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#1 Team_Green OFFLINE  

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 08:35 PM

First time for everything..  I am taking up fishing.. Soo.. it will be mostly lake fishing from the shore and a 14 foot aluminum boat.  Any suggestions?  I would love to keep my budget under 200 bucks.. not counting a tackle box and tackle...


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 08:50 PM

Nice thing about fishing is that it can be done on almost no budget.  Cheap pole (think kids type outfit), bobber, and a couple of dozen wax worms will usually tear up the blue gill/crappies. What species are you fishing for? 


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 08:59 PM

Like said, fishing can be as cheap or expensive as you want! I use a $12 reel and $9 rod from Walmart. Cheap? You bet it is! Although, it works just fine for me! The best part is that I do not have to worry about it if something breaks or gets ruined, it is cheap enough to buy a replacement.
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Posted June 19, 2013 - 12:23 AM

 What species are you fishing for? 

I have no clue.. once i get set up i will find out what is in the lakes and go from there...


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 12:26 AM

fishing can be a great relaxing hobby and help you save on your groceries too, leaving you extra $$$ for your gts, check out garage sales for stuff, some people think just because its old its no good. i got a 14 fiberglass boat with trailer, 6 hp johnson and a 20 hp johnson with a bunch of other stuff $200, at another sale i found a $200 custom 9 foot rod and a $125 reel for $8. we have been garage saling for a few years now and i have about 20 rod reel combos and possibly 15 large tackle boxes with stuff, and a lot of the old tackle is quite collectable, i never spent to much, a few dollars here and there, happy fishing


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 12:34 AM


It can be done cheaply, but "it ain't easy!" Fishing gear can be just about as addictive as GT's, lol. Where do you plan on going? We've tried fishing in Alberta, but with not much luck. Tried Wolf Lake many years ago in August, but the algae was wicked. May I suggest Meadow Lake Park? Walleye, perch, Jack, and trout if you're so inclined. Good camping too, and not too far from home base. We liked the campground at Mistohay Lake. For us, fishing ranks right up there with eating and breathing, so don't get me started!! Good luck and let us know how you make out.
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Posted June 19, 2013 - 02:24 AM

Luckily, you asked this question on a GT forum. A true fisherman would be coming after you with a gun for calling fishing a hobby!!  :oh_shucks:

 

My sister owned a bass fishing marina on the Chickahominy River. 75 or so guys showed up every weekend, each with $100K of equipment.

 

It amazed me at the money spent! 

 

Now, to me, fishing is a hobby, specifically, it is a hole in the water that you throw money into.  :bigrofl:

 

I guess I feel like that, because I do not like to eat fish that I can catch!


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 03:56 AM

Fish from shore: cheap.

Fish from boat: not so cheap.

Fish on ice: must have a high tolerance.


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 04:52 AM

I buy my fish from the store. That way I don't have to drown a bunch of worms, or deal with snakes.

They come in packages and are already cleaned and cut into potions. LOL
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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:02 AM

  I would love to keep my budget under 200 bucks.. not counting a tackle box and tackle...

What do you need besides tackle? Beer???


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:06 AM

Fishing is fun and relaxing if you will let it be. I prefer catfish and crappie .Doesn't take much . A cane pole will work for either but I prefer a rod and reel for cats Either with or without a boat. My brother on the other hand is big time bass fisherman , $40,000 truck and a $50,000 boat and several $5 or $6 hundred dollar reels and rods plus all the hundreds of dollars in tackle. I forgot about the clothes and of course all the high $$$$$$$$$ in gas ( hopped up SUZY Q ) to get to the honey holes fast. I'm sure I forgot something .

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:12 AM

What do you need besides tackle? Beer???

Samiches!! And NOT fish samiches!!  :dancingbanana:  Banana and Bacon sandwiches!!  :rocker2:


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:26 AM

You don't need all that just a good strong arm and a catfish hole. Just reach into the hole grab a #50 catfish by the mouth and drag him out of the hole.

We just had a guy drown in OKC because he noodled the wrong catfish.

http://www.newson6.c...oklahoma-county

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:11 AM

For every day you fish, you live a day longer. I expect to live to be 120.


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:33 AM

I have a feeling the boat is going to cost more than $200.

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