Fall bass action and a surprise

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by south_va_fisherman, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    Got off at 11 today and loaded up the jon boat, and headed down to the lake. Its a little lake, maybe 200 acres, and i heard the crappie were hot down there. i fished all over that lake, every kind of structure, every depth. After about 2 hours and no crappie i tied on a medium running crankbait. second cast i hooked into that big guy below. 5 more followed all running about 2 pounds. caught those six then went another hour without a hit. So i started to get bored and went back to the shore to load the boat into the truck. after loading up i decided to fishing off the ramp for a bit. First cast i got a huge hit but couldnt hook up, a few casts later i layed into something big and started reeling. once i got it closer i noticed it wasnt a bass, but a pike. i didnt even know we had those around here. not knowing anything about them i went to lip it like a bass......&#$%!! you know what im talking about if you have tried. well anyways after getting a few band aids i caught a second one :big_smile: all in all if was a pretty good day....i just attached that last picture because i thought it looked cool
     

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  2. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    nice you learn some things when you stick your hand in fishes mouths. I had the flathead in my avatar slice the crap out of my thumb so bad I had to glue it together when I got home. Probably should go get gloves... oh well
     

  3. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Nice fish.
     
  4. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    those toothy critters are a different world compared to a catfish....even with a pair of gloves they will get ya... you have to hold them by the gill plate... i am an avid muskie fisherman as well as cat fisherman and a pair of those fish grippers. they are nice for all species of fish. anyway congrats on the good day of fishing...
     
  5. puppypal

    puppypal New Member

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    Like the pike pictures but the last one tells a story of where ya were at. What a beautiful place!
     
  6. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Unfortunately my son learned that lesson with his first walleye. You will definitely remember the next time. :wink: BTW some nice fish there. Congratulations.

    Ray
     
  7. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    nice bass brother, that other fish is called a chain pickeral. it is in the muskielunge family. hard fighters, good sportfish.
     
  8. Angler4life

    Angler4life New Member

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    Sounds like a great day. Thanks for sharing!
     
  9. pr1mo5

    pr1mo5 New Member

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    sounds like fun congrats out there!
     
  10. BubbaCat

    BubbaCat New Member

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    nice fish.