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A fine day of Angling, Colonial style... (with pics)

 
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Yaquina143
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 11:03 pm    Post subject: A fine day of Angling, Colonial style... (with pics) Reply with quote

What a glorious day of fine angling!

A friend of mine and I picked a small pond in a local wildlife management area and decided to try a little angling, and what a day it was! We walked the trail to the pond's edge and prepared our gear. Bluegill were the target and some unfortunate crickets were on the hook.

As it turns out, these bluegill LOVE crickets and between the time the cricket hit the water and the moment a fish was on the line was literally just a matter of a few seconds. In less than 25 minutes we had landed over a dozen fish with no end in site.

After an hour or so my bait horn was out of crickets so we tried a few hand tied flies. These had little or no effect and the bluegill turned their nose up to just about anything else we tried.

The angling rod I am using is a gentlemen's rod (fancy) and measures about 14' feet. It was perfect for dropping my line directly where I wanted it. Patrick (the gentleman with me) used another angling rod of my manufacture, slightly shorter, about 10' feet.

We saw many straights (modern folks) and answered many questions from interested people. Some of the questions were the classic "hey, what are you guys doing" type; but by far the most memorable question of the day was from a lady who stopped us on the trail and asked if the fish we were carrying on the stringer were real.

We had a great time and plan to go back in the next few days for some more great bluegill. Here are some photos from the day.










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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can do a lot of serious fishing with a cane pole. Thanks for sharing your pictures. That is an interesting looking bait horn.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 12:35 pm    Post subject: A Fine Day of Angling Reply with quote

What memories that brings back of my boyhood days in Louisiana. I ate so much pearch growing up I thought I was going to grow gills.

I really like the picture of your cricket horn. Were the crickets grey or black? I never had luck using the black ones. I have used kernels of soft corn and had great success.
Great pictures of your adventure. Hope to see more in the future.

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dana if you dont mind what is the material around your waist?
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: A Fine Day of Angling Reply with quote

coloneltubbs wrote:
Were the crickets grey or black? I never had luck using the black ones.


The crickets used were brown crickets. They can be purchased at any pet store in the country and run about a dime or so each.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swatana wrote:
Dana if you dont mind what is the material around your waist?


I have a brown hand woven sash around my waist, with a small ration bag of jerky tied over that.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: Yaquina Reply with quote

I agree that you're adding a lot to period fishing and I look forward to more photos and adventures coming from you! I'm starting to get a bit fired up for fishing after burning out on it some years back.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice pictures Dana that's the kind of fishing I love the most.I use the brown crickets I get them for 3.00 a hundred here.I use to sell them for 1/2 cent each years ago.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are going back out Thursday and will be trying a different, larger pond. I am hoping to score as well then as we did yesterday.
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