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Only crappie caught on today's trip, but at 15" and 1-3/4 lb it's my new PB crappie

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It's that time of year on my local lake when the bass have left their beds, and the bluegill take up residence.

 

I have a great time catching these fish on my 3wt fly rod with an old school click and pawl reel.  Catch and release throwing a barbless Bully's Bluegill Spider.

 

 

 

 

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It ain't but 33", but anytime one of these over 30" goes into the net, it's a successful day in my book. Had three other follows, all around this size. They're finally chasing, but the water's pretty clear, so they're pretty skittish coming into the 8. This fish hit mid retrieve as I was burning a double 8 over some milfoil that's within a foot of the surface so, I got to see the bite. It came rocketing up out of the weeds and absolutely smoked the spinner. 

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I also put about a dozen LM in the boat before daylight. Nothing over 2#. There's some fish to be had pre-dawn, but last week's cool front has the gills in a holding pattern. The night bite won't really heat up until they hit the beds. Should go down in the next week or two. 

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I had to hang around the house this morning while my new garage door was being installed, so I didn't get to the lake until 11:30. I fished until 3:00. It was on like Donkey Kong with the 30 somethings. 39", 36" and 31" pictured. I also lost another high 30's and caught a mid 20's dink. Six other aggressive follows, but they're really skittish with the clear water, and I couldn't quite close the deal with them. All ate in the 8. I was BURNING a Llungen 22 Short over grass in 10'-13'. Same deal as when I was hammering them last August. I don't know why I was sticking my tongue out in the pic of the 36". Musta been thinking of @gimruis!!! 😜

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Nice work.  The Muskie Whisperer.

 

That is a lot of action for a midday outing too BTW

 

You'll have to post a photo of the new garage door in the "post a photo a day" thread.

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Beautiful fish, @T-Billy! I've only ever caught one musky. And it was tiny. 

(At least I think that's what this tiny guy is.)

 

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Didn't need no figure 8 to catch this river monster. He attacked a spoon about half his size on a straight retrieve. 

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58 minutes ago, gimruis said:

That is a lot of action for a midday outing too BTW

Yeah, for sure. Bright sun, mid 80's, light winds. Perfect recipe for a terrible muskie trip, but they were chewing. No telling how many of those follows I could have converted with a little more wind. Could have been a crazy 3.5hrs. No heartbreaks there though. They were all low to mid 30's.

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2 minutes ago, gimruis said:

you sons of bi***es you jinxed me with my first pike of the season this morning

Hey now, we warned you. We didn’t jinx you. You jinxed yourself 😁

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12 minutes ago, gimruis said:

@LrgmouthShad @NorthernBasser you sons of bi***es you jinxed me with my first pike of the season this morning.  It was about 25 inches and dripping with slime.  Yuck.

 

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The pike whisperer!!! 😁

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2 minutes ago, T-Billy said:

The pike whisperer!!!

 

I knew exactly what it was when I hooked it too.  It went on a torpedo run from left to right.  I let out some profanity.

 

Hopefully it's not a sign of things to come.  I don't need to be getting into these slime bags all of the sudden.

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I hear ya @gimruis. I pulled my bait away from a couple small muskie this morning. They're a PITA to deal with. The bigger fish were having fun taunting me. Eight hot follows into the 8, right on the bait, zero hookups. They would follow through a turn or two then bail. Clear water is making it tough to get bit. In order to even get 'em chasing, I'm having to burn that .22 Short just as fast as I can stand to crank it with an 8 speed Tranx 400. Fortunately no heart breakers, but I did have a nice low 40's take a swipe at it and miss this morning. I think I need to pick up some big bass cranks to show 'em. 

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5 hours ago, gimruis said:

@LrgmouthShad @NorthernBasser you sons of bi***es you jinxed me with my first pike of the season this morning.  It was about 25 inches and dripping with slime.  Yuck.

 

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At least it didn't take your lure. I've already lost a few Jackhammers and countless swim jigs to these dang things this year. I will say, I do enjoy catching the big girls, though. 

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Bomb casted a mini magic worm on a weighted 3/0 swimbait hook - 20 lb braid to 8 lb leader (had just happily landed a 4+ lb LMB out of the rock bed), and this beast couldn't resist it - was thankful for a good leader knot and drag, because a few folks gathered to watch after hearing the drag go zzz zzzzz :). Held it for a sec to smile for the camera, and back in they went - though I had some 'eater' comments from the peanut gallery. (28.25")

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I'll never be disappointed when I catch one of these guys when I'm messing around fishing for anything that will bite.

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I’m no T-Billy, but I caught my first tiger musky yesterday!! I was so exited that I forgot to measure, weigh, or even take a decent picture… but here he is. I’d say about 30-35”. Awesome fish. IMG_7057.jpeg.27bc70fdb5cbb3da552180ec3dcfe3e5.jpeg

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1 hour ago, JackstrawIII said:

I’d say about 30-35”

35 inch tiger is a quality fish. They don’t get nearly as big as a pure strain. A 35 inch tiger is about the equivalent of a 45 inch pure strain muskie.

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crappie and bluegills still biting in detroit lakes area this past thursday june 20th. Used wax worms again on ice fishing jig also minnows on 1/16 oz ballhead jig but only crappie would take a minnow.

 

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Two hot weather carp fish today, a 26" and a 27". 

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7 hours ago, throttleplate said:

crappie and bluegills still biting in detroit lakes area this past thursday june 20th. Used wax worms again on ice fishing jig also minnows on 1/16 oz ballhead jig but only crappie would take a minnow.

 

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