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    1. Member deadguy's Avatar
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      09-30-2009 09:01 PM #106
      just got back, not a single crappie, and I got snagged on my first cast with the fuzz-e and my line snapped AND I lost the front half of my ultralight

      I only caught a bluegill and a bass.. but at least the weather was nice.. 55 and falling leaves, a nice crisp autumn scent in the air


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      09-30-2009 11:41 PM #107
      Quote, originally posted by iDubber.com »
      i dont think a bobber is going to work with a jig head, normally i believe jigs are mainly used for bottom fishing. Crappie feed looking up most of the time so minnows still might be your best chance... Good Luck anyway

      NO


      Small crappie jigs are hung under a float and then retrieved in with gentle pulls with pauses etc.


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      10-07-2009 07:38 AM #108
      Quote, originally posted by Shawn B »

      NO


      Small crappie jigs are hung under a float and then retrieved in with gentle pulls with pauses etc.


      oh ok... never seen anyone do it that way
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      10-09-2009 12:12 AM #109
      some steelhead from walnut creek last year

      all on the fly rod, and the shoe size is a size 12

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      10-12-2009 10:59 AM #110
      Boated two Musky Saturday, here's a pic of one of them:


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      10-12-2009 11:12 AM #111
      I hope to someday catch one, what did you catch them on?

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      10-12-2009 11:37 AM #112
      Quote, originally posted by gintaras »
      I hope to someday catch one, what did you catch them on?

      That one was caught trolling a Believer set on the deep eye coming out of 25' of water into 10' - 14' of water.

      Here's the first musky I boated on Saturday (same lure, shallow eye, 10' - 14' fow):



      Modified by Shawn B at 5:22 PM 10-12-2009


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      11-03-2009 04:43 PM #113
      Got some nice Stripers last weekend! Clam Bellies FTW




      To everyone above! Keep up the good work

      Turtles

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      11-03-2009 04:48 PM #114
      Damn!!!! Nice size on that first one.
      We went out and caught our limit in Montauk a week ago. Also got a few blue's.




      Modified by Matt@EuroJerks at 3:50 PM 11-3-2009


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      11-03-2009 05:09 PM #115
      Quote, originally posted by Matt@EuroJerks »
      Damn!!!! Nice size on that first one.
      We went out and caught our limit in Montauk a week ago. Also got a few blue's.


      Modified by Matt@EuroJerks at 3:50 PM 11-3-2009

      Good work man! Yeah, I head out of Sea Isle NJ, so the schools are just getting going. These were in the back bay so you could imagine my excitement when that big boy started spooling

      Turtles

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      11-03-2009 05:20 PM #116
      We walked up to the boat and the boat next to us was off loading a monster. 48lbs!!!!

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      11-03-2009 05:43 PM #117
      Good stuff. I find the smaller guys (28-31") are the best eating ones !!
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      11-03-2009 07:11 PM #118
      bajaguy boated this 47" musky (his new PB) on Sunday :


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      11-03-2009 07:40 PM #119
      I've never caught a musky, but holy crap! Don't they fight harder than pike?

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      11-03-2009 08:01 PM #120
      Quote, originally posted by SivNiz »
      I've never caught a musky, but holy crap! Don't they fight harder than pike?

      yup, usually ................. more musky specific heavier tackle to get the musky in faster to lessen the stress on it and prevent break offs leaving lures in their mouths which ends up killing it


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      11-03-2009 08:13 PM #121
      That musky is a great catch!! Excellent work!
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      11-03-2009 09:01 PM #122
      someday I will catch a musky and let it go, and I will catch a Pike and eat it!

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      11-03-2009 09:48 PM #123
      Quote, originally posted by gintaras »
      ...and I will catch a Pike and eat it!

      Too many bones!

      "Y" bones FTL

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      11-03-2009 09:57 PM #124
      Quote, originally posted by 2002 »
      I heard large mouth bass are not the best fish to eat

      A long time ago I met an old woman who had a sizable Bass pond on her
      property. She had a big, oval, galvanized tub in back of the house close to
      the pond. When she wanted some Bass to eat, she would fill the tub with
      fresh tap water, let it sit a few hours, then go fishing and put her catch
      (still alive) in the tub. She would let them swim around in the tub for about
      24 hours, then clean & cook them.

      She said it took the muddy taste out of the fish flesh.

      --Chuck--


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      11-03-2009 10:04 PM #125
      Quote, originally posted by GDR »

      Nice fat Crappie!

      Quote, originally posted by GDR »

      Is that a sink-tip line, or a full sinking line?

      --Chuck--


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      11-03-2009 10:18 PM #126
      Quote, originally posted by 54-46 »
      ...He's got a boat on one of the resevoirs, don't remember which (Croton or Tinniticus, I think), but we spent the bulk of our time on the streams. While I apprechiate a good fight from something on the res bottom, I'd rather do it via flies than "trolling" bait.

      Plus, I wasn't rowing.

      I used to work with a guy who routinely pulled 10 - 15 lb Brown Trout out
      of Titicus by live-lining Sawbellies(Alewives)

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    22. 11-05-2009 03:53 AM #127
      Some love from Aus

      4kg 62cm Carp caught on 5lb line. Dunno if its targeted in the US, but down here they're a pest but great fun on light gear.

      Cheers


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      11-05-2009 01:55 PM #128
      do you eat the carp? or just exterminate them?

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      11-05-2009 02:09 PM #129
      Quote, originally posted by Glopaticki »
      Some love from Aus

      4kg 62cm Carp caught on 5lb line. Dunno if its targeted in the US, but down here they're a pest but great fun on light gear.

      Cheers

      They're pretty much considered to be 'Trash Fish' in the U.S. Except for the
      genetically engineered sterile Triploid Grass Carp that is used to control
      nuisance weeds in recreation lakes.

      Do you fish for them like the Match fishing competitions in the U.K.?
      i.e. Long rods with light line, chumming, etc.

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    25. 11-05-2009 02:43 PM #130
      Quote, originally posted by speedbump2 »

      They're pretty much considered to be 'Trash Fish' in the U.S. Except for the
      genetically engineered sterile Triploid Grass Carp that is used to control
      nuisance weeds in recreation lakes.

      Grass carp are more than "trash fish," they're considered an invasive species in most places.

      Carp are trash/rough/coarse fish, but they're starting to get a reputation for being game fighters and challenging to hook (at least on the fly, where they've got the nickname "golden bone" for their similarities to flatsfishing for bones).

      I still think they're disguisting to touch, but they are awesome fighters on spinning tackle.. I haven't tried to pick one up on a fly rod yet.


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      11-05-2009 02:45 PM #131
      ok but what about eating them?

    27. 11-05-2009 02:57 PM #132
      Quote, originally posted by gintaras »
      ok but what about eating them?

      Best way to prepare them is to filet them, soak them in milk, then lay them on a wood board, cook til they turn white and flakey. You just remove the filet from the board, throw it away and eat the board.


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      11-05-2009 02:59 PM #133
      yeah I've heard it a hundred times, but I have also heard they are delicacies in some parts of the world, and that some people do eat them and say that they are great. I have also heard that they are actually being harvested in some parts of this coutry and being served as fish sticks and other processed fish products.

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      11-05-2009 03:19 PM #134
      I tired a few times to get a carp on the fly and found it extremely hard. If anyone has any techniques post them up.

    30. 11-05-2009 10:59 PM #135
      Quote, originally posted by gintaras »
      do you eat the carp? or just exterminate them?

      I'm Macedonian so i've tried carp before, not that great, but i know some who love the stuff. I just fish it for the sport and humanly dispatch it once caught. Our natives are more important, will post a pic below of an example of one.

      Quote, originally posted by speedbump2 »

      They're pretty much considered to be 'Trash Fish' in the U.S. Except for the
      genetically engineered sterile Triploid Grass Carp that is used to control
      nuisance weeds in recreation lakes.

      Do you fish for them like the Match fishing competitions in the U.K.?
      i.e. Long rods with light line, chumming, etc.

      --Chuck--

      There are some diehard carp anglers who do follow the methods found in the uk, i just use corn and bread, sometimes weighted or unweighted and does the job.

      Quote, originally posted by SivNiz »
      I tired a few times to get a carp on the fly and found it extremely hard. If anyone has any techniques post them up.

      I've got a friend who catches carp on fly, i think he makes imitation bread or corn flies to catch carp, not too sure, but i've seen carp eat plastic corn so it can't be too hard.

      Below is a pic of my dad with a Golden Perch (Macquaria ambigua) i caught at a dam. Roughly 5kg and 60cm they don't fight that hard when caught from this dam but there are other dams in Aus where they put up a great fight.

      They grow up to 20kg but i've rarely seen one go above 10kg, okay eating when they're smaller but at this size they're full of fat. Not good, best to catch, take a pic and release. They kinda look like a big crappie.


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      11-06-2009 08:20 AM #136
      Quote, originally posted by Glopaticki »
      ...They kinda look like a big crappie.

      It does have the same silhouette, just much, much bigger

      You could feed ten people with a Crappie that size!

      --Chuck--


    32. 11-06-2009 09:04 AM #137
      Quote, originally posted by speedbump2 »

      It does have the same silhouette, just much, much bigger

      You could feed ten people with a Crappie that size!

      --Chuck--

      Yeah probably could, but thats not the crown jewel of Australian freshwater natives. The Murray Cod is an excellent fish both in terms of looks, eating quality and sporting nature. They are known to grow up to 1.8-2m in length with a weight of over 100kg or 220lbs.

      Don't have any pics but a google search should reveal some results

      Cheers

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      11-06-2009 01:48 PM #138
      It's built very similarly to our Basses and Sunfishes, only much, much bigger.

      --Chuck--


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      11-07-2009 08:44 AM #139
      going catfish fishing today i hope i get lucky... lost 2 big ones last week. i need to make up from that my girl was pissed lol
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      11-09-2009 10:28 AM #140
      I got a nice rainbow on Friday. It was about 25" long and roughly 7lbs!


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