#476-“Anon’s Soft Worm” EditionPrevious Thread:>>2580369janny 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
Do they make panfish baitcasting rods for 1/8 - 1/32 oz lures? If so what reel would I throw on one? Kind of want one cuz autism
>>2584761BFS, it's a meme and it ain't cheap
>>2584762https://jdmtackleheaven.com/products/shimano-21-slx-bfs-left?_pos=3&_sid=2483a4c27&_ss=rHoly fuck I want one. What rod would I even pair with it? Do they make light baitcasters?
So my rod is starting to break all over so I'm going to order a new one.I'm looking for something that isn't too big (I fish mostly for perch and trout in small - medium rivers using spinners and stuff), non telescopic is preferred and of course not to expensive. I don't really have a budget and open to all suggestions, but the better the price/quality rating the better.
Is it it normal to have to pay entrance fees to fish on big lakes? Where the fuck do I fish for free?
>>2584771The ocean. All the lakes here also have additional fees aside from having your state license so I just fuck off to the beach or the bay. Plus they're closer.
Postin a shellcracka. He was a bright spot in a damp, windy day
West md spring fishing in full swing
Made some all gold inlines
>>2584761What you want is a 6wt fly rod
Any tips for rod aftercare if I dipped it in the water?
>>2584829Who would have thought someone into something like that would be posting on out. Yo anime video game guy, what fish have you caught recently?
>>2584828Rod? Just spray it down with clean water and wipe dry with microfiber cloth.
>>2584829Why do you keep posting this here?
Is this a redhorse that I caught? I don't know much about suckers.Also, does anyone know why a bottom feeder like this would decide to eat a spinnerbait? Is it some kind of territorial aggression?
>>2584846they can be hard to ID without mouth pictures
>>2584846the redhorse are aggressive this time of year because they are spawning
>>2584840I guess the reel. Dipped mine in water last time and now it's super stiff.
>>2584809Nice trout>>2584768Buy a fly combo >>2584812I want to see it hanging out of a fish's mouth next>>2584846Primo musky bait
Been making more goes flies and even experimenting with some. This is a sort of cripple/emerger Adams type thing. I'll see how it fishes.
>>2584861Here's a different emerger where I found pattern online that called for metallic sheet wing material that I didn't have so I substituted it with deer hair. I made a couple more of these that lightened up on the hair a bit.
>>2584862And here's that same pattern but with a feather trapped between two pieces of tape being used as the wing. I like this one a lot but I need to trim my wings better next time.
>>2584858If it's something expensive, get it serviced. If not, get a new reel and use this one as practice for self-servicing and see if you can salvage it.
It's amazing how 1 bite can change your whole day. Wasn't catching anything for hours. Grind em till you find em.
took advantage of a buy one get one free sale. my micro hardbait collection is swelling up, I need more plano 3500s now. I feel like I might catch a big bass on the pink one.
>>2584860Thanks man>>2584861Looks great. I need to tie more.
>>2584771Your lakes have fees? What the fuck?I just buy a license, and that covers everything.
Bros I caught 25-30 of these bad boys today, biggest one was a little bigger than pic related. Took that pic the other day. Also on my first cast of the day I caught a tiny grass carp. How did you your Saturday go dudes?
I’ve been throwing this in front of gar for the past hour getting some bites but can’t hook them what am I doing wrong bros?
So I spent about $100 on a rod and reel. First time fishing. I go to the lake today and start casting and the line keeps tangling at the reel. I spent more time fucking with it than I did fishing. I figured maybe it’s a bad reel so I went to the local bait shop and told the lady what’s going on. She said I can try a new reel and to come back if it continues. Well, it happened again. She took the reel back and told me she’s not sure what I’m doing wrong and shrugged. The fuck is going on here.
>>2584861>>2584862>>2584864I couldn't get trout to bite on my fly rod today. Probably just me being completely unprepared for lake fishing with flies today. I wanted to go fish on the river but it's currently in peak runoff and pretty nasty. On the bright side all my emergers kept pulling in shiner after shiner and I even got this fairly hefty guy on one.
>>2584999Using a snap swivel and using a hook directly on a snap swivel
>>2585001Too much line on the spool and/or reeling in slack without tension
>>2585001spinning? what pound test?
>>2584755Newbie fisherman here. What is the fastest, best way to dispatch a fish so that the fish feels the least pain, and passes quickly? As well as subsequentially filleting/butcher said fish? Also, what is a straight forward way to cook said fish. I know this kind of falls somewhere on the /ck/ side of questions. Though, this has been a block for me actually keeping the fish. Where I just catch and release even keepers and I want to know how to dispatch and filet and cook the fish without ruining it.
>>2585005>slack without tensionAm I supposed to keep the line on my finger as I reel the slack? This may be my issue. >>2585024Spinning reel, 15lb I think. I have another spool that has 20lb and had the same trouble. Another thing I’ve noticed is I can only seem to get 15-20 yards cast on it before the line just stops. Is that normal distance? Seems I should go farther with my 7ft rod
>>2585037don't go higher than 8lb mono/flouro if on spinning unless using braidthat's your entire issueget some 6lb mono in whatever is cheap, ask them to spool it for you
>>2584999gar have tough boney mouths.
>>2585037What >>2585039 said, plus you can get line buried into the windings on the spool if you let it slack too often. Tie on a fairly heavy sinker, and cast it as far as you can. If it shorts, look at the spool and I bet the line is snubbed or fouled in the spool windings. You may be able to pull out the fouled section and unspool til you get to a more solid lay.Then apply tension with your supporting hand, and reel in, re-laying the line on the spool.
>>2585037>>2585001if the line is going up under the spool and getting tangled, you have too much line on the spool. no, you don't have to keep fingers on the line when you reel, you just want to pull out any excess tension.
>>2585055i mean pull out excess slack
>>2585030Give it a whack on the head with a blunt object then cut the gills to bleed immediately. Filleting is easy and there's a ton of tutorials on how to do it online. Personally I'm a basic bitch and fry most of my fish, and half the time I don't even bother to fillet them and just gut them and whole fry them. For fancier stuff I like a lot of Hank Shaw's recipes https://honest-food.net/
>>2585079Many thanks. I was unsure how to approach it. People have told me to cut it in the brain/head, or to freeze it until it stopped moving and then lobotomize it, and proceed to filleting.
>>2585080Stabbing it in the brain is also a good way to kill them quickly, but cold is a really slow method that I'm not fond of.
>>2585030"Ikejime" method. Carry an ice pick with you. The best way is to stab it right into its brain and wiggle it around which basically makes it immediately brain dead. This website is a good resource, it gives you a map of where exactly to stab on each species of fish.https://www.ikijime.com/
>>2585083>coldMy grandfather did it that, my uncle just went to gutting it I believe without anything else. Hearing the fish flop in the freezer and my uncles way kind of made me uneasy filleting.>>2585087I've heard of that, but I was reluctant to try it because I feel like I would severely mess it up, but I'll give it a try. I think you take a metal wire and run it through the spine too if I recall.
>>2585090traditionally, yeah. But you don't even have to do that. Just bleed the fish after and you should be good.
>>2584999>what am I doing wrong bros?I refuse to believe someone is this stupid
>>2585001Please just send a picture of your spinning real
Went out yesterday, caught nothing for 3 hours, slipped in mud and accidentally smashed my favorite rod. Bought a new rod today, went out to a different spot and caught 14 of these fuckers.
What lure should I throw first to enjoy the benefits of swapping to braid
>>2585114a chatterbait or something you retreive along the bottom. you can feel every thump even more.
>>2585090Look up "Key West Waterman" on youtube. He's a spearfishing guide and commercial spearfisherman and he brains every fish he shoots on camera with a dive knife. I've gotten a lot better at reliably stabbing them in the brain just watching his videos, I recomend.
>>2584755How many do you want?
>>2585117With all do respect I know that everything should be treated with dignity and respect but your honesty over thinking thinks when it comes to ending a fish. Makes me wonder how you guys manage using live bait never mind that live bait has to suffer. Sounds about as dumb as Vegans crying about how animals are housed in the slaughter house never mind all the things that the farmers kill to harvest their crops for them vegans.
>>2585004 #What is it used for because I put it on assuming it just lets me switch lures easier, is the lure selection good or would something else be better?
>>2585141>I cant believe fishermen like fish more than the worms they useYour brain fell out, go pick it up before it pollutes my stream.
>>2585148LMAO. This guy is mad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sZ-_sbEB_s Let's all hate matt because he makes us mad but then you got these top Youbers like TipH who has people making fish suffer by shooting them with a arrow and not doing a head shot so the fish suffers but only MATT is the bad guy here LOL I still love you dumb guys even though you seem like a bunch of panzies some times
>>2585182Yeah I can't believe some of us don't over think shit or try not to over think shit. I mean imagine the poor trumar that fish is experiencing having it's lipped ripped and being tossed back into the water because game warren says fish is out of season or under sized now the fish has a hole on the side of its face making it now hard for it to have a vaccum seal to in hail it's food and some times making the fish loose food because the damage from the hook.https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/catch-and-release-fishing-might-hurt-fish-more-than-thoughthttps://studyfinds.org/injuries-hooks-catch-release-fishing-hamper-fish-feeding/https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/fishing-anglers-fish-hurt-injuries-catch-and-release-feeding-a8575816.htmlDaily Reminder that MATT is a piece of shit who doesn't care about fish and just shit posts his useless youtube channel and website and chokes the shit out of protected fish we tried to report him to the police and the world no one cared we still trihard.
>>2585185Actual neanderthal post. I don't know why you're dragging "well actually catch and release is traumatic" in here like it's some sort of gotcha. We're dispatching the fish. That was what we were discussing. You were getting upset that we care about the fish not suffering and not the worm not suffering.
>>2585187Yeah thats how FATT MATT feels with the gotcha when he cuts a fish in half while it's alive and throws it into the water. Just like the people who https://youtu.be/mXKJ_nvJXvc?t=501Imagine wanting to use live bait cutting the fish so it bleeds out right not dead frozen bait that fly's off the hook the minute you cast it because it's all mushy now you can be a piece of shit like MATT.Stop over thinking stuff bad lay off the pot.
>>2585188I think you should lay off the pot, bud. Not a single coherent thought in that post.
>>2585190Yeah man! Tell him like it is bro. Tell him to go back and choke more protected fish and take pictures of them. And to stop making shitty youtube videos no one watches and Tell him to go buy more subscribers that all get deleted because he only needed them for the custom URL not to look popular. Tell him bro tell him the same same every post.
>>2584896Those 3 fat guys in the middle with the single treble hook are my favorite UL hard bait ever. I think I bought them at some fishing show like 20 years ago and I have no idea who made them. Best wobbly action ever.
>>2585141Killing what you eat humanely and bleeding them swiftly and properly improves the quality of the meat. It’s the biggest no-brainer in harvesting game of any type.
>>2585192>discussion on humane ways to dispatch a fish>barge in with a schizoid ramble about that one fat faggot nobody likes>get really pissed about anyone trying to make sense of your garbageyou remind me of that one guy that demolished the gills of a bull trout with a bubba treble rig, argued with everyone calling him a retard, and promptly got served charges by his local game warden
>>2584762What makes bfs a meme? Where do I catch bigger bass? I catch plenty of 1lbs maybe 2lb tops. I know one of my spots holds some large fish, but it's pretty pressured. My other go to is off a dock and there's plenty of decent crappie, big sunfish, but the bass are small. I've considered upsizing baits. I mainly use small plastics or jerk baits. I've tried senkos but can't get a hit to save my life, but that's probably me.
>>2585289spin and fly setups handle light terminal tackle better
>>2585269This FACT eternally btfos vegoids
>>2585289Biggest bass hold the best hiding spots. Fish the cover within cover if that makes sense. You can step up the size of your lures or try putting smaller panfish you catch on a circle hook. Hell you might even catch a big cat doing that
>>2585354I think so. In one spot there is a tree that hangs over a cutout and there is wood in the water underneath. It's snag city but somewhere like that? The lake is an old quarry so it's a bit featureless aside from docks and a few odd over hanging tree lines.
>>2584755Hullo, I'm needing help with where and how to fish for walleye. I mainly do shorefishing, am I shit out of luck? All I can seem to catch are small mouth bass all day long.
>>2584761>>2584762KK Zephyr, KK braid and Old 18 Ascent ultra light. $200. My meme cheap setup
>>2585413Buy a kayak and fish deep
>>2585113Nice going. Tube jigs ftw.
>>2584999Too much gear, kill the snap and get quicker at tying knots. Doesn't matter for something like surf fishing or larger lures, but it's way too much for something this size.
What type of lure am I looking at here? What species is being target?
>>2585497Probably a Chinese take on the Inu Rig. I wouldn't use either in any case.
>>2585413>All I can seem to catch are small mouth bass all day longSounds like you fish the columbia river, I used to have the same problem. Find places where bait fish spawn. When there's thousands of salmon and shad minnows breaking water, you will find walleye. Early summer all the way to December, fish at night. Find bank spots with a drop-off about 150 ft or less from the bank. Walleye will come up shallow to hunt at night. You can do >>2585435 also but just know that when you pull a walleye up from 60 ft of water it kills them
>>2585289>What makes bfs a meme?There's really no benefit over just using a regular ulralight spinning rod. It's not hard to make pinpoint casts with a spinning rod, feathering the spool as it casts (a thing you should be doing regardless to mend your line) to slow the casting speed / stop the cast completely for target casting akin to using a baitcaster and feathering the spool and thumbing it once it's at your target. Casting distance is also hampered.With ultralight spinning tackle, you can slingshot lures like you can sling a fly on a fly rod, loading the lure up via grabbing it and loading the rod and flinging it. Can't do that on a BFS set-up. Price of a UL spinning combo compared to a BFS combo is night and day. UL spinning combo can be had for nothing, a BFS combo is gonna be ~$150-200 even with the cheapest, shittiest ping ping made stuff.
>>2585510Forgot to mention, despite all of this, BFS is still pretty fun. Like tenkara, which is a bigger meme, both very fun ways to fish regardless.
>>2585500Inu looks interesting, thanks.
>>2585383Yeah if you can manage to cast to it. Throw a swim jig with a streamlined trailer on the heaviest braid you can up in there
>>2585510Thanks. I don't have any experience with bait casters. I've been fishing a light spinning rod and see bfs stuff pop up when looking up videos. >>2585521I'll give it a shot. A kayak is the next investment but I'm a broke student.
>>2585434I run a KK zephyr on a 4'6" zebco 33 rod as my kayak crank setup
>>2585269Lmao Yeah if only the whole world thought like you. Ohh wait here in Florida were all a bunch of Republicans who just toss our his on ice on the piers. Think of all the dead fish I've had to leave drying on land when I go fishing because they're invasive so bad that if you got caught by the Game Warren throwing it back you could be fined for it.
>>2585533This could be yours if the price was right.
>>2585574You know you're a faggot right?
>>2585497That looks like Chinese c*** but that style of fishing lure is actually pretty good I throw the same type of lure every once in a while.
>>258557555.99$ with a 40% monthly compounding interest rate loan, final offer.
>>2585574If you aren't eating it, then of course it doesn't matter what happens to the meat. But you aren't shitty to fish because you're republicans (The HNICs of animal cruelty at Florida piers are still actual niggers and they aren't republicans), you're shitty to fish because you're retarded, like the other pier fishermen.What does humanely dispatching cut bait cost? an extra second with a knife. What does making sure that your Mayan Cichlid will still be dead, even if it gets knocked back into the water, cost? An extra second with a knife. But you're a retard and as likely to cut your thumb's extensor tendon as you are to brain a fish properly, so I understand not wanting to risk it.
Call me crazy, but would trout magnet lures work on size 6 plain hooks if I add split shots depending on how deep I want them.That's only if I cast them out without floater.
skunked again. still not a single fish this year :(
>>2584755Im REELING from this CATCH! Is that a PUNnerfish? Whats a memecaster going to cost? Is it catch and release friendly or should i plan to eat what i hook? Personally i like aquariums so much easier to watch. Wait wheres the time *looks about nervously* oh i SEA that fish must be a gARR *hook hand pun*
>>2585611YARR SHOTS FIRED *HEARTY LAUGH*
>>2585269YAR HAR HAR!! WELL SAID! HERE DEMONSTRATE WITH ME CUTLASS!
>>2585141I think we should be crew mates.... Axolotl eat alot of fish to survive i cant help that i need to eat too! So i lv switched my diet to the more aggressive predatory fish with teeth, its easier to predict a fellow predator and those that hunt should always be prepared to be hunted them selves.
My FG Knot broke in the guides, rip my Owner Flashy Swimmer. Will probably just stick to a shorter ~1 foot leader that never enters the guides now.
>>2585112*DROOL* NOICE MATEY! HOPE YE EFFICALLY SOURCED EVERTING!
>>2585790I’ve never had a double uni fail on me. FGcels btfo. That sucks though bro I’m sorry for your loss
Any tips on preparing chain pickerel?
>>2585805I usually double uni but I was feeling adventurous
>>2585781Don't worry anon you'll get one. I just got my first of the year and was losing hope. I believe in you :^)
Is orvis encounter an OK combo to get into fly fishing if it is on sale?
>>2585808Skin and steak, cook bones in, debone once cooked, make fish dip
>>2585814Orvis isn't usually my first pick but it'll be fine
wish me luck im going fishing for the first time in a while had shit luck for a long time and caught nothing might be because of my shitty town or might be because i suck at jigging
>>2585818Sounds good. Thanks m8
>>2585781Your spot is so secret even the fish don't know about it
Most people> *snagged*> Welp, that lure is gone.> *breaks of line*Me> *snagged*> I ain't losing that, it was $3.> *rolls up jeans and empties pockets*
>>2585850some other guys caught some but not me. had one bite but i think my drag was set wrong cuz i couldnt get it set and reel it in. that was the most action i've had this whole year. lost 2 lines in a tree and some stupid sign post
>>2584809Nice scarf faggot did you borrow it from your grandmother .
>>2585856Nice post faggot did you borrow it from your grandmother .
>>2584755Veggies were still cooking.
4.2 pound smallie, been on a roll past 4 weeks.
Gonna become the boomer and only throw grubs
I caught a river chub
>>2585921Caught on the same wakebait/gill swimbait as the last few you posted? I managed to cop a Clutch Darter on the last drop and sent it to a buddies P.O box since I'm still travelling for work.
I like this.
>>2585950Yeah, they’ve been smashing top water lately. I had a lot of luck fishing citizen 7’s a month ago, now they won’t touch plastics or glides. I’ve bass fished for 3 years and struggled to get a topwater bite, now I have 7 good smallmouth catches on topwater just this month. Never fished flukes either. The DRT VTS 7 kicks ass. Smallies fucking smashing it if they don’t smash the UFO wake.
>>2585960Some of the gayest shit I've ever seen.
>>2585960I prefer these
Got inspired by the thread and found a pretty nice fishing spot. First time fishing since moving out on my own and I'm getting some bluegill action, had a tense faceoff with a largie but it wouldn't bite
>out jigging for walleye at 5:30 am this morning>catching quite a bit, some good keepers along with some crappie>boomer in his large aluminum boat shows up, stops less than 30 feet away from my boat, drops the anchor making a shit ton of noise, chain smashing the floor and everything>don't even get a nibble for another hour or so, dude must have scared the fish away>he drives off after 45 minutes, creating a ton of wake and making my boat flop on the water>call it quitswhy the fuck do boomers do this? I swear young millenials and zoomers have more sense of awareness than these fucking boomers.
>>2586063anon what's up with your nails?
>>2586072I got a pedicure with my mom and ended up doing my hands myself later on, I didn't cure them properly or something so they're already chipping
>>2586063that is a green sunfish
>>2586076oh wow yep, I only ever saw pumpkinseeds and bluegills where I used to live so this is a new one for me
>>2586071Some decent sized I was pulling in
>>2586075anon, hate to break it to you but nail polish is for women, and fish are afraid of trannys
>>2584755Tell you what them fillets turned out nice wish I wasn't so drained from the heat yesterday or I would've picked up some hoagie rolls and some Tomatoes and Roman Lettuce and made some sandwiches out of them.
>>2585937Glass fly rods are fun. I got into some wild brooks yesterday and got my pb from this river.
>>2586082they must be cus like I said I only get the angriest little sunfish lol. check these gar out though! This river used to be super endangered and polluted and it's so nice seeing bioindicators like gar and beaver every time I go out
>>2585859Lol try being less gay
>>2586071Those assholes do it all the time whenever I'm shore fishing, they deserve to be publicly flogged
>>2586071Keep some cheap spoons in your tackle box and cast them at his boat until he fucks off. Bonus points if you hit him or snag his line.
>>2586090I can't believe you're still able to type with that many dicks in your mouth
>>2586090>>2586105yous guys should fuck already
>>2586106I take him fishing first. Then we kiss as the sun sets before I whip out my shad and dropshot him in the pooper.
I see people talk about trout magnets all the time, but are they really that great? Like I don't see what would be so amazing about them
>>2585790Any time I have a leader long enough to go into the spool, it breaks. Guaranteed 100% of the time no matter what knot i tie it with. If I tie it down to the first guide, totally fine like the knot isn't even there.
>>2586112They’re kinda meh, but small shad dart jigs are based and I use the Trout Magnet ones for all kinds of things.
Just got home from a 1.5 day trip. Only got a 50# and 20# bluefin, but that translates to about 35-40 pounds of meat and that's plenty for me and the family. There was a group of about 10 Taiwanese people on the boat that didn't speak and English and didn't know how to follow their lines so that was a bit of a bitch.
>>2586071I fish from shore and every time, without fail, a fisherman on a boat will pull on up right in front of me and start drop shotting. It gets so tiring. Yesterday a guy did just that after walking 4 miles to a secluded cove I like to fish, immediately had to go to the next cove. Was greeted by a snake on top of a hill I had to climb. Was fun. It happens so often, I don't even know what to do anymore. I've considered doing the ultimate redneck thing and just flashing my concealed carry and telling them to fuck on out of here.
>>2586121Learn to share the waterWent fishing last year with my dad. We saw this dude fishing from his dock with a bobber we gave him a lot of room and we were simply just trolling by. We were going to start fishing the cove Nowhere near where he was fishing. we get about 300' away from him and he starts screaming at us saying that we're about to anchor down (we don't have an anchor in our boat by the way we have power Poles) he keeps screaming and insists that hes gonna call the cops on us for causing a disturbance. Meanwhile it's like 7:00 in the morning and hes screaming at us eventually I ask him to just call the cops. he goes inside no cops were called.White line is where I traveled on my boat from left to right. Redd is the Karen. Almost every single boat angler is going Either around you if they see you bank fishing or quickly go by you if it's a little too late to re adjust course
>>2586134Forgot to attach image.
>>2586112the thing with trout magnets is that they're supposed to fall horizontally, like in the pic. but no, they're nothing special.
>>2586134nah, most boaters will absolutely pull up near you and start fishing, especially if they see you catching anythng. they feel like as long as they are a dozen yards away from you, they're not stealing your spot. hell, they're technically the ones perfectly over the fishing spot that you have to cast to often times. I know this for a fact, I have a boat and I like to hike to unfished banks just to get outdoors. when I'm on family/friend's boats, they ALWAYS pull up or drive closely past people bank fishing. I constantly have to tell them "someone is fishing right there" or "don't get too close to their line, they have line out" and the people operating the boat act like I'm stupid or that they're confused as to why I care. It's annoying as fuck, that's why I usually fish alone. I have boomer family members who will quite literally pull up right beside a fishing pier with people on it. I ask them "why?" and they will be like "they're catching fish over here." It's just downright cringe being right underneath people fishing on a pier, let alone makes you look like a completely oblivious twat.
>>2586134>Almost every single boat angler is going Either around you if they see you bank fishing
>>2586135that might be you, but I have people literally stop and fish within casting distance every time I bank fish. 9/10 times it's an expensive bass boat, but pontoons and jons will do it occasionally. there is a very elitist aura about most people who own bass boats. I've met maybe 2 guys ever with one that had etiquette.
>>2586071>>2586121>>2586134I have boaters troll over my line all the time. It seems like a 13' surf rod is some kind of boat magnet. I've haven't pulled a rod off a boat yet, but I get walleye rigs for free at least once a month.
>>2585030I take a knife and try to brain them most of the time, I then bleed them. Makes them taste better if you kill them quick.
>>2586142Reading what you're saying I don't think you've been on a boat or piloted one yet.Also learn to share your water people are gonna fuking hate you. You can't just sit your ass down in a chair and claim all the waters that you can cast to as your own personal fiefdom. People are gonna go by you this is why most docs don't allow people to fish off of them.
I found this rod on an island the other day. Is the Duckett Ghost a good rod?
>>2586155Maybe you shouldn't leave your lines out in High traffic trolling areas you're going to lose your rods
Went out on the river this morning and didn't get a single bite. Feels bad bros
>>2586208whatever you think bud. I never sit in a chair when I fish. I have a canoe, a kayak, and a jon boat. my family members have plenty of boats too. just because you might not be a douche doesn't mean that most people aren't. I'm out on a boat literally every weekend.
>>2586208> share the waterhow exactly are you blaming a bank fisherman? they can only cast but so far lmao. you call that "hogging the water?" we are referring to boomers pulling up into a random cove where you're fishing and choosing to pretend you're not within casting distance of them. they can go anywhere on the lake with a boat, and instead they choose to cockblock you after seeing you reel in fish.
>front facing sonar>$50k+++ ranger>big ass mercury motor >two power poles>can easily get to spots no where else can go besides boaters>deck fucking littered with Megabass P5’s / Loomis NRX’s>every type of lure tied on>2 million acres of water YUP. IT IS TIME TO SPECIFICALLY FISH RIGHT IN FRONT OF SHORE ANGLERS.
My daughter slayed on the sunfish bite this morning. Caught so many we lost count
how do i stop getting skunked when bass fishing?? also how to set drag properly with no scale
>>2586063nice green sunfish, i think those guys are aquarium-tier pretty>>2586084glass is goatthat brookie is gorgeous>>2586089they do be breeding>>2586071>>2586094>>2586121>>2586155>pic related>>2586243congrats anon, you've given your daughter a lifelong addiction>>2586255for the drag just guesstimate
>>2586255Setting drag isn’t hard. Pull on the line until it starts to only come off slowly. That’s 2-3 pounds. When it takes a slight tug in order for it to come off, that’s 4-5 pound range.
>>2586208if i'm bank fishing and you roll up in a boat, you are catching lead one way or the other
>>2586211>6'6" walleye rod with 3000 size spinning reel>13' extra heavy surf rod with 40 size conventional reel rigged for oversized sturgeonGuess who's rod isn't going in the water. Besides that it's not just when they're trolling. I've seen boaters see me, stop, turn around, anchor right on top of my line, and proceed to give me free blade bates and drop shot rigs.
got another green, they keep biting the tails off my plastic worms which can't be good for them
>>2586255I use a bag full of lead and lift it with the rod like you're fishing. That way angle and resistance from the guides on the rod is automatically factored in. It honestly isn't really something to worry about for most fishing unless you like fishing really light or are targeting stuff that really fights like tuna and jacks.
>>2586112They are one of the greatest ultralight lures of all time. Until recently in the USA had few other options besides the trout magnet.
>>2586112it's the closest thing that spinfags have to a streamer
>>2585972Sweet catches, I'm back home this week and should still be able to find some pre-spawn smallies. I've been wanting some of the VTS 7s and 5s but I always forget to add them to my cart.
>>2586208>learn to share your water >You can't just sit your ass down in a chair and claim all the waters that you can cast to as your own personal fiefdomBy that logic, it's good etiquette for me to cast directly into a boaters line because they need to share.
Alright anons I want to do something fun with you guys. Pic a color for a soft plastic bait from the picture and choose 2 or 3 colors of flake from the pic below. If you get dubs I'll make the soft plastic and fish it
>>2586105Lol your scarf is gayer than a dick in a man’s mouth.
>>2586378pink with pink flake
>>2586378Gold with black and blue flake
>>2586378clear/white plastic with gold and green flake would look like juvenile golden shiner
>>2586355Nah, pic rel.>>2586354Trout Magnet didn't invent the shad dart, and it's no Mepps 0. Frankly the old Johnson Min-O-Dart did it better anyways, with bucktail (actually calf hair) instead of plastic.
>>2586431Johnson min o darts are humungous compared to trout magnets and far too heavy.
>>2586431That mepps look like it will catch fish but is still weighted like most other spinning lures. Trout magnets are light enough that they sink slowly similar to most streamers, and can be swung rather than cast retrieved like inline spinners.
>>2586355You can get 2 oz bucktail streamers for surf fishing, retard
>>2586280I will shoot you and you will go to federal prison
don't you hate it when you plan all week to go fishing really early in the morning, and get to the spot before the sun is up... but you decide to be a retard and eat like shit the night before? you wake up, and you got the bubble guts... leaving you on the toilet for half the day instead.
> tacklewarehouse memorial day saleAh, the temptation rising
>>2586482bro I got crohns, I wake up with bubble guts more often than not. I just take half a dose of anti diarrhea medicine on the big fishing day and it works out alright
>>2586445those are jigs retard
>>2586528I'm cutting myself off to $50-75
>>2586231>can easily get to spots no where else can go besides boatersThey can also anchor and/or spot lock in places where many other boats can't and are forced to drift back and forth over or drift through>>2586378Black blue/green pumpkin/chartreuse (ultimate bass slaying colour very hard to come by, if i ever see them in store i buy multiple packs)
>>2586528how do you even know if they will have anything you want? or do you just CONSOOOOOOM!?
>>2586387You shouldn't say those things with my rod this close to your fishing hole
first shad of the season on a spinner bait
>>2586435They made min-o-darts as small as 1/16th oz, once upon a time.
>>2586562Tacklewarehouse has a wish list thing. Just put all the crap you want in a wish list and then take a gander at it during sales to see which ones are actually good deals. 99.9% of the time I just fill my wish lists with the terminal tackle I fill up on during sales. >treble hooks>tungsten nail weights>owner beast hooks>mend-it glueThen for fishing line, American Legacy always has a BOGO for Sunline Sniper FC, get two 1,200 yard spools for $120 or some ridiculous deal. That lasts me like 2 years.
>>2586547Yea, they're called streamers, and they're made from the same materials. You said trout magnets were the closest thing to a streamer, you flyfag elitist dicksucker.
>>2586633>too stupid to comprehend the difference between a jig and streamer
>>2586431>>2586355Y'all are both wrong. Neither of those have the action a streamer does. Marabou jigs and bucktail jigs do. Ultralight marabou jigs look just like a weighed woolly bugger in the water.
>>2586635for the record trout magnets are technically jigs but are light enough that they can be fished like a trout streamer
>>2586643Yes, but the same is true of all light jigs and light jigs existed before Trout Magnet.
>>2586635>still arguing semantics like a smarmy little smug reddit queer.
think exprides and stradics will go on sale?
>>2586769> excluded brands: shimano
>>2586769You can always add to cart and see. The 15% seems global? I just finished but only got some soft plastics, terminal tackle and a crankbait.
>>2586826Also I just googled Memorial Day Tacklewarehouse and ended up with this page:https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/MemorialSalePage.htmlDon't see the sale advertised yet but the discount applied for me.
caught this trout a while ago on a slow day in sapmi
>>2586411Sorry anon, I added too much gold
>>2586882I'll take 10
I caught a sucker today>pic related I almost dropped it on the rocks trying to take the Pic so pardon my of-mice-and-men-grip. The fish spent less than 10 seconds out of water though.
>>2586833Why would you keep that broky
>>2586909hogsucker holding a hogsucker
>>2586919it looks like arctic char
>>2586643I use the smallest trout magnet ice jig with my fly rod
m or mh for jig rod, 3/8-1/2, not punching or autismo hook setting
>>2586962Heavy, not a 3/8 - 1 1/4 oz heavy, a 3/8 - 1 oz heavy. 3/8 oz jigs + trailer is about ~5/8 ounce total, 1/2 ounce + trailer is almost 3/4 ounces total.
>>2584755Gonna be out at the skyway Pier tonight for meet and greet see you guise out there. Also Bring your own bait!
>>2586972got itgive me a line setup, i've never really been a huge braid fan but i guess i'm willing to go back
found a small creek (haven't walked up it yet) near where I live, not much info online about fish but some posts on forums mention some trout in it. It's VERY small, never fly fished before, what kind of rod should i look at? Will a 4wt work or is that too big?
>>2587067Goat Rope but honestly if your using Braided line I'd look for a color that blends in with the water color. The thing with monofilament and fluorocarbon is the nearly invisible in the water no matter the water color.In a lot of the water I fish in for Florida I stick with like a Green Moss because the water is normally not that clear its stained so a green moss kinda blends good. Up it more clear water I try and stick with a blue. Or you can just go with a longer leader.
>>2587067I've only been able to find Goat Rope at one bait and tackle shop here locally but online bruiserbaits sells it. I think it's way better then a lot of top name fishing lines
>>2586962Seconding what >>2586972 said. I use a 1/4oz-1oz heavy (fury 734) rod for jigs. I usually use a 3/8oz or 1/2oz jig but having that extra weight rating helps. As you start to max out what your rod can take it doesn’t cast as nicely. Jigs usually have pretty heavy wire hooks and the weed guard, having that oomph to set it helps when you’re fishing deep. As far as line goes it all depends. My mainline is 40lb braid and sometimes I’ll run only that depending on the cover. Otherwise I’ll use anywhere from a 10-20lb leader
>>2587084>>2587085just bassin in the midwest, mostly stained watergenerally run copoly30/12 sound good? what do you guys like for braid?
>>2587088Baitcaster probably 30 lb min, spinning 15 lb, fuck wind knots.
>>2587089yeah, spinningwind knots are the issue i had the first time, is that from heavier braid?
>>2587091From using too light braid
any issues running full flouro?
>>2587123Line memory and price. My swimbait setup is spooled with straight 20lb and I haven’t had any real problems
>>2587123it sinks so you can't fish topwater or floats with it properly, as your standing line will apply force.
>>258709110 or 15lb braid is what you should use, leader should be slightly lighter rating unless it's a leader for toothy fish like pike where heavier is more abrasion resistant. you can get wind knots in any braid, but lighter seems easier. original 15lb powerpro is pretty solid but it and ANY 4 strand braid is ridiculously noisy and abrasive through the guides, so I'd go 8strand. J-Braid Grand x8 is probably the least stiff line so it's good for spinning gear. lots of people use Sufix 832 also.
i caught 3 crayfish yesterday! tasty, and invasive.now i want to buy more traps, but metal ones instead of the collapsible net one i have now
>>2587091Most all of my wind knot issues were a result of the spool being too full.
hard mono or steel wire for pike?
>>2587234ive always just used steel
how do i crimp double crimps?
>out with the kayak>my rods are behind the seat >have to piss>lean against the back of the seat because too pusy to stand up>"belt tensioner" or "clamp lock" or however you call them broke>seat frame crashed against the reel >the spool winder broke>shimano vanford 2500hg is rip (my first reel)>187€ for a new one>tight on money the next 3 months (have to pay off my new trailer)Fishing is p2w
have you caught a fish today anon?
>>2587285I didn't fish today but I will tomorrow. Gonna force myself to drop shot even if I don't really want to.
do americans fish for coregonus?>pic relatedactually very very tasty.
>>2587285No, I'm pretty fucked medically at the moment, so, just going outdoors seeing a bird or something satisfy me.Would like to take the canoes out more, but for now, a small walk to the canal throwing a few casts is enough
>>2587285heading out in a few
>>2587295Some do, but they don’t live south of Minnesota, so most Americans never have the chance.
>>2587285I caught a couple decent bass on my lunch break again, but no photos because my phone was at my desk.
>>2587292>>2587296you have let me down>>2587306>>2587317god smiles upon you
>>2587295I ice fish for them in the winter
What are the basics im gonna need for shore water fishing at the florida keys? Also any spot reccomendations that arent too close to key west?
>>2586927Kek>>25870834 weight should be fine>>2587192Go for it>>2587234I use 49 strand steel wire cause I can tie knots in it>>25874077 foot medium ugly stick elite and diawa bg 2500 with high vis 20lb braid will cover a lot of situations, abd you can add in a heavier rod later if you want to get in to bigger fish
>>2587416>Go for italso been looking at these.I initially though collapsabilty would be important to me, but turned out to not really
Any fellow retention pond fishers in north Florida have any advice for me? I tend to fish local places because I just end up without much time to fish on the weekdays. They're all so shallow and the bass seem to rarely bite. I've chalked it up there just not being many bass in general. I kinda just cycle between a few ponds every few weeks I know have bass because I've caught them before
>>2587296Bro are you OK?
>>2587429>bones brittle, dumb and badCheck >blood about 500% too much ironCheck>coming MRI of heartCheck >teeth essentially grinding themselves to dustYea, uhmm, so that's a no, atleast I got this cool cast
landed my first bass! Tried all week with jigs and stuff, eventually just put a hook thru a plastic worm and they went crazy.
>>2587432Proud of you anon. Nice bass. Congratulations
>>2587434thank you! it was very life-affirming to actually do some angling besides yoinking sunfish out of little pools
Anyone fish an 8 wt sage salt hd before. Thinking about buying one but can’t cast it.
>>2587279> you can buy parts and fix it> vanford as a first reelfirst world problems
>>2587428use smaller baits. pond fish usually have smaller forage.
>>2587431And that's why I only drink milk and half-and-half cream. Stoped drinking water soda and coffee years ago
>>2587432Nice spotted bass
is it bad to fish for spawning bass?
Has anyone in ontario (or canada) ever tried contacting the ministry or conservation officers to suggest stocking their local lake? I live on a decent sized lake but it's extremely deep, over 200 feet in a large section of it and I want to see if they can stock it with some rainbows and lakers. There's really nothing else living that deep except white fish which are not very abundant. Wondering what actions I would take to get this started.
>>2587588why would you want to destroy a healthy whitefish fishery?
>>2587590i believe the lake was commercially fished for whitefish wayyy back (70's maybe?)....you hear of a single individual catching one every 5 or so years. Don't think it'd destroy the whitefish fishery to be fair, they are bottom feeders and it is quite common to find whitefish where trout live almost anywhere.
>>2587431https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtv40bOE3U4I know that feel.
>>2587588>>2587593Unless there's ciscos or some other baitfish like that I don't know if the a lake trout population would be sustainable
>>2587593It's hard t believe that there are only whitefish and that the population hasn't recovered since the 70s. What lake is this? Lakers can get out of control and outcompete native fish but maybe brook trout or rainbows could be stocked depending where in Canada you are.
>>2587612FishOnLine (government website) says there's cisco, rainbow smelt and white sucker
>>2587599i have Osteopetrosis, had broken my hips 4 times before i was 20, arm, yea sure, fingers and toes, ribs, why would i countnew thing is the blood and heartleaves a man with a bleak, and fatalistic but optimistic outlook on life
>>2587583Depends who you ask. Where I live during spawning season, the shallow parts of the lake are closed off. Sure you might get your PB, but a female full of eggs might die during the catch.
>>2586308They are pretty good at spitting out/regurgitating what they cannot digest.I've got one in an aquarium, and it has eaten (and spit up) all kinds of weird stuff. The blue rubber bands from produce for example.
mind recommending me an inexpensive cat setup, only ever used zebcos when i was little and liked the bait clickers
>just spent $240 >on just terminal tackleoh my god....well at least I get a free t-shirt and sticker
>>2587680what'd ya get
>>2587680My TW order is already coming in today
>>2587687overnighted mine and its not even fulfilled yet...
>>2587681>spro split rings #4 and #5>decoy ex-snap #2 and #3>ST-56's size 2, 1, and 2/0>ST-41's size 2>Gamma bronze round bends 2/0, 1/0>Owner Beast 10/0's>zappu board weights>zappu bone rattlers>reins 1/16th and 3/32 oz nail weights>gallon of mend-it glue>two 8" huddlestonsThat's it.
>>2587693wtf do you fish for
OK. I got some wet flies, how do I start rigging them in my spinning rod, bobber?
>>2587720Literally just tie the flies onto the end of your line and put the bobber 2-4 feet above it. Cast well upstream of where the fish are so the bobber splash doesn't spook them and the flies have time to sink. IMO weighted nymphs are better than wet flies under a bobber.
>>2587727There are some weighted flies in the pack, I'll try them all but what I hate is bobbers.Have only caught 2 fish total with bobbers, hate them but a ton without them.
>>2587734Use a stick float like this, it doesn't spook fish. If you want to cast super far use a water bobber / casting bubble. If you are fishing in shallow water don't have to worry about depth too much, only gets trickier as you fish deeper water.
>>2586231>Be avid hiker shore-fisher>Hike WAY off the beaten path to shore fish in places no one else goes >Also because I like to hike>Dipshits in boats come by>Fml>They begin following the shore line and fishing the shores headed my way>Inevitably scare the shore fish away>Studies show about 40% of fish run off from traditional boaters coming in>Mfw?>Fat old men get bored after 15 minutes of no bites and peel out>Scare the shore fish away again>REEEE internally and sigh>Bothers me to no endBoaters can fuck off, especially the dipshits who bring in massive ocean sized fishing boats for a goddamn reservoir or lake and then peel off around the whole thing. That and fuck the oil and fuel leakage into the fresh-water ways. Should be a ban on motorboats for reservoirs especially. Fuck drunks on boats and the speed peelers on the waters, one of the reasons it makes deep lake/reservoir fishing hell on a kayak.
>>2587657Uglystik catfish rod and depending on if you're a brainlet or not a zebco 808 with a baitfunner or an old penn 209>>2587680Post t-shirt when get>>2587720Yup, smallest bobber you can cast or a device called a casting bubble which is just a clear bobber>>2587583DependsI generally discourage bed fishing but I you insist try to keep the fish off its nest for less than a minute so it doesn't get ravaged by crawdads bluegills and other things
>>2587583Bed fishing is easy bro. Bad fishermen target the males on beds and good fishermen know to target the female roaming off the bed, subsequently pre-spawn roamers and post-spawn females looking for stuff to eat are roaming in the same area. You have more chances getting a big female targeting AWAY from the bed than on it. You will see the female roaming around if the water is clear enough. It’s the big fat one.
>>2587583>>2587625>>2587782Not the OP who asked but it's an interesting question. Where I fish, they stock walleye every year, and I'm a shore fisher, they come in to spawn and that's about the only way I can get walleye. Never tried to, but is it frowned upon. I assume not since half the fish population where I'm at is walleye and they stock the walleye yearly.
>>2587745I was actually thinking of getting a water bobber because I'm tired of losing trout magnets, guessing the clear bobber won't distract it from the actual lure.Never thought of getting that kind thin lure tho, good info. Thanks bro
Think there are any fish in this gross runoff pond next to an apartment? The ducks and frogs love it. You think if throw a bucket of river bivalves and sunfish in here they'd make due?
>>2587791There very well could be, some fish (especially carp) can tolerate disgusting water. If frogs are breeding in there there probably aren't bass.>bivalves and sunfishA few sunfish could probably survive in there, but most native mussels need fairly clean water to survive and ones you get in a river will be more used to flowing water and won't thrive.
>>2587799You think I should try fishing it?
>>2587687Loot. Just some cheapo stuff.
>>2587791If it’s full of frogs and tadpoles, there’s probably no fish. Fish massacre tadpoles.
>>2587702If I had to guess either largemouth or striped bass. Maybe musky and walleye. That’s all stuff for rigging big swimbaits
Who up casting they rod Put line on a baitcaster for the first time today. Pretty sure I didn't put enough. I put 17lb yozuri FC on it, and medium rod fast action that I intend on casting jigs and heavier lures with. It's what I got already. Reel is an abu garcia black max.
>>2587839That looks awfully like a spinning rod
>>2587840Oh it is my nigga.
>>2587734You could also rig them dropshot style and try to high stick them. Bounce along bottom and try to keep pace with the current.
>>2587819i have been fishing for almost 30 years and i dont think I have ever caught a fish using a zoom product ever.senkos on the other hand are like a bass fishing cheat code
>>2587892Flukes and grubs work fine for me
I just like to collect reels
I busted the biggest halibut i have ever hooked in my life today..f m l
>>2587917Damn look at the size of him
>>2587916Me too! Nice dolphin. I got one just like that but no level wind. Those old casting reels can be a challenge but are fun to use.
>>2587612>What lake is this?Mill Lake parry sound ontario
I fished a whole day on worm and got not even a bite. Slowly dragging/popping it. Switched to mindless crankbait the next day and was getting slammed. Any tips for synth worms?