Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

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Post by 4g63power » Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:00 am

A couple of lil chub chubs from a very tough local spot

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Post by SteveSchmelzle » Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:20 pm

it's spring time! (if you dress for it).

Crystal Minnows in very shallow took these two brownies.

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We were fortunate to get a second.

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

Post by Jeffbro999 » Sun Apr 17, 2022 9:36 am

The sightfishing has been on fire lately. Lots of big fish moving up shallow. Caught on custom Conquest 842c/Stile SS
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Post by SteveSchmelzle » Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:20 pm

caught this beauty in 8' of water trolling for brown trout in 42 degree water. (Lake Ontario)

was gorging on shiners.

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

Post by Johnny A » Thu May 05, 2022 9:08 am

Miss Whiskers Chanel,

about 5lbs on the new Zillion HD TW
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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by hoohoorjoo » Thu May 05, 2022 10:13 am

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Sun Apr 17, 2022 9:36 am
The sightfishing has been on fire lately. Lots of big fish moving up shallow. Caught on custom Conquest 842c/Stile SS
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Nice fish, Jeff! I'll be back down the 3rd week of June.
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Post by dhottle » Tue May 10, 2022 12:54 pm

Got up to Lake Erie last week for a little smallie fishing. Caught 8 over 5lbs and this trophy. She went 7.47 on the digital scale.


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Post by Gone Phishin » Wed May 11, 2022 2:28 pm

dhottle wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 12:54 pm
Got up to Lake Erie last week for a little smallie fishing. Caught 8 over 5lbs and this trophy. She went 7.47 on the digital scale.



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Post by mark poulson » Wed May 11, 2022 7:24 pm

Wow!

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Post by SteveSchmelzle » Fri May 13, 2022 4:15 pm

that beauty's gotta come with a story....

I'm guessing Erie is still pre-spawn with water temps in the low 50's? Were you sight fishing wolf packs on the prowl?

Did you get her using light stuff, ned rig or similar? or chucking a lipless or jerk bait?

While fat like a spawning fish, I suspect it just fat from gorging on gobies.
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Post by dhottle » Sat May 14, 2022 5:57 am

Steve yes Erie is still prespawn. Water temps were 47-52 during my 4 days of fishing. All fish were caught casting & drifting in mostly 10-23 fow. I have never sight fished for smallies in Erie. Usually main lake visibility is only 4-6 feet making sight fishing pretty difficult but their are exceptions. Deep diving & shallow jerk baits were the ticket using spinning tackle with 10lb braid & 12lb mono leader. At 7.47lbs she was a large framed prespawn fish.

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Post by Jeffbro999 » Sat May 14, 2022 9:06 am

40”+ redfish will definitely get the heart pumping while wade fishing. Lots of big redfish in the shallows lately, as well as a few flounder. Custom Conquest 842c/Stile SS still gets the job done everyday.
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Post by SteveSchmelzle » Sat May 14, 2022 11:15 am

dhottle wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 5:57 am
Steve yes Erie is still prespawn. Water temps were 47-52 during my 4 days of fishing. All fish were caught casting & drifting in mostly 10-23 fow. I have never sight fished for smallies in Erie. Usually main lake visibility is only 4-6 feet making sight fishing pretty difficult but their are exceptions. Deep diving & shallow jerk baits were the ticket using spinning tackle with 10lb braid & 12lb mono leader. At 7.47lbs she was a large framed prespawn fish.
thank you very much for those details.

I found some smallies fishing those same temps, in those same depths fishing for trout and salmon in Lake Ontario this spring. I stopped trolling a few times and casted, without success.

But those conditions are exactly what I was dealing with.

Appreciate it....and again, helluva fish!
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Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Post by Johnny A » Sat May 14, 2022 5:45 pm

dhottle wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 12:54 pm
Got up to Lake Erie last week for a little smallie fishing. Caught 8 over 5lbs and this trophy. She went 7.47 on the digital scale.



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

Post by Obz » Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:47 am

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49.5"!! Shimano tranx 400hg, 8'6 4xH bulldawg rod. Dub 10 cowgirl.

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