Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Gathering' started by GreenFrog, May 30, 2016.
Chain pick, tenkara rod and a selftied beaded bugger;
@Jakuka I don't know if anyone else knows this. If you are in a high snag area tie it like you have it. It will help to keep you out of snags because of the way it triggers.
Now this I've never heard about it. Interesting concept. The reefs around here are thick with various hard and soft corals. Some spots have more sandy open patches than others but they don't hold as many fish, I mean they'll pass through, but don't tend to hang around as much. So getting snags and breakoffs is pretty common when bottom fishing in the most productive spots.
I have that same Luehr in my box. How do you fish it in the stream?
Rapala countdown. Threw in a cove near a lay down. Jerk action. Twitch and wait. Hit right next to the boat
In streams I use a steady retrieve with random pulls to make it speed up every so often.
Caught both of these yesterday. Trolling cut shad in 21 feet of water through clam beds.
Tiny chubs on the way home. Selftied flies on the BadAxe.
nice @tomme boy ...cool that the one was darker and the other lighter with almost a reddish hue to in the fins......
The dark one is a male. The lighter one a female. That is how you can tell a channel cat's sex.
Tornado warning? Bah humbug.
Rocky Creek Special Tenkara rod, self tied Sawyer pheasant tail nymph in high fast water;
3 of these creek chubs.
To be clear the warning came after the skies opened up and I was already on the way back to the car.
Caught 7 fish today.
These two hit at the same time. One is a 10lb 1oz and the other was 10lb 7oz. Same thing dragging cut shad heads and crappie heads this time.
BTW, I have 3 pairs of these shorts. And a bunch of the white shirts. So yes I am changing my cloths! LOL!!! I had someone on facebook saying I need to change my cloths as this is usually what I am wearing in every pic.
nice catfish @tomme boy what lake are you on?- water looks nice and clear.
Mississippi River pool 13
Combo Tenkara and UL Spin outing today-water very low and clear.
Took the main line off of the lilian and tied a short piece about 5 ft of 1lb Berkley XL mono directly to the lilian- very "unconventional" from a true Tenkara perspective- but it worked. Took the Tenkara Creel that I purchased from Tenkarabum that. It is a handy piece of kit.
Fall like cool and dry day- nice day to be outside.
Hit up The New River at Whitethorne for a few hours this evening. I fished my TFO Finesse 2wt with a yellow tail minnow. Picket up a mixed bag.
Tenkara Bad Axe, self tied fly;
Those green sunfish are AWESOME!!! flathead bait
Made a trip up to lake Erie this week- weather was just about perfect. Mixed Bag- largemouth, channel cats, sheephead. Biggest one I caught was on my UL Eagle Claw with 4lb mono- that was a long but fun fight.
Nice! That had to be fun on a UL rod!
it was @pab1 when I hooked it I had the drag pretty light and it took off towards one of the islands.....one of the longer runs I have and started to wonder if I was going to get spooled. I just wanted to see what it was and did not really expect to land it. The tug-o-war went on for probably about 10 minutes or so and I was finally able to get a net under it. Good times.
as a side note- in the earlier picture with me standing near the end of the concrete pier- where the metal and the concrete meet, there are gaps where the wave action has eroded the concrete over time. The water level on Erie is very high right now- and I was sitting there and this long brown slender furry mammal came right up thru one of the gaps and took a leisurely stroll down the entire 400 foot length of the structure. I think it was a Mink- you should have seen some of reactions of the people deep in conversation who saw that critter coming their way.....
Got out for a few hours late today. I ended up with 13 fish.
Here was the biggest for the day. 9lb 6oz. It is a bad pic because of the sun. And I was trying to hide where I was at.
Whenever I(and my friends)fished for shark we drifted with the tide using a chum slick(chopped up mackerel).All rods were on the side we drifted from.Sometimes we used cut up bluefish as well as the chum.The oily mackerel created a slick which attracted the sharks.For bait we usually used mackerel or blues.Then once a fish was on the hook the rest of the rods had to be reeled in.Often(usually)the first mate would set the hook and then hand the rod to the fishermen.That way the first mate was guaranteed a tip at the end of the trip.I caught three sharks this way,a 100 lb mako,a 90 lb brown shark,and a 125 lb sand tiger shark.(For those who don't know a sand tiger shark isn't related to a tiger shark,but is related to a great white shark).Catching smaller sharks in the 100 lb range even makos,don't usually fight like their big brothers.My sand tiger and my mako barely fought at all.Still though it's exciting to bring them in,put a tail rope around them,then board them into the boat.Last,but not least,throwing a few shark steaks on the grill is excellent eating.
My buddy checks out the toothy jaws on my sand tiger shark
My 100 lb mako shark bled after a .357 magnum was pumped into him.
A large brown shark a friend caught
First mate butchers my mako into steaks
mako on the grill
Bottom fishing for amberjack off the coast of Cancun.We were using live bait,not artificial lures or jigs.All of a sudden I felt a great pull on my rod and it felt like I was trying to bring up the bottom.Whatever it was,I thought,it's gotta be big.Then the captain started hollering in Spanish cuz he must've thought I wasn't fighting the fish right.Then the fish,a double header of two fish on a two hook rig,came to view in the clear water.The captain then netted the fish,and boarded them.I then gave the fish to the captain to feed his probably poor family.
Back in 1987 when we went sea trout fishing(aka weakfish) in the Deleware Bay out of Cape May NJ we jigged for them using bucktails.Before I knew it I hooked a 10 pounder.It fought for about 10-15 minutes before I finally boarded it.
When I really want to be guaranteed catching fish,namely trout,I cheat and fish at pay joints.Before you know it you've caught more fish than you expect to.At $4 a lb it could get expensive so you have to know when to quit.I always use night crawlers by the way.
Sorry no photo.The photo was deleted by the admins due to children appearing nude.Sorry guys.
FYI You cant boil shark jaws to get a mount like Quint did in the movie Jaws.I tried it and all the teeth fell out to the bottom of the pot
". At his boathouse, Quint is boiling shark jaws, presumably to be sold as souvenirs. In an email, Hueter wrote: "Never boil the jaws; just clean them and dry them. You boil the jaws, and you'll end up with teeth and a cartilaginous goo."
Looks friendly to me LOL
Limit of redfish and a sheepshead, Empire, La. Out of a canoe. Switched to dead shrimp after days of no success on artificials. Fish were hard won, but a ton of fun.
Large redfish is 22", smallest two are 17". Sheepshead is 10".
Looks like a great day @geojag! Way to stick with it. That sheepshead looks like it would put up a great fight.
Brown trout, good size from small mountain stream in the early morning. Using an attractor with a trailing copper john bar.
Cooked on a small stick fire and ate that boy so no pics.
Not really it was a good breakfast.
Nice 3.4 lbs largemouth on my most expensive lure, a BBZ1 Rat size 40. Used a steel leader with it as the pickerel have been cutting me off on my other rods. I have 50lbs braid on the topwater rod, and don't want to see a 12inch pickerel run off with my rat!
Looking for a recipe for those beasts? I published this a while back https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/panfish-fishing/Content?oid=6788247
Fun and done on the way home.
Beaded bugger on the Bad Axe.
Caught a few like this one yesterday. Homespun partridge and orange, on my Rocky Creek Special.
I'll be looking through that link when I have some time to burn. Thanks!!!
That fight must have been awesome.. my RCS bends terrifically on 4-5". That's a pig sunfish eh?
Lots of fun on a limber rod like the RCS. I have Tenkara Rod Co. White Cloud with a similar action, but I like the Badger better.
I've enjoyed reading your posts about fishing and tying. Thanks
Caught these two rainbows for lunch today in about 5 minutes. Using my $13 Walmart special dock demon and a $5 spin lure from Big 5 sporting goods. Both around 12-14".
Just because I don’t like to bass fish, that doesn’t mean that I can’t.
Sorry about the at least 10-15 year old crappy photo.
When I caught that largemouth in the post above I did bass fish quite a bit. Caught her on a jig and pig in Lilly pads.
I picked these guys up Sunday evening when my wife kicked me out of the house. I love it when she does that and tells me to get out and go fishing. These were on my TFO Finesse 2wt with a yellow tail fly on the New River. I normally catch a mixed bag of Bluegill, Red Eyes (rock bass), and a few smallies, it all red eyes Sunday.
Monday on the way to work I stopped by to snap the picture for the 2019 Trip challenge. Decided to grab the 7’ light action Berkeley Lightning rod rigged with a yellow tail I tied up on a 1/16 Oz Jig head dead drifted under a thrill slip bobber and picked up this nice little small mouth at 11 or 12” out of the Roanoke River in Salem.
Nothing but sunnies.
Tenkara rod with the beaded bugger;
Day was cut short. daughter had surgery last week, wife had to go take mother-in-law to the Hospital, was a mile up the trail on little Stoney Creek when I got the phone call. Managed to cover that mile in 8 minutes in my waders and boots. Managed to pull this one out before the phone call on my TFO Finesse 2 wt, on a Parachute Adams.
Wife felt bad about cutting my fishing trip short this morning, so she kicked me out of the house after dinner tonight. Couple of jet skiers were camped out in my usual Sunday night spot. So messed around near by didn’t catch anything, but right after they left I slipped in to my usual spot. TFO Finesse 2wt, my yellow tail jig fly. Pulled out a few red eyes and a small mouth. Only about 10 or 11” but a lot of fun on the 2wt.
Graying on some self tied flies.