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    1. Member deadguy's Avatar
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      07-01-2009 03:02 PM #26
      went out yesterday to do some topwater bass fishing, I brought my dog.. BIG MISTAKE! She was jumping in the water and chasing after every cast! running as fast as she could and diving into the water, really thrashing about, running up and down along the bank trying to get at my bait. I switched to a bobber and caught some panfish and she would jump in the water after them and retrieve them by mouth!
      I will never try to fish in company of my dog again, I wish i would have had a video camera because it was hilarious and she was having a great time. I have a Pit/American bulldog mix, and she usually stays away from water, but yesterday she was like a lab in the water.

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      07-01-2009 04:51 PM #27
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      what kind of line are you all using? I just respooled with Trilene 6lb mono and I swear every time I do a little test pull to see if the knot will hold, I end up breaking the knot. I am using an improved clinch. I am considering moving up to 8lb mono or even a braided line.

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      07-01-2009 05:53 PM #28
      your line might be bad... that shouldn't be happening

    4. 07-01-2009 09:06 PM #29
      try fluorocarbon. I always had problems with. Trilene. What kind of fishing?

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      07-01-2009 09:27 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by euroratte »
      try fluorocarbon. I always had problems with. Trilene. What kind of fishing?

      I kind of like a "catch-all" rod for bass, bluegill, catfish. The funny thing is my 4 lb ultralight seems to hold a knot better than the 6 lb med.. I have used the med wound with 6 lb a lot more than the UL, but I have only fished with it about 6 times, maybe Trilene just wears out and weakens quickly

    6. 07-01-2009 09:31 PM #31

      Wet your knots, tighten them evenly.
      Also depends on your "test pull." If its a gentle, rising, application of force and it snaps that easily, your line sucks (or your knot sucks). If its a sharp snap, then that's your problem, period.
      Any line will snap at a quick applicaton of short, sharp power. In use, the action of your rod is supposed to absorb that initial shock.
      I've used down to 1.7# test, and I'll snap flies off on a back cast if I'm not gentle enough, but I can pull a fly and a tree branch down from 20' up if you just gently pull the line and ramp up the force.
      Then again, FWIW, I spent an hour this evening practicing lobbing 5oz sinkers for surf fishing, and repeatedly snapped 40# test on the casts because I just wasn't loading my rod right.

    7. 07-01-2009 09:54 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by gintaras »
      Question
      what kind of line are you all using? I just respooled with Trilene 6lb mono and I swear every time I do a little test pull to see if the knot will hold, I end up breaking the knot. I am using an improved clinch. I am considering moving up to 8lb mono or even a braided line.

      I use Trilene XL on my spinning outfits and PowerPro Braid on my baitcasters.
      I tie a Palomar with both the braid and mono.
      The Palomar Knot


      Modified by RUFASTR at 9:57 PM 7-1-2009

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      07-01-2009 10:02 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by stoicbmx »
      nah, freshwater.. Elk river, Northeast river, and the Susquehanna river. its pretty much the north tip of the Chesapeake bay. I'll be heading down south to do some surf fishing pretty soon, Probably lower Delaware..

      Hey bud - Next time you go crabbing, I've got a spot for you down in Cambridge off the little Choptank. It is consistent and there is hardly anyone there. Caught a bushel in under 2 hours on a rainy morning.

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      07-04-2009 07:00 PM #34
      Well I guess I'll add(whore) my pics here too










      These were all caught at the same lake on the same fly.
      I just wish they were all caught on the same day

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      07-04-2009 10:17 PM #35
      nice!

    11. 07-05-2009 02:51 AM #36
      Quote, originally posted by jettasin00 »
      Went out on a charter the other night for striped bass. Out of 20 on board only one keeper. Taped in at 29 inches. Should be going surf fishing tomorrow or thursday. Maybe out for fluke saturday or sunday.

      What kind of charter? I hired Cape May Ray for the last week in August to go out and fish the estuaries.
      I tried surf fishing last year, and didn't have much luck. I didn't realize that the goal is to cast 50' into the wash, not 250' into the trough... So this year, when I go back, I'll still lob bunker heads out the distance, but I'm planning on trying to fly fish the wash for fluke or maybe skates.

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      07-05-2009 01:44 PM #37
      Quote, originally posted by 54-46 »
      What kind of charter? I hired Cape May Ray for the last week in August to go out and fish the estuaries.
      I tried surf fishing last year, and didn't have much luck. I didn't realize that the goal is to cast 50' into the wash, not 250' into the trough... So this year, when I go back, I'll still lob bunker heads out the distance, but I'm planning on trying to fly fish the wash for fluke or maybe skates.

      We went out on the http://www.mistymornfishing.com/. Tonight Im gonna be doing some surf fishing. Either try for striper's again or going for fluke.

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      07-05-2009 02:00 PM #38
      took home 47 bluegill this morning, will post pics later

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      07-07-2009 09:05 AM #39
      Here's a nice smallmouth I caught on a streamer a few weeks ago, approx 16in

    15. 07-07-2009 12:26 PM #40
      Quote, originally posted by jettasin00 »
      We went out on the http://www.mistymornfishing.com/. Tonight Im gonna be doing some surf fishing. Either try for striper's again or going for fluke.

      Ahh, a party boat... I've only done that once, and I don't remember it being too exciting, despite what they tell you.
      This year, for our shore vacation, my father in law is pushing hard for a party boat. I told him I paid his way on my charter, but he's just not interested in it.
      As for the surf, I've spent the last few days tying up saltwater flies... Tying up a 7" long Deceiver on a 4/0 hook is a far cry from the size 20 Adams dries I've been tying lately.
      That and a couple days practicing my spinning cast.. I can send a 5oz pyramid sinker just shy of 100 yards now. Hopefully, I can get a bunker head that far after the sun sets and pick up a roving shark or two.
      Any luck on the stripers? I know the monsters are up north now, but are you picking up schoolies in the surf?

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      07-07-2009 03:29 PM #41
      Here are few from two weekends ago...
      A big brook trout was chasing a rainbow that my friend had caught, he ended up netting them both (the rainbow was bigger and is in the second picture). The third is me with another brook that I caught at the same time as the other two.
      EDIT: taken on foam hoppers





      Modified by SivNiz at 1:08 PM 7-7-2009

    17. 07-07-2009 04:21 PM #42
      My last catch, caught this whopper pike yesterday on a Rapala

      I'm not much of a fisherman, I used to fish alot when I was younger but never really took it to the next level because I had nobody to teach me the ropes of being a "complete angler"
      Anyway this week I bought myself a new pole, it's a Shakespeare Synergy supreme 8' stick with 4 bearing reel. Spooled it up with some Berkley Trilene XL "Smooth Casting" 12lbs line and I'm good to go. I live in Finland and we have some awesome lakes to fish in, about 170.000 to be more precise. We have some Bass but most of the time you'll catch Pike, Trout and even Salmon sometimes!
      Some of my favourite spots:
      This is a 10 minute walk from my house, it's a quiet and calm river that turns into a rapid, you can see the waterfall on the right, out of sight on the left are some lillies and waterplants that offer excellent protection for this big predators

      This is more like a 10 minute drive from my house, it's a pretty known place in this area called "Vantaankoski". Again it's a river that turns into a rapid and than turns into a nice bassin where you can find all sorts of fish.

      View from the other bank:

      One day I'd like to catch a pike of this size

      But for now I'll be happy with something like this

      As I said before, I'm still a learner so any tips in general would be very much appreciated!

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      07-07-2009 04:30 PM #43
      beautiful!

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      07-10-2009 10:37 PM #44
      Heading out on a party boat in the morning for fluke. Hopefully Ill get my first catch of the year.

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      07-11-2009 07:25 PM #45
      Couple shorty fluke today. My friend did take the pool with a 22 inch fluke.

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      07-19-2009 01:39 AM #46
      A few more lately on the little fly




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      07-19-2009 02:59 PM #47
      I tried to catch some walleye today... I failed.. I just don't know how to catch a walleye, and now it is my goal to do so.

    23. 07-19-2009 10:13 PM #48
      It's not uncommon for walleye to get less aggressive during the mid-summer months. They tend to move to deeper water and don't hit as hard on bait.

    24. 07-20-2009 09:28 PM #49

      Spent the weekend with my sister and brother at their house in the Croton Watershed, 177 square miles of drainage with 12 resevoirs and miles of tailwater streams flowing from one into another.
      The water is clean, alive with insects, and loaded with healthy fish, most of which end up in the resevoirs and then just migrate back up the streams... I don't think I've taken a rainbow or brown less than 12" this entire weekend, and several were 18" or larger.
      To say nothing of the 3#+ largemouth that nailed, of all things, a size 16 green pennel wetfly in one of the nicest little trout pools I've seen.
      Who'd have thought 50 miles north of New York I'd find such an awesome coldwater fishery.

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      07-20-2009 11:57 PM #50
      Quote, originally posted by pacerhimself »
      It's not uncommon for walleye to get less aggressive during the mid-summer months. They tend to move to deeper water and don't hit as hard on bait.

      you have to be real patient while they take the bait. when you feel the twitch, count to 10, then set the hook.

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