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Fishing 2017

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by dipbait, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    The last trout fishing day of the year. My little brother caught his first rainbow ever. 24 inches and 4 pounds 12 ounces.
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    He's a chef and former restaurant owner. look what he did with the trout.

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  2. plumberroy

    plumberroy

    Jan 27, 2007
    20-21 in. fish I caught a couple 15-17 in. fish and a couple 12-13 in. caught on a motor oil w/ black specks bass stopper rigged worm and the little aluminum cuban yoyo reel in the picture I also caught 20-30 bluegills and 5 10-11 in. bass on the 2 tenkara rods I took first time to get to use my Christmas fishing gear

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  3. dipbait

    dipbait

    Feb 9, 2008
    Yesterday , caught a limit of 15inch plus bass on deep diving crankbaits 15 to 22 foot deep .

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  4. DB731

    DB731

    Feb 10, 2013
    Quick question about your Yoyito: given the position of the finger holes, can you point the face straight forward for casting?

    After couple of years or no-rod/reel, I am now averaging 90-100 foot casts with the regular 6" Yoyo using 30lb Big Game, a bit more with Kastmasters, and again a bit more casting downwind. Still have to play with the 9" Yoyos ("saving" those for the surf).
     
  5. plumberroy

    plumberroy

    Jan 27, 2007
    Yes it takes a little practice if you are use to the 6" yoyo's . First thing I did when I got mine is take 50 ft of line off it . only thing I see is with fingers holes you have to turn it to let line spool over the lip to let a fish run . Where with a 6" yoyo you can let the spool turn in your hand and apply pressure better . It is a great little reel to throw in your pocket to have with you . If I am fishing for big catfish I stick to the 6" and 9" reels
     
  6. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    Gonna do some Striper fishing next time I go to the Colorado River.
     
  7. Sullie

    Sullie

    513
    Mar 20, 2013
    Went fishing on Tuesday but my Walleye spot was iced over but not thick enough to drive on yet. Went for white fish an hour away instead. That's it for open water up here, first whitefish ever and 8 total was my last open water fishing trip of 2017. Cant wait for ice fishing this week! 2017 has def been my best open water season with lots of new species and personal bests. Best a luck out there guys! Anyone else gearing up for the hard water season?
     
  8. Bugs57

    Bugs57 Gold Member Gold Member

    515
    Jul 3, 2016
    It's been a hot rainy summer here. All the rain poring into the local canals shut down the bass fishing. Now that the rainy season has officially ended and the weather is cooling a bit the bass have started to move into the local canals again.
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  9. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Gold Member Gold Member

    350
    Oct 27, 2016
    B91010B3-A78B-4875-9005-23A13A036502.jpeg Nice bass @Bugs57. Here is a recent one of mine. I am a bass fishing addict!
     
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  10. Bugs57

    Bugs57 Gold Member Gold Member

    515
    Jul 3, 2016
    Nice one Ryan. What state are you fishing in? Here in SW FL bass fishing is just starting to heat up; pre-spawn fishing.
     
  11. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Gold Member Gold Member

    350
    Oct 27, 2016
    I fish in MN. The bass don’t get nearly as big here as they do in Florida! And my lakes are getting ice on them right now, so bass fishing is done for me until opener in the spring.
     
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  12. dirtyphil

    dirtyphil Basic Member Basic Member

    126
    Mar 19, 2014
    From our best day of the year...not a soul in sight for 3 days!
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  13. SadSappySucker

    SadSappySucker

    Jul 20, 2014
    How am I just now finding this thread?!?
    I caught my biggest brown Sunday, kype jaw and everything! I was nymphing with my 3wt armed with 6x tippet. I wasn’t targeting anything too big. I decided to throw a little booger on my euro leader since the bugs weren’t working.
    I haven’t experimented with streamers on my tightlining setup much. I was just getting the feel of whipping that mono rig when this ~20” brown slammed my fly!
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    It was the longest 5 minutes of my life!
     
  14. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    That almost looks like some of my country, beautiful, where are you?
     
  15. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    Very cool, must have been a blast on your three weight.
     
  16. dirtyphil

    dirtyphil Basic Member Basic Member

    126
    Mar 19, 2014
    This is in Wyoming. No 3 wts for us...we’re using 5’s.
     
  17. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    How's the grayling for eating? I've never had it.
     
  18. dirtyphil

    dirtyphil Basic Member Basic Member

    126
    Mar 19, 2014
    I’ve never eaten one either...that was a lucky fish, we didn’t even know they were in there. We let em all go, though. This stream gets light pressure and I’d like to keep it that way! I’ve always thought grayling meant good, healthy water...sure hope so cuz this gem deserves it! But I’ve heard grayling outta good cold water are tasty.
     
  19. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    I didn't know you had grayling in Wyoming. Now I do. We eat grayling quite a bit and they are delicious. You should eat them fresh though. They don't freeze well, too tender.
     
  20. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    The ice fishing has been great so far.
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    These are rainbows and land locked silvers. The two biggest rainbows are 24 1/2 and 23 1/2 inches, 5 pounds and 4 pounds 3 ounces.

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    This rainbow is 28 inches long and weighs 7 pounds, my biggest ever through the ice. What fun to catch.
     

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