What Fish Did you Catch and How?

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  1. GreenFrog

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    Would be great to have a thread that simply includes a picture of your catch and mentions what lure, fly, technique was used.
    Often times we fish but don't have enough for a trip report.

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  2. Pastor Chris

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    Sometimes, we don't catch a thing.

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    Caught with minnows under a bobber using a hand line while wade fishing. Handline was made by member T.Pollock. I hope to do a full review soon, but was wanting to try to get a bass with it to add some bigger fish to the report.
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    It beats work though anytime.
     
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    Tiger Trout, #12 black caddis fly on tenkara

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    That is a beauty Pastor, I watched them stock a few in a load in CT last month. Approximately 629 fish were stocked, the pond is all full of algae weeks later. I hope some survive.
     
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    Hah, some outings don't make it to bcusa.


    Have to include this one..it was too pretty.

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    A couple of weeks ago, I got a couple of browns from a hidden beaver pond by me.

    I used my son's Spiderman pole and the Red Devil spinner that lives on it with 2 small buckshot sinkers.


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    A 30 pound Amber Jack from my canoe using a whole 8" Opelu (Mackerel-Scad) for bait.

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    [​IMG] Flathead catfish on a live sunfish.
     
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    Quite an assortment we have going on here! Great idea for a thread Frog
     
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    I don't have a ton of fish pics, I'm usually the one doing the dehooking.
     

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    32lbs carp caught with a lead-in clip, 3 pcs of sweet corn and boom! Drilling for 15 minutes! (Always catch and release here) except for trout.

    Cheers.

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    That carp looks like it swallowed a bowling ball!
     
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    I'm kind of a Bassaholic! If there's water with bass in it, I wanna fish it! I caught this one on spinning gear and a swim jig.
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    Striped bass back when I lived on Long Island. Boat caught on chunked bunker but surfcasting with lures will always be my favorite way to catch em in the salt.

    Fast forward to present day- Native brown on a blue wing olive dry I believe. Fun on a 7.5' 3 weight fly rod. Caught not far from where I was supposed to attend the outing on New Year's Day.
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    Pond where I fished growing up, pumpkinseed on a elk hair caddis with the same 7.5' 3 weight. They fight like bass on that rod, a lot of fun.
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    Same pond, my daughter last year. She was pretty wide eyed hooking into this largemouth on a plastic worm.
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    Great thread!

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    Bait: red worm, Method: running ledger -- bait popped up 6" off bottom, Rod: 12' feeder w/ quiver tip.
     
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    Good idea on a thread.

    I got this 23" pickrel on a Meps #5 with a trout colored blade and elk dressed hook.
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    I got this big sunfish on a #3 meps with long thin copper/brass blade.
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    This 23" Largemouth in a swamp lake on a Meps #3 with a trout colored blade and no dress. This was the heaviest bass that Ive ever caught. It had to be ever but of 5-6+ lb. It was 7" tall and 4-5" wide.
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    I hear that's why it's called 'fishing' and not 'catching'
     
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    I go after smallmouth frequently, and caught this guy inadvertently on a #2 Mepps Aglia in less than 1' of water last week.

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    Poor GreenFrog's Quickie Fishing Trip Report thread got turned into a Show Off Your Old Fishing Photos thread. These are great photos, but I do like his original concept of using this as a place to show off a recent catch without starting a whole new thread about it.

    This same concept works very well over in the Friction Fire Tuesday thread, as it allows guys to give quick updates without clogging up a subforum with little updates. It would be neat if this thread could serve the same function for the anglers here. Ironically, the FFT thread wasn't even created for that purpose but it turned into one of the coolest running topics on the forum.
     
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    Nice rainbow caught on a wooly bugger at a depth of about 8' in the Fish Lake area in Utah.

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    Caught this guy while fishing for bluegill. Crappie nibble on a #6 hook, with a split shot sinker 6" above the hook, and a bobber 4' above that.

    I look angry in the picture, but I wasn't. I was just trying to do too many things at the same time: hold the bass, take a selfie, tell my daughter that her bobber just went under... Lol
     
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    Having been raised in Hawai'i with a stream in my backyard a mile from the Pacific Ocean I have had the opportunity to catch some very large fish but I think I still get the most pleasure catching smaller fish on my ultralight spinning outfit and 4lb. test line.
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    ... but still better than the best day at work, well at least for most of us. :3:
     
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    Fun Texas Bass

    Caught this one late last fall on a weedless black plastic salamander. Caught a lot of #1lb and #2lb that afternoon, then BAM!!!!
     

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    uploadfromtaptalk1464728300749.jpg [​IMG] This shellcrackers was caught in about 2' of water on this jig that I mold and tie out of the butt feathers of a mallard drake. Its 1/64 and I fish it under a 3/4" plastilite green top float and tip with a Berkley power wiggler. It's the most deadly combo I have found for spawning sunfish. He was caught on a spawning flat off the main river channel on a inside weed edge on a 7' light action spinning rod and 4lb test. I like ultra light but it's hard to get them out of the weeds with a noodle rod.

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    Small flies like that tipped with a power wiggler have been my go-to bait for sunfish for about a decade. Love 'em.
     
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    The power wiggler is deadly when they are super finicky or skittish fished on a salmon egg hook and a flyrod.

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    I do something similar, but with a tiny ice fishing jig and a power wiggler. Usually I'll fish it under a float.
     
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    Yesterday after paying my respects to the fallen I hit the river. I caught dozens of sunfish on a No. 12 woolie bugger, several bass on worms and 1/4 Oz. jig, and a few small yellow bullhead on No. 4 Egghook with deer liver. was a good time, sorry no pics, Editing to add that the fly was fished on a 3Wt. Fly rod...
     
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    Brown trout. Worm, hook, and a bobber 2.5 feet from the hook.



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    Wacky rig mostly for Bass, although lately I've been using crankbaits. Beetle spins for Crappie and worm with bobber for bluegill.


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    This was taken last spring. Elk hair caddis, The gills love 'em around here. I need to get back down there...
     
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    What weight fly rod you using for your panfish. I have a 3 weight that I am dying to try on some bluegills but now wonder if it may be too big to be sporting. I have a spot that has nice hand size 'gills.
     
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    A 3 wt works well for 'gills, in my limited experience.
     
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    It wont be too big imo. I use a 4wt and its a blast. I also have a 6wt pack rod but normally the 4wt is what i grab and go.
     
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    Went out for an hour today after work and landed this 10" beauty on a Meps #2, bronze in color. 20160601_174429.jpg
     
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    I usually take my 6wt everywhere, but like to work the 4wt when specifically targeting Bluegills.
     
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    Me, my mom, and also my sister got about 16 fish this weekend! And only from wax worms and mostly corn. After I flayed them, cooked it ,and of course ate it. It was surprisingly really good! Heres some pictures. Hope you enjoy!

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    Brook trout caught last week on a flashback midge I tied

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    Largemouth caught last week on a red Ishigaki Kebari and a Tanuki 325

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    Brook trout from last week caught on a Utah Killer Bug and a Soyokaze 270

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    These are my most recent catches, this is a cool thread I'll make sure to remember it.
     
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    Caught on a Berkely Gulp! earthworm.
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    Great job Kile. That's too big to catch
     
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    I have a 4wt a 5wt and a 6wt. I use the 4 the most with foam spiders and small wet flies but if I'm casting popping bugs the 6 wt gets the most use. Don't think so much about the size of the fish vs wt of the rod but what line weight you need to cast the fly your using. And you don't need a 500 dollar rod to do it either. I use a 7' 4wt elcheapo Shakespeare micro rod but it has a orvis battenkill reel on it because it's the lightest weight reel I could find. It's a balanced tool not a elitist object that makes you cool to use the lightest possable rod and line available. I would love to see some of the guys cast a #8 popping bug on a 3 wt flyrod 45'

    A 3wt will be sporty. So get busy man!

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    Nice browns in the Salmon River, Pulaski NY. I caught these over Memorial Day weekend on muddlers (pictured), elk hair caddis, and stoneflies.

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    13092190_671286049675989_5247807825774320020_n.jpg brown bullhead caught on limb lines on a local creek
     
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    Break out the fish fry.
     
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