#400-“Out of Ideas” EditionPrevious Thread:>>2156819Thinking 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/1Xw3NNew Bong Fishin Guidehttps://pastebin.com/sDB5SQTqFirst for best telescopic rod is the one you exchanged for a 3pc.Talk about fishin
Awww hell yea, an unrelated objectification of women to sell the idea of talking about fishing!
Hopefully will be taking my gf out fishing this week. I haven't been fishing for a couple years so I'm excited. She hasn't been fishing in like 15 years so she is also excited.
>went out on a 1.5 day>catch 2 BFT>processing costs almost half the trip>mfw
>>2162661Nice, what class?
>>2162651>>2162680It was a joke.
>>2162648>a picture of a happy woman in clothes she chose to wear>objectification the only one objectifying is you
reposting from last threadI uploaded a video of a quick pike river session using pic related, a really nice small surface popper from rapalahttps://youtu.be/sAj8F8xeyf8
ever gone shore crab fishing? havnt done it since i was a kid, but now i wanna catch em and eat instead of just looking at themnow theres theese cute little crabbing rods but back in my day we just did pic related, and even thats a little elaborate, just a string with a clothpin, go out harvest a few blue mussels, crush em for bait
>>2162653>taking your girlfriend fishing oof
>>2162772how's that work? Does the crab just grab the clothes pin and go for a ride? >t. flatlander
heads up... Academy has 20% fishing sale, but I think their shipping is high if I remember correctly so in store stock will net you the biggest savings.
>>2162802Yea just put a smashed mussel, slice of salami, price of cheese, fish. Anything reallyAnd you just dangle it in the weeds, crabbo grabs on and you haul em upWe have millions on millions of shore crab hereQuintessentially Dansih summer pass time for kids
>>2162828That looks awesome! I love our big lakes, but they are no oceans.
https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Curado_BFS_Casting_Reel/descpage-CRBF.htmlI just noticed TackleWarehouse carries a BFS reel now. I guess BFS must really be getting more popular in America
>>2162844Speaking of BFS, is Kastking Zephyr any good? Is less than half the price of the Shimano and Daiwa BFS reels. Is it bad or just Chinese manufacturing?
>>2162772Used to handline Blue Crabs in the Chesapeake as a kid, we just tied chicken necks or gizzards right to the mason line, we didn't use clothes pins or anything. Tie the other end of the line to a willow switch and stick that in the gravel of the jetty, when the line goes tight, gently pull him in and dipnet him at the waters surface because they generally drop off when you pull them into the air.Lots of fun.
>>2162648You’re going to reply to every single one of these fishing threads the same exact way aren’t you, faggot?
>>2162852People say it's good. I guess you can't really get fucked over at that price unless it's REALLY bad. It can be mediocre at that price desu.
>>2162648no one needs to sell the idea of fishing they need to sell the idea of women
>>2162772I didn't even do the pin>save fish heads after fish fry>poke a hole in the underside of the jaw for to tie string>tie butchers twine to fish head>fish head in water>crabs >>2162802They grab the bait and for one reason or another the greedy bastards dont let go while you pull them up
>>2162793I don't get your point
>>2162844Do they even carry a BFS suitable rod?
>>2162976What are the requirements? There's a couple of 4-6lb and 1/16 lure weight rods. Of course they're all like $300+ minimum lol
post lures and tackle
>>2162983I mean, that should do it, I was just not finding anything like that as I poked around.
>>2162983>>2162976This is considered one of the only good budget "BFS" rods outside of JDM.> https://fish.shimano.com/content/fish/northamerica/us/en/homepage/Shimano_Product_Page.P-SENSILITE_CASTING.html
>>2162986OkayHave some duplicates not included in pic
What ive gotten since that pic
Also lesrned last trip to Sweden that the small bright grenn/lime 9g westin swim glows in the darkSuper cool, pretty useless as the glowing fades after two casts after charging it with a flashlight lol
>>2162986thoughts on the crazy crawler? i hear some people have trouble getting the action going? lately ive been interested in older American lures, makes me think of what other cool lures other countries have that are either not recorded, or just not talked about on the English-language internet>>2162993whats the thing under the Super Spook?
>>2162986also, whats the green mess next to the frog?
Two days in a row- carp were not biting at my regular spot. Caught six bullheads, but got fed up with the lack of carp. Hikeed a ways down to a nearby canal I never fished before, managed to pull out one small common. Better than none! Saw big ones swimming around in there too so I think I’ll give the canal another go sometime soon.
>>2163031>>2163032I like the crawler it does take some repetition to get it going but I like the pattern and duller color of the old lures.to the right of the frog is a 1/4oz jig head with a skirt on it and a weed gaurd.bottom of the frog are what we call mr.twisters or twister tail grubs you put on a jig head
>>2162986Need to pick up a new tackle boxAny recs lads?Gotta be big enough to carry around a few spinners, top water, few floats, hooks and few soft baitsWouldn't mind getting one of those american style lifty boxes but I got one for my father and the plastic on it was very cheap.
So many laws around which ones you can take home. Is there like a national app? Or a state app? (Missouri) or even a fucking flow chart?
>>2163159Each state has their own regs.
>>2163177I know, but it would be nice to have an app where you select your state then select the fish you caught and it tells you if it's legal to keep or not.
>>2163031>under the spookone of the small westin swim models
>>2163185Get an app that also fishes for you so don't have to do anything.
>>2163034you eat that shit ?
>>2163237The bureaucracy part of the joy of fishing?
got a bft today on the San Diego
>>2163145https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/cabelas-catch-all-gear-bag?ds_e=GOOGLE&ds_c=Shop%7CGeneric%7CAllProducts%7CHigh%7CSSCCatchAll&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0K-HBhDDARIsAFJ6UGjwsi2OG2g8lxcZnLa-ZJL-8pjZuM0cz9rikzYpoc-ceEv-34qi0NwaAgWfEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.dsi took 3 of the smaller rectangle tackle boxes like the ones in the pic and it works tremendously. I have my softbaits and in the front pouch, some sun screen and bug spray in the side pocket and some towels in the other side
>>2163145I like a backpack with some 3600s
>>2163014ever catch anything on the duck?
>>2162648Only reason I come in these. Don’t give a shit about fishing.
>>2163331Nice, man. I've always wanted to go on one of those but just haven't been out there during the season.
>>2163241No. Might try one in the future if I get one from a clean waterbody, but my area is pretty bad for pollution so I won’t be eating one from around here. If I do try one I have very low expectations, lol. I’d really like to try these bullheads I’ve been getting.. be nice if I could find a mess of them from somewhere cleaner.
>>2162772You can catch anything with hook and worm.
Any California anons go to the Fishermans Life street fair is SF last Saturday? I went for a few hours and it was pretty cool, got to meet a lot of salt water fishing youtubers and bought some cool merch.
>>2162661meh ive done the processing my self and its a bish... processing is worth it. came back after my 3 day on the rp and 5star hooked it up for us. $1lb @ 530lbs packed and in our coolers. tipped the guys and we got free t shirts and a 15% discount card next time...
>>2163477Ya this was my 3rd time this year going for bluefin. It would always shut off the day I went. Per the processor this guy was 55lbs.
>>2163500Oh cool, he hasn't uploaded a video yet, so I'm interested in what happened as well.
Boys my dad's got fucking asbergers so I'm learning to fish on my ownGot an empty spot by a river with trout (rusthorpe) and a spinner +worm, but I've got a few questions-should I worry about ducks in the area?-I'm trying to do bottom bouncing but it keeps getting stuck by sticks in the base of the river. I know I'm meant to be casting upstream but does this mean I have to reel in faster?Cheers
>>2163798>-should I worry about ducks in the area?Why the fuck would you need to worry about ducks?>-I'm trying to do bottom bouncing but it keeps getting stuck by sticks in the base of the river. I know I'm meant to be casting upstream but does this mean I have to reel in faster?Yes
>>2163798I would worry about ducks. Vile creatures.
Any tips for catching fish in a muddy river like pic related ? I can pull out tons of channels and flats but never anything else. I have tossed some spinners around but no bites. Got a smallmouth on a top water once
>>2163407>>2163399Nah, I'm good on bags.I have a larpy army bag I got from that finnish surplus website for like 30 euros. Only 15L but it does the job, I was thinking more like Utilty trays but I found a Plano 2 Tray that suit meCheers
>>2163945Big "thumpy" actions, dark or light colors, don't worry about flash, stronger smells.
>>2163556Would love to get a bunch of these classic hokey work on everything as seen on TV baits to hang on my wall. Also carving is half the fun for me.
>>2163798constantly reel spinners or get snagged
What is up with this>>>/qa/4728411
Friendly reminder again $200 is the best budget for a rod or reel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEdnjZSz5cM
went fishing today here's what I gotSkimmer
Yellow fin Rudd
Only caught one of these, a Dace>>2164532nah just size 18 hook and 3mm bread punch, I'll upload a video in a few days it's going to be a pain to edit
>>2164538You've gotten really good at identifying fish anon. Nice job, I would've gotten the dace right and that's it
>>2164540Thank you very much, I am still a little confused on the yellow fin rudd and am reading about it now
>>2163331Pog Fin Tuna
>>2164506In a word? Lamarckianism.
How good are bamboo rods really? I'm seeing a Sweetgrass five weight on sale for 1.6k at my local fly shop and I need a new rod.
https://www.trackerboats.com/bass/bass-tracker-classic-xl.htmlWhy spend thousands on a bass boat when I could just buy a bunch of wooden planks and 55 gallon barrels and make my own boat for a few hundred?
>>2164611imagine spending 160000 Abe Lincoln's on a blade of grass
>>2163034based carp angler
>>2162772I put small bits of old meat and gristle in my pegs, but the crabs here are tiny. I just caught them to put them back.
what mm of flourcarbon leader should i use for waters with A LOT og northern pike?i wanna get into tying my own leaders
>>2164751I use .7 for leaders when I'm fishing in pike waters, but not targeting pike specifically, I try to use .9 to 1mm when chasing eater pike, and my musky rod typically has 1.2 if I'm not using a steel leader.At least if I'm converting pounds test to diameter right, I think that's what I've got.
>>2164508Nah. There are some nice rods in the $50-80 range, and for reels $100-125 is that sweet spt.
>>2164527>>2164528>>2164530>>2164533>>2164538this lil guy smashed a #8 hook>>2164631bass boats are just glorified, less-durable jon boats at a massive price hike. you can put together a brand new 12ft jon boat with motor for $2500.
>>2164873So yeah about $200 for a rod and reel
>>2164885> He doesn't wait for sales...
Does anyone own a Daiwa AIRD Coastal Inshore? I can't find ANYTHING on them online. One quick video that tells you nothing other than they exist. I own an Aird-X and love it, but I saw these and I'm a cork grip kind of guy. Do I just have to bite the bullet and be a guinea pig?
>>2162685this thread is filled with boomers who have no soul or personality, therefore booba for OP pic
okay, so switched back to live bait and now instead of getting no bites i'm just catching blue gilli can throw a worm in front of trout and bass looking fuckers and they just let the blue gill take it, am i doing something wrong?
Caught 5 cods in the fjord yesterday. Alright size, but not what i'm looking for.Today i went fishing in a lake, but got swarmed by horse flies, a swarm unlike any i've seen before. Got no fish. Will rain tomorrow, but i'll try again then.
>>2164938Use the bluegill as bait. If they just watch it, cut the tail fins so it cant swim as well, a crippled dink is primo food for bass
>>2164951No bully. Don't kill. Killing is only suitable for survival purposes.>>2164938Trout and bass are way less likely to bite in the summer heat. You have to switch to finesse presentations, at least for most hours of the day. This summer, I have caught ZERO bass with my go to methods, I've only had luck on things like senkos, bouncing them off the bottom in heavy shade areas with cover. For trout, try a small insect or something, real or fake.
>>2164951> t. sociopath
>>2164888It's only $50, give us the review already.
how long can a rod and reel stay under water before its not worth going back for and dragging it off the bottom?
>>2164970ive heard this beforehow do people lose their rod and reel to the water
>>2164970probably longer than you think. the eyes will probably be corroded if left for some time... but if it has removeable eyelets, it's not a problem. someone who knows what they're doing could even completely replace eyes alltogether... but unless it's a decent quality rod, it's not worth the effort. How do people even lose rods anyways? I'm guessing leaving the line out and the rod in a holder?
Woke up late but still made it to the canal. Two boomers showed to fish up as I was landing this guy
>>2164961>>2164959Trimming fins isnt nearly as distressful to a fish as jamming a hook through it
>>2165020Also landed this guy as they were leaving (they got skunked) this one was larger and fought well.
>>2164970The reel I caught >>2163331 on was a torium that I found on the bottom while spearfishing. Just serviced it and put new line on it.
>>2165023Why do you catch carp of all the fish to catch? Carp are crap...
>>2165218look not him and i also know very little still about carb/fishing in general but here in the netherlands carp fishing is like what bass fishing is in us. except bass fishing techniques/gear can be applied to other predatory fish where carp is pretty specific. I started on artaficial lures catching perch and pike but there is a serious autistic dedication here to carp fishing. like a big portion of tackle stores are actually carp tackle stores where they have little to no non-carp gear.
How to catch carp on fly in shallows of a lake? I always seeing them cruising by but never targeted them but now I want to. I have an 8wt full floating line
>>2165233Don't carp just shit up the ecosystem. Do you catch them and terminate them?You can't eat the nasty fucks
>>2165279ive never fished them but as far as im aware its the opposite here. they always release em. not sure about the ecosystem part, ive heard that in many countries but here they become fucking massive even though theres so many of them, no how that works. some info here: https://www.fishinginholland.nl/english/fish-species/carp.html
>>2165279>>2165218>Why catch them Why would I target tiny fish? If you want to pluck dink bass all day, you go right ahead. World record bass> 22 pounds, 4 ouncesWorld record carp > 112 lb 14 oz.>Cant eat themWrong, billions of people eat them. >>>2165233The Euro carp anglers is what made me want to start going after them, we have many of them here. Tackle shops now have Carp sections.I’ve heard Carp fishing is like soccer, the whole world likes it except for North America, lol.
>>2165261I’ve yet to have any luck getting one to take anything from the surface. Apparently it can be done- but I’ve had success using a heavy weight and sinking the bait to the bottom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_TN4pW6cf0
>>2165359>I’ve had success using a heavy weight and sinking the bait to the bottom.That's because the are bottom feeder trash hence why you don't eat them. They are nasty garbage eating fish. Only the poorest poorfag would consider eating carp
>>2165390Whatever you say, big guy. >Richfag catches and cooks common carp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7_x9178hT4
>>2163014hmmmm in-line spinner
Some friends are going camping in Mammoth California so I'm going to meet them up there and fish it for the first time. Anyone recommendations on places to fish? I'm down to do some hiking to get to remote spots but have my foo foo dogs so somewhat limited.
Finally caught a fish I can be proud of lads, now I just need to learn to catch things other than bass
musky fishing has been killing me lads. No fish, one follow, another chased a smallie in when I wasn't fishing for musky, a few small pike, and constant 10-20km/h winds makes fly fishing harder. Honestly considering giving up on the river and trying a nearby lake which should have some better weed beds.
>>2165022You are suggesting using it a live bait, so are you not trimming the fins AND jamming a hook through it's body?
Do you guys think women are aware of what would happen to them during a time of war?
I bought a motor for my dad's old boat 20 days ago and I have been in registration hell ever since. Fucking VIN on a 25 year old trailer doesn't match the previous state's registration and the state it came from has been totally worthless
>>2165656>Wants to enjoy the /out/doors >BUREAUCRACY BLOCKS YOUR PATH Many such cases.
>>2162607What type of fish is this? It hissed and shit everywhere.
>>2165533twin lakes basin is easy access and decent fishing, coldwater creek feeds that area and also is pretty good. Parker creek/lake is near the June Lake loop and is a farther hike, but that also means there will be fewer people
I'm stuck indoors for a while, what are some entertaining or informational fishing youtube channels/videos?
>>2165870NDYak is unbelievably comfy listening
>>2165261Your gear sounds ideal. I use a 10-12 foot 12 or 14 pound leader.What got me my first carp on the fly was a fly I tied myself called the backwards but. If you see them cruising, or sunning themselves, ignore them. You're looking for a fish that's actively feeding. Theyll usually be kicking up a cloud of mud, and sometimes theyll be tailing. Make a cast 2-3 feet in front of the carp, and 1-2 feet past it. Drag your fly oh so slowly. If you can see the fly, watch for the eat. If you cant see the fly, watch for the carp to swim over and your fly line to hesitate. When you see that hesitation, strip set. The strip set gives better hook penetration and is less likely to spook the fish if he doesnt have the fly in his mouth. >>2165359I hooked one during the cicada hatch on top water but didnt land it because my line got fouled on my slingpack, and fighting butt.>>2165617Yeah, it's not uncommon to do, especially in saltwater. >>2165870John skinner, marling baits, and if you're into flies Tightline video and the feather bender are good
>>2165261I have had good luck walking very silently and tossing the fly a foot or two ahead of them then dragging it across very slowly. It’s an awesome fight to when you hook them so close to you. The river near me has a dozen carp every 20 feet so it’s not hard
>>2165877He Has a good channel. It was annoying when he started whining about his kid and how YouTube may not be able to sustain them. Dude you are fishing on YouTube , probably a good idea to have a job in your back pocket lol
>>2165617Never go on a socal cattleboat
>>2164961I used a live cut bluegill last night to land a nice flathead. Why are you in a fishing thread ?
>>2163663What the fuck is that
Picked up some 10mm boilies today, gonna try them on a hair rig.
Red tide is destroying the fish population around me. I'm not sure when I'll be able to fish
>>2165918You could have caught that flathead on grocery store shrimp.
>>2165870Creek Fishing Adventures. Humble dude that isn't a gearwhore and actually walks around outdoors instead of staying on an expensive boat.
>>2165993Or, you could stop being a murderous pissbaby, and catch fish with vegan baits.
>>2166037I do actually use plant based bait. Still nothing wrong with using live bait, it’s usually the best option is most scenarios.
>>2166037Plants shriek when you cut them, hypocrite.
>>2166037>>2166050I've caught all my PBs on artificial bait. Immitation insects.
>>2166037>vegan baits.>Vegan recreational fish botheringThis is good bait.
r8 my videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQb8rI8OWWA
>>2166137nice sk8 m8, I r8 that sk8 8/8
i bought a savage gear parabellum 4-piece in 7'1" 3-14g and the rod blank doesn't say what lbs of mono to use, where do i find it
>>2166168cheers m8, we used mackerel b8 2 catch the sk8
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6mmjO-r1ZU&ab_channel=OldLadyAnglerbased old lady
>>2165870i like Fishermans Life, although his recent videos have been a little boring
>>2166175 what reel is being used and what fish are you going for? if you're casting 15g lures you will prob be fine with 15lb braid
>>2166137>all skate returned unharmedarent skate super delish?
how do i fish for these little venomous fucks? (Trachinus draco/ weever) pig relatedi wanna kill themsong related>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4lGj_VBJxk&ab_channel=Vorph
>>2165863Parker creek looks fishable fairly close to the trail head so I can work my way up it and see how the dogs do. This is perfect, thanks.
>>2166229daiwa bg 2500fishing mainly brown trout in lakes and the occasional sea trout in riversi was hoping to avoid braid because it's expensive and sold out everywhere, and i want the line to snap before my rod does in case i hook something too big and that i'm not fishing for like atlantic salmon
>>2166334>I want the line to snap before my rod doesso use like 10lb braid or whatever>expensive and sold out everywhereholy shit do you live in Bosnia or somethingyou only need to buy like 150 yards and use it after you backed up the spool with mono or whatever to bulk it
>>2166360dont even have to use mono backing on a bg 2500, looks like its got the rubber grip.
>>2166334That's what a weaker mono or flouro leader is for. Braid is for castability and not having to deal with mono memory to me. Regardless, your rod sounds like the average Medium Light rod, so that usually recommends a max of around 10lb line. If you aren't targeting really big fish I'd not go over 8lb mono because that's where it starts to get thick. 10 will be fine though if you want to. Don't get cheap mono though or you will regret it. Get Trilene XL or something of that quality.
>>2166334If you're mostly using it as a light rod and targeting small fish, and throwing small lures under about 1/6oz... I'd go with 6lb mono. If you plan on throwing lures closer to the top of that rod range and the fish are gonna be 5+ pounds on average, I'd do 8-10lb mono. the thicker mono is gonna fuck up the action and be stiff for the really small lures. If you can't decide... I'd say meet in the middle and go with 8lb. as long as you use your drag properly and don't have lots of structure in the water, 8lb iv VERY strong. I catch 2-3lb bass regularly on 6lb mono.
>>2166377It's a good idea to use backing anyway just to make your spool of mainline go further. You're never going to need all 250 yards if you're freshwater fishing. I've twice had 30+lb catfish dig into my 8lb mono backing and landed both of them.
european lure rating specs are so weird. the weight range is so wide. they call something an ultra-light, but then say you can cast 1/2oz lures. that's like throwing a fucking big lead weight. I mean... sure you can do it without breaking the rod, but it's gonna feel overpowering for the rod when you're retrieving it.
I can't fish because my rod and reel are under fucking water !
>>2166407how does this even happen?
>>2166409my money is on casting and letting go of the rod mid-cast by mistake
>>2166407Why did you throw it in the water?
>>2166419looks like i hit the nerve dead center, jimmothy
How do I make this frog into a lurePlz help
>>2166448Not my problem
>>2166448put a hook through each of its eye holes
>>2166499But then it would be backwards if the hooks are at the rear, yeah?Was thinking of putting a treble hook on the bottom the feet so it’s kinda like pic related.Do they make hooks that you can screw in to plastic, or would I need to drill and epoxy it?
>>2165916Just landed a 200lb+ bluefin last saturday on a multi day trip out of socal. No regrets
>>2166534He's talking bout the guy crying about live bait.
I am coming up on my 500th bay fish caught and I have yet to get a halibutThrew the drip shot for halibut today but all I got was a skunk, just like the last three timesGod dammit
>>2166534Get a load of this larp
>>2166550SD or SF? Either way halibut are notoriously difficult to get bit. They're actually pretty smart sometimes and follow the bait for a loooong time only to take a small "test" nibble. In my experience dropshots suck for halibut because the line gets in the way of their weird soft sideways nibbles, a halibut would have to be on full steam feed mode to get hooked properly and usually their full hunting modes are only set 30-1hr before sunrise/sunset. "Urban" halibut are the hardest because they face the most pressure, getting a legal size one could unironically take months.
>>2166558Nice catch! Tuna are such cool looking fish.
>>2166550You should troll an A-rig
>>2166230so people say, but they are also critically endangered. we have plenty of pollock and cod, no need to be eating something which is on the brink of extinction.
>>2166606but youre ok with targeting them? lol
>>2166610yes, they are hardy fish. plus catch data is important for scientists to monitor populations.
>>2166558What boat? After seeing how much meat I got off of the 55lb'er though idk if I really even want to catch a cow, lol.
>>2162648Objectification of women is actually very good.
>>2162607>havent caught any big fish since may>just a bunch of dinks>3 days ago I lost a good sized bass because I failed to set the hook on a topwater bite>then like 20 minutes later I hooked one and it snapped my line after swimming under my canoe>saw it and it was fucking hugestill thinking about it anons. Could have been an amazing day. To make matters worse my room mate was on the boat with me and he caught 3 bass including a 4 pounder.
>>2166569SDmainly tried around shelter island from a small kayak. would try to get them in my main fishing spot, the south bay, but no clue where they might be lurking there.eh, I like catching corvina more anyway
>>2166591might have to give this a try
>>2166873I've caught a handful of shorts in the channel right there by the Bali Hai and I've seen legals caught from kayak there. Supposedly the place to go is the whistler buoy off the end of the Zuniga, but that's just outside the bay so might be kinda sketch depending on the kayak
>>2166448I don't think the plastic will hold up to more than a fish or two but you'll want to either make a harness around the toy or drill through and wire it. You could do a belly and a foot hook hanger or just a foot one.
>>2165984Boilies did not work as well as I’d hoped. Still got 3 nice bullheads and this 14 pound common.
>>2166896Was just fishing in front of those docks yesterday for not even a nibble. It was slack low tide though so maybe that had something to do with it. Is there a good tide for halibut?
>>2165993>flathead>grocery store baitsKek pry not
>>2166874What are you using now?
>>2166962I just go when I can and don't keep track like I should, I do know current is good though.
Went to my spot at Port Canaveral, FL by the air force base with dad. Got there right as high tide was coming in. Used live shrimp and frozen sand fleas.Hooked something decent but I either had the drag set to high or fucked up the knot on the leader line and hook, maybe combination of both. Faught it for a good 30 seconds then line went slack. Felt like a strong fish, probably the big red drum I have been trying to catch. Feels sad.Still had weight and leader line which wasn't broke, the knot came lose. No action the rest of the day.Next week frens thanks for reading my blog post.
The swimbait community is insane. Retail for 2 packs of these is $70 btw.
>>2167089This is the kind of dumb shit that makes fly fishing look so cheap
>>2167089>>2167131If they are hand made: the pricing makes sense: lots of plastisol, probably a one or two cavity per mold, and low volume actually sold. If that's being mass produced overseas than that price is ridiculous.
How do I recover a sucken rod 6' off the shore and in 6' deep water with out looking like retard to bystanders?
>>2166943Gonna need some time stamps carp catching larp
>>2167135I agree with the mass produced part, but have you ever looked at the prices for fly materials? It's not at all cheap, and they're all handmade too. I've never spent more than $6 on a fly, even for articulate flies.
>>2167151I think the difference is with flies even though it's skilled labor to tie the fly with probably more expensive components, overall you can pump out more flies in less time than plastics. With plastics it doesn't matter how skilled you get there are some things you have to wait for, eg. getting the plastic to correct temp, waiting for stuff to cool, etc.
what are some excellent but obscure top water lures?
>>2166974I don't even get flatheads on natural cutbait. I only ever get blues.
>>2167139>show up in swim suit and snorkel>go snorkeling>cool I found a fishing rod
>>2167082I remember you Canaveral guy. Sounds like you definitely need to try a better knot or leader. If your using fluoro leader, I've found the a blood knot to tie leader to line, then a fish n fool knot to the hook. work best for me on the fluoro. Set your drag somewhat low, but enough to set the hook, and adjust upwards as needed. Keep trying though because that's the only way it will ever happen. Jealous of you a bit, being stuck to mainly freshwater most of the time.
>>2167082Tarpon on top water in the off shoots of the river/canals is great in our area this time of year. Tie improved clinches on your fluro and fg to the braid main, or rock the pop'n bobber as it drives big trout and reds wild.
>>2167135They're hand poured, made by 1 guy in CA, they're definitely worth the retail price, but the flipping prices and the flippers in general are insane.I was lucky enough to get 8 packs for myself, but they sold out within 30 seconds for 1 color. It's insane.
>>2167187Quit killing fish
>>2162607How's FishingFloridaWater.com looking guys?
>>2167323He swam off perfectly fine.
>>2167338Like a dead channel
>>2167347I'm trying been hard due to the weather and work been working 40 hours a week this week I'll have 3 days off but it's hot as fuck during the day to fish not enough sunscreen to keep your ass from getting burnt. At night the bait is hard to find I just fucked my $50 Walmart cast net the other night trying to cast tightly between a pier and a boat I ended up snagging my net on some bolt on the pier spent at least an hour trying to recover the net so I could throw it away rather then leaving it for wildlife to get stuck on I gotta buy a new net now. Shit sucks I hope one day the Channel will take off. Trying to do videos around places I fish is hard just because of the people and restaurants you got copyrighted music or people cussing which makes it hard to have good content and not get hit with copyright issues.
>>2167187We dont have flatheads here, but I’ve heard they are more predatory than other species of catfish. I wish we had blues and flatheads up here.
>>2162607Anons, I did my fishing exam today (Yes, I need a fishing loicene&did also pass), I just have to wait 6-8 fucking weeks.
>>2167457Gee wtf anal retentive shit hole are you in?Bongistan?
>>2167206>>2167235Thank you for the advice frens will definitely try that type of knot. I also have a poppin bobber will rig that up with a live shrimp next weekend.The rod and reel I got the bite on has 50lb x8 J briad. Rigged it with 3 ounce weight and some beads. Then swivel w/ 20lb mono and circle hook for leader. Used an improved clinch knot for everything but must of fucked up the knot on the hook.
>>2167470Today is a somber day bros. Finally putting to rest grandma and uncle Steve. Their ashes are going the lake we put grandpa's in. Feels weird to go in a boat and not fish or water skie.
>>2167338Like shit. Now fuck off Matt.
>>2165993Flatheads are hunters, they rarely bite on cut bait.
>>2167479Not my problem
I moved to a new place last winter and the only fish ive caught here is this one
>>2167457>I just have to wait 6-8 fucking weeks.Jesus christ what the fuck
>be me>flying out west to hike national parks>packing light>still want to fish>pack just 4’6” tenkara rod, fly box, spool of leader line>in total gear only weights like 6oz>scope out potential streams on sat maps>manage to catch a bunch of native rainbows and a few cutthroatI'm starting to think tenkara is pretty based
>>2167562Just did the same had a v good time. I could walk rivers and catch trout all day.
>>2167562>>2167569Arnt trout suppose to be bigger?My dick is bigger than those ffs
>>2167578Trout can be bigger it’s dependent on how old they are or what their river is like you will find far more small trout in a river than big trout
>>2167578This is one of the biggest trout I’ve caught but it’s a stocked fish the other two are wild
Had my first topwater bite but missed the hookset, still fun to watch the bass explode out of the water. Why do bullfrogs attack my plastic frogs? are they cannibals or was it a territorial thing
>>2167621they attack anything smallish that moves on top water. they assume it's a big bug.
Anyone else find themselves using their ultralight/light setup more than anything? Even when I go on longer distance trips, I debate even bringing my bigger rod because I know I'll barely use it. Collecting new species of dinks is just more fun to me than trying all day for a big 'un who is wise and more way more reluctant to bite. I might catch dinks, but I rarely ever get skunked. Plus, it just feels good one handed casting all day with a featherlight setup.
Why tf do these YouTube zoomer bass fisherman use fucking 5/0+ hooks? Every fish they catch gets it through the eye or out the gill plate. I don't understand the logic. To make matters worse, the dinks they catch get absolutely destroyed even worse. I've caught 3lb bass on #8-#4 hooks ffs. 2/0 is what I consider huge. I never go over that.
>>2167640Hook size is more determinant on what lure you're using than anything else. A little 1/0 EWG won't rig right on a 5" fluke just like a 4/0 won't fit a Hula Grub or Baby Brush Hog.
>>2167634I usually fish with the UL rod with 20lbs braid and variable leader dependent on what I expect to catch. That setup can catch about anything.
>>2167621>cannibals or was it a territorial thingYes
>>2167651Yes, I know... but 75% of them wacky rig with a massive hook.
Wish my rod and reel wasn't at the bottom of the lake is probably go fishing today
>>2167634Unless I'm fishing for food fish I'm pretty much always using my UL rod
>>2167672Just buy a new one
>>2167672why did you throw it in then retard
>>2167675It's to hot>>2167676Eat shit
>>2167672Are you an invalid? Go get it.
>>2167685Somebody probably already accidentally snagged it by now and pulled it up
>>2167380Work on your editing man, that way if someone is cussing near by and you pick it up you can simply cut it out or even add wacky sound over it and add some text explaining that someone cursed near by. Right now would be a good time to practice editing since you can't fish, dedicate at least an hour to it a day and you could have a schedule of a video a week or a video every other week. Also youtube "shorts" seem like they are taking off, and you live close to a lot of fishing spots, maybe do a short on your phone every few days about a spot explaining what you would use, what you would target, and if you would come back to that spot to fish.
>>2162607fish girls are cringe
>>2166558clearly yellowfin not blue..
>>2167187>>2167343>>2167404>>2167484Going to try to get some catfish tonight from Lake Ontario. Got a lead on a good spot for Bullheads and Channels. For bait I got worms, hot dogs and a flavoured sweet corn that i use for carp, but have caught plenty of bullheads on it. Might be able to get some cutbait with the worms too if they arent going for hotdogs. Never tried catfish. Apparently catfish is better if you bleed the fish out upon catching it so I guess I will have do that. >Pic from last month, one of the many bullheads that took corn
>>2167701Can't tell if trolling or not, but the yellowfin aren't really here yet in SD and a yellowfin that big would have sickles.Sickles. We don't really get yft that big up here either, 50lb'ers at the most usually.
>>2167470Don't tie cinches for braid they slip. Do a double loop through terminal tackle and tie a uni knot.
Just picked this guy up on a crank bait at the San Antonio River.
>>2167733Most people only ever try catfish deep fried. It's pretty damn good. That's the only way I've had it.
>>2167733Everything tastes better bled.
How do I catch these fuckers? I saw a few massive ones surfacing at my love lake so I tried to go after them for a few hours. I used corn and worms both on the bottom and with a float with no luck.
>>2167815They can be tricky, Sunrise and Sunset are when they are most active. Chumming the water with corn can be very effective, when they find a spot with lots of food they like they often do multiple passes. They will feed off the surface but they mostly feed on the bottom so I’d suggest a heavy weight. They also have sensitive mouths and will often will reject your bait if they detect the hook, so generally a small hook size like #2 is best. I sometimes use a #1 or 1/0 circle hook to avoid gut-hooking catfish that live in the same water. There is all kinds of specialty carp tackle like method feeders, method leads, pack baits, use of hair rigs.. but I’ve caught the vast majority of my Carp with just corn off a T-Swivel, (PicRel) I cover the entire hook shank in corn leaving only a little bit of hook exposed below the barb. To increase your chances you can make a very cheap ‘pack bait’ at home, it is essentially a mix that can be packed around your weight, cast out and it will slowly break up off your weight in the water, and chums the exact area your hook-bait is in. Lots of different recipes on Youtube, I just use Oats, JellO powder and cream corn to make mine. The right consistency is the main key with packbait.
>>2167187Live bait outfishes all else 3:1 for me. One of the hardest fish to catch
How do I freshwater drum lads? The boomers seem to get them while trolling or jigging for walleye in my area but hate drum so there's nothing local on how to target them. I figure artificial white grub on 3/8oz jighead will do the trick but wondered if anyone has any specific tips.
>>2167857They're bycatch for everyone while fishing hardbaits. I don't think you can really pattern them well enough to target them.
What can I catch with a simple pole rod in UK?
>>2167857Yeah bounce that off the bottom and you'll probably get some mix of smallmouth, drum, and walleye depending on water body.>>2167869I know roach are a thing as are perch. Go to a fly shop and buy some #10 or so fly hooks, and hook a couple maggots on as bait with a small bobber and small weight. Fish a piece of structure for a few minutes and move, if you dont catch -something- or at least get a bite I dont know what to tell you. Corn is also an option, as are peas, and bread, but maggots wiggle and stay on the hook well.
Walleye fishing tomorrow on a 1000 acre reservoir max depth 25ft with a thermocline line of around 15ft and not much oxygen in the water below it. Any tips? I heard they like earthworms this time of year I'll probably jig those and cast a soft body minnow. are they going back to deeper water this type of year or should I go where the baitfish are
>>2167857the only time I've caught them I've done it on a spinner
>>2167815>>2167815Why would you want to catch these disgusting "fish"
>>2167468Hes probably not the UK here we dont need an exam but theres so many different fishing associations that own the rights to fishing on different parts of the rivers that you need to pay for a permit from them but a few miles down the river its a different association and you would need to buy a permit from them.Ive read that Americans only need one permit for their entire state is that true? sounds much more convenient than here.
>>2167998yeah and you can get a 1-3 day non-resident for like 15 bucks depending on were and how good that state's division of natural resources are. I know PA its more because they do a lot of things with fish hatcheries and maintaining a huge sports fish population
>>2167998And i forgot to say your not allowed to use spinners where i am.
>>2166558thats not a cow doe..
Big shout out to skid at Blueskall customs for hooking me up with a very reasonably priced 20 1/32oz woolly buggers, and he even through in a bonus jig that looks amazing too. I definitely will be ordering pink stuff for steelhead this fall/winter/spring.
>>2168071Heres the bonus jig. this jig head feels amazing, what is it?
>>2167998In the USA only small streams and impoundments are private and if they allow public access typically don't require any additional fee. The closest things we have are hunting clubs that sometimes will have private fishing ponds. We have an additional fee of a few bucks if you want to target stocked trout but that's it.
Just placed my order for 2 of my first custom rods, can't wait to get them. Was way less expensive than getting even the highest quality Loomis / St. Croix / Shimano rod, wish I went this route years ago.
I have to get a new rod and real Some threw the one I had in the lake
River is super flooded, tossed a night crawler on a sand bed submerged maybe half a foot. Few minutes later this guy sent himself up and out of the water like a much sportier fish lol fun catch for a catfish. I was really surprised , I guess shallow fishing them is more fun
I'm the retarded faggot who bought a Daiwa Triple B spinning rod a while back, and I FINALLY got my stupid sandwich clamps on some 4lb braid. Trouble is, I didn't notice that the spool I ordered was like 45 fucking meters. My current reel will hold around 300 meters. Wat do? I've since found ~150m spools online, it's there a knot (I guess technically a bend) I can use to link two of those without fucking everything up? I'm a total fucking noob, so thanks in advance for putting up with my dumb ass. Oh, BTW, how the fuck do I tell if my reel is "braid ready" or if I need to use a backing technique?
>>2168148*is thereSorry, I'm a stupid fucking faggot phonenigger.
>>2168148Fill most of your spool with Berkley Trilene or some other decent cheap mono, join your backing to your main line with a double uni knot, then fill just over what you can cast with your main line. There's literally no reason to fill a spool all the way down with braid if you're fishing freshwater.
>>2168151>There's literally no reason to fill a spool all the way down with braid if you're fishing freshwater.Okay, first off, thank you for your advice, I've saved that image for future reference; but what if I had a reason to do so, whether real or imagined? Same deal, double-uni?
>>2168156If you spooled 45m of line on your reel and you don't trust yourself to despool and not make a tangle, yeah, you can just use your current 45m string as backing for the new 150m string of braid and use the same knot. You could also use an FG or a surgeons knot, but double uni should be fine.
>>2168171Okay, thank you bro. Looks like I'm learning a few new knots. (And That's A Good Thing).>despool Oh God wat, I've never heard of this. Yet another way for my newfag ass to screw things up.
>>2168171Fuck, of course I realize my reading comprehension failure a split second after hitting Post. You meant remove the existing line, I gotcha.
>>2168148>>2168149>>2168156>>2168177>>2168180Go to bed you're drunk
>>2168184>you're drunkNot yet, but I am working on it. I just wanna lern2fishing so I have something to do besides be drunk and miserable as shit.>go to bedCan't, haven't even showered yet and have other tasks to complete before the sweet embrace of (temporary) oblivion can be permitted to take hold.Genuinely sorry for shitting up your comfy general, if that's what I'm doing. You gents have been very good to me so far.
>>2168188Hope you got some other threads besides this one to keep you occupied this is sloooow convo and not very exited. Guess if you learn a few things that's all good. But seriously it's fucking fishing like just tie a lure to the end of your rod and fish is really that simple
>>2168194>Guess if you learn a few things that's all good.That's seriously, precisely what I'm here for. And yeah, I definitely have other tabs open for, ah, entertainment purposes.>But seriously it's fucking fishing like just tie a lure to the end of your rod and fish is really that simpleI get that, but I research / overthink the absolute shit outta everything I do. I can't help it. For instance, I studied legit thousands and thousands of pages when I taught myself to ride motorcycles, all before I ever mounted up. I read the HURT and MAIDS reports in their excruciating entirety, for Chrissakes.
What kind of knife is the best while out fishing
>>2164944Nice shirt, have one too.Went looking for brown trout downstream with my dad last week, got this nice sized ide, around 3.5lbs and some perch instead. It's still good eatin' when smoked tho.
>>2167692https://youtu.be/Z1Wy5b0OApU like that
>>2168136Well, I guess it was bound to happen. Every other board has it's forced meme.
>>2162772I’m surprised no one has mentioned multiple tie ups. Take a piece of string and tie 5-6 chicken legs w/ skin (tough for use all day without rebaiting and very cheap) to the string and throw it out to where you see them, let sit, slowly pull it in and net them and throw them right on ice. Easier with a friend because they’ll jump off when you pull them out of the water or try to net them. We’ve limited out blue crabs in a couple hours doing this, I’ve since moved away from the ocean and man I miss it
>>2168235uh are you not gonna descale that?
Hi guys, I need some advice on my first rod. I am fascinated with ultralight fishing and like to eat trout, so I thought of getting an ultralight rod for my first one. However, my buddy says I should rather get something that can throw more weight, so I can fish with a drop-shot rig as well.What would you guys recommend for someone starting out?
>>2168351What would you target if you were drop shotting? You can dropshot with a light rod if you keep the weights small, but if you're trying to fish a tidal current, that won't really work.Frankly, I think a cheap shit combo is good enough for dropshotting 9 times out of 10, so get the rod you want, and if you end up going dropshotting with your buddy, grab a $25 Walmart Medium to Medium Heavy spinning combo
>>2168373Mostly Perch or Pikeperch in Reservoirs.Thanks for the answer
>>2168351It's up to you. Getting the average "Medium Ligh" spinning rod will allow you to have a much wider range of techniques... but you won't be able to throw the very tiny stuff for microfishing. There is however a rod that I use for an "inbetween" when it comes to bridging the gap between an ultra-light rod and a medium light rod. It's this(specifically the one piece split grip version 5ft6-7ft). > https://www.lews.com/en/shop/rods/wmpsrand dick's has the 7ft in stock if you want longer casting distnce> https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/lews-wally-marshall-pro-rod-series-spinning-rod-15lewuprsrsrd7mlxrod/15lewuprsrsrd7mlxrodAs you can see it's listed as a medium light, but it's really a light power rod. I throw everything from tiny weightless flies up to 1/16oz lures. For the price, you won't regret it. The action on it is just money for throwing light stuff. I use 6lb mono and have accidentally caught several largemouth on it despite not targeting them.
>>2168378If you don't expect heavy current, a rod that can toss a 3/8ths sinker plus a nightcrawler on a hook is probably good enough. IMO, get a decent UL combo because that's what you want, and a cheaper combo in Medium for playing with techniques like drop shitting, etc.
>>2168394> pic relatedIt's what I grab more than any other setup. Everything about it just feels good.
>>2168351ultra-light fishing is way more fun. drop-shotting and bass finesse fishing gets ridiculously boring because it's so repetitive and one-dimensional. also, bass are overfished to death so you will got lots of skunked days or dinks only. ultra-light fishing opens you up to so many species that are way more likely to bite regardless of weather/time.
>>2168071You're very welcome, and pink stuff for steelhead would be no issue at all. If you do a lot of dead drifting under a bobber I really have to point you at the balanced stuff like pic related>>2168073That's a barbless tungsten jig option I was telling you about. I think that one's a size 10. I didnt have Chenille or olive hackle small enough so it's a brown hackle with olive ice dub. Make sure you post pics when you catch some fish on 'em.
>>2168212A sharp one
>>2167634Ultralight gear is very fun, and when I'm traveling I always bring it. There's something to be said for always being able to catch something out of any puddle you care to target.>>2168351I think a rod in the 3/16-5/8 lure rating and around 7' is a good sweet spot for general use
>>2168312It went straight into smoker, no need for descaling.
>>2168492Oops went one post too early
>>2168212The Best Survival Knife... Is The One You Have !
>>2162607Can anyone help me identify what kind of fish this is? Absolute noob and I have scoured the internet looking for what it might be, but to no avail. Picture taken this afternoon in an estuary in southeastern Ireland. I have more pictures if they are needed.
>>2168569Is that a koi?
>>2168578are those not normally orange?
Mackie have arrived
>>2168582Normally yeah. But not always.
>>2162772My very first “fishing” experience was catching mud crabs in Galveston with old chicken and dental floss. I’ve caught some other types of crabs since then, and it’s my dream to have a boat and some traps all to myself some day.
>>2167468Germany, because the fishing loicene is a "state examination", the same shit of category with lawyers and teachers exam.
>>2165940It looks like he hooked into a mussel and yanked it out of its shell.
>>2168569Looks like a common carp from this angle. Could also be a catfish. Post more.