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Everything posted by Azorees

  1. I agree the new trigger for happy hour is great , would be nice to see a popup for when it ends too
  2. I agree with Philaitch The wideget is a good idea but since you have to have the rod in hand to use it renders it useless. tbh though i feel that since the new changes to float fishing , float fishing is kind of dead on the match rod side of things, you have no control over balancing the way the float sits in the water, and if your using heavy baits like pellets and a boilie your float sinks ( when i mentioned this once before i got the reply ( its working as intended ) ) I even came up with the idea of buying the lead shot ( tiny sinkers ) from the tackle shop and they do eventually get used up meaning you have to replace them, also you could balance them the same way as you do the depth on the float like using shift with + to add wight and shift with - to reduce weight. this way it would let you balance the float as desired and add a more realistic feel to float fishing.
  3. I stream Most nights from 10pm to 4am GMT ( UK Time ) https://www.twitch.tv/azorees Sometimes i'm on earlier than 10pm.
  4. Can you do a guide on Sbirolino rigs and how to use them . With info on the float , slow sinking and fast sinking Sbirolino's What retrieval methods you should be using to maximize catch rates. All i have manage to do using them is get ( retrieval with pause and stop and go ) i have never used a Sbirolino rig irl so i have no idea on what your supposed to do with them , retrieve like spin , texas ,jig ect or just let them sit in the water, and i think theres a lot other players in the same boat as me . thanks
  5. yeah found it , hook size was too big , i think med 6 is biggest for caster
  6. Thanks i hope they fix it soon, also is it me or can you no longer use maggot and casters on match rod ?
  7. i was not trying to start and argument i was just stating what you would do irl and that it is surely an issue because its limiting what you can use on the match rod. Maybe i miss read your reply but i do think it should be put forward to the devs because with the new changes they made last patch it has made the match rod more harder to hook a fish and with this limitation on the baits makes it even harder. Thanks for moving my suggestion to the suggestions column.
  8. Expected behavior ? Surely this is an issue or error, irl you would add less sinkers / shot so the float sits just right if using a carp hair rig and add more sinkers / shot when using lighter baits or another rig so the float is balanced. This is limiting what you can use on the match rod , basically if you want to use a pellet and boilie on the match rod you have to treat it as a feeder because it sinks all the way to the bottom, and if you want to use the Match rig because the baits and rig is lighter it makes it even harder to hook the fish because it sits way to high out of the water. So for using a match rod now is only good for using a carp rig with 2x boilie on it so the float sits and acts just right.
  9. The blue tip waggler has Potato and cheese on it , the yellow tipped waggler has 2 x popup boilie on , if i put a pellet and boilie on the same setups the float sinks. The yellow tipped Waggler is just about in the perfect sitting position, this is how it shoukd be sitting for all baits you can put on the match rod
  10. I have noticed that when using match rod the weights for the bobber / float are back to front If you use a boilie and plastic corn or 2x boilies the float sits just right but , if you put potato and cheese on the float sits way to high out of the water, also if you put a boilie and pellet on the float sinks. If you was fishing irl you would alter the weights to balance out the float so it sits just right but the game automatically adds the sinkers. When using potato and cheese the game seems to add lighter sinkers even though the bait is already a light bait , when using pellets and boilie it adds a heavier sinker even though the bait is heavier. When using heavier bait it should add lighter sinkers to balance it and when using lighter baits it should add heavier sinkers. I use a waggler most of the time on my match rod and its annoying that i can't adjust the sinkers to balance the float so it sights just right.
  11. The ones That Didn't Get Away Once upon a time there was an Angler called Azorees. He decided to go and try and catch some big fish, so he packed all his fishing gear up and headed of to Akhtuba River. When he got to the Sturgeon spot he unpacked and casted in with 43kg line , a 4/0 deadly loop hook and Rhino beetle lava. After some time a fish took his bait , so he decided to reel it in only to find it was a 13g Stickleback. Thinking it was a rare take and the chances happening again he casted in, and again after a few mins another fish hit. On reeling it in the line felt empty and as the line came out he found a 12g Stickleback on the line. With catching 2 sticklebacks he decided to move and go for some Catfish instead. When he reached the Catfish spot he baited up for Catfish. When he casted in and waited for a short while a fish hit the line. Azorees started to reel in only to find that the fish he had wouldn't budge even when the drag was put to 29. After a few mins the fish all of a sudden popped out of the hole and it was easy to reel in. Once the fish came in Azorees found it was only a 3.2kg Catfish. The rod and reel was a Tagara fully repaired and a Westhill Carp Dominator rod. This was an epic troll by the game
  12. I wanted to get my GB to 100% for using PVA I was at 87.6% to start with and it cost me 300 - 400 silver to hit 100%. The cheapest and best way to level your groundbait is to just buy the last base ( basic ) you unlocked, there is no need to add in additives or attractants, this will only make it a lot more expensive. Just use the base mix and discard it after each one, that's all I did and hit 100% in no time at all. Question about PVA , how do others use PVA sticks, I use mine with a Basic bottom rig, would I get an extra benefit using it with a mesh feeder as well. For example different mix in the PVA and a different mix in the Mesh but both mixes are based around the fish your targeting, I know its twice the expense but would there be any extra benefit. PVA mix for sturgeon I found works pretty well. Base : Rapeseeds Base : Rapeseeds Additives : Casters , Chopped Worm , Dried Crustaceans , Zebra Mussel. Additives : Pellets , Chopped Worm , Dried Crustaceans , Zebra Mussel. Attractant : Crayfish Attractant : Caviar Smell . I have always made sure that Rapeseeds , Chopped Worm ,Dried Crustaceans and Zebra Mussel stays in the mix as I find these are a must when testing. I have changed Pellets, Casters and about and tried things like Flaxseeds ( these worked too ). Attractants I find work are the 2 above along with Crab and Mussel , Squid , Fish Oil and Salmon. Post your best Bait mixes and PVA mixes so others can get an idea on what you use for targeting fish.
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    Bear Lake

    Here's the thing about Bear imho , they say fish migrate and you need to find them. Bear is a lake , lakes are land locked bodies of water and some have a river or some sort of outlet and vary in sizes so where do the fish migrate to , bear is land locked so is there some kind of secret passage that enables them to leave the lake, because that's how it seems. Bear is known for its Carp and plenty of it I have tried many locations and still got very few fish using different baits and boilies. There are many ways to figure out Carp ( I have fished them for some time irl ) . In my experience this is how I fish them with great success. Cool rainy weather carp tend to stay mid to bottom water as the weather produces more oxygen in the water and stirs up food from the bottom. Warm to hot days no rain, they seem to be more at the surface feeding on live things like flies and other bugs ( Float fishing has produced more and better carp when like this ) also there is less oxygen in the water which is why they come to the surface. this is also the case when its hot and raining too. Cold weather they tend to hide in deeper channels as the water is slightly warmer here than mid water or top water plus they tend to feed less too as they are less active. Also Wind direction is a factor too as they seem to follow the wind so if the wind is blowing from the east you should fish from the west casting to the east because the wind blows the food in that direction and the carp follow it or fish at the west of the lake because this is where you should find most carp as they follow the direction of the food. This is what I have found when carp bashing irl , now I know that there are other players that fish irl and many probably carp lovers so maybe they could also share what techniques they use irl too. Bear needs to get back to the way it was, I don't mind changing locations to find the fish but it seems that the population gets reduced a lot at certain times and I disbelieve they are migrating because there are times when I have caught very few using stratagies used irl which I know have had good results. They say its a sim and want it to real life as possible and carp are the easiest fish to catch but on bear seem to be a rare catch sometimes. They also smell out food using a plate inside their mouth , this plate has sensors on it which help them smell out particles of food so using ground bait should produce plenty of fish. windy weather should draw them to your line too because of the vibrations of your line caused by the wind. They added a carp dominated pond so the carp should be plentiful and act like carp act irl , I don't mean catching trophies every 2 seconds or big carp every cast but still it should produce a lot of carp and not have these silly no fish periods.
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    I use heavy gear because I know how hard Taimen fight irl and tbh the fish i'm after you would struggle to handle on an Alfa 8000, They can get to around 60KG but I would be quite happy with 1 around 20KG which would keep me going back for a bigger one. But as it stands at the moment a 7KG fish after the amount of time I have invested in that river just don't cut it for me, in total I have caught around 20 - 30 taimen and my biggest being 7KG and most being 1.2 - 1.7KG,which is very disappointing when you know how big they can get, maybe its one of them things where you would get it when your not targeting it ( Sods law ) lol
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    I hear all your saying but why did they put the Taimen in that river , My understanding was to entice higher level players to fish there too. here's the thing I went back to Sura and fished for 30 mins and bagged 11 fish , that fish was worth 170 silver, my point being on Belaya it would take you 10x the time to get a full bag which might not be worth as much so why would I bother with Belaya, when Sura produces better quality fish with some epic fights which makes it more enjoyable to fish. I go for the big Taimen for the fight which is what I enjoy and up to now the river has disappointed me, I setup for big fish and I expect to get some good fighting fish not 1.2 - 1.7 KG fish which I can just bully in on my rig even the 7KG was a disapointing fight.
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    I have not gone there expecting to catch the biggest fish in 30 mins , I have been on the river on and off since it opened and spent at least 6 hours real time fishing each time. I have tried different baits and lures along with baitmxes and setups with different hooks and sizes and to date my biggest Taimen is 7KG which I caught just before on spinning. What I am saying is that the Taimen are there for higher lvl players with heavy gear which I am and I am using heavy gear for that fish. I have not come even close to what I would call a big fish, I don't expect to catch the biggest but what I do expect is the time I have spent there to at least have a fish in double figures. Silver does play a massive part in this game, if your not earning enough to feed you or make repairs then how do you better your gear ?. If you have 2 ponds next to each other and one produces more fish than the other , which pond would be more enjoyable to fish ? What I am saying is that other ponds / rivers produce the same fish as Belaya does apart from Brown Trout and Taimen which is why I go there to fish and which is what I target. If you go to a river that has lets say a Taimen and you setup for big Taimen chances are your going to get a decent size Taimen , might not be the biggest but it will be a decent size. Setting up for bigger fish won't produce as many fish but it would produce the bigger ones, this I do understand and this is how it works irl
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    We know there are fish on this river as we see people in chat catching fish. This river was supposed to be for lower lvl players and have the taimen in for the higher lvl players. I can catch everything you have in your net without a problem, but heres my problem I was using heavy gear for the heavy taimen and my biggest was 5kg. I know I was in a taimen spot at that time because I baited for taimen and setup for big taimen and yes I caught quite a few taimen but they was all small which a lvl 12 could pull in quite easy. I have tried this river on and off a few times , different locations, different setups , light and heavy and different spinning setups with lures and wobblers, and to be honest for the time spent here fishing for the reward you get I could get much more on winding and on Old Burg in less time, I don't see why any other player would waste time on earning less silver when they could quite easily earn double on other ponds / rivers. I'm only there because I want a big Taimen but once I have caught it , I would probably never go back to that river, all the regular fish are easy to catch and all could be caught elsewhere at a much faster rate.
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    Lures Q&A

    Lake - Kouri Rig Reel - Sputnik Alfa 8000 14.5 KG Line - Snake Power Carbon 19.1 KG Fluro Rod - Super Duty S88XH 31 KG Method - Trolling No leader Here is my findings although it might not be 100% correct. I trolled for a period of 3 days on each Lure and found that all Hunter 1 spoons along with various other Spoons and Wobblers caught at least 1 pike. I did however find 2 that did not catch a single pike Veikko 14g 010 caught Lake Trout and Atlantic Char Bites was very slow on this lure but i got no Pike or Perch. Veikko 14g 005 caught Kouri Char, Perch and Lake Trout again bites was slow but didn't get a single Pike. I only tested the lures i had, and i have quite a few, i might have just been lucky with them 2 lures so please don't take this as 100% correct. As weather and temps do play a big part in this game and the conditions could have just been bad when using them. I conclude that given the bite ratio its more profitable to use Fluro with a steel leader and use all the common wobblers and spoons that all others use. I find its even more profitable to use 19.1 KG line with no leader and use all the common lures others are using. You will get bitten off eventually but the bite ratio that increases out weighs the bite ratio using a steel leader. Maybe someone can shed some light on Fluro line / Leaders, we all know Fluro increases bite rates but if the line is thicker is it less likley to be bitten off by a Pike. For example Fluro 15KG v Fluro 19KG , i find that they both produce the same amount of bites ( or its very close ) but is it more likley a 4KG pike would bite through the 15KG easier than the 19KG line or is it just simply plain luck when they bite you off.
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    Lures Q&A

    Any one know what Spoons / wobblers pike won't go for ? I have been testing most of what I have and I seem to get pike on all of them . I know they like red , yellow and tiger effect lures which I stayed away from testing but I also noticed they hit the solid colour ones and 2 tone ones that o have. I do know pike will take almost anything but there must be at least one lure pike run from instead of attacking :D. Thanks
  20. Do what I do and just release the bail arm to let the fish off the hook, Catfish are a worthless fish for the damage they do to your rig while trying to drag them in.
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    Baits Q&A

    Sorry mybad i found it , Oatmeal is Hercules in the store and cornmeal porridge is Palenta in the crafting menu .
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