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Jun 27, 2024 11:53:38   #
GlobalNomad59 Loc: Takoma Park Maryland
 
Hello, i just joined this forum, in early retirement and living in Takoma Park Maryland. I haven't really tried to fish since i was maybe 16 and don't remember catching anything, or how, and could like to find a fishing friend or two who could like to periodically knock around and try some fishing. I have a nice starter rod and reel and just some basic gear (can't even remember what it's called, things in a small box, like hooks, trawlers and bobs?, to help catch fish). Id be surprised but pleased if anybody answered this post but would appreciate buddying up with others.
Rand is my name

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Jun 27, 2024 13:33:01   #
Capt Dusty Loc: Maryland
 
Hello Rand,
Welcome to the site. What kind of fishing are you interested in, or shall I ask what fish do you want to fish for?

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Jun 27, 2024 14:59:11   #
GlobalNomad59 Loc: Takoma Park Maryland
 
Gosh I'd be happy to catch most anything?, except gnarly bottom feeders?, large or small mouth bass?, crappies, i don't really care...i'd just like to Learn, enjoy a picnic lunch, honor nature... I Did get a DNR MD license but not DC and VA...I'd even drive aways to find nice looking trout were it possible and consider an overnight camp...I don't even know what the better sites around here are. I have the Fishbox App on my phone, thinking that it could be helpful and was the same as This site, but i guess they are not...

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Jun 28, 2024 09:10:39   #
OJdidit Loc: Oak Creek Wisconsin
 
Hi Rand,
I wish I lived closer, but it is what it is. My advice is to think like a fish if you want to catch one. Make your bait look real and cast it near cover. They can’t close their eyes, so the hide in, or under weeds, trees, piers, docks, etc. as they wait for something edible to swim by, or fall into the water. Everything eats Nightcrawlers, so start with a 1/3 of a crawler, threaded on a #6 hook below a bobber. Give it a twitch every couple seconds as there is most likely something looking at it. Fish feed up, so set your depth accordingly. Good luck!

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Jun 28, 2024 22:08:36   #
GlobalNomad59 Loc: Takoma Park Maryland
 
Even that short reply very helpful, thank you.

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Jun 29, 2024 21:00:52   #
Steve smith Loc: Cambridge Maryland
 
Hi Rand
Happy retirement I am right behind you 3 weeks and counting
So it is hard to explain some things bit if you fish a bobber over a hook set the bobber about 2 to 3 ft above the hook take a night crawler the big worms break it into 2 to 3 pieces and as said thread it on the hook and fish near structure hanging in the water you should catch sun fish and perch crappie if you you use a weight and hook with night crawler you will catch as you say gnarly bottom dwellers like catfish it's all up to what your interested in . Good luck
Send us some pics most of all keep asking questions

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Jul 6, 2024 11:53:37   #
GlobalNomad59 Loc: Takoma Park Maryland
 
Steve, that is already very helpful, basic and kinda what i need. There are some fishing apps i am fussing with. I learned that WSSC stocks their own reservoirs, @40 mins north of DC; they gave me a free license at 65 --but you need a DNR one too, think they are hardly $5--and a WSSC park cop showed me photos of bigger bass he was proud to catch. I haven't caught anything yet but it's a good way to hang out and just vibrate with broader mother earth, is my reasoning.

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