The mission today is to catch fish in under two hours using a new setup that I am very excited to start using! This includes my Shimano Stratic 1000 that I have used before, as well as a Steelhead rod that I have never combined this way before. Hopefully, some carp come our way after this cold front in Houston, so let’s get fishing!
I’m using a tiny ned head today with a swivel, so the goal is to be as lightweight as possible. I’m keeping my hand on the line to detect bites, which came almost immediately. To my surprise, there was a giant catfish in this spot which may have actually been my biggest yet!
Shortly thereafter, I continued to find success with another large grass carp to add to my list! I have been fortunate with two catches in two casts so far because the current is keeping my bread bait afloat in the mid-water column.
It may seem like these videos show me catching fish on every single cast that I throw out, but that is not always the case. However, today has been one of my luckier days because of the weather, but I like to think that my setup is also playing a part! The next catch was a channel catfish, but much smaller than the big boy we caught first.
Now, do I want to catch a tilapia to complete the Bayou Slam or go for another large carp? On days like this, it feels like you can catch just about anything. With a little help from my net, I secured another huge fish to top off an incredible day! I would have to say the grass carp was the highlight of my day, and keep in mind I was only out here for less than 2 hours.
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I will admit, there are a lot of kayak stakeout pole DIY videos on the internet. These videos usually involve PBC pipe, old ski poles, or other DIY fishing equipment, but I wanted to focus on the idea of 3D printing! There are numerous places where you can find 3D printed materials at a low cost, including local libraries and Makerspace, as well as friends or family that could help you with your 3D printing needs.
I found this piece that was rounded with a relatively small hole that needs some supports but otherwise prints well. For this design, I made it much more square-shaped to both add strength and make it easier to print when laid flat on the build plate.
I also added a much larger attachment point so I would be able to attach a carabiner with ease. These tools can be popped on or off relatively quickly and are easier to deal with altogether.
The next step is optional but I painted and primed the kayak handle, and later added some two-part epoxy. I glued it up but placing some in the holes and a bit on the stick, making sure to wait for it to set up.
While waiting, I recommend tying your bungee up, which I was able to do with two carabiners on either side rather than an actual knot. In my Hobie Outback, I have paddle holders which I was able to connect to the back behind the seat.
In terms of materials, I printed this using a basic plastic called PLA, though if you are looking for more strength you can use PETG. And as always, if it breaks you can always print another!
If you’re interested in looking at the handle I created, I have uploaded it to Thingiverse for just about 90 cents! Combining the handle and the pole, it should cost less than $8 and is likely the cheapest but the highest quality product you can find anywhere online. As always, like and subscribe to my channel if you enjoy content like this!
Hey guys! In this video, I am going to show you how to set up your Elegoo Saturn to print wirelessly via the network. If you’re wondering what this has to do with fishing, don’t worry because we will find out soon. Let’s dive in!
I just bought this Elegoo Saturn which has an ethernet cable port, so I assumed that I would be able to print through that route. Fortunately, I have an ethernet port in my garage shop, and the printing capabilities work decently for smaller models. Basically, this device will be able to copy the file from your computer to the attached USB hard drive and it is not overly sophisticated.
I had received some questions about a Raspberry Pi setup, but there is no such thing in regard to resin printers. There is a setup in which you can copy a file via the network, but it does not seem terribly efficient. I want to translate that experience to a WiFi network wireless printer, which led me to an Ethernet 2 WiFi product with a janky preparation period.
I followed the lengthy instructions, and the documentation is able to be followed, but after configuring my network I often ran into errors. WPS is functional, so push-button WPS works completely fine. The issue seemed to be related to the ethernet cable itself, or at least that’s what my personal issue was.
After messing around a bit I tried to print out a Squirtle model but continually had more problems. However, after numerous tries, it went through and I am now a proud Squirtle owner! I even tried out two more models with no issues whatsoever, but I think I will switch back to ethernet cables to be safe.
Hello, everyone! Fall in Texas is my favorite time to fish because of the weather, which is around the mid 70’s today. In Christmas Bay, the wind is pushing and the tide is outgoing, so this corner I’m currently in is the perfect ambush spot. As I’m casting in this area, my first fish to appear is a flounder but he doesn’t know that he’s hooked. When I reeled him in I wanted to make sure that he passed the new law requiring him to be at least 15 inches, but of course, he came in just short at 14 and three-quarter inches. After I found a floating poppy cork, I realized that it was mine all along and had fallen off of my kayak earlier.
Next, I found a speckler! He was maybe 10 inches tops, so not worth my while. I’m getting lots of fish on today, and the next one is a trout, which is exactly what I’m looking for today. This nice catch is quite feisty, and I’m pretty sure he’s going to be a keeper. He ended up being 17 inches on the dot, and I don’t normally keep fish but I haven’t kept any all summer. I also don’t keep speckled trout above 20 inches or females, but this one checks all the boxes and is good to go for now.
I later found another trout that appeared to be smaller than the previous one, but he jumped out rather quickly. Additionally, we have a redfish, and with that, I shall call my collection for the day a mini slam!
Today we had about two and a half hours at Christmas Bay before the tide turned, but after that my fishing was done by that point. I had a great day fishing, and the wind was blowing out of the west. After I launched my kayak I drifted through the bay to a grassy area where I caught my first fish, then made it over to a cove where I snagged the small speckler. The water and wind both pushed me in the same direction, and two channels I found myself near had by far the most activity overall.