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      05-03-2012 10:01 AM #1156
      I didn't notice the mount. I looks like the three models they make now that are similar to yours are the Oswego, Colorado, and Tioga. Do you use the oars to steer or is there a linkage system attached to the foot rests? The pictures on their website are very small.

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      05-03-2012 10:40 AM #1157
      Quote Originally Posted by kenny301 View Post
      I didn't notice the mount. I looks like the three models they make now that are similar to yours are the Oswego, Colorado, and Tioga. Do you use the oars to steer or is there a linkage system attached to the foot rests? The pictures on their website are very small.
      The Colorado is a twin to mine.

      There's no rudder system, use the oars to change direction.

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      05-03-2012 01:57 PM #1158
      Quote Originally Posted by MXTHOR3 View Post
      I have a pontoon boat, use it for steelheading all the time... It's made my Classic Accessories, and it fairly inexpensive.. I also strap a 30lb thrust Minn Kota to the rear and fish back lakes with it.. Actually getting out this weekend for brookies!

      Here's a pic, mine is the far one.




      Awesome picture dude, looks like a great place to spend the day!

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      05-03-2012 02:59 PM #1159
      Luckily it's 10mins from the house Not a lot of guys fish it because it's surrounded by private property... The boat lets you access water other people can't.

      Floating rivers for steelhead is the cats meow!

    5. 05-03-2012 09:16 PM #1160
      Nive rig Thor! I'm thinking about one of these:


      Would leave hands free, be somewhat cold except in August
      (I already have cold weather white-water paddling gear) and easy to pack in.

      kaNUK

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      I gotta get up Kanuk's way with this thing
      Yes You Do!
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      05-03-2012 11:19 PM #1161
      I wouldn't mind doing a few epic brook trout floats!

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      05-05-2012 11:15 AM #1162
      My little bro caught a 8lb. trout last night, will post some pics here in a bit

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      05-05-2012 12:28 PM #1163
      skunked.

    9. 05-05-2012 06:09 PM #1164
      Me too.

      Hooked two specks, but one spit the hook, the other wrapped the line around a log.. Found a sweet speck nursery in a tiny creek though. About three dozen fingerlings were pretty much cut off from the main creek. I'll go check on them next week, and if the river drops I'll net them and give them their freedom. See ya in three years

      Son and I did pick up a bunch of Amethyst on the way out. Made him happy...

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      05-05-2012 09:31 PM #1165
      Any of you guys watch the TV show Wicked Tuna? I'm hooked

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      05-06-2012 04:40 PM #1166
      weather looked great for fishing today, low cloud cover with the occasional light mist, so i went out for a couple hours. i caught 3 nice pike all within about 20min, one was 31" and then went and picked up my dad and he caught 3 back at the same spot, one also being 31". strange

      i also got my 31" catch on the gopro, will edit/export now and hopefully get that posted up here tonight
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      05-06-2012 07:12 PM #1167
      Skunked. Day 2.

      Do you guys cast with or against the current or it doesn't matter?

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      05-06-2012 08:39 PM #1168
      I cast against the current (up stream). You'll rarely see vulnerable baitfish, insects, or amphibians swim against the current. You need to get the feel for your lure to do it properly, and you want to finish the retrieve straight across the current or slightly upstream. As soon as, or very shortly after, your lure turns into the current your chance of hooking that fish that's been following severely diminishes. If you're finishing slightly upstream turn your rod tip w/ the current and increase your retrieve to induce a panic strike from a follower.


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      05-06-2012 08:51 PM #1169
      Quarter casting like was mentioned above it definitely the ticket. You really don't want to be bringing the lure back direct against or with the current. Cast at a 45 degree angle upstream, follow your lure with your rod tip while retrieving and you'll eventually be facing 45 degrees or so downstream once you've finished your retrieval.

    15. 05-06-2012 08:58 PM #1170
      Oh it matters ...big time!

      I've been a long-time white water paddler and reading rivers is one of the strengths that transfers over to fishing really well. Put yourself in the brain-space (or "instinct-space", whatever... ) of the fish: You want to sit where you expend as little effort as possible with the highest likelihood of a tasty morsel coming your way. You want to do this in a spot where a bald eagle, heron, or an osprey is unlikely to see you.

      Now look at the river with these goals in mind:
      1) Food NEVER comes screaming upstream. The only time I'll be cranking a spoon, a roe bag, a fly or a worm upstream is in order to toss it further upstream.
      2) Food mostly floats with the current. Present your bait well upstream where you think the fish are holding. If using a lure I'll crank just hard enough to impart some life-like action and keep slack out of the line. For flies, nymphs or live bait try to set up a drag-free drift with the current. You want your bait to move naturally ...as though there is no line attached to it. This is often harder than it sounds!
      3) Look for structure such as: Downed trees, undercut banks, eddy-creating boulders, submerged or breaking the surface. These give the fish cover from predators and create perfect "lies" where fish will sit and wait to ambush prey coming from upstream.

      Some species such as trout and salmon are VERY good at sitting in the tiniest micro eddies along the bottom without expending much energy. This is why you will often see them holding in fast moving runs of water, seemingly glued to the bottom.

      Hope this helps ...and class dismissed

      kaNUK

      Edit: Daayum I'm a wordy bastard ...what those guys said. LOL

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      05-06-2012 09:02 PM #1171
      Last edited by Clean PG; 05-07-2012 at 08:08 AM.
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      05-07-2012 08:25 PM #1172
      I went fishing with a friend on Friday four about six hours and we ended up catching around fifteen white perch from a pier on the Chesapeake Bay. We threw five back because they were small in addition to three or four very young rockfish. One good size channel catfish got away right as it hit the surface.

      I can't wait to go out next week but I'd rather catch something with a little more meat than perch!

      The guy I went with, in addition to two other friends, may want to split the cost of a used jon boat. Hopefully that materializes and we can get out on some reservoirs

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      05-07-2012 09:13 PM #1173
      Thanks H2owerker, MXThor3, and KaNuk

      Makes sense.

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      05-07-2012 10:28 PM #1174
      Any of you guys need some Panther Martin spinners? These are resident trout killers... I've got like 50 of them, selling in lots of 5 for $15. Let me know if anyone is interested, got a bunch of different colours.

    20. 05-08-2012 08:49 AM #1175
      Quote Originally Posted by Clean PG View Post
      Nice Pike.
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      05-08-2012 11:59 AM #1176
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      Nice Pike.
      thanks they sure are a lot more fun to catch with light tackle vs. when i'm musky fishing. once musky season opens and i'm throwing the big stuff my reaction to hooking into big pike is usually "ugh, another stupid northern!" as i try to just shake it off, haha.
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      05-08-2012 12:50 PM #1177
      Quote Originally Posted by MXTHOR3 View Post
      Any of you guys need some Panther Martin spinners? These are resident trout killers... I've got like 50 of them, selling in lots of 5 for $15. Let me know if anyone is interested, got a bunch of different colours.
      Yes please, Have pics of them and blade size? I like certain ones more than others for my area.

    23. 05-08-2012 01:02 PM #1178
      Quote Originally Posted by Clean PG View Post
      thanks they sure are a lot more fun to catch with light tackle vs. when i'm musky fishing. once musky season opens and i'm throwing the big stuff my reaction to hooking into big pike is usually "ugh, another stupid northern!" as i try to just shake it off, haha.
      haha. They are fun to catch on topwater though..
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      05-08-2012 06:58 PM #1179
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      haha. They are fun to catch on topwater though..
      oh for sure!

      not going out tonight because we have some really weird storm warnings. theres like random severe storms popping up in a matter of minutes all over that produce hail and random funnel clouds that don't actually touch the ground. we actually havent gotten hit with anything yet, they've skirted north and south of here but i don't think it'd be good to get caught on the lake with a funnel cloud over my head. regardless if it's just a tiny one
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    25. 05-08-2012 11:57 PM #1180
      Nice pike indeed. I enjoyed watching that lightweight rod bend in half and you tap dancing on the electric

      On an unrelated note: The Steelhead run is apparently not over yet up here:
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      81.5 cm (32") !!!
      Tagged and released in a local creek today. Unfortunately not by me...

      kaNUK

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      05-09-2012 08:24 AM #1181
      Quote Originally Posted by kanukVariant View Post
      Nice pike indeed. I enjoyed watching that lightweight rod bend in half and you tap dancing on the electric


      and that fish you posted is a monster!
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      05-09-2012 08:47 AM #1182
      That's a nice scruffy buck!

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      05-09-2012 10:47 AM #1183
      my cell phone does NOT do this place justice.




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      05-10-2012 08:50 AM #1184
      Here's a nice steelhead from a float I did in the fall..


      Pretty lady. by billmarz, on Flickr

    30. 05-10-2012 08:52 AM #1185
      Quote Originally Posted by Amsterdam087 View Post
      my cell phone does NOT do this place justice.



      Where is that! Looks perfect.
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      05-10-2012 01:47 PM #1186
      Beautiful steelhead picture. Has any of your stuff ever made it into any publications? Top notch pictures every time, wish i had that ability.



      And to where that pic i posted was taken,
      a family member of mine has a vacation home in scottsburg oregon and the Umpqua river flows right through his back yard. the dock in the photo is right off the back side of the house, if you wanted to you could probably cast to the river while sitting on the couch in the living room its that close. conditions have been rough though, most averaging about 30hours per fish. (springer salmon) we have been driving further south to the mouth and going up about five miles or so back and forth of the Rogue river where conditions and fish count are more in our favor.

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      05-10-2012 02:02 PM #1187
      ION:

      this Mac was caught in a lake not far from where we are staying at in Oregon
      Just over 40" and weighing 28lbs. and some change! HOLY SH*T!
      Im guessing around a 22yr. old fish? anybody else?



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      05-10-2012 05:56 PM #1188
      I would probably guess older then 22yrs, lakers (We call them Lake Trout out east, but I do like the name Macinaw!) grow quickly the first 5 years or so, then really taper off.. There have been estimates of fish caught up here (40-50lbs) that are 60-70yrs old! They live in such cold conditions, their metabolism is super slow everything just slows down including their aging process

      Appreciate the kudos on my pics.. I'm looking to get published in a few magazines, I've got a buddy who is a wizard at writing but sucks at taking pictures, lol!

      I also hope that guy doesn't eat that thing, I can't imagine the mercury build up in a fish that old, lol. If you wanna eat a lake trout make sure it's under 5lbs..

    34. 05-10-2012 07:10 PM #1189
      ^ Nice pics & fish y'all!

      I just spent the last two days not fishing. Instead I've:
      a) been puked on during an especially rough landing (huge free-fall)
      b) spent 6 hours in the Don Valley Parking Lot (Parkway, apparently) and other long skinny lots they call "highways" around Toronto.
      c) dealing with a bunch of rude a$$ city phockers
      d) now waiting for my 3 hr delayed flight home
      Can you tell I HATE cities?

      The bad news: This trip may turn into a monthly occurrence for work

      Beam me back up North Scotty; I need to go fishing!

      kaNUK

      PS - Yeah, I know there's a rant thread...

    35. 05-10-2012 10:49 PM #1190
      LOL I friggin hate the DVP. Pretty much a traffic jam 24/7 no matter the time.
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