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  1. 14 points
    Ham

    Let Me tell you a Fish Story

    So my wife had been out of town. I’ve been trying to keep up with the house work and tend the plants and pets, but I was trying to fish like I was single too. So, I caught 112 fish yesterday. It was a hoot. My back hurt and I was tired so I ALMOST did not Fish today. As it was, I did a little extra clean up and didn’t leave the house until 0930. Finally got the boat in the water around 10:00. First thing I ran into netboy and his wife on the water which was fun. They were catching them. I was catching fish at a 20 Fish an hour clip, but water was really falling out and I decided to run up river. Still trying to learn. I ran up to a big long shoal and the Fish were stacked in there. Zig Jig was too easy so I picked up my fly rod and proceeded to catch a dozen or so. Likely had 50 bites. Terribly inefficient. I could have stayed there, but decided to run further up river. I found another shoal around the corner where a high spot makes two riffles. I threw my 20 lb anchor out then jumped over the side. Swimsuit and water shoes is the way real men wade Fish the White River, During the summer anyway. Well, when the day started, I knew I would have low water so I was only hoping for 50 Fish. I was already at 50 when I started at the last riffle I would fish for the day. Snatched up my fly rod. I like to be frustrated. I caught the first fish while I was pulling line off the reel. Indicator disappeared so I lifted. Caught a total of 7 on the left. Shifted to the right side and caught 7 more. So now 100 isnt very far away. Grabbed up 1/32 oz Zig Jig and went back to the left side. I had bites for 40 something casts in a row. I got 18 to hand. Im starting to feel a little water logged so back in the boat I go and I start drifting the right side. It’s also stupid good, but fish are bigger. Then it happened. In the deepest darkest water, solid thump. Massive fish shoots off upstream. Reel screaming. I pull start the motor and give chase. First glimpse, I thought it was a monster Rainbow, but it was a Super Tanker Brown. It was a long fight. Minutes. I was sure I was going to lose it and took photos best I could of it swimming past the boat. I wanted something to show somebody. It took a long time to get it close to the boat and It did not like the net at all. It powered off many times after it saw the net. I was sure I was going to lose it. 6 lb line (Nano) with 6 lb P Line CX Premium leader. Using a Barbless 1/16 oz Zig Jig that has aleady caught a lot of fish. I was sweating it. But I caught it. I finally got in the big net. I got the jig out. Took a quick pic and transferred the fish to my measuring net. It barely fit. 28 inches long. Thick and Heavy. The fish was All tuckered out. I spent a little while reviving it before it pulled out of my hand and swam away. Fish number 87 of the day. It says a lot about me (both Good and Bad) that I stayed and caught more fish after that. I ran up and fished the left again and the right again. I finished with 108. I really enjoyed myself today. This post has been promoted to an article
  2. 9 points
    Camping and playing this weekend with the family. Thought we would try for some of those Tablerock walleye. Pics of myself, my brother, and my future daughter in law.
  3. 5 points
    Coming back from the swimming hole
  4. 4 points
    Chief Grey Bear

    Conservation agents.

    Speaking of agents, wrench will like this one. Sarturday while floating, I got a text from our local agent. Now mind you, he has never seen my vehicle. But at some point since I got it, he saw it at some access and must have ran the tags. So he was out and about checking accesses Saturday. Proof positive that 1, they do see you and you don't see them. 2, they do work weekends too.
  5. 4 points
    Jwright79

    Tragic Event

    I'm one of the captains on the Belle so maybe I can answer a few questions without getting myself in trouble. Fortunataly, I wasnt there when it happened but was called in afterwards. 1)The ducks are inspected by the coast guard annually just like the Belle. We are regulated by subchapter K in the CFR so we are a "k boat" and to my understanding the ducks kind of have their own checklist because they dont necessary fit into any of the existing subchapters. 2)They do monitor channel 13 while they are underway but I think they probably only turn that on to make a call right before they splash in the water. Occasionally they call asking for wind readings but that's not a routine thing. 3)Both of the ramps they use are in the SBB parking lot. They enter South of the Belle and exit North. There was actually 3 ducks on the water the other night(1 black and 2 white). The black one made it to the ramp first so it wasnt in any of the videos. 4) Bill was correct about the NW wind on that part of the lake. It is a beast and they had no business being out there. I've docked the Belle in 56 mph NW and it was interesting to say the very least. It was 15-20mph stronger the other night so I know it had to be brutal. Why didn't they look at a radar? I've got a ky3 weather app on my phone that takes less than a minutes to pull out and check. They knew it was bad shortly after they splashed in because all of them went between the Belle and the island instead of around the west side of it like they normally would. Why didn't they just turn around and go back to the south ramp? Once they got tucked inside the point south of the Belle I can't help but think it would've blocked atleast 40-50%of the wind and they could've made it back fine. I'm not in that cove much but I'm pretty sure the lake isn't as deep there either?? I'm sure you guys have all been playing the same scenarios over in your heads. Its definitely a terrible situation for everyone involved and my heart breaks for the families. I've gotta give a shout out to my Showboat people though because they all stepped up and did what needed to be done. A lot of them risked their own lives to help people they didn't even know!
  6. 3 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    Tragic Event

    Everyone should get The MyRadar app. Loads instantly and even has an alert feature. It’s the fastest way to get to radar without waiting for a bunch of advertisements to load. Even all my kids have it.
  7. 3 points
    BilletHead

    Painting jerkbaits for big trout

    Nice Friend, The bbq rotisserie is the bomb! Are you signing your baits? You should incase someone lucky finds them . BilletHead
  8. 2 points
    Proud daddy here. Co-angler #2.
  9. 2 points
    Ham

    Let Me tell you a Fish Story

    See you later Big Guy
  10. 2 points
    BilletHead

    Conservation agents.

    May the force be with you Bill! Carry your light saber but look both ways before stepping off of the curb, BilletHead
  11. 1 point
    duckydoty

    Painting jerkbaits for big trout

    I have started to paint jerkbaits for big browns. Now, I am completely new to this and just diving right in head first. I purchased a fairly cheap complete airbrush kit from Hobby Lobby, water based acrylic paints, powdered mica pearl pigments, and 2 part epoxy clear coat as recommended by our very own Mr. Billethead. Thanks Marty! Been gathering various jerkbait blanks from different suppliers looking for ones I can get to suspend. I’ve been trying my hand at two different color schemes and feel like I’m starting to get them dialed in. My ultimate goal is to get a rainbow trout and brown trout pattern dial in but I’m a long ways off from that yet. It has been an enjoyable way to spend what little spare time I have this time of year sucking up some AC and staying out of the heat. This post has been promoted to an article
  12. 1 point
    Ham

    Let Me tell you a Fish Story

  13. 1 point
    Ham

    Let Me tell you a Fish Story

  14. 1 point
    https://garzonstudio.com/boat/capacity-decal.html IF you get the specs from the factory this place will remake one for you
  15. 1 point
  16. 1 point
    Great job Dan! Congrats on getting those 'Rock 'eyes! Looks like you guys had a great time.
  17. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    What's Cooking?

    I'm referring to more of this fish. I've never made it before but it was good to say the least!
  18. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    What's Cooking?

    Thats a fish worth catching! darn tasty as well. Called the poor man's lobster. Ness can keep his Dangs I would like to get some more! The way my boat trips have gone I may not catch a marine sculpin big enough to eat. Though it's still on the "to do" list😁!
  19. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    What's Cooking?

    Haven't found any good mushroom hunting spots. I've found these mushrooms in Missouri. So at least I know what to look for. Monkfish may be a bit harder to come by😌.
  20. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Welcome to my new co-angler

    Nice! With a fishing father that child will have a good life. Congrads from the BilletHead's, BilletHead
  21. 1 point
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Aww, pshaw! This thread is about cooking. Most of us get our food at the grocery store. Continued disparaging comments like this will be ..... ...well, I dunno. I’m withholding likes and dangs until further notice 😄
  22. 1 point
    Bill Babler

    Indian Point Area - 7/21/18

    Sweet great report. The mother that lost her husband and children along with the grandparents was heart breaking on national news. This may be the end of the ducks and it is for sure going to cost someone bushels and bushels of money.
  23. 1 point
    duckydoty

    Painting jerkbaits for big trout

    Here are some of the tips that I have so far to help flatten out the learning curve with airbrushing lures and applying 2 part epoxy. Use high performance reducer to thin water based acrylic paints to the consistency of 2 % milk. Apply coats in light layers and heat set with hair dryer to speed up drying process. Mix powdered mica pigments with a balancing clear and reduce with high performance reducer. Powdered pigments are much more effective over a dark base layer than a light colored base. Use many more light coats of powdered pigments when covering light colored base and heat set with hair dryer between coats. Keep air brush clean! Use a windex/water mixture for cleaning. A rotating fly tying vise makes a great lure holder for painting. Blue painters tape masks off bait bills and eyes and is easy to remove once bait is dry. PearlEx interference blue is really cool stuff! 2 part slow cure epoxy is really thick and starts to set way faster that I would like. Slow the process down by mixing on a paper plate covered with aluminum foil. Add 5 drops of denatured alcohol to mixture to help thin a bit and add again if mixture starts to set before you are ready. Apply mixture to lure with brush while lure is still in rotating vise. Use gentle heat from hair dryer to thin and flatten epoxy on lure while using brush to remove excess. Rotisserie spins about 6rpm which is perfect for drying and curing epoxy top coat. Clean brush with denatured alcohol so you can use again.
  24. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    New tool for the shop.

    It's a new age Creeper. 😊 Actually it is my wife's birthday present. I only got to test drive it because I put it together. 🙄
  25. 1 point
    Deadstream

    Got a Good Woman

    I only float the river January 1st and March 17th, St Patricks Day. Try to stay dry both times. It is god awful dirty later in the year. We always went Fathers Day weekend years back but the frat boys and the white trash / meth heads ran us off. It is a great float off season.
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