The fishing thread

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by JimVH » Sat May 13, 2017 8:22 pm

Death by Fishing

Hockeyboy decided we were losing too much fishing time moving from spot to spot on foot. So, in the interest of increasing our efficiency, and I suspect expediting his inheritance, he added some bags to our bikes. We hit the trails first thing this morning and stayed at it all day. I don't know how many miles we covered, but it had to be a bunch. I have never worked so physically hard to catch fish in my life. My joints ache, my back hurts, and I don't think I can even lift my feet.

It was freakin' awesome.


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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Sat May 13, 2017 10:40 pm

JimVH wrote:It was freakin' awesome.
I'll say.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by ReverendThom » Sat May 13, 2017 10:45 pm

That's great, Jim!

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Sun May 14, 2017 8:38 am

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That's great, Jim!

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Yep.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Sun May 14, 2017 4:38 pm

I think I like this Hockeyboy guy.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Sun May 14, 2017 9:19 pm

Went up to a local pond tonight with Nikki and the kids. Nikki snapped a few pics of me, kinda fun.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by JimVH » Sun May 14, 2017 9:21 pm

Awesome pics, Gabe.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Sun May 14, 2017 10:15 pm

Hey Fred, there's lots of good here in this thread.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Sun May 14, 2017 10:20 pm

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Went up to a local pond tonight with Nikki and the kids. Nikki snapped a few pics of me, kinda fun.

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I was listening to something on NPR a couple of weeks ago from folks in the Midwest and how they wish they could share with us coasties the beauty of their midwestern lands. I think you are, Gabe.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Sun May 14, 2017 11:36 pm

Great photos, Gabriel.
Nice, high backcast!
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Mon May 15, 2017 6:46 am

Thunktank wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 10:15 pm
Hey Fred, there's lots of good here in this thread.
Now that you mention it, the fishing threads have remained fairly pure. Probably because they're distilled even further than CPS in general so the posters are pretty much carbon copies of one another.

Thanks for the reminder thunk. :pie:

EDIT: Still, let a tournament bass fisherman loose in here and I bet he'd be ripped to shreds. It'd make the Uncle Bob vs Del dust-up(s) look like a garden party.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Mon May 15, 2017 8:50 pm

I just saw an ad by Hell's Bay Boatworks that reads "Talk to your kids about fly fishing. Before somebody else does."
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by JimVH » Wed May 17, 2017 4:04 pm

I took an unhealthy level of joy from out-fishing Hockeyboy last weekend. I usually don't care. Heck, I usually would rather the kids catch all the fish, but the little fart was relentless in teasing me about my "antique" fishing tackle. Every fish I caught that day was on old crank baits and jigs I bought as far back as jr. high.

That'll show the little punk. Old farts rule.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Tue May 23, 2017 10:17 am

We have had some "Colorado Spring" weather here the last 3 weeks, heavy snow twice, and a hail storm...welcome to Springtime in the Rockies. All the rivers and streams resemble chocolate milk. We are headed to the Western Slope for the long weekend and they are talking light rain most of the weekend. I am hoping to hit some small streams and maybe find one or two clear or at least kind of clear pools and runs.
Planning to go old school, with a Wright McGill Sweetheart 8 foot glass rod and a Shakespeare Tru-Art Automatic fly reel.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Tue May 23, 2017 10:32 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 10:17 am
We have had some "Colorado Spring" weather here the last 3 weeks, heavy snow twice, and a hail storm...welcome to Springtime in the Rockies. All the rivers and streams resemble chocolate milk. We are headed to the Western Slope for the long weekend and they are talking light rain most of the weekend. I am hoping to hit some small streams and maybe find one or two clear or at least kind of clear pools and runs.
Planning to go old school, with a Wright McGill Sweetheart 8 foot glass rod and a Shakespeare Tru-Art Automatic fly reel.
Post how it goes, Bloodhound. Nothing around here is even close to fishable. Might be one of those good old-fashioned years when the mountain streams don't come in until after the Fourth of July.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Dlibbon » Thu May 25, 2017 5:23 pm

Ok need advice: heading to a lake notorious for good catfish. I have never fished for cats and don't have the first clue what I need or how to go about it. Time of day? Etc. and pointers would help.


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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Thu May 25, 2017 5:33 pm

Dlibbon wrote:
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Ok need advice: heading to a lake notorious for good catfish. I have never fished for cats and don't have the first clue what I need or how to go about it. Time of day? Etc. and pointers would help.


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Throw big meat for big fish. Chicken livers, blue gill, crawdads, or stink bait on large treble hooks were de rigueur when I was a young man and went after catfish. We used big fiberglass outfits with spinning reels that make it easier to throw heavy rigs. We called them 'river rods'. You might have to use a sort of underhand toss to keep from sending the juicy hunk of bait flying half way across the lake/river without the hook. Fishermen often fish for cats at night but I think that has as much to do with the fisherman's comfort and available free time as much as anything.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat May 27, 2017 8:10 pm

Local lake. Sunset. Midwest fly fishing.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Sun May 28, 2017 10:01 am

Gabriel wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 8:10 pm
Local lake. Sunset. Midwest fly fishing.

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Man, that's nice.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Sun May 28, 2017 10:29 am

Nice pic Gabriel. I know pictures don't do justice to a sunset, but that one still looks pretty nice. Mrs Gabriel must have a really nice camera.
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I don't know if I've ever mentioned it, but I like to see kids fishing. A lot. Yesterday I saw two boys fishing. The first was awesome, the second was heartbreaking.

I hauled a load to the dump early yesterday morning and my drive took me past a neighborhood retention pond. An ugly rectangle-shaped pond that is perhaps 200' x 100', at the rear of a housing development. There are two large signs that say "Not Trespassing. No Swimming, No fishing." They even have the barred circle icons so people who can't read English will get the message. There was a bicycle laying on the hill and an 8-10 year old boy fishing the other side. He was releasing a 4" panfish when I drove by. I loved it. Not only was the boy fishing, but he was - in essence - giving a big F U to the nervous nellies of the home owners association who put up the sign. My kind of kid.

Later, I was at the local Bass Pro shop spending some gift cards someone had given me. I picked up a package of dubbing while I was there and saw a line in the fishing department. There was a boy (the same age range as the other one) standing next to a blue plastic swimming pool full of fish. He had also caught a 4" panfish. He was holding it up so his father could snap a picture with his cell phone and they were both happy and smiling. Then they handed off the borrowed gear so an employee could return the fish to the pool and hand the rod to the next kid in line. It was a sad sight.
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