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poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
5/4/19 8:16 a.m.

In reply to Scottah :

Everything about this is awesome!!!

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
5/4/19 8:20 a.m.

In reply to mtn :

Great points!!! 

Until I try for redhorse suckers later this year, nothing we’re catching in there is over a pound or two anyway. It’s all native redeye bass (which only grow an inch per year) and varieties of “sunfish” (redbreast/bluegill/pumpkinseed) 

I’ll give the braided a shot!

I haven’t waded yet this year. *hoping* to get some of that action tomorrow. There are a couple nice honey-holes upstream that I haven’t hit since last fall. The “big” redeyes hang there. A 10+ inch fatty is a really big fish for the species.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
5/4/19 10:27 p.m.

I use braid in most situations, usually with a fluoro leader. I'll use a wire leader if I'm fishing for something with teeth (like pike when I go back up North).

Two exceptions to braid: 

1. Fishing in small streams with light tackle. I use 4 pound test mono with fluoro leaders for skittish freshwater trout or smallmouth. I use loop knots in the fluoro so the lures have better action.

2. Surf rods. I've found the sand will abrade the braid pretty quickly. I use heavier mono with fluoro leaders in the surf.

 

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
6/6/19 8:54 p.m.

I like herons because they know where the fish are.

 

Prior to that, I got down to the coast and found a near infinite number of tiny croakers

and small bluefish.

 

The paddle back to Federal Point was pretty nice, though.

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
6/7/19 4:31 a.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy :

Nice! We’re headed to Folly Beach next month. I’m going to try not to suck as badly at surf fishing.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
6/7/19 4:22 p.m.

Every big fish I've hooked in the surf has managed to break my line or get off the hook.

With all of the news about rip currents this year, I'm hoping more people stay out of the water so I can set up next to a good rip and try again.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
6/29/19 10:06 p.m.

One of the best looking fish, IMO.

Alphonso Jackson broke a 36-year-old freshwater fish state record on June 10 after landing a 2-pound, 1-ounce redbreast sunfish from the Lumber River in Wagram.

Jackson, who is from Maxton, caught the sunfish using a cricket as bait. His catch breaks the previous record by 5 ounces. That fish, which weighed 1 pound, 12 ounces, was caught on May 29, 1983 by Ronald Stanley in Big Swamp in Bladen County.

Jackson, 43, is an avid fisherman, a passion he attributes to his father Johnny Jacobs who taught him how to fish when he was a small boy, and one that he has passed on to his children, ages 23, 18 and 17. They were with him the day he caught the massive sunfish.

“We started fishing in a pond but weren’t having any luck, so I said to my kids, ‘Let’s go back to where I learned how to fish’ and this is what we caught,” Jackson said. “I’d like to thank my daddy for teaching me how to catch fish and where to catch fish.”

 

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Floating Doc
Floating Doc SuperDork
6/29/19 11:02 p.m.

Two pound sunfish! Impressive catch!

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
7/15/19 2:25 p.m.

Went up North to visit the family, did a bit of fishing while I was there. I didn't get anything really big, but the locations were great.  I lost cell phone service on the way to get the brookies- it was way down a back road. I wasn't sad at all.

 



 

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
7/16/19 12:42 p.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy :

Great pics!

mtn
mtn MegaDork
8/10/19 4:19 p.m.

Today was a good day. 

 

My brother and dad and I—I’m the bearded one.

 

(I’m not doing the circle game or the white power thing there. That was just how my hand was when the picture happened. I didn’t know I was doing it, but I also didn’t know it was a “thing” until it was just pointed out to me that it’s a thing by an acquaintance who is offended by... well, everything, so not sure how much of a “thing” it is. )

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
8/10/19 4:34 p.m.

In reply to mtn :

It became offensive because AS A JOKE, 4chan started a thing that it was a secret white power symbol to see if people would lose their E36 M3 about it and the PC/woke police jumped all over it. 

Nice looking haul though. I really need to get back on the water, haven't even wet a line in probably 2 years, maybe longer. 

I really miss fishing with my dad.

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
8/11/19 11:16 p.m.

Hell, I forgot I had hair at one point.. Lake Erie, Bomber Charters, 2005 it looks like. 

Jamaica 2010

Quemahoning Resevoir 2006

Erie November 09

mtn
mtn MegaDork
8/11/19 11:39 p.m.

I need to get out to Erie at some point. Green Bay walleyes just don’t get that big. 

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
8/12/19 12:15 a.m.

In reply to mtn :

I lost a lot of pictures through the years with harddrive failures, but that was a typical August trip for 10 years. My dad had been fishing with the same captain since the early 80's, I started going up around 2000, and at least with Tim, we crushed it every time, even when other boats were getting skunked on the radio. It was a regular occurrance to have rods going off before they were all even out on the planer boards, 2, 3 guys fighting on the back of the boat at a time. 

2010, they look even bigger then. Wound up being our last trip up. 

Everytime I fish Erie from the US side, in a big enough boat anyway, we fish Canadian waters, the 3 times I've fished it from the Canadian side, we fished American waters. Always made me chuckle. 

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
8/12/19 6:12 a.m.

Caught the first little fatty of the year yesterday! (Redeye Bass) They don’t look like much, but they pack a punch! 

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
8/19/19 9:18 a.m.

It was *tough* down at the coast this past week. Thunderstorms pretty much constant, and I was only able to slip out in between them.

I managed to catch the world's smallest mackerel.

A ladyfish

 

Then I got out in the kayak and got a mess of these guys. It seems I'm much better at catching fish from a kayak than I am from a motor boat.

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