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    Default Cabin Fever and You Tube Videos

    This winter has been about as cold as I can remember...it kicked off with an abnormally cold November and December was record breaking...January had a few warm up “tease” days, but windy...took a week of warmer than normal temps to free the heavy ice so we could even get our kayaks to open water...so like a lot of folks with cabin fever I have resorted to watching You Tube video...learned somethings I did not know- Salt Strong had a couple on abrasion tests of lines I found interesting- discovered that monofilament was much more abrasion resistant than florocarbon and that the cheaper bulk florocarbon was exactly the same as the much more expensive leader florocarbon...Seeker Rods video on how they manufacture rods was great...the TA clip video strength test vs other snap line fasteners was eye-opening...so even an “old” dog can learn some new tricks thanks to “cabin fever”...the failure to be able to kayak fish in inclement winter weather...looking at the long-range, thirty-day weather forcast...supposed to bring more moderate temps...so maybe there is relief soon from cabin fever...
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    I'm dying to get back out there. I don't think Ive been able to get out since late October. I started watching youtube videos but had to stop because I get the urge to fish when I watch them I haven't been able to. Be careful with those long range forecasts. Most sites don't give you an actual forecast past 10 or 15 days, they'll just give you the daily average (from past years) for that day.

    Just curious, what is everyone's go to weather source? I'm partial to weather underground myself.
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    Weather Underground for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhunter344 View Post
    I'm dying to get back out there. I don't think Ive been able to get out since late October. I started watching youtube videos but had to stop because I get the urge to fish when I watch them I haven't been able to. Be careful with those long range forecasts. Most sites don't give you an actual forecast past 10 or 15 days, they'll just give you the daily average (from past years) for that day.

    Just curious, what is everyone's go to weather source? I'm partial to weather underground myself.
    I got out for a day fresh water fishing for Rainbow trout with UL spinning tackle- limited out in two hours, but it did not really scratch the itch...I do not watch fishing videos so much as “how to” and reviews of gear like the TA clips vs. Duolock strength test...like you watching someone else holding the rod gives me the unrealistic desire to get Lady Luck wet...in weather that is foolhardy...
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    Yeah I am getting cabin fever too. Besides making time for the occasional you tube videos I was able to go to two fishing flea markets to take the edge off. This is the first year in 8 years that I have not caught a fish in January. I have caught a fish every month since 2010, so this is the first time that I have come up empty in January due to time, weather, and other things. I am not going to be skunked for Feb 2018.
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    I was able to beat cabin fever by getting on a walk-on fishing trip. The fishing was outstanding. I just finished making the video. I'll post it shortly. The winter has actually allowed me to work on video footage I've had for months. I hope to take out my Outback soon. I have to test my new motor and dry suite.

    I check the NOAA and use the Fish Weather app for wind and weather. The app allows me to check quickly. I check several days out, but check frequently. If it looks good, I just hope it doesn't change last minute. With my luck, most times it does. Then I just change my launch location.
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    I was able to do some pickerel fishing from shore last Sunday in the only spot I could find that wasn’t still iced over. My fiancé and I each hooked into a big pickerel, but both came off. Now the itch is really bad, knowing that was probably my last opportunity for a while.
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    first i was rained in, then stuck in the house with the flu......steady youtube diet of fly tying videos, tying, and planning summer smallmouth floats with my son....today's fly? my first ever clouser deep minnow....
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    You cannot go wrong with a Clouser Minnow for smallmouth or for most other fish species for that matter in both fresh and tidal waters.

    Good job on your first Clouser ties.
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