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    RandyBoys Hook Up thread

    Show us what ya got, seeing as most of us spend some serious time doing things outdoors. Things that are fishy, of course... with pics.

    I' ll let Ambassadorhawg lead off with a 12 pounder... Pics or it didn't happen.

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    Trying to find my fishing photo album.

    Here's a 28 pound Striper from Silverwood to gander at while I search... It's an old pic from the mid 90's. It hit a rogue in 18" of water on 10 lb test right up against a sandy beach. It immediately burned drag and towed the boat an honest 100 yards off the beach before it tired. Damn thing was half the size of our little alum bass boat of the time.
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    Nice catch!
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    Wutchu got to contribute RandyBoy?

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    I will have to dig up the pictures of my salt water exploits. Here is a Colorado Cutthroat though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Wutchu got to contribute RandyBoy?
    Honestly ( all fishermen are liars, not even their wives know what 6" looks like) I have to scan some photo's before I can host them and put them up. Let's just say I've caught some nice trout in my day.

    Who can name this species of fish?


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    My catch o' the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy View Post
    Honestly ( all fishermen are liars, not even their wives know what 6" looks like) I have to scan some photo's before I can host them and put them up. Let's just say I've caught some nice trout in my day.

    Who can name this species of fish?
    Is that a tiger trout?

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    Wait, so this is not a 'dating' or FWB thread?
    The title is so misleading -
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Here's a poaching picture...hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-heeee!

    Doesn't anyone else fish?!!! Come on people, let's see some of your catches.
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    I am only good at catching cold.

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    I fish but normally forget to take pictures, maybe that's why I never actually catch anything.

    I love fishes cause their so delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightlost View Post
    I love fishes cause their so delicious.
    Gotta love fishes

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    raised in TX...so I never lost the bass bug.

    This lil' guy caught on a 4" handpour (witches T) tied to a cross carolina/texas rig with rattle....

    I miss the dawn patrol double rigging. start with a top water lure, if they miss, pick up rig numero dos (with a plastic tied on)...cast it where they broke the surface..wait 7-10 seconds and BLAMMO

    works like 90% of the time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    I miss the dawn patrol double rigging. start with a top water lure, if they miss, pick up rig numero dos (with a plastic tied on)...cast it where they broke the surface..wait 7-10 seconds and BLAMMO

    works like 90% of the time...
    We won tournament money with that trick many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    Is that a tiger trout?
    Good eye! What's it take to breed a tiger trout?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy View Post
    What's it take to breed a tiger trout?
    Easy...

    a tiger cock in a trout puss
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    RandyBoy, ever fish Fin & Feather in Plamdale? Those gigantic trout they stock in there are supposedly a cross between a Rainbow and a Salmon. My biggest outta there is 11 pounds but I lost my way to get in because the member who used to invite me as a guest got kicked out.

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    "a cross between a Rainbow and a Salmon"

    well they are all salmonids right?
    Salmonidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    "a cross between a Rainbow and a Salmon"

    well they are all salmonids right?
    Salmonidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    What I meant is that these Rainbows grow as large as 30 pounds!!! They are massive!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    What I meant is that these Rainbows grow as large as 30 pounds!!! They are massive!!!
    yeah, I love fishin Steelies
    fcuk bioengineering and farms for fishing
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    RandyBoy, ever fish Fin & Feather in Plamdale? Those gigantic trout they stock in there are supposedly a cross between a Rainbow and a Salmon. My biggest outta there is 11 pounds but I lost my way to get in because the member who used to invite me as a guest got kicked out.
    I fished it once... also fished some stocker lake down in Irvine, CA for BS Lightning trout. Once was enough, never again... Pretty much took up fishing where there were lakes in in national forests with no launch fees when I had my little Gregor /Honda combo. I am suffering from a brain fart for the clever name I had for my boat. My handle on another board was Grand Teutons.... It's a long story ( a good one) how I came up with that name at a bar on the Trout Opener with a beer or two too much in me at high elevation.

    Edit: Just remembered it... "Nuthing but Net".
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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    Easy...

    a tiger cock in a trout puss
    Those must bee some good shrooms from fresh cow patties you found after all this rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    Wait, so this is not a 'dating' or FWB thread?
    The title is so misleading -
    OK, for you Dell, pics of your trophy dates... but in the pic, they gotta have more than one tooth... OK? No tweaker babes from Oroville, or the National Wildlife Refuge on the Feather River Low Flow or sh*thouse riffle, ya hear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    yeah, I love fishin Steelies
    fcuk bioengineering and farms for fishing
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy View Post
    OK, for you Dell, pics of your trophy dates... but in the pic, they gotta have more than one tooth... OK? No tweaker babes from Oroville, or the National Wildlife Refuge on the Feather River Low Flow or sh*thouse riffle, ya hear?
    I was hopin' this thread would help me to get girls with a full set of teeth .
    never wanted to publish 'conquests' of the O-Town tweaks
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Wow! I strayed into the wrong thread here too! A whole other language going on that is all Greek to me!
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    Delll, these are not Steelhead. What I'm talking about are these nuclear treated, hormone injected "super-trout...
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    I loves me some fishin'



    Sacramento river Salmon


    Clear Lake bass


    Collins Lake Rainbow


    Petaluma River Sturgeon


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    My Boat..., Dads 45lb Salmon


    Fish and Game heard about it and had to come see it. they weighed/measured and took samples.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Delll, these are not Steelhead. What I'm talking about are these nuclear treated, hormone injected "super-trout...


    Those are brusers !.. Lake Amador, east of Sacramento has those planded in it. I hav'nt made it there myself yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy View Post
    Good eye! What's it take to breed a tiger trout?
    I know they're hybrids but I'm not exactly sure between what species although I'm fairly sure brown is one half of the equation. Brookie for the other half? Funny thing is when I fist looked at the picture I saw the belly and was thinking brown, then I saw the fins and that idea was shot down. Then I finally saw the whole fish and it was tiger. Never actually caught or seen one but I've looked at some pics from friends. Pretty cool looking fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    I know they're hybrids but I'm not exactly sure between what species although I'm fairly sure brown is one half of the equation. Brookie for the other half? Funny thing is when I fist looked at the picture I saw the belly and was thinking brown, then I saw the fins and that idea was shot down. Then I finially saw the whole fish and it was tiger. Never actually caught or seen one but I've looked at some pics from friends. Pretty cool looking fish.
    Tiger trout are a hybrid between Brook trout and Brown Trout. You get the eagerness of a brookie to feed, and the aggressiveness of a brown. There are a few states that breed and stock them PA and UT I believe. The resulting crossbreeding equals a sterile fish. They do occasionally occur in the wild since both brook and browns spawn in the fall.

    Fly fishing for trout has been my obsession for the better part of the last 20 years. Recently it has given way to mountain biking. Between getting spoiled on the fishing in WY/Yelllowstone and mountain biking here I don't fish my home waters enough. I need to change that, along with getting some offshore time the coming year.

    Here are a few more...

    Southern Spec


    Been known to build rods too


    Fine Spotted Snake River Cutthroat, not from the Snake but the species






    Yellowstone Cutthroats







    saw one of these up there too


    I'm embarrassed to say I have a bunch of pictures from a backcountry trip in Yellowstone back in July that I haven't even gotten off the camera yet. Includes a closer than I wanted to be grizzly pic.
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    I haven't seen any saltwater fishy pics yet, so here's a few...
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    What's the red one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    What's the red one?
    It's a Sheephead. It was taken right off Vandenberg AFB on the Central Coast of California. It's the largest reported Sheephead that landing has ever had (19 lbs). My smiling face is on the wall inside the landing holding that beast. It supplied an incredible fight on freshwater bass gear. I was starting to doubt I would ever get it up to the gaff when it finally tired out and gave in.

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    Cool. Nice pictures. I've never been much for fishing, no particular reason, just never got into it. I like being around the water though, which is probably pretty obvious being as I live in the desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnmtns View Post
    Tiger trout are a hybrid between Brook trout and Brown Trout. You get the eagerness of a brookie to feed, and the aggressiveness of a brown. There are a few states that breed and stock them PA and UT I believe. The resulting crossbreeding equals a sterile fish. They do occasionally occur in the wild since both brook and browns spawn in the fall.

    Fly fishing for trout has been my obsession for the better part of the last 20 years. Recently it has given way to mountain biking. Between getting spoiled on the fishing in WY/Yelllowstone and mountain biking here I don't fish my home waters enough. I need to change that, along with getting some offshore time the coming year.
    Sounds like a fun fish to catch. Actually your story is similar to mine in that I used to fish all the time but now it's mountain biking for me. I'm hoping to get a more fishing in though. Those are some beautiful pics-talk about wetting my apatite!

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    Anyone wanna get seasick? Watch this a few times.

    <iframe width="960" height="540" src="http://contour.com/stories/offshore-rockfish-trip/embed?map=false&width=960px&height=540px" frameborder="0"></iframe>

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    No pics, guess I need to start taking some but usually too busy fishing. Mostly flies for Grayling and Apache Trout, Rainbows when I get desperate. Some really nice fish in this thread.

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    Proof that my bike camera works for fishing, too. I especially like the "fisheye" effect, LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    I haven't seen any saltwater fishy pics yet, so here's a few...
    Nice Ling !

    I'm not much of a Salty. Only been out a few times through the years. I had bought an OK Trident Kayak to attack the North Ca. coast.
    But, traded it for my Highball.

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    Ok found a pic of my black marlin. This fishign trip started off slow as hell, pissing rain. Never been so cold hugging the equator. Had a few dorado, and small tuna, then pay off. Three marlin in the spread. Hooked two, the one on my rod stayed on. Team effort for sure.

    The day after this the clouds cleared and had an amazing day catching dorado /mahi. No lie easily released way more than 50. Caught them on everything, trolling cigars, spin cast, and on the fly till they broke the fly rod. Good times, need to do that **** again sometime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnmtns View Post
    Ok found a pic of my black marlin. This fishign trip started off slow as hell, pissing rain. Never been so cold hugging the equator. Had a few dorado, and small tuna, then pay off. Three marlin in the spread. Hooked two, the one on my rod stayed on. Team effort for sure.

    The day after this the clouds cleared and had an amazing day catching dorado /mahi. No lie easily released way more than 50. Caught them on everything, trolling cigars, spin cast, and on the fly till they broke the fly rod. Good times, need to do that **** again sometime soon.

    That's pretty dang cool!

    Speakin of Black Marlins (and hookups), in highschool we had a term for those ultra-hot chicks that you wanted to hook, but were 'out of your league'.

    That term was 'Black Marlin'

    EX:
    "hey, did you hear Jason hooked up with Tonya Jacobs?"
    "No way, that black marlin? right!"
    "Dood, I got proof... As soon as finish up this roll of film, I'll take it down to Kmart to have it developed"
    "Damn, I always wanted to hook that one "

    What was really cool about that term, was that you could use it right in front of them and they would be none the wiser.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    That's pretty dang cool!

    Speakin of Black Marlins (and hookups), in highschool we had a term for those ultra-hot chicks that you wanted to hook, but were 'out of your league'.

    That term was 'Black Marlin'

    EX:
    "hey, did you hear Jason hooked up with Tonya Jacobs?"
    "No way, that black marlin? right!"
    "Dood, I got proof... As soon as finish up this roll of film, I'll take it down to Kmart to have it developed"
    "Damn, I always wanted to hook that one "

    What was really cool about that term, was that you could use it right in front of them and they would be none the wiser.
    So Dell, would Emily Batten be a Black Marlin, or a hook up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy View Post
    So Dell, would Emily Batten be a Black Marlin, or a hook up?
    not sure who that is, but, yeah - probably; as I am old and ugly
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    not sure who that is, but, yeah - probably; as I am old and ugly






    sp, think her last name is Batty. I feel sorry for you Delll, I may be old, ugly and smell fishy, but chicks still dig me.

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    Here's a nice day near Tahoe. Those trout were so strong I couldn't immagine killing them.
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/45451363" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/45451363">Ride & fish & ride</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user9652060">Matt Provencal</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    ^ Super awesome video man!! That last trout looked real nice! Now I must find an epic place to ride/fish. How did you carry your fly rod with you?
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    Really cool Huck! How sweet to watch a combo biking/fishing video!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak06 View Post
    ^ Super awesome video man!! That last trout looked real nice! Now I must find an epic place to ride/fish. How did you carry your fly rod with you?
    Thanks! Good thing I threw that nice one back because I swear I caught the same fish again on a very slow fishing day. I carry my nice rod in its aluminum tube inside a day pack along with the proper number of beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Really cool Huck! How sweet to watch a combo biking/fishing video!!!
    Thanks AH. The sweet thing about this place is the ride out is nearly all down hill so if you don't catch fish you still get to blaze the trail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck Pitueee View Post
    Thanks! Good thing I threw that nice one back because I swear I caught the same fish again on a very slow fishing day. I carry my nice rod in its aluminum tube inside a day pack along with the proper number of beers.
    I think I wanna go fishing with you some time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy View Post
    I think I wanna go fishing with you some time....
    You're always welcome! I learned a lot about lake fishing last season. There's definitely a few tricks to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy View Post
    I think I wanna go fishing with you some time....
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    Went out to Doran Beach/ Bodega Bay Jetty for a few hours.


    Weather was nice. there was a chill in the air and a breeze, But, totally tolerable.



    Crabbed with a snare, First 2 were solid keepers... Caught at least 20 + undersized. Gave up when the tide started to go out and the d00ds next to me kept crossing lines and tangling. They didnt know how to cast and understand the water was moving their baits right over mine.

    Pulled outa there with the 2 keepers for supper. !

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    This thread makes me hungry.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Sweet!

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    I was really expecting something different - Free classifieds - backpage.com

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    I enjoyed this video ans I figured i'd share it here. I would love to fish for these..

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    ^ Sweet Sodak!

    I just got home from several days out at Lake Havasu, AZ. The bassin' is off the hook there now as the fish are moving up to spawn. We started off by netting up some shad to use for bait. Really odd to see shad up in the shallows at this time of the year, but it's thick if you know where to find it. Shad is like candy to bass, they simply can't say no. We fished a spot for a few hours and ended up with about 20 between us. LMBs to 5 pounds, SMBs to 4 pounds, a 7 pound Striper. Once that got boring, we moved up into the river to fish the back waters in search of bedders. We manged another 10 fish between us and called it a day. There was a few beavers slapping the tails on the water, trying to scare us away.

    My daughter also caught her largest carp ever, a 30 pounder! It was a 10 minute battle that started off with a burning run similar to what a Blue Fin Tuna does when you hook it. So fun to watch her pull on that thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    ^ Sweet Sodak!

    I just got home from several days out at Lake Havasu, AZ. The bassin' is off the hook there now as the fish are moving up to spawn. We started off by netting up some shad to use for bait. Really odd to see shad up in the shallows at this time of the year, but it's thick if you know where to find it. Shad is like candy to bass, they simply can't say no. We fished a spot for a few hours and ended up with about 20 between us. LMBs to 5 pounds, SMBs to 4 pounds, a 7 pound Striper. Once that got boring, we moved up into the river to fish the back waters in search of bedders. We manged another 10 fish between us and called it a day. There was a few beavers slapping the tails on the water, trying to scare us away.

    My daughter also caught her largest carp ever, a 30 pounder! It was a 10 minute battle that started off with a burning run similar to what a Blue Fin Tuna does when you hook it. So fun to watch her pull on that thing!

    Here's a few pics.
    Nice pics... I'm gonna weigh all my fish where you weighed your carp. Was anyone else "on the beds" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post

    My daughter also caught her largest carp ever, a 30 pounder! .

    AWESOME !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    We fished a spot for a few hours and ended up with about 20 between us. LMBs to 5 pounds, SMBs to 4 pounds, a 7 pound Striper. Once that got boring, we moved up into the river to fish the back waters in search of bedders. We manged another 10 fish between us and called it a day.

    Outstanding man! However, I am not thinking I could get bored fishing a spot like that. You'd have to drag me away. I did get out last weekend and cought two LMB's, nothing big though. The water up here is still low to mid 40s and the bass are still hunkering down (or running away from me). Soon things will be picking up on the Potomac and I can't wait.

    A week after posting that video, I went out and bought one of those Jackson Cuda 12 fishing Kayaks.. Man its sweet. Can't wait to really slime her this spring..
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    In the higher elevation lakes around here, the LMBs start biting reaction baits when the water temp hits 48 degrees...unless you have shad, then it's game on anytime you can find them.

    My buddies have been having 60-70 fish days fishing the live shad there. Out of respect for my wife and daughter, I didn't want to be out there too long so we mixed it up by going up river to do something different. We already knew that we would be getting some up there, too. The spawn is getting started so more and more fish are moving up to build nests.

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    We do have shad here, lots. Unfortunately I have honed my bass skills to warm water topwater. Nothing excited me more than than a topwater bite, its thrilling. I have a hard time catching them deep and in cold water. I am not sure if it's my patience or knowledge. Most likely both. haha.. Any tips?
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    Do your lakes ice over in the Winter time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Do your lakes ice over in the Winter time?
    Not many froze this year this year. And none of them froze enough to walk on. I mainly fish small lakes or the Potomac & Shenandoah river in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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    Well, deep fishing is generally slower so I can see how it would get boring. I make it fun by applying lures that would draw an aggressive strike, like using a Little George or something that is heavy like these to get down deep. Some of the most fun I have ever had is when I was freezing my a$$ off getting bit in the middle of Winter on tail spinners at all different depths. Just depends on where the fish are following the bait. You find the bait, you've found the fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    like using a Little George or something that is heavy like these to get down deep.
    Wow.. why have I never seen one of these little George lures? My main problem is I do not have many lures that can get down deep slowly. I try sometimes, but it doesn't work unless I slow roll a heavy spinnerbait. I am going to have to get a few of these. Thanks man!! tight lines!
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    These look pretty darn fishy to me.

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    A bigHammer swimbait, say 5- 5 1/2 on a 3/4 oz leadhead is a good deep bass killer.
    Pick a color that suits the bait in the lake.
    Or a basstrix swimbait rigged weedless with 1/2 oz. lead on the hook shank will work.

    dont forget about vert. jigging...
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    Sodak, you ought to "match the hatch". Our bass out here are programed to eat trout since they are stocked in the lakes here. That's why they get so damned big here. But where you are, the forage may be smaller.

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    RandyBoys Hook Up thread

    Hell that aint nothin.
    Both these in one day.

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    You wer'nt from 'round here.. was ya...

    ya got a story to go with the pic? carnivores want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoGoGordo View Post
    Hell that aint nothin.
    Both these in one day.

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    This is a thread on hooking something fishy that I started, not a kill fest with sporting weapons. While I am a hunter, there are some around here that would find your exploits offensive... please edit and remove your hunting pictures, or start your own thread. Thanking you in advance.

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    Glad I found this thread and nice to see fellow MTBR's fishing as well..Some smaller fishes in these pics

    7# Jack
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    Instead of going for a ride... I went fishing Sunday with a buddy and his dog "Delta".

    06:15 at the launch.




    Paid the man and on the water..



    We fished out of Sugar Barge Marina, in the Delta. it was a little chilly in the morning mid 40's . I had shorts on under sweats. Face got cold on the first run to a fishing hole.

    Was a great Sunrise.... going 60 mph ! across Franks tract.



    We caught some fish, mostly males getting ready for the ladies. Lots of reaction fish. caught them on 4' diving cranks
    spinnerbaits. A few on dropshot worms. Not a ton of fish but enough to keep interested.
    I think we topped the 2 1/2 pound mark.

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    This was the first time I'd met Delta, boy is she nutty for fish.
    She'd run up and down the boat to whom ever was casting next. Then if you set the hook , she'd run back to you and wait at your feet with her tail giving you black and blue shins. She figured it out, if you stripped some drag, she'd turn and come running..

    She wasn't bad at catching her own fish either !



    This is the biggest I got.



    And then I hooked into This ! Monster !!

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    Tossing a spinnerbait. it jumped and then was flitting around after it hit a tule. I figured the blade got hung up.. until I reeled it all the way in.
    Love how these bass this they are so tough. He had know clue !





    Called it quits soon after, Had a 35 mile day with the running to 3 spots and trolling distance. not bad.

    Delta was pooped..




    Wiped and waxed for the next trip !.

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    Awesome Fishbucket! I am heading out this weekend somewhere. Just haven't decided yet. That big one looks like stout, nice shape. Looked like an awesome day. Nice boat by the way..
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    Some great shots Fishbucket and everyone else. FB Love that shot with the dog holding the fish.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Good work on the bass wranglin' Fishbucket!!

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    Thanks guys.

    It's still a tad cold and the big girls are out of town , the next
    Full moon should do it, if the weather holds and no big cold front
    Storms come. The delta is big bass territory.
    That reminds me, I got to text him that I'm free weekend after next
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    RandyBoys Hook Up thread

    No pics, but I got to spend a few summer living on the Alabama gulf coast, near Gulf Shores. Our beach house was on the peninsula between Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. We fished several days a week.
    A typical fishing day started at the marina on the Mobile Bay side of the peninsula.
    Adult drinkies with the Klanner marina master.
    Casting nets off of the docks while getting the boat ready. The nets were good for pulling up flounders.
    Once we were on the water, we would head over to the east side of the bay and pull up oysters.
    While crossing the bay, we would drop a couple dozen crab traps.
    We would head out about ten miles off shore and drag four lines off the back of the boat. It was non stop action pulling up Spanish and king mackerel. We would commonly have four fish on the lines at the same time. A couple hours would leave us with 50 - 70 fish in the boat.
    On the return trip, we would pull up the crab traps for a rich harvest of blue and soft shell crabs.
    That night we would feast on seafood.
    After dinner, we would get out the lanterns and spears. We would walk along the shallow water and gig crabs, flounders and rays.



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    ^ Awesome! Sounds like paradise.

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    AHHH!! 10 hours on the water today. On at 0600 and off at 1630 and a big ol SKUNK!!! I tried everything I could think of, and nothing was going. I was marking fish at 35-40ft all over the lake. In fact everyone out there was doing the same and trying to fish that deep. Go into the coves and fingers, marked nothing. I did rescue a crappie in bad shape flopping on the surface. Not sure what was wrong, but I grabbed him and worked him to get him going again. He took off like a champ. so, I did get to touch a fish today. Hope you all had better luck. Had to vent.. sorry.
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    On a kayak or a boat?

    What methods did you apply?

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    Kayak. I tried Jig, swimbait, spinnerbait, crankbait & senko. The water was bouncing between 43-50 degrees mainly. The wind was calm to 5-10mph gusts and temp 60 degrees.. I tried the slowest presentation I could all the way to trolling at a fast pace with a deep crank. The only fish I saw caught were from a guy jig fishing for crappie along a bridge support in 40ft of water. He was doing fairly well with the small crappie.
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    In that depth, I would try dropshotting, carolina rigging, or spooning with a 1/2oz gold kastmaster. Fish really slow, too with that cool water. Was anybody else hooking up???

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    I didn't think of dropshotting. That is a good idea. I did texas rig a senko and a fluke. I went out with two friends in kayaks and none of us hooked up. Only saw the one guy catching crappie. After that tied on a crappie jig, went to 40ft, threw out my drift sock and tried my hardest for even a crappie. Just wasn't my day I guess. Skunks are few and far between, thankfully. Just burns when it happens.

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    Wow, that looks fishy! Find an underwater rock pile or a long main point next time. Did you see any baitfish on the meter and if so, were the fish on it?

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    Actually didn't see many baitfish. A few big schools of crappie (I think) at depth. We tried every hump, rock pile, tree we could find. There is a cove there that has submerged tree trunks and branches every where and it's about a half mile long. The whole cove is like that from 30ft to the banks. It just looks incredible and couldn't believe it produced nothing. Can't wait for the water to warm up and I am going back with a vengance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    AHHH!! 10 hours on the water today. On at 0600 and off at 1630 and a big ol SKUNK!!! I tried everything I could think of, and nothing was going. I was marking fish at 35-40ft all over the lake. In fact everyone out there was doing the same and trying to fish that deep. Go into the coves and fingers, marked nothing. I did rescue a crappie in bad shape flopping on the surface. Not sure what was wrong, but I grabbed him and worked him to get him going again. He took off like a champ. so, I did get to touch a fish today. Hope you all had better luck. Had to vent.. sorry.
    That's why they call it fishing, and not catching. A good skunking builds character. Believe me, without a good skunking from time to time, you won't learn to appreciate a great day of fishing on the water either. It's all part of the Law of Averages. It's a good reason to fish with a good buddy, so you can commiserate at the watering hole after all is said and done, both the good with the bad. The fact of the matter is you at least got out, that's all part of the awesomeness that is the Great Outdoors.

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    ^ Absolutely Randyboy.. This is my time to get the skunk.. It happens, but it was the nicest day of the year... I had false illusions of what I thought was going to happen.. haha.
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    RandyBoys Hook Up thread

    Bob and Pete go on a fishing weekend getaway. The first day, Bob is reeling em in left and right and limits out quickly.

    Pete doesn't get a nibble.

    Second day, more of the same. Bob limits out and Pete is skunked again.

    Pete asks Bob what the deal is with his luck and catching his limits. Bob simply replies, "I have a great personality and you don't. Fish are attracted to those who got it and stay away from those who don't."

    Pete: "BULL!" "Catching fish has nothing to with personality".
    Bob: "it's the truth!"

    And at the end of the weekend, bob limits out again, packs his gear and heads home. Bob reminds pete that its personality that catches fish. Pete is stewing at this and decides to stay one more day.

    He heads out at first light and is determined not to come off the lake until he catches a fish

    All day, Pete casts and casts. No luck. He throws everything in his tackle box he can think of, with no luck. Finally he chucks all his poles and tackle into the lake in anger. Just as he is about to haul in the anchor, a fish pops its head out of the water and asks Pete,

    "hey! Where's Bob?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    In that depth, I would try dropshotting, carolina rigging, or spooning with a 1/2oz gold kastmaster. Fish really slow, too with that cool water. Was anybody else hooking up???
    Yeah, deadsticking with the drop shot would keep it in the zone. then fishing those secondary points off the main lake where you see them at the 35-40 ft depth.
    Your water is still really cold and the fish are still in the winter pattern. not untill you get a couple weeks of rising temps.. Then the it should go wide open with the males.
    We're in that stage right now in Nor Cal. I few monster females have happened too.

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    Completely self contained. I dont like having it stay in the yak.



    I made a box to keep the coil of 20' transducer wire contained. ( they need to make the transducer wire like 6 ft. long for kayaks.) I covered the box with Corinthian Leather ..



    In my travels at work I found some left-over windsheild suction cups some engineers had left. And I mocked up a removable transducer mount.



    Everything but a wire and the ram ball mount come out. The Battery is down below in a water tight box. it comes out too with some wire plugs.
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    Fishbucket - I have the Hummingbird Piranahmax 175 that was mounted with a side arm mount like yours but using a scotty mount. I tore it apart last night and this morning and am in the process of doing a through scupper mount. I will post some pics when I get it all figured out. IT should work out awesome though as the Jackson kayaks are made to accept a transducer in the scuppers. Fingers crossed it goes smoothly. Just need to get a few more bits before i start the re-install. Nice set up by the way!!!
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    A little something for all of you anglers out there that will make you all warm and fuzzy.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    I can't see the video... But the comments at the bottom are kinda funny.

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    I saw that video last night.. Its pretty cool and those are not small fish either! Not sure why he classifies the bass as "keepers"... hahaha
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    That happened to my buddy once at Lake Puddingstone. He was reeling in a short bass when a 10 lber sucked in the little bass. It swam away with the smaller bass in it's mouth but spit it out after about 30 seconds.

    See giant largemouth and striped bass boil on stocked trout, too. That's exciting to watch.

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