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The Hawg Forum / Re: Small pond bonus
« on: September 11, 2017, 06:09:33 AM »
VERY NICE. :thumbup:

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The Hawg Forum / Re: First fish of the day
« on: September 11, 2017, 06:06:45 AM »
HELLUVA A START!!!  WEIGHT?

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Lil bucketmouth out of bowdish
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:25:44 PM »
Good on YA! :yes:

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Fishing Photos Forum / Re: 5lb 12oz on a Frog
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:23:25 PM »
heck YES!  :thumbup:

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Good info...thanks.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Redemption
« on: August 28, 2017, 08:57:29 AM »
 ;D GOOD GOIN.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: My Wife Fishes Too!
« on: August 26, 2017, 07:42:35 AM »
heck YES!  ;D

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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: TARGET SMALLMOUTH....BULLSEYE!
« on: August 25, 2017, 06:36:02 PM »
On my computer I have to use the scroll bar at the bottom to move the pictures to the left to see the whole things.  I guess I'll just have to experiment.

On other fishing forums I belong to that use the same software you can just copy everything :-\ from one site to another.  Doesn't seem to work here? :-\

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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: TARGET SMALLMOUTH....BULLSEYE!
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:58:28 AM »
Guess my pictures are just too big?  Don't know what is up with that.

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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / TARGET SMALLMOUTH....BULLSEYE!
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:57:01 AM »
Went out my favorite fishing hole toady. Target was smallies....bullseye!!!

Got to my spot about 6:30. Fished till 11:30. Brought 12 over the gunnels and dropped another three reeling in. Only one C&R pin fish today that stretched the scale at 3lb 14os. Two weighed in 3lb 6 oz on the nose and all the others were good heavy twos except for two.

One of the the smaller ones gave an aerial battle like I have never seen before. I bet he/she had to clear the surface by three and a half feet a couple of times. Usually this time of year and getting them deep it is for the most part a bulldog pull to the bottom kind of contest. Not this baby. He/she hit and just spiraled to the surface. Came up so fast I thought I had lost it till it cleared the surface the first time. For a 2lb+ fish it gave a very good account of itself.

Absolutely gorgeous day on the water. The sun was strong but a healthy breeze kept things quite comfortable. Without the breeze this fat guy would have had to leave a little earlier.

I like the first three pictures because of the surface fog. This time of year with the warmer water the cool night air condenses on the surface creating a mist/fog. To me it just yells, "Gonna be a good day for fishing". For smallmouth this is my favorite time of year until October when the Big Lady Q closes her legs until next April.







Inch short of a pin.



Little bugger



I think the lightest one of the day. Almost 2 lbs.



Chunk but 3" short of a pin.



PIN!!!!...and slightly more.


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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / MID SUMMER RAINBOWS
« on: August 23, 2017, 03:13:11 PM »
Went fishing Toaday. Target was mid summer stocked trout which I don't usually target but I did well last time out so I figured I would give it another shot today.

Paid of. Fished from 8 to 10:30. Tagged three. Brought two nice 16" bows over the gunnel and a little dink rainbow released itself while I was lifting it out of the water.

Three hits, three fish and no swings and misses.

Surprisingly 2 came on the rigger which has not paid of hardly at all this year at 25' down. The other one took the lead core offering at 4 colors out. Nice firm fish and the second one had great coloring. First one tore his mouth apart in the net and the second one must have swung at the bait and got hooked in the eye.

2 fish on the rigger came on a yellow/green Trout Magnet stick bait and one took the BB Gun shiney gold with fluorescent orange stripe which has been a pro this summer. Last year it couldn't hook a turd.
Temps were perfect today but the winds were hellacious up in the mountains. Bigville is not all that big and I bet some of the waves approached 12". It was a racist body of water because of all the "white" caps. Just got too hard to control the boat heading into the wind so I pulled lines and headed for home.

Had the two rainbows bows in the cooler back at the launch. There was a fellow and probably his grandson fishing from shore trying to cast into the wind. They had not caught anything. I asked if they wanted my trout. Both of them were very happy to get the fish. Probably went home and lied to Grandma about how they caught them. 1f603.png😃 Moby bit me when I got home with no trout for him.

Quabbin and smallmouth are the target water body and fish for tomorrow.

Little blood on the mouth here....was way worse than the picture took.



Love the colors,



This is the one that was hooked in the eye....bled all over my boat!



Again...the rainbow trout is just on beautifully colored fish.



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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Lake seQuester Toaday
« on: August 17, 2017, 04:41:17 PM »
Went to Lake seQuester Toaday. I was flying solo and my best fishing partner had other commitments. Glad he did too because I did wonderfully without him. 😄

Got up a little later than I wanted and did not actually start fishing until 7:30. By 11:30 I called it quits because there was no breeze and the sun was sucking the juices out of this Fatman Batman. 😀

Was heavy fog heading out in the morning. Thank the Lord and Humminbird for fishfinder with GPS.

Anyway I in the 4 hours I fished I nailed 9 decent smallies. Two of them qualified for Mass State Catch and Release pins. One of the pictures I screwed and must have moved the fish trying to use the camera. Biggest weighed 4lb 6oz and the other took the scale at 4lb 3oz. Had 4 other heavy three pounders and 4 in the heavy two/light 3 pounds.

A very decent fishing day. Not many folks fishing and the fish were cooperative. Managed a shot of an eagle that was watching me.

FOG:



YOU COULD SEE ABOUT 50' IN FRONT OF THE BOAT.  I KEPT THE SPEED DOWN IN HOPES OF AVOIDING A COLLISION.



THE FOG DID START TO LIFT AS I WAS GETTING TO MY FIRST SPOT.



PIN OR CLOSE TO IT!



2 POUNDER



CLOSE TO A PIN


 
PIN FER SHURE.



EAGLE



PIN FISH BUT I MOVED IT TAKING THE PICTURE.  OH WELL I DON'T SENT THE PICTURES IN ANYWAY.  JUST MORE poop FOR THE KID TO THROW AWAY WHEN I PASS ON THE THAT FISHING HOLE IN THE SKY.


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General Non-Fishing Chatter / HEADS UP FOR ANY OLD FARTS ON HERE.
« on: August 14, 2017, 06:30:55 PM »
The costs for Senior Parks Pass (Lifetime) , National Parks Service, is going from $10 dollars to $80 dollars effective 28 Aug 17.  I was going to get one last year after we bought the truck camper but things didn't turn out as planned.

Anyway just sending this along to those that might be able to save $70 if you get one at a park like the Springfield Armory, or $60 if you buy it on line as there is a $10 service charge.

Aug 28th is the price change date.

Must be 62 or older than dirt to qualify.

Just order mine on line in the hopes that at some point in the future my travel plans can be resurrected.

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BTW.....I do have a bunch of B/C rigs for sale if anyone is interested! :)

I was going to say post them up for sale on here Cresty but then I checked and saw that there is no "FOR SALE" section on here. ???  Might be something for the moderators/owner to consider...NO? :)

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Good stuff Cresty...thaks.  o/

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