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  1. Hey anglers! The Christmas and New Year holidays are over, which means it's time to plunge headlong into the exciting world of Fishing Planet tournaments again! What awaits you in 2022: This year, in addition to the tournaments you are already familiar with, we invite you to test your skills in three completely new tournaments: World Cats Cup World Bass Tour Topwater Kayak Cup We have increased the size and quantity of prizes for all tournaments: Rewards in Credits have been increased by 3 times at all stages; Adding X-Series items to rewards at all stages: - Qualifiers - for the first 3 places; - Semi-Finals and Finals - for the first 10 places; - The top-3 finalists will receive additional X-Series items; The size of rewards for the Semi-Final in Baitcoins has been increased up to 3 times. *The cost of participation in tournaments has been increased to 25,000. We have also prepared new modes and competitive mechanics! So stay tuned for the tournament announcements! Tournaments list for 2022: January: January 18 - January 23 Winter pike tour February: February 22 - February 27 Bream Feeder Frenzy Tour March: March 15 - March 20 World Cats Cup April: April 12 - April 17 World bass tour May: May 18 - May 22 Char Charger's Open June: June 14 - June 19 Fishing Planet Boat Series July: July 5 - July 10 Independence Trout Open August: August 9 - August 14 Fishing Planet Anniversary Cup September: September 20 - September 25 Mighty Carp Tour October: October 19 - October 23 Gars & Glory Cup November: November 15 - November 20 Topwater Kayak Cup December: Dec 13 - Dec 18 Christmas Giant's Tour You can try out new changes next week at the first tournament of this year - Winter Pike Tour, where unique equipment awaits for the first three places of the final: X-Series SuperHero ™ Angling Jacket, X-Series StrongShell ™ Rod Case, Rivertex ™ PikeGuru Cap. Prepare your best tackle to have a profitable and catchy year!
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  2. Rig Basics and Perch Rocket Science at the Congo and Beyond PART 1: Rig Basics Hey, Musette. Why are you doing a tutorial on Rigs? Why bother when there are so many other less complicated methods of fishing? For the same reason I started my carp diary back in the summer of 2020. Groundbait mixing was misunderstood and the people who actually knew how to create mixes for 40kg carp were often harassed by those who didn't know how to mix groundbait. Now the field of groundbait has become so refined that we have mad scientists who create groundbait that break the 50kg barrier in Germany and are close to breaking 50kg in UK. Groundbait mixing is a heck of a lot more complicated than than rigging. If this mad scientist can conjure monster carp effortlessly with groundbait, surely I can crush rigging. Besides, rigging is such a sexy, SEXY angling beast. The method behind rigging is all about slow, tantalizing seduction. Bass, trout, perch, catfish and predator fish are captivated by the alluring slither and scamper of prey kicking-up bottom debris and leaping up and down through silt clouds and vegetation. Essentially, you are coaxing the fishing AI to generate a fish that will continue to follow the lure and strike at it multiple times up to and even under your boat. Phenomenally, rig fishing defeats the 12-13 meter distance nerf where the fishing AI will either send a BOLT command to a following fish or a CEASE fish generation command when the lure is too close to the angler. Furthermore, perfect rig presentation means that the first perch to attack will often be the school leader, a unique that matches the range size of your offset hook and range size of your softbait and color in relation to peak time and environmental conditions. Rigging is so deliciously wicked. If you know where to fish and how often the uniques and trophies are generated, you can fill a 700kg keepnet in less than 30 minutes through rigging alone. With lighter tackle, rigging has the force to summon uniques all over Fishing Planet with the right softbait lure. RIG STIMULI Visual disturbance by kicking-up bottom debris through scampering; Visual disturbance by rustling vegetation; Visual slithering movement that mimics larva, worms and tiny eels; Visual leaping movement that mimics decapods, larva, injured fish; Visual pop of color; Visual shape of soft bait; Sound clicking that mimics the snapping of decapods claws. RIG RETRIEVALS Full Sweep Side Sweep Combined Sweep A vertical twitch adds more kinetic energy to lift a tethered lure on a long leader, up above vegetation if fishing in tall grass for bass while sweeping. Sweeping deploys mostly stop and go or slow straight retrieval from side to side sweeping to produce scampering movement that disturbs silt and vegetation. While you can just use stop&go, twitch or straight retrievals, you are not focusing the full power of the force without the sweep, young Jedi. PRESENTATIONS 3-Way Rig: 3-Way Rig shines in silty river bottoms as it is designed to scamper and kick-up a lot of silt through it's use of dangling drop sinkers. The drop sinkers kick-up more silt than bullet sinker assemblies to create a robust visual disturbance while the leaping lure entices the perch to strike multiple times. Perch will follow the lure right up to the boat where it gets it's most lift. While glass beads can be attached to the 3-way to provide flash and sound, the FP packaging for 3-Way does not include beads. This assembly puts a high value on the large silt cloud presentation which mimic a stampede of scampering, panicking critters like shrimp, crayfish, prawns and scared minnows. This is my favorite rig for perch and catfish because I can control when to set the hook as perch attack can begin as the assembly glides to the bottom all the way to under my boat. Carolina Rig: Carolina Rig shines in tall vegetation lake and river bottoms and can hit all 7 attraction stimuli. The front loaded bullet sinker allows for the angler to slither the rig assembly on the bottom through grassy vegetation with short sweeping motion and jerks to lift the lure above the vegetation. The bullet sinkers kick-up a small cloud of bottom debris to create a visual disturbance while the leaping lure entices the perch to strike multiple times. Perch will follow the lure right up to the boat where it gets it's most lift. It's designed to make sound to further draw attention to the lure. A clicking sound is achieved through bouncing on the lake floor while a bullet sinker clacks against a glass bead. This assembly mimics slithering critters like larva, worms, and eels in addition to jumping critters like shrimp, crayfish, prawns and scared minnows. It also mimics the sound of crustaceans clicking their claws. Fish attack on this assembly midway and closer to the angler. Texas Rig: Texas Rig is versatile and hits all 7 attraction stimuli. It is capable of both slithering through vegetation and scampering through silt with it's back loaded bullet sinker. It's designed to make sound. The bullet sinkers kick-up a small cloud of bottom debris to create a visual disturbance while the leaping lure entices the perch to strike multiple times. Perch will follow the lure right up to the boat where it gets it's most lift. It's designed to make sound to further draw attention to the lure. A clicking sound is achieved through bouncing on the lake floor while a bullet sinker clacks against a glass bead. This assembly mimics slithering critters like larva, worms, and eels in addition to jumping critters like shrimp, crayfish, prawns and scared minnows. It also mimics the sound of crustaceans clicking their claws. Fish attack on this assembly midway and closer to the angler. RESEARCH DATA: Perch School Sampling Data:
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  3. Musette, I posted on youtube, but is worth repeating again. Your video is one of the best seen in my 4 years of fishing planet. Just so professional. I also like your information on the rigs because I am clueless to that technique. Most my fishing was trolling 15 rods out on lake Erie, USA for Walleye or Lake Ontario for Chinook salmon. If this is your 1st video, I hope it is not your last. Thanks again, Dtale1 on the lake.
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  4. PART 2: 3-Way Rigging and Perch Rocket Science in the Congo For my first video, I'm going to demonstrate how to land (and launch!) those huge Nile Perch using a 3-Way rig. Note: If you are a carper, you do almost all your fishing in metric because groundbait mixing reasons. Apologies in advance if your mind is wired in imperial units. Jedi don't do imperial units. Included in this video are: How to set-up the complete tackle from Tropicana 220 casting rod to rig assembly. Pro-tip on river bottom terrain surveying Three retrieval methods: FULL SWEEP SIDE SWEEP COMBINED SWEEP 2x Nile Perch Schools with a total of 2x Uniques and 2x Trophies Bonus new Perch Rocketry Sport! Prior to level 80, you want to get the most powerful casting rod available, the Tropicana 220, Bailina 8000 casting reel, 40kg test braid, Titanium Leader 41.5kg test 0.48 at length .5 meters. The 40kg test 3-Way Rig is available early on for free by completing the Congo River Catfish Trial. Otherwise, you will need to wait till you are level 77 to purchase the 40kg test 3-Way with with 450 in cash. There are 3 different types of rigs. The Carolina, The Texas, and The 3-Way. I will be demonstrating the 3-Way in this video. I'll put together clips catching Unique Perch with the Carolina, Texas and 3-Way in my next video using a more advanced spinning set-up and show you how to balance the different rig assemblies to achieve perfect presentation. Once you attach your 3-way rig to the leader, you need to balance this set-up with 2x 56 gram drop sinkers. The sinkers come in packages of two. Use both sinkers because Fishing Planet is using Jedi math. Any other weight combination will throw off the action of the 3-Way Rig. Too little weight and the rig will tend to float more than drag the bottom and kick up silt. Too much dead weight, and you will have problems getting the lure to leap. Use a #11/0 or higher offset hook. Use a 15 cm shad as soft bait. The glow shad works both day and night in the Congo but works best at night. Ribbed Blue is best during the day Ribbed Pink during the evening and Glow Shad at night. Think of the 3-Way presentation as having a similar walking action on the floor of the river, as does a walker on the surface of the river. The 3-Way scampers across the bottom of the river bed kicking-up silt and disturbing bottom predators in the process. Meanwhile, the softbait bounces up over the silt to entice predators into attacking that tasty pop of colorful bait. This mimics the scampering of panicking decapods. Let's motor on over to the southern fishing buoy. There are 2 perch schools in casting distance of the buoy. I'm anchored over school 2 and will be casting about 40 meters out toward school 1 which swim around the area between those 2 markers in the distance. You can do rigging unanchored to cut down on some reeling time but repositioning the boat can get tedious. Also, the kinetic energy of reeling and river current, tends to make it a bit more difficult to control presentation as you drift away from the bouy. With rig fishing, you want to know if the river floor bottom is clear of debris that will snag the rig and also if there is bottom vegetation or silt. If the bottom has lots of vegetation, you want a more jerk intensive slither presentation. A Carolina or Texas rig is great for slithering through vegetation. If the river floor is mostly silty, which this area of the Congo is, you want to use wider full sweep and side sweep presentations. I prefer 3-Way rigs for silty presentations because the design mechanics of the 3-Way causes more silt disturbance while sweeping. The silt disturbance tells lurking predators that a stampede of yummy critters is in the area. I'm using a bottom rod to scan the surface of the river floor where the perch swim. The floor in this part of the Congo river is silty with no vegetation. There are bumps and small dents along the floor to help bounce the softbait up and down. The depth of the water is about 9 meters. Always do this simple check by using a bottom or carp rod whenever fishing an area you are not familiar with. This simple test helps you triangulate spodding distance versus bottom rod distance if you are catfishing or carping. It also helps you adjust match rod leader length. But more importantly, It helps you decide what kind of fishing method and retrieval to use when lure fishing. According to the bottom rod scan, depth is 9 meters near the markers. If you check the sonar display near your feet, the depth is at 7 meters. This means that you will have a little bit of resistance dragging the rig toward you as the river current rushes toward the water fall ahead. You will need to weight your rig according to the weight load of your rod versus water depth, and strength of the current. For the Tropicana 220 casting rod versus Congo river dynamics, 2x 56 gram drop sinkers have just the right balance to keep the rig on the bottom kicking-up silt while the lure bounces. Anything lighter will cause the whole assembly to have too much lift. Anything heavier will turn assembly into dead weight. It takes a little bit of experimentation to properly weight your rig assembly for perfect presentation under different conditions and rods. Perfect presentation, aside from my detailed dissertation in rig dynamics means that the fishing AI generates a fish that will continue to follow the lure and strike at it multiple times up to and even under your boat. This is phenomenal as rig fishing defeats the 12-13 meter distance nerf where the fishing AI will either send a bolt command to a following fish or a cease generating a fish command when the assembly is close to the angler. Perfect rig presentation also means that the first fish will often be the leader of the school, a unique that matches the range size of your offset hook and range size of your softbait and color in relation to time and environmental conditions. While I did choose a #11/0 offset hook because this is the largest offset hook a fresh level 75 visitor to the Congo can obtain, I have fun science motives for the #11/0 offset. However, the reason I have come to absolutely love perch fishing in the Congo is NOT to catch the biggest unique. I want a particular trophy and unique range size to for rocket science reasons! You'll have to watch the video to see it to believe it. But, if leaderboarding the Congo is your thing, go ahead and use larger hooks. Happiness is combining both rocketry with fishing dynamics. Play Fishing Planet the way that makes you happiest. Sometimes it's all about the science. Sometimes it's all about variety and exploration. Sometimes it's about hamming the leaderboards. Sometimes it's about competing with each other. Sometimes it's about free styling what floats your boat the most. Enjoy the video. More rigging videos to come: All 3 Rigs and Set-Up to Hunt Unique Nile Perch Rig Fast Farm (Full 620-700kg Keepnet in less than 30 minutes) Rigging Uniques All Over Fishing Planet and Light Weight Set-ups
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  5. Dieser Patch enthält: - Einige Gamepad-Verbesserungen; - Verbesserungen der Funktionalität von Freunden; - Probleme mit Spod-Angeln behoben; - Problem mit der Änderung der Führungslänge behoben; - Einige kleinere Korrekturen
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  6. I waited until Level 31 to get a bigger net. Most of the youtubers recommend to wait even longer, but I gave it a try and do not regret. I take a floating and a feeder rod (each about 9kg max drag/test, but titanium leader reduced it to little below eight) to the lake as well as my kayak. I spend there 7 in game days (1 day advanced license) and yielded 120k money and 33k XP (level up from 31 to 34). Of course I did a lot of Pike fishing as told in the videos, but I had a lot of fun exploring the lake with the kayak. The kayak was very helpful in reducing the reel-in time on trophies and uniques. You can only use one rod at a time though. I spend my very last shiner as a bait on my float rod at 275cm and gathered a Trophy Blue Catfish weighting 25kg way to much for my keep net but earning 500+ XP. What a great finish.
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  7. Glad you finally found the backlash,there's a cleanup challenge on every waterway so get used to pulling out weeds boots and plastic bags without losing your favourite lures.
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  8. Inventarfehler behoben Einfrieren des Bojenlieferungsfensters behoben Problem mit Bojenkauf auf dem Tablet behoben Grafische Verbesserungen am Kongo-Fluss
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  9. Top water lure or float set shallow with free red worm from compost heap as you will lose your bait, cast from bridge into Lilly pads and keep snagging Lilly pads out of water, discard Lilly pads and after snagging several times a piece of trash will be cought this may or may not be backlash but don't forget that other items need to be collected for other challenges, eventually all items that can be cought can be snagged from the same spot. The weeds branches and bark for some of the other challenges are specific to the waterways where they grow. If you find a good snag spot stick with it. Don't forget to keep room for items you need to keep.
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  10. Yes, (most) catfish have large mouths, I think it could be a matter of size, they don't get any bigger than Young at Lone Star (not saying it can't be done though). You're more likely to get one on a lure at Mudwater (or other higher level waterways in which they reside). The deeper areas are the places to try for them and the larger ones tend to be more active during the night time.
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  11. Hallo zusammen. Ich habe das (Luxus) Problem, dass ich die Grafik nicht hochdrehen kann, obwohl ich einen neuen PC habe, der von der Leistung locker reichten sollte um alles auf Ultra zu spielen + reshade. Das ist aber nicht der Fall, wenn ich alles auf hoch einstelle + 3 Grafikoptionen mit reshade, dreht mein Lüfter so heftig auf, dass ich Angst habe, dass es mir das Ding raushaut, und der Stromverbrauch ist immer bei 100 % (bei nvdida Karten normal, aber doch nicht so heftig?) Meine Pc Daten > Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700F CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 16,0 GB (15,9 GB verwendbar) 64-Bit-Betriebssystem Windows 10 Home Es ist nicht der Ultra GamingPc sollte aber locker reichen denke ich. Was ich alles probiert habe> -Fps begrenzen (30 35 40 45 50 Fps usw ..) -vsync an/aus -Grafiktreiber neu aufgesetzt -auch ingame alles durchprobiert was an Einstellungen möglich war -Internet nach Lösung durchsucht (ohne Erfolg, nur uralt Themen gefunden) Pc werde ich nicht neu aufsetzten, da wie gesagt, 4 Wochen alt der Pc, und andere Spiele mit höherer Grafikanforderungen laufen ohne Probleme. Das Spiel hat mich so gefesselt die letzten Wochen, mit besserer Grafik würde es noch mehr Spaß machen Hat mir jemand bitte Tipps, wie ich das Problem beheben kann? Freu mich über jeden Tipp! (Bild im Anhang, meine jetzigen Einstellungen, die gut laufen, FPS am Pc auf 74 gestellt) Danke euch, ph d4mien81
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  12. Suggest you keep them, they will work on other fish and you can not replace them if you get rid of them.
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  13. It would be interesting to know if all changes to the programming are tested on console as well as pc? I have brought this up in bug reports because I thought it may get reviewed more often by the programmers than some of the other topics
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  14. Yes. As long as your output dragforce is less or equal to the weakest link in your setup you are fine. In this case your line of 5.5kg. You could even use a reel with the max drag of 21kg if you would like, as long as your drag doesnt go above "5.5kg" (in this case). A reel with max 21kg that you can adjust in 12 steps (as an example only) would mean it applies (21kg/12steps = 1.75kg) 1.75kg per step, so 3:rd step in the drag would be 1.75kgx3 = 5.25kg of drag, and would also be fine with the 5.5kg line. Would apply for instance 5.51kg of drag, then its gonna break. And if you were to have your 6kg rod with a 7kg line on it, then your rod would be the "weakest link", and the same math applies to that, keep the output drag less or equal to "6kg".
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  15. Not that I am aware of. I do know that stringers have a higher durability than keepnets tho. But a general tips, try not to mind too much about repairing your gear. Most of it will last until the point where you have gotten money to advance and buy the next level equipment. All your equipment and gear will work as normal even if the durability is at 1%. So for instance you shouldnt bother reparing rods, reels etc that you most likely will not use again.
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  16. Most likely due to the hook size of the spinnerbaits, the fish are generally small there. You should get better results using them at the Neherrin river waterway.
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  17. Seriously, how is there not more people talking about this? It hurts your eyes to look at it. I wear the vampire glasses all the time because it strips the graphics of all the color information. It's the only way I can play any more.
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  18. Shortly after my first Congo rigging video went live, the developers discovered an undocumented rigging feature that has been in existence for some years but can still be found in the Jedi backwoods known as The Fisherman. So for those of you on The Fisherman, this rigging update does not apply to the backwoods. I cover that deleted rig feature in the above video while showing everyone how to equip an updated 3-Way Rig with the newest and heaviest spinning rod in game, the NileChasseur 200 on oversized Chinook Salmon in Kaniq Creek, Alaska. While 1 sinker is all that is needed for any of the rigs now, the 3-Way Rig is sadly soundless while the other two rigs have red glass clacker beads which the sinkers strike to make claw clacking noises that mimic crayfish and crab claws. However, the updated 3-Way is still just as powerful with a single sinker and tends to out perform the other two rigs on specific types of fish like perch, salmon and bass. This makes me wonder if the clacking noise is programmed into the other two rigs as clacking helps draw and maintain attention to the rig. Or perhaps, all three rig types were meant to be auditory stimulators? I'm assuming the fishing AI is programmed to simulate fish auditory receptors because there are other lure types that are designed to make noise like buzzbaits and poppers. The other two rigs should be out performing the 3-Way with that extra dimension of stimulating fish auditory receptors, especially in areas with lots of vegetation or very little silt. While 3-Way Rigs do get snagged in vegetation and obstructions a little more than the other two rigs, 3-Way still out performs them. I'm still going around the planet testing the three rig types with different softbaits on both Fishing Planet and The Fisherman. Those of us with the mad scientist mindset love to test every facet of a new toy even if it's been around for years. Meanwhile, I apologize for the short howto video. I know I sound excited that I landed an oversized Chinook Salmon in 55 seconds, but I was also disappointed because the way I assembled the updated rig was a little too optimal. This was not the best way to demonstrate rig retrieval. An oversized unique Chinook attacked the rig before I could demonstrate retrieval. The salmon attacked the rig in 8 seconds of the rig hitting the water. Four of those seconds was the rig slowly gliding to the bottom of the creek. I could only pull off half a side sweep as the salmon gulped the lure just as I reeled in the slack. I didn't even realize I caught an oversized Chinook uni because I haven't fished Alaska with overpowered gear before. Rigging works the same way on The Fisherman in Alaska, but the assembly needs to be weighted down a little more because the current is a little faster. I'll need to try this again on a slightly less optimal setting or deeper water to demonstrate the retrieval methods. In the video, you see me survey the creek with a bottom rod and a match float rod. The float test is to see the strength of the water flow to get an idea of sinker weight and the direction of flow. For fast water flow, side sweep in the opposite direction of the water flow when you are perpendicular to the water flow. The messy, bumpy, rocky, small vegetation and silt bottom of the creek, along with the fast current and balanced weight of the rig allow for more a more robust kinetic bottom presentation. A heavier weight, still water or smooth creek bottom applies less kinetic energy for the rig to react to. So, until then, if you need to learn more about rig retrieval methods, just reference the first video in the previous post. But if you want to use rigging in Salmon competitions, I guess this is a good way to go about it at level 80. At level 70, you can use a Tropicana 220 casting rod if your competition allows casting rods. Otherwise, a Thetis 250 spin rod works well at long casting distance and is a little more powerful then a Rivertex Zeus 270. Choose a rod based on competition rules and the strongest lines and leaders you can get at your level. I don't do competitions anymore on Fishing Planet because of unstable bandwidth issues with the local ISP. I do some competition testing on The Fisherman because there is less bandwidth traffic there due to a low population. Below level 70, it still takes awhile to reel in an oversized Chinook uni unless you entice the salmon to your feet. Rigging currently allows you to entice fish to within 4 to 5 meters of line distance on both Fishing Planet and The Fisherman--enough to auto reel the fish in. Auto reel might not be favorable because some people gauge monster competition fish by observing the tackle load indicator for probable unique size and let the small uniques escape through line slack. Disclaimer about Musette's Lily Pad Channel:
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  19. Caught a common sized Northern Pike at Emerald just now (PC version). Casting spoon 2/0 casting to the right of the dock (stop and go), aiming for where the rock face meets the reeds running along on the shoreline.
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  20. After the last two update's that Fishing Planet has had on PS4, my fishing has been really horrible. If it's not the lag, it's trying to catch fish. I've been playing Fishing Planet since day 1 and I know how the fishing times work. But it seems like after they tried fixing bugs from the new lake, and the Christmas event, my fishing hasn't been working right. When my high times are suppose to be, I'm not catching anything. But when it's my down time, fish are biting. But it seems far and in between with catching fish. Has anyone else been experiencing this issue too? I hope i'm explaining it correctly.
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  21. Всех форумчан с Новым 2022 Годом!!!
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  22. also ich habe es selber noch nicht versucht, aber vielleicht kann ich ja irgendwie helfen. Hast du es mit einem PUNKT und KOMMA versucht? Andere Formate wie 001.110kg zb?
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  23. Freundschaftslisten - Probleme behoben Inventarkorrektur Tackle Load Indicator behoben Barrierefreiheit: Unterstützung für die Mauszeigersperre für Steam implementiert Steuerprobleme behoben Andere kleinere Bugfixes
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  24. Great tutorial and video Musette. Over the years I've development and tested many retrieve techniques. From all the different Sweeping Techiniques you described, the 3 Speed Burn and Turn, Shadow Casting Twitch, The Jerk & Lurk and many more lol. But I must say, that I have never given Rig Fishing much of a thought. In real life, I'm a Large Mouth Bass kinda guy, and use the Texas and Carolina Rigs guite often. I figured Rig Fishing was just a gimmick from Fishing Planet to entice peeps to spend money on such, and that it would have no effect on the overall fishing experience. But it looks as though I may have been mistaken lol. I intend to give this Rig Fishing my upmost attention over the next several days and combine it with a few of my own retrieve techniques. Once again, great tutorial.
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  25. all good, looks like you're gonna need a bigger... (oops, wrong movie reference)
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  26. Support will only attempt to return items which are lost due to a game bug (support@fishingplanet.com). Your appear to be a Brutus match setup (15 kg 34 lb), the Tarpon can get close to 70 kg at BCI (the drum and permit ranging between 30 - 50 kg).
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  27. You got spooled. The game didn't glitch out, you ran out of line. Tarpon will pull up to 200m of line out on you pretty easy if you get a trophy or unique with a lighter setup.
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  28. well you got spooled ( pulled all your line out ) no matter that little glitch at the end you would have broken line anyway. You need stronger line
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  29. Hey, anglers! This patch includes: Vibration on controller fixed; Products delivery issue fixed; Win10: issue with drag settings with mouse scroll fixed.
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  30. Catch fish (about 100 I believe) at night time (9 pm - 5 am) to get a free cap with a headlamp. Go to your Inventory, select your game name, scroll down under the Challenges column on right hand side of screen until you find the Night Shift challenge to see your progress towards the cap.
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  31. Very interesting post, Im a very big user of twitch technique, so the way you were doing the hookups is very different.
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  32. Chapter 1 "FORMA MENTIS" and White Moose Let's talk about two much loved spinning competition to explain what I mean by "FORMA MENTIS": Triple Trout and Big Red Fish. Identify the spots that can give us the desired prey, identify the baits that give the best results and in what times. Be ready to quickly understand when you are wasting time and change the necessary. The competitions examined have the same duration, 45 minutes, but two completely different approaches. These two ways of dealing with them will recur for many others. I mean as a mental disposition. Triple trout: we divide the competition into three halves of 15 minutes each. 1st spot - 1st quarter Here we must take, within the first quarter, 1 unique lake trout (pt.10) 2 lake trout trophies (pt.10) 1 unique splake (pt.12) 1 trophy splake (pt.6) not necessarily: 1 single brook (pt.8) 1 tropical brook (pt.4) A number of common, at least 4 (pt.8) for a total of about 45-58 points in the first quarter. When we are trained to achieve this result in the first half we move on to the second. 2nd and 3rd spot 2nd quarter time If we didn't get the only one from the brook in the first quarter we have to get it here. 2 trophy lake (pt.10) 2 trophy splake (pt.12) a number of common of all species (pt.10) 1st Spot - 3rd quarter now let's go back to the first spot where they should regenerate: 2 trophy splake (pt.12) 2 trophy lake (pt.10) 1 brook trophy (pt.4) a number of common of all species. (pt.10) The total of points with this round is ideally 126, you win even with less. If you have grasped the concept of time and generation, just train. So we shot three spot at regular intervals, not going back and forth like the fools. We have identified which fish we need to obtain and at what times. We have a "round". The "round" is something that we must remember for almost all competition. The unique of the lake trout can be taken in the first launches, so I suggest you give it a try right away with the roach spoon or the like. With the sun she will eat immediately under the surface of the water or in the fall, if it doesn't happen, don't despair and stop and go to the bottom. However, if we didn't catch it on the third launch change lure and switch to the narrow spoon 21g. # 3/0 better yet x-series narrow barbless spoon 14g. # 3/0. 36g # 4/0 x series bullet spinner is also fine. Experiment and find the one that satisfies you the most. Stop and go on the bottom is certainly the technique that gives the best results. As the lure descends, move it slightly to keep the line under tension. BIG RED FISH: Here too we have the famous round. The tour gives us the times, going randomly from one spot to another leads to nothing. In this competition we have the case in which what really matters is the lure and the technique, taking for granted the mindset of the round. I repeat myself but it is important that I try to make myself understood. We divide the lake into 5 sectors, in the center of which we will have markers for the trophy. The bait to be used is only one (more unique than rare case) and it is this: The technique is more difficult, if only for the patience it requires. Stop and go to the surface of the water. your cranck must never, and I mean never, sink. It should launch around 50 meters stop and go up to 28 meters and then recover quickly. Optimizing times with catches, it is useless to waste time under 25 meters, except in sector 4 and 5 where you should launch around 38 meters and recover up to 15 mt. We start from the first portion on the left, even if we take the trophy we continue we start until the fish come out. At the first empty launch, change part of the lake passing through the center of the wooden quay, then all the way to the right of the quay. Let us remember that he will not give us more than 4 trophies in the whole competition if we are lucky. 3 we expect them. The first 3 portions we take from "Fisherman's Hut", the other 2 spawns "Damn Road". If you follow these tips they will surely be in the first positions, just see the same names all the time. In chapter 2 we will go to Marron River for other techniques but with the same mentality, If you have favorite competitions that you want to give priority to leave a comment below. For any doubts leave a comment below. For those who hate me: fuck you.
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  33. Hello anglers! A lot of time has passed since our last Diary. We wasted no time and can finally tell you about our new big update that we’ve prepared for you — the Congo River! You will be able to explore the Congo River on Steam late November — early December, and on consoles in a couple of weeks after that! Here, in the heart of Africa, the vast tropical rainforest covers both banks of the great Congo River, the deepest river in the world. This unique biome is home to hundreds of unique mammals and thousands of bird and fish species. This is where the last corners of the wild, unexplored nature are hidden. So what can our anglers expect from the Congo River? In its middle reaches (just below Boyoma Falls), the river flows through the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and consists of a chain of lake-like pools with a huge number of islands overgrown with tropical forests and impassable swampy stretches of land. The pond is located on the equator, that’s why the weather is hot all year round. Frequent fogs and strong intermittent rains give way to heat and high humidity. But then the low water season (or dry season) comes, bringing excellent conditions for fishing! The pond is practically devoid of emergent vegetation. High coastal grass only grows near the banks, in shallow creeks and channels, resembling a thick wall. Running muddy water flows north to south, characterized by a weak current in wide areas and a medium current in narrow stretches. The average depth of the river in these places is about 4–7 meters. And on vast shoals and in narrow channels, the depth ranges from 1.5 to 3 meters. The bottom of the central deep-water channels is mainly clay-earthen, with small sandy areas. However, on the shores overgrown with grass, as well as in shallow bays and creeks, it is muddy.The southern part of the pond features a rocky bottom. At the Congo River, we have prepared as many as seven locations. There are few of them: Cable Ferry Wild Islands Bomuna Settlement Hanging Bridges The Congo is generally not the easiest place to fish, and you’ll have to do your best, but your efforts will be rewarded many times over! After all, we have introduced 17 absolutely new species of fish, including some unique African endemics such as: the Nile Perch, which can reach a weight of about 200 kilograms, as well as the Goliath Tigerfish, and the African Tigerfish are the main targets for which anglers come to Africa from all over the world! And believe us, these are some of the most coveted trophies for anglers from all over the world! Of course, we couldn't leave you unequipped for battles with such monsters. That’s why we’ve prepared some unique baits for you, such as Caddis Larva, African Giant Water Bug, and Banana Bread. In addition to that, you’ll be able to use some real delicacies when fishing for the voracious African predators: Canned Meat, Buffalo Kidney, and Small Tilapia. So get your best gear ready, friends! After all, you’re about to have the opportunity to explore these amazing fishing grounds and test your skills on the African continent!
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  34. Just another reminder. Differently colored buoys would be absolutely amazing. Wish I could make all Lake Trout markers in White Moose red, Atlantic Salmon green. This would be super helpful.
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  35. - Die Möglichkeit, den Klang von Rutenständern und Glocken in den Klangeinstellungen anzupassen, wurde hinzugefügt (Extra Regler); - Einige Chat-Verbesserungen; - Falsches Angel-Wechseln am Ständer behoben; - Gamepad-Verbesserungen; - Verbesserung der Anzeige von Informationen über Grundfutter; - Verbesserung der Aufrollgeschwindigkeit nach dem Drücken der Shift-Taste, bevor die Rute vom Rutenständer genommen wird; - Zoom-Verbesserung; - Einige kleinere Korrekturen.
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  37. Hi, Anglers! We are happy to present you with a detailed guide to all the unique fish that you can find on the Congo River! Local fishing spots are astonishingly varied. Deep mainstream watercourses are as common as wide swampy shoals, while heavily wooded banks give place to barren and rocky ones. In these generous waters, one can hunt for the enormous Nile Perch, aggressive Tigerfish, large African catfish species, and other fish of the most bizarre shapes and colors. At this colorful location, you will have a possibility to fish for the record amount of unique fish presented on one waterway! Big African Predators Preferred Lures: Jerkbaits, Minnnows, Flat Spoons Preferred Baits: Small Tilapia, Large Minnows Goliath Tigerfish The Goliath Tigerfish (Hydrocynus goliath) is the largest of Tigerfish species, all of which are vicious predators boasting prominent dagger-like teeth. It tends to wait in ambush behind underwater boulders in places with reverse flow near rapids and quickwaters. This fish enjoys excellent eyesight and can feel low-frequency vibrations emitted by its prey. It is strong enough to attack a 30-kg (66 lb) catfish and literally cut it in half. The Goliath Tigerfish is also incredibly large: the largest recorded specimen was almost 2 m (6 feat) long and weighed more than 50 kg (110 lb)! It’s not easy to catch it, but it’s possible if you have reliable equipment, a sharp hook, and the ability to stay alert for a long time. African Tigerfish The African Tigerfish (Hydrocynus vittatus) is a large, greedy, and aggressive predator, sporting razor-sharp teeth, muscular body, and characteristic tiger-stripes. This fish can hunt at all depths, usually in places with a strong current, keeping closer to the surface during the day and staying at the bottom at night. When being reeled in, the Tigerfish (one of the fastest fish species on the planet) is extremely feisty, often jumps out of the water, and can easily cut the leader! It feeds on most small fish species and can weigh over 25 kg (55 lb). Nile Perch Nile Perch (Lates niloticus) is a powerful predator inhabiting the waters of Africa. These fish can dwell at a wide variety of depths, but adults stay mainly in deep places. It prefers streaming water and is most often found in places with a rocky bottom near waterfalls. It avoids shallow overgrown areas. The Nile Perch feeds both during the day and at night. When being reeled in, it tends to jump out of the water. It feeds mainly on other fish, while small specimens also eat crustaceans and insects. As one of the largest freshwater fish, it can grow to be almost 2 m (6.5 feats) long and weigh up to 200 kg (441 lb)! African Predators Preferred Lures: Narrow Spoons, Flat Spoons, Grubs Preferred Baits: Small Minnows, Shiners Cornish Jack Cornish Jack (Mormyrops anguilloides) is a nocturnal schooling predator. Adults prefer deep and calm waters and tend to stay near boulders and other underwater barriers. A distinctive feature of this fish is its ability to generate a weak electrical discharge for the purpose of navigation, communication, and searching for prey. Its diet is predominantly fish and sometimes crustaceans. At night, these fish go hunting in small schools near rocky areas of the bottom about 20 m (65 feats) from their daytime dwelling spots. Although this is a nocturnal fish, you can successfully land one at sunrise and sunset. The Cornish Jack grows up to be 150 cm (60 inches) in length and weighs up to 15 kg (33 lb)! African Pike African Pike (Hepsetus odoe) is a small predator that feeds mainly on small fish. This nimble hunter prefers clean and well-oxygenated water. These pikes choose shallow, calm places with dense underwater or floating vegetation, from the cover of which they wait patiently and imperceptibly for an opportunity to attack their prey. The African Pike is mostly diurnal. Although the fish rarely weighs more than 1 kg (2 lb), catching it can be quite fun. Big African Catfish Preferred Baits: Small Tilapia, Large Minnows, Buffalo Kidney, Large Liver, Canned Meat, African Giant Water Bug African Sharptooth Catfish African Sharptooth Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) is one of the largest representatives of its genus inhabiting this latitude. It prefers deep areas with a slow or medium current and a rocky or sandy bottom. Thanks to its large mouth this predator can swallow large prey whole. Its maximum length can reach 170 cm (67 inches), with its weight measuring up to 60 kg (132 lb)! What is particular about the African Sharptooth Catfish is its ability to breathe atmospheric air. It can also sometimes make sounds similar to loud croaking. The African Sharptooth Catfish is omnivorous and most active at night. It feeds on water beetles, mollusks, fish, vegetation, and even organic waste. Vundu Catfish Vundu Catfish (Heterobranchus longifilis) is a large catfish inhabiting the south of Africa. Its size makes it an impressive catch for sport fishing enthusiasts! Not many other catfish species have such large second dorsal fins or long barbels. This one prefers staying 3 to 9 m deep. Just like the African Sharptooth Catfish, this one is omnivorous and can breathe atmospheric air. Boasting significant strengths and endurance, it can reach up to 150 cm (60 includes) in length and weigh over 50 kg (110 lb), so make sure to use particularly sturdy tackle! The Vundu Catfish enjoys deep waters, but it tends to approach the shore during the night to feed on other fish, small vertebrae, and viscera. Kamba Catfish Kamba Catfish (Chrysichthys cranchii) is the largest African catfish. It has a moderately oblong body and four pairs of barbels, and its dorsal and pectoral fins boast sharp barbs. This fish has a varied diet: it can feast on anything from aquatic vegetation and insects to snails, prawns, crawfish, and fish. To catch an adult Kamba Catfish, we recommend choosing powerful tackle, since its weight can reach about 130 kg (286 lb)! Small African Catfish Preferred Baits: Freshwater Prawns, Night Crawlers, Bloodworms, Leeches, Caddis Larva Giraffe Catfish Giraffe Catfish (Auchenoglanis occidentalis) is a small catfish species inhabiting most areas in West and Central Africa. It prefers to stay in shallow and calm parts of rivers and lakes. It is active at night as well as during the day. Its body is covered with a characteristic pattern, lending it the name ‘Giraffe Catfish’. It can reach 70 cm (27 inches) in size and weigh up to 10 kg (22 lb). These omnivorous catfish feed in small groups, usually on vegetation they find on the bottom, sifting through sand or mud with their large barbels. Their regular diet also includes seeds, larvae, worms, and small fish. African Big Eye Catfish African Big Eye Catfish (Chrysichthys longipinnis) is a small representative of its genus that prefers to inhabit shallow stretches with a rocky and sandy bottom. That’s why it can seldom be seen in waters deeper than 4–5 m (13-16 feats). The African Big Eye Catfish is most active at night, choosing to spend the daytime under the bottom rocks. It mainly feeds on worms and other small invertebrates, while larger specimens might also hunt for small fry. African Panfish Preferred Baits: Bloodworms, Pinkies, Caddis Larva, Sweet Corn, Pea dough, Banana Bread Rednose Labeo Rednose Labeo (Labeo altivelis) is a bottom-dwelling omnivorous fish of the carp family. It can be found in shallow areas, but mainly inhabits deep waters. It is active both during the day and at night. This fish feeds in schools across various types of bottom, from muddy to rocky. Rednose Lobeo eats algae, worms, small crustaceans, and mollusks, which it collects from the bottom. Purple Labeo Purple Labeo (Labeo congoro) is a relatively large bottom-dwelling omnivorous African fish of the carp family. It tends to stay in warm rocky areas of large rivers. It can also be found in fairly strong currents. Purple Labeo can reach 42 cm (16 inches) in length and almost 5 kg (11 lb) in weight. It feeds on algae and other organisms, scrubbing them off boulders and other hard surfaces. A distinctive feature of this fish’s behavior is school feeding off the backs of hippos, where the Labeos pluck algae and peeled skin from the animals. Banded Tilapia Banded Tilapia (Tilapia sparrmanii) is a small schooling diurnal fish. It can live in a wide variety of conditions, but prefers shallow, overgrown places with relatively cool water. The fish is omnivorous and not picky. It can feed on invertebrates, but the basis of its diet is plant food: algae, leaves and stems that have fallen into the water. It can reach over 20 cm (8 inches) in length and about 500 g (1 lb) in weight. Nile Tilapia Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is a large herbivorous schooling fish that can be found in a variety of conditions and reservoirs. Generally, it prefers shallow places and warm water. This fish can reach 60 cm (24 inches) in length and about 5 kg (11 lb) in weight. Nile Tilapia feeds mainly in the daytime, eating detritus, larvae, mollusks, and fish eggs in all layers of the water. Weird African Fish Preferred Baits: Wax Worms, Caster Maggots, Bloodworms, Caddis Larva, Centipedes Bulldog Fish Bulldog Fish (Marcusenius macrolepidotus) is a small bottom-dwelling schooling fish that inhabits overgrown, muddy areas of waterways. This peculiar fish got its name due to its extended lower jaw, which resembles that of a bulldog. It uses its own electric field generated by its muscles to orient itself in space, search for food, and detect predators. It is active both during the day and at night. It feeds mainly from the bottom, picking up various invertebrates, as well as larvae and pupae of small insects. Elephant Fish Elephant Fish (Campylomormyrus spp.) is a medium-sized bottom-dwelling schooling fish with a characteristic appearance. It got its name from its elongated mouth that looks like the trunk of an elephant. The fish can perceive movement and weak electric fields with its help, allowing it to detect prey. It can weigh more than 2 kg (4.5 lb). This fish prefers to keep close to rapids and sections of rivers with rocky bottom. This is mostly a nocturnal fish, also active at sunrise and sunset. Congo Yellowfish Preferred Lures: Nano Spinners, Larvae, Worms, Slugs Preferred Baits: Night Crawlers, Dragonflies, Caddis Larva, Sweet Corn Congo Yellowfish (Labeobarbus stappersii) is a large omnivorous schooling bottom-dwelling fish. It prefers deep places with a slow current and areas near the water edge bordering on coastal forests. Apart from its impressive size, this fish is also exceptionally strong and very feisty when being reeled in, which makes it a desirable trophy. It eats everything from plankton to small fish, but the basis of its diet is insect larvae and other small invertebrates, which the Congo Yellowfish often digs out from under rocks. This fish is active both during the day and at night. Under favorable conditions, its weight can reach over 9 kg (2 lb).
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  38. The new boat is pictured above and there will be a new match, bottom, and spinning rod. Check youtube as there should be a few videos on there from some of the ones testing the new map before release.
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  39. Hi , Are you considering adding an open sea waterway? by enlarging th boat size, fishing for TUNA and other SHARKS becomes truly unique. Thnx
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  40. Run into same problem. Casting reels can adjust speeds at any time. Spinning reels, only after lure is in the water. In shallow water, I let it sink, adjust speed and drag, then take deep breath. That way when you start your retrieve have the right settings in the strike zone. There is no reason that casting reels and spinning reels are different. Then again, It could be a computer coding problem.
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  41. Competitive Moby Hunting Each time Jim Kaf sails a 14/0 cap'n hook into Arbor Lake after he carpet bombs the lake with his super particle collider groundbait mix, he creates an entanglement with the server to roll up to 5 different carp within a 35k average range with potential spikes close to 50k and a few below the 20k range. The carp only nibble one at a time to conserve server and end user resources. Smaller hooks, smaller particle mixes, different baits and different aroma intensities result in a smaller weight average or bigger spike range. Jolly Carp contenders like Jim Kaf and Eluce often run custom competitions on Fishing Planet using the same parameters of upcoming competitions to resolve Groundbait Bait and Tackle Channel effectiveness against competition Environmental Channel parameters. These guys need to produce 40k mirror and leather carp averages consistently to win. On The Fisherman, where there are no custom competitions and upper limit of hook size remains at 10/0, top competition average is only 30k per carp. Practice runs, hook size, stable moby mix, and a steady high speed internet connection is what wins carp competitions on Fishing Planet. Moby Hunting Failure If you ain't placing very high in Jolly Carp on Fishing Planet several things could be at fault. Poor internet connections causes missing data, bottleneck data trickle, faulty instances, disconnections, and broken rod mechanics where rods struggle to load groundbait. Missing data throws off game physics and math calculations. Musette's internet fails in this category. As much as you think you practice, you likely don't practice as devotedly as someone like Jim Kaf. I thought Jim had more game wealth than I did because he's been playing Fishing Planet much longer than I have and is a much higher rank. He spends quite a bit of fishing cash conducting practice game competitions to git gud. I have 3 times more game wealth than he does in Fishing Planet because Jim spends generously on custom competitions. I just conduct fishing experiments on both Fishing Planet and The Fisherman platforms in regular competitions and instances. I'm a science nerd while Jim is a competitive beast. I have a bad habit of dropping competitions to chase anomalies like the recently discovered Carp Ballet whilst in the middle of a Lucky Ghost competition. I really should be conducting science observations in custom competitions rather than official competitions. Twilight Zone A competition is a special instance or dimension of your favorite waterway. Everything looks the same. However, underwater, Twilight Willows is a shadow version of Weeping Willows. Fish school populations are reduced. Your favorite fishing spot might not be active. You need know to several active spots through experience. You need to know how to stimulate fish feeding behavior through very narrow preset Environmental Channel parameters. If you only have one great mix that works on a rainy, high pressure day, you will score poorly. If your internet connection is less than stellar or the server is over taxed, Twilight Willows could become glitched. Welcome to the Twilight Zone. (Jim, we should have a Rod Serling impersonator narrating!) Carp Ballet Not all oversized moby carp which can be summoned will inhale bait on a 14/0 hook. One of the delights of fishing on Fishing Planet, as opposed to The Fisherman, is that you can watch carp nibbling up close. Some of the larger carp may not take a bait on a short leader. These oversized carp may approach from the top and need to do a couple of twists before inhaling the bait. If the leader is too short or the hook is on an incline, the fish won't be able to complete his twist ballet. Thus, if you are watching large carp dropping the bait while smaller carp pick it up, adjust the leader length and try again. The moby place holder that dropped the bait will remain with his school until the school moves on. Some carp schools are confined to a small territory while other carp schools, like in Germany, have a wider migratory path. Till next time, I leave you all with real life footage of how spod carpet affects schools of small fish, large carp school, then schools of small fish again until the spod is mostly eaten, similar to spod carpet life cycle in Fishing Planet. The devs did well calculating fish behavior and spodding dynamics in Weeping Willows, UK. Disclaimer: No Jim Kafs were harmed in the making of this Carpumentary. Jim Kaf does not neccessarily subcribe to any of Musette's sus fish mechanic theories. Musette needs to update her carp diary with remixes but has been too lazy to do so. Just play around with particle amounts and a few ingredients to create your own Jackson Pollock underwater masterpieces!
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  42. It's the only "FREE" game I have ever played that gets new maps,updates and fixes. Thanks Fishing Planet for an awesome game! PS4 player.
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  43. Do the boat sonars actually find fish as i am told fish are only spawned in the water when we throw our lines in. I play on ps4 and my boat sonar never shows fish on screen just before i catch one and when i beached my boat on land my sonar was still showing fish on land?. If fish are spawned in at our hooks after we throw our line out then how does boat sonars detect fish that are not spawned in water yet?. Thank you
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  44. It's really not that easy to build a well-balanced feeder setup, since the leaders, lines, and reels make it hard to max out your gear - especially when you're still leveling. Some stuff only unlocks later in the game, and it's hard to find suitable line/leader/reel/rod combos that won't break your gear, but on the other hand will max out your rod. Like @Carpman99 said, it would be easier for us to give you advice, if you could provide us with your current level. But, to get you started, here's the basics: Like with every setup, you should first choose the rod you'd like to use. The first feeder rod you can get is the CreekPro 240 (7'10"), which unlocks at level 3. It has a max line weight of 3 kg (6.50 lb.). You would then choose a reel that has an equal, or slightly lower max drag. In that case, you could use the CrucianHunter 3000, with a max drag of 3 kg (6.50 lb.), the InspireCast 3000 (2.9 kg / 6.40 lb.), the WinCast 2500 (2.9 kg / 6.40 lb.), Espira Slim 2500 (2.9 kg / 6.40 lb.), etc. With every other setup, you would then choose a line that has a slightly lower max test, and be done. Like the Mono 0.23 mm (.009") or Braid 0.15 mm (.006"), with 2.7 kg (6 lb.) each. But with the feeder rods, you also have to equip a mono leader. The one that comes closest to your rod's max test without going over it would be the mono leader 0.14 mm (0.0055") with a test of 2.5 kg (5.5 lb.). The mono leader should always be the weakest link in your setup, as it's the cheapest part of your setup. It should always brake first, in case you get spooled by a big fish. Then you'd only loose your leader, hook, and bait. If the leader is stronger than your line, your line will break, and you'll loose your cage feeder / sinker as well. And if your line is stronger than your reel / rod, your reel and / or rod might brake as well. And that can get quite expensive.. So, coming back to our setup: Since you now have a leader with 2.5 kg (5.5 lb.) max test, you'd like your reel to get as close to your leader's max test as possible - without going over it. To calculate your reel's drag, you'd have to know the number of drag settings of your reel, divide the max drag by that number, and multiply it with your drag setting. Example: The CrucianHunter 3000 has a max drag of 3 kg (6.50 lb.), and 6 drag settings. 3 kg / 6 * 5 equals 2,50 kg (5.42 lb.). In metric, that is equal to your leader's max test, which means that your leader will break on that setting. On imperial setting, it might just work out. You'd have to try this out for yourself. But to be on the safe side, you'd have to go one setting lower (4/6), which only gives you 2,00 kg (4.33 lb.). https://monosnap.com/file/0VjHoTV0ptVyTXHYDaPdXNi8es2MoY In order to get closer to your leader's max test, you'd have to look for another reel. To speed things up: The InspireCast3000 and the WinCast2500 both have a max test of 2.9 kg (6.40 lb.), and 6 drag settings. 2.9 kg / 6 * 5 equals 2,42 kg (5.33 lb.). Which gives you an extra 0,42 kg (1 lb.) of power, without breaking your leader: https://monosnap.com/file/6zvwYs6v7MVD0ObH8HIfL3PLWyKuC1 https://monosnap.com/file/7igdtBHLLcdlpVRVq49dwEJj8Qgx9y The InspireCast has a recovery of 70 cm, instead of the 60 cm that the WinCast offers. Which means you'll be able to get the fish in a little quicker, and won't have that much trouble with loosing line tension. The EspiraSlim2500 even has 80 cm of recovery, which would be even better. BUT it has 8 drag settings instead of six. 2,90 kg / 8 * 7 equals 2,54 kg (5.60 lb.) - which again would cause your leader to break. If you go one setting lower, you'd be at 2,18 kg (4.80 lb.) - which is less than the other two reels: https://monosnap.com/file/mAECZqWdU8P1A1WSnvdKIwNjUEYoDZ So, long story short: To max out the CreekPro 240, go with this setup: rod: CreekPro 240 (7'10") - max test 3 kg (6.5 lb.) - casting weight: 5 - 35 g (1/6 - 1 1/4 oz.) - level 3 reel: InspireCast3000 - max drag: 3 kg (6.4 lb.) - level 7 line: Mono 0.23mm (.009") / Braid 0.15mm (.006") - max test 2.7 kg (6 lb.) - level 11 leader: mono 0.14mm (.0055") - max test 2.5 kg (5.5 lb.) - level 12 sinker: 15 or 25 g (1/2 oz. or 7/8 oz.) - level 3-5 feeder: 15 / 20 g (1/2 oz. or 5/7 oz.) - level 3-5 https://monosnap.com/file/ybXsmHdEkejpFpLSyI8sdpqEdcgpUV https://monosnap.com/file/MRzfNrMqvHOS142LW4lW87VGib9ii4 When choosing the sinker / feeder, you'd not only have to have an eye on your rod's max casting weight, but also take the weight of your bait into account. The 30 g (1 1/16 oz.) feeder is too heavy for your rod - even though it supports a casting weight up to 35 g (1 1/4 oz.). This is because your bait etc. will be added to the weight, and then exceeds what your rod can handle. Furthermore, some bait is just too heavy for your rod. After doing some testing, light-weight bait like flies / maggots - up to medium bait like shrimp - is fine for the CreekPro. But you will get the "tackle is too heavy for your rod" message when equipping heavier bait, like small minnows etc. In that case, you need to upgrade to a heavier rod, and try again. Which should be fine, as the fish going for the heavier bait will most likely be too strong for your rod anyways. Sorry for getting carried away and going too much into detail (as always ). Just go with the example setup, if it's all too confusing. I hope this helps anyways. You might wanna check out Kp's video on the subject. Maybe that's easier to understand: Tight lines!
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  45. We fish at most of the waterways. The members pretty much fish where they feel like fishing. So, you can find us just about everywhere. A good number of us are retired and thus we have a lot of time to fish. We don't use Discord. My best advice would be find us, fish with us, and be patient. Good luck and tight lines.
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  46. ok, so i play some comps here and there and i see names repeatedly making it to TOP-10. I don't mind that, since people are better or way better than me (more experience, more time invested, more money invested, more knowledge acquired, zhit, even more luck than mine) So i tell my self, well "wrong spot" or "wrong hook size", so i keep going on, with the hope off "getting better at the game". But reading this, i hope FP acts with strong and firm hand. I would suggest on this, to open more and simultaneous comps, that way we have a choice on 2 or 3 comps running at the same time
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  47. Jonathan J. O'Neill collected tips for the new players. Please, read it! And if anyone else has other tips, feel free to add them. Money Management When booking a trip, book only one day. If you want to fish another day, press T to extend your trip to the next day. You will be prompted to pay for the extension there. If you book multiple days at once and you end the trip early, you won't get a refund. Read over your licenses. Know what you can keep and what you must keep/release. Fines for keeping or releasing restricted fish are severe. Do not rush to the shop as soon as you level up and buy that newest piece of equipment. Many times, you unlock something before you can effectively use it, such as higher test line. One of the first things you should think of purchasing when you level up is a better keepnet or stringer. They may have a relatively high upfront cost but a larger one allows you to keep more and larger fish, which translates to more money per day. Equipment and Gear There are four types of rods and two types of reels. Spinning, Match and Telescopic rods require a Spinning reel. A Casting rod requires a Casting reel. To float fish, you must use a Match rod or Telescopic rod. When assembling your rod, make sure each piece matches. Your rod should be the strongest part. The reel's max drag should be as close to the rod's max line weight without going over it. The line's test rating should be as close to the reel's max drag without going over. The line should be the weakest point of your setup. A broken line leads to a lost hook and lure/bait. It's much cheaper to replace these than it is to replace a reel or rod. Take the time to understand what each drag setting does for your reel. If you have a reel with a max drag of twelve pounds with six settings, that means that each drag setting adds two pounds of pressure to the line. A high drag reel with low test line can cause line breaks as soon as pressure is applied. Reels have two capacity measurements. Mono Capacity is the amount of monofilament or fluorocarbon line the reel can hold. Braid Capacity is the amount of braided line the reel can hold. For metric users, you would see a measuremnt such as Mono .12/65. This means the reel can hold sixty five meters of .12 millimeter monofilament or fluorocarbon line. For Imperial users, you would see a measurement such as Mono 2/80. This means the reel can hold eighty meters of two pound test monofilament or fluorocarbon line. Thanks to user [Sin] Striker for pointing out that it did not use "Feet" as I originally stated. The developers have opted to use "Meters" for capacity, rather than the industry standard "Yards". Thanks to user Deconstructed for helping me point that out. There are three types of line; Monofilament, Fluorocarbon and Braided. (Note: Some of this info may not translate in game yet) Monofilament line is your cheapest line. It has more stretch than fluoro and braid, which translates to a more forgiving hookset but makes it more difficult to detect subtle bites or hits against structures. It also has near neutral bouyancy which means it will sink slowly. Finally, Mono is more visible than fluoro but less visible than braid, which can affect a fishes tendency to bite. Fluorocarbon line is your moderately priced line. It is the least visible line available and has a higher abrasion resistance than mono line which can help with snags. It is more sensitive to light bites and sinks faster than mono line. Fluro line also has a higher tensile strength than mono of the same diameter. Braided line, also called Superline, is your most expensive choice. The tensile strength of braided line is much higher than mono or fluoro lines of the same diameter, allowing you to power through snags or more easily land larger fish than if you used the other two types. The smaller diameter allows you to load more of it on a reel than you could with the other two types of line. Finally, it is the most visible line, which may make fish less likely to bite and due to it's positive bouyancy, it also floats. Hooks range in size from smallest to largest; 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0, 7/0, 8/0, 9/0, and 10/0. There are two types of fish keepers. Keep Nets allow you to release a fish you've caught. These generally have a lower overall and single fish weight than stringers at the same tier. Stringers generally allow you to keep more and larger fish than keepnets at the same tier, but you cannot release fish placed on them. The Retrieve To perform a Lift and Drop retrieve, press the left and right mouse buttons at the same time for the same duration. Approximately one second. To perform a Stop and Go retrieve, reel in approximately three to five meters of line, stop for a couple of seconds and repeat the process. To perform a Twitch retrieve, reel in continuously while tapping the right mouse button to cause small jerks in the line. Straight retrieves are just that. A retrieve where you steadily reel in without performing any other actions. There are two variants, a slow one and a normal one. Take note that a lure's weight will affect the speed required to do a proper retrieve. Heavier lures will require a faster retrieve as do lures that are further away. To adjust your speed, use scrollwheel up or down to select between four different speeds and reverse. Hooking and Fighting Fish When using float rigs, match the bait to the float. Each type of float is designed for a specific weight of bait. If the bait is too heavy for the float, it will sink. When setting the hook, try to pull the rod in the opposite direction as the fish is traveling. Pulling in the same direction can pull the hook out of it's mouth before being properly set. When fighting a fish, and tension starts to increase, press and hold right mouse or the return key to pull back on the rod. Pulling back causes a fish to tire out. Turn away from the fish in the opposite direction of it's travel while holding right mouse. This puts a little extra distance between the rod tip and the fish for the next tip. When tension begins to fall as the fish tires, release right mouse or the return key and start to reel in with left mouse or the space bar while slowly turning towards the fish. That allows for a little extra slack in the line to be reeled in each time you pump the fish. Never reel in while holding right mouse or the return key, especially when tension is still high. This will only cause line to leave your reel more quickly. If a fish is too much for you to handle and you want to end the fight, press B to cut the line or reverse your reel to pay out line. Continue paying out line until the fish spits the hook due to low line tension. Imperial/Metric Conversions There are two choices for units of measurement in game. The following are some brief conversions to aid you if someone uses a measurement you're not familiar with. 1 Inch = 2.5 Centimeters (Predominantly used with leader depth) 3.3 Feet = 1 Meter (Predominantly used with line length and cast distance) 1 Ounce = 28.3 Grams (Predominantly used with lure weight) 2.2 Pounds = 1 Kilogram (Predominantly used with fish weight, line test and reel drag) Another difference with Imperial and Metric is time. The Metric setting uses a twenty-four hour clock. The Imperial setting uses a twelve hour clock. 12:00AM = 00:00 12:00PM = 12:00 1:00AM = 01:00 1:00PM = 13:00 2:00AM = 02:00 2:00PM = 14:00 3:00AM = 03:00 3:00PM = 15:00 4:00AM = 04:00 4:00PM = 16:00 5:00AM = 05:00 5:00PM = 17:00 6:00AM = 06:00 6:00PM = 18:00 7:00AM = 07:00 7:00PM = 19:00 8:00AM = 08:00 8:00PM = 20:00 9:00AM = 09:00 9:00PM = 21:00 10:00AM = 10:00 10:00PM = 22:00 11:00AM = 11:00 11:00PM = 23:00
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  48. As some one who lives around the MS coast you have none of the actual fish correct
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