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The Hawg Forum / Re: Wachusett Reservoir
« on: May 30, 2011, 01:43:11 PM »
Has anyone here ever fished there?

The Hawg Forum / Wachusett Reservoir
« on: May 28, 2011, 09:52:54 PM »
Could anyone give some advice for fishing there?  I have to work close to there next week, and figured i can get in some topwater smallie action before and after work.  Its so much larger than anything i'm used to fishing though, so any help would be great.  thanks.

Fishing Photos Forum / Re: dozen jumpin smallies
« on: May 18, 2011, 08:55:52 AM »
Finally found the pics for that night, so here's the smallie that my bro said weighed 2 1/4 lbs!
(and no, that's not another new hair-do...  it's an insect net on my head, hehe...

Other Fish Species Forum / Colorful Carp?
« on: May 12, 2011, 09:22:14 AM »
Are these basically just large white, black and orange carp?
all 3 were close to 18" i'd estimate, took pic 2 weeks ago

Fishing Photos Forum / Re: dozen jumpin smallies
« on: April 22, 2011, 03:53:36 PM »
Even better is him and his buddies don't fish a lot.  On a few occasions though, we'll all fished together last yr, as the season went on.   Slowly as we'd meet up again, they'd talk about all the fish they catch, and how big they are when they were here last without us.  My brother brings a small dig. fishing scale, the next time we get together, as they kept claiming 3-6lb LMB & SMB.
As I fish out off a point, and they off a retaining wall, I watch my brother measure and weight every fish they are catching. (I caught a few estimated around and below, but nothing over the 2lb mark.) They seemed to be getting a few nice fish over there, mostly LMB, but even a nice SMB i figured made the cut.   Nope.  There's my brother, exclaiming each one to be 1-2 lbs.  I'm thinking...  man, they're that skinny here in the fall?  oh well...
Then I get a huge smallmouth, yelling for my bro to get over here, as soon as i had her in my hands.  Sweet.  Lets be quick. Hand her up over the wall to Mike, he hooks her on...   I'm waiting...    "You did it, its at 2-2-2 pounds".  I think to myself? Hubba wha? 2 1/4 lbs?  I'm holding the thing in my hands, putting her back in the water!  It's a pig!
So, I climb up the wall, ask for the scale nicely, look at for a bit...
"Hey Mike", i said kinda softly so just he can hear me, " you might wanna hit the button from kilograms over to pounds!  Just don't tell them 'til we leave, cause you been givin them crap this whole time!"   LOL       

Fishing Photos Forum / Re: dozen jumpin smallies
« on: April 22, 2011, 12:03:13 PM »
Ya, we really do.  Very casual and fun when i get him to go with me.  trouble is he's a fair weather fisherman only.
So any wind, rain, or whatever and he doesn't go.  Hehe, i bought him his fishin licenses to help guilt him into going with me more.
Whats even funnier, is the fact that pretty much all the fish he's holding are ones i caught, and he's takin off and having me take pics of them for him buddies.
They think he's KVD or something with all the pics he got!  He does catch his fair share too.

Fishing Photos Forum / Re: dozen jumpin smallies
« on: April 21, 2011, 11:50:44 AM »
my mother, a couple of yrs ago at my wedding recept, was introducing him to everyone as her son, "Jesus", lol...
here's 3 shots of him from my old sony T-10 camera. (his camera is next to him in second pic)

Fishing Photos Forum / Re: dozen jumpin smallies
« on: April 20, 2011, 03:17:32 PM »

Fishing Photos Forum / Re: dozen jumpin smallies
« on: April 20, 2011, 02:44:58 PM »
Lol!   That's my brother Mike, aka "Jesus", the one with the nice camera.
Unfortunately, he still looks like that, and you can see it's hard being this ridiculously good looking, from my profile pic.

We're lucky we don't scare the fish!  :D

The Hawg Forum / Re: Massachusetts Bass Fising
« on: April 20, 2011, 02:22:40 PM »
So far I've only fished Spot pond from shore here, this yr.  Went twice, late in dayboth times, but no bites.
Looking to find places around here too though.  Would love to find some smallies around here.

Fishing Tackle Q & A / Re: baitcaster
« on: April 20, 2011, 02:14:17 PM »
Thanks all for you input!  (hehe, it's like you guys are reading my mind...)
I'll go with a 6 or 6-6 med rod, anything bigger is too much of a pain to walk around and fish in tight place with.
Do you think moving up to 12lb (instead of 10lb) would be better for learning?  I don't think it will effect my lure action so much that I can't compensate?
The more info and research on the reels I can get should make it easier to decide, so thanks again.

Fishing Photos Forum / Re: dozen jumpin smallies
« on: April 20, 2011, 01:33:43 PM »
Ya, when i saw that pic of your pike, it reminded me of it, so I put it on here.
I caught that in a little res in woburn, ma.  Thought it was a largemouth at first, it hit topwater shad lure very lightly. Really just pulled it under, but i knew it was big!
When i saw it was a pickerel, i just didn't wanna lose my lure, lol.  Still, was fun on 6lb line, and luckily pretty cold, so think fish was lethargic enough for me to get it in, whew. 

Fishing Photos Forum / Re: dozen jumpin smallies
« on: April 20, 2011, 11:19:45 AM »
Here's another from my point n shoot...

Fishing Tackle Q & A / baitcaster
« on: April 20, 2011, 10:36:18 AM »
Ok, finally gonna try a baitcaster this season.
Never have used one before, just spinning rods, but been using a spincaster last 2 yrs, so hopefully grip is similar.
My question is which one?  There are soooooo many, ugh!

I fish mostly top water from shore, canoe, or 12' alum boat. Use "walk the dog" lures, avg. 3/8oz on 8-10lb mono.

Probably something with the best "ease of use" and cost quality?  :D
I'm guessing that best performance will be overkill for me.  Since I've never been in (or to) a tourny, or fish outta a bass boat, im also thinking durability won't be an issue. And i've fished the past 2 yrs on that $40 spincast combo and it's been fine.

Just looking for something i can cast a longer distance really.

Fishing Photos Forum / Re: dozen jumpin smallies
« on: April 16, 2011, 04:47:37 PM »
Thanks, glad to show them, this cold weather is killing me, lol.

its my brother takin the pics with his Canon EOS digital Rebel XT.
i use a Sony point n shoot T-90, used to have the T-10.
Some of his pics come out really nice, and he just fires away, and we dump most later.
Here's a typ smallie from my camera...

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