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    1. Member MyVWsPhatter's Avatar
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      11-09-2009 02:20 PM #141
      Headed out on Saturday. Trolling and Jigging! Great day on the water!




      I love me some good old Bronco Bustin! Busting through the birds for some drop and reel fishing!!

      Edit: Page 5 Ownage!

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      11-09-2009 02:29 PM #142
      Is that a tuna in the third picture?

      Well played sir. The funny thing is, is that I usually wear a Rutgers hat while fishing. This was the first time I wore a Broncos hat. Go Broncos!


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      11-09-2009 02:29 PM #143
      sweet.

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      11-09-2009 02:52 PM #144
      Thanks guys, it actually does look like a tuna...but unfortunately it was just a blue! Mr. Chompers!

      Here is a Tuna my Dad managed to horse in this summer... love them Tunas!!

      Edit : Big Pict Whoops




      Modified by MyVWsPhatter at 6:53 PM 11-9-2009

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    5. 11-10-2009 07:18 AM #145
      Quote, originally posted by MyVWsPhatter »


      We call em Tailor here in Australia, those things will eat anything, soft plastic lures, metal lures, even flies, you name it the Tailor/Bluefish has eatin it.


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      11-10-2009 10:36 AM #146
      they look like a tuna, are they good to eat? they appear to have a firm meat like a tuna.

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      11-10-2009 11:14 AM #147
      Quote, originally posted by gintaras »
      they look like a tuna, are they good to eat? they appear to have a firm meat like a tuna.

      They have a dense, kind of oily flesh, and have a very strong fish odor.
      They are good to eat, but are best cooked on a grill or in a broiler.

      --Chuck--


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      11-10-2009 02:11 PM #148
      Quote, originally posted by speedbump2 »

      They have a dense, kind of oily flesh, and have a very strong fish odor.
      They are good to eat, but are best cooked on a grill or in a broiler.

      --Chuck--

      I like the Stripers the best to eat...blue's are just okay for me. If you cook them the right way they're good I guess.

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      11-10-2009 03:28 PM #149
      Quote, originally posted by MyVWsPhatter »

      I like the Stripers the best to eat...blue's are just okay for me. If you cook them the right way they're good I guess.

      There have been times where I caught a fish and had it in the pan 45min later...HOLY CRAP WAS IT GOOD!!!

      I am not that into blues either..


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      11-10-2009 04:28 PM #150
      Quote, originally posted by Matt@EuroJerks »

      There have been times where I caught a fish and had it in the pan 45min later...HOLY CRAP WAS IT GOOD!!!

      I am not that into blues either..

      You're right man, this summer I got a nice 22" flounder and as soon as I got it I packed up the boat and within 20 minutes or so I was on the back deck cooking lunch!! Fried Flounder, lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce....good stuff!!


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    11. 11-10-2009 07:11 PM #151
      Quote, originally posted by gintaras »
      they look like a tuna, are they good to eat? they appear to have a firm meat like a tuna.

      Personally i don't like them, there are other fish out there that taste better and can be caught just as easily. But i guess it won't be too bad if you bleed the fish straight away and put it on ice, keeping it as fresh as possible.

      We have a fish down here called a Flathead, heaps easy to catch, plenty of them and one of the best fish i've eaten.

      What kind of saltwater fish do Americans have to fish for, besides the stripped bass and bluefish?


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      11-15-2009 08:19 PM #152
      Quote, originally posted by speedbump2 »


      Is that a sink-tip line, or a full sinking line?

      --Chuck--

      That's a type 4 Scientific Anglers full sink. Its all I use in the tube now. I stuck that cat in 5 feet of water.


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      11-16-2009 10:31 AM #153
      Headed out of TI yesterday after the storm to find the bite was still on from last week! Enjoy the pics!!




      Seas were crazy for surfing after that storm! Looked like the Banzai Pipeline as we headed through the inlet

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      11-16-2009 07:12 PM #154
      Boated my NEW personal best musky yesterday just before dark! A solid 46" on a shallow solid body crankbait under an inline planer board.


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      11-24-2009 12:10 PM #155
      Nice musky!

      We headed out again off the Jersey Coast. Here are the results
      The Sunrise

      The Birds

      The Bass



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      11-27-2009 11:39 PM #156
      Here are a few pics from my steelhead season so far...




      Modified by MXTHOR3 at 10:41 PM 11-27-2009


    17. 11-28-2009 01:39 AM #157

      'Pinning egg sacks?

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      11-29-2009 05:14 PM #158
      Quote, originally posted by 54-46 »

      'Pinning egg sacks?

      Yup, roebags for the most part. Although that brownie came on a homemade jig, I've also got a few on pink worms...


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      11-29-2009 05:23 PM #159
      Quote, originally posted by MXTHOR3 »

      Yup, roebags for the most part. Although that brownie came on a homemade jig, I've also got a few on pink worms...

      Homemade jig eh? interested in buying an Orvis fly tying book? I bought it to make jigs for under floats back when I did that kind of fishing but never used it and don't plan to.


    20. 11-29-2009 09:55 PM #160
      Quote, originally posted by MXTHOR3 »

      Yup, roebags for the most part. Although that brownie came on a homemade jig, I've also got a few on pink worms...

      My brother in law taught me how effective fresh roe is on trout, I'd never imagined there'd really be a perfect bait 'til I saw them in use.

      That said, I'm more interested in your pin rig... I'm confused, do these things have any drag to speak of, or do you have to palm the reel when you fight the fish?


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      11-29-2009 11:27 PM #161
      Quote, originally posted by 54-46 »
      That said, I'm more interested in your pin rig... I'm confused, do these things have any drag to speak of, or do you have to palm the reel when you fight the fish?

      There are center pins with drag but the ones I've used have no drag. The line clicker is set to keep the reel in a fixed position.

      Old pic of me:



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    22. 11-30-2009 02:20 AM #162

      That's pretty fantastic, actually. I suspected I'd be looked at like I had two heads if I showed up for steelhead with a clicker reel only, but I think palming is far more fun than using a drag.

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      11-30-2009 02:52 PM #163
      Quote, originally posted by 54-46 »

      That's pretty fantastic, actually. I suspected I'd be looked at like I had two heads if I showed up for steelhead with a clicker reel only, but I think palming is far more fun than using a drag.

      All the fly guys run clicker reels, lol

      Like it was mentioned above most centerpin reels don't have a drag, you need to either palm it, or use your finger to slow the fish down. My reel does have a drag and I use it a lot of time. I run a Angling Specialties 4.5inch offset.. It's on the higher end of the scale, retails for around $1000. (I didn't pay close to this much)

      Where abouts in PA are you? I fish Elk Creek PA quite a bit in the winter time..


    24. 11-30-2009 05:09 PM #164

      Quote, originally posted by MXTHOR3 »

      All the fly guys run clicker reels, lol

      Click-pawl only, no drag with the possible exception of a tensioner. Although, I get angry if a reel doesn't click at me when I'm moving line in either direction, I mean...what's the point?

      I dunno, I just find the idea of a mechanical disc drag to be boring.. Where's the fun in letting the system do the work for you?

      If I ever got into steelheading, I'd want to do up a 1494 Medalist like the old timers did, by cutting out the frame and tying in a leather pad for a finger brake.

      Anyways, I'm on the wrong side of the state, I'm in the Allentown/Lehigh Valley area by Jersey.

      I like the idea of centerpinning, but there's not much call for it over here so I've never looked into it. I've yet to make it out for steel, got two new kids and there's just no time to slip away for a couple days.

      When the time comes, its a toss up between Pulaski and Erie. I hear Pulaski is better fishing, but I'm more inclined to Erie's safer wading.


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      11-30-2009 10:09 PM #165
      eh, when it's -30 out and I have to palm a almost frozen reel the drag comes in REAL handy


    26. 11-30-2009 10:40 PM #166
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      eh, when it's -30 out and I have to palm a almost frozen reel the drag comes in REAL handy

      Bah! (said with the assurances of a man who doesn't get into anything with regularity above 12-14" trout)

      This is why I need to take up steelhead or even regular striper fishing. I need to get used to the point where I can palm reel on a serious fish that'll make a run for it, but in my area, that just isn't gonna happen.

      Anyways, I think this weekend may have been the last time I head out this year until we start to see warmth in Febuary.


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      12-01-2009 12:43 AM #167
      Quote, originally posted by 54-46 »

      Bah! (said with the assurances of a man who doesn't get into anything with regularity above 12-14" trout)

      This is why I need to take up steelhead or even regular striper fishing. I need to get used to the point where I can palm reel on a serious fish that'll make a run for it, but in my area, that just isn't gonna happen.

      Anyways, I think this weekend may have been the last time I head out this year until we start to see warmth in Febuary.

      haha!

      I also fly fish....a lot.. Can't beat standing in the middle of a hatch as the evening wears on... Probably one of my favourite things to do.. I'll take those 12inch brookies and browns all day long.

      However, when it comes to steelhead, the flyfishermen are handicapping themselves right out of the gate by bringing their fly gear down to the river (My opinion).. There are definitely better tools for fighting these fish, especially when you are trying to keep the fight times to a minimum so you can get the fish back in the water unharmed..




      Modified by MXTHOR3 at 11:44 PM 11-30-2009


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      12-01-2009 08:11 AM #168
      Quote, originally posted by MXTHOR3 »
      ...However, when it comes to steelhead, the flyfishermen are handicapping themselves right out of the gate by bringing their fly gear down to the river...

      So your saying I should leave my 2wt at home?

      --Chuck--


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      12-01-2009 11:09 AM #169
      Quote, originally posted by speedbump2 »

      So your saying I should leave my 2wt at home?

      --Chuck--

      The worst part is I've seen a few guys running rigs that are way to light.. Then they wonder why when they go to release a fish it's belly up...

      I have a hard time turning those 12-14inchers with my 4wt!


    30. 12-16-2009 10:31 PM #170
      How about a bump for the fishing thread. Anybody hitting up any Ice fishing yet?

      ....'cause I did! Pulled a dozen of these out of the lake today.

      Sent em all back to be caught again. They're smaller than normal. Used to be able to catch 20"ers on the regular at this lake til the perch took it over.


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      12-18-2009 12:01 AM #171
      That's awesome, and I'm sorry, but if all I was catching was 14" rainbows, you know I'd be eating them
      Except for Lake Michigan, I don't even know where to fish for Rainbows here in Northwest Indiana....

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      12-19-2009 02:15 PM #172
      Quote, originally posted by gintaras »
      That's awesome, and I'm sorry, but if all I was catching was 14" rainbows, you know I'd be eating them
      Except for Lake Michigan, I don't even know where to fish for Rainbows here in Northwest Indiana....

      Indiana is the home of the skamania... Greatest fish to ever swim in fresh water!!!!!!


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      01-04-2010 10:20 AM #173
      here are a few pictures for the holidays...

      22in'er from the lower blue

      18in'er from the lower blue (me)

      a nice bass from november


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      01-04-2010 01:03 PM #174
      I've always wanted to learn to fly fish.

      The only time I really get to go fishing is down at my in-laws, they live in a gated golf course community in North Carolina with over 50 stocked catch & release ponds and the Cape Fear river.

      My biggest catch in NC was this past Christmas, got a 5.1lb bass.

      One of my parent's friends goes fishing in our area all the time, he has a nice bass boat and used to fish tournaments regularly. I'm going to start going with him this spring/summer so I can pick up a few tricks.


    35. 01-04-2010 02:22 PM #175
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      I've always wanted to learn to fly fish.

      Its easier than you think. Try.

      There's an LL Bean in VA. Come spring time, the Outdoor Discover School runs a intro to fly casting course. You'll learn the basic 4 part cast. After that, you find yourself some water, lob out your fly and practice the drift.

      Its easy.


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