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Re: The fishing thread

Post by sweetandsour » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:54 am

Quick outing into local waters with my grandson Friday evening. He struck first ...

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Later it was my turn, but I wasn't paying attention. I was holding the rod under my arm, and was using both hands trying to take a pic of a large white heron wading along the shore. The boat was drifting with the tide, along with my bait, and when the redfish struck I nearly lost the rod. It was all I could do to keep hold of the rod with one hand, while putting the phone into a pocket with the other. Later when I looked at the photos, this was the result ...

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... and this was the fish, a 23" redfish.

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Some interesting items have drifted up to the edge of the marsh since the last time we fished here ...

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Later on I had to put down my rod, rest, and take a late evening pic or two ...

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And then one last shot of the sun going down over the bay, taken from the truck just as we were at the base of the bridge.

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Final count was 3 redfish, two flounder, and one speckled trout ("sea trout", or "spotted weakfish"). Very nice evening with my GS.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:17 am

Great day!
Beautiful photos-thanks for posting them.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:13 pm

nice
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:57 pm

Finally took the family down to the river today. I took the opportunity to try out those cross cut rabbit fur streamers I tied the other day. About 4 casts later I had this guy... not the greatest pic as he's angled towards my phone a bit, but wow, he was a serious catch on a 6 weight rod. Took a while to safely land him.

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I have never had a catfish hit anything at 5pm on a 90 deg day, but this guy wasn't kidding around. Wasn't looking for catfish, but he was a fun catch.


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Re: The fishing thread

Post by JimVH » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:26 pm

I just thought this picture needed to be posted somewhere:

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The article is a good read, too:

http://midcurrent.com/gear/fly-fishing- ... risk-kids/
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:36 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:26 pm
I just thought this picture needed to be posted somewhere:

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The article is a good read, too:

http://midcurrent.com/gear/fly-fishing- ... risk-kids/
Yeah, I saw that.
Good read, and great photo, that!

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:40 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:57 pm
Finally took the family down to the river today. I took the opportunity to try out those cross cut rabbit fur streamers I tied the other day. About 4 casts later I had this guy... not the greatest pic as he's angled towards my phone a bit, but wow, he was a serious catch on a 6 weight rod. Took a while to safely land him.

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I have never had a catfish hit anything at 5pm on a 90 deg day, but this guy wasn't kidding around. Wasn't looking for catfish, but he was a fun catch.


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Nice fish!

The only "catfishy" fish I ever caught was actually a big Flannel Mouth Sucker I hooked while dredging the bottom with a sculpin in 40 deg water on the Animas looking for a trout in January. "Sucker" fought well for such cold water, and I thought I'd lucked into a substantial trout until I saw him.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:08 pm

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. . . Wasn't looking for catfish, but he was a fun catch.
I don't know that any fly fishers go looking for catfish but they're a nice surprise when one finds your fly. The biggest fish I ever caught on a fly was a catfish of perhaps 8 pounds. I was new at the game and it took a while to get him in close. When I did, I held my rod straight up and started moving it back as I knelt down to grab him. With the rod at that angle, it provides no relief to the tippet and the fish gave a solid head shake and easily broke off. I'll admit that I instinctively took a step in after him before I realized the water was pretty deep right there. Learned two lessons that day.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:47 pm

Speaking of catfish, my buddy and I took our families to the lake cabin this weekend where we caught a bunch, along with some carp. I planned on fishing for trout at the other end of the lake where the water is deeper, but somehow got talked into going here. Just as well, there was a lot more action than we would have gotten had we targeted trout right now. I did get to play a carp on my ultra light outfit for a while before it broke off.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:57 pm

Just for Freds:

After a super long week, Mrs Gabriel and I took a few hours up at the pond with the youngest. He caught a bunch of bluegill and finally got the hang of unhooking them and releasing them himself. He had the time of his life.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:58 pm

Also went fishing a little farther from home today. A storm chased us out, but we got to witness this on the way home:

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:13 pm

Great photos Thunk and Gabriel.
Thanks for posting them.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:00 pm

Catfish po' boy dinner tonight. There's not enough culinary in this thread. We caught enough to feed ourselves tonight with enough for lunch tomorrow too!

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I really need new everyday plates. :oops:

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:35 pm

Thunktank wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:00 pm
Catfish po' boy dinner tonight. There's not enough culinary in this thread. We caught enough to feed ourselves tonight with enough for lunch tomorrow too!

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I really need new everyday plates. :oops:
Man, that looks good!
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Dlibbon » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:59 pm

Been absent as of late guys. Fishing has been missing from my life and replaced by a crazy early summer. Hoping to change that soon. Made it out last week and found a few flounder slabbed up down deep. Unfortunately all about an inch too small to keep. Enjoying the pics. Keep em coming.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by TNLawPiper » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:31 pm

I'm heading out for some deep sea action next Monday. Here's to hoping for a big old grouper.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:01 pm

TNLawPiper wrote:
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I'm heading out for some deep sea action next Monday. Here's to hoping for a big old grouper.
I love me some grouper!
A restaurant here has pistachio encrusted grouper as one of their signature dishes, and it's fantastic.

The Animas River appears to have peaked. We may have another week or two of high water but I should be swinging streamers and hoppers with a two-hander soon.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:13 pm

TNLawPiper wrote:
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I'm heading out for some deep sea action next Monday. Here's to hoping for a big old grouper.
Cheers! Good luck!

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:18 pm

My kids are finally going to be out of school next week! :taco:

I hate school.

I'm going to take one or both boys surf fishing early almost every morning until we are sick of it. Got to get up and fishing at dawn and be done fishing before the beach crowds show up, usually around 9 AM.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by JimVH » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:39 pm

Thunktank wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:18 pm
My kids are finally going to be out of school next week! :taco:

I hate school.

I'm going to take one or both boys surf fishing early almost every morning until we are sick of it. Got to get up and fishing at dawn and be done fishing before the beach crowds show up, usually around 9 AM.
Now that sounds like a plan.
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