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Attachment on yo yo fishing reel?

Post by Foreign to Texas » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:42 pm

Hi,

I'm a newbie when it comes to fishing. Can someone tell me what items do I need to attach to the reel in order to catch fish?

I hope you can help me?

Cheers, Foreign to Texas

PS: I'm sorry for my English being so terrible. I was born in Europe.
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Re: Attachment on yo yo fishing reel?

Post by BigJesse » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:01 pm

Welcome to the forum and Texas!

Unfortunately YoYo fishing is illegal in Texas.
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But for a survival situation anything is fair game IMO. But I've never used them so don't have much info on them.
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Re: Attachment on yo yo fishing reel?

Post by YoungBlacksmith » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:00 pm

I've used them in Louisiana, you attach a hook to the end, pull it out, bait it, and wait for a strike. Usually turtles or catfish.
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Re: Attachment on yo yo fishing reel?

Post by Foreign to Texas » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:22 pm

Hi YoungBlacksmith,

Thanks a lot for your response!
What's the size of the hook and thickness of your fishing line?

How long is your attachment (fishing line + hook)?

Did you put any weights on it? If yes, how much?

The fishing line I bought:
Berkley Trilene Big Game Clear 0,60mm 25 kg (55, 11lbs)
https://www.berkley-fishing.com/product ... me-1285546

Hooks: (see image file)
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Re: Attachment on yo yo fishing reel?

Post by Foreign to Texas » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:32 pm

YoungBlacksmith wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:00 pm
I've used them in Louisiana, you attach a hook to the end, pull it out, bait it, and wait for a strike. Usually turtles or catfish.
How long is your attachment (fishing line + hook)?

May I see a set up of your yoyo fishing with line, hook etc?

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Re: Attachment on yo yo fishing reel?

Post by YoungBlacksmith » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:53 pm

My yo-yo's were already strung with the smallest bank line, so all I had to do was attach about a foot leader of line with the fairly decent hook, Catfish bait it, and go.

I did attach a sinker/weight about 6" above the hook, so it would be sure to hit bottom and float around. I was wanting catfish!
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Re: Attachment on yo yo fishing reel?

Post by Foreign to Texas » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:09 pm

YoungBlacksmith wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:53 pm
so all I had to do was attach about a foot leader of line with the fairly decent hook, Catfish bait it, and go.


I did attach a sinker/weight about 6" above the hook, so it would be sure to hit bottom and float around. I was wanting catfish!
What do you mean by "about a foot leader of line with the fairly decent hook, Catfish bait it, and go."

How thick is your line? Hook size?


How much ounces is your weight ?

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Re: Attachment on yo yo fishing reel?

Post by YoungBlacksmith » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:21 pm

I didn't put much thought into it, the yo-yo was pre-strung with the smallest bank line. So I pulled out a handfull, made a loop, attached a foot of whatever fish line I had attached to the large-ish hook I had pre-strung. Added 3 medium crimp-on weights. And some stinky catfish bait. Caught a turtle. Released it.

Please don't think I'm a fisherman, I just throw some $h!t in the water, and am pleasantly surprised when I catch something.
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