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Hit the river again this past weekend with Tony. Water temps were 44-45. It was as fast as we could get a bait in the water when we got to the first spot. 4 blues and a flathead. I don't normally do "Hero Shots", but each one was biting as soon as the bait would hit bottom and I wasn't having time to release the previous fish, so we ended up with 5 of them laying on the bank. 

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All released after the pictures.

 

Then the switch turned off, and we didn't catch another bigger catfish the rest of the day. The second spot does hold lots of everything, and I caught several fish on a jigging spoon, casting and snapping it back. One of those catches was a fish the state list as of "Conservation Concern". I've only ever caught 2 or 3 before, so this blue sucker was a neat catch.

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I got back yesterday from a two day trip out of PV.  We landed 18 Dorado, one tuna, and one 350 pound blue marlin that was tagged and released.   We were fighting a dorado, my mate was reeling in a skip jack tuna we were trolling, when the blue hit only a few feet away from the boat.  The marlin instantly went airborne giving every one on board a good show.  Thanks to the exceptional skills of my 1st. mate, and a little luck we were able to land both the dorado and the Marlin. 

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Always amazed that you love Bass fishing so much after catching so many pelagic fish, especially Billfish @king fisher  

 

I always say it to you, but you've somehow managed to figure out a way to live the most blissful fishing life I could imagine!    Getting paid to captain a battlewagon in the Pacific, and when you don't have to work you're Bassin in Mexico.      

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4 minutes ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

Always amazed that you love Bass fishing so much after catching so many pelagic fish, especially Billfish @king fisher  

 

I always say it to you, but you've somehow managed to figure out a way to live the most blissful fishing life I could imagine!    Getting paid to captain a battlewagon in the Pacific, and when you don't have to work you're Bassin in Mexico.      

Bill fish are fun, but as far as I am concerned, nothing remotely comes close to the excitement of reaching down to land a 10 pound bass while sitting in a kayak.

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Coming from a guy who Billfishes for a living, that's a heck of a statement and testament to just how special the LGM Bass is.  

 

You're the only person I've personally known who fishes for Mexican DDs as a "native".   Known a bunch of folks who took a trip down there, but never a gringo living there and Bassin.      

 

You're my fishing spirit animal no doubt....and I'm a cat guy not a bird one 🤣

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Well the last time I got out fishing and caught something was November 15th, I caught a species that I had never caught and now have a new pb for walleye now. Caught it on a jerk bait in the river.

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10 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

Finally got that fresh bait pictured above and it got me two catfish instantly in the raging current 

 

 


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You have good luck with yellow perch as chunk bait?

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1 hour ago, MassBass said:

You have good luck with yellow perch as chunk bait?

No I let them go (or eat them if they are big enough)

 

I used the skipjack for catfish , it’s apparently their favorite 

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On 11/24/2023 at 5:17 PM, T-Billy said:

Spent the morning getting my clock cleaned by the FFS guys on offshore shad schools. My guide buddy included. Had fish all around me and couldn't even get a follow. My buddy guided his 9yo son to 4 including his new PB 45". Tickled for him. He's a great kid. I enjoyed watching him light 'em up. 

Bailed on that shenanigans after a few hours and went back to my bread and butter fishing structure. Managed this nice 43" on my favorite rock pile, and had four more follows. Follows were super aggressive, but they were being weird and taking short swipes at it in the 8. Finally got the 43 to commit around 1:30. Awesome bite. It came out of nowhere and absolutely smoked it in the first turn of the 8. Called it quits around 3. Tired of fighting the wind, hungry, and my hands and wrists are thrashed from chucking the rig 7 of the last 9 days. 

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Just looked through the photos. Today's 43" is muskie #51 over 30" on the year, with 13 of them going 40" - 48.25". Looking like temps are fixing to crash. I'll get to fish five days next week, then who knows, every trip could be the last after that. I'm gonna stick it out as long as I can. I got some 6" and 7" tubes, and some 5" blade baits to go vertical with once icing guides get to be too big a PITA to cast.

 

Gosh, Tim, that's a LOT of fine, fine muskies. I'm so proud of you.

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I went trout fishing in the Savage River Valley with a friend. We drove along a road that paralleled the main river (more like a stream) and hopped around a bunch of spots at several different bluelines. At the very first spot, I caught this native brook trout on a Panther Martin.

 

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After that, I was obligated to put him on a fish. Small trout streams aren’t conducive to multiplayer fishing, so I had to play guide for most of the day. He’s not that experienced when it comes to fishing, so he struggled quite a bit. Casting in congested trickles of water is challenging as is; bluelining as a novice angler can be quite difficult, and is understandably frustrating. After spooking a great many char and casting into a great many trees, we decided to head downstream to fish more open water for rainbows. These were stocked fish (I think holdovers), but were fun nonetheless. I didn’t get on any, but my friend showed me up. He caught this rainbow on a Rooster Tail, and I netted the fish. I did a spectacular net job.

 

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20 hours ago, Peacedivision said:

We did also get a 26lb 44" slot so no tag soup this year.

Can I ask what you do with it?  There is a very limited season for lake sturgeon here on the Rainy River in the spring and they allow you to put into a lottery and keep one in a specific size range if you draw a tag.  I've always wondered what a dead sturgeon is good for because they take like 30 years to reach spawning maturity.  Certainly can't be good eating.

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13 minutes ago, gimruis said:

Can I ask what you do with it?  There is a very limited season for lake sturgeon here on the Rainy River in the spring and they allow you to put into a lottery and keep one in a specific size range if you draw a tag.  I've always wondered what a dead sturgeon is good for because they take like 30 years to reach spawning maturity.  Certainly can't be good eating.

I think they might be the best eating fish, the steaks taste like lobster. With the updated regs in California we're allowed to take 1 per year slot of 42-48 inch and you have to buy a sturgeon report/tag on top of your normal license. Also have to fish them with barbless hooks.

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6 minutes ago, VolFan said:

Clearly you’ve never eaten sturgeon! They are a delicious, mild, meaty fish!

I figured since it was so old it would taste like leather.  I’m skeptical.

 

I’ve had shark. Not good. Tasted like tire rubber.

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