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george1 #418127 07/09/15 03:17 PM
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I have the forum to thank for these fish, make no mistake! This is your collective glory...but I do appreciate the shout outs. There's nothing more rewarding than having family and friends experience the 10 master angler fish in multiple species that night - YP, HBCP, HSB, BG. Pat yourselves on the back - and of course, we have Dwight to thank for the sunset. Well done, Squatch!


Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau

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TJ, I was just posting something about looking at fish under water with a mask and snorkel. I thought of your pond and fish.

Your SMB and Wipers are so well feed trained, I bet we could hand feed them while in the water with them observing.

I'll be going to Husker Harvest Days again in Sept. (may have a grandson in tow) and if you are interested and have time, I know I have a mask, fins, snorkel set that will fit you. We could do a little snorkel trip and observe your fish, and I think we could hand feed some bass. I bet that would be a blast.

I got some of my CC coming up and taking feed actually bumping into the GoPro I was using to video they were so close.

Water should still be summer warm that time of year, so no wet suit needed. At least not in Kansas anyway.

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Short trip this morning.




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Shorty, any luck with the res on a fly rod?
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A few on a spinning rod, casting bubble, fly rig. Check the previous page on this thread to see the 10"+ RES that took a fly. George won't like this but fishing a fly with a spinning reel is so much more efficient than actually using a fly rod. grin



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I'm no purist, fishing is fishing. But I do love my fly rods!!! Just have fun. And keep showing us your res.

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Originally Posted By: Shorty
Short trip this morning.


Really nice Smallie Shorty!

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A few on a spinning rod, casting bubble, fly rig. Check the previous page on this thread to see the 10"+ RES that took a fly. George won't like this but fishing a fly with a spinning reel is so much more efficient than actually using a fly rod. grin

Shorty, me and CMM gonna wash your mouth out with soap....we can cast to three rising fish by the time you fool around winding in your little spin rig...
I have caught many smallies on a fly rod from Lake Texoma - tie them tail to tail with a striped bass and they would be drowned - main rason I have HSB in our ponds...

A few Texoma smallies on the fly:






My favorite:


Yeah, these are some of my best on the fly...except Mrs.G grin
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George,

You are awesome. I love your passion for fly fishing and the help you are willing to give to those wanting to learn. I have yet to do a hsb on the fly, one day though, one day.
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Originally Posted By: george1
Shorty, me and CMM gonna wash your mouth out with soap....we can cast to three rising fish by the time you fool around winding in your little spin rig...


George, I knew you wouldn't like my comment, but I stand by it. grin

Here is a true story. Years ago one of the Nebraska Fish and Game fisheries biologist came out to fly fish bedding BG at my dad's old pond. He was there for almost two hours trying to catch males off the bed in gin clear water and left without catching a single fish. Five minutes after he left I dug out the spinning rod with a casting bubble with a black ant tied on, I caught nine BG in the next ten casts in the exact spot he had just been fishing just to see if I could.

The thing with a spinning rod and casting bubble is that you can put a fly down in the water 30 to 35 yards away with one flick of the arm, with that in mind it does take a little extra time to reel it back in from that distance. That extra distance in gin clear water can mean the difference between catching or not catching fish.

The rig I have been catching RES on this year is just a modified version of this, instead of a having a fly tied on I have been using a micro jig with a small piece of rubber worm on it. In addition I put a bobber stop above the casting bubble so I can control how far it sinks. It is a great little rig, I caught my biggest SMB (17") out of my pond with it this year.






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There is only one way to settle this, boys. The Ol' West way -- a fishing shootout. Rods at dawn. Walk ten paces, then cast. Man with the most fish by sundown wins.

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Originally Posted By: Shorty
A few on a spinning rod, casting bubble, fly rig. Check the previous page on this thread to see the 10"+ RES that took a fly. George won't like this but fishing a fly with a spinning reel is so much more efficient than actually using a fly rod. grin


And fishing a fly with a custom built spinning rod, made from a 2 weight fly rod blank, is even more fun!!


"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
PB answer: It depends.
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Yep, use tackle that suits your fun and fancy – fishing is a great sport and something for everyone!
Fishing has been a big part of my life, starting with a cane pole and a can of worms more that eighty years ago.
First fishing rod was a steel shaft True Temper casting rod and Pflueger Supreme reel – then bamboo – fiber glass – boron – carbon fiber ....
Whenever one technique got too easy and boring I kicked it up a notch – I love a challenge!
‘'Have fun with this stuff”,
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Absolutely George, it's all about tight lines and having fun.

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"Yep, use tackle that suits your fun and fancy – fishing is a great sport and something for everyone!
Fishing has been a big part of my life, starting with a cane pole and a can of worms more that eighty years ago."

You've touched a lot of lives, george!!!

In your quote above, I sense a kind of 'arrival' to a new place. Perhaps some kind of new enlightenment. Do you feel it?


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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Some microfishing results:




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Originally Posted By: george1
Yep, use tackle that suits your fun and fancy – fishing is a great sport and something for everyone!
Fishing has been a big part of my life, starting with a cane pole and a can of worms more that eighty years ago.
First fishing rod was a steel shaft True Temper casting rod and Pflueger Supreme reel – then bamboo – fiber glass – boron – carbon fiber ....
Whenever one technique got too easy and boring I kicked it up a notch – I love a challenge!
‘'Have fun with this stuff”,
George


George, have you ever tried a tenkara rod?

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Originally Posted By: Bocomo
Originally Posted By: george1
Yep, use tackle that suits your fun and fancy – fishing is a great sport and something for everyone!
Fishing has been a big part of my life, starting with a cane pole and a can of worms more that eighty years ago.
First fishing rod was a steel shaft True Temper casting rod and Pflueger Supreme reel – then bamboo – fiber glass – boron – carbon fiber ....
Whenever one technique got too easy and boring I kicked it up a notch – I love a challenge!
‘'Have fun with this stuff”,
George


George, have you ever tried a tenkara rod?

No, but I have been intrigued by them.
Thanks for asking - they look like a lot of fun.
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I did some searching on the internet once about micro fishing. Amazing how much stuff is out there.

Do you know the species of the two small fish?

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Originally Posted By: snrub
I did some searching on the internet once about micro fishing. Amazing how much stuff is out there.

Do you know the species of the two small fish?


Yes, these are largemouth bass. I also landed some baby catfish and baby bluegill. These bass are tenacious and very aggressive. Fun to fish for.

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I like the pattern on the lower LMB.


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Originally Posted By: esshup
I like the pattern on the lower LMB.


Yes this one and two others had that very same, high contrast pattern. Only the one bass had the very light pattern and greenish tone.

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Caught this one tonight on a micro jig and AM 600 pellet. smile



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Shorty with the football bass again! Nice fish.

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Sorry no picture to back it up - forgot the camera (duh!) Was using a large chartreuse spinnerbait in our 4 acre pond last evening just before dark. Wanted to catch LB, but ended up hooking up with a 3# 20" WE. Biggest WE to date out of our pond, and one of our initial WE stockers back in fall, 2012 when they were 6". Then had something bigger hit which tested my 14# test line. Unfortuntely this large, unknown fish eventually headed for the downed evergreen trees along the shore & ended up getting off. Am guessing that it was probably a CC (maybe a HSB) with the way that it headed deep and then backtracked for the structure. Regardless, it was exciting to catch a nice WE & play with the "unknown" fish.

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Originally Posted By: BradVV
Sorry no picture to back it up - forgot the camera (duh!)


Don't you just hate that? Or, you have a camera and no one available to help you with a photo.....so you're doing the contortionist selfie thing, trying to balance the camera, and the fish, while making sure everything is in frame.

With all the talk of how big brother is always watching, I think the govt should turn that to their advantage by offering a big fish photo service. For a reasonable monthly subscription fee, you get an app for your phone that allows you to communicate with an agency spy satellite, and all you need to do is hold the fish up towards the sky and smile.

If the technology really is as good as the internet wants me to believe, it could probably even scan the dimensions of the fish in 3D, and give me an accurate Wr. No need to weigh the darn thing.

Forget all the analysis of North Korea, I want to see monster sized Northern Bluegills. Park a satellite over my ponds and I'll do my best to provide some worthy photo ops, and I promise not to look directly into the laser light.


"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
PB answer: It depends.
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