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Syano
Jul 13, 2005


Whats the deal with fishing forecasts. I dont pay them much mind because I just fish when I can fish... but yesterday was pretty stupid. I have one app on my phone that I use to look at the major feeding times and it forecasted the day to be a 3.something. Basically a poor fishing day. Then I looked on Accuweather's site and it told me yesterday was an 8, basically a great day. What stupid pseudo-bull are they even using to generate these numbers.

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Sickening
Jul 15, 2007

Black summer was the best summer.

Syano posted:

Whats the deal with fishing forecasts. I dont pay them much mind because I just fish when I can fish... but yesterday was pretty stupid. I have one app on my phone that I use to look at the major feeding times and it forecasted the day to be a 3.something. Basically a poor fishing day. Then I looked on Accuweather's site and it told me yesterday was an 8, basically a great day. What stupid pseudo-bull are they even using to generate these numbers.

The only "bad" fishing days are when its raining or the body of water just got a lot colder AND muddier very recently. Other than that, its almost always reasonable to catch fish and enjoy yourself.

Time
Aug 1, 2011

It Was All A Dream


dumb q here: Iím riding my bike from the east coast to the west coast and would like to fish along the way. Do your states offer like 3 day fishing licenses and stuff for tourists or is it just full year? Obviously this is going to vary state to state Iím just kind of sampling the thread because I havenít locked down the exact route yet. Would love to ride until I see some good water, fish, and then move on but it might be too much of a hassle.

Sickening
Jul 15, 2007

Black summer was the best summer.

Time posted:

dumb q here: Iím riding my bike from the east coast to the west coast and would like to fish along the way. Do your states offer like 3 day fishing licenses and stuff for tourists or is it just full year? Obviously this is going to vary state to state Iím just kind of sampling the thread because I havenít locked down the exact route yet. Would love to ride until I see some good water, fish, and then move on but it might be too much of a hassle.

Every state has their own rules but most are 1-3 days. Quite a few states have very expensive 1-3 day out of state licensing which makes no sense. Good luck.

Easychair Bootson
May 7, 2004

Where's the last guy?
Ultimo hombre.
Last man standing.
Must've been one.


Bass Forecast seems to rely on temperature trends, wind, cloud cover, lunar cycles, and what the fish should be doing based on the season. The latest version will tell you what factors are used to determine the score. I take it all with a grain of salt, and the app isn't a substitute for experience or local knowledge. You can see what the fishing forecast says, go fishing, and then let your results inform you about how useful the forecast is.

Yooper
Apr 30, 2012



Grimey Drawer

Time posted:

dumb q here: Iím riding my bike from the east coast to the west coast and would like to fish along the way. Do your states offer like 3 day fishing licenses and stuff for tourists or is it just full year? Obviously this is going to vary state to state Iím just kind of sampling the thread because I havenít locked down the exact route yet. Would love to ride until I see some good water, fish, and then move on but it might be too much of a hassle.

Which states? Michigan and Wisconsin both offer $10/day for non-residents, you define how many days when you get the license. Minnesota looks a bit more convoluted but still offers it at a reasonable price.

East to west bike route sounds awesome, my dream trip is up to Alaska on a bike. Then I won't come back.

Untrustable
Mar 16, 2009







Sickening posted:

Every state has their own rules but most are 1-3 days. Quite a few states have very expensive 1-3 day out of state licensing which makes no sense. Good luck.

This is from a trout expedition in New Mexico last year. Isn't unreasonable at all for 5 days.

Sickening
Jul 15, 2007

Black summer was the best summer.

Untrustable posted:

This is from a trout expedition in New Mexico last year. Isn't unreasonable at all for 5 days.


I think I paid 60 for an out of state license for An entire year for Oklahoma. I feel like more than half of that for 5 days is pretty poo poo.

LegionAreI
Nov 14, 2006
Lurk

You can get a one day nonresident license in New York for 10 bucks. 7 day for 28, year for 50.

Resident license is 25 for a year.

Your milage may vary. Remember if you come here a lot of bodies of water have weird-rear end extra rules so take a look at the DEC site for whatever region you are at.

Migratory fish of the sea (steelhead and stripers mostly) need an extra stamp. I believe it's free for non-residents too but don't forget to add it.

NYC reservoir/other waters fishing requires a special tag from the city. It's also free but they are death on enforcement so be sure to get one. It's valid for 5 years.

Welcome to NY, land of a billion weird rules!

LegionAreI fucked around with this message at 13:28 on Apr 3, 2021

Untrustable
Mar 16, 2009







Sickening posted:

I think I paid 60 for an out of state license for An entire year for Oklahoma. I feel like more than half of that for 5 days is pretty poo poo.

Ah yeah I'm in Oklahoma and my yearly is 25. 34 seemed reasonable to me for all the great trout fishing.

gamera009
Apr 7, 2005



Looking for inshore paddletail recommendations. Finally got my hands on a penn battle II 4K combo. Looking to do some fishing off the Courtney-Campbell causeway in Florida/Tampa. Currently looking at spooling up 15# braid and a 20# leader, to a swivel and a 1/4oz jig head. Paddletail or swim tail soft body is the idea. Seems like the go-to outside of shrimp cutbait.

Thoughts?

Elmnt80
Dec 30, 2012

OH NOOOO!





Sounds dead-on for that spot.

Woodpile
Mar 30, 2013



Got skunked from the bank at Smith Mountain Lake last week. So while mucking around the shed I put a circle hook through my skin right by my knuckle. Hurt like hell. Luckily it wasn't deep and I remembered what to do. Instead I ripped it out the way it came in.

Thinking about going barbless.

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LegionAreI
Nov 14, 2006
Lurk

Anyone use braid on light-ultralight stuff? I'm getting tired of the memory on the mono and looking to try something new if it's viable.

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