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FishnDave last won the day on September 14

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About FishnDave

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    Green Sunfish
  • Birthday 08/19/1968

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    Creve Coeur, MO (St. Louis 'burb)
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    Flyfishing. Any and all species.

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  1. You really caught the "Dickens" out of the big fish! ๐Ÿค“
  2. My son doesn't prefer the online classes either, but he's doing it anyway. Its definitely a tough situation for students during this pandemic. I'm glad you were able to do what feels right for you, and spend time outdoors while checking some items off your fishing bucket list. Thanks for sharing it.
  3. I found a couple of the bluegill management articles. I know it isn't about crappies, which is what this thread is about...but it is still very interesting and worth the time spent reading these. https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/managing-bluegills/154251 https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/managing-for-big-bluegills/382986
  4. I'm a firm believer in the effectiveness of C&R in growing big fish in the public ponds I used to fish in Iowa. They were stocked one time and then left unmanaged. I witnessed several ponds get destroyed in a single day by folks poaching more than their limit, whether it was plucking the big male bluegills off their nests, or harvesting the big bass. The City was adamant they NEVER stocked crappies in any of the city ponds, but they found their way into nearly every one. A friend who flyfished private farm ponds had a different technique for managing these ponds that were rarely fi
  5. I'll send my son over. He loves Chinese language and writing. He took four years in High School and is taking it in college too. He spent ~ 10 days in China, touring Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, did some backflips on the Great Wall....And he brought me back a coffee mug from a Starbucks. ๐Ÿ˜
  6. Wow, that's a great fish! Congrats! Missouri? Bummer that big smallie ruined your first spot.... ๐Ÿ˜œ
  7. VERY few. ;o)45 degrees, cloudy, breezy today. Fished a new-to-me public lake. Water clarity was poor...maybe 6".Caught a decent bass on a Gamechanger on my first cast. Thought maybe I was in for a good day for fishing! And so of course that was the only bass for the day.Didn't know what else might be in the lake, but I thought it had the look of a decent crappie lake. Caught just one, a healthy 10.5".Also caught a small bluegill, and 2 Green Sunfish, biggest measured 8.5".
  8. Nice work, that's a beautiful fish! ๐Ÿ‘
  9. Took the day off...looks to the be last 80-degree day of the year here...It was hot! I was parched, even though I brought water with me.I visited the urban creek, hoping for more grass carp, gar, etc.None of those showed up, so they are probably done for the year.I only managed a few fish, 3 Largemouth Bass, 1 Bluegill, 1 Longear Sunfish, 2 Spotted Bass, and 2 Sauger. Nothing big...as usual.And....things seen while fishing...I saw a Garter Snake, and this Great Plains Ratsnakethis freshwater clam shell is possibly the most beautiful I've seen:
  10. Crazy AWESOME! ๐Ÿ˜„ I was flyfishing for these at the time:
  11. ^^^^^^^ THIS is what I'm talking about! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  12. He says its slowing down now. The news weathermen are calling it a "freak snow squall". Same area got hit with that derecho this summer that blew a lotta big trees over, broke branches, and leveled thousands of acres of crops. 2020.
  13. Right after I posted that, my buddy said it was coming down at a rate of 5" PER HOUR...and that they then had 6" on the ground. By the time I wrote him back about that, he said they now have 7"+ on the ground! Crazy!
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