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A bad day of fishing.....

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Lumberjacks Wife, Jul 1, 2010.

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  1. Lumberjacks Wife

    Lumberjacks Wife New Member

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    ....but the view was one only God could provide; though nothing was biting. The first picture isn't great but of an eagle sitting in the trees. The rest were taken around the lake I live on.

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  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Nice looking pictures, what type of fish did you go after? I'm heading out Friday for some Walleye fishing.

    zap
  3. Cowboy Billy

    Cowboy Billy Minister of Fire

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    Wow ya have a beautiful place there!!!

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  4. Lumberjacks Wife

    Lumberjacks Wife New Member

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    "Nice looking pictures, what type of fish did you go after? I’m heading out Friday for some Walleye fishing. zap"

    ZAP.....we've been told northern pike, walleye, small mouth bass, pumkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, sunfish, rock bass & brown bullhead can be found in the lake. We'd like to get a few perch, walleye and/or bass on our line but so far, we've been skunked....though it's fun taking worms for a swim (as my mother used to say).
  5. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Worms for a swim I like that, I'm not sure what we will catch on Friday but I'll start out fishing with a worm harness with a rubber worm then if that fails start feeding them real worms then my next choice will be a jig packed with a live worm then a small plastic grub.


    zap

    I have some of these http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/crawler-worm-harness/180210.aspx#
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Zap and YW - just as a suggestion - if your on the hunt you typically will have two choices. Fast moving bait for active fish, and slow moving bait if the bite is not hot.

    For the fast moving, you may consider crankbaits or blade baits as a go to, and for slow bite fish I will always go with live bait first. Once fish are found then you can customize your rigging to maximize the bite (i.e. if fish are found slow and low in deep water then maybe consider a bottom presentation like 3 way rigs, if they are on the weed lines in a few feet of water goto a spinner bait or plastics, yada, yada, yada)

    Locating active fish is the hard part.

    Looks like you got a great place there YW - and there are fish there....I can hear them calling. :)
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    Peaceful looking lake. Just being out there makes the day. Seeing the local wildlife and actually catching fish are the perks.
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