| Outdoor Board|| re: Chumming Successes in Salt Water - Need feedback - computerguy on 7/18/14 at 12:36 pm|
I have had success just tossing old shrimp heads and mashed crabs into the water in the marsh. To me the best spot to put them is in shallow water (where it is visible) near relatively deep moving water. Find it will attract whatever is around.
I used this technique with success du...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Low-water bridges - computerguy on 7/7/14 at 3:00 pm|
Might not be an exact match to your definition, but the bridges on Highway 11 in Irish Bayou are pretty low. A high tide or hard east wind or a combination of the two will put the water up to the bridge.
I have gotten caught in situations where I left to go fishing and then could not return on...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Productive Yak Fishing Spots Close to NOLA - computerguy on 6/20/14 at 10:09 pm|
For those interested in fishing by kayak near the Chef / Marquez.
The little cut across from Venetian Isles is pretty solid.
Fish the mouth where it hits Sauvage, then paddle in and fish that first pond. Little cut on the right holds water (4-6') and the tide runs through there really well si...
| Money Talk|| re: Career Advice - computerguy on 6/19/14 at 2:47 pm|
With your science background why not just go ahead and double major in one of the engineering disciplines or Geology.
How many hours would it take to get a Chemical / Petroleum Engineering degree? Professional options would have great pay scales and would certainly be challenging.
| Political Talk|| re: Government has rotten email systems, IRS loses more emails of 6 - computerguy on 6/18/14 at 3:57 pm|
I just got done reading through the thread because the topic was interesting.
There seems to be some confusion from the IT side on some of the users comments:
1. When talking about how the emails were lost some were referring to the computer (a laptop i believe) and the server.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Best lure for casting long distances (surf fishing) - computerguy on 4/22/14 at 2:21 pm|
Thanks LSUguerilla, I will go with the Acme Wobble Rite as opposed to the classic acme kastmaster then....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Best lure for casting long distances (surf fishing) - computerguy on 4/22/14 at 1:04 pm|
I almost went out and created a alt called grammarguy to respond.
This is the OB board, where the stick is the universal boundary marker not the fandangled quotation mark.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Best lure for casting long distances (surf fishing) - computerguy on 4/22/14 at 12:36 pm|
They aren't cheap. I think I spent $8 on one
Actually that isn't too bad. Figure the kastmaster spoon will cost somewhere close to that.
I may also keep an eye out for sales around the web just to see I can find something on clearance somewhere. ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Best lure for casting long distances (surf fishing) - computerguy on 4/22/14 at 12:00 pm|
So you fish strictly from the beach?
I only fish from the beach on our 'beach' trips which usually occur every other weekend. Up to this point I usually just either buy some shrimp/squid or use the cast net to grab whatever I can get a hold of. Then botto...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Best lure for casting long distances (surf fishing) - computerguy on 4/22/14 at 11:48 am|
Thanks, Nado Jenkins83
I think i am going to go with a kastmaster spoon and yozuri plug with the weight transfer system as my first purchase.
After that I will explore some other options like the corkies and swim baits.
Upgrade to braid will probably happen down the line when I catch someth...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Best lure for casting long distances (surf fishing) - computerguy on 4/22/14 at 11:03 am|
Any baits with this weight transfer system cast a mile.
This looks great, getting a larger lure with the weight transfer system should allow me to cast that thing into orbit.
Since I am locked on shore I need something that I can reach out as far as possible with....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Best lure for casting long distances (surf fishing) - computerguy on 4/22/14 at 10:55 am|
If you switch to 30lb braid you could probably really throw whatever lure you want a mile.
Yeah braid with a leader would be the way to go but I only surf fish occasionally and I had some mono laying around. I may eventually switch over but I mainly bottom fish and the mono wit...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Best lure for casting long distances (surf fishing) - computerguy on 4/22/14 at 9:56 am|
Braid marauder - man they appear to run $30-$50 might be out of my price range for a shore casting bait.
Corkies - nice call, never fished one of these but they look like they would be perfect to imitate a mullet or pogey....
| Outdoor Board|| Best lure for casting long distances (surf fishing) - computerguy on 4/22/14 at 9:41 am|
I live in Orlando and fish the surf on the Atlantic/Gulf while on trips to the beach.
While I typically just do the cast net or dead shrimp/squid on the bottom deal I am looking for a couple lures to cast for fun.
The top criteria is something I can cast as far as possible. I have a 12' rod...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Fish preservation question. - computerguy on 4/21/14 at 1:30 pm|
Make sure you keep them covered in ice and ensure the melt water is drained out.
I've kept fish like this for several days, but I wouldn't want to try a whole week.
This and I would definitely make sure you drain the water out. Fish will hold up really well for extended per...
| Outdoor Board|| re: What documents do I need to sell a boat in Louisiana? - computerguy on 4/16/14 at 1:22 pm|
| Outdoor Board|| What documents do I need to sell a boat in Louisiana? - computerguy on 4/16/14 at 1:04 pm|
I am looking to sell a boat and I was curious on what I would need to sell it as far as paperwork goes.
Do I just need to give the buyer the registration and fill out a Bill of Sale?
Found a Bill of Sale template on:
Also I ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Weekend fishing report - computerguy on 4/15/14 at 2:40 pm|
Agree with pointdog33
They are very good eating but a pain to clean. The yield is also terrible, even larger fish have fairly small filets after it is said and done.
With that I will still keep them and clean them up.
Make sure you remove the blood line if you have a larger fish, will ma...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Weekend fishing report - computerguy on 4/14/14 at 12:44 pm|
Caught a couple this weekend.
Didn't measure the biggest one but I measured the bottom of my boat (23.5 inches) and it folded up on both sides. So I am positive it was at least 24 inches.
Other two were in the 3-4 pound range.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Anyone ever tried to bass fish w/live crawfish? - computerguy on 4/4/14 at 11:38 am|
Used to fish them like this but I would only catch the occasional bass but my main catch was catfish and the occasional goggle eye. (Bayou Liberty - Bayou Sauvage inside the levee system)
However in clear water you might have better luck. In Arkansas this was the preferred bait for small mouth ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: What brand of flukes do you use - computerguy on 3/24/14 at 2:54 pm|
Reply to Riseupfromtherubble
Yeah I feel the same way about the fluke. Since I started fishing it my catch rates have significantly increased.
| Outdoor Board|| re: What brand of flukes do you use - computerguy on 3/24/14 at 12:21 pm|
I will have to pickup a pack and I will throw them on one of my beetle spin setups.
The Tiny Flukes appear to be very popular, i kept seeing them mentioned from the marsh / speckled trout threads.
| Outdoor Board|| re: What brand of flukes do you use - computerguy on 3/24/14 at 12:19 pm|
If you are looking for durability try the Strike King 3X line. It is a very 'stretchy' type rubber much different than the classic worm rubber you typically see.
Yeah I saw Yamamoto had a line of flukes. I would imagine they would use the same material as their other lines....
| Outdoor Board|| re: What brand of flukes do you use - computerguy on 3/24/14 at 11:46 am|
"I use Zoom and Strike King KVD's. The KVD's are a little heavier, I like them in windier conditions."
I will have to check out the KVD line then. Lure weight it key for me. Most of the places I fish are massive grass flats, so making long casts is vital to finding fish.
Also out of curiosit...
| Outdoor Board|| re: What brand of flukes do you use - computerguy on 3/24/14 at 11:36 am|
Looks like Zoom is by far the favorite. Looks like that will be my next purchase.
to "tigersownall" (or anyone) how do you fish the Tiny Fluke?
I have seen them in the store and they have a real match the hatch thing going for them. I see a lot of shad schools were the minnows are 1-2 inches...
| Outdoor Board|| re: What brand of flukes do you use - computerguy on 3/24/14 at 9:19 am|
Do the Zoom brand flukes float or do they sink? (assume you are fishing them with just a bare hook)...
| Outdoor Board|| What brand of flukes do you use - computerguy on 3/24/14 at 9:09 am|
Over the past year I have been fishing more and more with the fluke. So far the only brand I have used is the Strike King 3X brand flukes. What I like is that they are very durable. I typically catch 8-20 bass on a single bait.
I was just curious what others were using.
Do you have a favor...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Looking to tent camp in northeast Arkansas... - computerguy on 3/11/14 at 1:24 pm|
Depending on the type of camping you want to do:
If you are looking for some 'real' tent camping I would strongly suggest renting canoes and going down the Buffalo River and camping along the sand bars at night. You can rent canoes in any city near the river, they will drop you off and pick you ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Looking to tent camp in northeast Arkansas... - computerguy on 3/11/14 at 10:50 am|
Hard to beat the White River/Crooked Creek/Buffalo River/Bull Shoals/Norfork Lake area around and close to Mountain Home, AR.
I would definitely recommend looking at anything along the White or Buffalo River. Bull Shoals is also a great lake/area.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Lake P Bank Fishing - computerguy on 3/5/14 at 3:30 pm|
To add some other spots:
Rigolets bridge on Hwy 90
Chef Pass bridge on Hwy 90
It has been over 10 years since I have even been over in this area however you used to be able to park and walk out to fish in this area. From what I remember you could park near Fort Pike and walk out. If you can...