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28 minutes ago, HitAndGiggle said:

I spent much of my youth on Whidbey Island fishing for salmon with my grandpa. Also, had a great time catching salmon off the beach there - those were the days. The orca is a mighty animal, isn't it?

Once I became some what use to them being around us, they were spectacular to watch. The old " we need a bigger boat" quote came into play. Big and graceful they were. The group we saw seemed to be in a playful manner. The owner of the boat we were on called them a sea going Wolverine when they decided they were hungry. 

Small world. I finished up my Navy hitch at Whidbey Island, and a place in Seattle. 

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On 2/6/2017 at 10:29 AM, Patch said:

Once I became some what use to them being around us, they were spectacular to watch. The old " we need a bigger boat" quote came into play. Big and graceful they were. The group we saw seemed to be in a playful manner. The owner of the boat we were on called them a sea going Wolverine when they decided they were hungry. 

Small world. I finished up my Navy hitch at Whidbey Island, and a place in Seattle. 

Yeah? Beautiful country up there. I miss it. When we would be out trolling for salmon and the orcas would come through we'd just reel up and head back to shore. The theory (this was 40 years ago) was that the orcas would scatter and frighten the salmon to the point we'd just get skunked for quite some time after they came through. They were fun to watch, though. 

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I love fishing, though I've done most of mine in fresh water. When I'm after food, I'll target bluegill, crappie, and walleye. When I just want to have to some fun catching fish, it will be bass, pike, or muskie.

For instance my BIL and I will fish a local lake and fill a 5 gallon bucket with crappie and walleye. Then, when the water temps get to about the mid 50's in Lake Erie, we'll head up to a local harbor and fish around the break walls for smallmouth bass. 

We'll fish like maniacs from dawn till about noon, catch a ton of fish, and bring nothing home! Those big Erie smallies are just too cool to kill. Plus, it's against the regs!

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I'll fish out of San Diego, long range, local kelp beds and the bays for lobster, in the summer I fish northern Minnesota, leech lake for walleye Muskie l argemouth and smallmouth. 

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I fish a good amount, mainly freshwater. Most of the time it is for largemouth bass and crappie. Last summer I spent a week at a fishing resort with 8 private lakes about 6 hours north of Toronto in Canada. Caught a ton of smallies and Northern Pike that week. I was with my Dad and will always remember the feeling of catching my first big Pike on a topwater popper in about 3 or 4 feet of water. 

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I love to fish, mostly fresh water although I have some fond memories of fishing with my Dad off the coast of Mexico. I can't think of anything more soul soothing than walking a bubbling stream in the forest with a fly rod in hand and fish (trout) in the creel. Unfortunately age is catching up with me and this is getting more difficult to do in the mountains around here. So I am seriously considering buying a boat and trying fishing in the small lakes that dot the area I now live in. I might have to invest in a heavier and longer rod as the fish are bigger in the lakes.

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On 2/26/2017 at 10:28 PM, jimmizu said:

That's a 210# yellowfin. I was seriously obsessed with tuna fishing for about 10 years.

Wow! I fish freshwater locally so we don't have anything like that swimming around except for maybe sturgeon which are illegal to keep.

Still, we eat pretty good catching bluegill, crappie, perch, walleye, sauger and saugeye (a sauger/walleye hybrid). Most bass fisherman, either largemouth or smallmouth, practice catch and release. I might keep the occasional largemouth, but I release all smallmouth bass. They are such a cool fish, and they fight like mad.

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13 hours ago, ghalfaire said:

I love to fish, mostly fresh water although I have some fond memories of fishing with my Dad off the coast of Mexico. I can't think of anything more soul soothing than walking a bubbling stream in the forest with a fly rod in hand and fish (trout) in the creel. Unfortunately age is catching up with me and this is getting more difficult to do in the mountains around here. So I am seriously considering buying a boat and trying fishing in the small lakes that dot the area I now live in. I might have to invest in a heavier and longer rod as the fish are bigger in the lakes.

Don't do it!  Run away!

Come on down, well, at least to north Georgia, where they're more hills than mountains, and I'll show you places where you can still fish properly without killing yourself....  :beer:

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On February 4, 2017 at 9:48 PM, iacas said:

Perfectly safe, really. Safer than fishing near gators and crocs.

Meh.  Gators are nothing.  I run triathlons, and we swim in black, gator infested waters all the time.  You don't even need to swim faster than a gator....

...you just have to swim faster than the guy next to you! ;-) 

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13 hours ago, David in FL said:

Don't do it!  Run away!

Come on down, well, at least to north Georgia, where they're more hills than mountains, and I'll show you places where you can still fish properly without killing yourself....  :beer:

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I agree!  I started out fishing small streams and have been fly fishing for almost 45 years and at age 65 I find the smaller streams with wild trout the most rewarding.  I always use a staff even if just to help me hike up and down some of the steep inclines.  Avoid the most treacherous areas and remember you are not 22 years old, but there is nothing like fly fishing a stream. 

But please don't get hurt and blame it on me!

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1 hour ago, NJpatbee said:

I agree!  I started out fishing small streams and have been fly fishing for almost 45 years and at age 65 I find the smaller streams with wild trout the most rewarding.  I always use a staff even if just to help me hike up and down some of the steep inclines.  Avoid the most treacherous areas and remember you are not 22 years old, but there is nothing like fly fishing a stream. 

But please don't get hurt and blame it on me!

Yep, 58 here, and I always use a staff.  Just too easy to hit one slick rock, catch an unexpected hole, or get sideways in a current to take a chance.

There's absolutely nothing better than waving a stick in a secluded trout stream right after a beautiful dawn.

Now, for those that think golf is an expensive hobby though...  ;-)

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On 3/7/2017 at 2:29 PM, David in FL said:

Yep, 58 here, and I always use a staff.  Just too easy to hit one slick rock, catch an unexpected hole, or get sideways in a current to take a chance.

There's absolutely nothing better than waving a stick in a secluded trout stream right after a beautiful dawn.

Now, for those that think golf is an expensive hobby though...  ;-)

Even if it's not strictly fly fishing, I DO love fishing flowing water! My buddy and I have resolved to do more of that this year. We have many nice rivers and creeks, but our primary target will be the Little Beaver Creek which is a national "Wild & Scenic" river for much of its length. God, there are some gorgeous stretches down that gorge!

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19 minutes ago, Buckeyebowman said:

Even if it's not strictly fly fishing, I DO love fishing flowing water! My buddy and I have resolved to do more of that this year. We have many nice rivers and creeks, but our primary target will be the Little Beaver Creek which is a national "Wild & Scenic" river for much of its length. God, there are some gorgeous stretches down that gorge!

Please consider trying flyfishing.  A local fly store can likely offer an inexpensive introductory guided trip.  I promise, you won't regret it, except that it may very well lead to an obsession....  :-)

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On 3/6/2017 at 11:28 PM, David in FL said:

Meh.  Gators are nothing.

Not when you're fishing. Gators and crocs are dangerous. They know to follow fish to the boat, and when you're in a kayak…

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