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#178911 - 08/14/09 11:04 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Sunil]
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Theo, what caused him to be so dark?
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#178916 - 08/14/09 11:39 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: esshup]
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 Originally Posted By: esshup
Theo, what caused him to be so dark?


That's called being royally P.O.'ed about being yanked from your living room by a sharp object stuck in your upper lip. That bull 'gill is basically saying, "Buddy, if you ever set foot in that pond your a-- is mine."

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#178918 - 08/14/09 11:42 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Theo Gallus]
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This is my phantom post (also known as I messed up trying to quote)...

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#178920 - 08/14/09 11:46 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Theo Gallus]
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1. BG went in Spring of 2003. I am very sure he is not an original stocker, so he could have been spawned in 2004, 2005, etc.

2. Ask Bruce how long it takes him to grow one that size and add a year or maybe two.



That sounds about right to me. The fish is in fantastic body condition - his head is pretty small for his body, so I wouldn't think it's an old fish. I'm guessing three years old, max.

What say ye, Bruce?

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#178925 - 08/15/09 06:42 AM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Walt Foreman]
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Oarhouse?

Theo, can you describe the actual color?
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#178944 - 08/15/09 09:30 AM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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 Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson1
Oarhouse?

Theo, can you describe the actual color?

Red and white.

If you meant the BG, he was indeed very dark.


Edited by Theo Gallus (08/15/09 09:35 AM)
Edit Reason: Trying to think in a guvnortorial manner.
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#178946 - 08/15/09 09:32 AM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Walt Foreman]
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Theo, what caused him to be so dark?

That's called being royally P.O.'ed about being yanked from your living room by a sharp object stuck in your upper lip. That bull 'gill is basically saying, "Buddy, if you ever set foot in that pond your a-- is mine."

He was completely pale by the time I got him to the second pond for release there, 5 minutes or so.
("I'm never gonna see a good looking female ever again. \:o ")
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#178947 - 08/15/09 09:34 AM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Theo Gallus]
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Dang nice fish Theo!
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#178974 - 08/15/09 01:11 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Theo Gallus]
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 Originally Posted By: Theo Gallus
 Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson1
Oarhouse?

Theo, can you describe the actual color?

Red and white.

If you meant the BG, he was indeed very dark.


Thats a heckuva beautiful fish TG.

Now, can someone define the purpose of an "Oarhouse"? I think Brettski could hit this one over the fence...Jhap?

Honey, I'm headed out to fish the pond, then I'll be stopping by the Oarhouse for a while...
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#178981 - 08/15/09 02:13 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: teehjaeh57]
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\:D That's funny
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#178995 - 08/15/09 06:21 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: teehjaeh57]
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 Originally Posted By: teehjaeh57
Now, can someone define the purpose of an "Oarhouse"? I think Brettski could hit this one over the fence...Jhap?


It's a special place where someone goes if they desire to participate in some flocculation.

....or if they want to get paddled.

And that's all I have to say about that.
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#179000 - 08/15/09 07:01 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: jeffhasapond]
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 Originally Posted By: jeffhasapond
 Originally Posted By: teehjaeh57
Now, can someone define the purpose of an "Oarhouse"? I think Brettski could hit this one over the fence...Jhap?


It's a special place where someone goes if they desire to participate in some flocculation.

....or if they want to get paddled.

And that's all I have to say about that.


I feel sullied.

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#179019 - 08/15/09 10:04 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Nice fish !!!

I can't beleive you took that young male to a house that is oarhouse red and took his pic. \:o
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#179354 - 08/17/09 07:26 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: ewest]
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A little guy, but the kid was proud of the catch.


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#179397 - 08/18/09 12:05 AM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Omaha]
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Looks like a nice bullhead to me!
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#179408 - 08/18/09 12:39 AM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: CJBS2003]
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Tried out fishing on a pier the other day. Second time I had been out there, just a nice day. Only caught 1 mackerel and this 1 yellowfin croaker, but man was the croaker tastey.


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#179409 - 08/18/09 12:45 AM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: MikeyBoy]
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Looks just like the croaker we catch in the east and yes they do taste good!
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#179662 - 08/19/09 06:28 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: CJBS2003]
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Nice bass from my Dad's northern Iowa pond. 21" exactly.
The best strategy I have for catching big fish is to go out fishing for management/cull fish. Friday night we spent 45 minutes fishing and caught a 19.5", 20", and a 20.5" LMB. This fish was caught Sunday morning, after some work and switching lures to avoid the big bass I did catch some of the 10-15" bass that got relocated to another pond on the property.



Added a couple other photos for fun.

The house from across the 1.7 acre pond:


more pond timber. still standing after being flooded in 1978.

Pack of dogs. Any guesses on what we hunt?

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#179664 - 08/19/09 07:03 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: csteffen]
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Very nice! That bass looks quite healthy, the house looks great and those dogs are adorable! I bet they love their bird hunting...

I am guessing pheasants?
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#179668 - 08/19/09 07:46 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: CJBS2003]
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Nice looking Springers! I'll take a stab and say whatever flies, but you really like Chinese Roosters!

Here's a couple from the pond tonight. Both were 9" and 13 oz.




Here's a pic of the 3 that are gone now. The middle one is the mother of the one on the right.



Edited by esshup (08/19/09 07:55 PM)
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#179676 - 08/19/09 09:06 PM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: esshup]
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Nice pics guys. Steffen, that property looks awesome.
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#179702 - 08/20/09 08:58 AM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Omaha]
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MikeyBoy, nice picture. Don't let that gut get away from you at such a young age. Maybe get a belt too.

csteffen, looks like you guys are doing some nice work at your pond.
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#179704 - 08/20/09 09:06 AM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Sunil]
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 Originally Posted By: Sunil
MikeyBoy, nice picture. Don't let that gut get away from you at such a young age. Maybe get a belt too.

Yes, you wouldn't want to end up like Sunil. ;\)
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#179715 - 08/20/09 10:00 AM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Theo Gallus]
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That hurts. But I'll have you know, my gut is under control.
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#179716 - 08/20/09 10:01 AM Re: Fishin' 2009 [Re: Theo Gallus]
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Not to hi-jack an excellent thread but pictures need to be re-sized in order to appreciate them.

Ok on my 20 inch monitor but drives me nuts on laptop - maybe I'm just nuts ...
Doesn't help photos to see only portions or scroll to read.

Where is the pixel police when we need them?

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