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Offline Gina

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Fishing
« on: February 14, 2011, 12:06:54 PM »
Anyone fish?  I am self employed and fish every day I can and on weekends with my son.  Wanted to know if there were any fisherpeople out here.

Here is me catching a spotted bass on the Caney Fork River in TN.  My baby was a month old.  I left for a week long fishing trip (that is supposed to show you my dedication) :p



My son catching some (same trip)



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hubby and son at Falls River



My son winning 1st place at the fishing tournament









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Re: Fishing
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 12:09:15 PM »
Very cool.  Not a fisher-person here, but I love to eat em.  In the Hobbies thread, I think, catsmnrods posted pics of some rods he makes.  You might want to take a look. 
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 12:09:51 PM »
Very cool.  Not a fisher-person here, but I love to eat em.  In the Hobbies thread, I think, catsmnrods posted pics of some rods he makes.  You might want to take a look. 

I rarely eat them. Mostly catch and release.






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Re: Fishing
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 12:26:53 PM »
I'm a fisherperson.  :yahoo:  And live with a di-hard fishingperson. We have 6 feet of filled upright rod holders in the garage....I have no idea how many boxes of tackle we moved over here back in the fall, I just remember it took him forever to pack it!  :thatsright:

I've been primarily flats fishing off of Key West. Though I am getting a TN license in two weeks.  :-)

I prefer catching baracudas, have caught permit, and a monster tarpon (abt 6', 120lb - on 10 pound test...  :yahoo: ), but have never been able to catch a bonefish.

Did fish in The Mercury S.L.A.M.  celebrity pro-am tournament for Cystic Fibrosis several years ago. Didn't come close to winning but did get to sit next to Jose Wejebe at the banquet dinner. OH. MY.  :drool: M was sitting next to his totally gorgeous blonde centerfold-type wife.  :bawl:    

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 12:28:30 PM »
I'm a fisherperson.  :yahoo:  And live with a di-hard fishingperson. We have 6 feet of filled upright rod holders in the garage....I have no idea how many boxes of tackle we moved over here back in the fall, I just remember it took him forever to pack it!  :thatsright:

I've been primarily flats fishing off of Key West. Though I am getting a TN license in two weeks.  :-)

I prefer catching baracudas, have caught permit, and a monster tarpon (abt 6', 120lb - on 10 pound test...  :yahoo: ), but have never been able to catch a bonefish.

Did fish in The Mercury S.L.A.M.  celebrity pro-am tournament for Cystic Fibrosis several years ago. Didn't come close to winning but did get to sit next to Jose Wejebe at the banquet dinner. OH. MY.  :drool: M was sitting next to his totally gorgeous blonde centerfold-type wife.  :bawl:    

 :lmao:

Hmmmmmm might have just found my new bff :naughty:






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Re: Fishing
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 12:31:57 PM »
Hubby fishes and he loves it, this is the 1st year in a long time where he didn't feel like ice fishing though.
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 12:32:21 PM »
Beautiful spot, and yeah, I love to fish.  I don't get out nearly as often as I'd like to, due to lots of other irons in the fire.  I mostly catch and release too, cleaning fish has gone from being cool blood-and-guts man-vs.-wild stuff to being just kind of a pain-in-the-ass as I've gotten older.
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 12:33:47 PM »
Hubby fishes and he loves it, this is the 1st year in a long time where he didn't feel like ice fishing though.

He found better things to do at home on those cold days?  :naughty:

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 12:35:45 PM »
He found better things to do at home on those cold days?  :naughty:

Are you fishing for something?  :naughty:






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Re: Fishing
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 12:40:45 PM »
I have caught just about every major freshwater game fish in OK and TX.
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 12:42:14 PM »
He found better things to do at home on those cold days?  :naughty:

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 12:45:42 PM »
Are you fishing for something?  :naughty:

Nah. I've always thought that whoever invented ice fishing must not have liked their wife much.

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 01:19:40 PM »
Nah. I've always thought that whoever invented ice fishing must not have liked their wife much.

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 01:45:38 PM »
Nah. I've always thought that whoever invented ice fishing must not have liked their wife much.

No way the fish huts here on the Lampery river catching smelts were  not fun back a time ago. Say 30 years ago.

I remember packing my year old baby on my back through a path of snow to the river and heading out for an ice hut. Lots of them out there and someone saw me coming and the fisherman came and led us to his Smelt Shack.

Nice these tiny huts , Colman lanterns and actually warm inside.    A rectangle had been cut in the ice and a board with hooks atop them.

A bag of blood worms ready to go , sandwiches and drinks handy, we just had to wait for the tide and hear the call---They are Running.

The fisherman then grabbed the worms and skewered them to the hooks, dropped the board, pulled it up and removed the fish.  No need to use more worms, or the board, the blood was on the hooks and just dropping them in the water caused the Smelts to attack.

We would come home with bushel baskets of those fish, head for the local fish market and make enough money to pay for heating oil.

This can be fun and profitable to those that enjoy it, I did this only 3 times and it was fun.

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2011, 01:47:47 PM »
I'm strictly an offshore saltwater fisherman.  A friend of mine has a boat he keeps in San Diego and we will go out 60 to 80 miles in search of tuna, dorado, sharks, marlin and swordfish.  I have slowed down in the past few years and haven't gone on as many trips since Im juggling 2 jobs and getting older.  12 -16 hours on the ocean plus fighting big gamefish can wreck havoc on an aging person.
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2011, 01:52:16 PM »

Does anyone else think Vesta's husband may have invented ice fishing?

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2011, 01:54:28 PM »
Does anyone else think Vesta's husband may have invented ice fishing?

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2011, 02:04:15 PM »
I have caught just about every major freshwater game fish in OK and TX.

Catfish AND turtles?!?  Wow!

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2011, 02:11:53 PM »
I practically live to fish. I flyfish mostly but will do anything to catch a fish. I make bamboo rods and tie flies too.
This is me with a nice catch of brown trout.
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2011, 02:23:02 PM »
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Nice Browns!

I'm a fly/spin trout fisherman also.

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2011, 02:24:47 PM »
Catfish AND turtles?!?  Wow!

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Well, there are a lot of them, but, throw in LM bass, B and W crappie, gar, striped bass and bluegill/red ear, too.
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2011, 02:34:16 PM »
I practically live to fish. I flyfish mostly but will do anything to catch a fish. I make bamboo rods and tie flies too.
This is me with a nice catch of brown trout.


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Re: Fishing
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2011, 04:26:31 PM »
If I get up to one of my favorite lakes this year (and I DO plan on going) I'll get some pics of the 5-10 lb Trout I usually catch there.   :hyper:
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2011, 04:45:09 PM »
I get up to a Catskill Mtn. pond every year first thing after ice out. It is loaded with big brook trout. I generally get a few in the 17-20 inch range. About 17 years ago I had one that went 24. It had to weigh over 5 lbs and at that time it would have been the NYS record but it is wilderness camping and I ate it!
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2011, 04:49:11 PM »
I do a little bit of fishing now and again.

Freshwater light line (4-6lb) with hard plastic lures in the far upstream reaches of creeks.

Medium line (30-40lb) with hard or soft plastic lures in dams and rivers and estuaries.

Offshore reef fishing with 100lb bait or lure.

Offshore open water with 80+lb trolled lure.

Pretty much everything caught in the salt - goes to the table if it's legal size and species.

Everything caught in the freshwater is catch'n'release.