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Warm Water Fishing Reports => Miscellaneous Lakes Rivers and Streams => Preist Lake => Topic started by: TFTN Admin on April 21, 2013, 09:04:13 PM

Title: White Bass part 10.
Post by: TFTN Admin on April 21, 2013, 09:04:13 PM
BD and I headed out in search of White Bass this morning. I wanted to go farther up the river to case out a smallmouth section or two. It was pretty slow up there with plenty of gar but not many Smallies. As we floated down BD hooked this nice Smallie on a spoon and has he was fighting it a larger one tried to take the spoon away. I dropped a lure in front of that fish and within a few figure 8's and twitches he was on! It was a team effort so BD and I posed with both fish. This will be one of those fishing memories I'll remember for a long time. That's a big Smallmouth BTW.
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This little guy was busing a small school of bait and I was able to connivence  him to eat as well. Love the visible eats!
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One nice Carp that may or may not have been snagged by a clouser... Hey,, he was looking at the fly cause it hooked him just behind the eye! :D
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FINALLY!!! I gota tell ya though these fish were picky. Even after we found them I tried to get them on a fly but they wouldn't hear of it. Throw a spinner in the same spot and fish after fish. Fly,,, nothing... I put the fly rod down and commenced to whuppin up on them for being dicks and not eating my flies.
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Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: TFTN Admin on April 21, 2013, 09:07:58 PM
They made for a great supper too. Not the Smallies though, they lived.
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: Glenn Hawkins on April 21, 2013, 09:19:49 PM
Nice job boys! ;)
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: Bfish on April 21, 2013, 09:31:13 PM
Nice :D
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: bd on April 21, 2013, 11:17:20 PM
Mike, do you mind if I steal one of those smallmouth pics to share?
Title: White Bass part 10.
Post by: Steve Howard on April 22, 2013, 05:38:52 AM
Solid work! That is one heck of a smallie!

I bet that meal was good.


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Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: TFTN Admin on April 22, 2013, 06:11:35 AM
Mike, do you mind if I steal one of those smallmouth pics to share?
Of course not.

Thanks guys, get out there it's heating up!
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: grumpy on April 22, 2013, 07:20:09 AM
Man, i need to make friends with someone that owns a boat :-[
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: Travis C. on April 22, 2013, 07:31:53 AM
That's one nice smallie there. Looks you guys had a great trip.

I got me a small outboard finally for my polarkraft this weekend (picked one up from TK) and can't wait to hit some new water.

bd- Glad you finally found some water man. You been working too much.

Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: gaspergou on April 22, 2013, 07:39:17 AM
Awesome smallmouth, guys. Beautiful fish. 
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: TFTN Admin on April 22, 2013, 07:48:25 AM
That bite will be on fire soon, real soon.
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: Steve Howard on April 23, 2013, 09:09:21 AM
Man, i need to make friends with someone that owns a boat :-[

You can call me.  ;D
Title: White Bass part 10.
Post by: Looper Flies on April 23, 2013, 10:32:33 PM
That bite will be on fire soon, real soon.

Found them today and had fish tacos for dinner
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: TFTN Admin on April 24, 2013, 07:01:36 AM
Your eating Smallmouth??
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: bd on April 24, 2013, 09:46:16 AM
Eating smallmouth and throwing the guts in the water on the boat ramp, I bet!  :)

I thought he was talking about the white bass.

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Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: Looper Flies on April 29, 2013, 10:36:34 AM
Your eating Smallmouth??

Nah, just the whites.  However, I've been known to eat a smallmouth or two.  In all honesty, the smallmouth bass is my favorite warmwater fish to eat.  The filets are wonderful.
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: icthus on April 29, 2013, 07:35:45 PM
"I hear the train a coming...ETC". 

California Condor are delicious too, but I'm sure you already know that,
Icthus
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: TFTN Admin on April 29, 2013, 08:32:52 PM
I'm not the one to tell anyone what they should or shouldn't eat. I can only say SM are a fish in which I prize the catch much, much, more them my taste for fish. That's just me though, to each his own.

Last year I was wading into one of my favorite creeks and ran into some dude dragging a stringer full of Smallmouth to three pounds. Had to be 8 fish or more that he likely caught in the one deep hole he could wade into. Why?? Jesus H Christ man, your cost in gas alone just to get here would more then pay for a nice tuna Steak.
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: Looper Flies on April 30, 2013, 09:02:56 AM
I'm not the one to tell anyone what they should or shouldn't eat. I can only say SM are a fish in which I prize the catch much, much, more them my taste for fish. That's just me though, to each his own.

Last year I was wading into one of my favorite creeks and ran into some dude dragging a stringer full of Smallmouth to three pounds. Had to be 8 fish or more that he likely caught in the one deep hole he could wade into. Why?? Jesus H Christ man, your cost in gas alone just to get here would more then pay for a nice tuna Steak.

Didn't intend to ruffle your feathers, Mike.  For the record, I don't harvest fish every weekend -- I rarely eat any animal protein at all (I've been reading the China Study).  I will harvest fish on the rare occasion that I want it for dinner.
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: TFTN Admin on April 30, 2013, 09:59:19 AM
I'm not ruffled from anything you said Sam. I fully support and partake in sustainable harvest. The part that fired me up from my story is the guy taking so many grown Smallmouth from a short section of river. A river that's overloaded with Rockbass. Yea, I hold some fish in higher regard then others, and rightfully so IMO.

I usually get my freshwater fish stocked up during the White Bass run or Crappie season.
Title: White Bass part 10.
Post by: Looper Flies on April 30, 2013, 10:55:58 AM
I'm not ruffled from anything you said Sam.

Cool
Title: Re: White Bass part 10.
Post by: Yoda on April 30, 2013, 11:51:48 AM
I personally think there is a reason, for the categories, sport fish, game fish, "panfish" eat tilapia!!! ;-) JMO.

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