#490- “JDM BFS Cane Rod” EditionPrevious Thread:>>2636345 (straight)>>2639946 (bi-curious)janny 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
>>2642617>>2642615>>2642608Any of you guys actually done this noodlin shit? North of the Mason Dixon line? Is it sketchy?Also somebody find the IGs of these grills.
>>2642612nice. no more faggot OP (OP is still a fag though)
>>2642620you can do noodling for a fish thats kinda like an arctic char but only in northern russia apparently
>>2642612Show boobs please
>>2642620I've noodled trout and bass, but never catfish. And I guess trout isn't really the same thing as noodling because what you do is actually tickle their belly, and then scoop them, not stick your fingers in their mouth.
>>2642616Women enjoy being perceived as sexy because it is one of the ways they can exert power over men.
fuck I got a rod that I thought would fit into my rod case but its just a little bit too long like 2 inches for each pieceI don't wanna buy another caseI think there's some cushioning at the end of the case that I might be able to remove to stuff it in not sure though
How to I find asian fishing gf?
>>2642641nvm I realized I can just let it stick out of the case a little, it closes vertically with a zipper so I'll just let it stick out the couple inches at the top
How do you guys deal with spools of line specifically the tag endI'm thinking about cutting some notches in this spool so maybe I can slot it in and have it hold thereI used to just keep them in the box but I like going lighterMaybe I could use some tape? Or a rubberband?
>>2642671I use a rubber band.
>>2642657Start by not being a disgusting and unlovable troglodyte. Once you have that down, build a social circle that includes asian women and people who fish. Ask one to be your girlfriend.>Verification not required.
worth it to put dessicant packs into the ziplocks where I store my soft plastics?
>>2642671Rubberband or a small piece of masking tape works well. Or cut the slot into the spool.>>2642684Something like this, don’t be a neckbeard,
Repost from last threat; is this a jack crevalle?
Fishing newfag hereJust got back from fishing for bass with minnow and redworm. I didn't catch shit and my bait kept coming off the hook. I know for a fact I fed the worms through the hook sufficiently, but I'm wondering if my minnow were slipping off after I cast. I hooked them near the anus below the spine, it looked secure enough but I can't be sure. Perhaps some cheeky fish were just screwing me out of free food. It was also raining out if that makes any differenceI want to get good at catching shit with live bait before I move on to the fancy spinners and shit
>>2642738>I want to get good at catching shit with live bait before I move on to the fancy spinners and shitlive bait is dogshit for bass unless you're using live bluegill chasing trophy bassdon't buy fancy spinners eitheryou will be far more productive and learn more relevant fishing skills just throwing wacky rigs.all you need to buy is a pack of senko style stick baits that you're not too cheap to buy and a pack of 1/0 Mosquito/Drop Shot hooks. This will teach you way more about bass fishing than soaking bait.
>>2642671I just use this product called Line Leash, i have no idea how i ended up with it but its really usefull. It also makes tying rigs go by a little faster because i tied a piece of cord through the spool and have it hanging on my workbench so when i need some ill just pull, cut the lenght need and start tying a rig without worrying about the spool unwinding. This is really helpful when im trying +10 rigs
>>2642738the minner gods have cursed you for harming their children. use fake minners.
Just fished off my kayak at la jolla for like 8 hours and it was delayed. Other kayaks and boats were everywhere and no one was getting bit. Weird cuz the water was pretty clean for inshore and warm. I ended up getting one short bass but of course I got buzzed by a school of 15-20lb yellowtail in the reserve on my way back to the beach...
kvd 2.5 silent squarebill in sexy shad performed again at the pond, producing a 3lb largemouth that I gave to some Ukrainian guys.
I just got into fishing thanks to a friend and now I'm buying my own stuff, so I have a few questions1. Since I live by lakes and the ocean, is it fine for me to buy a heavier line and use it for both, or should I also buy a lighter line for freshwater?2. Why is everyone I know telling me to buy a baitcaster then laughing?3. Do I need a swivel for everything? The people I fish with have swivels on each of their rods and basically use them to change quickly between different kinds of fishing. Can't I just tie the hook directly to the line?
>>26428871. depends on what you're targeting in each2. they're probably just meeting on you. It's good to learn both, you'll discover they both have their merits. Use the best tool for the job3. All depends on what types of presentations you're using. I use simple snaps for lures and tie hooks directly to the leader for chunk and live bait.
>>2642894So is there any drawback on using a heavy line for catching, say, minnows or small bass? I understand not using thin line for big fish, but I can't imagine any drawbacks for always using heavy line
>>2642901the drawback is that its more visible to the fish also you cast further with lighter line
>>2642901 depending on the type of lure you're using your line could be too thick to even be able to tie on. You would need to be running super fat line with super small lures though
>>2642901lures like the squarebill run deeper with thinner line. If you want to maximize your running depth you should use 10 or 12 lb fluoro whereas if you want to run shallower use 17lbthinner line is also more limber - better action for glidebaits jerkbaits etc.
Anybody else impulse buying vintage tackle like a lunatic? I finally started displaying it, it's getting a little embarrassing considering how far from the ocean I live.
>>2642901Heavy line also eats up your spool capacity. I prefer to fill my spool with braid and tie on a leader line. In most cases anything above 12 or so pounds is overkill unless you’re fishing near structure or in vegetation or throwing heavy lures. My dropshot setup uses 20lb mainline to a 5lb leader for example. Also if you’re utilizing your drag appropriately, you will rarely break off even on lighter lines
>>2642722>last threat>hand color >undersized fishLike fucking pottery.
>>2643054>/pol/fag thinks every non lily white hand is blacklol
>>2642738>I want to get good at catching shit with live bait Ngmi
>>2643057Oh I just figured since misspelt Thread and spelled threat, I just assumed you were black since your so violent by nature.
>>2643054Unironic racism is so cringe
>>2643054>"After dark" I enjoy how they put it in quotations like it's a rule that can be changed, by white people of course at any time. Yeah I know it says after dark, but so what? Fuck off early today nigger!
>>2643073>Unironic racism is so cringeI agree. Living in a white only neighborhood Eliminates racism.
>>2643073>unironic>cringeYou are the type who goes with the motions -- look at how you cloak yourself in popular buzzwords instead of using organic self-expression. If you were from that time you'd be equally as affected by the status quo then, as you are now. In other words shut up faggot and/or nigger, go learn to think.
>>2642722Potentially retarded question but aren't those the same thing?
>>2643082>>2643089YIKESsorry but judging someone solely by the color of their skin makes you a trash individual
>>2643054I'm the one with the hand. >ThreatSpelled on purpose as a joke. Could have said 'bread' instead, I suppose. >hand colorI'm 3/4 white and very tan (inb4 you'll never be aryan master race)>Undersized fishI released it less than a minute after the picture
>>2643092I thought there were different varieties of jack, with crevalle being one of them. I've heard of green jacks and amberjacks as well, so reckoned I'd ask the 'experts' here lol
>>2643099You are correct jack crevalle is a specific species. I think the guy you are replying to is confusing crevalle with trevally, which is a name for a lot of members of the jack family.
>>2643094I like to catfish so it's fitting
>>2642722If it helps I’d probably call that for a juvenile bigeye trevally here.It can be hard to tell some species apart when they are small like that.
I live in a medium sized city, we have a popular river to fish out of, but they've just put new restrictions on where you're allowed to fish on this river, basically limiting you to only the over crowded tourist attraction spots which are always over flowing with litter and like 20 people with thier own radios blastic aweful music way to loud. You're no longer allowed to go to your favorite secret spot on the river to fish from.Who the fuck makes these kinds of rules?
How do drop shots not totally spook the fish? You're hucking basically small rocks along with whatever you're also throwing to catch them.
>>2643144Ty for the suggestion anon
Rate my rod
>>2643213why are you fishing in the citywhy
i caught some squidthey tasted good
>>2643223You could say that about every lure that makes a ton of noise and vibrationI'm sure they do scare some fish but generally you're targeting the ones that don't get scared
>>2643337Because a river full of salmon and trout and striper and catfish flows through it.
Smallmouth are fun, my buddy and I got like a dozen in two hours>>2643327I've seen those in stores update us after you fish with it >>2643364Fische
>>2643380I caught a few bluegill with it, none above 6 inches. It came with 3 pound line so I didn't want to go for anything too insane
Post dinks>Pic relatedHe flopped off my hook and went under my kayak seat I was sure he'd drown before I got him out but he eventually figured hos way out and I snapped a quick Pic before I sent him away. Only needed to sit for about 3 seconds then swam off strong, I think he'll be fine. >>2643398Is it as garbo as much in store inspections lead me to believe?
>>2643412It casts a little farther than you'd expect, but since the gear ratio is 2.8:1 you'll be reeling for a long time unless you're just that fast at reeling. For the same reason, I'd say to stick to float fishing. Other than that, it's a decent enough pole to go for small fish since larger fish would probably break it. It comes with 3 pound line for a reason, after all. I've never used a full sized collapsible pole before, so I don't know how it compares unfortunately
>>2642657just be urself
>>2642612hughmongous sunday fishing day lads. Caught maybe 20-30 fish. Was on the kayak from sun up till sundown. 1 red drum ~1ft, 1 bonnet head shark somewhere 3-4ft long, couple catfish, a million speckled seatrout. Unfortunately only one of the trout were keeping size (there was a second but he escaped just before I could get him in the yak) but was a blast nonetheless
>>2643467Sounds like a blast! Did you get any pics?
>>2642901I use 50lb mono purely because I fish for snapper and grouper, which both live around structure. The line weight is for abrasion against rocks and other structure, not for the size of the fish.
>>2643470a very blurry pic of the drum as my phone was in a plastic bag trying not to get wet. I have the trout I kept in my freezer, but phone is at the repair shop currently
>>2643420Fuck off>>2643418Makes sense>>2643467Solid day on the water
Do you prefer waders that have a boot attatched, or ones with the neoprene sock and a separate pair of boots/shoes? Want to get some for surf fishing when the weather starts getting cooler
>>2643517for surf I would opt for the attached boot waders because with the stocking foot waders you will get comical amounts of sand inside the boot
>7.2ft (2.2m)>15.7oz (440g)Just bought myself a brand new solid fiberglass rod.
>>2643524>15.7oz It that the max weight you can throw on it?
>>2643517I like seperate boots personally
is the shakespeare fishing gear company in any way related to the famous writer
>>2643565yup same guy
>>2643565methinks the fish doth protest too much
I see videos of people fly fishing that look like they're just wearing normal hiking shoes and pants walking into the waterare they just soaked the whole time and just ignore it or is there some special gear hidden under the pant legs
>>2643598They're probably wet wading because it's warm out and the water is warmish. When it's even a little cold out and the water is cold it's really nice to be in a dry pair of waders.
I bought wax worms in a package thinking they were artificial "made of wax" or somethingdidn't touch them for months and now I look at them they're all dried up lmaoturns out they were real worms
>>2643598They may be wet wading if uts warm in which case yes theure just wet, or they might be wearing stocking foot waders or 'guide pants' (waders that secure to your waist with a belt like pants instead of straps over their shoulders)
>>2643524You're very light for your height. Are you eating enough?
If you're reading this, you need to buy another lure
>>2643641My got you're right I'll do it right now
>>2643641i want to get some of those slow pitch jigs but ones made for casting from shoreseems like they are more of a jp/au thing and i don't know what to search for in na
>>2643641The fish here LITERALLY only bite soft plastic grubs and silver spoons. It's infuriating because I want to sell my organs and buy every lure I see but I can't justify it when none of them will work.
I don't think i hate it but I'm not sure I like it.
Buddy said this has that "Operation Desert Storm Drain" coloring
>>2643675Also found a beaver dam. Or atleast a bunch of conveniently place wood.
>>2643670What do the fish think?
>>2643677Probably because of the sandy brown color. I thought it was funny.
>>2643678I've not tested it, I cut it off the hook to try again.
>>2642756That is so cool. Where can I get a product?
>>2642756that thing is actually standard on all fly fishing tippetpretty much all of them come with one
>>2643713You can make one with elastic and vinyl tubing
>>2643723what kind of hair/fibre did you use?
Man watching these fly tying videos on youtube makes me want to start doing itit looks so simple and fun
>>2643073>Unironic>CringeWhen americans need a reference for irony, here you go
Im UK based and i've been sea fishing for about 3 years almost exclusively lure fishing. I catch rare fish now and again but its always at an overall ratio of about 10:1 to coalfish/pollack. I have to wonder why I barely catch anything else but regularly hit double digits of these pseudo cod.
>>2643785Rabbit for the tail bruiser blend for the head and some synthetic stuff with ice dub for the body. >>2643792It's harder than it looks but a lot of fun, do it.
>>2643641just bought a bunch of deep divers off amazon hoping to use them for grouper and generally for replacing soft plastics. I don't like the way soft plastics get chewed up by the fish, feels like I may as well throw my plastic water bottles in the water too while I'm at it
>>2642657>Be richThat's it
should I go about replacing the stock hooks on this yozuri? stock ones seem a tad small
what would you consider a "good" treble hook vs a "bad" one? Is it bad to have them curved inwards a bit or is that a good thing?
>>2643913Well they don't LOOK small. If you're worried about bending hooks maybe tey inline singles?
>>2643914Mostly comes down to bow much force it takes to bend them out and how good the point is and how well it holds that point. Bent inward is a divisive style, some people don't like the loss of gap but others like the increased transfer if energy the point in style offers, more hook setting force is directed to the point because the point is aimed in the direction of the force. >>2643913I probably wouldn't bother desu, the Baur is probably designed to run with that size of hook and bigger could fuck up the balance and mute the action
>>2643917I just want a stronger hookup. Caught a ~1ft long spotted seatrout with this last sunday but she was just barely hooked
>>2643921Try swapping just the front one.
>>2643913yes do it, they look shit and you will feel remorse if you don'tthat happened to me several times and when I changed my mind it was too late
What knife do you use when go fishing? im planning on buying one
>>2643978I just use a Mora Companion in stainless steel.
>>2643921Be careful, too big of hooks can throw off the action and make sure that the hooks aren't long enough to hook each other or the body of the lure.
no real fish today but I caught this plastic one, lost a little colour but its still good, the hook was still inside with leader attached.
>>2643921A bigger hook doesn't help with that.
>>2643723I water tested it, a smallmouth ate it, it does all the wiggly pulsating fluttery stuff you expect rabbit strip to but it will kick out of a sharp strip and a good cadence of short sharp strips will literally have it walking the dog. >>2643978https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-4-in-Tradesman-Fixed-Blade-Knife-48-22-1926/303409113>>2643992Looks like a good swimbait
>>2643978cheap 3 dollar walmart bait knife. I fish saltwater so everything will rust, better to be able to drop one and grab another than invest in something fancy for me
4 black hackles, 6 grizzly hackles, 1/3 of a bucktail, and 112 strands of holographic silver flash on a dropper shank
well all the flies I ordered came indid not expect the streamers and foam terrestrials to be this bigI guess technically they all fit in the box but its kinda hard to tell the streamers apartProbably will get another box just for these fat boys
>>2644113Streamers add up fast yeah but the box looks good. Only thing I can think to add is zebra midges; you've got streamers, caddis, mayflies, and terrestrials reasonably covered.
>>2643223Spooking is relative. You can catch tiny fish in saltwater with big ass leads, hardware and high pound mono. In freshwater the more enclosed, quiet, and shallow an area the more prone to spooking they might be.
>>2643978I have this cheap one from Yula, works just fine, but its carbon so I have to dry it everytime.
>>2642901it just aint sportin
>>2644203It ain't sportin' to break off and contaminate the waterway.
So I have more stuff for spin fishing now, a lot of soft plastic lures big and small, one plopper, some spinners, wobblers and one big metal lure.Any thing worth adding?
>>2644277what have you caught with those gay and cheap spinners?
>>2644304perch mostly and they were like a 2$ on aliexpress
>>2644277Fly rod, flies
>>2642982I love using old drag-less direct drive reels for carp fishing. 100% control of the line, and for some reason you can buy NIB fishing reels from the 20s and 30s for nothing. You can get some of the more beat-up bait casters for 5$, They are of all metal construction and many have ornate designs on the side. I caught a 30" carp on an old Pflueger Summit, and I have just bought a NOS Shakespeare service. I've yet to catch any fish with it, however, it is very durable in construction. I plan on making some carbontex drag washers for it eventually.
>>2644355>I caught a 30" carpthat's impressive regardless of what you were using. I've heard carp are smart about not biting hooks
>>2644339im not too much into fly fishing desu
Is it possible to target pelagics while inshore fishing on the west coast of florida? Would love to catch some mackerel.I've seen people do it on youtube on the west coast and in australia, but those are very different shorelines than what I'm working with
>>2644367watch more anime. You'll slowly become more and more autistic and fly fishing is a natural progression from there
>>2644435get off of 4channel koi
>>2644448I was here first retard
Recently got my first fly rod. Wasnt much of a fishing person before but was looking for something to do while enjoying nature. Drove 1.45 hours out to a good spot and enjoyed the hell out of myself. 5 hours flew by, caught 3 and netted 2. This is the first trout on the fly. It makes me emotional in a spiritual kind of way thinking about getting back out there.love you guys. Any recommendations for some cheapish starting flies / nymphs / streamers? I lost maybe 2-3 dry flies out on the water and want to stock up before heading back out on Saturday. Local places are fine (I have an Orvis in my town) but maybe looking for a more budget friendly kit to get a hold of.
>>2644467cute story, cute fish
>>2644467This anon gets itCheap kits always suck though; any streamer from 1-4 inches is good, Adam's and elk hair caddis are good for dries, pheasant tails and hares ear nymphs are good nymphs.
>>2644467Based. Fresh water open season starts in October in my country, I bought a light spinning rod to target trout but at this rate I might end up getting a fly rod before even catching anything on my spin setup. It looks like fun>never caught a freshwater fish before NZ is famous for big trout, big related
I've gone to this park 4 times. Fished all of it's 5 lakes. This is the first time I caught a fish. I was leaving and saw a female bald eagle dive and hit the water and fly away with a fish near this rock bridge/lake divider. So I went over there and cast out once and immediately got this little bass to bite. I guess there are fish in here after all.
>>2644545I heard a saying once that "90% of fish are in 10% of the lake".I think it's an exaggeration, but I've never had much luck with lake fishing.Which is why I stick to creek and rivers. Maybe once I get a boat I'll play in the lake some more. I always see structure only accessible by boat and think "fish be there".
>>2644549you are right fish are there (kayak fisherman)
>>2644549Visible structure is good (but a bit over pressured if a lot of people fish there). It get good when you find your personal marks of underwater structure with your own fish finder
>>2644549>bank fishermen throwing baits as far as they can>kayak fishermen throwing lures toward the bank>bass fishermen in 40k boats fishing 30' from shore
Maybe could round out the head more but I really want it to dart.
>>2644561It's all about how long you can get your bait to swim in the water and how accessible the terrain is. You don't want to throw your bait 5 ft in front of you and pull it out immediately.
lads im going on a road/camping trip in a couple weeks. i'm move to a new site nearly every night and might only have a few hours here and there to fish. i've only fished around the great lakes. is there somewhere on this route that i should definitely try? i don't really want to have to buy a day license everyday if im barely gonna fish though
>>2644691It's a shame we don't do this with soft plastic users
no idea what this thing on the right is called in english but i got one for free for my rowboatscrewed my sonar into the same plank and tie the whole thing into the middle bench with a rope when i go fishingworks like a charm ive never got more fish because you can just drop it into whatever depth you want and fish then releases the clip when it strikes
>>2644703I’d be fishing as much as I can on the coast for drum. Once you’re inland whatever lake or river you can manage to get some largemouth.
>buy lures online from rapala's website>package gets stolen>USPS wont help>UPS won't help>rapala customer support sends a fresh packagebased!
>>2644703anywhere along the coast, rig up a carolina rig with a piece of shrimp on a circle hook. You'll be amazed at how many fish you catch
>>2644774Can I just go on a sandy beach or do I need to goto like a fishing pier or places that have more vegetation? What does the bead on the Carolina rig do?
>>2644778Yeah just pull up to a spot, chuck out your line and you’ll get bit. Fish are hanging out between the sandbars all up and down the coastline feeding on whatever’s there. Some fish hang around kelp or rock, others prefer a sandy flat. The bead protects your knot from getting chewed up by the weight. You’d be surprised how shallow and close to shore a lot of the bites will be
>>2644778Sandy beach is a different experience. You need to move around and learn the structure. However, it is more rewarding and you have a lot of space for yourselfFishing pier is more beginner friendly but it is crowded and certain desirable game species are rare since the pier is very heavily pressured.
Caught two of my best bass so far recently!
>>2644778So I'm the guy you're responding to and the way I do a Carolina rig is mainline -> free floating bullet weight -> swivel -> leader -> hookThe swivel keeps the weight on your mainline and separated from the hook. I have about 2ft of leader. The weight holds your hook and bait in place and on the bottom. Dead shrimp floats so it'll float off the bottom. Also works with live bait. You can change out the bullet weight for a pyramid weight if the current is too strong and pushing you into rocks. I would look for a jetty to fish off of, or find a spot near some mangroves, or go to a pier. You could try directly in sandy surf beach but I have better luck near structure. I also went from fishing the great lakes to saltwater fishing in the south and this is how the locals taught me
>>2644773Whenever a package sent to you is lost, you should talk to the sender, not the carrier. You aren’t the carrier’s customer, the shipper is. It’s the shipper’s job to hassle the carrier, not yours.>T. Had a gun stolen by FedEx
>>2644816pic rel; weight I use. I don't use a bead far too lazy
>>2644729it feels bad but they work so well
>>2644703Dude, the outer banks of NC (Corolla to Ocracoke) has some of the best surf fishing in the world. You can drive on the beach if your car can handle it and you buy whatever permit you need, or go to the piers. Jeneatte's Pier in Nags Head is a really nice pier, but I recommend avoiding on weekends as it crowds up with morons pretty quickly. Buxton has "the point", the part of the banks that makes that right angle. That particular spot is incredible for large bull red drum. Something about the wave pattern at that spot that creates holes for bait and predators alike. I personally like to fish the more remote beaches between Nags Head and Avon. Get out there, find a hole, and throw some cut bait or fishbites out there. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, watch some youtube videos. HeySkipper has a lot of OBX content and he catches a lot of shit. I pulled this red out of the beach at Frisco, which is just SW of Buxton on fresh dead shrimp, casted maybe 15 yards from shore. Good luck anon.
What do you guys think of Thomas buoyant, or phoebe lures for trout?
>want to support local businesses>hit up some nearby bait shops>they all have fuckall for stockIve literally seen the same 1 isolated spinner bait in two stores. Seems the only way to get good shit in person is to kneel to the bass pro jew
I just inherited a huge lot of fishing rods, reels, some crab rings and such. Most of the rods are quite old but in very good condition, the reels are as well, mostly old style saltwater baitcasters in good condition. My question is this, before fucking with any of these old rods and reels is there a "DO NOT FUCKING DO THAT" list of simple instructions? I plan to use these, not sell them. Some of the wrapping on some rod's eyes are fraying and I'd like to replace a couple rusty eyes on some older rods. Any guidance would be great if there's just some things that retards do before thinking about it. Thanks
Bass fishermen are the only real fishermen
>>2644853>work a 9-5>wanna go checkout local tackle shops>they all close at 5pmI think the people running these shops are really always out fishing
>>2644876old plastic cracks and breaks easily. Especially if its been around saltwater. Replacement parts may be hard to come by
>>2644876don't store rods under tension. don't store mono or fluoro in direct light (put spools in their packages and put them in a drawer or something. use a reel cover)>>2644889that looks really neat where are these kinds of tree's growing?
>>2644811if I could become invisible I wouldn't wear any clothes just fish naked fish can't see you standing on the bank.
>>2644893As much as I love fishing for LMB, it blows me away how massive of a marketing effort there is dedicated to one sole species
>>2644928where in GA? im in mcdonough and ive never seen trees like those
>>2644938South GA it's bald cypress.
>>2644876Put a bend in the rods, if the blank itself makes any cracking sound at all don't use it.
>>2644943i figured, being near atlanta is suffering in all regards
>>2644945Yeah I mean I love it down here- once you get over the gnats and heat it can be beautiful. World class bass fishing, and close to the coast too. Atlanta is making this whole state suffer though
>>2644947id move in a heartbeat if it weren't for work, good fishing southbro
>>2644652I've heard an interesting strategy for bank fishing is to actually throw parallel to the bank if possible so you can get a good run across the areas close to shore without actually spooking the fish by walking thereNever tried it but it seems like a good idea
>>2644956It depend on where your structure is. It's a legit strat because the bank itself is a structure that fish can hold fairly tight to. Avoiding spooking fish is one thing, but it's mostly about maximizing the time your lure run in the "strike zone. If the flat to drop off point is farther out from the bank position, then you have to cast out further from the bank
How strongly recommended is a loop knot for streamer flies? Gonna try a clouser minnow for the fist time sometime soon, and while it cant hurt to learn a new knot for the sake of it, I'm wondering if it's worth sticking to over just doing knots I'm already familier with.
>>2644956>>2644962when I fish from the bank, although there are situations where I get fish at the absolutely furthest point of my cast immediately as I work the bait after it hits the water....there are also times where I get fish literally at my feet and sometimes biguns. >>2644944lol you should have been a carbon fiber composites advisor for picrel
>>2644971Too soon...All the rods I inherited were old school fiberglass though.
>>2644971That sub unironically has a system to test the carbon fiber integrity bases on noise. The problem is that you can't bail out if the the noise is detected at 10k feer deep
>>2644970I almost always run a kreh loop when I'm streamer fishing >>2644989No it's not fuck those rich idiots and their video game controller
>>2644852I love phoebe spoons for basically anything in shallowish water. Even use the 1/16th oz ones for sunfish.They’ll catch trout if they’re appropriately sized and the water is shallow.
Any tips on choosing a beach for halibut and white seabass in Southern California? I do the majority of my fishing on the Ventura County coastline, and I’m not really sure what I should be looking for to target them. The majority of the beaches I fish are exposed beaches with no jetties, sandy or rocky bottoms. Been getting a lot of big perch and croaker with the jerkbaits and swimbaits. Just not sure if I’m fishing the wrong area or if I need to put more time in
>>2644852spoons are goat
>>2645122Halibut like to chill in the sand around the edges of other structure like eel grass beds or reefs. You can still find them on pure sand beaches though, especially right before or after a grunion run.
>>2644853bass pro has a great five finger discount
>>2645158So does Dix sporting goods
>>2645158>>2645161If you steal from a mom n pop shop though I will actually gut you and rape your corpse though
>>2645163>gut you and rape your corpse
>>2645122A dude at my local shop turned me on to a grunion patterned jerkbait, mentioned they typically run the days following a new or full moon. Any merit to this? I haven’t attempted to align my days with the moon, I mostly try to aim for days the high tide window is within my schedule.
>>2642612I went fishing with my dad a couple times, but I haven't since I was like 10I live in AZ, up by flagstaff, what good fishing is there around here and what's a good starter set of gear?Thanks :)
>be me>fishing>Asians show up>fish directly across from me>I could literally hit them with my fly if I wanted to>They're bobber fishing for 4 inch bluegill>they all go in to a 5 gallon bucket
are there any regular ass ball jigheads that don't cost a fortune now, unpainted is fine
>>2645339I've been getting them from Amazon, I've broken a few but I'm also fishing them on 20lb line
>>2645339I just use those cheap eagle claw ones from Walmart. The paint isn't durable but they're 2.50 for a 10 pack.I wanna try ordering from ali. Most of the ones I see on Amazon seem like they're just resold from ali/wish/temu for 3x the price. I still don't trust those sites but I know people who use them a bit.
I like dinks, I go out to catch dinks.
I want to get into fishing, is ocean fishing harder than river or lake fishing? There is a state park nearby that has a long pier you can fish off of that I want to try out.
>>2645370Depends on where you live. Where I live freshwater is nothing but suffering, which sucks because it's the only kind I'm interested in.
>>2645366i bought some chinkshit from aliexpress that was good, tsurinoya was the brand
Anyone here bought shit from Temu? They've got cheap lures and I want em
>>2645377how much was shipping though? i can't imagine you can get free shipping on something heavy like jig headslike i bought a flashlight clip for 99 cents that had free shipping but it weighs next to nothing, but it will take like two months to get here
caught some black sea bass today, a new species for mewasn't aware they could be caught where i was fishingunfortunately quite a bit too small to keep by law so i let them goonce it got well into dusk they either moved or quit biting, so i packed up and bought booze
I fished a small waterfall this evening. It was awful. I caught two creek chubs in a reliable hole for small fish and got bored quickly. soon after arriving at the waterfall, using a leader (8 lb mono) for the first time, my modified uni knot slipped after I hooked a huge largemouth for this creek. I haven't caught many bass, so this would be my pb. Immediately after retying, my leader broke off completely on a snag. I caught two bluegill, and the bite was over. On the bright side, I found a glow in the dark rod holder (pun not intended but happily realized).
>>2645122If the big perch and croakers are there, the halibufs are probably can be there as well. Here's one I caughf 3 days ago at the beach, around 18-19 inchesPerch/croakers hang out in structure just like halibut. Halibut does like slack tide more than the perch/croaker. Any structure such as a rocks or grass bed can add to your chance as well, but the halibut would be sitting on the sand part. Also, you should cast PAST where you expect the halibut to be then retrieve because halibut likes to see the lure coming in from a distance and have time to make a decision to take it. A lot of times, they have to see it coming, then stalk it a bit before striking.>>2645198I never notice the moon affect fishing for me personally. I typically just try to get out on a low surf, low wind and close to high tide when I try to look for halibut
>>2645434Awesome thanks for the information. There’s a few beaches I fish that have the structure where I’ll most likely find halibut, now it’s just a matter of putting in the hours.
>>2642657it should be really easy asians are like the most numerous people in the world. find one and teach her to fish. using the same skills you developed fishing to find a girlfriend. put out some bait and when she eats it set the hook hard - fight her until she tires out and then reel her in. watch out for teeth.
>>2645383sometimes it sucks but usually 15-20 depending on what i'm gettingdo you research cause there's actually some pretty quality stuff on there but its hidden amongst absolute mountains of dogshit
>take out inflatable kayak to a reservoir about 30 minutes from my house>be fishing for awhile>really gotta piss, no banks I can paddle up to>have the great idea of standing up>shit, I'm just going to piss in the kayak unless I get a bit closer to the edge of it>kayak starts tipping-OH SHIT>go for an inadvertent swimDidn't even catch any fish. I think I'll pack an empty gatorade bottle next time.
>>2645545might be able to nigger-rig some outriggers for stability
>>2645521Do filipinas make good wives? I'm going there soon for vacation and the idea of bringing back a 5 ft tall jungle lady sounds appealing.
>>2645576they are considered the easiest of all to get. they even take black men compared to other asians. they usually have a kid or two that they leave behind and send money monthly when they move to the west with a sugar daddy. after a year or two they will get you to adopt their children so they can move in with you too. they love posting their western life adventures on social media for the other females in their family back home who also dream of finding a western sugar daddy, so you at least have to regularly take them on cheap vacations to give them content. otherwise they seem pretty genuinely happy, not shocking considering how poor they are back in their homeland. don't think for a second though they they aren't waiting for the day you die, so they can get all of your shit and bring their extended family over. that's about all I know. probably a safer bet than other mail-order brides from other regions... but it's still pretty cringey unless you're a geriatric who has already had kids of their own and divorced a typical western wife who doesn't value serious long-term relationships. you know the world is fucked up these days when a mail-order bride seems like a safer bet than a western woman who's mind is broken by propaganda.
>wal-mart had no o ringsim starting to get mad
>>2645590That sounds like it would be fun for like a year max and then suck. Instead I'll just bang as many bar girls as I can when I go there. Thanks for the info anon.
>>2645591did they at least have cashiers working or is it one of those self-checkout-only places loaded with security?
>>2645598some cashiers some self checkouti always use self checkout since its dead easy to steal that way, the dead eyed workers dont care dude
How do you guys get the fish to sit still long enough to make love to them so they can spawn and make more fish after releasing?
>>2645598>>2645604Hate those types of places. I prefer self checkout because I don’t want people touching my shit, especially if it’s food.>check out>LP guy around my age (20s) is watching me, he’s about 15 feet to the side of me clear view of me no one in between sees every little thing I’m doing, go slow so he sees I’m paying for all 3 items because I already know what’s about to happen and want to avoid the interaction because long day>demands to check my receipt anyways>refuses to take it from my hand and insists I hold it out for him to read>I’ll do you one better why don’t you hang onto this for me>in a smug way, “no buddy I don’t want that”>crumple it and peg it at his face>stands there mouth gaping as I walk out as obnoxiously as I can like a retard imitating a jojo character walkingI don’t feel bad about this, I worked LP at Best Buy and had to check every single receipt. For 8 hours a day people would berate and bitch at me that I was profiling them and give me all kinds of shit while the managers who made me do this just watched and chewed me out if I missed one. At least at that job the managers made me do every single receipt non discriminatory. This dude had no reason to check my shit and was letting nigs with 5x the amount of shit as me just walk on out without watching or checking their receipts but gave me shit went through my bags and wouldn’t at least just take the estrogen paper off my hands. The only time I’m nice about this is if it’s an elderly man who’s working in his retirement.
Can someone ID an unknown creature to me?Years ago I was in tennessee fucking around in rivers looking for salamanders and I found something very similar to picrel which is a triop but it looked different. I saw it, just as I lifted a rock and then it disappeared into the sand cloud. I wish I had a pic. Doesn’t anyone know of similar creatures about 1.5” in length that would be found in small rivers and creeks in the tennessee area? I’ve looked online but supposedly triops are not found in that area so I’m lostI’m posting this heat because I want to fashion a lure in its likeness. Honestly though a triop lure would probably work
how do I cook this?
>>2645643with some kind of heat source paired with some kind of container to cook it in
>>2645643Cut the tentacles into pieces and fry them. That's how people eat squid too.
Swimbait anon here. Got back from my 30 day trip in Thailand, internet laws are kinda fucky over there so I didn't bother coming to 4chan on the off chance I'd get in trouble; I doubt I would, but whatever. The local Thai's when they saw my baits immediately knew what I was trying to get: big predator fish. The South Koreans and Japanese I fished next to were laughing at me for being a dumb American throwing dumb baits. I was honestly shocked by that. I thought it'd be the other way around given the fishing cultures in Korea and Japan. Anyway, I got the last laugh. Those Koreans and Japs couldn't land a fish to save their life unless it was a dinky barramundi. I saw them break off time and time again losing expensive OSP crankbaits to snakeheads and giant catfish. I landed everything. I'll wait until the next thread to load up my pics since I'm an a-hole. >45 pound & 40 pound Mekong Giant Catfish>7 pound toman snakehead>two ~4.5 pound barramundis I couldn't get the big barramundis to bite, unfortunately. People who talk shit on catfish don't know what they're talking about, those mekongs fought harder than my 60+ pound king salmon I caught as a kid in Alaska when I lived there.
>>2645643> t. asian
>>2645660That sounds like an amazing trip
>>2645660I remember you posting asking about using your swimbait setups. Did you fish mostly freshwater or did you hit the surf too? Did the Mekong catfish spool you or was your gear able to keep up?
>>2645666I was using an Antares DC MD spooled with x8 strain 50 pound braid to ~6 foot of 50 pound FC shock leader, it worked out perfectly. I only got down to about ~half spool during the fight at most. Probably had ~200 yards of braid on my reel, more than enough. Even with 3x thick treble hooks that ranged from size 2 to 2/0, a semi locked drag (~9 pounds), my gear was being tested to it's limits. My reel was completely locked up for the majority of the fight, couldn't turn the handle at all. Even with an oversized reel handle to get more torque / leverage I was fucked. I unfortunately wasn't able to go saltwater fishing. My family I was with were very busy with work life so I had to plan out my trips accordingly, not a big deal. I'm already planning a trip next year, that one will be purely saltwater fishing. My uncles were saying we'll go after squid, barramundi....and sharks. They showed me photos of 100-200 kg sharks they caught and told me my lures would work perfectly for them, I don't think they realize even a 400 size baitcaster is enough for that LOL. We'll see. I'll be using saltwater set-ups for sure and some pencil lures, but certainly not a $200+ swimbait.
fishing for bass but caught the PB crappie tonight on this KVD hardknock.
>>2645591Did you try the tools/diy area?>>2645643Eat it whole, raw, and alive, oceanside>>2645660>>2645670Sounds fantastic, I'm jealous>>2645674How big was the crappie?
I really want to get into microfishing. Are tenkara poles a meme? They just seem stupid to me.
>>2645689dinner plate sized! 13-14" maybe? at least a lb by my estimates. I was sure it was a small bass until I pulled up a dinger crappie.I should start carrying a scale and a camera around and making some official logs of such events cause I enjoy the surprise fish most of all.
>>2645694I never tried it but it just looks like a cheap way to fly fish with a lot less control over your fly
>>2645694>Are tenkara poles a meme?Yes the weeb sticks are 100% a meme.Buy a cabelas cgr 2wt or 3wt for micro fishing on the fly
>>2645694tenkara poles are memes. but seiryu and micro poles are not.
These seem like an interesting alternative to regular leader line, when fishing for larger species What do you guys think?
>>2645729I tend to try to use a simpler presentation than that, even just going to double uni knots between leader and mainline over snap swivels seems to have helped. I feel like it attempts to solve a problem that is solved by just loosening your drag a little but I'm no professional.
>>2645729I think that's the kookiest chink shit I've ever seen.
Saltwaterbros, disregarding how retardedly wasteful/excessive and unnecessarily expensive it is, would shit like this work?
>>2645742Yes, but I would just disregard the floatbead and the extra clip between the 3 way swivel and the side line. You can simplify further with dropper loop but I personally dislike tying dropper loop and rather use a 3 way swivel. I usually fish with only 1 hook though. If I fish a 2 hook system, I actually replace the bottom weight with a bucktail instead
>>2645742There's something like this already called the sabiki rig
>>2645742In VA we call these hi low rigs. Yes they work. >>2645745A sabiki rig has a similar design but an entirely different purpose. Sabikis are used to catch bait, whereas hi low rigs can catch anything from bait to bull drum to sharks.
>>2645742Instead of all that hardware tie some dropper loops, feed the loop through your hook eyes then around and just have a single line. Way less visible and wasteful because if you snagged you're only losing the weight and a couple hooks.
>>2645670Sounds like a bitchin time, honestly with what you caught I wouldn’t even be upset with not being able to hit salt.
>>2645751My main gripe with dropper loop is that it's difficult to feed the loop through hook eyes or lure eyes once you get to higher mono/fluoro leader test. The line get too thick and stiff.
>>2645729Looks like Chinese snake oil to me, like those fishing rods that auto set the hook>>2645742That's literally just an overcomplicated double dropper rigIt'll catch fish but replace the 3 way swivels with dropper loops and you'll get a much sleeker rig>Pic related I made a quadruple dropper rig with circle hooks as a set/forget bait catcher>>2645809Use a snelled hook and just do a loop to loop like how commercial wore double dropper rigs do, or if you know what hook you want you can just tie it in directly as a permanent part of the rig.
>>2642738Hook minnows through mouth out stomach if you keep losing them
>>2642982no one gives a fuck
>>2644811just take a picture of the fish you idiot, i wish you would disappear from these threads like you try to hide you face.
When the sand crabs start disappearing with the cold weather what’s the next best thing i can find on the beach? Or am I going to be better off using cut squid?
>>2645163this makes you gay as fuck. most local tackle shops suck fucking balls. barely any selection at high prices. Only good shop I ever been to sells used tackle, random close out lots they can find, trades and buys gear, etc. mom and pop standard retail is shit.
>>2645742don't use floats pier fishing unless you are casting super far out that your line lay is flat or you are bait fishing with actual fish.
>>2645925No I'm gay for other reasons faggot lurk more
>>2645729I put 5 yards of 100 lb test mono between my 18 inch steel bite leader and my mainline on my beef sticks so that when I cast, I’ve got my finger on thick fuck mono instead of 50 lb braid. And it’s better/safer to have thick fuck mono to grab when you’re landing a big dick fish too. FG knots aren’t actually that hard, just tie a couple until you’re confident.
>>2645995>FG knots aren’t actually that hardCan confirmThey can be time consuming to tie but the strength and low orifice are so worth, I've literally had them fail hauling big stingray on my beefstick but the failure wasn't a break. They started to come loose and let go but they caught themselves and held through the fight. I do insist that it's not a knot, it is a weave or perhaps some kind of hitch.
>>2646048>low orificeLow profile* no idea how I fumbled that badly
look at this gorgeous brown trout
>>2645995>>2646048Redditors downvote me to hell and back when I say the FG is better than the alberto and albright and is the golden standard for saltwater guys. I guess doing the up and down weave x12 - 22 and doing a couple simple half hitches then pulling on both lines to cinch down the braid to leader is ridiculously complicated....
>>2646102They're just brainlets coping let them tie their inferior knots while we weave our masterpieces
>fishing off a pier peacefully with literally 15 other people>jerkoff in a boat decides to run through all of our lines for no reason>give him all the line he wants>notice 2 other guys beside me doing the same thing>nod>while packing up cause no line I look around and see the guy stuck in the water desperately trying to cut line off of his propellerSurely he expected this outcome, right?
>>2643978I worked as a cutter on sportfishing boats for 6 years. I've cleaned probably 200,000 fish from perch to tuna. If you didn't have a minimum 10 inch Victorianox fillet knife along with a dexter russel for some fine cutting, you were a retarded nigger. If you are a retarded broke nigger, get a dexter russel fillet knife. They hold an edge and are very delicate while still being cheap. No frills, high carbon.
>>2646110I don't keep fish that often so I haven't gotten a fillet knife. I always have a pocket knife when I fish though
>>2646109>jerkin off a pier peacefully with literally 15 other peopleNice
>>2646102It's really simple, the FG doesn't bend the leader. Bending the line is what creates weak spots, therefore the weakest point of the leader will be at the terminal knot, which is some kind of bent line knot.
>>2646110What's the weirdest thing a passenger asked you to clean?
>>2646102I've tied plenty of FG knots on my kayak in middle of the option. It's not really hard at all once you kinda get it down.
>>2644925just an update I lost this to a pike
>>2645832You should go back to the full beard.
>>2643978I am a knife enthusiast (ie a retard who likes nice knives), so I've got way too many and they are too expensive. My favorite right now is my Montana Knife Company Flathead, but realistically it doesn't do a better job than a Victorinox or a Normark/Rapala/Marttini 9 inch. If you have one filet knife, get a knife that's 8-10 inches long and reasonably stiff. If you're buying two knives, the second one should be 6-8 inches long and very flexible (i use a John Filipi Panfish). A third knife would be a 5-6 inch knife that's very stiff. You absolutely don't need to spend the money I have, I don't regret doing so because having fancy/nice knives brings be joy, not because there's a performance difference.Learn how to sharpen your knife or get one of those sharpeners that clamps on to the blade and sets the angle for you, don't use pull through sharpeners, they're garbage.
>>2646109>Pic relatedBut I prefer a pyramid that sharp point really does it for me>>2646142It's really not>>2646149FAt least you know it works>>2646171Maybe but I really like the friendly mutton chops, I get more compliments on them than I ever did my full beard.
>sitting around waiting>eats baitbump
>>2646267i like the idea of shellfishing but there are so many closures due to toxic shit in the water here that it's hard to feel safeplus it's all controlled by the local government offices so you have to buy a special permit then buy another one if you want to try another spot, and it's a lot more expensive if you aren't a resident
>>2646279I really want to develop an eye for the rock scallops we have in socal. I'm not super big on shellfish, but they're the exception. I've seen videos of other spearos in my area spotting them while diving, but I've never seen one.
my friends keep tossing 1-2centimeter undersized fishes back into the lake every time we go fishing because they are so afraid of the police that has literally never visited us in our lifetimesthey even gave me a nickname they shout out every time the fish is too little "anon dinner fish" and then they throw them backfuck the fish police that visit maybe once a year at our lake
>>2646287What kind of fish? And yes smaller usually tastes better. Some of the best frying fish are catfish and bream which are totally unregulated as far as I am aware. They bust balls in salt water but I've never heard of it in freshwater.
>>2643094>solely by the color of their skinkek
>>2646296the fishes in question are freshwater fishes called pike-perch, they plant them in our lakes every year and some fishermen try to kill off ass many as they can same as some shepherd would shoot wolvesregulations are basically a joke and they will eventually kill all the native trout and salmon populations by doing thisi would just like to eat fish not measure it
>>2643913Yo Zuri hooks tend to be good quality
What have you been throwingFor fall
>>2646341squidman does it suck when you can't even get a bite on squid
>>2646341Major craft jigpara micro jigsspro phat fly 1/8oz
>>2646341pink guy nymph was absolutely killer on my local river yesterday
Caught my first Walleye today. Pretty fun on my UL.
>>2646361don't squish the fish
>>2646361>walleyeweird how does this differ from this >>2646304
>>2646188>Maybe but I really like the friendly mutton chops, I get more compliments on them than I ever did my full beard.I had chops during covid, and I only got stares and weird looks. I have long, 70's style sideburns now, which afford me some distinction without looking weird.I caught 2 dink sunfish today and tried using a Rattlin Rapala, no luck. Some bitch and her kid were throwing rocks in the pond, relatively close to my spot. I was just reading about Ojibwe spear fisherman experiencing the same thing. I'm basically an Indian now. I was planning on leaving soon, so I didn't bother telling them to stop. Besides, the White Man never listens. In other news, I met a fellow angler who pointed me in the direction of a good crappie spot.
>>2646392Zander and walleye are related, one is from America and one is from Europe. Like Yellow Perch and Redfin perch, they are similar to each other but not identical.
>>2646404>Besides, the White Man never listens.lmao
New to fishing, went out to a local stream today that I've had some mild luck in recently but the water was moving much faster than usual and pretty flooded/high from recent rains, got skunked. I read that post-rain is no-good? Any input?
>>2646121In practical terms, someone wanted an anchovy filleted. Weirdest species, probably lizard fish. I dont think anyone asked for a hagfish fillet, but possibly, we didn't get many though.
>>2646341squarebill.I lost my favorite one to a pike because I was stupid and took off my metal leader.but the backup kvd 1.5 silent squarebill in summer sexy shad which is kind of an underperforming color compared to natural bream still produced a small bass tonight under tough conditions.
>>2646448>squarebill.>I lost my favorite one to a pike because I was stupid and took off my metal leader.What is it?
>>2646428Your conditions will make fishing more difficult. Don't be discouraged.
>>2646448>backup kvd squarebillNoiceee
>>2645674Yeaaahh buddy!>>2645631I prefer them moving>>2646113Another reason why saltwater fishin is lame
>>2646503Also 99% sure this bitch is snagged and not pulling in a snook ot something
>>2646490please see >>2644925 also read the whole post I said natural bream!silent squarebill in natural bream slays. >>2646499>>2646500why don't you just sell it without the hooks we have to upgrade anyway didn't you make enough money winning every bassmaster tournament already? its ok I'll still buy your lures but local government will have to change so I can afford it again lmao.
>>2646361I don't think you're squeezing it hard enough.
>>2644853And where I am they only carry premium gear, you wamt a rod for less than 200? gotta go online>>2644905and they love to close on sundays, one of only two days off you could feasibly go there
>>2645643Give him a good cut the head off just above the eyes and then rcut just under the eyes to get the legs. Poach with some spices, garlic and onion - i.e. water that is simmering slowly, not actively bubbling, for about 3 hours. Then take him out and pan fry or grill to get nice and crispy edges.