Some one local

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Matthew72, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    Please go fishin with me.
     
  2. Clintonlakeguy

    Clintonlakeguy New Member

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    are you gonna take that dog fishing with you? then Nope..little rat will scare the fish.
    JK dude.
    where does one fish in Cobden
     

  3. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    Little Taco does not play well with strangers. So, we don't take him fishin much. I go to CrabOrchard Lake and have a great time. Come on down and join me for a day of fishin and fun.
     
  4. Clintonlakeguy

    Clintonlakeguy New Member

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    my dad used to take me fishing there when I was a kid. That and little grassy, and ..the other one is devils kitchen isn't it?
     
  5. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If I lived by your Matthew I would go fishing with you but since I dont i cant. you should find someone easy enough though.
     
  6. shortshank

    shortshank New Member

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    If I lived back there I'd be glad to have you aboard. Many years ago you guys had one fine basketball team that went to State. Those "Apple Nockers" were something to see. Outstanding group of gentlemen!
    Don
     
  7. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Move to Ohio and we can fish all the time brother. Good luck finding a fishing partner.
     
  8. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    Cobden Il.
    Yea, the Appleknockers were good before I moved here. Now, I don't thank they do so well.
    Little Grassy is just a stones throw from me but I can't find a good spot for bankfishing there.
    I am still gonna fish until I get a partner. Just aint gonna catch much.
     
  9. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I am sure you will find someone..I have recently found several members to fish with who live withing 30 miles of my house.
     
  10. astutzman

    astutzman New Member

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    There's a guy on the member map who's just north of you, Matthew, his name is gavinsublime. Looks like he's a college student from his profile. You could send him a PM or an IM over AIM if you have it.
     
  11. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    Cobden Il.
    I will look him up.
     
  12. Boogie68MHS

    Boogie68MHS New Member

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    Tovey, IL
    How does someone from Oregon know of those old Appleknockers?
     
  13. IL_CATFISH

    IL_CATFISH New Member

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    sorry partner, i'm way the heck north of you otherwise I would take you up on this in a heartbeat.
     
  14. Kahuna55

    Kahuna55 New Member

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    Hey...I met you in oerson by accident last nite at Crab Orchard. I really enjoyed talking to you. I haven't posted here for a long time. Thanks for getting me posting again. YOU LEFT WAY TO EARLY!:big_smile:
    Right now a little bit before and right after dark, and into the wee hours of the morning is the best time to fish. They feed in the shallows. Most people around this parts think that cats are always in the deep water and feed on the bottom(bait in the mud). WRONG!! The big ones come into the shallows to feed at night. The also don't snort in the mud like pigs looking for foo. Keep the bait OFF of the bottom a few inches. That is their first mistake for not catching. I use a 2 ounce weight on the end of my 30 pound test, About 6 inches above that a TINY #12 gold Eagle Claw treble Hook...above that hook about 6 inches another #12 treble. I use a local made stink bait. It will stay on the hook for an hour or more. That is the only bait I ever use and I guarantee I always outfish everyone near me. PLUS it stinks so bad they don't want to be near me!!! :confused2: I use just enough bait to cover the hook in a tiny ball. That is all you need. If you use to much bait they peck at it. I don't mess with setting the hook. The fish does that. When the rod starts bending or the reel flips off of the ground I grab it and go!! I catch fish every time I go . I only go for the bigones. No better of a fight. I caught one that I had to honker down my reel on and it took almost 20 minutes to get in last nite. I caught four more in the 4-5 pound range. Not bad for bank fishing. That is my favorite for catfishing.
    Glad to meet you matthew72!!!

    :lol:
     
  15. Kahuna55

    Kahuna55 New Member

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    Hey...I met you in person by accident last nite at Crab Orchard. I really enjoyed talking to you. I haven't posted here for a long time. Thanks for getting me posting again. YOU LEFT WAY TO EARLY!:big_smile: I like to be a loner when I fish......
    Right now a little bit before and right after dark, and into the wee hours of the morning is the best time to fish. They feed in the shallows. Most people around this parts think that cats are always in the deep water and feed on the bottom(bait in the mud). WRONG!! The big ones come into the shallows to feed at night. The also don't snort in the mud like pigs looking for foo. Keep the bait OFF of the bottom a few inches. That is their first mistake for not catching. I use a 2 ounce weight on the end of my 30 pound test, About 6 inches above that a TINY #12 gold Eagle Claw treble Hook...above that hook about 6 inches another #12 treble. I use a local made stink bait. It will stay on the hook for an hour or more. That is the only bait I ever use and I guarantee I always outfish everyone near me. PLUS it stinks so bad they don't want to be near me!!! :confused2: I use just enough bait to cover the hook in a tiny ball. That is all you need. If you use to much bait they peck at it. I don't mess with setting the hook. The fish does that. When the rod starts bending or the reel flips off of the ground I grab it and go!! I catch fish every time I go . I only go for the bigones. No better of a fight. I caught one that I had to honker down my reel on and it took almost 20 minutes to get in last nite. I caught four more in the 4-5 pound range. Not bad for bank fishing. That is my favorite for catfishing.
    Glad to meet you matthew72!!!
     
  16. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    Cobden Il.
    I am glad we ran into one another there. I enjoyed talking with you. Any time you feel like fishing with a partner you let me know and I will be there.
     
  17. TEAM CATTER

    TEAM CATTER New Member

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    You want to make a road trip up the Alton area? We'll the Mississippi river for bigg'ens. I'll bring the equpiment you bring yourself(no dog I'm a cat person). Let me know so I can get off.:cool2:
     
  18. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I would but you're too far away,Good luck you'll soon find someone.---------:smile2: pk powell
     
  19. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    I would love to but school is starting back soon and I must spend my money and time preparing for that important time this fall.