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anyone fish?

well last time i went fishing was maybe 10 years ago?

for the last couple months i have been going with my neighbor friends. it sparked my interest again.

so got rid of some of my equipment "over 10 years old" got a nice bait caster and spinner and slapped them on my rods that are still in perfect shape and been fishing when i can at the retention ponds around here.

i got a honey hole that yields on average 2-3 pound bass, but we got kicked out last week and while they were polite about it still sucks "private pond" and now i a reduced to 1-2 pounders on the local shit hole ponds.

anyway, just wanted to get a thread going, see who else has some honey holes they would mind sharing with the rest of us. maybe even get a small local group together every now and then or what not.

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I do a little bit of salmon and trout fishing when at my family's lakehouse. we have 6 poles with downriggers. We catch up to 20lb salmon in lake Michigan.

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I havent in years. although I am looking to get back in to it. Need to go buy some new gear though, and a boat.




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Believe it or not, I grew up bay fishing and setting lobster traps on Long Island. And when I lived in MT I fly fished for most of my dinners. As much as I love it, I haven't touched a rod (stay on topic, please....) in a decade.
I'd be interested in this thread-- I'd like to get back out fishing with my dad when I come into town.
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I went about a year or so ago in Northern Wisconsin with some friends. I was giving this some thought for next year. I thought this would be a good idea to take the kids to do...

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I'm getting ready to start learning. I can cast and what not, but I don't know much if anything about lines, lures, etc. I have been given a setup via e-mail from an expert fisherman I know. I gave him a map of the lake we are on and told him what was in there. This guy and his dad are amazing fishermen. No lie, they tracked it once, and they caught, cleaned and ate 10,000 fish in a four year period. For real. So, I will take him at his word.

We can catch bass right off the pier up north. Come on up labor day weekend and do some fishing if you want.

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My advice for gear is a 5 1/2 foot to 6 foot ultralight rod. My favorites are Loomis (I have an SJR 600 I think with extremely fast action) or Fenwick or St. Croix, graphite. You don't need graphite for float fishing but you'll need it eventually for other methods. Put a Shimano ultralight reel on it, a fill it with Fireline 4 lb test, 1 lb thickness fishing line. Either smoke or yellow will work fine.

On the business end, use Eagle Claw aberdeen fish hooks, gold, size 8. The knot that you will need to learn how to tie is called the Palomar Knot. It is very, very easy to learn and is incredibly strong. It is the only knot that works with this type of line and the only one I use, period. You can google it and learn how to do it...piece of cake. Byron learned it at 5 years old in about 10 minutes.

Above the hook, you will need a float. I recommend strongly a Thill brand, pencil float, with a spring connector. As you are fishing in depths less that 5 feet, this will work well. Do not use big and clunky, plastic bobbers. They scare more fish than they catch. Set the float at about 3 feet if you are fishing in 5 feet of water. Fish will go up for a bait, rarely down.

In between the float and the hook, pinch a few split shot sinkers on the line...just enough so that your float is standing straight up and has at least half its length submerged. With that, you are ready to go. Make some practice casts off your pier until you can cast fairly accurately and can hit a spot 3 foot in diameter regularly.

For bait, you can't beat leaf worms. Any bait shop has them.

Then set your alarm for early morning--sunrise or before--and go get 'em. Morning is always best, followed by late afternoon/evening.

This should get you going. As fall approaches, the fish will go deeper and the shallows will no longer produce. if you are still fishing at that time of year, let me know and I will give you tips for fall fishing.

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I havent in years. although I am looking to get back in to it. Need to go buy some new gear though, and a boat.
you know the hassle of all that has driven many boat owners crazy. infact most of the guys i know that use to have boats sold them cause of the pain in the ass to maintain and expense. "unless your talking a mini alum haul with a tiny motor" FTW. its funny they say after all the crap the best fishing trips are the ones at the local ponds

but bro, its helping me calm down, and its relaxing



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Its been a looooong time since i had a rod n reel in my hands being used to try adn catch fish, i used to love it and just kinda stopped...dunno why

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I'm getting ready to start learning. I can cast and what not, but I don't know much if anything about lines, lures, etc. I have been given a setup via e-mail from an expert fisherman I know. We can catch bass right off the pier up north. Come on up labor day weekend and do some fishing if you want.

Here is what I was given:
thats a nice starter for small pan fish."blue gill,sun fish, etc" i have been doing the artificial thing before i put all the stuff away, nowback into it, plus i am Texas rigging big time or rigged with no weight "working fake worms" and they pound the shit out if them its kick ass.

sunny days= spinner
cloudy and shallow water=popper
pissing off and catch a territorial bass=buzz bait
real heavy vegetation= frogs

bla bla bla most of the time, if something doesnt work, change it up. but the list above works good for me.


or fuck it lazy man 6 pack of beer.

silver minnows on a hook, 4 foot of line with a floater.
pound beer and pound the large mouth bass that nails the minnow.



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Ken-the little pond behind my house in Lakewood falls has a crapper full of bass and some catfush too

I dumped Xmas trees on the ice one year to provide some cover

Park on the gravel road behind where I used to live

spinner baits or very shallow running crank baits worked best for me but another guy that was back there a lot used carolina rigged worms/artificial

dont eat the fish-mucho chemicals

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Ken-the little pond behind my house in Lakewood falls has a crapper full of bass and some catfush too

I dumped Xmas trees on the ice one year to provide some cover

Park on the gravel road behind where I used to live
really? "man i barley remember how to get there"

mind sending me a PM, with a link to a goggle map to show me where again?

p.s. i miss having you around down here.



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The other weekend, our neighbor Andy hooked a bass from our pier and a muskie (or whatever you call it) came up and bit it in half, lol.

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I like fishin' really more the social aspect of it. I love to have a few an BS with the guys out on a boat. We should do a CLSB charter.

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I like fishin' really more the social aspect of it. I love to have a few an BS with the guys out on a boat. We should do a CLSB charter.
Do a charter out of Algoma or Kewaunee WI on lake Michigan and you can stay at my house for free.

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Do a charter out of Algoma or Kewaunee WI on lake Michigan and you can stay at my house for free.
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I usually fished the Mississippi. If you really want to catch some shit, go there. I also go up 2 hours north in Wisconsin on the Wisconsin River. If you want to catch some really big stuff, go over night. Catch some big cats and sheephead. You can also catch Paddle fish,which looks almost like a dolphin with a paddle. Can't keep them, but fun to catch.
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I tried setting that up last year with mike and the boys. it of course never happened.




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well if you wanna book something let me know. if they dont want to go well to bad



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My only luck while I am out on the Stratos is the huge Buzzes I catch. Of course I have no pictures, but that fish is huge. I use 12 ounce bottle or cans for bait.
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I got struck by lightning the last time I fished. I'm done.
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I got struck by lightning the last time I fished. I'm done.
Ouch, they make poles out of safer materials these days.
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We ditched the poles when the downpour started. It actually struck the base of a tree we were walking by less than a few feet away after the rain had stopped.
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So we could do a mid week trip up to Winthrop Harbor, or if we went up to WI there are some 2 day packages although I'm not sure if I can make the time to do an overnight. Winthrop rates are pretty cheap especially if we do a midweek.

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We ditched the poles when the downpour started. It actually struck the base of a tree we were walking by less than a few feet away after the rain had stopped.

I know that was loud. I was in my garage when lightning hit the tree about 30 feet from it, my hair stood up, and my ears were ringing.






Did you catch anything? I've had tremendous luck during storms fishing deep.
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'went back to fishing this year. I use to go fishing with my father before rap music came out. We caught a couple of 17incher smallies at Door County Wisconsin last July, the rest were catch and release. I did some fishing at the retaining pond a few blocks from where I live and caught some large mouth bass (throwbacks). Anyway, we're going to try to fish in Buffalo park (Fox river) for catfish and small mouth bass maybe this weekend. My dad kept my rod and reel from when I was 16 years old and still works great. We'll try salmon again during fall season, I caught a 25lb salmon from the Chicago river by Lincoln Park Zoo back in early to mid 80's. Good luck and we'll exchange recipes.
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ugh i wanna go fishing right now.

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