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any fisherman here?
« on: May 01, 2017, 11:07:32 pm »
hows the fishing ???  all the rain has had us messed up on the catfishing only got to go out on the river once so far this spring :-\   but we have been fishing below a dam from the bank and cant complain :) me and my brothers always go together and we have caught over 300 keepers so far this spring with maybe 15-20 being small catfish and the rest being about 1/2 crappie and the other 1/2 white bass :) last week we caught about 30 good size bream/shellcrackers but this was the first of year for them but the time is right for them and catfish too now ;)  our best night this spring was 38 keepers ;D and i have no idea how many small ones we put back ???
 i love catching big fish so catfishing is what i love but when we go fishing we fish for what is biting and take minnows for crappie/white bass, nightcrawlers everything will bite them ;D ,crickets for bream/ bluegill and use either rooster livers or skipjack for catfish ;D so you might say we go prepared :D :D :D
what are you guys/gals catching ???
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Re: any fisherman here?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 11:17:25 pm »
I have not been out yet, the water is running high and fast.
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Re: any fisherman here?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 11:34:19 pm »
its pretty rough here too right now  :-\ we are fishing 30-40 yards farther up the bank than normal :-\  and 2 fisherman drown when their boat got sucked over the spillway last week :( at the dam i was talking us fishing at  :o :( a good time can go bad real fast when the water is high :-\
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Re: any fisherman here?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 01:40:04 am »
We walk to the river from our front door, takes about 2 or 3 minutes to get to where we usually start  :).  Haven't been down there yet this spring, May 1 had 2 inches of snow on the ground  :-\.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 07:38:39 am »
yall are getting a late start ;) we started fishing the last week of feb :o but it has been unusually warm this spring though :)
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 01:04:29 pm »
Should be going tonight, the sun has actually shined again, they gotta be hungry  ;D.  We've moved my 2 step kids into their new houses, my oldest graduates highschool along with 2 of her first cousins this month, and it's been a really cold wet spring here so haven't planted a seed yet, the fishing doesn't look too promising right now  :-\.  I'm hoping June will look a little better!  Come to think of it though, maybe a guy could throw out a set line or two...

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 02:15:33 pm »
yep or maybe a few jugs if you have somewhere they cant get way :)
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 10:34:30 pm »


Went out to the Green Canyon a couple weeks ago. Got 8 yellowfin. Highlight was hooked up on 3 at once and landed them all

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 10:44:51 pm »
looks like a good day smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2017, 08:50:53 am »
Wow, a great trip for sure.  Friends and Fish mix well together!   8)
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2017, 09:12:04 pm »
every year I say I'm going to do more but never even go  :(

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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2017, 10:22:09 pm »
  I've been fishing but not catching although it's early. I actually do more crabbing than fishing but love it either way.
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2017, 11:22:52 pm »
  I've been fishing but not catching although it's early. I actually do more crabbing than fishing but love it either way.
as long as you enjoy it is all that matters :)
every year I say I'm going to do more but never even go  :(
  just git your pole walk off and go fishing ;D you will be amazed how little that 3-4 hrs mattered anyway ;)  now dont walk off and leave somebody broke or bleeding  but if they are just badly bent its a judgement call and your the judge ;D :D :D :D
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2017, 11:25:33 pm »
gonna go shoot some fish this weekend if the weather in the gulf dies down. Amberjack is closed so we probably won't be shooting big ones. Thats fine with me, at my age I don't have anything to prove

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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2017, 07:00:27 am »
I like to walk but I'm walking over 3 miles to go fishing   :) ill drive  :D I have never had any trouble doing what I want  and she never gets any flack from me to do what she wants the only difference is she will give me a week or so notice ill give her maybe 3-4hours :D i never take her fishing with me anymore cause she always catches  them bigger than me and I'm not having that  ;D

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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2017, 07:02:40 am »
 :D :D :D
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2017, 12:13:39 pm »
 

 
6 years ago on my wife's birthday, I was too busy carrying fish to the cooler and we didn't have near enough bait, every time I'd get back down there she'd have another.  Those were the ones we kept, never had luck like that since then but still love to try  :).  Now this doesn't go any further than the www, at one point I had one hooked, we were just below a dam, and it got behind a snag.  I have know idea what it was but do know it was the biggest fish I'd ever had on around these parts anyway.  I was rather determined so I stripped down to my skivvies (broad daylight, but didn't see anyone else around) and headed in to the river.  Well, water below a dam swirls a lot and it got much deeper much faster than I thought it would, and I can't swim worth a hoot so needless to say I lost the fish, my shorts, and had a really wet ride home, but hey, I tried  :).  I'd still like to know what it was though, we were catching everything that day.

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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2017, 02:15:55 pm »
this pic is from a couple weeks ago

  the cutting board they are on is 24" by 30 or maybe 36 cant remember


  sorry about this pic it was about midnight last sat we we got finished but there was about 25 fish on the stringer and thats the only pic i took :( but i will try to get better pics from now on :)
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2017, 11:23:13 pm »
My buddy took me out in his boat on the lake by my house.  Not red hot fishing, but came away with these three trout:

 

18", 10" and 15".  All hold-overs - pink flesh.
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2017, 11:29:21 pm »
all hold overs pink flesh ??? does that mean they are good to eat or not good ???  sorry we dont have trout except when the state stocks them in a local lake from about nov through feb  water is to warm rest of the year i reckon :)
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