#468- “It’s Not Gay in Saigon” EditionPrevious Thread:>>2536933janny pls…Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here! http://www.pastebin.com/u/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
finally some male action around here
>>2542930I hate you all
>>2542929Nice hat, personally I still use a $7 straw hat I got at walmart years ago. Nice and breezy and keeps the sun off my neck.
>>2542929This ain't it, Senpai.
>>2542901> Shimano CVS70ML4D> St. Croix TRS66MLF4> Okuma SST-S-663L
>>2542953nice fucking wobbie cunt thats how i know ur a real one
>>2542976>>2542970I highly doubt throwing a lure at the top end of the range rating will break a rod unless it's a junk rod or you really just huck it mindlessly. The real problem is that it usually just feels like shit. Middle of the rating range is usually what feels best, sometimes the minimum, just depends on the specific rod.
How much you have to pay before you can go fishing where you live?
>>2543060It's like 35-40 for all waters. Seems to be about the same all along the east coast.
>>254306025 eur for a year
>>2543060 $7 buckaroos for three days $14 buckaroos for one month $35 buckaroos for one year $85 buckaroos for three years
>>2542934Love you too>>2543060$20
>>2542973>noYes. A typical dum-bass would get skunked at a pay lake. It's why the youngerns post pictures on 17 different social media sites when they finally manage to catch something.Figuring out someplace else to fish other than your local handicap-accessible, heavily pressured, stocked reservoir is often the first step, because catching pressured stocked bass doesn't teach you much of anything about fishing or natural fish behavior. That's why Bass Boomer can spend a decade "fishing" and still not catch much of anything even after buying a surplus Navy sonar cruiser.
> finally bring my reels to shimano service after a long time> reel service is bow $40 for baitcaste r and $45 for conventionalDamn. At least I got one of my rod with damaged reel seat replaced for free
what are some good value jigs? Looking to complete a bass tackle box, still jigless. Looking for: Structure Jigs (flipping/pitching), Swim Jigs, Football Jigs, Finesse Jigs, Weed/Grass Jigs. Don't need the highest quality/price. Was thinking 3 colours in each, natural (pumpkin/watermelon/craw), black/blue (or other dark) and white (or light/bright/chartreuse). Also what trailers? I've read around and 3/8th seems to be the middle ground for size. Also what trailers should I invest in? Anything else I may be missing? Like another type of jig? Have a good job so money isn't a huge issue but still don't want to spend a fortune just want to spend the summer trying as many techniques as possible.
>>2543060Salt is free, freshwater is regulated. Sturgeon and rainbows require a report card on top of that.
why does everyone try to sell their 10 year old outboard motor for damn near msrp? every single listing is like that. I can just buy a brand new one for $150 more and get a 5 year warranty. the used boat market has gone to shit in the last few years.
>>2543187Strike King jigs are cheap as fuck at Walmart. Dirty jigs are nice too. I have 3/8oz and 1/2oz in green pumpkin, black/blue, white, and orange/red. I like Yamamoto Zako, rage tails, rage bugs for trailers
>>2543187>cheap jigsStrike king, especially the bitsy bugs>medium tier jigsPretty much everyone. Pepper baits, piccaso, greenfish, dirty jigs, etc.>expensive jigs for pretentious, JDM anglersOSP, Deps, Keitech99% of my jigs are just OSP zero's, OSP slipper's, OSP hunt's, Deps flat backs, and jackhammers. OSP, Megabass, and Deps for trailers. btw try harder cane pole anon, we aren't falling for it
Anyone have anyone walleye recipes they reccomend?
>>2543278I haven't cooked it myself but I assume it's good smoked like any other firm and mild fish.
>>254306020euro for 5 years, they 60e per year to be able to fish in the port where all the ez fish is.Today I met a man and we discussed how our only hope is a leak from the fishfarms and how those black herons shit all over the place and eat all the small fish.
>>2543262>jackhammer, Deps, megabassRich motherfucker
I'm planning to build my first rod and ordered a 7'6" 4wt glass NFC blank. Would there be a problem using size D thread on a light rod like this or would I be better off with size A or B.
>>2543300I use the bigger thread exclusively, it's fineWhat blank? Also post the finished rod once you build it
>>2543302>>2543300Oh 7'6" nfc glassI might buy a few blanks from them now that I look
What type of float is your favorite when bait fishing with a worm?
>>2543340desu i don't even understand the concept of a bobber. The bobber bouncing lets you know a fish is on? If you had your rod held up you would just see the tip moving anyways..
what brand of plastics don't break after a few catches? Bought a bunch of strike king rodents last year and they last a few bass at most
>>2543344It suspends the bait in the water column.
>>2543344Because small fish can easily bite the worm off the hook before you can even notice what is happening if you dont have a float. If you have any slack in your line it might be already too late to set the hook when you feel something. Not all fish are dumb fuckers that just swallow the bait and swim away to let you know the fish is on.
Charlie Brewer is good and has tons of colors.
>>2543346Nikko is BY FAR the toughest there is. Too tough in certain situations, for example you can't rig them weedless because the hook won't come out when a fish strikes. You can literally stretch them by hand and they will not break unless you are very strong.
>>2543360Also you have less gut hooked fish when you can do hook sets early. Some fish might lift the bait up and you cant feel this but you can see when the float rises up.
>>2543346zman is the obvious choice
>>2543239Because they're trying to get the most money for their old shit after they bought a new one. I got my jon boat for $150 lol, it's from 1965 and I restored it and it's awesome. Don't overpay for shit.
my $30 Shimano Sienna FG that is going on 3 years old is just as smooth and silent as day 1. Meanwhile, two of my $100+ reels are noticeably choppy and noisy. What the actual fuck my dudes. I've never dunked them or thrown them in sand/dirt. They are all greased well too. The only real complaint about the Shimano is that the bail feels like it could easily bend if you were careless since it's so thin. I feel like I got beanboozled on reels.
>>2543376Realistically there's probably not much mechanically different between the $30 and $100 reels.
>>2542929Looking at buying a quality spinning reel. Saw some reviews of pic related on YouTube and got an advertisement in my mystery tackle box of 3% off my next purchase. Is this a good reel? Anyone else have exclusively use googan? Please only serious reply's. All " trollling will be ignored and reported.
1st night of 3 days fishing. Extreme cold warning. Cheers!
>>2543438do you make the hole inside your tent? cool
>>2543060$60 per year, plus $20 for a second rod, plus $7 for the ocean. if you wanna go big or go home, $1054.25 for a lifetime license
>>2543377>>2543376Pretty much, plus, "smoothness" isn't always the only quality of a spinning reel. Having seals typically lowers the smoothness of the reel, even if it help with the durability of the reel long term.
I don't think you should spend more than $200 for a rod or a reel, mid tier is definitely where it's at, but a high end spinning reel does feel nice. My 2 Stella's are so smooth, the bail clicks and feels perfect, drag is smooth as silk too, even under load it is smooth as butter, never gear binds, built like a tank and sealed up completely, there's just a lot that goes into one and it definitely feels like it. Definitely don't need one though.
>>2543298Just buy during black friday or buy from Japan. I never, ever pay retail MSRP on tackle. Ever. I just save throughout the year and go HAM during sales. I make a list of all the shit I need. I very rarely lose tackle too, so that helps a lot. Discount Tackle for Jackhammers. At one time they were $10 per.
>>2543523Well, when you get to saltwater that can have some big species for inshore fishing, the price point for mid range does raise a bit. Mid range is like $200 for reel and $200 for rod which adds to about $400
>>2543431yes bro i have three of them replaced all my daiwa trash.its nice to have a good american brand you can rely on
>>2543431Yeah I bought one when it came out Pretty good Nothing crazy But it works really well. I have the green one not the gold one. Plan on getting the gold bait caster reel when they release it.
>>2543438Are these paddle tails? Are you fishing those through the ice? if so how
>>2543307>>2543300Wound up buying a natural 7'6" fiberglass 4 weight blank and a green 8'6" 8 weight blank
Good morning from the ice tent. Making coffee >>2543621Yes, I have it just above bottom of the lake
I really like fishing off docks.Something cozy about it.
>>2543302will do>>2543307the sale going on is juicy and it should be an upgrade to my eagle claw rod>>2543672I got cyan
>>2543692Eagle claw rods aren't awful but they're not great, I'm sure you'll like the new one betterI was tempted by the cyan. The 8 weight blank I bought is actually going to become a spinning rod, my hyper finesse v2, I'm hoping that by going from a 5weight graphite blank to an 8 weight fiberglass blank I'll still be able to get good distance on tiny lures while getting more backbone for hook sets
Does /out/ do any multi-species fishing? Rather than going after some specific fish every time you try to catch as many different species as you possibly can. Its a lot of fun and there are lurking all sort of fuckers that you can never catch with generic tackle.
>>2543696multi fishing? yes. At the same time? Not particularly. Sometimes when trolling for pike i'll catch a bass or walleye. When jigging for walleye i've caught bass, crappie, pike. When fishing for Bass i've caught pike and walleye, even crappie. I mostly fish for bass/walleye/pike/crappie as they are in my lake. I've ventured to a couple other lakes to fish for muskie (caught one in my life over a decade ago), lake trout (caught two one time in Georgian Bay). This year I plan on going for venturing into the backcountry with the hopes of catching brook/rainbow/brown trout. Essentially I usually have a target species each time I go out but that target species always changes and I often catch other fish than just the target species.
>>2543696In general I'm willing to fish for anything and everything. But I almost always have one specific species I'm going for on each particular day I go out
>>2543696yeah it keeps fishing interesting instead of getting blown out from fishing every day/weekend. It's like Pokemon you gotta stay searching for something new. I usually approach it in a specific way though. Which is I enjoy going to new spots and seeing what lurks in the water. Like I'm on a scientific search or something. It's exciting not knowing what's under the water.
>>2543696Most of my fishing trips I'm going to bring one bait and a few lures. Sure I could catch multiple things, and I'm happy to but it usually doesn't work that way.There is a pond I like to go to. It has bass, bluegill, crappie, and carp. If you want to catch the bluegill or crappie you need a red wriggler worm on a small hook. If you use too big of a hook, the kind you might use to put a nightcrawler on to catch the bass, then the bluegill will bite it but not be able to fit it in their tiny mouths. The carp want completely different stuff.Its easy to target the crappie and bluegill, they have specific areas of the pond they hang out at. With the right setup anyone could catch one. For the bass its just not that easy. One day they will bite on a worm, another day they stare at it and swim away. Basically I don't know how to catch them consistently, but I'm pretty sure if I did it would involve a setup that wouldn't be as good at targeting bluegill or crappie.
>the park is closed to camping for the seaso-ACKI'm not camping
>>2543754Those rules are mostly just for liability saying no staff are there to assist you.
>>2543340the round big one.Today I used this technique, with some flour paste, good activity, was fun but only small captures, baby fishes I returned.
>>2543818By "This technique" do you mean you were yelling "First Place" while fishing? You know that only works when you're competing with someone, right? if you're by yourself, literally anything is "first place".
>>2544055I meant using a float, the most comfy, but I need to get better on applying the flour mass on the hook. I read about put a lighter spring on the hook to make it last longer.
>>2544292They sell dough bait hooks with springs already on them m8 look em up
>>2543677Just heading to the river for a couple nights camping for sturgeon, let's gooooPic is of one of my bluegills
Hello fellas, pardon my blog post, but do you have any recommendations on a surf rod that'd fit inside my normal luggage on a plane?I have a 9" 2 piece Penn rod but it's enormous and my local airline wants 200 dollars to ship it in a travel tube! I don't live close to the sea so I can only fish occasionally.Also, I'd appreciate your opinion on a good 4000 reel, my Penn pursuit III is no good, after just two short trips, the bail re-opens when reeling the line for some reason. I have to close it and then align the line to the catcher every cast.So far I've lost a few lures and even my first ever saltwater fish to that stupid reel. Worst 50 bucks I've ever spent on fishing gear so far...Got skunked on both trips, lol, but I ain't giving up!
>>2544438What's your goalIf you are going on vacation, it's better to rent out a rod for fishing. If you are moving somewhere, it's probably easier to just buy a new rod. Not every surf fishing requires a long rod as well. What's your price range on the reel. The bail shouldn't break from just 2 trips. Are you closing the bail manually after casting?
>>2544443My goal is indeed to go on vacation to Baja in particular, do you have a suggestion of where I could rent a rod?For the reel I'm thinking 250 dollars, I do occasionally go to visit some family members near a rocky beach in a not so tourist friendly area by car, thus why I got excited and bought both a "good" rod and reel. And yes, I close it manually, it's how I learned when fishing for trout, I guess it's just a lemonThe fish was just like nothing I've ever catched, it pulled like mad, and then... the bail opened and he shaked my lure off. So I'm absolutely hooked on surf fishing now
>>2544438dunno what's going on with your penn, but the good thing about penns is you can buy any replacement parts for cheap. the pursuit iv now has all sealed bearings btw. you must have got a lemon or something. replace the part or buy an iv.> https://www.tackledirect.com/tsunami-travel-surf-spinning-rods.html> https://www.tackledirect.com/daiwa-ardito-travel-surf-rods.html
>>2544450Oh and my 9 ft rod (I typed 9" for some reason lmao) casts fantastic for that beach in particular
>>2544450Where in baja? It ranges from touristy with different services readily available to tiny fishing villages where you're lucky to be able to get ice. I usually just fly my own rods down there, idk why it's so expensive for you, usually only $50 for me to check them. Maybe look into the specs at the airline and see if you can figure out a more compact way to pack it?
>>2544374Nice one good luck my friend. Here was my breakfast cooked on my mr buddy Heater. Yeet!
Anyone ever do mods to a jon boat? I don't have a trailer so I put it in the back of a truck bed, and my previous mods made it way too heavy so I'm redoing it. Has anyone ever simply glued carpet to the aluminum floor?
>>2544493buy the eva foam stuff instead of carpet. you don't have to get the expensive "name brand" version, there are copies on Amazon. you will get tired of hooks getting hung in the carpet, or getting mud/dirt all in it when you get in and out on banks. also doesn't get heavy when wet. either way, you can buy some closed cell foam boards to cut to size and put between the ribs on the floor to build it up level/flush with the ribs, and then add a single top layer of some kind of plastic/acrylic or whatever slick and flexible stuff as your main floor. add your carpet or eva pad on top of that. if you don't wanna do all that, there are also things you can buy like horse mats, kids mats, ect to lay down and be a minimalist. I made my jon boat really heavy and ended up stripping it back to being pretty basic. even with a trailer, it's much better to have it light enough where you can drag it off the trailer and launch it on ANY bank, instead of having to go to the boat ramps only.
>>2544512>made my jon boat really heavy and ended up stripping it back to being pretty basicThat's exactly what happened to me. I did le jon boat to bass boat conversion and it was so heavy I couldn't take it out by myself. All I'm going now is cutting into the bench seats for storage and putting a hatch there to access it. I already have the launch wheels on the back so I can put it in a lot of different waters around me. I'm also doing a small wood platform on the small front bench to get in and out, and a little thing so I can put a trolling motor in the front. But I don't want to put floors down though because it adds weight, can that eva foam stick right to the aluminum bottom?
>>2544514yeah, wood framing adds weight quick. hell, even just the one sheet of plywood for the floor adds a lot. yes, the stuff will stick to the bare aluminum, but the issues is that the ribs will be sticking up higher, so you can easily stub your toe or trip. if that doesn't matter, it's the lightest method, and will still look/feel good. I actually have the smallest jon they make basically, a 1032, so having pedestal seats and shit makes it tippy as hell anyways, standing in the center floor between the benches being the lowest point of the boat is really stable though. here is an example of the foam I'm talking about.> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_fRePFHpiEI had carpet before and it pissed me the fuck off because hooks always got hung in it, and it was a bitch to clean dirt out of. there are just better options these days
>>2542929Can I catch anything with it?
>>2544517I have a 1232 from 1965 that I bought on FB marketplace for $150 lol, it's worked amazingly and I used 3/4" plywood and 2x4s to make a front casting deck, middle floor, and a back bench and it was way too fucking heavy. I don't mind the ribs honestly and I've known about the foam for a while but it's expensive as fuck so I was thinking of just going with the standard home depot indoor/outdoor carpet.
>>2544525I just think you will regret the carpet. being a 32 wide you won't need as much foam. some of the offbrand stuff is decently affordable. or... you could just put it in the area you plan to stand the most, and add more later. I bent out lots of my light tackle hooks trying to free them from the carpet. would never do it again. you could also buy some of those dense foam "puzzle piece" mats that lock together. they are sold for kid's playrooms and exercise rooms.
>>2544530I also have an inflatable intex boat that I put a plywood floor into that I used the indoor/outdoor carpet so I'm used to it, plus I have enough left over carpet already to do what I need. I've gotten things stuck a few times but never had too much trouble with it honestly. If I regret it I'll just redo it next winter.You think the 6700 carpet glue will work with aluminum? I've seen people with carpet directly on their floor but I've never seen a video of it desu (because most people put subfloors and floors now).
>>2544534I'm pretty sure some pontoon boats have carpet glued directly to the aluminum deck, but I don't know what adhesive they use.
>>2543818I read this both left to right and right to left and still have no idea what they're talking about, pls help me understand.
>>2544520maybe some cool rocks
>>2544597>Benchmade>Gotta get my cigar in the shot too>Tripfag>Tripfag name centred around paying the annual NASA budget for an overwngineered bucket to hold up his fat ass ice fishing.Cuck of Consoomption more like
>>2544618That's not a tripcode newfag
>>2544636I don't care what type of faggot you are. Post a fish you cockslobbering thiccboi, the past two threads you've been posting nothing but overpriced gear.CuckofConsoomption. I'll post one I catch either tonight or tomorrow without sucking corporate cock in the process.
>>2544618Do you know what a trip code is,new friend?>>2544636Based>>2544656You sound sour, try going fishing and relaxxx
silly question but how do i tie the hook
>>2544663Uni knot covers your bases pretty well, there are knot guides in the OP last time I checked.>>2544661>Do you know what a tripe code is, new friend?As I said before, I couldn't give a hoot, all I know is you bothered to give yourself a name on an anonymous Indonesian cartoon forum so people know it's the same faggot when you post your brands like a hypebeast.Post fish, I'll be finishing work soon.
>>2544597Look at those sausages... I can tell you've been eating all the fish in the lake. Just be careful eat too much and you'll fall through the ice.
>>2544557They are cheating. The task for the day is to get fish, but they woke up first and changed the sign, so they think they will win easily.
Decent bluegills up north through the ice boys.
>>2544666Here's a 5 lb burbot, you brit>>2544731Ooga booga
>>2544819What a fat bitch, looks full of eggs
>>2544822Yes , she went back down the hole
felt dirty tying these
>>2543525idk if I’m falling for the consoom, but my “higher end” lures from megabass, luckycraft and jackhammers seemingly catch more than my budget ones
>>2544475Didn't catch shit, what a shitty way to end the season
>>2544374I have a Blue Gill and it has a a growth on its fin
>>2545061Pics? Mine have some fun rot and I need to treat them, but they are fucking pigs, I want to grow one that is larger than the state record. I also have a LMB in a 300gallon stock tank I. My basement, but it is hard to take pics of it.
>>2544896ahh some real flies as a pallet cleanser
>>2545075we're gonna see how this set up works, keeping the front hook and adding a stinger trailer
>>2544896Luv me wormsSimple as
>>2545080worms are one thing but egg worms . . .
>>2545084>combine two things fish like>dumb fish eat themproblem?
>>2545076I need to start tying articulated esox flies for summer, I struggle with keeping the weight down while having the size I want.Pic related.
>>2544897Same. I keep buying LC flash minnow and flash pointer.
>>2544819Very nice, I didn't catch shit, going again tonight so I'll post something if I catch it. But for coming through, I kneel.You should've slapped a YETI sticker on his belly to let others know a gearfag caught him first.
>>2544897They do. Just don't fall for the 'consooming' by buying them at MSRP. Vision 110's for $25 + tax is robbery. $18 is.....still robbery but I'll pay that.
>>2544897I tried probably a half dozen different brands of seemingly identical shallow diving, suspending 110mm jerkbaits and they just don't produce like an LC flash minnow does.
>>2545057that looks fukin miserable
>>2545057Fuck sakes, sorry to hear it. It'll give you more drive for next season>>2545101If you don't catch anything tonight, you must eat your words. Good luck though. Good idea on the Yeti sticker
>DRT finally dropped a "cali dream" >website crashedGood thing I already got my 2 before the crash. Went from 100 to ~40 stock in less than 5 minutes.
>>2545098yeah esox flies can be tricky. tying with synthetics has helped me a lot, though some of my 12 inch beast flies have literal egg sinkers in them to make them sink, i think my heaviest ones are half an ounce. i hit myself in the back with one of those when a sudden gust of wind caught me off gaurd, it was not nice.
>>2542929About that time again boys.
>>2545132can I contact you privately to talk about fishing the Chagrin this weekend?
>>2545101I imagine you didn't catch anything, again?
>>2543695My eagle claw is fine but definitely a budget rod. The reel seat adhesive failed so I had to super glue that and now it's fine. One of the snake guides popped out of the wraps but I was able to jam it back in. The two sections of the rod never fit together snuggly so at least a dozen times the top section has flown off while casting but if I lick the male end before I insert it it will stay in for the session. Besides that the rod is rugged and has survived the abuse I've put it through. I can't count the number of times I've whacked the tip against branches and the undersides of bridges and it's held up so far. I'm hoping the upgrading to S-glass (I think the eagle claw is E-glass?) will give me a bit more power because the eagle claw has trouble throwing some nymph rigs I can easily throw on my graphite rod. All that said, I've caught tons of fish on it.
>>2545098You can do hollow ties which are sparser but look big or you can add some lead wire to the hook. The hollow ties keep the weight and bulk down wich improves castability. The wire adds weight but it counteracts the air resistance from the hair making it cast better. You can also do both which makes a 12" fly feel like nothing.
>>2545132>>2545482Cool I will pick up some synthetics and lead wire and try some different stuff out. The local store wants $40+ for anything decent size, which is crazy imo. I want a musky this year, I nailed a couple >35" pike last year on the fly and I am hooked.Pic is from laker trolling superior last year, I can't wait to get out there again this summer.
>>2544520a dead fish maybe
>>2545076>>2545075well i spent today swinging flies and didnt get any fish. didn't see anyone else get any, though, so i dont feel so bad, and it was nice being /out/>>2545350bluskallcustom at gmailthough this weekend is already over>>2545482is that a griffin odyssey spider fly tying vise?sick beast fly>>2545513yeah a little weight and sparse hollow ties also buck the wind well. watch some of gunnar brammers youtube videos, he does awesome videos on musky flies.
>>2545533It is, I do want to upgrade my vise but haven't found a reason to. Its one of my better beast flies but I went too sparse on the hidden bulk head and the white to pink blending is basically non-existent.
How do I catch a fish if I can't take a full size rod with me?
>>25455754 piece or telescoping. Or a short rod like a dock demon. Or a land line/Cuban yo-yo.I’ve used an ice fishing combo for summer fishing quite a few times when a full sized rod just wasn’t practical, though it happens less now that I have a nice 4 piece.
>>2544819Fuck I'm jealous. I haven't caught a single burb this year. Still got time though.
>>2545513trolling a lake jesus christ that sounds depressingwe troll for marlin and tuna what're you trolling for there fukin pike?
What's the weirdest thing you've ever found at a fishing spot? On two different occasions(yes TWO) I saw used condoms thrown down on the bank in close proximity to floating dead bass. Judging by the scene of the crime, I'm pretty sure that one time it was a Mexican and the other it was a black man or a wigger. The first time had those spanish labeled orange sodas that you can only find at the Mexican stores, and a bunch of empty worm containers laying all over the place. The other time, there was a rolling paper wrapper, a Trojan Magnum wrapper, and Burger King trash. You might think this post is a joke, but it's not. NC has really gone downhill.
>>2545615I lived in NC in the late 80s and early 90s. That is not enough to convince me it’s gone down hill. That wouldn’t have shocked me when Bush 1 was president.
>>2545614I'd imagine hes probably going for salmon, walley or lake trout.
>>2545375Nah I just slept in this morning, I acquired a small freshwater eel. He's legal size but I would've released him if he wasn't gut hooked. I used a small circle hook and 1/2 a chicken heart for bait.Not gonna eat him from the city river, he'll be good shark bait HOO HA HA!
>>2545375>>2545625Forgot the photo
>>2545615I saw a literal rat's tail on this bridge I was fishing on. Like on the handrail, there was a severed tail, clearly from a rat.I think maybe someone caught a rat in a trap and decided to use it for bait and cut the tail off for scent. It's the only explanation that makes any sense to me, other than someone on too much drugs of course.
>>2545587Cheers pal, I'll take a look into that.Worth asking if anyone here has tried fishing up in Scotland? Might try get some Salmon by the coast
>>2545613You can do it!!!>>2545626>>2545625Nicely done, gear hater
>>2545629sounds like Florida
>>2545397I'm not sure what kind of glass eagle claw uses but more of that has to do with taper than type of glass. Regardless glass is goat >>2545573I have the same vise! >too sparse on the hidden bulkheadHonestly it looks good to me, the profile is bang on imp. Have you ever tried a dubbing loop for the head? It's one of my favorite ways to finish beast flies.>>2545575Ice rod or handline
>>2545652North Queensland, Australia. I've never been to Florida, but it sounds like the Northern Hemisphere flipside of the same coin.
PB blue cat 2.5ft, caught on a [spoiler]spoon[/spoiler]
>>2545690I love his derpy cartoon eyes. Nice beastie
>>2545614Lake trout and salmon. Yeah, don't live near the ocean and sometimes you just have to fuck with the dick you got.I do usually get to the gulf once or twice a year for some saltwater action.
>>2545626>>2545625Gut hooked Fish don't die.
>>2545761I seriously doubt that, but I'm open minded to a good explanation.
>>2545657I've tried dubbing loops like Brammer does but it didn't turn out as well as I hoped, probably need more practice but bucktail is expensive. I don't even use dubbing loops for synthetics anymore, I find that I get a better profile tying in directly. Even for round heads like the black fly in this picture (before any trimming btw).
>>2545629sounds right, mice are a popular topwater lure for local pikei think i draw the line as watching a mouse slowly bleed out and drown on my line, im game for a lot but that's just a bit much for me
>>2545867I'd imagine he's using dead ones recovered from traps, hooking a rat would be so much hassle and a nasty bite risk. You might be able to make it work if you just tied a rat to a hook shank and flicked him into a high current river, maybe even with a float.I've never tied a live rat to anything, but I imagine it's not worth the benefits.
>>2545761maybe if you don't do damage getting the hook out. a big barb will tear a big hole, maybe even gut them in the process. Also depends on the fish, some are fragile.
>>2545879things like that are reserved for starving in a survival situation... then again, you'd just eat the rat.
>>2545879>my kot will never be a fishing /out/ist like vid relatedhttps://youtu.be/VhFkPvfjs60ngmi
>>2545844That's fair, everyone's a little different. I've just loved dubbing loops since I discovered them. I use them from 6/0 musky flies down to tiny hares ear nymphs and everything in betweenThose flies look good though, I'd gladly fish em
>>2545806There's a one eyed yellow bullhead that I've gut hooked twice and caught 4 times.He likes trout power bait
>>2546102the other 2 hook ups were in his eye im assuming
>>2544493Built up my 14' and 21' from Tiny Boat Nation kits. They sell everything you need to mod your jon. I currently am modding a 6' pram for river fishing, waiting on some parts from TBN. Check them out theres lots of good ideas on their forum or if you have some specific questions..
>>2545645Thanks gearfagAnyone here got any worthwhile recipes for your catches? Also what species do you typically cook that way?>>2546102One anecdote about one indestructible catfish is pretty far from "Guthooked fish don't die", anyone got anything more compelling?
>>2545979Or put a lot of little hooks on the rat and reel him through dark alleyways and get yourself a few street cats.>>2545988I think this is the same grey cat hired to dance on his back legs for that gif lol
>over 100k followers>company endorsements>new truck>hot gf>casts like picrel
>>2546174thats not real
>>2546149Can’t beat catch and cook spicy with some Jane’s red hot
>>2546149Fish have enzymes that are capable of breaking down a coated hook in a few days, salt water fish that is. dunno about those trashy stock ponders
>>2546210Where did you hear that fuddlore?
Started tying flies this past winter. Been working on some pattegrisen shrimp flies using hackle I dyed myself. What you guys think?
>>2542929Went float fishing few days ago on canal using crystal wagglers mostly shotted by float, using size 18 and 22 hooks with maggots directly on hook and some on hair rig, tried edge and middle, fed with maggots to attract as well. Tried edge and middle with no real bites, may have missed a few indications as was chatting but anything obvious I'm doing wrong?Line was my usual carp 8lb and some of the time I wasn't right on the bottom but anything else obvious?
haven't learned to fly fish and planning a trip to alberta where i'll be spending a couple weeks fishing the bow river / elbow river and some of they're tributaries (jumping pound creek, etc). What spinning set up should I bring? Why do people use UL rods for trout when many are in the few pound range (other species can be much bigger)? is a ML spinner with 8lb braid too much? Also what lures should i get to throw?
>>2546411spin fishing for trout is cringe unless you're going to eat them
>>2546411Panther Martin spinners seem to be the go-to lures for trout
>>2546411UL is common for trout because you really don't need to throw any lures over 1/8oz for them. 8lb test briad is more than enough for any freshwater trout. You might want a 3-6lb test mono/fluro leader unless the water is super turbid.
>>2546495do the hooks come pre rusted like the picture?
>>2546411>is a ML spinner with 8lb braid too much?thats actually perfect, put a mono leader on it, though>Why do people use UL rods for trout when many are in the few pound rangebecause people are autistic and think that if they use anything heavier than 2 pound line every trout in a 500 yard radius is going to just unexistbut for real though learn to fly fish. trout on fly is goat. everything on fly is goat.>>2546215id be surprised if those didn'y catch fish, keep it up anon>>2546577thats actually not rust, thats an electroplated bronze finish that is supposed to help prevent rust. it doesn't do a great job but its a step up from bare steel, if only a small one.
>>2546577It’s not rust, it’s a brass coating common to cheap carbon steel hooks.
>>2546411they use light power rods with a slower action because it can load up and cast tiny lures far easily, and work the light lures properly. also, it's like a shock absorber when fighting the fish, which helps not to bend out light wire hooks.
>>2546635that is rust lil bro
>>2546697Moron. They're fine for freshwater. Don't leave them underwater.
>>2546702that doesnt mean they aint rusty lil bro
Why you only see old timers and other boomers fishing with baits? Is it because bait fishing is more passive style of fishing and you dont constantly spam casts everywhere so its too boring for zoomers?
Any recommendations on a lure that I can use to get under a dock I'm standing on. The large bass where I fish like to hide under docks
>>2546705When the fish are skittish its better to coax a bite by dropping bait in front of them and jiggle. Also minnows on a Victor spoon works really well
>>2546215Fellow saltwater fly angler
>>2546750Nice flies. I have a few like that as well. I am new to the salt fly game but when I fish I almost always fish the surf so I bought a used beulah 2H surf rod and a clearance sage reel.
>>2546783Thanks and same to you, mole crabs are a surf staple but I've gotten skunked so far. New as well and I'm hoping spring will change things up.
>>2546822OB at 10-20ft+ has been killing my trips and the rain is just ruining shore spots in the delta. I see reports of people hooking up on striper and perch in santa cruz/monterrey bay though. (I'm just assuming you're near SF bay based on the pattern).
>>2546826Monterey has tough beaches, steep surf zone and very loose sand. Trudging through it is a task by itself but yes, productive waters from what I gather. You guessed correctly we're blessed with many opportunities for surf fishing out here, the rivers are fun but I felt a fool not to try the Pacific shore.
35cm mullet. Delicious.
>>2544597I’m not sure I have ever seen a Benchmade fixed blade that has been used.
>>2546910How do those snakehead taste? Do you have any good recipes?I plan on moving to Florida one day and hope to eat them
> bass fishermen after they catch a 3 pounder for the umpteenth time
>>2546210It's because saltwater is corrosive as fuck. Even stainless hooks rust out relatively quickly.
>>2546713I feel like it would be hard to cast under yourself, working the dock from a different angle would be a better bet if possible. Most every type of lure works fishing docks though. You could bounce around a wacky rigged stick bait or shakeyhead near the pilings. A moving bait like a vibrating jig, swim bait or crankbait fished parallel to the dock can produce some strikes too.
>>2546119>that pichow do you call those? I've caught some of them but 1kg max. using worms.
>>2546119he's hotWhat do you call the way the hooks are rigged on that jig? I see it on jap lures.
>>2547022Those are asisst hooks and are used for vertical and shore jigs. The technique is popular basically everywhere in the world except the USA for some reason (although vertical jigging is quite common). Shore jigging is my favorite way to fish.
>>2546705im in a pretty fucking populated area of new jersey and unless i'm getting my own live bait it is pretty hard to find a bait store.
>>2546705Worms melt in a hot car and escaped bait can decimate ecosystems. Lures out of my grandpa's tackle box still catch fish 60 years later.
>>2546713Jackall Cover Craw rigged to back slide.
>>2547150Well put them in the cooler if you dont have an ac. Use bait that is in your ecosystem, literally no reason to buy bait when you can get it for free.
>>2547191It doesn't get anymore based and than literally putting a hook into your local food chain. Anprim as fuck too, Ted would approve.
>>2546713Try everything. Depending on the dock, they're either EXTREMELY hard to catch as everyone has tried to get them, or they're ridiculously piss easy (typically this is due to it being illegal to fish said dock).
what's your guys favourite creature baits?
>>2547483I raise guinea pigs as protein on my homestead so sometimes I'll use one as bait if it becomes sickly. Tape a coue syrefoam pontoons to it so it doesn't drown immediately and rig some treble hooks to that and leave it out to soak. The vibrations they make by trying to swim is irresistible to predators. The alligator gar love 'em lol.
>>2547589Least psychopathic alabaman
>>2547483Savage gear 3-D snake
>>2543454>Lipping a brook trout>Posts from CaliforniaNever fails. Glad I left that state.
>>2545629I watched someone dropshot a rat's tail and catch a 14" largemouth at boy scout camp
>>2547483baby brush hog
>>2547634We're glad you left too.
>>2547589Is this real
The History Of Fishing Rods With Jack Hargreaves (1970s)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUM23f6Hang
>>2547702man i really dont give a fuck
>>2547483When I was young my grandpa took me fishing with live chicks. Best musky and large pike top water bait I’ve experienced. Haven’t done it in years though
>>2547702more like history of modern anglo production fishing rods am i right
>>2547683Doubling down on blatantly ignorant behaviour, so as not to suffer acknowledging their prior ignorance, only to continue behaving as an ignoramus, not out of ignorance, but of pride.I'm an Australian, but your response is so Californian according to my research of your pathetic civilisation.I spit on your state.>>2547483Ya mum
>>2547683I hope you try and lip your first pickerel
I'm going to be trying to fly fish for some crappie and potentially blue gill from a boat in a pond this Saturday, I expect the water temp to be in the mid-30s. Anyone have any pointers?
>>2547775Indicator rig with a heavy nymph or small streamer and don't move it too much.Depending on weather you might be able to get bluegills on dry flies, they like to push up shallow and sun themselves to warm up>Pic related, he was in less than 2 feet of water suspended 6 inches under the surface
>>2547779I got a few size 14-10 balanced leeches, would that be better or should I stick to soft hackles and nymphs?
>>2547785the leeches sound mint
>>2547750>AustralianNothing more needs to be said>>2547766Whats a pickerel? Some kind of trash freshwater fish?
>>2547826>Whats a pickerel? Some kind of trash freshwater fish?Oh new to fishing Here are some knots you might want to memorize.
>>2547868the only one of those you need to learn is uni knot
>>2547870Good luck with that
>>2547876when you ever used a turtle knot
>>2547685does the pope whipe his ass while standing up?
>>2547718but but muh patents
>>2547870I only use the SDJ and double uni, will I die?
>>2548001Yes.>>254786890% of the time I use a uni. But other knots that were worth learning were:1. FG knot2. Uni-snell knot3. Spider-hitch4. Surgeon's loop5. No-slip loop not6. Palomar knot.7. Kiwi plait 8. Crazy alberto knot Totally dependent on the application like making hi-lo rigs, attaching tippets, splicing lines, and what type of game you're after. For example, there's no reason to tie a bimini if you're not targeting anything about the 50lb class. With how good fishing lines are these days you could probably get away just doing double/triple overhands for everything and be fine.
>>2548008I'm the opposite, I use those other knots 90% of the time and tie a uni when I'm being lazy and end up regretting it half the time.
>>2547718Good morning sers
>people still think FG knots are good
I've literally never had a uni fail. my hooks bend out or my line breaks way above it's rating.
>>2542929Any tips for first time fly fishing the northeast (specifically Hudson valley/north jersey/catskills)? Grew up spin fishing but never picked up a fly rod until now. Bought a lil rig and have been makin some flies (pic related) for the spring. Already have a buddy takin me but figured I’d ask here too! Also any tips for fly tying is great too I’m just going off YouTube videos.
>>2548159watch your proportions, less is uaully more, and double or triple whip finishing does more for durability than head cement. watch tightline productions, and the feather bender on youtube, they're where i learned to tie>pic relatedalso learn to tie proven patterns and master fundamentals before trying to freestyle or create patternsfor casting, a good hard stop cant be over emphasized both on back cast and forward cast, that stop is what transfers all the energy in your rod to your line. you also need to hesitate on false casts longer than you think
>>2548166Thanks anon, appreciate the input. Are there any designs/flys that you would consider “standard” that I should study? I know the wooly bugger is a classic, any others?
>>2548247Wooly buggers actually teach a lot of skills: measuring proportions, counter wrapping, building under bodies, and if you do dubbing loops instead of chinelle you can learn that too. Pheasant tails are good, adams dry flies, and parachute Adam's. Clouser minnows are a good one to learn basics of bucktail and how to tie in dumbell eyes. Wire body soft hackles are good to learn soft hackles and tight wire control.
>>2547634Beaners have no clue how to handle fish or behave around water. For whatever reason they love dumping plastic in rivers and lakes as well as having trash fires. I’m sure he killed it immediately after the photo was taken to make fish tacos, so the fish probably didn’t suffer too much.
Best 150-200 spinner setup for trout? I need rod, reel, and line but there are too many options to choose from.
>>2548387Shimano IX 1000
>>2548387TFO Trout-Panfish 6ft6 UL or LShimano Sahara FJ 10004lb Trilene XL
> Every bank looks like a fucking dump because people can't take their trash with them.What should be the punishment for people who shit up every place they go?
Went fishing today, as far as I could tell there wasn't a single fish in the lake then after a few hours I got forced off of the pond due to a storm rolling in. Wish spring would hurry up.
>>2548570throw them in the water or yoink their shit and run. or both..
>>2547870weird way to say san diego jam
>>2548570If it wasn't for our farce of a justice system, I'd say kill them and dump them in the water for the fish to eat.
>>2548364They also miss identify every fish. They think everything is a carp or striper. No licenses and no respect for harvest regulations.There's a boat launch I use to get on to my local river. There's a lot of sturgeon there There's like 247 a fish and game officer there to prevent the spics from stealing Sturgeon
Does anyone else love the BioSpawn RATTLEBOT I started using it last year and now i'm absolutely obsessed Not a fan of the fish shaped ones but the craw shaped ones are the goat. It's so unique. I wish they made more hard plastic baits 1 is not enough.
>>2548721jesus theyre ugly i never used or seen em but lord theyre ugly.what ever works
>>2542929Yup you know kids.
>>2548736what a monster! dinosaur tier, this summer one like this pass like 1 meter away from me while I was spining on the shore, I tripped.
Autistic anon here, going to finally buy a fly rod. Just one at first, should I go with a 4 or 5 for multi purpose? Recommended rod/reel brands and models? Was just watching a YouTube video recommending a great “all purpose” rod and it was a g loomis worth over 1k, without the reel. Not even looking to spend half that.
>>2548826If you want general purpose you want a 9 foot 6 weight, bluegill will still put a bend in it, but you'll have backbone for smaller streamers for bass and pickerel and pike and even smaller carp.Get the echo lift kit, it's under $200 and comes with rod reel and line with a solid warranty.
>>2548837Thanks skid. Going to wait until spring and keep looking to see if they go on sale if not I’ll pick one up April
>>2548758to be far, there's a turd lure that works greati don't think fish give a fuck
>>2548826I just got a $100 wildwater kit and caught some fish first time out with it. With fly fishing the fly line is really expensive and you probably want a case as well. That alone is worth like $80.
>>2548697fish and wildlife officers don't do shit to "most people" 9/10 times. it seems like they are ALWAYS thee to check a boater's fishing license, but they just ignore the obvious people who sit on the banks right beside the boat ramp in plain sight, littering, without a license, and other shit. the same people who leave tons of trash are there every weekend, right in front of the patrol boats, and they never get in trouble. I've seen them literally leave a huge trash bag full of trash. every time I get stopped to have my license checked or asked if I have my life jackets, I tell them to fuck off and look at the bank.
>>2548721looks like an alien cocoon
>>2548697>There's a lot of sturgeon there There's like 247 a fish and game officer there to prevent the spics from stealing SturgeonNorCal? Cause that’s a huge problem in the delta I’ve heard. They’re also decimating the striper population around in the area too. I’ve seen them take some of the nastiest zombie salmon home, which was honestly pretty funny to see.
>>2548562Thanks bro, will that rod work for 15-20” trout?
>>2549071I'm from the Connecticut river area But I imagine they are getting into 10 times as much hijinks in California.
>>2542929For me it's the Rock Bass
>>2549073You could bump up to 6lb line if you were really that worried, it's still pretty thin and limp. Choosing UL or L really depends on the lures you will be throwing and not the fish. UL gives you more options, but will get more of a workout on big fish obviously.
>>2549103Based. There's a reason everyone calls it the king of all game fish.
>>2549103These guys fight like a wet sock
I caught a roach last weekend:)
>>2549103pretty fishgot this one right off the dock and knew it was gonna be a blessed trip
Caught a redfin pickerel in the pond yesterday. They seem to have survived a second winter. Hopefully their breeding season was productive.
Going to be in a beach community with a couple hours to kill. There’s a couple overpasses that are near the ocean I’d like to try to fish. What sort of lures work near bridges? Was thinking of chucking some paddletails on a jighead, maybe even a glide or spook
>>2543340Thill slip bobber master race
>>2549244inshallah our redfin brethren may prosper
What level of success do you think I would get from a ballon attached to above a swivel, followed by wire leader and a gang hook with pillard on it?just sharks or do you think I could get tuna or mackerel
prepped me some stinger hooks>>2549322mostly a shark thing but macks and tuna aren't terribly picky as long as they're in the area>>2549246gotcha plugs are great if you're fishing from the bridge>>2549244i always like hearing that your pickerel are doing well>>2549103>>2549240rockbass are cool
what do you guys like for prespawn?
>>2549322You fishing out at sea?I've used a similar rig around the rocks and landed some big bream.
>>2549390Anything that’s a moving bait. Square bill and lipless cranks, vibrating jigs, small swim baits are what I like to use in no particular order. I’ll throw a suspending jerkbait if the weather hasn’t been consistent. This year I’ve been putting more time in with glides and bigger swimbaits
>>2546907Love river mullets.Last year I caught 1 with 2kg.They're pretty good friend in slices or just grilled
>>2549074Can't even call ICE anymore they'll arrest you instead
>>2549399I'm planning to try off a jetty
Thinking about buying a Shimano twin power xd or fd for peacock bass and maybe some inshore fishing. Is this a good idea?
>East coast of Florida>Can't catch a damn thing worth eating>Hook into a moonfish>Figure why not & fry it up>Tastes like a giant sardineAny other unconventional fish you can eat out here? I know the west is fucked due to red tide, & the locals in Deerfield tell me everything's basically going extinct so I should "enjoy eating fish while I still can". Also taking pictures of every species I catch. Planning on drawing each one in a sketchbook.
>>2549535Problem I have with jetty fishing is all the little pickers that steal your bait. When I was using a similar rig, I'd get some nibbles then big rattles as the bream takes the hook, needed to strike straight away or the fish would get off. Was always a bream, and after the rattle the bait was always gone. Only other tip I have is threading 2 gang hooks through the eye of your bait helps keep it on the hook. Never seen anyone catch mackerel from the jetty, let us know how it goes.
>>2549597The biggest problem with jetty fishing is the easy access spots are overfishing and pressured as hell but the "good" spots are kinda dangerous to traverse and fish.
>>2548799What're you fishing for there? Is this Florida? You're using blue crab with a circle hook on the bottom? What's the setup? I'm in Florida - thinking about doing some pier fishing but I don't like the crowds.
>>2549581>>Figure why not & fry it upNigger.
>>2549612It's in the "least concern" category. What's the issue?
do trout magnets work?what is its limitations?bought a neon kit from amazon but obviously can't test them with the lakes being frozen here in northern norway
>>2549622The issue is you're on 4chan so someone is obligated to be a contrarian and edgy little bitch.
>>2549668They're ok but don't really outperform marribou jigs plus the plastic they're made of causes intestinal blockages if it gets swallowed and turns the fish gay.
>>2549668Great for small fish like crappie and small bass, never caught a trout on one.
>>2549683How is that contrarian?
>>2549799>censoring thatlmao fucking faggot
>>2549805I was speaking generally, but the edginess applies.
>>2549668they're alright, but nothing special. sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. in the US you catch mostly panfish on them.
>>2549668also buy some trout slayer which are the craw versions, might work better.
Ahhhh spring comes already I want to go fishing
>NEW HETERO FISHIN BREAD>>2549877>>2549877>>2549877>>2549877
>>2546910Don't get me mad, you used to talk shit about benchmade folders too til your brother in law bought you one. The meatcrafter makes for an excellent fillet knife