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First Fish?
« on: April 21, 2021, 08:56:57 AM »
Fishing got a rough start this year....
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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2021, 09:20:14 AM »
That left a mark on finger and wallet.

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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2021, 10:57:57 AM »
Yahoo! This site needs more fish posts like yours.Fun to watch and get motivated. This time , next week , I hope to wet a line with as much luck as your "first fish"Cheers ! 8)
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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021, 11:04:05 AM »
A poem. Nice fish. You wish. self directed poetry.
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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2021, 02:10:21 PM »
My favourite way to fish, an ultralight and 4# line. We were out on the weekend but the fish aren't moving yet.
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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 03:44:14 PM »
A poem. Nice fish. You wish. self directed poetry.
Asked to clarify. I wish to catch a nice fish too some day.
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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2021, 04:13:13 PM »
The ultralight gear in small streams was where I ended up after years of fishing.2-4 lb test on micro rods against fish that a good deal of the time were too small to eat but VERY satisfying to coax out of a riffle in 12 inches of fast water. I have posted various pics from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming in the last couple of years here on the Forum.
The trip I am taking Monday will be to Kodiak where I am going to try surf fishing. I used to surf fish as a kid and boy has the gear changed! I had to spend a couple of hours with a rep at Tackle Direct in NJ to come up to speed on what current surf fishing gear consists of. I was lucky to get a guy who gave me good advice on rods and reels and they are most certainly at the opposite end of the "micro" spectrum.
I also am going to try something new called crab snaring. My visit to Kodiak is before the fish are moving in the creeks and the rivers and I am looking to target oddball species overlooked by all the salmon crazy folks.
We shall see. 8)
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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2021, 04:22:17 PM »
I'll give you a fishing video SORTA. :D. Just a family clip    The date has been set. June 28th. Stranded Rock. Middle of lake superior.





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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2021, 06:27:53 PM »
My favourite way to fish, an ultralight and 4# line. We were out on the weekend but the fish aren't moving yet.
   M thoughts too! I grew up in N. Fla and used to bass fish till one day I realized it was getting to be too much like work. I started fishing with ultralight tackle and 6 lb line with little jig spinners for bluegills. I found a half lb bluegill fought just as hard on ultralight tackle as a 5 lb bass on medium tackle - and there were a lot more half lb bluegills out there than 5 lb bass. I started having a lot more fun.
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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2021, 07:22:24 PM »
I started a new pursuit this spring. I am trying to catch and identify all of the species of fish(including all the minnows and darters) living in a stream on my farm. So far I am up to 20 species and think I will end up with more than 50. The smallest are caught by sight fishing with miniscule # 30 hooks . While no issue to "land" it takes a great of finesse and patience to hook them . More so than most of the larger common  "game" species.  I am having a lot of fun in a serene setting. Here a few pictures;

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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2021, 07:26:17 PM »
Very cool pics of your native fishes. I love where I live ----but there is no water!
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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2021, 09:55:43 PM »
I think the only fish in my pond are bull heads and bass. Tried to introduce grass eating Carp, haven't seen a one yet. Same with perch & sunny's. Think we just fed the bass :)
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2021, 11:37:12 PM »
 :D That is what my buddy accuses me of.
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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2021, 08:37:30 AM »
I brought these bass into my pond from the Big G, last week.  We have been catching maybe 20 a trip, so the fishing has been pretty good.  My live well really only likes to bring three fish home at a time in prefect health, then I put them own a cooler and carry them to the pond.  

This way I know when I have a break from sawing, I can go to the pond and get my line stretched.



 


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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2021, 04:55:28 PM »
The little creek up the road usually has a few speckled brook trout a little later on. Nothing bigger than 8 inches since the creek is quite small. And we have otter.
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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2021, 05:19:07 AM »
A nicely colored Northern Studfish;


 

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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2021, 04:18:32 PM »

My first fish of 2021...Jan 1!  It was delicious!
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2021, 02:07:04 PM »
Nice one Sauna freak! 

Only drawback I've heard is that Northerns are tedious to filet!

I want to get into a few Walleye this summer!
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2021, 04:46:56 PM »
Nice one Sauna freak!

Only drawback I've heard is that Northerns are tedious to filet!

I want to get into a few Walleye this summer!
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They're worth the extra fillet effort
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2021, 10:10:53 PM »
I've caught, cleaned and eaten a bunch of northern pike! The method we use gives 5 fillets per fish, not bad after you've done a few, there are u-tube videos so I won't describe it here.
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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2021, 08:59:58 AM »
We went fishing yesterday, looking for some decent smallmouth and got in front of some.  This was his first smallmouth of the year, and his personal best.  He was very happy. 

I have a rule on the boat of "landing nets not allowed" which spices things up, and after several drag pulling runs at the boat, with 6 lb line, he said he had to close his eyes and look away when I reached out to lip the fish for him.

It was a lot of fun for both of us and you can tell by his smile he was a happy camper.



 
  
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Re: First Fish?
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2021, 05:29:46 PM »
Are you eating these guys?Please share any recipes! Nice fish !! 8)
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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2021, 09:05:02 PM »
My Dad will push walleye to the side and take the northern pike. They are tasty, especially out of cold water.
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2021, 09:33:53 PM »
Not me, I'm not much of a freshwater fish eater, except crappie, the odd catfish and sauger.  I pretty much let everything go its merry way.  

We stock our freezer up with saltwater fish, such as snapper and grouper. 
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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2021, 07:48:59 AM »
Bass season doesn't open in NY until June 15th!

No law against catching them early, just can't keep them!
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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2021, 08:14:05 AM »
My lil man last Saturday on Lake Okeechobee.



 
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2021, 09:23:58 AM »
i did a few laps around okeechobee in the big truck last year.  drove me nuts that you couldnt actually see it so i parked and ran up the berm one time.  man its a big lake!  

and watch out for those gators.. my god theyre everywhere. 
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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2021, 10:59:42 AM »
My Son In Law spent his youth on the lake with his father.  They're still at it every chance they get.   They came in 9th in a tournament that qualified them for something coming up in Missouri. 
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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2021, 06:28:21 PM »
This time of year is fresh brook trout and fiddle heads. But haven't fished in years, still eating fiddle heads though. :D
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« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2021, 03:36:08 AM »
It was time to empty out the overwintered cold compost to till into a new garden bed and start hot composting, so i set out rescuing what seems like 80 or 100 crawlers.  Boy comes home and starts naming them.  All bob.  Bob jr.  Bob the 3rd.  Bob the 8th.   ;D


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« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2021, 07:27:55 PM »
I know most of us like big fish but I caught this Northern Studfish today at the peak of his mating colors and wanted to share what can be found swimming around in a neighborhood stream if you stop and look closely.



 


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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2021, 09:18:12 AM »
Greatgrandson's first Catfish, but he wasn't too sure about getting close to it.
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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2021, 09:21:03 AM »
Daughter petting her Catfish, which is a daily activity.  They seem to understand each other.
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« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2021, 06:17:40 PM »
My daughter had to take this one off the hook while my Son In Law is at work. :)



 
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