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Title: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: GMArthur on August 26, 2009, 02:26:16 AM
 I've been doing a lot of fishing this year ( thankfully ). Anyone else getting out there and wetting a line? I'm lucky in that I'm less than an hour from four or five nice lakes plus there is a ton of local streams and ponds that hold fish.

 I need to get my fly rod out more though. I just never seem to think about grabbing it as I'm heading out. ???
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Leatherman123 on August 26, 2009, 02:30:48 AM
I love to go fishing. I have been fishing since I was 3 and I love every minute of it. We have a 22 ft Mako center console fishing boat that we go out on at least twice a week. The target fish is striped bass. I also go freshwater fishing a lot too. Hell, I caught a MONSTER largemouth today on surface plugs!
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Post by: J-sews on August 27, 2009, 02:01:50 AM
Not me. :( Its been a busy summer, but I'm hoping to get out on the Big Lake next week for some king salmon. 8)
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Post by: LatinoHeat on August 27, 2009, 02:41:15 AM
Aww man!!  I saw the title and thought "Cool!!  Something thinner and more high tech then fishing line!!"
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Post by: duckman1975 on August 27, 2009, 02:45:40 AM
Wish someone would take me fishing  :(
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Post by: J-sews on August 27, 2009, 02:46:36 AM
Wish someone would take me fishing  :(

Stop on over here on Monday, you can come with us. :) :D
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Post by: duckman1975 on August 27, 2009, 02:51:19 AM
Wish someone would take me fishing  :(

Stop on over here on Monday, you can come with us. :) :D

Thanks Bob, appreciate the offer  :tu:
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Post by: Poncho65 on August 27, 2009, 04:33:13 AM
Man I haven't been fishing in years :( Me and my Grandpa use to go quite a bit when I was younger :cheers: I do miss that quite a bit sometimes :-\ Maybe when my little girl gets a little older I will take her some :tu:
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Magic Bus on August 27, 2009, 09:01:17 AM
I fly fished for years, brown trout. Rivers mostly and I loved it. Since moving to Norfolk where there is no fly fishing worth talking about, I've done a fair bit of pike fishing. Hope to be doing some this winter. It's all about relaxing and getting away from the phone  :)
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Post by: emptyhanded21 on August 27, 2009, 09:10:06 AM
Fishing is a blast! Half of the city i live in is water, with most parts of the city being almost completely surrounded by lakes with plenty of common shore to fish from, so i get to go at a moments notice, even when my dad is using the boat for a tourney.  And then when winter comes and there is 2 to 4 feet of ice on the lake...there's not many things better than pulling slab sunnies and crappies and large Northerns up through a hole in the ice. Bow-fishing for huge Carp when its hot out, or casting huge foot-long cranks, bucktail spinners, and Zara Spooks for Muskies.  Or watching your topwater get completely dominated, knocked around and finally devoured.  Even the thrill of hooking a fish that feels like the biggest fish of the day, a monster, but then when you get it in it's just the 1st smallmouth of the day and isn't even over 3 pounds (they are truly mean!). Or just throwing leach on a slip bobber and catching a few keeper walleyes. Getting up at the crack of dawn and breaking the water which looks exactly like glass, or reeling in a catfish at midnight.  Carrying an 80 pound canoe, and a months worth of gear on your back for a mile or more (usually several separate times) on a trial no more than a foot wide, preceding to your spot only to see a moose, deer, bear, or some other sweet wildlife bathing with in a cast from you, or watching the sunset behind sky scrapers in a major metropolitan  area as you are just slaying the fish (or not slaying, cuz in the end it really doesn't matter... you where there, in-line and on time) Yep, anyway you slice it, fishing is great. (Yes i enjoy fishing)
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: GMArthur on August 27, 2009, 11:34:03 AM
Here is a couple of pics from this years first trout fishing trip..

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Outdoors/blue_eye_02.jpg)

 Four keepers became lunch halfway through the day. Me on the left..
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Outdoors/blue_eye_06.jpg)

 Small cooking fire next to the stream...
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt60/gshupienis/bluerunfishing008.jpg)

 We caught a few decent native brook trout after lunch...
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt60/gshupienis/bluerunfishing012.jpg)
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Post by: Magic Bus on August 27, 2009, 11:46:46 AM
Sigh, looks beautiful GM  :)
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Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 27, 2009, 01:53:43 PM
Lovely bit of water there mate :tu:
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Post by: cgk on August 27, 2009, 04:47:07 PM
Looks like a great fishing trip.  I love fishing but haven't gone much since we had kids.  They are now at an age where I think I will start again in spring.   
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Post by: ducktapehero on August 27, 2009, 10:18:02 PM
I'm pathetic. I live in the Ozarks. A hunters and fishermans dream and I haven't hunted or fished in years. Unless you count beer hunting. But even then I've slowed down tremendously.
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Magic Bus on August 29, 2009, 10:34:26 PM
A quiet place to fish and relax  :D

(http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1149/3788424/7823230/372997593.jpg)

(http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1149/3788424/7823230/372997627.jpg)
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 29, 2009, 10:35:02 PM
Now that does look peaceful :tu:
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Post by: Magic Bus on August 29, 2009, 10:37:23 PM
Chances to fish are few and far between these days. Being there is enough, don't really care if I catch!
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Post by: J-sews on August 29, 2009, 10:38:10 PM
Looks like someplace out of a dream MB. :angel:

Is that fish a pike?
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 29, 2009, 10:38:33 PM
Chances to fish are few and far between these days. Being there is enough, don't really care if I catch!
A spot like that practically beg's you to stop and chill out doesn't it :)
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Magic Bus on August 29, 2009, 10:40:03 PM
Looks like someplace out of a dream MB. :angel:

Is that fish a pike?

It is a pike  :tu:
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Magic Bus on August 29, 2009, 10:41:33 PM
Chances to fish are few and far between these days. Being there is enough, don't really care if I catch!
A spot like that practically beg's you to stop and chill out doesn't it :)

Sure does  :) I'm not one for crowds and it's really hard to find places like this.
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 29, 2009, 10:44:09 PM
Chances to fish are few and far between these days. Being there is enough, don't really care if I catch!
A spot like that practically beg's you to stop and chill out doesn't it :)

Sure does  :) I'm not one for crowds and it's really hard to find places like this.
I often tell friends and family that the woods are like my church, which always get's me odd looks ::). But it's where I go to recharge the batteries :)

And I bet that fishing spot has the same effect on you :)
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Post by: J-sews on August 29, 2009, 10:53:05 PM
Chances to fish are few and far between these days. Being there is enough, don't really care if I catch!
A spot like that practically beg's you to stop and chill out doesn't it :)

Sure does  :) I'm not one for crowds and it's really hard to find places like this.
I often tell friends and family that the woods are like my church, which always get's me odd looks ::). But it's where I go to recharge the batteries :)

And I bet that fishing spot has the same effect on you :)

True. :salute:
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: J-sews on August 29, 2009, 11:04:28 PM
Not as nice a spot as MB's, but here's a pic from yesterday's fishin' expedition out on the Big Lake. My youngest and I landed a couple of nice king salmon. :)

(guess who thinks fish are slimey and smelly) ::)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/Temp%20Stuff/SalmonFishing.jpg)
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Post by: AHB on August 29, 2009, 11:12:45 PM
Not as nice a spot as MB's, but here's a pic from yesterday's fishin' expedition out on the Big Lake. My youngest and I landed a couple of nice king salmon. :)
(guess who thinks fish are slimey and smelly) ::)
And yet you picked it up for the photo... Brave man.. :tu:   ;)

Nice catch.. :D
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: J-sews on August 29, 2009, 11:28:20 PM
Not as nice a spot as MB's, but here's a pic from yesterday's fishin' expedition out on the Big Lake. My youngest and I landed a couple of nice king salmon. :)
(guess who thinks fish are slimey and smelly) ::)
And yet you picked it up for the photo... Brave man.. :tu:   ;)

Nice catch.. :D

Hehe, actually its my daughter that enjoys reeling fish in far more than standing next to them. :D
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: AHB on August 29, 2009, 11:40:07 PM
Not as nice a spot as MB's, but here's a pic from yesterday's fishin' expedition out on the Big Lake. My youngest and I landed a couple of nice king salmon. :)
(guess who thinks fish are slimey and smelly) ::)
And yet you picked it up for the photo... Brave man.. :tu:   ;)

Nice catch.. :D

Hehe, actually its my daughter that enjoys reeling fish in far more than standing next to them. :D
Ohh...  ;)  :D
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: GMArthur on August 30, 2009, 02:43:05 AM
 Nice pike Magic Bus :tu:

 I'm going on a 6 mile canoe trip with a buddy of mine tomorrow. Smallmouth fishing one of the local rivers. Should be fun. I'll try and remember to take the camera and snap a couple of pics.
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 30, 2009, 09:42:32 AM
Not as nice a spot as MB's, but here's a pic from yesterday's fishin' expedition out on the Big Lake. My youngest and I landed a couple of nice king salmon. :)

(guess who thinks fish are slimey and smelly) ::)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/Temp%20Stuff/SalmonFishing.jpg)
Mind you don't lose your camera :D :D
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Post by: Magic Bus on August 30, 2009, 10:09:41 AM
Nice fish Bob  :cheers:
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Post by: J-sews on August 30, 2009, 02:48:10 PM
Not as nice a spot as MB's, but here's a pic from yesterday's fishin' expedition out on the Big Lake. My youngest and I landed a couple of nice king salmon. :)

(guess who thinks fish are slimey and smelly) ::)

Mind you don't lose your camera :D :D

Seems like I've heard that happened to someone here....? :D
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 30, 2009, 02:52:34 PM
Not as nice a spot as MB's, but here's a pic from yesterday's fishin' expedition out on the Big Lake. My youngest and I landed a couple of nice king salmon. :)

(guess who thinks fish are slimey and smelly) ::)

Mind you don't lose your camera :D :D

Seems like I've heard that happened to someone here....? :D
Hmm, who was that then :think: :D
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Post by: Magic Bus on August 30, 2009, 03:37:05 PM
Ni**o?  :D
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 30, 2009, 05:52:29 PM
Ni**o?  :D
Could be ;)
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Post by: Magic Bus on August 30, 2009, 07:28:22 PM
LOL  :D  It's only in jest Nikko ;)
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: GMArthur on September 02, 2009, 08:46:06 PM
Caught a bunch of smallmouth and except for one tip over it was a good time. Didn't have time to snap many pics but here is a few...

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Outdoors/DSC02151.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Outdoors/DSC02153.jpg)

2 of the guys I went with...

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Outdoors/DSC02154.jpg)

 Hopefully going again in a couple of weeks.

Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Magic Bus on September 02, 2009, 08:48:47 PM
Nice river  :cheers: No decent rivers near me I'm afraid  :(
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Post by: edap617 on September 03, 2009, 03:21:49 AM
Not as nice a spot as MB's, but here's a pic from yesterday's fishin' expedition out on the Big Lake. My youngest and I landed a couple of nice king salmon. :)

(guess who thinks fish are slimey and smelly) ::)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/Temp%20Stuff/SalmonFishing.jpg)

Did you immediately cook that one Bob?
Thanks for sharing the n ice pic.

Eddie
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Smitty44 on September 11, 2009, 10:43:56 PM
According to KS law,when you turn 65,you don't need a hunting or fishing license,and I still haven't got my line wet this year,my grandson is old enough to start,so I need to get my butt in gear.

Nice salmon Bob. :salute:
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Post by: J-sews on September 12, 2009, 04:38:28 AM
Thanks Eddie, thanks Chief! We did indeed cook it up the next day. My specialty, king salmon on the barbeque grill with lemon and mesquite seasoning.  :drool:  The whole thing was gone in a matter of minutes!


Man, I gotta go catch another one! :D
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Post by: jzmtl on September 12, 2009, 05:04:23 AM
Biggest I've caught, no lake or ocean here so really nothing big.

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6366/dscn2106v.jpg)

My fishing partner doesn't live here anymore thou so haven't been fishing for a long time now.  :(
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Post by: daveim21 on September 19, 2009, 11:10:51 PM
Pike supposedly get big up in Canada- but where I live we don't even have pike.
Most of my fishing is for trout and reds on the coast, and in the about 7 years i've fished in Estes Flats, my biggest trout is a measly 23" and my largest redfish is a more pathetic 24". I've caught a few big fish before, but somehow, all of them are fish we rarely ever fish for, or were caught on accident. Except for the few 34" black drum I caught when I was little. I caught a few 4'+ kingfish a couple years ago, one of them possibly 5'. I caught an 8 1/2 lb red snapper a few weeks ago, and some large mangrove snapper. A stringer full of 18"+ trout in colorado, and dad cuahgt one of the biggest mullet I've ever seen on a shrimp! a shrimp! their mouths aren't even big enough to fit a shrimp in it! My greatest fishing acheivement would be that 36" jack I caught on 12# test.
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Post by: jzmtl on September 19, 2009, 11:38:33 PM
Pike is everywhere here, they love to bite too. I heard up north in remote lakes, they get HUGE, but you need a plane to reach those because there's no road.
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Post by: daveim21 on September 19, 2009, 11:57:54 PM
yeah, i've seen pictures of some MONSTER pike taken from Canada lakes, some well over 3 feet long.
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Post by: Shane769 on September 20, 2009, 12:05:44 AM
I can attest to monster sized Pike in remote northern Canada areas. I lived in northern Manitoba most of my life, and man, 3 feet could be a daily occurrence with those fish. I was once swimming off the back of the boat, and one of the fish on the live lines we had dragging behind managed to take a chunk out of me, and gash me with its fins. Nasty buggers. Can't eat them though, so I never tried catching any.
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Post by: daveim21 on September 25, 2009, 04:34:11 AM
WHAT?!?!?!? Pike are delicious! you just have to get the bones out :D
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Post by: jzmtl on September 25, 2009, 04:52:38 AM
Not when they get big! Any fish gets that big is going to taste like overcooked beef.

But bass and walleye are better than pike anyway.
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Post by: daveim21 on September 25, 2009, 11:17:13 PM
not down here they don't. Of course, they're more likely to have parasites if they are older, especially drum. The really big fish often has meat that loses its flavor faster, though. If you don't drain kingfish when you catch them, they get tasteless and dense.
Bass are not supposed to be good eating fish- but then, down here we consider Snook to be a pure sportfish, while in Florida they're a delicacy.
Title: Re: Fishing Thread !!!
Post by: Blackout on September 28, 2009, 12:28:39 AM
The family and I went camping this weekend on a 95 acre lake. I
did a little fishing,got a couple good strikes and caught one little bass.

A picture of the lake and the fish.