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12 hours ago, YoTone said:

just a steady retrieve buddy.  my chatterbait is usually the same for day or night which is with a bluegill/green pumpkin skirt. 

 

but there are times where i do aim for the weeds and rip/pop it out. ive had some of my most violent strikes from the biggest bass ive caught using that technique. 

 

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I was planning to stay in and not bike out to my pond but after I wrote My response it gave me the itch to go for a few minutes. Good move for me and not so good news for these guys. Just as i said before I aimed for the weeds and as soon as i popped it out they hammered it.

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Sheesh that’s a pig, and thankd man. I’m just gonna have to just throw it more, it’s not one of my confidence baits. Is that a zaco trailer?

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19 minutes ago, Adam Markley said:

Sheesh that’s a pig, and thankd man. I’m just gonna have to just throw it more, it’s not one of my confidence baits. Is that a zaco trailer?

looks like a razr shad

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4 hours ago, Bob Bouchard said:

Anybody have a lake recommendation within a couple hours of Philly with the following attributes?

No Boat Quarantine

No Motor restrictions

Can have a beer or two on the water

Went to Wallenpaupack last weekend, nice lake, horrible fishing Thanks!

have you checked out this page? 

https://pfbc.pa.gov/spbtregsx.htm

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13 hours ago, Bob Bouchard said:

Anybody have a lake recommendation within a couple hours of Philly with the following attributes?

No Boat Quarantine

No Motor restrictions

Can have a beer or two on the water

Went to Wallenpaupack last weekend, nice lake, horrible fishing Thanks!

Wallenpaupack can be very tough. I recommend Fairview lake a few miles down the road, no hp restriction but a speed limit instead. Also blue marsh and beltzville can be fun. Not many other options in eastern pa that I know of with no hp limit 

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Something about stocking fish in a pond is so satisfying. My dad had a 1/4 acre pond built on the farm when I was a teenager. Almost 20 years later, re-energizing the genetic pool with 11 yellow perch (6-7"), 6 bass 7-9", 18 channel cats, 200 fathead minnows, 100 1-2" bluegill, and 6 koi. 

 

I know it's a relatively small amount but exciting for me nonetheless

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18 hours ago, Eric Matechak said:

Something about stocking fish in a pond is so satisfying. My dad had a 1/4 acre pond built on the farm when I was a teenager. Almost 20 years later, re-energizing the genetic pool with 11 yellow perch (6-7"), 6 bass 7-9", 18 channel cats, 200 fathead minnows, 100 1-2" bluegill, and 6 koi. 

 

I know it's a relatively small amount but exciting for me nonetheless

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Nice man! 

 

Those channel catfish might take out your gamefish tho, watch out!

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23 minutes ago, oysterk said:

 

Nice man! 

 

Those channel catfish might take out your gamefish tho, watch out!

we've had channel cats in there for about 15 years. some of them are mid-20's (inches). They have pretty small mouths so even a 4" bluegill is a serious challenge for them I imagine. If I flatheads in there, that would be another story entirely haha

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On 6/22/2020 at 8:55 AM, Adam Markley said:

My farm pond got over taken with weeds last year, we had 3-4 bass in there over 3 pounds. Now it’s all dinks and weeds ? 

The bigguns are still in there unless someone removed them.

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On 6/20/2020 at 10:19 PM, Adam Markley said:

Wallenpaupack can be very tough. I recommend Fairview lake a few miles down the road, no hp restriction but a speed limit instead. Also blue marsh and beltzville can be fun. Not many other options in eastern pa that I know of with no hp limit 

My friends and I rent a house on Fairview Lake, a couple of times a year. As an encouragement, this one was caught in Fairview Lake.  Another spot would Shohola Lake, it's shallow and weedy but has some big bass and chain pickerel in it. 

 

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6 hours ago, JediAmoeba said:

Hitting nockamixon in the morning...thinking I am going to throw large baits for 8 hours.  

What could possibly go wrong ? I’m planning on doing the same at green lane 

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I havent been to Nockamixion since I went back to work a few weeks ago. I would never have wished this on anyone but I did use the time i had to finally fish that place. I had to pinch myself when i was on the water because I never thought Id have  that kind of opportunity to fish Nockamixion during the prespawn with virtually no boat traffic. 

 

I plan on doing a few night trips there when I get the chance.

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2 hours ago, Adam Markley said:

What could possibly go wrong ? I’m planning on doing the same at green lane 

bro you gotta get me on your boat there. Ive always wanted to fish green lane for a few years now.

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13 hours ago, YoTone said:

bro you gotta get me on your boat there. Ive always wanted to fish green lane for a few years now.

I’m definitely down tone. I want to take it out a few times and make sure everything is in working order first. It’s been a few years since I’ve been on this boat 

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Started fishing Nock today at 530 and ended at 1...threw the Vatalion, Deps 250, a Hudd and briefly threw a frog in the pads.  Caught 1 tiny bass on the Vatalion, had a strike on the Deps and missed 2 frog fish.  Overall I was surprised how dirty the water was...maybe a foot of visibility.  Very juicy lake that was extremely busy.  

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On 6/25/2020 at 12:33 PM, JediAmoeba said:

Hitting nockamixon in the morning...thinking I am going to throw large baits for 8 hours.  

I’ll be there in the AM tomorrow. But I’ll be throwing the opposite. Last weekend after all the rain on Saturday afternoon I thought I had it figured out what it was gonna take for Sunday. 8-9 runts. Taking a bit different approach this time. 

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1 hour ago, Spankey said:

I’ll be there in the AM tomorrow. But I’ll be throwing the opposite. Last weekend after all the rain on Saturday afternoon I thought I had it figured out what it was gonna take for Sunday. 8-9 runts. Taking a bit different approach this time. 

Good luck - I can't imagine the lake traffic tomorrow.   It was absolutely packed today!!!

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2 hours ago, JediAmoeba said:

Good luck - I can't imagine the lake traffic tomorrow.   It was absolutely packed today!!!

I won’t be out real late, but I’ll be out before sun up. Last weekend the water quality was no prize with those heavy rains Saturday. And some of the better stretches of grass have carp in them now. I’m not much for fishing around carp but others thing it has no effect on bass. I think it does. 
 

This year it will be interesting with COVID and unemployment. More people are fishing. But it’s all good. What can you do. Try not to think about the people numbers. As long as they respect your space. 
 

I spend a lot of time on the river. Just can’t do it tomorrow because I have to dog set this weekend. 
 

I’m gonna head up to Pike County after the Holiday for a few days. Fish a few new spots. Good luck when you get out. 

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4 minutes ago, Quarry Man said:

caught a few fish on frogs today. Water temps in the mid- high 70*s. First frog fish of the year, and first time throwing it this year as well.

Hey, me too! First time really throwing the frog ever

 

2 trips at Ontelaunee, about 12 blowups on the frog, a lot of missed fish, and two nice ones at 2.4 and 2.5 pounds. Might go to a Heavy, my MH Dobyns fury feels sort of light for this type of fishing

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I like the 7'3" mh dobyns rods my club uses for frogging, and its what I used today. Once I get all my rods ready for this tournament season ill be running a 6'10" h xf with a tail sv and 50 lb braid for smaller frogs skipping cover, and a7'4" avid x fans Curado dc for frogging mats.

 

mh works, depends on the length of the rod though.

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