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  1. Re: Is there any North American freshwater fish you haven't caught but wanted to?

    You need to experience a musky fish camp in Canada.
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    Re: For those roe eaters

    I tried deep fried panfish roe sacks last year. We caught several large bluegills and they had full egg sacks and I read you could roll them in corneal mixture and deep fry them I found a recipe...
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    Re: Vacuum Seal

    DO NOT VACUUM SEAL DUNGENESS CRAB! Those pointy shells can be a problem. No, I didn't even try it. Just saying.
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    Re: Downrigger weight?

    I recently purchased two 12# weights and now my 8# weights are going to collect dust. We used them in Tahoe as we trolled about 160' down and those 8 pounders weren't cut it.
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    Re: Bearing Buddies??

    I'm a huge believer in bearing buddies after having trailer tire come off while on a highway going about 60. Almost pulled the entire trailer, boat and truck into the ditch. Trailer was saltwater...
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    Re: Illegal catch or fish suicide?

    Poor lil fellow had a crappie day.
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    Re: Bucket List Fly Fishing Destinations

    My wife and I had a phenomenal day drifting with a fly fishing guide on the Kenai River several years ago. Caught rainbows, Dolly varden, and grayling. Towards the end of the drift we switched up...
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    Re: Lakes closed

    Well, we are hoping to keep our annual tradition of heading to Wishon the weekend it opens, usually first weekend in May or even for a Mother's Day outing. The trout are hungry and we are more than...
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    Re: Lure Speed - Trolling in Lakes

    This is our most successful way of trolling for trout at Lake Wishon and Lake Courtwright. Don't laugh. From our canoe. Now, I have two boats and I troll for many things in both fresh and salt...
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    Re: Lakes closed

    We actually considered heading up to Shaver for some shore fishing, a ways from any parking lot for sure, and just leaving the boat at home. But had second thoughts because of all the crazies that...
  11. Thread: Question

    by Troutinator
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    Re: Question

    But does it have toilet paper? IT MUST HAVE TOILET PAPER! Is TP shortages still a thing? I haven't shopped in a couple of weeks.
  12. Is there any North American freshwater fish you haven't caught but wanted to?

    Yea, didn't go fishing this morning like I had planned on weeks ago (opening weekend of rockfish), so I thought I'd have fun and post this question. I grew up fishing in Iowa, joined the Navy...
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    Re: Daiwa Zillion reel

    Thanks. I'll look into that Shimano.
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    Re: lockdown boat projects....

    I'm renovating my 50yo barn to accommodate my new Crestliner. I've installed swinging doors on both ends to pull through my boat, installed 24 rod holders, dozens of hooks to hang nets, crab pots,...
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    Re: Daiwa Zillion reel

    Well, I didn't say we were going fishing. To be honest, this is for a trip we have planned for the end of summer. I wanted to surprise her with a new reel for our anniversary. If you don't have any...
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    Re: Bucket List Fly Fishing Destinations

    Northern Ontario for Northern pike. 2018 I flew home to Iowa from Fresno with fishing gear to join him, his two sons and a couple of other guys for a 16 hour drive to Wright's Wilderness Camp on Gull...
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    Re: Open launch?

    Just had to cancel our weekend plans for opening of rockfish as Morro Bay ramp was closed as of last week. Had to canx our hotel reservation and even a 2 hr road trip to the coast isn't happening...
  18. Thread: life

    by Troutinator
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    Re: life

    As a retired sailor, I remember TP on the aircraft carriers being called "John Wayne TP. Rough and Tough and takes no s*** from anyone". Sailors (me included) would often bring our own TP along for...
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    Re: Is this where the jokes go?

    What's the difference between a yellow lab and your spouse? When you open the trunk the lab is happy to see you.
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    Re: CA state fishing closure could be next

    Yea, I saw the WA state article as well. Please allow us to continue fishing as long as we practice distancing. If I want to take my boat out of Morro Bay, like say next weekend, with my wife, what's...
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    Daiwa Zillion reel

    I'm considering getting my wife a Daiwa Zillion reel as I heard it was hard to backlash. Any experience here?
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    Re: new boat to me!

    My boat is topped off with gas, rods and equipment packed and patiently waiting for Morro Bay rockfish opener. This will be season 2 for our new boat. Good luck with that opening weekend in your new...
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    Re: Fresno Area Fishing?

    Awesome info! I've lived in Lemoore for over 23 yrs, own a G-3 bassboat and have fished almost every body of water mentioned, except Woodward Park ponds. Even though I don't fish it often, I won a...
  24. Re: Lake Tahoe Fishing Report ! 3/9/2020 Excellent !

    Wow! Nice report and pics. Thanks.
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    Re: Shelter In Place Order

    Pacific Ocean will be open. Already have reservations for a 3 night stay at Morro Bay during opening weekend in April. My boat is already packed and ready to go.
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