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It depends on the kind of camping you want to do. The easiest type of camping to find is camping at a campground. Usually this involves paying a nightly fee (often around $20-30 per night) for a numbered, designated campsite. Usually the campsite comes with a fire pit and/or grill, a picnic table, a parking spot, and space to pitch a tent. Most campgrounds ...


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In addition to the direct benefits to fish listed by That Idiot, streamside vegetation provides some crucial indirect benefits. One indirect benefit is falling leaves. The leaves of streamside vegetation fall into the water and decay. Decaying leaves feed benthic macroinvertebrates. These include aquatic worms, snails, clams, crayfish, and the aquatic ...


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I keep the snorkel in my mouth during 'duck dives'. When nearing the surface, I look upwards - that makes the snorkel point downwards, and just a small trickle of air can purge it, since the air is 'trapped' inside the downwards-pointing snorkel. Just when surfacing, tip the head, so you are looking downwards again (the timing may take a little practise) - ...


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Yes it's possible As long as you follow all the rules. Below I've included the national rules. On that page you'll find links for local byelaws that apply in each region of the country, in your case that's Yorkshire and North East and it is significantly more restrictive than the national regulations. You must also follow any local regulations that apply to ...


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Here are a few sources I found, in order from most user-friendly to most technical. iNaturalist has data about where fish were actually observed. Anyone can post geo-located pictures of organisms they've observed and get help identifying them. They currently have 2,475 observations of fish in New York state, which unfortunately is a little sparse. You can ...


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Lack of vegetation along the banks will have a number of effects, each of which can affect fish populations. Vegetation will shade the water. This will reduce water temperatures which is typically good for fish. The shade can also provide cover for fish in the stream and give them a greater sense of security. Vegetation along the banks will affect what ...


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I was talking to the original owner, he thinks the guide hole must have spun. I used a lighter to heat up the glue and removed it. I will be gluing it back on later.


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I haven't found a difference between landing percentage between barbed and barbless hooked. I kept logs of percentage of hooked fish that I landed in 2019 and changed to barbless for the last 4 months of the year. On barbed hooks I landed 66% of the 500 that hooked. On barbless I landed 67% of the 363 that I hooked. Anecdotally I've heard and noticed ...


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Although the video provided to illustrate your issue was short, it appeared to me that spinning reel in question is a Pflueger President? But I could be wrong. I understand wanting the bail to close easily with a turn of the handle following a cast with your spinning rod/reel setup. Also I’m going to assume the same desired action is/was possible with less ...


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There are no places in the US that meet your two criteria. Gathering firewood is banded in most campgrounds. As seen in the related post, you can gather firewood in some very secluded locations, which will mostly exclude beach access. Dispersed camping allowing gathered wood fires within 5 hours of San Francisco? Also you will need a fishing license to ...


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If you haven't realized it yet, there is no such thing as "the right bait/lure" until you have a fish bite it. I have used what was supposedly "the right bait" for a certain spot and got skunked until I stuck something completely different on my line. I have had fish chase and eat my bare hook. I have had fish attack the most ungodly contraptions that have ...


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Try a little more weight. Get a Leatherman pliers/knife combination and some weights to test some things. You can obtain pinch-on lead weights that can be quickly attached to your line with your pliers. With some effort, a pocket knife can usually remove said weights by prying them open. If you get the weight right, then you can buy swiveling weights of the ...


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I just googled Mepps and aglia long - and got this, it's not identical in colour but is in shape and manufacturer. Mepps is a fairly well known brand of fishing lures. This seems to be one of their more popular products. It is a willow leaf shape for spinning in fast flowing water. The number 2 indicates the weight of the lure - 1/4 oz according to the ...


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In the US, get a fishing license, it should come with a book that describes the kind of fish you are allowed to catch and the ones that must be released. It will have fairly comprehensive listing of which fish are in which bodies of water. It should include good quality illustrations of the fish you might encounter and how to tell them apart from similar ...


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I can't speak for NY, but in TN we have a government produced document (PDF) that lists which species are present in the state and where they might be found as a generality. I don't know if there is any publicly available mappable data, but I would be willing to bet that the local wild-life resources agency will have fairly detailed data for fish stock ...


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For extremely similar purposes here in Florida I use a 7 ft. medium heavy rod with a spinning reel that can handle 12-30lb test line and lure weights in the 1/2 to 2oz range. Use the same rods/reels when I go for catfish in my local rivers as well.


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Jigs - what you have on the left - can be bounced off the bottom, or suspended beneath a float (typically on a slip line with a stop of some type). From what I understand about ice fishing, they can even be held relatively steady at a fixed depth/point. Spinners - lots of variations on this theme, what you have in the middle is an in-line spinner. Cast it ...


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What you have is two jigs and a spinner (on the right). The basic idea is that you cast them out and then reel them back in and the fish think they are small fish swimming by and try and eat them. You don't want to pull them in a straight line, rather pull in a more random fashion with small jerks and tugs in different directions. The spinner is offset for ...


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It depends on your lure/bait, if you have. Fishing is also a lot about luck. Right fish, right lure/bait, you could get one.


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The bow and arrow cast is also effective, you can't cast very far but that's generally ok when there is a lot of vegetation to hide behind


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There's no need to bleed your trout mate. Unless you're planning on freezing it and eating it at a later date, or curing it in the off season to eat at a later date. If you plan to eat your trout fresh and tasty that evening, you won't need to bleed it mate. Fish are bleeded out almost 100 % of the time in the commercial industry as blood can promote ...


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It is better to have an idea what to do with the fish rather than spoil a life. The kill method you mentioned is the ikejime method (). Ikejime is just a fancy Japanese word for sticking a sharp screwdriver to a fish's brain (where it is widely practiced). This method kills the fish humanely, with immediate brain dead. This also improve the flavor. Highly ...


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