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Do you fish?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by cassanova, Jul 26, 2003.


  1. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    Ive posted this in the past, but its been at least a year if not longer. So I wanna do it again.

    How many of you here salt or fresh water fish? What do you use for bait, fishing style (top water/bottom, stuff like that, etc.?

    I prefer to use live bait. Either pinfish, shrimp, even crabs, whatever I can get in my cast net. I usually go top water since thats where the sea trout, snook, cobia, etc like to run. Bottom fishing here usually yields either, dog fish, catfish, or sting rays.
     
  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I like fishing. Very relaxing. I just don't really want the bother of catching anything... :)
     
  3. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Next to playing tuba and bass, fishing is my favorite thing to do. It is the one thing that really lets me clear my mind, and just be at peace.

    Next time I'm down in your neck of the panhandle, I'll definitely take you up on the offer cass!

    I fish at my grandmothers, and there is a dock right on the Pax River. It's salt water, connected directly to the bay. I usually bottom fish, with blood worms. I have found that blood worms work very well in salt water. I usually pull in croaker, spot, and trout. I have gotten a catfish or two as well. I caught an eel once, it was very weird to see, and it fought a lot harder than I thought it would be able to. I hooked a Skate once, but the damn thing wrapped the line around the pylon on the pier, and snapped it. I almost always go out at night, from 6 or 7 until probably 7 or 8 in the morning, by myself. So peaceful, so calm. Its really amazing. I also like to go crabbing (net & line) off the pylons when I'm out there.

    Next time I'm down there, I'll give you a ring!
     
  4. Fishin is fun...when I go fishing i dont worry about all that kinda stuff ima use since I usually catch somethin anyways (we have caught little sharks of the pier before), but its fun to sit around and talk and just chill.
     
  5. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    I go fishing whenever I can, which isn't very often. I do however own a pond that I am going to stock later this year so that will be fun.
     
  6. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Not regularly, but if I get the change, I'll go deep sea fishing.

    I love catching me some halibut.
     
  7. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    By all means, please do. This goes for any other TBer in the area that likes to fish as well.
     
  8. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
     
  9. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    You should try wading out knee to waist deep and off the top sometime. Yields great results for me out in the flats.


    Originally posted by Brenden


    Not regularly, but if I get the change, I'll go deep sea fishing.

    I love catching me some halibut.


    I love deep sea too. I usually get Grouper when I go out on those type trips.
     
  10. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Back in NC we would go catfishing at night. Complete with all the redneck essentials: beer, brightleaf hotdogs, beer and trucks. Most times the fish didnt bother us.



    Mike
     
  11. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    what are bright leaf hotdogs?? is that just a brand up there?

    Redneck fishing with no Coppenhagen or Skoal?? Thats just wrong! I gotta have my chewin tabbacki when I go out fishin.
     
  12. bentem

    bentem

    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    I dont get the chance very often, but I love fishing(as long as the weatyhers good)Its really relaxing, if you catch something or not. I usually like to use fake bait, because it makes the fish easier to take off the hook.
     
  13. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Yeah, its local brand. And yes, Skoal Straight Long Cut.:D


    Mike
     
  14. I rarely fish with my dad...I love it because I rarely see him,and fishing is just bad ass...

    Fresh water mostly,unless we take a trip to the Chesepeake Bay...good times:)

    -Jon:oops:
     
  15. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    Im a Copenhagen man myself.

    Doc if youre ever up for some fishing drop me an email, Maybe we can do it (fishing that is) at the Skyway Bridge one day.

    Ive never fished there myself, but I hear the fishings great there. Ive got some deep sea rods/reels so if you dont have propor tackle, it shouldnt be a problem.
     
  16. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I go saltwater fishing just about every weekend in the summer. Depending on what's open, we go shrimping, crabbing, and fish for salmon (cohoe, king, and humpies), cod, and Red Snapper.

    For shrimp and crab, we generally use canned cat food and salmon carcasses, but ocassionally chicken. For fishing, the bait is generally a herring.
     
  17. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    I am a Carpenter, so I am to busy in the summer. In the winter I go ice-fishing. Its great I have a fish-house thats 8'x12' with cook-stove, oven, tv-vcr, play-station 2,(dvd player) and I play my bass with a small headphone amp. I got a bed in there too, so I sleep out there
     
  18. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I love fishing. I usually only fish in fresh water. My favorite the last few years has been bass fishing in the spring and summer. (although I haven't been out enough this summer - I've only caught a few bass this year :bawl: ) The bass here are relatively small compared to other parts of the country. I, and most everyone else I know, consider a 3 to 4 lb. Wa. state large mouth (as seen in my avatar) a very nice fish. A 5 plus fish is considered very very nice and a 10 lb fish would be approaching state record. But even though they are somewhat small fish, they are still a lot of fun to fish, especially on ultra light gear and nothing beats fishing when the weather is nice. I fish all kinds of lures but I do best for bass with double tail skirted jigs and plastic worms, and of course the secret weapon - the actual worm. I fish for salmon (Coho and Chinook, or Silver and King as they are usually called) when they start to run up the rivers to spawn in the late summer and fall. Again, I fish a variety of patterns for salmon - drift fishing corky and yarn or eggs, trolling herring or spinners - but I do best trolling plugs. I usually fish for trout when I take my kids fishing. The trout are planted hatchery fish, so not really too much of a prize for a sportsman, but the lakes are well stocked and it can be easy fast action for the kids. I catch a few other species that I'm not necessarily targeting - the occasional blue back, or sea run rainbow, while salmon fishing or cat fish or yellow perch in warm water lakes and ponds, I used to fish for perch, bluegills and other sun fish but haven't for a very long time. I practice catch and release as much as possible - I only keep a fish if it has been mortally wounded, or if I have a kid who wants to eat their catch I'll let them keep enough for a meal. The exception is the Salmon. Salmon is good eating and worth the time I spend cleaning the fish. I do keep my Salmon just so long as they are fresh and bright (the rivers I fish are close to the ocean so the Salmon I catch are usually fresh in from the salt and haven't started to change color yet) If I get a dark fish, it does go back. Yeah, I like to fish.

    Edit - Copenhagen ;)
     
  19. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    Bass and bass fishing. Did I misspell one of them? Any way, I love bass fishing. I haven't done much salt water. We have a little river round here called the Patapsco. It is great for small mouth fishing. Sometimes I walk the river in my sandals and catch fish on an ultra light rod. Very relaxing. Fish on brothers!!
     
  20. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Cool, we should go fish one day ;)