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.
Last edited by kanukVariant; 05-03-2012 at 09:18 PM.
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...
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
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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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.
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
Edit: Daayum I'm a wordy bastard ...what those guys said. LOL
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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
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
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:
81.5 cm (32") !!!
Tagged and released in a local creek today. Unfortunately not by me...
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.
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?
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..
^ 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!
PS - Yeah, I know there's a rant thread...