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  2. Quillback

    Interesting listen on today’s Bass Talk Live

    Did you read the document that he provides the link for? It's based on radio tagged fish, 33% either died or "expelled" their tag (whatever that means). It's not simply a "guess" it's based on those tagged fish. Now those observations could be wrong, that expelled tag thing is kind of puzzling or maybe fish that are tagged are subject to higher mortality. That being said, it supposedly agree with mortality rates observed in other experiments - how they came up with those numbers in the other experiments, I have no idea without reading what their method was, but it's based on something, not a guess.
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  4. abkeenan

    Interesting listen on today’s Bass Talk Live

    So dropping the trolling motor, I am at a 35% reduced chance to catch a fish, is what you're sayin'? Combine that with my fishing ability and I basically have about a 10% chance of catching anything. Not sure why I even bother launching. I'd have a better chance of cranking away on a slot machine at the casino and probably have a lot better return on my "investment" than what I dump into my fishing ventures. Next time I fish that will be my excuse for failure or limited success. "Yeah, I was fishing at a handicap today. 35% off the top to start so I was in big hole to dig out of."
  5. aarchdale@coresleep.com

    2019 Fantasy Fishing

    Im with you on the "every bass counts" Cant stand watching those guys yell giant and weigh a 2lber. It kind of bores guys that like to tournament fish. I cant stay awake through a full episode anymore lol. ITs a great TV show and that's what is designed to be. It just doesn't interest me as much yet. Maybe with the live coverage ill get back on bored, but not the TV show. Im still interested in the fantasy, a lot of good guys on there, and tons of new blood should make it interesting.
  6. fishinwrench

    Please help me price a rig

    A used fishing boat in that price range? Right around tax return time.
  7. fishinwrench

    Interesting listen on today’s Bass Talk Live

    What a rediculous thing to even pretend to have figured out. I hate to just keep roasting biologist's on here, but for crying out loud....... 😒
  8. JestersHK

    2019 CAM Measure Trout Tournament

    I was a questionable caddy at the last CAM for sure... But we both do seem to have resolved the net issues lol. At least being in April you might not have to shovel snow out the boat like last year Facing a whole army of Doty's is gonna be a daunting task too!
  9. JohnF52

    Please help me price a rig

    What's the best month to sell a rig? March?
  10. abkeenan

    2019 Fantasy Fishing

    Quill, Thought about FF the other day. Wasn't sure the interest level being that the ENTIRE FIELD left for MLF. I know very few guys still fishing the BASS (Not-So) Elite circuit now other than Feider, Cherry and maybe a couple of others. Not sure if MLF will have anything set up this year for Fantasy Fishing or not. Doubtful. Would like to hear from the peanut gallery on if they would still be interested in a league. It's just not the same now. To be honest I am not looking forward to the whole MLF format. Everyone is on board with the MLF catch, weigh and release system. That's all good and makes perfect sense in every way with the conservation of the fish. No question there. But I wasn't exactly sure how this new MLF format was going to work with a larger field than what MLF had previously been doing the past few years. I watched JT Kenney's video just yesterday and he kinda broke it down in easy to understand terms (good for people like me). So in the field of 80 anglers, 40 fish Group A and 40 fish Group B. Groups A fishes day 1 and 3 and Group B fishes day 2 and 4. Then the field is cut down to 20 per group and combined (40 total) who then fish day 5. Then the top 10 fish the final day (day 6). I don't really like the idea of guys not fishing 2 of the days. Conditions can change from day to day and I for one am just not in favor of that. Everyone should fish the same conditions in my eyes. The weight total also clears and resets to zero on the final day. Not so sure I am in favor of that either. Humans by nature fear change. So maybe I will like it but just assessing the changes initially, I am not in support of the MLF style of scoring as it stands. Would prefer the standard 5 fish limit but paired with the immediate C&R. Will see how it all shakes out soon.
  11. Devan S.

    Interesting listen on today’s Bass Talk Live

    I would think it would include juveniles at a minimum. Birds....turtles....critters gotta eat too.
  12. Jerry Rapp

    Interesting listen on today’s Bass Talk Live

    but they need more funding to study it further. When I was growing up, Dad had a pond about 1 acre in size. There were several bass that I caught each year that had identifying marks so you could tell them apart. That pond sure didn't have 35% annual die offs.
  13. fishinwrench

    Interesting listen on today’s Bass Talk Live

    I'm sorry but any percentage you choose to claim is unfounded and simply a guess, and not even an educated one. There's no way to know. Not even tournament mortality alone can be determined, much less the mortality from the entire lake....and then assuming the percentage per "causes"????!!! 🙄 Absolute BS if you ask me....Which of course you didn't. 😁
  14. snagged in outlet 3

    2019 CAM Measure Trout Tournament

    Uh oh!!! That puts all the pressure on the caddy....
  15. Sore Thumbs

    Interesting listen on today’s Bass Talk Live

    So? Does tournament fishing do that much harm to that percentage? Some say anglers aren’t taking enough fish out due to the popularity of catch and release. Thoughts?
  16. Seth

    2019 CAM Measure Trout Tournament

    I have a bigger net now as well so we don't have any excuses for any botched net jobs this time.
  17. JohnP

    Local jewelry

    Congrats!!!!!
  18. Terrierman

    Local jewelry

    That's a red letter day for sure. Congratulations.
  19. snagged in outlet 3

    2019 CAM Measure Trout Tournament

    Couldn't be worse.....After all you got a new net.
  20. snagged in outlet 3

    Interesting listen on today’s Bass Talk Live

    That's seems astronomically high!!! Does this include fry? Where do they all go? You would think the lake would be littered with dead fish. Thanks, Jeremy!!
  21. Quillback

    Kim City - Jan 22 deep bite

    Some nice quality fish, too windy today for me, but glad to see someone is keeping those fish on their toes!
  22. Bill Babler

    Kim City - Jan 22 deep bite

    Man, those are chunks. Thanks for the report for us guys that are just to lazy to get out there. No bass boats in the Clevenger/Beardsley stretch the last 2 days except the smooth bore bird hunters.
  23. JestersHK

    2019 CAM Measure Trout Tournament

    Poor fish won't stand a chance lol. Hope I can squeeze this one in. @Seth hit me up if you require my awesome net skills again lol
  24. Bill Babler

    Interesting listen on today’s Bass Talk Live

    And that folks is why its nice to have a biologist on your web site. Thanks much Jeremy
  25. mojorig

    Interesting listen on today’s Bass Talk Live

    For TR, I'm guessing (could be wrong) it is closer to 35% for estimated total natural mortality (percent of fish dying annually due to natural causes). A high percentage of the annual natural mortality occurs post-spawn. Total natural mortality is combined with total fishing mortality (percent of fish dying annually due to fishing) to estimate for total annual mortality. A peer-review article (Beamsderfer and North 1995) looking at 409 LMB and SMB populations throughout the United States found an average total annual natural mortality of 35%. They found natural mortality decreased with increasing latitude and increased with increasing temperature and degree-days. Another peer-reviewed article (Sass et al. 2018) stated "Further, our mean total mortality estimate (43%) was similar to natural mortality estimates for Florida, largemouth, and smallmouth bass (29-46%)." I am waiting to receive a better copy of this peer-review article mentioned on this site (link) which talks about TR.
  26. Dock-in-it

    Kim City - Jan 22 deep bite

    I fished 3 deep bite locations this morning. Finally found some bait & fish on the 3rd stop. The strong wind really limited the locations I could try. Managed to catch 5 decent keepers and a few shorts. I caught keepers fishing both vertical (3) and horizontal (2). In the productive area, the shad were stacked solid from 40 to 70 ft. I had to get on the edges of the stacked shad to catch them. Caught keepers on ice jig, 4" grub, and kastmaster spoon fished horizontal. Most of the vertical fish appeared as singles on my screen and I did not catch any of those. I needed 2 or 3 fish looking at my jig before I could aggravate one into biting. Boat control was key, because it took a while to trigger a bite. There was no magical feeding frenzy today, you had to be patient and work for each bite. About every 30 minutes a fish would chase shad to the surface and a few times I was within casting distance to take advantage. No Kentucky keepers today. Stayed in 40-80 feet of water. Did not see another boat.
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