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  1. Last week, after taking a nice walleye or two in morning, went and played round of golf in afternoon. Was thinking, while looking at the goose hunters in front of cottage, I should've brought my shotgun. Nice job!
  2. That's awesome. Nothing better the showing family catch to cook. Tight lines.
  3. What spinfly said. TiBait store has everything fishing you need, plus ethanol free fuel. Plus, like Kevin said(I have learned a LOT by reading his posts and following his advice!), fish 30 to 40ft channel edges. Although last Sept I caught my biggest Walleye at 11am. Go figure. I still like dark hours.
  4. You guys are right on the mark, for closer to my neck of the woods. For both scup and seabass, a rod on lighter side is way more fun. 61/2 to 7ft, 8 to 12 or 15lbtest line rated will be fine. I usually use 10 to 15lb braid, but 20 is fine also. Add about 6 to 8ft of mono or flouro and you are set. Both are caught on bait on boats (clams, squid ect) BUT you will usually put largest of both species on ice w jigs, especially smaller diamond jigs w surge tube hooks. While I get called for pinhooking trips off Montauk, that is mostly all we use to put 50lbs of each species in boat as fast a possible. Slow pitch or snap jigs also work very well for larger biscuits (seabass lol).
  5. Wow. Read both versions. Have to say, THANK YOU TO YOU BOTH for helping! As fishermen, and boaters, we all need to know, the water is an unforgiving place. While I hope most of us know how to handle emergencies, I also hope, you all stop to think, what would I do if....... Being prepared is 90% of it, and not losing your head, is the other 10%, Stay calm, evaluate the situation, and render aid where possible. Once again, thank you to you both for being there. Without you, it might have turned out a lot different. Think about that! God bless and GREAT JOB!
  6. Congrats on that amazing catch. Glad you were able to release her without too much pain (I mean to your hand lol). Great read too. Tight lines.
  7. That is awesome! There is nothing better then to see smiles on a child or grandchild's face when they catch a fish. Doesn't matter what it is. Great job sir! And Congrats on a great catch.
  8. almost looks like a Cisco. But just a guess.
  9. Thanks again KJL for the always important details. Always reading and learning for me. This time while spending spring in Fla, fishing the Gulf flats. Can't wait to get back on the SLR.
  10. Congrats on a fine deer, and giving it all to find it. Just got back from a hunt in snow. Didn't have a shot close enough w my hawken, and good thing. When I went to fire it out, pop, no boom lol. Guess wet snow got in lock. Oh well. Thorough cleaning and try again next time. Congratulations again.
  11. nice job!! Can't wait to get in woods!
  12. I basically drift or power drift (w trolling motor) breaks or drop offs while bucktailing or bouncing bottom w what is VERY similar to a drop shot rig, w either gulp or bait.
  13. I am amazed at the similarities with saltwater fluke fishing!
  14. hntnfsh00

    A Fatty

    Another nice group ready for fillet. Good eats!
  15. I see it on the chart. Thanks very much! Just had to smile. Based on what you told person on "First Walleye Trip" thread, I started pouring over charts near Kring (we are staying in Goose Bay), for a piece that fits those parameters (where flats drop off to deeper channel). Piece I picked was immediately south of what you just said!! Just S of the unnamed shoal S of Whiskey I shoal. Guess I was close. Will definitely give these pieces a good try. After coming up there every summer for almost 15 yrs now, have no problem catching LM, SM, Perch and Pike(several off that unnamed shoal that I STUCK my boat on last fall! lol), walleye (other the incidental to other fishing) have eluded me. And not for lack of trying. Put quite a few nights and early mornings on river in last few years trying and learning. Thanks again for the help. I have been studying charts every day for a month already. The planning for a trip is half the fun.
  16. Thanks very much. Very good tips. Definitely going to take yours and others advice. I know some of the few spots I have fished, but am going to try different ones this time, maybe right off Kring as others have suggested. Will try running the drifts w just electronics (and mapping function on my Simrad) and lay down a few trails I can safely navigate w riggers (being aware of high spots.) Maybe will leave my ole salmon dipseys at home then, and stick to my other stuff. Thanks all so very much. Gonna work hard at learning the finer points here.
  17. What speeds do you all troll at? I am assuming troll up, controlled drift down? Thanks very much. Coming up mid Sept and am planning on putting my riggers on and bring my dipseys this year. Last few years, went only with bottom bouncers with sticks and worm harnesses, and lindy rigs w just the harnesses. Not a lot of success except on SMB.
  18. Adrenaline junkies. But that could've turned bad real fast. We always should be respectful of weather, especially on the water, where it is not forgiving.
  19. Waterspouts are dangerous in that they can change direction and move quite quickly. BUT the wind field in VERY tight, meaning that only 100 yds away you may not even feel a breeze. That being said, again, they can change direction and head right for you lol. They are quite common down south in summer and with warmer water. Up here they are apparently less powerful, but should be avoided while on the water lol.
  20. I had my little 16' Palm Beach CC a few miles out in Gulf one June a few years back. Saw a funny looking "boat" on water a few hundred yds behind us. My buddy said just keep fishing. A few seconds later, the "boat" (actually the bottom of a water spout that hadn't spun up enough water yet) rose 1500 feet up. (The Weather Channel later confirmed lol). Yelled at my buddy to haul anchor fast! Lmao as he pulled anchor over bow I put the throttle to the console!! Almost threw him over as he went from bow to stern in a second! As we took off single water spout became 3 and you could hear them as they closed! Funniest part was as we were FLYING BY a bigger anchored boat w family fishing, Capt threw his hands up at me like wtf? I just pointed behind us. Was hysterical to watch them all start running around boat to evacuate area LMAO. Got back to dock and house and turned on weather channel to see Bill Kinealy reporting a HUGE water spout spotted just off Hudson Beach Fla. My buddy and I were like WE KNOW!
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