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I enjoy both , but there is nothing like trolling for the big boys in salt water. Whole different ballgame. Even coastal fishing for Tarpon , red fish and snook is better than any bass or trout fishing I have ever done. Pound for pound , salt water fish are just better fighters.

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I went deep sea fishing a few years ago. Didnt catch anything other than a tan and a hangover from all the beers we drank. Had a good time. That's about all the fishing I've done though.

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I've fished a little in the gulf of mexico and caught some King Mackeral those damn things put up a good fight. I have to say though there is a farm pond about 45 minutes outside of Des Moines that is psychotic for large mouth bass fishing. Me and only a few other people are allowed to fish on it. I've caught about 5 or 6 4 1/2 and 5 pounders from there. I know there are bigger ones in there though..........

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I've fished a little in the gulf of mexico and caught some King Mackeral those damn things put up a good fight. I have to say though there is a farm pond about 45 minutes outside of Des Moines that is psychotic for large mouth bass fishing. Me and only a few other people are allowed to fish on it. I've caught about 5 or 6 4 1/2 and 5 pounders from there. I know there are bigger ones in there though..........

 

Those little farm ponds are usually tocked pretty good with some kick a$$ fish....I miss that now that I live in the Cities.

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I've fished a little in the gulf of mexico and caught some King Mackeral those damn things put up a good fight. I have to say though there is a farm pond about 45 minutes outside of Des Moines that is psychotic for large mouth bass fishing. Me and only a few other people are allowed to fish on it. I've caught about 5 or 6 4 1/2 and 5 pounders from there. I know there are bigger ones in there though..........

 

Those little farm ponds are usually tocked pretty good with some kick a$$ fish....I miss that now that I live in the Cities.

 

Yeah it has a lot of bluegill as well so I usually go up there a couple times a year and catch an assload of fish to last me throughout the year. :thumbs

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Catchin' tuna, albies and dorado pretty much kick ass. My back aches for days after. I know waaaaaaa. :)

 

But eatin' wallies and crappie and bluegill from thru the ice is da bomb.

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Nope; I wish. I've been out on that boat and they send me emails all the freakin' time that drive me crazy with jealousy :D

 

Not sure if I could even pick one of those up without help :) my biggest tuna 45lb.

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I've watched a lot of people chummin' for bait at the railing. Not a fun thing when you're 8 hours from shore. Not drinking too much alcohol helps too. Although many think it's fine until they have to pay the price.

 

Seems like people out bottom fishing around islands have more trouble than those drift fishing or trolling have.

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That's what I hate about coastal fishing. The shelf is so big you gotta run for hours before you start. When I lived in the USVI we would go every couple of months, you went about a mile off shore, and you had over a mile of water under you. In a six hour trip you spent five of it fishing.

 

Ive chummed my share of ocean, spent all night in a bar, then straight to the boat once... FML that was a day..err night... err whatever... eyeswear2allthatsholy

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There is a special rig and brace that you almost sit in to hold you and the reel. Almost all the reels used are a 2 speed and special line and leader material. I've never actually been out where the cows were being caught. I caught a 45lb. yellowfin on 12lb test mono and it took me almost an hour to get it gaffed and in the boat. Seriously kicked my butt and I was a lot younger then. :D But the guys using heavier line weren't getting many bites cause the fish get shy of taking bait when they can see the line. Mostly used 4-6 inch anchovy or sardines for bait.

 

On the trips that go way south into Mexico; the cost can go well over $1500 depending on the amount of days you are out and whether you travel with the boat or fly down and meet them.

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i prefer salt water fishing... well one because I'm surrounded by water so many kinds you can do here...

 

1. coastal fishing on the inside/just outside reefs

2. deep sea (you don't have to go very far out)

3. shorecasting

4. three prong for tako (octopus)

 

but ill say having a boat sucks at times... plus the fresh water ways have it a lot easier in terms of care... i spend half the time soaping and washing everything down from the ocean water than i do actually fishing in the ocean..... you sh#t last a lot longer in fresh water... boats in hawaii are expensive... if i lived near a lake or whatever i wouldn't need a monster boat... plus hawaiian waters get rough... so if your non commercial but serious most guys have id say 19-25.... id like to get myself a 17 footer doe.....

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My son was watching youtube and started watching 2 guys reel in a Goliath Grouper and when they shot the pic, one of the guys was wearing a Husker hat. Which one of you was it?

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