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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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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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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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After fishing I always wash my reels down with fresh water to get rid of grit. Also have you tried lubricating your reels more often, this could help too. I love using Shimano spinners and have had no problem with grit, that could be an option too.


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There are lots of options - the most popular seem to be rotting fish and chicken parts. In a pinch, dog or cat food seems to also work though it's not quite as effective as the alternatives. The general rule is the smellier the better. You can also try a variety of crab attractants which are made from concentrated fish parts and are extremely smelly. They ...


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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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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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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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It seems that sometimes they're called "wire crab net" and sometimes just "crab net". The problem is possibly that you're looking for dip nets which are soft, the specific crab nets are often wire mesh. I'm also getting a few sets of instructions to build your own in the results.


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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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For anything surf or pier fishing I would recommend at least a 9 ft pole for casting far. I'm a big fan of Shimano Terez rods.


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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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