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They didn't bite worms at Douglas Dam Tailwater

Post  Richard on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:08 am

We gave it several good try's and didn't get a nibble fishing along the rip-rap rocks that line the river at Douoglas Dam Tailwater campground. We tried it when the dam was flowing, when it was not flowing, when the water was high and when it was low. Nothing!

Either the fish were not there, not biting, or red worms were not a good menu choice.
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Re: They didn't bite worms at Douglas Dam Tailwater

Post  fisherpal2k on Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:48 pm

Take along the old recipe( boom) and it works great. lol
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Post  KralCamper on Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:58 am

fisherpal2k wrote:Take along the old recipe( boom) and it works great. lol


Might I inquire just what is the "old recipe (boom)" Fisherpal2k?

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Re: They didn't bite worms at Douglas Dam Tailwater

Post  Richard on Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:43 pm

Plead the 5th Ammendment Fisherpal.


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Re: They didn't bite worms at Douglas Dam Tailwater

Post  coolbreeze1 on Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:37 pm

Richard wrote:
KralCamper wrote:
fisherpal2k wrote:Take along the old recipe( boom) and it works great. lol


Might I inquire just what is the "old recipe (boom)" Fisherpal2k?

Plead the 5th Ammendment Fisherpal.

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Re: They didn't bite worms at Douglas Dam Tailwater

Post  fisherpal2k on Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:23 am

Well, there is two different formulas that we used to use up in the mountains to make it go "boom"

First one is a little loud.. dynamite. cherry

affraid
The 2nd one was to use carbide in a baby food jar with a small rag poked thru a hole in the lid. Put rocks in it to make it sink and the carbide has a severe reaction to water and it displaces the water just a mite and the fish will float to the top.

Just a little mountain humor there. lol!

DISCLAIMER:::: Both of which are now illeagal...
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Post  merrykalia on Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:50 am

Both of those were my grandaddy's favorite fishing "SECRETS". He always came home with lots of fish and until I was about 8, I thought he was the greatest fisherman that ever lived. He took me on one of his "night fishing trips" when I was 8 and I found out that he cheated. But, there was always lots of fish to eat at their house!

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Re: They didn't bite worms at Douglas Dam Tailwater

Post  Richard on Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:10 pm

Deleted, irrelevant.


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Post  Darcamper on Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:38 pm

fisherpal2k wrote:Well, there is two different formulas that we used to use up in the mountains to make it go "boom"

First one is a little loud.. dynamite. cherry

affraid
The 2nd one was to use carbide in a baby food jar with a small rag poked thru a hole in the lid. Put rocks in it to make it sink and the carbide has a severe reaction to water and it displaces the water just a mite and the fish will float to the top.

Just a little mountain humor there. lol!

DISCLAIMER:::: Both of which are now illeagal...

Are you just joking or is this really something that used to happen? I hope not my dad fished like crazy and I thought I fished like him...I like the fishing pole better

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Re: They didn't bite worms at Douglas Dam Tailwater

Post  Richard on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:02 pm

Deleted, irrelevant.


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Post  Crawford on Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:27 pm

The other was was frag them suckers we got a lot of fish in NAM at least 4 or more you may need to take out some metal pieces and you didn't need a fishing license LOL Crawford
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Re: They didn't bite worms at Douglas Dam Tailwater

Post  Richard on Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:54 pm

Sounds quite effective!


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Re: They didn't bite worms at Douglas Dam Tailwater

Post  fisherpal2k on Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:55 am

Yes Darlene, these were actually things used to get food for the table a few years ago. Illeagle maybe, but it was a way of life in the mountains.
I prefer the fishing pole myself. I usually use artificial lures instead of bait anymore, and have a grreat time doing it. But, I am not above going back to using bait if I need to get a few fish for food. Laughing

Things were different back years ago and game was not as accesible or as plentiful as it is now. Where I came from you had to depend on what you either caught or took from the field for a better part of your food source.

I would reccomend anyone to buy a fishing or hunting licence now as this is basically the main stay in the TWRA's use for replenishing game and to keep the deer herds and fish hatcheries going.

I used to would hide when a game warden was close by because they would usually have a piece of paper waiting for me if they caught me. Today things are a lot different. God has blessed me with a good family and a place to live. I have a decent job and can afford to put food on the table and even go out to eat sometimes. I can remember when times weren't as good and I now look back and thank God that he kept us together growing up and all my family has done better for themselves.

Even tho times have changed, I now persue the game for a different reason. Fishing is my favorite pastime but I still go hunting ever now and then. Its not always the excitement of killing. I haven't killed anything in years. It is just the enjoyment that I get out of being out and about, catch a few fish for food and release the rest. I found out long ago that catch and release does not work while hunting. So I just use the time to clear my head and try to get life straight before I come back into the real world.
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Re: They didn't bite worms at Douglas Dam Tailwater

Post  KralCamper on Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:51 pm

That was a great story Fisherpal2k, and I was just joking when I asked what "boom" was. I really did want to see what your answer would be and you did not disappoint. I understand where you are coming from back then.

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