Thanks , here in Michigan we tend to find the blue-greenish crawfish in lakes that are are ultra clear and have gravel bars. I am going to try a pattern to match them,and I will post it.Have fun and catch lots of fish.
Branch Brook Park Is Located In Newark,NJ 07104 Of Off Clifton,ave & Bloomfield,Ave Also Off Lake.st
No Boat's Allowed It's Just A Nice Lake With Carps- Bass- Lot's Of Blue Gills- Sunny's And I Caught A Catfish There Back In 1991 It Was A Big One Around 12inches Long. Some Strip Fishes Too. The Was Completely Drained A Few Years Ago And Cleaned.
Let me know if I left anything out regarding the float description - did I leave anything out?
Also - I purchased 2 of your songs on iTunes (everyone who likes them- go to his page on iTunes and get some)
I don't have the version of Trout & Daylilies you have - if you could send that version to me I would appreciate and I might not have time to produce it for this upcoming show- but will try (it is trout season!)... you can email it to me firstname.lastname@example.org - thank you for letting me use your music! I will try and sell a few copies up here so you can buy some bait for fishing and put a new addition on the hunting cabin! Awesome music- keep up the great work.
Most pole floats - used without reel have silicone (rubber) tubing to attach to the stem fixing the float to the line.
Within a month you will see what a true deadly panfish pole float looks like!
Those are fine to use, just there will be much better solutions- that's all.
The floats pictured are harder to fish slip-style. Silicone tubing top and bottom holds the line to the float.
Good floats have an eye (steel loop like on a swivel) instead of top silicone. The company that makes these floats is cutting corners on cost- the rubber is cheaper than installing the loop at the top. It makes a difference in the way the float runs in the water- the top float will tend to be crooked at times- this will mask some bites etc.
Run the line through the rubber to hold the float in place on your line.
Having the float attached with the silicone sleeves, allows you to adjust the depth as you go. You can slide it up and down easily to go deeper or shallow as the day changes - and the fish change in the water column.
The guy who made these was my teacher. Lindy no longer works or has made modifications to this line of balsa bobbers and only tries to make them cheaper - not better. They no longer manufacture with the eyes in them - which these bobbers used to have. The fact is, these were intended on being their value line or beginner floats. They never launched the Pro premium floats the inventor intended. Since most anglers don't know the difference, the don't know what they are missing out on. We'll soon change that. Proper floats will catch 10x more.
Great question John!
Note for slip-floating and casting I use a much taller and larger float. This offers me a decent casting weight and the added shot pulls line down.
While I use a taller float, I burry the float under water. Only the tip of the float shows, about the height of the top float's orange tip.
I can cast a l-o-n-g way yet still have a float that will show me even fish activity ((near)) the float line!
John, you're cool. I wasn't trying to brag on my trout,but I don't have any digital brook trout photos. So I just used my wall dummies. It was all I had to share with you. I'm not that sharp on the computer if you can't already tell.
i went fishing today at a local pond, i ended up catching 13 fish, a mix of gills and crappie. they were all schooled up together in a corner next to the spillway. i was using the gulp alive minnows (1 inch) mostly. the bite was on while it was snowing, once the sun came out the fish quit...........weird.
Hey John...ice out at Deep Creek can be a little tough as I understand...I personally have never fished there at that time. Actually, mid-May can be quite good and the best public launch,DCL State Park, should be up and running by then. You would be liable to catch most anything then, plus, the rates at local motels are at the season low at that time. Pike, pickerel, perch, walleyes, bass, trout and some big gills can be had by drifting baits and lure options at that time. I think your spoon prowess would work there. Check out www.fishdeepcreek.com and click on their message board to see what's biting as a local following is always posting there...thats my que to running up there or not.
Also, a long distance call to Bills Outdoor Center would be worth it to check on fishing and conditions. they are right on the lake and their number is 301-387-3474. Let me know of your plans Jim
Hey John...DCL is about 3.5 hrs from Westminster. The snow has been so deep on top of the ice lately that parking and foot travel have been next to impossible. A few guys are still hoofin it though with some success.