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My friend and I took a few cans of corn to the river today and got into some carp. There is a yellow/orange one that lives with a school of probably 50 fish, and it's now my goal to catch that one before spring. I've got nothing but time and those fish are the only ones around here we are catching. My friend hooked a fish today that he didn't turn at all, the fish peeled 40 yards of line on one run before wrapping him in something out in the river channel and breaking him off, I have no idea how big that one was, because the 19lb one that I caught was pretty easy to handle!

 

Top fish was 19 and change, bottom was 13 and change.

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Been catching a lot of big white bass lately, with a few of their bigger cousins mixed in.

 

 

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Caught some of these guys from the kayak today at Lake Pleasant, Az. Can't tell if the first pic is a wiper or white bass or striper? 2nd pic is a PB striper caught on a River2sea Rig Walker Paddletail 120 in Platinum.

 

 

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First one is a white bass, a very nice one too. White bass only have 1 line that reaches from their gills to their tail while wipers will have more than one.

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Thank you for that explanation. I'm going to remember that rule going forward! I wish I would've got measurements, but she got released right after the pic to grow even larger.

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Went and checked out a lake I haven't fished in a couple years on the way home yesterday. Had a 5' Ul with 4lb test on a 20 size Trion and a #8 Xrap. Never seen or heard of a drum from this lake, a big bass was about the only thing it could be in my mind while I was fighting it. I was pretty disappointed to say the least. 

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Are they any good to eat ? 

They resemble salt water drum,which to me are good.The smaller ones are better though.

Nice sized fish though. Must have been a good fight anyway,though not what you were looking for.

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I think if you pull them from cold water and bake them they'd be alright.  Smaller ones would probably taste better and have less Mercury than the bigger ones.  Do NOT pan-fry them whatever you do.  Arguably the worst taste I've had in my mouth.  Nice fish regardless @Bluebasser86 

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I think it depends a lot on where they're caught and what they feed on. They're related to the black drum and redfish, both popular food fish, but for some reason get a pass as table fare. I have an uncle who swears they're the best tasting fish in freshwater, but his sanity is a bit in question so take that for what it's worth. 

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There's some bass in here too, but mostly trout. They were small but very fun catching them on the rod that @.ghoti. built for me.

 

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Made the last ice fishing trip of the year yesterday.  Set up in my hot spot and waited.  The morning bite never came.  Most likely because all of the walleye were stacked up at the river mouth (7 miles away) gearing for the spawn.  Stuck with it, and was rewarded by my bobber getting sucked down.  Set the hook and pulled up my PB Walleye at 20.5 inches 2.68 lb.  Literally one of the only bites I got all day.  This must have been a straggler male who most likely was starting to move towards spawning grounds.  Note the tail area.  Packed up shortly after and called it a day.  Happy to end the season on a high note.  Tight lines everyone.

 

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It was in the 10-12 pound range, on an ultralight with 4lb test, it was a pretty drawn out fight. I'd just got done working all night, stopped to make a few cast on the way home to help unwind. 

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I was in opening band for billy crash craddoc concert there few years back.  put on by the dnr and there dare program. the next day one of the game wardens took us for a boat ride on cheat lake, I believe was the name. looked like a neat place to fish.  

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