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Some recent fish
05-06-2019, 08:15 PM,
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Some recent fish
Been doing some fishing.  Got out one day last week, caught a Smallie on a custom jig clipped to a jig-spinner frame.

   

Headed out to a spot I've fishing several times and always get skunked.  Yesterday (Sunday) I managed to catch a Dogfish/Bowfin on a jig I painted/tied.  Didn't have my net or lip grips with me.  Tried to drag the fish up the rip-rap to where I was standing, and the mono leader broke.  Fish swam off with my jig. Sorry, no pic.  I realized that this particular spot had a counter-clockwise eddy current with a large patch of foam on top of it, that was screaming "CATFISH" to me.  I decided to go back today, armed with a bunch of nightcrawlers that I had caught a few days ago.

Well, I caught just about everything EXCEPT catfish!  Only got pics of the Smallies, but I also caught some decent Bluegill, Pumpkinseeds, Rock Bass over 9" that fought like Smallies, a couple LMBs, several small Crappies, and even a small Pike.  I blew threw about 30 nightcrawlers in about 3 hours, then switched back to hair- and feather-jigs under a float, tipped with a Gulp! Minnow.

Unfortunately, I only got pics of the Smallies.  This one grabbed a nightcrawler.

   

These last two were on jigs.  One of them grabbed an unnamed pattern I did, Ruby Slipper head, white artic fox for the tail with a little flash, and red metallic embroidery thread for a neck.  The other grabbed a Flash Duck.

   


   
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05-07-2019, 07:46 AM,
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RE: Some recent fish
Nice looking river smallies. Rivers here are flooded so I won't be fishing for them for awhile.
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05-07-2019, 09:18 PM,
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RE: Some recent fish
I caught all of these fish from the same river. The first fish came from a spot halfway between home and work. I hesitate to call it a "river"; it's more of a creek at this point. Water levels are at normal here. The other three came from a spot about 40 minutes away, further downstream. It's definitely a river, but just a small one. Water levels are up a bit, maybe 6" above normal flow.
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