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02-21-2005, 11:32 AM
Hello, I just want to get an idea of what freshwater fish everyone fishs for and how. So I thought I'd through this question out there.
What species fish do you fish for and what is your favorite tackle set up to go after them.
I target spotted and large mouth bass. MY favorite rig is a 7' Airrus mh rod and a Shimano Curado reel set up with texas rigged yum lizard on 12 lb p-line...
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freshulk, I would say the majority of the people are bass fishing, but there is a little bit of everything.
For myself largmouth, smallmouth, northern pike and panfish with my boys, 7' st croix, shimano symetre reel 10 lb test.
or when chasing muskies 7- 71/2' st croix medium heay - heavy rod, 80 lb braid, 100 lb fluoro leader and either C3 or C4 garcia reels and real big lures. http://kfs.infopop.cc/eve/forums?s=418607442&a=ga&ul=253102653
02-25-2005, 04:21 PM
As soon as the ice is off the rivers i start trying for trout with fly grar.A few weeks later the lakes are open and i get after the bass and pike.The crappies are so agressive at this time its actually hard to get much else but a few bass beat them to the fly.Good luck!
02-26-2005, 08:45 AM
When yak fishing I basicly use senkos rigged wacky style. As far a rods I use st,croix, avid series. Favorite on the yak is a 6 ft. med. action with a shimano cronarch and a 5" senko, real nice. Also a 6'6" lite action with a shimano stratic 1000, this one I rig with a 4" senko texas style, fun fun fun. http://kfs.infopop.cc/eve/forums?s=418607442&a=ga&ul=2956085195
02-27-2005, 04:55 PM
When yak fishing freswater I am almost exclusively an ultralight or lightweight guy. I like shimano 1000 series reels with 6 lb test and a good 5' or 5'6" rod with decent back bone and a lively tip.
Use lots of Beetle spins, cutie spins, pan dandies and such. Also like a 4" purple worm with a twister tail rigged with a small hook (exposed) and a tiny split shot weight. I pull in an incredible variety of fish. Crappie, bluegill, shellcracker, bass, goggleye, gar, sunfish and just about any other freshwater fish you can imagine. Rarely catch any huge bass, but on a good day I'll catch and release 20-30 fish from .5 to 1.5 pounds (some even smaller than my 4" worm). Catch huge dent head bluegill. Have even caught catfish. Have never been skunked on the light stuff. It's a blast.
04-27-2005, 07:38 PM
i fish in arkansas where i'm from. game fish species are lmbass, crappie, bream, cats [channel, flathead, blue], occasional jackfish.
crappie fishing, like lmbass fishing, is extremely popular with multitudes of methods. my primary method is minnows on tube jigs when fishing with poles. "pole" refers to a 10-12 foot crappie pole with some sort reel. the reel, however, is merely a line gatherer and not for performance casting.
i catch crappie on yoyo's too, and use live bait, minnows, only.
casting for crappie is fun on occasion. i use small rods with light spinning gear. the make and model of the rods and reels makes no difference.
for lmbass, you can fish with live bait as one would crappie. for lures, i use a bait-casting reel, abu-garcia 5000, and a medium action rod. the rod make is inmaterial, as long as it ISN'T fiberglass -they break too often. i chunk worms and spinners, primarily.
for cats, on a pole i use minnows, shrimp, liver, or cutbait of any kind. the pole must be stout; the make is inmaterial.
there are other things i could relate, having learned from clients, but i've have to kill you and that would be bad for the forum moral.
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