Bait fishing alpine lakes

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Trashfisher, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. g_smolt

    g_smolt Recreational User

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    First the "Z-axis of shotguns" thread, and now this?

    We have obviously lost contact with the real world.

    Baitfishing alpine lakes as a discussion?

    Seriously?
     
  2. Jim Speaker

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    Somebody put me out of my misery. I wish I had never read that, and now it cannot be undone. Why the hell did I click on this thread?

    Appropriate name, Trashfisher... well thought out. Too bad you joined so recently, I'm sure we all really would have enjoyed hearing about what brand of lawn chair, rod-tip bell and beer cooler you got for Christmas.
     
  3. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    That never seemed to work either maybe I was just a shitty bait fisherman, thank god fly fishing is a lot more fun and I get to act like an asshole to bait fishermen :rofl: if I was still a bait fisherman I'd only get to be an asshole to the guy next to me, I'd probably drink more beer while fishing though... :beer1:
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    AKPM, what do you mean "get to act like an asshole" and what does "be an asshole to the guy next to me" get you? Are you one of those likeable guys who works hard to keep everyone else at a distance?:rofl:
     
  5. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    Elitism is fun
     
  6. Flyborg

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    I used to fish power bait a ton. I got tired of having to kill every fish I caught cause they inhale it so deep. Similar thing with dough. I used to fish a local lake with dough after the spring plant, but the fish have no sense of when to stop eating it. It doesn't trigger whatever hormone it is that tells them they're full, so they'd just eat it 'til they went tits up. You'd catch fish with it coming out of every orifice. Great stuff :)
     
  7. Trashfisher

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    Well for one thing you have pre-judged me as I have never used power bait or any bait for trout for that matter. Also almost all of those lakes are stocked and if you are such a purist prick like you sound like you are, you would know that for the restoration of these lakes back to their original environmental state it would require removing the trout without any chemicals. I was just kidding about the tipped fly thing...Just for spite I just might haul my new Coleman lawn chair with beer holders, rod-tip bell, and cooler full of bush light and a CASE of POWER BAIT up to Colchuck Lake and have my self a good ole time!
     
  8. Jim Speaker

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    Sweet. Have fun with that.
     
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    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I'm still suprised people actually catch fish on power bait
     
  10. Pete Bridge

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    This thread is like a train wreck, I just couldnt help but look. That being said, I'm with the powerbait is B.S. crowd, fished it when i was a kid never worked. Spinners behind a boat in the summertime with some beers does have its place but I'm talkin like Tanwax not beautiful alpine lakes where you have to earn your casts.

    Thats my two cents. :ray1:
     
  11. Ed Call

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    Screw the powerbait and bring the MD-80's and a dip net.

    Bridge, well stated "...not beautiful alpine lakes where you have to earn your casts."
     
  12. Jim Speaker

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    I can't believe I didn't notice this before, the dead fish in the avatar... it's the reason Crab Cr. isn't so good any more. LOL
     
  13. Tim Lockhart

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    Man, that brings back memories. My parents had a cabin on Tanwax in the 70's. Popgear and a worm if they were deep, bronze Triple Teaser if they were up. From our property to the old white/blue house, maybe 80 feet out, was a trolling mecca.
     
  14. Trashfisher

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    Nice try but the fish lived and that wasn't Crab. I can't believe I didn't notice the douchebag your avatar... people like you are the reason why so many places aren't fun to fish at anymore.
     
  15. Pete Bridge

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    Still is a trolling mecca. The only thing is I find anymore that I'd rather be on a stream in the mountains slingin dries than doin the trolling thing on nice summer days. But I will say it again, it is enjoyable out there on Tanwax.