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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

With all the lips getting ripped around here, I figure we should have a place to share shots of our catches regularly.  Took a cool pic of my catch of the day today so I'll start     

 

 

She was pretty...  And not a fan of Sesame Street apparently   :grin:

 

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fishing user avatarMccallister25 reply : 

Holy cow.. That frog got smoked. Someone was hungry!!


fishing user avatarTNBassin' reply : 

Piggy ate Kermy!


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

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Had a great weekend. This one was the biggest though. Somewhere in the 4.5 lb range.


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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fishing user avatarMCS reply : 

Yesterday...21"

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fishing user avatarBret Spinnerbait reply : 

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fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

Let's see some pictures! Gotta look at something while I'm stuck at work on this gorgeous day.


fishing user avatarTNRanger reply : 

5+ lb

 

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3.75 lb

 

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And my favorite co-angler...

 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Oh yeah!

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fishing user avatarSiebert Outdoors reply : 

Great catching guys!!


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Had a nice day out yesterday. 

 

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Hope everyone else has been keeping those lines tight  :eyebrows:


fishing user avatarnotevenanibble reply : 

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

Finding & catching Summer time Smallmouth can be tough.

 

But yesterday, deep cranking was working right in the middle of the day.

 

Dodging the ski boats & jet skis just made it more interesting . .  

 

:eyebrows:

 

A-Jay

 


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 

Just under 6lbs

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about 15 inches nailed the scum frog

 

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fishing user avatarQUAKEnSHAKE reply : 

Here is one from yesterday 7-19 saw a fish crib and tossed palm tree to it.

 

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 7/19/2014 at 1:46 AM, Master Bait said:

Had a nice day out yesterday. 

 

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Hope everyone else has been keeping those lines tight  :eyebrows:

The topwater seems to be on fire over there, here in Jersey not so much. :cry4:


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 7/21/2014 at 9:48 AM, boostr said:

The topwater seems to be on fire over there, here in Jersey not so much. :cry4:

 

 

The moderate to heavy cover has been treating me well lately for sure and I am not upset about it.  

 

Just a few from a little paddle last night

 

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Best catch of the night tore my thumb up good bucking free while I was turning on my phone's camera and I did't get a pic...  Just a great fight and some thumb rash which is still fine by me.   :respect-059:   


fishing user avatarTNRanger reply : 

Love that pic above with the little mouse head looking up from the throat of the bass!

My biggest yesterday was a 5lb caught with a DT14.

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They were choking the plum crazy Texas rigged rage craws dipped in clear JJs also...

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fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

Did some night-fishing last night. This was the biggest, around 4 lbs.

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fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 6/17/2014 at 12:30 AM, TNRanger said:

5+ lb

 

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3.75 lb

 

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And my favorite co-angler...

 

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Im in disbelief that the first fish is a 5lber. Looks more like a 2.5... did you weigh it?


fishing user avatarTNRanger reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 7:19 AM, Weld said:

Im in disbelief that the first fish is a 5lber. Looks more like a 2.5... did you weigh it?

I know the pic is terrible. Holding a big fish out at arms length against an open background is the worst possible picture scenario. I did weigh the fish as I do with all my catches over 3 lbs and it was 5lb. The only point of reference I can give you is my hands are pretty decent size and his mouth is dwarfing them.

For reference, here is another five pounder I caught yesterday with proof. The pic may be a little better but it still doesn't do the fish justice...

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fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 

I could believe its a 5 pounder, just goes to show how much bigger/smaller fish can look in a certain camera angle, that 3.75 looks the same as the 5lber


fishing user avatarTNRanger reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 8:27 AM, Catch and Grease said:

I could believe its a 5 pounder, just goes to show how much bigger/smaller fish can look in a certain camera angle, that 3.75 looks the same as the 5lber

I was in a hurry with him because as you can see the line is still in his mouth, he had choked my brush hog. With the bad angle and weird shadow , the pic turned out badly.


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 8:09 AM, Jar11591 said:

Thanks man. I got that one on a black w/ blue flake Rage Tail Cut-R. We were catching them on craws and senkos also.

Soft plastics at night? Nice, i gotta get into night fishing.. I tried some down in florida but they werent very productive nights


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 8:52 AM, Weld said:

Soft plastics at night? Nice, i gotta get into night fishing.. I tried some down in florida but they werent very productive nights

 

 

 

Yeah for night-fishing I use jigs, soft plastics and Jitterbugs. I've read that a big Colorado blade spinnerbait can be deadly for fishing after dark, but haven't tried it yet. Might have to do that soon. Night-fishing can be awesome. Dead quiet, no sweltering heat, water to yourself and a lot of BIG bass.


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 9:02 AM, Jar11591 said:

Yeah for night-fishing I use jigs, soft plastics and Jitterbugs. I've read that a big Colorado blade spinnerbait can be deadly for fishing after dark, but haven't tried it yet. Might have to do that soon. Night-fishing can be awesome. Dead quiet, no sweltering heat, water to yourself and a lot of BIG bass.

How has the fishing been upstate? Im on the island and its been sloooooooooooooow


fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 

You get all the mosquitoes to yourself too! Lol


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 9:08 AM, Weld said:

How has the fishing been upstate? Im on the island and its been sloooooooooooooow

 

 

Same here. July has been one BAD month. That's why I changed it up and went after dark, and that was the ticket.


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 9:08 AM, Catch and Grease said:

You get all the mosquitoes to yourself too! Lol

 

 

 

Lol, surprisingly they never touch me until I turn my headlamp on. Then its like an all-you-can-eat buffett. But if my light isn't on, they leave me alone.


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 9:11 AM, Jar11591 said:

Lol, surprisingly they never touch me until I turn my headlamp on. Then its like an all-you-can-eat buffett. But if my light isn't on, they leave me alone.

i might have to go night fishing soon..... so when you cast do you turn your lamp on??? isnt it bad to have a light on the water? scares fish


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 9:18 AM, Weld said:

i might have to go night fishing soon..... so when you cast do you turn your lamp on??? isnt it bad to have a light on the water? scares fish

 

 

 

I keep my light off 99% of the time. The only time I turn it on is to re-tie or to land a fish.


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 9:21 AM, Jar11591 said:

I keep my light off 99% of the time. The only time I turn it on is to re-tie or to land a fish.

Isn't it really slow fishing though, not a lot of hits


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 9:25 AM, Weld said:

Isn't it really slow fishing though, not a lot of hits

 

 

At times the action can be almost non-stop. Like every cast something hits your bait. It got like that for an hour or so last night (or morning I guess). The fish seem way more aggressive after dark.


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 9:28 AM, Jar11591 said:

At times the action can be almost non-stop. Like every cast something hits your bait. It got like that for an hour or so last night (or morning I guess). The fish seem way more aggressive after dark.

I can't wait to go now I'll go tommorow night. Do you work everything slow though?


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 9:32 AM, Weld said:

I can't wait to go now I'll go tommorow night. Do you work everything slow though?

 

 

I mix it up just like during the day. I haven't found one speed more successful than another overall, varies night to night I guess.


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 9:35 AM, Jar11591 said:

I mix it up just like during the day. I haven't found one speed more successful than another overall, varies night to night I guess.

Ok I'm gonna give it a shot. Do u start from late evening or just go early in the AM


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 9:41 AM, Weld said:

Ok I'm gonna give it a shot. Do u start from late evening or just go early in the AM

 

 

 

Both, but I think I've had more luck after 1ish. I feel like the fishing gets better as the night gets later. Like last night we didn't get anything the first hour or so, but then for an hour the bite was hot around 2:30-3:30.


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 7/28/2014 at 9:51 AM, Jar11591 said:

Both, but I think I've had more luck after 1ish. I feel like the fishing gets better as the night gets later. Like last night we didn't get anything the first hour or so, but then for an hour the bite was hot around 2:30-3:30.

Ok thanks for the info.. Now time to find a spot to go to... We lack the quantity of ponds that you have upstate :(


fishing user avatarQUAKEnSHAKE reply : 

Does this count cause its all I got in 4 hours today :cry4:

Ika over weeds it snapped at it and got hooked the weeds brought in weighed more than the fish

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fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

This was the biggest of today. Went 19" even and around 4 pounds. Got it on a 6"  "bullfrog"  senko.

 

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

This was last week, and it was slow. Nothing this week yet.

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Got out this morning around 5.  Man, it sure was the most perfect couple of hours of my week so far.  

 

 

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I must have landed a good 15 or so really nice fish in the couple hours I was there- also had some uberlunkers snap my 10lb SX1 like it wasn't even there, so next time I'm throwing that same bait on my 30lb braid to see what I can yank outta there.  


fishing user avatarStumphunter reply : 

Saw this little guy the other day while fishing for smallmouths in a small local river. I got within 15-20 feet from him. He never ran off he would just dunk his head under the water ever so often, Don't blame him it was extremely hot that day.

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

That looks like a new born, was the mama around?


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Caught a snake on the Pad Crasher, or the snake caught the Pad Crasher.....


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

Decent night time bass. A VERY chubby 18 inches.

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fishing user avatarStumphunter reply : 
  On 8/4/2014 at 11:19 PM, boostr said:

That looks like a new born, was the mama around?

 

 

 

Never did see the mama around there was a big soybean field near by, she was probably in it somewhere. I slipped out of there so i wouldn't bother the fawn. What a joy to see tho.  


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Snuck out for a few casts whilst on a romantic B&B jaunt to the cape this weekend.    

 

 

It was a fantastic idea.  Nothing like getting rained on at 5am to make you appreciate some hawg rasslin'...  And going back inside after a few hours to pass back out in some warm and dry luxe accommodations.  Proper planning really is paramount to enjoying oneself fully ;)     

 

 

 

Caught fatty here right after an epic feast...  Built like a pumpkin!

 

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this one was longer but not as fat, er...  Big boned.  

 

 

 

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Hope everybody else is keeping those lines tight- and don't forget to post your recent pics, the stoke fairy will leave a larry under your pillow!  

 


fishing user avatarkens reply : 

22 inch 6.5 Lbs.post-49578-0-16721900-1407538501_thumb.j


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

 

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Caught these today with the frog. Went to a pond that  I been to once when I was a noob, and that was a year ago. The first one scared the $#!7 out of me when it blew up the frog. The second one blew it up pretty good too  on a different part of the pond, but not as hard as the first one . I was also trying to avoid a snapper that kept on going after the frog in the same spot. Tell you what, it was a little tough out there they weren't hitting much, and I lost a KVD 1.5 square bill in a tree. :mad3:

 

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This guy destroyed the frog, and looking at the guy behind it... needs to cut back on the twinkies :eyebrows:

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Caught these bad boys today, on the same lure. :eyebrows:

 

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fishing user avatarkikstand454 reply : 

Yesterday. 8.46# certified at ramp.

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Got out yesterday afternoon for a while and my gf brought her good camera.  What a nice day it was!  

 

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Ooooh, de fancy pityas.


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 8/12/2014 at 3:08 AM, boostr said:

Ooooh, de fancy pityas.

 

 

She handles the artsy, I handle the fartsy.   :eyebrows:


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Yeah, tell me about it. My wife fed me beans last night... ..she's also artsy.


fishing user avatar5 Dollar Fishing Game reply : 
  On 7/21/2014 at 6:31 AM, QUAKEnSHAKE said:

Here is one from yesterday 7-19 saw a fish crib and tossed palm tree to it.

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Fish crib lmao


fishing user avatarmissouribigbass reply : 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Dayum MObigbass... Those are some trough bosses right there! Nice work man!


fishing user avatarmissouribigbass reply : 
  On 8/12/2014 at 6:35 AM, Master Bait said:

Dayum MObigbass... Those are some trough bosses right there! Nice work man!

Thanks! I've had a lot of good luck this year with the big bass. I keep a log book and after the 3 big ones I caught on Saturday that made 42 bass I 've caught this year over 5lbs 29 over 6lbs 8 over 7lbs and 3 over 8lbs. Haven't hit on a 9lb fish this year.I weigh everything over the 4lb range.


fishing user avatarSlade House reply : 

12-8 caught a month ago at Casitas on a buzz bait by a friend of mine

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fishing user avatarSlade House reply : 

a 5-6 caught using megastrike pro shaky head 2 ewg 1/2 oz green pumpkin with a missile bait baby d bomb green pumpkin purple, middle of the day on a busy saturday at lake casitas 

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Mizzou big bass, nice dink..


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 8/12/2014 at 2:22 PM, Slade House said:

12-8 caught a month ago at Casitas on a buzz bait by a friend of mine

BOOM!


fishing user avatarsgjackson reply : 

Started fishing a few days ago and I've been throwing a Senko off a dock every afternoon. Been pulling up a small bass or two every day, but today I fished this one up - quite a bit bigger than the smaller fish I've been catching. No clue how much it weighs, any guesses from the pic?

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

My new Michigan PB ~

 

 

 

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 

Sweet.


fishing user avatarSlade House reply : 

8-7 caught 2 weeks ago by KC at Lake Casitas on some large popper.  BOOM!! Big fish at the night tournament was an 8-2 this past weekend, and there were a few 7's caught last week.  BOOM!!

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fishing user avatarmissouribigbass reply : 
  On 8/15/2014 at 7:26 PM, Slade House said:

8-7 caught 2 weeks ago by KC at Lake Casitas on some large popper. BOOM!! Big fish at the night tournament was an 8-2 this past weekend, and there were a few 7's caught last week. BOOM!!

That's a great fish!


fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 
  On 8/12/2014 at 6:32 AM, missouribigbass said:

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That's what I call a pair of hawgs!


fishing user avatarMainebass1984 reply : 

Top 3 from this past weekend. Maine doesn't have any bass.

 

6 lbs 8 oz

 

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5 lbs 10 oz

 

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5 lbs 10 oz

 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Nice work ya Maine-iac!  

 

 

I had a fun couple hours out last night.  Nothing to write home about but it's better than sitting around collecting dust!    

 

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 8/20/2014 at 3:31 AM, Master Bait said:

Nice work ya Maine-iac!

I had a fun couple hours out last night. Nothing to write home about but it's better than sitting around collecting dust!

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Nice! Hope you didn't use lead weights ;-)


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 8/13/2014 at 10:17 AM, sgjackson said:

Started fishing a few days ago and I've been throwing a Senko off a dock every afternoon. Been pulling up a small bass or two every day, but today I fished this one up - quite a bit bigger than the smaller fish I've been catching. No clue how much it weighs, any guesses from the pic?

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2-2.5 lbs


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Caught this 2 1/2 # guy on a Jig with a Rage Chunk on my last cast this evening around 8pm. First one on a jig for me.

 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 8/20/2014 at 5:53 AM, boostr said:

Nice! Hope you didn't use lead weights ;-)

 

 

 

Of course I did!  I learned a very important thing the last time that came up- that science is only as real as you believe it is.  Lead?  Whatever.  It's only real if I let it be.  I mean heck, I stopped believing in gravity and now I fly to work!  Besides, it says right on the label it's only dangerous in Cali.      


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Loled


fishing user avatarMainebass1984 reply : 

Got this 5-2 after work today.

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 8/21/2014 at 10:06 AM, Mainebass1984 said:

Got this 5-2 after work today.

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The markings and coloration on that fish are so perfect it almost looks fake haha nice work!  


fishing user avatarRMcDuffee726 reply : 

Profile picture material haha.

 

Berkley Pit Boss Strikes Again!


fishing user avatarmissouribigbass reply : 

Caught this big girl on a 4.5 inch storm wild eye shad this morning.

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Caught these guys this weekend.

 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Took my gf's son out for a "dude day" while the girls were all back to school shopping. It was his first day fishing on a boat ever. He loved it! He wanted to stay even when it was totally getting dark and we were both starving. He did great too, his first cast was about a 20" pickerel, he's got a t-rig down pretty good and he can grip 'em by the lip. He even knows what bass thumb is now haha

Kid is a natural! (It's ok dude I make that face at pickerel too)

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And his first bass

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fishing user avatarMainebass1984 reply : 

Tournament on Lake Champlain on Sunday.

 

1st place 15.6 lbs of fish. Missed lunker by .07 lbs.

 

My 2 biggest at 4.95 lbs and 4.5 lbs

 

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Went after smallmouth on Monday. Nothing huge but a 3 lb 5 oz.

 

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fishing user avatarTNRanger reply : 

6.7 lbs on a DT14 in 14' of water.

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Caught these today.

 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

I'm gonna need a bigger boat, man...  This is a blown steel leader that I switched to because of the heifer pickerel in apparent superbloom where I was fishing.  I was walking a mouse through some open water patcehs and it got slurped by what would likely be my pb bass hard- POINK! the second the rod fully loaded and I set the hook the connector end exploded.  I figured it must have been the knot or line sliced by a passing pickerel or a mis-strike but NOPE.  Just a whole lot of frustration...  I can't wait to go back and try to reclaim my mouse off that sunuvabish's lip!  

 

 

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fishing user avatarBennyB reply : 

Caught the Bowfin in the River in front of my house and the 2 Bass from the Lake down the Road this weekend.  I love where I live.

 

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6 Lb Bowfin, Haw River

 

 


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Yesterday we went out to some of the local ponds we haven't been to before, and see what they were carrying... According to the picture not much, but we had a good time.

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 9/4/2014 at 5:41 AM, boostr said:

Yesterday we went out to some of the local ponds we haven't been to before, and see what they were carrying... According to the picture not much, but we had a good time.

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I absolutely love that!  How old is he?  I've been bringing my gf's 8yo son out fishing for bass and he has become obsessed after he landed a big pickerel on his first ever cast from a boat and I showed him how to hold a bass by the lip.  It's awesome to see them anxious for the next tip or trick in hopes that he can have a "bass thumb" day haha.  For a young boy's attention span to be riveted for that long, you know they're into it!  

 

 

But the endless stream of infinitely more complex questions...  That takes a little bit of getting used to!   :pray:  :dazed-7:


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

He'll be four in November. I already taught him to lip, one of the first things I taught him in fishing besides casting. I think he's ready for Siebert jigs, he started copying all of my jig cadences with his little Spiderman rod.

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Yeah, he's hooked. He wants to go fishing everyday.


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Caught this guy yesterday evening at a new to me pond in like 15mns of getting there. My Jig hand has been on fire lately, but I'm only catching dinks, except for that 2lbr. Seems like these man made ponds don't have good size bass.

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Time to get a boat, and chase the Hawgz.


fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 
  On 9/4/2014 at 5:41 AM, boostr said:

Yesterday we went out to some of the local ponds we haven't been to before, and see what they were carrying... According to the picture not much, but we had a good time.

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I thought you had a new do until I realixed that was the wheel well just over the top of your head. The good times are important to the kids.


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 9/5/2014 at 6:09 AM, Dwight Hottle said:
  On 9/4/2014 at 5:41 AM, boostr said:

Yesterday we went out to some of the local ponds we haven't been to before, and see what they were carrying... According to the picture not much, but we had a good time.

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I thought you had a new do until I realixed that was the wheel well just over the top of your head. The good times are important to the kids.

That's funny, it does. That would be my all terrain fishing vehicle...That doesn't float or have a trolling motor.


fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 

Caught her on my lunch break on a texas rigged culprit worm 3.11 lbs 20 inches

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fishing user avatarmissouribigbass reply : 

Cousin landed his personal best.

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 9/5/2014 at 8:11 AM, Jtrout said:

Caught her on my lunch break on a texas rigged culprit worm 3.11 lbs 20 inches

Nice


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 9/5/2014 at 10:20 AM, missouribigbass said:

Cousin landed his personal best.

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Shweeet!


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

This one was sort of recently, although it seems like just yesterday ~

 

:D

 

A-Jay

 


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 9/5/2014 at 8:43 PM, A-Jay said:

This one was sort of recently, although it seems like just yesterday ~

 

:D

 

A-Jay

 

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Whaaaaaaat...  I didn't realize it was legal to catch manatees  :eyebrows:

 

 

 

 

I had a nice early morning today to do some exploring on a new pond.  Absolute structure forest!  Couldn't be more stoked to go back there again and explore some more!  

 

 

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fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 

^^  She's purdy man....  nice fish


fishing user avatarBasshunterJGH reply : 

Nice fish^^. This was an interesting one. 4 lb smallie and a dink largemouth on the same cast! Strike king squarebill 2.5. Lake lopez ca.

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 9/6/2014 at 3:43 AM, BasshunterJGH said:

Nice fish^^. This was an interesting one. 4 lb smallie and a dink largemouth on the same cast! Strike king squarebill 2.5. Lake lopez ca.

I don't even... How the?!! Are you some kind of wizard??


fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 
  On 9/6/2014 at 3:43 AM, BasshunterJGH said:

Nice fish^^. This was an interesting one. 4 lb smallie and a dink largemouth on the same cast! Strike king squarebill 2.5. Lake lopez ca.

 

that's sick! 


fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 

Damnn! That's cool did they fight good


fishing user avatarBasshunterJGH reply : 
  On 9/6/2014 at 6:15 AM, Jtrout said:

Damnn! That's cool did they fight good

Yep! I thought it was a HUGE smallmouth. I was pretty surprised when it was two!
fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Another day, another donkeroo.

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fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 
  On 9/6/2014 at 3:43 AM, BasshunterJGH said:

Nice fish^^. This was an interesting one. 4 lb smallie and a dink largemouth on the same cast! Strike king squarebill 2.5. Lake lopez ca.

That's awesome!


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Not much, but it's all I caught this weekend. Plus there were a few that spit the hook. Man, I've been on a dink tear lately. It's only gonna get tougher I think because it looks like the turn is starting to happen.

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Excuse "The not to fancy trying to take a selfy with the timer on my phone camera" quality picture


fishing user avatarStumphunter reply : 

A great way to spend my Birthday morning, out on the water fishing... Not the biggest bass but big smiles.

 

 

 

 

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fishing user avatarJGBassinAL reply : 

5.4 lbs on the left and 6.5 lbs on the right. Went fishing with a buddy on Labor Day and had the best day of fishing to date. I have had a rough go of it lately on the water, and I almost stayed home instead of fishing. Pulled up to a shell bed at daylight and proceeded to rip the lips off of A LOT of good fish. We had a 30 lb bag on Pickwick Lake, where my biggest bag had been 21 lbs. We left the spot as it is one of my buddys tournament spots, and found a huge school of 1.5 to 2 lbers and caught around 40 of them on a drop shot. It was an amazing day and although neither of those are my personal best fish, it was my personal best bag! This is why I fish, the pure enjoyment of catching these beautiful fish and then releasing them for a long healthy life!

 

Edit: BTW, the XShip on the Chronarch CI4+ is something else, it feels like magic in your hands when landing a big fish!

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fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 

Niceee^^ that's two hawgs man


fishing user avatarJGBassinAL reply : 
  On 9/10/2014 at 1:19 AM, Catch and Grease said:

Niceee^^ that's two hawgs man

 

Thanks bud!


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Just a couple dinks, but it's still great to be out on the water!  

 

 

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

At least they are bigger than my dinks.:-(


fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 

master baitr that looks like a sweet fishing spot dude.... nice little dinks too


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 9/11/2014 at 2:24 AM, buzzed bait said:

master baitr that looks like a sweet fishing spot dude.... nice little dinks too

Thanks guys, I'm very lucky to have a pretty ideal pond only a few minutes for my house- completely surrounded by heavy weeds with a couple separate deep sections in the middle and it holds some hogs for sure. It's a fantastic place to go if I'm tight on time, and a great place to work on heavy cover presentations too.

I'd say about half of my fishing goes on there, it's just so easy, quick and there's so many fish. I have a bunch of ponds and lakes I like to go to nearby but they aren't as cool or as quiet as my go-to spot. That's mah honey hole!!


fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 

yeah that's a frogger's paradise from the pics.... you can't beat a convenient spot man.  i found one nearby the house my wife and i recently bought (4 minutes away) and have been able to get some fishing in there when time was tight.  i just wish i could find a nice spot close to the house that looks like yours to dip the kayak in....


fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 

6-1, T-Rigged Rage Lobster

 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Went a little farther to my #2 fave spot this morning for some more exploration.  

 

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Did catch a nice one, but no pic. Grabbed the leader to lip the fish, and some how spit the hook... on a dredge jig no less. I thought they couldn't come off that hook... Leader touch Ill call that a catch.


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

Been taking advantage of the breaks in the weather whenever I can.

 

A-Jay

 

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September Slounch

 


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 9/16/2014 at 6:45 AM, A-Jay said:

Been taking advantage of the breaks in the weather whenever I can.

A-Jay

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I really like your tool caddy. Totally doing that in my kayak's dash today! Also nice fishing, guys!


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 9/16/2014 at 7:56 PM, Master Bait said:

I really like your tool caddy. Totally doing that in my kayak's dash today! Also nice fishing, guys!

 

Thanks ~ though it's cut off in that picture, there is a digital scale and a Boga Grip hanging up there as well.

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Man, I need a water vehicle.


fishing user avatarBrownBear reply : 

13SEP2014 on Clarks Hill Lake, GA

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Nice


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Snuck out of work for a little while since no parts were in yet... It was a fantastic decision.

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Love those slither k's, man...

And a monster of a snapper that I saw down about 4ft eyeing the kayak haha

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fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 

4.5lbs -  Spinnerbait

 

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

Nice one.

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

I have a couple pics saved up, and seeing as I just about broke'd my wrist and dropped a rod setting a frog hook on what would have likely been my PB last night, I should probably dump some for the stoke Gods in the hopes that they be more merciful next time.

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 8/26/2014 at 8:39 PM, Mainebass1984 said:

Tournament on Lake Champlain on Sunday.

 

1st place 15.6 lbs of fish. Missed lunker by .07 lbs.

 

My 2 biggest at 4.95 lbs and 4.5 lbs

 

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Went after smallmouth on Monday. Nothing huge but a 3 lb 5 oz.

 

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The coloration on that smallie is so cool! Gorgeous fish!


fishing user avatarEvanT123 reply : 

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got this one on a wacky rig.


fishing user avatarQUAKEnSHAKE reply : 

Here a few long distance catches 100'+ in 20' of water. Ill toss out wacky senko let it sit while fishing with another set-up. No action at all senko will catch'em. Last pic I threw out the Palm tree then grabbed the senko to bring it in. While I did this notice line going tight on palm tree rod, should have waited for it to hit bottom.

 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 9/26/2014 at 8:15 AM, everythingthatswims said:

The coloration on that smallie is so cool! Gorgeous fish!

 

 

"bronzeback" to a T!  


fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 

Two best from yesterday.

 

 

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fishing user avatarBrownBear reply : 

^^Nice ones!


fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 

Best fish for today.

 

 

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fishing user avatarTNRanger reply : 

5.5 lbs on a 5XD.

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fishing user avatarBasshunterJGH reply : 

4.5 lbs on a spro little John.

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fishing user avatarBasshunterJGH reply : 

My little brother caught his PB the other day on a strike king squarebill. Didn't have a scale along that day, how big do you guys think it is?

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fishing user avatarBasshunterJGH reply : 

It was so heavy he dropped it that's why it's covered in gravel lol.

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fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

Did you get a length and girth? That makes guessing a lot easier. From those pictures I'd guess 6-7 pounds, really good looking fish. 


fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 
  On 10/2/2014 at 12:09 PM, BasshunterJGH said:

My little brother caught his PB the other day on a strike king squarebill. Didn't have a scale along that day, how big do you guys think it is?

 

no matter what, it's a nice fish!!!  really all a guessing game from pics


fishing user avatarBasshunterJGH reply : 
  On 10/2/2014 at 2:37 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

Did you get a length and girth? That makes guessing a lot easier. From those pictures I'd guess 6-7 pounds, really good looking fish.

Unfortunately, I didn't get the length and girth either. I guess we got so excited we forgot about measuring! We wanted to get her back in as soon as possible. Caught at lake cachuma ca.
fishing user avatarMainebass1984 reply : 

Got a couple fish today fishing in the wonderful state of Maine

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fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 

VURRRRY nice fish maine.  is it just me or do the top and bottom fish have some odd color spots on their sides?


fishing user avatarBrownBear reply : 
  On 10/4/2014 at 12:19 AM, buzzed bait said:

VURRRRY nice fish maine.  is it just me or do the top and bottom fish have some odd color spots on their sides?

Very nice indeed! yes I see them, looks maybe like a scab or irritation on them of some sort.


fishing user avatarBasshunterJGH reply : 

Utah road trip this summer. Desert bass lol. The first pic was interesting I was swimming in the lake (it was 110 degrees out) and I saw him in some brush so I got out, cast a Yamamoto d-shad to him and caught him. He looks a little skinny.:)

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

What a nice day! The big girls are out and about and the weather is fine, gotta love fall!

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fishing user avatarMainebass1984 reply : 
  On 10/4/2014 at 12:19 AM, buzzed bait said:

VURRRRY nice fish maine.  is it just me or do the top and bottom fish have some odd color spots on their sides?

 

The fish in that pond are very stressed, the water there is extremely low. It is the lowest it has been in 50 years. The odd color patterns, the pinkish areas, are open sores. The fish in that pond have been extremely skinny and sickly. We need rain there in the worst of way. This year I have caught a lot of fish with open sores like that in that particular pond. Once the water level comes up and the water cools most of the sick fish will heal and put on some weight. Even though they are stressed and sick they can still be caught. They have to eat.


fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 

The fish up north are supposed to be small!

Haha just kidding man nice fish mainebass!


fishing user avatarTuckahoe Joe reply : 

The wife caught a good fish today...

 

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

 

The weather's been So Bad - I can't get out

 

:cry4:

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 
  On 10/8/2014 at 8:51 PM, A-Jay said:

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The weather's been So Bad - I can't get out

 

:cry4:

 

A-Jay

 

 

 

What do mean you can't get out.

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 10/8/2014 at 9:53 PM, Dwight Hottle said:

What do mean you can't get out.

http://forecast.weather.gov/shmrn.php?mz=lez149

 

Exactly ~

 

A-Jay

 

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fishing user avatarfishballer06 reply : 

Managed to get a few on buzzbaits this weekend, despite some nasty wind here in PA.

 

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fishing user avatarStumphunter reply : 

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Caught this one and only at a new to us lake on Friday. A good one for a slow couple of hours.

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fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

awesome!


fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 

Nice fish boostr! It was perfect weather for fishing yesterday here in Jersey. wish it could be like that every day and then go from Oct right back to spring.lol 


fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 

caught this today on a watermelon red tiny fluke

 

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fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 
6-10 From yesterday - Broke my PB by a couple of oz

 

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fishing user avatarMainebass1984 reply : 

That's one heck of a hawg !

 

Well done jitterbug


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 10/13/2014 at 11:25 PM, boostr said:

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Kid stoke is the best.  For us it's probably just another fish but for them it might as well be a marlin or Biwa record.  I love watching them absorb tips & knowledge and use it to catch something...  The light goes on and they pretty much explode with joy.  Nothing like it!  This kid already wants to open a tackle shop- could he be the youngest bait monkey victim ever?   :laugh5:

 

 

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Cheers to everybody still out there getting after it.  I'm *this* close to packing away the rods and bustin' out the skis :eyebrows:  I'm sure I have a few days left in me, but they're becoming fewer & farther between.  


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

Been on a Fall Jig bite ~

 

A-Jay

 

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 10/14/2014 at 11:15 PM, A-Jay said:

Been on a Fall Jig bite ~

A-Jay

Seems the same up here.

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 10/14/2014 at 11:59 PM, boostr said:

 

  On 10/14/2014 at 11:15 PM, A-Jay said:

Been on a Fall Jig bite ~

A-Jay

Seems the same up here.

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I'm in Northern Michigan ~

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

To the right of you in New Jersey then.


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 10/15/2014 at 3:46 AM, boostr said:

To the right of you in New Jersey then.

 

Back in the day - I was stationed down in A/C and  Cape May (USCG) and lived on the shore for close to 15 years - GREAT Striper fishing - I was A-Dicted . . . .Big Time.

 

:eyebrows:

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

I'm gonna have to try that sometime. We usually go to my cousin's in Belmar and fish for fluke in the bay, or Ill drive to Brick from thier house and do some bass fishing.


fishing user avatarAK-Jax86 reply : 

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My buddy caught this 7lb 9oz on a red eye Shad yesterday afternoon


fishing user avatarPersicoTrotaVA reply : 

Caught these yesterday all on a Keitech 1/16 MONO jig with Jackall 4.8in flick shake and Zoom Finesse worms.

 

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I caught a bunch of dinks and 6 or 7 in the 1 to 2 lb range but I don't take pics of those.  They are really killing the wacky rig.  That keitech jig is pretty much done for, you can see the skirt is loose on that 3rd fish.


fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 

Best crankbait fish from today.

 

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fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 
  On 10/17/2014 at 9:41 AM, Dwight Hottle said:

Best crankbait fish from today.

 

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Beautiful fish! I'll definitely be making a stop at my smallie hot spot before ice over... 


fishing user avatarjderry reply : 

Decided to cast out my Sexy Swimmer for the first time.

 

 

First catch on that lure and on a baitcaster!

 

Not sure on weight, felt heavy.
8" pliers for reference to length
 


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 10/17/2014 at 9:41 AM, Dwight Hottle said:

Best crankbait fish from today.

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Don't look so excited! Haha nice fish man, those are some gorgeous smallies!!


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

This is all I caught this weekend, it was a decent size pickeral, but no bass bites. Was a bad windy day. :(

 

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Good fight though. They hit like a freight train.


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Haven't posted pics in a while so I have to drop a few... Tons of pickerel but a few Larrys too.

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fishing user avatarWashout reply : 

Lots of good pics but the wind has been terrible around here. I hope we get we get some pics tomorrow.


fishing user avatarreb67 reply : 

Bad windy day got only 1 bite all day (6 hours) thank goodness it was this 4.8 lber it made the a** beating I took that day worth it.

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fishing user avatarBooyahMan reply : 

Glad I could sneak in my first fish on a Live Target before the bass completely disappeared from the shallows for the year. I'm a Booyah man but I am loving the Live Targets too now.

 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Haven't been out in a while but snuck out and nabbed this lil fattie the other day

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Not sure if I'll get out again though, it's getting to be that time of year!


fishing user avatarDaniel Lin reply : 

The brunt of the polar blast hit us today in Missisisippi with 38 degree air temps and 15mph winds at the community college campus pond. People left and right were looking at me like I was insane for fishing in this weather (I moved to Mississippi from the Blue Ridge Mountains, this weather is merely "chilly"). I was excited to take today as an opportunity to experience cold front fishing, and to get a feel for fishing in some colder-weather gear compared to what I usually get to wear. Things I discovered: different, more task-appropriate gloves on each hand can make all the world of difference in handling and to zip up my left outer jacket pocket so it doesn't catch on the butt of my rod, among other things.

 

Picked up two of these guys working a Rapala Rippin' Rap 06 (1/2oz and some uncomfortably small hooks) in Green Craw (looks an awful lot like a bluegill to me) as slow as I could on the deep end toward the dam without getting hung up on the weedy bottom. I'm told it's like a max of about 7-8 feet deep on that end.

 

Both strikes honestly were almost undetectable, even running straight braid. The first one did fight pretty hard given the weather conditions, but with the second, I estimate that I had reeled it maybe about 30 feet before thinking "man, this ball of weeds I picked up is pretty darn heavy" and finally got around to making sure the hooks were set well. I still actually wasn't 100% sure I had a fish on until it got within sight about 8 feet from the bank when it finally woke up, turned and took about 10 feet of drag before just giving up.

 

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fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 

You guys seem to love Rage Craws....might have to pick me up a package.


fishing user avatarBasshunterJGH reply : 

Got some smallmouth and largemouth this weekend at lake lopez fishing out of my friends boat. Nothing huge, a couple 2.5 lb smallmouth and some dink largemouth. Caught most of them deep cranking.

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fishing user avatarBasshunterJGH reply : 

My brother got a treble hook in his finger past the barb while landing a smallie. We had to rip it out with pliers (ouch). Here's his best smallmouth of the day (with my friend holding it for him lol):).

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fishing user avatarBasshunterJGH reply : 

Got some of these too...

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Might as well fire this baby back up with my first notable couple fish of 2015.

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Lilies are on their way too... It won't be long before the frogs roam!


fishing user avatarEvanT123 reply : 

Posted this in the NE section but I'll put it here as well.

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Good one from earlier today.


fishing user avatarMccallister25 reply : 

The notables from the past few days..

 

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fishing user avatarSlefler reply : 

Caught these two last week, the first was 5.86 on a red Santone Chatterbait.

The second went 4.18 on the Black Dog ShellCracker G2, nothing doing when I was steadily retrieving it so I started twitching it and letting it float up for 1-2 seconds. On the second cast when I started doing that the fish swiped at it and missed it so I jerked the rod and he hit it again.

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Well, here are my first unotable fish of the year...

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fishing user avatarKnifeGuy reply : 

This fatty crushed my buzz bait on Saturday. Man, that buzz bait is hard to put down. 

 

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fishing user avatarBennyB reply : 

Beluga

Beluga 3

 

Just Shy of 9 lbs.  3/4 oz red eye shad


fishing user avatarSlefler reply : 

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Accidental but it weighed 1.84lbs lol


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

My latest-post-50912-0-98988700-1429846428_thumb.jpost-50912-0-35074600-1429846452_thumb.jpost-50912-0-56058500-1429846474_thumb.jpost-50912-0-78587200-1429846490_thumb.jpost-50912-0-53146100-1429846511_thumb.j

And many others I did not get pics of.


fishing user avatarOzark_Basser reply : 
  On 4/24/2015 at 11:32 AM, *Hank said:

My latest-attachicon.gifimage.jpgattachicon.gifimage.jpgattachicon.gifimage.jpgattachicon.gifimage.jpgattachicon.gifimage.jpg

And many others I did not get pics of.

What rod is that in the last pic? It looks custom.


fishing user avatarPhilo Beddoe reply : 

Latest...

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fishing user avatarMccallister25 reply : 
  On 4/22/2015 at 10:07 PM, Slefler said:

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Accidental but it weighed 1.84lbs lol

Nice crappie. Got a big ol dip in too!!


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 4/24/2015 at 11:44 AM, Jiggin said:

What rod is that in the last pic? It looks custom.

Actually it's a cabelas mag touch, I think their discontinued.

I know the handle looks like the custom you have. ;)


fishing user avatarSlefler reply : 
  On 4/25/2015 at 9:48 AM, Mccallister496 said:

Nice crappie. Got a big ol dip in too!!

Lol! Just about every "fish picture" I have I've got one in. I can't rip a lip without first packin a dip. Apparently Crappie is included.


fishing user avatarMccallister25 reply : 
  On 4/25/2015 at 12:49 PM, Slefler said:

Lol! Just about every "fish picture" I have I've got one in. I can't rip a lip without first packin a dip. Apparently Crappie is included.

Great minds think alike!


fishing user avatarfish devil reply : 

Some fish from early March and April.....

 

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Had ice on a 1/3 of the lake!!!

 

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

Heading to lake lake cachuma ca, this weekend on a camping trip hopefully I can catch a some Lmb's,last year around this time I cuaght my PB (6lbs) while shallow cranking,who knows the lakes pretty far down right now and the last couple times I've gone I got skunked but hopefully the fishing will be better now.

All I know is that TW is getting some $$$ out of it. :)

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fishing user avatarFin Stalker reply : 

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

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A Good Day.


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 4/29/2015 at 2:19 PM, WolfyBrandon said:

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A Good Day.

Beautiful smallie!
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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

Just got back from lake cachuma and had a good time!

I cuaght&landed 20 fish! Very unexpected for Cachuma.

The fish were-13 rainbow trout 12 of them cuaght on bass lures,5 Lmb's,2 smallies.

One of the trout that I fought in on 6lb test weighed 9lbs(26in.) on a wacky rigged senko! That thing was a hog of a trout! The other fish were cuaght on Drop shots,jerkbaits,wacky rig,inline spinners, tubes etc/

Didn't get pics of all of them but here are the ones I did get pics of:

Sorry but the other pics were to big to upload but at least you can see the big trout.

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fishing user avatarfisherrw reply : 
  On 5/3/2015 at 12:12 PM, *Hank said:

Just got back from lake cachuma and had a good time!

I cuaght&landed 20 fish! Very unexpected for Cachuma.

The fish were-13 rainbow trout 12 of them cuaght on bass lures,5 Lmb's,2 smallies.

One of the trout that I fought in on 6lb test weighed 9lbs(26in.) on a wacky rigged senko! That thing was a hog of a trout! The other fish were cuaght on Drop shots,jerkbaits,wacky rig,inline spinners, tubes etc/

Didn't get pics of all of them but here are the ones I did get pics of:

Those are amazing Hank!!! 2 thumbs up!!
fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Pretty lines on this one.

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fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 

NY Prespawn bass

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 5/4/2015 at 10:09 AM, Master Bait said:

Pretty lines on this one.EFD4D305-0310-42D9-9E69-77FFC5C20500_zps

Nice fish,what did you catch it on?


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

A couple little post spawners nothin huge-

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Didn't catch any significant size, but did catch a few. These were all males, aggressive nest guarders. There were three fat females around the 5lb + sitting on nests next to each other waiting for their hot date. One of them even grabbed a turtle passing thru the nest, and escorted it out. Tried to catch one of them by chunking a jig and craw and reeling it into the nest, then let it sit there and wait for one of them to move it out of the nest. Three times one of them did, and three times I set the hook with her opening her yap and spitting the bait out. They eventually they got wise of me, and just ignored everything.... Frustrating, oh well at least I didn't get skunked.

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 5/4/2015 at 11:14 PM, *Hank said:

Nice fish,what did you catch it on?

T rigged structure bug I believe.


fishing user avatarSlefler reply : 

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fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

Here's a couple nice ones from over the weekend.

 

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18.5 Inches

 

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17.5 Inches

 

Huge snapper swam right up to the boat as well.

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fishing user avatarQUAKEnSHAKE reply : 

Here my best from earlier today used 50E,  7'1" M/F *** black, 12#  Sniper FC, Baby Bass Palm Tree(Ika)

weighed 2.71#

 

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 5/5/2015 at 6:04 AM, Slefler said:

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HAWG!


fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 

First outing of the season: today I stopped at a little river bayou on my way home from work to toss a few baits from shore for about 20min. Was not really expecting to catch anything, but ended up with this chunky 4lb-er as my first fish of the year. It took a little 4" pumpkinseed power worm on a finesse head.

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fishing user avatarBooyahMan reply : 

Not the most most recent as I got this one a couple of trips ago but definitely the most memorable of the year for me so far.

 

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fishing user avatarQUAKEnSHAKE reply : 

Cool windy and rainy.

Broke out the Keitech Swing Impact Fat 3.8". Somehow 2 nice ones didnt quite hook up very well and threw the lure :cry4:  Managed a few though and as a bonus a TOOTHY CRITTER nailed an IKA.

 

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fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 

Last weeks trip with Jeff.

 

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

^^ Nice fish dwight!


fishing user avatarSlefler reply : 
  On 5/5/2015 at 11:50 AM, *Hank said:

HAWG!

I wished lol. It had a 6lber head but only hit 4.02lbs. It was all spawned out. Using a white bladed jig and threw kinda offset to a last post on a boat dock and when I got near the post I gave it a twitch, it hit it 3 different times on the way to the boat then inhaled it finally all in the same cast.


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 5/6/2015 at 10:31 AM, QUAKEnSHAKE said:

Cool windy and rainy.

Broke out the Keitech Swing Impact Fat 3.8". Somehow 2 nice ones didnt quite hook up very well and threw the lure :cry4:  Managed a few though and as a bonus a TOOTHY CRITTER nailed an IKA.

 

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Catching something is better than catching nothing, and catching nothing is better than working...


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

My PB at 3.19lbs on a Siebert B2B 1/4 oz Arky w/ a Havoc 3" Pit Boss trailer in Watermelon Orange Fleck.

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A Top Water Frog fish...

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A dink...

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 5/7/2015 at 12:09 PM, Slefler said:

I wished lol. It had a 6lber head but only hit 4.02lbs. It was all spawned out. Using a white bladed jig and threw kinda offset to a last post on a boat dock and when I got near the post I gave it a twitch, it hit it 3 different times on the way to the boat then inhaled it finally all in the same cast.

Ya to bad you hadn't cuaght it a month ago. Fun bite though!


fishing user avatarsierra_fishr reply : 

best of the year for me so far. Going out this morning and hope to top it. :)

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fishing user avatarsierra_fishr reply : 

Another of hte same fish. Didnt weigh it. :(

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fishing user avatarRingonu reply : 

My first smallmouth, so my PB, on a bitsy tube. 1.91lbs.

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Did a town pond trout derby with my stepson today and we both hated it haha... That shoulder to shoulder shore grind is brutal. Left and went to a really cool spillway spot nearby and caught a bunch in relative solitude. Total save.

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Lol... I don't know what's more slippery, the rocks or the trout. Spawn needs to end already.


fishing user avatarBooyahMan reply : 
  On 5/10/2015 at 9:54 AM, Master Bait said:

Did a town pond trout derby with my stepson today and we both hated it haha... That shoulder to shoulder shore grind is brutal. Left and went to a really cool spillway spot nearby and caught a bunch in relative solitude. Total save.

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Lol... I don't know what's more slippery, the rocks or the trout. Spawn needs to end already.

 

Priceless expression! And looks like a nice sized trout to boot.

Here's one from my most recent trip to Bass land:

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fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 

Caught my first chatterbait fish! It was a tough morning. All the fish have moved offshore at this small lake and the water is very muddy. Caught this one and another on a lipless crankbait...

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 5/10/2015 at 9:54 AM, Master Bait said:

Did a town pond trout derby with my stepson today and we both hated it haha... That shoulder to shoulder shore grind is brutal. Left and went to a really cool spillway spot nearby and caught a bunch in relative solitude. Total save.

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Lol... I don't know what's more slippery, the rocks or the trout. Spawn needs to end already.

 

What's up with the Joey Ramone face...


fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 

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My brother caught the biggest of the day 

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fishing user avatarWill Wetline reply : 

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6 lb. 14 oz.  5/6/15


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

^^ Nice catch will!   That`s a HAWG!


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

^^ Somebody likes Fish head spins!.....................Nice catches.


fishing user avatarno39 reply : 

Quick stop after work.

 

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
  On 5/14/2015 at 9:54 AM, no39 said:

Quick stop after work.

 

Nice fish, what baits did you use?


fishing user avatarno39 reply : 
  On 5/14/2015 at 10:14 AM, WolfyBrandon said:

Nice fish, what baits did you use?

Thanks!  I have a bag of random old plastics I use to dropshot.  I think it was a darter type bait like this.  

 

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fishing user avatarno39 reply : 

Did another quick trip straight from work.  Boated around 30ish smallies with the biggest at around 4.  I had eight fish on eight consecutive casts.  I didn't get pics of all of them but this is what I got.  

 

 

 

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

^^ Those are some nice smallies! Love catching smallies on a jerkbait!


fishing user avatartnt2671 reply : 

couple hours before work yesterday on a small local lake , caught about 13 fish this was the best of the day on a dirty jigs pitching jig w/ paca chunk trailer

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

^^ What rod is that? The reel looks like a scorpion.


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

May 14, 2015

 

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May 15, 2015

 

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EDIT: Does it still count if I catch the same fish? ;)

 

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fishing user avatartnt2671 reply : 
  On 5/16/2015 at 1:38 PM, *Hank said:

^^ What rod is that? The reel looks like a scorpion.

you one of my  scorpion 1001xt's mounted up on a  my new megabass super destroyer phase3, i'm loving the setup. i wanted a nice compact jig/frogin rod , this little stick has some serious power!


fishing user avatarno39 reply : 

Went out today on a friends boat and caught a few smallmouth.  I also happen to hook the biggest rudd I've seen yet.  

 

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fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 

Chunky one from early today..

 

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fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 

4lbs 11oz first flip of the day!

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fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 

Sunday morning for two and half hours at my favorite small lake -- 30 min from home, a hair under 50 acres, about 10-12 foot visibility, mostly undeveloped except for a county park and two small houses with docks at one end...and a no motors restriction. On weekdays in the summer I might be the only one there all morning, not counting herons, otters, snapping turtles, geese.

 

Nothing spectacular, but well worth the brief escape -- several fish about 11"-13" with the biggest coming at 16", about 2.5lb on a t-rigged PowerBait Chigger Craw about 10 feet down near a small point (picture not great; bad perspective, but you get the idea).

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fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

2 of the better fish from the weekend.

 

Rapala Skitterwalk

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Senko

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fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 

Some of my latest bass, mostly on topwater.

 

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I'll have to do them in two parts :).


fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 

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This one was my bro's first senko bass:

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fishing user avatarMARsSPEED reply : 

Since  love pictures so much, I will join in the fun as well. This was my best over the weekend (Fished 2 hours)

 

19"

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fishing user avatarTurtle135 reply : 

The best from this past weekend. Top fish was from a reservoir in Maryland and the bottom fish was from the Tidal Potomac River.

 

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fishing user avatarNJSalt reply : 

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fishing user avatarQUAKEnSHAKE reply : 

Here my best from today. Hit right at noon weighed in at 3.52# 18". 

 Was on my SC Legend Elite 7'6" M/F, Supreme XT30 and 8# nanofil green a good 80' out.

Im venturing out from the mighty senko and trying the MegaStrike MegaStick still rigged wacky.  Ive only used one for over 15 bass so far, its been holding up with very little wear and still going.  :Copy_of_icon_thumleft:

 

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fishing user avatarNJSalt reply : 
Loving this jig

 

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fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

Oh ya!

 

 

Great color for jig. I like chompers Missouri craw.


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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Green Fish

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Brown Fish


fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 

My latest Bass - FAT PIG MAMMA BASS- PB #8.0 24 in.

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fishing user avatarLSUh20fowler reply : 

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fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 
  On 5/21/2015 at 9:58 AM, FloridaBasser1 said:

My latest Bass - FAT PIG MAMMA BASS- PB #8.0 24 in.

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Looks like 23" to me


fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 
  On 5/21/2015 at 10:12 AM, Dwight Hottle said:

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Looks like 23" to me

I had the tape measure about 1 in. back from the tip of her mouth- user error- didn't even see that i had messed it up until my friend showed me. But you can tell that tape was short at the mouth. Even then, weighed and verified  on scale- #8.0 


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

Have Lots of Pollen?...

 

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Try Making Tracks Through It With A Buzzbait...

 

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Or Dive Beneath It With A Squarebill...

 

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:)

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarSlade House reply : 

6.8 LBS California Largemouth baby.  she was skinny too. huge mouth on her. pitching into some tall grass 1/2 oz tungsten sinker  , D-Bomb on a 4/0 ROboworm hook , post-45704-0-19842000-1432234481_thumb.j


fishing user avatarfisherrw reply : 

Nice!! Casitas is on fire right now right??


fishing user avatarSlade House reply : 
  On 5/22/2015 at 4:55 AM, fisherrw said:

Nice!! Casitas is on fire right now right??

Don't know , not fishing there currently , fishing at casitas lagoon


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
  On 5/16/2015 at 1:39 PM, WolfyBrandon said:

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May 21, 2015

 

Third Time...

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Also tossed a fluke on a bed I saw in shallow water... Hooked a nice one that was 1oz under my PB Smallmouth...

 

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4lb 02oz, 19 & 1/2''

 

Released healthy and back on the bed just fine...

 

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:)

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarMitch G. reply : 

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

^^ That looked like you had a good day mr.G! Those are a lot of nice fish!


fishing user avatartnt2671 reply : 

frogging today  IMG_1468_zpsthbkf0qq.jpg


fishing user avatarNJSalt reply : 

caught a nice chunk on a swimbait this morning 

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fishing user avatarSlefler reply : 

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Chatterbait bass from this morning


fishing user avatarSSkeeterzx190 reply : 

Not that big but fun to land, specially on a very slow day.

 

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fishing user avatarEvanT123 reply : 

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One from a quick trip today.


fishing user avatarOkeechobeeAngler reply : 

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fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 

Feels good to finally have some fish on after the winter... its taken long enough..

 

Gotten them all on storm swimbaits :)

 

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fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 

Putting the #storm smack down on them!


fishing user avatarBig C reply : 
  On 5/26/2015 at 7:22 AM, FloridaBasser1 said:

Putting the #storm smack down on them!

 

 

What up with the pound sign?  Did you just drop a hashtag?  #hashtag


fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

Great job guys!!


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

May 22, 2015

 

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Oops... wrong picture ;)

 

Fish 01

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Fish 02

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Fish 03 (x2 hooked him and then caught him again on the next cast)

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Fish 04

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarOroBass reply : 

those eyes????^^^^^


fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 

i know, someones going to catch that fish again it will be called one eye.

 

  On 5/26/2015 at 1:52 PM, OroBass said:

those eyes????^^^^^


fishing user avatarMCS reply : 

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fishing user avatarRMcDuffee726 reply : 

First decent jig fish.

 

(5/26/15) Jig Fish


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fishing user avatarwnspain reply : 

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fishing user avatarOroBass reply : 

nice fish ^^


fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

dang! Oklahoma hawg!!!!


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

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fishing user avatarSea Salt reply : 

I caught a nice 3 pounder out of a 1/2 acre pond

 

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(No I am not comparing it to my bike I just so happened to get my bike in the background)

 

A nice 4 to 5 pounder out of a 1/4 acre pond ("Im staring straight into the sun")

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My first Jig fish

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fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 

How much do you guys think this one weighed/measured? 

Pics can be deceiving  :eyebrows:

 

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fishing user avatarMARsSPEED reply : 
  On 5/30/2015 at 11:46 PM, Weld said:

How much do you guys think this one weighed/measured?

Pics can be deceiving :eyebrows:

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Based on your hand and lipless, I would say around 19" and 3.5lbs on the optimistic side. Nice catch.
fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 5/30/2015 at 11:46 PM, Weld said:

How much do you guys think this one weighed/measured? 

Pics can be deceiving  :eyebrows:

 

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I'd have to guess between 2.5-3lbs,it's hard to tell though.
fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 5/30/2015 at 12:20 PM, Sea Salt said:

I caught a nice 3 pounder out of a 1/2 acre pond

 

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(No I am not comparing it to my bike I just so happened to get my bike in the background)

 

A nice 4 to 5 pounder out of a 1/4 acre pond ("Im staring straight into the sun")

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My first Jig fish

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Congrats on the first jig fish! It's always fun to catch one on something you've never been able to catch one on...it's a nice one to!


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

Short clip from the other day - first time throwing the SK 8.0 -

 

Initial indication is - good bait, good action, decent depth.

 

A-Jay

 

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

May 27, 2015

 

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Weed Spraying? (Check Following Day Pics...)

 

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- - -

 

May 28, 2015

 

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Weed Spray Fish Kill (Perch).

 

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

May 29, 2015

 

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 

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 A couple pigs from pre spawn last week.


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

That smallie is HUGE! ^^^^


fishing user avatarNJSalt reply : 

Another solid day. started out throwing a dropshot and got a good one then started throwing a swimbait on a ballhead and got the one I was looking for.

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fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 
  On 5/31/2015 at 5:29 AM, *Hank said:

That smallie is HUGE! ^^^^

 

Yep, my personal best by far. Didn't have a scale but she was pushing 5 if not 6. Nearly snapped my dinky medium 6' 6" Berkely Cherrywood in half.


fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 

WolfyBrandon is lucky, happens to live on the 10th highest rated bass fishery in the country. Fished the Strike Open on Coeur D'Alene last year and stuck some massive footballs. It's gorgeous body of water.


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 5/31/2015 at 7:04 AM, BigSkyBasser said:

Yep, my personal best by far. Didn't have a scale but she was pushing 5 if not 6. Nearly snapped my dinky medium 6' 6" Berkely Cherrywood in half.

I bet!  That`s spot you were at looks awesome!


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 5/31/2015 at 12:00 AM, *Hank said:

I'd have to guess between 2.5-3lbs,it's hard to tell though.

 

  On 5/30/2015 at 11:55 PM, MARsSPEED said:

Based on your hand and lipless, I would say around 19" and 3.5lbs on the optimistic side. Nice catch.

Both wrong, and far off!! Measured 14" long and weighed 1lb 3 oz

Pics can be deceiving!!!


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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We didn't get many bites and most were dinks but I got two pretty two and a halfs 


fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 

Caught these dinks with a frog yesterday!

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 6/1/2015 at 2:16 AM, FloridaBasser1 said:

Caught these dinks with a frog yesterday!

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Strange eyes on that fish


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 5/31/2015 at 9:13 AM, Weld said:

Both wrong, and far off!! Measured 14" long and weighed 1lb 3 oz

Pics can be deceiving!!!

Man! I would have thought it was at least 3.
fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 
  On 6/1/2015 at 2:49 AM, everythingthatswims said:

Strange eyes on that fish

Thats because i was specificly trying to catch some fish for a fish fry tommorow(my buddy caught about 2 doz. 8-10 in' bream too) and when i got back to the house I decided to post some pics. They were dead for a little while, thats why their eyes look like that. But normaly I just bass fish for fun, not for food, but tommorow is a special exception! :grin:


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 6/1/2015 at 3:21 AM, FloridaBasser1 said:

Thats because i was specificly trying to catch some fish for a fish fry tommorow(my buddy caught about 2 doz. 8-10 in' bream too) and when i got back to the house I decided to post some pics. They were dead for a little while, thats why their eyes look like that. But normaly I just bass fish for fun, not for food, but tommorow is a special exception! :grin:

Lol so you put the frog back into the dead bass's mouth?


fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 
  On 6/1/2015 at 4:04 AM, everythingthatswims said:

Lol so you put the frog back into the dead bass's mouth?

Haha, I thought might as well "prove the frog did it". Kind of funny/wierd thing to do Lol


fishing user avatarMitch G. reply : 

The week or so in review....

 

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My buddy Brad with Mr. Waldo

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In the midst of this nice weather streak as of late,  it was 45 degrees this particular afternoon we were out...

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Brad with a nice Sammy!!

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We saw Mr. Bear swimming out in the middle of the lake another day

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Rocky Balboa made an appearance..caught on a chatterbait.....those things are CRAZY!!!.....LOL

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Walleye Chunks ready for the deep fryer...MMmmmmmmm

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fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 
  On 6/1/2015 at 6:08 AM, Mitch G. said:

Walleye Chunks ready for the deep fryer...MMmmmmmmm

 

Droooooooool!


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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Caught a couple "swimbait dinks" on the hardgill this evening. 


fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 
  On 6/1/2015 at 9:42 AM, everythingthatswims said:

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Caught a couple "swimbait dinks" on the hardgill this evening. 

Smack down on the swimmer! Nice tail on your bait.


fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 
  On 6/1/2015 at 8:14 AM, MIbassyaker said:

Droooooooool!

I second the drooling. Walleye is the best freshwater fish you will ever eat.


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fishing user avatarMARsSPEED reply : 

My best for last week.

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fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 6/1/2015 at 6:08 AM, Mitch G. said:

The week or so in review....

 

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My buddy Brad with Mr. Waldo

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In the midst of this nice weather streak as of late,  it was 45 degrees this particular afternoon we were out...

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Brad with a nice Sammy!!

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We saw Mr. Bear swimming out in the middle of the lake another day

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Rocky Balboa made an appearance..caught on a chatterbait.....those things are CRAZY!!!.....LOL

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Walleye Chunks ready for the deep fryer...MMmmmmmmm

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What spinning rod were you using?


fishing user avatarMitch G. reply : 

That's a St. Croix Avid 6'3" MXF spinning rod paired up with a Quantum Smoke SL25 with 8# flourocarbon.....I LOVE that rod......


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

This was the only Hawg I caught this past Saturday.... I know sad. Caught on a Siebert's Sunfish swim jig with a green pumpkin Rage Tail Menace. Did have a few short strikes, and hooked a Pickeral luckily that came off by it self at the bank.

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fishing user avatarcorn-on-the-rob reply : 

Some footballs from a couple weeks ago, all weighed on a good scale.

 

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14.25'' 2.24 lbs

 

Would have been barely a keeper at 14'' but weighed that much...

 

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3.00lbs

 

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4.3lbs

 

 

Fat fish.


fishing user avatarMARsSPEED reply : 

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fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

A few from the last week or so.

 

17.5''

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17.5''

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A few smallies showed up.

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I even got a handful of browns saturday morning.  :grin:

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

Just cuaght this carp 30mins ago:post-50912-0-52369800-1433380852_thumb.j


fishing user avatarSlefler reply : 

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The first one was on a guided trip on Fork caught on a 10XD.

The other ones are my first jig fish using a Sieberts/Vile Craw throwing around boat docks.


fishing user avatarSlefler reply : 

And yes I usually have that many rods on the deck of the bot because I don't know what I'm doing lol.


fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 
  On 6/4/2015 at 11:04 AM, Slefler said:

And yes I usually have that many rods on the deck of the bot because I don't know what I'm doing lol.

Shameful amount of non resourcefulness... Have i ever shared my fishing arsenal... Which includes: one combo, a backback of baits, a scale, and yet i catch 8# bass, and have better days than most on this fourum! Why would you spend hundreds of dollars for all these combos, when you can use one for everything(and never break damage or mess up) and take 1 minute to tie on a bait? 


fishing user avatarcorn-on-the-rob reply : 
  On 6/4/2015 at 11:21 AM, FloridaBasser1 said:

Shameful amount of non resourcefulness... Have i ever shared my fishing arsenal... Which includes: one combo, a backback of baits, a scale, and yet i catch 8# bass, and have better days than most on this fourum! Why would you spend hundreds of dollars for all these combos, when you can use one for everything(and never break damage or mess up) and take 1 minute to tie on a bait? 

 not sure if serious


fishing user avatarjtharris3 reply : 
  On 6/4/2015 at 11:21 AM, FloridaBasser1 said:

Shameful amount of non resourcefulness... Have i ever shared my fishing arsenal... Which includes: one combo, a backback of baits, a scale, and yet i catch 8# bass, and have better days than most on this fourum! Why would you spend hundreds of dollars for all these combos, when you can use one for everything(and never break damage or mess up) and take 1 minute to tie on a bait?

You sir, just don't get it! One can never have too many rods, reels and baits!!


fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 
  On 6/4/2015 at 11:21 AM, FloridaBasser1 said:

Shameful amount of non resourcefulness... Have i ever shared my fishing arsenal... Which includes: one combo, a backback of baits, a scale, and yet i catch 8# bass, and have better days than most on this fourum! Why would you spend hundreds of dollars for all these combos, when you can use one for everything(and never break damage or mess up) and take 1 minute to tie on a bait? 

 

Have you ever fished a rod built and outfitted specifically for a certain technique? If you had then your comment would not exist.

 

It makes all the difference for the angler in terms of efficiency and fluidity. Especially in tournaments. Would you rather have to bite off your bait and tie a new one on each time you wanted to change? Maybe, but in a tournament that 30-200 seconds could be time spent fishing because you already have a rod tied with that bait and special reel.


fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 
  On 6/4/2015 at 11:21 AM, FloridaBasser1 said:

Shameful amount of non resourcefulness... Have i ever shared my fishing arsenal... Which includes: one combo, a backback of baits, a scale, and yet i catch 8# bass, and have better days than most on this fourum! Why would you spend hundreds of dollars for all these combos, when you can use one for everything(and never break damage or mess up) and take 1 minute to tie on a bait? 

 

 

Youthful humor.


fishing user avatarSlefler reply : 

I'd rather have designated set ups for certain baits I plan on fishing. It beats throwing a jig on a medium powered rod or a squarebill on a heavy. I don't spend the time having to tie baits when I want to switch either. It makes sense to me.


fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 
  On 6/4/2015 at 11:21 AM, FloridaBasser1 said:

 Why would you spend hundreds of dollars for all these combos, when you can use one for everything(and never break damage or mess up) and take 1 minute to tie on a bait? 

1 minute to tie on a bait x 6 baits = 6 minutes, during which time you could catch another 8# fish.


fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 

Ya, I agree with all of you in your senarios, but i'm fishing from the bank, and I try to go to parts around a river or lake that very few have gone to(Heavy brush, thorns, just annoying crap) and can't really cary more than one maybe two rods along with my back pack. But if I was in a boat, i would probably have 4-6 combos. I would definatly prefer Ducket rods with Abu Reels though, which I think Slefler has all Ducket rods too.

 I'm actually thinking about getting a new 1) Duckett MIcro Guide 7'2(maybe a 7'6)  Medium Heavy Fast Casting Rod with an Abu Garcia Revo Winch for all around use it for everything. or 2) a Duckett Goast 7'3 Heavy Fast Casting Rod with and Abu C4 or a Shimano Cardiff for Swimbait, Punching, A-Rig(for the river), and frogs. But like i said the only reason i only use one combo is that i can realisticly only cary "1". 


fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 
  On 6/4/2015 at 11:03 AM, Slefler said:

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The first one was on a guided trip on Fork caught on a 10XD.

The other ones are my first jig fish using a Sieberts/Vile Craw throwing around boat docks.

By the way, are all your combos(on deck) Ghost's? Or Micro Guides


fishing user avatarSlefler reply : 

Those are Ghosts. All of my set ups are with Ghosts except for my big bait rod which is a St Croix Mojo. I'd like to try a Micro Magic but I just can't swing another setup just yet.


fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 
  On 6/5/2015 at 4:32 AM, Slefler said:

Those are Ghosts. All of my set ups are with Ghosts except for my big bait rod which is a St Croix Mojo. I'd like to try a Micro Magic but I just can't swing another setup just yet.

I no what your saying, I'm getting some gift cards from #TrophyCatch  to Bass Pro/Dicks Sporting Goods. So hopefully i can get a Duckett Ghost


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

When you have a 10 acre lake full of dinks, ya gotta spice things up to keep it interesting. Neon swimjig  :eyebrows:

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fishing user avatarFloridaBasser1 reply : 
  On 6/5/2015 at 9:51 AM, everythingthatswims said:

When you have a 10 acre lake full of dinks, ya gotta spice things up to keep it interesting. Neon swimjig  :eyebrows:

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Whats your retrieve like, and what senko is that? Like your fish, If you have the Hud Weedless Shad, throw it in their! You should get some nice dinks with the frogs this time of year also!


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 

My first DD

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 6/5/2015 at 9:55 AM, FloridaBasser1 said:

Whats your retrieve like, and what senko is that? Like your fish, If you have the Hud Weedless Shad, throw it in their! You should get some nice dinks with the frogs this time of year also!

candy corn colored stick-o was the only thing I had to match the color scheme. fast retrieve with twitches


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
  On 5/22/2015 at 1:55 PM, WolfyBrandon said:

May 21, 2015

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4lb 02oz, 19 & 1/2''

 

 

On May 21, 2015 I found a bed and tossed a fluke onto it and caught a 4lb 02oz Smallmouth Bass (best so far this year). I released the fish healthy and saw it return to the bed. I also saw it on the bed a few days later. Then came a busy weekend and when I returned to the location of the bed the following week I could see the bed but there was no sign of the fish - I was a little worried someone else might have caught the fish and didn't release it. Almost every day I've fished after that I have kept an eye on the bed but there was no sign of the 4 pounder. Later I could see bluegills and sucker fish feeding around it and things didn't look good. Without the bed being tended it slowly began to fade away and was no longer visible. I feared the worst, but kept fishing around the area on almost every trip for the hopes of proving myself wrong... 

 

June 04, 2015

 

Today I was fishing around there and had a small bite next to the dock near where the bed use to be. I didn't think much of it and decided to fish the other side of the dock. I made a cast in about 3ft of water near the dock and suddenly my line got tight and heavy... Set The Hook and BOOM! Hooked into a good fish! As I was fighting it near the boat I knew it was the 4 pounder I had hooked before. It jumped, darted around quickly doing figure 8's, swam under the boat and was pulling hard trying to dive for deeper water. With the rod in one hand I reached for the camera hoping to record a video of the action but made a critical mistake. The combo that I happened to hook her on was my oldest spinning reel which just so happens to have an issue with the drag locking up if I don't reset it every trip. In a split second she torpedoed straight for the bottom and "SNAP!" like the sound of a .22 round going off my line broke because the drag was locked up... I had a knot in my stomach after that.  :cry3:

 

I then settled down and tied on another fluke and decided to investigate the area. What I found was where I made the cast was right above a new bed the fish had made, and I actually saw the fish return to it after it had broke my line. (A little back story, last week and this week were suppose to be what I believed would be the spawn... but we've had some wack weather lately with thunderstorms almost every evening as well as a few days of heavy rain. The water has been hovering around the 65F-68F mark for the past 2-3 weeks and hasn't managed to get up to 70F yet.) I'm curious whats up with the new bed ~30ft away from the old location and with the new bed I'm guessing this confirms the 4 pounder is male? It seems to be the one creating the beds, as well as it's always alone on the bed.

 

Anyway I couldn't get the fish to commit to the 2nd fluke, and the boat was beginning to spook it off the bed when I got too close. I decided I would continue to fish and come back to it if I had time. So after a few hours of catching various other fish when the bite finally died off I decided to try again on my way back before I head home as it was starting to get dark. I tried to be as stealthy as I could and made some long casts with the fluke to try and coax another bite. 1st cast - nothing but it landed a ways off from the bed. I got a little closer and made my 2nd cast right where the bed should be, let it hit the bottom and twitched it a few times - and nothing... Made my 3rd cast which landed a little further in, let it hit the bottom and twitched it a few more times... that's when suddenly my line got tight and I Set The Hook!...

 

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4lb 00oz, 19 & 1/2''

 

Same length as before 19 & 1/2'' but this time only weighed in at 4lb 00oz even. Snapped a few pictures and then released. :)

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Absolute monster parade today

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fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 
  On 6/7/2015 at 8:42 AM, Master Bait said:

Absolute monster parade today

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I like your john boat, looks like you could productively fish some tourneys in that thing! Did you build livewells into it?


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 6/7/2015 at 8:51 AM, BigSkyBasser said:

I like your john boat, looks like you could productively fish some tourneys in that thing! Did you build livewells into it?

Thanks man, I didn't build one into it because it has to do a lot of different stuff. It does have a receiver for a cooler mount in the floor though so one could do a cooler livewell very easily.


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Took my kayak to a pond this afternoon, caught this skinny girl on a half ounce flipping jig with a pit boss for a trailer. Measured 20" long and only weighed 3.74lbs. An exciting fish nonetheless!


fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 
  On 6/7/2015 at 9:28 PM, Master Bait said:

Thanks man, I didn't build one into it because it has to do a lot of different stuff. It does have a receiver for a cooler mount in the floor though so one could do a cooler livewell very easily.

 

Sounds like a potential project! haha. Would love a solid john boat. Currently we're fishing out of a Sea Eagle inflatable but haven't taken it out much because we're having issues with our Minnkota trolling motor.


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 6/8/2015 at 10:36 AM, BigSkyBasser said:

Sounds like a potential project! haha. Would love a solid john boat. Currently we're fishing out of a Sea Eagle inflatable but haven't taken it out much because we're having issues with our Minnkota trolling motor.

If you're interested, check out that boat's full build thread in the boat forum. I just finished it up last week.


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 6/4/2015 at 11:21 AM, FloridaBasser1 said:

Shameful amount of non resourcefulness... Have i ever shared my fishing arsenal... Which includes: one combo, a backback of baits, a scale, and yet i catch 8# bass, and have better days than most on this fourum! Why would you spend hundreds of dollars for all these combos, when you can use one for everything(and never break damage or mess up) and take 1 minute to tie on a bait? 

 

 

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  On 6/5/2015 at 4:26 AM, FloridaBasser1 said:

Ya, I agree with all of you in your senarios, but i'm fishing from the bank, and I try to go to parts around a river or lake that very few have gone to(Heavy brush, thorns, just annoying crap) and can't really cary more than one maybe two rods along with my back pack. But if I was in a boat, i would probably have 4-6 combos. I would definatly prefer Ducket rods with Abu Reels though, which I think Slefler has all Ducket rods too.

 I'm actually thinking about getting a new 1) Duckett MIcro Guide 7'2(maybe a 7'6)  Medium Heavy Fast Casting Rod with an Abu Garcia Revo Winch for all around use it for everything. or 2) a Duckett Goast 7'3 Heavy Fast Casting Rod with and Abu C4 or a Shimano Cardiff for Swimbait, Punching, A-Rig(for the river), and frogs. But like i said the only reason i only use one combo is that i can realisticly only cary "1". 

 

 

 

Ah, ok that's more like it!  *phew* I thought you were going off the deep end for a minute there dood!  One combo forever...  lol.  

 

 

I'm not really a duckett guy but I love a good vulgar display of good old-fashioned gear whoreism.  Makes me feel all kinds of warm and fuzzy inside.   :grin:  


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

June 08, 2015

 

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarBooyahMan reply : 

I was having a pretty uneventful few hours of fishing after work yesterday and I decided to make one last cast, thinking I would go home skunked. I literally said to myself, "Ok, one more cast and that's it", and then this fish came out of nowhere.

 

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Totally not a flattering picture of me, but there's a fish in the photo!


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

Fishing the lake right by my house this morning with a buddy from work who has been doing well out there. I hate the lake, 5 minutes from the house and I fish it 2 or 3 times a year. Did surprisingly well this morning, mainly on topwater and baby brush hog. Got to one little cut he said a local told him holds big fish. I'd barely gotten "Weird, I never catch anything here", out of my mouth when my bladed jig went weightless. Typical big fish bite on a bladed jig, turned into a very not typical fish for that lake. 4 pounds on the nose and my PB for the lake.

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Here is my donation from this past weekend:

Caught this guy Twice on 2 separate days:

Day 2

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Day 1

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Ouch, and you think jalapenos burn the next day...

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And these guys couldn't resist a Siebert's Jig either...

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 6/10/2015 at 2:36 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

Fishing the lake right by my house this morning with a buddy from work who has been doing well out there. I hate the lake, 5 minutes from the house and I fish it 2 or 3 times a year. Did surprisingly well this morning, mainly on topwater and baby brush hog. Got to one little cut he said a local told him holds big fish. I'd barely gotten "Weird, I never catch anything here", out of my mouth when my bladed jig went weightless. Typical big fish bite on a bladed jig, turned into a very not typical fish for that lake. 4 pounds on the nose and my PB for the lake.

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That thing would have been HUGE if you would have caught it during the spawn!   Still a pig though!  :respect-059:


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 
  On 6/12/2015 at 5:42 AM, *Hank said:

That thing would have been HUGE if you would have caught it during the spawn!   Still a pig though!  :respect-059:

Yep, she was pretty sunk in. Still encouraging to catch a fish like that out of a lake that usually kicks my butt though. 


fishing user avatarFish_Whisperer reply : 

Line broke 6 inches from the lure as soon as I laid hands on her... 

 

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Sorry for not turning my light off...

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fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 
  On 6/10/2015 at 2:36 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

Fishing the lake right by my house this morning with a buddy from work who has been doing well out there. I hate the lake, 5 minutes from the house and I fish it 2 or 3 times a year. Did surprisingly well this morning, mainly on topwater and baby brush hog. Got to one little cut he said a local told him holds big fish. I'd barely gotten "Weird, I never catch anything here", out of my mouth when my bladed jig went weightless. Typical big fish bite on a bladed jig, turned into a very not typical fish for that lake. 4 pounds on the nose and my PB for the lake.

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What kind are those blue rods? Are those the Ethos you talk about a lot?


fishing user avatarMitch G. reply : 

Had an okay week this past few days...mix of Bronze and Green.......no giants still...this year has been a weird one, that's for sure.....Here's a few...most caught on plastics on or near the bottom.....

 

Last day of the beard...but growing it back as of now...lol

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Freshly shaven for my Bday last Sunday....

 

Birthday Rock Bass!!

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I volunteered to assist at a fishing outing for the disabled last Saturday...The look on everyones faces was priceless when they caught fish....that day was my catch of the year so far in 2015

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fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 

Scouting missions to two new lakes for a few hours each this week. The first has a reputation as one of the few close to me that gives up bass 4lb and higher with regularity. Had an 18"+ wiggle out of the kayak before I could get a pic, and the only other one I snapped was of this skinny 16"-er who gobbled a trick worm. Caught a couple more below keeper size. I'll be back to that lake.

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The other lake I knew almost nothing about. Turned out to be a massive dink factory. Absolutely loaded with bass, and lost track of how many I caught, but nothing over 12". 


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 
  On 6/13/2015 at 7:45 PM, Senko lover said:

What kind are those blue rods? Are those the Ethos you talk about a lot?

Yes, the two light blue ones are Ethos rods. There's 7 more in the rod locker. The darker blue rods are St.Croix LTBs. There's 5 more of those in the rod locker.


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

Biggest of the year so far. 

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fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 
Had a good two days a big river bend that forms a sand bar.
Mostly piggy females find beds.
 

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 6/16/2015 at 7:06 AM, BigSkyBasser said:

Had a good two days a big river bend that forms a sand bar.

Mostly piggy females find beds.

There's nothin better than catching nice bass in rivers! Congrats!
fishing user avatarAlexP90 reply : 

Had to get all new equipment. Starting from scratch.. Always did the basic night crawler and bobber. Caught the same ol crappie. Gets boring lol.. Been wanting to get serious with bass for years. Been nothing but videos and articles. This summer I hope to post some catches along with ya guys.


fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 
  On 6/19/2015 at 1:08 PM, *Hank said:

There's nothin better than catching nice bass in rivers! Congrats!

 

Yep, found out our fishery was rated the 84th best bass fishery in on bassmaster's 2015 best lakes. Always makes you feel good coming from an underground bass state!


fishing user avatarThornback reply : 

Caught this 9.2 yesterday in Rodman Reservoir.

 

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 6/20/2015 at 8:21 AM, Thornback said:

Caught this 9.2 yesterday in Rodman Reservoir.

 

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Dude that`s a pig!


fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 
  On 6/20/2015 at 8:32 AM, *Hank said:

Dude that`s a pig!

That's a pig of a boat! Look at the deck on that thing, could play football on there. Looks like it would put a skeeter to shame!


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 6/20/2015 at 8:57 AM, BigSkyBasser said:

That's a pig of a boat! Look at the deck on that thing, could play football on there. Looks like it would put a skeeter to shame!

Ya look`s pretty big,Would`nt mind haven one like that!


fishing user avatarThornback reply : 
  On 6/20/2015 at 8:57 AM, BigSkyBasser said:

That's a pig of a boat! Look at the deck on that thing, could play football on there. Looks like it would put a skeeter to shame!

It's a 20' aluminum Sea Ark. 90 HP Merc with tiller control. Lots of room to move around.


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
June 10, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"

 

(Friends "FOTD")

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14 & 1/2", 1lb 06oz

 

(My "FOTD")

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June 11, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"

 

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9", 05oz

 

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June 15, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"

 

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12", 11oz

 

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June 16, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"

 

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14 & 1/2", 1lb 07oz

 

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June 17, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"

 

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12", 11oz

 

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June 18, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"

 

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12", 10oz

 

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June 19, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"

 

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15", 1lb 13oz

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarmissouribigbass reply : 

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Been catching some good fish on top water lately


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fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 
  On 6/21/2015 at 3:20 AM, WolfyBrandon said:

 

June 10, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"
 
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(My "FOTD")
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June 11, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"
 
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June 15, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"
 
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June 16, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"
 
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14 & 1/2", 1lb 07oz
 
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June 17, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"
 
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12", 11oz
 
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June 18, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"
 
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12", 10oz
 
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June 19, 2015 - "Fish of the Day"
 
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15", 1lb 13oz
 
WolfyBrandon

 

 

Do you ever had back into the smaller bodies like Black Lake to stick those huge Idaho largemouth? I've heard that's how a lot of those guys in the aba tournaments win is with a bag of largemouth.


fishing user avatarBig C reply : 
  On 6/20/2015 at 6:32 PM, Thornback said:

It's a 20' aluminum Sea Ark. 90 HP Merc with tiller control. Lots of room to move around.

 

That thing looks sweet.  But with that giant bass it looks small...er.


fishing user avatarWill Wetline reply : 

Some Quabbin Smallies from May and June:

 

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This rainbow ate a 4" Slim Senko.

 

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This bass' breakfast was a Duo Realis Pencil 110.

 

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I take my friend Eric to Quabbin every year for his birthday. He fishes largemouth more often than smallmouth and wanted to see if he could interest a smallie on a sizable swimbait.

 

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Again this season, the Duo Realis Spin Bait 80 has been a top producer.


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
  On 6/21/2015 at 6:29 AM, BigSkyBasser said:

Do you ever had back into the smaller bodies like Black Lake to stick those huge Idaho largemouth? I've heard that's how a lot of those guys in the aba tournaments win is with a bag of largemouth.

 

Sadly, No... I don't have a good enough boat to make it that far and back as it would take up too much time. I usually fish during the week after I get off work, and with the long days we have now I usually fish from ~4:00pm - ~9:00pm. I would love to fish all the chain lakes but it's just not in the deck of cards right now. I have in years past with friends and loved it. I try to maximize my fishing time so I'm a bit limited to the main lake area, but I make due and enjoy the challenge.

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 6/21/2015 at 7:18 AM, Will Wetline said:

Some Quabbin Smallies from May and June:

 

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This rainbow ate a 4" Slim Senko.

 

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This bass' breakfast was a Duo Realis Pencil 110.

 

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I take my friend Eric to Quabbin every year for his birthday. He fishes largemouth more often than smallmouth and wanted to see if he could interest a smallie on a sizable swimbait.

 

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Again this season, the Duo Realis Spin Bait 80 has been a top producer.

Nice catches Will!  It`s funny Iv`e caught a 9lb rainbow trout on a Senko,I guess they must like Senkos!


fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 
  On 6/21/2015 at 11:48 PM, *Hank said:

Nice catches Will!  It`s funny Iv`e caught a 9lb rainbow trout on a Senko,I guess they must like Senkos!

 

I always hook nice pike while pitching under trees for largemouth w/ senkos. They swallow it every single time!


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 6/22/2015 at 5:51 AM, BigSkyBasser said:

I always hook nice pike while pitching under trees for largemouth w/ senkos. They swallow it every single time!

I guess there a pretty ''multi species'' type of lure.


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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

June 22, 2015

 

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 6/22/2015 at 11:16 AM, everythingthatswims said:

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Nice fishes!


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

It's late so I have to make this short, here is a "teaser" for my report coming probably this weekend. To give you an idea how the fishing has been this week, I've been wanting to head home early to get some rest and take care of other priorities... here are pictures of the time for the past two days - while I'm still on the water...

 

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Nice day to not be at work. Doesn't hurt when you can track down a worthy bucketface either!

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Man I love froggin'.


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Also threw my flash carp slide swimmer for the first time today and landed some meat with it which was a lot of fun.


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

One Fish Anna was surprisingly nice to me today. I went with the intent of striper fishing but that didn't pan out too well, we only landed four with one being a keeper @ 21"...Normally One Fish Anna lives up to her name this time of year when I try to bass fish, but today I  actually got on a decent bite and caught about a dozen. Most were right around 12" but that is way better than I have ever done this time of year (from a kayak).

 

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My big fish of the day that ate a 3/8oz football jig that I was skipping under docks and dragging back out very slowly. 18"

 

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My little brother got this 20"er on a 6XD crankbait while trolling for stripers.


fishing user avatarBigSkyBasser reply : 
  On 6/23/2015 at 8:45 PM, WolfyBrandon said:

June 22, 2015

 

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It's really difficult to catch more bass than pike on that lake. I have lost so many nice lucky craft and other pricey lures in Idaho. Pike seem to have a taste for high quality Japanese hard baits.


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
  On 6/26/2015 at 11:13 AM, BigSkyBasser said:

It's really difficult to catch more bass than pike on that lake. I have lost so many nice lucky craft and other pricey lures in Idaho. Pike seem to have a taste for high quality Japanese hard baits.

 

I have found with experience and knowledge of productive locations, so far this year I have caught way more bass than pike. I feel I have developed almost a 6th sense on knowing when I'm fishing around bass or pike. When I hooked that 6lb pike on the 10XD, I knew I had a high probability of catching a pike if anything, and same thing goes for the bass I caught. Not saying you won't get the occasional surprise once in a while.

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 6/21/2015 at 7:18 AM, Will Wetline said:

Some Quabbin Smallies from May and June:

 

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This rainbow ate a 4" Slim Senko.

 

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This bass' breakfast was a Duo Realis Pencil 110.

 

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I take my friend Eric to Quabbin every year for his birthday. He fishes largemouth more often than smallmouth and wanted to see if he could interest a smallie on a sizable swimbait.

 

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Again this season, the Duo Realis Spin Bait 80 has been a top producer.

 

 

That is great, Quabbin is my favorite place to fish.  My pics from yesterday are from Quabbin!  I usually stick to the pond side but I never miss an opportunity to head up there for a day.  What a wonderful place!  


fishing user avatarAlexP90 reply : 

Thank you Mr. Yamamoto

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fishing user avatarRMcDuffee726 reply : 

Went out yesterday and thought it was going to be some easy fishing, but I was wrong.  Went out and pulled out a few nice fish.  Eventually I began to figure them out and started to put some bigger fish in my kayak.  This was the biggest fish of the day coming in at a weight of 3.4 lb.

 

(6/25/15)


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 6/23/2015 at 8:45 PM, WolfyBrandon said:

June 22, 2015

 

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What is in the mouth of the 2nd fish??? I can't see a hook or line


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

Fairly slow day today. Water was way up and pretty muddy. Bass were chasing bait fish on top all over the lake, but I only managed a few on top water, a Rapala Skitterwalk to be exact. Hit the shorelines after chasing the fish on top and managed a few more on jigs, senkos and T-rigged craws. Nothing of any real size, but I did get this guy right at the end. Got him on a 3/8 oz Siebert brush jig in black & blue with a baby Rage craw trailer.

 

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Only smallie and also the big fish of the day at 16''.


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That water is ORANGE


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ June 23, 2015 ]

 

I fished every day last week (except the weekend) and going into this week I was starting to lose my enthusiasm to head out and fish as I normally skip a day or two so I don't get burnt out. However two things played a roll to continue... the fishing was getting really good, and a personal goal was approaching.

 

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After viewing my 2014 fishing log, I decided to create a small project for my 2015 fishing log which was to make ~9 different "Day Icons" so when browsing the folders of my 2015 log I can get an idea how each day went. The icons first show if the day was either a fishing day or a technical day (no fishing). If it was a fishing day then the icon is one of the following... 1) Bass Success, 2) Bass Zeroed, 3) Pike Only Success, 4) Non-Target Species Only Success. Also there are versions if it was a "Mixed Day" as well, like if I was only able to spend part of the time fishing. - Because of this project I could see I had a bit of a streak going on Bass Success and decided to change my fishing attitude more toward being consistent and catching at least one bass each day I fish to keep the streak going. This changed me to fish more the way I needed to instead of the way I wanted to. This seemed to work well as if I catch a bass today... I will have caught at least one bass for the past 30 days that I have fished.

 

The water temperature is now in the low 70's and climbing with 12ft+ water clarity, the bass have already spawned, and I have seen lots of bass fry around different areas of the lake. It's now late June, and we are headed into July (The Mid Summer Month) and with temperatures in the high 90's potentially 100's, it's entering those hot bluebird dog days of summer. I have already tried deep cranking which has worked for pike, but bass seem to want something like a finesse soft plastic, or a topwater bait. When I first arrived at the marina I was tossing a Kalin's Lunker Grub on a 1/8th oz Jighead. I had a school of small little Smallmouth follow the bait in and I saw a slightly larger fish grab it so I set the hook...

 

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Boom! 30 Days consistent completed! - Also with a welcome surprise as it was a Largemouth Bass which I have caught very few of this year. He came in at 9'', 4oz. Now as far as the goal of being consistent is concerned, any size counts so long as it was caught in the mouth. (One step at a time, set small goals and work up to larger ones, and be realistic so you don't set yourself up for failure).

 

As I kept fishing I found that the grub wasn't producing all that well, so I decided to change to a Gitzit Tube with a 1/8th oz Jighead inside it... this would become a Critical bait (color included) for the coming days...

 

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Shortly after fishing the tube I hooked into a nice fish that turned out to be a 22'', 2lb 04oz Pike. Luckily I hooked him in the side of the mouth somehow and managed to land him as normally hooking a pike with soft plastics on monofilament line does not end well.

 

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As I continued to fish the tube I started hooking into some small bass <10'', but finally managed to land one that was 11'', 9oz.

 

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This was about the time I knew I needed to head out in the boat to increase my chances of catching something of size, so I loaded everything up and headed out just after 6:00pm...

 

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Pulled up to the first dock I decided to fish - tossed the tube next to it and seconds later I lost contact with my bait. I reeled down and set the hook on a beautiful fish that equalled the weight of the pike I caught earlier, and tipped the scale in the basses favor. (17'', 2lb 04oz)

 

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This one's for you BigSkyBasser :)

 

Hooked a few more small bass, then a nice 1lb'er... (All on the tube).

 

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Three more small ones and then another nice one (15 & 1/4'', 1lb 10oz).

 

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Caught three more under a pound around ~9:00pm, last one on a Heddon Super Spook Jr. (Bleeding Shad) as the sun was beginning to set and it was getting late.

 

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Fished my way down to the last dock I planned to hit before I head back home (it was a good stopping point). I noticed a ton of little white moths or something flying all around the surface of the water and figured topwater would be productive but only managed to get a few small surface strikes on the Spook Jr. I decided to switched back to the Tube and tossed it out between the last dock and a sunken log. The line got tight and I set the hook on a good fish... it was swimming down (digging), pulling a little drag, fighting hard and doing figure 8's. Eventually I boat flipped it, and it turned out to be a nice 15", 1lb 06oz Smallmouth.

 

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It was a great fish to end the day on, as it was now past ~9:30pm and time to head back home.

 

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A special treat after fishing - coming at the end of the week. ;)
 
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  On 6/27/2015 at 9:56 AM, everythingthatswims said:

What is in the mouth of the 2nd fish??? I can't see a hook or line

     - The tube in this post. :)

 

Hope you enjoyed, more to come soon...

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Wolfy I love the diary entry style posts. Do you keep a fishing log?

Also what does that sign say at the end? Too blurry to see.


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
  On 6/28/2015 at 9:19 PM, Master Bait said:

Wolfy I love the diary entry style posts. Do you keep a fishing log?

Also what does that sign say at the end? Too blurry to see.

 

Thanks,

 

Yes I mentioned in the post I'm creating a fishing log for 2015. The information is recorded by pictures, audio, and video.

 

I know the picture is blurry, I did it on purpose. You will have to wait for the June 26th report to see what it is...  :P

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 

This one is starting to get a belly like me 

 

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Well sometimes the man upstairs sends you a big one. This fish was completely dumb luck, my friend and I were trolling Shad raps out of a paddle boat on a 20-30 acre neighborhood lake having fun catching dinks when this girl bit. We fish this place hard every year and usually catch a couple big ones, there aren't many though. Our saying is "if it ain't 12" it's over 20". This one was 23" with a girth of 16.5", fish calculator says 8.5 but I'm thinking she was mid to high 7s

 

That's three citations in four weeks!


fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 
  On 7/1/2015 at 2:14 AM, everythingthatswims said:

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Well sometimes the man upstairs sends you a big one. This fish was completely dumb luck, my friend and I were trolling Shad raps out of a paddle boat on a 20-30 acre neighborhood lake having fun catching dinks when this girl bit. We fish this place hard every year and usually catch a couple big ones, there aren't many though. Our saying is "if it ain't 12" it's over 20". This one was 23" with a girth of 16.5", fish calculator says 8.5 but I'm thinking she was mid to high 7s

 

Nice fish


fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 
  On 7/1/2015 at 2:14 AM, everythingthatswims said:
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Well sometimes the man upstairs sends you a big one. This fish was completely dumb luck, my friend and I were trolling Shad raps out of a paddle boat on a 20-30 acre neighborhood lake having fun catching dinks when this girl bit. We fish this place hard every year and usually catch a couple big ones, there aren't many though. Our saying is "if it ain't 12" it's over 20". This one was 23" with a girth of 16.5", fish calculator says 8.5 but I'm thinking she was mid to high 7s

 

That's three citations in four weeks![/quote

That's a slob! Nice fish u catch her in va


fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 
  On 7/1/2015 at 2:14 AM, everythingthatswims said:

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Well sometimes the man upstairs sends you a big one. This fish was completely dumb luck, my friend and I were trolling Shad raps out of a paddle boat on a 20-30 acre neighborhood lake having fun catching dinks when this girl bit. We fish this place hard every year and usually catch a couple big ones, there aren't many though. Our saying is "if it ain't 12" it's over 20". This one was 23" with a girth of 16.5", fish calculator says 8.5 but I'm thinking she was mid to high 7s

 

That's three citations in four weeks!

 

 

That one puts the pressure on your little brother. You might have learned a new technique.


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 7/1/2015 at 6:16 AM, Jtrout said:
  On 7/1/2015 at 2:14 AM, everythingthatswims said:
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Well sometimes the man upstairs sends you a big one. This fish was completely dumb luck, my friend and I were trolling Shad raps out of a paddle boat on a 20-30 acre neighborhood lake having fun catching dinks when this girl bit. We fish this place hard every year and usually catch a couple big ones, there aren't many though. Our saying is "if it ain't 12" it's over 20". This one was 23" with a girth of 16.5", fish calculator says 8.5 but I'm thinking she was mid to high 7s

 

That's three citations in four weeks![/quote

That's a slob! Nice fish u catch her in va

Central VA 


fishing user avatardeep reply : 
  On 7/1/2015 at 2:14 AM, everythingthatswims said:

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Well sometimes the man upstairs sends you a big one. This fish was completely dumb luck, my friend and I were trolling Shad raps out of a paddle boat on a 20-30 acre neighborhood lake having fun catching dinks when this girl bit. We fish this place hard every year and usually catch a couple big ones, there aren't many though. Our saying is "if it ain't 12" it's over 20". This one was 23" with a girth of 16.5", fish calculator says 8.5 but I'm thinking she was mid to high 7s

 

That's three citations in four weeks!

 

Someone's on a roll!!!


fishing user avatardeep reply : 

Hide and seek under the pads with the devil('s spear). 3-2

 

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fishing user avatarMitch G. reply : 

This weeks fish.......we had a slow week or so for this time of the year.......weather in New jersey overnight has been anywhere berween 58-64 degrees...there is no topwater bite and little weedbeds  still as of yet....Any other year it's usually on in early May....hoping things change soon as a 6-9 fish day is tough after putting alot of time on the water......thanks for looking fellas....

 

Did an event in New york City with Mike Iaconelli and a few others last weekend......It was to promote Casting for Kids, an event aimed at getting kids from NYC who rarely get the opportunity many of us suburban bassers get.....Had a lot of fun that day and i made bassmaster.com online page

 

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Went out a bunch of times after then and here's the roundup of best fish of the week

 

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My buddy w/ a nice one

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Went out for a  night trip and got a decent chunk on a senko

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Me and my buddy Dan placed 3rd in our first tournament of the season...that's always a good feeling to cash a check

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finally finished off a long weekend Monday morning with a few decent ones

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And of course after all that fishing, i needed a quick power nap so took one while on the water...lol

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fishing user avatarcbadra2 reply : 

First fish on a Spybait!

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fishing user avatarhankphone reply : 

Caught a nice 19", 3.75 lb large mouth right off my dock this evening (first pic). So far in the last couple weeks I have a 14", 17", 18.5" (second pic) and this 19", all with crawlers. Oh, first post as well!

 

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fishing user avatarhankphone reply : 
  On 7/2/2015 at 11:58 AM, cbadra2 said:

First fish on a Spybait!

That is awesome!


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ June 24, 2015 ]

 

Since the previous day turned out to be great for fishing, and today had more cloud cover and looked more conducive for fishing, I decided to head out again after I got off work...

 

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When I arrived at the lake I noticed the wind had picked up a bit, but soon would slowly fade away as the day progressed.

 

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I've been wanted to try out the new swimbait I recently picked up, so I tied it on and started looking for a big bite.

 

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I found the bait had a very slow sink to it, and could be used like a wake bait if you retrieve the bait at a medium speed shortly after it hits the water. It slow sinks about 1 foot per 10 seconds, making it a good bait to fish slowly over submerged weeds or other types of cover. I liked how if you give it a good twitch on slack line it will do like a 360 as it slowly sinks which looks really good. Sadly I didn't get any bites with it today... however I did see lots of small bass follow the bait. This could be a great bait when looking for a big bite in cold water conditions as you can fish it very slowly (only time will tell).

 

I fished the bait for over an hour and with no bites (I'm sure the size of the bait was the problem for the location I was fishing), so I pulled out the trusty tube bait and moments later I hooked into my first bass of the day. (8 & 1/4", 03oz)

 

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By this time I had spent more than enough time fishing around the marina as it was now past 5:00pm. Now It was time to load up the boat and head out in search of some larger sized fish.

 

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Continued...


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ Continued - June 24, 2015 ]

 

Using the tube, it didn't take long before I hooked into the first sizable fish. (16 & 1/2", 1lb 12oz)

 

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What was interesting about this fish was on it's neck was a circular soar about the size of a quarter, and from past research - the only thing I believe it could be is a bite mark from a Lamprey Eel which I am completely unaware if they are in Lake CDA as I have never encountered something like this before.

 

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Anyway, the tube has been working so well for me I decided to rig up another combo with another color to test how well it worked, and to see if I could pick up any additional fish.

 

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The third fish came on the Smoke color. (12 & 1/2", 11oz)

 

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Fourth fish also came on the Smoke color (after making multiple casts with White first). (10" 08oz)

 

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Same thing with the 5th fish... (7 & 1/4", 02oz)

 

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and the 6th fish... (12", 10oz)

 

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7th Fish? You guessed it... Smoke. (11 & 1/2", 12oz)

 

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When I removed the tube from the 7th fish, I noticed it had something down it's throat...

 

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Well I guess that explains why the tube has been working so well... I will need to get some in that red color someday.

 

When the 8th fish came on the Smoke color tube, I just gave up on White. I don't think I even got a single bite with it... (11", 10oz)

 

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By this time It was getting late (after 8:00pm), and only had a few docks left to fish before I decide to head home.

 

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Right at 9:00pm, I made the last cast with the Smoke Tube near the last dock, and hooked into a good one which turned out to be a real chunk of a fish. (13", 1lb 01oz)

 

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Yet another nice fish to end the day on... as now it was past 9:00pm and time to head home.

 

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Enjoy,

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarcbadra2 reply : 
  On 7/2/2015 at 1:04 PM, hankphone said:

That is awesome!

Thanks! Little twins...


fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 

This morning is the two year anniversary of my current PB (the fish in my profile). Not sure of the size, but it was around 5lb. The scale I used was an old junky spring scale that overestimates weight a little bit, and it read about 5 1/3 pounds. So I just call it "about 5" and I figure my next confirmed 5er is a new pb. The length was "about 20", but I didn't get a confident measure of that, either.

 

So, this morning I returned to the same lake, armed with a shiny new -- and confirmed accurate-- Rapala digital scale in search of a....

 

....well, sorry, no new pb happened today, but a few decent fish, anyway.

 

The first of the morning, 2 pounds, 4oz on a mojo-rigged junebug baby brush hog:

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Second fish, about 10 minutes later 1 pound 12oz on a texas-rigged junebug Mag II worm:

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Next cast, same worm, same spot, came the biggest of the day: 3 pounds 7oz:

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An hour and three dinks later, another 2lb-er on t-rigged rage craw (blue craw), 2lb 6oz:

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This "having an accurate scale" stuff is kind of neat!

 


fishing user avatardeep reply : 

No one told these guys that jerkbaits are for cold water, and that I was fishing for bass.

 

Released a bunch, kept a few.

 

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 7/4/2015 at 8:38 AM, deep said:

No one told these guys that jerkbaits are for cold water, and that I was fishing for bass.

 

Released a bunch, kept a few.

 

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Mmmmmmmmm!
fishing user avatarArobb2012 reply : 

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Caught this girl on a green pumpkin candy havoc flat dawg.


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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Nothing big. This was from this past Friday at a reservoir where I have horrible bank fishing luck, but I'm starting to love it for yak fishing. I lost 4 fish at the yak, including a 3lbr maybe. Lipped 3, but only took pics of 2 cause the 3rd one got lose from my grip.

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For this guy I flipped a jig over a branch sticking out of the water, and as I went to pull the jig up and over the branch he actually broke the surface to take it... scared the crap out of me. The line got snagged on said branch, and he was just hanging there. Luckily my buddy gave me a hand and untangld him.

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fishing user avatarRMcDuffee726 reply : 

4 pounds flat, caught in a farm pond, which I only thought contained dinks.  This fish was so satisfying due to the fact that I broke her off Sunday and was really bothered by it.  I was determined to "re-catch" her.  I can sleep easy now...LOL. 

 

(7/7/15) 4 Lb

 


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

Got one of the biggest fish I've ever caught from one of the local lakes that I fish a lot. Ripping her out of the water willows was a good time too :)


fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 
  On 7/8/2015 at 2:00 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

Got one of the biggest fish I've ever caught from one of the local lakes that I fish a lot. Ripping her out of the water willows was a good time too :)

 

Jared's bait! Glad he took you under his wing and taught you about those right?  :eyebrows:


fishing user avatarAndyNegus94 reply : 

Caught this dude Monday fishin a wacky rig. Not sure on the weight, seems like every time I catch a nice fish I never have my scale

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fishing user avatarDogmatic reply : 

Had a little time after work to hit up one of my ponds...best 3 of 18.

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First two came through the slop third hit a Hudd Shad.


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 7/9/2015 at 6:59 AM, AndyNegus94 said:

Caught this dude Monday fishin a wacky rig. Not sure on the weight, seems like every time I catch a nice fish I never have my scale

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That thing is a Football! Nice catch!


fishing user avatarAndyNegus94 reply : 

Yeah it was funny I pitched it up by a bush that was over hanging the water and she hit it right as it hit the water and I set the hook but it really didn't feel that big, I about fell over when I got it closer and saw it swirl. I really want to know what it weighed, I could nearly fit my fist in its mouth!


fishing user avatarAndyNegus94 reply : 
  On 7/9/2015 at 12:21 PM, *Hank said:

That thing is a Football! Nice catch!

Yeah it was funny I pitched it up by a bush that was over hanging the water and she hit it right as it hit the water and I set the hook but it really didn't feel that big, I about fell over when I got it closer and saw it swirl. I really want to know what it weighed, I could nearly fit my fist in its mouth!


fishing user avatarkens reply : 

Muddy water put a dampner on the bass fishing in my area but is just starting to get better.

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fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

My buddy got a good one this morning on the Spro Rat in Morning Dawn, 4lb 13oz.

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I had just caught a solid keeper and hadn't turned the camera back on unfortunately so I only got the end of the fight after I popped the camera off my windshield and held it while I lipped his fish.


fishing user avatarMARsSPEED reply : 

Caught my largest of the year last Thursday evening on a 1.5" Bill Lewis Trap! Weighed at 5lbs 7oz. and just under 22".

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fishing user avatarMainebass1984 reply : 

Fishing has been good up here in the northeast !

 

Got this one the other day in Maine.

 

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fishing user avatarE. Guido Soda reply : 

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Duckett 7' MH Micro Magic, BPS Pro Qualifier 6.4:1, 12 lb Moss Green P-Line, 1/2 oz Watermelon Red Dirty Jig (football head) w/ Rage Tail Summer Craw trailer + blue Spike-It

 

1 + lb bream caught on random light spinning rod w/ a little KVD crankbait of some sort...

 

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fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 
  On 7/11/2015 at 11:45 PM, MARsSPEED said:
Caught my largest of the year last Thursday evening on a 1.5" Bill Lewis Trap! Weighed at 5lbs 7oz. and just under 22".

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Hey your on the fish brain app lol I seen you make some comments!


fishing user avatarS. Sass reply : 

A friend and I caught these today. :respect-059:

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fishing user avatarSea Salt reply : 

These are all of the notable fish I have caught in the past 2 weeks. I know this is a bass forum but I didn't see any reason not to share!  :angel500:

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15 pound bonitos+light tackle=20 minute fight

 

 

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fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 
  On 7/12/2015 at 1:20 AM, Mainebass1984 said:

Fishing has been good up here in the northeast !

 

Got this one the other day in Maine.

 

 

 

 

 

d**n man, I wish you would post more pictures of the hogs you catch. It never gets old seeing the pictures of monster bass that you somehow pull out of Northeast waters. Awesome fish. How big did she go?


fishing user avatarMainebass1984 reply : 
  On 7/12/2015 at 11:43 PM, Jar11591 said:

d**n man, I wish you would post more pictures of the hogs you catch. It never gets old seeing the pictures of monster bass that you somehow pull out of Northeast waters. Awesome fish. How big did she go?

 

That fish only went 5 lbs 14 oz.

 

I post more regularly in the northeast section.


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

Biggest of the year so far

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This was one of the thickest, roundest most healthy looking bass I've ever caught.


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Darn near broke my arm pulling this swamp donkey into the boat. Don't act like you aren't impressed!!

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fishing user avatarBig C reply : 

I'm impressed that you could have swallowed it whole.  BTW did you?


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 7/15/2015 at 9:06 AM, Big C said:

I'm impressed that you could have swallowed it whole. BTW did you?

Nah I gave him a little sip of IPA for his troubles and sent him on his way with a little extra hair on his chest haha


fishing user avatarBig C reply : 

Coulda had some swamp sushi. ;)


fishing user avatarBooyahMan reply : 

Couple of solid fish from yesterday:
 

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Nothing better than seeing a bass explode on a top-water in a thick sea of lily pads!


fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 

Catching bowfin on marabou jigs is way too fun!

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fishing user avatarFishing Cowgirl reply : 

Lake Kissimmee on White Terminator Spinner Bait silver and gold willow blades, white twin tail grub trailer. 7 lbs according to the scale. She was released right after. I do hope I see her again on a Tournament day.. like this Saturday would be just great!

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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21", dragging a jig in 20FOW. Fun stuff.


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

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fishing user avatarBass catcher reply : 

I just started fishing for bass this month, and I caught this one at lunch. It felt like it weighed between 1 and 2 lbs, but that's a guess.

 

Can any experienced anglers tell me what kind of bass this is? This was in Gaithersburg, MD. Thanks!

 

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fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 
  On 7/18/2015 at 1:56 AM, Bass catcher said:

I just started fishing for bass this month, and I caught this one at lunch. It felt like it weighed between 1 and 2 lbs, but that's a guess.

Can any experienced anglers tell me what kind of bass this is? This was in Gaithersburg, MD. Thanks!

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Just looks like a good ole largemouth bass to me! Nice catch


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

Did a little river bassin' today from the kayak, plenty of bass, green ones and brown ones. Caught fish on: 6" Bullshad, Senko, T-rigged trick worm, t-rigged speed craw, war eagle spinnerbait, KVD 1.0, X-Rap, and a 1/4oz spro bucktail. They were very hungry so I just started experimenting with different baits.

 

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This fish ate a spinnerbait that I was bringing through a laydown, she tried to go back in and was rubbing my line on a log, I was so involved in the fight that I didn't realize what I was doing and rolled my kayak over! BUT I GOT THE FISH. Also recovered everything that fell out of the kayak. She was 19" long and spit up a 7" gizzard shad. People still wonder why I throw a bull shad...

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I put the bucktail on as a joke but I ended up doing extremely well with it, on both green and brown fish. If guys can do it on deep ledges I can do it in a shallow river right?


fishing user avatarBass catcher reply : 
  On 7/18/2015 at 4:59 AM, Catch and Grease said:

Just looks like a good ole largemouth bass to me! Nice catch

 

Thanks! I was not 100% sure it was even a bass, so at least I got that part right :)

 

I do have a little book that shows all the different kinds of fish, but everytime I pull one out of the lake they all kinda look the same to me...except for the catfish.


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fishing user avatarMARsSPEED reply : 
  On 7/18/2015 at 1:56 AM, Bass catcher said:

I just started fishing for bass this month, and I caught this one at lunch. It felt like it weighed between 1 and 2 lbs, but that's a guess.

 

Can any experienced anglers tell me what kind of bass this is? This was in Gaithersburg, MD. Thanks!

 

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Nice fish, looks like a golf couse you were fishing. Where was this at in Gaitherburg?


fishing user avatarBass catcher reply : 
  On 7/18/2015 at 9:51 PM, MARsSPEED said:

Nice fish, looks like a golf couse you were fishing. Where was this at in Gaitherburg?

 

I was at the upper lake at NIST.

 

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Got another nice one today. Wasn't expecting to pull this fish out of a laydown on a flipping jig. Thought for sure I had a 5lb largemouth. Nope, 18" 2.8lb smallie. Boy can they fight!


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

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GreenBack I mean BronzeBack...

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 

5 pounder on the Ned Rig! Hard to get perspective without someone else taking the pic, but it was officially 5 pounds even. 

 

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 7/19/2015 at 7:42 AM, Senko lover said:

5 pounder on the Ned Rig! Hard to get perspective without someone else taking the pic, but it was officially 5 pounds even. 

 

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Wow that's a pig! Looks like a pretty stout hook on that jighead?  Pretty heavy head too?


fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 

1/8 head. Casts pretty nicely on spinning tackle. It is a pretty stout hook, a lot of people say to set the hook lightly on a Ned Rig, but I set it pretty hard. Super sharp, had no problem hooking fish. 


fishing user avatardeep reply : 
  On 7/19/2015 at 6:34 AM, everythingthatswims said:

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Got another nice one today. Wasn't expecting to pull this fish out of a laydown on a flipping jig. Thought for sure I had a 5lb largemouth. Nope, 18" 2.8lb smallie. Boy can they fight!

 

 

Killing them!


fishing user avatardeep reply : 

Been on an awesome jig bite lately. There's absolutely nothing I like better than when they eat jigs on a long cast on or near the bottom.

 

41 keepers in ~10 hours on the water (3 trips), all over 13", none over 16" unfortunately.

 

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All on my walmart one dollar special jig (heavily modified of course).

 

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A Hudd68 type bass (wish I was clever enough to come up with that). These little fish pull SO hard.

 

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This fish at least has the length to girth ratio in its favor!

 

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Think I'll take a break for a few days.


fishing user avatarlivetofish28 reply : 

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5.8 pounds on a jig in a 3 hour Wednesday night tournament. Big fish and helped our other two fish to be good enough for 1st place with big fish. Pretty decent night.

 

 

 

Tight lines 

 

  Andrew


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 

Managed this guy on a senko from the kayak in the heat of the day... ~90 degrees and hotter in the sun  :dazed-7:

 

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fishing user avatarFishing Cowgirl reply : 

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Well I didn't catch the 7 lber like I was hoping for the Tournament. BUT I did catch a new personal best and my first Florida Trophy Catch Bass. Submitted it last night. 8.90 lbs, 26" length.

For the All About the Bass Benefit Tournament.


fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 

Had the pleasure of fishing with my bro in law Tyler. That is his first NJ LM bass. Set the hook so hard on that poor little guy he fell down.lol He lives in Texas and this was the first time I got to do some fishing with him and it was a treat. That guy has forgot more about bass fishing than I know and I am a better angler for just the few days I got to fish with him. Can't wait to do it again!

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That is a donkey even by Texas standards 

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fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 
  On 7/20/2015 at 9:21 PM, Fishing Cowgirl said:

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Well I didn't catch the 7 lber like I was hoping for the Tournament. BUT I did catch a new personal best and my first Florida Trophy Catch Bass. Submitted it last night. 8.90 lbs, 29" length.

For the All About the Bass Benefit Tournament.

d**n! That's a slob right there!
fishing user avatarthe reel ess reply : 

5 LB 1 OZ on a Chug'n Spook Jr, frog pattern from the kayak. It was almost dark as you can see from the photo. It only had one of the 6 trebles, under the jaw. I had to wear it down to get it lipped without wearing those hooks.

 

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fishing user avatarno39 reply : 

I fished an "undeveloped" lake a few weeks ago. Caught a bunch of largemouth and chain pickerels. It's nice to catch pristine fish every once a while.

 

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fishing user avatarhookset on 3 reply : 
  On 7/12/2015 at 1:20 AM, Mainebass1984 said:

Fishing has been good up here in the northeast !

 

Got this one the other day in Maine.

 

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That is a big ole pig for northern New England.

 

Beautiful Bass with nary a scratch on her. Great Job.


fishing user avatarhookset on 3 reply : 
  On 7/13/2015 at 10:40 AM, Jar11591 said:

Biggest of the year so far

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This was one of the thickest, roundest most healthy looking bass I've ever caught.

 

 

That Bass gets to feed often and in large quantities! 

 

Nice going there for the Northeast.


fishing user avatarMainebass1984 reply : 

Got another nice northern largemouth last Saturday. A 5 lb 5 oz largemouth from Lake Champlain.

 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Took a good friend out for his first time in over ten years. Spent most of the afternoon trip talking him through things and explaining everything- we got through where and how to cast & work the baits, how to do Texas rigs and then moved on to frogs. He ended up nailing a decent fish in the pads on a kicker frog and wrestling it out of some really thick cover- the guy was so stoked I don't think you could have slapped the smile off his face for the rest of the day haha... It felt so good to get him back in the saddle and see him really get into it. Way better than the few good fish I caught although that was cool too.

My friend

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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19" 2.6lbs swim jig

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17" 2.3lbs T-rig U-Tail worm

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BBZ dink action


fishing user avatarpunch reply : 

Trolling a DT4 in about 12-15 feet resulted in this very nice 32" pike last night. Not bad for a residential lake 15 minutes from my house! Gotta love Minnesota.  

 

 

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fishing user avatarNo Thanks I'll Bass reply : 

Tequila Sunrise YUM curly tail worm. Wasn't paying attention and my line had disappeared! That's what I found on the end of it!

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fishing user avatarAK-Jax86 reply : 

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Caught this Florida Trophy Catch certified beast yesterday around 1:30p when it was about 95°+ out here in Jacksonville, FL. It was awesome got her on the gopro too

When I stop being lazy I am gonna make a post about the year I have had it has been awesome, and if I throw my buddy's pics up it goes to unbelievable


fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 
  On 7/25/2015 at 8:51 PM, AK-Jax86 said:

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Caught this Florida Trophy Catch certified beast yesterday around 1:30p when it was about 95°+ out here in Jacksonville, FL. It was awesome got her on the gopro too

When I stop being lazy I am gonna make a post about the year I have had it has been awesome, and if I throw my buddy's pics up it goes to unbelievable

what a fatty! What she weigh?
fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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Skinny Girl. 20" 3.3lbs. 8" Rage Recon Worm


fishing user avataratcoha reply : 

Heres' mine:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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not much biting.


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

This one from a few days ago qualifies as fun By Catch or Nuisance, depending on your perspective.

 

A-Jay

 

https://youtu.be/5hVvcvw5nXs


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 7/26/2015 at 5:41 AM, A-Jay said:

This one from a few days ago qualifies as fun By Catch or Nuisance, depending on your perspective.

 

A-Jay

 

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Pretty fish AJ, I like the storage setup you have for all of those rods! 


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 7/26/2015 at 10:52 AM, everythingthatswims said:

Pretty fish AJ, I like the storage setup you have for all of those rods! 

 

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Thanks
 
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fishing user avatarno39 reply : 

I was just putting around side imaging areas and found an area where they dumped an old road bed in about 40 fow.  I mark the spots and troll over them and throw a down a dropshot.  This is what I got.

 

 

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There were four of these things on this pile.  I have never caught these channels out on the main lake before, or have them this color.

 


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 
  On 7/26/2015 at 2:19 PM, no39 said:

I was just putting around side imaging areas and found an area where they dumped an old road bed in about 40 fow.  I mark the spots and troll over them and throw a down a dropshot.  This is what I got.

 

 

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There were four of these things on this pile.  I have never caught these channels out on the main lake before, or have them this color.

Spawning male, they get really dark and really aggressive this time of the year when they're spawning. 


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

Got my second largest of the year so far on a buzzbait this past Thursday right after a torrential downpour that I got to thoroughly enjoy since my rain gear was in the truck.

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fishing user avatarvect0r reply : 

Caught this 20.5" guy back on the 4th on Monroe Lake in Indiana dragging a Zoom Ol' Monster on a 1/2 oz swinging jig head.  Only fish I caught all weekend.

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 7/26/2015 at 2:19 PM, no39 said:

I was just putting around side imaging areas and found an area where they dumped an old road bed in about 40 fow.  I mark the spots and troll over them and throw a down a dropshot.  This is what I got.

 

 

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There were four of these things on this pile.  I have never caught these channels out on the main lake before, or have them this color.

Nice Cat ~

 

And how long did it take on that first one before all that wishful thinking of "I hope this is a Bass" went out the window ?

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 
  On 7/26/2015 at 3:05 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

Got my second largest of the year so far on a buzzbait this past Thursday right after a torrential downpour that I got to thoroughly enjoy since my rain gear was in the truck.

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I love fishing buzzbaits in the rain, one of my favorite ways to fish. 


fishing user avatarno39 reply : 
  On 7/26/2015 at 3:04 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

Spawning male, they get really dark and really aggressive this time of the year when they're spawning. 

That makes sense.  I seen a group of them in a corner of the harbor but that was in 3 feet of water.  Do they also spawn in deep water too?

 

  On 7/27/2015 at 4:39 AM, A-Jay said:

Nice Cat ~

 

And how long did it take on that first one before all thank wishful thinking of "I hope this is a Bass" went out the window ?

 

A-Jay

Thanks.  Usually when I hook smallmouth they always make a run for the surface.  This guy wanted to stay planted on the bottom, but I was hoping that maybe 8lb smallies fight differently.


fishing user avatarABW reply : 

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Since I got a scale, this is my PB for now. 4 lbs even. Not too bad for this public pond that gets heavily fished. Caught at 5:30 AM the other day.


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 
  On 7/27/2015 at 6:47 AM, Senko lover said:

I love fishing buzzbaits in the rain, one of my favorite ways to fish. 

This was just after the rain. There wasn't much going on during that downpour. I love fishing in rain, but when it gets that heavy it seems like they shut down until it stops. I had a 10 minute window directly after the rain that it was on fire. 

 

  On 7/27/2015 at 10:16 AM, no39 said:

That makes sense.  I seen a group of them in a corner of the harbor but that was in 3 feet of water.  Do they also spawn in deep water too?

 

Thanks.  Usually when I hook smallmouth they always make a run for the surface.  This guy wanted to stay planted on the bottom, but I was hoping that maybe 8lb smallies fight differently.

I'm not 100% sure since most of our lakes aren't 40' deep anywhere in them, but I've caught them in what is considered deeper water here with full spawning colors on.

 

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fishing user avatarcdsmith14 reply : 

Caught this one on a rage craw. Unfortunately he swallowed hook completely so had to cut the line. Hate when that happens but just a part of fishing...

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fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 
  On 7/27/2015 at 7:55 PM, cdsmith14 said:

Caught this one on a rage craw. Unfortunately he swallowed hook completely so had to cut the line. Hate when that happens but just a part of fishing...

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/12981-how-do-i-remove-a-hook-a-bass-has-swallowed/page-2

 

Get a thin pair of forceps or needlenose pliers and leaving hooks in a fish will be a thing of the past if you follow the diagram in the above post. It's often better for them to die the relatively fast death from blood loss than to slowly starve if the hook has their throat pinned shut anyways. 


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

Spent the day catching bass on jigs!

9 keepers landed and a couple that came off.

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fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 

I wish I had some big bass to show off like everybody else. But I don't, so I'll show off the best of my recent little bass instead.

 

At a new lake one morning around 8:30, two old guys sitting on a porch see me paddle up to some pads and start taking about me, kind of loudly: "Look at that! He's fishing out of a kayak! it's got rod holders and everything! If he gets a big one it will drag him all over the lake, haha!"

 

Kayak Fishing: Still kind of exotic, it seems!

 

First cast to the pads, right in front of them, with a weightless t-rigged senko...2lbs even. I should have gotten the old guys in the picture.

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And I believe these may be my first two buzzbait fish ever, on a Cavitron yesterday morning:

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Under 2lb but both keepers. A third one that seemed bigger came unbuttoned kayakside, unfortunately. And there were a few more strikes I couldn't hook up with. I have had buzzbaits for years and used them off and on, but i don't remember ever getting one to produce before yesterday morning.


fishing user avatarJoe H. reply : 

Chunky little 3 lber.

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fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 
  On 7/29/2015 at 1:08 AM, MIbassyaker said:

I wish I had some big bass to show off like everybody else. But I don't, so I'll show off the best of my recent little bass instead.

 

At a new lake one morning around 8:30, two old guys sitting on a porch see me paddle up to some pads and start taking about me, kind of loudly: "Look at that! He's fishing out of a kayak! it's got rod holders and everything! If he gets a big one it will drag him all over the lake, haha!"

 

Kayak Fishing: Still kind of exotic, it seems!

 

First cast to the pads, right in front of them, with a weightless t-rigged senko...2lbs even. I should have gotten the old guys in the picture.

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And I believe these may be my first two buzzbait fish ever, on a Cavitron yesterday morning:

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Under 2lb but both keepers. A third one that seemed bigger came unbuttoned kayakside, unfortunately. And there were a few more strikes I couldn't hook up with. I have had buzzbaits for years and used them off and on, but i don't remember ever getting one to produce before yesterday morning.

 

Haha it's funny, I usually either catch a lot of small fish for a while and no bigguns, or catch one big one and then I can't get a bite for the rest of the week. It's worth it to me for a big bass, but it seems like I can't catch one right now after I caught a nice one last week. 

 

And get ready to get hooked on buzzbaits! Love those suckers. 


fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 
  On 7/29/2015 at 2:24 AM, Senko lover said:

Haha it's funny, I usually either catch a lot of small fish for a while and no bigguns, or catch one big one and then I can't get a bite for the rest of the week. It's worth it to me for a big bass, but it seems like I can't catch one right now after I caught a nice one last week. 

 

And get ready to get hooked on buzzbaits! Love those suckers. 

 

Hey, anything over keeper size up here is a quality fish, as far as I'm concerned! And I don't actually mind a day of dinks, either. But numbers and sizes have both been lower than usual for me this summer.


fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

Me and my son from last week

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fishing user avatarQUAKEnSHAKE reply : 

Finessing some lily pads with #8 Nanofil and 7'6" M/F SC Elite spinning set-up wacky senko. 18" 2.4# caught next to big branch in middle of pic. Let senko drop off pad and it hit.  Reared up and over the pads Nano for the win :smiley:

 

 

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fishing user avatarKarma reply : 

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not the greatest pic. Caught him and fix others of the same size using a tiny torpedo on a 3 rip and 3 second pause action.


fishing user avatarmnbassman23 reply : 

Few action pics from this past weekend. 

 

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fishing user avatarMainebass1984 reply : 

Got these 2 last weekend.

 

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5 lbs 4 oz

 

 

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5 lbs 9 oz


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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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Couple three pounders from my latest outing. River rose about 3' over night but since it's a tailwater, the reservoir kept the muddy water from making its way into the river. Made for a killer spinnerbait bite, tons of fun! 


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

Did a little night fishing Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Minus the nearly 3 dozen channel cats I caught on my bladed jigs and spinnerbaits, I caught 6 bass. 5 of them were less than a pound, one of them was my biggest of the year so far :) I hate night fishing during a full moon, but the plus side to the normally slow fishing is that I usually get a shot at a big one during a full moon. Slammed a black and blue War Eagle right as it was coming over a log and gave me all she had at 2:30 in the morning, 5lb 9oz.

 

Right when I caught her.

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Our morning photo shoot at the ramp before telling her goodbye.

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fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

Lets try this

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fishing user avatarscaleface reply : 

Caught these last night between midnight and 2 o'clock had a third one come off .Used a Rapala crankin Rap # 5 in red crawfish pattern. Caught them on shallow points .

 

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

Well... Sadly, life has gotten in the way and I haven't been able to fish for over a week. Had to complete other major priorities that come first. Worked hard and was able to fish today (August 01, 2015). Fished from ~11:30am - 3:15pm. Caught 3, largest was 1lb 06oz, 14 &1/4''.

 

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

Caught 4 today, largest was 2lb 05oz, 16 & 1/4''.

 

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarBooyahMan reply : 

Once the big mouths get to this size, they grab my attention. Nice round 16 incher from tonight.

 

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fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 

Got some decent fish from a local city lake just walking the bank (as my wife drove beside me in the car giving me the stink eye... She was pouting because one broke her off in the water willows, so obviously that meant "we" were done. :dazed-7: ) Snapped a picture of two of them. Pretty average for this lake. They were destroying a frog in the pockets of water in the water willows. Poor guys were cross eyed after the 7' Heavy rod and 65# braid slammed them home... :laugh5:

 

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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C&R proven once again. This is the fish from my profile photo that I caught 2 years ago, I'm shocked she is still alive, this is a REALLY old bass, her head is massive and she's very skinny, I'm thinking this fish might get one more spawn in but that's it. My brothers and I have caught her a few times over the years, (one of her pec fins has always been chopped in half so she's very recognizable) this fish normally doesn't look that rough, especially the one time we caught her pre-spawn.

Drop shotting a 4.5" yum sharpshooter. 6lb fluorocarbon leader. 24" only 5.35lbs. Hasn't grown an inch from the time I got her 2 years ago.


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

Caught 5 today, nothing of any size...

 

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Except for when it comes to the 4 legged variety...

 

 

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;)

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 

dropped in by the pond last night about 20 minutes before dark just to wet a line on the way back from cabela's....

3rd cast with the zara puppy on the *** spinning rod, new sedona 1000 reel and 6lb yozuri

 

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fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

Been noticing some catfish pics, so.....
I hooked this 11.86 flathead last summer while dragging a lizzard about 15' deep. He tried to straighten a 3.0 EWG

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

Birthday Bass + 48 Days Consistent Catching Bass.

 

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

Yeah!!!

 

50 Days Consistent Catching Bass!

 

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

Nice work man. Beautiful landscape too. Thanks for sharing.


fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 
  On 8/8/2015 at 1:16 PM, WolfyBrandon said:

Yeah!!!

 

50 Days Consistent Catching Bass!

 

That's amazing.

 

I'm at....7 days. The skunk may hide, but he is never far.

 

Are your pics all Lake Coeur d'Alene?


fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 
  On 8/8/2015 at 1:16 PM, WolfyBrandon said:

Yeah!!!

 

50 Days Consistent Catching Bass!

 

 

 

Its the beard!  :thumbsup4:


fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 
Not sure what that mark on the fish is? maybe a bird got it or something. Didn't seem to affect the fight in the fish. It took us straight into all kinds of heavy weeds. 

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I saw surface activity and cast right into it and this fish hit the super fluke like a run away freight train 

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Caught this at my fav pond

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This was a donkey 

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fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

Got some really nice ones recently:

 

19"er after dark

 

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4.25 lbs

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another 4.25 lber

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19.5 inches

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fishing user avatarEvanT123 reply : 

Empty boat launch just how I like it.

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And caught a couple good ones.

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fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 
  On 8/9/2015 at 1:51 AM, guitarglynn1 said:

 

Not sure what that mark on the fish is? maybe a bird got it or something. Didn't seem to affect the fight in the fish. It took us straight into all kinds of heavy weeds. 
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I saw surface activity and cast right into it and this fish hit the super fluke like a run away freight train 
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Caught this at my fav pond
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This was a donkey 
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I'd say heron for that wound. I see a lot of herons in my ponds hunting fish. 


fishing user avatarsquirtbait reply : 

Those r some nice looking fish. Did u catch them all from the bank? BH


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ August 08, 2015 ]

 

51 Days Consistent & Counting...

 

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamShackBandIdaho

Website: http://pjdestinymusic.wix.com/pjdestinymusic

 

A special thanks goes out to Jimi & Joe of the band JamShack for the Shoutout.

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatareinscodek reply : 

Lemme join the party then.. here the biggest from this morns good expedition.. 5 pounder 20"

big girl tried to jump and nearly cleared the water.. made me chuckle

 

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fishing user avatarwytstang reply : 

It was slow again so I pulled out my trusty (discontinued) Phenix vibrator jig in white/char, it has always been able to catch me a fatty. Paired it with a MegaStrike single tail grub in laminate smoke (great color fyi) and like always

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fishing user avatarAK-Jax86 reply : 

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Caught and released this Florida Trophy Catch Program fish today!


fishing user avatarsquirtbait reply : 

Nice!!! what did u catch that one on?? Where?? BH


fishing user avatarAK-Jax86 reply : 

Jacksonville FL on a senko


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 8/8/2015 at 1:16 PM, WolfyBrandon said:

Yeah!!!

 

50 Days Consistent Catching Bass!

 

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WolfyBrandon

That is a beautiful Largemouth. What was the weight?


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Nice afternoon to be out. Started off a little slow but figured out where the meat was lurking.

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And this absolute pig towards the end...

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fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 
  On 8/10/2015 at 9:10 AM, Master Bait said:

Nice afternoon to be out. Started off a little slow but figured out where the meat was lurking.

 

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And this absolute pig towards the end...

 

Froggin' in the afternoon in August?  I keep hearing about how I shouldn't waste my time...


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

Did a short float on the little river by my house. Caught a couple smallmouth, half a dozen largemouth, and even a fallfish. All on a Cavitron Buzzbait, the 1/4oz caught smallies and the 3/8oz caught largemouth. I stopped by a pond on my way out and hooked a giant kitty on the cavitron but he pulled off!

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 8/10/2015 at 9:23 AM, MIbassyaker said:

Froggin' in the afternoon in August? I keep hearing about how I shouldn't waste my time...

Yep. Move along! Nothing to see here!! Haha


fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 

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Caught this solid fish on a chatterbait this morning.


fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 
  On 8/11/2015 at 4:43 AM, Catch and Grease said:

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Caught this solid fish on a chatterbait this morning.

Nice bass it looks like it's blind in that eye!
fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 
  On 8/11/2015 at 7:31 AM, Jtrout said:

Nice bass it looks like it's blind in that eye!

That doesn't bother them at all lol. Had a buddy have a small mouth explode on a spook that was clouded in both eyes.


fishing user avatardeep reply : 

Finally caught one over 16" from this reservoir.

 

Stats for this year- excluding this fish- are as follows.

 

Maximum: 15"

Average: 14"

Minimum: 13"

Standard Deviation: Very very low!

 

 

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fishing user avatarRMcDuffee726 reply : 

Got on the water for a little while after work.  Today was gorgeous, and the bite was on!  In total I landed 6 fish all coming from around 12 feet on a black & blue swim jig.

 

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 8/13/2015 at 9:29 AM, deep said:

Finally caught one over 16" from this reservoir.

 

Stats for this year- excluding this fish- are as follows.

 

Maximum: 15"

Average: 14"

Minimum: 13"

Standard Deviation: Very very low!

 

 

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Dang, thought no one else knew about that rock pile...Judging from the pic you were right over top of it when you took this  :eyebrows: . We caught our first fish over 16" right there last time too.


fishing user avatarJoe H. reply : 

Brush hog:

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Senko:

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Jig:

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All on the EMTF. Sorry they're all tiny :D


fishing user avatarsquirtbait reply : 

looks like you had a good day Joe, any fish is better than no fish. BH


fishing user avatarJoe H. reply : 
  On 8/15/2015 at 8:49 AM, squirtbait said:

looks like you had a good day Joe, any fish is better than no fish. BH

That's right!


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

I've been a little... busy. ;)

 

[ August 09, 2015 ]

 

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[ August 10, 2015 ]

 

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[ August 12, 2015 ]

 

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[ August 13, 2015 ]

 

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Continued...


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
[ August 14, 2015 ]

 

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[ August 15, 2015 ]

 

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57 Days Consistent Catching Bass & Counting...

 

WolfyBrandon

fishing user avatarBooyahMan reply : 

First fish on a jig!

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Largest Smallie that my better half has caught to date:
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fishing user avatarRacerx reply : 

Out in the canoe, yesterday, with my boy. Drifting down the northeast shore of the lake, casting a Firetiger Rat L Trap. 1-1/2 pounder LMB.

 

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fishing user avatarsquirtbait reply : 

sweet. BH


fishing user avatarfisherrw reply : 
  On 8/15/2015 at 6:54 AM, Joe H. said:

Brush hog:

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Senko:

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Jig:

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All on the EMTF. Sorry they're all tiny :D

Nice job Joe any fish at cachuma is a good day
fishing user avatarsquirtbait reply : 

yea nice fish, Wolf those are some great pictures too. BH


fishing user avatarMN_Bassin reply : 

Caught my second personal best bass today! It was also my first fish on a baitcaster. She was 21" and I didn't have a scale, but I'm gonna guess around 6lbs give or take a few ounces.

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fishing user avatarsquirtbait reply : 

sweet MN, 6lb bass is nice for sure. What did you catch it on?? BH


fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 
  On 8/10/2015 at 6:24 AM, AK-Jax86 said:

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Caught and released this Florida Trophy Catch Program fish today!

That thing has been eatin' good!


fishing user avatarQUAKEnSHAKE reply : 

1st pic is my biggest from the past week

8# nanofil on supreme xt 7'6" M/F Croix Legend Elite using 1/8jighead w/keitech 4" swingimpact

around 3-1/2# 18"

 

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I like this cause of the trail it left

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fishing user avatarjtharris3 reply : 
  On 8/10/2015 at 6:24 AM, AK-Jax86 said:

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Caught and released this Florida Trophy Catch Program fish today!

BOOM!!


fishing user avatarjtharris3 reply : 
  On 8/15/2015 at 6:54 AM, Joe H. said:

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All on the EMTF. Sorry they're all tiny :D

Nice fish. I'm not trying to be a buzzkill but, it's really not good for the fish when you lay them on the hot rocks and sand.


fishing user avatarthe reel ess reply : 

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fishing user avatarMN_Bassin reply : 
  On 8/17/2015 at 8:25 AM, squirtbait said:

sweet MN, 6lb bass is nice for sure. What did you catch it on?? BH

A white skirted black jig, with a chartreuse paddle tail. The white and chartreuse combo is a killer up here in stained water. 


fishing user avatarJoe H. reply : 
  On 8/18/2015 at 12:41 AM, jtharris3 said:

Nice fish. I'm not trying to be a buzzkill but, it's really not good for the fish when you lay them on the hot rocks and sand.

Np, I see your point and I agree. Luckily the rocks weren't very hot that day, but I can still see how it could damage the fish's skin if it flops around. I made sure to get them back into the water in 30 seconds or less. Unfortunately there's not many other ways to take decent pics of the fish without a friend along. ;)
fishing user avatarRMcDuffee726 reply : 

Got out for 20 minutes tonight.  Caught a nice one and had to leave right after, I wish I could have stayed!

 

(8/20/15)


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

I've been having a tough time this past week. A few days ago (17th) I noticed the water I normally fish and always catch a ton of bass was not producing. I managed to catch one small fish that told me the secret. As I boat flipped him he spit up a Roboworm that had a tear in the nose from a dropshot...

 

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All day long for the next few days I only had tiny fish following the bait(s) and caught very few sizable fish. It's like someone came through and cleaned house on all the keepers and didn't practice catch & release. I've fished this area for the past 2 weeks+, caught and released all my fish, and never had a day like this even with all the pressure I put on it personally, but after the 17th - I could sure tell the difference, it was night and day!

 

To add to my frustration, almost every day I've lost the would be "fish of the day" either to break off, shaking off, or missing a topwater bait. Then today I got a late start, struggled to catch anything - risking losing my consistent streak, then slammed the hook home into I kid you not a potential personal best smallmouth 4.5-5lb? Ugh I was so stupid trying to rush the landing as I was excited, she darted and the line just snapped...  :cry3:

 

Headed out in the boat after 6:30pm, managed to catch a small one to stay consistent, but had same results with lack of larger fish. I was running and gunning - fishing slowly, fast. Finally I made the executive decision to change location in the evening, and...

 

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She was 4lb 02oz, 19 & 1/2''. (61 Days Consistent) 

 

Released Alive & Healthy

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:)

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 
Some fish from the last few times out and a bit of a mixed bag
 
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Caught these at a local pond. Always fun fishing at this little gem

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This pond donkey my sis caught came from the same pond

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One of the bigger pickerel I have ever caught. caught this on a swimbait which these things always hit. I love catching pickerel but I have had more bite offs this year than I ever remember. So it was nice to land this fish. Hook came right out and got this thing right back on its way. 

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Small but fun nonetheless 

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A couple pretty little things 

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 8/23/2015 at 2:12 AM, guitarglynn1 said:

 

Some fish from the last few times out and a bit of a mixed bag
 
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Caught these at a local pond. Always fun fishing at this little gem

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This pond donkey my sis caught came from the same pond

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One of the bigger pickerel I have ever caught. caught this on a swimbait which these things always hit. I love catching pickerel but I have had more bite offs this year than I ever remember. So it was nice to land this fish. Hook came right out and got this thing right back on its way. 

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Small but fun nonetheless 

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A couple pretty little things 

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Definately a mixed bag.

 

Nice Job & Congrats

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

No picture bass today. Caught 7, got caught in an absolute downpour, but it began like this...

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fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 

Went to a pond in Bowie by my house for a lil while only caught 2 the first was about 6 inches and the second went 2.11 both caught on a 4in Yamamoto senko

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fishing user avatarDevinFishing29 reply : 
  On 8/24/2015 at 5:50 AM, Jtrout said:

Went to a pond in Bowie by my house for a lil while only caught 2 the first was about 6 inches and the second went 2.11 both caught on a 4in Yamamoto senko

What rig did you use to catch those fish?


fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 

Yamamoto 4 inch senko weightless Texas rig on a 3/0 hook 10lb braid 7ft medium bps tourney special paired with a lews speen spin reel


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 

frog piggy. guess the weight!

 

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fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 

5-10 on the Booyah Counter Strike buzzbait, biggest of the year.

 

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fishing user avatarno39 reply : 

I went out to one of my favorite lakes and tried for some largemouth for a change.  This place is truly beautiful. 

 

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fishing user avatarJaw1 reply : 

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The first ones a little over 9. Here's my boys bank fish. I'm not sure who looks more worried the fish or my boy.


fishing user avatarArobb2012 reply : 

https://goo.gl/photos/LK7Bmgy4waP4KC1n9

biggest from sunday.


fishing user avatarSir Real reply : 

I sometimes go to a pond near work for some quick lunchtime fishing.  A couple of days ago, I grabbed my 5'6" light rod, tied on a 1/32 oz beetle spin.  I was going to try to catch some bluegill or crappie this time.  On the 3rd cast, I hooked this guy.  It was fun pulling him in on light gear.

 

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fishing user avatarKarma reply : 

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caught this one playing around in one of the ponds on our farm. Held onto the JJ's Magic dipped Chatterbait like trailer trash on meth.

 

first catch on a chatterbait to.


fishing user avatarNo Thanks I'll Bass reply : 

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5/16 ounce Booyah Baby Boo Jig in green pumpkin with a Hard Candy colored Rage Tail Baby Craw

5 lbs 21 inches


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

Tanker Pike from yesterday

 

A-Jay

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_45ZECs3Vbc


fishing user avatarnhpleasantlakebass reply : 

A few from yesterday morning 5-2 4-10 and the smaller was 3-8post-55200-0-33122400-1440768144_thumb.jpost-55200-0-41147500-1440768190_thumb.jpost-55200-0-63687100-1440768220_thumb.j


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

Had a first for me happen last night. I did some shore fishing from the small pond at my parents camp. I had a popper tied on and during the second cast something sucked it under. I hooked it, and it thrashed on the surface once then started tugging hard. I thought I had a real nice bass on the line just because of the weight and how hard it was tugging. When I banked it, this is what I find:

 

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Never caught two fish on one cast before, especially not on top water. I got 3 bass, all on a Storm chugbug in about 30 minutes of fishing.


fishing user avatarthe reel ess reply : 

Only one I caught today. But a nice one. 5.88 lbs. I had another good one come unbottoned before I got to see her.

Berkley Chigger Craw, black/blue. They won't let go of this bait!

 

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fishing user avatarFinCulture reply : 

bye bye froggy!

New Hamphire larry

nice 3 or so pounder caught on a hollow body yesterday in nh.


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

Did some kayak fishing today. Did pretty well! Between my friend and I we easily landed 75-100 bass, most of them being smallmouth in the 8-13" range, but we caught a few nice largemouth as well. 

 

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Biggest fish of the day 3.3lb, one of the prettiest largemouth I have ever caught. Watched him swim out of a laydown and eat my jig!

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A little swimbait love too

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Brown One

 

Fish were caught on squarebills, texas rigged creatures and worms, wacky rigged trick worms and senkos (wacky jighead), spinnerbaits, and an s-waver.

The bait of the day from around noon til 5 when we left was a stupid little 4" t-rigged senko with a 1/16oz bullet weight. Fished it just like a ned rig. Not the most interesting way to fish but we sure did get a lot of bites.


fishing user avatarthe reel ess reply : 
  On 8/30/2015 at 5:03 AM, Jar11591 said:

Had a first for me happen last night. I did some shore fishing from the small pond at my parents camp. I had a popper tied on and during the second cast something sucked it under. I hooked it, and it thrashed on the surface once then started tugging hard. I thought I had a real nice bass on the line just because of the weight and how hard it was tugging. When I banked it, this is what I find:

 

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Never caught two fish on one cast before, especially not on top water. I got 3 bass, all on a Storm chugbug in about 30 minutes of fishing.

I love the Chug Bug


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 
  On 8/30/2015 at 7:34 AM, the reel ess said:

I love the Chug Bug

My favorite popper!


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 
  On 8/30/2015 at 5:03 AM, Jar11591 said:

Had a first for me happen last night. I did some shore fishing from the small pond at my parents camp. I had a popper tied on and during the second cast something sucked it under. I hooked it, and it thrashed on the surface once then started tugging hard. I thought I had a real nice bass on the line just because of the weight and how hard it was tugging. When I banked it, this is what I find:

 

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Never caught two fish on one cast before, especially not on top water. I got 3 bass, all on a Storm chugbug in about 30 minutes of fishing.

That's really cool!


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

69 Days Consistent.

 

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;)

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarsquirtbait reply : 

I like when that happens Hank, two for one lol BH


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

Alright, so recently I had to pickup some new fishing gear. My main spinning reel's bail is going out, so I decided to pickup a replacement. I upgraded to a Pflueger President 6940x. I decided to also pick up another reel that was closer to what I was replacing, so I picked up a Shimano Sienna 4000. All I needed now was a rod and I remembered reading on these forums that a few people recommended the Berkley Lightning Rod Shock. I have messed around with them in stores for a while now and like the feel of them so I finally picked one up.

 

I paired the Pflueger President with my Shimano Convergence (7'0'' Medium-Heavy Power, Fast Action), and the Shimano Sienna with the Berkley Lightning Rod Shock (7'0'' Medium Power, Fast Action).

 

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[ August 30, 2015 ]

 

Well, this morning turned out to be cold, windy, and rainy (I really was not motivated to fish TBH). So I had my eye watching over the weather.

 

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While I was having lunch, it was looking like a break in the storm was coming and I would have a window of good weather around ~2:30pm. Sure enough around that time the rain stopped and the sun started to come out. I grabbed my Pflueger combo and started to fish around the marina - it didn't take long for me to become 70 Days Consistent.

 

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The weather really cleared up around 3:00pm and was the perfect time to head out in the boat. I grabbed both combos and away we went - I had an idea on how to "break-in" the new Lightning Rod Shock, Sienna Combo... :)

 

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After a short while I hooked into my second fish of the day, a little Smallmouth Bass.

 

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The bites were few and far between so I was covering a lot of water, I wasn't even getting a bite in some of the best spots so I just kept moving. Finally after rounding a point, I could hear the words I was waiting for... "I got one!"

 

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12'', 11oz - Smallmouth Bass (The first fish she has ever caught.)

 

So that settles that, the Lightning Rod Shock, Sienna Combo works. We kept fishing into the bay and it was still slow (no other fish were caught). It was getting time to head back and I was more than happy to let her catch the largest fish of the day.

 

Heh, that was until later that day... when I was just oh so curious to try that Lightning Rod Shock out for myself to see what all the hype was about, and that's when landed this one heck of a CHUNK of a bass...

 

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Umm, Football anyone???

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So yeah, confirmed - the Lightning Rod Shock works... Extremely Well:lol1:

 

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarmnbassman23 reply : 

Haven't been out much lately but managed a nice one this past Saturday. 

 

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fishing user avatarRMcDuffee726 reply : 
  On 9/1/2015 at 11:04 AM, mnbassman23 said:

Haven't been out much lately but managed a nice one this past Saturday. 

 

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Great looking color combo on that jig. Might need to try that out, and great fish!


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ September 01 2015 ] (71 Days Consistent)

 

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[ September 02 2015 ] (72 Days Consistent)

 

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[ September 03 2015 ] (73 Days Consistent)

 

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[ September 04 2015 ] (74 Days Consistent)

 

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WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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Just about knocked the rod out of my hands when he hit it! That's how a southern smallmouth is shaped Dwight  :eyebrows:


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ September 05, 2015 ]

 

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52° ? ? ?

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Ok I know summer is over, but it should feel like Fall not Winter!

 

That's ok though because...

 

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75 Days Consistent! :)

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarwytstang reply : 

Saw this little fella chasing it with all he had and to my surprised caught up to it and went for it. I'm loving the Mega Bug

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fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 
  On 9/6/2015 at 11:44 AM, everythingthatswims said:

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Just about knocked the rod out of my hands when he hit it! That's how a southern smallmouth is shaped Dwight  :eyebrows:

 

Nice one but I like the northern shape the best. :laugh5:


fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 

Keepers have remained elusive over the last month. So has spare time for fishing. Here's what bit, so here's what I caught, minus the really little guys:

 

2lb 5oz on a mojo-rigged baby brush hog:

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2lb 0oz on a 3.8 keitech fat swing impact + hornet underspin

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2lb 0oz, on a biospawn 6.5 plasmatail, weightless t-rigged.

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Biggest thing I caught was a decent pike a few days ago, about 5-6lb (sadly, no pic: only two hands + teeth + unsecured rod + spinnerbait still hanging in about 20lb of salad + kayak starting to drift = too awkward to dig out my phone).


fishing user avatareinscodek reply : 

Labor Day Largie 21" alil over 5 lbs

Got up real early on the holiday expecting to land the large ones early but only hooked the dinks til around 8am when she woke up..

Always nice to wake up on a holiday aside a big gal.

 

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 9/8/2015 at 2:46 AM, einscodek said:

Labor Day Largie 21" alil over 5 lbs

Got up real early on the holiday expecting to land the large ones early but only hooked the dinks til around 8am when she woke up..

Always nice to wake up on a holiday aside a big gal.

 

Nice Bass & one Serious Rubber Glove.

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarmnbassman23 reply : 

Found them in the slop this weekend. Happen to be hanging around a magical place with the coolest trees you'll ever see. Landed a bunch of solid fish on the frog and t-rig but this one stood out at 5.56lbs. 

 

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ September 06, 2015 ]

 

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76 Days Consistent.

 

[ September 07, 2015 ]

 

77? How About 7+ Pounds of Bass!

 

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77 Days Consistent.

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 
  On 9/8/2015 at 9:41 AM, mnbassman23 said:

 Happen to be hanging around a magical place with the coolest trees you'll ever see.

 

I grew up in MN, and I think I recognize that place! 

 

Kinda hazy, though -- been ages since I was there, and there may have been some....controlled substances involved...


fishing user avatarNJSalt reply : 
I need to get back here...

 

 

5.3 and 4.8lb

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5.1lb

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fishing user avatarBig C reply : 
  On 9/8/2015 at 9:41 AM, mnbassman23 said:

Found them in the slop this weekend. Happen to be hanging around a magical place with the coolest trees you'll ever see. Landed a bunch of solid fish on the frog and t-rig but this one stood out at 5.56lbs. 

 

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Those are happy little trees.


fishing user avatareinscodek reply : 
  On 9/8/2015 at 8:05 AM, A-Jay said:

 

Nice Bass & one Serious Rubber Glove.

 

A-Jay

 

Yup I wear big loose oversized one from Harbor Fright so I can slip it on like lightning and grip the gals


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 9/8/2015 at 9:41 AM, mnbassman23 said:

Found them in the slop this weekend. Happen to be hanging around a magical place with the coolest trees you'll ever see. Landed a bunch of solid fish on the frog and t-rig but this one stood out at 5.56lbs. 

 

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That is really funny !

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarMainebass1984 reply : 

Fishing has been great up here in the northeast. Got a couple good ones last Saturday.

 

In the early morning fog

 

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5 lb 5 oz

 

Later on in the afternoon

 

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7 lbs 4 oz


fishing user avatarno39 reply : 

Haven't caught anything remarkable as of recent but here's a healthy pickerel.

 

 

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
[ September 10, 2015 ]

 

I've seen a school of ~6-9 Largemouth Bass all between 1 & 1/2 to 3 & 1/2 pounds, over the past few days... I've thrown a Tube, Beaver, Squarebill, Spinnerbait, & Popper. They would reveal themselves but showed no interest to strike or bite. That was until today...

 

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They're in trouble now!

 

80 Days Consistent.

 

WolfyBrandon


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The Potomac river was a cruel, cruel place today! The wind was so bad that we would just motor up a creek and drift down the banks to fish, if there was a laydown you had one shot at making a presentation. Couple that with a high pressure system and things were just lovely....My first fish came on a texas rigged baby brush hog pitching it at the edge of the grass, the second one came on the edge of the grass with a senko. 

 

Two bass for 5.13lbs was enough to get third place and lock in a shot in the State Championship this spring! Winning weight was 11.8, the only kid who caught a limit. Second place had 3 bass for 6 something. A huge thanks to those on BR who gave me some pointers on fishing the Potomac!


fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 
  On 9/11/2015 at 1:33 PM, WolfyBrandon said:

 

[ September 10, 2015 ]
 
I've seen a school of ~6-9 Largemouth Bass all between 1 & 1/2 to 3 & 1/2 pounds, over the past few days... I've thrown a Tube, Beaver, Squarebill, Spinnerbait, & Popper. They would reveal themselves but showed no interest to strike or bite. That was until today...
 
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They're in trouble now!
 
80 Days Consistent.
 
WolfyBrandon

 

I think something is up with your pics, Wolfy -- they're not all showing up. Unless it's just me, but I don't think it is.


fishing user avatarNo Thanks I'll Bass reply : 

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Tore them up Saturday morning! Biggest was 3lb 10oz.


fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 

Believe it or not, those three on the top are different bass, all caught with a dropshot rig within 15 minutes of each other. And that big catfish that slammed my H20 swimbait, yeah I though I had a new pb on. 

 

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fishing user avatarWill Catchum reply : 

Briery Creek this past Saturday. post-19616-0-13621900-1442371291_thumb.j


fishing user avatarSir Real reply : 

3rd cast with a white Booyah buzz bait about 2 feet off the bank. Sorry for the poor perspective on this picture. I didn't have my scale so I don't know the weight but she measured 23.5 inches and had a thick back. Really the biggest of the year so far. Any estimates on the weight?

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 8/23/2015 at 2:12 AM, guitarglynn1 said:

Some fish from the last few times out and a bit of a mixed bag

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Caught these at a local pond. Always fun fishing at this little gem

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This pond donkey my sis caught came from the same pond

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One of the bigger pickerel I have ever caught. caught this on a swimbait which these things always hit. I love catching pickerel but I have had more bite offs this year than I ever remember. So it was nice to land this fish. Hook came right out and got this thing right back on its way.

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Small but fun nonetheless

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A couple pretty little things

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What lake you at in the second pic, not the local pond.
fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 
  On 9/17/2015 at 5:36 AM, boostr said:

What lake you at in the second pic, not the local pond.

 

boostr that is round valley reservoir. Not sure if you have ever been out there? If you have not been and if you ever check it out, look up spruce run reservoir as well. It is right around the corner from round valley. 


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 9/17/2015 at 12:10 AM, Sir Real said:

3rd cast with a white Booyah buzz bait about 2 feet off the bank. Sorry for the poor perspective on this picture. I didn't have my scale so I don't know the weight but she measured 23.5 inches and had a thick back. Really the biggest of the year so far. Any estimates on the weight?

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6-7lbs. I caught a 23 this summer with similar proportions and I was like oh yeah this fish will go 8. Scale said 5.9 lol...Humbling


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 9/17/2015 at 9:27 AM, guitarglynn1 said:

boostr that is round valley reservoir. Not sure if you have ever been out there? If you have not been and if you ever check it out, look up spruce run reservoir as well. It is right around the corner from round valley.

Thanks, yeah I know where its located, I've been wanting to make a Kayak fishing trip out there. It's about 45 min from where I'm at.


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ September 19, 2015 ]

 

Headed out with a friend and caught a few...

 

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Then we decided to move to a new location, and when we did the fish finder looked like this...

 

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I figured I had better throw the Rapala DT-10 that I had tied on, and it's a good thing I did because...

 

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Fish of the day! 87 Days Consistent.

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ September 20, 2015 ]

 

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... 88 Days Consistent!

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarScarborough817 reply : 

unfortunately no pics but i was able to find a nice 5lb 1oz largemouth this weekend caught her on a kvd swimjig in bluegill with a castaic jerky j in bluegill. 

 

there were also a lot of smaller ones on a livetarget pumpkin seed squarebill and a couple 2-3 pounders on a strike king buzzbait in sexy shad


fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 
  On 9/21/2015 at 12:38 PM, WolfyBrandon said:
[ September 20, 2015 ]

 

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... 88 Days Consistent!

 

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Awesome man! Keep it up that is a beautiful bass u got there!


fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 

Left home at 6. On the water by 7. PB at 9:35. Made it to work by noon.

 

At least I think it's a PB; It's my longest bass and the heaviest I've weighed with an accurate scale.  5lb 2oz, and just short of 21"

 

The pic does not do it justice:

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On a 3/8 Cavitron, black on black.


fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 
  On 9/26/2015 at 4:00 AM, MIbassyaker said:

Left home at 6. On the water by 7. PB at 9:35. Made it to work by noon.

At least I think it's a PB; It's my longest bass and the heaviest I've weighed with an accurate scale. 5lb 2oz, and just short of 21"

The pic does not do it justice:

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On a 3/8 Cavitron, black on black.

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Congrats on the new PB.


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 9/26/2015 at 4:00 AM, MIbassyaker said:

Left home at 6. On the water by 7. PB at 9:35. Made it to work by noon.

 

At least I think it's a PB; It's my longest bass and the heaviest I've weighed with an accurate scale.  5lb 2oz, and just short of 21"

 

The pic does not do it justice:

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On a 3/8 Cavitron, black on black.

The 'ol 3/8 Cavitron sure can catch some fish


fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 
  On 9/26/2015 at 9:00 AM, everythingthatswims said:

The 'ol 3/8 Cavitron sure can catch some fish

Up until this year I had never caught a fish on a buzzbait despite having several and using them off and on for years. I bought some cavitrons on the strength of recommendations on this board, resolved to be a little more persistent than usual and, boom, like magic, they produce. They've been far and away my most productive topwater this year.


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

Here's a Last Cast Fatty from the other day.

 

A-Jay

 


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 9/26/2015 at 9:13 AM, MIbassyaker said:

Up until this year I had never caught a fish on a buzzbait despite having several and using them off and on for years. I bought some cavitrons on the strength of recommendations on this board, resolved to be a little more persistent than usual and, boom, like magic, they produce. They've been far and away my most productive topwater this year.

And in a kayak we can make long casts keeping the buzzbait within a foot of the bank fishing parallel. That's deadly :eyebrows: .


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

Fishing was slow Thursday, but I made up for it by catching my biggest bass of the year so far. 5lb 15oz on one of my homemade bladed jigs in Golden Shiner color.

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Caught a couple nice ones flipping the grass at a little local lake Friday morning too.

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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Cavitron And War Eagle were the main players today. Brown ones and green ones


fishing user avatarABW reply : 

on a gummy worm???????

 

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fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 
  On 9/28/2015 at 3:47 AM, ABW said:

on a gummy worm???????

 

 

 

My wife has the paranoid fear that one day she will grab a pack of gummy worms from the cupboard to snack on, and discover upon putting one in her mouth that I've accidentally swapped them with powerbait.


fishing user avatarScarborough817 reply : 

My first time ledge fishing and cranking i found this beauty. weight in at 4.36 caught on a strike king rage blade in green pumpkin with a blade minnow trailer

 

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Sorry for the terrible angle i know you can't really tell how big the fish is 


fishing user avatarEvanT123 reply : 

A couple decent ones from earlier.

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

Had an hour to kill after school, the rain was dumping so the current was picked up in the river and fish were holding by runoff creeks. caught 8 on a chatterbait, these two were the biggest.

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fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

yes sir!

 

Well done


fishing user avatarAK-Jax86 reply : 

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Caught on a Booyah Pad Crasher in Albino, my favorite frog! I cut the legs at the tip of the frog nose then I snipped another 1/2inch off and I have never had an issue with the hook set. At first I thought I cut the frog too short so I ordered another one, by the time it arrived it has stayed in the box and this one has never came off my rod except to re tie.


fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 

PB! Got her on a Savage Gear line thru trout (6")... She went 7-3 beating my previous PB by 9oz

 

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

A lot has happened recently, and is too much to post right now... but here are some updates. (The Fall Feed Is In Full Swing, Bass Are Schooling In The Shallows.)

 

[ September 22, 2015 ]

 

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90 Days Consistent.

 

[ September 26, 2015 ]

 

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[ September 29, 2015 ]

 

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95 Days Consistent.

 

[ September 30, 2015 ]

 

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"Split-Lip" LMB (3rd Time Caught)

96 Days Consistent.

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 9/30/2015 at 9:10 PM, NEjitterbugger said:

PB! Got her on a Savage Gear line thru trout (6")... She went 7-3 beating my previous PB by 9oz

 

First photo looks like Matt Allen Jr.


fishing user avatarjitterbug127 reply : 

Here you go


fishing user avatardeep reply : 

Stay on them guys!


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ October 04, 2015 ]

 

So today is the special day I've been waiting for... Let me start off by saying that it just so happens to be the day that there was also a bass tournament on the lake. I could see bass boats running up and down the lake like crazy. I raised my arm and fishing combo in the air and cheered many of them on as they passed by the marina at full speed waving back at me. I don't know the details of the tournament yet, but I decided to head out in the boat around 2:20pm to see if I could hold my own against them...

 

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I managed to talk to a few of them, and I guess the tournament was already over. The guys in the 2nd to last pic had one decent one in the livewell that they released as they were leaving the area. I will be honest and say my goal was to go out and catch something while i was out in the boat with all the pressure that was put on the lake from the tournament. I don't want to admit how many docks and miles of shoreline that I fished and didn't even get a single bite! That is the reality of the pressure that was put on the lake. All I can say is - no matter where I fished, a bass boat was within sight, and sometimes a new one would pull in behind me or ahead of me (respectfully). All I can think about is the question of how many boats fished each of those docks today, 5? 10? 15?...

 

Well... luckily I learned early on that sometimes to stay consistent I need to stay and fish the area I know best. That's why before I head out in the boat I always faithfully fish the prime spots at the marina that I know hold bass, and...

 

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That is why I am 100 Days Consistent!!!

 

:D

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarScarborough817 reply : 

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ October 05, 2015 ]

 

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3lb 07oz, 17 & 1/2"

 

Release

 

101 Days Consistent!

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarBig C reply : 
  On 10/2/2015 at 3:52 PM, everythingthatswims said:

First photo looks like Matt Allen Jr.

 

 

That's hilarious, so true.

 

Congrats, Wolfy on 101 days consistent.  Great accomplishment.


fishing user avatarMontanaro reply : 

5lb 10 oz. Missed big fish by 1 oz. 2nd biggest fish of year for the club.

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fishing user avatarmonkeyman3dee reply : 

Jig fishing. Only one of the day, slammed it no subtle jig bite! Put up a good fight.

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ October 08, 2015 ]

 

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102 Days Consistent.

 

[ October 10, 2015 ]

 

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103 Days Consistent.

 

[ October 11, 2015 ]

 

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104 Days Consistent. ;)

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

The shallow bite was on today. 8 spots, and this bonus LM at nearly 3 lbs, made for a decent early fall day.

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

The only one from this past Friday. Took the yak out for a couple of hours at a not new to me, but new to the yak and being on the water spot. The yellow perch were vicious, they kept giving me false hope. My Frogg Toggs rain gear worked great because it started pouring after this catch.

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fishing user avatarkevin///mlee reply : 

On the drop shot.

 

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fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 

Solid bass I caught on a BPS Boss Shad Swimbait today, he had a belly on him!

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fishing user avatarogbfishing reply : 
  On 10/14/2015 at 12:56 AM, Catch and Grease said:

Solid bass I caught on a BPS Boss Shad Swimbait today, he had a belly on him!

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you have the longest toes I think I have ever seen


fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 

I think its the camera haha I've got Terradactyl feet in that picture hahaha


fishing user avatarThe Real Bigfoot reply : 
  On 10/14/2015 at 12:56 AM, Catch and Grease said:

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Welcome to the family.  Now all you need to do is stop getting haircuts and slink through the woods unseen.  Nice fish by the way.


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ October 12, 2015 ]

 

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105 Days Consistent...

 

Unfortunately I now have to put down my fishing gear, and pick up my rifle as this Saturday (17th) is opening day for deer season. My love for hunting is the same as fishing and sadly I can't do both at the same time. I will be hunting non-stop for possibly the next two months looking for hopefully my 6th 5x5 or larger whitetail buck. Then I will be looking for my elk. So until I fill my tags, fishing is now put on the back burner...  :cry3:

 

If it's too late in the season when I fish again and happen to zero, I'm happy with 105 Days Consistent.

 

WolfyBrandon


fishing user avatarRetired@176 reply : 

Nice surprise today while finesse fishing from my dock on a worm landed a nice rainbow

 

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fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 

Got this stout 5.1 on one of the 4" huddleston weedless shads right before sundown.. Got em real shallow in 1-2 ft of water

 

Happy fall!

 

 

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fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 

^^^Dang Bugger, that is a stud. You coulda said 7 and I would have believed it.


fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 
  On 10/18/2015 at 8:41 AM, Smokinal said:

^^^Dang Bugger, that is a stud. You coulda said 7 and I would have believed it.

 

I need to find my measuring board, she was pretty short but certainly was mature!


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

Had to help stack some wood this morning, and afterwords the landowners let me fish their pond, didn't look like much, silted in cow pasture pond but I never pass up a chance to fish! Caught 4 fish in 45 minutes, all of them healthy 2.5-3lb class fish. Bluegill DT4 did the damage

 

This evening I fished a little stretch of river that is a wintering hole, and fish are already stacking up... Nothing much heavier than 2 pounds, but 27 largemouth in 3 hours, all but 4 of them on the bluegill DT4, tons of fun!

 

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Yeah they wanted it


fishing user avatarABW reply : 

3.5 lbs on a 110 JR :D

 

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
  On 10/17/2015 at 5:08 AM, WolfyBrandon said:

I will be hunting non-stop for possibly the next two months looking for hopefully my 6th 5x5 or larger whitetail buck.

 

Deer Season ended early for me, back to fishing until Elk Season...

 

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/164347-wolfybrandons-2015-buck/

 

:D

WolfyBrandon


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It was so good yesterday that I decided to go back...28 this time  :eyebrows:


fishing user avatarDerekbass02 reply : 
  On 10/17/2015 at 9:34 AM, Retired@176 said:

Nice surprise today while finesse fishing from my dock on a worm landed a nice rainbow

 

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I'm pretty sure that fish is a brown trout. Nice trout btw


fishing user avatardeep reply : 

Bluebird.

 

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fishing user avatarBooyahMan reply : 

First fish landed on a buzzbait and I'm a buzzbait believer now! 19 inches and second biggest for me this year. 

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Put in 7 hours today on the kayak for 9 fish. Slowwwwwww. This was the only nice one, taped out at 18". Hit a chatterbait a few feet from my kayak in crystal clear water, very cool to watch!


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

MEH!

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fishing user avatarJoe H. reply : 

The 6.1 I caught right before the 8. Broke my PB twice in less than an hour! :D
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fishing user avatarlong island basser reply : 

Largest of 9 boated from this past Saturday.

4.2 lbs caught on t/rig 4" pitboss.

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fishing user avatarS10rman88 reply : 
Have not gotten much largemouth bass fishing done lately been focusing on these guys before we winterize the boat

 

One of the small schoolies caught on spinning gear using a Kastmaster on Friday

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30 Incher caught while trolling on Saturday

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fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

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10+Lber


fishing user avatarmnbassman23 reply : 

2 weekends ago my father in law and I got out for a few hours and put together a solid bag including this 6.92lber. Thought we finally clipped the 7lb mark but just a bit shy. Checked on 2 scales with the same weight reading. Choked a homemade jig I made for him last winter. 

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fishing user avatarMothercanucker reply : 

Length of a 3 pounder. Belly of a 5 pounder.

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fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 

Another mixed bag. Past couple of months the pickerel bite has been on and the bass bite has been slow for me, so I have been throwing cranks and spinners at the pickerel. 

 

Got this one on a yellow perch shad shallow

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This one kept following the shad shallow but would not hit it. I changed to a booyah super shad spinner and first cast it hit it like a run away freight train. Wet my hands, got a pic and back it went.  

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caught my first salmon. I was fishing for bass but the salmon schools are very active right now and shallow. I was in the right place right time. This one was feeding aggressively at the surface and I cast into the ruckus and it went right after it. Super cool fish.

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For over a month I have not caught many bass and any I have caught have been small. But fun!

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This is my biggest bass in over a month. The bite seems to be picking up again. Lots of follows on this day but none would commit. Finally caught this on a huckleberry salty sinker wacky rigged. 
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fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 

From Friday Oct 30th,

 

Fished for 5 hours and got 5 bites... All were over 3 lbs the biggest was pushing 4, d**n good day as far as quality goes in my eyes and had a good time finding them.

 

The Outkast RTX jig with a rage craw on the back got three and the line thru trout got two...

 

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fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 
  On 10/29/2015 at 11:39 AM, mnbassman23 said:

2 weekends ago my father in law and I got out for a few hours and put together a solid bag including this 6.92lber. Thought we finally clipped the 7lb mark but just a bit shy. Checked on 2 scales with the same weight reading. Choked a homemade jig I made for him last winter. 

 

 

That is quite a fish! What a TANK  :respect-059:


fishing user avatarSir Real reply : 

There's a county park near work with a small pond.  I head over there often for about 45 minutes of lunchtime fishing.  Caught this one today on a 3/8 ounce Z-Man Chatterfrog.  I didn't have a scale but it measured 22 inches.

 

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fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

That's freakin awesome!


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 

:fishing2:

 

 

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fishing user avatarCyacnba reply : 

Caught this 7.5lb bass on my third cast with a jig today. Missed a couple of bites, but I still managed to catch 7, one of them weighting 5.45lb. I still can't believe this small ponds holds such big bass

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fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 

^^^Nice New England fish!


fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 

Caught this at a pond I have only fished a few times. It runs right along a quarry I fish and it was very windy and I was having a tough go of it at the quarry. I figured I would jump over to the pond for a few which was much calmer. Caught this on a wacky rigged salty sinker.

 

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fishing user avatarJoe H. reply : 

Lake Lopez this weekend with fisherrw. Nothing huge, got a 4-4, two 4-1's, one 4, and a 3-3. Caught probably 50 fish, Mostly largemouth with a couple smallmouth and crappie.

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fishing user avatarfisherrw reply : 

good fishing out there deep cranks, dropshots and tubes are your best bets. biggest fish for the weekand was 4'4 pounds with a 4'1 and a 4 behind them...


fishing user avatarhzzhangc reply : 

My two recent catches. Unfortunately didn't measured the weight. Anyone has some idea? 

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fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

The big fish were eating this week for me! Wednesday was my biggest smallmouth of the year at 4lb 11oz on a Luck-E-Strike STX jerkbait.

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Thursday I only got 3.5 hours of fishing and I took too long to figure them out. Once I did though, I caught 2 4lb 10oz, a 4lb 12oz, and a 5lb largemouth. First one ate a homemade brush jig, the last 3 were on my homemade bladed jigs in black and blue. 

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 11/9/2015 at 11:34 AM, hzzhangc said:

My two recent catches. Unfortunately didn't measured the weight. Anyone has some idea? 

Is that a SK series 3 crankbait? Basing it off of that the first fish looks to be about 2-2.5 and the second 3-3.5 but I could be totally wrong. Those are really healthy bass! Did you get a length on them?


fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 

Best bass from yesterday.

 

 

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fishing user avatarWIGuide reply : 
This last weekend, due to time constraints I didn't get out as much as I wanted. Still managed to hook into a 30"+ Northern, some walleyes, a few bass, and a crappie who seems to have found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time! The smallie came in at 19.5". Not a bad weekend at all, just makes me wonder how much better it could have been with more time. 





fishing user avatarJake the Cake reply : 

Fishing our farm ponds!!!  Always a good time

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fishing user avatarJake the Cake reply : 
  On 11/11/2015 at 6:35 AM, Jake the Cake said:

Fishing our farm ponds!!!  Always a good time

 

 

Except the Gar and the big ol' Catfish.  Those were on our trotlines on Table Rock.


fishing user avatarFin Stalker reply : 

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Caught on a gill patterned swim jig w/a Big EZ paddle tail trailer.


fishing user avatar*Hank reply : 

BASSIN AT LOPEZ LAKE CA-

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fishing user avatarfisherrw reply : 
  On 11/11/2015 at 1:43 PM, *Hank said:

BASSIN AT LOPEZ LAKE CA-

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good going hank!


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
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A-Jay

fishing user avatarmnbassman23 reply : 

Last fish of the year for me since I winterized the boat today. Went out with a bang. 5.79lbs on a Dream Smasher Swimbait. 

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 11/11/2015 at 1:43 PM, *Hank said:

BASSIN AT LOPEZ LAKE CA-

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A couple of those are some really pretty bass! Nice and round  :eyebrows:


fishing user avatarfisherrw reply : 
  On 11/12/2015 at 10:08 AM, mnbassman23 said:

Last fish of the year for me since I winterized the boat today. Went out with a bang. 5.79lbs on a Dream Smasher Swimbait. 

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wow nice fish so fat!!


fishing user avatarJoe H. reply : 
  On 11/12/2015 at 10:08 AM, mnbassman23 said:

Last fish of the year for me since I winterized the boat today. Went out with a bang. 5.79lbs on a Dream Smasher Swimbait. 

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Sweet!
fishing user avatarJoe H. reply : 
  On 11/13/2015 at 11:19 AM, everythingthatswims said:

A couple of those are some really pretty bass! Nice and round  :eyebrows:

I know haha some of those fish we caught that day were surprisingly healthy considering the drought and lopez's overabundance of panfish and lack of baitfish
fishing user avatarJoe H. reply : 

Probably eating the bluegill lol


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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21" on my trusty DT4.....Not sure how all that red stuff got in the photo, my camera must be acting up  :eyebrows:


fishing user avatarRick Howard reply : 

I've been struggling but here are a few from a recent outing.

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fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

nice one, gentleman.

 

Very nice pike A-jay


fishing user avatarRick Howard reply : 

Managed to sneak out for a bit today.... This and a few pickerel were it....

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Haven't been out in a while. Things have been pretty crazy with work and the mountain and ski season approaching. Managed to get out today for a couple hours though, and the skunk was nowhere to be found thankfully. Landed a bunch of really nice fish. The jerkbait bite was head and shoulders above every other presentation. It was awesome.

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Lol

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And the exclamation point:

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Cheers!!


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

The river I fish was really blown out today, but since it's a tailwater, the mud hadn't made its way through the reservoir yet, and I decided to try and catch a bass. The places I normally walk around on (dry land) to fish would have been well over my head in depth and had too much current rolling through them for a bass (largemouth) to even think about setting up shop. There were some very small eddies up against the bank that I figured the bass had to be sitting in, there was no where else to go! The brush was pretty bad so I would walk up, and drop the bait straight into the brush. Water was pretty cold so I would just jiggle the shakey head around a little bit then dead stick it in 5-10 second intervals. Shockingly I caught 7 bass in about 2 hours. I didn't even expect a bite!

 

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I pulled two 2lb bass from this eddy on back to back pitches (more like freespool's to the bottom)


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

My last bass of 2015. I caught this last week and decided I would put the gear away for the winter

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fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

Caught 8 today, 4 LM, 4 Spots. Threw a gold/black Red Eye, Yum Craw, and a Zoom Shakeytail that this 20", 4.26 lb hoss could'nt resist. Water temps around 57 with little to no wind.

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fishing user avatarguitarglynn1 reply : 

My sister and bro law flew in for the holiday so we all did some fishing. My bro law was most interested in trying to catch a salmon because he never has had an opportunity to fish for them. So we went with medium shiners and a split shot rig. 

 

My sister caught this salmon not long after we got set up. She had a huge birds nest and after it all got cleaned up it turns out a fish was on the line. The legend of the salmon lives!

 

 

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This bass inhaled the hook. A littler work but we got it out no problem and the fish was on its way good to go

 

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Tyler caught his first pickerel ever. They don't have these where he is from. It started squirming and he threw it back in lol

 

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We put some weight on plenty of pickerel on this day. They were taking shiners left and right 

 

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The legend lives

 

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fishing user avatarDerekbass02 reply : 

Are you sure those are salmon? They look like Brown Trout to me.


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 12/2/2015 at 12:03 AM, Derekbass02 said:

Are you sure those are salmon? They look like Brown Trout to me.

Landlocked Atlantic salmon look a lot like browns, the fish pictured look to be salmon to me.

 

The jaw in relation to the eye on salmon and brown trout is similar to spots vs. largemouth. (The jaw on a salmon does not extend beyond the eye)


fishing user avatarDerekbass02 reply : 

Ok I was just wondering because they looked alot like brown trout.


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Caught 8 today after school. River was up and had every fish within 3 feet of the bank. I caught some on a shakey head but it got hung up too much so I fished a 1/8oz texas rig with a trick worm and a baby d-bomb. Fished SLLLOOOWWWW. Any bass is a victory for me from December through mid March!


fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 
  On 12/3/2015 at 10:17 AM, everythingthatswims said:

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Caught 8 today after school. River was up and had every fish within 3 feet of the bank. I caught some on a shakey head but it got hung up too much so I fished a 1/8oz texas rig with a trick worm and a baby d-bomb. Fished SLLLOOOWWWW. Any bass is a victory for me from December through mid March!

Nice fish! What river are you fishing?


fishing user avatarGetBent reply : 

Coulple of small ones on my first time to try a jig.

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 12/6/2015 at 7:34 AM, GetBent said:

Coulple of small ones on my first time to try a jig.

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"small ones"  :laugh5:  Texas


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Small Fatties


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

Baby d-bomb is still catching here in VA. I had to go to a 1/16oz texas rig though, the fish are so slow that 1/8th was not doing it. They don't really fight in these temperatures  :laugh5:

 

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fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 
  On 12/9/2015 at 12:27 PM, everythingthatswims said:

 They don't really fight in these temperatures  :laugh5:

 

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I'm afraid to ask just what those water temps are.


fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

Hit Lake Norman with my cousin this afternoon. Caught 9, including doubling up on this pair! We found water temps had dropped significantly in the last week, down to the 54-55 degree range, and stained. We fished up the lake near the state park. We threw lipless cranks and Zoom plastics.

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fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 

So yesterday i was fishing my local lake on my lunchbreak throwing a jig around caught nothing. So i leave and go to the giant in a shopping center across the street and i run into a guy who ive seen fishing at the lake. I tell him i had no luck so he tells me i just caught a 7lber outta the lake im like no way hes like yeah its in my truck! So i go take Look and didnt look like a 7 so i offered my scale...4.3 was the weight! Dang fisherman stories lol heres a pic of it

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fishing user avatarWill Catchum reply : 

Not a beast but I'll take it for December 13th.

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fishing user avatardeep reply : 

Caught a few on a spoon and a couple on a jig earlier today. Mostly small and barely legal.

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fishing user avatarHoosierHawgs reply : 
  On 12/19/2015 at 5:28 AM, deep said:

Caught a few on a spoon and a couple on a jig earlier today. Mostly small and barely legal.

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Are you fishing that as a jigging spoon? Vertical up and down?


fishing user avatardeep reply : 
  On 12/19/2015 at 5:36 AM, HoosierHawgs said:

Are you fishing that as a jigging spoon? Vertical up and down?

 

Negative. It's a Lake Fork Flutter spoon, and apparently you're supposed to fish it like a texas rig. That's what I learnt from a couple youtube videos anyway. Never fished a casting spoon before this morning; lots to learn..


fishing user avatarHoosierHawgs reply : 
  On 12/19/2015 at 5:40 AM, deep said:

 

Negative. It's a Lake Fork Flutter spoon, and apparently you're supposed to fish it like a texas rig. That's what I learnt from a couple youtube videos anyway. Never fished a casting spoon before this morning; lots to learn..

Neat, never caught any fish on any type of spoon ever, so definitely lots to learn!


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 12/19/2015 at 5:28 AM, deep said:

Caught a few on a spoon and a couple on a jig earlier today. Mostly small and barely legal.

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I see you're on my point there.....:D

 


fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 
  On 12/19/2015 at 5:42 AM, HoosierHawgs said:

Neat, never caught any fish on any type of spoon ever, so definitely lots to learn!

I used to throw a Little Cleo back in the day. Slayed the white bass. So many tactics, so little time.


fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 
  On 12/19/2015 at 5:40 AM, deep said:

 

Negative. It's a Lake Fork Flutter spoon, and apparently you're supposed to fish it like a texas rig. That's what I learnt from a couple youtube videos anyway. Never fished a casting spoon before this morning; lots to learn..

You seem to be off to a pretty good start


fishing user avatarSandhillcrab reply : 

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fishing user avatarBass newb reply : 

URL]2lb 10oz today at 4 o clock!

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fishing user avatardeep reply : 

Plenty of fish today; just wrong species and/or wrong size.

 

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fishing user avatarFloridaFishinFool reply : 

Nice fish!

 


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

Caught my biggest smallie of the day on Christmas Eve after we got called off of the lake due to high winds. Slammed my bladed jig almost as soon as I started my retrieve.

 


fishing user avatarDerekbass02 reply : 

Nice fish everyone. Where I am there's a half a foot of snow on the ground and most lakes are frozen over. Only 133 days til fishing season. :(


fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

Went out on Lake Norman this afternoon. Caught 11, all on t-rigged Zoom plastics. Good fish biting today despite tournament traffic. Surface temps near 60! Hooked this 18" spot that weighed at almost 3 lbs.

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fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

nice spot!

 

 

They are a blast to catch


fishing user avatarABW reply : 

Cold, muddy water, high winds, and it was still raining. Throwing a 1/8 siebert finesse jig with a blue bug rodent

 

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2nd cast.. 4 lbs 5 oz, my biggest pulled out of this lake

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fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

Caught 9 today out on Lake Norman including this 18" 3.58 lb largemouth. Feels good to still be catching them like this as the new year approaches.

 

 

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

Wanted to remember what it feels like to set the hook like a man, so I threw this instead of the shakeyhead. Fun stuff and my first two cold water jig fish.

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

I know there are people further south than me who can keep this thread alive!

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I caught this 3lb class fish today on a jig. The window of opportunity between school and work was very slim but I made it happen! Guides were icing up the whole time, things are changing a LOT. The dots near the corner of my mouth are not from me being a messy eater, the bass decided to send some mud and water my way when I reached down to pick it up :D


fishing user avatarEricTheAngler reply : 

I dont know if this counts but I caught a 4 pound catfish at a pond I fish at. :D

 

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fishing user avatarroadwarrior reply : 

Do you think that might belong in "Other Species"?

 

:stupid:


fishing user avatarEricTheAngler reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 3:36 AM, roadwarrior said:

Do you think that might belong in "Other Species"?

 

:stupid:

Sorry man, Ill start a Lastest catch thread in Other Species, but the first page there is a pike and a trout????


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 3:36 AM, roadwarrior said:

Do you think that might belong in "Other Species"?

 

:stupid:

But it's January, they all count don't they?


fishing user avatarBig C reply : 
  On 1/6/2016 at 11:47 PM, EricTheAngler said:

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  On 1/7/2016 at 3:36 AM, roadwarrior said:

Do you think that might belong in "Other Species"?

 

:stupid:

 

If you squint it looks kinda like a really slimy bass with a moustache. ;) 


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

Second bass of the year.


fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 

Nice chunky 3 1/2 pounder on the jig from about a week ago. The smaller one was my first of 2016. And also came across a rather unwelcome guest while fishing :/. 

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fishing user avatarBig Easy Bassin' reply : 

New PB today! 5lb15oz

 

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fishing user avatarEricTheAngler reply : 
  On 1/10/2016 at 6:07 AM, Senko lover said:

Nice chunky 3 1/2 pounder on the jig from about a week ago. The smaller one was my first of 2016. And also came across a rather unwelcome guest while fishing :/. 

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What were you using. I cant seem to catch anything in muddy water...


fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 
  On 1/11/2016 at 5:27 AM, EricTheAngler said:

What were you using. I cant seem to catch anything in muddy water...

I was catching them on black/blue jigs, spinnerbaits, and the Ned Rig. I haven't fished in over a week though, my school week was super busy and my weekend was otherwise occupied. 


fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

nice!


fishing user avatarEricTheAngler reply : 
  On 1/11/2016 at 7:45 AM, Senko lover said:

I was catching them on black/blue jigs, spinnerbaits, and the Ned Rig. I haven't fished in over a week though, my school week was super busy and my weekend was otherwise occupied. 

Nice!


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ January 15, 2016 ]

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fishing user avatarBurtonxj reply : 

Best smallie of the day.

Great Falls National Park (Potomac River, Virginia side)

Water level was still pretty high but snagged this 19" smallie on my last cast of the evening. Caught on a watermelon candy coffee tube in about 7 feet of water in one of the calmer pockets off of the river. Real pretty fish.

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fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 1/16/2016 at 8:44 AM, WolfyBrandon said:

[ January 15, 2016 ]
 

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There goes your streak! :lol:


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
  On 1/17/2016 at 8:46 AM, Weld's Largemouth said:

There goes your streak! :lol:

I didn't fish so it doesn't count. :P

All of you guys with soft water right now are lucky...

WolfyBrandon
 


fishing user avatarJames Frise reply : 

I caught both of these beauties down in South Florida on senkos wacky rigged with a dropshot

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
  On 1/16/2016 at 8:44 AM, WolfyBrandon said:

[ January 15, 2016 ]

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[ January 30, 2016 ]

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I had planned to log this day which is 15 days after my previous log day. Had some warm weather, rain, and slight snow over the past few weeks. I was not expecting the lake to be "Ice-Out" quite yet... (Context: In 2014, The lake was completely iced over - up to March 05.) Got word the lake had opened up from ice sometime mid last week. I just picked up my 2016 License - it's time to gear up and get this season started! 

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fishing user avatarfisherrw reply : 

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Finally got last summers pics up...


fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 

the old trusty panther martin 1/8 oz black/yellow dots gold blade kept the skunk off my back this weekend....  

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fishing user avataraquaholik reply : 

75 degrees this morning in St Petersburg, FL and they were chewing:

A solid 5lbers at 21 inch:

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Lots of 3lbers to go with it:

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fishing user avatarcorn-on-the-rob reply : 

My last fish of the season, went out on Erie in mid December, 42 degree water. We each kept our best two for fun. I'm in the middle.

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We each had a 3lb and a 4lb class fish.

Each of our smaller ones were 3lb 8oz, 3lb 8oz, 3lb 9oz

Our bigger ones went 4lb 3oz, 4lb, 4lb 9oz

Brought in 24 smallies between the 3 of us in about 6.5 hours


fishing user avatarDerekbass02 reply : 

Argh. Wish I could fish. All I can do right now is watch my pet perch swim around in their tank.


fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 

Bluebasser and myself put it on them at a power plant lake today. Easily over 100 fish including LMB, SMB, whites, wiper, walter and a MONGO DORKFISH (drum).

 

Blue has better pics, and a video as well. 

 

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

image.thumb.jpeg.cbf32cfba7cddb8c6febd29When people say a blade bait will catch anything, they do mean anything. Reel is smooth as silk, you'd never know it was in the bottom of a lake.


fishing user avatarBass newb reply : 

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fishing user avatarSenko lover reply : 
  On 2/6/2016 at 7:44 AM, everythingthatswims said:

image.thumb.jpeg.cbf32cfba7cddb8c6febd29When people say a blade bait will catch anything, they do mean anything. Reel is smooth as silk, you'd never know it was in the bottom of a lake.

You scored!


fishing user avatarBooyahMan reply : 

First good Bass of the year! Caught on a Rapala Crankin' Rap reeled reeeeeeaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy slowly. 

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

Stud!


fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

thats a dandy


fishing user avatarHeavyTwenty reply : 

Largest @ ~19-20 inches (took a photo of him along my rod and then measured my rod when I got home).

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Rest of them here: http://imgur.com/a/4WSAv. This pond skunked me a few months ago when I only used a weightless senko. First hour today I didn't get a single bite on a senko again. Even when I pitched a senko to a missed fish from the chatterbait, they didn't bite until I tied on a mini jig w/ craw trailer, which caught them fine. First two casts with chatterbait both caught fish. This is actually only the second time I've caught fish with a non-topwater moving lure from the bank... spinners, chatterbaits, and crankbaits seem to never work for me in small ponds (I've gotten them to work fine on big lakes from my kayak). I was going to leave my second rod in the car and just fish senkos only... I'm happy I didn't.


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 2/11/2016 at 1:22 PM, HeavyTwenty said:

Largest @ ~19-20 inches (took a photo of him along my rod and then measured my rod when I got home).

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Rest of them here: http://imgur.com/a/4WSAv. This pond skunked me a few months ago when I only used a weightless senko. First hour today I didn't get a single bite on a senko again. Even when I pitched a senko to a missed fish from the chatterbait, they didn't bite until I tied on a mini jig w/ craw trailer, which caught them fine. First two casts with chatterbait both caught fish. This is actually only the second time I've caught fish with a non-topwater moving lure from the bank... spinners, chatterbaits, and crankbaits seem to never work for me in small ponds (I've gotten them to work fine on big lakes from my kayak). I was going to leave my second rod in the car and just fish senkos only... I'm happy I didn't.

What state are you in?


fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 
  On 2/12/2016 at 12:01 AM, everythingthatswims said:

What state are you in?

somewhere nice and warm, as evidenced by those tropical trees in the background!!


fishing user avatarHeavyTwenty reply : 
  On 2/12/2016 at 12:01 AM, everythingthatswims said:

What state are you in?

Jacksonville FL.

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Rest of them: http://imgur.com/a/YIAvx

Went kayak fishing at a new lake. Didn't bring my net or fishfinder because access to the lake was difficult... ended up losing a 21-23 inch bass while trying to lip him (I didn't want to flip a 5+lb bass). This raged me so I went back to shore and got my net and fish finder out of the car, but unfortunately just caught dinks for the next hour until winds forced me into a creek (the wind was blowing me across the lake with my 5 lb anchor). All of the fish from the lake were caught near a 5 to 10 ft drop off.  Only caught one in the creek. The creek looks ridiculously good for warm water fishing. I'm guessing there aren't many in there during the winter.

Water temperature was 55-58F. About 6 inch visibility. Air temp 65F. 5-15 mph winds.

All of the fish were caught on a strike king bitsy mini jig (probably 1/4 oz but I can't remember) w/ pumpkin craw trailer. They refused to bite blue/black brush hog t-rigged 1/4 oz, white chatterbait, blue/black chatterbait.  Missed one while pitching a junebug zoom speed craw 1/2 oz. Probably a dink because he almost pulled it off the hook. The 20+ inch bass had the most subtle bite (I felt no feedback when I tried hopping it, so I just set the hook twice to be safe)... the most intense bite came from that 10 inch dink (I set the hook so hard on the dink that he was launched about 6 ft into the air).


fishing user avatarBooyahMan reply : 

Couple more from today. Stuck a couple other nice sized ones (possibly bigger) but they all spat the hook. What a thrill in February!

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I've been meaning to merge my two favourite things in fishing: centerpinning and Bass. Well, I finally did it today. 

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Now time to hunt for a bigger one on the pin!


fishing user avatarclh121787 reply : 

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fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

Nice fish !!

 

 

few fish from Friday and Saturday caught on kietech noisy flapper

 

 

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fishing user avatarBooyahMan reply : 

Another couple from the other day. February has been surprisingly good to me (knock on wood).

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fishing user avatarBass newb reply : 

3lb 3oz it's big for me!:D

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 2/20/2016 at 3:59 PM, Bass newb said:

3lb 3oz it's big for me!:D

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I have no experience with spots but I'm pretty sure 3# is a nice spot for anyone! Our state record is only 4lbs7oz


fishing user avatarCyacnba reply : 

Caught 3 bass today on my new Aldebaran and finesse jigs. I never imagined I would be fishing at this time of the year in Boston 

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fishing user avatarHeavyTwenty reply : 

My first frog fish (14 inch). I seen my frog go under, but thought my line got stuck under a brush branch as I was moving it. Set the hook when it didn't immediately resurface. 

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First swim jig fish (17 inch)

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My first sight fish (15 inch). Looks like she was bedding in real shallow waters (1 ft). It didn't really look like a bed, but I spent about 15 mins trying to get her to bite, and then a 2nd smaller fish showed up and kept hitting the jig I was using without mouthing it. Eventually I got the big one with a Snake'O Stick.

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Also spotted my first gators while kayaking. 

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I stopped dangling my legs over the sides of the kayak.


fishing user avatarBass newb reply : 
  On 2/21/2016 at 3:46 AM, everythingthatswims said:

I have no experience with spots but I'm pretty sure 3# is a nice spot for anyone! Our state record is only 4lbs7oz

Big spot in last weeks tourney was 4lb 8oz Jordan Lake Alabama!


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

Had some fun on the hot side today, fish on the right was 4.46, didn't weigh the other. Everything else I caught was little.IMG_2711.thumb.jpg.971b9704da26b5940e610

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fishing user avatarDerekbass02 reply : 
  On 2/22/2016 at 7:12 AM, everythingthatswims said:

Had some fun on the hot side today, fish on the right was 4.46, didn't weigh the other. Everything else I caught was little.IMG_2711.thumb.jpg.971b9704da26b5940e610

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What bait is that in the second picture? Looks awesome!


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 2/22/2016 at 9:45 AM, Derekbass02 said:

What bait is that in the second picture? Looks awesome!

Mattlures Hardgill. "Heavy Floater"


fishing user avatarHog Basser reply : 

Well, my nephew and his buddies got to go out to our fishing lake yesterday and I couldn't be prouder.  They got a 20 incher and a 23 incher!  Caught about 10 crappie and several more smaller bass too.  I will finally get to go again weekend after next and can't wait.  I wet my line a little bit on Beaver Lake this weekend, but that water was like chocolate milk from all the rain over the winter and I didn't have the right tackle.  They caught these on the private 60 acre lake I'll be going to next.  

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fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 
  On 2/20/2016 at 3:59 PM, Bass newb said:

3lb 3oz it's big for me!:D

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nice spot


fishing user avatarBooyahMan reply : 

This fish fought way harder than its size. I was thinking 5+ and was surprised when it finally surfaced. 

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fishing user avatarGundog reply : 
  On 2/21/2016 at 9:32 AM, HeavyTwenty said:

 

Also spotted my first gators while kayaking. 

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I stopped dangling my legs over the sides of the kayak.

Yea no reason to tease the toothy dinosaurs!!! 


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

Well, I'm doing my best to make good on my 2016 goal of learning how to fish a drop shot. They're not monsters, but any fish is huge when you catch it doing something you're trying to learn at. I was using a 7' 3" ML/XF Ethos with a 25 size President spooled with 5lb Maxima ultragreen with a YUM Warning shot in Oxblood/red. 


fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 

It's great little puddle to try new techniques on!


fishing user avatarJ._Bricker reply : 

We don't have gators to contend with Heavy Twenty, only sea lions.  And just like Sea World or the zoo, they know when feeding time is.  I'm refering to weigh-ins at the dock.  I'm hoping these drop shot fish weren't on their menu this past Saturday ... Continued good fishing everyone, JB

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fishing user avatarHog Basser reply : 

Well....my nieces fished our lake this last weekend and tore 'em up!  We keep everything between 10"-15" to keep the lake from getting overcrowded and they caught 20 in that slot!  (we need to cull about 1,000 per year per biologist recommendations)  Plus, they got a nice 4-5 pounder to boot! (released that one) This weekend it's my turn and I hope I have some pictures similar to this to share.  

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fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 

Great fish. You have to cull 1000 15-20" fish per year? Man that seems like a lot of your big spawn fish.


fishing user avatarHog Basser reply : 
  On 3/2/2016 at 2:22 AM, gardnerjigman said:

Great fish. You have to cull 1000 15-20" fish per year? Man that seems like a lot of your big spawn fish.

Oops, typo, I meant 10"-15".  I'll edit that.  Thanks for catching.  


fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 
  On 3/2/2016 at 3:18 AM, Hog Basser said:

Oops, typo, I meant 10"-15".  I'll edit that.  Thanks for catching.  

Lol, I was in shock! 


fishing user avatarHog Basser reply : 
  On 3/2/2016 at 3:54 AM, gardnerjigman said:

Lol, I was in shock! 

We'd have some world records if that was our mid-to-small range!  I wish.  


fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 
  On 3/2/2016 at 4:10 AM, Hog Basser said:

We'd have some world records if that was our mid-to-small range!  I wish.  

i was about to ask you what it would cost me to fish there if that's the case!!


fishing user avatarHog Basser reply : 
  On 3/2/2016 at 5:35 AM, buzzed bait said:

i was about to ask you what it would cost me to fish there if that's the case!!

Ha, I'm still figuring this lake out, we've had it less than a year and it's about a 3 hour drive away from me.  Once I get it dialed in real good, there's a possibility we may open it up to outside fishermen as a weekend retreat with a lodge, etc., but right now that's a long way off and we may decide not to do it at all.  There's a ton of stumps and trees in it, so all you can use are small aluminum jon boats and trolling motors.  It was a private hunting and fishing club (one of the oldest continually operating ones in the state) since 1921 until we bought it, but the fishing lake was created in the mid-90's.  


fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 
  On 3/2/2016 at 5:45 AM, Hog Basser said:

Ha, I'm still figuring this lake out, we've had it less than a year and it's about a 3 hour drive away from me.  Once I get it dialed in real good, there's a possibility we may open it up to outside fishermen as a weekend retreat with a lodge, etc., but right now that's a long way off and we may decide not to do it at all.  

the more people i meet, the less i like people!!  keep that baby to yourself and family!!


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

The river is finally fishable again. Went for an hour in the snow after school, caught two small ones. Happy with that!

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fishing user avatarchubaka reply : 

This little chunker...

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fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

nice!


fishing user avatarHog Basser reply : 

21" and 5.19 pounds this morning, just stopped for lunch and going back out again.  We got about 5-6 crappie and another 6-8 bass in the 12-15 inch range too!  The 5 pounder went back and we're culling the rest to keep the pond healthy.  I will update with a full report and accurate numbers for the weekend when we're done.  

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fishing user avatarHog Basser reply : 

Total count for today was 22 bass and 4 crappie (on bass lures).  I was a little off on the crappie count earlier, but that's why I write down everything, to get clean records at the end of the day.  


fishing user avatarBurtonxj reply : 

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fishing user avatarshimmy reply : 
  On 3/7/2016 at 4:15 AM, Burtonxj said:

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nice, but the beard steals the show. 


fishing user avatarFishin Ethan reply : 

Caught these two dinks yesterday. Size can only increase from here:shhh:

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fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

nice!


fishing user avatarEricTheAngler reply : 

Caught this beauty on a strike king midnight special since the water was so muddy. 

 

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fishing user avatarHog Basser reply : 

Our total count for the weekend came out to 39 bass and 7 crappie!  Largest was still my 5.19 lbs bass pictured above from Saturday.  I caught the big one and most of the others on a rebel crawfish crankbait.  Also caught a couple on a booyah spinner bait, booyah hollow-body frog and a football jig with a curly tail grub trailer.  My dad caught almost all of his on a Norman Quarterback in gold color (he doesn't stray from his confidence bait very often, but hey, it works).  Here's a pic of the two largest crappie, about 14.5 inches and 1.65 lbs each.  

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fishing user avatarHeavyTwenty reply : 

Pitching seems to be working again. Didn't get a weight because she started flailing when I put her in the water to let her breathe. I should have used the net. Probably 3.5 lb.

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6 for 6 while pitching strike king twin tail menace. 1 for 3 on swim jig. Pretty sure one was bedding and just attacking the jig, the other managed to jump the hook while I tried pulling it about ~150 ft through grass. 0 for 2 on frog. They were small fish so I assume they had trouble swallowing the frog. Spotted a giant 8+ lb bass roaming through a spot I already pitched to. She didn't seem to be bedding.

Broke my Dobyns heavy rod on accident at the end of the trip... probably won't be able to fish here till I get that replaced in two weeks.


fishing user avatarJ._Bricker reply : 

Great story and pic Heavy 20.  Sorry to hear about the rod, hope it was on a hook set....


fishing user avatarethan-333 reply : 

dont know weight. 20 inches exactly. on a tube in 2 feet of water

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fishing user avatarCyacnba reply : 

4.5lb bass caught on my first cast with a jig! I only had 45' to fish today, and caught 2 bass and 1 pickerel within 30', all on jigs

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fishing user avatarJoey Bass reply : 

Caught just at dusk on a football jig with Pit Boss trailer. First fish of the year! I'll take it!

5 pounds 6 ounces, 21" long fatty...

 

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

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no.7 Shad Rap


fishing user avatarBass newb reply : 

Chain Pickerel in Alabama! 20160313_155934_zpsrbtgaraj.jpg

 

 


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 3/14/2016 at 8:06 AM, Bass newb said:

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How's that thumb?


fishing user avatarBass newb reply : 
  On 3/14/2016 at 10:07 AM, everythingthatswims said:

How's that thumb?

I was careful to keep it way way on the front where there were almost no teeth. I've never caught such an athletic fish before. Bass are like  power lifters compared to this high jumping sprinter. I was so excited when she was on the hook. She darted back and forth faster than any bass I've ever caught.

 

That is quite some fish in your sig. I haven't had a whole lot of luck bass fishing recently. 


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 3/14/2016 at 10:43 AM, Bass newb said:

I was careful to keep it way way on the front where there were almost no teeth. I've never caught such an athletic fish before. Bass are like  power lifters compared to this high jumping sprinter. I was so excited when she was on the hook. She darted back and forth faster than any bass I've ever caught.

 

That is quite some fish in your sig. I haven't had a whole lot of luck bass fishing recently. 

I held one one time thinking I would be able to stay away from the teeth easily. Then it got angry and I had my hand tied up in my t shirt for a few minutes to stop the bleeding! We have an "other species" pics thread now too btw


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 3/5/2016 at 12:07 PM, chubaka said:

This little chunker...

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Whoa!!  Nice fish!!!

In other news I got out on lunch and called out the rest of the afternoon it was so darn nice.  Ended up bein a good idea-  First Larry of 2016!  It's on!!!

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fishing user avatarWestern-Mass-Bass reply : 

Congrats on a nice bass

 


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

Bluebird skies and a high pressure system had the fish doing something I sure couldn't figure out. Two babies, one brown one and one green one was all I ended up with, but it was the first brown one of the year! When I was throwing the swimbait, the largemouth knocked a ton of slack in the line he hit it so hard and my heart skipped a couple beats until I swung and he skidded in across the surface.

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fishing user avatarSki reply : 

My partner (Boat owner) and I spent Tuesday, Wed and Thursday on the FP-13.

This was our third trip of 2016 and our expectations were high as this is typically our best month for size and numbers, we have had some 100 fish days in March with an occasional trophy class(10Lb +), but also have had some days when you would think there was not a fish in the lake. We normally start in January and fish till June when the air temps reach high 90's, no breeze and the hydrilla gnats can carry you off.

On Day 1 we found the ramp crowded again with out of state, and out of county tags.

We ran to an area known as the "nursery" because of the hard bottom and numerous stumps and apparently the word was out because by sun rise there were 20 boats with us and everyone catching fish. That bite lasted till around 1 P.M.

On day 2 we beat the morning fog that settled in on the lake and held back a lot of boats so we had the nursery just about to ourselves for about 1.5 hours.

Day 3 the fish had been beat up pretty bad by now in the nursery and the bite was off by 9 A.M. and we only had 9 with no picture fish(5lb or better) so we relocated to another area as we know as the totem pole were we found a school of fish and ended our day there. 

Again stick baits were responsible for the lion's share of catching with a few spinner bait, crank bait, Texas rig ribbon tail worm and swim baits.

 Air Temp- Highs, mid 80's, Lows mid 60's.

Mostly cloudy.

Wind - 5-10  Variable.

Rain- 0.

Barometer reading- low.

Day 1. Caught and released 27,  Two 7 lbs, One 6 lb, Two 5 Lbs.

Day 2. Caught and released 37, Three @ 6lb, Three @ 5 lbs,

Day 3. Caught and released 32, Largest was 6 lb, Two @ 5 lbs.

R/ Chris

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fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 3/10/2016 at 3:57 AM, ethan-333 said:

dont know weight. 20 inches exactly. on a tube in 2 feet of water

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Two feet of water, tail worn way down and bloody, appears to be a bedding fish.

My guess is to 41/2-5Lb. 20"x20"x20" divided by 1600=5.0

R/ Chris

 


fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

19"    4.04 lbs

 

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fishing user avatarethan-333 reply : 
  On 3/20/2016 at 3:48 AM, Ski said:

Two feet of water, tail worn way down and bloody, appears to be a bedding fish.

My guess is to 41/2-5Lb. 20"x20"x20" divided by 1600=5.0

 

my guess was 4.5

i really need to invest in a good scale


fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 

Buddy stuck a good one while we were pond hopping today. 

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fishing user avatarMolay1292 reply : 

Nice one!

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fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 3/20/2016 at 10:18 AM, gardnerjigman said:

Buddy stuck a good one while we were pond hopping today. 

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Yes, He did !!

R/ Chris


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 3/20/2016 at 3:48 AM, Ski said:

Two feet of water, tail worn way down and bloody, appears to be a bedding fish.

My guess is to 41/2-5Lb. 20"x20"x20" divided by 1600=5.0

R/ Chris

 

Looks like her tail is just curled up  to me


fishing user avatarBass newb reply : 

 

 

New personal best with this hog. Look at that yapper.

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fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 3/20/2016 at 11:28 PM, everythingthatswims said:

Looks like her tail is just curled up  to me

Have seen them open.

Have seen them closed.

Have seen them damaged.

But never half curled.

R/ Chris

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 3/20/2016 at 11:54 PM, Ski said:

Have seen them open.

Have seen them closed.

Have seen them damaged.

But never half curled.

R/ Chris

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The camo on his shirt looked like the bottom half of her tail haha, I didn't look closely


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

Someone not from the KC area finally took me up on my invitation to come fish, and what a day to do it! Kickerfish1 and his friend joined me for a day chasing smallmouth. We had wind, rain, snow, and sleet, but we caught over 50 fish with several pretty nice ones in the mix. You can see the snow in the last picture of kickerfish1 with his nice smallmouth. Believe it or not, it snowed a lot harder than that for quite awhile. 


fishing user avatarwnspain reply : 

Hugo OK

My buddy's 6.4 and my 5.356f00e59d61e6_Billy7.4.thumb.jpg.a3183c0

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fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Nice fish !!


fishing user avatarEvanT123 reply : 

First one of 2016. Felt pretty good!

 

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fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 
  On 3/23/2016 at 5:24 AM, EvanT123 said:

First one of 2016. Felt pretty good!

 

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 Nice smallie. I guess that means the fish are biting around here. I gotta get out there!


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

It's really nice to see people posting in this thread regularly again!  


fishing user avatarJoey Bass reply : 

Slowly but surely (Very slowly), picking them off one at a time. Only 3rd fish of the year but another quality one at 3 lbs 14 ounces, 19" long? On a white spinnerbait this time. 

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fishing user avatarFishin Ethan reply : 

First South Carolina Bass and boy was it great. My friends and I guesstimate that the fish was 4lbs. That ties my PB!!!!! Super stoked and I have found a new SC honey hole. Water conditions were in the 40s with the cold front. I did see some fish crusing the banks. Caught it on a 10 inch BPS Tourment Seris size 4 offset hook Texas RIgged. So happy hopefully this bass will jump start 2016

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fishing user avatarAfishionado reply : 

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Got this one on my last trip a couple days ago.. not sure of the weight at all unfortunately .. I was guessing possibly 5lbs? It's my biggest to date in my long and illustrious two whole weeks I have been bass fishing lolllllll 


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 3/23/2016 at 8:05 PM, Fishin Ethan said:

First South Carolina Bass and boy was it great. My friends and I guesstimate that the fish was 4lbs. That ties my PB!!!!! Super stoked and I have found a new SC honey hole. Water conditions were in the 40s with the cold front. I did see some fish crusing the banks. Caught it on a 10 inch BPS Tourment Seris size 4 offset hook Texas RIgged. So happy hopefully this bass will jump start 2016

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Nice fish, but your thermometer may be wrong!


fishing user avatarLoochy88 reply : 

First fish of the year worth mentioning.  Pulled from the meramec river this evening on a black/blue rage blade.

 

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fishing user avatarHeavyTwenty reply : 

Had an awful day. Caught 4... out of 15 hits. Started off well enough with 2 catches on a trick worm. Swapped over to a fluke to practice it (second time using it), caught the first one, and then missed 5 in a row. Started using a spook puppy and missed 5 in a row.... I don't know how a bass could miss a stationary top water twice in a row, but it happened three times. At that point I was raging, but I caught another on the fluke and missed another.

Most of the misses felt like short strikes. Normally I'd just delay my hookset by 1-2 seconds so they could get the lure in their mouth, but these guys were just hitting and running. On the first miss I almost dropped my rod because it ran so fast. 

Unfortunately most of the bass looked sick. http://imgur.com/a/ZAaEI


fishing user avatarBass newb reply : 
  On 3/26/2016 at 8:44 AM, HeavyTwenty said:

Had an awful day. Caught 4... out of 15 hits. Started off well enough with 2 catches on a trick worm. Swapped over to a fluke to practice it (second time using it), caught the first one, and then missed 5 in a row. Started using a spook puppy and missed 5 in a row.... I don't know how a bass could miss a stationary top water twice in a row, but it happened three times. At that point I was raging, but I caught another on the fluke and missed another.

Most of the misses felt like short strikes. Normally I'd just delay my hookset by 1-2 seconds so they could get the lure in their mouth, but these guys were just hitting and running. On the first miss I almost dropped my rod because it ran so fast. 

Unfortunately most of the bass looked sick. http://imgur.com/a/ZAaEI

Dayum. They look hungray! Can't worry about the shortstrikes. They sometimes do that. I guess they don't really want it, they just want it to stop.


fishing user avatarJoey Bass reply : 

Was able to pick up another nice one today using a swimbait. It was 4 lbs 2 ounces, 20" long. On my 3rd cast, but was unable to bring any others in.

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fishing user avatarBass newb reply : 

This dude got lucky 2x. First, it appears as though a baby osprey got ahold of him and then dropped him....

 

Then I got him and released him.

 

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fishing user avatarEvanT123 reply : 

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caught this one Thursday, had to get ready for family Friday. Going out today looking for his mama. Working nights has me feeling like I'm a day behind. 

 


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 3/24/2016 at 9:43 AM, Loochy88 said:

First fish of the year worth mentioning.  Pulled from the meramec river this evening on a black/blue rage blade.

 

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Something definitely tried to munch him,  and it was semi-recently.  Wherever you were fishing, go back there with the biggest swimbait you can throw!  


fishing user avatarLoochy88 reply : 
  On 3/26/2016 at 8:37 PM, Master Bait'r said:

 

Something definitely tried to munch him,  and it was semi-recently.  Wherever you were fishing, go back there with the biggest swimbait you can throw!  

I didn't pick up on that, but now looking at the picture I dont know how I missed it.  What would be swimming around in the Meramec River (st louis county) that would try to snack on a 2 lb bass I wonder???


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 
  On 3/27/2016 at 9:51 AM, Loochy88 said:

I didn't pick up on that, but now looking at the picture I dont know how I missed it.  What would be swimming around in the Meramec River (st louis county) that would try to snack on a 2 lb bass I wonder???

A 5 or 6 pound pass or any catfish over 10 pounds. A big snapping turtle, osprey, or blue heron could do it as well. The cut makes me think a heron narrowly missed a large meal. 


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Farm Pond-13 2016

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 3/27/2016 at 3:59 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

A 5 or 6 pound pass or any catfish over 10 pounds. A big snapping turtle, osprey, or blue heron could do it as well. The cut makes me think a heron narrowly missed a large meal. 

 

I was thinking catfish given the lack of teeth marks and the force to crush like that, but that could easily be a big bass too.  Looks like it grabbed him and gave him a good shake.

 

yeah I'd be back there ASAP wetting lines haha


fishing user avatarMIbassin reply : 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 3/27/2016 at 11:48 PM, MIbassin said:

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You know it's illegal to fish for manatees right?  Lol


fishing user avatarchubaka reply : 

She couldn't stand the trap....

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fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 

Managed to find 3 fish Saturday Evening, all of them on the spinnerbait.  Don't know why i've brought the other rods lately because I've only caught them on the spinnerbait my last 3 or 4 trips out!!  This was the medium one, had a tiny one shake off right at the kayak.  The bigger one was about 3# but i thought there was another fish with it so i tossed it back and immediately went back to casting, so no pics, but it was 17.5" on the hawg trough.  And no, did not catch "the other one"!  

All 3 fish were in about a foot of water which may not be a huge deal considering the place i was fishing is only about 6-8 feet deep for the most part.  But man what a rush when you see that torpedo waking behind your bait!!!!!!  And i also love that they were loving my homemade skirt yet again, until i snapped that pretty puppy off halfway through the day!  you can bet I'll be tying up some more of that lovely "Tarheel" skirt this week!

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fishing user avatarwnspain reply : 
  On 3/27/2016 at 11:48 PM, MIbassin said:

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That thing is a tank, unless of course dwarfism runs in your family. In any case, that thing looks ginormous!!


fishing user avatarHeavyTwenty reply : 
  On 3/29/2016 at 3:12 AM, buzzed bait said:

 

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I've never seen a rod storage like that on a kayak... I might copy that. 


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 
  On 3/29/2016 at 11:11 AM, HeavyTwenty said:

I've never seen a rod storage like that on a kayak... I might copy that. 

I've been looking for a solution to rod storage since I can't really use a crate with my dog on the back. I think that just might be it. 


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Florida Stick Marsh/Farm pond -13 

 

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fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 
  On 3/29/2016 at 11:11 AM, HeavyTwenty said:

I've never seen a rod storage like that on a kayak... I might copy that. 

 

  On 3/29/2016 at 1:29 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

I've been looking for a solution to rod storage since I can't really use a crate with my dog on the back. I think that just might be it. 

you boys are in luck then!!  cheap as you'll find!  i kinda got the idea from @Fishing Rhino with that cool setup he has on the canoe in his avatar.

I took 2 of the cheap vertical rod hangers that i already had, trimmed up the foam pieces and figured out an easy way to mount them on the yak.  the front one is held in by the bungee that was already there, just ran it though the screw holes on either side of the mount.  the back one is mounted with the scotty holder that was already on the kayak when i bought it, just ran a bolt/nut through the mount and that holds it in place.  

Works pretty well if i may say so myself!  only thing to be mindful of is that the rod tips are out in front of the kayak so when i'm skipping around docks and stuff i have to just pay attention and not let them get too close to the dock.  but since i've had these, i've never dealt with the rod/lure caught on a tree limb situation that i used to have.  also makes it super easy to switch back and forth from one rod to another while standing up and fishing.


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Stick Marsh/FarmPond-13

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

They were in 1-2FOW, the backs of pockets and coves were up to 4 degrees warmer than the main lake, and bass knew it. Even a 4" senko spooked them. Ended up slow rolling a weightless 4" swing impact, and it turned out pretty well!

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ March 31, 2016 ]

First Bass of 2016...

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Release...


WolfyBrandon
 


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Lake Kenansville Fl.

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fishing user avatarJoey Bass reply : 

How about we trade some of your best Florida bass for some of our best Illinois bass? I would definitely improve my PB

:D

 

  On 4/1/2016 at 8:57 PM, Ski said:

Lake Kenansville Fl.

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fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 4/1/2016 at 10:10 PM, Joey Bass said:

How about we trade some of your best Florida bass for some of our best Illinois bass? I would definitely improve my PB

:D

 

 

How about we trade some of your Illinois deer for some of Fl's best bass ??

Come on down whenever you like and trail your boat.

R/ Chris 


fishing user avatarGundog reply : 

Finally got out friday for some fishing on the Susquehanna river. The amazingly warm nights we've been having really turned the fish on.First one bit a crankbait after that I switched to a in-line terminator spinnerbait. Caught 4 altogether. Only 1 was under 2 pounds. In the "I"m lucky to be alive" category while I was fishing we had some really heavy winds. A tree broke off at its base and came crashing down about ten feet from me. I only got hit by some of the smaller branches, nothing but a few cuts and scrapes on my arms. 

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fishing user avatarHurricane reply : 

My first bass of the year here in Buffalo. 

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fishing user avatarJd_Phillips_Fishin reply : 

Badin was tough today... only got 2 fish but I got the right ones. 

This one was right at 6lbs. Caught it on a junebug colored lizard9E26A1CF-D82E-451A-9AD5-E4C67F0533DA_zps

Total was 2 fish 9.5lbsA473BDB6-FB15-4BB0-84E3-932B3C93B1AA_zps


fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

nice fish bro!


fishing user avatarJoey Bass reply : 
  On 4/1/2016 at 10:20 PM, Ski said:

How about we trade some of your Illinois deer for some of Fl's best bass ??

Come on down whenever you like and trail your boat.

R/ Chris 

Since I don't deer hunt, I will let you have what you want. Although some of my buddies would be pissed? 

Will definitely make a trip down that way eventually (After the kids graduate)?

Love seeing those big bass. Keep showing pics!


fishing user avatarJd_Phillips_Fishin reply : 
  On 4/3/2016 at 6:01 AM, fishinfiend said:

nice fish bro!

Thank you sir


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Stick Marsh, Back Lot.

 

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ April 02, 2016 ]

Today was just one of those special days... Recently on March 28, 2016 there was snow on the ground... the last few days have had temperatures in the high 60's, and today the temperature reached 70. The sky was partly cloudy with moderate wind, and the pressure was falling... It seemed everyone knew it was a great day for fishing as you could constantly see bass boats running up and down the lake all day long...

Bass #1

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Bass #3
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Jerkbait Modification to Suspend...
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Pike #1
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Battle Scars...
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Bass #5
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Bass #6
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^Catching that last & largest one on the Spro McStick (Old Glory) as the sun was going down... was awesome.

Though it can be tough, I Absolutly Love Fishing The Pre-Spawn!!! :wub:

:D
WolfyBrandon
 


fishing user avatarwnspain reply : 

Wife's first bass

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2nd

 

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fishing user avatarSki reply : 

You are a lucky Man !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need not say anything more.

 


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Stick Marsh / FP-13

 

 

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fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 

Finally. Went 5.87lbs. I think the .87 was in her throat lol.  Kicker curse busted!

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fishing user avatarJ._Bricker reply : 

Nice fish!  Yup, I'd say the .87 was in her throat creating that big ole belly!


fishing user avatarVinson reply : 

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Wish I had a scale to weigh this one. Caught her dropshotting a trick worm on 10lb test. What do you guys think she weighs. 

 


fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

thats a good one!

 

5 pounds or so would be my guess


fishing user avatarwnspain reply : 

I agree with fishinfiend, 5lbs. give or take a little


fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 4/5/2016 at 7:32 AM, fishinfiend said:

thats a good one!

 

5 pounds or so would be my guess

 

  On 4/5/2016 at 7:15 PM, wnspain said:

I agree with fishinfiend, 5lbs. give or take a little

This ^^^


fishing user avatarRidi620 reply : 
  On 4/4/2016 at 8:59 PM, Ski said:

Stick Marsh / FP-13

 

 

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is that a baby bass coming out of her, but your bottom hand?


fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 4/5/2016 at 7:15 PM, wnspain said:

 

Partially digested swim bait I removed from it.

(NASTY)

R/ Chris


fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 
  On 4/5/2016 at 8:22 PM, Ridi620 said:

is that a baby bass coming out of her, but your bottom hand?

lol hope you are joking 


fishing user avatarRidi620 reply : 
  On 4/5/2016 at 9:42 PM, fishinfiend said:

lol hope you are joking

um well is it? that really did not answer my question there Darth


fishing user avatarwnspain reply : 

The "New Florida" strain of livebearing bass :checkitout:


fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 
  On 4/6/2016 at 12:04 AM, Ridi620 said:

um well is it? that really did not answer my question there Darth

Once the nest is built, the female will arrive and lay between 2,000 and 40,000 eggs, depending on her size.

The male will stay and guard the eggs, which will hatch in about a week.

When the fry (group of baby fish) hatch, they will stay in the nest for another week.


fishing user avatarRidi620 reply : 
  On 4/6/2016 at 12:07 AM, gardnerjigman said:

Once the nest is built, the female will arrive and lay between 2,000 and 40,000 eggs, depending on her size.

The male will stay and guard the eggs, which will hatch in about a week.

When the fry (group of baby fish) hatch, they will stay in the nest for another week.

Yea I guess that was a dumb question haha. Totally didn't think that through. So what is sticking out of her?


fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 

He said i was a partially digested swim bait. (soft plastic)


fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 4/6/2016 at 12:12 AM, gardnerjigman said:

He said i was a partially digested swim bait. (soft plastic)

This ^^


fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 
  On 4/6/2016 at 12:04 AM, Ridi620 said:

um well is it? that really did not answer my question there Darth

 :lol-045:

 

 

  On 4/5/2016 at 8:36 PM, Ski said:

Partially digested swim bait I removed for it.

(NASTY)

R/ Chris

Did the swim bait you pulled out smell bad?


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ April 04, 2016 ]

Two days after my previous fishing day, a cold front moved through the area dropping both the air temperature, and a lot of rain. Late that evening there was even a bit of thunder and lightning...

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It's spring, pre-spawn, and the bass want to move shallow. I figured the cold front would probably push them back out deep where things are more stable. The forecast predicts nine good days of clear warm weather after the front, so the question is... how long will it take for the bass to move back shallow and for the fishing to turn back on?   

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[ April 05, 2016 ]

Well today while I was at work, the sky was partly cloudy with a good amount of wind. I was trying to decide which day of the week might be best to try fishing again. I was even considering today if the weather stayed nice enough, but thought it might be too early as it was only the day after the front. That's about the time I found this...

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Well... that settles that, I decided to answer my own question and fish today to see what comes of it... so at 4:30pm I headed out in the boat with my 5 combos & gear. This was the result...

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All were caught on 3 of the 5 combos.

:)
WolfyBrandon
 


fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 4/6/2016 at 2:52 PM, WolfyBrandon said:

 thought it might be too early as it was only the day after the front. That's about the time I found this...

Looks as though the front is still sitting on top of ya.

Looking @ the water the wind looks to be light.

I am guessing the fishing will begin to worsen a little as post front conditions move in (high pressure, wind/breeze, sun)

Nice fishing.


fishing user avatarBillyBassMaster reply : 

Caught this on a all white spinnerbait with a Colorado blade

21.5 inches

5.09 pounds

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
  On 4/6/2016 at 8:10 PM, Ski said:

Looks as though the front is still sitting on top of ya.

Looking @ the water the wind looks to be light.

I am guessing the fishing will begin to worsen a little as post front conditions move in (high pressure, wind/breeze, sun)

Nice fishing.

1.) The radar image was taken the day before, it passed over and the sky was partly cloudy on the day I fished.

2.) There was a good amount of wind during the day (I was fishing the protected side of the lake where the wind was less.)

[ April 06, 2016 ]

3.) Today the sky was clear, sunny, light wind, and the pressure was high (above 30.00 in)... Result?

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My 4 Friends Say...   The Power of Pre-Spawn  >  Post-Frontal Conditions.

Unfortunately, I only caught 4 today, and couldn't get that last one for a 5 fish limit. The lack of numbers however was made up for in size of the fish though. I fished clean with no losses, caught all fish on 2 of the 5 combos.

Did I mention I love Pre-Spawn? :)

WolfyBrandon
 


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Now that is high pressure, You know your not suppose catch fish under those conditions.

Nice job.

R/ Chris

Stick Marsh/FP-13

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fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 

Had a beast of a fish get off right under the canoe on my second cast of the outing but I still nailed some nice chunky pre-spawn fish to make up for it.. Stuck with the catchem caro uncle manny minnow and got 6 fish that morning, water is still pretty cold up here..

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ April 07, 2016 ]

More High Pressure (30.00-29.98 in), Clear, Post-Frontal Conditions...

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I've been waiting for this day for over a week, as it was originally forecasted to be one of the warmer days (75). I had hoped it would be the day that a large number pre-spawn bass would be drawn to the shallows to feed before the upcoming spawn. I even got one of my co-workers involved and he planned to take a friend out in his boat to also fish today. I headed out in the boat around 4:30pm and fished till 7:40pm, here are the results...

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Bass #2
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Bass #3
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It took some work, but I got it done... Caught the 5th one in the last 5 min before I had to call it a day and head back. It took a bait change to make things work today... I will check with my co-worker tomorrow, and update this with his results.

(Co-Worker's Results: Caught 1 Largemouth ~12'', & 1 large Crappie - was fishing warmer muddy water)

WolfyBrandon
 


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

My partner and I, Stick Marsh / FP-13 and a couple good ones.

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fishing user avatarHog Basser reply : 
  On 4/8/2016 at 9:21 PM, Ski said:

My partner and I, Stick Marsh / FP-13 and a couple good ones.

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Those are some monsters!  Get a weight and length on any of them?


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

 

  On 4/8/2016 at 11:07 PM, Hog Basser said:

Those are some monsters!  Get a weight and length on any of them?

Pic 1. 9.11oz

Pic 2. 10.05oz

We do not photo nor weigh unless 5 + lbs.


fishing user avatarfishinfiend reply : 

whoa that is a dandy!


fishing user avatarJoey Bass reply : 
  On 4/8/2016 at 11:28 PM, Ski said:

 

Pic 1. 9.11oz

Pic 2. 10.05oz

We do not photo nor weigh unless 5 + lbs.

Wow! You guys are catching monsters. Based on your criteria, here's a photo of mine...image.jpg


fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 4/9/2016 at 1:41 AM, Joey Bass said:

Wow! You guys are catching monsters. Based on your criteria, here's a photo of mine...image.jpg

Trail your boat and come on !


fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 

Two lil slobs after work lol both ate a zara puppy spook

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fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ April 08, 2016 ]

Today turned out to be the warmest day so far (76), with the pressure rapidly falling from 30.02-29.65 in. The sky was bright and clear, and I continued my search for pre-spawn bass...

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I loaded the boat up with my gear and 5 combos, and left the marina around 4:30pm... How did I do today?

Bass #1
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Bass #2
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Bass #3
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Bass #4   "Boom Shakalaka G-G-G-G-Giant Bass!"
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Bass #5
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Caught my 5 fish today, and left them biting as it was getting dark and I had to head back. There is a bass tournament scheduled for this Sunday on the 10th, which gives me one more day before the lake gets heavily pressured (& No, I'm not in the tournament). It's been fun watching bass boats fly by all week long, while caching these good fish... (All >12'') :) There was only 1 day that I encountered one, which proceeded to fish right in front of me - in the exact area I was fishing while I was taking pictures of a bass I just caught. I watched him pass over the area twice with no luck, then get on plane and cruse out of there... I continued fishing as he was leaving and proceeded to catch two more right behind him. :lol:

WolfyBrandon
 


fishing user avatarHog Basser reply : 

Did a little creek bassin this morning with my boys, caught 3 in about 15 minutes (attention spans of a 3yo and 18mo don't last longer than that)...

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fishing user avatarHog Basser reply : 

A few more pics

 

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sorry, hard to upload right from my iPad, keeps duplicating


fishing user avatarHeavyTwenty reply : 

Two of my largest fish in the last two weeks:

Blind in one eye, big tear in side mouth. He's probably been caught 3+ times. Weighed in at 2 lb 14 oz, but he has the head of a 4+ lb.

 

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Was fishing a pond across the street from my house and seen a top water explosion so big that I thought it was a gator. I eventually made my way over to the spot and seen the largest bass of my life. She wouldn't bite and I found out that someone caught her the next day with live bait. She was 12 lbs. 


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 

[ April 09, 2016 ]

Last day before the bass tournament tomorrow... The weather was nice - clear sky, moderate wind, 74 degrees as a high, and pressure around ~29.65 in. I got an earlier start since it's the weekend, and headed out in the boat around 1:00pm...  

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I continued my search for pre-spawn bass, here is today's results...

Bass #1
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Bass #2
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Bass #3
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Bass #4
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Bass #5
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Bass #6   (First Largemouth Bass of 2016)
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Fished up until 7:20pm, and decided to call it a day...

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It turned out to be another great day, caught some nice bass. Sadly, I lost two today... one ~1.5 lb-er I hooked on the jerkbait managed to shake off while fighting it to the boat, & another good one ~3lb+ managed to come unbuttoned from the soft plastic even with the rod loaded up and a tight line... idk what happened - if it was just skin hooked, or I didn't get a good hookset... I really wish I could have added that one to the caught list - would have made today even better.

Still debating when I will fish again... it's been so good lately I really hate to miss a day, but with the tournament pressure and other things I need to get done It might not be until next week. Soon the smaller male buck bass will begin moving up and start creating beds. Going to miss having days like I've had this past week...

WolfyBrandon
 


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Partner and I @ FP-13

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fishing user avatarJon G reply : 

Haven't been out since December since life has been in the way.  Had two hours to kill yesterday and decided to go to a pond since I haven't gone pond hopping in years. Brought my 7' MH St Croix Legend Elite with a Shimano Metanium Hg and 16lb Sunline FC Sniper. First fish of the year caught on a black and blue Siebert Outdoor Brush Jig with a Netbait paca chunk in black and blue with the tips dyed chart. Weighed in at #5.04

 

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fishing user avatarMIbassyaker reply : 

Jeez, you guys are whackin 'em. I've got snow in my yard and a work/life to-do list that will keep me grounded through the end of the month...


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Retirement is GREAT !!! Getting old SUCKS!!

Partner and I @ Stick Marsh / FP-13

 

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fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 

No scale but this was a THICK fish, biggest of the year for me, action is going to start getting real good!

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 4/10/2016 at 3:29 PM, WolfyBrandon said:

[ April 09, 2016 ]

Last day before the bass tournament tomorrow... The weather was nice - clear sky, moderate wind, 74 degrees as a high, and pressure around ~29.65 in. I got an earlier start since it's the weekend, and headed out in the boat around 1:00pm...  

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I continued my search for pre-spawn bass, here is today's results...

Bass #1
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Bass #2
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Bass #3
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Bass #4
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Bass #5
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Bass #6   (First Largemouth Bass of 2016)
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Fished up until 7:20pm, and decided to call it a day...

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It turned out to be another great day, caught some nice bass. Sadly, I lost two today... one ~1.5 lb-er I hooked on the jerkbait managed to shake off while fighting it to the boat, & another good one ~3lb+ managed to come unbuttoned from the soft plastic even with the rod loaded up and a tight line... idk what happened - if it was just skin hooked, or I didn't get a good hookset... I really wish I could have added that one to the caught list - would have made today even better.

Still debating when I will fish again... it's been so good lately I really hate to miss a day, but with the tournament pressure and other things I need to get done It might not be until next week. Soon the smaller male buck bass will begin moving up and start creating beds. Going to miss having days like I've had this past week...

WolfyBrandon
 

Super Painted up & Pretty Smallies ~ And that Green Bass is no slouch either

Congrats

A-Jay


fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 

So after work yesterday i went to my favorite pond and everything was going wrong/bad. Got my truck stuck in the mud soon as i pull up got it out went to the pond immediately lost 2 lures lol bunch of hang ups, stepped in the water and wasnt catching anything. My brother called me and siad he was comi g by so were fishing and he gets his new bait caster all wind knotted up so i offer to get it  out and tell him to use my rods so he picks up the spook rod and first couple of casts lands this 3 lber. He was so happy and excited it made my whole crappy evening into me just being happy seeing him catch a decent  one.

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fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

went out on Lake Noman for a few hours this afternoon. we caught 18 and my cousin hooked this 3.24 lb spot.

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fishing user avatarJd_Phillips_Fishin reply : 
  On 4/13/2016 at 6:46 AM, lo n slo said:

went out on Lake Noman for a few hours this afternoon. we caught 18 and my cousin hooked this 3.24 lb spot.

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Norman is on fire right now. I'll be fishing it Thursday.  Can't wait!


fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 
  On 4/13/2016 at 12:13 PM, Carolina Bassin said:

Norman is on fire right now. I'll be fishing it Thursday.  Can't wait!

are you fishing in the Operation North State tourny for wounded warriors on Thursday? i had planned on it but we have a barn job to begin.


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Another day on FP-13

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fishing user avatarJtrout reply : 
  On 4/14/2016 at 12:29 AM, Ski said:

Another day on FP-13

Dang u guys r cleaning up out there! Nice bass!


fishing user avatarYoTone reply : 

first catch ever on the chatter bait. she's a hair off of 4 lbs.

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fishing user avatarJd_Phillips_Fishin reply : 
  On 4/13/2016 at 9:04 PM, lo n slo said:

are you fishing in the Operation North State tourny for wounded warriors on Thursday? i had planned on it but we have a barn job to begin.

Yep, we'll be taking a veteran out on Norman tomorrow.


fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 4/14/2016 at 1:30 AM, Jtrout said:
  On 4/14/2016 at 12:29 AM, Ski said:

Another day on FP-13

Dang u guys r cleaning up out there! Nice bass!

We are just about all post spawn now.

There might be a small % of row laden females but for the most part they are done. And again we did not get a GIANT.

But any one cast here can really surprise ya.

There are still some grown ones lurking about.


fishing user avatarWolfyBrandon reply : 
  On 4/12/2016 at 10:40 PM, A-Jay said:

Super Painted up & Pretty Smallies ~ And that Green Bass is no slouch either

Congrats

A-Jay


Just wanted to say thanks for all the likes everyone... unfortunately I've caught a really bad bug which has put me down since Sunday. Not sure if it's allergies as there was a ton of pollen all over me when I was fishing on Saturday, or if I wasn't careful and got bacteria from the fish. As far as symptoms go you name it I've had it from top to bottom. This is the first day I've even had the energy to turn my computer on, let alone think about fishing. Believe I'm feeling better now as I'm taking medication, but it is that time of year and a lot of people are getting sick, just a warning you can never be to careful...

WolfyBrandon
 


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 4/14/2016 at 10:25 AM, WolfyBrandon said:


Just wanted to say thanks for all the likes everyone... unfortunately I've caught a really bad bug which has put me down since Sunday. Not sure if it's allergies as there was a ton of pollen all over me when I was fishing on Saturday, or if I wasn't careful and got bacteria from the fish. As far as symptoms go you name it I've had it from top to bottom. This is the first day I've even had the energy to turn my computer on, let alone think about fishing. Believe I'm feeling better now as I'm taking medication, but it is that time of year and a lot of people are getting sick, just a warning you can never be to careful...

WolfyBrandon
 

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:)

A-Jay

 


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

The pointer 78 nabbed the first two smallies of the year for me in the little river/stream near my house. The water is unusually clear for this time of year, typically it is green with 3-4' vis, right now it's so clear that it looks like the water isn't even there. Sure was fun watching them chase down the jerkbait! Now that the little ones have moved up into the stretch behind my house, the big ones won't be far behind. 

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fishing user avatarGundog reply : 

Fished for 4 hrs today and only caught 1 but she was a good one. 

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fishing user avatarJd_Phillips_Fishin reply : 

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Had a blast yesterday fishing in a wounded warriors event. We caught about 25 fish. Our vet had fun all day long and really enjoyed it.  Going out again tomorrow hoping to have another good day again. 


fishing user avatarMDBowHunter reply : 

4.76 from today, caught one other around 3.5 just didn't take a pic, and a bunch of pikerel.

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fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

I got to one of my home lakes this morning expecting some hot pre-spawn action, but things never go to plan. This particular lake has ZERO weeds or cover except for downed and overhanging trees along the bank. This is THE ONLY cover on the lake and the only spots that hold fish so they are usually pretty easy to locate. When I got there this morning, I was very disappointed to see that, due to the lack of snow melt this year, the water level was down by about 15 feet, leaving the over-hanging and fallen trees on dry land about 10 feet away from the water. And to make matters worse, the water was very muddy (its usually gin clear) and a few degrees cooler than I was anticipating. I knew it would be tough fishing but decided to put the boat in anyway. I did manage my first bass of the year, a tiny one, and that was it. Felt good to smell fish again, and this little guy happened to be my first Ned Rig fish.unnamed (1).jpg


fishing user avatarfishingfan25 reply : 

Had my college club Tournament yesterday and absolutely smoked them, beat the other teams by over 9 pounds. My two biggest went 7-6 and 6-11

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fishing user avatarHog Basser reply : 

Had a great weekend!  I got a 3.45 pounds 20 3/4 inch one and my nephew got a 3.55 pounds 20 incher.  

Total for the weekend was 57 bass, 5 crappie, one bream.

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Same fish, no long-arm.  

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fishing user avatarJd_Phillips_Fishin reply : 

Caught 22 on Saturday, had a few that spit the hook. No size at all though. 

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fishing user avatarBillyBassMaster reply : 

My first bass on my new bass boatwas a dink 

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fishing user avatarSki reply : 

A couple from FP-13, will be heading back for a 4 day adventure on Sunday.

R/ Chris

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fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

First nice topwater fish of the year. About a 3 and a half on a spook jr. Getting to be that time!

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fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

First two good ones of the year.

 

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fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 4/24/2016 at 6:46 PM, Jar11591 said:

First two good ones of the year.

Good start! Amazing difference in regions, I only have a month of my season left while our brothers to the North are just kicking it off.

We stop fishing  1 June as the temps are "just to darn HOT"


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 
  On 4/24/2016 at 7:34 PM, Ski said:

Good start! Amazing difference in regions, I only have a month of my season left while our brothers to the North are just kicking it off.

We stop fishing  1 June as the temps are "just to darn HOT"

A month from now up here will only be mid-spawn lol. That's too bad you only have a month left in your season, because I love seeing all the pictures of the lunkers you have been posting.


fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 4/24/2016 at 7:53 PM, Jar11591 said:

A month from now up here will only be mid-spawn lol. That's too bad you only have a month left in your season, because I love seeing all the pictures of the lunkers you have been posting.

Heading down for a 4 day adventure this afternoon. Air Temps already mid 80's and if the wind is not between 10-15 the Hydrilla gnats carry ya off.


fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

Fishing wasn't as fast-paced as my last trip out, but I did manage three good ones in just two hours, including two surprise smallmouth. I have never gotten a smallie out of this lake in 4 years of fishing it, and never heard of them being caught here either. I ended up with TWO good ones. I could not believe it!

 

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fishing user avatarMDBowHunter reply : 

The biggest of the day @ 4.05, caught about 10 others between .75 and 3 lbs

 

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fishing user avatarEvanT123 reply : 
  On 4/25/2016 at 7:07 AM, Jar11591 said:

Fishing wasn't as fast-paced as my last trip out, but I did manage three good ones in just two hours, including two surprise smallmouth. I have never gotten a smallie out of this lake in 4 years of fishing it, and never heard of them being caught here either. I ended up with TWO good ones. I could not believe it!

 

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Very Nice,  I have heard there was some smallies in that lake, you just proved it!! you can probably thank hurricane Irene for that!


fishing user avatarTurkey sandwich reply : 

Spring football season!

 

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fishing user avatarWIGuide reply : 

Two of our biggest from the tourney this weekend. 13072631_10207810084562519_5715466468367362267_o.jpg


fishing user avatarLogan S reply : 

Two toads from Lake Gaston this past weekend.  These 2 anchored a big bag that helped me jump from 14th after day 1 all the way to a second place finish.  If I could have just made one more cull on the first day I would've probably won the whole thing :(.  The big one was 6-1, the other one was around 5.  Both caught on a @Siebert Outdoors Dock Rocker jig ;).  

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fishing user avatarSiebert Outdoors reply : 

Awesome!!


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 4/26/2016 at 3:37 AM, Logan S said:

Two toads from Lake Gaston this past weekend.  These 2 anchored a big bag that helped me jump from 14th after day 1 all the way to a second place finish.  If I could have just made one more cull on the first day I would've probably won the whole thing :(.  The big one was 6-1, the other one was around 5.  Both caught on a @Siebert Outdoors Dock Rocker jig ;).  

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Great Bass

Congrats

A-Jay


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 
  On 4/26/2016 at 3:37 AM, Logan S said:

Two toads from Lake Gaston this past weekend.  These 2 anchored a big bag that helped me jump from 14th after day 1 all the way to a second place finish.  If I could have just made one more cull on the first day I would've probably won the whole thing :(.  The big one was 6-1, the other one was around 5.  Both caught on a @Siebert Outdoors Dock Rocker jig ;).  

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You're making me look bad lol. Did you end up fishing near holly grove Marina at all?


fishing user avatarNEjitterbugger reply : 

These were caught within a few days of each other both on a swim jig with a rage craw, left one went 4.7 and the right went 5.7, not sure why the right photo is turned but she's there..

 

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fishing user avatarLogan S reply : 
  On 4/26/2016 at 5:34 AM, everythingthatswims said:

You're making me look bad lol. Did you end up fishing near holly grove Marina at all?

Different weekend man ;), fishing got better each day I was there from Wednesday on.  You guys had the tougher fishing last weekend.  

I fished downlake, Stonehouse was the furthest uplake I went...But I essentially fished everything between there and the dam.  All the major creeks plus a bunch of main lake cuts/coves on both sides.  


fishing user avatarMDBowHunter reply : 

4.05# the vision 110 has been money so far this year!!!

 

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fishing user avatarGLK reply : 

Not a big one but to pretty not to share

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fishing user avatarYoTone reply : 

after early success with the jig and craw its been almost 2 months of  failure with that combo. but today i was able to hook this 3 pounder. a few minutes later after this catch  i thought i got it snagged on a branch before realizing it might be a big bass but as soon as that thought came into my head it popped off. im still kicking myself for not at least trying to set the hook. i remember reading the jig tips and they say when in doubt set the hook. im still a rookie at this game so i still  have a lot to learn.

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fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 

5.5 lb pig on a wacky rigged zoom centipede.

 

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fishing user avatarEvanT123 reply : 

My usual prespawn spot for lack of a better term has been crapped on. Quite literally I think someone may have dumped a port a john up stream or something. So I've been struggling to find decent or any fish lately.

just when I was starting to feel the frustration this girl brought me back to life. 

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Got this one too, glad I found a new spot. I'll be back on it later today. 

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fishing user avatarTurkey sandwich reply : 

A few more chubby ladies from last weekend including my dad's PB 

 

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fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Another FP-13 trip.

 

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fishing user avatarSki reply : 
  On 4/29/2016 at 2:38 PM, Turkey sandwich said:

my dad's PB 

Your dad could almost pass for Rick Clunn.

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fishing user avatarTurkey sandwich reply : 

Lol.   They both rock the "old dude with a beard" look pretty well.


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

Hopefully the tournament will go as well as practice! This one went 4.3, I think I shook off enough for us to catch tomorrow ?

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fishing user avatarHeavyTwenty reply : 

Haven't kayked in a month due to car problems. Finally got a truck yesterday, so...

Caught this guy and thought I had a new personal best, but she turned out to be skinny 5lb4oz1Dy88dB.jpg

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Caught another nice one nearby 4lb14oz on a pitboss (probably my favorite plastic because its so cheap and durable but effective)

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Missed something that was at least 30 inches long. Looked too skinny to be a bass, but too thick to be an alligator gar (the lake has a reputation for tons of gar). I'm assuming it was a 6-10 lb mudfish. Funny part is I felt the hookset on that mystery fish was the best one I had all day, but it was the only one I missed.

Rest here http://imgur.com/a/BTE3c. Caught 10 but didn't take a photo of all of them.


fishing user avatareverythingthatswims reply : 

Had a pretty solid day at Buggs Island. 12.24lbs puts us in 2nd in the state championship on day one. The forecast for day two looks like a lot of rain but we are hoping to scratch our a few before the storm rolls in wth thunder/lightning and shuts us down. 

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fishing user avatarN Florida Mike reply : 

Caught 13 on the home lake last evening.Most were caught on senkos and trick worms.Total fishing time was 2 and a half hours.Windy !  This one was the biggest.Caught on watermelon seed trick worm.Caught my PB 30 feet from where I caught this one.

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fishing user avatarMDBowHunter reply : 

Caught this one a few weeks ago thought I posted it but I guess not. This one went 6.47, caught another 10 or so just didnt take pics. Another great day thanks to the vision 110!!!

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 5/1/2016 at 8:10 PM, MDBowHunter said:

Another great day thanks to the vision 110!!!

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Dang that's pretty!  

Some fish I've caught I really wish I had an HD scan/shot of the scale pattern.  I kind of wonder why that isn't more of a thing- having a binder of "whole fish" shots next to a close up of just their side pattern would be pretty cool IMO.  You could also tell when you caught the same fish again, as the markings are unique.  


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

Finally sort of getting the hang of catching fish out of the kayak. Setting the hook has been a difficult thing for me to figure out, but I'm getting there. Made the best of the 2 hours I had at a really tough lake. 

 


fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

this one isnt a giant but it's pouring rain here this morning so i thought i'd check in. we've been catching alot of  fish this spring, mostly spots in the 1.5-2 lb range on Lake Norman. i've been fishing another, smaller lake, alone on early weekend mornings. yesterday i caught over 40 fish including ths 19" LM that went a little over 3 and a quarter. yall take care.

 

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fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 

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fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

WOW! 


fishing user avatarfishingfan25 reply : 

been having a good run of big fish lately

this one ran 7-5

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fishing user avatarYoTone reply : 

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had the crazy itch to sneak out of work 20 min early.  a tad under 3 lbs on a tiny jig.


fishing user avatarJd_Phillips_Fishin reply : 
  On 5/1/2016 at 10:04 PM, lo n slo said:

i've been fishing another, smaller lake, alone on early weekend mornings.

 

Would that be Mtn. Island? 


fishing user avatarBrikon reply : 

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fishing user avatarGLK reply : 

Good evening on the lake

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fishing user avatarfishingfan25 reply : 

been keeping my big fish streak alive, 6.4lbs on a 8.5 inch glide bait 

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fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

we drove up to Lake Hickory today and had to work hard for 8 fish, all large mouth, including this one i caught, that went close to three and a halfimage.png


fishing user avatarJoey Bass reply : 

Was able to get 1 nice catch Monday after work at a local pond (5 lbs 2 oz). Picture quality was horrible, sorry.

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

Joey that is a basketball with fins! 


fishing user avatarSki reply : 

Couple post spawn from FP-13.

Starting to get pretty warm around the lakes come mid afternoon.

Will not be long before the boat and tackle get put up for the year.

Going back down on Sunday for a four day adventure.

 

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fishing user avatarroadwarrior reply : 

Nice fish!

 

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 5/6/2016 at 7:56 PM, Ski said:

Couple post spawn from FP-13.

Starting to get pretty warm around the lakes come mid afternoon.

Will not be long before the boat and tackle get put up for the year.

Going back down on Sunday for a four day adventure.

 

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Nice ~ Congrats

You guys have been one them good.

Good Luck on your next adventure but something tells me you'll probably do OK.

:)

A-Jay


fishing user avatarscaleface reply : 

First trip of the year . Cold temps puts the bass spawn on hold , pulling them into slightly deeper water into the heaviest cover . Texas rigged Jelly worms caught them . 4 over the slot , 2 under .  

 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

First time back out in a couple weeks early this AM.  It rained, was a bit windy and cold but who cares, I needed it.  Caught a couple dinks and a few panfish that were approaching too-big-for-the-pan siz