Bucket heads out in force today 5/24

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Bucket heads out in force today 5/24

Postby Frogger » May Sun 24, 2009 8:55 pm

Nice day today. The water was CRYSTAL clear. Easy to see the fish, could see a pair of bass spawning couple feet from shore.
Look how clear the water was:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Z-606j21g

I ended up catching a lmb a bit over 17 inches, one of my best here at Lake Arlington. Just as I did, A russian couple, fishing further down from me, came running up.
"Ohhh I can have? I can have? Thank you! Thank you!". They wanted the fish and the man went to grab a plastic bag. He really thought I was going to hand it to him and let him throw it into a Jewel plastic bag.
I kindly informed him, "CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY HERE" and let it go. Can't imagine such a beautiful fish suffering such a fate.
The staff here doesn't really care, would be nice if they checked licenses occasionally or cracked down on the people obviously keeping fish. Meh.
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Re: Bucket heads out in force today 5/24

Postby fishfinder30 » May Tue 26, 2009 11:05 am

You did the right thing!! I have yet to have my fishing license checked.
I was at shabbona on Sat. with marginal results. Many limited out on crappie.
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Re: Bucket heads out in force today 5/24

Postby bigmart07 » May Tue 26, 2009 12:24 pm

Hahaha what was their reaction?
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Re: Bucket heads out in force today 5/24

Postby rootpro6 » May Tue 26, 2009 2:02 pm

that is some pretty clear water.
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Re: Bucket heads out in force today 5/24

Postby Frogger » May Tue 26, 2009 6:25 pm

The guy really flipped out when I let it go.

It's a good thing most of these bucketheads don't really know how to fish too well.
He had 5 lines in the water for the few hours I was there. They caught nothing.
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Re: Bucket heads out in force today 5/24

Postby Cliff_G » May Tue 26, 2009 7:33 pm

I had the same problem with a russian guy once at DPR. Caught a 4 Pd bass and he got pissed when i let him go. I couldnt beleive that.

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