1/17 This, That and the Others

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1/17 This, That and the Others

Postby RonG » Jan Mon 09, 2017 1:49 am

I went out this evening and caught THIS

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and THAT

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and the OTHERS

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Actually, I caught quite a few of each and I think a record number of OTHERS. Mr Crappie had some type of fish V.D. (Van Dam) with half his tail gone and something eating away his dorsal fin. Yuck. :sick:

I did not know this pond contained the OTHERS until I walked up and saw a frozen one on the ice some ignoranus angler tossed there to die for no reason. Soon I was catching my own. The OTHERS are intriguing fish. Quite the aggressive game fish and excellent night feeders. Most anglers don't even know what they are, but these feisty little biters are a lot more than just your average undocumented twerkers.

I thought I'd put up a report to keep anyone from worrying that I haven't been out catching. Most haven't been ice fishing yet as they are awaiting for it to get cold and for safe ice to arrive. I've been out most days since Dec 17th and have yet to be handed the skunk. Seriously, if someone was trying to hand me the skunk, I would simply refuse to accept it. It's not impolite to just say no.

This place has a good assortment of methane artwork. There were big methane holes to fall through a week ago, but they froze up in a Picasso fashion with about 8" of layered fart bubbles. Simply breathtaking!

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You get the idea, but my pictures taken at night can't quite capture the majesty of what they look like in person.
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Re: 1/17 This, That and the Others

Postby Aux Pleins » Jan Mon 09, 2017 3:14 am

Fish fart art, nice.
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Re: 1/17 This, That and the Others

Postby ohoffm » Jan Mon 09, 2017 10:13 am

Nice fish and post.

RonG wrote:Mr Crappie had some type of fish V.D. (Van Dam) with half his tail gone and something eating away his dorsal fin. Yuck.

A lesson for all crappies. Don't spend a moonlite evening with a carp in the shallows no matter how sexy they appear and your fins won't start to fall off.
The easiest way is rarely the best way
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Re: 1/17 This, That and the Others

Postby Darkstar72 » Jan Mon 09, 2017 10:44 am

Great Methane Bubble shots! It's fun to see how pond-farts freeze!
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Re: 1/17 This, That and the Others

Postby SpecialEd » Jan Mon 09, 2017 5:00 pm

Looks like a klop with the klap
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Re: 1/17 This, That and the Others

Postby bobberwatcher » Jan Mon 09, 2017 5:14 pm

What is that 3rd fish?
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Re: 1/17 This, That and the Others

Postby Skifish1 » Jan Mon 09, 2017 9:34 pm

For god sakes Ron keep the panfish coming but setup an XL roach on a tipup 50 feet away and lets see what other predators are lurking in the dark. They put teeth in that lake?
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Re: 1/17 This, That and the Others

Postby bobberwatcher » Jan Tue 10, 2017 5:09 am

Re: 3rd fish- it's not me, it's the photography
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Re: 1/17 This, That and the Others

Postby RonG » Jan Tue 10, 2017 10:49 am

bobberwatcher wrote:What is that 3rd fish?


It's a Golden Roach, a larger member of the minnow ethnicity.


Skifish1 wrote:For god sakes Ron keep the panfish coming but setup an XL roach on a tipup 50 feet away and lets see what other predators are lurking in the dark. They put teeth in that lake?


Yes, they would make good bait. No teeth in the FP except walleyes.

The roaches were from a factory pond. I started at at the FP (first 2 pics). No man should have to stop fishing just because another man comes and locks the gate to the parking lot, so I left and went to try night fishing a factory pond and found the roachies there. No teeth in the pond either.
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