How to Fish
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House > How to Fish

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-06-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 17,597
Liked 5687 Times on 2971 Posts
Likes Given: 378

Default How to Fish

Fishing the lakes of the north has eluded me. ive got a nice little tracker boat about 18ft. i like being on the lake i love fishing but ive yet to catch a damn thing in the last two years of fishing the lakes. lures and fly fishing arent my style far too active for a day on the water being lazy.

__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-06-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sniper03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,221
Liked 2564 Times on 1252 Posts
Likes Given: 1287

Default

Jon

Did you see my last post on the other location! That is the way to fish when enjoying yourself. I too have a Tracker 190 Pro Team 19" I fish out of. I primarily fish for Smallmouth, Walleye and Largemouths here in Tennessee. In fact I am going out one day this week. We are hitting in the mid to high 60s here during the day most days. And a good sign the Robins are back. Good weather is coming your way. We have been seeing and hearing the cranes fly over going North about every day.

03

__________________
Sniper03 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 08:56 PM   #3
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CA357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 19,871
Liked 1175 Times on 510 Posts
Likes Given: 2978

Default

Tell me about the dynamite part.

__________________
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”Samuel Adams
CA357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 09:19 PM   #4
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sniper03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,221
Liked 2564 Times on 1252 Posts
Likes Given: 1287

Default

Read Instructions! #1. You do not want to hold this fishing product long after activation (lighting)! #2 Cast out a minimum of 25 yards when fishing. If the Game Warden wants to see it while you are actively fishing. Do Not Argue with him! Politely and with respect Hand It To Him! Then be courteous and ask him if he is going to Fish or Talk! It could be beneficial to his health to join you at that point and fish. Remind him of Instruction #1. promptly!

03

__________________
Sniper03 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 10:00 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Car54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sun, Sand, and Palm Trees,Fla.
Posts: 2,114
Liked 109 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Okay, I'll fish you drive the boat......

Each lake has its own characteristics but generally fish will relate to objects for cover or to ambush prey. Objects can be trees. tree limbs, lily pads, weeds, docks, swim platforms, rocks, boulders, even drop offs can be objects for fish.

Next the time of the year and the water temp will dictate where most of the fish will be at. Smallmouth will start being active when the water temp is 45 to 48 degrees. They spawn around 58 to 63 degrees. You can find them in spring close to some objects and at a depth usually 10 feet down to 3 feet. If rocks are present its even a better chance of finding them. Also look for bluegills, crappie, and perch at this time. Small crankbaits, tube jigs, hair jigs, beetle spins are all good lures to use. Minnows too if they are available.

I'm not a big walleye fisherman but if the lake holds walleye they will be on a feed even before the smallmouth and other fish become active. Trolling a diving plug or a single hook spinner with a nightcrawler, or minnows/shiners are good for these guys. Try slow trolling on a fairly clean sloping bottom near a weedline or rock piles.

Largemouth will become active around 60 degree water temp. They will move in and out of different depths as the weather patterns dictate. Just prior to the spawn, probably May in your area (nearest a full moon) they will go on a frenzy feed. Any near cover should hold fish, docks, weedlines, rock piles, and downed trees. Look in depths of 10 feet or less (more towards 5 feet if there is abundant cover). Spinnerbaits in white, chartruese, or a combo of those colors with chrome blades on a bright day/clear water or gold/brass color on dingy days/ off colored water. Small to medium size crankbaits in a bluegill or perch color work if there isn't a lot of weeds to foul the hooks.

As the seasons change, the fish will move deeper as the water warms but they will still relate to cover so just look for the same patterns in the summer as you did in the spring just deeper water. But!, not always. Fish will move up and down in the depths depending on feeding, lake activity, water temperature and barometric pressure. If a storm is approaching fish will feed voraciously during the storm, after- you might as well be home for a day or so. The fish will feed but they are extremely finicky.

Anyway that's the readers digest version, there is a lot more to it, but there's also the simple put a worm on the hook and a bobber and toss it in kind of fishing. Lot of fish caught that way too.

__________________

"As an American, I was not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials"...Newt Gingrich


The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.


Last edited by Car54; 03-06-2011 at 10:02 PM.
Car54 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 10:02 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1419 Times on 808 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

Can you say Fishmonger?

I really enjoy fishing, I suck at catching!

__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 10:27 PM   #7
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 17,597
Liked 5687 Times on 2971 Posts
Likes Given: 378

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniper03 View Post
Jon

Did you see my last post on the other location! That is the way to fish when enjoying yourself. I too have a Tracker 190 Pro Team 19" I fish out of. I primarily fish for Smallmouth, Walleye and Largemouths here in Tennessee. In fact I am going out one day this week. We are hitting in the mid to high 60s here during the day most days. And a good sign the Robins are back. Good weather is coming your way. We have been seeing and hearing the cranes fly over going North about every day.

03
i kinda want to park in one spot toss out the line and wait lol. course so far ive not been successful at it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Car54 View Post
Okay, I'll fish you drive the boat......

Each lake has its own characteristics but generally fish will relate to objects for cover or to ambush prey. Objects can be trees. tree limbs, lily pads, weeds, docks, swim platforms, rocks, boulders, even drop offs can be objects for fish.

Next the time of the year and the water temp will dictate where most of the fish will be at. Smallmouth will start being active when the water temp is 45 to 48 degrees. They spawn around 58 to 63 degrees. You can find them in spring close to some objects and at a depth usually 10 feet down to 3 feet. If rocks are present its even a better chance of finding them. Also look for bluegills, crappie, and perch at this time. Small crankbaits, tube jigs, hair jigs, beetle spins are all good lures to use. Minnows too if they are available.

I'm not a big walleye fisherman but if the lake holds walleye they will be on a feed even before the smallmouth and other fish become active. Trolling a diving plug or a single hook spinner with a nightcrawler, or minnows/shiners are good for these guys. Try slow trolling on a fairly clean sloping bottom near a weedline or rock piles.

Largemouth will become active around 60 degree water temp. They will move in and out of different depths as the weather patterns dictate. Just prior to the spawn, probably May in your area (nearest a full moon) they will go on a frenzy feed. Any near cover should hold fish, docks, weedlines, rock piles, and downed trees. Look in depths of 10 feet or less (more towards 5 feet if there is abundant cover). Spinnerbaits in white, chartruese, or a combo of those colors with chrome blades on a bright day/clear water or gold/brass color on dingy days/ off colored water. Small to medium size crankbaits in a bluegill or perch color work if there isn't a lot of weeds to foul the hooks.

As the seasons change, the fish will move deeper as the water warms but they will still relate to cover so just look for the same patterns in the summer as you did in the spring just deeper water. But!, not always. Fish will move up and down in the depths depending on feeding, lake activity, water temperature and barometric pressure. If a storm is approaching fish will feed voraciously during the storm, after- you might as well be home for a day or so. The fish will feed but they are extremely finicky.

Anyway that's the readers digest version, there is a lot more to it, but there's also the simple put a worm on the hook and a bobber and toss it in kind of fishing. Lot of fish caught that way too.
translating that into fishing is where i drop the ball.

Quote:
Originally Posted by canebrake View Post
Can you say Fishmonger?

I really enjoy fishing, I suck at catching!
same

i think my biggest issue is my entire life its been trial and error with pretty much all error when it comes to fresh water lake fishing. ive caught exactly 1 bass on a lake when i was 13... sad very sad. i think this year im going to map a lake with the sonar and see if i cant plot some liekly spots according to the rules of fish behaviour. maybe a more scientific method is needed.
__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 10:55 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Car54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sun, Sand, and Palm Trees,Fla.
Posts: 2,114
Liked 109 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Jon,

Look around your area for fishing clubs or bass chapters. They'll welcome you and show you the ropes. Also, there's always people who want to go fishing, know how to do it but don't have a boat. Ask around and get to know a few before you go on the water. (make sure you get some dough though, running a boat gets expensive)

__________________

"As an American, I was not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials"...Newt Gingrich


The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

Car54 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 12:12 AM   #9
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Daoust_Nat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Orlando,Florida
Posts: 2,107
Liked 1228 Times on 601 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default

I'm with Cane. You guys catche em and clean em. I will cook them, and clean up after we eat them!

Remember, overdone fish is cat food, unless the cat has a palate!

__________________
Daoust_Nat is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Anybody eat fish? dunerunner The Club House 10 09-30-2010 09:06 PM
A Fish story Jo da Plumbr The Club House 1 02-16-2010 06:36 PM
one HUGE fish spittinfire The Club House 9 07-17-2009 01:33 AM
Fish Shooting ArmyOfFurbies Hunting Forum 21 12-08-2008 08:23 PM