12/12 is still football season

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12/12 is still football season

Postby Skifish1 » Dec Sat 12, 2015 10:36 pm

Spent a couple hours chasing pike in the high but receding stained water tossing big stickbaits and a spinnerblade with big whumping willows blades.
No takers so switched to big swimbaits so I could thump them right into the wood and rocks real tight like.
Eventually doing this I got spanked by a couple fish that came unbuttoned. Didn't quite seem like pike to me didn't have the surface explosion I expected so scratched my head a second and said okay lets drop down to a 4" swimbait and sure enough picked up a bass to confirm my suspicion .

Spent the next few hours working areas I have fished before and new areas and probably coaxed about 16 bites and caught about 80% of them. jig/swimbaits, bandit 200s, and xrap caught fish. All smallies with exception of one rogue fighting carp.

Had so much fun I may even take tomorrow off....

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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby ohoffm » Dec Sat 12, 2015 11:26 pm

Nice looking fish. Taking a day off to fish is never a bad idea.
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby JB » Dec Sat 12, 2015 11:44 pm

Nice fish!
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby WaterGuy » Dec Sun 13, 2015 12:28 am

Those are some nice ones, good job!
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby bapentec » Dec Sun 13, 2015 12:30 am

Nice job!
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby RonG » Dec Sun 13, 2015 12:33 am

Nice!

They look bigger than than the usual Kish fish.
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby FISHdank » Dec Sun 13, 2015 12:58 am

There ya go skipapa!!
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby Aux Pleins » Dec Sun 13, 2015 3:57 am

Nice foosball.
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby Kamala » Dec Sun 13, 2015 5:26 am

Skifish1 wrote:Eventually doing this I got spanked by a couple fish that came unbuttoned. Didn't quite seem like pike to me didn't have the surface explosion I expected so scratched my head a second and said okay lets drop down to a 4" swimbait and sure enough picked up a bass to confirm my suspicion .

Spent the next few hours working areas I have fished before and new areas and probably coaxed about 16 bites and caught about 80% of them. jig/swimbaits, bandit 200s, and xrap caught fish. All smallies with exception of one rogue fighting carp.


What kind of water were they in? How deep? Slack areas or some current?
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby joetrain » Dec Sun 13, 2015 6:07 am

Good ones Joe. Was a nice day yesterday. ~JOE~
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby FISHdank » Dec Sun 13, 2015 7:26 am

Aux Pleins wrote:Nice foosball.
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby jmdog2003 » Dec Sun 13, 2015 7:28 am

Oh yeah. Those are purty! Gonna be a bummer when our fortune runs out on the warm weather. It's really made the bass bite well.
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby Skifish1 » Dec Sun 13, 2015 9:33 am

Yea jmdog the bass know it as well so they are feeding like they know it will get wintery again.

Kamala I intentionally fished farther downstream bigger volume areas and certainly bgger water than I would usually fish in upstream areas. Id say most all fish I caught were in 3 to 6 FOW with some current. Not slack water and not real fast water but with some flow. Was focusing only areas with deeper water near shore.
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby Zenfish » Dec Sun 13, 2015 11:08 am

Great day you had on that calm water. Nice to get your fix satisfied in one quick outing. I've caught more bass on those inexpensive bandit 200s than any other crankbait.
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby rigmewacky » Dec Sun 13, 2015 11:21 am

Way to get on some late season smallies! :thumbup:
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby bassman29 » Dec Sun 13, 2015 2:31 pm

Those blue gloves really make the bronze pop. Nice December smallies
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby JustinCarf » Dec Mon 14, 2015 11:33 am

Very nice winter outing, Ski! Those are some great looking smallies. HEALTHY and FAT!
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby RamblingBen » Dec Mon 14, 2015 2:48 pm

Very impressive haul for December! especially on the Kish, it is NOT a friendly cold water river, you were smart to stay downstream.
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Re: 12/12 is still football season

Postby polishfly » Dec Tue 15, 2015 4:17 pm

Wow, great fishing! Jealy, I miss footballs
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