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A Couple Of Those "other" Fish

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Had an interesting day this last Thursday. For starters, my mom who was laid off from her job and hasn't fished for over 10 years asked me to take her fishing because she hadn't been in my new boat yet. So we loaded up the boat and headed to one of my favorite lakes I knew she'd catch some fish. We managed to get her on several fish including a couple smallmouth in the 3 pound range (she'd never caught a smallmouth and was shocked how hard they fight). I was also targeting smallies, but as per usual I had a couple fish that didn't get that memo.

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nice boat!

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Nice Job Blue & sorry to hear about your Mom getting laid off.  Hope something else comes along soon.

(Unless she'd rather go fishing everyday)

 

Those Kansas fish sure do look different . . .

 

:smiley:

 

A-Jay

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Nice Job Blue & sorry to hear about your Mom getting laid off.  Hope something else comes along soon.

(Unless she'd rather go fishing everyday)

 

Those Kansas fish sure do look different . . .

 

:smiley:

 

A-Jay

Thanks A-Jay. She's been enjoying some extra time with her grandson and my dad has a very good paying job, so they're doing fine, but she found out yesterday she got the first job she'd applied for since being laid off so she'll be right back at it shortly. 

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Thanks A-Jay. She's been enjoying some extra time with her grandson and my dad has a very good paying job, so they're doing fine, but she found out yesterday she got the first job she'd applied for since being laid off so she'll be right back at it shortly. 

 

Excellent - Supply & Demand Baby . . . 

 

A-Jay

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That's a freshwater drum if I'm not mistaken. Great fight, not particularly useful.

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Sorry to hear about your Mom. Getting laid off stinks. Nice vids.

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Cool video!

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No Kansas Tuna?  What was the real name of that second fish?

About the closest thing to a tuna we have in Kansas is a wiper I guess. Could have listed the name in the title I suppose but I did write it in the description on Youtube, it's a freshwater drum, which goes by about a dozen different names depending on what part of the country you're in. 

 

That's a freshwater drum if I'm not mistaken. Great fight, not particularly useful.

They're a pretty popular food fish around here actually. It's funny they get a bad rap. They're aggressive, fight hard, and are closely related to the red and black drum of the ocean that are both very popular food fish and have a firm, white meat very similar to those two. 

 

Sorry to hear about your Mom. Getting laid off stinks. Nice vids.

Thanks man. She's worked hard for the same company for 18 years before they decided to downsize and since she was a well paid manager, her spot was eliminated. Thankfully because of her dedication and hard work she got the first position she applied for and will be back at work next week after she gets back from her much deserved vacation that she's on with my dad right now :)

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I had heard that about them when I lived in TN. I used to catch them on a sadly regular basis fishing for stripers and bass below Ft Loudon dam. Never tried eating one, so I guess I can't say one way or the other there. They do have very strong mouths and can crush crank baits and trebles like they're eggs.

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Man, I just can't get there...I would rather get hung-up and

break-off than bring either of those species into the boat. We

do catch some monsters down here. The biggest freshwater

fish I have ever landed was caught fishing jerkbaits off a sheer

cliff late one evening on Bull Shoals. I thought it was the next

World Record walleye...not. 

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Ugly fish need love too Kent.

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she found out yesterday she got the first job she'd applied for since being laid off so she'll be right back at it shortly. 

I'm sorry to hear that...I mean, that's great!

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