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Offline Responsible_Angler

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Always have a Plan B
« on: April 01, 2017, 03:55:01 PM »
As everyone knows the river and creeks are blown out this weekend so I decided to activate plan B.  I decided to fish some small water with a big result.  I didn't set the world on fire but did manage to catch five fish in three hours.  All fish except for one were caught drop shoting a black Zoom Finesse Worm.









The next fish is the one that made the whole day worth while.  It was 24 1/2'' caught on 10lb. braid with a 6lb. fluorocarbon leader.  She pinned herself in the weeds three different times but I managed to get her up with a lot of patience. Pictue is not the greatest but I was too excited to get a good shot.  Didn't have a scale with me so I didn't get an official weight. I'm guessing in the area of 7 to 7 1/2 lbs.











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Always have a Plan B
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Offline chez

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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 04:09:32 PM »
Good 4 You RA!!!!!!
Great Job.
Plan B works more often then not....
Thanks for the pics.Great to see a few Bucket Mouths!!!!!
Man,,, You got me wanting to get my Yak out chasing a Few Myself!!!
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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 08:41:05 AM »
That's an impressive bass, congrats!
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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 10:40:24 AM »
Thanks Guys.  If anyone was wondering, the fish was released unharmed to fight another day.  The beautiful bluebird day we had yesterday made for some real tough fishing. Only caught two little guys in three hours.  I did find a Largemouth Bass Weight Estimator on the In-Fisherman Web Site and acording to the chart I might have underestimated the weight by as much as 1lb.

Here is the link to the In-Fisherman LM and SM weight estimators if anyone would like to check them out.

http://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/largemouth-bass/fish-weight-estimator-largemouth-bass/

http://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/smallmouth-bass/smallmouth-bass-weight-conversion-chart/
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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 02:12:48 PM »
They are.not in season are they?
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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 03:21:08 PM »
Yes,
Bass-Lakes
Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted

Jan. 1 through April 14 and Nov. 1 through Dec. 31    15 inches    4 (combined species)

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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 06:04:00 PM »
I'm old school I guess, I figured they would be off limits by this time of year. I don't fish for LMB and would never keep one no matter.
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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2017, 08:23:01 PM »
I'm hard core SMB but LMB do offer a change of pace and a totally different type of challange. Most guys I fish with don't like or know how to fish the weeds so it's a turn off for them. LMB can be a lot of fun once you get the hang of fishing for them. I think if you ever tried frogging over the mats or any other type of top water fishing for LMB you might become addicted.
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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 06:54:45 AM »
Its hard to beat the fight of a smallie.
Especially in deep water.
The only fresh water fish in my eyes that can come close to the fight would be a Rainbow in the Delaware.they wear your arms out.
And your legs from chasing them down the river.
Ill never pass up a chance to fight a lg mouth either.lol.
Its all good.
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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2017, 08:40:28 AM »
Its hard to beat the fight of a smallie.

I agree chez, and sometimes we don't realize how lucky we are to have such good SMB fishing so close to home.  I have to say I like catching so I do whatever it takes to stack the catching odds in my favor.  You could call me an equal opertunity fisherman.

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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2017, 11:23:17 AM »
I was fishing below the Falls Bridge a few years ago and ran into a gentleman that was also fly fishing, he asked me about the white fly hatch.  We talked for a little while and magically the flies started appearing, I said you mean these white flies ?  lol 

I had a topwater jitterbug on my spinning rod before dark and while he was standing next to me a smallie hit and I nearly got him in but he got off, next cast to the same spot smallie hit again, I lifted it up to show him, he said "WOW"  lol, then he said "These fish are WILD"  it was as if the fish had hit right on cue.

I invited him to stick around and fish the white fly hatch but he said he had vision problems and had to drive home before dark. 

Once you get into Susky smallie fishing you're hooked for good.

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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2017, 04:09:33 PM »
Plan B works more often then not....

Chez, I thought the below was always your PLAN B???  :o

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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2017, 07:29:18 PM »
Ya buddy....
Plan B!!!!!!!!
You know my soft spot
Bon Scott.!!!!!!!
I dont know why i luv PBRs so much????
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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2017, 10:58:00 AM »
I dont know why i luv PBRs so much????

What's not to love???  ;)
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Re: Always have a Plan B
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 03:44:48 PM »
The only fresh water fish in my eyes that can come close to the fight would be a Rainbow in the Delaware.they wear your arms out.

SMB are fun, they hit the bottom and latch on...but I really like the fight of a carp, talk about peeling off the line - yea boy!  ;) 
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