap music>They roll their Van across the grass up to the edge of the dock>White dude wearing a do rag a white tshirt and jordans gets out>Walks out onto the dog>Yo wassup, whatchu homeboys fishing for>Fistbumps me>Damn yo I wish I brought my fishing rod>His fat parents get out of the van>They grill hotdogs and blast rap music for 3 hours before going homeWeirdest shit I've ever seen.
>>1808816common stuff in London but replace white with pakis>fishing in a pond in a park>catch a carp>gang of pakis with speakers blasting rap come>ask if they can take the carp to eat>can only catch and release in said are>I refuse>they start chimping out>I put the carp in before they steal it>get my gear GTFO ever since never fished in big cities
>>1808797bought some stuff, got dingers, grub and killshot. Should I get a wacky rig tool as well?
how do I find perch?
Just bought a tarpon 120, paddle and pdf. Been renting Kayaks etc and when I went to buy one I realized I was approaching it all wrong. I don't need more hard exercise, I need something mildly active to do outdoors - I already workout more than 99% of the population. Decided I should start fishing from my KayakI don't know shit about Fishing. I have some shitty rod and some boxes of assorted hooks tackle etc. What all do i need to get? Is there any good beginner guides (not the pastebin)? Does it depend on what area I fish in? There's a lot here to take in.
>>1808858>There's a lot here to take in.no actually, there really isn't. here's how I learned to fish...Step 1 if you don't already know, learn how to tie a basic fishing knot and set up a basic bait rig with a bobber and splitshot sinker. this is how you want to start off because a worm is guaranteed to catch you a fish 90% of the time which is what you want to happen in order to build some confidence and enjoyment out of the whole ordeal. Step 2 buy some basic lures, I suggest buying a couple Rooster Tail spinners (1/16th oz), black/silver is my favorite. I would also suggest getting some jighead hooks and rigging them with creature plastics, tube baits work phenomenal. go for natural colors like green or black. These lures will catch you fish if you stay persistent and give it some time.Step 3, watch youtube videos of people fishing to see how they cast and retrieve fish. don't watch the dumbfuck celebrity fishing channels like Jon B, that shit is for retardsStep 4 if all else fails, ask the locals wherever you go fishing what they use and then go buy it at the nearest bait/tackle shop, I've caught my biggest fish by doing this in areas where I have no idea what im doing
>>1808848Excellent choice on the yum grub friend.
>>1807962Cap keeps your head from overheating.Sunglasses provide additional eye protection. I've spent the whole day at the pier wearing a cap but no glasses. When I got home I saw my eyes were red as fuck.
>>1808864Thanks. Step 1 makes sense to me because that's what I did when I was a kid. Step 2 is where I start getting confused.How important is the rod? I'm pretty sure the one sitting in my garage is a complete piece of crap. I'm willing to upgrade, but obviously I don't think I need something expensive. Honestly I was watching people kayak fishing when I was looking at kayaks to buyand they literally had like 6 rods with them. Seems like bullshit.
>>1808874My advice would be to go to walmart and pick out a new rod+reel combo that you like. get a lightweight one with 6lb mono line. no need to buy a giant stovepipe rod, those are gimmicks for the most part. you can also get the other lures i mentioned there. idunno
>>1808879I've got this shit
>>1808882thats fine just get some live bait. but buy a decent pole, fishing with shit gear is no fun at all
>>1808867Thank you sirThis a fish i caught in pnw, anyone can identify it?
>>1808495Honestly, you're gonna spend so little of your career in illinois that i'd just get some cheap medium tackle from the NEX and throw it away or pawn it off before you go to your fleet destination and can into saltwater fishing. Also, make sure you get your TSP set up ASAP. Concentrate on C and S fund, with a little I fund. Also, if you end up in a state without income tax, get a driver's license for that state and declare residency there. Lessens the amount of taxes you have to pay and you can keep that residency for the duration of your career, so if you get pcs'd to florida first, declare residency, then get pcs'd to california, you'll be considered a florida resident and not have to pay any income taxes. Try to get a ship with no more than about 300 crew. Especially not a carrier or amphib. Smallboys and cruisers would be best. Don't know much about the LCS's desu. Have fun, shipmate.
>>1808892Looks like maybe a Dolly Varden
Why is there always a shit ton of small babby fish swimming around near the shore, but can't catch anything by casting from there. What does it say about the big-fish population if the spot, if it's full of baby fish?
>>1808897I’ve had a friend say its a kokanee salmon, man its hard to tell
>>1808421The ones I am using you won't find because they're local they're made specially to rust within 3 days of being exposed to salt water which is what we want to happen should a hook not be able to be removed from a shark in a timely manner.See my little Hispanic friend holding a shark I caught if you look close at the Sharks mouth it has a hook still it that is almost rusted out.
>>1808359>>1808368Any tips on where to head from Willow Beach on a kayak? I also got tired of pissing around on the shore but I'm really unfamiliar with most of the Colorado. Not really targeting a specific species, though I don't expect to catch any trout considering how finicky those fuckers are.
>>1808937They're just uncoated steel hooks.. However not even bare cast iron would rust out into dust in 3 days in salty conditions...Just take the regular steel coated hooks. Throw them in a rock tumbler for a few hours, coating gone!
High tide is at 8:30 am it's 4:24 am low tide is at 3pm shame I want to do some morning fishing because I'm sure later today there will be a afternoon thunderstorm but I'm getting sleepy don't think I can stay awake.
>>1808857Go to the Netherlands. find some water. Put a worm on your hook. You will catch hundreds.
I didn’t get one bite with this dumb thing
>>1809032Well, it looks like a green carrot.Maybe that's why.
>>1808895Thank you for the advice senpai!
>>1809032i haven't really had a chance to try mine out yet.my goal this year is to learn how to fish plastics.
>>1809032Ned rugs are so legit bro...They do well in cover and watch your line a lot of the time you may not even feel the bite but will see the lineKeep the drag low and when setting the hook it’s a lean back not bassprotube lip rips.It’ll take some time but you to can catch 150 bass in one hour.
>>1808940I see some really green (as in lots of foliage) "coves" near willow beach, check Google earth and take a peak. I don't know how well kayakers will do around willow beach because I have no actual kayak experience.
is Pike on top water the most based fishin?
>>1809147Gator Bluefish on Topwater, or Stripers
>>1806798If it's a native fish i toss it back, if it's an invasive carp I toss 'em in a hole and cover it up when I'm done
>>1809147Is a turtle lure based?
Looking to buy a good telescopic surf rod. 9-11ft maybe. Anyone got some recommendations?
>>1809208>tossing a fish in a hole and either leaving them to air-drown or burying them alive
Nice day to get skunked
>>1809255Yeah he's sounds like one of the edgyfags.
>>1808956LMAO You obviously never used the hooks I have then. Less then 24 hours after fishing the hook already suffered from rust.
Do the reel holders suppose to close all the way? Mine doesn't, did I fucked up?
>>1809247I was about to cop this until pic happened. I am looking for a quality telescopic rod too, anyone knows seller that ships to the US? Or similar recommendations? I don’t really like kastking blackhawk 2
>>1809032They get bit when nothing else does. It's definitely my confidence bait. A couple things that helped me out 1.) Light jigs, 1/8 oz should be your heaviest one. I usually use 1/16th-1/10th. Too heavy and it ruins the action2.) Do nothing, they've got a good natural fall 3.) Try trd ticklerz, shadZ, or some if the other TRD, but I've found that zman TRD is the only brand that has a good ned rig plastic now. 4.) Coppertruce is the best color ever. 5.) FISH IT TEDIOUSLY SLOW!! 6.) Use light (10 lb braid) line and a ML rod. I use my Medium rod but I've pulled the hook out a lot on hooksets. Compensate with drag if you have a M, but you'll get way better casting distance with a ML anyway.
You best believe we be fishin
>>1809292Catchin anything on that duck?
Hey guys, southern wisconsiner here.Recently picked up a fishing boat, and been doing some river fishing. Trying to find some good spots on the river. I am looking to catch some bass/walleye. Had minor success but nothing crazy. Attached is a photo of the area I have been hitting. Am I attacking the right spots? Any suggestions for lures?BIG THING: The river is pretty dark colored. Its got a fairly slow moving current, but it very merky. I have been trying some chatter bait bc the visibilty is so low. Any suggestions? Thanks
>>1809281I've been hearing good things about the D.A.M rods, I was trying to get a red steelpower one, but they're hard to find.
>>1809273As long as it's snug it's fine noob
>>1809302Could try topwater under the branches
what lures/plastics would you guys use to figure out if a pond has bass?
>>1806680Lmaooooo was walking to the pier and made it almost up my road when my job called they need me to come in tonight
Breaking out the FC "Bullet" you know shits cash when the spinner is lubed in the package>>1809300No not yet. Does have a really realistic duckling in distress kind of action poking it's head up on jerks
>>1809281Where to cop??
>>1809273>buys expensive high end gear>doesn't even know how to set up his rigThe state of fishing everyone...
got some new shit I don't need
>>1809036Oh yeah, and never, ever, ever even touch a military girl. I'm pretty sure actual prostitutes have a lower body count and less issues than some of these girls and you don't want to end up with 20 other dude's STD's and all the liability coming down on you when command needs to crucify people for fraternization. Honestly, get a waifu and stick with her until you're out or you find a civilian girl who isn't a fucking parasite dependa. BAH is never worth that.
>>1809208Why not kill it and use it as bait at the very least? Or perhaps pet food?
I can get this much line off now and I'm really proud of myself
>>1809321Is that trebel replaceable? How does it connect?
>>1809373Just peel it back or just send it in to FC spinner for repair
>>1809379I'm a burger so I'm not too keen on shipping it international for repair. I might get a few and put a siwash on it, looks like it would be killer for bluefish and go a mile
Didn't catch anything, improved my casting and had a good time>>1809382I believe they are technically made for salmon, for a simple man like me, used to ABU dropped spinners, this is a kind of quality I've never experienced, feel I could run it over with my bike no problem, its 32 gram butfeels like a 12 gram spinner but just flies like a rocket. can't wait to loose it in a tree or something stupid
>>1809244No way that bass was swallowing it whole.
>>1809247>>1809281Oof>>1809273Looks correct to me>>1809365Good job anon keep practicing
>>1809265you got a motor on that thing?
Ofcourse it's when Im leaving the fish start splashing
>>1809455fish are niggers
>>1809281Should I use parcel forwarding? How reliable are they? Or should I just stop being a bitch and buy a rod that ships in the US
>>1806789Is an ugly stik dock runner suitable for Uk canal fishing?Sorry if its obvious, I'm only beginner.
Bike lights broke on the way home, wire and fishing pliers came in clutch
>>1809428Nope. Arm strength only.
>>1809489what's the biggest thing you've pulled into that boat?
Best pickerel lures
>>1809475Yes, ugly sticks are fine poles. Pole brand rarely matters as much as rating.
>>1809532I can't argue with that
It gets shilled hard here and I'm going to fall for the Shimano meme but I'm a cheapskate to the max. I found Shimano SLX150 SLX Reel for around $80-90. Is it worth it, or are there better suggestions for a baitcaster around $100 from either Shimano or Daiwa?
>>1809273Is that a Shimano twin power? If so, how you like it?
>>1809557DO NOT BUY THAT. I just bought my friend a SLX combo for him for $140 at American Legacy. Sign up for their newsletter and use the 10% off and get it for $126. You get a SLX rod and SLX reel for $100 off basically. If you want the SLX, and you should because they’re really nice combos for the price, I highly suggest that.
>>1809563I dont really need the rod. I got into rod building and my wife has used baitcasters her entire life. I just build her a new MHX 7' light-med action rod. I need a reel for it. I was going to get another abu black maxx but decided to give her something better.
>>1809557Slx is good
>>1809557get any ABU Garcia
Is this even worth the trouble? Should I just get a 100 dollar rod instead? Anyone have any suggestions? I'm looking to travel light
>>1808848Try it without the O-Rings and if you decide you like the wacky rig get the tool. It will make your worms last so much longer than without.
>>1808550>t. bobber & bait brainlet who doesn’t understand finesse fishing
>>1809498I don't know, maybe a 2lb lake trout. I don't really fish out of this canoe too often. It's a bit of a beast to portage.
>>1808984Have we given this guy a name yet? I think he needs a name.
>>1808622that's a beautiful rod, what kind is it
>>1809571Idk man, for $40 more you get a $100 rod, seems like a good deal to me, but if you really don't need, get the SLX. It's a nice reel.
>>1809558It's the tp 3000fdI don't know, it feels pretty smooth, but then again, all reels I've reeled have felt smooth, even the $30 shakespeare contender I've been using for the past month feels smooth, I'm going to a bait and tackle shop this thursday to put line on it, then I'll go test it out. Do I have to take the rod and reel inside to get it spooled, or can I just take the reel?
>>1809598Reel only, tbqh it's not hard to do yourself but if the tackle shop is going to do it for you, might as well. Twinpower is a nice reel, you bought good. When fighting a large fish, you'll see, that's when shimano's really shine, under load. Still buttery smooth with a buttery smooth drag under extreme tension.
>>1809062 Yum dingers (or Senkos if you aren't cheap like me) are a good place to start. Get a bag each of watermelon red (clear water), green pumpkin(stained water or overcast), and junebug(muddy water or heavy overcast). If the area is rather weedy throw it weightless Texas rigged, otherwise I prefer wacky style. Chuck it where you think the fish are hiding, let it sink, lift your rod to pull it off bottom and repeat. Trick is to give it enough slack to let it fall naturally but not so much that you can't detect bites. Most bites are subtle, watch your line closely.
>>1809288Any advice on weedy water? I mostly pond fish and with every cast I wind up with a pile of muck on the end of my line.
my 4lb sunline super natural mono just came in today, but I don't know if I want to put it on my UL spinning reel or not. It's currently spooled with 4lb nanofil which, combo'd with fluoro leader is much better. but i also having to use leaders is fucking annoying. aaah can't make up my mind. was also thinking of putting it on an ice fishing reel and use it as line carrier for a jiggin pole
>>1809632Leaders are easy, practice your joining knot of choice until it's automatic, and try actually fishing instead of changing lures every 5 minutes, your leader will last longer.
>when you forgot to wash your hands after getting home and they still smell like live fishkinda nice actually
fishing in a thunder/lightning storm right now with my rain poncho on, got a couple fish toodoes it get comfier than this?
>>1809748Really doesn't. Thick mist and thunder in the distance. The breeze is chilly and the water is pleasantly warm
>>1809757is that a beach? looks like sand
>>1809604clean it out its not good for the fish
>>1809757Yeah, it's the crest of a little footpath that goes over a dune.
>>1809784great lakes? im so fucking jelly
>>1809763>>1809784Phoneposting sorry. I wish I could share this with you guys in a more meaningful way. There's so much going on, fireflies in the woods, when you get to the marsh you can hear the sheets of fiddler crabs and feeling hermit crabs walk over your feet while wading.
>>1809790Cape Cod. That's an older picture of the beach I'm at
>>18087945 inch green pumpkin yamamoto senko wacky rig with a weedless hook its like bass fishing on easy mode
>>1809800Fishing tomorrow, going to try government wash as opposed to northern mead. Let's pray I don't get skunked with all them coves.
>>1809804afaik gov't wash is always packed so good luck
>>1809810On a Monday? Maybe I'll go back to Stewart's point. Don't like overfished waters.
>>1809791You should be selling these on ebay.
my tackle box is slowly being reduced to nothing but jig heads, tube baits, and rooster tails. the nice thing about fishing a lot is that you build confidence in lures that work well for you instead of having a giant clueless box full of bullshit that you bought because it looked pretty and shiny.
>>1809840i'm having the opposite problemEverything I buy just fucking works and my tackle box is a giant fucking mess of shiny bullshit...though I have to attribute this to mostly fishing private ponds with little pressure and bass that would strike a dog turd if I bothered to tie one on
>>1809842>Everything I buy just fucking worksthis happens to me a lot, it's a great feeling because i spend too much money on this shit.
>>1809811regardless of how many people are there at the time, the waters are MASSIVELY over-pressured
>>1809811>Mondaytomorrow's tuesday my dude
>>1809840I've literally never caught anything on a tube bait.
>>1809840i remember when i used to have a tackle box, haha.now I just carry trout magnet jigheads and a bag of gulp alive 1" minnows. it just WERKS. catches everything except carp. ive even caught fucking catfish with it
>>1809851I only use them for fishing off docks where I live near lake michigan, I jig them vertically off of empty boat docks and the smallmouth lose their fucking shit
>>1809856>smallmouthah, now it makes sense
new bread reeee
>>1807865What's the point of a snell anyways
>>1809867I was told something to the effect of because the knot is below the eye with the line running through it, when the line is pulled tight it pulls the hook at an angle rather than pulling straight up on it, which means you don't have to yoink to set the hook, you just begin reeling. or possible the fish can set the hook on themselves by swimming away.i really don't fucking know thought thats just what an old man told me. I never use them myself because I'm a smoothbrained bass fisherman
>>1809842try a t-rig gummy worm
>>1809848I'm thinking with Vegas bay right there it gets fished by most boaters too. Stewart's point gets fished, but not harshly since it's more secluded.
>>1808816Sounds about white.