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Why is carp fishing so hard?
I’ve been trying at carp for the past 4-5 months. Every 2 to 3 weeks I would try for them. I have a method feeder, tried to use a hair rig, tried the panko jello mix, and the oatmeal one. All I have gotten is a turtle. Any good methods or rigs that don’t cost a bunch of money and I don’t have to import from Europe?
Few pics from yesterday
caught a bunch,no size to em
5 pickerel, 9 bass
Going to Spirit Lake tomorrow for some north Iowa fishing. Never been perch fishing, but have read what I could find. Anyone out there have any advice for me?
Can I tie lures directly to braid?
I got Daiwa casting reel with 30 lb braid. Casts like a dream. That being said, can I tie lures directly to my line or is a flouro leader necessary? I like to use chatterbaits, jigs, Texas Rigs etc. I fish for largemouth usually.
Is it wrong to use spincast?
Growing up my Dad and Grandpa always used spincast so that is naturally what I always used. I have always been aware of the benefits of spinning, but spincast has always done the job for me so I don't see the point in switching and learning spinning. Well this week I am on a fishing trip with my fiancee's family to the gulf of Mexico, I have always been a freshwater fisherman so this is a new experience for me and they knew that. They all recommended spinning for the ocean so I went out and bought me a new pole. Despite researching technique before hand I absolutely embarrassed myself this morning. They have been telling me I am less of a man for using a "rinky dink baby pole" my whole life. Is this the common view? I never thought of spincast as a children's pole because it is what my Dad and Grandpa used. I know there are some lower end ones that are good for kids, but I am proud of mine. I have always just been a casual fisherman and only do it to go relax on the lake alone, so while I know spinning is better I never needed it. I want the opinion of better fishermen than me.
Big muskie !
Harvey Hollenback, 90, of Breezy Point, Mn. and his grandson Cameron Ling who was visiting from Dallas, were invited by a close friend, Wade Brill, to go muskie fishing ! On Labor Day week-end, after about an hour-and-a-half of trolling, Cameron hooked up; it took 20 minutes of fighting the fish to get it to the
net, and the lure came out just
as it was being netted !
The fish was caught at a lake
near Longville, Mn.; it measured 44 in., with a girth of 19 in. and was Cameron's first muskie,
ever ! He is now a confirmed muskie hunter !
Returned from Napa
Well guys you want me to lie to you or do you want the truth?
Can't farm, just as well fish!
Wanted to combine corn today, but an electrical problem ruined that idea. Talked my wife and daughter into a trip to the pond. Put a worm and bobber on wife's pole, jig with 2 1/2 inch Gulp minnow for daughter. First cast daughter caught a striper, only the second one caught since stocking 25 of them 3 years ago. From the size, it appears they are reproducing. Good sign. I had a 1/16th oz tinsel tail, and we caught maybe 15 large mouth dinks. Wife was getting mad not catching anything, so I took off the bobber and had her drop it on the bottom beside the dock. Game on, we caught about 20 hybrid bluegill that way, kept 6 largest 10 inch 1.25 monster. Biggest 'gill I've seen in person. It was getting dark, so we headed up the bank. I stepped on a stick I didn't see, it rolled and I went down. Sprained a couple of fingers and really stretched the knee I had replaced 5 weeks ago. Still don't know if it hurt or helped it, but doesn't appear to have injured anything so far. 🤞 It was great to see the spray I used did a wonderful job on the duckweed!
The walleyes weren't home.
Was after walleyes today but the trout wanted the worm. Oh well.
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