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 Post subject: The dogwoods are blooming!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:46 pm 
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Unfortunately its windy,grey and raining....but J and I decided to take the spinning rods out with a few beetle spins just to see what was shaking....

Caught several small bass from 10"-12" and one about a pound and a half or better.We caught about a dozen nice bluegill....

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to give ya an idea....from the tip of my middle finger to my palm is nine inches...most of these went 9 - 10 inches ...we had a couple smaller...but most were chunky :D The takes were short pecks....but if ya dropped the rod tip and let em' gulp a little ya could get em'.....probably missed 8 out of 10 though :x

crappie were in too...most were small 8-12 inches...except thick chunky one that went a good pound and a half....

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even with the poor weather it was still a fun couple of hours...and J was a trooper about fishing in the rain.

The day ending tangle :D

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think I'm gonna go this evening and pick em' up some decent push button outfits.

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 Post subject: Re: The dogwoods are blooming!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The dogwoods are blooming!
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You did good, Tom! :)


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 Post subject: Re: The dogwoods are blooming!
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Tom,
Let your little girl pull all the line off that spinning reel (tell her to take the end and run with it) then wind in back on the reel. You may have to do that twice but that will take all of the twist out of the line. Good Luck
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 Post subject: Re: The dogwoods are blooming!
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Brock.....I don't know about J...but I'm too lazy for that :lol: It was junk line...probably been sittin in the hardware store for years....I went out and got some good Pline...and bought them some closed face spinning rods...the kind with the trigger. J's gettin close to being able to use her fly pole....hopefully this summer we'll get some practice....but there are still those windy days or when the fish are back in the pads.

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 Post subject: Re: The dogwoods are blooming!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:23 pm 
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Nice report.

I am more than envious , since I am setting here watching it snow some more on top of the 4 inches we got this morning.

9 inch bluegill is a goodern anywhere on the planet. Nice slab crappie also. Think that one would have ended up in tha fry pan.

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 Post subject: Re: The dogwoods are blooming!
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Stone-Man wrote:
Nice slab crappie also. Think that one would have ended up in tha fry pan.

JT


About a dozen big bluegill and that biggest crappie were simmered in beer batter and eaten just moments ago.....hoping the smaller ones will grow up and keep the population going. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The dogwoods are blooming!
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Went back out for a couple of hours this morning....the wind was blowing hard and it was cold! So much for 65 degrees and 3-5 mph winds :roll:

Managed about 3 dozen nice bluegill....

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A couple of small bass....and a black crappie....did'nt know I had both....

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also caught about 8 or 9 small white crappie out of the same hole...

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but they were all small...6 to 8 inches.


Can't wait for warmer weather when they start hitting poppers!

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 Post subject: Re: The dogwoods are blooming!
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Tom-
Why you keep takin the sam fishes picture? :mrgreen: :twisted:

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Glad to see the pond waking up


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 Post subject: Re: The dogwoods are blooming!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:36 am 
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Great report, and tasty looking 'Gills!

been awhile since I've been on- but I have to ask:

Let's be honest; telling us that it's nine inches from the tip of your finger to your palm, was that really about the fish, or were you just bragging? :D
( either way...I'm a little intimidated) :o

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