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Unfortunately not a bass

Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Stuck pig!
« on: April 16, 2016, 08:04:00 PM »
as in bled like hear guys on TV say "choked it" well this one had a perfect rogue with all three sets of trebles in the mouth with the tail hooks through the gills. Hope he makes it; we could use him next weekend.

Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Boatless bank trash get on the water
« on: April 15, 2016, 09:12:03 PM »
My boat is at the shop for another week or so. Couldn't stand it ....... borrowed a friend's Ranger 178 that he has as a spare boat. Everybody should have two. :hmm: This one is a cool ride that fishes big. Very windy today the boat handled it well. Made the mistake of raving about it in front of the wife...she says downsize? I say no. I say two? She says no  (giggle). Worth a shot.

Anyway, water on North Pond 44 to 47 degrees and the Jerk bait bite was on. We were looking for some big smallie but caught some good fish but no giants.  Here are some of the better ones.

The Hawg Forum / FG Knot
« on: January 24, 2016, 09:02:55 PM »
I have been hearing a lot about this knot and a friend of mine tried showing it to me last spring. I saw it once on land and again saw him do it on the water. Looked way to complicated. 10 wraps one way 10 wraps another some half hitches one way and then another. Anyway, I decided to give it a try  this week in my living room and looked it up on youtube. After watching various contortions using teeth and feet I remembered  The way JP first showed me.  Anyway, the knot isn't that bad to tie, very thin and should go through the guides the best. It is based on a Chinese figure knot and the harder you pull on it the tighter it gets. Anyway here is the tip. The main line braid needs to be under tension. Your foot your teeth, a rod in a rod holder or you can tie a loop in the braid and put it over the reel handle like this:

Anyway, I think I have got it down and looking forward to using it on the water. Watched 3 different YouTube and would have shelved it.

The Hawg Forum / Punching
« on: January 09, 2016, 08:16:46 PM »
Bite  has been off for me this week so worked on punching hyacinth mats.

Upped the weight to 2 Oz today. Didn't  really  make that much difference over the 1 1/2 I had been using....they don't give those suckered away.

Here is the best one for today. You can see the mats to the left. Head home shortly. Back in a few weeks.

Getting the feel for this kind of fishing. Can't wait to find a mat with giants.

The Hawg Forum / First 5 plus of 2016
« on: January 01, 2016, 08:07:27 PM »
1700 miles later day one of this trip 10 minutes in ;D on a swim jig easy swimmer trailer. Could post a pic of first "terminal" backlash of 2016 (brand new braid) but don't want to rain on my own parade (giggle)

Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / It says not to be used for navigation
« on: December 23, 2015, 08:18:39 PM »
Glad we had a well worn path to follow. Fog so thick couldn't see shore all day.
First time on Great Pond in December...Fishing was good catching a disappointment.  Only combined for 6 bass 1 pike. Silver buddies, Ripping Rap and Keitech 3.8 fat. 20-40. Bait and fish tight to bottom and very inactive.

Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Catching deep water bass
« on: December 20, 2015, 09:16:43 PM »

I have used several fizzing tools and this one is hands down the best; effective and easy to use. Others that I have used clogged or very slowly released air. In a tournament last month I fizzled every fish before putting in live well. Easy less than a minute, can hear air escape and fish all swam away. Got these from Amazon this week less than $10. If you catch them deep highly recommend.

The Hawg Forum / Published Cover photographer Fishing Mag!
« on: December 10, 2015, 11:31:44 PM »
No compensation or credit, pretty cool though. My grandson fishing with me. ;D

The Hawg Forum / "Hard " work paid off
« on: November 22, 2015, 07:13:30 PM »
Impromptu tournament on Great Pond took place today with 10 boats (pretty good for this time of year) Everyone caught lots of fish with bags(5 fish) averaging over 16 pounds of cookies. We had 19.16 with Lunker 4.69 for the win. Going back Tuesday....may even get to December fish there this year. Water temp 44.

The Hawg Forum / Looked for some better "cookies"
« on: November 17, 2015, 09:56:09 PM »
There might be an impromptu tournament on Great Pond this weekend if there is a permit available so a great excuse to look for some kicker fish just in Great Pond so would have went anyway and will go once a week until it freezes. I have fished it a lot this time of year but have never targeted largemouth. Decided to throw a jig all day in search of kickers.

Caught a good smallie on my first largemouth spot then this one. Didn't weigh because it took a bit to take the picture  :facepalm: but definately 5 1/2 plus

Went to the next and caught a few smallies and this one 4lb 12 0z

only two largemouths caught with an hour and a half to go decided to fish smallies with the silver buddy. Caught these two plus a few more. Ended the day with 2 largemouth 14 smallies and a 4 or 5 lb pike.

4lbs 4 0z

3lbs 12 oz

Was too busy fishing to notice the sun set. Almost got it

Best 5 over 20lbs  ;D Hope the tourney goes but a great day anyway

Trailer felt a little funny driving by Sebago lake on the way home. I guess this is why (giggle)

North Pond tomorrow

The Hawg Forum / Erie Trip
« on: November 14, 2015, 12:35:09 PM »
For the 3rd year in a row weather has nixed the fall portion of my semi annual visits to Erie. Last year Buffalo had 5 ' of snow; this year 30 footers.....Edmund Fitzgerald comes to mind  :facepalm:

So I was sulking yesterday with money that I had set aside for the trip to burn......2 new slightly used rods from NHsmallmouth sitting in my boat ;D   

Pretty windy here too today but looks glorious all next week. 

The Hawg Forum / More Cookie
« on: November 10, 2015, 07:16:16 PM »
Fished Great Pond again today. 55 degrees light and variable winds ;D 40 smallies + 1 Pike with  9 smallies over 3lbs Here are our best 7

all on silver buddies

The Hawg Forum / Cookie cutters
« on: November 04, 2015, 07:35:27 PM »
Enjoyed a great day on Great Pond today. 34 smallies and a pike all on Silver Buddies in 15-25 foot. We had 8 over 3 lbs. Here is our best 7

Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Was going to be an epic day
« on: November 01, 2015, 08:40:57 PM »
Thought about fishing a tournament on Lovewell pond today and opted not to when I learned it was safe light to 4 :facepalm: got up at 7:30 and headed up to Great Pond arriving at 10:30. By noon I had boated 17 nice smallies and it was like someone flicked a switch. I left at 4 with a total of 23. Those last few came hard. Kept saying one more and I will go home :hmm: .  Fish were 35-45 feet....why does the weather effect those fish?


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