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Caught this monster the other day
>>2433472Ayy is this in philly? Looks like the schuylkill river
>>2433475Fucking mondo catch brah
I’m just sad that it’s too hot and all the lakes around me are really shallow. I missed crappie spawn this year because of family stuff and now it feels like they’re all gone.
>>2433475>>2433546>>2433554I like ur fishes
>>2433475We posting beasties?
>>2433475>>2433546>>2433554>>2433566nice fish, gentlemen.
>>2433546>>2433554>>2433566>>2433571Thanks homies, your fishes are very nice too
>>2433577>implying anyone keeps these nibblers
>>2433580I keep them (in the lake I caught them from).
Just got into making baits bros. I've only used poplar and balsa so far. I've made two hulapoppers, a big 6" swim bait, a hard body spinner, a little crank bait, and half way done a small 4" swim bait. It's a lot of fun and a great way to combine my hobbies of woodworking and fishing lol.
>>2433546>>2433554>>2433566>>2433571>>2433575I love dinkposting
>no car>no friend>have to fish in the city where everyone is glacing at mepain
>>2433604is that a fookin mudskipper?
Any advice on catching turtles in a pond? There is a crazy amount of turtles at a pond I like, I think there weren't very many a few years ago. I think there are too many and want to get rid of some. It's considered an invasive species in my area. I occasionally catch them on worms, but I want to target them more intentionally. I caught one on chicken livers, but it seemed like I caught them more often on worms. Anyone have any advice? It seems like I either get lucky and get one immediately, or I'm out there for 4-5 hours even though I know that most of the turtles are in the same area that I'm casting to.
I had a fucking monster on last night. Threw a croaker head on a circle hook into the river. Forgot to set my drag properly, snapped my 20 lb line. I'm gonna be thinking about that all summer bros. FUCK.
>>2433694>get rid of someHow do you plan on doing this? Are you planning on relocating them or killing them? Anyway maybe a crab net would work.
>>2433692looks like a sculpin to me>>2433694bank lines with treble hooks and bait. something kinda tough and not-too big to make sure they get the hook deep
>>2433699It would be illegal to relocate them to another body of water because they are an invasive species. I am asking people I know if they want a turtle as a pet, so far no takers. I'll be killing them, eating what I can, and making my best attempt to preserve the shell.
Caught this hog out of small pond the other day probably 2-3 pounds and a easy 24 inches
>>2433722Catfish are so cute.
>>2433557It's okay fren, try fishing them at night. Crappie like to suspend deep during the day, wait until 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm when they come back to shallow water to feed. It's a pain in the balls but you can find them.
>>2433738Can confirm. Night time brings them back in. Even if you find them deep in the heat of the day, sometimes they don't want to eat.
>>2433694if it's an invasive species you can just fucking shoot them with an air rifle or capture them with a net.
The only fish I catch in freshwater is salmon, certainly some beautiful fish being posted though. t. kenai river alaska
>>2433738>>2433557hang a light off a dock at dusk and you'll be getting plenty of action
>>2433744Are you the same guy who always posts Alaska fishing? Is so why do you always posy Google image results and zero original content?
>>2433751Yep always google images, I don't take my camera with me, "capture the moment" isn't in my mind as opposed to enjoy the moment. I could go take a picture of a great big huge gallon bag of sockeye eggs I got in my fridge I'm curing for coho bait (would be king bait but I don't expect kings to be open any time soon SAD FUCKIN FACE)
>>2433756and I fish in "shitty" areas, really heavy mud and fast tides (this is where i live, not a choice although fishing is great, why travel when I can walk out of my door?)so anything i take with me WILL be wet and muddy and probably fishy (if i catch)
>>2433751since you post.............what you want me to take a picture of? a big cooler of fish? frozen steaks (lol)? stringer in the river? (we keep stringers in the river, it's glacier water)pic. favorite google chinook photo
Caught my lifer redhorse today, or at least the first one I’ve ever hooked in the mouth. Caught him while pursuing smallmouth with night crawlers.
>>2433756>>2433758>>2433759Bro, cool your anus in some of that glacier water. I don’t care if your shoot a picture of a “bountiful catch” of salmon dead in a bucket at the processing station you’ve got set up in your back yard. Just make some OC instead of posting generic Google photos, so we can tell you’re not just larping after watching one of dozens of homestead YouTubers do what you describe, where you describe.
>>2433765I was just posting in the "heat of the moment" lol talking about fishing gets me excited, I'll get some shit, I'll have to think about it.For instance...........father in law came up and he's in my other home, maybe I'll get some sockeye/pink pictures soon.I have a whole separate freezer for pinks, I feed them whole to my chickens. Na, not LARPing, man alive, I've chased saltwater fish all over the USA and Alaska is my hopeful forever home. My wife might run me off though lol, she likes WA rainforest. Maybe I can convince her to the inside passage.
>>2433776Was looking for a bit, here is my first sockeye of the year dipnetting
>>2433778I took this picture only because in June my family DEMANDED I take pictures of my dipnetting fish before they arrived (they showed up later and I caught a lot)The kenai river is a magical place, I really love it and if I walked outside right now I could hit it with a rock! Not bad man, worked my whole life to end up in this situation, true blue American dream. Here's a pic of my chickys
Whenever I buy fishing gear from Japan and it comes in Japanese packaging I always get paranoid my mailman thinks I'm some faggot weeb buying anime figurines or something
>>2433701Ya, tidepool sculpin. Pic related might be a scorpionfish or cabezon? Idk
What is it with dog people going out of their way to send their shit factories right infront your fishing rod? Makes me wanna lose some treble hooks with sausage bait desu.
>>2433694if you think catching a bunch of them is gonna do anything, you're wrong. it will only be temporary. the population will go back up. it's likely stabilized. especially in a pond.
Trying to fish trout with powerbait with bottom weight just letting it soak in the water. Do I have to "set" the hook? I thought they set it themselves when they bite and pull. No?What should the drag be? I just set it so I can easily pull some line out by hand.I am still new to this.
>>2433914you set the hook on anything other than a circle hook or lure that you're steadily retrieving.
>>2433738Thanks fren, I managed to find some in the shallows feeding.
>>2433947I dont think cpr is going to save them
Fat fuck bullhead.I managed to filet him and vac seal then freeze. Still debating how to cook them. Thinking of doing a cajun po boy sandwich with a spicy cruncy cornbreading.
i have caught a perchfun to actually catch something for once
>>2434007that's a pretty big perch, are you going to eat it?
>>2434014>that's a pretty big perch, thank youi think the perch is about 25cm longi didn't measure it>are you going to eat it?no i released it. the population here is not really good because boomers are killing everything they catchi caught it on >pic relatedit's a lunker city 3,25" shaker in "goby"the natural look together with the light gleaming purple on the belly seems to work
Glad I didn’t go to the street fair and went catching. Biggest of 3 bass today all were 20+”. This one about 32.
>>2433947worst part of this picture isn't the fact someone kept so many bass. it's that they clearly have been sitting dead and uncleaned for several days to the point their eyes have gone cloudy. If you're going to harvest at least don't treat your next meal like trash.
Caught a bunch of pike the other day and about half of them were hooked on the SIDE of their head, are they headbutting the lure or something?
>>2434036i never understood the striper frenzy, they don't taste that good to me
>>2434101they get BIG
>>2433947 You have no clue what you're doing
>>2434101 Really big
just spent 2 days bobbler+worm and fly fishing too small fish on a remote stream without a license and almost stoned few grouses outside of hunting season i broke so many laws at the same time and in such a short of time it would make police officers head spin
Damn I’m retarded and didn’t see the new thread. Had a good day of trolling for Spanish Mac, but these damn Cobia continue to allude me. Hoping for tomorrow.
>>2434108>>2434156i guess, a life full of commercial fishing spoiled me
>>2434108>>2434156is this the point? they really arent good eatin'?sportfishing really is a blight on humanity
>>2434201i can't believe anyone eats bluefish lol
>>2434223They aren't bad in the 15-20" class. very similar to Atlantic mackerel. I used to keep them when they showed up on the Texas coast in late summer. Must bleed immediately though.
>>2433874If they're invasive then it's possible that regular culling of the invasive species would relieve pressure on native turtles and let them occupy that niche.
>>2433577After a suitable period of observation and study.
Are lures nothing more than a joke when you can catch a fish on a soft plastic that literally looks like a piece of shit? Look at this thing. It's called the Cover Scat. It literally is a piece of shit. Why did some Nip have the desire to make a literal piece of shit and sell it to crackers? Why does this bait exist? Why, out of all things, a literal piece of shit shape?
>>2434300Marling baits caught fish on a fucking block of wood. Fish are stupid and hit things based on movement. They think that thing is a grub or leech type animal. The reason you use more complex baits is because A. They feel tood to use and B. they're more effective at catching larger, smarter predators
>>2434223Yeah the blues aren’t that great, I usually give them to my grandma, she likes cheap fish. Still fun to catch though.
>>2434013>no googan rodsloser
>go fishing with father in law who has never fished before>he gets a limit and i get skunkedlol, it was a nice day
Ran into this old Filipino dude fishing at my local hole, he somehow left with a shit load of fish using some small yellow ball-like thing as bait. What the fuck was he using?
>>2434397what region are you fishing and what fish did he catch?
>>2434403i always forget how common of a bait corn is, i live in salmon country so corn is kind of worthless i would think
>>2434362>Chink OEM shitWhy bother
Redfin Roundup Update: now hear this So last time I posted about my experiment attempting to stock an isolated pond with Redfin pickerel I told yall that at least some of the 40 I introduced did in fact survive the winter. Here is the most significant news yet! I spotted a juvenile in the shallows yesterday which means they have in fact reproduced! There seem to be ample minnows for prey, but I'm still working on culling as many crappie and warmouth as possible. In any event, as an expert on the Redfin pickerel I can confidently say that the first recorded attempt to stock an isolated pond with Redfin seems to be a success, tho the measure of this success will only be known in the years to come. Alhamdulillah
I want to sleep on a jetty after drinking some beer and having a sabiki rig in the water. I was really tempted to just sleep on the metal grate last time I was out. Is this a bad idea ?
>>2433984Cajun is the way for catfish. I prefer blackened catfish these days without any breading, just a shitbtown of blackened seasoning over a skillet with butter.
Got a nice walleye yesterday.
>>2434589I'm still sad that anime wants to show off gay saltwater dink fishing and lame sabiki rig shit instead of the more interesting aspect of Japanese fishing, which is freshwater fishing. Would've been 100000% a better anime if they showed off BFS trout fishing in the mountains or big ass swimbait fishing for bass. But no. Lame ass dink salt fishing. Fucking aye. The wrong Japanese fisherman made that anime.
>>2434614Fresh water fishing SUCKS, the streams are overfished and so many fucking snags. kys fr*shwater nigger
>>2434617>salt fisherman complaining about pressure>salt fisherman complaining about getting snagged cuz he's using the wrong tackleJeez anon, I already assumed you were a poor fisherman, you don't have to confirm it.
Fly fishermen anons, please help a scrub out. I mainly fish the surf and I just bought my first ever fly rod to take out there. I am curious on how to set up my reel. I have this setup in the picture, but am confused about leader and tippet. I bought some Maxima Ultragreen 20lb leader that came in a spool of 27 yds. Do I have to buy tippet or can I just tie my fly to the leader? If not, do I buy 20lb tippet to match the 20lb leader? I've been fishing for years but fly fishing is a whole different beast. San Diego surf anons, if you see a dude struggling out there, it's probably me.
>>2434622enjoy your tasteless fish that look all the same are shit eating bottom feeders.salt water is truly the patricians choice
>>2434546Incredibly based pond bucket-ecologist
>>2434628you are right, fresh water fish are boring as fuck and cannot fight and are tasteless bland ass flavor.
Anybody else here ever fish the Garrison Dam tailrace in ND? It's my favorite freshwater fishery I have ever fished. The chutes under the dam are a bubbling, turbulent clusterfuck of clear and cold water absolutely packed with fish when smelt are getting swept through the dam. The walleye are ever-present and are often a constant catch if you know what you are doing. The main attraction for me though is the sheer variety of fish there, you have absolutely no idea what is going to bite each cast or trolling run. I have caught or have seen caught walleye, sauger, pike, smallmouth and white bass, largemouth and smallmouth buffalo, burbot, chinook salmon, brown, rainbow, cutthroat, and lake trout, smelt, cisco, goldeye, lake whitefish, paddlefish, pallid and shovelnose sturgeon, carpsuckers, redhorse, carp, suckers, and channel catfish. Best part is, it's so fucking in the middle of nowhere and difficult to fish without knowing the local methods that I don't even care about spot burning it.I'm taking a trip out to my old childhood lakes and rivers of ND and northern MN this September and couldn't be more excited. Such a great area of the country for fishing.
>>2434726chill outI aint reading all that
>>2434662Thank you! The redfin is a gorgeous, horrifically underrated fish. The ultimate small-water predator. They are unbelievably fast and fight hard as hell, particularly considering the world record is less than 2 lbs lol. I've caught these in literal ditches
>>2433554>>2433546Thanks anon I was looking for inspiration to tie some jigs and I'm gonna use these pictures as reference photos
>>2434300 It really depends where you fish There's a secret area that nobody else knows about. Whatever a bass sees It will go for it. I try out new lures that I have no confidence in stuff like that might not work so well . I could see that working well with Lily pads
>>2434735but are they good eatin'?
>>2434750Spectacular eating. Very boney but the bones come out with the spine. But fr they are delicious fish. However they are predators so I'm sure the mercury builds up in them significantly.
>>2434628>>2434617Learning to fish is harder than it looks But with practice you will learn to Catch amazing fish. Start with the basics like learn how to catch a Blue Gill. Once you understand how to catch blue Gill You can move on to something like a bass. Eventually you'll be able to catch giant musky And gar longer than you are tall. But you will have to learn a lot of stuff before you can do that. Also just don't eat the fish. There are specific ones that taste good. Some of them will literally make you ill If you eat them.
>>2434767 I don't live in a shit country that has blue gill or bass for that matter. die you shitty fresh water nigger
>>2434773 Are you in one of those countries where there's just carp if so that sucks and I feel bad for you
>>2434802No I live in vladivostok, great fishing from the pacific
>>2434802not that guy but cunt there would be just carp everywhere in US of A if they didnt stock the ponds and lakes for retards like you.also dont diss carp and brag about bluegill and bass theyre just as shit..>landlocked loser with no access to ocean takes
>>2434805 Defect to North Korea
>>2434809No, I hate asians!! besides japanes I love japanese
>>2434806 Not where I live they all die off In Winter
>>2434623You can tie the fly to the leader, however using a tippet (basically just an extra bit of line tied to the end of your leader usually lighter and more flexible than the leader to improve presentation) will extend the life of your leader as you can replace it while keeping the same leader. Every time you tie a fly, or catch a fish that fucks your line (snags or abrasions etc) you’ll have to cut some line off and replace it. With a tippet you can just replace this top piece and not have to keep replacing the full leader. I use tippet rings myself. Tiny little rings that you tie on the end of the leader, to which you can tie the tippet. This means you can just replace the tippet without having to cut into the leader. Hope that helps
>>2434745Nice set up but why do you grab your hooks like that?
Saltwater anons, I just wanted to say, I'd be salty too if I had access to the piers and oceans and had nothing to show for it but small, tiny dinks. I mean, even Matt has more success from pier and ocean fishing. Matt. That's crazy.
Thanks to whomever the two anons were that helped me choose a spinning reel/rod combo for soflo peacocks. I went with a Shimano Vanford 3K and a medium St. Croix rod. Previously I'd just used budget walmart stuff. This upgrade was life changing. I had a blast today.
>>2434984Sorry forgot pic
>>2434223Hey, fuck you. Blues taste good if kept on ice and eaten same day.
does this place look like a okay fishing spot?
>>2433475My personal best
From my last trip friday. Landed 3 Cabezon, 1 kelp greenling, 1 black rockfish, and 1 small Lingcod. All fish were caught using berkley grubs, a Yamamoto zaki, and a rage swimmer paddle tail. The cab in the pic on the left is 19"
Made it out for a few hours today, to try some new gear I got on sale, one of which is an 8' ultra light baitcaster.Im new to baitcasters, and this rod is whippy as fuck. I suspect the cheap reel i got to go with it isnt doing me any favors either, my casts are terrible and tend to result in a birds nest. I suppose ill have to practice more.Over all i didnt catch anything and my spinning reel went for a swim, but i did get to see a bald eagle, some otters and a fat ass beaver.
>>2435016>andre the giant catches a 2 pound bass
>>2435041How are you casting? I've found that casting in a U shape into the air produces less birdsnests than when i overhead cast like I do with my spinning reel. Also I keep the tension pretty high and ride my thumb on the wheel
>>2434036greetings fellow sf bay angler, I went out for albacore but found nothing
>>2434985nice fish bud
what kind of freshwater fish has orange dorsal and tail fins, a very dark brown back, and gets huge? I saw something that had to be around 30 inches long in very shallow water about 6 feet from me. it broke the surface for a moment and was kind of just cruising around following schools of baitfish. the fact that I couldn't tell exactly what it was despite being that close was strange. definitely not on the species list for the lake I was at. long like a pike but very dark back. the water temp was like 85F+ too
>>2435041all baitcasters have a learning curve. everyone I've known(including me) has been like... "it can't be THAT hard" and then proceeds to birdsnest. start with gentle casts, preferably side casts imo. if you're whipping the rod hard it's gonna be harder to get to the fine thumb feathering quickly and smoothly before it hits the water.
>>2435042Anyone else see The Rock catching that "13 pound bass" this year? No scale, of course.
>>2435248no. it was a long and streamlined fish.
>>2435264no. the tail fin was more like a pike or catfish than a bowfin, plus I don't recall a long dorsal fin like a bowfin. I saw it very clearly, that's why it's odd that I couldn't identify it. I've never seen pike or musky in person though(south carolina). it was dark brown on top(nearly black it seemed) and had very noticeably orange tail and dorsal fin. this pic is very similar, but like I said, we don't have these in the lake(at least known)
>>2435118Seen people do good on salmon outside the gate lately. Going to try my luck getting one from shore at hmb or pacifica soon. Gotta get lucky and work on my cast.
>>2434806None of the lakes or rivers I fish in are stocked. In fact, one of my lakes is such a productive muskelunge hatchery that the DNR collects fingerling muskies here to send elsewhere.I’ve caught precisely one carp in the last 20 years, they aren’t that common here.
What should I add to my arsenal of topwater? I have a few frogs, popping frogs, and this spook. I have been really enjoying the blowup
>>2435339the good ol boomer buzzbait
>>2435359I want to lick the water off her tummy and rub that camel toe.
>>2435339Depps buzz jet jr.
>>2434623LCO huh, it’s been a while for me
>>2434589>sleep on jetty>lizards, bugs, and crabs crawl up your shorts>boat wake knocks you off rocks>tide comes in and drowns you>local homeless steals your phone>sabiki tangles in seaweed>fish yanks your pole into the deepsleep on the bank like a normal human
>>2434546based redfin enthusiast
Is there anything more cringe in fishing than the ultra-commercialized professional and tournament culture around bass fishing?
>>2434546Reminds me of a story i was told in NY>manager/owner/boss or whatever of some company in upstate NY is a giant prick>said giant prick is an avid fisherman, trout are his favorite target>brags at work how hes having a pond built and stocked with trout on his property>pond gets finished, continues to talk about it every chance he gets>some guy gets under the prick's skin for whatever reason and the prick ends up firing the guy>fired guy is also an avid fisherman and knows about the pond>he sneaks onto the boss's property at night with a bucket>dumps the contents of said bucket into the pond>sneak check 100>time passes, boss starts catching pickerel in his pond>confused.jpeg>he doesnt catch on until too late>pickerel have absolutely eviscerated his trout population, nothing left in it but wild pickerel on pickerel, eating nothing but other pickerel, condensing down and refining the absolute spite for all living things pickerel have until only one super pickerel remains, ala Highlander styleThe guy who told me the story said the boss guy eventually just sold the land and claimed to know where this pond was but who cares, those fucking pickerel are everywhere up there
>>2435408Thanks! I wish I could spread the word of this amazing fish more. Tbh one of my long term goals is to purchase a piece of land with a branch on it that I can manage for maximum redfin numbers lol. As it stands I catch them on the side of the road but it's only a matter of time before I get hit by a car or a landowner gets mad at me. In any event, you can follow my journey by searching "redfin" in the archive of /out/. My first redfin is still at the taxidermist. It's been over a year and he's given me conflicting updates so I am getting impatient desu.
>>2435432KEK.Redfin are super small but I can see how chain pickerel or northern pike could fuck a trout pond up lol. I'm in the southeast so mudfish aka bowfin would probably be ideal for ruining an enemies pond.
>>2435453my dad caught a carp once, i said theres no way to eat those and he was like "watch me" and after stinking up the entire house and eating one bite we now have a carp fertilizing the peach tree
Rod building supplies for the next 5 of my builds after I finish the current ones Just waiting on blanks to show up
>>2435451Oh yeah these were chain pickerel, never knew there were another kind of pickerel before this thread. Ill have to try finding some redfin
>>2435482What state are you in?Try fishing in the sorriest looking canals/creeks/branches you can find. Like, where a small branch runs under the road, that's your best shot. Use a 1/16 rooster tail.
>>2435466Offshore jigging rods?
>>2435492Nah, cork will get turned down further and cut to size Those are just the sizes I tend to buy to work withCurrently in a 9 ft surf rod Then I've got Another 9 foot surf rod A 7 ( might be 7'6 I forget) 1/4-3/4 that will be both an inshore rod and an all around freshwater rod Then a 6 ft ultralight on the same blank I made for another anon here Then 2 heavier short rods for ice fishing 1/4-1 and 1/2-2 I believe Then another tuna rod for myself After that got nothing on the books Maybe some shark rods for myself if I have the time between other stuffThere will likely be more ice rods in the future as well
>>2434589Yes the carp crawl up shore at night and will suck on your toes
>>2435546Tell me where so I can avoid it
>>2435014looks like a decent place to get tetanus
I'd appreciate some help here, anons. I wanna get my dad a decent fishing rod. He fishes freshwater for trout, catfish, bass, and salmon.I'm looking for a spinning setup that's good all around for those. I was thinking of getting a St. Croix Avid 6'6" Medium-Heavy with a Revo X spinning reel (reel size 30)What do you think?
>>2435660Get a 7 foot or a 7'6 MD or MD heavy is good And get a stradic for the reel instead, ,4k size
>>2435676Thank you for your reply anon, is pic related the one you're talking about?>>Get a 7 foot or a 7'6At that size transport is more of a hassle, why so big? Are there any issues with going for a 2 piece rod?
>>2435681>>2435676Sorry, am retard
>>2435465Based dad. Never back down, even if you're retarded
what fish would be the best to catch with your cock? i think the sturgeon
>>2435660 Just get a nice reel like a stella and let him figure out the rod. You don't really seem to know what he wants and rod preference is very unique to a person.
>>2435746I guess, but it seems even he doesn't know what he wants. Up until now he's just bought fishing rods from bi-mart. He told me a few days ago he'd like to know which rods are considered good so I figured I'd just buy him one
>>2435506Fair enough. I enjoy having a 12 foot surf rod even though I live In ohio>Pic relatedThat far bank is over 400 feet away. Not quite 450 but over 400. I had to bring it out cause last time some guys I went fishing with the last time saw me do a 'happy Gilmore cast' (pendulum cast on a medium 7' ugly stick) I told them about my heaving stick so obviously I had to bring it out and wing a 7 ounce pyramid sinker.What reel seat is going on the ice rods? Normal ones with the tape build up method you mentioned? Or are there ice specific?There are only a few more rods I really feel like I -need- to make to finish rounding my collection. I need an 8 weight two hand fly rod and a fiberglass 4 weight switch rod and I have everything I'd ever need for fly fishing short of a 15 weight if I find myself targeting marlin on a flyThen for 'normal gear' I need a final version of my hyper finesse rod; a 7 weight rod blank done up as a spinning rod. I made one with a 5 weight and it was great except it didn't have enough juice for a good Hookset. I lost a number of bass come off on it because of a weak Hooksett where I just didn't get penetration. A proper ultralight, not the hyper finesse I was after. Then I need a good muskie rod, something to fling 8 inch minimum swim baits and cranks. Probably also be a good striper rod. And last but not least I need a broomstick with eyeguides and a reel seat so I can mount a 14/0 senator or something stupid like that just so I can say I can catch nearly anything that swims
>>2435506>>2435770Forgot Pic>>2435728Trout>>2435717Candiru would be easy
>>2435749 G Loomis would be an ideal rod for catfish,bass, salmon, and troutGive the guys at fish field a call
>>2435770I'm going to fit a normal reel seat to the ice rods Size 16 A lot of folks don't bother with ice rods but itl work just fine
Think there are any fish in here?
>>2435912seems like a decent pike spot
>>2435199Carp or Koi. Same thing, I know, but koi specifically have those colors.
>>2435465Need the bleed them before you clean them. They're good eating, and were introduced around here specifically to be eaten.
What did we do to deserve such a beautiful fish as the majestic Redbreast Sunfish? And what sin did we commit that brought on the flathead catfish which so decimated their population?
>>2435916Putting them in a stock tank or bathtub with clean water for a couple days first helps a lot. Then you bleed them properly, gut them, smoke them whole or cut them into chunks before filleting out the dark meat, and then bake them until the meat works loose from the bones, make a fish cake with the meat, an egg, and breadcrumbs, and fry that.
>>2435954oh yeah for sure that sounds great!I will definitely do all that work for a carp that will still taste nasty!! thanks
>>2435914neither. I am familiar with both.
>>2435976Redfin pickerel perhaps.>>2434735
>>243598630 inches is far too long to be a redfin pickerel.
Is fluoro actually "more invisible" or is it just marketing hype?
>>2436097both, it is less visible but I caught just as much when I used a black wire leader
>>2436097Purely anecdotal, but when flylining for picky biters like bluefin I've noticed a better chance of hookups with fluoro
>>2436097no but it's refreactive index is closer to that of water
>>2436097It is true that it does not reflect light, but you can buy much cheaper co-poly like Yozuri Hybrid and get the same effect. Another difference is that pure fluorocarbon has no stretch and telegraphs vibration better than other lines.You only "need" pure fluorocarbon if you want your lure to hit a certain depth fast like a deep diving crankbait or want the utmost sensitivity for something like a jig, dropshot, ned rig, or shakeyhead.I use co-poly on spinnerbaits, chatterchaits, and even finesse stuff like wacky/neko rigs because they don't need to get to 15+ feet to work and since they do not make bottom contact you don't need the extra sensitivity.
>>2435199Probably a carp. Tilapia get pretty big too but not that big
>>2435660It's gonna be tough to get something that's genuinely good for all of those, especially if you're talking about trout in streams. I'd go with a 7 or 7'6 as well, and the stradic. Two piece is fine but 1pc is better
>>2436119it looked most similar to an esox. does anyone think that a pike or musky could survive that far south in a lake? I don't know much about their behavior or color patterns, but like I said earlier, it looked almost exactly like this>>2435289most google results show that color pattern to be rare. is it a certain thing like spawning male color or something? they are usually light.
>>2436123there are chain pickerel down south
>>2436141I know, but never seen one that color, or that big.
give me your best PRO tips
>>2436145Cast more.Every cast is a new opportunity to catch a fish.Don't be afraid to reel a lure back in early if you think you can cast somewhere better or get into a better target zone.If the fish are in 10 feet of water there's no point working your lure somewhere else. Reel it in and cast again.
>>2436145Measure the dissolved oxygen count of a body of water using the winkler method to know within a minute or so if there is likely to be a lot of fish living there. High DO = more and bigger fish.
>>2436144sure it wasn't a snakehead?
>>2436123Maybe a big gar? They get weird looking sometimes.
>>2436097Marketing hype>>2436116>pure fluorocarbon has no stretchWrong, it does stretch, but it's not springy. The increased sensitivity is from the denser line giving better contact with bottom baits.>>2436145Graphite is conductive so don't fish in a thunder storm
>>2436169>>2436223nope and nope
>>2436122Thank you anon, I think I've settled on the Stradic FL
my savage gear sgs2 rod just came in all the way from the UK. my guys, these rods feel so fucking good. they're like 400 dollar rods but only cost a quarter that. highly recommended.
>>2436097From my experience it does. The moment my leader breaks and I'm too lazy to retie a new one and I'm fishing straight 8 pound braid, my bites go down big fucking time, even with dumb bass, and ESPECIALLY with trout. Reaction strike lures, it doesn't matter TOO much, but I've found I get more bites when I do use flouro even with that. I fucking hate mono, I don't touch it.
>>2436259You can save like $50 buying it from the jdm market, off either digitaka or japanlureshop
>>2436145If u need 2 pee u can pee in the water and no1 can stop u
Found some trout at the weekend after spending the night in a bivvy
>>2435051Ive been using a side or an overhand thus far. With the side cast, my bait tends to hook far to the left or right depending on which way i sweep it.The overhands tend to plunk down maybe 10 yards at best, if not right infront of me. I suspect im holding it for too long in some cases, or not feathering it enough in others.Ill have to adjust the setup on it a bit and practice some more, it really doesnt take much to get the tip whipping.
>>2434967That's just to get a few initial wraps, then I flip it around to tie on material.
>>2435506Based. Kinda want to get into rodbuilding eventually
>>2436365It's quite time consuming But can be quite addicting if it's the sort of thing you enjoy Also can get costly quick which is why I like building for other folks
>>2436123According to Wikipedia there are muskie found in the Broad River in South Carolina
r8 my setup
>>2436406makes sense. I'm tying some 3/8oz jigs to take on a big group surf fishing expedition this weekend. Takes so long and so much material that I'd have to charge a ton of money to sell any.
>>2436298>jdmDamn it, I already bought it. I managed to get some coupons and rewards point that add up to ~$50 but I'll keep it in mind for next time. Thank you
>>2436428self-reply to post my surf-fishing jigs. Critiques and commentary welcome
>>2436456Looking good anon, try less tinsel and more longer hair. It'll probably give em more action
>>2433577If its legal put a hook through them and use them as bait for a bigger fish.
>>2433874From what I've read they develop pretty slowly and take years to become an adult. Based on what I've read I think the few I've caught were more than a decade old. Apparently this particular type of turtle is a popular pet, and the reason we have them is because when families are tired of having the turtle as a pet they release it nearby, and most ponds near me have some amount of this particular species.
>>2436306do you have to cut/restart thread for those color bands? how's it done?>>2436456>only flash i like your style
Kenai River report:Sockeye are still being caught lower - middle river that are silver Pink salmon starting to runCoho salmon just starting to be caught on rod/reel (few caught in july with dip net)I cured 2 gallons of eggs in July for coho, really hoping to smash them in august with my pop in law, really hope my wife nuts up and comes..........shes scared of outdoors kind of
Any idea what this is I think it's photoshop I hope it's photoshop
>>2436239>Wrong, it does stretchIdk man the JDM spergs claim that pure Nippon fluoro and pure polyester lines do not stretch.Never fished with polyester so can't say.
>>2436538That's a bluegill
>>2436486Trim bands like that aren't terribly hard to do once you've done a few Start with x color When you want to transfer to new color you wrap it in and over the first color First color goes under the second, then if you want to switch back you can do the same thing Just remember to keep the wrap start And crossover points on the bottom side of the rod >>2436456Looks pretty good, would go with some longer hair, but I know how hard it can be to get nice long ones I haven't found any decent bucktail in a long ass time >>2436476
What do y'all think of fliers? I catch them often when I am targeting redfin pickerel and I've added plenty to the pond as well because I figure they must do well together for some reason bc they're constantly in the same areas. They don't get as large as bluegill but they are tasty and beautiful. I used to think they were juvenile crappie lol. Anyone else ever caught a flier?
>>2434020The goby color is bonkers here in finnish archipelago too, last few trips it has been a total lifesaver. Picrel 57cm zander I caught with very similiar color softbait.
I'm addicted help
>>2436726What a waste of money, you could tie 3 flies with all that cash
>>2436657Not many where I'm at... but yes, they live in the same waterways as redfin. Both can survive in really small backwoods pools supposedly. They are probably the coolest looking panfish because their fins are so big.
>>2436726Iktf TG jigs are kind of overrated imo especially if you aren't in deeper water unless the surf is breaking way out. Otherwise you have to wok them super fast. If you can find it get a 30g blueblue seaside, kind of a weird looking shore jig, but I've had really good results.
>>2436799what the fuck does iktf mean
>>2436754Word. I went out in the great pee dee heritage preserve in South carolina last summer and it was dry af but I caught fliers in the little pools left over in the depths of the swamp. They do have a very cute and interesting shape to them but I think pumpkinseed are prettier
>>2436800I know that feel
>>2436833ah yes, of course.
>>2436428>>2436456Thanks for reminding me that I need to seal the shitty bucktails I made months ago and keep forgetting to finish Terrible synthetic material that was cheap as dirt
are there any websites that have accurate species lists for public waterways? I've checked all the ones that come up and they are either flatout wrong, or very incomplete.
>>2436799I like the tg for keeping contact and bottom bouncing in the surf. I’m in norcal so the rip is significant.
>>2436886The striper earlier in the thread was caught shore slow using tg 32g jigpara Near SF.
>>2436886I guess I can see that. Where I shore jig there's an inshore reef so I try to stay close to but not on the bottom.
>>2436878you gonna paint those jig heads?Kinda want an airbrush set up, but I fucking hate dealing with airbrushes.
>>2436911Is this a fucking tapeworm????!?
>>2436896I got some more slow falling jigs for rocky areas although the rocky areas here also have really bad breaks and rip current. I think shore jigging is really underappreciated in the states. So much fishing gear is tailored to boat owners. It's quite comical that it reflects the zeitgeist of american culture. Of people dreaming about owning a boat and how spending habits trickle down to those who aren't in a position or don't want to own a boat. In regions where boat ownership is uncommon the most popular set ups are 10'+ rods for shore oriented fishing. Whereas in the US, the 7 foot rod is the standard.
>>2436917I don't bother painting jigheads for myself Fish don't seem to care enough to make it worth my time Unless you powder coat them shit wears off quickly anyways I've got an airbrush setup, never use it anymore Used to paint plugs and haven't in a few years or so since haven't been making any new lures
Looking for a reel recommendation. I'm using medium action Ugly Stik rods and I'll be using it to catch dink to medium size bass, and using 10lb mono. I previously used a Shakespeare President reel and would be fine getting another but wanted to know if there were cheaper or better options.
>>2436929Shimano FX 2500HG will hold a 110yd spool of 10lb mono perfectly, that's a decent budget reel($20).
>>2436929Get 10lb braid and just tie a leader with an FG knot. You'll thank yourself later because the braid will last years and you won't be casting curly fries since mono has high memory.
>>2436946idk about 10lb mono, but 8lb isn't bad at all(Trilene XL)
>>2436932Will take a look, thanks>>2436946I've tried braid before, it's not my style for bass fishing.
>>2436929Shimano sedona 3000 size is nice and has a smooth drag if you are willing to spend a little more. My favorite reel to use for fishing small mackerel and letting make the drag sing.
>>2435969I'm not saying I think it's worth it. Just that if you want to eat them (and if you feel like just dumping them in a compost is wasteful, but you want to remove them from a watershed, it may even be worthwhile to do so), that this is the best way.Smoked carp isn't that much more work than smoked whitefish, and is almost as good, but carp are widely more available than whitefish.
anyone living near lake ontario or the other great lakes ? What's the fishing like in Fall?
caught my ist bass today
>>2436918its the spine of a white sturgeon..
>>2437099Nice job anon
Im looking for a saltwater-capable ultralight reel. need to be sub 180g, smooth, and super shallow spool for ultra-thin braided line less than .10mm diameter.I'm currently considering a luvias (150g) or tatula lt (170g). If I buy either of these I will have to replace the spool with a custom shallow spool (Daiwa SLP works), because they are not shallow enough stock. Y'all have any other recommendations before I blow my load on either of these?
>>2437139What do you want to catch and how? The sealing on the luvia is probably better for salr. I personally use a shimano vanford 5000xg for light shore jigging in the surf. Just need to be careful with it, don’t dunk, wipe off salt after every trip, oil the line roller regularly etc.
>>2437167I'm looking to target saltwater dinks off jetties, surf, piers, etc. I have been super intrigued by light rock fishing in the UK. In freshwater I already do microfishing so my perception of ultralight is very extreme
>>2437187I have a setup for the same thing. A daiwa crest 2506 loaded with ~250 yards of 0.8 pe on a majorcraft crostage mebaru rod 7'6" rated for 0.8-1.2 pe and 0.8-10g. Fun setup for 50mm hardbaits, micro jigs and 0.8-5g jig heads with plastics.
Anyone had experience with ATC reels?
>>2433459I get the feeling that this reel isn't spooled correctly. Having time casting lighter lures even though I have an ultra light rod rated for 2.5g to 8g
>>2437369adding the picture of the reel might help
>>2437370Looks OK to me. What size braid?
>>2437370Slightly under spooled but shouldn't be a problem. That looks like pretty heavy braid though
>>2437378>>243737710lb braid might be the issue? On a size 25 reel
>>2437370if you put it on properly it wont look like that
>>2437379Are you sure it's 10lb? Looks like about 40lb
>>2437389Its actually 12lb, just checked
>>2437395Is it 12lb or 12lb equivalent diameter
>>2437399Was bought on aliexpress apparently on the recommendation of the fish locker. So probably not.
>>2437404there is your problem, what brand, link it.
>>2437370Your line looks fine to me. Are there any scratches along the rim of the spool? That happened to me where line was catching and fucking up my casts. Maybe your rod's lur le rating is off? Most rods don't cast as well on the lower end of their rating.
>>2437409Hope this doesn't seem like spam, I'm not recommending this to anyonealiexpress com item/33020113296.html
>>2437414thanks I will add that to my list of things not to buy
>>2437413The spool is brand new but when you mentioned the nics on the spool, my other reel isn't casting all that well and its got plenty of those. Might try fixing with poly filler of something
>>2437437Line lay seems really uneven and looks fluffy, how much tension did you apply when spooling and have you fished it yet?
>>2437441I held on tight to the middle of the rod with a cloth over my hand and wound it with as much tension as I could
>>2437446WRONG. use your finger pussy and if it burns too much its too much pressure.
>>2437453I dont mind burning the finger, live in UK so keep getting wind knots thanks to our lovely weather. Read that there was not enough tension on the line, thus the snakes wedding every session
>>2437414I mean the pic looks OK, but I feel like quality makes a difference when you start going that small. I use 0.8pe (8lb equivalent diameter I believe) line with a 6-10lb leader on my mebaru setup that casts 1.5-10g lures, but I shelled out for some nice varivas jdm braid.
>>2437456Try casting and retrieving with the weight you expect to use. Often times it can help with line lay. Also agree with other anon about going higher quality with thin braids. Fish locker guy nornally fishes heavy tackle so I guess ymmv with generic brands. I’ve been using super slick v2 in 20lb for my surf fishing but I wish I used 15lb. My trout rod is spooled with 10lb super slick v1 and its quite nice as well but the new v2 is much better. Normally use 6lb seaguar leader
>>2437475In my experience US anglers fish way heavier braid mainline then they have to. Only time I fish heavy like that is on the sportboats where tangles and getting cut off by another knucklehead fishing 65lb braid on his 25lb setup are factors.
>>2437227based. I picked up a savage gear UL rated for PE 0.2-0.4 and 0-5g. I was originally gonna put on daiwa jbraid 6lb (0.6 pe) but I just came across varivas avani light game braid that's made specifically for saltwater light game and actually does come in 0.2-0.4 pe, so that's why I'm looking for really shallow spool capacity.also im curious, do you know how much your rod weighs?
>>2436924Do you know where to get the fancy holographic stickers guys put on the sides of their homemade plugs/swimbaits? I got some balsawood to play around with, but haven't thought about finishing/sealing yet
Today I learned that australians put their reel handles on the right side on their spinning reels. Isn't that wild?
>>2437499just google "holographic lure tape" there are a ton of sites that offer it and I think you can even get some from amazon
>>2437504Thanks anon, i have donkey brains
>>2437498Looks like it's not listed on the spec sheet on their website. It's definitely light though, balances well with that reel, but that's probably to be expected since it's a aji/mebaru designed reel.
Caught a 6 pound bass on this which is the 1st fish for this rod and bait. No pics because I don't take my phone on the kayak.
>>2437503not really, considering americans buy right-hand retrieve baitcasters. right-handed people should be reeling with the left hand just like they do on spinning gear. the Japanese do it right, and when they design the baitcasters, you can tell it's meant to be held that way. it's just one of those things where boomers did it wrong, and by the time they figured out it was wrong, it was just "how we do it in america." Aussies probably did the same thing. the good thing is I can usually find left-hand retrieve baitcasters at discounted prices.
>>2437536Thats because the japs can't cast. They palm the reel when casting which is wrong. To cast properly you have to switch between casting and palming so you might has well cast and retrieve right handed if you are switching anyways.
>>2437536>>2437537It's all just preference. Personally I prefer left hand retrieve on a lure I have to work the rod for and right hand retrieve for bait and lures that create their own action on a steady retrieve.
>>2437540If I’m gonna be fighting the fish with the reel, right hand retrieve, if I’m gonna be fighting the fish with the rod, right hand retrieve. Therefore I use all LH retrieve because I don’t own any big conventional that use a harness and or fighting chair for pelagic trolling or bait soaking.
>>2437493This is absolutely something I've noticed. The older (and less skilled) the fisherman tends to be, the bigger chance he will be using line that's 5x stronger than he needs. I've caught a 18.7 lb catfish on an ultralight reel and 6lb test, unless you're absolutely terriblr at fishing you don't need your line to be the exact weight of the fish you're targeting unless you intend on catching and releasing and even then you probably won't be catching anything more than 6 or so lbs when bass fishing so anything over 10 is ridiculous.It's the same thing with buying pickup trucks they don't need or use, Americans like to feel rugged and strong even if they don't ever come across situations where they'd need to be.
>>2437575I don't think they realize how much of a difference line weight makes in casting distance either.
fuck turtles, i'm going out today and not leaving until i catch at least one fish
What kind of experience have you had with introducing people to fishing who have never been and aren't necessarily super into the idea of trying it? I want to get a few of my indoor type friends out onto my boat, but I sort of suspect that even if I get them onto fish it will just be boring to them.
>>2437537Wrong. The JDM bassmasters cast like an autistic savant. They cast a baitcaster like you're supposed to, with the flick of the wrist. You trying to tell me that switching hands after a cast on a reel that's designed to have minimal steps is the right way? The Japs literally engineer all of those reels, they are the ones using them the right way. Plenty of JDM baitcasters even have ergonomic cutouts that make no sense if you reel with the same hand you cast with. American boomers who don't even know the species they catch aside from bass made retarded hand-switching popular. They are mouth-breathers.
>>2437545fighting is done with the rod.
>>2437535Savage gear line through is great for pikes too
>>2437658Not with rods that hook into a belt and strap onto your shoulders.
>>2437674you're fighting the fish with your body at that point(to control the rod.) No reel used for that is direct drive, they still have gears... otherwise, only strongman competitors would be able to land fish that way.
>>2437606invite them to fish/chill/drink with you and you be the D.D. to take them home. if they bite the hook, fine. if not, oh well
>>2437536>by the time they figured out it was wrong, it was just "how we do it in america."Doesn't it come from conventional reels? Personally, I equate right-hand retrieve with heavy rod 2-handed casting, and left-hand retrieve with light rod quick 1-handed flicks. I would expect, for example, BFS baitcasters to be left -hand retrieve
Do any of you actually eat your catch
>>2439416the fuck? its the only reason I go fishing.