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in Pacific North West
Posted June 23, 2015
in Pictures, Stories & Video
Posted April 27, 2015
Posted April 17, 2015
Excellent- I want to give that a try along with some of the shark and ray fishing we have in California
Posted March 13, 2015
in MI Meet, Greet & Questions
Good luck on the home mades - it's a great feeling catching on your own. Seems like you don't need to use as many to get bites as well.
You can also freeze the dough if you get fed up rolling- I make a load of dry mix and keep it in a bucket so you can just pull out a six egg mix and make them up as you need. I keep the measurements of the liquids stuck to the side of the bucket.
Bet those things fought like hell
in New England
Posted March 10, 2015
Posted March 2, 2015
On the massive waterways in the north west it's hit and miss and with so few anglers fishing consistently on these venues it's hard to get a perspective, I'm going to try and subscribe to a site fishing philosophy this year on the bigger venues and have set a goal of a 30+ California clear lake fish (see below) this year after hearing of bow hunters hitting fish of this size on a particular spot on this lake in the sloughs - also hearing of just scooping up 33-35lb fish in nets during spawning albeit personally only catching a 25.8 lb on a rod on this lake.
I think it will need a little luck:)
Max. length 19 mi (31 km)
Max. width 8 mi (13 km)
Surface area 68 sq mi (180 km2)
Average depth 27 ft (8.2 m)
Max. depth 60 ft (18 m)
Water volume 1,155,000 acre·ft (1,425,000 dam3)
Shore length1 100 mi (160 km)
Surface elevation 1,329 ft (405 m)
On the smaller venues I think a high ph, low stock density, rich food source with a little altitude thrown in is a good- other than that I think all small venues have the potential to throw up some surprises. I have seen a 33 lb catfish get caught out of 2.5 acre lake after several years of fishing and a I truley believe that any lost fish could of been the big one.
Posted February 24, 2015
I know we have fish that big in northern California in the delta and probably some of the massive lakes - it's just a case of being fortunate enough to latch onto one. New strategy this year is to get out on a boat and go looking.
in Beginning Carping
Posted January 26, 2015
We should all use the Oz method:)
in FFF 2015
Posted December 26, 2014
Possibly- I think Baitbucket is heading up there. pm the location you are thinking of.
Posted December 25, 2014
Posted December 19, 2014
If targeting numbers on a big venue with known numbers of fish or river fishing, the method- if a more intimate venue small PVA bags- typically with a tiger nut and rubber corn critically balanced. I always prefer fishing PVA over method.
Posted December 12, 2014
I will pull the trigger on that
Posted December 6, 2014
I think for the most part its better to stick to natural baits- all round fav has got to be tiger nut with a bit of fake corn to make it critically balanced.
Posted November 30, 2014
Its worth having one rod just to cast around with, chances are they are not moving all that much. Always cast at a showing fish.
Don't put out much bait and move swim if nothing is happening- I tend to stick with fruity but spicy seem to work for me as well, rod hutchinson mega-spice is good stuff. As somebody mentioned before glugging a hook bait in alcohol is also worth a swing.
I think winter fishing is trial and error with bait and location and also finding out when the feeding spells are. Once you have figured that out it can be pretty good.
Posted November 27, 2014
nice to see a different style pic
nice looking lake, especially that second pic
Posted November 20, 2014
keep an eye on tackle trader on the forum, you can get some good deals.
Posted November 13, 2014
At least your out there with your matrix pod:)
Posted November 8, 2014
lick and release:)
Posted November 6, 2014
I guess it's all relevant, in CA our winter is so dam short it can't really count:) January and February can be cold but its not freezing. Single small, white or pink pop-ups have been good for me, with really small pva bags of liquidized bread mixed with tuna. This year I might try the tigernut glugged in vodka:)
I did ok casting into the sun hit spots in the winter on one lake with a pva bag mix that rose to the surface slowly (Solar up n downer) - I saw fish actually move down onto the bait which were high in the water column. Also scaling back on the tackle probably helps I would say. Also running rigs might be worth a swing.
nice! nice barra as well.
Posted October 31, 2014
This is where i'm spending a fair bit of time currently. But just like most lakes in our area someone has fallen in and died.