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About stripedbassjeff

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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Traveling to exotic destinations, fishing of all kinds, hiking,camping,biking,boating,enjoying life
  • What I do for a living:
    Plumber,but right now driviing taxi
  1. Bluefish for sure.
  2. Steelhead run so hard that when they jump down stream your rod is still pointed upstream. Most of are used to stock rainbow which suck at pulling drag.
  3. Craziest fishing fights I ever had came from steelhead trout. Most are over 5 pounds and some people have not even caught a 5 pound stock trout. So might be tough to explain.
  4. The Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) rates as the ninth fastest fish in the world, the highest ranking for any freshwater fish. The tenth spot is taken by the Sacramento Pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus grandis) but, with respective speeds of 8.0 and 6.7 metres per second, there is quite some difference between the two. OK - compared to the Black Marlin, which heads up the list at 36.1 metres per second, neither gets a look in when it comes to open ocean races but, still, this is a title that must have sporting implications. Remembering basic physics, speed is a product of power relative to mass. The more powerful the engine the faster the car. A faster fish must therefore be one that is stronger (more muscular) and one that presumably fights harder too. So - is the Rainbow Trout the hardest fighting freshwater fish too? I don't think there would be many anglers agreeing with that statement; not because the physics is wrong but because there are plenty of other factors that come into play as well. For one thing, most anglers only encounter the semi-domestic version of Rainbow Trout introduced to reservoirs, and these do not get as big as their ocean-going native cousins. That's right - the native fish, found in the Bering Straight area, spend a portion of their life out to sea. Out at sea, these fish find a wider variety of food and are able to grow much bigger and stronger. They also have a different colouration and so when they return to rivers to spawn they are often mistaken for another species. They are more commonly known as Steelheads - a term that originated in Alaska but which is also now used in Kamchatka and other Far Eastern parts of the Russian Federation. Steelheads can reach 1.20 metres in length and weigh in excess of 25 kilograms. That's 55 pounds in old money. These fish are terrific fighters and would make a memorable catch for any angler on any tackle. Fly-fishing is probably the most sporting, and thrilling, option - but many anglers find lures and baits effective. The Rainbow Trout offers great sport for anglers in many spots around the world. I say great but not the best. That title is, perhaps, one best left to open debate. The species that wins this title will have to be powerful, and big - and offer some exceptional fighting characteristics. The battle is only a worthy one if the conclusion is not decided from the moment the hook is set.
  5. They have been promising this for years, and never follow through.
  6. Ned rig, tube jig, wacky rig senko with a nail in the tail and lipless yo zuri crank baits. On occasion spoons and paddle tails work. I usually have better luck with small mouth then I do large early on. Rock bars drop offs flats and coves on the side of pond that gets the most sun.
  7. You don't think that these people might have thought that there might be a different virus in the future and the city is not the place to be?
  8. You could by the 180 or 360 drive if you really wanted it. I think the 360 drive is near 1000 dollars though Pod only cost 60 bucks
  9. Did a thief do that or you,?
  10. My best friend's growing up went to Disney world and I was bored I said to my dad. He put a fishing pole in my hand, said here go fishing. I took my fishing pole and my man's name is jelly worm and went to the local Beach just a couple blocks away. I guess it a few times and got to strike. I let him take it for a while and set the hook. I pulled in at 5 lb Bass and I was afraid to take it off the hook. So, I ran home with the bass on the line and filled up the garbage barrel full of water. I put the fish in the barrel of water I had my dad take the hook out for me.. I forgot about the fish for a while I went out to play with some other friends. When I got back my fish was gone. and I asked my dad and my friend what happened to my fish. My Dad's friend Jim says he was delicious. I said no sad tone, you ate my fish? They said they did then I started to cry.
  11. I used darcon to repair before.
  12. That was one thing I never did well. Getting out was always fine for me. But, getting back in is another story entirely. One time I thought the surf was to big to go out in. Thought surfing the waves would still be fun. Took out the drive and lifted rudder. I thought I was doing good and a 10' wave picked me up and dumped me. The kayak hit me in the head . Don't know if I would ever be doing that with expensive gear in tow. I usually launch out of a bay so I don't have to deal with the surf.
  13. It's crazy what you think you can fish in kayak. I tried fishing the long key bridge. But realize near mid tide it probably wasn't doable, so I gave up.
  14. I was thinking of getting a new kayak myself. I have older hobies now and want something I can stand up in. I would by another hobie but, they are ridiculously expensive. I do want reverse but don't want a prop style. I think it takes up room on the deck and could wack or hitting you in the head if you flip. That said, I have narrowed it down to the vibe shearwater 125 or lighting kayak strike which I think is a lot like the 2016 he'll be outback. it was awesome thinking of a Hobie compass if I can get a 2019. Cuz 2020 and 21 went up in price. Run downfall doesn't have as many features no multiplication of seats you're not much storage.
  15. The fort pierce situation was scary. I thought to myself, there is no way that 2' tides can produce 5 knot tides! I was wrong... I was seeing 16' boats disappearing behind the waves on the way into the inlet. Thank God I brought my air horn.p