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What's your sign?
Alot of old timey fisherman wait for that certain "sign" before they start fishing in the spring. For some it may be the arrival of robins in the yard. Others it may be the turning of the leaves from brown to green. How many of you have a "sign" you look for?

Myself, I don't get serious in the freshwater until I start seeing the gar floating around on the surface. When they're out and about, I know the water temp is about right, bait fish are moving around, and the larger preditory fish are feeding again.



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Re: [Tarpon4me] What's your sign? In reply to
My general sign occurs when I look at the calendar. I don't watch for birds, nor the weather, nor the bite report. I will check for how much wind may be present in the area that I plan to fish and make necessary adjustments.

What does that have to do with my sign?? Everything because I only fish on the days that end in "Y". MondaY, TuesdaY,...........Cool


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Re: [Tarpon4me] What's your sign? In reply to
anything will do for me. i will use any excuse- calendar, weather, birds, wind, whatever it takes! my best fishing, by far, is in july and august anyways. so i just do my best until then... then its on!

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I remember my grandfather saying it was time to go catfishing when the spring thunderstorms moved into East Texas. He said the thunder woke them up and then they would start biting. (I found out later that the same temperatures that spawn thunderstorms is the ideal temperature that catfish are most active).

In Hawaii when the sugar cane starts to flower and tassels appear, it's ulua season. Also different trees flower at different seasons here. Each tree is associated with catching a certain kind of fish.

Aloha,
Stan

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That's some pretty cool info Stan. It would be awesome to know which fish for which type of tree or plant. Do you have that info availible?



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Re: [Tarpon4me] What's your sign? In reply to
I have some old books around here so I'll do some research on the subject. Talk to some of the "locals"...... LOL
See you guys in about 2 weeks, I'm off to Japan to buy some of those $28 bass lures.

Aloha,
Stan

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the old timmers around here say when the apple blossoms are out its time to start bullheaded.i say if i wake up its time to fish for anything


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The buds are on my apple trees. It's time to kick some fish butt!!!


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Re: [Tarpon4me] What's your sign? In reply to
Hello All,
When I lived in California it was kinda of a fuzzy line because it all always seemed like spring. Now that I'm in Colorado,, WARMTH will be my sign, its starting to warm now, time to get on the water.

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Hi Tarpon-4me,
On the the day of Spring Equinox, I start fishing in the Spring!Smile The day before, I'm still in the winter fishing mode and the day after I'm into the official start of Summer ... that season starts .... to be followed by the fall fishing season.

Fishing or thinking about fishing is a 24/7/365 deal!Wink

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Re: [JapanRon] What's your sign? In reply to
That's whats nice about SoCal angling. Even if it's fowl weather and the boats won't hit the salt, I can turn around and hit another stretch of water (somewhere else) and still make my day.Cool


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Re: [Jen_Carroll] What's your sign? In reply to
Hi Jen!
Welcome to BFT! Feel free to explore the site and if you have any questions, don't be affraid to ask!!!!!!!!!!



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Here In New Brunswick,Canada..we have to wait till the season opens for Freshwater 04/15/06. But I look for is usually Robins as it means I can usually digg for Worms then.







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As soon as the ice if off haha



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The sign I wait for is the ice being off the lakes. For Rivers and streams, usually after runoff.


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Re: [bdn06] What's your sign? In reply to
Same here, as soon as the ice is gone.

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For me, I fish year round,(FFing that is) but I guess my first sign of spring would be the Phone calls from clients that it is time to start guiding again. Cool Refreshing break from tying on the windy / cold days.Crazy





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Lately, just seeing water is a good enough sign for me!Cool

We don't have ice up, ice out, ice off, or thin ice here in SoCal.
We do get our share of Wind on certain days. That's when I have to put away the flyswatter and use the sp....sp.....sppp.....You know, the other rod.Tongue


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sp....sp.....sppp.....You know, the other rod.Tongue


SAY IT AIN'T SOLaugh That's okay big guy, I have seen what you go after and Hon, you can use whatever you want (I got some dynamiteShocked NAPOLEON DYNAMITE that is.....scared ya didn't I





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Scared Me??
Girl, you just made me mess up a good pair of Breatables.Shocked

Actually I don't use the sp..sp...sppp rod as much as I use the Conventional or the Baitcasters.

We gots our surf perch season going right now so I do use a Flyswatter in the surf.

I use a Fenwick 9' 10wt that TubeDude gave me. Matched with a Flueger Medalist, 9wt sinking tip line, 4lb longline leader, hand tied shrimp streamers on a #12 aberdeen.

That pretty much equals 1 cast, 1 fish. i'll get some fresh pics this weekend, including gear.Cool


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Gotta love that Fenwick...sweet rods!





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Re: [flygoddess] What's your sign? In reply to
Oh yeah. This one is actually a 3 piece. The third is optional though. It is just an add on to the butt......did I say that right?? It's a butt extension and it helps when you are Big Gameing. It nicer for palming the drag when you got a ripper on the line.

I use this rod mostly for bigger species in the Salt and for Bass fishing in freshwater. It seems to handle pretty well.Cool


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Re: [flygoddess] What's your sign? In reply to
I heard that. There is a winter fishery here, but I hate the cold too much to follow through. LOL, I guess i'm just a wuss. Cool But, if I were as privelaged to live in SoCal like Steve, i'd fish every day and have Yellow Tail Sashimi every afternoon. Tongue TubeN2 will just have to catch one for me every now and then until I get back in the saddle. Cool

I was considering chartering a boat in the ocean at one point in time. I worked on a head boat years ago when I was a teenager. I went as far as getting my Coast Guard 6 Pack license and it stoped there. One of my buddies from back in the day moved back and works for that same company, but skippers a boat of his own. He just finished his 100 ton masters and Captains Dicks put him in a 26 footer. I probably would venture to charter my boat if I lived closer to the coast. But When I got out of the military, instead of moving back to the coast, I ended up 2 hours away from it. Frown But, with a sick father and a sick fathe in law, we had to meet in the middle, and the middle was far away from the coast.

As far as salt water, however, the water temp is what I watch. There are just a couple species you can get with out going too far out, but nothing really starts happening until the water temp hits about 65 to 68 degrees. That's when I hit the ocean. But like mentioned before, I don't hit the freshwater until the Gar start floating on the surface. Cool

Thanks for your post Flygoddess!

Bryan D.



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Re: [Tarpon4me] What's your sign? In reply to
Hello everyone!

I am new here, and this seemed like a good place to introduce myself.

As for me I know it is time to go fishing, because hunting season is over. Wink

-ben


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