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Title: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: gaynefb001 on Apr 07, 2014, 01:48 PM
this post is for all the Fishermen to share where the early open season water is, and to help out those that are new to spring panfishing. so let all share and most importantly help be honest. Don't be sending people on wild goose chase's. Not asking guys to give up their favorite hotspots but lets help one another out and get some of the newer members on the fish also.
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Post by: shimanoman54 on Apr 07, 2014, 04:23 PM
This should be a good thread.
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Post by: coachwarner on Apr 07, 2014, 04:31 PM
Did some pan fishing today, found this at a garage sale!  ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-KdueCiDdEsU%2FT1EiK8b0nqI%2FAAAAAAAAG7A%2Ft93Ayuzuk04%2Fs400%2FHelenaBDay2012_04.JPG&hash=0cfcf05da8e55fe91de74e5d23a31f6f)
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Post by: Big Ice Hole on Apr 07, 2014, 04:43 PM
Ice is off Honeoye from the park at the north down to California Ranch.
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Post by: gillkiller13126 on Apr 07, 2014, 10:03 PM
water is open in oswego harbor launch looks good at wrights landing. and since its before there official opening date launching should be free
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Post by: Braz315 on Apr 08, 2014, 07:06 AM
Do people use ice jigs under floats for panfish?  Never did much pan fishing in the past but looking to start this year.
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Post by: steinea286 on Apr 08, 2014, 07:41 AM
For the crappies, a minnow on a jig under a float has worked for me in the past as well as a drop shot rig with 2 hooks or ice jigs for gills and perch! Looking to get after crappies, bullhead and perch in the near future! Still waiting for the completion of my motor tune up on the LUND!
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Post by: BudMan on Apr 08, 2014, 07:47 AM
[img http://(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1174.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fr618%2Fjwall1980%2F2013-06-08_16-53-52_979.jpg&hash=436b34871b3db18f1691676ce478c9c8) (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/jwall1980/media/2013-06-08_16-53-52_979.jpg.html)/img]
It's almost here!
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Post by: rugermag on Apr 08, 2014, 06:11 PM
That is a sweet looking gill!
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Post by: fishfetcher on Apr 08, 2014, 06:17 PM
That is a sweet looking gill!
[/quote thats not a gill. it is a punkinseed sunfish]
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: gaynefb001 on Apr 08, 2014, 07:46 PM
Guys Thanks for the reports and stuff so far, I'm really happy to see that this is being looked at and that we honestly looking to help each other out here! I will be up bye Oneida tomorrow and will check some places out and report back in the afternoon. till everyone stay safe and get ready warm weather for the weekend.
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Post by: gillkiller13126 on Apr 08, 2014, 08:26 PM
heard there getting a few perch in fulton behind the black clawson
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Post by: jennsater on Apr 08, 2014, 09:19 PM
ive been there 2 times last 2 days caught 5 fish total...very slow right now gill killer
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 09, 2014, 08:38 AM
Went out looking for gills and crappies as you read well maybe as you read. Mayspoint water high snd no bobbers under as of yet cayuga lake state psrk nothing .gonna check a few other spots to.yet..hsng on to your knickers fellas it will turn on soon
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 09, 2014, 09:16 AM
This is gonna be an awesome thread ;D
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 09, 2014, 10:45 AM
Can't wait for some of these with the flyrod:

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FBigGill_zps7d5a0bf9.jpg&hash=7af206c32b0a4ceca9c2643439d10953) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/BigGill_zps7d5a0bf9.jpg.html)
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Post by: gaynefb001 on Apr 09, 2014, 12:10 PM
Guys so glad to see all the excitement, the lock 57 in clay is open and their getting some perch there, will get better in the next few days with the warm weather. im going to sandy pond this afternoon to check out the bite, and will report later tonight. keep up all the great work fellow fisherman and hope to see some of ya's on the water soon. STAY SAFE  8)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: gaynefb001 on Apr 09, 2014, 12:11 PM
Can't wait for some of these with the flyrod:

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FBigGill_zps7d5a0bf9.jpg&hash=7af206c32b0a4ceca9c2643439d10953) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/BigGill_zps7d5a0bf9.jpg.html)
Cant wait to get into some of those, nice pic and great fish!!!!
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 09, 2014, 05:05 PM
Never know when you might find some  ;D

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fc1ce5e9b-6db1-4c62-8600-c505c8bc1bee_zps3c081a7d.jpg&hash=acd86d01d0475cc6d534cb582070fad8) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/c1ce5e9b-6db1-4c62-8600-c505c8bc1bee_zps3c081a7d.jpg.html)

RG
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Post by: Dark Cloud on Apr 09, 2014, 05:38 PM
Never know when you might find some  ;D

RG

Trapp or Tony give ya those?  :w00t: :w00t: ;D
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Post by: mdupper on Apr 09, 2014, 07:18 PM
Nice bowl of sunny's  :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: SS HAWKEYE on Apr 09, 2014, 07:46 PM
Never know when you might find some  ;D

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fc1ce5e9b-6db1-4c62-8600-c505c8bc1bee_zps3c081a7d.jpg&hash=acd86d01d0475cc6d534cb582070fad8) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/c1ce5e9b-6db1-4c62-8600-c505c8bc1bee_zps3c081a7d.jpg.html)

RG
If you're talking about the same Tony I'm thinking of, he'd never keep sunfish so small !    Must be those old guys get desperate and keep everything  ;D
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Post by: gaynefb001 on Apr 09, 2014, 08:00 PM
I got back from Sandy Pond around 8 o'clock, not much to report but wont be long now with these temp's. nice pics guys keep
up the talking and fun. see yas on the water!

Remember if the wife don't find handy, DONT LET HER FIND YA AT ALL...... TIGHT LINES
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 10, 2014, 08:01 AM
Nice pile a sunnies ;Dnow i remember what they look like..wish the ice would get out of here .went to skinieatles still frozen just the shore is open..so my perchin spot is dead
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 10, 2014, 01:59 PM
Fished all around cayuga lake from shore that is....nothing to be found yet no sunnies or gills or crappies
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 10, 2014, 03:00 PM
Trapp or Tony give ya those?  :w00t: :w00t: ;D
Lightweights...both! Fishing wise that is.

RG
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Post by: gravelman on Apr 11, 2014, 04:58 AM
Ice still on one of my favorite panfish lake hoping it comes
 off this weekend and warms up a bit. Nothing like sitting and watching a cork (slip bobber) warm sun and gentle breeze and the sounds of Spring. Now that's my 'Spring Tonic.'
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: gaynefb001 on Apr 11, 2014, 02:41 PM
ice is now off Sandy Pond and thing should really start to turn on over the next week. have fun everyone and please if
you the chance take a kid or young one fishing they'll love this time of year.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 11, 2014, 03:28 PM
Didn't find the big sunnies. But these count I guess

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fphoto_zps088313c3.jpg&hash=dcd85c134609689226259cd043191f56) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/photo_zps088313c3.jpg.html)

Fun day on the docks.

RG
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Post by: FWCanoeFisher on Apr 11, 2014, 03:43 PM
Always Good Eating, RG!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 11, 2014, 04:59 PM
You betcha! The freezer was empty. Didn't do much ice fishing this year and what I had went to our annual game dinner. They're very welcome.

RG
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Post by: taxid on Apr 11, 2014, 05:01 PM
[img http://(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1174.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fr618%2Fjwall1980%2F2013-06-08_16-53-52_979.jpg&hash=436b34871b3db18f1691676ce478c9c8) (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/jwall1980/media/2013-06-08_16-53-52_979.jpg.html)/img]
It's almost here!

Did you take that photo? Nice artistic layout!
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Post by: kb on Apr 12, 2014, 05:29 AM
I'm hoping to get out and wet a line or two tomorrow.
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Post by: gaynefb001 on Apr 12, 2014, 10:02 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2FC%5COWNER%5CPictures%5Ccrappies.jpg&hash=9f304c6ec7324de72ecf425b76c20181)

Enojoying the morning on the boat and these guys show up....... Had to take them out, it was them or me!!!!! LOL
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Post by: gaynefb001 on Apr 12, 2014, 10:03 AM
sorry cant get my crappie pics to post????
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 12, 2014, 04:06 PM
You need to save them on a service like Photobucket to post them on this site. Let me know if you need help. I'll be looking for some crappies tomorrow morning.

RG
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 12, 2014, 04:39 PM
Rg you have enough fish your spanking everybody so far ;D.ill catch up to ya .. :P
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Post by: gaynefb001 on Apr 12, 2014, 05:06 PM
RG where ya thinking of heading tomorrow, might be able to hook ya up man? thanks for the advice on the photos!
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 12, 2014, 06:34 PM
Don't have a specific spot in mind. Like I said, I'll be "looking". It's one of those "load the truck and go where the spirit moves me" kind of things. still kind of early in my book as evidenced by the perch in the shallow backwaters

Ha....Beltron just hit a 2 run dinger on Boston. Too bad....so sad!

RG
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 12, 2014, 07:38 PM
d**n...McAnn just hit another.

Just realized this is an "Encore" from earlier today.

All good anyway ;D

Rg

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Post by: gaynefb001 on Apr 13, 2014, 08:46 AM
Rg ill be heading up to the pond later this afternoon want meet up and try for some crappies?

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Post by: bowslinger on Apr 13, 2014, 11:24 AM
north end of owasco lake is open about go test the pan fishing
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 13, 2014, 09:09 PM
north end of owasco lake is open about go test the pan fishing
was just up there muddy water.give it a few days.I live 5 minutes from there it will be a few days
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 13, 2014, 09:10 PM
north end of owasco lake is open about go test the pan fishing
was just up there muddy water.give it a few days.I live 5 minutes from there it will be a few days
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 13, 2014, 09:11 PM
Very strange double post ??? ???
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 14, 2014, 02:15 AM
Rg ill be heading up to the pond later this afternoon want meet up and try for some crappies?


Sorry, I tried a couple spots for an hour or so and decided to work on the garden and plant bulbs for my Bride. I could have had my limit of 5" ers  ;D but no size.

RG
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Post by: Braz315 on Apr 17, 2014, 05:46 AM
Anyone been to public access spot in brewerton?  Trying to take some kids I work with later this afternoon somewhere.
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Post by: Deadeyez on Apr 17, 2014, 06:38 AM
Haven't tried it yet, but not a bad spot to try out. Good luck if you go!
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Post by: kidretro on Apr 17, 2014, 10:39 AM
Fb0001 at sandypond sat!
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Apr 22, 2014, 04:27 PM
 Got a nice start on refilling the freezer yesterday.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi119.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo130%2FDblsshtr%2FIMG_2220_zps14abb0d7.jpg&hash=f289c5b10cf6b118bd69c798fe556762) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/Dblsshtr/media/IMG_2220_zps14abb0d7.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi119.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo130%2FDblsshtr%2FIMG_2222_zps694c1c83.jpg&hash=8ff342139ad1cb9443ed61eda8c9967f) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/Dblsshtr/media/IMG_2222_zps694c1c83.jpg.html)
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Post by: kb on Apr 22, 2014, 04:36 PM
DS,

NICE job!!

Im hoping to get out this weekend.

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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Apr 22, 2014, 04:38 PM
Good luck. That 14"er in front was my first ever Seneca perch.
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 22, 2014, 05:38 PM
Heck of a way to get things going on Seneca  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:

I've spent a lot of time on that lake. "The Old Man" and I have fished it for maybe 25 years now. It never disappoints. 78 more working days and I'll be actively reducing the perch population on a regular basis ;D


RG
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 25, 2014, 04:31 PM
Fished a bunch of my spots yesterday looking for panfish..no fish around to be found..maybe next weelk maybe this rain will help.
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Post by: shimanoman54 on May 06, 2014, 11:37 PM
Im dying for a good crappie bite, only one good day. Had a couple days smashing monster sunnies and gills on south shore of oneida, but man i want some specks. I hope the cold weather has them slow and i havent missed them.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 07, 2014, 05:52 AM
Ok i guess i got it
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Post by: nitro591 on May 07, 2014, 09:45 AM
Ok i guess i got it

Just asking you that Where did you caught those bluegill?

Thanks,
Nitro591
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on May 07, 2014, 11:27 AM
Ok i guess i got it
real nice gills,i got some from my pond but they were not that nice[put them back]
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: Jakep138 on May 10, 2014, 12:31 PM
Nice looking paper mouths big guy . Never a bad day when fishing for gills and pick up crappie .. Good job
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on May 11, 2014, 01:43 PM
River rat i wouldnt sneak into your pond :whistling:
ANYTIME,you are aways welcome
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: bowslinger on May 13, 2014, 12:49 PM
casterline pond in homer the bluegills are starting too bite kept 20 last nite they are dinner tonite plus got some rock bass and punking seeds
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on May 13, 2014, 02:02 PM
the fish are there ,change your bait or the depth,you must change
but the fish are there[where do the fish want to be-3-c]
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: greensider on May 30, 2014, 08:49 PM
going to hit my giant gill spot tomorrow looking for a 12 incher i know they are there
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Post by: kb on May 31, 2014, 09:29 AM
And you didn't invite me??  Gee!    Lol.
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Post by: greensider on May 31, 2014, 06:11 PM
no giants today got some good 9 inchers and some nice crappie it is a little early for my gill spot another 2 or 3 weeks and the big boys will move up
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Post by: kb on May 31, 2014, 10:35 PM
It's still a crappie party where I fish.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 27, 2014, 09:55 AM
Not sure if anyone is out here anymore
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 27, 2014, 09:57 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1308.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs606%2Fthe+little+guy+is+out+doing+the+big+guy....kindrew86%2FIMG_20140627_095522_zpsu636kqob.jpg&hash=da2278f5cb153d775e96280f6a9d61bd) (http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/kindrew86/media/IMG_20140627_095522_zpsu636kqob.jpg.html)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 27, 2014, 09:58 AM
Huh trying to post a pic wont let me
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Post by: kb on Jun 27, 2014, 11:19 AM
Looks good.
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Post by: Bigwitt1171 on Jun 27, 2014, 11:25 AM
You guys that eat pan fish, what size do you keep to eat? Just Curious, I know a few places that have tons but not sure what size to keep. I've been doing more Gil searching with my 4 year old and wouldn't mind keeping a few to try.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 27, 2014, 11:39 AM
I usually keep 8 inches or bigger..but  the smaller the more it takes to get a meal ..they are very tasty fish i bread them throw them in deep fryer dip them in cocktail sauce and  ;D.
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Post by: FrankM on Jun 27, 2014, 12:04 PM
You can successfully filet them down to 6", 8" or better make excellent filets and gills and seeds are delicious.  I love fishing for pannies.  If a bluegill could get as big as a bass or walleye he'd pull your arm out of joint.  Those little buggers are feisty for their size.  Some days you just can't beat dropping the anchor, leaning back in your comfy boat seat and catching 15 or 20 gills and seeds. (That's all I like to clean at one time, I'm getting older and lazier.)
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Post by: Bigwitt1171 on Jun 27, 2014, 12:45 PM
I've been using ultra light tackle, I can't keep em off the line when we have gone. The bigger guys put up a great fight.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 27, 2014, 05:19 PM


nice flat for sure , and the smile says it all , way to go
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Post by: candojo on Jun 29, 2014, 08:38 AM
I'll go along with frankm on keeping 15 or so panfish , my reason is that it gives me an excuse to take my grandson fishing again and i also don't want to fillet a limit of panfish , lot of fun for the kids and me also!
                               
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jun 30, 2014, 03:39 PM
Cando....Skip the panfish, your grandson wants to catch a musky!!! :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
I know you were doing some of this on a hot afternoon -  :sleep1: :sleep1: :sleep1:
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Post by: bowslinger on Jul 07, 2014, 02:23 PM
went too emerson park today the panfishing was slow ony got 3 rockbass in 4 hours
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: FreezinGator on Jul 13, 2014, 01:46 AM
Just got off the water with a bucket full of crappies - nothing like pulling a limit on a full moon 65 degree night in July - Life is good  ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 14, 2014, 12:21 PM
RIGHT ON.i just got some nice pannies from some farm ponds
by my home
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 04, 2015, 03:17 AM
Hmmm
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 04, 2015, 03:23 AM
Hmm
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 04, 2015, 03:25 AM
Sheesh had a hard tkme finding this topic.guess i found it..are u maniacs ready for open water.i am
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 04, 2015, 09:22 AM
Oh, yeah!!!!  Bring on the gills & seeds.  Oops, sorry Trap, add redeyes to the list.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: kb on Mar 04, 2015, 09:34 AM
Not yet. I love walking on water.
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 04, 2015, 10:42 AM
Way past ready I'd say.

Rg
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 04, 2015, 11:21 AM
bluegill don't you worry I might take a few gills now and then too ..... ;D
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Post by: greensider on Mar 04, 2015, 01:43 PM
ready for t shirt fishing weather
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Post by: Lunch_Box on Mar 04, 2015, 02:03 PM
^^^^^ what kind of bait do you use to catch t-shirts^^^^^^
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Post by: greensider on Mar 04, 2015, 06:03 PM
topless chicks
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on Mar 04, 2015, 07:19 PM
i am ready for some of this (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi267.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii288%2Fgreensider1%2FSDC11786-1.jpg&hash=48b7d8d73aaf2b171e75f546e796f74d) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/greensider1/media/SDC11786-1.jpg.html)
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 05, 2015, 04:24 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimagejpg1_zps5eeeef4b.jpg&hash=95d363dc0b3708c10e544f85bd45ad1b) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/imagejpg1_zps5eeeef4b.jpg.html)

Me too ;D

Rg
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Post by: greensider on Mar 05, 2015, 05:20 AM
nice pile rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 05, 2015, 01:22 PM
Bob - is that an old picture, or did you just get those?

 8)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 05, 2015, 04:49 PM
Those are warm water from last fall Mac. I think I remember where I found them :whistling:


Rg

Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 05, 2015, 09:14 PM
Those are warm water from last fall Mac. I think I remember where I found them :whistling:


Rg




 ;)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 06, 2015, 09:11 AM
Can't wait for some of these:

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FBigGill3_zps689b259b.jpg&hash=fb2debf74082769557d280aa3eb256c6) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/BigGill3_zps689b259b.jpg.html)
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 06, 2015, 12:30 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F000_0125-1.jpg&hash=f5ff6c6e69deb5a11a9a6087e8d1d8f6) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/000_0125-1.jpg.html)

Mmmmmmm, big springtime sunnies :-[

Rg
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Post by: greensider on Mar 06, 2015, 01:10 PM
blue thats a nice gill 9.5 or 10 i would say rg thats a sweet seed
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 06, 2015, 01:20 PM
That was a pretty one wasn't it. Got a few like it that day. Won't be long now

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on Mar 06, 2015, 03:11 PM
i have a colorfull seed pict i will see if i can find it
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Post by: greensider on Mar 06, 2015, 03:26 PM
check out this purple gill(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi267.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii288%2Fgreensider1%2FSubstandardFullSizeRender%25206.jpg&hash=0c0c799062e605b52a7b3b304dbcf489) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/greensider1/media/SubstandardFullSizeRender%206.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on Mar 06, 2015, 03:28 PM
rondout creek seed(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi267.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii288%2Fgreensider1%2F24cdcbd5-9101-4a73-bbae-f5e50943a458.jpg&hash=06b469c374d8a9431cfad578e544b502) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/greensider1/media/24cdcbd5-9101-4a73-bbae-f5e50943a458.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on Mar 06, 2015, 03:31 PM
better pict of the gill(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi267.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii288%2Fgreensider1%2Fc7565b05-c778-4723-bba0-7dafaec9008a.jpg&hash=5a26121143c730cb213e28ede8c66166) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/greensider1/media/c7565b05-c778-4723-bba0-7dafaec9008a.jpg.html)
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 06, 2015, 03:52 PM
Greensider...very cool gill. 
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 06, 2015, 03:57 PM
He's got some deep spawning colors doesn't he?

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on Mar 06, 2015, 04:29 PM
i fished that place for 10 inch gills for years and never saw another one like that
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 06, 2015, 08:10 PM
I've seen them with that coloring out of Canandaigua. 3 or 4 of them would make a nice mount.

Rg
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 07, 2015, 07:15 AM
Nice sunnie and gills very nicr colors im ready now that open water pic rg has me goung now  ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2015, 09:09 AM
Here's what I'm really waiting for...

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F7-1-2012%2F103_0264.jpg&hash=50afcefbacf1755fe46fdc8f95cc5a41) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/7-1-2012/103_0264.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F7-1-2012%2F103_0263.jpg&hash=053ac73e7f9bf0d73a36937001ae8ce8) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/7-1-2012/103_0263.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F7-1-2012%2F103_0261.jpg&hash=d265624d2130c82219526ba54c9de3f3) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/7-1-2012/103_0261.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F7-1-2012%2F103_0260.jpg&hash=6bef120f9bd1870f36b8b173e271da61) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/7-1-2012/103_0260.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F7-1-2012%2F103_0255.jpg&hash=b32800382c9e28d8af2d95d0f6dd67bb) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/7-1-2012/103_0255.jpg.html)


Carp on the fly......yeah baby! That's around an 8 lb on my 3 wt. really fun!

Rg

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Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 07, 2015, 09:13 AM
That's some beautiful scenery too Bob.

Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2015, 09:30 AM
Right in my back yard Mac. I can walk there in 15 minutes.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 07, 2015, 10:12 AM
Right in my back yard Mac. I can walk there in 15 minutes.

Rg

My Uglystik and 2 small tackle bags are always in my Escape.
And I have your number.
Soon.
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2015, 01:14 PM
 ;)

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 07, 2015, 02:48 PM
you know ,I  never really  got  in the  mood  for  ice  this  year ...heart  been on  flyfishing
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2015, 02:58 PM
Me either Trapper. I gotta take you on a Drum trip this year. I'll pick a pail of crayfish and we'll go wear out our arms and gear.

Do you get a spawn in the river? I've nailed it a few times on Oak Orchard. They do love wooly buggers ;D

R
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 07, 2015, 03:23 PM
oh yes  we  do in Oswego  up  by the  dam  and in a  place  called the  dug out they stack up  I  love catching  them   ;D

 those  rock  bass  big old hump back  mc gilliecutters

I really  do  use  bowfin and  burbits   for  tomato food  of trapping bait .... turtles  won't eat  em
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2015, 03:52 PM
You mean beerbits  ;D

You know, you're no further than Honeoye or Keuka from me?  :whistling:

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 07, 2015, 04:31 PM
big  bluegills  and  big perch in the  other   ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 07, 2015, 05:31 PM
Big both in both :w00t: if you know where to look.

Rg
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Post by: wackmaster308 on Mar 12, 2015, 11:26 AM
nice fish pics
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Post by: legend1 on Mar 12, 2015, 01:27 PM
...funny, but here people eat bowfins...how odd !
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on Mar 12, 2015, 01:39 PM
those who waste bowfins are wasting one of the best eating fish in fresh water i will put them against walleye any time and i have had both
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 14, 2015, 06:21 AM
I think you  guys  are  getting  burbots  and  bowfins  mixed  up  ...bowfins  have never been  considered a  prized fish  by  anything accept seagulls and  raccoons .....
I use  them  for  trapping  bait  ......if  animals  are  really really hungry they will eat them
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 14, 2015, 06:29 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F000_0125-1.jpg&hash=f5ff6c6e69deb5a11a9a6087e8d1d8f6) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/000_0125-1.jpg.html)

Mmmmmmm, big springtime sunnies :-[

Rg

if the average man  spreads his hand as far as he  can  from tip of pinky to tip of thumb is app 9 inches ......that being said  unless RG has  hands  like  coots  have  feet that sun fish  is  about 8  inches  ......  that being  said   once  filleted  it  will taste  exactly  the  same  as a  10 incher .....
 
I  often  use  my  hand  as a  quick way  to measure a  fish also a  dollar  bill is  6 inches long  so  ... 1  and  a  half dollar  bills long is a  legal  crappie ....3  dollar  bills  is  a legal  walleye  in 18 inch water ..... I know  it  sounds  crazy  but  I have  lost or  forgot my tape  measure  so many times  I  seven  mark my rod  ......

now  bluegill  when are  you inviting  me  and  RG  to  fish that lake  with  you  ;D




 

Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 14, 2015, 07:40 AM
Trapp...As soon as they're biting you guys will get an invite.  You'll have to fillet my fish, though. :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 14, 2015, 07:46 AM
Trapp...As soon as they're biting you guys will get an invite.  You'll have to fillet my fish, though. :rotflol: :rotflol:

I  been  watching  u tube  learning how  to  fillet   ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 14, 2015, 10:00 AM
I have xxl hands trap. Can't wear xl gloves. I'm saying closer to 9 1/2. And I already know how to filet gills ;D

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 14, 2015, 10:03 AM
great!!!!!!! blue  RG  knows  how  to  fillet  so  he's in  charge  of that..... ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 14, 2015, 10:29 AM
Well, I'm going to teach you how ...and....since you seem to lack experience, we'll just let you get some practice ;D

That was Honeoye by the way ;)
Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 14, 2015, 10:38 AM
oh  great RG  now   bluegills  secret  spot  is  out  and    the  internet  world  knows Honeoye produces  big  blue  gills  ......nothing is  a  secret on the  internet    :rotflol:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 14, 2015, 11:48 AM
My spot is so secret I even blindfold myself going there.  Makes for some interesting driving though.  Here's just another typical gill - ho hum ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2Favggill1_zpslw3wvnct.jpg&hash=075111b4cd7812df60f43c900c0f6db9) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/avggill1_zpslw3wvnct.jpg.html)
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 14, 2015, 12:17 PM
Oink!


Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on Mar 14, 2015, 12:33 PM
blue thats at least a solid pounder congrats
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 14, 2015, 01:10 PM
I wish!!  April Fools a little early.  I'm tickled catching 8"ers.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 14, 2015, 01:25 PM
8 inch  gill  is  a  good  gill ..... I can't wait  for  gills  to  be  on those  beds and a  foam  spider over the top  of them ....slurpppppp
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on Mar 14, 2015, 04:38 PM
i heard from my taxidermist i should have my pannie mount back soon 2 ten inch gills and a 14.5 inch yellow perch
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 14, 2015, 06:04 PM
Mmmmmmm...foam spiders
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fbdd30a29-215f-4f4e-8339-3f0dceacff07_zps8b8f3d5f.jpg&hash=ec03636ec137ebeb2184c5558cc2ee09) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/bdd30a29-215f-4f4e-8339-3f0dceacff07_zps8b8f3d5f.jpg.html)

Rg
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Post by: greensider on Mar 14, 2015, 06:30 PM
gill candy yummy
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Post by: bowslinger on Mar 14, 2015, 06:37 PM
yup cant wait too get out and catch some blue gills rock bass and pumpkinseeds
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 14, 2015, 06:43 PM
gill candy yummy

My favorite "simplest fly in the world" fly. Whatever you do, don't try to trail them behind a bobber on spinning tackle. It's totally useless and a complete waste of time. It just will not work. ::)

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on Mar 14, 2015, 06:53 PM
i have a spot that has all 3 right along a road 300 yards of pannie spawning grounds
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 14, 2015, 06:58 PM
Foam Spiders vs Gurgle Pops.......Let's Get Ready to Rumbleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FGurgPop1_zpsa8174dc1.jpg&hash=3981d448d5a435128f4295a5567c7ee3) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/GurgPop1_zpsa8174dc1.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FGurgPop3_zps0905f861.jpg&hash=23ca875d6dc412542c0c7297404411e5) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/GurgPop3_zps0905f861.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 14, 2015, 07:36 PM
I'm game! I'll put my foam spider poppers up for the test any day :flex: :flex: :flex:

What's the bet?

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 14, 2015, 08:46 PM
I like  foam too

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Frrd.jpg&hash=a59557ab6159085b506a5fea5491cdf1)

an oldie but goodie
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 14, 2015, 08:47 PM
Your panfish lasagna vs my goose leg confit :w00t: :w00t:

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2Fgooselegconfit_zpsdaazf7qp.jpg&hash=c4df4d0f1a9a048103a046918ac74ffc) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/gooselegconfit_zpsdaazf7qp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2015, 03:13 AM
Well, dinner is taken care of too then. ;D sounds like it's shaping up to be a good day. Just need to know when and where.

Looks great Trap!

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 15, 2015, 06:44 AM
there will be may flies again...........someday
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 15, 2015, 06:51 AM
Trap...I like the looks of that fly.  A little detail please.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on Mar 15, 2015, 06:59 AM
all 9 to 10 inch gills caught on a black ant fly (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi267.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii288%2Fgreensider1%2Fbbb99a45-5639-4484-b71f-0c1818bf58ac.jpg&hash=5f801fa76fafba39e13ade0fb4262c9b) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/greensider1/media/bbb99a45-5639-4484-b71f-0c1818bf58ac.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 15, 2015, 07:06 AM
just a  foam  bodied  mayfly ...  size  12   strip  of  white   foam  for  body   wrap   body  ribs   with tread   ....off  white  dubbing calf  tail  wing   mix  griz  and brown  hackle  ....

I  honestly  prefer  catskill  style  dries for  may  flies  but  it's  fun  playing  with  other  material  the  above   was  just a  throw  together  fly I  did   do  some   bigger  and  had  fun  with rock  bass  in the  river  with them
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2015, 08:35 AM
Play with that Water Walker style a bit Trapper. I like the concept. I'm thinking of a couple patterns with deer hair for wings and tail to add to the flotation. I'm gonna try some dun patterns today.

Did up some shad darts for a friend this morning. Now I think I'm gonna tie some for crappies. We better get some fishable soft water soon, I'm gonna be up to my knees in flies :-\

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 15, 2015, 09:41 AM
couple  ideas  Rg   ty a  few  parachute  style  it  makes  a  leg   look in the  water  and  the  floatation is  great .....  if  you  feel like  getting  down  and  dirty     use deer  hair  tail  spun  elk (I like  elk)  body  with  a  hair  wing  and  a  mix  hackle  of   griz  and  brown ...it  will  float  like a  cork  and    it  makes a  buggy   disturbance  on  the  water  with a  slight  twitch  ........

Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 15, 2015, 11:14 AM
Trap...I bet that thing would work well for big 'seeds.  My experience is that they are not quite as aggressive as gills & a lot of times just bump my popper.  Something smaller and buggy looking like that they will suck right in.  I've had good luck with orange humpies when they're like that.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 15, 2015, 12:56 PM
couple  ideas  Rg   ty a  few  parachute  style  it  makes  a  leg   look in the  water  and  the  floatation is  great .....  if  you  feel like  getting  down  and  dirty     use deer  hair  tail  spun  elk (I like  elk)  body  with  a  hair  wing  and  a  mix  hackle  of   griz  and  brown ...it  will  float  like a  cork  and    it  makes a  buggy   disturbance  on  the  water  with a  slight  twitch  ........



   I might have some elk hair and a lot of other goodies I could send you Trapp...
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 15, 2015, 01:15 PM
why thank  you dack! 

I  think  we  should  have  a  mff  fly tying  clinic   and  get   a  bunch   fly  fishing!  ...

blue  gill  I  noticed  years  ago    the  one  thing that  got   goppled  up  if  they  hit the  water  were  yellow  jackets...my honest   to  goodness  best  blue gill   top  water  fly is  a   foam  yellow  ant  with black  sharpie  maker strips  and  a  white   calf  tail wing  ...yellow   and  blak  rubber legs ....  I  use  to  spend  considerable  time  tying  realistic  patterens  and  even   won a   rin  for my yellow  jacket  ...I  honestly  have  left  them  on  desk   and  tables  and  had people  swat  them ..... I  have  even  fished  with one  .... truth the  simple  foam  works  better   and  you can  tie  10  before  your  coffee gets  cold  ;D....

  next  fly  is  a   hares  ear on  a  small  egg  hook   picked  lose  ....  I  think it's  kinda  between a  hares  ear  and a  scud  ....either  way  gills  love  it ....
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2015, 04:05 PM
I'm gonna send you a camera Trapper. I have a Kodak digital I don't use any  more. I need your address again.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 15, 2015, 04:26 PM
I'm going to try your foam yellow jacket.  If you guys need any turkey tail or wing primary feathers let me know.  Got lots.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2015, 04:38 PM
Can't remember who, and I apologize for that, but someone sent me a whole turkey skin several years ago. I'm pretty much set for life. I am looking for some Icelandic sheep fur in various colors or to dye. I'll be happy to trade flies ;D

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 15, 2015, 05:45 PM
ok  ok  I  have  posted  these  before  but  when  it  comes  to  gill  in the  greased  line  these are  my  deadly  4

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2F2hhgttyyu.jpg&hash=2d4fcfb17d244e3de9318a2eca83d719)

1  bee

2 phes. tail  bead  head

3  tent  cat.

4  a  foam  spider color  is  up  to  you
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2015, 07:04 PM
I'm still sending you a camera.....or delivering it. You're a top notch fly tier. You ought or be able to post decent pics.

End of story!

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 15, 2015, 07:08 PM
i'm really  not  that  good ....my  secret is  the   blurring  pictures   ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 15, 2015, 07:16 PM
Well...I'm gonna find out!

Call me. Hell, it's my birthday tomorrow.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 15, 2015, 07:24 PM

 Hell, it's my birthday tomorrow.




 :clapping:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 15, 2015, 07:28 PM
happy birthday ya  ole  fart  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 15, 2015, 07:35 PM
Happy birthday Bob...

                 (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv738%2FLadyFire%2FHappy%2520Birthday%2520Gifs%2FBirthdayHBWishes02.gif&hash=a2025a0a71a041a692d1944755c548ee) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/LadyFire/media/Happy%20Birthday%20Gifs/BirthdayHBWishes02.gif.html)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 15, 2015, 09:27 PM
37 and never been kissed below the ears Bob?

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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 16, 2015, 07:28 PM
Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies ;D
Rg
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 18, 2015, 07:24 AM
Well i thought open water was gonna be here notttt..teens all week..hey trap nice flies....i tie some like that they work good i love battling big gills on a 2 weight fly rod...i got the itch bad..i guess i gotta fish maxwells creek fer steelies..its turning on ...
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Post by: aj454 on Apr 04, 2015, 10:24 AM
gonna try crappie fishing this year. Got turned on to them during ice. only caught a few one time out so got some soft water gear together for them.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 04, 2015, 04:13 PM
gonna try crappie fishing this year. Got turned on to them during ice. only caught a few one time out so got some soft water gear together for them.

great another wasted life
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 04, 2015, 04:19 PM
Awwww Trapper, it's good for the economy ;D

Rg
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Post by: hunts2long on Apr 04, 2015, 06:13 PM
Wait a minute. You are not telling me that those walleye hot spots I gave to a guy last summer, for a crappie trip this spring, was really for a crappy trip and a waste of time...h2l
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Post by: aj454 on Apr 04, 2015, 07:00 PM
 
great another wasted life
  ??? ??? ??? ???  Don't get it
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Post by: Old Timer on Apr 04, 2015, 07:13 PM
  ??? ??? ??? ???  Don't get it
I took it as meaning now the guy is into chasing crappies, his live will evolve around those crappies. .?
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 04, 2015, 07:57 PM
old timer exactly
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Post by: chiefcatchemall on Apr 04, 2015, 08:44 PM
What's a crappie and are they any good to eat ???
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Post by: LP Steve on Apr 04, 2015, 11:32 PM
The best time for crappy is approaching fast.
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 05, 2015, 03:55 AM
What's a crappie and are they any good to eat ???

They're a terrible tasting fish Chief. If I were you I'd give all you catch to some old fart that doesn't know any better. Trapper and I are kind old souls so we'll help you out.

Just so you know, they look like this
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F6-3-2013%2FDSC01113_zps0dedb935.jpg&hash=7e38f8ee9e93fced7fd0baae85d2a207) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/6-3-2013/DSC01113_zps0dedb935.jpg.html)

I ate them......they were just awful!

Rg
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Post by: Pequod1 on Apr 05, 2015, 05:05 AM
Geeyz. Is that what they look like?  I have been catching hundreds of them in this little secret pond in North Fulton. I think it is right within walking distance of your house Chief.
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 05, 2015, 07:11 AM
There's only 1 fish worse tasting than a crappie, that's a rock bass.  Right, Trap?
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Post by: Big Ice Hole on Apr 05, 2015, 08:45 AM
I put the remains in my garden
They're a terrible tasting fish Chief. If I were you I'd give all you catch to some old fart that doesn't know any better. Trapper and I are kind old souls so we'll help you out.

Just so you know, they look like this
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F6-3-2013%2FDSC01113_zps0dedb935.jpg&hash=7e38f8ee9e93fced7fd0baae85d2a207) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/6-3-2013/DSC01113_zps0dedb935.jpg.html)

I ate them......they were just awful!

Rg
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Post by: duke14 on Apr 05, 2015, 09:57 AM
I know!they are terrible!(wonder why I ate a whole plate of em last night?)yuk! :sick: :w00t: :w00t:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 05, 2015, 10:12 AM
they call them  "crap"pies for a  reason ya  know!  please  disguard in my large  cooler   thank you
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Post by: chiefcatchemall on Apr 05, 2015, 12:48 PM
Somebody say Rockbass. I just threw up in my mouth a little :sick:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 05, 2015, 05:05 PM
There's only 1 fish worse tasting than a crappie, that's a rock bass.  Right, Trap?

seriously I'd  eat  rock bass over strawberrys any day
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Post by: greensider on Apr 05, 2015, 05:29 PM
trapper you are so right they are like gills but with more meat
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 06, 2015, 06:21 AM
Greensider.....Got that right!!
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Post by: Prchmike on Apr 07, 2015, 11:18 AM
I had rock bass tacos last week. It don't get any better than that.
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Post by: bowslinger on Apr 07, 2015, 06:57 PM
yup rockbass are not bad eating filled our plates alot when housing and lumber market crashed
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 07, 2015, 07:21 PM
I love catching rock bass especially with the fly rod ...easy to catch  big  you can fill a cooler  no limits and they taste great .....and most people think they are trash ....  and they  are a member of the sunfish family ;D
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Post by: coachwarner on Apr 07, 2015, 07:44 PM
Did somebody say rock bass ??? :w00t:
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/69/b6/7b/69b67bed7183a7407de459bb9803552a.jpg)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 08, 2015, 07:06 AM
Did somebody say rock bass ??? :w00t:
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/69/b6/7b/69b67bed7183a7407de459bb9803552a.jpg)
coach u still crack me up  ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 08, 2015, 09:41 AM
Did somebody say rock bass ??? :w00t:
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/69/b6/7b/69b67bed7183a7407de459bb9803552a.jpg)


(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg3.wikia.nocookie.net%2F__cb20141210185337%2Fglee%2Fimages%2F3%2F30%2FFrankenstein-its-alive.gif&hash=2614172a8e304e3213a708b8febdb9f7)

Rg
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Post by: fireplug on Apr 09, 2015, 07:08 PM
https://youtu.be/0VkrUG3OrPc (https://youtu.be/0VkrUG3OrPc)
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Post by: greensider on Apr 09, 2015, 07:34 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi267.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii288%2Fgreensider1%2Fffe9349e-fb74-4a76-a33b-79022374be06.jpg&hash=f8864605830f58233ea7071b675f11cd) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/greensider1/media/ffe9349e-fb74-4a76-a33b-79022374be06.jpg.html) got my mount back
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 09, 2015, 08:00 PM
Got me some of these:
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FNanoCrankFeature_zpsfwsw3e3u.jpg&hash=d3d0b67c2cb4cd339cf470b95d3e00cc) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/NanoCrankFeature_zpsfwsw3e3u.jpg.html)

Matzuo Nano Cranks - 1 1'2".  Look out Mr. Crappie!!!
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Post by: candojo on Apr 09, 2015, 08:37 PM
Hey bluegillonafly, wait till my little fishing buddy sees that , your going to cost me some jingle!!
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 10, 2015, 06:41 AM
Cando....I have one with his name on it.  They're pretty small so if he can't cast them very far with his rod/reel you'll have to spend some of that SS check on a new ultra-lite rig!! :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: kb on Apr 10, 2015, 07:37 AM
Shouldn't be long now.   
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Post by: duke14 on Apr 11, 2015, 07:09 PM
got some gills under the bobber today!! :D
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Post by: kb on Apr 11, 2015, 07:20 PM
What was the water temp?
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Post by: duke14 on Apr 11, 2015, 07:25 PM
idk,didnt have my thermometer with me!
whats the optimum water temp??
couldn't have been more than 40,ice just went off a couple days ago
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Post by: kb on Apr 11, 2015, 07:30 PM
Your quite a bit north of me, so the perch have to be at it, the crappie just after...

Then its party time!
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Post by: Givemeabreak on Apr 11, 2015, 08:05 PM
Very nice mount!
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Post by: MattyP123 on Apr 11, 2015, 09:05 PM
Caught a few crappie today, all little stinkers who are first into the shallows. Besides the good news of the crappie wave coming, I out fished plastics with my hand tied jigs  ;D. First year tying, it's no clichť... catching fish on something you tied is very rewarding!
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 13, 2015, 05:54 AM
Caught a few crappie today, all little stinkers who are first into the shallows. Besides the good news of the crappie wave coming, I out fished plastics with my hand tied jigs  ;D. First year tying, it's no clichť... catching fish on something you tied is very rewarding!
...i tie and paint my own jigs also i get alot a crappie and gills on them..its an awesome feeling when u tie paint and catch fish....im heading out in a while crappie hunting hopefully i find a few ...
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 14, 2015, 06:54 AM
I managed a few nice crappies yesterday..but other than that it was a pickeral and bullhead fest..i caught enough pickeral to last me a lifetime..they kept the crappie on the move...they need to hurry up n spawn and get out of my crappie spot ;D
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Post by: aj454 on Apr 14, 2015, 09:30 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi267.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii288%2Fgreensider1%2Fffe9349e-fb74-4a76-a33b-79022374be06.jpg&hash=f8864605830f58233ea7071b675f11cd) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/greensider1/media/ffe9349e-fb74-4a76-a33b-79022374be06.jpg.html) got my mount back
WOW that is nice. Great perch.
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 14, 2015, 02:03 PM
Did someone say panfish?

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage.jpg1_zpsdmanetkt.jpg&hash=154a6eb69f5b37932972893f18647b3f) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image.jpg1_zpsdmanetkt.jpg.html)

Today was the first day of hitting the big sunnies pretty well. A lot of 8-9" fish makes for a good day. Not to mention about 20 Rudd up to a couple of pounds.

Rg
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 14, 2015, 02:25 PM
nice fish
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Post by: bigredfishing on Apr 14, 2015, 02:26 PM
nice haul, RG.   they up super shallow, or around veg/structure?
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 14, 2015, 05:11 PM
In the warmest backwater I could find. Things are just beginning.

Rg

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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 14, 2015, 05:40 PM
Rg...Nice!!  And I thought I was king of the Rudds!! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 14, 2015, 05:54 PM
Man, I had some big Rudd today. Fun on 4 lb and my medium light fast tip rod.

Rg
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Post by: shark on Apr 14, 2015, 06:14 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Chuckles on Apr 14, 2015, 06:25 PM
rg ... What are Rudd?  ???
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Post by: Big Ice Hole on Apr 14, 2015, 06:45 PM
X2
rg ... What are Rudd?  ???
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Post by: Dug1898 on Apr 14, 2015, 06:55 PM
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_rudd

I didn't know either. :-\
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Post by: KillerBee42 on Apr 14, 2015, 09:29 PM
nice haul, RG.   they up super shallow, or around veg/structure?

out on 'toga today BR..8' around veggies  ;)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv215%2FNAD42%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fimage_zpsjsre2vcl.jpg&hash=514ed479bfd1fc5b4f6954ae572b95fa)
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 15, 2015, 02:52 AM
rg ... What are Rudd?  ???

Most people refer to them as red fins or something generic like that. The European Rudd is an invasive. They spawn in the early spring and sort of resemble a shad in that they have a very stout shape. The males are much smaller than the females and colored a bright orange. I'll take some pictures today. I don't think there's any laws against that just yet :-\

The biggest I caught yesterday was probably 16" and 2+ lbs..

Rg
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 15, 2015, 05:53 AM
Here you go.  Blood red fins.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FRudd_zps2klh04sh.jpg&hash=3df37eda4776ca9abbdfbe6078ef0e13) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/Rudd_zps2klh04sh.jpg.html)
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Post by: gotagetm on Apr 15, 2015, 05:53 AM
Me and my bro got 32 nice crappie yesterday kept nothing under 10 inches biggest being 13.5 also got few nice gills , hopefully be back tomorrow , lotta fish moving in , very shallow , ice put off to a good start ! First trip of year in boat , felt great !!
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Post by: the Wizard on Apr 15, 2015, 08:59 AM
We got out on one of the finger lakes yesterday for our first open water outing,  We tried shallow for crappie with no luck then went out for perch.
   Ended up getting a good batch with 4 close to the 2 lb mark.   Largest was a female 15 5/8 with no developed eggs inside her, she had the parts but there were just a marble size lump of grey eggs .      She weighed in at 1lb 10 oz , if she had eggs  that number would have been well over 2 lbs.
   All on plastics. 35 - 17 ft
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Post by: bigredfishing on Apr 15, 2015, 09:59 AM
out on 'toga today BR..8' around veggies  ;)


NICE!!!   I'll be out there very soon myself!
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 15, 2015, 01:05 PM
Rudd from this morning
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage.jpg1_zpsdgq8qhdx.jpg&hash=71d0580b934255018c34b588f1d23289) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image.jpg1_zpsdgq8qhdx.jpg.html)

Sunnie from this morning
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fbbc687fd-3c05-4e2a-a7d3-01fa27cb68b5_zps6jsqmodo.jpg&hash=9e73533b29a7edadf7f74ad1db717719) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/bbc687fd-3c05-4e2a-a7d3-01fa27cb68b5_zps6jsqmodo.jpg.html)

Nice and fat!

Rg
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 15, 2015, 02:29 PM
Bob...Let me guess, you thru back the sunfish & kept the rudd!! :o
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Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 15, 2015, 02:56 PM
How many Bob.

(and how was the sammich?)



I killed time after leaving your place.
Took 31 all the way back to Bergen and then 19 to 33 and back.
No Thruway.

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Post by: Big Ice Hole on Apr 15, 2015, 04:45 PM
Rudd from this morning
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage.jpg1_zpsdgq8qhdx.jpg&hash=71d0580b934255018c34b588f1d23289) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image.jpg1_zpsdgq8qhdx.jpg.html)

Sunnie from this morning
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fbbc687fd-3c05-4e2a-a7d3-01fa27cb68b5_zps6jsqmodo.jpg&hash=9e73533b29a7edadf7f74ad1db717719) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/bbc687fd-3c05-4e2a-a7d3-01fa27cb68b5_zps6jsqmodo.jpg.html)

Nice and fat!

Thanks for the info on the Rudds. I've cought many over the years, we've always called them golden shiners.

Getting the boat out this weekend, hopefully we can tie into some gills or crappies.




Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 15, 2015, 05:08 PM
Only managed 8 this morning. The water cleared up and the pike moved in.....goodbye gills. A good rain will get them going again. Gonna hit a spot tomorrow with my good friend and fishing mentor, The Old Man. Maybe we can scare up some perch.

All the Rudd were returned unharmed to their unnatural habitat. Danged foreigners anyway. The sunnies will be released in the grease ;D

Rg
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 15, 2015, 07:02 PM
I just got into fishing for crappie. I usually only fish for perch and walleye. What are some good methods to start with for spring time crappie and perch. I usually throw a worm and a split shot for perch during the summer. Sometimes a splip bobber. I've got some white maribou jigs hoping they produce some. Targeting crappies are new.
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 16, 2015, 01:29 AM
Live fathead or niagara on a small buck tail jig under a bobber to start. Artificial baits like Gulp Minnows work well too. There's 10 million kinds of crappie baits on the market. They'll eat just about anything that resembles a minnow if it's presented correctly. Just remember 2 things.

1: Keep them moving either way.

2: Crappies generally attack from below so play with the depth of the jig.

Rg
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 16, 2015, 06:01 AM
Hmmmm.... :whistling: :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 16, 2015, 09:27 AM
Thanks rg. The only other thing I've found that works are worm harnesses
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 16, 2015, 12:08 PM
Once you zero in on the technique, it's not so tough to find them. Don't go overboard on line weight either. I use 4 or 6 lb Stren for the most part.

Have fun
Rg
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Post by: chiefcatchemall on Apr 16, 2015, 07:34 PM
GOLD STREN!?
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 16, 2015, 08:04 PM
you need to learn the power of the  tube jig  young skywalker...fish it  12  to 18 inches below a weighted casting  bobber   :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 17, 2015, 01:28 AM
GOLD STREN!?

You trying to imply that I can't see regular Stren there young man ;D

Like I said Trapper, 10 thousand kinds of crappie bait. They all work if you present them correctly.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 17, 2015, 02:11 AM
I have a 16' telescoping pole I use for "dippin' the brush"  ;D

Rg
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 17, 2015, 05:10 AM
i have a few 1/4 sticks  tied to rocks  for  heavy brush crappie fishing  :rotflol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_An7Dj1w_gU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_An7Dj1w_gU)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 17, 2015, 05:50 AM
 :nono:   trapper
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Post by: greensider on Apr 17, 2015, 06:59 AM
m80 crappie fishing lol
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 17, 2015, 07:01 AM
Is this what you guys are looking for?  Caty jig tipped with a fathead.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FBigCrappie_zpsmxmxqdql.jpg&hash=f2697a70f6c2ad7aae4e27be1bdf2bc3) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/BigCrappie_zpsmxmxqdql.jpg.html)
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Post by: PeterC on Apr 17, 2015, 09:04 AM
Yes that is exactly what I am looking for. I am thinking of heading to Saratoga tomorrow. Still seems a little cold, they will be harder to find. Where was your luck?
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 20, 2015, 06:02 AM
The panfish eluded us yesterday. The wife caught a big pickeral and that was it. Pretty windy out there.. Beached the canoe to eat lunch and found a bunch of geese nested up already. Seems early but I guess not.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 28, 2015, 05:58 AM
Got a nice pile of gills yesterday..no crappie but ill take the big gills..i was gonna post a pic but im thinking photobucket took a big fat poop....wont let me up date it so i guess no more pic posting for me.... :cursing: :cursing:
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Post by: rp dog on Apr 28, 2015, 08:39 AM
Got a nice pile of gills yesterday..no crappie but ill take the big gills..i was gonna post a pic but im thinking photobucket took a big fat poop....wont let me up date it so i guess no more pic posting for me.... :cursing: :cursing:
After several failed attempts from my phone sent email to photobucket support. The following is there response.
We no longer have the option to select an image size on mobile apps. Unfortunately we had to remove that option because it is being patented by another company. We hope to find a solution in the future. We only allow the full original size of the image to be uploaded  from mobile devices. You will want to resize any photo before uploading . If you don't wish to store it's original size .
Don't know if that's your problem or if it affects the full site . I'll bet coach or rg will figure a way around it. Again my question was on mobile apps only . Thats the answer I got.
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2015, 03:30 PM
I've had no problems uploading from my iPad. I don't bother trying from my phone. I use their normal site not the mobile app. The app stinks.

Rg
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 28, 2015, 03:57 PM
from phone  sent it to your e  mail ...e mail  down load  to  computer  resize  or what  ever  then  go to photobucket and  upload ......it's  pretty easy
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2015, 05:05 PM
I guess it's really easy for me since I use both an iPhone and iPad. I don't even have to download from my phone. There's some magic thing that happens when I walk in the door. They start talking to each other and share everything. Don't ask me how. I don't really care.

It's dirt simple.

Rg
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Post by: rp dog on Apr 28, 2015, 09:11 PM
Ya I was being bull headed I've got an I pad and lap top just thought I missing something on the mobile app. My wife and daughter said I was being a pain. I'm going to go to there full site tomorrow if i get time. Thought it might be nice to do it of my phone they won't let me home without it. I really don't understand all this technology.
Thanks guys rp
.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 28, 2015, 11:11 PM
Oh yea how could i forget..nice meeting you today fishin ny.nice carp you caught on that fathead.. :thumbup_smilie:..on 4lb test line to boot
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 29, 2015, 03:18 AM
Really nice gills there bud!

Rg
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Post by: the Wizard on Apr 29, 2015, 03:48 AM
Fine bugle lipped bass you got there !       ;)  how big was the pike ?
   Good photos,  thanks for sharing ..
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 29, 2015, 07:14 AM
Thanks rg..they were more active than the crappie..and taste just as good...
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Post by: Uticafishman on Apr 29, 2015, 07:56 AM
Good morning everyone this is my first time posting some news about the fishing in my area I live in Utica Ny and iv ben catching a lot of nice Yellow Perch around 12 to 14 in fishing in the Mohawk River system behind Delmonicos restaurant on N Genesse St. Iv also been catching a bunch of nice Yellow Bullheads aroud 14 to 16 in , im catching both species using a 2 hook with sinker on the bottom system and Night Crawlers good morning fishing geat evening fishing.Also iv been catching a few Crappies on Lake Marine in Madison County on fatheads,maggots,and a few different crappie jigs
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 29, 2015, 10:42 AM
very  nice  first post  Utica   :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: rp dog on Apr 29, 2015, 12:31 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1300.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag83%2Frandy_parker2%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F2015-04%2F9950edf9-c605-4bdf-9125-fce3d08d8d38_zpsdjqwhurq.jpg&hash=af74a5d21dffb498419163f010829f6c) (http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/randy_parker2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-04/9950edf9-c605-4bdf-9125-fce3d08d8d38_zpsdjqwhurq.jpg.html)
I'm going to wander off topic and try to post pic. This is my beautiful bride of almost 40 years and this years bird. She lost one season because she was being treated for breast cancer. The little 20 gauge was my dads who has passed. I'm very thankful every day.
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 29, 2015, 12:38 PM
Life is good RP!

Rg
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Post by: rp dog on Apr 29, 2015, 12:45 PM
Yes it is looks like you guy's taught this old dog a new trick.
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Post by: Dug1898 on Apr 29, 2015, 01:02 PM
40 years! Your wife doesn't even look like she's 40 years old! Congratulations all around you two. 3 of the best things in that photo, dads old shotgun, a pretty wife and a big Tom turkey. Nicest post I've read all day! ;D
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 29, 2015, 05:08 PM
Just curious, rp.  You said this year's bird.  Season doesn't start till Fri. 
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Post by: the Wizard on Apr 29, 2015, 07:32 PM
Just curious, rp.  You said this year's bird.  Season doesn't start till Fri.  
He put his location under his name= Michigan my good man , Michigan
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 29, 2015, 07:35 PM
Sorry, my mistake.  Can't help it, I'm old!!
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Post by: rp dog on Apr 29, 2015, 08:38 PM
Yes it was shot right here in s e michigan. I think about the tenth bird she could have shot this year .It gets better our son called it in for her. She shot most of beard off at twelve yards. Didn't think about different season dates between states.
Life is good R P
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Post by: rp dog on Apr 29, 2015, 08:54 PM
By the way didn't mean to hijack the forum. Nice mess of gills in that pail !!!!
R P
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 30, 2015, 01:31 AM
We all hijack a thread.. ;D.i think alot a threads over here at one time or another go off topic...the only pile a gills i got so far..nice bird
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 30, 2015, 01:32 AM
I could tie alot a flies with some of them feathers ;D
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 30, 2015, 05:59 AM
Big guy...I have lots of tail & wing feathers.  If you would like some send me a PM & I'll get them in the mail to you.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 30, 2015, 06:06 AM
Big guy...I have lots of tail & wing feathers.  If you would like some send me a PM & I'll get them in the mail to you.
..well thank you very kindly... ;D..pm sent..
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Post by: rp dog on Apr 30, 2015, 11:27 AM
I could tie alot a flies with some of them feathers ;D
My son my neighbor and I all have permits for the late season may 4 till end of may. I'm sure there will be more I will post something if someone gets another one. I don't think there's anything illegal about that. I will do some research on preservation to send whole skin. Might be as easy as borax but will find out . I just plucked a bunch of feathers off from one I been using them for years.
R P
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 30, 2015, 11:40 AM
Big guy...I have lots of tail & wing feathers.  If you would like some send me a PM & I'll get them in the mail to you.
Watch it Big Guy. Postage on a mess of feathers could be a killer.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 30, 2015, 06:36 PM
You behave yoursrlf bigal ;D..or no more pointers for you... :rotflol:
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Post by: rp dog on Apr 30, 2015, 10:59 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1300.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag83%2Frandy_parker2%2F81c6a3fc-d67a-42de-abc5-7405f13b41ee_zpscqvicubp.jpg&hash=0e399979308d9f45620d0f79bba97d89) (http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/randy_parker2/media/81c6a3fc-d67a-42de-abc5-7405f13b41ee_zpscqvicubp.jpg.html)

My weapons of choice for gills. The small one on the dime is finished with maribou that gives them nice swimming action. I tie it on a tight knot to keep it horizontal and fish it without bait. The others are fished vertical with just a spike. You can see a couple of them have a turn or two of hackle on them and that kind of slows them down and dampens the movement. I just didn't have any horizontal ones finished that are in the house they are in my fish trap in attic of my barn. You can see the colors are endless these are just a few of what I make.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 01, 2015, 03:24 AM
Bob's Bluegill Killer
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FUntitled-2.jpg&hash=8acfddb845e643a3b41c065b2e46c4ea) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/Untitled-2.jpg.html)

The thing just works!   ;D

Rg
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 01, 2015, 05:51 AM
I like that rg...ill post Dans bluegill killer in a few ;D..not far off yours rg
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 01, 2015, 06:21 AM
Blast on a 2 wt fly rod
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Post by: bigal409 on May 01, 2015, 09:07 AM
You behave yoursrlf bigal ;D..or no more pointers for you... :rotflol:
:whistling: :whistling: :whistling: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: rp dog on May 01, 2015, 09:14 AM
You guys are just going make me dig out my fly rod. Haven't had it out in two years I'll probably hang myself with it. Got some fly's tied but there not that pretty but like R G said they just work . If it ain't broke I don't fix it . I use a lot of brown and deep red to imitate ant's got some big trees that seem to shake ants on the water on some of the better lakes I fish . They fish just can't say no to them .
 Nice looking flies guys.  RP
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Post by: Dug1898 on May 01, 2015, 11:23 AM
Don't mean to get this off topic again but talk of turkey feathers makes me want to tell you guys that I make Turkey Wingbone Yelpers from the wingbones of course, lol. A friend who's gone blind now showed me how to make archery fletches from the primary wing feathers, I just haven't really tried it yet. I keep them in the freezer for the day I'll try. Friends bring me the wings and I filet the bones out for the calls and save the primary and secondary feathers in the freezer. My calls have a scrimshawed turkey wing on them. I wish I had photobucket; but I guess it doesn't work with mobile phones now. I had it on my desktop computer but don't have that hooked up to an Internet provider anymore. I just have the iPhone now. I know guys say it's just a story w/o pictures but I'm not BSing anybody. It's kool all the things you can make from the game we take. Gotta figure out the picture thing one of these days. I had a d**n sleep study last night or I'd have gone hunting today. Now walleye opens at midnight tonight, so not much sleep again tonight. I'll hit Otisco; but it usually takes a long time to warm up there. Don't usually see the alewives until close to memorial day. No alewives = no walleyes   :'(
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 01, 2015, 01:56 PM
Dug i beg to differ on otisco for the eyes..there around depends on where u go ill b there one night. This weekend using a fire tiger rapala..just gota know where to go and im guessing u fish near marina or causeway..i shore fish them but not in that area
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Post by: rp dog on May 01, 2015, 02:03 PM
Don't mean to get this off topic again but talk of turkey feathers makes me want to tell you guys that I make Turkey Wingbone Yelpers from the wingbones of course, lol. A friend who's gone blind now showed me how to make archery fletches from the primary wing feathers, I just haven't really tried it yet. I keep them in the freezer for the day I'll try. Friends bring me the wings and I filet the bones out for the calls and save the primary and secondary feathers in the freezer. My calls have a scrimshawed turkey wing on them. I wish I had photobucket; but I guess it doesn't work with mobile phones now. I had it on my desktop computer but don't have that hooked up to an Internet provider anymore. I just have the iPhone now. I know guys say it's just a story w/o pictures but I'm not BSing anybody. It's kool all the things you can make from the game we take. Gotta figure out the picture thing one of these days. I had a d**n sleep study last night or I'd have gone hunting today. Now walleye opens at midnight tonight, so not much sleep again tonight. I'll hit Otisco; but it usually takes a long time to warm up there. Don't usually see the alewives until close to memorial day. No alewives = no walleyes   :'(
It can be done from I phone just go to full site off Internet. Then just use directions . Believe me I worked with dirt and rocks and big steel my whole life . Pretty much all I know but did hack my way through the picture thing. I do have wing bone yelper just don't know how to use it either.
Good thing I could shoot and catch fish or I would starved to death. RP
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Post by: perch-hound on May 01, 2015, 02:34 PM
I had a d**n sleep study last night or I'd have gone hunting today. Now walleye opens at midnight tonight, so not much sleep again tonight.

Those sleep studies suck, thirty wires hooked up all over your body, get all tangled up in the night.
I've done two of them, one with the mask where I quit at 1:00am and went home, rather not get any sleep at all than have to wear that freekin thing!!!  >:(
Good luck Dug1898.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 01, 2015, 02:55 PM
I study sleep every night for about 7 hours. I think I'd rather be fishing.

Not panfish exactly. But they look pretty good in the pan anyway  ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage.jpg1_zpsqfjhlotz.jpg&hash=3c0125ad6b1d82f0b383dc78a9185443) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image.jpg1_zpsqfjhlotz.jpg.html)

Found some bigger trout today. Decided to keep a few for a friend. I think I lost 4 that size and one bigger trying to land them without a net. I gotta get a trout net for the stream.

Rg
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Post by: Dug1898 on May 01, 2015, 03:23 PM
You're right that's where I fish, and those studies do suck. I walked out of the first one too 5 years ago. I just went through electric Cardioversion to put me back in a normal rhythm. It worked! And was a real shocking experience, lol. Dr figures sleep apnea is one of the causes of Afib, so I need to do it. Just a real PITA.
I'll look into photo bucket again, thanks for the tips. Maybe I don't try long enough at Otisco. I'll go tonight with my HJ14 Tennessee shad and try if I'm not dead from lack of sleep. If you see a guy sleeping on the rocks, that'd be me lol usually I'll go at sunset and ck the temp and look for good signs, then split if no action. I know the come in waves or spurts throughout the night, just hard to stay w/o some action.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 01, 2015, 04:30 PM
At least we had the same thing in mind today rg...fishing...i had a blast nice trout..yea get a trout net for the stream....
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Post by: rp dog on May 01, 2015, 05:40 PM
I'm officially jelous I wasted the day mowing lawn and cleaning up. Had to pull gills out of freezer for dinner.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 02, 2015, 03:43 AM
I was going walleye fishing after I left the trout stream but I decided to be a good guy and spent the day doing chores. Got the outside prettied up and my boat ready for this morning. I'll be on the water in an hour or so.

Had a nod a campfire with my Bride last evening. Bourbon and toasted marshmallows go good together ;D

Rg
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Post by: chiefcatchemall on May 03, 2015, 06:39 PM
Nice looking trout RG! I took the wife out today in the boat. The new impeller fixed all my problems. It must have been slightly overheating causing it to go into SLOW mode. New impeller, and some new seals, and gear lube. Runs like a top. Thanks!
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Post by: rgfixit on May 04, 2015, 02:00 AM
Nice haul Big guy!

Nice looking trout RG! I took the wife out today in the boat. The new impeller fixed all my problems. It must have been slightly overheating causing it to go into SLOW mode. New impeller, and some new seals, and gear lube. Runs like a top. Thanks!

That's great Chief! Now all you need to do is invite an old man to join you for some rock bass fun ;D

Glad it worked out. Is your Bride happier now?

Rg

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Post by: Mac Attack on May 04, 2015, 06:14 AM
Nice haul Big guy!

That's great Chief! Now all you need to do is invite an old man to join you for some rock bass fun ;D

Glad it worked out. Is your Bride happier now?

Rg




Yup!
You're retired Bob.

You were up at 3am typing here on MFF because you can sleep in (if you want).

Me, I was still up trying to get to sleep knowing I had to get up in 3 hrs to go to work.

 :(
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Post by: SizeMatters on May 04, 2015, 08:27 AM

Yup!
You're retired Bob.

You were up at 3am typing here on MFF because you can sleep in (if you want).

Me, I was still up trying to get to sleep knowing I had to get up in 3 hrs to go to work.

 :(
:rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:  Depend on us already retired to continue to give you hope for the future............ :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: rgfixit on May 04, 2015, 11:08 AM
I've been getting up between 3-4 for 20 years. I went for a 45 minute jog at 4 this morning. Great way to start your day.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 04, 2015, 01:50 PM
:rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:  Depend on us already retired to continue to give you hope for the future............ :thumbup_smilie:


Thanks Greg.
You're a real sport.

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Post by: rgfixit on May 04, 2015, 03:29 PM
Hey....we're there for you buddy  ;D

Rg
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Post by: Gremlin on May 04, 2015, 04:40 PM
 RG, have you been catching any of those trout with the fly rod? Been pretty slow for me. Slow as in not a bite in 3 trips out so far. >:( Been fishing the West Canada creek, don't think the spot i go to has been stocked yet.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 04, 2015, 05:17 PM
Small rooster tail spinners have been the ticket for me. Particularly brown/ white body with a gold spinner. I tried the fly rod and everything in the vest to no avail. Even tried drifting some baby night crawlers. Spinner is what they wanted.

But then again, I stink at fly fishing for trout.

Rg
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Post by: greensider on May 05, 2015, 05:33 AM
my brother caught a 16 inch yellow perch sunday and released it he had not even thought about mounting it untill i asked him why he did not oh well to late now
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Post by: rp dog on May 05, 2015, 07:02 PM
Big Guy 13021 check your in box.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 06, 2015, 01:24 AM
Okay messages just appeared..
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 06, 2015, 02:14 PM
Must be everone is busy filling there buckets ;D ;D i filled a few myself need a little rain now ...
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Post by: fishin4eyes on May 06, 2015, 08:40 PM
Panfishing is still dead in the north. The wife and I went out sunday. 1 pickeral to show for it. Water is still real cold. The good fishing is coming. Walleyes weren't up the river this year. Got one little guy.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 07, 2015, 05:51 AM
The pan fish just turned on here also everything at once now.. ;D..when it gets warm here ill head your way ;D
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Post by: snelly on May 07, 2015, 07:29 AM
it's starting 20 big gills, and 2 real nice crappies full of eggs, and a half doz. small pickeral yesterday. sick day fishing fever feel much better. should be HOT this weekend
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Post by: rgfixit on May 08, 2015, 03:50 AM
I was was wet wading the stream last evening and the smallmouth were already bedding. Water temp was 67 degrees. Very warm for this point in the year.  I'm guessing the gills are  bedding as well in the lower section of the stream. I did get a couple of male smallies on the fly that were feeding in the head water of a good pool. I avoid the breeders on the flats. It's a small stream with a captive population.

The suckers were upstream big time as well as some really good carp. Couldn't interest either in a fly. I may go back and see if I can chum them into a feed :w00t:

I'm going downstream this morning to see what the gills are doing.

Waiting for a couple parts for my outboard that should be here Monday. Then it's ROCK BASS TIME :clapping:

Rg
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on May 08, 2015, 07:49 AM
Had a great day yesterday.  Didn't limit out but got a good mess of crappies.  They can't resist the #8 Caty football tipped with a 1" chartreuse gulp minnow.
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 08, 2015, 10:31 AM

Waiting for a couple parts for my outboard that should be here Monday.

Rg


You appear to work on that thing a lot lately Bob.

'course, you do have the d**n time nowadays.

 :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 08, 2015, 01:27 PM
Warm weather has turned on a few fish. I just got back from Charlotte and saw a few rock bass caught.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 08, 2015, 01:54 PM

You appear to work on that thing a lot lately Bob.

'course, you do have the d**n time nowadays.

 :thumbup_smilie:

I can't help it Mac, I'm kinda fussy :-\

I decided to replace a couple pivot pins for the linkage between the carb and timing advance plate. There was a dead spot just as it transitioned and I narrowed it down to that linkage. $26 for two little nylon pivots that would both fit on a nickel. They're about the only thing on that engine I haven't restored.

And yes.....I do have the time ;D

Rg
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Post by: SizeMatters on May 09, 2015, 06:53 AM
I spent a couple hours last week looking for rockies but could only find smallmouths and big perch.......while Mac was working.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi195.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz232%2FSuperwgr%2FIMG_2937_zpshxgsv1qv.jpg&hash=22b21670186777578cdbb8984f727f48) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/Superwgr/media/IMG_2937_zpshxgsv1qv.jpg.html)
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Post by: rgfixit on May 09, 2015, 10:17 AM
Poor old Mac :rotflol: :rotflol:

Rg
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 09, 2015, 12:49 PM
another morning ....another cooler ;D

                                                 life is good
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 09, 2015, 02:19 PM
I can't help it Mac, I'm kinda fussy :-\

I decided to replace a couple pivot pins for the linkage between the carb and timing advance plate. There was a dead spot just as it transitioned and I narrowed it down to that linkage. $26 for two little nylon pivots that would both fit on a nickel. They're about the only thing on that engine I haven't restored.

And yes.....I do have the time ;D

Rg



I'm like that too Bob.
A guy out here at the lake calls me a "tinkerer" casue I do more work on my boat when it's out of the water than I do from it when it's in the water.

Nope - I will never be bored.


Oh yea................GFY Mr Size Matters.   ;D

Too bad you failed to locate the rockies.

(I think they're out west somewhere Greg)

 8)

Nice perch though!!!
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Post by: MattyP123 on May 09, 2015, 04:35 PM
Got into some crappie today. First day out in the boat this year and first time fly fishing (excluding practicing my cast in the back yard every afternoon this week   ::) ).  Man I'm hooked! 2/3rds of my fish were caught on the fly, some decent bass/pickerel too.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 09, 2015, 06:47 PM
Ahhhhhh....another convert :clapping:

I was on my local stream this morning testing some flies. The gills liked them. Got my motor parts today and installed them. Going for a test run tomorrow morning. Sitting outside with my Bride enjoying the end of the day. Pleasant breezes, quiet evening, a wee dram of bourbon......

Life is good ;D

Rg
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Post by: MattyP123 on May 09, 2015, 08:08 PM
Ahhhhhh....another convert :clapping:

Rg

You and a few others on this topic are the reason behind my newfound addiction  ::)

THANKS GUYS  ;D
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Post by: bowslinger on May 09, 2015, 08:16 PM
fished owasaco inlet today 1 bluegill and 4 bullhead slow day
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Post by: rp dog on May 09, 2015, 09:09 PM
Mac I hope you will be able to retire soon these guys are relentless. Like a pack of dogs on a three legged cat. Not like you pick on them or anything !!!
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Post by: rp dog on May 09, 2015, 09:25 PM
Ahhhhhh....another convert :clapping:

I was on my local stream this morning testing some flies. The gills liked them. Got my motor parts today and installed them. Going for a test run tomorrow morning. Sitting outside with my Bride enjoying the end of the day. Pleasant breezes, quiet evening, a wee dram of bourbon......

Life is good ;D

Rg
It can't get any better
Rp
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Post by: fishin4eyes on May 10, 2015, 08:23 AM
Doesn't get any better than that RG.
Are rock bass that good to eat. We catch tons of those things out of a culvert. One after the other until you get sick of catching them. Never tried them. Off to mothers day breakfast. Then I might squeeze in some fishing before dinner. Have a great day fellas.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 10, 2015, 10:00 AM
Rockies are excellent fare .....out of the lakes anyway. Don't know about culvert fish ;)

Rg
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Post by: rp dog on May 10, 2015, 10:32 AM
It can't get any better.

Thought that over a guy could always hit the lottery.
   Rp
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on May 10, 2015, 03:02 PM
TRAPPER, knows where the rockies are, for me they are in the little
salmon,or in the river
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: rgfixit on May 10, 2015, 06:22 PM
I did the test run with my outboard this morning. Incredible difference in performance. Trolled like a kitten and ran strong throughout the range. I'm very pleased. Stupid little plastic parts only lasted 30 years. ::)

Looks like I'll be hunting Rockies later this week. Tomorrow I'm dedicated to hunting walleye. Had some good rains so far today and should  get some more tonight. It ought to wake things up. I was going this morning but realized I didn't get gas and was pretty low. Too low to get to my walleye water and back. So I played with the bass for a while and came home to spend the day with my Bride. She's an awesome Mom.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on May 10, 2015, 07:05 PM
good man

 ;)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: fishin4eyes on May 10, 2015, 07:54 PM
The wife and I caught around 15 rockies from the culvert in about an hour. It runs from a lake to a small backset. Got a bonus 17 inch brookie. All the rockies were around 8-10 inches. Don't know how big the ones you guys keep are but threw them back for another day. Was a great day catching fish with her we had a blast.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on May 11, 2015, 03:43 AM
Got into some crappie today. First day out in the boat this year and first time fly fishing (excluding practicing my cast in the back yard every afternoon this week   ::) ).  Man I'm hooked! 2/3rds of my fish were caught on the fly, some decent bass/pickerel too.

welcome aboard matty .....a new world of fishing is opening up to you ,more personal more consuming ,and it becomes a bigger part or you ....have fun
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 11, 2015, 03:54 AM
I loaded up the fly boxes last night. I figure that with the bit of rain we got yesterday, things should be pretty good this morning. I'm ready for anything ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage.jpg1_zpsgm0tnjzd.jpg&hash=a5dabb5404186fba895c85e1eaa0c426) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image.jpg1_zpsgm0tnjzd.jpg.html)

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: MattyP123 on May 11, 2015, 09:01 AM
welcome aboard matty .....a new world of fishing is opening up to you ,more personal more consuming ,and it becomes a bigger part or you ....have fun
Thanks trapper. With all you helpful people around the learning curve is definitely shrunk!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on May 11, 2015, 02:02 PM
The wife and I caught around 15 rockies from the culvert in about an hour. It runs from a lake to a small backset. Got a bonus 17 inch brookie. All the rockies were around 8-10 inches. Don't know how big the ones you guys keep are but threw them back for another day. Was a great day catching fish with her we had a blast.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Fduke1_zps1lxck40b.png&hash=3d2afcd2c41365d71a1c5c078204fce2)

I kept this one ;D


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Post by: filetandrelease on May 11, 2015, 02:56 PM
What flavor are those boxes RG
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 11, 2015, 03:03 PM
I'll have to look. Got them on eBay.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on May 11, 2015, 03:17 PM
I could be mistaken but they look like white rivers
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 11, 2015, 03:17 PM
Found them. Here's a link.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterproof-Fly-Box-/251300527543?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a82adbdb7 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterproof-Fly-Box-/251300527543?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a82adbdb7)

Great boxes at a decent price. I have 8 or so of them. Good seals, hinges and latches.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 11, 2015, 03:19 PM
Nah, just some eBay specials. Whatever you do, don't buy Irideus fly boxes. They stink!

Rg
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Post by: filetandrelease on May 12, 2015, 07:51 AM

Thanks much appreciated
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rp dog on May 12, 2015, 06:51 PM
RP dog..thank you for the feathers..got them yesterday...those are some awesome micro jigs....once again the feathers are very much appreciated......guess ill be tying flies now for a while the rain really messed things up..my buddy got 3 nice crappies on otisco yesterday..full of eggs..any time now...fished with bigal yesterday.everytime hes arround the fish swim far away. :whistling:  .did you fish in the tank at basspro..ahhh even if you did or could im sure you still couldnt get one  ;D..ill give u credit you did catch your pb yesterday..
Good deal I'm glad to do it you will have to try them next ice season.  I use them year round just hang them under a float at whatever depth the fish are at. Middle of summer I vertical jig same hooks in 6 and 8 size just upsize the weights to accommodate crickets when gills suspend in deep water. Again you are more than welcome.
Rp
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on May 13, 2015, 06:44 AM
I didn't fish the tank at Bass Pro. They wouldn't let me. ??? ??? Did have fun fishing with you though. We'll have to do it again sometime.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 14, 2015, 06:02 AM
Thats for sure bigal always have fun when i fish with you..you make me work hard to catch fish. When your around :whistling:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on May 14, 2015, 06:42 AM
Thats for sure bigal always have fun when i fish with you..you make me work hard to catch fish. When your around :whistling:
I wouldn't have it any other way. Besides. I caught a bigger fish than you did.  :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: shimanoman54 on May 14, 2015, 10:41 AM
Your inbox is full big guy
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!! redfield res.
Post by: fishfetcher on May 14, 2015, 06:20 PM
rock bass bite is hot right now. along rocky shorelines. caught about 25  in 2 hours today.   white/chartruse 1/80 oz. jig  on float   also got 4 crappies   all from shore.     trapper and chief. they are ready
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on May 14, 2015, 08:07 PM
What a beautiful day to fish...got a good mess of keeper crappie with lots of throw backs for years to come.  Life is good for this old man.  Fish cleaned, time for bed.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on May 14, 2015, 08:27 PM
Slow start this morning at fair haven (little sodus) south end.......finally skipped on up to north end and got into the rockies and gills pretty good. With several bonus bass, smallies and lmb.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 14, 2015, 09:30 PM
Your inbox is full big guy
ok its empty now ;D
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on May 22, 2015, 07:17 AM
Hit the crappies again yesterday.  Wind made it difficult but ended up with a dozen keepers.  Lots of undersized fish, too. 
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2F39925a44-9665-4efb-b20b-aa3aa43b9302_zpsl0rvuunn.jpg&hash=fd0d24a17f511434064ea0dd5a28b37c) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/39925a44-9665-4efb-b20b-aa3aa43b9302_zpsl0rvuunn.jpg.html)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 22, 2015, 12:55 PM
Nice crappies..yea the rovkies are turning on here also..only if the water was a bit lower ...
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on May 22, 2015, 12:59 PM
Hit the crappies again yesterday.  Wind made it difficult but ended up with a dozen keepers.  Lots of undersized fish, too. 
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2F39925a44-9665-4efb-b20b-aa3aa43b9302_zpsl0rvuunn.jpg&hash=fd0d24a17f511434064ea0dd5a28b37c) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/39925a44-9665-4efb-b20b-aa3aa43b9302_zpsl0rvuunn.jpg.html)
REAL NICE crappies,great photo,please what did you get them on??
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 22, 2015, 03:17 PM
I'd show you a picture of the Crappie sandwich I just ate......but it seems to have disappeared ;D

Been hitting them pretty good on those little jigs and the fly rod.

Rg
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on May 22, 2015, 06:59 PM
Rat...Got em on my go to rig - #8 Caty football jig tipped with a Gulp 1" minnow below a Rocket bobber.  Tried other jig/plastic combo's but  did the best on the Gulp.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jun 14, 2015, 06:06 PM
A great day on big gills.  As usual, the wife kicked my butt:
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FBigGill4_zpszgvfjf8r.jpg&hash=78b86c02497a0477efb252b6d8dcdced) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/BigGill4_zpszgvfjf8r.jpg.html)

And, we saw a couple mature eagles and her "eagle eyes" spotted the  nest:
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FBaldEagle1_zpsfbst0m6i.jpg&hash=ddca3ea38d5e40ed31aeaed0142da5fb) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/BaldEagle1_zpsfbst0m6i.jpg.html)
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Post by: Neil McCauley on Jun 24, 2015, 04:51 PM
Catching lots of rock bass on Lake George right now. Just about any minnow plug or shallow running crank is a blast.
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jun 25, 2015, 07:19 AM
real great photos,thanks for sharing
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 02, 2016, 11:00 AM
Time is getting near ;D
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Post by: greensider on Mar 02, 2016, 11:30 AM
cant wait to throw the jigs
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Post by: fishin4fun on Mar 02, 2016, 12:40 PM
yea i can't wait.  poles are restrung. gears in the truck,, arghh!!!!!!  lol
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 02, 2016, 01:46 PM
I'm gonna need ANOTHER addition if I keep tying and building rods :-\

I need to get some stuff wet!

Rg
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 02, 2016, 08:32 PM
I'm headed up to the Kawartha Lakes area in southern Ontario for a couple days this spring for some hot crappie and bluegill action.  The guy I'm fishing with says I will be impressed.  Here's hoping he's right and I that will have a good report and photos for you maniacs!!       
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Mar 03, 2016, 07:15 AM
pannies,just love to fish for them.that is about all i fish for now,still go trout fishing
a few times a year.i have a few small farm ponds that are open now
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 03, 2016, 07:29 AM
As I grew up near oneida lake my grandfather had me on the water alot
mainly fishing for walleye...I was always into fast pace fishing and would jump out of the truck to fish the dock before he could get the
boat in the water sometimes I could catch 5-6 nice sunnies and gills
when I got my drivers license I would travel all over new york and fish .bluegill and crappie in mind I found some great fishing
I mainly would fish thru the ice for them then know where to head in the spring...my heart belongs to oneida and walleye fishing
but think this season I'll be back on panfish ...walleye are a fun target but outsmarting 3 fish seems to be getting old  ;D
Good luck this spring RIVERRAT2
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Mar 03, 2016, 09:39 AM
As I grew up near oneida lake my grandfather had me on the water alot
mainly fishing for walleye...I was always into fast pace fishing and would jump out of the truck to fish the dock before he could get the
boat in the water sometimes I could catch 5-6 nice sunnies and gills
when I got my drivers license I would travel all over new york and fish .bluegill and crappie in mind I found some great fishing
I mainly would fish thru the ice for them then know where to head in the spring...my heart belongs to oneida and walleye fishing
but think this season I'll be back on panfish ...walleye are a fun target but outsmarting 3 fish seems to be getting old  ;D
Good luck this spring RIVERRAT2
thanks for the good luck, need it[the older i get the harder it is to walk the streams,so pannies become my target]
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 05, 2016, 05:37 AM
wow bigbluegill I think mrs  bigbluegill has one nice  fish! and the nest is awesome too  we have  2 pairs that nest within a few miles of my house ....  thanks for sharing
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 07, 2016, 06:35 AM
Yeah, Trap we caught quite a few nice ones that day.  Obviously, gills are my favorites.  Although, calicos are a close second  The guy up in Ontario I'm fishing with this spring for crappies says he has a lake where the gill fishing will blow my mind.  I may have to make a return trip up there the first week of June.
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Mar 07, 2016, 06:17 PM
What are some of your favorite ice out techniques for perch? Was thinking about dragging minnows bullhead style. Got a spot we were killing the perch before the ice was shot. They were in 30 ft. Tried some of your tricks you guys told me about last year for the gills. Think I need more practice  8)  Got to figure out the whole jig below the bobber. I tried it a lot last spring and didn't have much luck. How did that blue crank bait work on the crappies?
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 07, 2016, 08:04 PM
drop shot jigging  ....... or a  duel rig with a  big jig on bottom for  eyes anda smaller  jig a  foot and a half above  for perch
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Post by: Cheeks13 on Mar 08, 2016, 07:28 AM
Nice mess of fish!! 8)
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Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 08, 2016, 07:41 AM
Nice slabs ...and already...got me going
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 08, 2016, 04:41 PM
we need location  time   where do we park and  you can bring jigs and bait for us ....thank you ..... :rotflol:
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Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 08, 2016, 04:56 PM
Thanks guys I will include the jigs I used to catch them with in our jig swap
ok that's a start huh trap  ;D
Just one question really were you off shore big guy?or still icefishing?
OK 2 ?s  ;D
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 08, 2016, 06:09 PM
Big guy...Nice mess of big ol' calicos! :bowdown: :bowdown:
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Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 08, 2016, 06:51 PM
Lol...early start good times  ;D
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Mar 08, 2016, 08:14 PM
Nice catch. Got to get in some last minute walleye fishing tomorrow night then I'll work on the fryers
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 09, 2016, 05:50 AM
I really need a teacher to help me cast better  ;D
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Mar 09, 2016, 07:08 AM
I really need a teacher to help me cast better  ;D
try a rocket bobber it  will do help do that.
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
and  THAT is a some real nice crappies
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Post by: tarmstrong24 on Mar 09, 2016, 07:13 AM
any crappie places open around the southern tier?  Big Al i'm assuming you don't want to give up location on cayuga?  If you don't mind shoot me a pm, trying to get the little man on them
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 09, 2016, 10:42 AM
any crappie places open around the southern tier?  Big Al i'm assuming you don't want to give up location on cayuga?  If you don't mind shoot me a pm, trying to get the little man on them
You must mean Big Guy not Big Al. I don't get on Cayuga much.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 09, 2016, 10:54 AM
Well let's see.. ;D this is mff...not ice shanty..if I catch fish on ice I post on shanty.sooooo I was open water...from shore..water was in front of me..not under me...sooooo  ;Dthis is how I did it boys..I put a jig on my line I tyed it on so it wouldn't come off..next I put a bobber on my line ..about 3 foot above my jig.... ;D..I casted out twitch twitch bobber under..set my hook ..reeled in my fish took it off my jig...ohhhh my jig was a 1/64 oz green tail pink head....just kept doing that over and over..I was fishing close to shore with weeds and poles and stumps water was 5 foot.....ohhhh Cayuga lake is where I was 

did you tie your jig on over under  or  under over? ...how far did you cast?......how often did you twitch the line?.....how  deep was the water?  ....temp?.....baramic pressure ?....... what is your neighbors  youngest childs name????.....how do you feel about Hilary and her e mail scandle???  all this is very important
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Post by: jiggly wiggly on Mar 10, 2016, 06:29 PM
did you tie your jig on over under  or  under over? ...how far did you cast?......how often did you twitch the line?.....how  deep was the water?  ....temp?.....baramic pressure ?....... what is your neighbors  youngest childs name????.....how do you feel about Hilary and her e mail scandle???  all this is very important
were you using a spinning rod, was the reel facing the sky or ground.lol nice haul.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 11, 2016, 11:07 AM
did you tie your jig on over under  or  under over? ...how far did you cast?......how often did you twitch the line?.....how  deep was the water?  ....temp?.....baramic pressure ?....... what is your neighbors  youngest childs name????.....how do you feel about Hilary and her e mail scandle???  all this is very important
over under they come out better I twitched my line 5 times then paused for a minute..barametric pressure 60 I casted 30 yrds 4 foot a water my neighbors youngest childs name is Roxy pet dog Hillary's email scandal is to funny..used a St Croix rod 7 foot ultra light extra fast..line p- line 4 lb test.my reel was facing down..I found another hotspot limit 2 days in a row but had to drive about 40 minutes but lots a crappie and big gills
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 11, 2016, 11:11 AM
Oh boy panfish are gone now bigal found his way over  ;D what's up buddy ??
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Post by: IFF on Mar 11, 2016, 11:25 AM
big_guy you jabbering to yourself ? while tying more pan jigs maybe ?
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 11, 2016, 11:48 AM
Just answering questions is all  ;D
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 11, 2016, 01:23 PM
Oh boy panfish are gone now bigal found his way over  ;D what's up buddy ??
That will be enough out of you mister :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 12, 2016, 06:38 AM
I've never really tried mini-crankbaits for gills and crappie before but want to give them a try this spring.  Bought me some Rapala Ultra Light Minnows & Strike King Bitsy Minnows.  Any of you guys had luck with these things?
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Post by: jboggey on Mar 12, 2016, 07:12 AM
Yo John,

 How have you been my friend? Check your mailbox
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Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 12, 2016, 08:59 AM
My cousin swears by the small Rapala crankbait...one he does well with is painted like a crawfish body with a orange belly....shaped like a crank not crawfish tho
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Ima fishin addict on Mar 12, 2016, 06:55 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1353.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fq675%2FRomasty%2Fimage.jpg1_zpsj3wmbabx.jpg&hash=97d595608078c77188d7fa8f4d5c3139)


(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1353.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fq675%2FRomasty%2Fimage.jpg1_zpslfhmjdcr.jpg&hash=94ddd4337a1fa64a0603123ef3f91bcc)

First time out this year, I ended up keeping a small pile. Released about 20 more. Overall had a great day on the water.
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Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 12, 2016, 07:04 PM
Good times....wish I was on a bite right now....another week should be something my way...
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 15, 2016, 01:48 PM
Did good on gills this morning crappie bite was good also ....but they were all just under 9 I'll post pics of my Gill later
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Post by: gotagetm on Mar 15, 2016, 05:49 PM
just a question there was a recipe for pickled crappie posted on mff last year does anyone know what page its on or were to find it ?
thx
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Post by: mcarey97 on Mar 15, 2016, 06:28 PM
nice haul of crappie
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 16, 2016, 05:55 AM
It mite be on this thread just go back pages
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 16, 2016, 05:56 AM
It mite be on this thread just go back pages
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 16, 2016, 06:30 PM
I was gonna post some pics but my phone is low on data I'll post in a few days when my data is full ;D
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 17, 2016, 10:55 AM
did a  little  fishing for  diner tonight

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Funtitledperch6_zpsfegkeshm.png&hash=52c868244d97a41a43de37ae7214f99b)
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 17, 2016, 11:53 AM
I was gonna post some pics but my phone is low on data I'll post in a few days when my data is full ;D
you need to get rid of all those fish pictures and make room for more.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 17, 2016, 03:25 PM
That's a great dinner for sure trapper..same place
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 17, 2016, 07:02 PM
same place...got 3 pickerel and a  small walleye along with them .....
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Post by: icejohn on Mar 17, 2016, 08:18 PM
Wish I could get out.....wife is still in hospital but coming home tomorrow but will still be tied down for a while until she's able to get around by herself.....I did take part of the day off yesterday and did a little shore fishing and got 22 nice gill at sodus point.
icejohn
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Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 17, 2016, 08:22 PM
Wish your wife the best icejohn..glad you found time to throw a few in the bucket...
also nice bucket of perch trap 👍
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 17, 2016, 11:25 PM
Bigal that will be enough out of you Mr...stop scaring the fish away  ;D
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 18, 2016, 05:37 AM
Bigal that will be enough out of you Mr...stop scaring the fish away  ;D
:w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 18, 2016, 11:57 AM
This cold snap is gonna slow things down a bit
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 18, 2016, 12:25 PM
This cold snap is gonna slow things down a bit
Sure. And you'll blame me when they don't bite. :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 18, 2016, 01:10 PM
 :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 11:16 AM
perchbite even when it's cold  ;D

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Fcooler1_zps3fo85agj.png&hash=d87271bb92548e18bf8ccaeb106e8e44)

I hade help  ;D
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Post by: rp dog on Mar 21, 2016, 01:15 PM
Probably more perch in there than I caught all winter. Good dinner or two right there Trapper.
  Rp
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 02:22 PM
I think we  had  3  dozen  but  we  had a  great time  catching them lol
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Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 21, 2016, 07:06 PM
Nice catch trap :tipup:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 21, 2016, 09:49 PM
Trapper u still fishing same spot for perch if so I'm going Wednesday mornin
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 04:31 AM
I been fishing the same places lol for about 60 years
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 22, 2016, 05:48 AM
Wise guy.. ;D
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 06:17 AM
Wise guy.. ;D

hey call me I call you and your worse then me about answering lol
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 22, 2016, 07:15 AM
hey call me I call you and your worse then me about answering lol

. ...yep we are about the same as answering ...
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 22, 2016, 10:13 AM
. ...yep we are about the same as answering ...
Yes you are. Can't send a picture worth a hoot either.  :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 22, 2016, 12:40 PM
Yes you are. Can't send a picture worth a hoot either.  :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
.... ::) I knew it wouldn't be long before the peanut gallery popped  :whistling: :whistling: :w00t:..its your phone al
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 22, 2016, 01:20 PM
.... ::) I knew it wouldn't be long before the peanut gallery popped  :whistling: :whistling: :w00t:..its your phone al
:thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 03:27 PM
hey if one of you guys buys me coffee i'll help ya pick on the other  :rotflol:
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 22, 2016, 07:00 PM
hey if one of you guys buys me coffee i'll help ya pick on the other  :rotflol:
yea Trapper. He likes picking on me . He has no respect for his elders.  ;D  ;D
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 07:28 PM
 :rotflol:  I don't know he's  nice  to me  al
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 22, 2016, 07:53 PM
You're the lucky one.   ::) ::)
 
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 22, 2016, 11:16 PM
Al likes to fish in my back pocket..I was fishing one day and turn around and poooof there's al..he tries to fish but he needs help...
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 23, 2016, 05:10 AM
Al likes to fish in my back pocket..I was fishing one day and turn around and poooof there's al..he tries to fish but he needs help...
It's all good as long as you don't cut the cheese while I'm in your back pocket.  :nono: :nono: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 23, 2016, 05:43 AM
Well seeins how your in my back pocket if I do your gonna have to do the paper work :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 23, 2016, 05:46 AM
Now it's time to go find the fish  ;D bigal u get to work stay off internet and work  :whistling:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 23, 2016, 05:47 AM
 :sick: ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 23, 2016, 08:10 AM
 :evil:
Now it's time to go find the fish  ;D bigal u get to work stay off internet and work  :whistling:
:evil: :evil: :evil:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 23, 2016, 01:51 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160323_103703_zpsmxxpvj09.jpg&hash=37666f5243c3c19bfbb2baf3d98b2661) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160323_103703_zpsmxxpvj09.jpg.html)....I think this is why I couldn't find crappie or gills landed 11 of these picks..it was fun.yes I released them all
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 23, 2016, 02:37 PM
They must like your jigs too.    :D
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 23, 2016, 03:33 PM
Big guy...So, are you sending me crappie jigs or pickerel jigs? :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 23, 2016, 04:17 PM
Swap is for panfish jigs big guy...goto panfish jigs :rotflol: :rotflol: :w00t:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 23, 2016, 07:57 PM
I wonder why there is such a explosion of pickerel everywhere  seems like the population went crazy ...you think it might be  because of the  gobys being a good food source????...........just came from the store and it's snowing here
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 24, 2016, 06:01 AM
I'm not sure if gobys have anything to do with pickeral but for sure there is more now than in past yrs...I had one chomp on a small Gill I was feeling in I tryed to get a pic of it but it let go to before I could..yea I think that jig had pickeral all over it along with 5 other ones to. :w00t:..off to drs for blood work then off to river. ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 24, 2016, 06:02 AM
Oh yea snowed here last night to trap pretty warm out now
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 24, 2016, 06:56 AM
See Big Guy. I told you that you can't send a pic worth a hoot. You were supposed to put a pic of crappie and you put up a pic of a pickerel.  :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 24, 2016, 08:26 AM
Bigal that is a crappie pic.  ;D ;D  what more do you want sheeeesh
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 24, 2016, 08:27 AM
That jig I was using is my favorite jig to..I went through a few yesterday
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 24, 2016, 08:50 AM
If those jigs aren't working for you then mabe you should send them to me.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 24, 2016, 01:54 PM
There working I'm trying to post some pics but photo bucket is messing with me again I'll get them posted fish from today.. ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 24, 2016, 02:02 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160324_114121_zps1uvplsvn.jpg&hash=467f1306b75828138083305d7cb39909) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160324_114121_zps1uvplsvn.jpg.html)..here's the crappie bigal  ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 24, 2016, 02:03 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160324_142445_zpsof7vrti9.jpg&hash=1c377e5283b261eebcdea7c9af22b9b9) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160324_142445_zpsof7vrti9.jpg.html)..here's some gills from today also and a few perch fishing was OK but when the wind picked up all done..
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 24, 2016, 06:17 PM
About time you posted a decent picture. Nice haul you got there.  ::)
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Mar 25, 2016, 07:23 AM
NICE fish and great photos,thanks for sharing
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: NYSporty on Apr 05, 2016, 07:35 AM
Recently gained access to new water and found some nice gills.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi37.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe98%2Fjallyn968%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_20160402_085137365_zpssedsgzq8.jpg&hash=377da2d0988d22d60228921cd10cb0a3) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/jallyn968/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160402_085137365_zpssedsgzq8.jpg.html)
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Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 05, 2016, 07:51 AM
Nice catch at a new spot....
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 05, 2016, 07:53 AM
Oh, yeah, them's beauties!! :bowdown: :bowdown: 
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Apr 05, 2016, 08:18 AM
great looking pannies,nice photo,looks like farm pond
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: Cheeks13 on Apr 05, 2016, 10:22 AM
Got into a nice mess of crappies last Tues when it was 60 out. Brought home 27 nice ones between two of us. We probably missed or dropped another dozen. This current weather pattern sucks. Undisclosed location. ;) 8)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 05, 2016, 11:02 AM
Nice flats
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 05, 2016, 11:34 AM
Nice fish there Sporty :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 05, 2016, 12:21 PM
Nice fish sporty..I was into crappie until the wheather turned I'll try Thursday  should be still there ..where you been hiding sporty..where's your fish bigal..
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Post by: NYSporty on Apr 05, 2016, 01:01 PM
Nice fish sporty..I was into crappie until the wheather turned I'll try Thursday  should be still there ..where you been hiding sporty..where's your fish bigal..

I've been hanging on a Harley forum lol I just bought a new one.
Kicked down the sportster to my wife so I've been working on them allot.
I'm putting on a full front fairing and wiring it up for the trailer lights.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi37.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe98%2Fjallyn968%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_20160330_165024350_zpsmgwy1i2o.jpg&hash=a7108b96034ca5002f1beaee68d064b8) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/jallyn968/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160330_165024350_zpsmgwy1i2o.jpg.html)
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Post by: NY_slay_team on Apr 05, 2016, 01:23 PM
Recently gained access to new water and found some nice gills.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi37.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe98%2Fjallyn968%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_20160402_085137365_zpssedsgzq8.jpg&hash=377da2d0988d22d60228921cd10cb0a3) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/jallyn968/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160402_085137365_zpssedsgzq8.jpg.html)

Good job neighbor!
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 05, 2016, 04:36 PM
Nice bike..glad your still around and doing good....have to make a trip for eyes when it's time
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 06, 2016, 01:17 PM
Hey Sporty. How are you going to tie a fishing pole to that bike?  :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 06, 2016, 01:20 PM
Nice fish sporty..I was into crappie until the wheather turned I'll try Thursday  should be still there ..where you been hiding sporty..where's your fish bigal..
Oh I've been catching the fish. Just can't post pics. Too hard for this guy to figure out how to do it.  :-\ :-\
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Post by: NYSporty on Apr 07, 2016, 06:36 AM
Hey Sporty. How are you going to tie a fishing pole to that bike?  :rotflol: :rotflol:

You pull a trailer bud. I don't have the hitch on yet but soon.
I usually take the bike when I go striper fishing in Albany.
Unfortunately I wont have all my parts in time to take it this year.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi37.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe98%2Fjallyn968%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F0501011455.jpg&hash=2feddb4232727f1c23c015970ea35459) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/jallyn968/media/Mobile%20Uploads/0501011455.jpg.html)
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 07, 2016, 08:43 AM
That trailer is a big can of your beer. So I still ask, how are you going to take a pole? LOL  ;D ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 08, 2016, 12:29 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160407_142323_zpskre8geof.jpg&hash=351b821606ea213fcf9925b1996b816f) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160407_142323_zpskre8geof.jpg.html) got these gills yesterday out of a creek in crappies should be close behind
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 08, 2016, 01:19 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160407_142323_zpskre8geof.jpg&hash=351b821606ea213fcf9925b1996b816f) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160407_142323_zpskre8geof.jpg.html) got these gills yesterday out of a creek in crappies should be close behind
Hey. I recognize the one on the top. Isn't that the one that I threw back?  :w00t: :w00t:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 08, 2016, 02:06 PM
I dunno about you bigal you never post any pics of your fish...ohhh wait a minute you never catch any  :rotflol: :rotflol: :sick: :rotflol:
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Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 08, 2016, 05:08 PM
You guys are a trip..nice gills bigguy...
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 08, 2016, 05:19 PM
Good eatin gills there, Dan!
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 08, 2016, 06:26 PM
I dunno about you bigal you never post any pics of your fish...ohhh wait a minute you never catch any  :rotflol: :rotflol: :sick: :rotflol:
I can't post pics. I can't figure out how. Besides, I told you the top one was one I got. So you posted for me. Lol
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 08, 2016, 07:45 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2Ffathead-minnow__medium_zpsyp8sas7d.jpg&hash=03db67b3b128e79b216870b21cec4005) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/fathead-minnow__medium_zpsyp8sas7d.jpg.html). This is the one you threw in my bucket bigal :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 08, 2016, 07:46 PM
Thanks Gill they were good to...I wonder how bigal cooked his minnow ;D
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 08, 2016, 08:27 PM
Thanks Gill they were good to...I wonder how bigal cooked his minnow ;D
Hey. What are you doing with my bait? ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 08, 2016, 09:47 PM
Keep your bait outta muh bucket...
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Apr 14, 2016, 07:07 AM
some great looking gills,and a nice photo thanks for sharing
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 14, 2016, 08:26 AM
You didn't get those gills out of the tank at Bass Pro did you?  :nono: :nono:
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 14, 2016, 09:15 AM
Nice catch there big guy....hopefully will get my boat ready for the weekend or next week. The wife is doing a lot better now.....I'll be able to get out now.
icejohn
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Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 14, 2016, 11:39 AM
Bigguy comes thru again ...good job 👍
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 14, 2016, 01:16 PM
Bigguy comes thru again ...good job 👍
yea. I showed him everything he knows.  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 14, 2016, 01:25 PM
Big guy & Big al.....You guys twin sons of different mothers?  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:  You must be close the way you bust on each other!
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Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 14, 2016, 01:41 PM
 :D :D :D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 14, 2016, 05:12 PM
Bigal showed me one thing....how not to catch fish ;D :)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 14, 2016, 05:13 PM
Yea we know each other well...sad to say..lol I took him under my wing on the ice he couldn't even catch a cold when he started..he's getting better now...
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 14, 2016, 05:15 PM
Big guy & Big al.....You guys twin sons of different mothers?  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:  You must be close the way you bust on each other!
yea.I had to keep him out of the tank at Bass Pro the other day ;D :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 14, 2016, 07:08 PM
Anybody wanna post a pic for me? Seeing that my smartphone doesn't make me feel very intelligent.. ;D ;D
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 14, 2016, 07:20 PM
Wish I could help with the pic posting, but these new phones are outta my league.What are some early season gill techniques? Usually just use worm, but last spring the wife and I got out a lot in april and didn't catch squat on worm. Might have to try some fat heads this weekend. Going to be nice out there. Hopefully the crappies and perch are hungry too
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Post by: pacbasket on Apr 15, 2016, 04:00 AM
yes possible temps in the 70's might make a difference on sunday.
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Post by: iceman13166 on Apr 15, 2016, 05:28 AM
Them there Gills sure aren't outta our tank at bass pro.  To small.  Hehe at least you are finally getting out Big Guy.  I'm going out again tomorrow.  I was out last night till 2 and then 5am came early this morning.  Ugh need coffee
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Post by: Linc on Apr 15, 2016, 05:56 AM
You are a better man than I am Iceman. I'll be going out this morning with a buddy of mine on Owasco. This will be my first time getting line wet since ice fishing a month ago. If the panfish aren't biting then we will try trolling for lakers.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 15, 2016, 06:03 AM
Ur nuts iceman used to do that crap in younger days not anymore lol..
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 15, 2016, 06:07 AM
And bigal what are you babbling about you had to keep me out of the tank at basspro...hahaha your the one that grabbed a rod and headed to the tank.I bet you still couldn't of caught a fish..I know you catch fish..one at a time out of your minnow bucket. ;D after you put that on your hook you catch that same minnow all day  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 15, 2016, 06:14 AM
Yea I grabbed a pole. Wanted to be legal you know. Meanwhile you had a net and wanted to scoop 'em out.  ;D ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 15, 2016, 06:19 AM
At least I was legal..you don't have a lisenced...just cause you have that blue tag in your window don't mean you can fish.. ;D
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 15, 2016, 06:21 AM
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At least I was legal..you don't have a lisenced...just cause you have that blue tag in your window don't mean you can fish.. ;D
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 :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 15, 2016, 01:56 PM
I'm gonna post a pic these fish were caught by SwampThing I'm helping him out...
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 15, 2016, 01:57 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160413_135842747_HDR_zpsihnanujx.jpg&hash=5d7d7e0b22d52192548cc4ed637e569e) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160413_135842747_HDR_zpsihnanujx.jpg.html) Swamp Things FISH
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 15, 2016, 02:03 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160413_100453472_zpse03ochnu.jpg&hash=f97d2ee2f1730482caa6936608d670d6) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160413_100453472_zpse03ochnu.jpg.html) more of swamps fish
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 15, 2016, 02:32 PM
That is a serious pile of crappies. Nice job
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Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 15, 2016, 04:01 PM
Swampthing...putting it to um...nice catch..I need to get on a bite in the morning
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Post by: Ima fishin addict on Apr 15, 2016, 04:54 PM
Wow nice haul :thumbup_smilie:, that's like a 10 person limit right there  ;D
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 15, 2016, 05:10 PM
Somebody call the law!!  :police: :police: :rotflol: :blink: :blink: I actually had a few older gentlemen by me that were wondering how many fish could one possibly catch.. I casually answered back politely, ALOT SIR A WHOLE LOT.. I had a few friends partaking in the crappie festival don't worry they weren't all mine  ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 15, 2016, 06:55 PM

Nice haul guys
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 15, 2016, 07:19 PM
sweet
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Post by: DANMAN on Apr 15, 2016, 08:04 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160413_154334_zpsr0zypkph.jpg&hash=1633da787b954917edbd3a56b85e0303) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160413_154334_zpsr0zypkph.jpg.html)   bit was decent yesterday for once..

big guy are you using live bait or jigs?
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 17, 2016, 09:41 AM
...got some gills yesterday to bite was good the little guy wanted a fish dinner so we kept a few..I'm puzzled as to why this yr there are millions of shad millions. Never seen so many .there making my fishing difficult...and thousands of sunnies in one spot and gills in another very strange this yr have to post my later photobucket messin with me..
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Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 17, 2016, 10:56 AM
That bug on the water or on that gill in the bucket?...nice catch littleguy ;)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 17, 2016, 06:21 PM
On the water ..he said thank you  ;D
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 17, 2016, 08:42 PM
Nice ones. Got a few gills perch and a crappie today. None of them were spawned yet. We noticed the same thing you'd catch the gills in one spot, move a little ways and into the perch. Must be schooled up.
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Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 17, 2016, 09:06 PM
Might need to tye a 1/80 black head and brown marabou jig
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 18, 2016, 12:18 PM
this  is  a  recap of a  recent fishing  trip  ;D
  

first ya  need a  bucket  of  fish
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Funtitledperch6_zpsfegkeshm.png&hash=52c868244d97a41a43de37ae7214f99b)

then   get a  fillet knife  and make  then look like this
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Fbbghj_zpsa1hiksk0.png&hash=39255e80566b98235c04652a6cc0f100)


then I like  to  run  to the  store for  my secret  ;D......i'd only share  a  family secret with you guys
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Funtitledfhhy_zpsh2hblnsg.png&hash=11a796ffb4c4719b32d1a6187c5a05c5)

then  a  deep  frier   and a  cold beer  in  your  hand

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Funtitledbbssmm._zps0dubfuq3.png&hash=5b91f75fe73216cd623a0b00198b9e7e)


and  that's   how ya  fish  guys  ....of  course I  do  practice  catch and  release .....  I have  personally never  kept a  fall fish or a Sturgeon   ...everything inbetween  is  ment  for the table  :thumbup_smilie:

 

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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 18, 2016, 01:45 PM
Very nice trapper I use the same coating .tastes pretty good..you forgot the cocktail sauce...
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 18, 2016, 01:47 PM
I  knew  you would   agree  ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 18, 2016, 01:53 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160418_145220_zpsniik4pcj.jpg&hash=699a92ca53e8809e7ed9096f66d0b21d) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160418_145220_zpsniik4pcj.jpg.html) I got a few today
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Post by: Mrp2000 on Apr 18, 2016, 05:28 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl357%2Fmathewpetty11%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F0418161722a_zps29vpjmke.jpg&hash=1cae47e46566fc0c5b7506e9622797f2) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/mathewpetty11/media/Mobile%20Uploads/0418161722a_zps29vpjmke.jpg.html)
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Post by: Mrp2000 on Apr 18, 2016, 05:37 PM
That was some of this mornings catch if it worked photos are not my skill set. The slabs are still being stubborn for me I get 5 or 6 nice ones but no real great days. The gills on the other hand have been great. Even got my girlfriend to come with me and catch a bunch today.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 18, 2016, 05:37 PM
MRP  I like  that   :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 19, 2016, 06:53 AM
Nice line up mrp..same here gills been great crappie still hiding.. ;D
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Post by: Mrp2000 on Apr 19, 2016, 07:06 AM
They were delicious for sure. I am going to spend a little more time today trying to get these crappie to come out and bite. Before it is back to work. If not I will get a few more big gills.  ;D
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 19, 2016, 01:23 PM
Yum Yum there Big Guy. What time is dinner?  :clapping: :clapping:
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Post by: Mrp2000 on Apr 19, 2016, 05:26 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl357%2Fmathewpetty11%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FKIMG0134_zpszgfn4kdy.jpg&hash=8c499ef68ae30bc70a121b2cc8d04fb4) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/mathewpetty11/media/Mobile%20Uploads/KIMG0134_zpszgfn4kdy.jpg.html)
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Post by: Mrp2000 on Apr 19, 2016, 05:28 PM
I found some nice ones it was finally nice to get almost my limit and not catch so many shorts constantly.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 19, 2016, 07:10 PM
Yum Yum there Big Guy. What time is dinner?  :clapping: :clapping:
....dinner time is or was or will be anytime between 1 pm and 3 pm....mon- Fri.. ;D because I know ur working them hrs  :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :whistling:
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 19, 2016, 07:19 PM
Do you deliver?  ;D  ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 19, 2016, 07:23 PM
Do you deliver?  ;D  ;D

...I deliver fish bones skin and bones you interested buddy
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 20, 2016, 05:53 AM
...I deliver fish bones skin and bones you interested buddy
You can give that stuff to your cat. I want the real stuff. :whistling: :whistling:  Hey Trapper. Do you see the abuse that I have to take from this guy?  :wacko: :wacko:
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Post by: MattyP123 on Apr 20, 2016, 07:19 AM
Get a room you two. . .  ::)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 20, 2016, 12:09 PM
al we see it all the time!!!!
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 20, 2016, 12:22 PM
Bigal is whining again...I would take you fishing bigal but ...you never catch fish..little guy would out fish you.. ;D  :clapping: :clapping: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 20, 2016, 12:24 PM
As for being out fished by little guy I have no room to talk on that one he whooped me the other day. :clapping:
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 20, 2016, 01:24 PM
As for being out fished by little guy I have no room to talk on that one he whooped me the other day. :clapping:
Way to go Little Guy. And then he made Dad cook them.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 20, 2016, 01:27 PM
al we see it all the time!!!!
I hear you Trapper. But at least the little Guy got the best of him.  :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 21, 2016, 05:50 PM
The next few posts are gonna be swamp things pics he's still trying to figure out how to post so I'll be nice and post for him .
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 21, 2016, 05:51 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160420_091400472_zpse0tqsj1k.jpg&hash=6acf1b367920f7468bf2c4b7df798172) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160420_091400472_zpse0tqsj1k.jpg.html).swamp thing is on a roll
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 21, 2016, 05:53 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160420_071052476_zpsmc9fhgs1.jpg&hash=4db0a0ab2ecfb3cad5d6f214131ca57b) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160420_071052476_zpsmc9fhgs1.jpg.html).pretty sure swamp said that one was 13.5 inches
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 21, 2016, 06:00 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160421_181953_zps4vicgkqk.jpg&hash=73b90d93d7b0df34de23c324c7504c58) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160421_181953_zps4vicgkqk.jpg.html)...I got a few today some for my midnight snack..I caught and landed 78 crappies also ...not one over 8 inches..  ::)...but it was fun evend hooked a big ole carp..and a huge northern..fun day.
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Post by: Mrp2000 on Apr 22, 2016, 06:08 AM
Nice fish guys.
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Apr 22, 2016, 06:55 AM
some real nice fish,and great photos ,thanks for sharing
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 24, 2016, 05:14 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160424_181039_zpsiiwri4r3.jpg&hash=df7086ea64fee1d8e5a49a1de2932236) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160424_181039_zpsiiwri4r3.jpg.html)  a few nice gills me and the little guy got today..
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 24, 2016, 06:21 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160424_181039_zpsiiwri4r3.jpg&hash=df7086ea64fee1d8e5a49a1de2932236) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160424_181039_zpsiiwri4r3.jpg.html)  a few nice gills me and the little guy got today..
who you kidding? That's the same pic of fish that you always post. Lol.  ;D ???
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Post by: Mrp2000 on Apr 24, 2016, 08:21 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl357%2Fmathewpetty11%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FKIMG0138_zpsqkmwwowq.jpg&hash=ac8165cb21a9ef9615b066920804c801) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/mathewpetty11/media/Mobile%20Uploads/KIMG0138_zpsqkmwwowq.jpg.html)
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Post by: Mrp2000 on Apr 24, 2016, 08:23 PM
Not a lot of them today and the crappies seemed to not want to bite again but the gills and sunnies were all nice size.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 24, 2016, 08:35 PM
who you kidding? That's the same pic of fish that you always post. Lol.  ;D ???
. If you look bigal no sunnies in other bucket one in this one Rockies last time none this time..besides little guy will tell you...always different pics .... ;D.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 24, 2016, 08:35 PM
Mrp that looks like a spot I fish.. ;D
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 24, 2016, 09:04 PM
Bite was good this morning. 16 gills and 9 crappies. Probably could of picked a few more off but the bite got slow. Finally out fished the wife
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Post by: gotagetm on Apr 25, 2016, 05:55 AM
got some nice crappie yesterday action was great till about 10 caught ide have to guess 75-80 total some small ones and a ton right at the 9 mark kept about 20 all 10 inches or better got few on minnows but majority on a 1/64 sparkle chennele body with calf tail jig  in white slow walking it about 12-18 inches under a small stick bobber
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Post by: Cheeks13 on Apr 25, 2016, 06:25 AM
Got into the crappies on Sandy again yesterday. 26 between two of us. Not as fast and furious as last weekend. The males are turning dark. Caught em on minnows with slip bobbers on isolated weeds and brush piles. 8)
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 25, 2016, 06:27 AM
. If you look bigal no sunnies in other bucket one in this one Rockies last time none this time..besides little guy will tell you...always different pics .... ;D.
Three cheers for the little guy. Keeps Dad honest.  :flag: :flag: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Post by: Mrp2000 on Apr 25, 2016, 09:43 AM
Mrp that looks like a spot I fish.. ;D
A pretty popular spot it seems to be  ;D. There was a couple of guys in the spot not catching anything. So I fished some other spots until they left after getting frustrated. But I see by your bucket that was not you.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 25, 2016, 03:44 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160425_141853_zps4ctmesjz.jpg&hash=6b8696976142423b2de90389a7bd16d6) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160425_141853_zps4ctmesjz.jpg.html) got these this morning with the little guy were doing pretty good on gills he was using boondox jig today ...I'll post another pic
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 25, 2016, 03:58 PM

That's what it's all about , great pic
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Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 25, 2016, 07:38 PM
Little guy is on fire this yr...he has it down...good job bigguy
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Post by: Mrp2000 on Apr 25, 2016, 08:22 PM
Always the best times getting the kids out there fishing. I remember the days when my daughter was my best fishing partner and out fished most of my friends and even me at times.
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 25, 2016, 08:24 PM
Good job little guy and nice picture......that's the same boondox jig I caught all my gills yesterday on.....will be tying some of those myself.
Again thanks to boondox.
icejohn
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 25, 2016, 11:34 PM
Great pics big guy! Nothing better than handing down the fishing genes!!  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 26, 2016, 03:35 AM
that picture is awesome !
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Apr 26, 2016, 05:59 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20160425_101908_zpspode57ao.jpg&hash=bbc77da9e99b9c941bcfddeed40fdf7c) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20160425_101908_zpspode57ao.jpg.html) the little guy boondox jig he wore that jig out down to one of those jigs now..
that is what it is all about kids/fishing great photo thanks for sharing
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 26, 2016, 06:00 PM
Thanks guys .he out fishes  me sometimes he can site fish like I can drink coffee ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 27, 2016, 02:39 AM
Good Dad....great Kid!

Well done Dad.

Rg
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 27, 2016, 06:14 AM
Good job Big and Little Guy   :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Cheeks13 on Apr 27, 2016, 06:24 AM
Awwesome pic!!! 8)
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Post by: eyedoctor on Apr 27, 2016, 05:59 PM
That smile says it all. Well done young man.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 28, 2016, 08:53 AM

That smile tells the story , good job dad
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Post by: Rugburn on Apr 28, 2016, 10:34 AM
 Great job, the fish goggles always help!  :w00t:
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 28, 2016, 09:51 PM
Looks like another big and little show.....great job little guy looks like you've got a great teacher......check your pm big guy.
icejohn
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Post by: boondox on Apr 28, 2016, 11:01 PM
big and little guy thank you!! by the way I got tons more of those jig heads I sent you a pm about it if you want them pm me back I can  send more if need be ??
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Post by: boondox on Apr 29, 2016, 01:19 PM
holy cow those are some big fish and big grins!!!
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Post by: perchgypsy on Apr 29, 2016, 02:51 PM
Hey lttle guy I could use some lessons if you are ever giving any  :w00t: :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
my spots are just not producing keeper size fish this spring...caught Atleast 100 sunnies within the last two trips and all just shy to keep 😠😠
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 07, 2016, 06:30 PM
fished a secret hole and found a few fish

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Funtitledgills1_zpsd2byl06n.png&hash=6a969704fddb9d9f6995daae20468a38)

had to fill the bucket  ;D ....no water just meat

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Funtitledgils%25202_zpsvd1m2dic.png&hash=ec31d63095aa7447970441ca66dfc10d)

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Post by: perchgypsy on May 07, 2016, 07:31 PM
Way to go trap,fill the freezer👍👍
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 07, 2016, 07:36 PM
was a fun morning I was switching  from spinning to fly rod lol  didn't really matter fish were on  ;D
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Post by: perchgypsy on May 07, 2016, 08:09 PM
Love them days..I got a few eyes today ...buddy of mine landed on some nice perch ended up with thirty never even
cared to search for walleye on oneida after his first cast  ;D
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Post by: gotagetm on May 07, 2016, 08:27 PM
tried for eyes today on onieda ,notta,gonna go back to panfish another week or two crappie on fire 
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Post by: Mrp2000 on May 08, 2016, 04:39 PM
Nice bucket of fish. I tried some spots today a few gills but the bass were everywhere couldn't get away from them so I switched up to my bass gear and landed some decent LMB.
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 08, 2016, 05:44 PM
I got 3 LMs that day but they were all small ,around 10 inches
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Post by: Mrp2000 on May 08, 2016, 05:54 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl357%2Fmathewpetty11%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FKIMG0145_zpsgwns1nkk.jpg&hash=3054ded65e5cc11313feee5cb4bc329a) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/mathewpetty11/media/Mobile%20Uploads/KIMG0145_zpsgwns1nkk.jpg.html)
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Post by: Mrp2000 on May 08, 2016, 05:56 PM
They were all around that size a few smaller and one larger. The gills were nice but they just weren't biting today.
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 08, 2016, 05:59 PM
very nice ....I couldn't get to my gill spot in that wind  :(

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Post by: Mrp2000 on May 08, 2016, 06:09 PM
Yeah the spot I went to today is not a usual for me and usually packed but I was quiet today. I was going to fish ontario for Lakers and browns today with some friends but we decided  not to even bother last night with the northwest wind forecast. So I took the quick trip to Oneida. Oneida is feast or famine when I try to target panfish there. And more often famine this year for me.
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Post by: DANMAN on May 09, 2016, 01:28 PM
was a fun morning I was switching  from spinning to fly rod lol  didn't really matter fish were on  ;D

Interesting with flyrod........how deep was the water?     Usually you want to see the fly if possible..I never used one for gills

Do you fish dryflies or wets? 

Danman   
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 09, 2016, 07:29 PM
Nice bucket of fish trap..I know you said no WATER but it's OK that the bucket was half full of SAND.... ;D  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 09, 2016, 07:30 PM
I wonder where my posts went to..someone hit the big red button on me.... ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 09, 2016, 07:53 PM
i never  put  fish in a  bucket of water ,nothing spoils fish faster ...I  use a  fish basket in the  boat  then  into a cooler of  ice or  they get cleaned on the  spot ....Pequod was really nice  to  fish with you  for awhile  today and  thanks  for the  fish they met their fate on my grill a little while  ago .... the  fish  never turned  on this  morning  I totaled  with less the  half a seven  :(.....  got  to fish  with catchems  cousin and  his  friend  too  ,always   nice to see  them .....
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on May 10, 2016, 10:44 AM
Wish I had a secret hole like that........nice, I'd a been switching to fly rod too to catch those beauties. Thanks for sharing trap.
icejohn
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Post by: icejohn on May 10, 2016, 10:51 AM
I wonder where my posts went to..someone hit the big red button on me.... ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
You might have forgot to hit "send" I lost one too, a pm to you and another regular one....I just contribute it to a brain fart.
icejohn
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 11, 2016, 03:31 AM
Good seeing you again Trap. I have had a string of so,so days out there. I even got skunked in Erie yesterday. The finger lakes are turning on now so that's where I am headed. Good luck guys.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jun 04, 2016, 06:01 PM
Went in search of gorilla gills on Wed & Thurs.  Flat calm in the morning of the second day so I was able to use the 3 wt. flyrod as well as the UL spinning.  Landed many really nice gills.  Most times they would come up and just suck in the popper like normal.  However, some just smashed it.  What a blast.
http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/OntarioGills2_zps02mbkqpn.jpg.html
http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/3a1582e7-9c2b-4669-8f13-d80af5a1ca6e_zpsh2mzbidm.jpg.html
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jun 04, 2016, 06:02 PM
Well, photo bucket is not working properly.  Will try and figure it out.  Any ideas?
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jun 04, 2016, 06:06 PM
Wrong button.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2FOntarioGills2_zps02mbkqpn.jpg&hash=7db25213d09a4b861a4bba844ca7bc94) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/OntarioGills2_zps02mbkqpn.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2F3a1582e7-9c2b-4669-8f13-d80af5a1ca6e_zpsh2mzbidm.jpg&hash=53f5ffb4dc12e5e95a3a48827f614295) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/3a1582e7-9c2b-4669-8f13-d80af5a1ca6e_zpsh2mzbidm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: boondox on Jun 04, 2016, 08:51 PM
nice fatties!!
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jun 05, 2016, 06:05 AM
nice fish,and some great photos,thanks for sharing
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 05, 2016, 09:56 AM
toss the hump backs in the grease ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 06, 2016, 06:45 AM
Nice fish..I been out a few times .always getting out fished by the little guy..work has me quit busy ..he out fished me and bigal last week...I think bigal and I were using spinning gear ..little guy fly rod..he whooped us..
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on Jun 15, 2016, 07:02 AM
Nice fish..I been out a few times .always getting out fished by the little guy..work has me quit busy ..he out fished me and bigal last week...I think bigal and I were using spinning gear ..little guy fly rod..he whooped us..
I second that. Give little guy a fly rod and watch out.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 28, 2017, 06:20 AM
Who's getting ready to get the panfish..anyone come up with a different jig pattern I did..now if it works..
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Feb 28, 2017, 06:44 AM
Dan....I'm trying the Little Atom Nuggies this year.  Nice long thin tail.  Got the glo pearl & glo purple.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 28, 2017, 07:01 AM
Where did you get the glo purple I have the pearl that works good ..i have regular purple ..
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Feb 28, 2017, 09:55 AM
I ordered them from FishUSA.  However, although they are labeled "glo purp" they are in fact plain glo.  I am dealing with FishUSA right now about replacements.  You can also order from ..com
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 28, 2017, 01:21 PM
Who's getting ready to get the panfish..anyone come up with a different jig pattern I did..now if it works..
your patterns only catch dinks ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: fishin4eyes on Feb 28, 2017, 02:00 PM
Ive never had any luck catching perch with plastic under a float. Big fan of brown/orange crappie max on a glow tear drop
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Feb 28, 2017, 02:01 PM
FishUSA's whole inventory of glow purple are mislabeled so order them from main supplier, ..com.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 28, 2017, 04:19 PM
I never heard of glo purple that's why I was asking  looks like I have to contend with bigal over here to.... ;D...your the dink catcher.bigal you couldn't catch a snowflake in a blizzard .speaking of which al did you figure out a counter weight for your boat so when your out there you can see over the bow..
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 28, 2017, 04:50 PM
But I can catch a cold.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: fishin4eyes on Mar 07, 2017, 12:59 PM
Was thinking about tying up some flies and using them under.a slip bobber anyone ever try this
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 07, 2017, 04:11 PM
I've done that alot it works good I use a bead head fly to get it down a little bit...it's tricky because if they hit it on the drop u won't know it I like use a small weighted bobber
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 07, 2017, 05:21 PM
I also do that for gills and perch...ice fishing as well
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: fishin4eyes on Mar 07, 2017, 06:48 PM
Might even try tying the fly above the plastic tipped jig I usually use for crappie.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Mar 08, 2017, 07:26 AM
But I can catch a cold.  ;D ;D

Glad to see big guy and bigal on the soft water side also. always entertaining!! Don't feel bad bigal, I have a hard time catching the minnows out of my bait bucket most of the time  :-\ ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 08, 2017, 08:27 PM
Yea bigal is like a bad habit he never goes away...he can't open water to well either..
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 09, 2017, 12:25 AM
Hey bigal....the little guy said he is more than willing to take you under his wing and show you how to catch fish ;D....one more thing bigal will you come up here and hop into Cayuga lake need the water level up about a foot thanks buddy..... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on Mar 11, 2017, 05:46 PM
Hey bigal....the little guy said he is more than willing to take you under his wing and show you how to catch fish ;D....one more thing bigal will you come up here and hop into Cayuga lake need the water level up about a foot thanks buddy..... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
The abuse that I have to take.  ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 19, 2017, 01:51 PM
Sun is out and has me thinking panfish ,can't wait
Last 5 months been a waiting game ...freeze....... melt ...repeat ::) ::)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: boondox on Mar 19, 2017, 10:20 PM
The marinas and rivers around here are getting some strong perch action right now.. get the perch gear our and get fishing!!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 20, 2017, 03:54 AM
Our gear will be bouncing off the ice for the next couple weeks. My spring shore spots are still locked up from the latest freeze.


Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 20, 2017, 06:18 AM
I have some open water around me weather or not the fish are there who knows  ::)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Mar 20, 2017, 07:47 AM
with open water,try the north shore,dark bottoms,wood[trees in water]underpass,
rivers back waters, i am go to go and try
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on Mar 20, 2017, 11:35 AM
I have some open water around me weather or not the fish are there who knows  ::)
Take the little guy with you so he can show you how to catch them. :w00t: :w00t:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 20, 2017, 12:33 PM
Ohhh look who woke up the peanut gallery bigal...Go back to sleep..When I catch fish I'll tell ya   ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on Mar 20, 2017, 01:08 PM
Guess I'll be waiting a long time for that. You never catch fish. :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 20, 2017, 01:27 PM
I catch more fish in a day than you catch all summer..I have to make sure I keep an eye on my bucket because I know you will try and catch my bucket... ::)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 20, 2017, 01:35 PM
Bigal is good to fish with..One he won't catch your fish or any fish even if his bobber lands on yours ..Second he always has candy bars. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Mar 20, 2017, 06:33 PM
Bigal....if you ever get tired of fishing with Big guy and are looking for a new partner, I'm your man.  That is, if you bring those candy bars. :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on Mar 21, 2017, 05:03 AM
Bigal....if you ever get tired of fishing with Big guy and are looking for a new partner, I'm your man.  That is, if you bring those candy bars. :rotflol: :rotflol:
Sounds good to me :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: I get Big Guys fish. He gets my candy bars.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 22, 2017, 08:24 PM
Come on weather figure out a plan and stick with it,usually perchin thru the ice today,sitting around waiting has no benefit unless you have a vise 😆
now just to get these wet 😠
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: CHEZ2 on Mar 23, 2017, 06:36 AM
Come on weather figure out a plan and stick with it,usually perchin thru the ice today,sitting around waiting has no benefit unless you have a vise 😆
now just to get these wet 😠
One of my favorite lakes here in pa for ice out Calico
Was hot for 2 weeks now this cold weather has a thin layer of ice on it.cant fish it again.
Gunna hit the river for Channels this weekend.
Ny trout opener on the 1st cant come fast enough.
I hope to be on Cannonsville throwing Spoons!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 26, 2017, 02:47 PM
My crappie and Gill spots ones frozen still the Rich chocolate milk  my favorite crappie spot is still low they need to stop draining the darn lake
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Old Timer on Mar 26, 2017, 08:09 PM
Looks to be right on target for where they wantbit for the first of the month.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 27, 2017, 06:54 AM
big guy call me when your not working
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 27, 2017, 08:37 AM
Ok trapper in the evening I'll calling on days now..
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on Mar 27, 2017, 01:07 PM
Ok trapper in the evening I'll calling on days now..
????  Hey. Are you getting enough sleep?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 28, 2017, 04:36 AM
Never sleep bigal ...I'll do enough sleeping in time...Or are you proof reading at least you can catch my typos cause you can't fish ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on Mar 28, 2017, 05:05 AM
Never sleep bigal ...I'll do enough sleeping in time...Or are you proof reading at least you can catch my typos cause you can't fish ;D
I don't think you can fish either. Every time I go with you I never see you have any.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 28, 2017, 08:33 AM
Yea bigal that's because I take you to my bad spots.. :rotflol:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on Mar 28, 2017, 10:02 AM
They must all be bad spots then. I think the only reason you want me to go with you is that so you can have one of my candy bars.  :whistling: :whistling:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 28, 2017, 11:05 AM
Yep I have a more bad spots I mean good spots that you have to come up for it's only  a 2 hr drive for ya that way I can get another candy bar ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: iceman13166 on Mar 28, 2017, 11:57 AM
So that's what they call it now a days eh Big Guy lol
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 29, 2017, 04:30 AM
So that's what they call it now a days eh Big Guy lol
.....Yep  ;D
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Post by: iceman13166 on Mar 30, 2017, 01:27 PM
lol  ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 01, 2017, 01:14 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20170331_230144_zps4vhjlty1.jpg&hash=546fdf9f7f6fe6b07d800a56bb1abf2e) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20170331_230144_zps4vhjlty1.jpg.html)....I seen a mop fly on what's in the vice so I tyed a mop jig gonna mop up the crappies .I used a micro fiber car wash mitt...Looks like a big fat wax worm....I tyed a bunch of flys to now to try them out
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 01, 2017, 01:59 PM
Looks like you put one of BigAl's cheese  doodles on a jig head...    :rotflol: :rotflol: :whistling:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 01, 2017, 02:12 PM
Looks like you put one of BigAl's cheese  doodles on a jig head...    :rotflol: :rotflol: :whistling:
...... :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:....I stole it out of his bag when he wasn't looking...He ate the bag and said hey I'm missing one... :whistling: :whistling:
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 03, 2017, 09:36 AM
Yea I count every one of them.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: boondox on Apr 03, 2017, 03:52 PM
Good way for the fish to catch big al.. cheese doodle on a hook.. lol's
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Post by: FrankM on Apr 04, 2017, 07:14 AM
I love cheesy poofs. You love cheesy poofs. If we didn't eat cheesy poofs we'd be lame.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 04, 2017, 08:32 AM
Bigal these guys are starting to figure you out :whistling:
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Post by: ol crawdad on Apr 05, 2017, 07:49 AM
Man, now I gotta head to town and get me some cheesy poofs...
You guys are too funny.  :rotflol:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 09, 2017, 11:35 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20170407_140901_zpsvb0sqbqo.jpg&hash=6b9d668f93b6d8b2016b538d45705650) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20170407_140901_zpsvb0sqbqo.jpg.html)......Got. These Friday on my mop jig.
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Post by: FrankM on Apr 09, 2017, 11:57 AM
Looks like they love cheesy poofs too.  Nice fish.
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Post by: ol crawdad on Apr 10, 2017, 06:32 AM
Got. These Friday on my mop jig.

Nice!
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Apr 10, 2017, 07:12 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20170407_140901_zpsvb0sqbqo.jpg&hash=6b9d668f93b6d8b2016b538d45705650) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20170407_140901_zpsvb0sqbqo.jpg.html)......Got. These Friday on my mop jig.
some real nice fish,and great photo thanks for sharing
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: Adkiceman on Apr 10, 2017, 07:48 AM
Those crappie have got me excited. Thanks for posting.  This week should get the ponds and lakes open up here in the adks.  Can't wait!!!
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 10, 2017, 11:21 AM
There out there fished Saturday n Sunday nothing but a Gill same spot .I believe the high water sent them back to the lake I get them out of a creek and it got high and muddy
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 10, 2017, 01:06 PM
There out there fished Saturday n Sunday nothing but a Gill same spot .I believe the high water sent them back to the lake I get them out of a creek and it got high and muddy
That picture that you posted looks like the same pic that you posted last year.  ;D ;D your just fooling with us that you got them the other day.  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 11, 2017, 04:42 AM
Your a funny guy bigal.ill let you know as soon as the crappie bite stops.. :clapping: :clapping: :rotflol:
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 11, 2017, 05:01 AM
Your a funny guy bigal.ill let you know as soon as the crappie bite stops.. :clapping: :clapping: :rotflol:
Then no more candy bars for you :nono: :nono:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 11, 2017, 01:59 PM
 :flex: :flex:
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 11, 2017, 02:21 PM
You hit him right where it hurts, bigal.  He's speechless!   ;D
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Post by: deerefishyfishy on Apr 12, 2017, 06:10 AM
Nice fish big_guy. Nothing can resist cheesy poofs! did you have to tip it with anything to sweeten the pot or were they hitting it bare? Gotta tie up something that looks like a candy bar jig for bigal  ;) ;D
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 16, 2017, 09:11 AM
Nice fish big_guy. Nothing can resist cheesy poofs! did you have to tip it with anything to sweeten the pot or were they hitting it bare? Gotta tie up something that looks like a candy bar jig for bigal  ;) ;D
make sure it says Hershey on it.  ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 17, 2017, 04:30 AM
Didn't have to tip it with anything the fish seem to like it just the way it is...Bigal got some Friday to on the mop jig...I think he used yellow .I got  a pile Saturday to on the mop jig green..
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 17, 2017, 11:55 AM
Didn't have to tip it with anything the fish seem to like it just the way it is...Bigal got some Friday to on the mop jig...I think he used yellow .I got  a pile Saturday to on the mop jig green..
You think I used yellow? You know I used yellow. Seeing how you didn't have any with you and I gave you one of mine. Along with a butterfinger.  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 20, 2017, 09:32 AM
Been pretty quiet on here. Where did every body go?  :sleep1: :sleep1: :sleep1:
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Post by: Adkiceman on Apr 20, 2017, 10:03 AM
Everyone's been fishing I think!  Crappie have been hitting good up here in the dacks'. I'll post some pics later if I get a chance.
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Apr 20, 2017, 12:10 PM
 went fishing with the wife for pannies,she got more them i did , so NO PHOTOS
ALL were C/R.
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: hunts2long on Apr 20, 2017, 12:26 PM
 :D
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 21, 2017, 06:29 AM
Tried for crappie 3 times now can't buy a bite on gulp minnows. Hopefully get out Sunday try something different
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Post by: bart on Apr 21, 2017, 06:56 AM
 
went fishing with the wife for pannies,she got more them i did , so NO PHOTOS
ALL were C/R.
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT



 :laugh:
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 21, 2017, 07:20 AM
My wife almost always outfishes me. I got all this gear just to get outfished by hook and worm
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Post by: hunts2long on Apr 21, 2017, 07:29 AM
Most times a hook and worm is all it takes. But you are right, women do have a way of out fishing us...h2l
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Post by: DANMAN on Apr 22, 2017, 07:58 PM
Didn't have to tip it with anything the fish seem to like it just the way it is...Bigal got some Friday to on the mop jig...I think he used yellow .I got  a pile Saturday to on the mop jig green..
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Can I see a photo of the mop jig please? Minnie's getting pretty expensive and the dec fussy about having sales slip e
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Post by: deerefishyfishy on Apr 22, 2017, 09:56 PM
I usually get out fished not only by my wife, but by my 9 and 4 year old daughters too! If I throw a bobber and a worm out in a pond I'll catch every dink sunny in the place while those 3 clean out all the bass with the same machinery  >:(   ::)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bigal409 on Apr 24, 2017, 05:18 AM
I usually get out fished not only by my wife, but by my 9 and 4 year old daughters too! If I throw a bobber and a worm out in a pond I'll catch every dink sunny in the place while those 3 clean out all the bass with the same machinery  >:(   ::)
Don't you know that fish like the smell of a female over us males?  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: ol crawdad on Apr 24, 2017, 07:08 AM
Can I see a photo of the mop jig please? Minnie's getting pretty expensive and the dec fussy about having sales slip e

Go back a few pages...
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 24, 2017, 11:43 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20170422_124218_zps5r5n6nq6.jpg&hash=99dcb10036565a507755b8da648a3473) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20170422_124218_zps5r5n6nq6.jpg.html) ....Crappie ate my mop jig...I'll post some more mop jigs later
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Post by: iceman13166 on Apr 24, 2017, 01:09 PM
Hey I know that spot
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 24, 2017, 02:05 PM
You should know that spot..It's been a hit and miss...And you need waders to get down shore line..Field is flooded..
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 24, 2017, 02:23 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20170424_151742_zpslutyljl9.jpg&hash=bd6fcc2e2285ca331de53faf48a43007) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20170424_151742_zpslutyljl9.jpg.html)...Very easy to tie..Micro fiber car wash mitt...Snip a piece off wrap it on a hook pull some off to get to thread ..It will hold better and gives it great movement..Then for a collar use dubbing estez or hackle or what ever you want to I've caught fish from a 1/32 oz down to a 1/80 the oz ....
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Apr 24, 2017, 06:26 PM
Bet those would hold a mean scent too!
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 25, 2017, 05:07 AM
looks like a cheese doodle to me.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: deerefishyfishy on Apr 25, 2017, 06:32 AM
Hey big guy, do you file the barbs off the mop jig hooks when you go out with bigal? Seems like it would make it a lot easier to get the hooks out of his cheeks after cheese doodling!!  ;)
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Apr 25, 2017, 07:14 AM
great looking flys,will have to try them
thanks for sharing
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 25, 2017, 07:45 AM
I haven't tryed using scent on them I don't have to the gills and crappie like them just the way they are at least where I been fishing the yellow has produced the most crappie and some gills but the pink head white body green tail has been smacking the gills the yellow one is 1/32 the green 1/64
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 25, 2017, 10:21 AM
The pickerel like them too  :cursing: :cursing:
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Post by: iceman13166 on Apr 25, 2017, 11:53 AM
Since you took me there I won't go to your spot without invite.  I have chest waders as well.  Bought them when I went smelting. 
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Apr 25, 2017, 02:14 PM
I haven't tryed using scent on them I don't have to the gills and crappie like them just the way they are at least where I been fishing the yellow has produced the most crappie and some gills but the pink head white body green tail has been smacking the gills the yellow one is 1/32 the green 1/64

You may like kietechs super round tungsten jigheads for future creations, they have a sweet collar to start tying onto.
 
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 26, 2017, 07:41 AM
I normally tie on jigs without the collar just my preference ...I'm gonna try and get out Friday and mop up the crappie ..Just hoping the water goes down some still very high and it's messing up the fishing...
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 26, 2017, 10:48 AM
I normally tie on jigs without the collar just my preference ...I'm gonna try and get out Friday and mop up the crappie ..Just hoping the water goes down some still very high and it's messing up the fishing...
Yea. I caught more fish than he did the other day.  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 26, 2017, 11:39 AM
Yep you got more than me last outing but I wasn't really fishing either I have to let you beat me at least once.. ;D
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 27, 2017, 05:04 AM
You were so busy fishing that you never got the butterfinger that I brought for you. Just admit it. I out fished you.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 27, 2017, 07:43 AM
Ok ok ok you out fished me  ::)
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 27, 2017, 11:55 AM
 :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Post by: MattyP123 on Apr 27, 2017, 08:58 PM
Everybody hold on! they've agreed on something!
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 28, 2017, 09:00 AM
 :flag: :flag: :flag:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 01, 2017, 07:44 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20170430_172619_zpspi1upsxw.jpg&hash=d2ee4142c2c52c47355816d483bb07e4) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20170430_172619_zpspi1upsxw.jpg.html)...The mop jig struck again I got 22 my buddy got 21
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Post by: bigal409 on May 01, 2017, 08:11 AM
same picture you showed last year.  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: filetandrelease on May 01, 2017, 08:59 AM
same picture you showed last year.  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Omg lmao , you guys kill me
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 01, 2017, 11:41 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20170501_123949_zpslcce0noo.jpg&hash=1a5a2c964ffada9e9a3aa14d528a6e26) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20170501_123949_zpslcce0noo.jpg.html)....Here Al eat these eand keep your yap closed for a while  :rotflol:
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Post by: filetandrelease on May 01, 2017, 12:00 PM

Hey you went all out this time , made from real cheese , instead of a cheese food like substance 😜
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Post by: hunts2long on May 01, 2017, 04:05 PM
Do you think the carp will know the difference...h2l
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Post by: bigal409 on May 01, 2017, 06:30 PM
Don't believe him guys. He won't share them. I share my candy bars with him though.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on May 01, 2017, 09:28 PM
If one was to close your eyes, could one tell the difference taste wise between a cheese ball and a cheese doodle?   ???
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 02, 2017, 07:45 AM
I share my fishing spots with you though ..I only do that because I know you can't fish so I don't have to worry about you catching my fish...Now the cheese balls on the other hand .....Those arey snack time food...And you didn't share a candy bar last time sqeeky...
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Post by: bigal409 on May 02, 2017, 08:53 AM
I share my fishing spots with you though ..I only do that because I know you can't fish so I don't have to worry about you catching my fish...Now the cheese balls on the other hand .....Those arey snack time food...And you didn't share a candy bar last time sqeeky...
You share your junk spots with me. And I had your candy bar for you but you bailed before I gave it to you. Probably went to your secret spot .  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 02, 2017, 11:37 AM
 :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:.....Took you this long to figure it out :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: bigal409 on May 02, 2017, 11:44 AM
 :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 02, 2017, 02:16 PM
 :rotflol: :rotflol: :: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: hunts2long on May 02, 2017, 04:19 PM
You guys do know that there is a "FOOD" network...h2l
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 02, 2017, 07:24 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG_20170114_095053_zpscidjrq1p.jpg&hash=75af7128dfe61281962601fbb3c32c1a) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG_20170114_095053_zpscidjrq1p.jpg.html)...Now this pic is from this yr I have no idea who this chracter is but he wanted me to take a pic of him with his catch so I did..He was so proud he mastered catching dinks..He took his limit home all about 4 inchers  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: bigal409 on May 03, 2017, 05:15 AM
Who is that guy?  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 03, 2017, 06:23 AM
No idea some shmuck.that was ice fishing..Well trying to anyways..  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: filetandrelease on May 03, 2017, 06:32 AM
I heard you put him on that hot bite , but it's only rumored  :o
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Post by: CHEZ2 on May 03, 2017, 06:44 AM
Neet Jigs!!!!!!
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 03, 2017, 07:45 AM
Jigs what jigs.. ::)....Al where you fishing sayerday for those eyes I have some good jigs I gave you some last yr you still have some..I made a few more...
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 04, 2017, 11:53 AM
 :sleep1: :sleep1: :sleep1: :sleep1:
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Post by: bigal409 on May 04, 2017, 12:54 PM
:sleep1: :sleep1: :sleep1: :sleep1:
Look at that. He's sleeping. He must be at work.  ;D ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 10, 2017, 07:47 AM
Yea i have to work once in a while
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Post by: bigal409 on May 11, 2017, 05:14 AM
Wow. He woke up. About time.  ;D ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 11, 2017, 07:41 AM
Al you old outlaw what are you doing you better get tying some jigs all the snagging your doing on those eyes your gonna run out ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on May 11, 2017, 08:47 AM

Omg don't tell us he's still using mono and not wire   :w00t:  ;)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 11, 2017, 03:38 PM
Omg don't tell us he's still using mono and not wire   :w00t:  ;)
....he will never learn ive told him a 1000 time USE WIRE...not mono
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Post by: bigal409 on May 12, 2017, 05:08 AM
....he will never learn ive told him a 1000 time USE WIRE...not mono
you did? when did you do that? your the one who talked me into that crappy P-line aren't  you?  :nono: :nono:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 12, 2017, 05:43 AM
Thats only because you spooled it wrong ..you will get line twist if you dont have the spool on the floor the right way you left it in the box and spooled that way .thats why you had a hard time with it..i been using p line for years 4lb test is good line i never had knots and twists like you did..but then again its you al ;D :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: bigal409 on May 12, 2017, 07:29 AM
Hey. You said in your other reply you use wire. Which  is it? I think your losing it.  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: DANMAN on May 13, 2017, 08:13 PM
anybody still catching crappies?   last time I was out was 2 weeks ago and the females had a few eggs inside

this weather stinks!
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 14, 2017, 01:34 AM
anybody still catching crappies?   last time I was out was 2 weeks ago and the females had a few eggs inside

this weather stinks!
...yes my buddy and i went out saterday yesterday we limited but worked hard northerns were in snooping around we both used a mop jig...
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 15, 2017, 07:52 AM
This weather slowed things down a bit..but 2 days this week over 80 degrees that will get bring things up a little bit..oh yea my buddy opened a baitshop up in union springs rite across the street from generations bank .us bait and tackle.really decent prices on bait...
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on May 16, 2017, 05:41 PM
What's up big guy.. if I told u guys how many crappies I've caught open water from Feb. 29th til may 15th this year nobody would even believe Me! There's a couple buddies on this site that can back me up but I'm willing to bet I'm around a couple thousand easy. And about another thousand through the ice this year ;D ;D
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Post by: icejohn on May 16, 2017, 07:11 PM
What's up big guy.. if I told u guys how many crappies I've caught open water from Feb. 29th til may 15th this year nobody would even believe Me! There's a couple buddies on this site that can back me up but I'm willing to bet I'm around a couple thousand easy. And about another thousand through the ice this year ;D ;D
Better hope the game warden doesn't trace your address... You must eat a lot of fish??
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Post by: mcully on May 16, 2017, 08:03 PM
Better hope the game warden doesn't trace your address... You must eat a lot of fish??
Says "caught" not Kept so let them trace
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on May 16, 2017, 08:32 PM
O boy another keyboard warrior.. Yep the wardens are chasing me down sir! I was simply sharing my "crappie days" of fishing and saying hello to a fellow member. If u need lessons on anything just pm me and I'd be happy to share some tricks n tactics with u.. 🙄🐡🐠🐟🐋🦈🐳
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Post by: icejohn on May 17, 2017, 09:56 AM
Guess i need some trics and tactics.... If i was out of line i apologize.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 17, 2017, 02:05 PM
Whats up swampthing...lots a fish im doing pretty good myself this yr..i got your pics all nice fish..if i do my math right 25 a day...every 4 days is a 100 so its possable but thats alot a fishing..how u been icejohn..ill join ya on some tricks with swampthing hes got it down..
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Post by: icejohn on May 17, 2017, 09:27 PM
Been doin ok bigguy....although recovering from dumping my kayak in 47' water and luckily had brothers in law in canoe nearby and after inflating my vest and with their help got back on....coulda been worse...also went to black lake...with super high water had hard time with crappie...this year.
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Post by: airwolf on May 21, 2017, 10:42 AM
This is gonna be an awesome thread ;D
I agree!
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Post by: DANMAN on May 21, 2017, 07:04 PM
This weather slowed things down a bit..but 2 days this week over 80 degrees that will get bring things up a little bit..oh yea my buddy opened a baitshop up in union springs rite across the street from generations bank .us bait and tackle.really decent prices on bait...



Saw the new fishing store today.   Didn't get chance to stop. I assume he has minnows? Crabs?  Grubs?

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Post by: iceman13166 on May 25, 2017, 05:44 AM
Fished for 11 hrs yesterday on black lake and was catching fish after fish non stop.  Caught probably close no 500 no joke.  Needless to say we limited out and continued to catch and release for the rest of the day.  It was just a beautiful day to be on the water and nothing special to catch them.  Fathead under a bobber on a plain hook.  Love those days, also caught a good 75 or so bluegills and perch in the mix.
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Post by: deerefishyfishy on May 25, 2017, 06:12 AM
Jealous!! Those days are the BEST. Glad you had a good one! ;D
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Post by: PeterC on May 25, 2017, 07:01 AM
Does anyone know if the Crappie bite is still on at Saratoga?
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on May 27, 2017, 09:23 AM
Back from 3 days with the wife chasing slab crappies.  Water was very high and still quite cold for this time of year.  Didn't slay them but got some real nice fish that are just starting to move into shallows.  Before you say they've been in for weeks I will say that I was way north.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2F5db16b97-7395-49ff-b820-811c11c39f28_zpsoh2pwuxm.jpg&hash=1349883afd519f23f76beae93a238000) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/5db16b97-7395-49ff-b820-811c11c39f28_zpsoh2pwuxm.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1128.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm486%2Fsandwick50%2Faf90e100-c23f-4900-9574-bdffe3bceb14_zpske94dhgp.jpg&hash=0023bcb45fbfb45391b523baaab085e0) (http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/sandwick50/media/af90e100-c23f-4900-9574-bdffe3bceb14_zpske94dhgp.jpg.html)
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Post by: trapper2008 on May 27, 2017, 09:40 AM
when you say  way north   just  exactly  how  far  north  :D..we  need  details  !!!!  and  your   wifes  crappie looks bigger then yours ....nice  fish
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on May 27, 2017, 10:56 AM
Trap...The wife's fish is always bigger than mine.  She is a crappie catching machine.  Here's a hint on how far north.  Eh?
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Post by: filetandrelease on May 27, 2017, 11:53 AM

I think wives catch bigger fish because they have had good teachers 😉
Nice pics
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on May 27, 2017, 01:08 PM
nice fish,and some great photos thanks for sharing
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 30, 2017, 04:33 PM


Saw the new fishing store today.   Didn't get chance to stop. I assume he has minnows? Crabs?  Grubs?


yea he has a lot a bait also has some good jigs in there.when u go in ask him for the hot jig..iceman13166 nice catch a fish buddy
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Post by: iceman13166 on Jun 02, 2017, 10:45 AM
will have the boat out hopefully next weekend
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jun 06, 2017, 04:10 PM
Back at it for crappies Wed-Fri.  Hopefully will have a good report and photos. 
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 15, 2017, 07:54 AM
Its awefully quiet on here ....i guess i better download photo bucket in my new phone and get some pics up on here wake up ppl.... ;D
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Post by: icejohn on Jun 15, 2017, 08:06 AM
had a good day on fair haven bay (little sodus) even though quite windy caught about 30 rockies, dozen nice gills and a few keeper perch....should have got pix sorry big guy.
icejohn
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Post by: bart on Jun 15, 2017, 04:28 PM
Here are a couple...
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi244.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg22%2Fbart607%2Ffishing%2FBluegill_zpsqe6uvw3j.png&hash=b8fee75b208d08e43d72dd9cc47354d7) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/bart607/media/fishing/Bluegill_zpsqe6uvw3j.png.html)
This perch viciously attacked a chatterbait!
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi244.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg22%2Fbart607%2Ffishing%2FPerch_zps8dguwifo.png&hash=93c5289e289ea6965567e90b7112d314) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/bart607/media/fishing/Perch_zps8dguwifo.png.html)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 15, 2017, 04:38 PM
Great job Bart......
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 15, 2017, 04:59 PM
Nice fish bart..im waiting to get back out in my yak but the cottonwoid has to go its aweful here..
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Post by: greensider on Jun 15, 2017, 05:57 PM
Going out Saturday afternoon to hit the perch then drop down the green light for some big gills when it gets dark
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 16, 2017, 04:28 AM
I tryed that a few times never had any luck even tried it ice fishing. Nothing hrs of using it nothing maybe i did something wrong ...dunno
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 16, 2017, 04:51 AM

Nice pics Bart thanks for sharing
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Post by: Peacefrog on Jun 16, 2017, 10:34 AM
The blues are just starting to make their beds on the creeks off the st Lawrence. Seems late to me.
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Post by: bigal409 on Jun 16, 2017, 12:51 PM
The blues are just starting to make their beds on the creeks off the st Lawrence. Seems late to me.
I'll be busting out the flyrod. Lots of fun hooking into those spawning gills. ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Jun 16, 2017, 02:17 PM
I'll be busting out the flyrod. Lots of fun hooking into those spawning gills. ;D ;D ;D

Did that Wednesday evening.  Trolling real slow with a cone head bugger destroyed the crappie and gills!
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Post by: bigal409 on Jun 19, 2017, 05:27 AM
Nice.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: I've loaded up the stringer with those gills. Some good eating there.
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jun 19, 2017, 08:25 AM
got out for a few hrs. yesterday with wife,no photos, several blue gills, one bass
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: perch md on Jun 20, 2017, 12:09 PM
The blues are just starting to make their beds on the creeks off the st Lawrence. Seems late to me.
Taking the kids out this weekend would like to keep them busy with some panfish what depths are you fishing them Have never really targeted them what do you use for a set up jigs just a hook and bobber?
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jun 23, 2017, 07:01 AM
went out for  bluegills on--6/20,21,22, all C/R. we got about 30 each day
used A SIZE 14 hook ,bobber,worm,and about 1ft down in the weeds
photos next
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jun 23, 2017, 07:09 AM
some photos
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi785.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy137%2Friverrat02%2Fc7ba1d06-80f5-4b2c-82f6-677cf4fb8303.jpg&hash=218926e205967721670a7827e104d3f6) (http://s785.photobucket.com/user/riverrat02/media/c7ba1d06-80f5-4b2c-82f6-677cf4fb8303.jpg.html)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 23, 2017, 07:19 AM
some photos
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi785.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy137%2Friverrat02%2Fc7ba1d06-80f5-4b2c-82f6-677cf4fb8303.jpg&hash=218926e205967721670a7827e104d3f6) (http://s785.photobucket.com/user/riverrat02/media/c7ba1d06-80f5-4b2c-82f6-677cf4fb8303.jpg.html)


"photos" is plural Rat.

 8)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 23, 2017, 07:40 AM
nice job  rat!!!  but I  coulda  ate  them  quicker  then ya released  them   ;D.................  have  fun   buddy   glad  you had  fun and  your  spinners  are  working  great on  river  small mouth  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jun 23, 2017, 12:05 PM
nice job  rat!!!  but I  coulda  ate  them  quicker  then ya released  them   ;D.................  have  fun   buddy   glad  you had  fun and  your  spinners  are  working  great on  river  small mouth  :thumbup_smilie:
glad the spinners work,  my  son in tenn.told me the orange body ones i sent him was killing the bows
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jun 23, 2017, 12:06 PM

"photos" is plural Rat.

 8)
other one did not go up will try again
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jun 23, 2017, 12:28 PM
here is other photo- pickie---pickie
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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 23, 2017, 02:14 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on Jun 23, 2017, 06:53 PM
finally got out again...and had a good day on gills with the flyrod.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv664%2Fjforo3281948%2F20170623_121550.jpg&hash=f27d7b8cdbbbdb55bccd143e3a173b33) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jforo3281948/media/20170623_121550.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bart on Jun 23, 2017, 07:05 PM
icejohn, nice stringer there! Were you fishing out of the kayak?
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 23, 2017, 07:18 PM
Nice fish guys im jealous now i havent been out in 2 weeks sunday im going hopefully ill get some gills on the fly rod..been preparing for the little guys bday party having a hawian theme on one side of the yard and a carnival theme she even made 6 greens for mini golf.on the other side.ill post some pics his built everything ....thanks for sharing the pics...
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on Jun 23, 2017, 07:30 PM
icejohn, nice stringer there! Were you fishing out of the kayak?

yea with kayak....first time sinc flipping my kayak early may...did take it to florida got out once and forgot my sun block and got badly burned so wasn't able to get out again.
icejohn
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bart on Jun 23, 2017, 08:04 PM
yea with kayak....first time sinc flipping my kayak early may...did take it to florida got out once and forgot my sun block and got badly burned so wasn't able to get out again.
icejohn


I had just got into kayak fishing, loving it! Florida would be cool, forgetting the sun block... ouch! Again, nice looking stringer!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on Jun 23, 2017, 10:15 PM

I had just got into kayak fishing, loving it! Florida would be cool, forgetting the sun block... ouch! Again, nice looking stringer!

thanks...if you ever get in my neck of the woods (wolcot, ny) bring your yak and we'll hit some water around here.
icejohn
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: chiefcatchemall on Jun 25, 2017, 03:17 PM
Looks like fun icejohn! Way to go
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: DANMAN on Jun 25, 2017, 08:57 PM
finally got out again...and had a good day on gills with the flyrod.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv664%2Fjforo3281948%2F20170623_121550.jpg&hash=f27d7b8cdbbbdb55bccd143e3a173b33) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jforo3281948/media/20170623_121550.jpg.html)

Looks like good fish!   Were they one the beds?   I've been out of Cayuga state park recently but I swear the big females have yet to come in.   Albeit the water temp reads 72 on top.

Is that yellow popper the mainstay?dsan
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on Jun 26, 2017, 08:49 AM
Looks like good fish!   Were they one the beds?   I've been out of Cayuga state park recently but I swear the big females have yet to come in.   Albeit the water temp reads 72 on top.

Is that yellow popper the mainstay?dsan


danman.....they were on beds and it's a foam "bug" i saw tied on youtube...don't remember the name but i looked yesterday and the closest i found was blugill gurgler except i put four rubber legs on each side....works great, caught a lot of gills on that...will have to tie more....on cayuga this time of year i've caught nice gills along the railroad tracks and for some reason a little later than in the bays off lake ontario. if you're not flyfishing use a colorful jig, white plastic or small minnow type jigs either casting or moving under a bobber....good luck.
icejohn
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jun 26, 2017, 06:25 PM
Icejohn...is your fly the "gurgle-pop?"  My favorite.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on Jun 27, 2017, 08:06 AM
Icejohn...is your fly the "gurgle-pop?"  My favorite.

it's similar...this with added rubber legs and no indicator....i just tied some gurgle pops too...yea they're great bugs.
thanks,
icejohn
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on Jun 27, 2017, 09:59 PM
had to make a few of my bluegill bugs though...here's a sample.
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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2017, 02:35 AM
John, nice "foamys"!
You need to tie some Double Martinis and give them a try.  :whistling: :whistling:

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on Jul 01, 2017, 07:40 AM
John, nice "foamys"!
You need to tie some Double Martinis and give them a try.  :whistling: :whistling:

Rg

oh i did last year and will be using them but for now while the gills are on the beds those "foamys" are working pretty good. i know from i think last year when you showed and helped me with the double martinis but also i've had the itch this year again to try some other flies/bugs for gills. thanks again.
icejohn  8)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2017, 09:20 AM
Empty your inbox so I can help you with the furled leader questions.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2017, 09:22 AM
Also, if you spritz the double martini with floatant, they work well on the surface and sub surface. You know how gills love a sub surface bugs.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on Jul 01, 2017, 02:01 PM
Sorry bob...i cleaned up the inbox.....and will welcome your help
Iceohn
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jul 03, 2017, 11:15 PM
The gills are near the bouyes by frotnac island as your leaving the launch go the rite of the island.near the bouy line fish around you will find them and the nort end of cayuga in the shallows on other side of rr tracks all shallow water out there and a quit a few gills but you gotta fish around..i been carp fishing with the little guy hes got me beat so far 11to 5 if photo bucket stops acting up ill post a few pics..he hasnt landed one on the fly rod yet but has hooked several other than that we been using jigs for carp
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 07, 2017, 06:32 AM
went fishing for gills on july 2,3,5 about 18 to 20 each day all C/R NO PHOTOS
still using a 14hook under bobber,ALSO used  small white plastic
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
 
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 07, 2017, 06:46 AM
bill
i will  answer your P.M. here so others can see, the male bluegill has a LARGER blue gill plate
the female has a small one .i have a stock photo that shows the male ,will put up next
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT 
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 07, 2017, 06:49 AM
here is the photo
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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 07, 2017, 06:50 AM
bill
hope that helps
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jul 07, 2017, 10:06 AM
Rat.....are the gills where you fish still real shallow or at this time of year are you finding them in the 8-10' depth range?
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 08, 2017, 06:28 AM
here in greene co gills are still shallow,edge of weeds about one foot under surface,using a carlisle hook size 14
with small piece of worm and some times a white plastic one in.long with worm
hope this helps
will try to get stock photo of hook
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 08, 2017, 06:48 AM
here is photo of the hook
thanks photobucket
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 08, 2017, 08:32 AM
answer to your P.M.
yes ,i have tryed lead head jigs both with collars and with out ,but i missed more fish,maybe
because the gills inhale food like bass
will get stock photo of leadhead for you
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 08, 2017, 08:37 AM
here is leadhead with collar
thanks photobucket
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 12, 2017, 06:45 AM
went fishing for a few hr. with wife on 10,11,use the same rig, all C/R about
30 gills,15 seeds, 1 bass, 6 BIG shinners
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 15, 2017, 08:15 AM
went out on the 13 for several hr. with wife for gills and we caught about 46 all C/R
WITH  the same rig as before
this time photos
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 15, 2017, 08:17 AM
some photo
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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 15, 2017, 08:19 AM
more
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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 15, 2017, 08:22 AM
photo
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi785.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy137%2Friverrat02%2F4cd3d8b8-a413-4f8e-9b21-60a3818d3d47.jpg&hash=d3fd16af5fd63d31c5c13216e85932ef) (http://s785.photobucket.com/user/riverrat02/media/4cd3d8b8-a413-4f8e-9b21-60a3818d3d47.jpg.html)
wife's legs--and two at a time on the fish
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 15, 2017, 08:24 AM
photo
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may be same
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 15, 2017, 08:28 AM
we find the gills in the weeds,about one foot under the water use worms and white plastic
hooks are size 14 hope this helps
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 15, 2017, 11:21 AM
nice info rat  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Swampking89 on Jul 15, 2017, 11:33 AM
One foot under the water?those gills sure can dig!!JK
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 15, 2017, 01:40 PM
One foot under the water?those gills sure can dig!!JK
they put up a good fight for being small,i love them
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 17, 2017, 07:30 AM
they put up a good fight for being small,i love them
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT

I love  gills myself they fight hard  are plentiful  taste great and are easy to catch ......the perfect fish
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 17, 2017, 08:15 AM
went out fishing on sunday for a few hrs. for gills all C/R.BUT gills ware just about 7in under the water
got 2 bass,and about 25 gills some bigs
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 18, 2017, 01:33 PM
went out fishing today [7/18] early for some gills , keeping a few,the one pond the gills were at work
making nest rings,got about 34 most were C/R same  RIG
photo next
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT                       
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 18, 2017, 01:35 PM
KEEPERS
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)https://s19.postimg.org/4lqz75d0j/P1010012.jpg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 18, 2017, 03:16 PM
nice Rat
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 18, 2017, 05:49 PM
nice rat  ,glad to see  your  getting out and having some fun
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 24, 2017, 07:54 AM
here
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TOO BIG-i have towork on that

RAT

















Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 24, 2017, 08:04 AM

Glad your getting into them 👍🏻
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 24, 2017, 08:05 AM
here
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OLD PHOTO.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 24, 2017, 08:14 AM
here -old one
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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 24, 2017, 08:16 AM
as you can see i am working on the photo thing,
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 24, 2017, 08:43 AM
old photo
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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 24, 2017, 08:44 AM

Looks to me like you've got
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 24, 2017, 09:01 AM
Looks to me like you've got
maybe, hope so,  to do this  hurts what brain i have left
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bart on Jul 24, 2017, 09:41 AM
Glad to see pictures getting posted again, I like pictures!

RIVERRAT2, I would like to know what program you are using for posting pictures, the smaller the pictures get... the bigger the fish get!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 24, 2017, 02:01 PM
I use small hooks [14's] with worms an small plastics,some times together some times apart
will try an put up photos of the plastics,next
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 24, 2017, 02:14 PM
here
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some black,some brown about 1-1/2in long
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 24, 2017, 02:22 PM
others
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imake the plastics in white,black,brown and other colors.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 24, 2017, 02:27 PM
last
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these are little round eggs,same type of colors
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 24, 2017, 02:29 PM
hope the info helps
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: hunts2long on Jul 24, 2017, 07:20 PM
I am either going blind, or there are spots on my screen....h2l
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 25, 2017, 06:39 AM
I am either going blind, or there are spots on my screen....h2l
what spots,you know AGE will make your eyes bad-i know
how can i help
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 25, 2017, 07:38 AM
ANY HELP
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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: hunts2long on Jul 25, 2017, 07:43 AM
Thanks...h2l
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 25, 2017, 08:40 AM
Thanks...h2l
want the others bigger also???
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 25, 2017, 09:40 AM
other
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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 25, 2017, 09:42 AM
last
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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 25, 2017, 09:44 AM
that is better????
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 26, 2017, 12:29 PM
went fishing today for about 2hrs. with wife--NO PHOTOS--same rig as before,wife caught about 18
i caught about 12 most were seeds with some gills and a little deeper now all fish were C/R
all from shore
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on Jul 26, 2017, 08:50 PM
Took grandson and greatnephew out to cayga drifting deep water for sunnies and gills....caught nice keeper sunnies, gills and bunch of decent perch. All pics are on his camera but they had a great time...3 1/2# fillets.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 27, 2017, 06:05 AM
Took grandson and greatnephew out to cayga drifting deep water for sunnies and gills....caught nice keeper sunnies, gills and bunch of decent perch. All pics are on his camera but they had a great time...3 1/2# fillets.
that is what it is ALL about fishing with the kids.
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 02, 2017, 09:49 PM
Haven't posted in a while but went out last week once with nephew...caught good mess including several crappie, gills, perch...33 total...went again today alone and a lot slower but managed good mess of perch, crappie, gills, rock bass and 14" lmb......coulda been worse. ps: forgot to say i was at port bay
Icejohn
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Post by: yankmyline on Aug 03, 2017, 02:30 PM
Hey Icejohn. Is the south public launch open yet?
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 03, 2017, 07:07 PM
Yank...no only the north launch.....and still 5mph limit on the bay so takes a while to get to the middle of bay where i've bren fishing lately.
icejohn
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Post by: greensider on Aug 27, 2017, 01:01 PM
Pounded crappies in local lake yesterday kept one limit of 1 inchers all on while maribou jigs
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 27, 2017, 03:08 PM
Hard to fillet a "1 incher" :-\

Rg
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Post by: greensider on Aug 27, 2017, 03:23 PM
Lol 12 inches
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 27, 2017, 03:29 PM
 ;D

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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 28, 2017, 10:15 AM
i hammered  some  nice gills  with the  fly rod
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Post by: bigal409 on Aug 28, 2017, 01:26 PM
i hammered  some  nice gills  with the  fly rod
Your lucky Trapper. I couldn't get the gills to bite my flies. The lake I went to had so many bugs on top of the water that the fish didn't want any of mine.  >:( >:(
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 28, 2017, 09:22 PM
Been having a hard time getting gills to bite lately too with jigs..last couple times have had to resort to jig & worms catching some decent ones...caught some nice ones on fly rod on couple ponds though.
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Post by: greensider on Aug 29, 2017, 05:01 AM
We were getting decent gills with a pimple and pinch of crawler at night with green light also last couple of hours with small crappie killer jigs
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 29, 2017, 06:27 AM
my new  discovery  was  to  go  to petco  and  get   50 wax worms  for   5 bucks  they had meal worms too .....if the  pet lizards  were cheaper I think they would make great bass bait
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Post by: Old Timer on Aug 29, 2017, 03:37 PM
Runnings has 30 ounces of dried meal worms for $14.95.. Thats a lot of worms.  Wonder if they would work?
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Aug 29, 2017, 10:27 PM
Your lucky Trapper. I couldn't get the gills to bite my flies. The lake I went to had so many bugs on top of the water that the fish didn't want any of mine.  >:( >:(
....bigal i dont think you could a starving sunnie in a 10 gallon fish tank ;D.......my monthly post to bust on my buddy bigal
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Post by: bigal409 on Aug 30, 2017, 05:19 AM
....bigal i dont think you could a starving sunnie in a 10 gallon fish tank ;D.......my monthly post to bust on my buddy bigal
Wise guy. About time you woke up.  :sleep1: :sleep1: :sleep1: :sleep1:
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 30, 2017, 08:54 PM
Well had a little better today...had god bag of fish...crappie, gills and perch at port bay.
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 19, 2017, 10:03 PM
Well...got out on port bay for perch and had a great day....40+ decent perch with many 12"ers.
Would post pics but d**n imgur....having problems posting again.
(https://i.imgur.com/no4c2zXm.jpg)   (https://i.imgur.com/1a0XToym.jpg)

well realized can't post from phone....used laptop
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 20, 2017, 05:54 AM
Well...got out on port bay for perch and had a great day....40+ decent perch with many 12"ers.
Would post pics but d**n imgur....having problems posting again.

ice  that sounds great buddy  :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 20, 2017, 08:02 PM
Well...got out on port bay for perch and had a great day....40+ decent perch with many 12"ers.
Would post pics but d**n imgur....having problems posting again.
(https://i.imgur.com/no4c2zXm.jpg)   (https://i.imgur.com/1a0XToym.jpg)

well realized can't post from phone....used laptop

Going again friday will post results...seems early but i'll take it.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 21, 2017, 12:16 AM

Well done ice john , good luck next trip
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 21, 2017, 06:47 AM
I bet they even look better golden brown setting next to some French fries and cole slaw     :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 21, 2017, 07:50 AM
#they did!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 21, 2017, 12:39 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 22, 2017, 07:33 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/naaxjnj6d/20170922_200343.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/naaxjnj6d/)
Caught 24 perch....gave dozen to disabled senior....an old time fisherman.

(https://s26.postimg.org/sai12gkid/20170922_200343.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/sai12gkid/)

second pic was me trying to post bigger pic...think i got it.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 23, 2017, 06:31 AM

Yes sir ice john pic is fine and good for you on sharing you bounty
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 23, 2017, 09:09 AM
 :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: icejohn on Oct 04, 2017, 09:55 PM
Had good day on port bay...two of us...70 perch...1 crappie...2 big rockies and huge gill....not a bad day.
icejohn
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 05, 2017, 06:22 AM

Sounds like good eats and a great time
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 05, 2017, 08:05 AM
 :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Oct 05, 2017, 02:33 PM
Nice catch. Tried for crappies on new lake and got skunked. No weed beds its pretty much 9 foot of water that runs right up to 2 feet.  Tough to find them
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Post by: taxid on Oct 08, 2017, 12:06 PM
Nice catch. Tried for crappies on new lake and got skunked. No weed beds its pretty much 9 foot of water that runs right up to 2 feet.  Tough to find them

I fished a lake like that in Mass and drifting panfish jigs was the ticket.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 08, 2017, 12:40 PM
this  time of the  year work the  shore line  then out  look  for  bait 
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 19, 2018, 11:08 PM
Are all you maniacs getting ready...i know the little guy is chomping at the bit ta get out..hes been tying lots a different jigs and flies..he said hes gonna out fish dad every time out this yr..😄😄
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Feb 20, 2018, 07:31 AM
we have some open water here in greene co. try the NORTH shore.warms first
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 20, 2018, 01:13 PM
We have some here on the lake on owasco..usually get a good pile a perch off the pier gonna try saterday..hopefully i have some pics to post
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Feb 26, 2018, 07:55 AM
We have some here on the lake on owasco..usually get a good pile a perch off the pier gonna try saterday..hopefully i have some pics to post
try some orange 2in plastic minnows ,perch love them.
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Feb 28, 2018, 10:49 AM
will answer P.M.  here
what i use for bluegills is a bobber[rocket],4lb test line, and a #14 hook with a worm
around weeds,with the hook just about 1ft below the bobber-NOTE- if i need lead to
tip the bobber vertical i will put the lead right under the bobber--gills inhale their food
with REAL SMALL mouths i want nothing to hit the lips and spit it out
try this i may work for you
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Feb 28, 2018, 02:22 PM
Rat you are one of the most informative guy I've ever seen on any forum always like reading your posts. Has anyone ever tried gulp alive products with any success. I got a new lake with dark water just curious what you would recommend for crappie
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Post by: boondox on Feb 28, 2018, 03:04 PM
Fishin4 eyes try dropping a white grub tail in the lake till you can't see it  when the tail vanishes the fish will be one to two foot below that point so measure the line from rod tip at top of water to white grub tail were it disapeard at and add a foot or two to it .. then fish for the crappie at that depth   .. like if in 8 fow the grub tail disappears 5 foot down the crappies will sit at 6 or 7 foot down.. then I use cause there legal here minnows live ones..  along with jigs either under a bobber or cast and retrieved no bobber bolth retrived really slow.. as for tails on those crappie jigs I use gulp chartreuse shad tails 1 inch size or white grub tails or etc like chartreuse with head colors of hot pink, hot orange, and hot chartreuse..   on white bodies.. helps the jig and tail stand out in the stained water.. also the jig under a bobbber is at that depth explained early were thr white grub disappeared at...
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 28, 2018, 06:06 PM
Braz315   a ice jig under a bobber with spikes or a wax worm is always deadly as is small hair and tube jigs .....bait works too it won't take you long and you'll get the feel for it
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Feb 28, 2018, 06:26 PM
Thanks boon ill have to give it a shot. They've been suspended 15 foot off the bottom in 30 feet of water in the basin all winter.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 28, 2018, 08:06 PM
Thats strange rite in the middle of the water column must thermocline rite there..i usually find them a foor ot two off bottom or a foot under the surface..but all bodies of water are different
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Feb 28, 2018, 08:53 PM
Never seen it before either. First outing on the ice this year marks kept coming in at 15 foot I reeled up and there they were. Been at the same depth every time. Going to make it tough to find them in the spring
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Post by: boondox on Feb 28, 2018, 09:58 PM

When they move in to spawn thay when you use the above... but in winter they suspend like said..  there's a great book on fishing crappie you should read called crappie wisdom..  sold buy infishermen.. I got my coppy on a resale site for around $1.5 plus $3.25 s&h media mail .. sight was called half.com wich was part of ebay.. I think they since closed down?? Not sure but amazon might have cheap books too same with other used book sites if you want me to I can find isbn#?? for the book so you can search for it??  if any thing let me know if you want it.. also the book ice fishing secrets say they suspend etc and how to target them..  were to look to find crappie etc in bolth books..  it a game changer those books are!
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Post by: SizeMatters on Mar 01, 2018, 04:26 AM
When they move in to spawn thay when you use the above... but in winter they suspend like said..  there's a great book on fishing crappie you should read called crappie wisdom..  sold buy infishermen.. I got my coppy on a resale site for around $1.5 plus $3.25 s&h media mail .. sight was called half.com wich was part of ebay.. I think they since closed down?? Not sure but amazon might have cheap books too same with other used book sites if you want me to I can find isbn#?? for the book so you can search for it??  if any thing let me know if you want it.. also the book ice fishing secrets say they suspend etc and how to target them..  were to look to find crappie etc in bolth books..  it a game changer those books are!
I find many used and out of print books here:  https://www.abebooks.com (https://www.abebooks.com)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 02, 2018, 05:04 AM
Iíve caught crappies in the winter 10 feet down over 30 FOW
 
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 02, 2018, 11:34 AM
I dont normally measure my depth i just catchem😄😄😄😄
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Mar 08, 2018, 06:29 PM
Ill have to take a look at those books. Now that I finally found some crappie spots close to home Im on the hunt. I use to be a die hard walleye guy but these last few years chasing panfish have been a fun frustrating learning curve. Addicted. What type of hair jigs should I try. May even throw in some mimic minnows in the mix this year
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 08, 2018, 07:22 PM
I like using calf tail for my hair jigs in a 1/64 th but my favorite for the last 2 yrs is my mop jigs...I'll post a few pics of them later on I gave up on hair jigs after I started using mop jigs..my little guy caught a big steelies on a 1/80 ounce mop jig
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Mar 20, 2018, 05:28 PM
Checked out my spot today. Wish I brought the shanty. Still 18 inches! They were stacked heavy in the basin. Punched 1 hole, tons of lookers. Managed a couple of shorts. Wish I could of changed up lures the cold won
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Post by: boondox on Mar 23, 2018, 01:38 PM
My early spot is a producing as seen in picture..  by the way this lake is really over fished..  so I practiced catch and release today as usual on this lake... just throwing this up there cause I know people love pan fishing and it's that time of year and just trying to let you know to check your fishing spots out cause they can produce early in shallow.. trying to help out give a heads up.. if any thing..


(https://s9.postimg.org/qab1yq2mj/20180323_111100.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/qab1yq2mj/)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 23, 2018, 07:54 PM
Nice crappie boon.ill be looking around either this weekend or next water is very low here
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Post by: boondox on Mar 25, 2018, 10:03 PM
Nice crappie boon.ill be looking around either this weekend or next water is very low here


Was out today lots of perch gills and crappie but with this north east wind I could not fish long cause it's so cold ..
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 26, 2018, 06:48 AM
(https://s9.postimg.org/9xu5trtjf/IMG_20180325_141145.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9xu5trtjf/)
...found the crappies yesterday that was the biggest out of my limit and little guys limit others averaged 10 inches this one was almost 14 very cold day though wind was right in the face got some nice gills to and a few perch
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Mar 26, 2018, 09:23 AM
nice fish,and great photo.
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: hinkydo on Mar 26, 2018, 11:46 AM
Way to go big guy, wish I was fishing next to you.
I found some nice perch, Fair Haven in boat.

                                             hinkydo
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 26, 2018, 03:06 PM
(https://s9.postimg.org/g66rfbtbf/IMG_20180326_155926.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/g66rfbtbf/)
...started at Maxwell's for steelies got a few then little guy wanted to go look for crappies we found them for sure everyone was pretty much using plastics they were doing OK but when we threw the mop jig it was game on lots a ppl a few guys were in disbelieve when they seen our jigs...but we kicked butt...bay bridge is where we were..jig took a beating but kept on a working well over 100 fish on that jig.1/64 oz
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Post by: grubdropper on Mar 26, 2018, 04:53 PM
Tossed some small jigs of the pier north end of Owasco lake.  Water very clear and low.  Did not see any fish.  Just soaked up some late afternoon sun.  Will try some where else tomorrow. 
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 26, 2018, 05:40 PM
nice  fish big guy
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Mar 26, 2018, 05:59 PM
Nice fish. Man that jig took a beating. Little guy is a crappie machine. What's it look like before you beat on the fish
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Post by: SizeMatters on Mar 26, 2018, 06:10 PM
Wow, nice slab!!  You guys cleaned up with the mop.........lol
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 26, 2018, 07:41 PM
(https://s9.postimg.org/7lmmfksqz/IMG_20180326_203233.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/7lmmfksqz/)....here's a before and after I use a leach chenille body makes a buggy look..this jig here is one of my all time favorites it's awesome for steelies to...I've tried using black chenille for a tail but for some reason this one much more productive these tails are really soft and they have super action in water no spikes just a jig..I haven't bought spikes in 2 yrs..

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Post by: boondox on Mar 26, 2018, 07:42 PM
(https://s9.postimg.org/9xu5trtjf/IMG_20180325_141145.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9xu5trtjf/)
...found the crappies yesterday that was the biggest out of my limit and little guys limit others averaged 10 inches this one was almost 14 very cold day though wind was right in the face got some nice gills to and a few perch



Glad i gave you guys a heads up out east cause its going to be game over as soon as it started some years  .. does not look like that this year!!  the faster you get to them the less itch you will have.. by the the way nice job big guy on the big fish!!
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Mar 26, 2018, 07:53 PM
Ill have to get back to the vise one of these days. Great job. Got one day left on the ice. Then hopefully it breaks up fast
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 26, 2018, 08:28 PM
The bit will be on for a while here yet this is the first yr in a while I got them this early in yr it was brutal out there wind was right in the face..I'll be checking other spots this weekend some of my spots the water is very low yet
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 26, 2018, 09:34 PM

(https://s17.postimg.org/m5r1nore3/20180326_121536.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/m5r1nore3/)
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 26, 2018, 09:36 PM
We got out on the boat and shook the dust off today. Beautiful day, plenty of sunshine and the fishin was d**n good too!
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 26, 2018, 10:33 PM
 Nice fish fish Swamp Thing how you been glad to see your still at it...
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 27, 2018, 07:21 AM
Long drawn out winter big guy but it's good to be back on the soft water. Hope you and lil man smash em up good this year!
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Post by: iceman13166 on Mar 27, 2018, 10:38 AM
hinkydo hows that launch up there in fairhaven?  Any problems launching?
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Post by: hinkydo on Mar 27, 2018, 04:29 PM
The launch at state park is clear to go.
Just like the perch I have been getting.
I plan on hitting the perch on Thurs.
Hope the weather cooperates.

                                                    hinkydo
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Mar 27, 2018, 06:51 PM
Picked up a couple of gitzit to chase the crappie through the ice in the am. Anyone ever try them
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 27, 2018, 07:35 PM
Picked up a couple of gitzit to chase the crappie through the ice in the am. Anyone ever try them
op....yep I used them they work got a quite a few fish on them..
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 27, 2018, 07:42 PM
OK I did this on ice shanty I'll give it a shot over here..TRIVIA question the first person to have correct answer I will send you 6 of my jigs that have been working very well... Bigal you are not in this Mr....OK .name the person and body of water that the nys record crappie was caught from..I wasn't far from him when he got it...first person with correct answer will get 6 mop jigs.....ZEEKER.your out of this to if your lurking you won on shanty👍
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 27, 2018, 07:48 PM
I know. I know. Let me answer please.  :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: SizeMatters on Mar 27, 2018, 07:50 PM
OK I did this on ice shanty I'll give it a shot over here..TRIVIA question the first person to have correct answer I will send you 6 of my jigs that have been working very well... Bigal you are not in this Mr....OK .name the person and body of water that the nys record crappie was caught from..I wasn't far from him when he got it...first person with correct answer will get 6 mop jigs.....ZEEKER.your out of this to if your lurking you won on shanty👍
Kenneth kierst , duck lake Black Crappie

White Crappie:   James Weinberg and/or
Richard Otty
Jig
Emerald shiner   Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene Co.
Kinderhook Lake, Columbia Co.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 27, 2018, 08:03 PM
That was to easy lol ..but you were fast size matters ...send me a pm with your address good job...gotta think a something difficult next time lol
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Post by: SizeMatters on Mar 27, 2018, 08:04 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi850.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab68%2FLonegoose28%2Fcrappy_zpseade82f9.jpg&hash=5348de80bb2261d3f614a2e5eb5085fc)
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Post by: SizeMatters on Mar 27, 2018, 08:05 PM
That was to easy d**n that lasted all of 2 minutes..size matter pm me your Addie..good job..
Google is my friend...lol  I remember the thread about it.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 27, 2018, 08:18 PM
I haven't fished that lake in a while it's small to good for northerns also in there duck lake isn't far from me either 15 minutes but I'm not sure if there is access any more
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Mar 27, 2018, 08:26 PM
Dang that was fast haha. Good work. At least I know the gitzits work
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 27, 2018, 08:34 PM
Dang that was fast haha. Good work. At least I know the gitzits work
...I sent you a pm
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 27, 2018, 10:03 PM

(https://s17.postimg.org/96lk9shqz/20180326_201942.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/96lk9shqz/)
These crappies sure woulda liked a few of those mop jigs big guy...   :w00t: :w00t: :whistling: :whistling:
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Post by: boondox on Mar 27, 2018, 10:59 PM
Glad people are listening to the tip I gave don't know how long this streak of fishing will last cause last year it was only a day or two .. this year it's weeks

 by the way nice job swamp thing!


Also is there any one from Indiana watching they may want to give the heads up to the tribe in the Indiana borad cause I have not made it over to there yet..
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 28, 2018, 01:23 AM
Looks like you were feeding them crappie pretty good Swamp Thing (:whistling: :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 28, 2018, 01:52 AM
Swamp check your in box
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Post by: iceman13166 on Mar 28, 2018, 08:41 AM
Duck lake still has public access.  Just pay to launch.  Believe its $5 west side
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 28, 2018, 03:45 PM
Thanks iceman you thinking of otter lake duck lake is small
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Mar 28, 2018, 05:28 PM
Bite was on fire today. Lot of shorts. Bet I threw 25 or 30 back. Finally found some keepers. Was starting to wonder if they existed in this new lake. Tons of 7-8 inchers out of there this year but few keepers. Brought home 19.
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 28, 2018, 05:55 PM
Glad u had a good day..  we fished two different bodies of water and put 200+ miles on the chevy and caught one crappie all day. O well sometimes you're the bat and sometimes you're the ball.   ;)
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Post by: iceman13166 on Mar 29, 2018, 01:01 PM
Big Guy are you insulting my intelligence?  I know the bodies of water that I talk about. 
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 29, 2018, 03:42 PM
No iceman  I know you know the waters around us I just don't ever remember a launch over there it's been a long time since I been over there.i thought someone bought a bunch a land over there and they took access away
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 31, 2018, 03:21 PM

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Another crappie day.. 🎣🎣
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Post by: iceman13166 on Apr 03, 2018, 05:13 AM
Interesting catch of fish last night while fishing for bullhead.  Caught 2 Bowfins, 3 Perch, 1 rock bass, 1 carp and a doz bullhead.  Made for an interesting night.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 03, 2018, 05:55 PM
Interesting catch of fish last night while fishing for bullhead.  Caught 2 Bowfins, 3 Perch, 1 rock bass, 1 carp and a doz bullhead.  Made for an interesting night.
...now that's a mixed catch a fish fun though
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 03, 2018, 06:30 PM
big guy any fishing?
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 03, 2018, 08:26 PM
Nope not in a while well April 1rst for about an hr
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 03, 2018, 10:43 PM

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I snuck out for a few hours yesterday in the sun and today in the rain with the same results... Slabs 🤓🤓
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 04, 2018, 08:50 AM
swamp very nice man
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Post by: gotagetm on Apr 04, 2018, 09:04 AM
nice fish swamp!!!
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 04, 2018, 09:16 AM
Stopped by a local 'gill hole the other day for a quick fix.  Chartreuse mop jig was tied on and promptly caught 6 bass and 7 nice gills.  One of the gills was my first 10"er of the year. (no camera/no pic/didn't happen :) )  Lost the mop jig and didn't get another bite on any others I had with me.  Was it timing and the bite just shut down or was the mop jig that good?  Gonna require more study......
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 04, 2018, 10:43 AM
Nice job fellas! This weather should take care of the ice that's left so I can get back on them
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 04, 2018, 03:18 PM
Stopped by a local 'gill hole the other day for a quick fix.  Chartreuse mop jig was tied on and promptly caught 6 bass and 7 nice gills.  One of the gills was my first 10"er of the year. (no camera/no pic/didn't happen :) )  Lost the mop jig and didn't get another bite on any others I had with me.  Was it timing and the bite just shut down or was the mop jig that good?  Gonna require more study......
....the mop jig is just that good ...yours are on the way
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 04, 2018, 03:52 PM
....the mop jig is just that good ...yours are on the way
Thanks!  Gonna give them a workout for sure.  I had tied one up to try off the pier in Canandaigua with my buddies last week.  Miserable conditions but it caught the only two fish all morning between the three us.  Tied up a few more today on a couple of different jigs I pour.  Won't be able to get out again till next week though.  :(  Fishing begins in earnest then.
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 06, 2018, 08:38 PM
Had a few good hrs at my fishin hole for gills and couple crappie...one good one
icejohn
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 06, 2018, 10:10 PM
Nice pile ice John good job I need to get out but it's slow around me rite now
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 07, 2018, 05:33 AM

 Nice catch ice John
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Post by: hinkydo on Apr 07, 2018, 04:45 PM
Way to go icejohn, you put a clinic on.

                                           hinkydo
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 07, 2018, 05:57 PM
Some nice ones there, good work
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 07, 2018, 06:37 PM
Yea thanks guys...been catching few around....been a little tough with wind and temps.
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Post by: wally13 on Apr 07, 2018, 07:31 PM
nice fish good job icejohn
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Post by: [email protected] on Apr 10, 2018, 08:24 PM

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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 10, 2018, 11:07 PM
I see someone is out finding crappie..nice pic
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 13, 2018, 01:29 AM

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It's gotta happen sometime right.. 🎣🎣
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 13, 2018, 04:50 AM
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It's gotta happen sometime right.. 🎣🎣
Nice slabs!!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 13, 2018, 06:42 AM
Nice fish 👍🏻
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 13, 2018, 05:59 PM

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When it's good, it's good. Solid couple days of bein a panfish maniac before mother nature ruins the show
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 13, 2018, 06:41 PM
Nice catch they haven't really haven't turned on around me yet.t he weather has everything going in circles
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Post by: gotagetm on Apr 13, 2018, 07:49 PM
nice catch!!!
got out myself in boat for first trip today with limited time but did well
looks like weather gonna go to s./t now!!!
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 13, 2018, 08:14 PM
Rub it in you guys nice all week 2 days off gonna terrible weather again
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Post by: eyehi on Apr 13, 2018, 09:52 PM

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Post by: eyehi on Apr 13, 2018, 09:54 PM
23 perch 1 1/2 quart bags of fillets .... To bad the weekend weather is horrible ...
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Post by: eyehi on Apr 13, 2018, 10:02 PM
Hope to have my trailer wheel bearings and new tires on by next weekend .... It has to warm up sometime  :w00t:
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Post by: TennesseeFreeze on Apr 14, 2018, 08:22 AM
Nice perch eyehi! :D, were waiting for the warmup  in Indiana  too.
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 14, 2018, 10:07 PM
Nice bucket of craps...way to go
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 15, 2018, 08:31 AM

Nice fish guys
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 15, 2018, 08:58 AM

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Wishin i was still fishin but thankful for the haul..
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 15, 2018, 09:28 AM
Nice catches you guys I'm not even trying again out here my for at least 2 weeks there still running the dams wide open at mudlocks I guess there gonna drain the whole darn lake Cayuga lake that is
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 15, 2018, 09:38 AM
Nice fish guys. Going to be awhile here. At this rate the lakes are probably making ice
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 21, 2018, 12:08 AM
We just put the poles down for a few hours.. we laid into em pretty good from dusk til midnight.. 28 degrees here and frozen tips but we got em! Not sure what there's more of, fish or beer cans 😊
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 21, 2018, 07:58 AM
http://www.westernbass.com/forum/cdfw-increased-patrols-following-several-recent-gross-overlimit-cases-crappie-anglers-the-san-joaquin-valley-t114637.html#p599362
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Post by: TennesseeFreeze on Apr 21, 2018, 08:41 AM
Cool read, I see it all to often. Especially on the ice.
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Post by: seamonkey84 on Apr 21, 2018, 08:53 AM
poachers are a horrible bunch, that is an outrageous amount of fish. Other than doing it commercialy, why would anyone want that much fish in the freezer?
That said, being from Maine, itís interesting to see the other side. crappie are considered an invasive species that was illegally introduce, same with bluegills.  Even for the native panfish we have, there is no limit on ANY of them excepts on a very few lakes for white perch. Not too many people target panfish here besides kids, or if they do, its usually just through the ice, or they are quiet about it.  I like catching them for fun with light gear or fly rod, I donít eat fish much so anything that tugs my line is fun for me.
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Post by: TennesseeFreeze on Apr 21, 2018, 09:16 AM
"Not too many people target panfish here besides kids, or if they do, its usually just through the ice, or they are quiet about it."
 
Sounds like the people of Maine are missing out my friend! "or there quite about it". Really, your shamed if you catch crappie and gill in Maine! Just kids fishing for em?!? Ha, I love It. The people of Maine are too good to catch pan fish. I had no idea Ya'll were so special. Noted seamonkey84.
 
We do agree on poachers being a horrible bunch
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 21, 2018, 09:36 AM
Looking at buying a panfish pole any recommendations? Med/light rod probably. Unfortunately probably going to have to be a walleye/panfish pole
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 21, 2018, 09:41 AM
Invasive species...  ;D ;D that's somethin.. round here we get up all hours of the night or fish em all day into the night. I'd come to maine n clear em out for u guys no problem!

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I fished in 26į for these this a.m 🎣🎣
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 21, 2018, 10:03 AM
Invasive species...  ;D ;D that's somethin.. round here we get up all hours of the night or fish em all day into the night. I'd come to maine n clear em out for u guys no problem!

(https://s17.postimg.cc/ock15f0yz/20180421_100528.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ock15f0yz/)

I fished in 26į for these this a.m 🎣🎣
....count me in Mr..rent a u haul..lmao
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Post by: TennesseeFreeze on Apr 21, 2018, 10:28 AM
Rent a U Haul and a Bus!  People of Maine...fear not... real fisherman are coming to save you!  Just don't look the Crappie directly in the eye and ya"ll will be fine!
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 21, 2018, 10:36 AM
I'm in. Give us a list of lakes and we ll take it from there
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Post by: seamonkey84 on Apr 21, 2018, 11:24 AM
There are a few people that put up a pile of slabs on our board, but most of the attention is toward the brook trout and land locked salmon, native or stocked. A lot of waters also stocked with rainbows and brown trout too.  The northern half of the state removed the size and bag limit on bass (introduced, by the state and spread illegally) to discourage their spread into prime cold water fisheries.
To some from other states, Maine may sound like it doesnít have much to fish for since thereís also no walleye. But our natives are gems.
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Post by: skinny40 on Apr 21, 2018, 02:56 PM
Im sure there are a lot of "quiet" folks in Maine that would get pretty loud if they seen a bunch of New Yorkers taking buckets
of slabs
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 21, 2018, 03:49 PM

Maine folks donít like yellow perch either
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Post by: seamonkey84 on Apr 21, 2018, 05:36 PM
Im sure there are a lot of "quiet" folks in Maine that would get pretty loud if they seen a bunch of New Yorkers taking buckets
of slabs
I wouldnít doubt it lol. Itís kind of a in the background fishery people are enjoying.  Now if youíre pulling white or yellow perch, I think thereís more than a few people that would point you to the lakes that need thinning.
Maine folks donít like yellow perch either

Itís because they are often filled with yellow grubs. Theyíre ok in some places but you have to be picky with most lakes. We know theyíre safe to eat, but itís unsightly. The crappies and white perch have some people targeting them for the table, but mostly through the ice. Northern pike are also an introduced invasive  :P

Enough about how weird we are up here, letís just call it different regional tastes.
But letís just say, being an invasive species, they have done very well in our waters, and itís guilt free fillets. Iíve made a mess in my friends boat when we found a school of them, basically kept every one we caught and decided to stop a little after 20 or so.

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My PB bluegill, 9.5in on a 2.5in gulp minnow
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Tie PB 15Ē crappies, one on fly rod
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One on jig

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Post by: eyehi on Apr 21, 2018, 11:37 PM
Tried 3 spots today did not have a bite ... Back at it tomorrow ...
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 22, 2018, 07:21 PM
Checked 3 spots today still locked up. 1 more week
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Post by: eyehi on Apr 22, 2018, 08:08 PM
Another rough morning ... We kept a dozen the boat next to us nailed the perch .... Trying another spot tomorrow after work ....
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 22, 2018, 10:24 PM
Tried 9 spots today ,,,1 carp..1 white perch ...1 walleye...😘🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 22, 2018, 11:25 PM
Well took boat out Saturday on port bay...and total bust...was looking for gills and crappie and couldn't find either...should 've known better last couple years had tuff time finding them early. Don't know what i'm doing wrong
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Post by: Pequod1 on Apr 23, 2018, 04:00 AM
Nothing John.  The water temps are killing us right now. 38-39 on both Keuka and canandaigua Saturday. I know a number of great panfishermen that did  only a few or no fish. Meanwhile, lakers are all over enjoying the cold. 
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 23, 2018, 07:41 AM
yea thanks...it sure makes you question yourself...chances are if i tried for perch...could have maybe done better but as hinkydo said...it was slow for him at fair haven as well...i've done well from shore for gills and few crappie at east bay but i just wanted to get out in the boat.
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Apr 23, 2018, 08:04 AM
Nothing John.  The water temps are killing us right now. 38-39 on both Keuka and canandaigua Saturday. I know a number of great panfishermen that did  only a few or no fish. Meanwhile, lakers are all over enjoying the cold.
with water temp.in the 30's fish for them where you were getting them ice fishing,my water temps are mid 40's
i find them  at rims, deep water ,and about 10ft about a foot off bottom,i use a 14 hook jig with a spike no movement
hope this helps
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: wally13 on Apr 23, 2018, 11:13 PM
has to warm  up water temp
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 24, 2018, 03:48 AM
with water temp.in the 30's fish for them where you were getting them ice fishing,my water temps are mid 40's
i find them  at rims, deep water ,and about 10ft about a foot off bottom,i use a 14 hook jig with a spike no movement
hope this helps
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
I hit a local spot for crappie with not a lot of luck yesterday.  Anchored down outside the local underemployed navy with 15 minutes before I had to leave.  Still no luck and didn't see anyone else doing much.  Tied on a 1/80 oz. jig and a tiny plastic spike with thoughts of hitting different water in the morning for gills.  Put 10 keeper crappie in the boat on 12 casts and had to leave with them biting......
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Apr 24, 2018, 07:03 AM
I hit a local spot for crappie with not a lot of luck yesterday.  Anchored down outside the local underemployed navy with 15 minutes before I had to leave.  Still no luck and didn't see anyone else doing much.  Tied on a 1/80 oz. jig and a tiny plastic spike with thoughts of hitting different water in the morning for gills.  Put 10 keeper crappie in the boat on 12 casts and had to leave with them biting......
for crappies i have my best luck with BROWN/ORANGE 1-1/2in tubes[make sure ALL the tail parts on the tubes tail are cut ]so they move,just find what part of the water column the crappies are in.i put this tube/ jig under a bobber,keeping the tube about -1FT- above the fish ,then let rig set for a min. now just move the bobber a SMALL dist. let it set -keep doing this--the key is where in the water column they are
hope this helps
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT 
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 24, 2018, 07:04 AM
yesterday the temp hit 70 with 2 days of sun and  days getting longer , the  gills and sunfish are  going  and  I been hitting crappies ...you have to stop trying to figure out the weather and spend some time on the water
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Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 24, 2018, 07:58 AM
Hey trapper. Top of the page, hold your cursor over "Profile", click on "Forum Profile". Click in the little circle next to "No Avatar."  ;D
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 24, 2018, 08:13 AM
ok I did it ....whats that do?
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Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 24, 2018, 08:17 AM
Lol. oops. Then after that, down at the bottom right of the page click "Change Profile".
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Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 24, 2018, 08:20 AM
That should get rid of that big ugly grey thing.  ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 24, 2018, 12:29 PM
I must be in a slump yet I spent 7 hrs Sunday out and about..I left home with an empty bucket I came home with an empty bucket..did notice water is very cold here yet ..I did talk to my buddy that is a game warden he was all over no one had fish ..but he tipped me on where the crappie are just starting on Cayuga lake...
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 24, 2018, 12:52 PM
big guy call me i'll hook ya up
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 24, 2018, 12:54 PM
OK trap...we keep missing each other's calls ...phone tag😂🤣😂🤣😂
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 24, 2018, 04:02 PM

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I got out on the water for a few hours before the rain set in...  water is starting to warm up nice round here. My numbers r a little off for the year but I catch my fair share  :laugh:
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Apr 24, 2018, 07:51 PM
Great work swamp. Some quality fishing weather the past few days.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 24, 2018, 11:04 PM
Hey Swamp your numbers are a little better than mine but not for long I will catch up to you 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 25, 2018, 10:46 AM
Hey Swamp your numbers are a little better than mine but not for long I will catch up to you 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
You don't catch any fish do you?  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 26, 2018, 09:50 AM

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Little chilly this a.m on the water but that doesn't stop true panfish maniacs.. 🎣🎣
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 26, 2018, 11:54 AM
Will have to find your boat and "stalk" you...nice job...glad someone's getting some.
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 26, 2018, 12:44 PM
We have an array of boats that we keep in constant circulation for exactly that reason.. lol and not many people travel the way we do for these fish.. at least I don't know any and I'm told quite often that we r maniacs when we tell locals where we traveled from to fish. 6 different lakes so far this year, all produced exactly what we were after.. SLABS!
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 26, 2018, 12:47 PM
Actually just taking a quick lunch break now n heading across four more counties for a lil more action for the afternoon.. panfish maniac suits me well  :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 26, 2018, 08:45 PM

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Incase anybody thought i was jokin.. 😊
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 26, 2018, 11:07 PM
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Incase anybody thought i was jokin.. 😊
..you have to much time to fish..don't you have bricks to lay someplace😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 slab bricks don't count.nice catching buddy
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 27, 2018, 02:39 PM
11an to 2:30  .....yup  water is too cold


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add 7 bullheads to that  ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 27, 2018, 02:54 PM
11an to 2:30  .....yup  water is too cold

Everyone knows that 😜
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Post by: eyehi on Apr 27, 2018, 04:51 PM
Nice catch trapper ... Way to stack them up ...
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Post by: eyehi on Apr 27, 2018, 04:52 PM
I finally had a good day fishing on a vacation day .... Took us all morning to find the perch .... 44 keepers between her and I ....
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 27, 2018, 05:10 PM

Well done eyehi, I see they are still with potential off spring
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 27, 2018, 08:14 PM
Nice perch eyehi and way to go trapp.. was a beautiful day to be out. We started the morning on Erie outta the catt in search of some jumbos to no avail.. but got some redemption this afternoon at one of my go to spots.

(https://s17.postimg.cc/6p2qe2uqz/20180427_184654.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6p2qe2uqz/)
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 27, 2018, 08:43 PM
I'd follow you around but probably couldn't afford the gas...lol
icejohn
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Post by: eyehi on Apr 27, 2018, 10:31 PM
Well done eyehi, I see they are still with potential off spring

Still no sign off the spawn here though things are changing fast ....should be an interesting walleye opening weekend .....
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Post by: eyehi on Apr 27, 2018, 10:31 PM
Nice perch eyehi and way to go trapp.. was a beautiful day to be out. We started the morning on Erie outta the catt in search of some jumbos to no avail.. but got some redemption this afternoon at one of my go to spots.

(https://s17.postimg.cc/6p2qe2uqz/20180427_184654.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6p2qe2uqz/)

Nice slabs swamp thing .... I would like to find some crappie for my freezer ....
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 28, 2018, 04:31 AM
finish this cup of coffee then I'm headed out to get some more gills and hopefully a few crappies then I'm cleaning fish the rest of the day lol
...I couldn't resist I went and hammered some bullheads again last night
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 29, 2018, 07:58 AM
Little bit snow ain't stoppin me..
(https://s17.postimg.cc/uo0b69hh7/20180429_082947.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/uo0b69hh7/)
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Post by: FreezinGator on Apr 29, 2018, 11:38 PM
(https://s9.postimg.cc/sjslxc0x7/20180426_163927.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/sjslxc0x7/)

Finally got out - no monsters but all were between 10 and 11 inches - was good to shake the rust off  8)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 30, 2018, 05:44 AM
you did well!   finishing my coffee then I'm heading out
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on May 01, 2018, 06:32 AM

(https://s17.postimg.cc/mwgdfq02z/20180501_011340.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mwgdfq02z/)

Nice weather and a crappie night!
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on May 01, 2018, 06:12 PM

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Nice day on the water..
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Post by: fishin4eyes on May 01, 2018, 06:25 PM
Good day to get out today. Nice out there no bites but felt good to be out. Nice pile swamp
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 01, 2018, 08:23 PM
black flies are out
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 01, 2018, 11:08 PM
Nice catch Swamp..your on a roll..
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Post by: DANMAN on May 02, 2018, 09:33 PM
tried to get on Cayuga.   blown off.    poked around in the marina docks.  saw some fish hiding.  they were not interested in my twister tail

hot and 85
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Post by: FreezinGator on May 03, 2018, 10:57 AM

(https://s18.postimg.cc/e8287u985/20180503_114045.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/e8287u985/)
Did a little better today - kept about 15 plus a few decent gills.  Got a little windy so I called it a day. 
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Post by: DANMAN on May 03, 2018, 08:49 PM
gator.   how deep them crappies?      males or females?
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Post by: deerefishyfishy on May 04, 2018, 06:45 AM
Looking good fellas!!! Itching to get out but the kids sports keep me pretty tied up this time of year... Keep up the good work!
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 06, 2018, 07:05 AM
well  it's  may  6th  and  if  your  not on  fish now it's  because  your not   trying ..... i been hammering  gills  and  crappies   for  a  while  now ....if  you  want  fish you need  to get out and  cast a  jig and  bobber  .....  i  think  it's a great year
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Post by: FreezinGator on May 06, 2018, 07:47 AM
Hey Dan - the spot I have been fishing is only about 8 feet deep at is deepest spot.  Its a long low lake.  I have been getting them around the brushpiles between 3 and 5 feet deep.  The other spot I fish is deep (and colder) and they are not in the shallows there yet - they will be soon though.  Mostly males - I have only caught 2 females so far this year.   
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 06, 2018, 05:50 PM
ok something I  noticed  years  ago  I  fish  the  river  system a lot   and   the  river  has   many  shallow  water  areas  of  sand  and  fairly  smooth  bottoms ...this water warms  quick  compaired to the  rest of the  river and  often   very slow  currents  in those  areas,i hit  those  spots  very early in the year  when  most  guys are  fishing  logs  and   creek mouths   complaining  ,I do very very  well I wondered  if  anyone  else  has  found  this in  areas  they  fish  .....you don't have to post where  ...in fact I recommend  you  don't  just want to see  if  others  found this  too
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 07, 2018, 05:27 AM
I must not be trying. Great February, lousy March, and an almost lousy April.  The areas that I fish are all two weeks behind. Just waiting now for the after spawn funk to end and the fish to go back on the feed. Maybe tomorrow
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 07, 2018, 05:32 AM
pequod   been a  good  bite   right in  sodus  bay   surprised  you havn't  been on it
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 07, 2018, 06:55 AM
It petered out. I was there last week and we caught a million 8" males. I have a couple gallons of white "milk" from that encounter in my boat ;D.  We did get a handful of nice fish, but not what I am used to.
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on May 08, 2018, 06:07 AM
If you're a good boy Uncle Dan will take u to the honey hole tomorrow Pequod.. ;D ;D since u did make me that nice custom rod n all! I only got about a hundred of em yesterday but i guess that's ok..  ;)


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Post by: Pequod1 on May 08, 2018, 02:38 PM
Another slow day for me. A handful of keeper perch, 4 pickerel and a laker. See you tomorrow ???
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 08, 2018, 04:46 PM
Wait for lil ole me 😂🤣😂
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on May 09, 2018, 02:05 PM
Always nice to spend the day with my buddy Pequod.. we had some laughs, caught some slabbers, and had a nice mid morning breakfast on the lake to break up the day. Good to see u sir!


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Post by: TennesseeFreeze on May 09, 2018, 02:11 PM
Nice fish friend! So cool, darker then the crappie here now, very  interesting  to see the difference in fish geographically! :laugh:
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Post by: SizeMatters on May 10, 2018, 05:19 AM
Didn't slay 'em but it was a good day to be out on water I've never been on. (https://s7.postimg.cc/r7q14ibhz/IMG_4354.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r7q14ibhz/)
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Post by: filetandrelease on May 10, 2018, 06:04 AM

Some good meals guys and thatís s dandy rocky Size Matters
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 10, 2018, 09:18 AM
Nice Rockie size..
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on May 10, 2018, 01:16 PM
d**n nice rock SM! Me n pequod went back out n threw some more fish in the livewell this a.m.. little windy with a few sprinkles but whatever. The craps didn't care about the weather, they cooperated!
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 11, 2018, 05:50 AM
Now the lakes are working. Crappies, gills and could this be the start of Rockies? Still trying to forget March and April. I'm smiling again :)
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 11, 2018, 05:53 AM
pequad the  rock bass  been  going  buddy   down where I met you is full of them
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 11, 2018, 03:59 PM
Thank You.  Sent you a pm. You will see me soon.
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 11, 2018, 04:08 PM
Now that I have rockies on my mind, I am to a loss as to why I can't fin d them in Sodus the last few years. Used to have a lot of fun there but lately nothing. I know that guys have been getting them the past few years, just not me. A little wrong time, wrong place. If anyone wants to share when they start there, please let me know. Don't have to tell me exactly, just when they start running and I'll sniff them out.
Thanks.
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Post by: dirtydeeds on May 12, 2018, 03:23 PM

(https://s31.postimg.cc/4w9kcxfav/20180512_150409.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4w9kcxfav/)
Did well this a.m and early afternoon, Ive been working alot lately and havent been out much but they paid for it today!!
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 12, 2018, 03:32 PM
Nice pile a fish I'm heading out soon myself hopefully I can find some
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Post by: dirtydeeds on May 12, 2018, 04:10 PM
Thanks
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Anyone know what kind of fish this is? I've caught them ice fishing and early spring but never as much as I have this year. I Took the kids bullhead fishing and they're all we could catch! I've heard them called rudds's but Im dont know what they are for sure. There's hundreds swimming the shallows in conesus.
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Post by: SeanP on May 12, 2018, 04:21 PM
That's what is looks like to me....surprised there are a lot.  They are an invasive species.
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Post by: seamonkey84 on May 12, 2018, 04:53 PM
That is a Rudd, an invasive species from Europe. Very similar to the native golden shinner but get much bigger, and they can interbreed so it causes issues IDing them.
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 12, 2018, 06:47 PM
that's a  rudd sometimes  they are more  orange too .....


Rudd is an invasive fish native to Europe that has been found in scattered locations in the lower Great Lakes. A member of the minnow family, the fish was introduced to the United States in the early 1900s, likely through the bait trade
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Post by: fishin4eyes on May 12, 2018, 09:27 PM
I catch tons of Rockies. What do you guys consider a keeper. Are they really that good to eat. Nice catches word has it the crappie are on fire. To busy beating up the walleye this week
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Post by: SizeMatters on May 13, 2018, 08:20 AM
I catch tons of Rockies. What do you guys consider a keeper. Are they really that good to eat. Nice catches word has it the crappie are on fire. To busy beating up the walleye this week
I love to catch, don't care to eat them.  I keep a few for others that really like them.  8" to 10" range for the pan, over 10" I usually release for another day.  Gotta respect the aggressive little rascals.
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Post by: icejohn on May 13, 2018, 11:32 PM
Now that I have rockies on my mind, I am to a loss as to why I can't fin d them in Sodus the last few years. Used to have a lot of fun there but lately nothing. I know that guys have been getting them the past few years, just not me. A little wrong time, wrong place. If anyone wants to share when they start there, please let me know. Don't have to tell me exactly, just when they start running and I'll sniff them out.
Thanks.
I'll let you know...they're starting usually north end on sodus...fair haven too....i'll send a pm when i get into them
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 14, 2018, 12:41 AM

(https://s9.postimg.cc/ctau6eoxn/IMG_20180513_202140.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ctau6eoxn/)
...little guy found a pile of these we moved a little bit and both almost got a limit of gills we were fishing in only 4 fow..
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 14, 2018, 08:24 PM
Here we go again Cayuga lake 3 foot low again and Seneca river almost 4 foot low...no idea why there draining everything again really gonna make for tough fishing again
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Post by: bigal409 on May 15, 2018, 01:12 PM
Here we go again Cayuga lake 3 foot low again and Seneca river almost 4 foot low...no idea why there draining everything again really gonna make for tough fishing again
Better come down this way Big Guy. Plenty of water and the small walleyes  are biting good.  :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
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Post by: FreezinGator on May 17, 2018, 05:13 PM

(https://s31.postimg.cc/u4dwm9g1j/20180517_171123.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u4dwm9g1j/)
Got into 'em today.  First limit of the season.  They were pretty aggressive - few of them hit my bobber. Looks like mostly males - tails were torn up on a lot of them-
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Post by: trapper2000 on May 17, 2018, 05:30 PM
I took the  fly rod and  pounded  some  rock  bass  ,good  day 
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Post by: eyedoctor on May 17, 2018, 06:40 PM
went to north end of sodus bay thinking I would get into the rockies. Well no rockies but did catch 26 hog perch. that was definitely a nice surprise.
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 18, 2018, 04:08 AM
That was a good surprise for this time of year. It just seems that everything is delayed this year. Apple blossom time and very few Rockies.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 20, 2018, 06:53 AM
went to north end of sodus bay thinking I would get into the rockies. Well no rockies but did catch 26 hog perch. that was definitely a nice surprise.

Great problem to have. Nice work
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Post by: FrankM on May 20, 2018, 04:36 PM
Spent 5 days at Honeoye and did not catch 1 fish.  My wife outfished me catching 1 perch.  I have never had such a hard time finding panfish before.  One bad day is normal but 5 consecutive bad days trying to find panfish is unheard of. 
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Post by: deerefishyfishy on May 20, 2018, 06:43 PM
(https://s9.postimg.cc/ctau6eoxn/IMG_20180513_202140.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ctau6eoxn/)
...little guy found a pile of these we moved a little bit and both almost got a limit of gills we were fishing in only 4 fow..
Way to go little (and big) guy!  :D :thumbup_smilie: :clapping:
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on May 21, 2018, 07:33 PM
Took a spin out to a local lake to see if the craps were where i figured they'd be... BINGO!! We smashed em up good for a few hours. Northeast wind didnt stop em one bit.


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Post by: filetandrelease on May 21, 2018, 08:37 PM

 Well done guys 👍🏻
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Post by: fishin4eyes on May 27, 2018, 08:20 PM
Beating them up with the mop jig big guy really appreciate you hooking me up. Even the perch love them
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on May 27, 2018, 09:51 PM

(https://s15.postimg.cc/k3nxbnwo7/20180526_153231.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/k3nxbnwo7/)

I found a few that like that mop too yesterday big guy... 👍
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Post by: Buckski on May 28, 2018, 08:32 PM
Spent 5 days at Honeoye and did not catch 1 fish.  My wife outfished me catching 1 perch.  I have never had such a hard time finding panfish before.  One bad day is normal but 5 consecutive bad days trying to find panfish is unheard of.
Throw the play book out the window at that point! Bummer

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Post by: Adkiceman1 on May 29, 2018, 04:22 AM

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Found a couple of hogs on Sunday.  The fish are mid spawn right now I believe.
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Post by: bart on May 29, 2018, 06:50 AM
Two beauties there for sure, nice!
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Post by: SHaRPS on May 29, 2018, 08:32 AM
Nice crappie iceman!

Here is multi boat freezer filler for me. Hit the fresh for some crappie in the morning and then the salt for some tautog in the afternoon. Time to move on to different species now.


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Post by: deerefishyfishy on May 30, 2018, 08:26 PM
Awesome fish guys! Thanks for the pics. Making me itch to get out but the kids baseball/softball is in full swing right now so there isn't a moment's rest after work or on weekends. I enjoy it though  ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 30, 2018, 11:12 PM
Nice fish you guys..I haven't been able to get out work has me tied up rite now ..little guy has been out fishing with mom like every evening they been hammering big Rockies and jumbo perch when the perch wanna hit ...Swamp Thing glad the mop jig got you a net full...Sunday I think I can get out for a while ..hopefully little guy left me a few to catch in there spot...😂🤣😂🤣😂
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 03, 2018, 12:38 PM
Me and loser Dean are having a good day...


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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jun 03, 2018, 12:58 PM
some nice pannies there and great photos
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 03, 2018, 04:08 PM
Thanks Rat we kept ours... ;D


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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 03, 2018, 04:24 PM
Nice looking fry there Dom. Bet it was delicious.

Rg
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 03, 2018, 04:48 PM

Nice going Dom , the 3 Cs - catch , clean and consume
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Post by: greensider on Jun 04, 2018, 09:08 AM
Nice mix of pannies we killed the crappie all day yesterday just c&r
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Post by: [email protected] on Jun 04, 2018, 08:27 PM

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Post by: fishin4eyes on Jun 04, 2018, 08:43 PM
Nice gill! Crappie are still up in the shallows did a little scouting trip on a shore spot. 3 casts got an 8in crap and 10 inch perch. Mosquitos are hot! The wife said that was it. Successful scout
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Post by: WalleyeWonder on Jun 06, 2018, 09:44 AM
Rock bass should be on beds soon. Thoughts? I think they make some d**n good eatin'
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Post by: SHaRPS on Jun 06, 2018, 12:10 PM
Rock bass should be on beds soon. Thoughts? I think they make some d**n good eatin'

I am going north to NH in 10 days and rock bass there are a confirmed nuisance. I plan on piling up 10lbs of fillets and helping the smallmouth population out a bit. Its bee terrible with rockbass for years up there now. great for action but i want bass.
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Post by: WalleyeWonder on Jun 06, 2018, 01:02 PM
Wow that's crazy. Glad we don't have excessive numbers like that around here. Love getting in to a pile of em once in a while though   :laugh:
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Jun 06, 2018, 08:12 PM
I'll stick with these delicious nuisance fish... got out for a bit this afternoon n picked up where we left off..

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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 06, 2018, 09:19 PM
Myself and the little guy got out last Sunday we smashed the Rockies.almost 2 ..5 gallon bucket full was raining out so I didn't get pics we got home and started cleaning that was alot a fish got a few big perch in the pile also but as soon as the jig hit bottom fish on ..it was fun..
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Post by: Adkiceman1 on Jun 07, 2018, 06:25 AM
Swamp thing, were the crappie still up in the shallows?   I fished last Sunday and I couldnít get any on the spawn pattern. I moved out to 8-10 fow and managed to pick up a dozen males.  All super black.  No females to be found.
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Jun 07, 2018, 02:25 PM
Nice work big guy and Jr.. adk the craps are on their way back out to the deeper water around here.. caught most of my fish yesterday in ~12-16' all on plastics
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Post by: Adkiceman1 on Jun 07, 2018, 03:07 PM
Yea, thatís what I figured.  Thanks!
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Post by: greensider on Jun 09, 2018, 10:22 PM
We have been killing crappie every where we go most are within 15 yards of shore
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Jun 23, 2018, 08:38 AM
Testing, testing, testing.....anybody out there?  Big Guy, Trap, Rg? 
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Jun 23, 2018, 09:14 AM
Went after the craps a week and a half ago males were still shallow but getting anything through the weeds was impossible. Did get 5 keepers white thumper was the ticket
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Post by: greensider on Jun 24, 2018, 04:01 PM
Still killing crappie all over used plastics today couldn't keep them off
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 27, 2018, 10:10 PM
Testing, testing, testing.....anybody out there?  Big Guy, Trap, Rg? 
....what's up bluegill haven't been on much as of late..you can always shoot me a text I think you have my number ..I'll send you a pm..everyone enjoying there summer out there..I been getting some nice eyes at night time close to my house little guy getting slab crappies his arm gets tired of lifting blade baits for hrs so he wonders with a road runner does pretty good to..pretty much only been night fishing I haven't caught a Gill in a month ...but that's OK the eyes make up for it good fish sandwiches...yum yum...rg are you on the carp with the fly yet...??..the biggest fish has been a sheepshead little guys mom caught it actually had to pick up anchor and move boat down river 15 lbs on 4lb test line we landed it that was fun..no pic it was slimming pretty good didn't wanna slime carpet in boat ..hung over side a boat to weigh it..
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Post by: bigal409 on Jun 28, 2018, 05:32 AM
....what's up bluegill haven't been on much as of late..you can always shoot me a text I think you have my number ..I'll send you a pm..everyone enjoying there summer out there..I been getting some nice eyes at night time close to my house little guy getting slab crappies his arm gets tired of lifting blade baits for hrs so he wonders with a road runner does pretty good to..pretty much only been night fishing I haven't caught a Gill in a month ...but that's OK the eyes make up for it good fish sandwiches...yum yum...rg are you on the carp with the fly yet...??..the biggest fish has been a sheepshead little guys mom caught it actually had to pick up anchor and move boat down river 15 lbs on 4lb test line we landed it that was fun..no pic it was slimming pretty good didn't wanna slime carpet in boat ..hung over side a boat to weigh it..
Hey check it out. The Big Guy woke up  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 28, 2018, 09:27 AM
bigal if it  wasn't for little  guy the only fish  big_guy would  have  is a Mc Fish   :rotflol:

we all need to get together  for  some laughs and  fishing
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Post by: bigal409 on Jun 28, 2018, 10:05 AM
bigal if it  wasn't for little  guy the only fish  big_guy would  have  is a Mc Fish   :rotflol:

we all need to get together  for  some laughs and  fishing
count me in Trapper  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 28, 2018, 11:34 AM
Yea I'm awake I been getting some fish only at it at night time ..for now go back to hibernation al 😂🤣😂🤣😂
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Post by: bigal409 on Jun 28, 2018, 01:20 PM
Yea I'm awake I been getting some fish only at it at night time ..for now go back to hibernation al 😂🤣😂🤣😂
:w00t: :w00t: :w00t: go eat your Mcfish sandwich
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 28, 2018, 05:59 PM
:w00t: :w00t: :w00t: go eat your Mcfish sandwich
...I'm goingto  mcwalleye sandwich😂😂😂😂
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Jun 29, 2018, 11:01 AM
Anyone finding the crappies moving deeper yet. Picking up a little 10 foot boat to chase them next week
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Post by: greensider on Jun 29, 2018, 07:00 PM
Dutches county ny still killing them 10 to 15 feet
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Post by: icejohn on Jun 29, 2018, 07:51 PM
Don't know about crappie but fished for gills today and found them in 8-12 fow most on chart/black jig...nice sized gills....most females seemed full of eggs and males "peeing"..surface temp 73-75'
icejohn
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Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jun 30, 2018, 07:06 AM
Glad you fellas are all still finding fish. I've been too busy to make it out but it's ok because I've saved up all my fishing credits with the wife and she's letting me skip town next weekend with my buddy from CT and his dad that still lives near me. We are headed out to Erie for 3 days to hammer the eyes. His dad has been out there twice already with a couple buddies and they usually have a 3 man limit before 8am. My plan is to look for perch after we limit out! Can't wait to hit the water. Hope you are all having a great summer!  ;D
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Jun 30, 2018, 09:33 AM
Good to hear you guys are still on em. Got the boat last night was hoping they hadn't made it out to the basins yet. Good luck
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Jun 30, 2018, 01:02 PM
Glad you fellas are all still finding fish. I've been too busy to make it out but it's ok because I've saved up all my fishing credits with the wife and she's letting me skip town next weekend with my buddy from CT and his dad that still lives near me. We are headed out to Erie for 3 days to hammer the eyes. His dad has been out there twice already with a couple buddies and they usually have a 3 man limit before 8am. My plan is to look for perch after we limit out! Can't wait to hit the water. Hope you are all having a great summer!  ;D

Id be very ecxited to do that trip.  Good luck.
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Post by: boondox on Jun 30, 2018, 03:06 PM
Glad you fellas are all still finding fish. I've been too busy to make it out but it's ok because I've saved up all my fishing credits with the wife and she's letting me skip town next weekend with my buddy from CT and his dad that still lives near me. We are headed out to Erie for 3 days to hammer the eyes. His dad has been out there twice already with a couple buddies and they usually have a 3 man limit before 8am. My plan is to look for perch after we limit out! Can't wait to hit the water. Hope you are all having a great summer!  ;D

Canadian end?? As in really  deep water?? Cause there moving deep waters to warm by us for walleyes in the western most parts of the basin wich is really shallow.. Thursday on st clair river me and my buddies called it quits till the waterms cools off.. water Temps 64.4 yesterday day warmer yet to day cause air temps 96*f  for a high today .. mayflies are in full swing.. but I think them new york fellas are in the deeper water of erie so if going there you should be good..
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Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jul 02, 2018, 06:11 AM
We are going out of Erie, PA. Not sure how deep they have been finding them, but they seem to limit out every time they go. I'm pumped for the trip!
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Post by: boondox on Jul 02, 2018, 10:43 AM
Ya that's the deeper end

Ya the water at 50 and less is were we have been finding walleyes as you can see the westeren part is fairly warm..

https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/glcfs.php?lake=e&ext=swt&type=N&hr=45 (https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/glcfs.php?lake=e&ext=swt&type=N&hr=45)

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Post by: fishin4eyes on Jul 05, 2018, 12:05 PM
Craps and perch are loving a crappie thunder. Basically a mister twister with a spinner attached to the jig head
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Post by: greensider on Jul 08, 2018, 06:07 AM
Wife and I hammered the gills and pumpkin seeds yesterday she used a pimple I used an ice fishing teardrop each with a pinch of worm
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 08, 2018, 07:39 AM
Nice greenside , no pics 🙁
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 08, 2018, 12:48 PM
Wife and I hammered the gills and pumpkin seeds yesterday she used a pimple I used an ice fishing teardrop each with a pinch of worm
where,can you tell me
RAT
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Post by: greensider on Jul 08, 2018, 12:57 PM
Sylvan lake Dutches county
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Post by: greensider on Jul 08, 2018, 12:59 PM
Sorry to hard for me to post pictures here other forums are easy I don't know why it's made so hard here needing a third party site
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 08, 2018, 12:59 PM
Sylvan lake Dutches county
THANK YOU, i have never fished that one
RAT
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Post by: greensider on Jul 08, 2018, 04:01 PM
Deep lake 140 feet has some trout and bass very busy with campers small dec launch for car tops
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 08, 2018, 07:33 PM
Sorry to hard for me to post pictures here other forums are easy I don't know why it's made so hard here needing a third party site
Phones make it so easy , donít need to up load to a third party to post pics  , add image bottom left is an awesome  feature ,
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Post by: icejohn on Jul 08, 2018, 08:35 PM
Finally got out with the kayak for some perch...4-7fow along shore of lake ontario...couple hrs and 13 perch all on plastics:

(https://s22.postimg.cc/wiy3n1osd/20180708_174518.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wiy3n1osd/)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 08, 2018, 08:51 PM

Great eats
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Post by: greensider on Jul 09, 2018, 04:46 AM

(https://s22.postimg.cc/6hjymkkot/IMG_7185.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6hjymkkot/)
I didn't realize this was added so much easier thanks
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Post by: greensider on Jul 09, 2018, 07:23 AM
Now that I know I can post pictures here easily  here is another panfish picture
(https://s22.postimg.cc/88pykmnnx/IMG_6654.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/88pykmnnx/)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 09, 2018, 08:00 AM

Great looking fish and some great meals , thanks for sharing 👍🏻
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Post by: Swampking89 on Jul 09, 2018, 04:23 PM
Nice mix of pannies!!Way to go!!
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Post by: icejohn on Jul 15, 2018, 07:56 PM
Caught some perch today using the trapper method...the spinner! I got these from thundermistlures.com and first i used one...after searching and catching lots of dinks..i located some decent perch...what a ball....stingeye jig.
(https://s22.postimg.cc/3tjj2dw31/20180715_184354.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3tjj2dw31/)

(https://s22.postimg.cc/odod0zefx/size_1_-_silver-chartreuse_-_PKG_1024x.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/odod0zefx/)
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Post by: Pequod1 on Jul 16, 2018, 02:56 AM
Nice. Crazy looking spinner but the imitation perch eye is a good idea.  I will have to back back to perching soon.  One more trip to Erie today. The trolling is boring but the eating is good.
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Post by: icejohn on Jul 16, 2018, 05:23 AM
Nice. Crazy looking spinner but the imitation perch eye is a good idea.  I will have to back back to perching soon.  One more trip to Erie today. The trolling is boring but the eating is good.
If you do go again.....and need a partner??  :whistling:
But yea...thats a decent lure....they use bigger ones for trout, salmon, and pike...he also has a stingnose vertical jig with eye down by the hook...i've been doing well.on perch in deeper water.
John
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 16, 2018, 06:50 AM
i also use spinners for perch and gills,but i make mine,the colors blue and green
works the best for me
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: icejohn on Jul 16, 2018, 08:42 AM
i also use spinners for perch and gills,but i make mine,the colors blue and green
works the best for me
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
I'll have to check it out....i like the eyeball above the hook...are they available?...where do you get the tools and components?
Oh you know what...i mentioned trap for the use of spinners.....i believe it was you i was thinking of...sorry 'bout that.
icejohn
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Post by: Pequod1 on Jul 17, 2018, 05:01 AM
I use that stingnose in deep wTer too.  It worked for me last year about this time in 50í in Cayuga and I have used it on Erie.
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 17, 2018, 09:01 AM
I'll have to check it out....i like the eyeball above the hook...are they available?...where do you get the tools and components?
Oh you know what...i mentioned trap for the use of spinners.....i believe it was you i was thinking of...sorry 'bout that.
icejohn
trapper and  myself both make spinners,get a lot of items from ebay,hagen's,lurepartsonline,and netcraft,and there  are others
if you need help let me know
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: icejohn on Jul 18, 2018, 09:36 PM
trapper and  myself both make spinners,get a lot of items from ebay,hagen's,lurepartsonline,and netcraft,and there  are others
if you need help let me know
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT

Ok...i've used all those for my jig and fly tying products...i'd love to find an eyeball like on these spinners...these cost $5 and up for larger sizes...that's why i'd like to make my own....
icejohn
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 19, 2018, 06:37 AM
Ok...i've used all those for my jig and fly tying products...i'd love to find an eyeball like on these spinners...these cost $5 and up for larger sizes...that's why i'd like to make my own....
icejohn
john
i have not seen that type of eye ball,but maybe you can use the glue on eyes[everybody sells]
on flat bead that size,NOTE- m.m.of the bead should match the m.m. of the eye[eye m.m.???]
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
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Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jul 19, 2018, 06:42 AM
Ok fellas, clue me in... I've never heard of fishing spinners for perch... are you locating the fish and then using something to get the spinners down to the right depth and trolling? Casting them? Vertically jigging them? Would love to give it a try if someone's willing to share the technique!    On a side note, I made it out to Erie last week with some friends and, as everyone has been, absolutely cleaned up on walleye. We had 4 guys in one boat and 3 guys in the other and we had a 7 man limit by 9:00 every morning. Some guys at a tackle shop were telling about how some of the charter boat captains are having a friendly competition as to who can catch an 'eye on the most outrageous rig. The current frontrunners are... a bootlace leader with a fork tied on for flash and a piece of yarn as a leader with fingernail clippers tied on the end with a hook on them!
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 19, 2018, 07:12 AM
Ok fellas, clue me in... I've never heard of fishing spinners for perch... are you locating the fish and then using something to get the spinners down to the right depth and trolling? Casting them? Vertically jigging them? Would love to give it a try if someone's willing to share the technique!    On a side note, I made it out to Erie last week with some friends and, as everyone has been, absolutely cleaned up on walleye. We had 4 guys in one boat and 3 guys in the other and we had a 7 man limit by 9:00 every morning. Some guys at a tackle shop were telling about how some of the charter boat captains are having a friendly competition as to who can catch an 'eye on the most outrageous rig. The current frontrunners are... a bootlace leader with a fork tied on for flash and a piece of yarn as a leader with fingernail clippers tied on the end with a hook on them!
I make some small spinners in blue and green,may have given some to trapper??
they do work will put up some photos [works best in water with low weeds from shore
RAT

(https://s33.postimg.cc/gd2lxgf4b/P1010005_5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gd2lxgf4b/)
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Post by: icejohn on Jul 19, 2018, 08:06 AM
Ok fellas, clue me in... I've never heard of fishing spinners for perch... are you locating the fish and then using something to get the spinners down to the right depth and trolling? Casting them? Vertically jigging them? Would love to give it a try if someone's willing to share the technique!    On a side note, I made it out to Erie last week with some friends and, as everyone has been, absolutely cleaned up on walleye. We had 4 guys in one boat and 3 guys in the other and we had a 7 man limit by 9:00 every morning. Some guys at a tackle shop were telling about how some of the charter boat captains are having a friendly competition as to who can catch an 'eye on the most outrageous rig. The current frontrunners are... a bootlace leader with a fork tied on for flash and a piece of yarn as a leader with fingernail clippers tied on the end with a hook on them!
deerfishy...i was using the spinner in shallow water...3-7fow around here (south shore lake ontario) after their spawn in our bays they seem to leave and hold along shoreline in certain areas so for deeper water i don't think spinners would really work.
icejohn
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Post by: seamonkey84 on Jul 19, 2018, 08:20 AM
Iíve caught lots of perch and sunfish on spinners. The smaller fire tiger rooster tails work great in my area. I use them for trout, bass, and panfish. The lakes I fish tend to be more shallow so they donít have many places to go deep.
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Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jul 19, 2018, 10:29 AM
So you guys are just casting and cranking then. Thanks for the info. I'll have to give it a try if I ever find some perch in the shallows
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Post by: [email protected] on Aug 12, 2018, 06:31 PM

(https://s33.postimg.cc/5iff5md7v/39087612_213230646204667_5572716815269756928_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5iff5md7v/)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 12, 2018, 06:56 PM
looks like diner to me...nice job
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 12, 2018, 08:26 PM
Nice mess of panfish....great job
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Post by: [email protected] on Sep 18, 2018, 07:11 PM
They were finicky tonight but still managed a few.
(https://i.postimg.cc/87NZ84kJ/42058627_246243749395202_121992984060231680_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/87NZ84kJ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bZg3qnd6/42045407_308166989961614_5004514975838896128_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bZg3qnd6)
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 19, 2018, 08:34 PM
Had a good day on Cayuga today...buddy and me limited on some real decent gills....25-35 fow. Split the up between him, me and an old couple on my meals on wheels route....they love gills.
icejohn

(https://i.postimg.cc/SJW3cGtG/0919181945_Film1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJW3cGtG)
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Post by: SizeMatters on Sep 20, 2018, 07:31 AM
Nice haul!!
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Post by: [email protected] on Sep 20, 2018, 09:16 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/wtRh9rLc/42308513_301308300662373_5465262411470602240_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wtRh9rLc)
 :D :D :D
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Post by: CHEZ2 on Sep 21, 2018, 04:29 AM
Nice Perch!!!!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 21, 2018, 05:40 AM
fall is great the panfish are on the bite and the competition is a lot less ........ :D
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Sep 21, 2018, 09:15 AM
Perch bite has been good the last 2 weeks on weedlines. Wife's been beating them up on pheobes
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Post by: Pequod1 on Sep 25, 2018, 07:00 AM
Here it is the last week in September and the perch bite has been non existent for me so far.  In between walleye trips to Erie, I have searched Cayuga, irondequoit, Port Bay and Charlotte pier.  I am catching a few, but there are no schooling fish so far.  Maybe the two days of rain and cooling temps will get them going.  Anyone having better luck out there?
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 25, 2018, 04:08 PM

A bud teased me with this pic
(https://i.postimg.cc/4mtcqBv6/718_A8_C11-7_B72-45_BF-_A331-51531_D3774_B5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4mtcqBv6)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 25, 2018, 05:55 PM
hmmmmmmmmmmmm 
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Post by: jperch on Sep 25, 2018, 06:38 PM
Perch porn, I love it!
jperch
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Post by: Dug1898 on Sep 25, 2018, 08:47 PM
Wow! Now THERE'S some perch! Biguns too!
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Post by: Pequod1 on Sep 26, 2018, 06:43 AM
Just what I needed to see. Recent pick or a golden oldy.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Sep 26, 2018, 07:05 AM
I wish that was my cooler too. I love perch. I finally rebuilt the transom in my boat last week. I went to Silver Monday and managed to take 11 perch home for a fish fry. Nothing huge, but an 8" avg. As soon as this rain stops, I want to try to get a few more before deer starts for mid winter surf and turf . Two years off the water was too much.
(https://i.postimg.cc/4YX3SC02/0924181756a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4YX3SC02)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 26, 2018, 07:26 AM

DS That looks tasty to me , Iíve never met a gill or perch I didnít like , 🍽
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Post by: SizeMatters on Sep 26, 2018, 08:05 AM
Here it is the last week in September and the perch bite has been non existent for me so far.  In between walleye trips to Erie, I have searched Cayuga, irondequoit, Port Bay and Charlotte pier.  I am catching a few, but there are no schooling fish so far.  Maybe the two days of rain and cooling temps will get them going.  Anyone having better luck out there?
Sorry to hear but glad it's not just me.....two trips to Canandaigua and a couple shore stops along LO with little to show.  Crossed the Ibay bridge 4 times last weekend and not a perchjerkin' boat in sight.
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Post by: Pequod1 on Sep 26, 2018, 03:26 PM
Thats because I am in stealth mode and you can't see me ;D.  Doubles shooter -  have you noticed the size of the perch in Silver are starting to grow just a little.  I had an 8 1/2" average this winter on them. I hope they cross the 9" range soon.  I am perching again tomorrow. Should be a nice day on the water.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Sep 26, 2018, 03:51 PM
Thats because I am in stealth mode and you can't see me ;D.  Doubles shooter -  have you noticed the size of the perch in Silver are starting to grow just a little.  I had an 8 1/2" average this winter on them. I hope they cross the 9" range soon.  I am perching again tomorrow. Should be a nice day on the water.

Yes, I only tossed 1 back. They are growing. I also boated well over 100 crappie from 7" to 8 1 /2" . Look out in coming years.
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Post by: Pequod1 on Sep 27, 2018, 03:17 PM
Add another pond to my perch hunt without much success on my part.  They are just trickling in so far. No big push. 
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Post by: Pequod1 on Sep 28, 2018, 03:34 PM
Finally a good catch in a bay off Lake O. water temp was 66-67 and a few more fish seem to have moved in.We took home 31 nice ones.
  I hooked my first ever gar today. The first one hit and screamed line and jumped at least two feet before getting loose.  The second one did not jump but fought better than a pike of equal size would.  I was impressed by their fighting ability.  I can understand why some people enjoy fishing for them. (Except for the part of taking them off the line)
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Post by: SizeMatters on Sep 29, 2018, 05:14 AM
Thats because I am in stealth mode and you can't see me ;D.  Doubles shooter -  have you noticed the size of the perch in Silver are starting to grow just a little.  I had an 8 1/2" average this winter on them. I hope they cross the 9" range soon.  I am perching again tomorrow. Should be a nice day on the water.
lol Need stealth mode over there.  Silver's a tease, better perch and near legal crappie by the dozens.  The pike are getting fat.  Tried Ibay yesterday, just a few smallish perch.  Water is still around 70*.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 01, 2018, 11:04 AM
I did pretty good yesterday..


(https://i.postimg.cc/BXYL6Xqr/20180930_100753.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BXYL6Xqr)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CZDzm7j0/20180930_114805.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CZDzm7j0)

(https://i.postimg.cc/V5zdWj5y/20180930_131223.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/V5zdWj5y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/56RyJTg1/20180930_151841.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/56RyJTg1)

(https://i.postimg.cc/3ygxgRTJ/20180930_151844.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3ygxgRTJ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Tpp2tQ6s/20180930_160654.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Tpp2tQ6s)
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Post by: gotagetm on Oct 01, 2018, 11:15 AM
nice bunch of filets!!!!!!!!
make a nice pot of chowder!
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Oct 01, 2018, 11:23 AM
Nice catch ..I know those will taste better than the mud sharks I caught the other day...
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 01, 2018, 11:56 AM
Nice catch ..I know those will taste better than the mud sharks I caught the other day...
Ya think 😜
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 01, 2018, 06:29 PM
Nice catch ..I know those will taste better than the mud sharks I caught the other day...
really???
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Oct 01, 2018, 07:38 PM
Al what are you doing awake..go back to sleep :sleep1: :sleep1: :sleep1:
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Post by: DANMAN on Oct 01, 2018, 08:03 PM
Had a good day on Cayuga today...buddy and me limited on some real decent gills....25-35 fow. Split the up between him, me and an old couple on my meals on wheels route....they love gills.
icejohn

(https://i.postimg.cc/SJW3cGtG/0919181945_Film1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJW3cGtG)



nice mess. what you using for bait?

are they on the bottom still?

this danman
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Oct 01, 2018, 08:26 PM
Nice catch John figures fishing is getting good and I'm gonna start sitting in my tree stand now..I'm gonna steal the squirls nuts.. ;D😂🤣😂
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 02, 2018, 01:28 PM
Al what are you doing awake..go back to sleep :sleep1: :sleep1: :sleep1:
:sleep1: :sleep1: :sleep1:
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Post by: icejohn on Oct 02, 2018, 05:12 PM


nice mess. what you using for bait?

are they on the bottom still?

this danman
Mostly drifting with worms on bottom...did catch a few on plastic minnow on one of the hooks...good luck dan
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Post by: icejohn on Oct 02, 2018, 05:15 PM
Nice catch John figures fishing is getting good and I'm gonna start sitting in my tree stand now..I'm gonna steal the squirls nuts.. ;D😂🤣😂
Well big guy..they're still there but perch bite on Cayuga should soon start too...usually around duck season is good.
Don't fall out of the tree.. :flag:
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 03, 2018, 05:15 AM
Well big guy..they're still there but perch bite on Cayuga should soon start too...usually around duck season is good.
Don't fall out of the tree.. :flag:
he falls asleep when he's in the stand.  :whistling:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 03, 2018, 06:14 AM
i might just go get a bucket of perch today  :D
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 03, 2018, 10:02 AM
i might just go get a bucket of perch today  :D

Good luck! 
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Post by: [email protected] on Oct 03, 2018, 07:00 PM
Got into a few good ones before dark.
(https://i.postimg.cc/N5J7vt8c/IMG_20181003_183111.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N5J7vt8c)

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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 03, 2018, 07:49 PM
I finally got a nice perch dinner today.

(https://i.postimg.cc/0rpSJnhY/1003181916.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0rpSJnhY)
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Post by: happyheber on Oct 03, 2018, 10:21 PM
Nice catch. That's my kind of fishing. I have a little local lake here I fish in. I finally fished it enough times to know the migration movement on these perch. If you don't mind me asking what kind of set up do you use to catch a bucket full? Depth? Line? Jigs or rigs? I've been catching lot's of 11 inchers this year. They just don't get any bigger before some fisherman catch them and take them home.  ::) I fish Maniac custom lures exclusive. Because they catch Perch and Walleye. Just trying to touch basis with other panfish fishermen. And share info. Tight Lines HH
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Post by: icejohn on Oct 03, 2018, 10:34 PM
i might just go get a bucket of perch today  :D
Hey trapp....I went out this afternoon couple hrs p bay finally found some while drifting then anchored...13 decent perch, 1 nice crappie and about 11" Rocky and tons of drinks.
icejohn
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 04, 2018, 05:22 AM
Nice catch. That's my kind of fishing. I have a little local lake here I fish in. I finally fished it enough times to know the migration movement on these perch. If you don't mind me asking what kind of set up do you use to catch a bucket full? Depth? Line? Jigs or rigs? I've been catching lot's of 11 inchers this year. They just don't get any bigger before some fisherman catch them and take them home.  ::) I fish Maniac custom lures exclusive. Because they catch Perch and Walleye. Just trying to touch basis with other panfish fishermen. And share info. Tight Lines HH
Nothing fancy for rigging. Basically a drop shot rig with two #6 gold Aberdeen hooks 12" apart, 12" above the sinker. I then put Slider grubs on them. I was fishing in 18-20' of water off the weed beds. Just cast out and slow crawl back to the boat. Good luck.
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Post by: [email protected] on Oct 04, 2018, 08:15 PM
Went out again this afternoon and my dad and I each got a slab & I got a gill. Some missed fish as well but overall only a small flurry of action just past sunset.
(https://i.postimg.cc/rDWMys22/IMG_20181004_203603.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rDWMys22)
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Post by: happyheber on Oct 04, 2018, 09:25 PM
Nothing fancy for rigging. Basically a drop shot rig with two #6 gold Aberdeen hooks 12" apart, 12" above the sinker. I then put Slider grubs on them. I was fishing in 18-20' of water off the weed beds. Just cast out and slow crawl back to the boat. Good luck.
thanks for your in put  ;D
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 08, 2018, 04:59 PM
Started a new generation of Pan fish Maniacs today. Took my 5yo Grandson out.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Z0Lrg3JX/1008181519.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Z0Lrg3JX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xJ3bwDVL/1008181455.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xJ3bwDVL)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y4cGjqp1/1008181439.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Y4cGjqp1)

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We had a great day.
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Post by: zwiggles on Oct 08, 2018, 05:00 PM
Way to go gramps!

These are the best kind of photos to share, and thanks for that
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 08, 2018, 05:12 PM

Great job 👍🏻🎣
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Post by: DANMAN on Oct 08, 2018, 05:39 PM
I finally got a nice perch dinner today.

(https://i.postimg.cc/0rpSJnhY/1003181916.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0rpSJnhY)


yep.  starting to bite.   took all day but found some filets.  glad the rain stopped for a few days
(https://i.postimg.cc/V0MVj13T/IMG_3790.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/V0MVj13T)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 08, 2018, 06:38 PM
Nice mess of fish, there DANMAN. Good job.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Oct 08, 2018, 10:41 PM
he falls asleep when he's in the stand.  :whistling:
...I mite nap in my stand but I shoot my share of deer every year😂😂😂🤣😂🤣😂
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Post by: BrookieSnatcher on Oct 15, 2018, 05:47 PM
I love this time of year for panfish. Once the citiots get off the lake  ;D
(https://i.postimg.cc/NyVfwSDQ/IMG-2845-HEIC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NyVfwSDQ)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 15, 2018, 05:50 PM
Nice job BrookieSnatcher...    :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 15, 2018, 06:09 PM

Nice 🎣
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Post by: BrookieSnatcher on Oct 15, 2018, 06:20 PM
Nice job BrookieSnatcher...    :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Thanks, anytime you wanna go just say so :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Pequod1 on Oct 16, 2018, 06:51 AM
I agree
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Post by: fishin4eyes on Oct 16, 2018, 07:27 AM
Nice pile guys congrats
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 16, 2018, 07:54 AM

Well done ,
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 16, 2018, 11:06 AM
Nice stripers guys.   
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Post by: icejohn on Oct 16, 2018, 08:03 PM
Nice fellas....been getting some at port bay too.
Along with this "dog"


(https://i.postimg.cc/SnZCxKHh/1014181428-Film1-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SnZCxKHh)
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Post by: Dug1898 on Oct 16, 2018, 11:24 PM
Man, that's just ugly! What IS that thing? :wacko:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 17, 2018, 05:29 AM

Doug thatís a bow fin
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 17, 2018, 05:38 AM
Ues to catch a lot when i lived in Michigan.   Boy they fight great...
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Post by: johnrw on Oct 17, 2018, 08:56 AM
Anyone been fishing Long Pond lately?
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Post by: skells23 on Oct 20, 2018, 06:39 PM
I recently moved right around the corner from cranbo. Not any one really fishing either pond. I did fish for about 20 mins on monday and got 3 nice ones on cranbo on a jig with spikes
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Post by: skells23 on Oct 22, 2018, 08:09 PM
Fished today at cranbo for 1.5 hours caught 10 nice ones all on a jig with spikes had a couple hits on minnows but no hook ups. Tried long pond for a little bit not one fish. Anyone know what's going on at the bridge connecting long and cranberry ponds
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Post by: icejohn on Oct 26, 2018, 09:23 PM
Decent catch on port bay....36...most over 9"...many 10-11" and several 12".....caught most vertical jigging.

(https://i.postimg.cc/ft1F6xc6/1026181913-Film1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ft1F6xc6)
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 26, 2018, 11:56 PM
Looks good John.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 27, 2018, 06:54 AM

Looks great John
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Nov 01, 2018, 12:03 AM
Looks great John

Looks amazing John.  :P
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Post by: Taildancer on Nov 01, 2018, 11:30 AM
I did well also last Friday on sodus same size as john mentioned in port. I had a limit. Jig with minnow out fished slip bobber with just a minnow. Best I have done there in years
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Post by: Pequod1 on Nov 02, 2018, 06:58 AM
Thatís good to hear.  It might be another good year at Sodus if we get descent Ice.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 11, 2018, 03:26 PM
I hit the perch a bit myself in Oswego river ... not to bad  for river perch tossed a few back but got enough for a couple diners
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Post by: icejohn on Nov 11, 2018, 09:19 PM
Good job trapp...I might go tomorrow to port bay...
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Post by: eyedoctor on Nov 12, 2018, 04:12 PM
Fished Fair Haven bay for perch. Managed to get 11 keepers with a lot of throw backs. Mainly fished in the 30ft range with minnows. It was nice to be able to get out.
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Post by: icejohn on Nov 12, 2018, 06:40 PM
Took grandson of for perch today great day and good fishing...we managed 52 fish 10" avg.....not bad but always great with one of my grandkids.
(https://i.postimg.cc/hzPbwz3K/1112181501a-Film1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hzPbwz3K)
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Post by: zwiggles on Nov 12, 2018, 08:23 PM
Looks like a great time icejohn!
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Post by: hinkydo on Nov 13, 2018, 05:00 AM
Way to go icejohn, I have been getting perch also.



                                                                   hinkydo
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Post by: eyedoctor on Nov 13, 2018, 08:54 AM
Great job IceJohn. Looks like I was at the wrong lake.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 13, 2018, 11:27 AM
went back down to the river  .... snow and cold  I killed the dink perch .....froze for nothing 
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 28, 2019, 08:06 PM
Hey you maniacs happy spring time ...any of you guys come up with any new jigs ...I came up with  a few I'll post pics tomarrow
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Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 28, 2019, 09:06 PM

Hey you come over here and start in and you will lose your snack privileges 😜
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 29, 2019, 01:49 AM
Oh no don't take my snacks away  :'( :'( :'(.....I figured it wouldn't be long before a member of the peanut gallery chimed in :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 29, 2019, 05:06 AM
I'm here. I'm here.  :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 29, 2019, 05:14 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/fVgNqnrw/20190328-131329.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fVgNqnrw)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9wt2LDvS/20190328-180236.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9wt2LDvS)
The first few of the season always feel good on the long rod 🎣🎣 man i love new york! Ice fished on monday and filled a bucket on land yesterday
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Post by: greensider on Mar 29, 2019, 05:30 AM
Nice start I can't wait to feel the crappie tap
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 29, 2019, 05:47 AM
Hey you come over here and start in and you will lose your snack privileges 😜

he'll  be steelie fishing again  sat

big guy remember  remove hooks  from foul hooked  fish before taking and posting pictures!!!!!! 
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 29, 2019, 12:55 PM
YES FATHER FISHFINDER..gonna go Sunday instead was just informed I had e to work again this saterday..68 hours this week..nice pile a crappie
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 29, 2019, 02:21 PM
Big GUY. As long as your working all those hours you can buy the snacks next time. And make sure you give some to Trapper.    :laugh:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 29, 2019, 03:38 PM
Swamp your killing me... :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 29, 2019, 07:08 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/JytMGVpb/20190329-200252.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JytMGVpb)
Another cool dozen today 😎😎
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Post by: Pequod1 on Mar 30, 2019, 04:35 AM
Nice picture buddy.   ;D. I did about the same locally on perch yesterday. Perch are tight. We have a ways to go before the spawn.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 30, 2019, 05:45 AM
tight?  where ? I was  pulling perch out of Oneida  that  where milking on the ice  and the hens  dropped  eggs  when you held  them to unhook them .... my bet is a lot of  spawning is  accuring  under whats left of the ice
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Mar 30, 2019, 06:52 AM
tight?  where ? I was  pulling perch out of Oneida  that  where milking on the ice  and the hens  dropped  eggs  when you held  them to unhook them .... my bet is a lot of  spawning is  accuring  under whats left of the ice


For real I havent seen a tight perch in over a month..my last 3 ice fishing trips they were milking and dropping eggs as fast as you touched them to unhook them
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 30, 2019, 06:53 AM
I had to wash my  bibs   they had eggs all over them
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 30, 2019, 07:19 AM
Eggs from what trap crappie or trout you never answer your phone e mr
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 30, 2019, 07:21 AM
Perch
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Post by: Pequod1 on Mar 30, 2019, 08:57 AM
Not the perch we caught yesterday. Local perch are late bloomers I guess :D
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 30, 2019, 12:32 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/2bYgrH7h/Screenshot-20190330-131050-Gallery.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2bYgrH7h)
They can't stop me, they can only hope to contain me... 🎣🎣 Must be too early for them crappies for sure 🤣🤣😉
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 30, 2019, 01:56 PM
hmmmmmm  perch or  crappies  .....PERCHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Mar 30, 2019, 03:14 PM
hmmmmmm  perch or  crappies  .....PERCHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I'm about to head out to go crappie and hopefully a couple bonus perch
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 30, 2019, 03:43 PM
won't  be  long the  bluegills will be on beds   ;D
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Post by: icejohn on Mar 30, 2019, 05:57 PM
Not the perch we caught yesterday. Local perch are late bloomers I guess :D

Caught perch couple days ago and eggs were tight also....those eastern perch must be democrats.😁
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Post by: Pequod1 on Mar 31, 2019, 06:07 AM
  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: gotagetm on Mar 31, 2019, 06:11 AM
either that ...or...icejohn... thats "fake news"lol ;D ;D
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Post by: icejohn on Mar 31, 2019, 05:53 PM
 :clapping:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 31, 2019, 07:04 PM
Bluegill and crappie should be turning on soon but gonna be cold all week
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Post by: bbfrogger on Mar 31, 2019, 07:27 PM
Think I saw cold tomorrow but then in the 50's during the day for most of they week. I think thats about normal or maybe even a little warmer.  Near 60 so far for next Sunday too last I looked
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 01, 2019, 06:33 PM
I didn't see anything about the 3 inches of snow on the ground when I woke up this morning either on the news ...that better be the last of it
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Post by: bbfrogger on Apr 02, 2019, 07:59 AM
I didn't see anything about the 3 inches of snow on the ground when I woke up this morning either on the news ...that better be the last of it

hahahaha - I agree !! "They" were calling for 3-6" here (Sauquoit) and we got 5" on our steps and about 2-3" in our driveway.  I've had enough too !!
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 04, 2019, 06:11 PM
Got out for a few hours this mornin before that wind picked up... did what i came out to do..🎣🎣

(https://i.postimg.cc/47hKxfwq/20190404-183926.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/47hKxfwq)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sMVZ4RDG/20190404-185215.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sMVZ4RDG)
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Post by: Frankie Bags on Apr 04, 2019, 06:35 PM
Got out for a few hours this mornin before that wind picked up... did what i came out to do..🎣🎣

(https://i.postimg.cc/47hKxfwq/20190404-183926.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/47hKxfwq)


(https://i.postimg.cc/sMVZ4RDG/20190404-185215.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sMVZ4RDG)
Awesome slabs. Great catch!
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Post by: DANMAN on Apr 04, 2019, 08:07 PM
Got out for a few hours this mornin before that wind picked up... did what i came out to do..🎣🎣

(https://i.postimg.cc/47hKxfwq/20190404-183926.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/47hKxfwq)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sMVZ4RDG/20190404-185215.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sMVZ4RDG)


swamp monster.     what's your bait of preference?
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 04, 2019, 10:57 PM
I know what he uses..... :thumbup_smilie:...I think swampthing can catch them on a bare hook where he fishes
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 05, 2019, 04:10 AM
I'm 4 for 4 on my open water crappie quest so far this year.. big guy, yesterday i was on a different body of water. I have a favorite jig for every lake honestly but it all depends on visibility and conditions for that particular day.. I'm not a live bait guy EVER. There's just no need 😉
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 05, 2019, 04:23 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/BXBfpHKP/Screenshot-20190405-051750-Gallery.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BXBfpHKP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YvXKK78p/Screenshot-20190405-051808-Gallery.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YvXKK78p)

Got to watch a deer swim across the lake yesterday too which was pretty cool to see.. I'm throwing my rain gear on now and going to see how they r bitin. Good luck to those who plan on heading out
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Post by: Pequod1 on Apr 05, 2019, 05:20 AM
Crappies fear him   ;D,. The swamper works hard at it and the results show. Donít get too wet today out there. My turn tomorrow!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 05, 2019, 05:25 AM
I just throw a tube jig under the dock and rip them out...........now white perch theres a sporting panfish right there 
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Post by: seamonkey84 on Apr 05, 2019, 08:59 AM
I just throw a tube jig under the dock and rip them out...........now white perch theres a sporting panfish right there
White perch are a blast, they are on par with SMB for their fight.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 05, 2019, 10:15 AM
I love rock bass especially with the fly rod   ;D
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 05, 2019, 01:20 PM
Hey Trapper. Do you get them with the famous mop fly?  :laugh:
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Post by: greensider on Apr 05, 2019, 05:10 PM
Rockies are better eating than most pannies
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 05, 2019, 06:22 PM
Rockies are better eating than most pannies
..gills are better
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 05, 2019, 07:51 PM
Rockies are better eating than most pannies

you are 100% correct
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Apr 05, 2019, 07:56 PM
you are 100% correct

Rockies are a close second to walleye and perch. I like my pan fish but rockies are so good early cold water
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Post by: fishinjohn on Apr 05, 2019, 08:45 PM
Rockies are a close second to walleye and perch. I like my pan fish but rockies are so good early cold water
Cold water pike are good too
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 05, 2019, 08:54 PM
pike are  not panfish
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Post by: Pequod1 on Apr 06, 2019, 03:02 AM
If you cut them in thirds, they fit in a pan ;D
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Post by: fishinjohn on Apr 06, 2019, 04:31 AM
pike are  not panfish
Thanks for clearing that up for me.. I wasnt sure if they were considered pannies or not. :o
Rockies are a close second to walleye and perch. I like my pan fish but rockies are so good early cold water
Neither is walleye.. that's why I quoted that post!!!!! 
Back to panfish.. sorry fellas!!! Lol
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Post by: DANMAN on Apr 06, 2019, 12:56 PM
Rockies are a close second to walleye and perch. I like my pan fish but rockies are so good early cold water


indeed the are.   my luck with rockies has deteriorated the last ten years.      i used to do well in cayuga and seneca but can no longer find the fish.    perhaps they have gone deeper due to the zebra mussels and water clarity


also used to fish for them in the large bays of ontario.     dam cormorants are taking their share and more     same water clarity tooo

any tips appreciated

danman
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Post by: Jigginman18 on Apr 06, 2019, 04:31 PM
VHS did a number on them in the fingerlakes...I think they are struggling to come back due to invasives as well. Cayuga was awesome for Rockies when I was growing up. Very underrated fish
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Apr 06, 2019, 07:01 PM
VHS did a number on them in the fingerlakes...I think they are struggling to come back due to invasives as well. Cayuga was awesome for Rockies when I was growing up. Very underrated fish



I do very on Rockies on Sodus
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Post by: Frankie Bags on Apr 06, 2019, 07:37 PM
Had a fun day on the water. Perfect weather and a bunch of hungry calico.
(https://i.postimg.cc/7JvWs5dK/B8458-DD3-28-AE-4-D67-8355-E4-EE301-FF98-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7JvWs5dK)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 06, 2019, 08:39 PM
nice frankie
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Post by: DANMAN on Apr 06, 2019, 09:01 PM
Had a fun day on the water. Perfect weather and a bunch of hungry calico.
(https://i.postimg.cc/7JvWs5dK/B8458-DD3-28-AE-4-D67-8355-E4-EE301-FF98-


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strong work bag man.     did you use minnie's?
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Post by: Frankie Bags on Apr 06, 2019, 09:09 PM
Thanks fellas. Danman I was using tube jigs under a float. If it got slow I tipped them with a crappie nibble.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 07, 2019, 03:28 AM
my bag is filled with tube jigs but in the day time I find myself grabbing hair jigs tipped with spikes then I still take crappies but double up on gills
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 07, 2019, 05:21 AM
Nice work Frankie.. a couple good buddies and myself put it to em pretty good yesterday aswell. We hit a couple lakes with the same results.. CRAPPIES 🎣🎣😊

(https://i.postimg.cc/yWhRK7Ft/20190406-101820.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yWhRK7Ft)
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 07, 2019, 12:43 PM
Had a fun day on the water. Perfect weather and a bunch of hungry calico.
(https://i.postimg.cc/7JvWs5dK/B8458-DD3-28-AE-4-D67-8355-E4-EE301-FF98-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7JvWs5dK)

What is that net bag the fish are in....i'd like a possibly a little smaller one for my kayak.
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Post by: Frankie Bags on Apr 07, 2019, 01:55 PM
Itís made buy Clam outdoors. I believe theyíre called Clam Fishwell. Purchased one at the end of the ice season last year when FishUSA had a sale. It has a zipper along the side that makes it easy to get the fish out. Just make sure itís closed before using. 
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 07, 2019, 06:37 PM
Thanks Frankie....yea my luck I'd find out when at the end of my trip I left the zipper open.
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Post by: DANMAN on Apr 07, 2019, 07:38 PM
haha.  reminds me of a time when i left a wire fish basket full of gills chained to the dock overnite on cayuga.   next morning all the fish are gone and a hole chewed in the wire chain mesh

never did find out what got them.   mink. otter.  never saw the culprit all week that i camped
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 07, 2019, 07:47 PM
turtle
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 07, 2019, 08:41 PM
Turtle or trapper :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Apr 07, 2019, 09:00 PM
Turtle or trapper :rotflol: :rotflol:


Thought he was the only one of you 3 that could catch fish
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 07, 2019, 09:32 PM
Only sometimes..he can catch fish :w00t:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 08, 2019, 04:31 AM

Thought he was the only one of you 3 that could catch fish

no Freddie  fished  yesterday  and  we pulled a  few    dan slept in   and  al went to the wrong  side  of the river  :rotflol:
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 08, 2019, 05:10 AM
I had to fish the other side of the river. It's the only way that I could keep an eye on you and Freddie.  :whistling: :whistling:
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Post by: greensider on Apr 08, 2019, 05:15 PM
Finally got canoe on the water landed a few crappie and gills
(https://i.postimg.cc/9zXKMkS6/IMG-1337.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9zXKMkS6)
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Apr 08, 2019, 05:51 PM
I'm going to the bridge Saturday around 3 til pry about midnight
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 08, 2019, 06:02 PM
Nice I still cant find any fish
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 08, 2019, 06:14 PM
Nice I still cant find any fish
You will !!
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 08, 2019, 07:52 PM
You will !!
Yea he's got his eyes on the fish in the tank at Bass Pro  ;D
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Apr 08, 2019, 08:15 PM
Yea he's got his eyes on the fish in the tank at Bass Pro  ;D


Me to I'm game lets go down and see what we can catch
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 09, 2019, 06:12 AM
Got some awesome pan fish jigs in the mail.  Thank you John.....

(https://i.postimg.cc/Jyvhmn1V/20190409-070947.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Jyvhmn1V)
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 09, 2019, 02:24 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/FYpjKSRL/20190409-002137.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FYpjKSRL)

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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 09, 2019, 02:30 PM
Had a great night on the water last night.. caught over 150 crappies in an 8 hour span. Didn't matter what i put on, they were on the feed bag no doubt 🎣🎣
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Post by: Frankie Bags on Apr 09, 2019, 03:03 PM
Had a great night on the water last night.. caught over 150 crappies in an 8 hour span. Didn't matter what i put on, they were on the feed bag no doubt 🎣🎣
Iíve had some good days but nothing even close to that. Awesome. Great job
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Post by: bbfrogger on Apr 09, 2019, 06:22 PM
Had a great night on the water last night.. caught over 150 crappies in an 8 hour span. Didn't matter what i put on, they were on the feed bag no doubt 🎣🎣

Thats awesome - if you don't mind, how long has the ice been off the water you fish ??  Kind of new to spring crappie fishing here - do you start catching them right after the ice goes off in the shallows or are you out in a boat ?
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 09, 2019, 07:08 PM
150 crappies in 8 hours is  1 crappie every 3.2 minutes
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 09, 2019, 07:25 PM
Hey Trapper. Do tell. How did you do today?
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 09, 2019, 07:56 PM
i didn't go today
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Post by: OneBucketMike on Apr 09, 2019, 08:14 PM
150 crappies in 8 hours is  1 crappie every 3.2 minutes

Yea, essentially you would need to get a bite almost instantly every time down to account for the misses, swallowed hooks, breakoffs, reties, etc.
That's one hell of a spot. Maybe more than one guy? It ain't braggin if its the truth-Dizzy Dean.
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 09, 2019, 10:21 PM
Right time, right place like anything else.. all the stars align once in awhile. Even a blind squirrel finds the nut sometimes  8)
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 09, 2019, 10:27 PM
OneBucket honestly the bite was so outta this world all night until daylight that i could have easily stayed casting the whole 8 hours n caught another hundred easy.. that was taking into account a few pops and a sub during my down time.i was on shore yesterday.. last few outings were on the boat casting in shallow bays and in the weeds with tube jigs. Nothing fancy, just gotta dance those jigs! Ice out is a great tume to start searching
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 10, 2019, 01:21 AM
Cold front slowed em down a bit tonight but we are out here having some fun with some slabs..

(https://i.postimg.cc/K45mrC7c/20190410-015836.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K45mrC7c)
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Post by: Pequod1 on Apr 10, 2019, 04:52 AM
I picked up a few pointers( along with a broken off bobber and jig ;D) from Swamp Thing a few days ago and put them to work.  i got lucky and was in the right place at the right time.
(https://i.postimg.cc/JDd8c0PJ/82-EC567-D-19-CF-4000-8604-AC35684-F9893.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JDd8c0PJ)
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Post by: gotagetm on Apr 10, 2019, 05:57 AM
Nice catch!
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Post by: Frankie Bags on Apr 10, 2019, 05:59 AM
Right time, right place like anything else.. all the stars align once in awhile. Even a blind squirrel finds the nut sometimes  8)
True, but putting the time in and knowing the different bodies of water helps you get catches like that. Nice job fellas. Keep it up
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 10, 2019, 10:40 AM
about a doz perch before I froze no gaints but perch sandwiches for lunch ;D
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 10, 2019, 01:24 PM
Same place Trapper?
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Apr 10, 2019, 02:00 PM
Same place Trapper?


He would tell ya but then he'd have to kill ya
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 10, 2019, 02:19 PM
Not Trapper. He's one of the good guys.  ;D
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Apr 10, 2019, 02:39 PM
Not Trapper. He's one of the good guys.  ;D

Oh come on dont boost his ego his head is big enough
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 10, 2019, 02:41 PM
same place AL
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 10, 2019, 07:34 PM
Swamp...and pequad...awesome job....haven't had fishing like that for some time.
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 10, 2019, 08:13 PM
I knew it trapper. We didn't get squat there Sunday. You were keeping them for yourself.  :(
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 10, 2019, 09:04 PM
Thanks icejohn.. I spend quite a bit of time and effort planning my attacks on the panfish after the ice isn't safe to venture out on. I do have quite the cicle of fishing friends that spans about 10 counties which never hurts either. My friends and I put thousands of miles chasing fish around all year and wouldn't trade it for the world. Crappie fishing prob runs a close second for me after ice fishing which is my favorite thing to do. Not even my favorite fish to eat by any means but there's just something about catchin them that keeps me chasing em down 🎣🎣

(https://i.postimg.cc/ft9DW1b5/20190408-182723.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ft9DW1b5)
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 10, 2019, 09:14 PM
Even my buddy pequod the jig n bobber thief  ;D ;D will tell ya.. We do what we come to do when when we come to do it and that's a fact! We have a lot of fun when we are out and that's what really matters. Fishing with good friends, making memories is what it's all about. Just think 23 days or so and the livewell will be stuffed with eyes again. Yeah new york taxes n laws n regs suck but there's no denying we have some serious hunting and fishing for those who take full advantage of the resources. 4 seasons and we can fill the freezers during every single one of them..
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Post by: fishinjohn on Apr 11, 2019, 05:23 AM
Fishing with good friends, making memories is what it's all about. Just think 23 days or so and the livewell will be stuffed with eyes again. Yeah new york taxes n laws n regs suck but there's no denying we have some serious hunting and fishing for those who take full advantage of the resources. 4 seasons and we can fill the freezers during every single one of them..
You couldn't be any more spot on swamp!! Cracks me up here where I'm at.
 A certain body of water people think SUCKS.. I love it cause I hammer the fish there and have it all to myself (for the most part) cause people dont want to apply themselves..
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Post by: Pequod1 on Apr 11, 2019, 05:40 AM
I just get lucky every once in a blue moon as far as crappies go.  But it does help to know where and when. And the ďwhenĒ part is the trick.  I have to get back in to the perch fishing soon.  I know I am missing out on them but this time of year, crappies first.
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 11, 2019, 08:14 PM
Got out for a few hours tonight after a long day at the office... nothing like some calico therapy to finish off the evening 🎣🎣

(https://i.postimg.cc/vgnvNVRm/20190411-204250.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vgnvNVRm)
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 12, 2019, 06:32 PM
Swamp....I at least enjoy seeing your pics of crappie....I'll get into some soon on Cayuga and 2nd week in May to black lake for some crappie....keep up the awesome work.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 12, 2019, 06:50 PM
Perch, the other white meat..
Well not after sitting in hot oil a couple minutes..... ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/fVzM3C8c/20190412-190346.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fVzM3C8c)

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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 12, 2019, 08:23 PM
Let me know when super is next time ...that looks pretty tasty... :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 12, 2019, 09:51 PM
Mmmm looking good!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 13, 2019, 04:22 AM
golden brown perch mmmmmmmmm
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 13, 2019, 04:29 AM

Sure looks tasty 😋
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 13, 2019, 06:37 AM
The secret was the cheese it crackers ground up and added to the buttermilk pancake mix , little pankos, and peperica.... :laugh:
My bride loves it....
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 13, 2019, 12:17 PM
Looks good.. we were out last night stickin it to em pretty decent for a few hours.. quality fish for a few hours.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Tp6v68j5/20190412-220921.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Tp6v68j5)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WtrcCpZP/20190412-224605.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WtrcCpZP)
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Post by: SeanP on Apr 13, 2019, 07:19 PM
Nice swampthing!!!   I got a few today!!!!
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Apr 15, 2019, 04:46 PM
My young helper and I cooked up the last of our perch stash. He told me we can go out and get more tonight.

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Were hoping this weather warms up.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 15, 2019, 05:14 PM
This weather is quite crazy if I must say so...rain is a good thing seeins how cayuga lake and Seneca river are 4 foot low if not lower...its rediculous the last 2 yrs 4_5 foot low in the spring .there killing creek fishing not only for trout but crappie spawn also along with other fish
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 15, 2019, 06:43 PM
X2 bigguy
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Post by: catskills on Apr 16, 2019, 08:00 AM
what methods are you guys using this time of year in lakes for panfish?  I usually go after trout this time of year but want to get on some perch and sunnies. 
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Apr 16, 2019, 10:46 AM
I like using a drop shot rig with two 1-1/2" Slider grubs a foot apart and a foot above the weight. I also run the same rig with a couple fat heads on it at times.
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Post by: catskills on Apr 16, 2019, 01:24 PM
thank you
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 18, 2019, 06:08 AM
You can also try shallow weed beds using a jig and bobber. It's about my favorite method this time of year. I love fishing for the big sunnies. Waxworms are my go to bait.

Rg
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Post by: catskills on Apr 18, 2019, 06:53 AM
You can also try shallow weed beds using a jig and bobber. It's about my favorite method this time of year. I love fishing for the big sunnies. Waxworms are my go to bait.

Rg

thanks guys, I will report back
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 18, 2019, 07:10 AM
I use dynamite with a long fuse ...... duck tape to a rock and  use long fuses  .....keep lighter dry  .....light fuseand toss into likely looking spots and row boat away quickly!  no need for  a flasher   ;D
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Post by: joefish1 on Apr 18, 2019, 07:15 AM
I use dynamite with a long fuse ...... duck tape to a rock and  use long fuses  .....keep lighter dry  .....light fuseand toss into likely looking spots and row boat away quickly!  no need for  a flasher   ;D
  The Dynamite is a little excessive,  M80's work fine
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Apr 18, 2019, 07:22 AM
  The Dynamite is a little excessive,  M80's work fine
Ah yes, The good old days when when I was young, you could get the good stuff. We used to drop a couple dead gills in next to the dock in the evening. The next morning the crayfish would be on them. An M-80 tied to a rock, resulted in  good crater in the weeds and fish and crab parts all over.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Apr 18, 2019, 05:18 PM
Ah yes, The good old days when when I was young, you could get the good stuff. We used to drop a couple dead gills in next to the dock in the evening. The next morning the crayfish would be on them. An M-80 tied to a rock, resulted in  good crater in the weeds and fish and crab parts all over.
I used to catch carp in my neighbors pond.. stuff m80 in its mouth.  Light fuse and toss carp in water to swim away.. all that was left was parts.. the raccoons ate well
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Post by: seamonkey84 on Apr 18, 2019, 05:22 PM
And people complain about leaving perch on the ice... course thereís no visible evidence during soft water
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Post by: fishinjohn on Apr 18, 2019, 06:26 PM
And people complain about leaving perch on the ice... course thereís no visible evidence during soft water
My nieghbor had a vendetta against the carp in his pond.. he'd take an afternoon and fish and feed his cats and toss the extra in his garden for fertizer.. that was a weekly event
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 18, 2019, 08:12 PM
OMG  YOU HURT THEM????? 
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 18, 2019, 11:09 PM
Getting a little destructive on here shame on you guys for telling bad habits  :nono: :nono:
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 19, 2019, 05:57 AM
Back to panfish.  The SLR bays perch bite going strong.  Did well on Wed.
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Post by: seamonkey84 on Apr 19, 2019, 08:16 AM
My nieghbor had a vendetta against the carp in his pond.. he'd take an afternoon and fish and feed his cats and toss the extra in his garden for fertizer.. that was a weekly event
Honestly I personally donít really care, theyíre an invasive species in the country  :P.
On the panfish, I canít wait till I can get after them myself here in Maine.
Practically no one here targets them besides kids, and you should see the looks I get when Iím using a fly rod.
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Post by: greensider on Apr 19, 2019, 01:40 PM
I highly doubt raccoons get much of the fish people waste each year it is a shame to waste any fish
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Post by: bbfrogger on Apr 19, 2019, 02:46 PM
I highly doubt raccoons get much of the fish people waste each year it is a shame to waste any fish

If the raccoons don't get them then the foxes, 'yotes, mink, sea gulls, eagles, cray fish and turtles do - I've even seen a turkey vulture feeding on 1 that washed up on shore last year.  In lakes where some fish, like pickerel, are over populating, its actually doing the rest of the water system a favor to take them out, regardless of what happens to them.  I can't say I've ever seen a fish go to waste - I've seen things eating decaying fish that would make a maggot barf - not to mention the freshly killed ones.
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Post by: Frankie Bags on Apr 19, 2019, 03:11 PM
Found a few hungry slabs this morning.
(https://i.postimg.cc/xk30qbrf/4-C46-BC6-F-9-D66-4137-A25-C-268-FB933-E630.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xk30qbrf)

(https://i.postimg.cc/JDTM5V4S/7-A955130-8-DA0-4-F9-A-BCD6-C433-EE47-D78-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JDTM5V4S)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 19, 2019, 08:01 PM
If the raccoons don't get them then the foxes, 'yotes, mink, sea gulls, eagles, cray fish and turtles do - I've even seen a turkey vulture feeding on 1 that washed up on shore last year.  In lakes where some fish, like pickerel, are over populating, its actually doing the rest of the water system a favor to take them out, regardless of what happens to them.  I can't say I've ever seen a fish go to waste - I've seen things eating decaying fish that would make a maggot barf - not to mention the freshly killed ones.

lake neatahwanta in fulton has signs up to kill the white perch
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Post by: fishinjohn on Apr 19, 2019, 09:20 PM
Found a few hungry slabs this morning.
(https://i.postimg.cc/xk30qbrf/4-C46-BC6-F-9-D66-4137-A25-C-268-FB933-E630.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xk30qbrf)

(https://i.postimg.cc/JDTM5V4S/7-A955130-8-DA0-4-F9-A-BCD6-C433-EE47-D78-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JDTM5V4S)
Nice job frankie!
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Post by: bbfrogger on Apr 20, 2019, 07:53 AM
lake neatahwanta in fulton has signs up to kill the white perch

Yep - and a lot of the smaller Madison county lake associations encourage taking pickerel too - they even have special categories like the longest chain of pickerel (longest limit) in their fishing derby's to encourage people to remove them.  I hate pickerel if you can't tell  hahahaha
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 20, 2019, 08:28 PM
I love pickerel .....great eagle food
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Post by: bbfrogger on Apr 21, 2019, 07:25 AM
I love pickerel .....great eagle food

You do like to stir the pot - so do I - I think thats why I like your posts - hahaha.  Happy Easter ! Have a good day
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Post by: DANMAN on Apr 21, 2019, 08:20 AM
out scouting yesterday.   muddy water messed up a lot of inlets and finger lakes shallows.    more rain coming.   will be a week till it clears.    should get the craps and panfish excited.   

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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 21, 2019, 08:41 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/1g0sQdNh/20190420-194453.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1g0sQdNh)
...tough bite for sure but the little guy and myself got a few very few
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Post by: got em on Apr 21, 2019, 11:42 AM
 ::) Stir the pot  :)
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Post by: greensider on Apr 21, 2019, 03:50 PM
Great morning of gills and crappie
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 21, 2019, 04:11 PM
You do like to stir the pot - so do I - I think thats why I like your posts - hahaha.  Happy Easter ! Have a good day

true story I even called Freddie to tell him ,I'm at toad harbor and tough bite ......the fish mafia were sneaking pickerel out!!!! I know they are out of season and I know they were way over limits ....wouldn't you know it right when I was going to call the DEC my phone went dead ......darn it
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 21, 2019, 04:51 PM
Nice fish greensider.glad the bite is good someplace
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 21, 2019, 05:02 PM
lot of bullheads ......ya just got to fish for whats biteing
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Post by: bbfrogger on Apr 21, 2019, 06:25 PM
true story I even called Freddie to tell him ,I'm at toad harbor and tough bite ......the fish mafia were sneaking pickerel out!!!! I know they are out of season and I know they were way over limits ....wouldn't you know it right when I was going to call the DEC my phone went dead ......darn it

hahahaha - darn batteries - what were the odds of it happening just then ??   ;)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 22, 2019, 07:34 PM

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Littleguy and his mom are having fun catching perch..I guess she is better at finding fish than I am :whistling:
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 23, 2019, 05:03 AM
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Littleguy and his mom are having fun catching perch..I guess she is better at finding fish than I am :whistling:
LOL  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 23, 2019, 08:13 AM
AL  you were  right the little guy catches the fish
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 23, 2019, 08:36 AM
You are correct sir. Just has to keep his dad away from the fishing spots. And Big Guy said that he was hanging up his fishing gear for a while because nothing was biting. Guess his family showed him , didn't they?   :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 23, 2019, 09:49 AM
Got out for a few hours last night.. weather was beautiful and the big girls were hungry.


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Post by: greensider on Apr 23, 2019, 05:09 PM
Good one for sure
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Post by: catskills on Apr 23, 2019, 05:15 PM
Got out for a few hours last night.. weather was beautiful and the big girls were hungry.


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Nice fish! what did you use for the night time bite? That sounds fun
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 23, 2019, 07:17 PM
Geeze...smile already! Looks like a mug shot😁

Hit the docks for a while this morning. Lots of Rudd and a couple sunnies. This guy was my fishing companion for more than an hour.


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Just hung out on the dock next to me and waited for a handout.

Pretty cool.
Rg
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Post by: got em on Apr 24, 2019, 11:12 AM
 :o bet it would of  loved a pickerel   8)
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Post by: oatkasut on Apr 24, 2019, 01:25 PM
That's an extremely thin bird Bob, you probably outfished him!Waitin' for the creek to go down before I wet the fly.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Apr 24, 2019, 03:29 PM
Geeze...smile already! Looks like a mug shot😁

Hit the docks for a while this morning. Lots of Rudd and a couple sunnies. This guy was my fishing companion for more than an hour.


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Just hung out on the dock next to me and waited for a handout.

Pretty cool.
Rg
Looks like he could use some help with his dinner.. you shouldve tossed him a couple to help the fella out
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 24, 2019, 05:31 PM
He wasn't thin at all.

Rg.
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Post by: DANMAN on Apr 24, 2019, 09:34 PM
Geeze...smile already! Looks like a mug shot😁

Hit the docks for a while this morning. Lots of Rudd and a couple sunnies. This guy was my fishing companion for more than an hour.


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Just hung out on the dock next to me and waited for a handout.

Pretty cool.
Rg

what is a rudd?
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 24, 2019, 09:59 PM
it's a invasive bait fish  from Europe I believe
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 25, 2019, 03:31 AM
Rudd are an invasive that are present in large numbers in Seneca and other lakes including the Great Lakes. Similar, but not to be confused with the native Golden Shiner.

Rudd

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Golden shiner

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Rudd are native to the Baltic countries . I'm not really sure how they got here, but most likely they were brought over as a food source. I'll say one thing though, they're a ball on the flyrod.

Rg
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 25, 2019, 03:43 AM
Rudd are an invasive that are present in large numbers in Seneca and other lakes including the Great Lakes. Similar, but not to be confused with the native Golden Shiner.

Rudd

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Golden shiner

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Rudd are native to the Baltic countries . I'm not really sure how they got here, but most likely they were brought over as a food source. I'll say one thing though, they're a ball on the flyrod.

Rg
They do pull like mad on light tackle.  I've caught them up over 2 lb. on Silver and in Canandaigua.  Certain time of year they turn a bright orange.
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 25, 2019, 07:00 AM
Right now is that time. I was wishing I had the fly rod with me that day.

Oh well, back to the bullhead this afternoon.
Rg
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 25, 2019, 07:24 AM
Right now is that time. I was wishing I had the fly rod with me that day.

Oh well, back to the bullhead this afternoon.
Rg
Got a couple dozen yesterday down this way.  Gave them to an older fellow who trudged thru the mud with his walker loaded with his fishing gear but was having no luck.  A glimpse into my future.  Kept a couple to toss on the grille for lunch today.  Found a few of these while shaking down the boat on Friday....
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 25, 2019, 04:09 PM
Beautiful day on the water. We celebrated my good buddies birthday with a bang. 3 limits in a few hours and a few bonus fish aswell. Nice multi species day.. sun was hot, breeze was light, and the fish were on fire 🎣

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Post by: skells23 on Apr 25, 2019, 05:19 PM
God bless it swamp thing I wish i had a spot to get crappies like you.. You crush them or are you just that good?
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Post by: Pequod1 on Apr 25, 2019, 06:24 PM
Lucky and good. I taught him everything he doesnít know😁😁😁
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 25, 2019, 06:40 PM
Skells I spend a lot of time on the water and the craps are my favorite fish to pursue.. I dedicate a majority of my free time to trying to figure them out. We are very confident when we hit a lake and that always helps keep focused. We hit one lake this morn cruised around check 15-20 spots checked water temp, clarity, weed beds, drop offs. Picked up a few fish but wasn't satisfied with results so we trailered up n hit another lake. All about persistence. This is our drug and we sure are addicted 🎣🎣
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 25, 2019, 08:35 PM
Rudd are an invasive that are present in large numbers in Seneca and other lakes including the Great Lakes. Similar, but not to be confused with the native Golden Shiner.

Rudd.


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Golden shiner

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Rudd are native to the Baltic countries . I'm not really sure how they got here, but most likely they were brought over as a food source. I'll say one thing though, they're a ball on the flyrod.

Rg

I met a guy there at Seneca lake that sold his to the Chinese restaurant in Newark...that's all I caught that day
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 26, 2019, 04:41 AM
I met a guy there at Seneca lake that sold his to the Chinese restaurant in Newark...that's all I caught that day
Places i won't be stopping at for lunch for $1000, Alex.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 26, 2019, 05:58 AM
Rudd is an invasive fish native to Europe that has been found in scattered locations in the lower Great Lakes. A member of the minnow family, the fish was introduced to the United States in the early 1900s, likely through the bait trade. Rudd are often found in waters that are still or slowly moving with thick vegetation. They can adapt to a wide range of freshwater habitats and can tolerate poor water quality. Adult rudd eat both aquatic plants and insects, while young rudd feed on algae and small invertebrates such as snails, insects and worms

Range

Rudd were first found in Ontario in 1990 in the St. Lawrence River. Since then the fish has been found in a few scattered locations in the St. Lawrence. In 1997 rudd were discovered in western Lake Ontario and eastern Lake Erie. Outside its native range, the rudd has also been introduced to more than 20 American states.

Impacts of Rudd

More research is needed to determine the impacts of rudd on native species in North America. However, scientists are concerned about the long-term effects of the ruddís breeding habits and diet.
ēRudd are able to breed with the native golden shiner, an important baitfish. The offspring are hybrids, which could lead to a loss of genetic diversity in the population of golden shiners.
ēYoung rudd compete with native species for habitat and food, such as algae and small invertebrates.
ēAdult rudd can eat large amounts of aquatic plants along shorelines, which can degrade spawning and nursery habitat for native fish such as northern pike, muskellunge and yellow perch.

To prevent this unwanted invader from expanding its range in Ontario, the province has banned the possession and sale of live rudd and other invasive fish species.


found this interesting
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 26, 2019, 04:55 PM
A good old friend gave me a hot tip today. Picked up 20 nice perch in an hour or so.

Now that's networking.....the way I know it.

Rg
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 26, 2019, 07:29 PM
Caught 3 huge Rudd a few days ago.  Largest was over 2 lbs.  They all got a knife thru the brain.  Last fall did same.  Mature bald eagle sitting in a tree nearby.  Tossed one in, floated a ways away from the boat and it plucked it right off the surface.  Made my day.
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 26, 2019, 07:36 PM
That's all well and good, but it's not gonna change anything. I don't kill them. They don't seem to be a problem other than when I'm trying to find early gills.

Rg
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 27, 2019, 06:10 AM
To each his own Rg. What proof do you you have that they are not negatively affecting the water quality or the food chain?  Theyíre an exotic and donít belong in our waterways.  Just like European or Asian carp, both of which are devestating to aquatic ecosystems.  Bow fishermen are an anglers best friend.
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 27, 2019, 06:14 AM
ďLab studies have shown that rudd hybridize with the golden shiner, which is a primary forage species for many game fish. If introduced, rudd will hybridize with golden shiners with unknown consequences to wild populations of native species. Besides hybridization, the rudd can be expected to compete with native fish for food. Being omnivorous, the rudd can changes its diet from insects and minnows to plants, unlike most native fishes. Rudd can negatively affect the inland waters it inhabits by: increasing the nutrient loading due to its inefficient means of processing plant material; depleting aquatic vegetation and potentially reducing the reproductive success of native fish species using near-shore areas for spawning and nursery sites; competing with native fish species for food and habitat in juvenile stages; and disrupting established predator prey relationships.Ē
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 27, 2019, 06:49 AM
ďLab studies have shown that rudd hybridize with the golden shiner, which is a primary forage species for many game fish. If introduced, rudd will hybridize with golden shiners with unknown consequences to wild populations of native species. Besides hybridization, the rudd can be expected to compete with native fish for food. Being omnivorous, the rudd can changes its diet from insects and minnows to plants, unlike most native fishes. Rudd can negatively affect the inland waters it inhabits by: increasing the nutrient loading due to its inefficient means of processing plant material; depleting aquatic vegetation and potentially reducing the reproductive success of native fish species using near-shore areas for spawning and nursery sites; competing with native fish species for food and habitat in juvenile stages; and disrupting established predator prey relationships.Ē
  Last week they changed their diet to chicken livers.  I suspect most of what I identify as rudd are hybrids.  The true rudd seem to be the more brightly colored specimens.  Killing a few is a feel good move and will never be of any significance in the balance of nature.  Feed the birds, turtles, predator fish, and free up a bit of space for a few more.  Quicker to toss them back and get on to catching another.
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 27, 2019, 10:26 AM
To each his own Rg. What proof do you you have that they are not negatively affecting the water quality or the food chain?  Theyíre an exotic and donít belong in our waterways.  Just like European or Asian carp, both of which are devestating to aquatic ecosystems.  Bow fishermen are an anglers best friend.

I don't have any proof one way or the other. What I do know for sure is no single angler can reduce the population an invasive in a lake the size of Seneca or Ontario. I'm also not sure it's legal to kill a fish and toss it back whether it's considered an invasive or not.

I don't kill them...or carp either. Rather, I enjoy catching them sometimes. But as you said, to,each his own.

Rg
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on Apr 27, 2019, 04:55 PM
Size....so, some exotics are fine and should just be left alone?  Tell the US gov that, along with several midwestern states, as they spend millions and millions of dollars to control the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.  Or, is that somehow a horse of a different color?  Your logic of killing one to free up space for a couple more biologically makes no sense at all.  There was no space before they arrived.  They displaced other species.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 27, 2019, 05:16 PM
The invasive fish I hate is the gobie..I never throw them back in they are a pain in the butt..
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Post by: greensider on Apr 27, 2019, 05:23 PM
Remember most gamefish are invasive very few of them are native
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 27, 2019, 06:53 PM
that's not true at all small mouth large mouth walleye northeren pickerel  sturgeon lake trout brookies  rainbows cut throats musky coho Chinook chum red and pink salmon alantic salmon  apache trout grayling steelhead all north American natives and the list goes on
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 27, 2019, 07:07 PM
a invasive spieces that has helped us .....the zebra mussel and Onondaga lake ..... I don't think we will be able to get rid of the rud it's been here along time and is well established now as far as common carp are concerned I think they are here to stay ....I think there is a difference between a  invited fish from a invasive one
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Post by: greensider on Apr 28, 2019, 04:45 AM
Smallies were brought in by tail car at least that's what i tead in an old field and stream magazine
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 28, 2019, 05:28 AM
small mouth bass are a  native  north American fish

stocking does not make them invasive

 The smallmouth bass is native to the upper and middle Mississippi River basin, the Saint Lawrence RiverĖGreat Lakes system, and up into the Hudson Bay basin. Its common names include smallmouth, bronzeback, brown bass, brownie, smallie, bronze bass, and bareback bass.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallmouth_bass (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallmouth_bass)
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Post by: bbfrogger on Apr 28, 2019, 06:37 AM
Darn facts are getting in the way again.   ::)
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 28, 2019, 06:51 AM
Size....so, some exotics are fine and should just be left alone?  Tell the US gov that, along with several midwestern states, as they spend millions and millions of dollars to control the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.  Or, is that somehow a horse of a different color?  Your logic of killing one to free up space for a couple more biologically makes no sense at all.  There was no space before they arrived.  They displaced other species.
I'm saying some schmuck like me killing a few in waters they already are thriving in does nothing but make the schmuck feel better about it.  Not like he's taking out the last of the breed.  A bit different than a widespread, well funded effort to keep the Asian carp out of water they currently don't exist in.  Once they breech that gap (and they will), it'll be pointless there too.  They all find their niche and become predator and/or prey.  I fail to see where I have any control over that.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 28, 2019, 07:04 AM
I like both you fellas but I think you both have good points  and  some  bad points  .....I fish in a lake  where  the DEC  post signs to kill all white  perch caught!  we live in a state  where the  DEC not only says  kill every goby  but it's  illegal to release them or  use them for  bait ....can fisherman make a  difference on a  fishes  population???? if  we  couldn't  we wouldn't have seasons and limits .... are  all invasive  fish bad  .....I  don't think so , ....carp are fun and i would love to catch a peacock bass in florida ,although I'm not sure they are considered  invasive seeing  we introduced them .....can we stop  all invasive fish ? probably not .should we try? i think so .... I personally am more worried about the southern border then a rudd ,just saying
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 28, 2019, 07:10 AM
Soooo.hows the panfish bite
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2019, 07:12 AM
I was watching an episode of River Monsters the other day regarding the Asian carp in the Mississippi. Seems they took over in waters which were in general not very healthy. Sections of the river where water conditions and fish populations were better did not support their spread. The biologist he was touring with said that concentrating on improving water quality was equally as important as mass removal of the specie from infested waters. Made a lot of sense to me and was supported by in depth research.

Nature has its way of leveling things out. It has for millions of years.

Rudd, like carp are able to exploit poor water conditions. I couldn't find any studies that depicted them as any kind of serious threat. I'm a person who likes facts more than opinions.

I'm always puzzled by people who say they hate a particular specie of fish and kills them just because. One hates pickerel, another carp, another rock bass......etc...etc.I guess I'm just not a good hater. Or, maybe it's that I'm 69 years old, have fished all my life and realize I may only have a couple more decades to fish on this earth.

So, I like them all!

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2019, 07:14 AM
Soooo.hows the panfish bite

I have a sink full of perch to clean👍👍

Rg
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 28, 2019, 07:22 AM


Rudd, like carp are able to exploit poor water conditions. I couldn't find any studies that depicted them as any kind of serious threat. I'm a person who likes facts more than opinions.

I'm always puzzled by people who say they hate a particular specie of fish and kills them just because. One hates pickerel, another carp, another rock bass......etc...etc.I guess I'm just not a good hater. Or, maybe it's that I'm 69 years old, have fished all my life and realize I may only have a couple more decades to fish on this earth.

So, I like them all!

Rg

I kill all the rock bass I can too and   then to make sure they are dead I toss them in hot grease  ;D  carp are fun ......but I have to admit when I see a pickerel on the ice ....I don't lose that much sleep over it (but they do taste good) and people  fish for them in place theres no northerns
couple  decades  hmmmmmm ....I hope so  RG  I would  be  bored if I didn't have you to pesture  ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2019, 07:28 AM
Apple blossom time =Rock Bass for dinner.

I couldn't find anything in the DEC Regs that requires dispatching a goby or prohibits returning it to the water.

Definitely cannot be used for bait, dead or alive and possession is prohibited.

Rg
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 28, 2019, 07:30 AM
In the end, the bottom line is: 
Quote
Nature has its way of leveling things out. It has for millions of years.
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 28, 2019, 07:35 AM
Apple blossom time =Rock Bass for dinner.

I couldn't find anything in the DEC Regs that requires dispatching a goby or prohibits returning it to the water.

Definitely cannot be used for bait, dead or alive and possession is prohibited.

Rg
First time targeting them last year on Sodus.  Had a blast and looking forward to getting up there again soon. 

I looked too and found the same. 
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Post by: fishinjohn on Apr 28, 2019, 07:38 AM
Since this PANFISH thread has been hijacked...
I'm gonna chime in..
Cant wait to fish for eyes!!!! Only a few more days  : :clapping:
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2019, 07:41 AM
I hit a couple spots this morning for pannies. Cold front has them shut right off. Guess it's back to bullhead this afternoon.
Rg
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Post by: jperch on Apr 28, 2019, 07:56 AM
On large bodies of water by the time an invasive species has reached breeding population levels it is very difficult if not impossible to eradicate or significantly impact the population.  Removing a few individuals just has very little effect.  There are a few exceptions, such as when a species concentrates in specific areas for reproduction.  I am thinking of the lamprey control program.  With that said, I know when I dispatch a coyote on our farm it probably has no long term impact but at least I know THAT coyote won't be eating any fawns or our cats.  By the way from what I have seen while scuba diving/snorkeling the goby population in Lake O is nowhere near what it was 10 years ago.  They have "leveled out", for whatever reason.
jperch
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2019, 08:51 AM
Predators learn and adjust to new food sources. In looking for further info I bumped into an article  from Seagrant. They stated that the goby has had no significant impact on Lake Erie and that predators feed on them  heavily. It's not unbelievable that perch, walleye, smallmouth and others have figured out how to catch them.

Rg
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Post by: seamonkey84 on Apr 28, 2019, 09:25 AM
Being in Maine, Our state pretty much sees anything but a trout or salmon as invasive lol. I caught and removed this invasive guy from one of our lakes the other day.
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Being native to the country doesnít mean they are native to the region. 
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2019, 09:55 AM
I would have removed that one too👍
Out of the lake and into the skillet.

Rg
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Post by: gotagetm on Apr 28, 2019, 11:11 AM
I'm with ya fishingjohn
Making our annual trip to onieda for opener , more tradition then anything , can't wait for Erie to get going!!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: fishinjohn on Apr 28, 2019, 11:29 AM
I'm with ya fishingjohn
Making our annual trip to onieda for opener , more tradition then anything , can't wait for Erie to get going!!
Lucky you!!!!!!! Good luck.. im hitting kinzua Wednesday afternoon for the reservation opener
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 28, 2019, 01:12 PM
Being in Maine, Our state pretty much sees anything but a trout or salmon as invasive lol. I caught and removed this invasive guy from one of our lakes the other day.
(https://i.postimg.cc/5jn6JD7g/DCC0-D89-F-F927-4-A50-936-C-F89326-E1-B763.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jn6JD7g)
Being native to the country doesnít mean they are native to the region. 

You want some help removing those invasive spieces :D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: seamonkey84 on Apr 28, 2019, 01:58 PM
You want some help removing those invasive spieces :D
Come and have at them! Bluegills are also invasive, and even the native yellow and white perch. Get a license Take all you want, there is basically no size or bag limit on anything but bass and salmonoids.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 28, 2019, 03:21 PM
So should i kill this snakehead or not?
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2019, 04:54 PM
So should i kill this snakehead or not?

Absolutely! It's in the regulations. They are to be immediately euthanized and reported to the Dec.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 29, 2019, 06:14 AM
oh  .....i think  it  was a beerbutt  sorry
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 29, 2019, 11:11 PM
Got out for a bit today. Figured that cold weather mighta slowed em down a bit. That wasn't the case, we caught a ton of em. Cool breeze by noon so we did the next best thing..  8)


(https://i.postimg.cc/k6YvKbT8/Screenshot-20190430-000405-Gallery.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k6YvKbT8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/VSYqhRTn/Screenshot-20190430-000342-Gallery.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VSYqhRTn)

(https://i.postimg.cc/d742cCPX/Screenshot-20190430-000843-Gallery.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/d742cCPX)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: hunts2long on Apr 30, 2019, 04:54 AM
You have a nice, well stocked back bar...lol...h2l
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 30, 2019, 05:33 AM
the  bar is  more impressive then the  fish   ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 30, 2019, 03:23 PM
Hey Trapp.. we don't spend much time on mahogany ridge :whistling: we did manage to find a few fish today while we were out enjoying the day though.. imagine that 😉


(https://i.postimg.cc/68ChpL11/20190430-115046.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/68ChpL11)

(https://i.postimg.cc/yW5hhrMb/Screenshot-20190430-142339-Gallery.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yW5hhrMb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/BXHFTZcj/20190430-135959.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BXHFTZcj)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 30, 2019, 05:11 PM
oh  3 nice  blue gills  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 30, 2019, 05:40 PM
i'm teasing  you guys are  putting a hurting on those  strawberrys  ^5
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 30, 2019, 05:52 PM
Tried the bullhead pond this afternoon without a bite. Moved on to perch waters and got a few. The crowd was there and typical. Wasn't there 10 minutes and some schmuck cast over my line. Gave him the glare and he moved.

I hate fishing with crowds of perch warriors.

Got a few and I'll probably go back really early tomorrow morning. I'd like a nice rainy windy day. Keeps the touristos at bay.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 30, 2019, 06:00 PM
eat  some  grandma  browns  baked  beans  with  pickled  eggs  pickled kielbasa and  a beer or two ....they will stay away
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: fishinjohn on Apr 30, 2019, 08:31 PM
eat  some  grandma  browns  baked  beans  with  pickled  eggs  pickled kielbasa and  a beer or two ....they will stay away
Throw in some pickled leeks and you'll have a 2 mile radius cleared out
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: LP Steve on May 01, 2019, 08:13 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/CzmXYc0F/IMG-20190430-175205294-HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CzmXYc0F)

(https://i.postimg.cc/5jWZmHpM/IMG-20190430-175219877.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jWZmHpM)
Finally got a few yesterday after fishing this spot 5 times before. So much fun.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 01, 2019, 11:23 AM
That's what u call a slab there Steve nice one
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 01, 2019, 11:42 AM
Very nice Steve. Congratulations..... :thumbup_smilie: :clapping:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 01, 2019, 02:54 PM
Got 27 this morning early. Not huge, but very edible.
(https://i.postimg.cc/s1T4hTK2/IMG-2648.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/s1T4hTK2)

Got there at dawn, No competition, rained like heck. Love my rain gear. Bone dry when I got home.


I'll be back!

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 01, 2019, 03:15 PM
Nice Bob. I have to wait a week or so.. ::)   ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Frankie Bags on May 01, 2019, 05:19 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/CzmXYc0F/IMG-20190430-175205294-HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CzmXYc0F)

(https://i.postimg.cc/5jWZmHpM/IMG-20190430-175219877.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jWZmHpM)
Finally got a few yesterday after fishing this spot 5 times before. So much fun.
Nice job Steve. Great calico! How do you like your shallow water anchors? Iím seeing them more and more, but I personally donít know anyone that has them.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 01, 2019, 06:34 PM
Nie catch bob good eats rite there
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Frankie Bags on May 01, 2019, 06:58 PM
Wasn't there 10 minutes and some schmuck cast over my line. Gave him the glare and he moved.

Rg
That made me chuckle. Iíve had that happen before but my glare must not be that intimidating. I end up leaving. Hate crowds.  Iím glad you were able to get a bunch today.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: LP Steve on May 01, 2019, 07:03 PM
Thanks guys I tossed em back only got 3. Frankie I love them anchors either power pole or talons like I have. I got the talons because they just connect to battery no hydraulic tanks and motor to mount. Use them every time I launch boat and all day this time of year shallow for crappie and bass. 12' deep now they have 15'. Best thing on a boat. Launching I stick em down near dock park truck until rope from front boat hook start motor and let warm up the lift anchors with a remote and drive away.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 01, 2019, 07:22 PM
Gotta get that Clint Eastwood stare. I'm a dock fisher from way back. I learned from some well seasoned pros. I pretty much embarrassed a couple guys this morning. I was landing 6 to 1.

I heard a voice in my head of an old meat fisher who schooled me..  "Another guy who can't see the bite!"

Made me smile.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Frankie Bags on May 01, 2019, 07:30 PM
Great info Steve. I like the idea of using it to assist in launching. Especially when there arenít any docks in. Nice added bonus. Not sure if Iíll ever get them but I also thought they same about the iPilot. Thanks
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Frankie Bags on May 01, 2019, 07:35 PM
Gotta get that Clint Eastwood stare. I'm a dock fisher from way back. I learned from some well seasoned pros. I pretty much embarrassed a couple guys this morning. I was landing 6 to 1.

I heard a voice in my head of an old meat fisher who schooled me..  "Another guy who can't see the bite!"

Made me smile.

Rg
Iíll have to work on that. :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: yankmyline on May 02, 2019, 04:46 AM
I saw you fishing by the bridge. Definitely was a wet morning. I was fishing behind the red truck.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 02, 2019, 07:12 AM
Yeah it was. I was glad I have a good rain suit. My hands sure got cold though. I would have stayed, but I work 10-2 at Lowes.

The perch I cleaned were full of little gobies.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: DANMAN on May 03, 2019, 05:07 PM
fished small local lake today.   17 crappies all 7 inches and skinny males.      maybe the spawn will is over?
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on May 03, 2019, 05:14 PM
crappies  will start to  spawn in  mid to upper 50's  but prefer  warmer I seen   crappies in shallow  in 70 degrees
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on May 04, 2019, 07:10 PM
Local pond today landed about 75 crappie and a few other fish all on jigs
(https://i.postimg.cc/8ffbcpd3/IMG-1554.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8ffbcpd3)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 06, 2019, 04:22 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/YGbFwfQk/20190505-130627.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YGbFwfQk)

(https://i.postimg.cc/BtbLKFxL/20190505-200706.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BtbLKFxL)
Finally found some gills
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on May 06, 2019, 06:20 PM
greensider  very nice man
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on May 06, 2019, 06:21 PM
HEY EVERYONE BIG GUY GOT SOME GILLS!!!!!!  WELL LITTLE GUY PROBABLLY HELPED HIM
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 06, 2019, 06:50 PM
Wise guy I see yea he helped me I even shared the jig I was using to catch them 1/64 oz
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SWaMP ThInG on May 06, 2019, 06:55 PM
Nice work big guy. I changed it up a lil bit today n chased some jumbos down. Beautiful day out there. Hot sun, cold beer, and a stuffed livewell
(https://i.postimg.cc/ftvYKj47/20190506-152144.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ftvYKj47)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 06, 2019, 06:57 PM
Nice work big guy. I changed it up a lil bit today n chased some jumbos down. Beautiful day out there. Hot sun, cold beer, and a stuffed livewell
(https://i.postimg.cc/ftvYKj47/20190506-152144.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ftvYKj47)

Your supposed to have beer stuffed in that livewell..nice pile

Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: yankmyline on May 06, 2019, 07:44 PM
Are some of those females full of eggs?
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: DANMAN on May 07, 2019, 12:34 PM
Nice work big guy. I changed it up a lil bit today n chased some jumbos down. Beautiful day out there. Hot sun, cold beer, and a stuffed livewell
(https://i.postimg.cc/ftvYKj47/20190506-152144.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ftvYKj47)


Those look look Erie perches.   
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on May 07, 2019, 01:46 PM
because they are dead and floating????
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on May 07, 2019, 04:29 PM
Nice haul
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on May 07, 2019, 04:40 PM
but  why did they die in your live well? 
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SWaMP ThInG on May 07, 2019, 08:27 PM
Those are some Jumbos from Erie.. yes the females were full of eggs still. Trapp, they take a rough ride on the way up outta 55-60' of water and pop their swim bladder so they belly up in the livewell.. We are heading out for some eye action shortly, looks like a beautiful night on the big pond 🎣🎣

(https://i.postimg.cc/QBDgQxq9/Screenshot-20190507-150247-Gallery.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QBDgQxq9)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on May 08, 2019, 07:51 PM
Sweet fish congrats
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on May 09, 2019, 11:48 AM
nice looking perch
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: DANMAN on May 10, 2019, 01:48 PM
DEC website says Cayuga surface temp 50 degrees at point  off Tremain

Fed up with the cold rain.......
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: yankmyline on May 23, 2019, 08:18 AM
Anybody perch fishing the finger lakes?
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: mcully on May 23, 2019, 08:25 AM
Hit one last week and water was 50 and they were locked down spawning where I was. 2 huge schools and only caught 15 keepers. very negative mood.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Pequod1 on May 24, 2019, 04:49 AM
Fished ice masters last Saturday on Keuka.  Very few perch were caught buy the guys fishing panfish.  The gills were cooperative though and were just starting to move in to the shallows. Lake was 52-53 degrees and the weeds have not started to grow.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on May 24, 2019, 04:52 PM
Hitting local lake tomorrow morning for crappie should be spawning now
(https://i.postimg.cc/sBg5x31p/IMG-1749.png) (https://postimg.cc/sBg5x31p)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 24, 2019, 05:29 PM
Hitting local lake tomorrow morning for crappie should be spawning now
(https://i.postimg.cc/sBg5x31p/IMG-1749.png) (https://postimg.cc/sBg5x31p)

  Good luck mister...
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on May 24, 2019, 06:24 PM
Just a couple fly fishing fish....nice gill and decent bass....caught about 15 gills and 3 bass on few different flies I tied...lots of fun....I posted this on gen. Discussion where guy wanted some fly fishing/tying info


(https://i.postimg.cc/gn57vcfH/0524191617b.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gn57vcfH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/D8mDJ4Yz/0524191704d.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D8mDJ4Yz)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: filetandrelease on May 24, 2019, 06:28 PM

 Nice gill icejohn
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: DANMAN on May 25, 2019, 02:10 PM
Hit Owasco before the wind picked up.     a few giant gills over 9" felt like a bass.     one jack over 13 and a lone crappie


(https://i.postimg.cc/0zpV6194/IMG-6853.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0zpV6194)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on May 25, 2019, 05:41 PM
Danman I thought i was the only one that put fish on plywood for pictures lol we hit chodikee lake today did great on good sized gills and crappie with a few bass and pickerel mixed in
(https://i.postimg.cc/4n1RbrTS/IMG-1753.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4n1RbrTS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jDDVT2np/IMG-1754.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jDDVT2np)

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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on May 25, 2019, 05:53 PM
Just a couple fly fishing fish....nice gill and decent bass....caught about 15 gills and 3 bass on few different flies I tied...lots of fun....I posted this on gen. Discussion where guy wanted some fly fishing/tying info


(https://i.postimg.cc/gn57vcfH/0524191617b.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gn57vcfH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/D8mDJ4Yz/0524191704d.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D8mDJ4Yz)
Sounds like a fine day!!!!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on May 31, 2019, 08:23 AM
Had a great day, all species.  Over a hundred fish caught before hunger and rain made me leave them biting.  :(  Kept a few for myself and a neighbor.
(https://i.postimg.cc/F1Bd5qzh/IMG-4845.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F1Bd5qzh)

(https://i.postimg.cc/SJYXyrYC/IMG-4847.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJYXyrYC)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on May 31, 2019, 09:33 AM
Nice day...nice catch...thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: greensider on May 31, 2019, 04:28 PM
Very nice bucket congrats
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 02, 2019, 03:03 PM
Had a good mixed bag this morning and keep a few.. ;D


(https://i.postimg.cc/cK6qKn3Z/20190602-082128-0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cK6qKn3Z)

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(https://i.postimg.cc/4Yss3ywN/20190602-094636.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4Yss3ywN)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrzH8mP0/20190602-134925.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrzH8mP0)

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(https://i.postimg.cc/2bsfNSVY/20190602-135339.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2bsfNSVY)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WhPP9zB6/20190602-142019.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WhPP9zB6)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Lq0pvTSn/20190602-144012.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Lq0pvTSn)

(https://i.postimg.cc/6T49jDyw/20190602-144015.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/6T49jDyw)

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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: hunts2long on Jun 02, 2019, 04:04 PM
Looks like you had a good day....h2l
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 02, 2019, 07:16 PM
Nice bunch of pannies!!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Pequod1 on Jun 03, 2019, 05:29 AM
I have switched to perch the past two weeks and the action is just hitting the post spawn bite in the lakes I fish..
(https://i.postimg.cc/4KZvq1FD/724637-B3-3712-416-B-B082-7-FBB947-A6554.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4KZvq1FD)

(https://i.postimg.cc/vDSzTfcn/7601-E7-F6-3-EB2-4-E34-80-D1-429-F379-BA3-EA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vDSzTfcn)

I added the single perch picture to highlight the color of the fins. Caught him in a different lake than the ones in the sink. Different lakes- different food source.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: oleanjeff on Jun 03, 2019, 07:00 AM
Good job Jim!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 06, 2019, 06:51 AM

Well done guys 👍🍽
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 06, 2019, 11:34 PM
Nice fish everyone.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 09, 2019, 05:10 PM
Great morning to watch the sun come up... And some good vittles to go.. ;D

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(https://i.postimg.cc/p9Zw7cmN/20190609-162546.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/p9Zw7cmN)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 09, 2019, 05:21 PM
Nice mess of fish Raquettedacker. I finally got out last Thursday and got a 22 fish mixed bag of pannies. Pumpkinseeds, gills, crappies, and rock bass.  Got a quart bag of fillets.
(https://i.postimg.cc/CB4yqhyf/0606191256.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CB4yqhyf)

(https://i.postimg.cc/GBkVWLmS/0609191813.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GBkVWLmS)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 15, 2019, 05:40 AM
Last night's dinner... 

(https://i.postimg.cc/jWB0g5WC/20190614-190932.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jWB0g5WC)

(https://i.postimg.cc/06z10myL/20190614-190926.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06z10myL)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xXxSmgnv/20190614-192128.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xXxSmgnv)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 17, 2019, 08:21 PM
You guys are making me hungry..I only been out a few times with very few fish..
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Jun 17, 2019, 08:27 PM
You guys are making me hungry..I only been out a few times with very few fish..


Very few and very small fish
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Post by: bigal409 on Jun 17, 2019, 08:55 PM

Very few and very small fish
:thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: greensider on Jun 18, 2019, 04:04 AM
Got this nice perch on a saw belly fishing for trout
(https://i.postimg.cc/K4nkKFT8/IMG-2044.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K4nkKFT8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/yksJc5hX/IMG-2045.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yksJc5hX)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 18, 2019, 06:59 AM

 Nice duke 👍
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 18, 2019, 09:07 PM
yes it is a bucket of those  is a good fish fry  ;D
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Post by: DANMAN on Jun 19, 2019, 09:14 PM
on cayuga union springs north 7 days ago water was 63 topside.    very few weeds.    very few fish in shallow except bass pairs

will try sunday if weather good
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Post by: Pequod1 on Jun 20, 2019, 06:32 AM
A couple suggestions for Cayuga.  It seems that 10:30 feeding time stops and the best days are overcast, light rain.  Bluebird days are usually killers for perch in Cayuga this time of year. Also, the shallows mostly hold the smaller fish.  Try anywhere from 20-35í.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jul 24, 2019, 08:24 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/yD0mZCn3/IMG952019072495185504.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yD0mZCn3)
The little guy is at it again ..hes always sending me pics when I'm at work ..
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 06, 2019, 03:14 PM
This past Sunday..

(https://i.postimg.cc/kVxsyxDz/20190804-191517.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kVxsyxDz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dDQ68ZFN/20190804-191953.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dDQ68ZFN)

(https://i.postimg.cc/8fbbVDLH/20190804-200252.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8fbbVDLH)


(https://i.postimg.cc/RNyT5PH2/20190804-191929.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RNyT5PH2)

(https://i.postimg.cc/BPvCskNf/20190804-192754.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BPvCskNf)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Q9hbYHTt/20190804-200248.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q9hbYHTt)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Aug 06, 2019, 04:48 PM
Nice perch
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Post by: seamonkey84 on Aug 06, 2019, 05:23 PM
Caught and released this little beauty a week or so ago.
(https://i.postimg.cc/wR95HLtg/25-D8-A24-D-9-F6-A-4-E30-BE6-D-B862-DC9-DA300.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wR95HLtg)

Didnít take a pic of them, but I also caught and kept close to two dozen white perch, all 14-16Ē.
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 06, 2019, 06:36 PM
Raq...man those are nice...be a couple months around here for them. Nice fillet job too.
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Post by: Pequod1 on Aug 06, 2019, 07:33 PM
My favorite kind of fishing right there.  Nice catch.
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Aug 06, 2019, 08:15 PM
Raq...man those are nice...be a couple months around here for them. Nice fillet job too.


Nah can go catch a boat full of them right now in our back yard
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Post by: SizeMatters on Aug 22, 2019, 08:01 PM
Never trolled much for anything.  Giving it an honest try this fall.  Certainly the key to some big gills today.  Kept a bunch to share with my neighbor.  All suspended way out over deep water.  Wasn't just a boring boat ride today.


(https://i.postimg.cc/xqL8yW87/IMG-5000.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xqL8yW87)
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 22, 2019, 08:42 PM
Nice...what were you trolling with....I've been castng for gills in deeperwarwith small plastis and doing well.
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Post by: SizeMatters on Aug 23, 2019, 05:33 AM
Nice...what were you trolling with....I've been castng for gills in deeperwarwith small plastis and doing well.
I tied some small worm harnesses with #6 hooks, small beads, and spinner blades.  See the picture.  Live crawlers, Gulp, and plastics all scored big. 3/4 oz weight, 4 ft. leader, over 25 fow.  Frankly, I am amazed at how simple and successfully this worked.  Also caught a bunch of nuisance fish.  Largemouth, smallmouth, pykruls, crappie, perch and even 2 big bullheads.
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 23, 2019, 07:50 AM
Wow very interesting....will have to try that....good way to find and catch gills during the warm summer months....thanks for sharing
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Post by: seamonkey84 on Aug 23, 2019, 04:01 PM
Isnít it interesting how mid summer and mid winter are similar with fish locations? Theyíre suspended over the deep water basins.  I was surprised to be catching smallmouth bass and a bluegill suspended 10-15ft down while fishing in 40-50 deep water. We were trolling leadcore and sinking fly line for trout when we started catching 7-9Ē bass left and right. Though when Iím targeting the bigger gills mid summer, Iíll usually throw plastics on jighead out to deeper holes and pockets, let it sink, and work it back to the boat.
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 24, 2019, 07:48 AM
Yea sea...that's what I've been doing recently for gills lately but the trolling for gills like size has been doing really sounds interesting so I've tied up some smaller harnesses and will try that...sounds like fun.
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 25, 2019, 09:38 PM
Got some perch a few gills and a13" smally today...the perch on plastic crawfish....9 to 13" perch...mostly 11-12"..nice haul.

(https://i.postimg.cc/S2h0P5vn/0825192020a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/S2h0P5vn)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PLnFfDzc/0825192239b.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PLnFfDzc)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 26, 2019, 05:37 AM
Nice job John...
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Post by: Pequod1 on Aug 26, 2019, 07:31 AM
You have that bay dialed in. Nice catch. 
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 26, 2019, 08:58 AM
Thanks guys...that was 5.5# fillets with the bass and gills.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Aug 26, 2019, 09:45 AM
I used to get alot of gills drifting a worm harness on good year lake ..works really well
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on Aug 26, 2019, 06:49 PM
Yea big guy....we still do that on Cayuga lake out of union springs with great results.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 01, 2019, 06:39 AM
i can't get on a decent panfish bite!  ice john even tried to help me out ....worse week I have had all year .....don't worry john i'll keep trying lol
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Post by: SizeMatters on Sep 01, 2019, 07:51 AM
i can't get on a decent panfish bite!  ice john even tried to help me out ....worse week I have had all year .....don't worry john i'll keep trying lol
Cool down will get 'em going.  I'm counting on it!
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 18, 2019, 07:04 PM
Fishing for gills with spinners and caught this huge sunny....didn't have ruler but must have been at least 9.5"....put up a good fight as well. Released it.
(https://i.postimg.cc/jwVXZTP8/0917191710a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jwVXZTP8)
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Post by: Swampking89 on Sep 20, 2019, 12:56 PM
Nice one John!! Pannies on spinners made me think of our old friend Riverrat!!
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Post by: Johnnh on Sep 20, 2019, 01:37 PM
Nice sunny

Imagine if they grew to 5 lbs : what a fight that would be.

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Post by: seamonkey84 on Sep 20, 2019, 02:37 PM
Nice sunny

Imagine if they grew to 5 lbs : what a fight that would be.
You mean like this?
https://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gone-fishin/2014/02/pending-world-record-redear-sunfish-plucked-lake-havasu/
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Post by: Johnnh on Sep 20, 2019, 04:40 PM
Wow

MONSTER
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 21, 2019, 04:40 PM
Nice one John!! Pannies on spinners made me think of our old friend Riverrat!!
Yes swamp...he got me into making my own spinners....great guy we lost...thanks for the reminder
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 21, 2019, 04:45 PM
You mean like this?
https://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gone-fishin/2014/02/pending-world-record-redear-sunfish-plucked-lake-havasu/
Yea I saw that....I think that 5.5# was caught on the santee...we cross part of that when we go to Florida.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Sep 26, 2019, 04:38 AM
Took my friend and his wife gill chasin'.  She caught as many on her 18" Ice Blue rod/spring bobber/ice jig as we did on the long rods.  Boat load of fun!
(https://i.postimg.cc/nCbKbcJ6/IMG-5115.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nCbKbcJ6)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 26, 2019, 05:19 AM
Nice one John!! Pannies on spinners made me think of our old friend Riverrat!!


funny you mention  the rat I was  going threw all the  things people  sent me over the years from  flies and leaders from  bob  to jigs  and   some of icejohns secrets I came across  a bunch of spinners the rat sent me  and a parts list to build them ...... he sent me others and I took them to salmon river caught a small mouth one them and hang them in my collection .....he sure loved to share ....if there is  better people out there I never met them ...
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Post by: got em on Sep 27, 2019, 05:26 PM
Yes rat is sorely missed. . I fished the partdridge run ponds today. . Rat use to fish them and shared alot of info about the area with me. .  8). . Mostly panfish in them. . Caught some gills and crappie. . I hope he was up there watching. . All fish we're c/r. .
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Sep 27, 2019, 08:41 PM
Yes rat is sorely missed. . I fished the partdridge run ponds today. . Rat use to fish them and shared alot of info about the area with me. .  8). . Mostly panfish in them. . Caught some gills and crappie. . I hope he was up there watching. . All fish we're c/r. .


Riverrat loved to share his spinners and his knowledge anything to help someone.
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Post by: icejohn on Oct 27, 2019, 08:08 PM
Nice batch of perch in my "back yard" if you know what I mean😁

(https://i.postimg.cc/s1xzmtVb/1026191627a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/s1xzmtVb)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 28, 2019, 03:50 AM
icejohn great job  buddy  :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 28, 2019, 05:02 AM
Nice job John...
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Post by: SizeMatters on Oct 28, 2019, 05:13 AM
Nice batch of perch in my "back yard" if you know what I mean😁

(https://i.postimg.cc/s1xzmtVb/1026191627a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/s1xzmtVb)
Good to see someone getting out and finding a few!  Well done!
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Post by: Pequod1 on Oct 28, 2019, 05:29 AM
Nice job.  This is the time of year. Go get them.
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Post by: hinkydo on Oct 28, 2019, 08:46 AM
Nice , icejohn  I have been getting them also.

                                            hinkydo
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Post by: [email protected] on Mar 21, 2020, 06:00 PM
Slow start just 2 bluegill today. 9 lmb.
(https://i.postimg.cc/bsC9k9nX/IMG-20200321-174833-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bsC9k9nX)
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 23, 2020, 04:41 PM
They bit good in a snowstorm today..
(https://i.postimg.cc/qNgzbWy4/20200323-131056.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNgzbWy4)
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Post by: bbfrogger on Mar 23, 2020, 05:26 PM
They bit good in a snowstorm today..
(https://i.postimg.cc/qNgzbWy4/20200323-131056.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNgzbWy4)

Dude - I'm jealous - just curious, what part of the state are they biting already (north, south, east, west, central ?)  PM me if you want - I only fish 1 body of water so I don't care about any specifics. ;D
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Post by: bart on Mar 24, 2020, 08:28 AM
SWaMP ThInG, That's the kind of isolation/distancing I could go for!  ;D   Awesome, thanks for sharing...
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 24, 2020, 03:10 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/62rrCnGv/20200324-100839.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/62rrCnGv)
The best way to ease the stress of the virus.. call me crazy but that fresh air feels refreshing..  They ain't keeping me boxed up unless I'm goin underground. Another solid day on the water today
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Post by: Frankie Bags on Mar 24, 2020, 07:46 PM
Great job on the caliís! Stocking the freezer with some tasty fish. Keep em coming.
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Mar 24, 2020, 08:26 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/62rrCnGv/20200324-100839.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/62rrCnGv)
The best way to ease the stress of the virus.. call me crazy but that fresh air feels refreshing..  They ain't keeping me boxed up unless I'm goin underground. Another solid day on the water today

I feel ya I fished from 130-430 today ended up with 6 nice perch but caught 100 fish all dinks sucked to only be catching dinks but a good sign for what's to come in next couple years threw alot of 6-8 inch fish back kept 6 that where all 10-11 inches
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 25, 2020, 12:54 PM
Good job Swamp your always hammering them seems like they always turn on. By you before they do here..
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Post by: [email protected] on Mar 25, 2020, 07:48 PM
Nice fish guys.
Slow day, just this one. Skunked yesterday, 5 lmb earlier in the week.
(https://i.postimg.cc/jLJMt3J6/IMG-20200325-193700.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jLJMt3J6)
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 25, 2020, 10:37 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/qNgJpMhY/20200325-162801.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNgJpMhY)
Lots of these for the bucket today 🐟🐟
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Post by: pieman1998 on Mar 26, 2020, 10:07 AM
nice guys looking to get the lake catch some
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 26, 2020, 06:33 PM
Nice fish as always
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 26, 2020, 09:40 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/dL3CR7XD/20200326-181357.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dL3CR7XD)
Tried a different lake for a few hours this evening.. they were biting decent before the rain moved in..
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Post by: DANMAN on Mar 28, 2020, 03:48 AM
Good fish.     r u using minnows or just plain jigs?     
 
Color prefer?

thx
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Mar 28, 2020, 08:11 AM
I'm not one for live bait. Definitely prefer the art of jigging for the craps in the spring. Never had much fun just watching a bobber sit there. I pretty much have a different "go to" jig for different lakes on different days. Been catching them south, east, and west already this spring. Haven't ventured north yet.. I'm from the buffalo area
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Post by: [email protected] on Mar 30, 2020, 08:14 PM
7 for the pan.
(https://i.postimg.cc/hfbL1xVg/IMG-20200330-192634.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hfbL1xVg)
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Post by: taxid on Mar 31, 2020, 12:11 AM
Gino are those all bluegills? Do the reservoirs have decent size ones? Is it like my experience in Mass where most but not all locals consider them trash fish?
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Post by: [email protected] on Mar 31, 2020, 08:43 PM
Yes taxid!
5 white perch for the pan tonight.

(https://i.postimg.cc/z3knDkTL/IMG-20200331-210023.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/z3knDkTL)
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Post by: DANMAN on Apr 05, 2020, 08:52 PM
Havenít seen any posts lately.   Weather has been cold. 


I would at least have figgered SwampMonster to be over on the finger lakes raising heck with the crappies !
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 08, 2020, 05:48 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/LJ9tVb8Z/20200407-134305.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LJ9tVb8Z)
Craps been kinda lethargic lately but there's always a plan B 😉
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Apr 08, 2020, 07:01 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/LJ9tVb8Z/20200407-134305.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LJ9tVb8Z)
Craps been kinda lethargic lately but there's always a plan B 😉
 

Nice catch from the deep water
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Apr 08, 2020, 06:08 PM
Some of the 7-10" bluegill the wife and I caught yesterday. Tasty treats.


(https://i.postimg.cc/NKXTkGrD/0408201842.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NKXTkGrD)
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Post by: gotagetm on Apr 08, 2020, 08:19 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/56YWFKtM/2000000000325864.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/56YWFKtM)
I can't get out cause working but my brother got some tanks today!
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Post by: DANMAN on Apr 19, 2020, 02:50 PM
ny boat lunches reopened ,!!!!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 19, 2020, 03:51 PM
ny boat lunches reopened ,!!!!

  Some are and some are not.  Wont know till you get there and see a sign or barricade in front of the launch.   
 Seems to be how its going.   :-\ :-\
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Post by: DANMAN on Apr 19, 2020, 05:24 PM
https://auburnpub.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/ny-allows-boatyards-marinas-to-open/article_4b5d8f44-a9d6-5f14-977f-76b92a076e44.html
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Post by: yankmyline on May 05, 2020, 10:02 PM
Haven't seen any reports in a few weeks. Anybody finding any panfish lately?
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Post by: kb on May 06, 2020, 07:53 AM
With the wind, rain, and cool weather they seem to be on lockdown for me...
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Post by: Flukeman on May 06, 2020, 09:03 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/BLNKS0Pz/20200502-162746.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BLNKS0Pz)

Had a good day Saturday. Kept these and released 30 giant bluegills
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 06, 2020, 03:48 PM
Caught a bunch this past weekend in one of the local fingerlakes. Quite surprised to see that most of the females had not spawned yet. Probably the 44-46 deg water temp and this week will not add to that.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 07, 2020, 12:59 PM


(https://i.postimg.cc/V05DD8Mv/20200502-181622.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/V05DD8Mv)
He caught more the next day I got my exercise anyways not easy but I did I cant wait to get out there and walk normal again back surgery comming soon
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Post by: filetandrelease on May 07, 2020, 01:24 PM

 Nice fish young man
 Speedy recovery Big guy
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on May 07, 2020, 03:47 PM
Ditto, Big Guy.
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Post by: bart on May 07, 2020, 04:04 PM
big_guy_13021, you and the little guy did well... congrats!
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on May 07, 2020, 05:11 PM
big_guy_13021, you and the little guy did well... congrats!
 


Correction bigguy cant catch fish at basspro that was all little guy  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: Raquettedacker on May 07, 2020, 05:22 PM
Nice crappies little guy, congratulations.... :thumbup_smilie: :clapping:
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Post by: kb on May 08, 2020, 07:05 AM
Nice catch.   Congratulations.
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Post by: taxid on May 08, 2020, 04:40 PM
What really impresses me is the little guy is proficient with a flyrod. I know adults that can't get the hang of it. Once you get the hang of a flyrod and panfish you can have a blast as we all know, and of course it's very effective.
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Post by: rebelss on May 08, 2020, 05:55 PM
Wow!  Nice papermouths!!!! :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on May 08, 2020, 08:11 PM
What really impresses me is the little guy is proficient with a flyrod. I know adults that can't get the hang of it. Once you get the hang of a flyrod and panfish you can have a blast as we all know, and of course it's very effective.


Yes the kid is amazing in what.he does. Hes funnier than hell 2
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 08, 2020, 08:12 PM
I took the little guy out again friday he got a nice pile in a hour and a half .here's the funny part..his mom cut his hair he saved a bunch got creative and tied a few tiny jigs with it...his results were pretty good ..and he says thank you.he is very good with fly rod..8 foot 3wt.he knows how to work the fly or micro jig just rite for crappies and gills

(https://i.postimg.cc/n9zn89kH/20200508-172625.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/n9zn89kH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jLDRZN2c/20200508-203955.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jLDRZN2c)
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Post by: bigal409 on May 09, 2020, 06:20 AM
 


Correction bigguy cant catch fish at basspro that was all little guy  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
:rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: filetandrelease on May 09, 2020, 06:26 AM

 Nice score
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Post by: reelcharacter on May 09, 2020, 12:13 PM
That puts a whole new twist on "Hair Jigs" gotta love youthful enthusiasm for fishing


I took the little guy out again friday he got a nice pile in a hour and a half .here's the funny part..his mom cut his hair he saved a bunch got creative and tied a few tiny jigs with it...his results were pretty good ..and he says thank you.he is very good with fly rod..8 foot 3wt.he knows how to work the fly or micro jig just rite for crappies
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Post by: rgfixit on May 10, 2020, 10:01 AM
Got some panfish this morning. A couple real nice perch in there with a bonus bullhead.

(https://i.postimg.cc/56Q1CjHQ/IMG-3375.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/56Q1CjHQ)

Fun stuff!
Rg
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Post by: seamonkey84 on May 10, 2020, 01:34 PM
Gotta love the materials you salvage and tie your own with! My chinchilla use to give me a lot of nice dubbing material. I have a bag of squirrel tails Iíve saved from hunting, and a few feathers from my pet birds have also made it on a hook or two lol.
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Post by: reelcharacter on May 10, 2020, 10:24 PM
A few years back I tied two ice fishing flies using bright green and bright yellow craft twine at 1 AM before walking on water in Tully the next morning. Ugliest looking things I've ever seen. Spent the day throwing live bait and all the store bought tackle I had. Would have been skunked for the day if it were not for the two perch I caught when I finally tried those ugly lookin things. Gotta love those scrap and salvaged materials.
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Post by: grady95 on May 11, 2020, 08:39 AM
Best panfish fly I ever tied was using the undercoat fur from one of our Siberian Huskies.  They have two distinct coats and in the spring, they blow their undercoat.  You can brush shopping bags full of fur out of them almost day after day for about three weeks.  What makes it so good though is the undercoat fur of a Husky has a hollow core.  This is why they can lay there in the winter and have so much snow pile up on them that when you go to look for them outside, sometimes all you see is a raised mound of snow with two little black points sticking up!  It's amazing how sturdy they are.  Anyway, that hair floats.  Tie a bit of into your normal popper pattern and you have a really great little fly that sits up on the surface like a water spider.
They're so good, I think even my brother can catch fish with them!   :rotflol:
Grady
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 11, 2020, 09:11 AM
That's a good dinner rg..
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 11, 2020, 09:13 AM
Went sunday for a little while .mom had to work  I took the little guy out
(https://i.postimg.cc/c6R2PNYD/20200510-170606.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/c6R2PNYD)
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Post by: rgfixit on May 11, 2020, 09:18 AM
Fish tacos last night👍
(https://i.postimg.cc/q6k3yNnH/IMG-3379.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/q6k3yNnH)

Grady, your fly sounds similar to an Adirondak Ugly. I tie those using a coyote muskrat blend. Gills love them.

Went out this morning for some perch. Made two casts and it started pouring. Had my rain gear on and normally I would have stayed.  But at 40* my hands just cant take it.


Gotta do a little reel maintenance anyway. Maybe ill get out later.

Rg
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Post by: seamonkey84 on May 11, 2020, 07:14 PM
Husky under coat huh, good thing I work in a pet store that has a grooming salon  :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: grady95 on May 12, 2020, 05:42 PM
Any wolf descendant will have this kind of undercoat.  So if you have access, grab some Samoyed, Malamute, Alaskan Eskimo, Akita or Chow fur, or of course Husky.  Works great!  I tie some flies that sorta' look like really ugly Muddlers on big hooks with the dog fur on the back half, silver Christmas tree tinsel and whatever red stuff I have handy for the body and fish them for bass on the St Lawrence.  To look at them, you'd think I was on glue when I tied them but they just work!
Grady
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Post by: DANMAN on May 12, 2020, 07:30 PM
Fish tacos last night👍
(https://i.postimg.cc/q6k3yNnH/IMG-3379.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/q6k3yNnH)

Grady, your fly sounds similar to an Adirondak Ugly. I tie those using a coyote muskrat blend. Gills love them.

Went out this morning for some perch. Made two casts and it started pouring. Had my rain gear on and normally I would have stayed.  But at 40* my hands just cant take it.


Gotta do a little reel maintenance anyway. Maybe ill get out later.

Rg

how do you cook the filets for tacos?  fryer or broil or bake?  any breading or seasons?
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Post by: rgfixit on May 13, 2020, 03:14 PM
Sliced into strips, breaded with House Autry Cajun, pan fried.

(https://i.postimg.cc/zLz2tKYp/IMG-3377.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zLz2tKYp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/KK0qdjZb/IMG-3378.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KK0qdjZb)

Very good!

Rg
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 13, 2020, 04:11 PM

Went today for an hour he got 5 here's his big one for the day other ones were nice size to
(https://i.postimg.cc/MnPjR7tg/20200513-170247.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MnPjR7tg)
Here's a couple of them
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Post by: rgfixit on May 13, 2020, 07:22 PM
Spot burner!
You stay out of that young man's  fishin' hole Mike!

He probably got them on a home brewed fly.
Rg
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Post by: SizeMatters on May 13, 2020, 08:50 PM
Tied up some bluegill harnesses in hope of better weather down this way.......


(https://i.postimg.cc/1nYQjCPh/IMG-5312.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1nYQjCPh)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 13, 2020, 09:12 PM
I like those size them r nice..
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Post by: rgfixit on May 14, 2020, 03:49 AM
Pretty sweet looking rigs. I was going to place an order with Barlows or janns for some components. Both wanted near 50% shipping cost. $8.95 to ship $16.00 of product that would cost them $2 for first class mail.

I can wait.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on May 14, 2020, 12:58 PM
Found materials at Wally World of all places.
(https://i.postimg.cc/kVzDC4k8/IMG-3383.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kVzDC4k8)

More than enough stuff to tie up a batch of harnesses. Ill have to make the sinkers. Didn't see anything small enough. Picked up smoe small worm sinkers. i'll figure something out.

Rg
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Post by: DANMAN on May 14, 2020, 02:36 PM
Tied up some bluegill harnesses in hope of better weather down this way.......


(https://i.postimg.cc/1nYQjCPh/IMG-5312.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1nYQjCPh)

what size hook for gills.
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Post by: SizeMatters on May 14, 2020, 04:19 PM
what size hook for gills.
I've been using 6's.  VMC Octopus, spaced at 2".  36" 4lb Vanish for a leader.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 14, 2020, 04:21 PM
# 6 is good.  I'm going to tie up #6 &#8 and do my own comparison on the waters i fish.

Rg
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on May 14, 2020, 05:43 PM
So, are you talking about trolling the worm rigs or casting them?
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Post by: SizeMatters on May 14, 2020, 06:30 PM
So, are you talking about trolling the worm rigs or casting them?
Drifting or slow trolling.......
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Post by: SizeMatters on May 14, 2020, 06:33 PM
# 6 is good.  I'm going to tie up #6 &#8 and do my own comparison on the waters i fish.

Rg
I want to try some 8's with Gulp red worms and a smaller blade.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 15, 2020, 08:38 AM
Broke out one of my 5wt fly rod this morning. Gills galore and a few good perch on a PT nymph. Shook of some of the rust anyway.

My first few casts probably looked like a whirling Dervish fighting off a swarm of angry hornets. But, i settled in after a bit.

Rg
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 15, 2020, 09:05 AM
The spinners interest me.  I located an area where big gills tend to hang out along a ledge around 25í.  A lot of times while drifting small crayfish for smallies there, I get some big gills.  I tried drifting just a half night crawler on a drop shot rig but the hook ratio wasnít good. The small spinners might just work plus Iíll still get the smallies and occasional perch on it.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 17, 2020, 01:34 PM
Bluegill on the 2 wt and Double Martini.
(https://i.postimg.cc/fJH29hkC/IMG-3387.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJH29hkC)

Fun stuff.

Rg
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Post by: Raquettedacker on May 17, 2020, 04:02 PM
More than I caught today...   Nice job...
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Post by: rgfixit on May 17, 2020, 05:06 PM
That was one of a very few today Dom. High pressure, temperature drop, East wind...the odds were against us. Yesterday however......I crushed them. Lost count.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 17, 2020, 05:58 PM
I should have mentioned I didnt go...  ;D
 Lots of people buying plants all weekend. And everything in the greenhouses needed lots of water... 8)
Making up for mothers day week..   ;)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 17, 2020, 06:43 PM
Sorry...I'm re-retired. My bride notes what day of the week it is on the marker board in the kitchen so i remember. Not that it matters much. These days I live by the weather more than anything.

Glad you're making up for the crappy Mother's day.

Bob
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Post by: mcully on May 18, 2020, 04:42 AM
Found materials at Wally World of all places.
(https://i.postimg.cc/kVzDC4k8/IMG-3383.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kVzDC4k8)

More than enough stuff to tie up a batch of harnesses. Ill have to make the sinkers. Didn't see anything small enough. Picked up smoe small worm sinkers. i'll figure something out.

Rg
Did you check ebay? I order lead sinkers of all sizes from really tiny splits to 1.5 ounce slips.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 18, 2020, 06:52 AM
Actually the worm sinkers should work out well. I took 25 lb mono and different length loops  to attahc the sinked to a sliding snap swivel. Im thinking that i migt want to vary the length of those loops to keep the harness off the bottom but get the bait right down there without getting hung up in weeds and such. First place im going to try these is in the canal.

My guess is that those big perch hanging on the rock banks will love those rigs.

Rg
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Post by: DANMAN on May 18, 2020, 08:27 AM
Took kayaks out on local DEC lake sunday before the storm ...  weeds were coming up finally.   two of use caught 20 pickerel 15 craps 2 perch 3gills one bass.          tossed them all back.
all in 5 feet water or less
storm never arrived went north to canada   

pink 1/16 jigs with chartuse twister tails  fresh 2 lb test

was good to get out
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 18, 2020, 10:56 AM
Rg glad you can find them gills .the little and myself cant find them any place around here yet.All we find is crappies..little likes catching them but his main meal of fish is bluegills..sooner or later we mite find them..high water here and cold temps is putting a damper on the gills I think
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Post by: rgfixit on May 19, 2020, 05:48 AM
Look for the warm  water. They've been within 3 feet of shore in less than 2' of water. for the most part. The last couple days with the east wind they're scattered all over. But that's going to change I think.

Of course I abandoned  bait and went to the fly rod. Don't need to keep any at this point. The freezer is full enough for now.

I'm getting ready to head out and test some new flies I came up with.

Rg
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 19, 2020, 04:52 PM
Not quite warm enough for them in the fingerlakes. Very soon though. This warm weather should do it.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 19, 2020, 05:00 PM
Had to go back home and get my waders to fish the canal all this morning. Water came up nicely. Caught a few good gills and the experimental fly worked well.

Looking forward to launching my boat.

Rg
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 20, 2020, 02:16 PM
49 deg on Keuka this morning. No perch and only a couple gills cruising near the drops.  Nothing in shallow.  Last year at this time Keuka was 53.  If lakers are considered panfish, I did well, otherwise it was dismal  ::)
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Post by: gotagetm on May 20, 2020, 05:23 PM
Heat is coming P1 will warm it up ,I personally not looking forward to it haha makes my crew miserable! And I'm not a fan of heat
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Post by: Pequod1 on May 23, 2020, 06:01 AM
Hit 54-55 and the gills finally arrived.  I was surprised at how fast they moved in with that temp change. Iím a happy guy  ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: DANMAN on May 23, 2020, 07:02 AM
Maybe on shallow Keuka but not Cayuga.   Was out yesterday water cold green   only a few tiny perch in shallows they felt like icecicles in my hand.   

Found some small gills in marina but big lake cold still

56 is crappie spawn temp
63 is gill spawn temp

headed to a farm pond today full of theses
(https://i.postimg.cc/qtjCN452/IMG-8584.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qtjCN452)

(https://i.postimg.cc/5X946Ldk/IMG-8585.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5X946Ldk)
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Post by: icejohn on May 23, 2020, 08:42 AM
Got some decent gills and few crappie in East bay Wednesday but never thought to take pic of them but here in the gut bucket are what was left...almost 4.5 # fillets.
Not a bad day.
(https://i.postimg.cc/9rRS5wNm/0520201825-HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9rRS5wNm)
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Post by: hinkydo on May 23, 2020, 03:37 PM
Way to go icejohn

                                  hinkydo
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Post by: Raquettedacker on May 23, 2020, 04:14 PM
Me and loser Dean had a great morning...

(https://i.postimg.cc/30y4VBPN/20200523-083314.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/30y4VBPN)

(https://i.postimg.cc/XXXCrjpW/20200523-094742-0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XXXCrjpW)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YvBGDQ82/20200523-100855.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YvBGDQ82)

(https://i.postimg.cc/cKsK0ZVV/20200523-102339.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cKsK0ZVV)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PpJPvyfy/20200523-102458.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PpJPvyfy)

(https://i.postimg.cc/q6Cqj73C/20200523-123503.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/q6Cqj73C)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bskdnsP7/20200523-123942.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bskdnsP7)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QFqt6wHS/20200523-133311.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QFqt6wHS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/DJSwwz5Y/20200523-145337.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DJSwwz5Y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/30pr2bsX/20200523-154911.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/30pr2bsX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rK1Fm3Cc/20200523-145839.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rK1Fm3Cc)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PLRd9jhb/20200523-155839.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PLRd9jhb)
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Post by: rgfixit on May 23, 2020, 04:29 PM
Way to take advantage Dom.

I spent a little time looking for crap this morning. Couldn't really fish where I wanted to. Too much junk floating in the Canal.

I've got anoer spot to try tomorrow.

Rg
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Post by: Bluegillonafly on May 23, 2020, 05:18 PM
Canadarago, the best Rudd fishing lake in the state! Anyone ever try to eat one of those?
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Post by: rgfixit on May 23, 2020, 05:27 PM
I've caught a few thousand fishing the docks at Seneca. Never gave cooking one  second thought.

Rg
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Post by: bart on May 23, 2020, 05:28 PM
Nice variety, a few good eaters there too.

My kayak is all squared away now. I'll re-rig a couple of rods and plant some flowers tomorrow... probably hitting the water Tuesday!
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Post by: DANMAN on May 23, 2020, 06:47 PM
got some chubbies
today local flooded farm
pond using the kayaks.   

hint: don't try to tow a fish basket behind a kayak.    works like a drift sock. 🙄

arms sore


(https://i.postimg.cc/LhWp0ZGr/IMG-8588.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LhWp0ZGr)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HJ3G0JQv/IMG-8589.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HJ3G0JQv)

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Post by: Pequod1 on May 23, 2020, 07:04 PM
Only Icejohn could take a picture of a bucket full of guts. Nice  ;D
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Post by: hunts2long on May 24, 2020, 06:30 AM
Looks like a good day away from the greenhouse...h2l
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Post by: icejohn on May 24, 2020, 08:11 PM
Only Icejohn could take a picture of a bucket full of guts. Nice  ;D

Well need to show proof somehow...went to port bay today...really windy tough fishing...5 Rockies and mix of gills, sunnies and few perch...no pictures....have guts in freezer if you want pictures.
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Post by: DANMAN on May 25, 2020, 09:45 PM
ok.  need to see some photos of the infamous ďmop fly ď please. 

got a new bobbin and thread picking up at bass pro drive thru

what size hooks?  long shank?

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Post by: SizeMatters on May 26, 2020, 04:53 AM
ok.  need to see some photos of the infamous ďmop fly ď please. 

got a new bobbin and thread picking up at bass pro drive thru

what size hooks?  long shank?
   https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/index.php?topic=41247.msg832255#msg832255
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Post by: rgfixit on May 26, 2020, 12:50 PM
There's a thousand and one ways to tie a mop fly.

Here's one I really like.
https://news.orvis.com/fly-fishing/video-tie-kinder-gentler-mop-fly (https://news.orvis.com/fly-fishing/video-tie-kinder-gentler-mop-fly)

Tim Flagler is a great fly tier. He's worth watching.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 27, 2020, 06:48 AM
Played around with the gills this morning. Found them right on shore. The gulp minnow took a few hefty gills. The little ones wouldn't take it.

No boat today. Too danged hot for me. Need to put a new keel roller on the trailer, a volt meter in the boat  ( the new Lowrance doesn't display voltage) and adjust the bow support and winch.

Tomorrow!

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 28, 2020, 07:40 AM
Went back to the same spot this morning with the 2 wt and a few flies to try. Lost count of how many I caught. All big breeders. On the beds I suspect. They Were all released to continue their mission.


Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: bart on May 28, 2020, 07:57 AM
I was finally able to get my kayak on the water, it was a good shake down. The only problem was me, I couldn't for the life of me remember how to switch my fish finder from GPS to Sonar? Of course as soon as I got home it all came back! Must have been a case of transient CRS. No fish, I just flung a Chatterbait for Bass. The arms are a little soar, but it sure felt good being out on the water.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 28, 2020, 07:45 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/7GC0vdjd/20200528-065032.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7GC0vdjd)
Found a bunch of these bulls today along with some nice.perch..mop jig..and the rubber spike jig tied on a 1/80 oz jig head
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Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 01, 2020, 02:40 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/7GC0vdjd/20200528-065032.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7GC0vdjd)
Found a bunch of these bulls today along with some nice.perch..mop jig..and the rubber spike jig tied on a 1/80 oz jig head
Nice slab!!!!
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Post by: DANMAN on Jun 04, 2020, 08:32 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/7GC0vdjd/20200528-065032.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7GC0vdjd)
Found a bunch of these bulls today along with some nice.perch..mop jig..and the rubber spike jig tied on a 1/80 oz jig head

so how do you get those tiny flies down to the bottom where the fish are.   if you donít have a fly rod

takes forever

sklighest breeze will ride them up if you are in a boat or kayak


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Post by: Pequod1 on Jun 05, 2020, 06:03 AM
I fished a fingerlake I havenít been to in ten plus years yesterday.  The fingers are tough to fish with wind direction from the south running the full length of the lakes but if you get a lighter wind they are well worth it. Once I figured this lake out, it was game on. Laker, largemouth, bullhead, rockies, huge sunfish, and of course perch. It was an epic day.
(https://i.postimg.cc/fSwvdypm/8-AC4-F57-C-9-F0-D-4-AAF-B97-A-C79-DE7-CD3334.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fSwvdypm)
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Post by: hinkydo on Jun 05, 2020, 06:46 AM
Nice , looked like a great day Jim.
 
                                                               Fish On

                                                            Hinkydo- Rusty
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SeanP on Jun 05, 2020, 11:56 AM
I fished a fingerlake I havenít been to in ten plus years yesterday.  The fingers are tough to fish with wind direction from the south running the full length of the lakes but if you get a lighter wind they are well worth it. Once I figured this lake out, it was game on. Laker, largemouth, bullhead, rockies, huge sunfish, and of course perch. It was an epic day.
(https://i.postimg.cc/fSwvdypm/8-AC4-F57-C-9-F0-D-4-AAF-B97-A-C79-DE7-CD3334.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fSwvdypm)

Nice!! I am keeping my boat on Cayuga (south end) this year.....  and am learning....slowly!!! 
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: DANMAN on Jun 05, 2020, 04:47 PM
Nice slab!!!!

well i had no beads at rv camp so i made up some leaded mop jigs . 

  i will see how those work.   

61 degrees in union springs marina top water.    very few gills yet.    some smallish 6 inch perch out in main lake.    not much signs of lake weeds yet







(https://i.postimg.cc/WdK6Z5Lx/CB737633-BDB9-4457-8445-C4431-CBDABFE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WdK6Z5Lx)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Pequod1 on Jun 05, 2020, 04:52 PM
Iím not familiar with the south end of Cayuga. But, I like the 25-30í water this time of year through the summer on the north end.  Check out that depth on the south end. It might hold some perch.
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Post by: yankmyline on Jun 05, 2020, 04:53 PM
Nice looking jigs!
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 05, 2020, 06:19 PM
Nice looking jigs for "whatchagot" .....ought to work well.

The cottonwood plague is in full swing in the canal. Makes it nearly impossible to troll or fly fish. Guess I'm headed for the stream.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: oatkasut on Jun 05, 2020, 06:37 PM
Yes the cottonwood is a pain  in the hook plus high muddy water. What's a guy to do?(Fish with a nymph)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 05, 2020, 07:08 PM
I'm thinking of carp fishing the stream.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SeanP on Jun 06, 2020, 07:24 AM
Iím not familiar with the south end of Cayuga. But, I like the 25-30í water this time of year through the summer on the north end.  Check out that depth on the south end. It might hold some perch.

Thanks for the info!  I have been mostly trolling so far this spring.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 06, 2020, 06:57 PM
Got the big hairy skunk today. Tried to hit 4 of my spots on the canal from shore. People everywhere. Canal was loaded with cottonwood crap.

Finally gave up no mowed the lawn.

At least that's done.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Pequod1 on Jun 07, 2020, 05:57 AM
I hate fishing weekends for that reason.  Mowed the lawn, visited my grandson.  Monday and Tuesday look great. 
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 07, 2020, 02:53 PM
Boat is all ready to go. Gonna drift the canal for perch tomorrow. I want to try those Bluegill spinner rigs. Wind has taken care of the cottonwood pretty well. Weather looks great.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 08, 2020, 10:01 AM
Boat is all ready to go. Gonna drift the canal for perch tomorrow. I want to try those Bluegill spinner rigs. Wind has taken care of the cottonwood pretty well. Weather looks great.

Rg
Good Luck!  May get out tomorrow myself.  Took my granddaughter to Silver last week for a couple hours.  Caught a dozen really nice gills and a bunch of short crappies in a couple hours.  Lots of them on beds, water is gin clear.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 08, 2020, 10:56 AM
Trolled the bluegill harnesses for a while this morning .caught 3 short walleye, several bass of all sizes, bluegills, quite a few perch (4 good ones came home with me) and a channel cat that went an easy 4 lbs.

The little pencil weights worked great.

What a riot!

Only snagged and lost one rig. Tomorrow morning I'm going to set up a baitcaster on a fairly soft rod. Think it will handle  better in the water I'm fishing.

Fun stuff!
Rg
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Post by: wallydiven on Jun 08, 2020, 11:32 AM
Trolled the bluegill harnesses for a while this morning .caught 3 short walleye, several bass of all sizes, bluegills, quite a few perch (4 good ones came home with me) and a channel cat that went an easy 4 lbs.

The little pencil weights worked great.

What a riot!

Only snagged and lost one rig. Tomorrow morning I'm going to set up a baitcaster on a fairly soft rod. Think it will handle  better in the water I'm fishing.

Fun stuff!
Rg
Mind posting a picture of the harness you were using?
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Pequod1 on Jun 08, 2020, 02:03 PM
Well, I picked the wrong finger to fish today. Only two perch of descent size and way too many pickerel.  Nice day though.  Tomorrow is another beautiful day. Canít let them go to waste considering the awful spring.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 08, 2020, 02:04 PM
Just read this...I'll post one a bit later.

Just a scaled down walleye harness. # 6 octopus hooks about 2" apart and a size 0 Colorado blade, clevis and some beads.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 08, 2020, 04:49 PM
Bluegill worm harness and weights ...and jigs ( courtesy of Sizematters) thank you!
(https://i.postimg.cc/V5rJTKdJ/IMG-0929.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/V5rJTKdJ)

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 08, 2020, 06:24 PM
Took the grandkids out today. They had a ball on a mixed bag of gills, pumpkin seeds, crappies and rock bass. Great day to be on the water.
(https://i.postimg.cc/gXZypb1B/0608201241.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gXZypb1B)

(https://i.postimg.cc/TpGVzS0C/0608201239a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TpGVzS0C)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QFYcWM3y/0608201229b.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QFYcWM3y)

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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 08, 2020, 08:09 PM
Bluegill worm harness and weights ...and jigs ( courtesy of Sizematters) thank you!
(https://i.postimg.cc/V5rJTKdJ/IMG-0929.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/V5rJTKdJ)

Rg
You're welcome!  Sounds like you had a lot of fun!!!  I'm not a huge fan of trolling but I have a ball with these little rigs on light tackle!!  Just drop 'em down and start moving slow......something will eat it.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 08, 2020, 08:12 PM
Took the grandkids out today. They had a ball on a mixed bag of gills, pumpkin seeds, crappies and rock bass. Great day to be on the water.

Nothing more fun than kids and panfish!!!!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: mcully on Jun 09, 2020, 04:53 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/KKtJzSR9/7018-FD34-8-A1-D-4262-8-E45-E6-A974-FB8-F90.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKtJzSR9)
You ever try these? They have a clip that your line slips tight into. Easy to move and fast w no knots. Could use like  a mini clip on weight slow trolling too. I buy them from drop zone bait but sure you can find them other places.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 09, 2020, 05:07 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KKtJzSR9/7018-FD34-8-A1-D-4262-8-E45-E6-A974-FB8-F90.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKtJzSR9)
You ever try these? They have a clip that your line slips tight into. Easy to move and fast w no knots. Could use like  a mini clip on weight slow trolling too. I buy them from drop zone bait but sure you can find them other places.
I find I lose a bunch with the clip when using light line for panfish.  They're meant to cut the line and break off if they get snagged, doesn't take much with 4 lb. or less.  I pour them both ways but generally use the clips for heavier rigs, deeper water. 
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 09, 2020, 05:38 AM
Great photos DS.    :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 09, 2020, 05:54 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KKtJzSR9/7018-FD34-8-A1-D-4262-8-E45-E6-A974-FB8-F90.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKtJzSR9)
You ever try these? They have a clip that your line slips tight into. Easy to move and fast w no knots. Could use like  a mini clip on weight slow trolling too. I buy them from drop zone bait but sure you can find them other places.
I bought a mold for them. just made a lifetime supply for myself. One of my favorite rigs for perch. Two hooks 12" apart, 12" above the sinker with 1-1/2" grubs on them. The skinny profile slides through the weeds better.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 09, 2020, 05:55 AM
Great photos DS.    :thumbup_smilie:

Thanks, dacker. They love to fish. We had a ball.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: DANMAN on Jun 09, 2020, 01:34 PM
I bought a mold for them. just made a lifetime supply for myself. One of my favorite rigs for perch. Two hooks 12" apart, 12" above the sinker with 1-1/2" grubs on them. The skinny profile slides through the weeds better.


Dimensions and weight?
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 09, 2020, 02:14 PM

Dimensions and weight?
I have the multi-weight mold.  They call for the line-grip swivel but a regular crane swivel works too.
https://barlowstackle.com/Do-It-Drop-Shot-Finesse-Molds-P306/ (https://barlowstackle.com/Do-It-Drop-Shot-Finesse-Molds-P306/)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 09, 2020, 02:44 PM

Dimensions and weight?

I use the Do-It mold. The FDS-8-A mold has 8 cavities - 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8 oz. I don't do the smaller two sizes.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 09, 2020, 05:59 PM
Put the little worm harnesses to work this morning.

(https://i.postimg.cc/XZdhTNVX/IMG-3486.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XZdhTNVX)

Kept(landed ) one walleye...lost a couple more. Kept a couple of the perch too. Bit...I'm getting the hang of it.

I'll be back at it very early tomorrow morning.

Rg
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Post by: gotagetm on Jun 09, 2020, 06:19 PM
Very nice rg ! That canal producing well for you !!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 09, 2020, 06:25 PM
Way to go Bob...    :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 09, 2020, 07:13 PM
Can't believe the quality perch I've been getting. I missed several today .....learning curve I guess. Don't set the hook with an octopus hook. Just lift.

Planning on being out well before daylight tomorrow. Gonna get hot quick.

My biggest problem is...I'm running out of worms. We need some good rain.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 09, 2020, 07:28 PM
Can't believe the quality perch I've been getting. I missed several today .....learning curve I guess. Don't set the hook with an octopus hook. Just lift.

Planning on being out well before daylight tomorrow. Gonna get hot quick.

My biggest problem is...I'm running out of worms. We need some good rain.

Rg
As much fun as one man can stand!  Gotta love it!! :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: oatkasut on Jun 09, 2020, 07:52 PM
The fish could use a drink of rain too. The Catskill streams Willow and Beaverkill)  and Oatka are getting low. Nice perch Bob!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: mcully on Jun 10, 2020, 06:00 AM
I find I lose a bunch with the clip when using light line for panfish.  They're meant to cut the line and break off if they get snagged, doesn't take much with 4 lb. or less.  I pour them both ways but generally use the clips for heavier rigs, deeper water.
Wet your line and do a little overhand knot below the weight to grab to a little better. I use them with 4 pound without too many issues that way. They just make adjusting leader lengths so easy in comparison to tied weights.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 10, 2020, 10:17 AM
On the water at 4:45 this morning. Fished till 9:45.  Cloudy all the time so it stayed pretty comfortable. Brought home 6 nice perch and one crappie. Caught several largemouth, a bunch of bluegills and a decent pike.

Sure hope we get some decent rain this afternoon and evening. I need to fill the worm box. Might head over to the creek and pull some crayfish just in case.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 10, 2020, 08:12 PM
Got out on a local hole today.  A couple dozen nice gills, a handful of large and smallmouths, and a few crappies. Roadrunners, jigs, and flies under a bobber.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 11, 2020, 06:46 AM
Not much for rain last night. Have an appointment to get the car inspected this morning. Then it's off to the creek with the flyrod.....and a bag for some crayfish.

I hate paying for worms.
Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 11, 2020, 02:27 PM
Took the 3 wt to the creek with a vest full of flies. Only needed one....as usual.

(https://i.postimg.cc/LhbhK7Bg/IMG-0932.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LhbhK7Bg)

Don't know what they thought it was but everything swimming in the creek ate it except the carp. Bluegills , Rockies and smallmouth.

 Such a perfect day to fly fish. Wind at my back, cool temps, warm water.....I suspect I'm doing the same tomorrow.

Ain't life grand?
Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: gotagetm on Jun 11, 2020, 03:25 PM
sure seams to be for you retired guys rg ......nice job!!!!!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SeanP on Jun 11, 2020, 03:54 PM
Nice job RG!! i have a few more years.......I got into some nice Gills last night so fish tacos are on the today's supper!!!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 11, 2020, 04:49 PM
Thanks!
I'm having a hard time thinking about returning to Lowes in October. Somehow .....I don't think it's gonna happen. I've fished every single day since re-retirement.

Hate to break a streak.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: gotagetm on Jun 11, 2020, 05:21 PM
If ya don't need to don't RG ! I can't wait for day ! But on other hand I do like work,just can't lift rail like I used too
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: oatkasut on Jun 11, 2020, 08:21 PM
Rg, you need to change your thinking about work; consider FISHING your new job!Go to it like wild fire. With all your other hobbies, your can always take a day off from  fishing once in awhile and do something else. You might even consider fly fishing with me one of these days for  a change of pace.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 12, 2020, 03:02 AM
Well, I don't know about the "wild fire" part but, fishing has always been first on my list of leisurely pursuits. Yes, I do have other hobbies to occupy the days I don't fish.

Getting a little older has made me a lot less frantic. I drive slower, I mow the lawn slower, I tie flies slower and I fish slower and all because I really don't have to hurry to do anything.

So, I'm going to finish my cup of coffee and get ready to take a walk down the canal path. Some good exercise and I get to check my mulberry trees. Later I'm heading for a stretch of my creek that ends in a big old pool. Should be full of carp.

Have a great day!
Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: seamonkey84 on Jun 12, 2020, 09:51 PM
Well I went out for trout today, didnít catch any. Then we switched to bass, only found little 1-2lb ones, but did catch a few of these between the bass. Two biggest weíre 9.5Ē
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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 14, 2020, 06:40 PM
Me and loser Dean had a great morning.  Filled a bucket and ended up with almost 7 lbs of fillets  .  Caught a little of everything...   ;D

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Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 14, 2020, 06:54 PM
Great day Dom!  8)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 14, 2020, 07:10 PM
Thanks buddy.. Haven't been out but twice but making the best of it..  8)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: DANMAN on Jun 14, 2020, 08:04 PM
Gonna try Cayuga again....water still appears cold at 61 topside.   

Not seeing much in the shallows.

have no worms.

Might  need to resort to ďPlan BĒ


(https://i.postimg.cc/mzT6Gyr8/EC24-A26-F-8444-4-AF1-AE70-07-F7-A6-E92-DC4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mzT6Gyr8)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 15, 2020, 08:02 AM
My fishing buddy passed two years ago.  Yesterday took his niece and her five year old son out for his first boat ride and to catch his first fish.  My buddy would be proud!

(https://i.postimg.cc/ykc611fb/IMG-5364.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ykc611fb)
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 15, 2020, 08:30 AM
My fishing buddy passed two years ago.  Yesterday took his niece and her five year old son out for his first boat ride and to catch his first fish.  My buddy would be proud!

(https://i.postimg.cc/ykc611fb/IMG-5364.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ykc611fb)

Way to go! Very kind of you to get them out
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 15, 2020, 11:56 AM
Way to go SM. :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 15, 2020, 12:54 PM
Great memories all around!

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: lowaccord66 on Jun 15, 2020, 02:21 PM
Dom how do the filets taste now vs winter?  I was inadvertently catching decent gills fishing for smallies yesterday and hesitated to keep any because I was unsure if they'd be as palatable.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 16, 2020, 05:42 AM
My fishing buddy passed two years ago.  Yesterday took his niece and her five year old son out for his first boat ride and to catch his first fish.  My buddy would be proud!

(https://i.postimg.cc/ykc611fb/IMG-5364.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ykc611fb)

Great job. That young man is now probably hooked for life. He probably fell asleep that night dreaming of fights with huge fish. :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2020, 09:26 AM
Trolled the canal this morning. Fish were striking short on the worm harness so I switched to a Walley Diver. Caught quite a few largemouth and smallmouth, a few Rockies, one big channel cat and lost something pretty big after a few minute fight. I'm guessing another cat or maybe a drum. All it wanted was bottom and I couldn't stop it with a fairly heavy rod and 10 lb braid. All were released to bite another day.

All the warriors showed up around 8:30. 2 of the Yahoo's passed me at full throttle not more than 10 yards away while I was trolling. Made me wish I had my wrist rocket and some ball bearings. I was fishing at 5:00 and home by 9:45.

Think I'm going to head to the creek for a batch of crayfish later. Haven't played with them in a while.

Rg
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Post by: Pequod1 on Jun 16, 2020, 02:52 PM
I would probably lose it if that happened to me. I had a much better experience today. A couple dozen perch, a few bass, sunnnues  and Rockies. I kept 9 perch for dinner and the rest went back.  Only one yahoo out there in a pontoon boat. Zipped by me heading south with the rap music blazing  away and then zipped by me heading north.  Also had a float plane practicing take off and landings on the opposite shore.  Kind of neat.
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Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 17, 2020, 04:28 AM
Great job. That young man is now probably hooked for life. He probably fell asleep that night dreaming of fights with huge fish. :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Thanks, everyone!  I Was glad the whole day came together.  Nothing better than kids and bluegills.  Well, maybe an old guy with a light rod and bluegills...............  Taking a buddy and his wife out this morning.  She likes to use an ice rod icefishing style for them.  I have a couple of microlite 4' rods with underspins I'm taking along so I can play too.  Should be fun! 
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Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 17, 2020, 03:03 PM
Another fun day was had!  Gin clear water and the high blue sky made the vertical bite about non-existent.  Switched his wife to a long rod/rocket bobber for suspended fish and we filled their little cooler in short order.  Long casts with a weighted Bully's Bluegill Spider was the ticket this morning.  The slow drop seemed to be the key.  Released as many as we kept, a lot of fun!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jul 17, 2020, 08:32 PM
Hit a local panfish hole this afternoon.  Tough bite on jigs and dropshots.  Started trolling the little worm harness and they couldn't resist.  Tried some plastics on it and the bite died.  Went back to meat and they hammered it.  Caught and released a few dozen gills, a few perch, and a couple bass in three hours.  A lot of fun!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 18, 2020, 06:38 AM
Those mini harnesses really do the job. I donít fish weekends...too many yahooos, but I plan on Monday morning. Ive caught just about everything there  is to catch in the canal on them. Your little sinkers are the best!

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: gotagetm on Jul 18, 2020, 09:14 AM
My brother uses this little eagle claw spinners wit half a crawler for eyes in silver lake and catches everything else too
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jul 18, 2020, 06:39 PM
Those mini harnesses really do the job. I donít fish weekends...too many yahooos, but I plan on Monday morning. Ive caught just about everything there  is to catch in the canal on them. Your little sinkers are the best!

Rg
I dont' either but I knew I could get in and out this spot with no crowd before the weekenders showed up.  Wanted to scout some gills for a morning gill fest with a friend this week coming.  You know where they live if you need a few more.... 8)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jul 18, 2020, 06:40 PM
My brother uses this little eagle claw spinners wit half a crawler for eyes in silver lake and catches everything else too
Hit Silver last week and caught a bunch of decent gills and I couldn't tell you how many 8 3/4" crappies....lol
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Pequod1 on Jul 19, 2020, 05:16 AM
I stay away from the weekends too especially with too many people and Covid. I have to get back to the panfish fishing soon.  I am a little disappointed in Silver lake this year.  I fully expected all the 8Ē crappies from last year would be descent size this year.  Canít figure out why. I hope the reason isnít fishing pressure.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 19, 2020, 06:00 AM
Iíve been taking the fly rod to a spot on the canal after my morning walks. Testing flies and catching little gills. Water is really warm and the fish are slow to do anything during the day. (So am I) My creek is still riled from the heavy rainstorms but it should settle down this week.

In the mean time Iím playing around with making a fixture for painting and winding the ďold timey bobbersĒ.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jul 21, 2020, 04:06 PM
Put a new graph on the boat and wanted to take "getting to know you" ride.  Got a bunch of nice gills on jigs for my neighbor but proceeded to slam them when I dropped the little spinner to ride around  and work with the graph.  Stopped counting @ 100 at 1100.  They were stacked up at 20' over 40 fow.  Never would have stumbled on them other than trolling.  All but 20 released for another day.

(https://i.postimg.cc/2VwGD0kV/IMG-5390.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2VwGD0kV)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 21, 2020, 04:19 PM
Thats great SM.  Nice job.. :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 21, 2020, 05:57 PM
Very nice!

Rg
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 27, 2020, 04:40 AM
when herb phillips  was in oswego  ( i liked that store ) i  got a  great deal on panther martins and  got a bunch of differnt sizes.....  trout love  them  but so  do big blue gills ! just  wondering what other  lures  do  you folks  toss  for  the  famous panfish
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jul 27, 2020, 07:48 AM
when herb phillips  was in oswego  ( i liked that store ) i  got a  great deal on panther martins and  got a bunch of differnt sizes.....  trout love  them  but so  do big blue gills ! just  wondering what other  lures  do  you folks  toss  for  the  famous panfish
I like and pour my own "RoadRunner" style jigs.  Versatile fish finders and will catch anything that swims.

Took my buddy and wife to catch a mess of gills this past week.  She likes to vertically jig for whatever will bite with a 24" Ice Blue rod and spring bobber.  Located gills suspended 20 ft. down over 30 fow and told her to drop her jig, count to 18 and start jigging.  We filled their little cooler with 3 dozen nice gills in a few hours.  Released many more gills, a few perch, and a dozen nice crappies 10" to 13" whose lucky day it was.  They don't care for crappie and I wasn't keeping any that day.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 27, 2020, 07:52 AM
Small rooster tails work very well for me in my backyard stream and on the canal.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Jul 27, 2020, 05:42 PM
I like and pour my own "RoadRunner" style jigs.  Versatile fish finders and will catch anything that swims.

Took my buddy and wife to catch a mess of gills this past week.  She likes to vertically jig for whatever will bite with a 24" Ice Blue rod and spring bobber.  Located gills suspended 20 ft. down over 30 fow and told her to drop her jig, count to 18 and start jigging.  We filled their little cooler with 3 dozen nice gills in a few hours.  Released many more gills, a few perch, and a dozen nice crappies 10" to 13" whose lucky day it was.  They don't care for crappie and I wasn't keeping any that day.

i rather  have   gills  then  crappies  myself  but thats  me  ...sounds  like a great day  ....i  fish  roaster tails  and  everything  takes  them  small mouths  love  them  too
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Post by: SizeMatters on Jul 27, 2020, 07:06 PM
I'm a fan of the small spinners as well.  Tend to put a single hook on them rather than the treble.  Picked up a box of stuff at an estate sale with components for CP Swing style spinners.  Cast them a mile and fish any water depth.
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Post by: SizeMatters on Jul 29, 2020, 05:11 PM
Different water, same pattern, yesterday.  Struggled to find decent gills in along the weeds but moved over deeper water and marked fish stacked on what must be the thermocline.  Swung ice jigs to them on short casts and they were gills stacked 15 to 20 feet deep over 40 fow.  Bellies full of nasty muck.  Guessing they're hanging in the cooler water and feeding on plankton, etc. suspended in the thermocline?
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Post by: Pequod1 on Aug 13, 2020, 05:03 AM
Iíve been on a mission the last two weeks forgoing the long trips to Erie for some shorter trips to the fingers for panfish.  This time of year is tough but Iím a stubborn old fart and canít take a hint. All of the lakes I hit were pretty good in the spring until late July so I know they have fish in them.
First trip was south end Canandaigua. Fished the south end for a couple hrs.  Only tiny bass and tiny rockbass.
Next Cayuga.  Just a couple tiny perch and I tried all my usual haunts. 
Yesterday was Keuka. I fished the east side of the bluff. Just a couple descent size Rockies a couple nice sunfish, a pickerel and no perch. Tried for  lakers and could not mark any. Iíve been disappointed in the perch population here. Seems the only place you can find them is in the belly of a laker!
The ď gemĒ find of the summer is Owasco.  I have been able to catch as many perch as I want along with a few huge sunfish.  I thought I had a winner in this lake until I read the mercury contamination warning posted last April by the DEC. This years fishing guide does not highlight the mercury there so I have no clue what the true story is
I have not been to Skinny yet. I might hit it soon.  It should be good for action but bad for size as always.
Almost forgot one. I even tried Cuba lake in the southern tier.  Good ice fishing, not so good open water.  Only one Crappie for the 180 mile roundtrip. 
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Post by: OneBucketMike on Aug 13, 2020, 07:25 PM
Iíve been on a mission the last two weeks forgoing the long trips to Erie for some shorter trips to the fingers for panfish.  This time of year is tough but Iím a stubborn old fart and canít take a hint. All of the lakes I hit were pretty good in the spring until late July so I know they have fish in them.
First trip was south end Canandaigua. Fished the south end for a couple hrs.  Only tiny bass and tiny rockbass.
Next Cayuga.  Just a couple tiny perch and I tried all my usual haunts. 
Yesterday was Keuka. I fished the east side of the bluff. Just a couple descent size Rockies a couple nice sunfish, a pickerel and no perch. Tried for  lakers and could not mark any. Iíve been disappointed in the perch population here. Seems the only place you can find them is in the belly of a laker!
The ď gemĒ find of the summer is Owasco.  I have been able to catch as many perch as I want along with a few huge sunfish.  I thought I had a winner in this lake until I read the mercury contamination warning posted last April by the DEC. This years fishing guide does not highlight the mercury there so I have no clue what the true story is
I have not been to Skinny yet. I might hit it soon.  It should be good for action but bad for size as always.
Almost forgot one. I even tried Cuba lake in the southern tier.  Good ice fishing, not so good open water.  Only one Crappie for the 180 mile roundtrip.

Those deeper Finger Lakes are tough when those panfish go deep to feed. Would think Conesus/Honeoye might have better structure and less depth to try and find them? Good luck.
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Post by: Pequod1 on Aug 14, 2020, 02:40 PM
Found them today..  Took a gamble and drove 3/4 of the way down Owasco.  Landed right on a big school along the drop in 30í.  Had to use crabs on a drop shot to get them going.  I didnít keep any so they are still there.
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Post by: gotagetm on Aug 14, 2020, 04:31 PM
Nice job Jim , surgery next week won't be fishing or working for 2 months
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Post by: DANMAN on Aug 14, 2020, 06:22 PM
Found them today..  Took a gamble and drove 3/4 of the way down Owasco.  Landed right on a big school along the drop in 30í.  Had to use crabs on a drop shot to get them going.  I didnít keep any so they are still there.

crayfish?   for gills ?

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Post by: Pequod1 on Aug 15, 2020, 04:55 AM
Tiny crayfish work for gills too but I had worms, spikes and plastics rigged on three different rods. The number one rug yesterday was crayfish followed closely by plastic.
Last week I caught my one and only Crappie in Cuba lake on a crayfish. I thought that was odd.
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Post by: SizeMatters on Aug 21, 2020, 07:54 PM
Had a good morning with a friend and his wife.  Couldn't find anything they wouldn't bite.  A couple 10 1/4" and a few over 9"s.  Had all we wanted to keep by 0930, C&R'd till 1100, home in time for lunch and a nap. 
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 22, 2020, 05:39 AM

 Good eats right there 10.25Ē thatís good one
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 22, 2020, 06:41 AM
Had a good morning with a friend and his wife.  Couldn't find anything they wouldn't bite.  A couple 10 1/4" and a few over 9"s.  Had all we wanted to keep by 0930, C&R'd till 1100, home in time for lunch and a nap. 
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Nice! Trolling?

Ive been using the little worm harnesses slow trolling on the canal. The bigger perch love them. Only snagged one rig in many days of fishing. One day I drifted right down the middle trailing the harness and caught just about everything there is in the canal. Perch, gills, bass even a pike.

Rg
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Post by: SizeMatters on Aug 22, 2020, 02:49 PM
Nice! Trolling?

Ive been using the little worm harnesses slow trolling on the canal. The bigger perch love them. Only snagged one rig in many days of fishing. One day I drifted right down the middle trailing the harness and caught just about everything there is in the canal. Perch, gills, bass even a pike.

Rg
No, these were stacked where we left them last time. 20 ft. down over 35 fow.   Ice jigs and Makiplastics straight down with 24" Ice Blue rods.....lol  Great fun, easiest fishing ever.  Three old timers cackling like kids for four hours.....lol   Glad you're having success with them.  I trolled the weed edge on Canadice last week in the heat of the day and caught LMB, SMB, pykruls, crappie, perch and gills.  Not much size but it was fun.  Often had two rods doubled up when I ran over a few fish.  Mostly was trying the portable downrigger I wanted to try for the lakers.....  Only had one release in two hours so I decided to drag the weeds for pannies instead.
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Post by: Pequod1 on Aug 22, 2020, 04:29 PM
You have that gill fishing nailed. I am impressed ,nice work.  I went back to Owasco today licking my wounds from the other day on Erie. As always, fish weíre smarter than me and weíre not where I left them last week in 30í.  Took me a few hrs to find them in just 2í just before the weeds.  Nice easy fishing when I found the pattern.  They really love tiny crayfish but I did manage a bunch on plastics.  Over all a good day.
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 22, 2020, 05:54 PM
Haven't done much lately...couple times to obeida limiting out on eyes...catching few perch an sunniest too along with pickerel....then wed took two of my granddaughters hoping to get in the panfish on Cayuga in deep water but they weren't there yet just caught plenty of tiny pwdch with a few keepers...they still had a good time...so did I. BTW...rg what were the bobbers you were making, never heard of them...I like bobber fishing.
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 23, 2020, 05:05 AM
Did a few of these as an experiment.
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This is going to be one of my winter turning projects. I picked up a big bag of high quality corks a while ago and my Son (the artist) is helping me with what paints to use. Iíve fished with them and they work quite well. Itíll be a good way to kill the deep winter months.

Rg
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 23, 2020, 10:17 AM
The look awesome Bob...those strictly slip bobbers?,..either way look great.
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 23, 2020, 01:39 PM
The look awesome Bob...those strictly slip bobbers?,..either way look great.

Well, you can use them as slip bobbers or just do a clove hitch by feeding the line through the eye and  over the bobber. I tried a different method that I use with strike indicators on my fly leaders. Used a piece of old fly line and tied above and below with a bobber stop knot (nail knot). Worked pretty darned good too. Adjustable.

Iím going to play a lot with shapes and lengths. The longer one lays flat and stands with a bite. The shorter ones just disappear.

Rg
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 23, 2020, 11:12 PM
Very cool...I have all kinds myself some even look similar....but would love to try to build some myself....super job Bob.
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 23, 2020, 11:22 PM
Had a good day for gills today...2 1/2hrs got 84 big gills for 2 of us.....plenty of 9 1/2" gills few just under 10" nothing under 8"...25-30 flow.
Can't seem to add pic with my new phone..Samsung a10e
Any suggestions?
Sent pic to the google photo app and added it with my old phone...voila!

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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Aug 24, 2020, 07:38 AM
Had a good day for gills today...2 1/2hrs got 84 big gills for 2 of us.....plenty of 9 1/2" gills few just under 10" nothing under 8"...25-30 flow.
Can't seem to add pic with my new phone..Samsung a10e
Any suggestions?

I have to use Safari to load pictures. Wonít work in Google anymore. Perhaps you are having the same issue?
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 24, 2020, 09:05 AM
Played with the gills from shore on the canal this morning. Couldnít get them to take a fly so I opted for some redworms and an ice jig. Lost count of how many I released. Lots of fun on the 2wt spinning rod i built.

Rg
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Post by: SizeMatters on Aug 24, 2020, 09:57 AM
Had a good day for gills today...2 1/2hrs got 84 big gills for 2 of us.....plenty of 9 1/2" gills few just under 10" nothing under 8"...25-30 flow.
Can't seem to add pic with my new phone..Samsung a10e
Any suggestions?
NICE!
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Post by: Pequod1 on Aug 24, 2020, 11:34 AM
Beautiful. Nice and cold too.
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Post by: mcully on Aug 25, 2020, 06:28 AM
had some trolling rods with size 0 dipsys on them and as a goof trolled J7 rapalas on a finger lake yesterday for a few hours. Big sunnies, rock bass, perch, smallmouth and even a trout cruising 2.0 mph with the electric over 30-35' of water. Rods were firing constantly and I marked the spots I picked up multiple keeper perch for later more thorough fishing. Lots of fun and would be great with kids or not very good fishing partners.
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 25, 2020, 07:42 AM
That sounds like a ton of fun. Fishing seems to be turning back on again. Water is cooling a bit and theyíre getting really active. I hammered some big gills on the canal this morning early. They shut down when the sun got up around 8:00.

Had a largemouth try to grab a small gill I was reeling in. Had him on for a couple minutes. Might take a heavier rod with me tomorrow morning and put one out on a bobber rig to see what happens.

Rg
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Post by: Pequod1 on Aug 29, 2020, 07:08 AM
DEC has a survey out about sunfish. I think they mean bluegills and sunfish together for the survey.  You can also find the results of the Oneida lake walleye survey here.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/29be970
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 29, 2020, 07:22 AM
Done!
 Iíll probably get beat up for this, but a limit of 30 would be fine by me. On the other hand, I seldom keep more than 15 or 20 to clean and others probably eat more fish than I do. I see no real shortage of gills where I fish.

Wonder what theyíre thinking about?
Rg
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 29, 2020, 07:34 AM
DEC has a survey out about sunfish. I think they mean bluegills and sunfish together for the survey.  You can also find the results of the Oneida lake walleye survey here.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/29be970

Yea...took survey myself and would suggest we all should take the survey...notably asking about creel limits and other questions...not long but could be crucial
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Post by: SizeMatters on Aug 29, 2020, 06:08 PM
Yea...took survey myself and would suggest we all should take the survey...notably asking about creel limits and other questions...not long but could be crucial
Got out Thursday in the wind before the second round of monsoons.  Deep pattern still holds.  Caught literally hundreds of gills 20 ft. down over 40 fow.  Vertical jigging with ice rods.....ice jigs and Makiplastics, what a blast.  Kept a couple dozen for a friend, C&R the rest.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 29, 2020, 07:00 PM
when the dec does survey means  were going to get screwed
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Aug 29, 2020, 11:42 PM
when the dec does survey means  were going to get screwed


Sounds about right will pry go to 15 fish per person
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Post by: SeanP on Aug 30, 2020, 10:11 AM
The link does not take me to the survey, just  a page that says there is a survey??  Is there a different link?

SeanP
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Post by: DansLake on Aug 30, 2020, 10:22 AM
The link does not take me to the survey, just  a page that says there is a survey??  Is there a different link?

SeanP
Click the blue "online" in that message.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 30, 2020, 04:58 PM
it's like mail in voting  just keep sending more in :D
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Post by: SeanP on Aug 31, 2020, 11:27 AM
it's like mail in voting  just keep sending more in :D

"Vote early and often" 
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Post by: SeanP on Aug 31, 2020, 11:27 AM
Click the blue "online" in that message.

Found it thanks!!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 31, 2020, 04:02 PM
we kepp em 6 inchesand want 50 a day  ... means no changes in law
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Post by: Pequod1 on Aug 31, 2020, 04:14 PM
I kept some fish today for a friend. Probably caught triple of  what you see.  I took a lesson from size matters and used my ice rod with a stingnose minnow and spikes for most of the fish.  Even got to see my good friend Chief catch em all at the launch. Great day all around.


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Post by: SizeMatters on Aug 31, 2020, 06:16 PM
I kept some fish today for a friend. Probably caught triple of  what you see.  I took a lesson from size matters and used my ice rod with a stingnose minnow and spikes for most of the fish.  Even got to see my good friend Chief catch em all at the launch. Great day all around.


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Very nice mixed bag!!!  Good job!  That short rod on open water is effective and a lot of fun!  Even better if you can see your jig on the graph........lol
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Post by: icejohn on Aug 31, 2020, 08:22 PM
Nice! Sounds like fun. Good job.
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Post by: Pequod1 on Sep 04, 2020, 05:37 AM
Did my once a year trip to Skaneateles yesterday. Same old Skinny. Small bass with only about four out of a dozen over 12Ē and a dozen keeper perch around 9 1/2Ē .  This is the only area I fish where a 10Ē perch looks like an 8Ē perch. The fish were liking worms and a small white paddle tail plastic on a drop shot. 
Pretty lake but the ramp is too small. I would never think of going there on a week end.
On another note.  I had an idiot slalom ski in between me and the shore for two passes at 6:30 in the morning. Just added it to the list of stupid people I have seen on the water.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 04, 2020, 08:10 AM
limits  ...interesting subject  ,little proof that limits  increase  a waters  fish population and lots of speculation that a limit promotes  smaller fish ....i'm not sure of either ,but i do know  limits don't hurt retired folks tat fish  when ever they want ,we are free to go get a limit and dinner when ever we want.however, that can't be said of the working man  .so lets just say we now have a limit of 50 bluegills  and they redouce it to 20...... i'm going today and tomorrow and the next day so in a week i'll take  140 bluegills  thats good  but  what about that younger working guy???? at 50 he goes once he gets 50 (hopefully)and he probablly has a family  ..... well it's a meal but lower that limit  he isn't going to get that meal  ...we start counting the numers of fisher and hunters it's not hard to see our numbers dropping......we don't need increased limits  we need more sportsman enjoying the out doors...i personally oppose ant further limits on panfish ,no reason for it ...let people enjoy the resource  ,catching fish and harvesting a good meal for the family
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Post by: fishinator on Sep 04, 2020, 09:37 AM
limits  ...interesting subject  ,little proof that limits  increase  a waters  fish population and lots of speculation that a limit promotes  smaller fish ....i'm not sure of either ,but i do know  limits don't hurt retired folks tat fish  when ever they want ,we are free to go get a limit and dinner when ever we want.however, that can't be said of the working man  .so lets just say we now have a limit of 50 bluegills  and they redouce it to 20...... i'm going today and tomorrow and the next day so in a week i'll take  140 bluegills  thats good  but  what about that younger working guy???? at 50 he goes once he gets 50 (hopefully)and he probablly has a family  ..... well it's a meal but lower that limit  he isn't going to get that meal  ...we start counting the numers of fisher and hunters it's not hard to see our numbers dropping......we don't need increased limits  we need more sportsman enjoying the out doors...i personally oppose ant further limits on panfish ,no reason for it ...let people enjoy the resource  ,catching fish and harvesting a good meal for the family
 
I have always said the same about limits. Working guy with limited time to fish versus a retired guy that fishes daily.
   As far as limits not making a difference,  I'm not so sure. We have one lake here in indiana that has a 25 panfish limit (crappie, gills and redear combined) and it by far has some of the best quality panfish in the state.
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on Sep 04, 2020, 12:38 PM
 
I have always said the same about limits. Working guy with limited time to fish versus a retired guy that fishes daily.
   As far as limits not making a difference,  I'm not so sure. We have one lake here in indiana that has a 25 panfish limit (crappie, gills and redear combined) and it by far has some of the best quality panfish in the state.

I know a pond that has the best pan fishing in nys and I can fill a bucket of crappie I'm 45 minutes in the fall everyday and never put a hurting on them
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 04, 2020, 05:20 PM
I know a pond that has the best pan fishing in nys and I can fill a bucket of crappie I'm 45 minutes in the fall everyday and never put a hurting on them
I know a pond that got over fished for crappie one year when it had only good ice around...they put a BIG hurting on them...it took over 6yrs to recover and still isn't where it used to be....just sayin
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 04, 2020, 09:54 PM
over harvest  and limits are  2  different things   and  limits   for  specific  waters  is  different then  state  wide limits
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 05, 2020, 11:35 AM
over harvest  and limits are  2  different things   and  limits   for  specific  waters  is  different then  state  wide limits
Not really trapp...in my case with keeping full limits by more than normal fishing pressure did cause over harvesting for this particular body of water...this body of water has same limits as state regs. If they did have diff limits here it would have helped both crappie and bigger gills....which did hurry the gill population as well... Just my 2 cents.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 06, 2020, 05:52 AM
john ya didn't understand  ...special regulations on certain waters is understandable!  but to save sodus pond you don't wwant to cut the bluefill or crappie limit to 15  in fair haven do you???? of course not that would be stupid  ...... now use your heads were talking panfish  ...you start making limits where a working man isn't going to get dinner he'll find another hobby real fast ......if i could only keep 15 bluegills  i wouldn't be going  be a waste of time ...we already have lost half the hunters in this state ,start losing  fisherman  there goes  stocking ,improved waters, easements ,law enforcement,and the list goes on.......leave the limits alone ,let people keep a good dinner when they want,  were talking BLUEGILLS  for Gods sakes not  endangered spieces ...... if limits work so well why does every one  run to chaumont bay for perch or jefferson county for gills????
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 06, 2020, 07:46 AM
Yea I understand....really I just hate seeing a body of water suffer because of over harvesting...(legally) myself I rarely keep my limit of panfish.. Usually 20-30 gills/sunnies or about 10 crappie unless in a crappie lake like black lake... .but you really are right my friend.
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Post by: fishinator on Sep 06, 2020, 07:52 AM
To be effective each body of water needs to be studied. Some would benefit from limit, others would suffer. Unfortunately there isn't funding or manpower for that. At least not around here.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 06, 2020, 11:28 AM
Yea I understand....really I just hate seeing a body of water suffer because of over harvesting...(legally) myself I rarely keep my limit of panfish.. Usually 20-30 gills/sunnies or about 10 crappie unless in a crappie lake like black lake... .but you really are right my friend.

but john you fish  10 x  more then the average  guy so  your 20 to 30 fish  become 200 to 300  and the working guy goes once and if he's lucky maybe gets a limit ......another thing  ...us old farts fish more know the water better and  without  bragging  most of us are  pretty good fisherman.....lomots won't change  our takes  to will only hurt the weekend warrior ....and  selling fish is about non existance now ,i say leave things alone
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 06, 2020, 09:00 PM
Touchť trapp!
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Post by: SizeMatters on Sep 11, 2020, 02:44 AM
Took advantage of the last of shorts and sandals weather coupled with back to school week to spend a full morning unmolested by jet skis on the bluegill hole.  Still stacked over deep water, not aggressive at all.  Being a solo trip, took me two hours to put a couple dozen on ice for my neighbor by working hair jigs ice fishing style.  Cookie cutter fish, none less than 8", none over 9 1/2".  Got bored with that and drifted deep weed edges casting ice jigs/Makiplastics for an hour.  Finished the morning dragging the worm harness around some other areas previously left to the pleasure boaters.  Pretty much non-stop catching all morning as long as I stayed in 15+ fow.  Love this time of year.  Too many decisions on where to go, what to fish for, and still have to get ready for bow season..........
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 11, 2020, 04:41 AM
I fished the canal yesterday and the bite was way off as well. Only 2 perch and a handful of gills. Nothing worth keeping really. Lots of weeds floating and a ton of debris from the weekend and  all the big boats cruising with 4í wakes.

Iíll try some shore fishing today.

Rg
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Post by: joefish1 on Sep 11, 2020, 06:02 AM
but john you fish  10 x  more then the average  guy so  your 20 to 30 fish  become 200 to 300  and the working guy goes once and if he's lucky maybe gets a limit ......another thing  ...us old farts fish more know the water better and  without  bragging  most of us are  pretty good fisherman.....lomots won't change  our takes  to will only hurt the weekend warrior ....and  selling fish is about non existance now ,i say leave things alone
   Good Call Trapper
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Post by: SizeMatters on Sep 11, 2020, 06:56 AM
but john you fish  10 x  more then the average  guy so  your 20 to 30 fish  become 200 to 300  and the working guy goes once and if he's lucky maybe gets a limit ......another thing  ...us old farts fish more know the water better and  without  bragging  most of us are  pretty good fisherman.....lomots won't change  our takes  to will only hurt the weekend warrior ....and  selling fish is about non existance now ,i say leave things alone
DEC won't leave it be.  In my mind, offering a survey to the public indicates they've made up their collective minds and are going thru the motions to initiate the plan regardless of the survey results. 
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 11, 2020, 08:34 AM
There must be some basis for their asking about changing limits. Hopefully thereís enough response to justify whatever they decide to do. In my experience its the guys who couldnít find fish at Wegmans that do the most complaining about needing limits.

Iíd have to agree with Trapper. We old farts pretty much know where and when to fish.

I left the spot on the canal this morning when 2 yahoos showed up, plunked down their chairs Cups of night crawlers 4 rods  and a 12 pack.....at 9 AM.
Iíll probably be picking up trash there tomorrow.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 11, 2020, 01:41 PM
i been fishing the river alot and doing well  about  10 to 15 big blue gills  makes dinner and the freeer is looking healthy , my warning  comes from personal experence if you pick trash up (most of us do )  be  very very careful  first of covid  second i was  stuck with a needle two years ago  ...i'm fine  but it was awake up call,times have changed and where we like to get away to fish other people get away to get stoned  ,not telling anyone what to do but i won't let my grand kids pick up trash ,i still do but i'm careful......
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 11, 2020, 02:51 PM
Ive got a reach tool that i use. No way Iím touching someone elseís garbage.bad enough I have to pick it up.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: oatkasut on Sep 11, 2020, 04:04 PM
Me too. That tool can pick up cigarette butts if your good at it! Lots of masks and rubber gloves now. Go figure!
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 11, 2020, 05:15 PM
Funny, i was thinking that this morning at the park. Rubber gloves and masks in the parking lot. 21st century litter.

Rg
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: icejohn on Sep 11, 2020, 05:44 PM
Its a different world today...same slobs but different litter...will have to carry gloves now just to pick up other's garbage.I have pick up tool too but usually carry light and don't want to carry something else that I'll probably leave at sometime....forgetful in my old age.
John
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Sep 24, 2020, 12:58 PM
Took my friend and his wife out for likely the last trip together this season.  Perfect morning with the frost down this way changing the leaves.  Gills still where I left them in spite of significantly colder water.  I fished hair jigs, they tipped ice jigs with waxies on Ice Blue rods.  Filled their little cooler in short order and played C&R for another hour more.  Had several over 10" and kept nothing under 8".  Nice way to end the season for them.



(https://i.postimg.cc/PLHLJNpf/IMG-5425.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PLHLJNpf)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Pequod1 on Sep 24, 2020, 01:08 PM
I like the fall color on the gills too. Nice fish.
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 24, 2020, 01:47 PM
Funny, i was thinking that this morning at the park. Rubber gloves and masks in the parking lot. 21st century litter.

Rg

thats true for sure  sad part i'm glad in away when i see it,then at least i know people are using it even if they are slobs
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 24, 2020, 05:55 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/MMk7G5V4/20200924-184414.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MMk7G5V4)
 1st fall perch outing of the year with my old partner bogey. Not too shabby I'd say 8)
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 24, 2020, 06:08 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/MMk7G5V4/20200924-184414.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MMk7G5V4)
 1st fall perch outing of the year with my old partner bogey. Not too shabby I'd say 8)

   Nice job loser......  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Must have been Jims singing.....      ;D ;D
Title: Re: Panfish Maniacs !!!!!
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 24, 2020, 06:35 PM
No doubt about it  8)