Is trolling the best way to catch fish?

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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Original Post - May 10, 2014 - 11:54am PT
Have a new smoker and need to keep it supplied.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
May 10, 2014 - 11:55am PT
I find dynamite works best.
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
May 10, 2014 - 11:57am PT
Trolling is the lazy man's method.

Depends what species you're after.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
May 10, 2014 - 11:59am PT
Hopefully you got a vaporizer . . . smoke is passe.
locker

Social climber
"Sh#t shack across from the city dump"
May 10, 2014 - 11:59am PT

"Trolling is the lazy man's method."...

You ever troll for Sharks???...

You SURE it's the "lazy man's" method???...

;-)

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
May 10, 2014 - 11:59am PT
Chumming with canned dog food works ...I think i took the bait..
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
May 10, 2014 - 11:59am PT
Trolling is better for catching nanny goats.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 10, 2014 - 12:04pm PT
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adjective: disingenuous

not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.

synonyms:

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HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
May 10, 2014 - 12:07pm PT
donini has caught 8 already
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 10, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
Nine!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2014 - 12:09pm PT
Ten!
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
May 10, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
ruppell

climber
May 10, 2014 - 12:24pm PT
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
May 10, 2014 - 12:25pm PT
Was I caught twice?

Oops, three times?
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
May 10, 2014 - 12:49pm PT
trolling works best on stupid lunkers that have been in the lake too long. You are doing them a favor to end their banal existence by smoking them.

For craftier fish, a well tied and presented fly should do the trick.

For everyone else there's tenkara.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 10, 2014 - 12:56pm PT
Fish wheel.



That way, you only catch the stupid ones.

You can be off doing something else.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 10, 2014 - 12:58pm PT
Have a new smoker and need to keep it supplied.


Depends on the body of water and desired species. Be more specific.

Trolling can be very effective. Sometimes it's not.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 10, 2014 - 01:06pm PT
Rotenone, O Rotten One.

It frees the mind for other things.

Use a weir to catch the corpses as they tumble downstream.

And hang the consequences.

"Catch and release" is for bleeding hearts.
Slightly slain salmonids.
Slightly slain salmonids.
Credit: mouse from merced

Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
May 10, 2014 - 01:16pm PT
Dynamite sounds good. Gotta limit the gear. Tenkara on flotsam for Yellowtail? Bring your sunscreen.

I once read a story of a guy who speared a black sea bass off of southern ca. He was towed around for a while.
new world order2

climber
May 10, 2014 - 01:26pm PT
Hi Jim D.

How 'bout posting up that lovely pic of yourself holding the Satanic mask?

Hey, if the mask fits.....

NTTAWWI....of course!


"Decline of religion in the West has created a rise in black magic, Satanism and the occult." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/vaticancityandholysee/10817788/Decline-of-religious-belief-means-we-need-more-exorcists-say-Catholics.html


Catholic Church Condemns Black Mass Reenactment At Harvard University "A reenactment of a Black Mass celebrating Satan is scheduled to take place at Harvard University on Monday evening." http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/05/08/catholic-church-condemns-black-mass-reenactment-at-harvard-university/
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 10, 2014 - 02:05pm PT
Andy, I had never heard of Tenkara. Looks perfect for Sierra stream-fishing!!

I just may get into that. Trad fly-fishing looks too time-consuming to learn proficiently.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=tenkara&FORM=VIRE1#view=detail&mid=08ABFEE6D4837A59458508ABFEE6D4837A594585

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
May 10, 2014 - 02:08pm PT
It's all about the bait...

NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
May 10, 2014 - 02:27pm PT
Looks like some people on this forum go for brazen effrontery and crudeness, which I would consider more of a Gaffing technique than a passive lure troll.

They catch more fish if you look at post count in political threads, but a higher percentage of them are kicked off the boat.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 10, 2014 - 02:52pm PT
Works on a Kayak!
Shasta Lake
Shasta Lake
Credit: T Hocking
Whiskeytown Trout from Kayak
Whiskeytown Trout from Kayak
Credit: T Hocking
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 10, 2014 - 03:05pm PT
Drumming up some fish.
Smoke this!
Smoke this!
Credit: GI see link
http://www.chesapeake-angler.com/storyjune06-expertdrumfishing.htm

Nice fish, Tad!

Good one, Brennan, for Mutti's Day, especially.

Mom had to drive to Sonora one Mom's Day to get little brother Tim out of jail for not having had a license and getting caught on a warrant.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 10, 2014 - 03:08pm PT
Credit: RyanD
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 10, 2014 - 03:27pm PT
Jimmy, that is some seriously sadistic symbolism. Disturbing, yet provocative.

That Redfish (Red drum) is a f*#king lunker, MFM!

Fish Finder

Social climber
May 10, 2014 - 05:09pm PT




Seriously


if your going to have to smell fish

















































































































































































this is the only way to go
http://vimeo.com/34420147
MisterE

climber
May 10, 2014 - 05:13pm PT
^^What up Gregg?

Drag-netting - and damn the delicate sea beds!

;)
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
May 10, 2014 - 05:15pm PT
Not sure about fish but trolling for suckers werks.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
May 10, 2014 - 05:20pm PT
Uh ... Fish Finder ...?

Not ONE of those bikini-clad hotties with the bows and arrow actually shot even one fish!

It didn't matter whether they had big titties, or little titties, or had tattoos, or knott. NOT ONE FISH.

I had to watch the video three times just to make sure!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
May 10, 2014 - 05:31pm PT
I rarely catch & eat fish----------but there are always exceptions.

Credit: internet
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2014 - 05:34pm PT
A bite from Fritz....glad i used a barbless hook.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 10, 2014 - 05:40pm PT
Pretty gross and bloody...but recreation is recreation is destruction is rebirth and makes money for gear dealers.


Imagine "clean carp-killing" ethical debates, if you will. And welcome to the Twilight Zone.

Clear Lake is a huge tournament. The first year my older brother shot (early seventies) he won a thousand to split with his partner, but they ruled that from then on no one could step out of their boats, which is how Mike shot all the time.

Back then, the Clear Lake carp were hauled out to the local orchards for fertilizer, according to him.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 10, 2014 - 06:31pm PT
why troll when you can use a "dream catcher"!

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 10, 2014 - 07:19pm PT
Probably only Jim will get this, but I caught Country Joe and The Fish at Monterey. Reprised here for all you sweet things in the attic or on a shelf. This was back when people ate real corn (:45), not "corn dogs".

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 10, 2014 - 09:35pm PT
No, no, no. Back when they used cat-gut for BASS STRINGS, and went out to the seashore...
One more cast now...
Sunset at Berkeley Marina.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
May 10, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
A Hawaiian local's method...
Works on a sea shore in off shore wind conditions but may work in a stream with current as well?
(of greatly dubious legality)

~ 1 case of cheap beer
~ Large trash bag
~ 200' of polypropylene line
~ many double leader out riggers
~ many glow sticks

Inflate the trash bag and tie it to the end of the buoyant polypro line.
Feed it out and every 6' ~ 10' put a double leader line with baited hooks with a glow stick on each main/leader line junction.

Pop a beer, sit back, strum your ukulele and chug a few or 10 beers.
Check long line/ rinse and repeat :)
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
May 10, 2014 - 09:58pm PT
Or my other response:

If you troll for Fish...

It's got to have a catchy 'tag line' yet be pretty inane before
Russ will chime in with a typically witty, some what esoteric, snyde comment!

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