Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by ftl1951 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:12 am

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:37 am
Always think it’s pretty crazy how a big fish can eat a lure and barely feel the bite. Was working a Mirrodine XL slowly along bottom and felt that super light tick....

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Absolutely fantastic. Great catch.

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by daiwafan » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:53 am

I have not posted any smallmouth pics in a while but I have been catching a few. This one is a 3-12 caught with one of my 3/16 ounce Jigs with a Zoom Super Chunk Jr trailer. Rod is a Tatula Elite 6-9 Skipping and Reel is a Tatula Elite with a DIY Spool, 24 lb Gliss and 8 lb leader.
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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by daiwafan » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:04 am

Another 3lb smallie this time with a 2020 SV and a 7-1 compile X Steez. SV reel is basically stock but I have a spool coming for it now. This fish hit a prototype tube/craw bait that I am working on for super heavy wood and rock cover. Basically I take a 2.75 Yum Paca craw and screw in a 1/8 ounce weight, insert that into a 3 inch tube, then texas rig the whole mess with a wide gap hook. It comes through cover very nicely.
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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by daiwafan » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:08 am

These two 4 pounders were caught from the same spot within 3 or 4 minutes of one another. Both hit a 3/16 once jig and trailer. Rod is a 6-7 Steez and the reel is a Tatula 100 with a DIY Spool. First fish was 4-1 and second was 4-0.
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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by Tokugawa » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:30 am

Nice smallies!! \:D/

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by ftl1951 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:30 am

Wish I would have caught this one in the summer...
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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:00 pm

ftl1951 wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:30 am
Wish I would have caught this one in the summer...
=D> =D> =D>
Pond fish?
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by ftl1951 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:26 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:00 pm
ftl1951 wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:30 am
Wish I would have caught this one in the summer...
=D> =D> =D>
Pond fish?
Yes. An older irrigation pond about 8 acres in size fed by a creek. Deepest part about 16-18 feet depending on the rain...

I’ve taken several over 8lbs out of there and three over 10...

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:10 am

ftl1951 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:26 pm
hoohoorjoo wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:00 pm
ftl1951 wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:30 am
Wish I would have caught this one in the summer...
=D> =D> =D>
Pond fish?
Yes. An older irrigation pond about 8 acres in size fed by a creek. Deepest part about 16-18 feet depending on the rain...

I’ve taken several over 8lbs out of there and three over 10...
I fish mostly ponds, too, so I know that profile that pond fish get.....

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Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by ftl1951 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:21 am

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I fish mostly ponds, too, so I know that profile that pond fish get.....

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Nice! Georgia has some of the best ponds for sure!!!

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by JBcrankaddict » Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:45 pm

These dock battles are crazy. Sitting in front of one dock and paralleling the next one with a Shallow Pointer, this fish dropped the hammer on a long pause about 5’ off the corner piling. Shook me through my shoulders :lol: Luckily she ran out for the first few seconds, just long enough for me to get away from the docks and get ready for that first run back! Thumb down on the spool and no idea how I stopped and turned her. Great fight and gets the heart racing with all the structure around. Custom 842 Conquest w/Stile SS just keeps putting in the work day in day out.

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by hoohoorjoo » Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:27 pm

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:45 pm
These dock battles are crazy. Sitting in front of one dock and paralleling the next one with a Shallow Pointer, this fish dropped the hammer on a long pause about 5’ off the corner piling. Shook me through my shoulders :lol: Luckily she ran out for the first few seconds, just long enough for me to get away from the docks and get ready for that first run back! Thumb down on the spool and no idea how I stopped and turned her. Great fight and gets the heart racing with all the structure around. Custom 842 Conquest w/Stile SS just keeps putting in the work day in day out.

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What a bull! =D> =D> =D>
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by mark poulson » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:03 am

Wow!

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by Gone Phishin » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:36 am

mark poulson wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:03 am
Wow!
Wow indeed! Great story and beautiful fish! 8-)

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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by Polkfish1 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:40 pm

Seems like I run into at least one big cat swimbaiting at night this time of year. This will be the one for 2020. The take on a swimbait by a cat this size in the pitch black beats that of a bass in my book hands down.
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