Is trolling the best way to catch fish?


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Jim Brennan

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


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

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.

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

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


if your going to have to smell fish

this is the only way to go

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

Drag-netting - and damn the delicate sea beds!

The Larry

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!

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

Credit: internet

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.

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


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.

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 :)

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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