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#373-“$600 Rod” Edition

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>>1970889

Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here!
http://www.pastebin.com/u/fishingandtackle
https://imgur.com/a/1Xw3N

First for best telescopic rod is the one you exchanged for a 3pc.

Talk about fishin
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>>1976312
The fishing line looks like its going through her nose.
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>>1976312
How do I get started in bow fishing? Advice on finding spots to fish? Should I buy a Gucci bow or get some cheap piece of shit?
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>>1976312
That cameltoe.
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finally caved and bought a fly fishing rod, reel, and gear. when were yall gonna tell me it was that expensive? i got a great deal on a rod on ebay and i still ended up going over $300
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>>1976312
The best 3 piece rod is the one you exchanged for a 1 piece.
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>yes, I have a 4 piece, how could you tell?
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>>1976403
It do be that way but its worth
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>>1976312
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>>1976501
im gonna be going for crappie and bass, do you have any gear you could point me towards for 6wt? what would you recommend?
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>>1976561
A sinking line or sink tip is going to be required depending on the time of year. I generally dislike a floating line for fishing any time of streamer in a lake or river.
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>>1976461
Yeah, until you're hiking through the woods with it. Boat rods should be one piece though.
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>>1976510
Is that a dead fish being used as a puppet like all those jungle asian Primitive Technology ripoffs?
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>>1976561
Anything moderate fast should serve you well. The echo base combo is my standard recommendation but the redington crosswater is also good. For crappies I like to put a small minnow imitation 3-5 feet under an indicator and drag it back slowly.
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>tfw out fishing with ur bud past midnight everyday
I miss summer lads
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>>1976699
Wearing a flat brim hat is for losers.
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>>1976740
Where in the pic do you see one?
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>>1976740
My apologies. Wearing a bucket hat is for losers.
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>>1976403
Never hurts to buy used. Most flyfags take pretty good care of their gear, so you can save some money and get stuff that's like new.

Also get ready to spend an absolute SHITTON on flies. Shit's worse than crack.
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>>1976752
You shouldn't wear one then, you'd become a double loser
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>>1976757
i lucked out on a Fenwick HMX 6wt. $100 and brand new never used condition. ebay has a shitload of fly rods for sale, like a wild amount, more than any other rods. fine with me
guh, that $300 doesnt even include flies yet. i live in the South US so im hoping i can run for bass, crappie, and maybe bowfin and gar. i was told it was a sin but possible to put a crappie plastic on a hook and make it work alright. youre so rigth though.... i have to load up on minnows and worm flies...
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>>1976651
>>1976570
thanks btw yall
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Any tips for steelhead? Looking to catch my first and WA just had a week of rain, so im expecting some to be coming up into the rivers.
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>>1976818
I haven't seen anything good on ebay. There are no orvis, sage or scott rods and those that are there are overpriced.
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>>1976853
oh yeah, trust me, there are tons of overpriced worn out rods. i had the best luck going to the newest listings and looking through the Buy Now listings. i just so happened to catch a guy who was selling very nice Fenwicks for cheap. its all about the waiting game sometimes
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>>1976853
if you need orvis, i just looked through now and someone is putting up a couple of orvises now. if youre willign to play the bidding game, it may be promising, but further down are ones you can buy or offer rigth away
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>>1976859
>>1976857
Thanks bros. Looking for a fast 9 wt rod. Been looking for a TFO TICRX or Axiom 2x, an Orvis Helios 2 or a Sage Salt/Xi3. I'd take a Scott Meridian but I don't think I'll find one cheap enough for me to open my jew pouch.
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>>1976862
Get a 10wt instead. The axiom 2x is really nice casting and the BVK is frequently on sale and is an absolute canon.
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>>1976865
I've heard a lot of good things about the Axiom 2x. It took over for the TICRX from what I understand. I have an 8 wt that isn't as fast as I'd like but is fun to fish on low wind days. Looking for something I can blind cast a shooting head into the surf all day with also will do some pike fishing with it. I don't know if a 10 wt is something you want to blind cast with for an extended period of time.
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>>1976869
9 and 10wts have very similar swing weights but 10wts have more power in the butt section which means less false casts and further casts with shooting line. Go try it at a fly shop if you can. I was going to buy a 9wt for lake trout and pike but after casting both side by side I much prefer the 10wt. I'm buying a 10wt later in the year. Either the Axiom 2x or the TFO Game Changer when it comes out and after I try it.
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Nice steelhead today in metro Detroit. This fish was so red jumping that I thought it was a salmon.
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>>1976837
If you're gay, use a centrepin.
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>>1976857
I spend a lot of time in antique shops, and the word is out on fly gear. A perfect condition 1970's 6.5' fibreglass rod is 10 bucks in a bucket. The beat to shit homebuilt bamboo rod with loose winding thread and rusted ferrules is $150 behind glass. fuck em'.
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>>1976940
Don't forget that fly fishing is trendy again. Plus with the lockdowns, travel bans, and stimulus money people are spending more on domestic recreational activities.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/style/fly-fishing-returns.html
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>>1976837
I caught
>>1976898
On pic related with 6lb trilene xl, a 7'6 medium light ugly stick and Okuma Ceymar c30 reel.
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Red pill me on carp and why pudgy Brits spend 10k on little beeping gear and pva bags to hunt a corn eating monster
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>>1976940
>>1976941
This is the same shit as when a river runs through me aired in the movie theaters. Normie retards bought their expensive fly rods they can't cast and waders they used twice and paid 5 dollars a fly at the local fly shop and once goyrona virus is over they will sell them at a deep discount on ebay or craigslist. Fly fishing is too frustrating to attract normies for a long period of time.
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>>1976979
Isn't it because they don't have largemouth bass over there?
Most carp anglers here in Canada are white boomers who just want to sit in a chair by the bank and drink beers. If I were to fish for carp I would use a fly rod because it requires me to fish more actively.
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>>1976979
those pieces of shit can fight. i mean really fight for their size. if you could hook them and eat them like a bass, you would never stop hearing about them. thats their downside though, baiting for them isnt the most fun. theyre all about eating shit off theground, so if you have 1 rod, youre just waiting for a bite.

or you could be an unga bunga and foul hook them. thats honestly not that fun from my experience, but youll get results if thats legal in your area
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>>1976979
they are probably the biggest fish you can catch from shore and they fight like hell
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>>1976312
https://youtu.be/EttLZqdDYv4 well I gotta go buy a new setup later today not sure what I'm gonna get pretty much everything I wanted is out of stock here. I might end up not being able to get anything I got a doctor appointment at 2:45 PM then I gotta take my car in at 6 PM
A lot of the places close around 7PM I'm not sure if they will be giving me a loaner car or if I'll get mine back today. I gotta get a oil change and a tire rotation and possibly a alignment done. But knowing the dealership they're going to screw me around.

I'm be pissed if the dealership screws around with me I want my car serviced you better fucking service it fucking waste of $7,500 man.
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>>1976979
>monster
I think you answered your own question.
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>>1977007
>if you could hook them and eat them like a bass
>eat them like bass
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>>1977086
smallies aren't so bad to munch
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going to dick's
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>>1977130
sounds gay
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>>1977130
Dicks are shitheads with bad prices.
>>1976979
They might not hit baits very hard, but they are good fighters and are often the biggest fish on a waterway.
>>1977007
>i mean really fight for their size.
Eh, they fight harder pound for pound than a lmbass or a catfish, but the pound for pound freshwater fighters are going to be trout (especially steelhead), sunfish, landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, whipers, landlocked stripers, and Pike.

My PB common carp is within a few ounces of my PB muskie, and the Muskie fought me longer and pulled more line on a heavier setup (size 4000 reel, 8 foot Xheavy rod, and 40 lb mainline vs size 2500 reel, 7 foot Medium rod, and 15 lb mainline). Carp are decent fighters for their size, but the reason that they're the best fighters you can target in many bodies of water, is that they get big eating garbage and a lake that might have a half dozen pike over 20 lbs might have a thousand carp that big.
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>>1977118
Carp are actually pretty tasty and are lower on the trophic pyramid and so are safer to eat than large predatory fish of the same weight. They're just full of pinbones so you need to make fish cakes or smoke them or pickle them.
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why doesn't Leatherman make a fishing oriented multitool?
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>>1977150
They do it’s called a leatherman
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>>1977086
yeah yeah yeah im from mississippi, you can thank my family for teaching me to do that. i dont eat them myself
>>1977149
i should have said if you could filet carp like a bass. people eat them everywhere except the US, and id love to try carp. ive heard carp jerky is possible, which sounds delicious
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>>1977149
I would still be wary of where you harvest them. Since they are bottom feeders, they will accumute toxins in a polluted waterway.
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>>1977165
Less than the pike who makes his living eating said bottom feeders, or worse yet a catfish who scavenges dead pike.
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>>1977118
Even largemouth aren't any worse than most catfish.
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>>1977154
but, one with tool useful for fishing?
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>>1977150
I use the signal. It's got a narrower plier head that closes tighter and can cut line cleanly, an awl, and a good knife. It additionally has a sharpening tool, a loud ass whistle, saw, can opener, and screwdrivers.
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>>1977182
Also, it can be opened one handed, for when you need to hold the fish and get pliers.
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>>1977171
i personally wouldnt eat wild unless you knew the place was really clean. with that said, frying a largemouth bass whole with fries is nothing to scoff at
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>>1977195
My state tests basically every body of water in a 10 year rotation, and posts the results to their website. There's very few local waterways that aren't safe to eat fish out once a week or more often, but as always, smaller fish lower on the food chain are safer. It's one of the reason I eat so many crappies. Crappies eat minnows and stuff, but are primarily ram suspension filter feeders, and so typically have very little bio-accumulation. I could eat crappies from my favorite lake twice a day without worrying and they're safe for pregnant or nursing women to eat twice a week, which isn't even true for store bought tilapia most of the time.
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>>1977210
oh hell yeah, crappie are clean as shit. those i do trust. fucking delicious too, those are my favorite eating fish. i wonder if my state has testing like that? id love to see how it is here
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>>1977140
>>1977147
Dicks is okay if they have the clearance bin. Ended up just getting some rem oil and arrow tips.
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>>1976312
Gonna go ice fishing this saturday. How do i stay warm?
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>>1977172
What isn’t on a leatherman that you need for fishing
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>>1977247
Anything that'll stop wind.
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>>1977256
but what
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>>1977172
I wouldn't want to use a scaler or anything on a leatherman, too many little nooks. I use my Surge for general purpose stuff.
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>>1977275
Typically a jacket and bibs, or a hub tent.

The Japanese make little caterpillar sleds like the insect people they are.
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>>1977150
skeletool is pretty alright, i'll probably buy another one in the spring
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>>1977150
>>1977293
Any multipliers with a good pliers, good scissor, and a decent knife is a good enough multipliers for fishing. But it'd be nice to have one with a marlin spike for knot tieing and a split ring tool or tip, and a jig eye cleaning tool.

I use a Gerber Diesel, the knife is decent, the scissors is great, the pliers is good, and I use the saw to cut branches for rod holding when bank fishing.
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>>1977275
If you don't have some, get a thermal base layer (top and bottom). It's insane how much of a difference they make, especially if you sweat while hauling your gear out there. Get a puffy insulating layer over that, and then a windproof outer layer to top it off and you are set.
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>>1977150
Only tools you need change my mind:
>knife
>pliers
honorary mention:
>fish whacker
because it's lowkey celebratory to bring up your tool made specifically for when you catch a bastard
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>>1977320
Don’t help these retards if you don’t know how to dress in cold weather you either didn’t have a father or are some 3rd world migrant.
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>>1976312
How do I catch carp? When I try I only catch clams and trash. Dough, powerbait, worms, live (ish) wasps, it's all the same.
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>>1977369
Canned corn
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>>1976312
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=copg__6Ki9k Look out fish I'm coming for Yeah tonight!
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Picked up some roboworm's, Hologram Shad and Aaron's Magic. Planning on using them on a dropshot rig. Anyone got tips?
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>>1977430
Know what you're targeting and then catch them.
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>>1976979
they don't have much variety in fish, other than the wels catfish, carp are the biggest around for freshwater
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>>1977433
Well hell, I'm fishing bass near Chickamauga lake. I figure my best bet is just to try and throw it out as deep I can, looking for underground cover, and just wait. Does sound 'bout right?
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>>1976899
>>1976977
Looks great, you keep it for the table?
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>>1977247
base layer, mid layer and core layer
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Has anyone caught freshwater eel without targeting them? I live near a pond that supposedly has a lot but I've never seen anyone pull one out.
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>>1977504
People occasionally caught them in the St.Croix in MN while fishing for sturgeon. They are pretty strictly nocturnal. I would try some cutbait, livebait, or worms on the bottom near good cover at night.
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>>1977512
impressed you managed to snag such a giant fish when behind you is just mud and puddles anon.
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>>1977147
I love the way musky fight, its an all out thrash right from the start. The amount of water they can move is really impressive.
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>>1977575
i know right, i thought it was a mole at first
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>>1977451
I always put them back. The only fish I've kept was my first over 14 inch Brown trout. It feels wrong. This steelhead swam 32 miles of river to where I caught him. Sometimes if I catch them by the only dam on the river (pic related) I release them over the dam, which they are more than capable of swimming over on their own.
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>>1977576
We were trolling fast, and I had just dipped my rod to create a pause, and it was like I had snagged a boat going 5 knots in the other direction. My buddy thought there was no way it was a fish because of how immediate and consistent the drag was going out, but I knew better and had killed the trolling motor. Once it started to do anything other than just pull straight out the back, all I could do was yell, "I told you it was a fish! The line was running out faster than we were going forward and trees don't swim!"

It effortlessly pulled 50+ yards of drag before I turned it's head the first time, and when I got it to within sight of the boat, it ran and pulled out almost everything I had, and quick, less than 2 minutes, too. At hookup, it didn't really fight so much as just go about it's business in a way I felt almost powerless to stop, but once it saw the boat, it pulled almost all of my mainline off that rod, I could see the backing on the spool, and I only put 15 feet of backing on a spool when I spool it up, I had 150 yards of the 40 lb mainline, and she took over 140 out on the run, even with me chasing her with the trolling motor and splashing water on my reel to keep the drag cool. I fought it back into view and it ran out almost a hundred yards on the second run, and ran a third time for almost 50 yards.

All in all the fight took almost 25 minutes, and she was ready for release after just 10 minutes of letting her catch her breath alongside the boat, and she swam away strongly after taking a swipe at my hand. She weighed 34 lbs 7 ounces, and was well longer than my 48 inch measure decal on the boat, but was probably a bit more than 60 inches.

By comparison, my best carp was 6 ounces lighter (34 lbs 1 oz) out of the same lake, but caught from shore in about 15 minutes using a reel with under 150 yards of 15 lb test. Still a great fight, but not even in the same class.
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>>1977610
A big catfish can be as hard to gain ground on as a big muskie, but they don't run anything like a big muskie can. Big sturgeon run hard, but wear out reasonably fast, you've gotta go saltwater if you want a better fight than a big (20+ lb) pike or muskie.

Big salmonoids and striper/wiper are probably the closest competitors.
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>>1977610
It goes a bit different for me with esox. Stripping in line over a weed bed, feel a tiny bump like I hooked a small lily pad. Keep rod tip in water and strip line in like a mad man. Suddenly feels like I stuck on a log. Strip set, it's hooked. Low, side pressure and strip in a bit of line in then the fish realizes whats happening. Makes a run, pulls out 30yards of line and spins my 14ft aluminum 180 degrees against the current. The fights never last very long because I fight them like tarpon but man are they crazy strong. I dont take the fish out of the water since I fish alone most of the time. I think it was around 45" and 35lbs, absolute hog caught about a 2 weeks after the sucker spawn.

The only fish that compares for me is Lake Trout, I've had one completely spool 180yards of line in 15 seconds, I had to grab the line to break it at the leader knot. My guess is it was around 40-50lbs, the largest I've caught from that lake was 31lbs which was a 30min fight.
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>>1977449
Baits are better than lures if you are playing the waiting game.
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>>1977289
>>1977320
thanks guys
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>>1977629
>The only fish that compares for me is Lake Trout, I've had one completely spool 180yards of line in 15 seconds, I had to grab the line to break it at the leader knot. My guess is it was around 40-50lbs, the largest I've caught from that lake was 31lbs which was a 30min fight.
Sounds like a blast. What pound test mainline and size reel?
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>>1977836
20lb braid and I think a 5000 or 6000 size reel. I used to use a 4000 which is really fun and fine with 20lb braid. I hate the great lakes style downrigger fishing, 40lb main line and level winds for 8lb lakers is sad.
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>>1977147
I've always felt bowfin were up there with stripers. People won't let you brag about a bowfin like they do a muskie or striper though. Still fun all the same.
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>>1977924
I'm just getting started on lakers, my best laker was 6 lbs and I caught it on a Shad Dancer on 12 lb test while canoeing in late fall, and that was lots of fun. I'd like to get into downrigger fishing for lakers and eyes, but yeah, using off shore tackle is lame, I plan on size 20 conventional reels, medium light rods, and 15 lb test, but even then I'll probably have over 250 yards of line on, so hopefully that gives me a chance on larger fish.

Leadline trolling just isn't much fun for smaller eyes, I'm hoping that going back to regular braid and using riggers brings some of the fun back.
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>>1977935
I've only ever caught one and it was midsummer and he was gassed before he started fighting. He pulled hard but didn't fight long. I've fought a couple of other fish I thought might be bowfins (call then dogfish here), but they bent the hooks straight on the cheap 3/16 oz jigs I used for everything when I was 11 or 12.

I can see the potential though.
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>>1977935
yeah bowfin pull very hard but theyre all about
tons of headshakes as opposed to taking line. theyll do it, but theyd much rather shake. they fight great, and are one of my favorites to catch, theylll jump out of the water and everything. theyre the best when you have really light gear going up against an 8 pounder
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>>1977939
I pretty much only troll for lakers around noon or in full sun using big spoons. I find using rapalas will land you more 2-8lb fish while spoons are 8lbs+. Pic related are my favorite spoons.
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>>1976312
Why do women use any excuse to dress like skanks? "Hey can you take a photo of me in these tight shorts? I totally love fishing and want to show everyone this fish I caught XD"
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>>1978063
if youre not disregarding women, youre not fishing enough for this threads standards
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Alright boys, groups of massive carp have invaded my local trout river. I’ve had 3 tanks on my line now, but haven’t fully netted one. I’m going to go all out tomorrow morning, what should I use to slam these ugly shits? Jighead and worm? They’ve been hitting the sinking rapala minnows
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Why these threads slows down so much in the winter time? Is ice fishing too hard for the normies?
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>>1978091
Ice is kinda shit so far this year. A big storm on the 23rd blew open all the lake's around me, and then it snowed, so they still aren't safe to drive on unless you know where all the old ice is, and people further south are still having to bring out sheets of plywood to distribute their weight and shit.
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>>1978052
I had worked all day to get the canoe to a prestigious lake trout lake, only to be treated to high winds that made depth control impossible and confined us to one end of the lake. I caught the laker on a neighboring lake after admitting defeat and heading back towards camp, we were fishing for Smallmouth for dinner as a consolation prize right close to sunset and boom, lake trout in 20 feet of water on a Rapala.

I was beside myself when I realized that it wasn't a pike or an eye.
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I wanna buy a baitcasting reel, never used one before and don't seem to be very popular where I am at. Do you need a special baitcasting rod or can I use my regular spinning reel rods?
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>>1978150
This is a low IQ question but I’ll answer it anyways.
You will need a baitcasting rod for your baitcasting reel. You cannot use spinning rods.
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>>1978177
Why not? What differentiates them? How do I know which rod is a spinning rod and which is a baitcasting rod? Can you give examples? I would just ask at the store but it's closed because of lockdown.
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>>1978202
Google
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>>1977935
>land locked retard
Don’t try to compare your shit fish to a striper. Stripers are the king of all game fish.
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>>1978202
It's actually quite hard to tell the difference between baitcasting and spinning rods, two tells are that the rod rings hug the rod much closer, closer to the reel. Another is that there are usually far more rod rings on a baitcaster rod

The reason you can' t use a baitcaster reel on a spinning rod is that the rod was designed to pull downward, if you flip it upside down and pull downward they will perform extremely inferior and may even break, they just weren't designed for it.

Of course if there is a trigger on the rod, it is clearly a baitcaster but this is not a reliable method

Usually the best method is just to look up online PDF's of rod manufacturer catalogs and flick through, the promotional media will usually show the rod being used with baitcaster or spinner reel
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>>1978068
look up British carp fishing methods, most British fishermen fish for carp and nothing else, they have it cracked down
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>>1978224

It's actually really easy to tell the difference, the first line guide on a spinning rod is noticeably larger.
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>>1976561
>>1976819
Absolutely m8. Black poppers are great for bass too.
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>>1978224
>Of course if there is a trigger on the rod, it is clearly a baitcaster but this is not a reliable method
Yes it is you absolute retard.
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>>1978291
There are plenty of conventional reel boat rods without triggers, moron. But I do disagree with him that it isn't shit easy to tell the difference. Give them a bend, do they prefer to bend towards the eyes or away from them? Tada! You've figured it out!
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>>1978211
>Stripers are the king of all game fish.
Imagine having access to salt water and actually believing this.
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>>1978313
I don’t need a smart mouth corn seed telling me about salt water fishing. The only fish that matters in New England are stripers.
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>>1978316
Never get more than 10 miles from shore, do you?
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>>1978316
You sound like one of those guys who crowd inlets on the cape.
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what kind of fishie is this?
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>>1978338
>>1978418
You guys sound like faggots who don’t get laid
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>>1978462
thats a horrible looking largemouth, what happened to that thing
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>>1978462
largemouth bass. You hold it by the lip.
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>>1978493
thanks
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>>1976312
I used to catfish when I was a kid, but I haven't in a long time and want to get into it. Would a 3 piece rod be sufficient for this, or am I going to have to trailer my motorcycle?
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>>1978466
>T. Canyonlet

Let me guess, your boat doesn't have a head? I just can't imagine worshiping a anadromous white bass that anyone who shore fishes a midwest reservoir can catch, when you're a 30 minute motor from Billfish, Tuna, and Mako.

But then, I'm a musky fisherman so I have a tolerance for not catching a targeted fish every trip, and I know that not everyone can handle that.
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>>1978502
for sure! 3 pieces can work just fine for catfish. what size catfish are you looking for? do you have preference towards spinning or casting setups? are you able to use 2 piece rods? youll have more options with 2 piece
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>>1978226

Thanks for the advice. Here are a few of the ugly fuckers
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>>1978573
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>>1978316
Faggot, everyone knows that pound for pound bluefish are twice the fish a striper is
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>>1978226
The brits literally spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on useless gear for them to hook up 2 or 3 rods to a river and they can go watch their shit TV in their vans when you could catch carp on a bread and corn ball rig.
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>>1978573
beautiful setup, what reel is that? i thought it was a BG but i cant tell
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>>1978593
>pound for pound bluefish are twice the fish a striper
Sure, but striper are 3x as big. They're still a joke compared to a Marlin, but they outclass bluefish simply by virtue of growing to 70+ lbs.
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>>1978602

That’s a Daiwa Legalis 2500. First time using it
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poor lil fucker someone pulled its lip off
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>>1978640
emerald scales
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>>1976312
Is it ok to fish on an inflatable kayak? I’m doing calm water on a lake
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Strangest rig you've ever found?
>Creature bait
>#2 or #3 baitholder hook
>Tied to straight braid
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>>1978645
You'll be fine as long as you dont poke a hole in it with a hook or anything else
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>>1978645
So long as you don't accidentally pop it and you know your limits re cold water, etc.

You can fish from a pool noodle if you want, it's just a question of how much it will suck, and at least old inflatables (full inflatables, not SRIHBS) were closer to an inner tube than a real boat. Newer inflatables are supposed to be better but I've never tried them and couldn't tell you.
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Can I eat catfish out of dirty water? It has fertilizer and animal waste runoff
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>>1978701
Your local university should have an extension office. They might offer free testing.

It all depends if the runoff is dangerous and if the catfish is accumulating it. Fertilizer and animal waste isn't necessarily dangerous, but some other farm byproducts are.
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>>1978091
like 5 people fell into the lake here yesterday
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Those homemade tipups I was giving out for Christmas were working well today. Helped my buddy's 7 year old son hand line his first pike.
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>>1978091
Most people are fair weather fags so fishing in the rain, cold, extreme heat or any other unfavorable conditions is unlikely. The cold drives away a lot of fags despite it being one of the easiest ways to fish.
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>>1978511
Oceanlets will never get it because they are inbred hicks from Iowa. The stripped bass is more than just some dumb big fish you catch trolling on your shitty party boat.
First of all the thing that makes striper the king of all game fish is that they do come close to shore. Being able to sight fish Striper in the bay on a fly rod is some of the most exciting fishing you can ever have. Stalking a striper while you're wading in shallow water, selecting the right fly to match the baitfish that are around and making the perfect presentation. The feeling of a putting a cast in front of the fish as its swimming and seeing the eat makes the experience. Catching a retarded shark on cut bait doesn't impress me.
I know I'm wasting my breath on spin fag largemouth bass fisherman from the midwest but try to have a soul.
>>1978593
Bluefish sucks no one even wants to keep them except Portuguese people hence "Portuguese tuna".
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>>1978988
Man, I wish it drove away more people. My local lake gets more pressure during the winter than during the nicer seasons. Probably because I live in a state with very low boat ownership rates and the lake has great lake trout fishing.
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>>1978701
If it’s farm runoff I honestly wouldn’t risk it. There are always far better places to get your fish from.
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>>1978993
>He doesn't fly fish for makos or other pelagics
ngmi. stripers are based but I wouldn't call them the king of all game fish. Not even the king of anadromous game fish.
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>>1978993
Lmao self fellating faggots like you nobody takes seriously
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>>1978993
>he thinks theres 1 right way to fish
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>>1979044
there is
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>>1979038
>>1979044
Seething spin fags
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>>1979021
Not farm. It’s a lake in my backyard and also on other properties. It drains in to the Chesapeake Bay
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>>1978993
You can do that and catch 50+ lb striper in reservoirs all over the midwest. The Nebraska state record for striped bass is bigger than the New York record, and the reservoir fishery for hog stripers is in better shape than the New England fishery for them. Chances for a 40+lb fish aside, muskies do it better anyways.

Otoh, the midwesterner has to leave sight of the cornfield to chase pelagics, and going after pelagic fish gives you a chance to fight something that can break a 250 lb leader, which just isn't possible inland.
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>>1978644
>baby's first pike the post
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>>1979070
i dont own spinning gear
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>>1978986
Excellent work anon, very cool
Fuck me American pike are pretty
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What is the cleanest fish you can eat regularly without pollutions and shit?
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>>1979363
Trout
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>>1979363
Something low on the food chain, panfish such as crappie or even go smaller and eat smelt. You want to avoid fish whose primary forage is smaller fish
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>>1979119
Catching a striper in some dingy puddle in Kansas is a little different than doing it in the ocean Cletus. That is the equivalent of killing a tiger on a fenced in hunting reserve in Texas.
I would take no joy in catching a fat, stubby tailed striper a 1000 miles away from its home surrounded by obesity, poverty and meth.
You will never feel the waves crashing on you, smell the salt in the air and sand beneath your feet while catching God's most majestic fish. Continue to seethe.
>>1979168
The thing that matters is you are a poor, inbred fly over who has no sophistication and take pleasure in catching trash fish.
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>>1976353
Get a cheapo bow for that first, its gonna get muddy and slimy. Best spots are usually slow stagnant water or below an obstruction like a dam. Depends what you're after though.
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>>1979500
>The thing that matters is you are a poor, inbred fly over who has no sophistication and take pleasure in catching trash fish.

epic, now we have urbanoids trying to gentrify catching a fucking fish. i hope your shit sinks and drown in the ocean nigger.
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>>1979607
Don't let some elitist faggot give all of us northeasterners a bad name. I love the smell of salt marsh and sandy beaches but we all gotta fish where we can.
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Pike caviar is actually pretty fucking good.
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>>1979659
never had it, did you harvest it yourself or is it commercially available?
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>>1976312
anyone here squid jig? is it as fun as it looks?
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>>1979669
>>1978986
Caught 3 females on Saturday, pretty small ones between 4 and 5 lbs. First time doing it following random Slav YouTube instructions. It's kind of like anchovy, but quite mild
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Ontario bros hows the ice near you?
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>>1979500
im not poor, inbred, or live in a flyover state
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>>1979500
>God's most majestic fish
Andromidous white bass, not Tarpon, not Marlin, not Tuna.

Nigger, you are high on the scent of your own farts.
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>>1979774
That sounds like a good idea.
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>>1979653
I am literally a northeasterner who lives beside the ocean but my point was universal, hate these faggots, and since you're implying some bullshit with
>where we can

you can suck my dick too. every day one grows closer to sympathizing with cheering muslim sign holders on 9/11
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>>1979789
Ontario is vast. Walk out there and check faggot
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>>1979902
>Ontario is vast
Yes nigger this is why I want to know what conditions are like in other places.
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>"that white dude over there on the other side, every time he casts hes pulling a fish back

youre god damn right darkys
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I passed a lake and I saw a lot of guys bass fishing (eastern PA). Can you catch bass in winter conditions and if so how? I don't have a boat
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>>1979987
you sure can
1. they love deeper waters in the winter
2. slow retrieves are your friend
i suggest regular plastic jigs myself. ive had the most luck with a slow retrieve on those. i havent caught anything more than 3 lbs this winter, but i dont really target them so much in the winter as much as i target white bass, bowfin, and buffalo
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>>1979992
I really only do bank fishing usually in streams. Do I have to go to lakes? And thank you
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>>1979995
hmmmm... in the streams we have here, they tend to either be too fast for them, or not deep enough. i have more luck in lakes, but streams can maybe work out for you. i would just be hopeful that theyre deep enough for fish to avoid the cold
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>>1979737
Its fun as fuck.
Dunno about you but I'm Aus based and depending on where you are squid can fire 24/7 regardless of the weather. I've got pretty damn good conditions for jigging where I am so fresh/ live squid for pelagic species are available year round, usually its jig at night and after a few hours find a good spot for kingies and throw out live squid without any sinker weight.
With a 2.5-3.5 weight rod a 30cm mantle squid can feel like a massive lump of seaweed on the end.
Depending on your town theres a pretty solid and welcoming community where you can openly tee up trips with randoms to show you the ropes - at least in Sydney and Melb there are. You don't have to go balls to the wall and pay $400+ for an egi rod and fancy diawa reel but the rod definitely makes a difference - you wont get the desired jigging results from a conventional slow to fast action rod since an egi rod tapers all the way through the rod blank. If you've got questions feel free to ask broski.
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>>1980071
The streams aren't very deep. All I know is there are 3-5 lb bass active during spring and summer. I'll look for lakes with bank access, thanks anon
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>>1979835
>t. Jersey trash
No one cares what some shitalian has to say. People in New England are far superior to the mutts and hicks who occupy the nether regions of this cursed land.
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>>1978532
The catfish here range from 2lbs to 8lbs. Bullheads, mostly. When I used to catfish I'd just cast out as many allowed lines with stinkbait and put a bell on them.

2 piece rods may suffice depending on where they break and overall length.
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>>1976312
Liberals on /out/ cry about me cutting a catfish in half while it was alive still but don't care about the pain the fish suffers while it's out of the water while you take a selfie with it and blurr your acne covered pizza looking face.
New setup I decided to buy since I lost my old rod and reel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=copg__6Ki9k
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>>1980425
Chaz can you fuck off already you will never pass.
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>>1980425
regular show intro
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>>1980429
is the tube filled with farts?
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>>1980448
its full of catfish halves
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>>1980425
>blurr your acne covered pizza looking face.
Projecting/10
>taking fish out of the water for a picture and to unhook it is the same as sawing them in half for fun: the post
Fuck sake can you just die of a heart attack already
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>pastebin doesn't have information about hooks and baits and types of fish for beginners

now i have to read for a few hours instead of being spoonfed, thanks obama
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>>1980642
Spend $10 on a used copy of the field & stream Total Fishing Manual
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>>1980642
The problem with a crash course on hooks is local species and hook availability are so non constant there's no easy way to spoon feed it other than thread discussion. Let's start with where you will be fishing. Geographic location? Rivers? Streams? Lakes? All play some amount of role in hook selection.
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>>1980645
might get it on kindle for $13, seems a bit haphazard for a beginner but i saw some interesting sections about various technical skills

>>1980681
i live in maine, i have just started swimming/kayaking around the penobscot river a little bit around the bangor area in a drysuit beside ice chunks on the water and it's literally only ever me out there lel, so i guess the fishing isn't too good now or people just don't want to deal with the cold. looking to start fishing from my kayak, with the end goal of catching smaller fish to eat pretty regularly while avoiding contaminants.

when the lakes thaw out i'll give that a try, not looking to start ice fishing right now (or buying an augur etc.) when I'm new to the whole thing. i've been searching a bit but it's hard to really tell where or how realistic it is to catch panfish at this time/location, lots of overwhelming factors.
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>>1980702
I would get the physical version, it's something you'll want to flip around to specific parts quickly for reference.
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ice fishing anybody?
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>>1980702
wait looks like the rivers are closed for fishing for a couple months anyway. oh well, maybe i can find an unfucked lake.
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>>1980725
I bought ice gear a year and 2 months ago and haven't gotten good ice since.
>>1980702
I'm not well versed in the nuance of the area but during the right time of year you should get American shad and stripers. As for panfish, it's pretty standard gear, 2-10 pound test, and an aberdeen hook in the #6-#10 range. If you only want one set up and want maximum versatility with minimal investment and a favoring towards smaller fish you'll probably want a medium light or light spinning rod in the 6'-7' range, a 2000 or 2500 size reel, and 6 or 8 pound mono. I'd wait till spring to start fishing if you're not experienced, panfish are the ideal learning fish; fun to catch, easy to fool, and literally everywhere. Your best resource will be your local tackle shop, I'd say go in there with about $125 expecting to spend ~$75 on it on the rod and or the rest on a tackle box and essentials. Small crankbaits are good, small kastmaster spoons are good, curly tail grubs are good and you'll need jig heads to go with them, you'll want a small assortment of bobber and split shot, some Aberdeen hooks, marabou jigs are good.
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>>1980744
i will probably have to wait a few months given rivers aren't legal til april 1st and the lakes i've been to around here are (thin) ice most days, so no normal or ice fishing there either. looks like there is good smallmouth bass fishing around here.

also there may be a pike-icide in the makings, pic related. anyway thanks.
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>>1980768
chad northern pike
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>>1980092
thanks anon, I really want to try this now
hopefully I can find some peeps here in florida
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>>1980768
I hate Pike. I always lose expensive bass lures to them during the bass fishing season.
Guess I have to permanently fish with a wire leader instead of using 12-14lb fluorocarbon.
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Going for splake and rainbows through the ice tomorrow. Anyone got tips for how deep of water and where they like to hang out in the water column? What do you guys like to catch em on?
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>>1980829
A 50 lb fluoro leader is sufficient so long as you inspect it for nicks after every pike you land.
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>>1980880
I prefer fishing for bass with straight fluorocarbon on baitcasters.
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>>1980829
>>1980885
i think youre trolling, but do people really have issues with pike teeth? ive never fished pike myself, but i have never had a lure or bait get cut off by bowfin or even gar teeth
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>>1980932
there is a very good chance that if a pike takes your lure and you don't have a 1mm minimum thickness flourocarbon leader or a wire leader on, those teeth will slice through the line

pike inhale the lure like bass however they have much larger and longer mouths, this contributes greatly to the biteoff chance
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>>1980872
Splake and rainbows are fucking temperamental through the ice. Some days they're in the deep holes, other days they're up 3-4' of water, though in my experience always hugging the bottom. Rainbows can be real fucking bastards who won't bite shit in winter. I haven't had the most experience but my advice is cast a wide net to start and when you find them keep to that spot. If you don't have a sonar suggest you buy a rainbow from the grocery store.
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>>1980932
I use 20lb mono leaders and honestly almost never lose lures to pike. I think fishing style makes a difference, if you're finessing a pike can inhale the bait deep before you react, but if you're cranking you catch em like normal no problem.
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>>1980872
Drill your holes a couple hours before dawn, or at mid day, in fairly shallow water. Fish at dawn or sunset. Don't make excessive noise.
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>>1980985
Yeah, if you're hooking pike with the last treble on a crank bait, the only threat to your line is the deathroll, but if they're hitting the front of the lure or putting the whole thing in their mouth, that's a different story. I once lost a bobber because a Pike grabbed it with a reaction strike the moment it hit the water. I didn't even get a tug on the rod, he just swallowed the fucking thing and cut the 6 lb mono without any tension on it.

Found the bobber the next day, he had spit it out, it had 6 inches of line on either side of the spring hook, my hook and weights were never in his mouth either.
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>>1980872
It varies from lake to lake based on what food they have access to. My main lake is a reservoir with heavy water level changes from year to year so no weed beds grow. The rainbows primarily eat daphnia and therefore pretty much are scattered randomly throughout the lake in the top 10 feet of the water column even over 200+ FoW and they can be caught all day long. If your lake has decent weedbeds, find a good weedline and set up as early as possible just on the open water side of it. They will come cruising in early for food then settle into deep water later on. I like medium sized kastmasters, teardrop jigs, or jigging raps. Most baits like waxworms do the job, I normally use sucker or perch meat just because I have it on hand in the freezer for laker fishing.
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>>1980997
In summer I'm mostly trolling from a canoe so the only time it's not right in the corner of the mouth after a swipe is when it's right in the middle of their backs foulhooked from a goofy launch at it.
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>>1980983
>cast a wide net to start and when you find them keep to that spot.
Okay thats what I thought
>If you don't have a sonar suggest you buy a rainbow from the grocery store.
Aw man. Ill be happy with some splakes. Or a laker which I think are in this lake.
>>1981006
>If your lake has decent weedbeds, find a good weedline and set up as early as possible just on the open water side of it. They will come cruising in early for food then settle into deep water later on.
Great tips thanks anon. I have live and dead minnows for my tip up and a small selection of lures hopefully that'll do but I was thinkin about wax worms, Will get next time.
>>1980993
Going to make sunrise and set. Thanks for the tips
>3 replies
Based thanks anons
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>>1981011
> I have live and dead minnows
Minnows would probably work great, everywhere I have fished trout live bait is illegal. Forgot to mention it, but the way rainbows hang out in shallow water while feeding combined with them normally living in clear water means they are great fun to sight fish. If you have an ice house, it's awesome to watch them because they are super active in the winter. They will come in fast and just do speedy circles around your stuff while they try to figure out if it's food or not.
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>>1981022
There's a spot I go with hundreds of escapee rainbows from a local trout farm, these rainbows are fat and stupid as fuck since they still mooch on the farm food. We made a nice sight hole in perfect lighting conditions just to watch every single fish just freight train the lure at full speed no hesitation, it was hilarious but also completely pointless
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>>1981022
Im gonna buy a pop up next time I go out I think either that or electronics. Im ontario so murky water with so-so sight fishing but it looks cool as hell.
>>1981052
This sounds fun as fuck I wish I had spots like that usually I just get skunked.
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>>1981054
It is fucking dope, but it's also kind of cheap feeling. You know you're only catching them because the chugs get so much fucking cash to keep their horrendously shoddy operation afloat. Don't feel too bad.
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>>1981064
>>1981054
Also dude are you nuts don't get a hut get a sonar. What good is a hut over a hole with no fish under it. Plus side you can run the sonar off a canoe/kayak in summer whereas hut is mouse food
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Bassmasters Lunar Chart for January 2021.

you already know ^^^/best-fishing-times-fishing-calendars


To assist anglers when it comes to planning fishing trips, we supply astro tables each month on Bassmaster.com. Lunar periods are enhanced when they overlap a key solar period. The best of these overlaps are designated by the sun symbols below. Enjoy our fishing calendars and discover the best fishing times each month.
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I skunked my first 4 outings of 2021, granted they weren't long outings, but still
ask me anything
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>>1981119
advertisement? this also just seems like full moons and new moons are the best times, so i dont need your lists
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>>1981064
I dont have that same problem lol
>>1981069
That was my thought too, Im buying a canoe in the summer
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>>1981121
I haven't even gone out because the tides are too crazy.
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>>1980932
>Never fished for pike
>Thinks I'm trolling

I've had plenty of pike bite me off when I'm fishing for bass during the regular season. It happens more often when I'm using finesse presentations and the bait is smaller. Of course during the colder months when monster pike are more active I use a wire leader because it'd be stupid not to.
I would love to be in a country like Japan where I won't have to worry about pike stealing my expensive lures and can finesse fish straight 12lb fluoro for bass.
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>>1981121
Sounds a lot like fishing in Toronto. Worst place to fish in the entire world and I'm not even joking here.
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Absolutely, fully and completely JUSTed right now bros

>Go down to beach
>Perfect weather, perfect sea conditions, fish biting hard
>All is well
>Suddenly schizo seanigger kid parks his shit right next to me
>Immediately starts talking shit, literally will not shut, telling endless bullshit stories and how my rig and technique are all wrong
>Try to move several times but he just follows me
>Some teenagers setup near us and start yelling and being somewhat annoying
>seanigger kid starts going all psycho and talking to himself about beating them up and stabbing them with his bait knife
>Fucking hell
>Move away from teenagers so I'm not party to murder
>He follows me again
>Don't want to tell him to fuck off in case he goes full schizo on me
>Fuck it I'll just go home
>Some stupid thot is walking her dog past
>Dog wanders up to my pile of motorcycle gear
>Pisses all over it
>All inside my helmet, jacket and jeans
>FOR FUCKS SAKE
>Thot doesn't even apologise for her shitcunt dog, just walks off
>Seanig kid starts hooting and howling with laughter
>Wash gear off in ocean
>Ride home wet and smelling like dog piss

Think I'll drink copious amounts of liquor now, thanks for listening to my blog.
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>>1981146
>anime pic

you deserve your misfortunes.
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>>1981132
you could always live in the south. theres no pike down here
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>>1981134
does any major city have good fishing??
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>>1981125
Eat a dick cocksocket... there do I sound like an advertising marketer? Im a fucking fisherman this info might be helpful for those who have a job and cant go fishing every goddamn day. Clown.
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>>1981161
I've fished in a few major cities around the world, most had a significantly higher population density than Toronto and the fishing was tough for sure but not get skunked for months bad like Toronto.
I'm not trying to exaggerate here but I suppose if I was rich enough to own a boat then it wouldn't be so bad. Its just unfortunate that the shore fishing in Toronto is downright bad compared to many other cities I've had the pleasure to fish in.
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>>1981163
Doesn't help that the chinks take absolutely everything big enough to bite a hook and spend all day doing that since they are loaded property investors who don't have to work.
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>>1981170
Rich expat Chinese are almost all in drug money, not actually real estate investing, real estate investing is how they launder. You see, the CCP doesn't let you take money out of the country in large quantities, so what they do is accept cash payment in North America for drug precursor stocks they buy with their Chinese money and then ship those stocks to the illicit mexican pharma labs that make most of the illegal drugs that are consumed in the US and Canada. It's a triangle trade and lets them get money out of China without actually having to get money out of China, and if they start to feel the heat, well, China always welcomes back Chinese expats, especially if they come bearing suitcases full of 100s and doesn't expedite to the US or Canada, so they're safe forever.
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>>1981132
>can fish for pike but fishes for bass
ngmi bro, I'm sorry
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>>1978211
>over tuna
>over tarpon
CAN YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP
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>>1980932
Gar teeth are gnarly and strong, but Pike teeth are way sharper. Gar teeth are comparable to the large spaced teeth on the pike's bottom jaw, but those teeth don't have a cutting edge, and so if you don't get the tip, your line is pretty safe (when gar cut your line, they mostly do it with their scales, actually), but the smaller teeth on a pike's upper jaw don't just have a lot of points, but they also have a cutting edge. Bowfin don't compare.
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>>1981162
okok you convinced me. advertising is very rampant on some boards. thanks for the advice and link. i mentioned moon phases but i actually really didnt know that before you posted it, so thanks
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>>1981195
Who says I don't fish for pike? I target largemouth and smallmouth bass during the hot summer months but do run into quite a few pike due to the nature of my waters.
During the winter I target pike and brown trout exclusively. I just don't want to use super heavy fluoro leaders like 50lb or a wire leader all year because of pike.
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Imagine not living by the sea
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>>1981197
>but muh sight fishing for 20-30 lb white bass that doesn't fight as hard as a musky on a fly rod in shallow coastal cold muck
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>>1981199
yeaaah i knew bowfin's tiny little teeth werent close. those were the teethed fish i had the most experience in. thank you for the advice and comparisons
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>>1981207
you dont fish, you suck cock
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>>1981217
What's your PB striper? I caught a 38 lber in the Maryland waters of the Potomac on a tube jig in 2003. I had more fun catching a 31 lb cownose ray the same day.

The striper wasn't the equal of a musky or a yellowfin half his weight.
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>>1981238
>in 2003
striper boomer confirmed
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>>1981153
it's a 2d e-whore
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I've been ice fishing the last few days but perches weren't too interested in my jigs
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>>1981330
That tail is absurdly long. Short strike city.
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>>1981268
I was 16, I haven't fished the Potomac since highschool, because when I was 18 I took a charter to the gulf stream and caught my first marlin, so now if I'm taking a fishing trip to the ocean, I'm a pelagic fisherman.
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>>1977427
When are you going to neck yourself tubby?
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>>1981197
>>1981207
Get a grip retard. I have the best striper fishing in the world 20 minutes from my house. I can roll out of bed, go fishing for a couple hours and then go about my business which means I get to fish for the most exciting game fish in the world all the time.
Wow you went out on your gay party boat and the deckhand caught a mako and let you reel it in. Congrats you faggot. How often does your daddy pay for you to get out on that boat once a year?
>>1981238
Lmao musky are a meme that landlocked retards brag about because they have nothing else other than cows and incest going on in their area. I don't weigh my fish but I'm sure I have caught multiple larger than that on a 9wt fly rod. Musky are lazy lake fish who tire out quickly. Striper are ocean dwelling fish who make a living sitting in high current or wave action picking off baitfish and crabs. Yes a yellow tail will fight you but how often do you have an opportunity to catch one? We get albies in coming near shore in october and they are fun to catch but you can't be the king of all game fish if you only show up for a month a year.
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>>1981546
>Can't be the King if you aren't accessible
Holy copeposting.

I'm sure that your everyday inshore schoolies are actually hogs and you've got a chance at a hog from shore when it's not the 3 week long spawning run, without having to crowd the riverbanks with 10 million other new easterners, while your fishery for mature fish is collapsing under the pressure.
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>>1981550
>Implying I fish where normies tred
There are many good places to catch large fish that the average spin faggot doesn't go. Being a seething landlocker I know it's hard for you to get it.
And yes part of the allure of a fish is the ability to catch it. If you can only go one time per year to catch a fish that requires you to just spend hours trolling the open ocean its not the king of game fish.
Trolling is barely even fishing especially on a charter where the crew does everything for you and 20 other faggots.
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>>1981546
Get a kid of this guy
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>>1981546
Please keep going, this sort autism is the only thing that makes these threads interesting
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>>1981554
You know, we'd have no issue with your passion for striped bass if you weren't so condescending about your only lightly deviated from normiecore fishing preferences.

They're good fish, in my top 10 for freshwater species.
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>>1981546
you're making some good points but you sound real mad lol
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Hey anon I got you a lure for your birthday.
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>>1981627
I've caught some nice pike and musky with the Savage Gear line through Live Trout lure.
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>>1981643
>>1981627
And that lure isn't cheaper enough for me to want to give the chinky alternative a try.
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>>1981546
This anon is being a complete asshope but as someone who just took up striper fishing in Vegas and throwing out 5-8 Oz swim baits ranging from 10-12”, stripers are absolute beasts. They’re hard fighters.

Sucks though that reviving them is hard if you fight them for too long. Goes for most fish but I’ve found stripers are harder.
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>>1981546
Stop huffing copium. How can stripers be the king when they are only available in reservoirs and salt water? Stripers are one of my favorite fish but accessibility shouldn't be considered when talking about the King of All Game Fish. If you consider that then largemouth bass would be on the list. It should be how hard they are to catch and how hard they fight. Stripers may fight but any retard with a rod can catch them. GT, Tarpon, Billfish, Chinook Salmon, Musky, Rooster Fish, Bonefish, Golden Dorado, Tuna. All of these fish are harder to catch and fight either slightly worse or much harder (excluding musky). This is with lures or flies, no bait.
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>>1981064
damn that's a good looking slab of meat
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>>1981666
Eh, I think 30 lb fish to 30 lb fish, the Musky will be the better fight on average. My tube jig 38 lb striper wasn't on heavier tackle than my 34 lb musky, and the musky came way closer to spooling me, event though I was chasing her with the boat, while I was only one fisherman of several with fish on at the time when I caught the striper, so the captain wasn't chasing my fish.

But striper are bigger than muskies on average. A 60 lb musky is a world record that's stood for 70 years now, while a 60 lb striper gets caught basically every year, somewhere.

For me, though, Blue Marlin or Mako Sharks are the two kings of sport fishing. Maybe I'd change my mind if I ever got on a big bluefin or a swordfish, but those are my two personal legends. I wanna flyfish for mako out of a kayak in the pacific sometime, there's a couple of charters who specialize in that around long beach.
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>another blank
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>>1981769
nice day though
random wild owl almost flew into my line
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>>1981666
Stripers are pickier than Largemouth Bass especially in shallow water where they spook easily and are more selective about what they are eating. I've had stripers come up on a fly and refuse I've never seen that with a large mouth or pike. Stripers are a lot easier to catch when they are crashing beaches or in deeper water feeding in large numbers which is when retards catch them. Catching them on the beach is pretty fun though so I can't hate that much.
Fish that I would consider in the running for King of Game fish other than striper would be bonefish, redfish, tarpon, trout and salmon. All of them are respectable fish to pursue but you have to look at all the factors when giving such a title as King. 1) Stripers are a hard fighting fish, maybe not the hardest fighting but an above average striper will give you a run for you money on an 8 or 9 weight. 2) They come close to shore. You need to consider how available they are to fish into consideration. Trout are the only fish that is more widely spread on the list but they cant be king because I catch shad bigger than "trophy trout" boomers show me pictures of. 3) Mystique. The striper is one of the most legendary fish of all time with hundreds of years of history behind them. Trout beat out stripers due to the 1500+ year history of recreational fishing but once again they are tiny.
All the other fish on your list are either not very prevalent in the US or lack accessibility.
>>1981621
I am mad anon, no one will tarnish the name of the striper on my watch.
>>1981583
My autism knows no bounds, don't worry.
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My gf catching a dink
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>>1981810
what's it like dating a dwarf girl?
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>>1981794
I've had pike refuse flies before, the bigger ones tend to be a bit smarter. Musky have refused more lures and flies than any other fish besides (maybe) permit. An average 35" musky will 100% give you a good fight on an 8wt. Most people use 12wts for them which is why the fights look a bit anticlimactic. Natural trout fishing is pretty pathetic everywhere in the U.S, its only really good in New Zealand and Canada.
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>>1981810
She’s 5ft3, the angle is kinda fucked because I’m 6ft5
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One thing I wish I did earlier was switch all my combos to braid. It’s been so much better in terms of sensitivity, hook setting power and durability. I can switch over leaders on the boat and I don’t have to replace line every month. It’s way cheaper, so if anyone is thinking about it, just fucking do it.
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>>1981819
When she rides you does she put her nose in your mouth
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>>1981819
Bro if you're really that tall you could be smashing much higher grade poon.
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>>1980425
Try on a wig and skirt. There's a ton of potential in a FUBoy fishing channel.
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>>1981546
Saltwater striper guy sounds more autistic than BFS guy.
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>>1981906
Pretty sure the super autistic BFS anon got BTFO'd so many times that he stopped posting. He doesn't start shitting up the thread whenever fly fishing is brought up anymore.
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>>1981914
I don't think BFS guy was ever against fly fishing.
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>>1981330
Get some smaller jigs or tip them with something like a piece of minnow.
Better yet go live minnow, especially If you dont have electronics.
Made it out into the muskoka area today and got a little splake, no pics had my hands full.
>>1981810
I wouldnt post my girl here for these degenerates to ogle.
Good for you tho anon sounds like a nice day.
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>>1976898
>>1976899
you get that on St. Clair or The river?
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>spend $350+ on a fly rod, reel, backing, fly line, and leader
>spend $0 on flies and just use crappie wigglers and worms on size 8 hooks
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>>1981823
IMO fluoro is better
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>>1981823
dont use it for vertical or really strong jigging, but essentially yeah
>>1981969
fluoro is better in certain situations. its great and all, but the memory was annoying and i had to change it out way more often than i do braid. you can find pretty solid versions of both for <$20 anyway
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>>1981956
>Royal Oak
I'm Canadian, but visited Detroit once in October 2019 and I dropped by the Orvis store in Royal Oak for a bit to buy some stuff.
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>>1981823
>>1981969
>>1981972
I prefer fishing straight fluoro on my baitcasters too, but the heaviest I will use is 16lb. If I need anything stronger I'll fish braid with a fluoro leader. I don't mind changing my fluoro spools every season or so as most of my baitcasters have shallow spools and I buy my fluoro in bulk. It does end up costing a bit more but I can afford to have fresh line for each season.
I spray KVD Line and Lure on my fluoro the night before going out fishing and always have zero issues with line memory. Not trying to shill but it does work.
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>>1981919
Nah, he sorta had a problem with fly fishing because whenever I or other anons stated that in the states, fly fishing is the preferred method over BFS, he calls it boomer fishing. Like yeah, sure, most boomers do it over younger guys, but it's seriously fun.

Then he'd get all mad at black bass fishermen because they were using cheap shit. The moment I posted all my Loomis set-ups, he changed his toon and moved goalposts. He was still very knowledgeable as fuck though, I'll give him credit for that, he definitely knows THE websites to get good JDM tackle. I really valued that knowledge he shared with us, despite his hard headedness. Kinda wish he still posted here more frequently, despite our autistic arguments, he was knowledgeable.
>>1981972
The only fluoro I use is Sunline, either Sniper or Assassin. Sniper doesn't have much memory problems, it's seriously fucking good. I fish in shallow rivers for smallmouth and largemouth, and even using 8 pound Sniper, I never get knicks or scrapes on my line. Than the fact the diameter is ridiculously tiny for it's break strength, 8 pound Sniper diameter is most brand's 5-6 pound. A lot of bass fishermen in my area use P-Line, and 16 pound P-Line has the same diameter as 20 pound Sniper lol. I only buy it from American Legacy Fishing too, they always have it for 25% off.
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>>1982063
>in the states, fly fishing is the preferred method over BFS
It's funny, because even in Japan BFS is niche compared to UL spinfishing, their tiny telescoping cane poles, or fly fishing, BFS is cool and all, but it's niche everywhere,
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Never fished but trout fishing seems fun. Is the OP pastebin on trout legit or is there anything you'd do differently?
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>>1976312
LMAO
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>>1982108
UL rod with 4-6lb test, spinners, trout magnets, power baits, marshmallows
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>>1976312
What’s a good bait for a lake in Virginia? It’s Southern Virginia if that matters
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>>1982108
See what the boomers at the spots are doin.
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>>1982240
What are you trying to catch?
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>>1981956
Clinton. I'm at 2 hens and 2 bucks so far this winter.
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>>1982306
Mostly catfish. I heard they are light and flaky so I want to eat them all
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>>1982505
Enjoy your PCBs
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>>1982531
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-health/public-health-toxicology/fish-consumption-advisory/
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>>1982534
>Lake Trashmore
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>>1982505
Big worms and small sunfish on Carolina rigs.
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>>1982531
Psh, you will be fine with fish from most places as long as you’re not eating the biggest cats you can land daily for lunch and dinner. Even the worst species, most advisories will tell you like 3x a week, maybe 2 servings if you’re breastfeeding.
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>>1982538
I thought it was going to be a joke name for a lake ending with -more but it's actually named that, what the hell?
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>>1982568
You guys don’t live around but a famous attraction is a park called Mount Trashmore. It was constructed entirely of a landfill and had dirt put over it. Next to it is a massive lake and I believe that’s what it is
>>1982560
Thanks man. The guide somebody posted said my branch is safe and I also thank the guy that posted the rig. Can’t wait to catch some cats bros
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>>1982583
Yea cats are ok. Depending on waterways, you have to be careful sometimes if you eat the fish like daily. The rule of thumb is apex predators are the worst because of bioaccumulation, and the larger/older ones of those apex predators will be worse than the younger ones.

Panfish are generally good eating, and if you’re keeping fish to eat, the mid-size ones normally taste better than the big ones anyway.

But like I said, even fairly polluted waterways will tell you like twice a week for preggo women.
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NUEVO!!!

>>1982598
>>1982598
>>1982598
>>1982598
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Well I went steelhead fishing and caught nothing but i found this piece of petrified wood so that's a cool consolation prize
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Got my 8wt recon in. Handls super well.





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