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  1. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    Last post for 2017. The warm October and early...

    Last post for 2017.
    The warm October and early November kept the fishing alive. We did well with smallies right into the first week of November:
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    Even more ridiculous were the largemouths...
  2. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    Got out on Rye Lake last Friday and the Fall is...

    Got out on Rye Lake last Friday and the Fall is here. Plastic worms produced nothing but any floating plug twitched gently on the surface produced good action. A few fish took on the retrieve also....
  3. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    Been a few weeks since I've posted. The last half...

    Been a few weeks since I've posted. The last half of August is when bass start to get more picky. Diving plugs work great in the spring and plastic worms cleanup in July and early August. But at this...
  4. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    My buddy Steve has been complaining I've been...

    My buddy Steve has been complaining I've been catching all the big fish this season (which is not really true). Anyway, fortunately the fishing gods muzzled him this past Friday:

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  5. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    Excellent largemouth day last Friday. Several 5+...

    Excellent largemouth day last Friday. Several 5+ lbs. fish were landed and released:
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    Steve with a 6+ lbs. fatty:
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    Bonus time:
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    Good night action too. That's when the...
  6. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    I've noticed a lot of small fish also; my last...

    I've noticed a lot of small fish also; my last trip out on July 4th I had to wait until sunset to find bigger fish:
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    Before then it was impossible to get my plastic worm past the gauntlet of...
  7. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    Good smallmouth fishing last Sunday at the East...

    Good smallmouth fishing last Sunday at the East Branch:
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    Yesterday even better for both small and largemouth bass at Rye Lake:
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    I have a fishing trip scheme rolling around in my head.
  8. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    Yes the brookie of a lifetime! Both lakers and...

    Yes the brookie of a lifetime!

    Both lakers and brookies are members of the char family and hybrids do occur. But the tail of that brook trout is not forked at all and I doubt that is a hybrid....
  9. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    That's a nice brookie! DHS, I could go look...

    That's a nice brookie!

    DHS, I could go look but do you recall if they mentioned where that fish was caught? Not exact location, just whether it was in a lake or a river.

    That fish looks like it...
  10. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    +1 The big brookies you can catch up in Quebec...

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    The big brookies you can catch up in Quebec (5 lbs+) are particularly impressive:

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  11. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    Been a few weeks... After a good run lake...

    Been a few weeks...

    After a good run lake trout hunting the bass action turned on big time about 2 weeks ago. Catching 10 lbs+ lakers is nice but I still prefer the spirited fight of a nice...
  12. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    Ya the only way I know to catch fish in high...

    Ya the only way I know to catch fish in high water in the spring with a fly rod is weighted streamers like the Gray Ghost fished into deep undercuts along the banks. My trouble with that is I may as...
  13. Thread: Fishing 2017

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    This sums up why I keep trying to improve as a...

    This sums up why I keep trying to improve as a fly fisherman:
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  14. Thread: Fishing 2017

    by JimG.
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    Fishing 2017

    Welcome to fishing 2017!
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    As usual my attempts to fly fish were thwarted by high flow rates and wind. Sometimes I wonder why I even try with the fly rod other than that I want to get better at...
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