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Gone fishing...

Well I'm outta here for a few...the woman wants to learn to catch the legendary Kamloops rainbow trout. Pound for pound the best fight you will have on any fishing line.

It's been years since I broke out the fly rod...got the deluxe cabin 4 days in the water, I day watching my son play some footrball (he lives close to where we will be staying), then when I get back home off for a couple days on the bike for a small road trip.

Back in a bit...woohoo!



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Nice! I try to fish everyday, great times! Have fun!

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Love trout fishing myself. Grew up fishing streams and rivers in Montana and Utah. Sure do miss it...

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If you haven't caught a stingray ... they seem to be able to suck themselves to the bottom. 20 years ago we rented a houseboat for a week in the Keys, and a girl on board fought a stingray for hours one stormy night. Like some crazy novel. I dunno why she was so intent on fighting that thing. She could almost never reel any line in, and it seemed to only maybe be moving one way or the other ever so slightly; so slowly that we weren't sure if it was moving, or maybe it was just the boat turning very slowly. There was never any extra yank or jerk on the line like with a normal fish; just a constant, incredibly strong pull. Most of us thought the hook was caught on the bottom and went inside to get out of the storm. She was obviously convinced it was a creature. We'd check on her every once in a while, and it seemed like maybe she was reeling something in, but I dunno; I thought maybe she was overcoming the anchor(!) and slowly pulling the boat toward where the hook was caught on something. But ... after about a 3-hour fight, she started screaming ... She finally had it very close to the boat and had seen a glimpse of a shadow of whatever it was (which we didn't know at the time). We had a flashlight, and she finally actually brought the thing all the way up to the boat, just enough for us to see this ray with a wing span of about 6 feet! I would've assumed it was tired as hell, and it probably was, but right at the moment when the flashlight hit his eyes, he made a little twitch and a splash and snapped the line and swam away ...

We called her The Old Hag And The Sea after that! ... even though she was only about 20.
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Love trout fishing myself. Grew up fishing streams and rivers in Montana and Utah. Sure do miss it...
Yea, same here, grew up in Pennsylvania fishing mostly trout, occasional trip to upstate new york for salmon, now being in the Midwest, largemouth is the bees knees. Mostly ponds in neighborhoods or farms, most fun you'll ever have! Most I've caught consecutively is 19! Cast after cast...

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When I was a young teenager, I used to fish for rainbow trout in the UK. Was fun!

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7 lb 8 oz monster, in a small neighborhood pond

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Used to work for a company where the owner was an avid sports fisherman.
Each year, he would rent four boats in Boca Grande along with several rooms at a nearby motel.

Then he would divide the company into 3rds and send each third down to fish for a couple of days during tarpon season.

Tarpon are not little fish, and we used 85 lb. test braided line.
I remember when I caught my first tarpon. It felt like I hooked a greyhound bus.
Felt like my arms were going to get pulled out of socket.

Since we weren't allowed to keep the fish, we could only reel them close enough for an estimate of size.
There is a rule of thumb they use to estimate weight, and they calculated my fish weighted about 145 lbs.

Unfortunately, the following years had so many sharks in the area (hammerhead and bull sharks), that any fish caught were ate almost instantly (amazing how fast a shark will consume a 140+ lb. fish).
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Used to work for a company where the owner was an avid sports fisherman.
Each year, he would rent four boats in Boca Grande along with several rooms at a nearby motel.

Then he would divide the company into 3rds and send each third down to fish for a couple of days during tarpon season.

Tarpon are not little fish, and we used 85 lb. test braided line.
I remember when I caught my first tarpon. It felt like I hooked a greyhound bus.
Felt like my arms were going to get pulled out of socket.

Since we weren't allowed to keep the fish, we could only reel them close enough for an estimate of size.
There is a rule of thumb they use to estimate weight, and they calculated my fish weighted about 145 lbs.

Unfortunately, the following years had so many sharks in the area (hammerhead and bull sharks), that any fish caught were ate almost instantly (amazing how fast a shark will consume a 140+ lb. fish).
Thats awesome, I have done a little bit of saltwater fishing, not too much, but really a ton of fun. Everything is just bigger and fights twice as hard as freshwater! Recently on a trip to Gulf Shores, Al we had a place right on a lagoon, with a private dock, so I fished every morning, caught mostly catfish and croakers, caught one stingray, about the size of a big dinner plate, felt like an absolute monster. Unreal how hard that thing fought. Good times!
Here's a pic of my buddy just the other day with a 4.5 pounder of of a neighborhood pond

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