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    1. Member deadguy's Avatar
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      07-28-2009 09:16 PM #51
      hey folks.. no pics of live fish today, but we did manage 20 some crappie, about the same number of LM bass, one of which was 5 pounds and my cousin is having mounted (don't worry this lake is INFESTED with LM)
      pulled these from the freezer form a few weeks ago.. we took home 50 in 2 hours !
      a nice plate of pan fried bluegill fillets coated in an egg wash and cornmeal/flour mixture and then dressed with melted butter and lemon.. quite possibly the best plate of fish I have ever eaten in my life..

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      07-29-2009 02:01 PM #52
      I spent the weekend up in Hayward, WI...Muskie central.
      I didn't plan on catching any muskie, I just brought my $5 light action rod thinking one of the nieces/nephews would throw it in the lake.
      Sunday morning I woke up and went right down to the dock to throw some worms at the panfish. I was reeling in a little blue gill when all of the sudden a muskie, at least 36" came out of nowhere and grabbed my little fish right at the end of the dock!
      The fight was on, muskie went right to the middle of the lake. I've never seen my line come off the reel so fast. I thought for sure it was going to break. I fought the fish back in 3 times to the dock, it was a good 4 minutes of fight. The whole time I'm yelling for someone up in the cabin to run the landing net down to the dock. Nobody heard me. The 3rd time I had him at the dock, he finally spit the fish out...needless to say, the blue gill was goner, not much left of him.
      I've heard 'fish stories' like this, always thinking they were just stories...nope, it happened to me!

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      07-29-2009 03:53 PM #53
      Quote, originally posted by 54-46 »
      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.
      Who'd have thought 50 miles north of New York I'd find such an awesome coldwater fishery.

      Yup, this is where I fish. Your fishing in NYC's unfiltered drinking water if you can believe it. You need both a NYC watershed permit and NYS fishing license to do so legally. And the DEC cops are all other the place even on jetski's. But anglers can't even use an electric motor. Heck you even need a hang tag to park on the side of the road along the reservior. Good fishing though [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    4. 07-29-2009 04:48 PM #54
      Quote, originally posted by tjm0852 »
      Yup, this is where I fish. Your fishing in NYC's unfiltered drinking water if you can believe it. You need both a NYC watershed permit and NYS fishing license to do so legally. And the DEC cops are all other the place even on jetski's. But anglers can't even use an electric motor. Heck you even need a hang tag to park on the side of the road along the reservior. Good fishing though [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Yeah, I'm really surprised at how unspoilt it is, but I guess the NYC tourists don't wanna crap where they eat, and the locals like their wilderness.
      He's got a boat on one of the resevoirs, don't remember which (Croton or Tinniticus, I think), but we spent the bulk of our time on the streams. While I apprechiate a good fight from something on the res bottom, I'd rather do it via flies than "trolling" bait.
      Plus, I wasn't rowing.

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      07-29-2009 08:07 PM #55
      Quote, originally posted by stoicbmx »
      I've been fishing my ass off this season...
      Map of where i usually go (locally)
      Red is usually on a boat/canoe
      Green is off the shore/piers/docks..

      what bait where you using? i bought some crap from berkly (tan nuggets in the yellow bag) for catfish and havent had 1 bite
      But lately ive been using rage toad and 2 types of lizards to catch all my bass
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      07-29-2009 08:59 PM #56
      Fishing Thread In The Ontario Forums
      Pic of me from a couple years ago fishing some slop for largies:

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      07-30-2009 12:03 AM #57
      sofa king awesome to see all the nice catfish and bass posted!
      Here is my contribution, caught in a sand strip pit on a live minnow

    8. 07-30-2009 03:24 PM #58

      I've spent a couple lunch hours tying up flies for my summer's end surf odyessy, but a website I'm on has a stream side gathering for the trico hatch currently going, so I had to tie some of them.
      I just found it amusing to go from 3/0 hooks to 20s:

      That's a US gold dollar coin in there, for comparision:

      A collection of salt water flies, and some tricos:

      (Clockwise from top right, 3/0 Deceiver, #2 Merkin Crab, 3/0 Deceiver, 1/0 Clouser, 1/0 Clouser, center #20 Trico Spinners and #20 Al's Tricos)

      Salt fly box, mostly complete. You can see the trikes down in the lower left. There's also some #2 bead chain buggers, and a collection of #6 Deceivers and Half-and-Halfs, so I can hopefully catch some croakers to use as bait for chunking out to sharks beyond the bar at night.
      Need to add a few more #2 deceivers, and some half-and-halfs in the bigger hooks.

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      07-30-2009 03:30 PM #59
      All you east coast guys...
      I'm heading to newport in two weeks, should i bring the fly rod?

    10. 07-30-2009 03:59 PM #60
      Newport, RI?
      Newport, KY?
      Newport, FL?
      Newport, DE?
      Newport, ME?
      Newport News, VA?
      There's alot of Newports, which one? Salt or fresh?
      The stripers are still mostly up north, too warm down here for the big ones to come in.
      Its getting late in the year for trout, but the rain has kept water levels up pretty high, at least in my back yard.

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      07-31-2009 08:53 AM #61
      ive never been fly fishing in my life... im no help there
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      07-31-2009 10:51 AM #62
      Newport, RI. As far as salt or fresh I don't really care I'll fish whatever is hot at this time of year. I own a 5wt but I have access to some heavier rods if needed.

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      07-31-2009 11:46 AM #63
      Started my season off with a 25lb. Striper in Jamaica Bay. Anchored up right by the Marine Parkway bridge stantions and drifted bunker chunks on fish finders. For those who may not know Jamaica Bay is inbetween Brooklyn and Queens. Im out of Rockaway
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    14. 07-31-2009 12:05 PM #64

      If there's shore access, why not give it a go.. If I expect to see schoolie stripers and snapper blues down here, the water should be colder and you're more likely to see bigger fish up there.
      You need a reel with a decent disc drag that'll take the salt corriosion and hold 150yds of 30# backing. For the surf, I was told an intermediate sink tip (~1.5fps), and your leader can be as simple as straight mono (I'm doing 1.5' 50#, 2' 20#, 2' 15# and then 10# tippet to length). Deceivers and clousers, light colours for day and dark for night. The average forage fish is about 3-4" long, so tie accordingly.
      You will absolutely need a stripping basket (make your own), and the ability to cast up 50-75' consistently (FWIW, this is way harder with a 10 than I'd previously expected, you tire fast vis-a-vis the usual 4wt).

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      07-31-2009 12:30 PM #65
      I have a lamson reel with a conical cork drag system, will this be OK?

    16. 07-31-2009 12:39 PM #66

      I know some of the Lamson reels are very well regarded, but I don't know which ones. If its sealed, though, the drag should hold up. The reel would need to be made by something corrosion resistant, check with the maker on that line to see if its advertised as salt friendly.
      If you're planning on your light weight fresh water rod, realize the salt water will split and destroy the wood reel seat, and your guides if they're not chromed or corriosion resistant.
      These are the reasons I decided against just taking my beater 6wt and playing, and instead invested in gear rated for this kind of abuse. I do regret making it a 10wt instead of an 8, but whatever, the price was right, coming in at ~$210 for rod and reel (love me some 50% sales!), plus another $70 for the line.

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      08-08-2009 01:46 AM #67
      I got out the casting gear today. My wrist is kinda messed up so I need to take a break from the flyrod .I haven't used a bait caster and plastic worms in about 15 years. It was fun and very productive. On the fly I get 1 maybe 2 bass every 3rd trip or so. Today with 7" roboworms I nailed 6 and lost 3.











    18. 08-09-2009 12:13 PM #68
      I went in to buy a spare spool and a WF10F line, I came out with a 6'9" 3wt Highland Mills cane rod on clearance price.
      I've wanted to give bamboo a shot, but can't afford even a budget rod, and don't know enough to take a shot in the dark on ebay and then try to do a restore... So, it was too hard to pass up.
      Feels awesome paired with my (also bargin priced, they gave it to me at store cost!) CFO 123 (the limited edition, click-pawl version) and a Cortland 444 Sylk DT3 line.
      I'd wanted something lighter and shorter than my 8' Versitex 4wt, this'll definatly do it. Unfortunatly, I don't know when I'll get a chance to use it.


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      08-16-2009 09:50 PM #69
      Went fluking yesterday afternoon. Boat had action all day. Lots of shorts though. Between my friend and I we had 11 shorts and 2 keepers. Went off the Sea Horse in the Atlantic Highlands

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      08-20-2009 04:10 PM #70
      Going fishing in the mornibg with a couple guys from work... hopefully ill have some good pics to put up tomo. Caught 15 last week, a combo of bluegill, brim & specs all off crickets
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      08-21-2009 06:36 AM #71
      Getting bigger

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      08-21-2009 09:34 AM #72
      Out again in Jamaica Bay the past 2 nights. Thursday got completely skunked between my girlfriend and I....not even a hit. Lastnight 1 nice coctail blue and a hefty sandshark.......The water is REALLY warm so that may be causing all this lazyness.......
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    23. 08-24-2009 06:31 PM #73
      Well, its been a week of major fishing..Not too good a turn out, but I had alot of fun.
      Still, I got my bearings and learned some stuff, I figure next year should be much more productive.


      Got a great tip on Corson's Inlet, about 5 minutes by car from the house we stay at. Specifically, from the boat launch, to the left and then to the first grass tufts the locals call the "oyster bed." Best bet is to do that late at night, in darkness. Wish I knew that before the last night I was there.
      Its also easy to fish the bridge lights from the launch dock, which I also figured out on the last night. Several herring were the prize for that.
      As for surf fishing, zip. The bait shop guy said the fishing was terrible this year, and I believe him. Sum total there were a handful of snapper blues, and the latter few days the surf was crushing from the encroaching hurricanes.


      As for my charter trip... I actaully felt bad for the captain, it was brutal. Almost nothing, from what I know about fishing this kind of water, I was in all good spots, but there was just nothing there. No one, including him, was able to bring in more than a couple of fish. We got lucky at the end, when the tide was rushing out under a bridge in the lights. A mess of 12-14" blues (I bet they'd be a blast on a real light rod), and a couple of stripers.... I'm amazed at what a fight even a 20" striper can put into a 10wt rod!
      I'd like to head back out there in October when the water cools and the big stripers start to come in, but I don't think that'll be this year.


      Nothing like having a callous on your hand from casting so damned much all week. After Monday's charter, it was just a blister, by the end of the week it was a full on callous... That's a vacation!
      Oh well, I was mostly bested this year. Next year, though, its on.

    24. 08-25-2009 12:37 AM #74
      Took my nephew fishing the other day:


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      08-25-2009 05:43 AM #75
      Heading out for fluke in about 2 hours. Hopefully the keepers are hitting.

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