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Date night for Sarah Palin? Fishing, jogging, shooting targets
Would Todd be okay living in Washington, D.C. if Sarah does decide to run for president? Palin responds, “Yeah, Todd can handle anything.”
Things sound fine, but Hart asks, “There are stumbling blocks along in every marriage, have you had yours?” Says Palin: “I remember when the kids were really little, when Track and Bristol, they’re seventeen months apart, they were tiny, Todd was working up on the slope … I remember (at) that point in our marriage thinking, ‘Is this the way it’s gonna be for the rest of our lives together?’”
When asked, “How does it feel to be one of the most polarizing figures in America today?” the mom of five responds, “That is a bit perplexing because I think, what is polarizing or extreme about believing, politically speaking, in the United States Constitution? And our Declaration of Independence, and all those things that it stands for? And what our founding mothers and fathers in this country meant for America to keep building upon? Those are the things that I believe in. What’s extreme about that? How is that polarizing? So I’m still perplexed by that, that characterization of the polarization.”
Fall bass fishing heats up as weather cools
As the season changes get your mighty bite lures ready for some bass fishing. reported today from reporternews your abeline online
t’s time to dance a jig.
The final week of October has most of us who enjoy outdoor pursuits antsy for the first Saturday of next month, which will provide the first chance to treat a lingering case of buck fever. However, don’t overlook the scaly potential swimming around in our state’s lakes and reservoirs, specifically largemouth and smallmouth bass.
October is prime time for many bass die-hards, and it’s easy to see why. Boat traffic is almost nonexistent on most good waters and this transitional month holds great potential for finding lots of hungry fish in a variety of ways. Because most forage has been somewhat pared down from the spring and summer, hungry bass are apt to take a number of lures mimicking bait fish and other big food sources such as bluegills or crawfish in preparation of colder weather.
The No. 1 lure in the fall angler’s tackle box long has been the spinner bait, which can be fished in a number of ways. Most bodies of water aren’t as clear right now as they are during the summer, but that still won’t deter bass from schooling up in search of bait fish such as shad, and even in cloudy water the fish often will come up relatively shallow. This is where the fluttering action of a spinner bait comes perfectly into play, and instead of zipping the lure back like you would do in clear water, you should vary your retrieves, jerking and darting the lure every so often to resemble a wounded bait fish.
The spinner bait also is a great choice right now because it can be fished easily throughout the water column, including near the bottom when bass are staging somewhat deeper. In fact, you should look for areas with lots of cover and vegetation, and then target humps, ridges and drop-offs nearby, especially on cloudy days or if the wind picks up causing large disturbances on the surface.
Other baits to include in your arsenal when you’re tempting bass with what appears to be a wounded food source are jerkbaits and swimming jigs. They also can be used in a number of ways, and some of the most fun I’ve had bass fishing has come around docks and other structure this time of year with jerkbaits. The key to finding consistency often is giving the lure enough action so that bass will find it irresistible but also not pausing too long. Most days you’ll have to experiment with what the bass want, but when you find the right mix it can be downright amazing.
One thing to consider when using larger baits is how well a fish is hooked. With a lizard or other creature bait, bass often will gulp it down and you can really put a lot of pressure on them. However, if you’re using a lure with multiple trebles it can mean that a fish may not be hooked that well. If you put too much force on a fish that’s not hooked deep, it doesn’t take long to lose it.
One lure that many anglers often overlook in the fall are topwater baits, including buzzbaits, but some of the best fishing on top occurs this time of year, especially with aggressive fish. The easiest time to switch to a topwater is if you see birds feeding near the surface or even better, when you actually see shad or other bait fish busting on top, and on many good bass lakes you often will find stripers or hybrids near this kind of activity, too.
When it comes to smallies, fall is a great time to find lots of aggressive fish, especially around rocky areas and other locales such as back creek channels and coves. The No. 1 bait choice is anything resembling a crawfish, including crankbaits or sassy shads, and Carolina-rigged baits bounced near the bottom can be the ticket to finding smallmouths whether there’s bait fish around or not.
If you happen to find yourself a lucky angler catching a true lunker, don’t forget about the Toyota ShareLunker program, which is in its 25th year and runs through April 30. The program accepts largemouths 13 pounds or larger to use in a selective breeding program at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. For more on the program, visit www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/sharelunker.
Will Leschper is an award-winning member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Texas Outdoor Writers Association. Visit www.examiner.com/x-4397-Dallas-Hunting-and-Fishing-Examiner for more hunting and fishing news.
Pyramid Lake fishing contest: One trout could be worth $10,000
Pyramid Lake anglers were doing their best to land a $10,000 trout today, the first day of the $50,000 Cutthroat Challenge. The second-year fishing derby, sponsored by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, continues Sunday.
Tribal planner Scott H. Carey said the idea of the competition is to promote fishing at Pyramid Lake and to offer a different type of derby.
“The typical derbies that have been going on out here for quite awhile are ‘the biggest fish wins,’ ” he said. “What we’re trying to do with this is preserve the fish.”
In the Cutthroat Challenge, anglers are hoping to land one 25 fish marked with tags that can be redeemed for prizes.
“Five of those 25 are worth $10,000 each,” Carey said. “We take out an insurance policy with a promotional company from Texas. . . . If someone does catch one of these fish — or five people catch all five of these $10,000 fish — they’re the ones that pay that money off.”
Although competitors are allowed to keep the fish they catch — as long as they stay within legal limits — the tribe encourages people to use the catch-and-release technique, ultimately returning the fish to the lake. In part, that’s because Pyramid is noted for its stock of Lahontan cutthroat trout, a fish on the endangered species list.
Last year, Carey said, the Cutthroat Challenge drew about 65 competitors, one of whom caught a tagged fish. This year, the early turnout was even better. As of 8:30 a.m. today, just over 100 anglers had signed up for the derby.
“Response has been much better this year,” said Sharon Stasiowski who was working at the derby headquarters Saturday morning. “We’re very encouraged.”
Carey said the tribe is hoping to draw between 100 to 150 competitors over the weekend, and anglers can continue to sign up Sunday. The entry fee is $65 and the registration deadline is noon.
Carey said the tribe decided to hold the Cutthroat Challenge this weekend because Friday marked the opening of Lahontan cutthroat trout season, which runs Oct. 1 through June 30. People are allowed to fish the lake for Sacramento perch and other fish year round, but the cutthroat trout is Pyramid’s big draw
You don’t find them anywhere else around here,” said Paul Horton of Fernley, who was fishing at Pyramid Saturday morning.
One reason the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe likes to promote fishing at the lake, Carey said, is because the money that anglers spend helps fund the tribe.
“What we’re trying to do is put more back into the lake,” he said. “We’re trying to treat it as a business. The lake is what pretty much funds the tribal government, provides services for tribal members out here. So, we’re trying to just add more value to the lake.”
Most of the revenue, he said, comes from fishing and boating permits, and fishing is particularly important in the winter when people aren’t as likely to be boating for pleasure.
“The fishing is really good compared to a lot of other lakes,” Carey said. “We get people from all over the world that come. . . . It’s very important. It comprises a huge, huge portion of the money that we make off the lake.”
Horton agreed about the quality of fishing. The 43-year-old angler said he’s been visiting Pyramid since he was six years old and he rarely comes home empty handed.
“It’s one of the best fishing lakes in the world,” he said. “Everybody I’ve ever brought out her has been pleasantly surprised. . . . They’ve got a lot of large, trophy-sized fish in this lake. I’ve seen many 12-, 14-, 15-pound fish come out of here.” Wow I wonder if the Mighty bite Lure was used.
Carey said fishing at Pyramid provides direct and indirect economic benefits to everyone in the Sutcliffe area.
“It’s a big impact for the economy out here, the local businesses and for the tribal members,” he said. “Off those businesses, we do receive tax dollars just like the state of Nevada, Washoe County. . . . That goes to help fund the government and provide services to the tribal members.”
Carey said the number of people travelling to Pyramid from long distances seemed to slow when the U.S. economy went into a tailspin, but the lake is seeing an increase in local visitors. The tribe encourages that.
“We’re only 30 miles north of Reno,” Carey said. “You know, we have a great value in our lake. For summer, you can take a family of four out here and it’s $7 (for the day use fee). . . . We haven’t raised our permit prices. We’re trying to stay competitive because we understand how the economy is.”
Carey said people who would like to fish this weekend but don’t want to compete in the Cutthroat Challenge are welcome.
Here Are The Important Factors That You Should Know
by: Lane Cantore
Many look at fly fishing a sport or a hobby, while others consider it an art form. Whatever you call it, fly fishing is a pleasurable pastime built on the companionship of the fishermen themselves, the oceans, lakes and rivers they fish, as well as the stunning fish they pursue. Several fishermen go fishing at the end of the week, very happy to run into a fish or two during a vacation fishing adventure with other family members. Others are just big time trout bums, who allot most of their days to be able to tie flies and dissect the hatches and underwater traits of their favorite spot to fish.
Choosing your Idaho fly fishing lodge is also essential in ensuring success in fly fishing, trout fishing or Idaho steelhead fishing. In fly fishing, it’s necessary to consider the factors listed below:
Species. Most fly fishermen put their focus on the pursuit of trout, although fishermen fly fish for everything from largemouth bass to big-game saltwater species like marlin, tarpon as well as sharks. You’ll find a large number of species of saltwater and freshwater fish, and the International Game Fish Association watches world records for a majority of the game species. Fly anglers in America spend their time most in pursuing trout, rainbow trout in particular. Other types of trout include the lake, golden, brown, brook and steelhead trout.
Locations. There’s no wrong location or time to make use of a fly rod, provided that the current national and state rules and regulation are strictly being followed by the fishermen. You can fish anywhere, the open ocean or backcountry lakes and creeks. Many fly fishermen practice their craft at home in fact, to hone their skills in casting on the front lawn or at the local park. Fly fishing has captured the hear of many from all over the world, be it fly fishing during a road trip through and America’s National Park like Yosemite, pursuing peacock bass in the Amazon River, or hunting for carp in Europe. Yes, angling for carp is big in Europe, which exhibits just how complex the sport of fly fishing can be.
Gear. Fly fishing equipment is often innovating, though in fly fishing the reels, rods and lines have always been a staple. Fly anglers are also infamous for a lot of of different knots they use, most of which correlate with the type of fly line, head and tippet they count on. Fly fishing is not a cheap hobby, with typical fishing rods and reels usually would cost you more than a hundred dollar per piece. Fly fishermen, however, may be able to find a bargain if they know the right place to look.
Strategies. Fly fishing strategies may change from season to season, fishery to fisher, and even hour to hour depending on the hatch and when different insects are present on and in the water. In general, river trout, the most famous game fish of fly fishers, feed in four zones but is found on or close to the base roughly 75% of the time. Which makes nymph fishing – below the surface with bottom-dwelling insects and sculpin motifs like the Muddler Minnow – a common approach. However, if temps escalate, some insects stay at the surface – dry patterns then is perfect.
Planning. Fly fishing strategies change, and every angler has their own style or method of fishing, so be patient in honing your skills would be the greatest advice for novice fly anglers. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect, especially when working on your casting. Additionally, to ensure that your next fishing adventure will be a successful one, work on tying flies and preparing your fishing equipments during offseason.
More effects from the oil spill continue to come in
PETALUMA (CBS 5 / BCN) ―
Authorities have instituted a ban on fishing until further notice in a part of the Petaluma River where a tugboat leaked up to 600 gallons of fuel into the water on Monday, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Fish and Game said. The spill, which was reported at about 8:15 a.m. Monday, came from a 60-foot, 90-ton tugboat that was in the process of being salvaged, Department of Fish and Game spokeswoman Alexia Retallack said.
Between 200 and 600 gallons of lube oil spilled into the river, creating a two-mile sheen that stretched from Hopper Street to U.S. Highway 101, Retallack said.
As a precautionary measure, officials are not allowing fishing from the shoreline or by boat in the area between the Payran Street bridge and U.S. Highway 101. The ban is in effect until further notice.
“We put that in place because of sheening in the area,” Retallack said. “We just want to make sure everything’s safe.”
No adverse effects to wildlife have been reported so far in connection with the spill, according to Retallack. The sheen had mostly evaporated by Monday evening, but authorities continued to monitor the area today.
A vacuum truck was brought in to suck the remaining oil off the boat late Monday night and today, she said.
Some of the oil remained on the boat when crews stopped at about 2 p.m., when the high tide came in, Retallack said.
The tail end of the boat is in the water while the rest of it is on the riverbank, she said.
Authorities hope to remove the vessel from the river Wednesday.
“The goal is to get the ship out of the water because then we don’t have a spill threat anymore,” Retallack said.
Crews are still investigating what caused the leak and have placed absorbent boom in the water to remove the oil and stop the sheen from spreading, she said.
Anyone who sees wildlife on the shores of the river near the spill is asked to call the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at (877) UCD-OWCN rather than try to help the animal.
Anyone whose boat might have gotten oil on it from the spill is asked to contact the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Pollution Funds Center by filling out a claim form that can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/npfc. The code for claims connected to this spill is E10911.
Its time to get your mighty bite out
Labor Day weekend bass fishing report
Posted by Candus Thomson at 3:45 PM on the Baltimore Sun
Guide Ken Penrod, owner of Life Outdoors Unlimited, sent this report on conditions in and around Maryland:
UPPER POTOMAC RIVER: two and a half stars; clear; algae; floating grass; 80 degrees; 1.1 feet at Point of Rocks.
The river level had changed a few inches during the week, but for the most part it is at summer low. If not for abundant submersed vegetation, the official levels would be significantly lower.
Bass fishing has improved however, especially in the Edwards Ferry and White Ferry areas, where wacky-rigged Case Magic Stiks and topwater lures have accounted for smallmouth bass to 19-inches long. From the Edwards Ferry launch fish in either direction, keeping an eye out for grass beds, where many of the larger fish are hunting there. From Whites Ferry in either direction is fine, but the safe route is upriver—and stay in the middle. Again, Case Plastics, fished weightless and Mizmo tubes have been very productive.
Around Lander, either direction is fine, and we do best by casting tubes, stiks and buzzbaits to ledges and grass edges. There is substantial floating vegetation that will cause presentation issues, but slow moving, bottom baits will do the job.
SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, PA: two stars; 74 degrees; clear/algae; 3.2 feet at Harrisburg. 3.2 feet at Newport on the Juniata. Call 888-881-7555 for river conditions.
Bass fishing has been pretty good but it’s tough to get around in power boats. In the area between Sherman Creek and Clemson Island, waders and floaters are catching lots of good smallmouth bass, if they are experienced and serious enough to be on the water at dawn. A high sun and a clear-sky day is a no-win situation. Cast Case Salty Shads, Case Magic Stiks, Campground Special tubes and Rattlin’ Rapalas to deeper water holes below riffles and ledges.
TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER: two and a half stars; 80 degrees; floating grass; algae. Bass fishing has been decent in some areas and tough in others—and no sharks to report on.
In Washington, there’s some smallmouth bass action from rocky shores above Key Bridge and some really nice largemouth bass from bridge foundations between Key Bridge and Long Bridge. The Washington Channel is a very good fishery, especially on the Fort McNair side and the back end. Crankbaits such as the Rapala Thug, DT 06 and Clackin’ Rap account for most of our open-water fish, while Mizmo tubes and Case plastics get the job done in cover.
Around the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, fishing has been disappointing. Catch some bass from Fox Ferry Point and Hog Island during low water with crankbaits and plastics. Grass bass have been scarce this week but you’ll find a few on the Maryland side just above Broad Creek.
In the vicinity of Mattawoman Creek, the upper creek has been clear enough to see blue crabs on the bottom. Fishing within the 6 mph zone has not been very good. We prefer the grass beds between Marsh Island and the main river, where Case Plastics, Penrod Special spinnerbaits and frogs account for the majority of our bass. Be careful while boating the main stem in this vicinity because the crab pots are dense and dangerous.
DEEP CREEK LAKE: two stars; clear; 70 degrees. The lake is back to normal. There are fewer pleasure boats and fishing is easier. As this water cools–and it will quickly–quality walleye, smallmouth and largemouth bass will delight the anglers. Contact Capt. Brent Nelson for reservations at email@example.com. Learn more about the lake and surround at www.fishdeepcreek.com .
Mighty Bite Makes the Catch Again, The Lures that Actually Lure Them in
As We continue our quest to find the biggest fish caught with Might Bite this one is right up there.
Over 100 piece fishing system including Mighty Bite lures in various tested body styles, colors and sizes with included rattles, fins, scent sticks, a popper attachment, red stinger treble hook attachment, off-set hooks, Fishing Secrets EZ Guide, Instructions and custom weights read full review