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Old 02-19-2010, 06:58 PM  
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The Fishing Thread

Searched around & only found the video fishing & BassMasters threads, i know their are plenty of outdoorsman here, so i figured it'd be cool to draw upon the Planets vast experience in all things fishing.

I only use spincast reels & fish mostly large/smallmouth bass & cats. My choice of reels is quite the source of derision from many people i know 'duffer gear', but i haul in my share of 6 pound bass & 10-20 pound cats on that gear no problem. With a little know-how you can use just about any technique you want to on 'duffer gear'.

Berkley Powerbaits are a big part of my trick bag, the difference between those & regular stuff is night & day. My best action last summer came on Mister Twister scented white curly tail grubs, on one day fishing from shore to a bridge pier, i caught smallies, bigmouths, perch & even 1 carp believe it or not... great day. But my bread & butter is a texas rigged Berkley worm, it'll wiggle through any kind of cover without getting hung up.

With cats i strictly bottom fish, no bobber & bait is just as basic... but its always in 2's to give'em a real treat... a shrimp/with a nightcrawler, liver/chunk of cheese etc. Cats are mostly for night sport to me, time to kick back a lil...

So thats me style, how do the rest of you guys get your fish on? What do you fish for, what do you use? IIRC Missouri's trout season just kicked off, anyone getting anything?
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:08 PM   #856
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I think if I lived where you do, I'd end up with a kayak. I know you miss out on a lot by not being able to go far offshore as well as move locations quickly if the bite isn't on, but it simplifies and cheapens everything... and also returns you to that "nature" aspect of a day on the water.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:08 PM   #857
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Those are some big crappie. when they're spawning, it's like saltwater fishing. Lotsa bites.

Like shooting fish in a barrel... Water temp was 56 last weekend, 70+ all week so far, expect some good spawn fishing this weekend
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #858
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Filleted and ready for a swim in the peanut oil



Fried up, with some hushpuppies and tater wedges and fries...




This is good eating
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:21 PM   #859
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Thanks you bastage. Posting shit like that near suppertime ought to get you banned
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:26 PM   #860
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And Mahi:

I think if I lived where you do, I'd end up with a kayak. I know you miss out on a lot by not being able to go far offshore as well as move locations quickly if the bite isn't on, but it simplifies and cheapens everything... and also returns you to that "nature" aspect of a day on the water.
I love fishing out of my Kayak.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:28 PM   #861
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This is all I caught yesterday, although I had a carp probably close to 10 pounds on the bank, reached down to pick him up and he snapped the line.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:37 PM   #862
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Thanks you bastage. Posting shit like that near suppertime ought to get you banned
Lately I have had to settle for fish bought at the fish market here... I think I am going to just start gutting and scaling smaller crappie and eating them with the bones in...


I hate scaling fish but I may be forced too soon if the size does not increase
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:40 PM   #863
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Lately I have had to settle for fish bought at the fish market here... I think I am going to just start gutting and scaling smaller crappie and eating them with the bones in...


I hate scaling fish but I may be forced too soon if the size does not increase
Makes you eat a little slower when fishing for bones in your mouth.
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Makes you eat a little slower when fishing for bones in your mouth.
Not hard to find in a crappie
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #865
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Have any of you ever constructed "floating structure"?

I've seen a design for something made of pvc and other materials that looks kind of like a palm tree that floats and is controlled for location/depth by nylon rope and a block.

I'm looking at suspending something 4-6' below the waterline in one of the deeper areas.
The fil has TONS of them under his dock. Best crappie fishing ever
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Makes you eat a little slower when fishing for bones in your mouth.
THE reason i hate eating Trout.
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Good god, that looks awesome.
Last year on thanksgivingmy eight year old and her papa caught over 60 keeper crappie in about 45 minutes off the dock. They were pulling them up as fast as I could pull them off the hooks for them. We threw them all back that day though. But damn it was cool
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My wife can catch the hell out of crappie... This is one of her fish

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