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At a trout OFF gathering up at Trilium Lake there were some folks that had questions on how to rig up for salmon and steelhead. Questions about spinners and questions about spoons. I do believe that sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. A good book with lots of pictures and some...
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Hi everyone At the beginning of the summer I made a goal for myself to explore as many waters as possible around and in Portland (I moved to Portland in December of 2019, so I have very little knowledge of all the hot spots etc) However, I've found some interesting spots but feel like bank...
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First few times I fished for perch, I tried a heavy pyramid sinker with a couple of hooks above the weight. I got into a fair amount of fish, but honestly I really do not like to use a whale rod to catch a perch. Then I heard that the carolina rig works as well, and last time I went to the beach...
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Berkley's Power Eggs are AWESOME! They taste the same as Power Bait to the fish. They come in the same colors, and even additional colors. They float just like Power Bait. But, they are BETTER in FOUR remarkable ways. One, you won't have messy / smelly hands like you do with rolling power bait...
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I've been thinking about giving trolling the Siuslaw in my little boat. In still water, idle speed is about 2-1/2 mph over bottom according to my GPS. I'm interested in information about what speeds are right for trolling. The big question is should I invest in a trolling plate for my motor. I...
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I bought a new spinner to fish with and spooled it with new braid. I used my usual knot to attach the braid to the spool and spun it full. I was gonna use the new rig to fish with when I noticed the entire load of braided line spins freely on the spool. Who has a recommendation as to what knot...
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has anybody tried to fish light jigs like 1/64-1/16oz with braid? I’m thinking that because braid floats it might be an issue but I am curious for your input.
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Centerpin float fishing is popular around the Great Lakes and seems to be making it's way to the West Coast. I'm jumping on the bandwagon and will soon have my entry level setup complete, just need to put line on the spool (Okuma Sheffield/Wright McGill Centerpin Rod). I'm starting this thread...
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Hello everyone! Im brand new to this site and brand new to bait casting. I have already figured out how to avoid backlash but am having other problems and was hoping you all could provide some advice. I only have this problem when using a floater but when I cast, I seem to lose all line tension...
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What is everyone's personal favorite hooks for your crankbaits? I keep buying different sizes and can't seem to figure out which is just right. I think so far I'm settling for a size 3 VMC hooks. Short
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A couple weeks ago I occurred to find a spool of Runcl Rainbow Braid on Amazon. I was impressed with the multiple colors on a spinning reel in the picture, so I tried a spool of 20lb. It’s a bit easier to tie. May because it’s a new brand, it costs a good bit less than most brands. Give it a...
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Which sonars would you recommend for lakefishing on shore? Cheap and good, if that exists. And how many of you still have enough success to not have to use one? Preferably bass catching
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I know what you're thinking. Why is a fly fisherman making a thread about powerbait.:think: It's not because I'm trying to stir the pot by pitting bait guys against the fly and lure guys, it's because I am genuously curious why one would choose to fish with it. Ok...Ok...I know....it catches...
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Just a Carolina rig, but a small bobber at the end and the hook in the middle. The worm seems to float very nicely, as two small bass in first 3 casts seem to say..... Will post a picture later today. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
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Do you all use a split ring on lures and spoons. What is good size for salmon steel head and trout. I have been using loop knot and tie direct. I also use barrel swivels about 18 inches above lure.is it better to use swivels to connect split ring to leader.sorry just getting into spin...
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So I'm new to using baitcasters. And I'm new to bass fishing. I was wondering how some of you guys cast your baitcaster when in a tight areas, trees up and around you, logs next to you, etc. Is a there a certain underhand cast I can do? I know about flipping and pitching, but thats more for...
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Hey guys I'm new to this site. From Troutdale Oregon. I need help figuring out why my rooster tail ALWAYS gets tangled to my fishing line when I cast it. I cast it, but I don't feel the vibration I'm supposed to feel, then when it comes close, I see that the hook part is tangled to my line so it...
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I'm sure this question will surface all sorts of opinions, but need everyone's sage advice. What type of line should I use for an Abu Garcia Black Max baitcaster? Here's the situation: - I'm a beginner. Got the reel as a gift from my sister so want to make sure I try to learn how to use it...
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Okay so this might sound funny to you but I fish a lot , and lately I got into lingcod fishing. The problem is I fish on rocky cliff type of locations where I cannot get down to the water. And when ever I hook a fish and start pulling it up I feel like my drag is going to break so I put gloves on...
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I have heard all sorts of things over the years--most of them kind of nasty. Preparation H for catfish, a bloody Band-Aid for crawdads, beer can poppers for bass, and all sorts of crazy things. Myself, I use a wedding ring spinner with a small curlytail grub threaded over the shank of the...
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It's been awhile since I've been on or even looked. But I just picked up the new synopsis for fishing and notice that we can't bobber dog anymore? That's what I think I read? Any input would be great. Thanks
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