What Fish Did you Catch and How?

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  1. pab1

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    I've never had an opportunity to but its gaining in popularity. Most are caught on streamers. You can fly fish for pretty much any species of fish that can be caught on conventional tackle. I've never done it but I've seen people catch suckers when their nymph suspended under an indicator dragged bottom.
     
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    I forgot to mention "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn".

    I've always like your avatar pic! :dblthumb:
     
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    I caught a very small sucker once in shallow water on a dry fly, lord only knows what it was doing.

    Catfish... I never even thought of trying that. Sure gonna try now though.

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    I was surprised at that myself...
     
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    I've caught full-sized suckers on a purple steelhead streamer in January! It's funny, they seem to be butting the fly because you catch them right between the eyes. The owner of the local fly shop thought they probably did that during courting. I caught more than one that way. The fly was a "Purple Peril," in #2 mustad, up eyed hook.
     
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    a nice warm day on trout
     

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    Looks like an AWESOME day on trout...
     
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    rather too hot in Poland from 2 weeks of temperature in the day is over 31-33 degrees Celsius and trout does not like high temperatures
     
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    June was great for Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms 4" watermelon.
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    It escaped us yesterday but she caught it today. A 16 inch brown trout trolling off the pontoon boat using a “big ol Smokey jo”, what ever the heck that is.
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    The trusty red hornet did it again
    6,4lb of perch to be fileted today
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    Using the white rooster tail spinner that I found Father's Day;

    Bolton Lower pond a few of these;
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    At my trout spot, it seems there is a population of largemouth. They're in the shallows right now;
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    Not sure how I feel about that one..
     
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    Here's a list of fish in a lake near me...the trout are stocked.

    bluegill, brook trout, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, rainbow trout, rock bass, smallmouth bass, white sucker, central mudminnow, fathead minnow.

    So, trout and bass can share the same lake with other warm water fish. The trout get fat and healthy.
     
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    Top was caught trolling big ass sassy shads, the bottom on clams from the surf (my usual method) 9F4EF418-A24A-44C1-93D8-6B027EBCB61E.jpeg
     
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    The thing is, this spot is geographically separated with a 12+ waterfall in and a 8'+ out. I'm just surprised to see a small population 'suddenly' appear. This is not a stocked river, in fact it's a wild trout management area.
     
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    Then the question is best answered by your state fish and game office!
     
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    Awaiting the reply!
     
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    Today was my first time using a sabiki rig, my first time catching mackerel, my first time cleaning mackerel, my first time cooking mackerel, and my first time eating mackerel.

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    EDIT: Oh mercy this fish tastes good.
     
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    Pocket fishing kit. 14 size hook with a piece of worm with a bobber about 1.5 to 2 feet above the hook.

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    GOD Bless you and your family

    Kenneth
     
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    Best fish yet I've seen caught on a hobo rig.
     
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    I LOVE mackerel.
     
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    i caught a whale using a kraken as bait
     
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    Double rainbow without any rain. I’m a fly fisherman, but today I was trolling a lure behind my friends boat. When in Rome. Stuffed with fiddleheads I put up this spring. Fit for a king.
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    Nice!
     
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    Pike on a fly and spinning gear.

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    Spent two days on some awesome pike water near Fairbanks. We camped out so we were able to stay on the water late and be out there again early.

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    We caught about 90 fish total, with 70 of them over 24 inches long, and 30 of them were 37 inches long or longer.

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    They would hit almost anything. Several times we had two fish on at a time.

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    This is my buddy Mike with one of the 37inch class fish. I'm the photographer so you won't see much of me.

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    A 37 1/2 inch fish.

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    This ones just under 40 inches.

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    Here I am with my biggest fish of the trip on a fly, this one is 37 1/2 inches long.

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    This is the biggest one of the trip, a 43 1/2 inch slough shark. What a nice fish.

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    This is the 43 1/2 fish getting the lure out of his mouth. We let all the fish go except one we kept for eating.
     
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    Dragging a soft plastic frog on the bottom
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    Orange creamsicle fly, Tenkara rod.
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    Man I would have kept everyone of them and pickled most of them. Northern is my favorite fish to pickle. Or trade them off at one of our Chinese food joints. They trade me fish for meals
     
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    Lots of nice stuff here. I guess my tastes are simpler.

    My favorite fishing rods have always been a simple pole made from river cane. I always have a “slick trick" with me which is nothing more than a simple hand line. In the past years I have replaced the cane poles with Bream Busters and just recently replaced the slick tricks with the ka-Bar Backpack Kasters. The Zebco 33 and 808 were my go-to reels, replaced with Zebco Omegas and 888’s.

    Most of my fishing is farm ponds. Shellcrackers and bullheads are my main quarry. Natural ponds scattered around the woods here are full of warmouth. Crappie and Channel cats are the main targets when I go to the main lakes here, but there is always an 888 or two set out for flatheads. And I have a few water supply reservoirs I enjoy going to that are full of big ole bull bluegill and white catfish. I mostly fish using natural baits, but I have been known to throw a spinner to two. I am not too far from some nice trout waters. Natural bait there as well wee lel, a bream buster with about a foot of line and a single hook fly where required. Dabbling works great for trout.

    I think my favorite fishing memories are cutting and drying river cane, building a plywood Jon boat from plans published in Populsr Mechanics, and fishing the farm ponds. Today the plywood Jon boat and cane poles have been replaced with a Pond Prowler mini pontoon and B&M Bream Busters.
     
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    We eat a lot of pike and pickling is a favorite. We have a lot of fish right now though, (four freezers full) rockfish, ling cod and halibut as well as salmon and trout.
     
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    Mop flies all weekend.

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    Spin w/ size 12 2x long dry hook, a split shot and wacky rigged power bait super pink worm.

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    Pretty sure it's a chain. He was treading water about eight feet out when I saw him. I pinched the shot off the line and soft lobbed that rubber worm right in his face, huge strike and quick fight.
     
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    With all but my 6wt listed in the trade blanket, caught about 2 dozen red eye on the New River with my TFO Impact 6wt all on a yellow tail( local pattern for small mouth) this evening.
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    Silver(Coho) Salmon are trickling in the bay. Got these two on a pink marabou fly just beneath the surface.

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    Bucketmouth on a red devil spoon.

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    A few days back;

    Tenkara, self tied.
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    3' rod and a live grasshopper. Thought about using this one for bait but decided to release him. 20190616_165845.jpg
     
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    Rock Bass, Green sunfish and 1 small smallmouth. All but the smallie on @pab1 tied mop flies- they worked great! 2ft ice rod with 2lb mono and 5 ft UL eagle claw with Diawa and 4lb mono.
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    Bluegill and Crappie on a beetle spin.
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    Fishing action was a little slow today, but I did catch this picture of a painting in the bottom of an aluminum canoe near Ely, MN.
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    I caught my first sturgeon today using 8” rainbows for bait. It was a little one at 5’8”. My brother’s was the fish of the day at 7’6”. Another guy in our group landed one and lost one. It was really fun. Now I need to go again! upload_2019-7-20_23-55-57.jpeg
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