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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:50 pm

Good news and bad. I got some pretty good bites tonight, but didn't realize the line was twisted and was unable to set the hook.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:15 am

Fainn wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Good news and bad. I got some pretty good bites tonight, but didn't realize the line was twisted and was unable to set the hook.
You're getting there. Learning what not to do is part of the deal.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:24 am

FredS wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:15 am
Fainn wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Good news and bad. I got some pretty good bites tonight, but didn't realize the line was twisted and was unable to set the hook.
You're getting there. Learning what not to do is part of the deal.
I think I have THE setup.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:39 pm

My favorite pier.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:26 am

I hope they can rebuild it over the winter.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:27 pm

They had a nice 2 piece surf rod at Walmart. Maybe next year.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:25 pm

Spent an hour removing and replacing a couple of treble hooks.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:01 am

I accidentally caught a spawning brown trout yesterday. It was in an area where I've caught rainbows before but never browns. It was a nice sized fish but was just about dead by the time I got him in the net. Took maybe five minutes to get him resuscitated enough that he could swim off. I stopped fishing after that but I did find some more redds (spawning beds) with nice fish on them. Besides being mindful of the next generation of fish, I just don't feel right about targeting spawning fish. Sort of how David felt after he sneaked up on Saul dropping a deuce.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:37 pm

I quit. Too many limbs in the areas that are still acessible unless y'll want to crowdfund a boat for me.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:41 pm

What saltwater fish looks and moves like a tadpole?
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:31 pm

I have found the spot. With the rig. Going back as soon as I can.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Thunktank » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:50 pm

I went fishing and camping with friends. My friends are also pipe smokers. I decided to smoke a pipe while fishing for trout last night. As I lit my pipe one of my buddies asked me what I was smoking. I just opened a tin of MCC FMOTT. He then informed me that such tins were selling for a couple hundred bucks now.

You know, ignorance is bliss sometimes. I really didn’t need to know that. The entire time I smoked that bowl I envisioned smoldering hundred dollar bills. :lol:

We did catch a few trout anyway.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:09 pm

Unlike freshwater fish, a flounder bite will be like a quick tug.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:19 pm

Fainn wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:09 pm
Unlike freshwater fish, a flounder bite will be like a quick tug.
You catch one?
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:16 am

I'm about to give up.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:07 am

Fainn wrote:
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I'm about to give up.
Lots of fishermen do, in winter, (salt water, anyway), on the middle Gulf coast. Trout and Reds move up into rivers and bayous - any deep channel. Flounder migrate out into the Gulf.
Lots of fisherman go fresh water, and set out trot lines or jug lines or throw lines for catfish, in just about any freshwater canal. Then in spring when Gulf waters warm up, they return to saltwater pursuits.
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Re: The fishing thread

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:27 pm

Fainn wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:41 pm
What saltwater fish looks and moves like a tadpole?
an eel
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Fainn » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:37 pm

FredS wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:27 pm
Fainn wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:41 pm
What saltwater fish looks and moves like a tadpole?
an eel
Like a baby eel?
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:20 pm

Fainn wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:37 pm
FredS wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:27 pm
Fainn wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:41 pm
What saltwater fish looks and moves like a tadpole?
an eel
Like a baby eel?
Gulf toad fish perhaps. We call them dog fish, and they're common on the gulf coast.
https://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/gulf-toadfish/2138

I was also thinking maybe some sort of grunt, but those are offshore fish.
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