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I just purchased my first ever Freshwater license. redface.gif

 

No gear nor clue but I do have two ponds nearby that have been stocked with Brood stock Salmon.

 

I hear good things & I want to catch one or anything else that wants to play.

 

any advice for a nitwit ?

can I use my lightest salt gear ?

anything special about fishing for brood stock salmon ?

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pond huh.....i fish a lot of fw on the side, actually i may fish salt on the side...who knows..anyway I fish ponds all the time, bass lm, sm, pickeral, cattys, pike and some other small crap.....I have had more fun fishing a 4 foot 5 inch ugly stick w/ 2 lb test line on it than anything....if you are into the lighter side I use the smallest split shot available with a smaller hook and live shiner, big as possible, its great fished in lilly pads, and vegitation, plus the fight is ridiculous. Try this method, I promise you will enjoy even a sunny battle!

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Hey Chris

 

Yep ponds , one is 40' and the other 60' deep. Mass stocked them with 5 year old Broodstock Atlantic Salmon. I'll be doing this out of my kayak probably with an 7 \\ 8 ft Med fast rod just so I can clear the bow.

 

how small is a "smaller hook" ? like flounder small or smelt small ?

 

Salmon work the veggies shallow ?

should I fish like salt pond ? humps bumps holes cover \\ no current that I know of.

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yo doggy dogg, I have no insight on the salmon I cant lie, thats a freaking crature not a pond!! just kidding w/ u, the rod sounds like a perfect choice though. I have fished deep holes though (quarries) do u have a depth finder ff gps deal on the yak?

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Fish Finder but no GPS

It's a Sit On Top Angler made for fishing.

Rudder, rod holders, trolling mount & white bucket.

My portable rock.

 

Big Bass left & the Cod are hurting so I'd thought I'd try sweet water.

I went to the library and read the only fresh water books they had.

They were in the children's section.redface.gif It's a small town on the coast.

I ordered A Master's Guide to Atlantic Salmon Fishing by Bill Cummings while I was there.

 

I'll hold off with the dumb questions till I read it, or is it to late?

 

I'm guessing I can use my schoolie tins & small swimmers.

I can rig an eel but never even seen a shiner.

How do you hook them ? shoulders ?

Use a float on a few feet of fluorocarbon ?

troll them ?

work 'em like an eel ?

lead line 60 # test ok ? freak.gif

 

So starts a new addiction.

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Yes I'm definitly getting old.

I have no idea how big retired broodstock Atlantic Salmon get ?

Wild ones get to be 25 - 30 lbs in fast moving streams jumping up waterfalls right ?

Of course I'm not a Fly Fishing Guru

just a guy chasing farmed raised fish in a barrell.

but I'm pretty sure the fight will be better than the Smelt fishing I'm considering.

 

Smelt fishermen like white buckets

I'd have to bring a box.

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your kidding right ?

putting on the Googan

canned corn ?

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525

 

I really want one but I don't know if I can allow myself to catch a majestic fish on ... canned corn.

 

Thank you I'll keep a can in my bucket - Libby's OK ?

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yes , putting on the bucket lol, really I've caught many trout like this , especially stocked ttrout .

 

 

 

you can always whip the water to a froth with the fly while you wait for the bite.

 

 

 

check local regs. chumming may be prohibited

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corn works real well for farm raised trout, I am pretty sure they eat other trout eggs which are remarkably similar to a kernal. Whenever I have fished corn I would chum the juice from a tupperware container filled with corn and garlic powder that sat for a few nights, the stuff stinks big time and is like milk in the water. Ill throw some corn out too, not a whole loe though maybe a handful every hour or so. This method has bagged some 30-40 lb carp in the river and many guys hooked up trout in the creeks with them too!

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I'd also try some spoons and spinners. Leave the forks home, they don't catch crap. I like shiners hooked through the back but you can also hook them through the lips.

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