welcome, I decided to register for this forum. I have been browsing the board for a while now and decided to join. I just got into centerpinning not too long ago. I recently purchased a few floats from a custom maker. if interested here is where I got them from custom floats
Since you told me you have been a fan of center pin fishing for years,I'm glad to see a discussion on it. Maybe we should talk to Anatolliy about a special section for it.
Thanks for opening up the discussion,alm21.
my issue w getting stated CP'ing, is the lack of open space on local rivers. rarely am I in open enough space to whip around a 13ft fish slapper. I like the style of fishing, but fear investing and not really utilizing the gear.
I'm looking for more direction. The nearest tackle shop is about 75 to 80 miles away, and it's called Bass Pro. They have rods and reels that I believe will work, but when I ask for advice, I get blank stares. The trout (California Put&Take) are planted in the irrigation tank/canal system. One canal in, 2 or 3 ditches out. By the end of the season, the Lake/tank has been drawn down about 70%. Little to no holdover from 1 year to the next.
In the spring, the "Fish & Game" will plant the trout at the boat ramp, and the Irrigation District will fill the canals. The canals where I fish are about 20 feet wide and about 15 to 20 feet deep. The flow is fast to walking speed just before they turn the water off.
The equipment I'm looking at is a rod by Lamiaglas (LX106MLSGH, 10'6"/6-12 lb., 1/8-5/8 oz.) Z11. The reel is Okuma (Aventa or RAW-1002) with a 50/50 load of 30 lb backing and 8 lb mono & 6 lb tippet. For weight, I'll be using 1/8 oz to 1/2 oz egg or bullet weights left over from my Large Mouth Bass days. The floats will be Thill or Aero-float.
Catphish.... and....bake! the longer the rod the better! Highsticking a direct line to ur float will give u a quicker hookset. In tight quarters, lock the reel down with ur thumb,strip line off the tip of ur rod,load the rod by holding by the hook shank then release it. Distance will be determined by how much u load the rod. The more line on the water will delay the hookset. Make sence? Good luck guys. To n y