6/19 Morning

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6/19 Morning

Postby djsend » Jun Mon 19, 2017 9:44 am

Got out for a solo wade on dads day and did ok with 6 smallies in the 13-15" range & one GIANT carp but fet the bigger ones were still out there. Snuck out this morning before my 9 am conference call to see if I could find any and try out my new rod. Got myself a new 13 Fishing 7' 3" Omen. I got 3 little tail biters about 10-12 inches all on my bitsy bug & craw jig. Moved a little down stream and started flipping just past a good rock pile that was totally underwater and hooked up with this gal. She hit it pretty hard and I thought I had snagged a rock but then she started to move and it was all good. Measured about 17 1/2" based on my rod handle.
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Re: 6/19 Morning

Postby SmallieSavant » Jun Mon 19, 2017 12:04 pm

Nice! Great looking fish. I consider you to be the king of the Bitsy Bug lol
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Re: 6/19 Morning

Postby badger75 » Jun Mon 19, 2017 1:32 pm

Nice fish
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Re: 6/19 Morning

Postby djsend » Jun Mon 19, 2017 3:05 pm

SmallieSavant wrote:Nice! Great looking fish. I consider you to be the king of the Bitsy Bug lol

I'm far from a king but I guess there's worse things to be called!
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Re: 6/19 Morning

Postby PuddleJumper » Jun Mon 19, 2017 5:21 pm

Nice fish, gotta love it!
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Re: 6/19 Morning

Postby jmvalentine1975 » Jun Mon 19, 2017 8:04 pm

Were you getting in near the baseball field in Batavia on Sunday morning? If so I ran into you with my dad by the bridge. Didn't get any more on the whopper plopped but picked up a few dink smallies on a ned rig and my dad got a silver bass which I thought was pretty cool.
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Re: 6/19 Morning

Postby EAS » Jun Tue 20, 2017 9:51 am

A "silver bass" eh? Drum?
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Re: 6/19 Morning

Postby djsend » Jun Tue 20, 2017 1:34 pm

jmvalentine1975 wrote:Were you getting in near the baseball field in Batavia on Sunday morning? If so I ran into you with my dad by the bridge. Didn't get any more on the whopper plopped but picked up a few dink smallies on a ned rig and my dad got a silver bass which I thought was pretty cool.


Yes sir, that was me. I really want to fish the Ned more but I've been doing pretty well on the jig I can't bring myself to cut it off. And the one time I did run the Ned I got the biggest carp I ever have, bent my hook so bad I had to throw it away. How do you guys fish them anyway? Upstream, downstream, dip them around rocks?
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Re: 6/19 Morning

Postby jmvalentine1975 » Jun Tue 20, 2017 7:55 pm

Sorry; silver bass a/k/a white bass. We used silver and white interchangeably when I was a kid in Michigan, when we'd occasionally catch them in Lake St. Clair (every once in a while you'd get into a school of them and you'd get a bunch).

I wouldn't switch away from what is working for you. I use the Ned rig when I'm not having much luck but refuse to go home skunked, because I can usually pick up a dink or two with it (I've yet to catch anything of size on it). I usually cast upstream and let it bounce along the bottom with the current, keeping the line fairly tight. Lighter weights work better because they snag less. I like green pumpkin and California craw.
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