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  1. 4 points
    Leonard

    SHOCKER... Lasts fishing report

    Its been awhile for one of these.... lets see if I remember how... Hit the water about 9pm, full moon, very few thin clouds, and full moon (the moon was full) ... one word... SLOW! Id say 1 unit running low.. started with a an indicator and midge / SJ Worm combo first fish hook up was nice... I pulled the hook.. missed several.. then switched to midge and roo bug.. few more misses and 1 to hand... switched to a PMS ... BAM... almost ripped the rod of my hand and I missed. Must have been a baby. had a few people out there last night... seems like right about mid-night everyone left... it got over cast quick.. went back to the midge and roo bug..... then the bite picked up... ended up with 8 to hand.... and a lot of LDRs......
  2. 3 points
    jerry241

    Beaver lake last week

    Hopefully I can finally post this..... Tech issue kept me from it earlier finally got to go trolling this week and really cleaned up on crappie... Wasn't sure there were any left in the lake but pulled Flickr shad wed. Thurs. and fri. And managed good numbers of big healthy fish on all 3 days. Mid- lake 35 to 40 fow
  3. 3 points
    Terrierman

    What's Cooking?

    Finished. They were good.
  4. 2 points
    bwcballer10

    Walleye Surprise!

    Had a little time after work on Friday so the girlfriend and I decided to head to the river for a little fishing. I ended up catching 3 walleye the last 40 minutes before dark, one of those being a 26 1/2 incher that weighed 7 and a half pounds. By far the biggest walleye I have ever caught. I was pretty surprised to catch that many out of one hole this time of year. My girlfriend also caught a couple of whites and a smallmouth that was about 3 pounds and was dragging another keeper walleye onto the bank when the jig popped out of his mouth. All the fish were caught on a shad colored swimming minnow on an 1/8 ounce head. I'm trying to upload a couple of pictures now but this is the first time I've done it so we'll see how it goes.
  5. 2 points
    Finishing the early teal season this morning. Last three hunts. Thursday morning I tried to get back to where I was Wednesday morning. No dice as I got beat to the place. When I Arrived there was a canoe loaded sitting there ready to launch. The guy leaped out of his truck. No telling how long he had been waiting? I asked if he was going out to "The spot" Yes it was. I was hoping to get there as I had spied some nice bull frogs there on Wednesday. I grabbed two that day but had no where to put them that day so I turned them loose. I had a tote sack on Thursday for them. So on that day I was forced to try another place. I did grab one frog, bagged him and one teal. No hunt Friday and we zeroed on Saturday. So to today. We will call this day frog and fowl . Really wanting Wednesdays spot bad we were up at 3AM. Hey no one said we were too smart. We arrived at the launch at 4:15 AM and got ready. As I pushed off the Mrs. In the kayak I seen a truck round the corner and pause. Beat him today! HA . He then headed to a spot West of us on another blind hump. When we got close I grabbed the rechargeable spot lite and grabbed four frogs! While this was going on we heard teal in the marsh calling. We than made coffee and just listened and watched the full moon set in the West, The Moon setting in the West! As the sun started to creep up in the East before LST we witnessed over a thousand teal lift off all around us and head off to the North East of course not many flyers after LST but we managed two and never heard another shot all morning . I know where all these birds were going now but that will be another hunt to hopefully report next teal season. So todays menu will be frog legs and grilled teal! BilletHead
  6. 1 point
    John W Kelly

    Photarium / Photo Aquarium

    Just thought I would share this in case someone else was thinking of making one (or buying one). Thanks Phil for blazing the trail. I made a 20" x 10" x 4" photarium the other day for taking macro photos of fish. I went to PolyFab here in Springfield and got a 2ft x 2ft piece of 1/4" acrylic for $25. They also threw in a partially used tube of Weld-On for putting it together (Thanks PolyFab!). It took just a little over 2 hours to make. I might add a carrying strap of some kind, so if you see some guy in waders with a big hat, a big backpack, a fly rod, and an aquarium slung over his shoulder, that's me! I'll post more pics once I get some fish in it.
  7. 1 point
    bwcballer10

    Walleye Surprise!

    Had a little time after work on Friday so the girlfriend and I decided to head to the Little Sac for some fishing. I ended up catching 3 walleye the last 40 minutes before dark, one of those being a 26 1/2 incher that weighed 7 and a half pounds. By far the biggest walleye I have ever caught. I was pretty surprised to catch that many out of one hole this time of year. My girlfriend also caught a couple of whites and a smallmouth that was about 3 pounds and was dragging another keeper walleye onto the bank when the jig popped out of his mouth. All the fish were caught on a shad colored swimming minnow on an 1/8 ounce head. The cutting board in the picture is right at 24 inches long (just for some reference on size)
  8. 1 point
    Justin92297

    Walleye, Sauger, and Bass

    Ever since the meramac has been low my brother and I have been fishing one of its tributaries almost every weekend. I won't name the exact river for obvious reasons but I'm sure most of the lower meramac guys on here have fished it. In the past month my brother and I have caught walleye, sauger, and all three types of bass on every trip with some nice ones. Last weekend we caught 2 walleye that were 15-18 inches and a smallie that was just shy of 19. Everything caught on cranks.
  9. 1 point
    Stump bumper

    Report 9/25/15

    Feels good to be home and be able to give a report. Got on the lake about 4pm out of PC and fished till dark. Went straight to point 8 and found fish under shad at 25-30 feet so I tried to spoon them only small sunfish. So I picked up the drop shot and dragged it from 15 feet out to 30 feet and started catching small spots and small mouth. Then headed back to PC and saw shad on top right across from point 10 so I tried a top water no takers, tried a spoon since there were shad and fish all over the screen no takers. So I started throwing the little worm and lost count after 10 big fat spots. Those spots are looking like Table Rock Spots, fat as footballs and coughing up shad. Great afternoon, very little traffic and the fish were biting. Big full moon tonight they will probably be full by morning but hard to bet sun up on the lake. Finding those ambush spots when the shad start moving shallow is key to an hour of a fish a cast action right now IMO.
  10. 1 point
    BilletHead

    What's Cooking?

    Did some frog grabbing before setting up for teal this morning. Got more frogs than teal so we had frog and fowl for todays meal. This big one is in a 12" skillet, BilletHead
  11. 1 point
    straw hat

    Any crappie luck?

    The wife and I have been catching from 6 to 14 Crappie each Sat for the last month putting in at Greenfield and working North. It has been tough though. There were so many boats in that area yesterday that I think I will move away from Greenfield to some other spot next weekend.
  12. 1 point
    Bgctrading

    Any crappie luck?

    Whites are up the sac limited out friday
  13. 1 point
    Looks to be a fun time, I just don't have the patience to get caught up in the crowds anymore. I do like the big bass per hour but looks like free for all allowing launching all over the lake. Very hard to verify a start time ect... Looking at the rules you could drag with the wind or even troll with multiple rods.... I know most BASS fisherman will say that is common sense you can't do that but it is not listed. I wonder if that was on purpose? Good fishing to all those that go and hope the water temp drops in time to provide that great fall bite.
  14. 1 point
    Stump bumper

    Report 9/25/15

    I was referring to a drop shot worm in general, but I was using a watermelon/purple 4in Cabala's worm. I usually get Largemouth on the purple and the spots shy away but seemed just what the spots wanted yesterday. I can't find the Zoom "old purple" anymore but it was a go to color for me for years. Tore up half a bag yesterday but left zero in the lake or in fish so I felt good about that!!! Spots had so many undigested shad in their gulit I don't think they could have forced down one more bite.
  15. 1 point
    justfishing

    Bass

    Fished from 7 to 4 today caught a butt load of 13 to 14 and 3/4 inch fish. None on top water in morning and a few on crank baits did best on shaky head and 7 inch finnese worm in timber flipping up to tree and letting it fall 20 to 30 ftw buddy did caught a few on 10 inch worms. Fished shallow and deep deep seemed better.
  16. 1 point
    BilletHead

    safty harness???

    Marcus, Young man. It is a good investment at fifty bucks. What is your life worth? Like a lifejacket get what you can afford. Good luck with your season, BilletHead I may have some extra ones that came with tree stands if you don't find one. I will look in the next day or two. If I find any I will send you a PM
  17. 1 point
    marcus

    Weekend Trip 9/25-27

    headed down there next weekend (with my boat) gonna drive from st.charles and give it a go sat and sun pumped up cant wait till next weekend!!
  18. 1 point
    There is a really great story behind that old boat. Andy bought it about 15 years ago. He had it for just a short time when he and his 2 brothers took it up to Stockton Lake. You know how fierce Stockton can get sometimes. It had a 115hp Johnson on it at the time and it ran very well. Anyway, long story short, while coming across the big water with the wind howling and the waves rolling, they broke the boat in half over a big wave and barely made it to shore before it sank. Somehow they got it back on the trailer and found about a 36" crack all the way through the to the bilge straight across the bottom of the boat. When he bought it, he had no way of knowing it was completely water logged and all the wood supports were gone. He spent about 3 or 4 months digging every ounce of rotted wood out of it and completely glassed in new stringers, and wood supports. I would guarantee that its better now than it was when it was brand new. He took the rub rail off and all 10,000 screws and rivets and separated the top cap half from the hull. Sanded everything down to bare fiberglass and rebonded it all back together with that super thick fiber glass mat. It was a work of art when he got done with it. He added about a hundred and fifty pounds to it in wood, fiber glass mat and resin but it is a real beast now. I wouldn't be afraid to take it anywhere.........and now we have a running motor on it again..
  19. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Summer Seafood Pasta Ingredients 1/2 small red onion, diced small one 6.5 ounce can minced clams, drained with juices reserved 12 to 18 raw shrimp, shelled and cut in 3 or 4 bite size pieces 15 cherry tomatoes, halved 6 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped 1 large pinch crushed red pepper 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/8 cup each minced fresh oregano and parsley 16 ounces fettuccine or linguini Method Heat 4 quarts of water to boiling in a large pot or pasta cooker. Add a palmful of coarse Kosher salt and when the water boils once more, add the pasta. As the pasta cooks, about 5 to 8 minutes, heat the olive oil to hot but not smoking in a very large skillet. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper and cook until fragrant (30 seconds to 1 minute). Add the onion and reduce the heat to medium. Saute the onion until translucent. Add the tomatoes and the clams and continue to saute for one minute. Add the clam juice and remove the pan from the heat. When the pasta is done to al dente, place the skillet back on the heat and drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of liquid. When the tomato mixture reheats, add the herbs, a large pinch of salt, and the shrimp. Immediately add the hot drained pasta and begin to toss to mix the seafood and tomatoes/garlic/onion. and herbs into the pasta. If liquid is needed, use the reserved pasta water. Serve immediately with fresh cracked black pepper and fresh shredded Parmesan or Roman. Serves four to six.
  20. 1 point
    bc23champ

    Charity Big Bass Tourney on Beaver

    I'm fishing in this myself
  21. 1 point
    Stump bumper

    Report 9/25/15

    Somewhat, still hard to idle right after starting, but once it warms up it is doing fine.
  22. 1 point
    fly2fish

    Weekend Trip 9/25-27

    I wade fished around outlet 1 3 nights labor day weekend and Friday and Saturday nights last weekend and was able to throw pine squirrels and hibenaters in both white and black. Caught 23 with half of them browns labor day and last weekend 18 on Friday night with only 2 being browns and 6 Sat night in only an hour with one brown. Good size on both rainbows and browns. One night friend I was fishing with caught one at outlet 1 on a spoon that probably went 8-10 lbs and 25in+ he didn't have a light and the fish was as wide across the back as his hand would stretch. I hooked one that pulled loose after a 5 minute fight, first fish I have had to put on the reel in awhile. F2F I
  23. 1 point
    Champ188

    Shaky head

    You can actually buy the same size Pumpkin Ed head with three different sizes of hooks. For instance, the 1/4-ounce head is available with 3I re/0, 5/0 or 6/0 hooks. The 5/16 and 3/8 are both offered with 4/0, 5/0 or 6/0 hooks. I've had great luck using that head for hula grubs.
  24. 1 point
    Skeeter ZX190

    Shaky head

    It is almost impossible to thread an Elaztec worm on a coil lock. To make it easier, I took a Dremel tool and sharpened the end of the coil lock. You just have to be careful and not thread your finger on instead of the bait.
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