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I fished a 383 acre pond from a canoe this afternoon. It was my first time fishing in about five years. Maybe that's why I forgot my tackle box! I did have two lures with me, the ones tied to my two outfits. One was a #3 Mepps spinner and the other was a Z-Man in pearl. In two hours and fifteen minutes, I caught 24 bass. Two reached 19 inches. Then I had to stop because I'd lost my two lures. Yes, I am dumb. I had a camera with me, but the battery was dead. Did I tell ya I'm dumb?

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Well first off, glad to see you're posting more frequently again!

 

And second....

 

simon cowell facepalm GIF

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Your GIF made me laugh, Glenn. 

 

It was a pretty good afternoon, Chris, but I missed the evening bite, which is my favorite, as I was out of lures. I also missed a lot of fish. I'd set the hook, feel their weight, reel for two seconds, and then they'd be free. I think I need to switch from 6-lb. mono to braid with a fluorocarbon leader. 

 

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28 minutes ago, ol'crickety said:

Your GIF made me laugh, Glenn. 

 

It was a pretty good afternoon, Chris, but I missed the evening bite, which is my favorite, as I was out of lures. I also missed a lot of fish. I'd set the hook, feel their weight, reel for two seconds, and then they'd be free. I think I need to switch from 6-lb. mono to braid with a fluorocarbon leader. 

 

A lot of times all you need is to sharpen the hooks.

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I'll try that, Chris.

 

I was surprised about the quantity and quality of the fish, Bob. The best fishing of my life has been wilderness lakes on Crown Land in northwestern Ontario and it was comparable to that. It's only a five miles from my house, so I'll fish it again, but there are so many other ponds (That's what they call lakes in Maine.) I also want to fish, as I drive past them and have never seen anyone else fishing them.

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Welcome back. Sounds like you had a very productive day regardless of the tackle snafus. 

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That's kind of you to say, Dwight, but I've seen the fish you catch. I caught what you would describe as bait. 

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