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Best Old-Timer Tip


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O.K. I admit, I really don't have one. My Dad wasn't much of a fisherman(loved watching him reel that spinning reel upside down and backwards), but he did build the cabin on the Gunflint Trail, buy the boat, drive the family up there every weekend in the summer, build the cabin again after it burned down, and let me discover on my own. Honestly, I learned most of what I know(or don't know, as my fishing partners would concur) from fishing mags.

What's the best tip you learned from an Old-Timer(maybe your even one yourself now, eh)?

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SERIOUSLY! It was THIS big!

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When I was younger and didn't know better my uncle said to troll at 14'. No real particular spot, just troll at 14'. Boy did we nail them little pike.

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Grandpa used to know the best spot to dig for worms!

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if you see horse tail (shaped) clouds today, its gonna be windy tomorrow!

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Keep your finger on the line and dont lip those Northerns! Where your life vest when moving and dont drink in my boat. Pass the Copenhagen! grin.gif

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Keep your rod tip up.
Walleyes are always in 18 ft. of water.
Even a fish wouldn't get in trouble if he kept his mouth shut.
Early to bed, early to rise, .....

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If the wind is from the east the fishing is the least. If the wind is from the west the fishing is the best.

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and...

Wind from the south blows the bait in the fishes mouth.

Wind from the north, stay at the resort.

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Don't run on the dock! I have never walked as fast in my life as I do on a dock.

-Hossienda

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"If you don't catch 'em with a Mepps, you don't catch 'em."

AND as far as weather goes: We have disproved that "wind from the east, fishing is the least" many times, so we think the old-timers kind of missed it on that one.
But we do believe in "Red sky at night, sailor's delight/Red sky at morning, sailor's warning".
Gene

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"Are you fishin or talkin?" is my dad's favorite line. However, my mom does very good and she talks alot. Her fish are the suicidal ones Dad says grin.gif. Keep Smiling.

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Mt Dad: Are you trying to catch flying fish? Keep your line in the water!

My Grandpa taught me to tip my crawler with corn for bluegill on the deep weed edge.

My uncle taught me to be careful that you grabbed your own can of pop in the boat(he chewed Copenhagen).

I learned everything else from watching fishing shows and reading Fins and Feathers. Anybody remember that old magazine?

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I think it's "wind from the north, fisherman dare not go forth"

My grandfather always washed his hands with a minnow before starting to fish. And when he tied his knot on the hook, always the palomar, he would wet the knot before cinching it tight.
And always, ALWAYS kiss the first fish.

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"You're here to fish-you can sleep/swim/shop/eat/go to church/etc. when you get home".

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How about "The bigger the bait the bigger the fish".

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Good stuff. Funny stuff("washing" your hands with a minnow?).

Keep 'em comin'

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SERIOUSLY! It was THIS big!

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No, we are not going to try another lake, If they are not bitting in this lake then they are not bitting in any lake.

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From my dad as we leave the lake after not catching much at all, "well, you can't say we didn't try"

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Ya, I remember Fins and Feathers. They got me for the $82 "life time subscription" ...............about three monthes before they went under. I really hate dishonest people.
My advise... don't buy "life time subscriptions" to magazines
And from my dad: "if it sounds too good to be true.....it probably is"
We live, we learn, we fish

Cheers

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Spit on your night crawler.
Spray WD-40 on your leech. (pollution)
Hamburger meat as bait for cats.
Dog poop for bait on carp --Anybody wanna eat some carp?

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Kind of like grannys..... "Make sure you pee downwind and make sure you are facing out the boat...."

JegerJack

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"What did the old man trade for these guys, a used puck bag?"

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Pat McManus:

Your limit is all you can catch plus one fish.

"Skunked? Must not have held your mouth right."

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