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1Preferred Species Empty Preferred Species on Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:14 am

Misfit_Angler138

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Alright guys,
I’m just bored I’m trying to start a convo.
I wanna know what is your preferred target fish, if you have one and why!?
Me personally I love to fish and I’ll fish for anything but my preferred fish to target are trout.
I love the fight, I love how difficult they can be to hook up,
I love their variations.
Fishing them on 2lb test is my favorite I love using lures and plastics.
So let’s hear it

2Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:33 am

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Large Mouth Bass for sure.

My main reason is where I mainly fish, Lake Perris. LMB is a great fighter and any day fishing can turn up a 5 pound and bigger bass.


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3Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:49 am

SP Dan

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The main reason is where I mostly fish (LAH) is for Halibut.
They can get up to 50+ lbs.
A 28” Halibut would tow a 28” Trout backward all day long.
I know this because I recently caught a 28 inch rainbow in Montana at Swan Lake at the end of May this year.
Give me an arm wrecking Hali any day!

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4Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:10 pm

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Well for me it's the Spotted Bay Bass. Ounce for ounce she fights to the end. I use small bait casters, 100 and 150 series, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Izorline XXX Co-polymer line on 7'2" medium light rods. Saltwater being my closet venue, HH has a healthy broad of spotties.
Freshwater would be trout in a creek stream or river. Ultra light reels, 2# Izorline XXX Co-polymer on 7' ultra light rods. I mainly trout fish in the Eastern Sierras..........GT

5Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:12 pm

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For Saltwater its Spottied bay bass.  These fish are just great fighters and can be fun to hunt down.
As for freshwater I will say Large Mouth Bass again what a fun fish to catch.  But there not easy to catch which is the challenge and part of the fun.


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6Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:49 am

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I fish mostly Saltwater just because its closer and easier to get to and i love to catch Saltwater Bass. I use mostly light line 8-12lb on a medium light or medium rod. Spotties, Sandbass or Calicos I don't discriminate. All three species give a good fight on light gear.

7Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:09 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Large Mouth Bass for sure.

My main reason is where I mainly fish, Lake Perris. LMB is a great fighter and any day fishing can turn up a 5 pound and bigger bass.
I’ve hooked up a couple SM in Big bear.
I’d like to give it a shot this year.
My cousins best friend is the owner of Halloways marina.
I seen some monsters swimming the dock slips there.
I’d like to see if I can get permission to fish there

8Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:09 pm

Misfit_Angler138

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I fish mostly Saltwater just because its closer and easier to get to and i love to catch Saltwater Bass. I use mostly light line 8-12lb on a medium light or medium rod. Spotties, Sandbass or Calicos I don't discriminate. All three species give a good fight on light gear.
I needa get into some salt this year

9Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:10 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:For Saltwater its Spottied bay bass.  These fish are just great fighters and can be fun to hunt down.
As for freshwater I will say Large Mouth Bass again what a fun fish to catch.  But there not easy to catch which is the challenge and part of the fun.
I’d like to get some spotties this year

10Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:11 pm

Misfit_Angler138

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The main reason is where I mostly fish (LAH) is for Halibut.
They can get up to 50+ lbs.
A 28” Halibut would tow a 28” Trout backward all day long.
I know this because I recently caught a 28 inch rainbow in Montana at Swan Lake at the end of May this year.
Give me an arm wrecking Hali any day!

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I’ve never fished swan lake.
Closest I got was Flathead.
Also browns lake.
But when I’m in Montana I mostly fish the rivers.

11Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:40 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:For Saltwater its Spottied bay bass.  These fish are just great fighters and can be fun to hunt down.
As for freshwater I will say Large Mouth Bass again what a fun fish to catch.  But there not easy to catch which is the challenge and part of the fun.
I’d like to get some spotties this year

Cool maybe we can hookup a day and get you out in the salt it is a blast.


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12Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:03 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:For Saltwater its Spottied bay bass.  These fish are just great fighters and can be fun to hunt down.
As for freshwater I will say Large Mouth Bass again what a fun fish to catch.  But there not easy to catch which is the challenge and part of the fun.
I’d like to get some spotties this year

Cool maybe we can hookup a day and get you out in the salt it is a blast.
Sounds like a plan brotha 🤙🏼

13Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:47 am

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I'm a total trout guy. Don't fish for bass or warm-water species. Don't know why, just never had the interest. That and I'm so fed up with bass tournaments and the goobers they use for announcers. But y'all can have my allotment of bass, from spottys to stripers, they're yours for the taking. Very Happy Just leave me some trout or Kokanee.

14Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:55 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:...Freshwater would be trout in a creek stream or river. Ultra light reels, 2# Izorline XXX Co-polymer on 7' ultra light rods. I mainly trout fish in the Eastern Sierras..........GT
We ought to Simonize our watches and get together up there, next summer! We can float tube several small but productive places (Gull Lake or Lundy come to mind). You might like Gerle Creek up near Auburn. I'm going there next week. I use 4.5-foot ultralights with 4# fluorocarbon and a bunch of Rapala, Kastmaster and a couple Panther Martins. I've been using my UL setup for more than 40 years. This year, I managed to lose my Daiwa 700C so I got D-spin 500 and 1000 reels to replace it. I have heavier gear for heavier places but even at Eagle Lake, my Daiwa UL gear has always been up to the challenge. I'll bring some ribs I smoked myself. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Edit: I have found vintage Daiwa reels for our salmon rigs. I'm using a 7' Daiwa Regal Series (Very old but tough) and a Daiwa 2600 spinning reel for salmon. Well, not Kokanee. I think my Kokanee fishing will be mostly jigging, because I only have the float tube and most Kokanee waters are fairly large. Gotta watch out for that devil hawk.

J is using a new, Daiwa Crossfire rod, M/L action with a vintage Daiwa 2500c for her salmon rig.



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15Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:08 am

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Nevah mind, duplicate post. Sorry.



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16Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:17 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
I’ve never fished swan lake.
Closest I got was Flathead.
Also browns lake.
But when I’m in Montana I mostly fish the rivers.
I fished the Flathead up at Schafer Meadows (8U2). Only wilderness strip left in Montana. Never caught much but I had one bite I could have sworn was a Dolly Varden. But it broke my 4# line on my ultralight rig. Moose Creek, ID, has better fishing and is a little easier to land. (This was in my flying days)

17Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:43 pm

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My buddy that lives in Polson, MT. on Flathead Lake landed this last month.
A 40 inch Laker. (Trout)
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18Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:44 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:My buddy that lives in Polson, MT. on Flathead Lake landed this last month.
A 40 inch Laker. (Trout)
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Ya know, catching a fish that big would be a blast, but maybe not to eat.

19Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:46 pm

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He has a fishing license and he is a hunter gatherer that lives in Montana and he only eats food when he knows where it’s been grown or where it came from.

He smoked and canned it and he put it up for his winter food supply and I’m positive that he is going to enjoy eating it as well.

I also hope that he sends some of that smoked trout down to me so that I may enjoy it as well. Thumbs Up


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20Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:04 pm

Misfit_Angler138

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I’ve never fished swan lake.
Closest I got was Flathead.
Also browns lake.
But when I’m in Montana I mostly fish the rivers.
I fished the Flathead up at Schafer Meadows (8U2). Only wilderness strip left in Montana. Never caught much but I had one bite I could have sworn was a Dolly Varden. But it broke my 4# line on my ultralight rig. Moose Creek, ID, has better fishing and is a little easier to land. (This was in my flying days)
Oh nice!
One of my favorite places to fly is Jocko Valley. I do take my spinning gear there too! There are huge browns in there!
Last time I hooked a lil 4 inch rainbow on a Thomas Cyclone and I let him fight for awhile and out of nowhere a huge black shadow came up stream and swallowed it whole and took off!
He ended up spitting me but he was massive.
Head like an Ace shovel

21Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:07 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:He has a fishing license and he is a hunter gatherer that lives in Montana and he only eats food when he knows where it’s been grown or where it came from.

He smoked and canned it and he put it up for his winter food supply and I’m positive that he is going to enjoy eating it as well.

I also hope that he sends some of that smoked trout down to me so that I may enjoy it as well. Thumbs Up
Is your friend off the grid? In Montana, man, I'd be splitting wood and laying in propane as well as having a massive solar system. Whole house would be 12vdc. 400AH of lithium batteries would be a good start for a purely off the grid electrical system if you didn't need ac (lose power in the inverter).

22Preferred Species Empty Re: Preferred Species on Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:38 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:No, he is a veteran, collects SS and not off the grid.
He is a hardworking stonemason, orchard pruner, hunter, fisherman, gatherer that puts up good nutritional food in order to help supplement himself through the snowy cold winters of Montana until work is available once again in the spring.

Yes, he falls and splits his own wood but he doesn’t make enough extra money for making his life any easier or more comfortable like you and I can afford.

I was only sharing a picture of a nice trout from Montana because the topic of Montana was brought up but you seemed to have steered your thoughts on my shared photo in a different direction.

I hope you enjoyed the photo.

PS ... FTFF is conducting a toy drive again in Dec at NPH.
Why don’t you plan to join us and put some of your fishing skills and some of your extra money $ to some good use by joining us for a great cause?!  Cool

It’s always great to meet up with other FTFF members and make new lasting fishing friends.  Thumbs Up

Tight lines

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