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Mine is probably Crappie, main reason being they are a lot of fun to catch, especially if you can grt into themnwhen they are schooling and are biting good. Every so often when I fish id keep a few crappie to eat, they are one of the best tasting freshwater fish in my opinion. Also, I juat love the coloration on the black crappie, something about that black and gold coloration makes them quite photogenic.

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Common carp. 12lb average fish. They have the brain of a philosopher, and the river run carp that I catch fight like a commuter train.

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 "Outside a bass, a book is a fisherman's best friend.  Inside a bass, it's too dark to read." (paraphrased from Groucho Marx).

 

Probably crappie.  I love getting into a school of them.  Plus, they (especially black crappie) glisten like emeralds.

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Oh yeah, better eat your wheaties before going and pack a lunch while carp fishing. They pack some serious wallop.

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The carp here in Southern California fight like a manhole cover. It is like winching up dead weight.

Channel catfish are my number 2 gamefish. Ones over 8 lbs can drag my boat around

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Hybrids!! Pull like mad!! 

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Oh yeah, better eat your wheaties before going and pack a lunch while carp fishing. They pack some serious wallop.

Or just use the wheaties for bait. 

My #2 species would be trout, because I understand them really well and they are active when it's COLD.

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Steelhead! Nothing quite like drifting a river with centerpins, frozen guides, numb fingers, and a float that suddenly buries itself into a flash of silver. ;)

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I would have to say Musky. Very physically taxing casting huge lures all day, but when you get that one strike/fish, it is all worth it!

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Bluegill out of the pond I fish with an ultralight underspin. They like to steal your bait which makes it more fun.

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Bluegill. Cause they're sooo tasty!

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Around Eastern MA I've caught some pretty good Pickerel, but Crappie put up a fight with light tackle too. I'll go with bigger is better and choose Mr. Teeth. I've only caught 3 Rainbows, so they don't count as much.

That's all I've got, Merry Christmas.

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Explosive strike......................Barracuda

Hardest fight..........................AJ offshore, Permit inshore (pretty much anything in the Jack family)

Most spectacular...................Tarpon, Sailfish, Marlin, too close to call

Best runs............................... Bonefish, Wahoo

Favorite..................................Snook

Freshwater.............................Peacock bass

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I like fishing for too many different kinds of fish to really make a decision. If I had to choose one that's around here, I'd probably have to go with wipers. If I had to choose one species that I've caught, it would have to be stripers or muskie. 

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River carp, they fight like giant smallmouths. They are so hard to catch cause they are so smart though.

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I enjoy fishing for most species equally. But if I had to pick one, it would probably be the crappie. Great fighters on UL equipment. Loads of fun and constant action.

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Trout are a fun fish to catch. They jump around like crazy!

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I would say walleyes because they are very challenging for me to catch.

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Big carp or big cat. There isn't anything like having the boat pulled around the lake.

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Crappie because you can sometimes catch them on bass lures and they put up a pretty good fight!

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Bluewater

Yellowfin Tuna     (on standup tackle)

Striped Bass       (searun stripers over 30#)

Bluefish               (not choppers but slammers over 10#)

 

Freshwater

Northern Pike     (Not snot-rockets, but gators over a yard long)

                           Why?  Because they make the drag sing, something bass rarely do

 

Roger

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Trout for sure. Nothing like a mountain stream on a summer morning catching these little rockets on an ultra light combo. Rainbows especially, because of there acrobatics above the water. Plus, its the best fishing that Colorado (where I live) has to offer in my opinion.

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Any thing in saltwater except hard heads!

Sac au lait to eat ;)

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