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Sportsmans Corner => Hunting, Fishing and Trapping => Topic started by: SwampHanger on January 30, 2015, 01:50:21 PM

Title: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on January 30, 2015, 01:50:21 PM
Ok guys and Gals you see the title post them up!
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on January 30, 2015, 02:11:38 PM
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4.25 lber a friend caught this morning in a decent windstorm. The Culprit Red Shad rigged texas style over a submerged weed bed in 8' of water. This was his first Bass and did a great job brining it in. We caught 4 altogether to win out on a two boat tourny.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Sarge on January 30, 2015, 07:29:54 PM
Nice one!


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Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Spyder1958 on January 30, 2015, 07:59:05 PM
That's a nice one and sounds like a good day of fishing. And a great thread. :thumbsup:

The wife and I was just talking of getting away for a weekend, so I was cking a few places out. found a nice place with some good fishing. So hope to add something here real soon. I'll post our plan trip and see if anyone wants to join in over in the florida section.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Duece111 on January 30, 2015, 10:42:46 PM
These pics are a couple years old as i dont live at the beach anymore but i caught these walleyes about 20 ft from shore  trolling across a point beside the public beach at Regina Beach on Last Mountain Lake i sask,i lived about 4 blocks from the lake so it took me 20 min to load canoe get to shore unload and be on the water, another 10 min of rowing and i was in a prime fishing spot.these walleye were caught in june of 2013 between 7 and 9 Am,during the summer once 9 or 10 Am arrives its so busy fishing is more or less pointless.chk out the twisted fish,it is some kind of birth defect that was as straight as it got!!!!but man did it fight
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That summer it was great walleye fishing,pretty much everytime i went out i got  at least enough for supper,all nice fish between 2 and 5 lbs,caught on a bottom bouncer,night crawler and a yellow spinner on bouncer
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The above pics are taken in feb of 2014 in the same spot as the summer pics,all winter was pike like these,whitefish and burbot,where fishing out of my popup iceshack with propane sunflower heater,at -25C with heater on medium i can fish in a tshirt inside the shack.the last pic is of my oldest and closest friend/fishing partner teasing another friend who was on the way to the lake and was late. I love my icefishing setup,with the popup shack gas auger and
That heater i can be hook wet and warm within 20,1/2 hr of finding a spot to fish.can fit 3 people comfortaby,4 squeezed in,but usually is just me or me and 1other.that way both fishers have both their holes right there instead of one outside.i dont have any pics of my shack on this phone but will try finding one.i have the costco kingfisher model,was only150$,had it for 3 yrs now and i have beat  the hell out of it and it still works fine.man i hope i can get out this weekend im starting to get the shakes from fishing withdrawal,now that i got wheels again and dr ok'd me to do manual stuff like operating the auger etc.i gotta get out,and soon.thanks forvlooking
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Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on January 31, 2015, 02:52:45 AM
Duece I caught a speckled trout like the crooked one you caught.  I just figured he was a Politician .
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on February 04, 2015, 03:53:17 PM
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x399/SwampHanger/219EF96D-5527-4850-8F83-071AAD2F5615.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/SwampHanger/media/219EF96D-5527-4850-8F83-071AAD2F5615.jpg.html)

Tried out the double fluke rig today for the first time. I really like how it looks in the water. It will be more productive as the water warms up and the fish are hanging in the top of te water column. I also caught another one on a StikeKing 1/2 jig with a watermelon PitBoss grub off some timber. I fished Lake Harris today which holds some big fish and has many Tournaments on it.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: madmax on February 04, 2015, 03:58:41 PM
Fishing on the Oklawaha has sucked butt for a month.  High water.  My catch was a juvy snapping turtle on the P&M.   :(  Headed to the Atlantic coast for some surfin' and fishin' this weekend. 

Hope springs eternal...
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Yellowyak on February 04, 2015, 04:09:54 PM
Nice fish Jimmy. You are the Bass Whisperer...
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wolfy on February 04, 2015, 04:46:16 PM
FUN! :banana:
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on February 04, 2015, 05:08:02 PM
Hey Greg look that rig up. I want to try it for trout and reds. It moves through eel grass/tape grass and follow each other so natural it's scary.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Yellowyak on February 04, 2015, 06:16:56 PM
That is a cool looking rig. I wonder how that would do trolling behind a canoe/kayak?
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on February 07, 2015, 02:16:51 AM
Deadly! It's really weedless so you wouldn't have to much trouble.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on February 07, 2015, 05:48:08 PM
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x399/SwampHanger/12E4440B-FCD9-47A5-BE93-36D98304CF14.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/SwampHanger/media/12E4440B-FCD9-47A5-BE93-36D98304CF14.jpg.html)

Red eye lipless crank gave me two nice ones today. 3 on the Double fluke but they were dinks. You guys post up some fish pics. That ice fishing looks fun.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Yellowyak on February 08, 2015, 08:41:53 AM
Dang Swamp, you're tearing them up. Nice job.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on February 08, 2015, 10:23:40 AM
Lol that's was 6 hours of fishing. These fronts are making them hang tight to cover. I found one group on my depth finder that would not take any lure. So I marked it and gonna try a few shiners Friday. Will also get some minnows just in case my finder is acting freaky and its a mess of speck. Which won't be a bad thing.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Spyder1958 on February 08, 2015, 10:47:59 AM
Nice fish and fun times Jimmy. Hope thats a mess of specks you found.

Next sat. morning Greg and I, and anyone who wants to come, heading to cockroach bay, skinny water, around the island for, reds, snook and trout.
about 30- 45 mins south of me. you should come.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on February 08, 2015, 11:53:19 AM
I just may take you guys up on that. Is it a protected bay from the wind? Canoe or kayak better?
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: madmax on February 08, 2015, 12:06:17 PM
Maaaaan.  Kelly's jonesin' to go camping/fishing on the beach that weekend south of Canaveral.

Y'all have a ball!
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: RedBeard on February 08, 2015, 02:40:24 PM
This big red was a few years back but he put up an impressive fight (especially since I hooked him on a bass rig).
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One of my all-time favorite fish.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: madmax on February 08, 2015, 02:45:29 PM
Wow!
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: RedBeard on February 08, 2015, 03:41:22 PM
That was not the biggest one we caught that day max. He was about 42 inches, we snagged one that was 56.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: madmax on February 08, 2015, 03:45:30 PM
I don't care who you are releasing those biggun's is painful.  :)
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: RedBeard on February 08, 2015, 03:49:45 PM
I don't care who you are releasing those biggun's is painful.  :)
For sure. The slot for reds in SC was so tight at the time (15-24) we weren't even close. It was a ton of fun though.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on February 08, 2015, 04:25:34 PM
Nice Red. I caught some like that in La. They can stretch a line.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Yellowyak on February 08, 2015, 07:09:47 PM
Beautiful Red.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on February 13, 2015, 07:23:47 PM
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x399/SwampHanger/32B4A6F0-6D00-4D86-B4FD-9677F45F1D4F.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/SwampHanger/media/32B4A6F0-6D00-4D86-B4FD-9677F45F1D4F.jpg.html)

I have had the privilege of being a part of my friends two biggest fish is in Freshwater. Its nice to be with a fellow half my age be so wanting of learning something about the outdoors. We started out yaking a small lake catching largemouth with worms and fighting the wind. After getting extended kitchen passes we ran to the house and traded up to a boat with a motor and made a run to my spot. 3 big cats in the boat and one striped released. I had one to the boat as big as this 12 1/2 lb babe but it broke the leader before he could grab it. He felt bad I laughed told him if I didn't hate tripping over a net all the time it wouldn't have happened.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Yellowyak on February 13, 2015, 11:20:40 PM
Great job Swamp. The smile on your friends face tells the whole story. Catfish and hush puppies on the menu?
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Spyder1958 on February 14, 2015, 12:58:19 AM
Glad you guys got out and got'er done. Sounds like he's got the fever Jimmy.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on February 14, 2015, 01:11:03 AM
He's got the fever lol. I believe him and his Bride will be out boat shopping this weekend.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wolfy on February 14, 2015, 08:02:29 AM
MMMMMMMM.........CA Tfish! :drool:
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on February 20, 2015, 06:36:12 PM
Went fishing for a couple hours at the head waters to the Oklawaha. Caught a few cats and saw Creeks Blue Heron who bailed out of that snow and such he's having. If you look at how smooth the lake is behind my boat you wouldn't believe how bad it got at dark. The wind came strong out of the north east and made one heck of a rough ride in. I was really glad I didn't have little man with me.

(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x399/SwampHanger/7D6EEF4B-83DB-47F3-A443-655F9DE9612D.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/SwampHanger/media/7D6EEF4B-83DB-47F3-A443-655F9DE9612D.jpg.html)

(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x399/SwampHanger/220646B2-85A8-4ECB-A1F5-2F4854947F23.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/SwampHanger/media/220646B2-85A8-4ECB-A1F5-2F4854947F23.jpg.html)

(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x399/SwampHanger/0D8669E9-7341-4FA5-AA98-DE4F6F15F370.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/SwampHanger/media/0D8669E9-7341-4FA5-AA98-DE4F6F15F370.jpg.html)

(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x399/SwampHanger/F8409BCA-4D96-42B5-9F43-CADFB4CA0840.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/SwampHanger/media/F8409BCA-4D96-42B5-9F43-CADFB4CA0840.jpg.html)

(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x399/SwampHanger/DD2F3803-7B5B-4B10-9E2E-CD81F2AAC020.jpg) (http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/SwampHanger/media/DD2F3803-7B5B-4B10-9E2E-CD81F2AAC020.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Yellowyak on February 20, 2015, 07:52:38 PM
Looks like a great day out Jimmy, nice cat. We need to take that Gheenoe down to the islands and do some exploring.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on February 20, 2015, 07:58:03 PM
 Yes we need to set a date after the Suwannee run. When is Snook in down there?
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on June 13, 2015, 03:22:19 PM
two from earlier this week. fishing out behind a friends house.
a fun and unexpected carp, caught on a worm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/501/18774319262_50da4d27eb_c.jpg)

an equally fun and handsome large mouth caught the day prior, also on a worm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/502/18774319302_b414ca4470_c.jpg)


using a somewhat ultralight rig with four pound test mono really upped the fun of catching these fish


u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on June 19, 2015, 08:41:00 PM
again, behind my friends house - caught on a worm.
never have caught a bowfin before. not one ya want to lip like a bass. got a mouth full of teeth
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3881/18351927973_4004e729d1_c.jpg)


u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wolfy on June 19, 2015, 09:41:31 PM
Cool 8)     I've never caught or even seen one before, but the edge of Nebraska is in their range and they are mentioned in our fishing regulations, so I guess somebody has. :shrug:
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: imnukensc on June 19, 2015, 09:49:02 PM
No season, no limit here on bowfin.  A trash fish not at all good to eat, but fun to catch.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on June 21, 2015, 03:26:18 PM
nother carp. this one a bit bigger and stronger. he made some HUGE runs. tons of fun of course.
caught on worm
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3797/18843793310_fc3ebf1308_c.jpg)


u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: imnukensc on June 21, 2015, 05:30:49 PM
I think that alligator sneaking up behind you wants your fish!
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on June 22, 2015, 02:48:50 PM
LOL! that gator is a hard headed one for sure. 
seems to really like that spot A LOT.
every time i go for a visit, it's in that exact same spot, lol


u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on June 24, 2015, 09:41:53 AM
That's a good looking bass. I need to post up some from this summer. Just got back from the Smokies where I caught a few nice rainbows in Cherokee. Those Bowfins we call mud fish down here. They can get up to pretty big boys. And they will plow a rubber worm.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on July 17, 2015, 09:34:32 AM
'Nother fun little large mouth. Same place, same bait
Always a good day outside,
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/353/19587335658_2303f5c3ce_z.jpg)

u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on July 19, 2015, 04:57:51 PM
they may not be "sport fish", but they are tons of fun to catch. I'll also say they fight like you hooked a car driving away from ya & they do make a lot of runs.  'Course that's all on four pound test line and ultra-light gear, which REALLY makes it tons of fun!!
same place, though bread ball for bait on this guy, yesterday evening between thunder storms


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/337/19833222822_eb33f08ecd_c.jpg)


u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on July 23, 2015, 07:06:49 PM
couple of photos of a really, really fun one i just caught this evening. it's just under three feet long (i'm SWAGing it at 32-33 inches & twenty-ish pounds).


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/321/19333285154_466b8bd668_c.jpg)


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/411/19333285084_72f07a7e5f_c.jpg)


u.w.

Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on July 24, 2015, 09:11:43 PM
well if you target big(ger) fish specifically, and continue using four and a half foot to five foot ultra light rods (cheapy made by company that rhymes with Hiawa) - you will eventually (sooner than later) break that rod in two while fighting a Mack truck headed away from you.  At least that is what happened to me earlier this evening. It was exciting to say the least, and I'll get a new rod tomorrow. I didn't even get to see what it was, but good gosh almighty - it was very, very strong and it did not care a rip what I was doing. It just WENT!


Luckily, I had another rod with me. I set it up, and luck was with me - not to much time went by and this nice cat nailed my bait. Luck was further with me and I landed it. Yes, it was a ton of fun to play (yep - the other rod was also an ultra-light set up but had six pound line strung on it)


I'm six one, and the fish is longer than my arm (to armpit). I measured my arm when I got home, and it's 28-29 inches. No idea what it weighs, but I'll SWAG it at 15 +/_ 2 (actually maybe more of a WAG than a SWAG)


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/256/19990472591_7c036fec15_c.jpg)


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/554/19990472571_473a24906a_c.jpg)


was a boat load of fun to play and land - and like all the others - was released back in to the lake to grow bigger for next time


u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on August 09, 2015, 01:39:47 PM
Went to another lake, near by where i live. No shortage of lakes/ponds 'round here


Where I fished from
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3768/20426832702_63e0c98232_c.jpg)


Some of the fish i caught. No big ones, but fun, fun, fun all the same
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/527/20426832662_c447d71072_c.jpg)


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/310/20426832602_8ee64b6690_c.jpg)


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/319/20426832502_78f2bb2f21_c.jpg)


and of course, when you are not getting bites - might as well practice a little fire prep right??  and it is partially a "Blades" forum right?? 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/469/20426832622_f138fa175e_c.jpg)


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/388/20426832642_6ba8fdfd95_c.jpg)


Knife is a VG-10 (stainless: oh my... :shocked: ) FFG (full flat grind) Spyderco Endura G4, that has had it's edge completely re-profiled by me via stones, not belts. Not a huge change BUT, works much, much, much better after re-profiling the edge to what it is now


u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: upthecreek on August 09, 2015, 04:41:08 PM
Looking good my friend.

Creek
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on August 11, 2015, 05:01:43 PM
Thank you brother Creek!  I've sure as heck been having fun catching them - no doubts about that,


and this weekend I'm off to the mountains again to exercise my legs a bit more, watch the meteor shower from the hammock, and play patty-cake with some bears. short-ish forty-four mile stretch, and the fish get a break... unless I finish early ...  8) 8)
u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wolfy on August 11, 2015, 05:08:41 PM
I'm sure the FISH are relieved.......you've been giving them fits, lately! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: jontok on August 12, 2015, 12:06:10 PM
U.W.....I hate you.....




:D


Nice catch! :)
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on August 16, 2015, 12:49:32 PM
 :rofl: :rofl:
oh goodness, that made me laugh right out loud.
thank you Jontok  :thumbsup:


I think I'll head out in a few and see if I can catch any more. Hike done, AWESOME hike it was. Great views of the meteors, and of course a lot of bears. Oddly I was only joking about seeing, playing patty cake with, them LOL. As it turns out though, did end up seeing a whole lot of them. Always cool seeing them.


Now, off to the lake and relax on a log, enjoy the breeze, and wait for a bite.


u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on August 16, 2015, 08:40:58 PM
so i made it down to the lake


it was a beautiful day, i mean flat out beautiful - ya know...


BUT,
seemed the fish were not interested in biting anything i was presenting...


this guy however, was
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/739/20632217772_ab4bdcd54e_c.jpg)


and mighty happy bout being hooked too, let me tell ya...
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/652/20632217732_476e21eca4_c.jpg)


so there i sat, relaxing completely, enjoying the breeze, and beautiful scenery as the sun set, and i thought
 "hey, why not take a photo of this beautiful sunset",
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5737/20632217792_f60ea20b9f_c.jpg)


well, right as i took the photo of the sunset, line just started peeling off my reel!! 
woo-hoo!!!  fish on!
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5619/20632217802_b5b50c0d02_c.jpg)


no, he's not a huge one by any means BUT he sure was fun to "fight" and land - and a great way to end the day


and the sunset after landing and then releasing my only fish caught for the day.  definitely a great day in my book. no doubt about it
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/666/20632217822_f3da945545_c.jpg)


u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: BigHat on August 17, 2015, 02:35:21 AM
Awesome
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on August 17, 2015, 06:52:50 AM
That looks awfully relaxing and peaceful!
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on August 17, 2015, 05:42:34 PM
thank you BigHat,


OutdoorEnvy, I assure you... it absolutely, positively is


u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: JTD on August 17, 2015, 07:44:00 PM
U.W.  - Your really making fishing look easy, makes me wanna get out, and drown some worms.   Thanks for posting up all the shots.

 
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on August 18, 2015, 02:53:08 PM
Well then Git'R Dun-Sun!!   :rofl:


and you are most welcome. Thank you for checking them out  :thumbsup:


u.w.








Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on August 21, 2015, 07:01:15 PM
Had a few hours after work, and lawn mowing, edging, and hedge trimming. Headed over to the lake to relax and see if any fish were maybe hungry a little.
Relaxed and enjoyed it immensly, and even had a little luck with a few fish
one carp
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/585/20152363093_8a9381f1d3_c.jpg)


and, one channel cat
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/578/20152363053_f1c37e3a52_c.jpg)


(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5669/20152363033_2a0e6e53f6_c.jpg)


u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: upthecreek on August 21, 2015, 07:03:05 PM
digging the hair

Creek
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on August 21, 2015, 07:15:27 PM
Thank You sir.
Been growing it for just over two years now. It is long enough to donate now (at least 10" in a pony tail), but just barely. I'm going to let it grow out a bit more yet, then get it chopped and donate it.


As I recall, you did the grow and donate thing also right? That was when we first all met - some years ago now.
u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: upthecreek on August 21, 2015, 07:33:29 PM
3 yrs, 18 inches of hair. I wish I had the stones to do it again. Would all be grey this time though.

Creek
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on August 22, 2015, 06:54:35 PM
Had a chance to go out again, for a few today
definitely enjoyed the afternoon/evening, relaxed to the max of course,
and even caught a few
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5652/20774127826_b7cfe0a100_c.jpg)


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/757/20774127806_16b7c3889f_c.jpg)


and of course took in the beautiful evening art, over the lake
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5696/20774127846_86e2bb2d5d_c.jpg)


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/706/20774127876_b2a47fc978_c.jpg)


u.w.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: U.W. on August 23, 2015, 08:26:38 PM
went over to my buddies house this evening.
hadn't been over in a while, so it was good to catch up, relax, and of course put hooks in the water
course not a single fish was caught, but
it was a great and relaxing time - as it typically is


now i say not a fish was caught, which is true - but -
there was this other thing  8)


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/627/20804833016_bc3e99e956_c.jpg)


when I lived in upstate SC (outskirts of Easley) many years ago - we called them "cooters", and they were prized as food items. it is an over thirty pound snapping turtle, though they do get much bigger.  this one was caught on rod and reel, posed with for a photo, and gently put right back into the lake from which it had come.
they can be rather ornery critters, lol


u.w.
Title: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: JTD on September 07, 2015, 08:15:06 AM
U.W inspired me to take up fishing again..  So I got a license and took my son out 3 days ago. We didn't catch anything, but my son really enjoyed it.  So much so, he's woke me up every morning since at 5am to go fishing.  Sadly the weather has been crude, and nothing has been biting, but we got to spend some time outside, and my boy has got pretty good at casting.  So time well spent I'd say. 

Trail around a SF pond.

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/ouddaammo00/Trips/2015%20trips/67EBA948-14DE-4F53-8338-BB6BDDF7C2F2_zpsjvfpfqcd.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/ouddaammo00/media/Trips/2015%20trips/67EBA948-14DE-4F53-8338-BB6BDDF7C2F2_zpsjvfpfqcd.jpg.html)   

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/ouddaammo00/Trips/2015%20trips/C5EC6EC2-C22E-4E66-B832-FB83DCC727F9_zpsg8ihxd2b.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/ouddaammo00/media/Trips/2015%20trips/C5EC6EC2-C22E-4E66-B832-FB83DCC727F9_zpsg8ihxd2b.jpg.html)

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/ouddaammo00/Trips/2015%20trips/662222A5-DB88-4956-8DBC-07C9A32FE8C4_zpsiirl6ntk.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/ouddaammo00/media/Trips/2015%20trips/662222A5-DB88-4956-8DBC-07C9A32FE8C4_zpsiirl6ntk.jpg.html)

About walked into this volleyball sized nest...   :-[

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/ouddaammo00/Trips/2015%20trips/ADC4451C-0DC4-4F43-A5BE-60A02CD9138B_zpsi66pmczr.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/ouddaammo00/media/Trips/2015%20trips/ADC4451C-0DC4-4F43-A5BE-60A02CD9138B_zpsi66pmczr.jpg.html)

SP pond

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/ouddaammo00/Trips/2015%20trips/FBC44E6B-AE17-47BB-801D-3781D3F194A0_zpsmqcgxdga.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/ouddaammo00/media/Trips/2015%20trips/FBC44E6B-AE17-47BB-801D-3781D3F194A0_zpsmqcgxdga.jpg.html)

2 days with out a bite, and I figured today would be about the same.. Still overcast, and rainy out..
 

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/ouddaammo00/Trips/2015%20trips/4A692AD6-ADFB-4835-8E16-16143C5BBD1A_zps3hnvusvt.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/ouddaammo00/media/Trips/2015%20trips/4A692AD6-ADFB-4835-8E16-16143C5BBD1A_zps3hnvusvt.jpg.html)

Then I heard the drag buzzing on my son's pole.  Figured he was snagged in the lilly pads, but low and behold, he started hooting, and laughing. Turns out he had caught himself a nice little blue gill.   UL pole/4lb test/ orange beatlespin for bait.
 
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/ouddaammo00/Trips/2015%20trips/DEC3B2C2-21B5-4EE7-9D22-239F7ABB40B0_zpsrghtmels.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/ouddaammo00/media/Trips/2015%20trips/DEC3B2C2-21B5-4EE7-9D22-239F7ABB40B0_zpsrghtmels.jpg.html)

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/ouddaammo00/Trips/2015%20trips/85DA1C22-BEE8-4630-A242-E21B0409B689_zpsyttfstis.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/ouddaammo00/media/Trips/2015%20trips/85DA1C22-BEE8-4630-A242-E21B0409B689_zpsyttfstis.jpg.html)

Snapped a few pics, and then tossed him back in, and left with a good story.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: upthecreek on September 07, 2015, 08:28:44 AM
A bad day fishing beats a good day working anytime. Good stuff JD.  :thumbsup:

Creek
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on September 07, 2015, 03:39:23 PM
That's what it's all about man that's awesome. Soon as it cools down a bit here in Fl my boy and I will be out hunting big cats.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: JTD on September 07, 2015, 06:16:37 PM

A bad day fishing beats a good day working anytime. Good stuff JD.  :thumbsup:

Creek


That's the truth!!

Once the Mosquitos die down some here catfishing sounds like a great idea.


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Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on May 30, 2018, 09:46:50 AM
Resurrecting a good summer thread here!  Also showing off my first catch in the boat!  23" Saugeye, 4.67lbs according to my scale.  It was pretty exciting for me and the family.  Caught it with a bottom bouncer setup with spinner and crawler harness

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1747/27584606507_d784844f3b_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Yellowyak on May 30, 2018, 04:14:52 PM
Great looking fish, congrats. Looks a lot like a snook in my area, without the lateral black line.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wolfy on May 30, 2018, 04:45:07 PM
That's beut, OE! :thumbsup: Good eating and a good luck 'omen' for breaking in a new fishing boat! :canoe:
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: imnukensc on May 30, 2018, 06:38:06 PM
Nice fish!  We don't have those in the middle of SC.  Closest we've got is yellow perch and they don't get very large here.  Most folks here consider them trash fish, but I've caught a few that were big enough to keep and they were delicious!
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wsdstan on May 30, 2018, 08:36:40 PM
I have never lived anywhere that those fish were available.  Nice looking and plenty big enough.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on May 31, 2018, 07:30:46 AM
Thanks guys!  Yeah they are great eating.  I'll need a few more but this one is filleted up and in the freezer.  When you get the bigger ones like this that are around 3lbs and bigger their cheeks are good too and a simple half moon slit and they just pop out.  They make for good appetizers while the fillets are cooking up!
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: crashdive123 on May 31, 2018, 03:33:11 PM
Good looking fish.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Sarge on June 06, 2018, 10:06:22 AM
Nice one, OE! And glad to see this thread resurrected.

Here?s the best LM I?ve caught so far this year.

(https://i.imgur.com/0xrtUET.jpg)
On Douglas Lake in late May, about 4 1/2 lbs, caught on a Carolina rigged lizard.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on June 06, 2018, 11:37:52 AM
That's a pretty bass Sarge!  I really like bass around the 4lb range.  They're fun to catch and bring in and you don't lose your mind about it if they come off at the boat/bank. 

Here's the only pic I have of a bass in the boat from the other day.  Probably a 1.5lb fish since it was still wet!  Ha!  I seriously need to practice my boat landing on good sized fish.  I lost two good ones at the boat cause I was trying to grab them instead of flip them in...first one I think was around 3lbs but the other one I seriously think was around 5lbs.  I started cursing myself for not having a landing net...then remembered I did have one and it was in the boat!   :shrug:  ...so I just felt like an idiot for a few minutes...then decided to happy that I was catching some instead of nothing... anyways...here's the pic

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1723/41904387774_e0479a1818_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Sarge on June 06, 2018, 12:02:59 PM
Nice! Looks like you are enjoying the boat.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Spyder1958 on June 06, 2018, 02:56:17 PM
Nice catch guys.
I sure need some fishing time, soon.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wolfy on June 06, 2018, 04:14:46 PM
I'm curious as to what you guys used to entice those nice bucket-mouths to grab your hooks. :shrug:
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wsdstan on June 06, 2018, 07:11:48 PM
I let a guy from church fish at our pond the other day.  He got a 4 1/2 pounder that was about 18" long.  He ate it for supper that night.  Caught on a yellow thing with a chrome spinner and a funny vibrating action.  He said it was a spinner bait. 
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Sarge on June 07, 2018, 05:31:34 AM
Pond fishing is no joke. I?ve caught nice bass in farm ponds.

Wolfy, I just use the basics. Carolina and Texas rigged plastics, mostly Bomber and Rapala crankbaits... not as sexy as some of the new stuff but it works for me. Well sometimes.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on June 07, 2018, 06:20:33 AM
From that trip I caught em on a soft swimbait with a jighead
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Sarge on June 22, 2018, 12:38:37 PM
A couple from an offshore trip in Pensacola this week. Both on light tackle. Caught others but these two were the highlights of the day.

(http://i.imgur.com/xiyQAOT.jpg)
Took a while to get this Jack Cravelle in the boat. First 3 or 4 times I got him close, he?d run again.

(http://i.imgur.com/TYvU9f6.jpg)
Big Mangrove Snapper - we also caught Red Snapper, King Mackeral, Triggerfish, and Bonita
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Yellowyak on June 22, 2018, 01:08:09 PM
Nice fishing Sarge. That Red Snapper is a beauty and Jack's are a blast to catch, always a great fight. Mackerel is great smoked.  Actually, I'm headed to Ted Peters up in St. Petersburg in a few minutes to have some smoked fish.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wolfy on June 22, 2018, 05:19:27 PM
HOLY MACKEREL!! :shocked: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: imnukensc on June 22, 2018, 05:57:53 PM
Nice fish and sounds like a great fishin' trip!
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on June 24, 2018, 10:42:16 AM
Awesome catches Sarge!  Did you eat the snapper?  I'll be in Florida in a few weeks in the Rosemary/Seacrest area just west of Panama City.  AND Challenge accepted!  I will see what I can do to best those ones...could be tough but I won't be short of trying :)
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wsdstan on June 24, 2018, 06:32:25 PM
Nice fish Sarge.  Them ocean dwellers get pretty tough I hear.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Spyder1958 on June 24, 2018, 06:44:55 PM
I let a guy from church fish at our pond the other day.  He got a 4 1/2 pounder that was about 18" long.  He ate it for supper that night.  Caught on a yellow thing with a chrome spinner and a funny vibrating action.  He said it was a spinner bait.

Stan some of the best bass an perch fishing I've had the pleasure of doing with friends was in around Whiteriver SD. in a friends ranch pond.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Spyder1958 on June 24, 2018, 06:51:03 PM
Sarge, great catch on the mangrove, I've caught a lot of them but nothing that big. Good eating
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on June 25, 2018, 07:04:07 AM
Here's a couple pics from this last weekend with Jack and my FIL.  Jack caught his biggest fish to date with this drum that was probably 3-4lbs.  He had fun.  We were hoping it was a walleye but it still put on a show for him.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1776/42950026362_3a29c1ab87_b.jpg)

FIL caught a couple walleye's for the freezer.  Both were about the same size so here's a pic of one.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1820/42999447721_e2588a727e_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Spyder1958 on June 25, 2018, 10:09:50 AM
Love walleye fishing an eating them even better. Some O'timers taught me when I lived in SD how to fish for them. We always had great success in our numbers an size. Having a turkey platter piled high with cajun battered an fried walleye fillets, eating them like potato chips, Mmmmm
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Sarge on June 25, 2018, 12:18:59 PM
Great pics, OE! Can't beat walleye for eating.

Good luck saltwater fishing...I'll enjoy my lead for now. Haha. That area you are heading is beautiful. We went all the way to Pensacola because my brother and nephew booked that same guide last year. 

The guide processed all our fish at the dock. He kept the bonita for cut bait. He had obviously filleted a fish or two. Then we had them vaccuum packed at the marina for the trip home. I like snapper, don't like mackerel as well. Thanks for the tip on smoking it, Greg. I'll give that a try for sure.

Well, I'm back from the beach and back to reality - working overtime, freshwater fishing for 2-lb bass when I can, wishing I was on the water or in the woods, etc.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on June 26, 2018, 12:29:00 PM
Got in about an hour of fishing last night at the pond.  Caught a couple and one was probably pushing 4lbs.  Was happy to catch it not just for fun but to know good ones like that are still in there.  It's been awhile since I got anything over 3lbs from it. 

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1832/42976788382_85b37279e3_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1799/42976790012_c3abae88e0_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wsdstan on June 27, 2018, 04:50:15 PM
Nice bass OE. 
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wolfy on June 27, 2018, 09:53:23 PM
BIG ol' Bucketmouth! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on July 19, 2018, 05:44:44 PM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/a4g1ybrfx/D8_EA35_F1-_B6_E1-4_EF0-8_AFA-36_A7_D5_A6111_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/a4g1ybrfx/)

11.11 lbs largemouth bass from Fellesmere Fl. Made Florida?s Trophy catch program.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: imnukensc on July 19, 2018, 05:49:21 PM
 :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Yellowyak on July 19, 2018, 05:55:08 PM
Nice Large Mouth and Hobie.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wolfy on July 19, 2018, 08:35:28 PM
Dat ain't a bass....it's a HAWG! :shocked:
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on July 19, 2018, 08:52:03 PM
AWESOME Fish SH!  That must have been amazing to catch from a kayak!  Too cool!  congrats!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on July 20, 2018, 02:32:30 AM
Thanks guys and yes it?s my biggest on a 5? senko worm. We are so fortunate in Florida for a great fisheries dept. This fish came from a man made lake used to hold freshwater when the river is to high. It?s flooded farm fields that they dug holes and and added structures too. She was in a foot of water chasing bait the catch was almost like red fishing in the flats the way she came after it. Was a great morning.  Lol it was my most expensive fish I e ever caught according to the bride. Due to the fact I was borrowing the kayak was in because it?s a peddle drive and we were covering some miles. Needless to say I sold all my othe yams and bought a new version of that kayak a couple weeks later. It?s a hobie outback with reverse and it?s a fishing machine. Hands free is the only way to go with our spring winds that will drive you crazy trying to stay in position. Used down in the Keys last month and did great in big water as well. Next time I?m out I?ll get some pics with it.

Krac?s this lake is not to far from Kicco May be worth doing a camp this fall for prespawn. One guy caught two this size in a month. Catch and realease lake but the numbers are crazy. Tons of 3-5 lbers keep you busy. The waster I snlow right now so the reports of fighting the aquatic weeds aren?t worth it till it gets up.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: madmax on July 20, 2018, 04:59:05 AM
Nice Large Mouth and Hobie.

What he said.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wsdstan on July 20, 2018, 10:29:15 AM
Well that one is a "WOW!"
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on July 30, 2018, 06:42:49 AM
Caught this one on the first cast.  Thought it was going to be an awesome evening...it was the only one  :shrug:

better than none though

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/849/29865478988_b5b46a5f02_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wsdstan on July 30, 2018, 08:20:56 PM
Nothing wrong with one, especially when it is that big. 
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Sarge on July 30, 2018, 08:27:56 PM
Yep, one beats none every time. Nice one!
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on July 31, 2018, 04:08:00 PM
Have you guys checked out Lucky Tackle box?s tournament. You don?t have to have their subscription and it?s only $5 a tourney. The top 50 get prizes. A couple months ago I was in that group and got a hat and a easy $70 worth of Livingston lures. Way I look at it I?m in the Black even if I lose the rest of the year.  You have to down load an sp and have a measuring board but it?s really fun.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on August 01, 2018, 08:21:06 AM
That actually looks pretty cool SH!  I may give that a try.  If nothing else it's another reason to get out and fish more!  AND I don't have to compete against you guys in Florida!
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: madmax on August 01, 2018, 01:50:03 PM
Redfish off St Augustine Beach south.  Finally got the the rig and tides right.  Good day at the beach.

(https://i.imgur.com/B2eTuSL.jpg)
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: crashdive123 on August 01, 2018, 02:35:03 PM
Nice looking fish.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Yellowyak on August 01, 2018, 05:16:19 PM
NICE Red Tony, congrats.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Spyder1958 on August 02, 2018, 04:08:56 AM
Very nice,  Did you eat him. how long are you staying?
Be there friday around 3.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: madmax on August 02, 2018, 04:26:01 AM
We're home.  Let them all go.  I had my new Crashblade filet knife but forgot a cutting board.  Wasn't sure when we were heading home either.  Might go back soon for a meat run.  LOL.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: madmax on August 02, 2018, 05:44:40 AM
We fished and surfed.  Max dug for crabs.  He is still exhausted this morning.

(https://i.imgur.com/aSxEAcR.jpg)
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: SwampHanger on August 03, 2018, 09:15:37 AM
Nice red!
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on September 11, 2018, 07:38:15 AM
Bel caught her biggest Eye to date over the weekend!  21 inches!

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1874/44616582361_e09bd6fc9d_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: Sarge on September 11, 2018, 08:12:44 AM
OUTSTANDING!
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: madmax on September 11, 2018, 08:28:10 AM
Very nice walleye!  Always great to see a kid with fishing smile.
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Post by: Yellowyak on September 11, 2018, 03:25:20 PM
Very nice fish. Congrats to you both.
Title: Re: Post up your latest catch and explain your trip
Post by: wsdstan on September 11, 2018, 04:09:32 PM
Terrific.  Good eating tonight.