What Fish Did you Catch and How?

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  1. Usingmyrights

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    No photos really. I threw most of them back, but here's today's catch. All but two were with mud minnows on a jig head. The other two were on a pearl white gulp shrimp. 3 flounder (2 small legal size), 1 slightly underslot redfish, 2 hardhat cats and 2 gafftopsail cats (I debated on keeping those). Not what I was after, but at least I've got some in the cooler.
     
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    960E2C3C-A611-4B0A-A277-49345877E8E7.jpeg E4FB0D79-27D2-462D-A9C8-FBAEB5CAD2F7.jpeg I’ll The local river was stocked yesterday. I almost didn't go, because it's been so damn pressured, but somehow there weren't that many people there. For once this year, it didn't rain like mad after they stocked. I am finally able to read the stream and see where the seams and pools are.

    After trying my luck with some spinners, I threw in some power bait. Not my favorite method, but the object is to catch fish any way you can.

    So method: power bait tied with a uni knot, small split shot about 12 inches above. Some casting at 45 degrees and drifting downstream, but mostly just throwing in the pools and letting it sit. All in all caught 5 today, landed 4. Far better than I thought I'd do, as I only had an hour or so after work before the sun was about to set.

    I'm not sure... but I'm thinking one of these is a brown? I wanted to C and R, but they all swallowed the hooks. I'll eat 'em!
     
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    Just a quick update with some photos. Unfortunately, the large pan makes them look small. They were roughly 13" and 14" whole.
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    Spinner bait worked just fine today. Even the tree branches liked them. These guys were hanging out in pools near the shade . Calm water near riffles.
     
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    Got "stuck in traffic" on the way home..

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    Self tied flies on the Bad Axe tenkara rod.
     
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    Caught about 30 of these guys today on a kreelex fly. 0514191322_HDR.jpg
     
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    20190515_132150_Film3.jpg lil lunchtime trout fishing.
    12pm on a sunny day. Hooked 3 really nice fish. Only landed one rainbow. Gold Phoebe with a yellow perch finish. Hefty fight. Quite the jumper!
     
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    Among others; commuter fish..

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    First perch of the year;
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    Bad Axe and a oatmeal wool killerbug.
     
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    I don’t have pictures today, but I caught about a 2 1/2 pound rainbow and at a nearby spot, a smaller rainbow. I’m getting better with my filet skills...
     
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    The past few weeks I've caught two halibut, one in the 15lb range and the other in the 43lb range, and about 6 skates. All from the beach
     
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    Stopped by The Roanoke River on the way to work today. Armed with my TFO 8’ 2wt, broke away from my normal startup with a dual nymphing set up and tied on a Sulfur Nymph . Manage to get 15-20 takes managed to bring 5 to hand and was only able to snap two pictures. 1 bluegill, and 4 Rainbows Ann fat and health.
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    I can't imagine fighting a halibut from the beach!!

    Did u keep the skates?
     
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    They stocked craig creek again...
     
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    Ya, it’s only a short distance the other direction, I need to go that way , but stopping on the way to work is so convenient.
     
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    I'll be in the 'burg for about 10 days in Mid june. I will be down to see if there are any hold over trout, now that the water is down. Last summer was pretty good to me. For some reason, there's low pressure on this creek.
     
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    Three wild browns;
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    Pretty little guys on @Hunt4lyf's Bad Axe with a self tied wet;

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    Send me a pm when you are. If work schedule allows or over the weekend we should hit some water together.
     
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    I'm a teacher so after this friday I am free as a bird. I will be off work and in the area from the 13th to the 22nd of June for sure. I just can't be gone for an entire day because I have to make sure my dad is okay, but he lives like 15 minutes away from the creek.
     
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    I didnt keep any from the last trip but I will keep the next one just to taste it and experiment.

    Fighting the skate is more exciting than the halibut. The skates feel the hook and head for deep water at about 200MPH so you better have a good, heavy rig with lots of line. When they get into shallow water they will lay flat on the bottom and you cant budge them, just have to wait till they let go and try to drag them in. I tried to kick one over with my foot and his suction was so tight I couldn't move him.
     
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    Went out for round two and caught three wild brookies;

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    Too bad the rainbow river was flooded or I'd have went for the trifecta hat trick.
     
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    Two equally delicious fish! If you ice the skate wings over night they firm up nice.

    Classic French dish is lightly pan fried skate with a brown butter sauce.
     
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    Thought I posted this yesterday but I can't see it!

    First two fish we caught here in our new home state. Went out the next day and caught two more almost identical fish. Northern pike and yellow perch.
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    Took a trip out today and caught 2 brookies and one small bow. They'll be in the pan tonight with some butter, flour, old bay and lemon juice.
     
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    2 browns 3 bows today.
    Caught browns on spinner and bows on power bait.
     
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    Ohhh man. Yellow perch. Cornmeal. Fried up. Quick hushpuppies. Good gravy!

    I wonder how bone in pike steaks would be? Scaled. Then cross cut. Grilled or roasted in a foil pouch on some coals with lots of veggys. When they're done you can probably stab the spine with your knife tip and remove all the bones in one swoop
     
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    I don't think I've ever had perch...just bluegill, crappie, and bass, but mostly trout/char and salmon/steelhead...and catfish.

    Pike are different in that they have "Y Bones." You can filet them out if you are good, but I've never effectively filleted anything. Consequently, we are pickling the pike. But we were planning on baking the perch...I've done steelhead with onions and celery in the cavity and they were outstanding.

    Also, I am learning to fillet. I think it will be a lot easier if I don't fish until late and then try to learn something new when I'm tired.
     
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    Stopped at Green Hill Park on the Roanoke River on the way to work hooked up with 6 or 7 but landed this one. Orvis Clearwater 4wt on a Sulphur Nymph. The bottom of my net is 16” so judging by the amount of bend in this Bookie I’m going to say 17-18”
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    15 inch rainbow trout caught on a beadhead nymph.

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