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  1. 14 hours ago, chucknduck said:

    Caught some beautiful fish today! 7 bass, 10 longears, 2 bluegills, 1 shiner, and a couple suckers. Not bad for 4 hours, couldn't think of a better way to spend it.








    Great photos of nice fish and beautiful water!

    Do you have any photos of the shiner or the suckers? If you haven't seen a lot of my posts, I like figuring out exactly what I catch and am interested in what others catch outside of the bass, walleye, catfish, etc. So I would love to see more of the non-typical species :).

  2. To stick with the autumn soup theme. We caught only three keeper crabs Sunday morning. There was a family in the section that we wanted to crab. Can't complain since they were there from 4 am. We obviously snoozed and lost on that section of the bridge :mellow:. Steamed the crabs in the usual Old Bay. Once cooled my Betterhalf cleaned them while I made the rest of the soup.


    I had coated each side of a medium butternut squash with coconut oil, powdered ginger, and black pepper. Put them cut side down on a baking sheet and baked them for 55 to 60 minutes at 350. Let them cool before removing the flesh.


    Minced about 2 TBS of fresh ginger and cooked that in 1 cup of seafood stock that my Betterhalf made after last Sunday's crab meal. Added the squash to the boiling liquid and cooked for about 10 mins, added some more powdered ginger and black pepper then mixed in 1/4 to 1/3 cup of coconut milk and another cup of the seafood stock. Cooked five more mins and blended the soup smooth. Back in the pot and folded in crabmeat and gently heated until all was at the right temp. Added a little salt and more pepper to season and served over jasmine rice. Turned out pretty tasty :D!


  3. 1 hour ago, Daryk Campbell Sr said:

    Second day in a row fishing.  Fun stuff.  I fished the same stream just a really different section.  I didn't get out as early as planned.  Made my way to the location about 10ish.  I was more successful today than I was yesterday.   Not nearly as clear of water, but I caught a few different species.  One I am not sure of at all.  Please help me ID this.  



    It has a black tail as seen from above.  I have posted them before,  but I caught one today.  I have always called them cruisers.   It gave a decent fight,  and bit on the spook jr.   

    Looks like a grass carp. Pretty nice catch on a topwatet bait. I still haven't caught one myself. So a bit jealous but happy for you. Looked like a good multispecies day. Congrats!

  4. 7 hours ago, drew03cmc said:

    Until this year, topwater wasn't my thing. I never used it for lake fish at home, nothing. After trying it in earnest, it's now the first (second and third) option out of my tackle bag. I've really fallen in love with the 80 to 95mm baits in creeks. 

    I love seeing multiple wakes going after my top water bait in shallow creeks. Always exciting to see who hits it first😀.

    I fished the pool beneath a briidge on a similar skinny creek. Had ten wakes go after my bait. Caught five on the top water and three others on a fluke. That was fun😀.


  5. 1 hour ago, chucknduck said:

    I know, poor fish. I fished 3-4 little holes that varied between 2-4 feet but all the water between holes was mostly ankle deep occasionally shin (so 6-12"). I was still spotting fish in the between water but there wasn't much for them. Good thing this whole week is supposed to bring storms to bring the levels up a bit for them. You ever fish anywhere like this? 

    I have fished a creek that had vanishing sections some summers. There may have been 50 feet or more between spots of water. I did find that the fish were ultra aggressive in the actual pools. Also that they would stack up at the heads of those pools in the water that was cooled by running under the gravel. 


  6. 54 minutes ago, drew03cmc said:

    I did it again, 2 2#+ largemouth, 1 16" smallie and several from 8 to 14. 25 to 30 fish total in about 5 hours of fishing. Really, this walk the dog thing is fun. I was always skeptical, but I walk on spinning gear and now have baits from a Sammy 65 up to Zara Spooks and Dog-X Diamante. It's becoming my favorite way to catch fish in the warmer weather.




    Great looking bass! Congrats! Looks like a lot of fun. Quite jealous from here in Maryland😌.

  7. 1 hour ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

    I did not we were whacking them pretty good and I never gave it a thought.   I've been spooled in the same spot twice since then.


    23 minutes ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

    Chartreuse/white clouser is the first thing I throw.  Blue/white, brown/white and even a straight purple one. 

    Fake news!!! Oh that was white bass... never mind:rolleyes:.

  8. 19 minutes ago, FishnDave said:

    The South Skunk is the river I often fish for Smallmouth. 

    I had looked at the Skunk river when I was in Iowa. Since we were staying in Marshalltown, I was looking for spots near Rt 65 north of I-80. As I mentioned it was rolling chocolate milk and only a few feet below the bridge at that time.


    Nice Shirt!

  9. 1 hour ago, JD Dudley said:

    Dad and I were there Sunday and we were throwing white jigs letting them drift close to the top and the fish were coming out of the water for them. They barely ate at the dam because they were so gorged so we went down river to find where they were eating... it was AWESOME watching these fish blow up on a jig like a smallmouth on top water!


    Surprised that they weren't vomiting up shad with that full belly.

  10. I've only fished in Iowa once. We were around Newton for the Indycar race back in 2018. I had looked at maps and found a few likely river and creek spots to try on that trip. Did not check the previous week's weather or USGS gages. Everything was flooded. Did manage three small LMB from a small pond north of Newton.

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