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I don't fish for quality fish, I just go fishing and see what happens. This day I got quantity and a quality few thrown in.

Four hours of fishing starting at sunrise.

First hour, 45 smallies landed.
Four hours later, 124 smallies landed.

Figure missing one for every two landed, probably more.

Just about 18 inches on this one, not including that odd spike on the tail.

Figure 20 percent for the day measured 14 inches or better.

 

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I have all kinds of pictures of big fish.
I decided to go with the most memorable outing.

Had a couple of other memorable outings, but pictures don't tell the story.

That was in September of last year as the water was coming down on the Fox after hitting over 19,000 cfs a couple of weeks earlier. I guess I was in the right place, right time and the fish were very hungry.
 

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Truly a nice feat, way to go. Wish I would have been in that proverbeal "right place/right time"! Damn...

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Congrats! That's a crazy amount of smallies in such a short time!

Kinda reminds me of our wade trips on the Apple River several years ago. In two consecutive trips we landed over 100 smallies each. I remember you stopped fishing for a while to let me catch up! That year I had four Apple wade trips in a row with over 100 smallies (including the two above) for a total of 490 bass.
Very long days, sore legs, lots of laughs and great memories to look back on!
 

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bassman29 said:
DonR said:
Kinda reminds me of our wade trips on the Apple River several years ago.
this was several years ago....original post is from 2009.
So what you're saying is, it's possible this was the same wade trip he's talking about?
 

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JustinCarf said:
bassman29 said:
DonR said:
Kinda reminds me of our wade trips on the Apple River several years ago.
this was several years ago....original post is from 2009.
So what you're saying is, it's possible this was the same wade trip he's talking about?
exactly. or maybe he is from the past....got in the delorean and came to present day in order to post on what for him is current. MIND BLOWN. either way thats quite a haul for 1 day
 

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Good stuff, guys!
The wade trips I mentioned were around 2005.
I wouldn't consider doing an all day wade on the Apple these days.
I'd like to say older = wiser... But really my back, knees and planter faciitis on my left foot are the real issue.. Ugh
 

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What the hell Don. I hardly ever post on here any more, but I do lurk. Was surprised to see you make an appearance a few weeks ago. Toyed with the idea of giving you a hard time, but decided to leave it alone. Looked like help wasn't needed. :p

Thought you gave up on all the forums a long time ago.

Nice to see your still alive.

What are you doing dredging up old posts? That's why I felt compelled to respond to you.
I'd hardly make the Hall of Fame any more. Unless they come up with an Asshole Hall of Fame. I can win that hands down, just turn me loose.

The 124 smallies that day was a total fluke and happened down stream from where the shop was. Figured after a flood the fish would be hungry and I got it right for once. I don't expect to ever see that on the Fox again. One of it's creeks, yes, but not the Fox.

As for our Apple trips, those are the ones where I coined the term Death March. The one trip where I let you catch up, it was dark, we still had a good quarter mile of river to wade down and neither one of us could feel anything below our knees. Not sure how we made it back to the car and then drove home without getting ourselves killed. But I do remember laughing like hell the whole time. Oh yeah, we had the windows down all the way in the car on the way home to keep from falling asleep at the wheel.

This year I got bored to death with the Fox and don't see myself fishing it much anymore. The creeks, sure, but I've pounded the hell out of the Fox and it doesn't hold any surprises for me any more. I do enjoy wandering down it and exploring the islands taking pictures. Why bring a fishing pole at that point, it gets in the way.

You should post here more often when the fishing heats up. Give my lurking some meaning. As for your foot, had that in both of them 3 years ago. Stretch it till you cry, then stretch it some more. Took a few months, but mine are back to normal. Stay out of the Obits old man.

And Ron, someone tried using KenG, no space, years ago on another site. I hunted him down, killed him and the remains will never be found.
Enjoy your writing by the way.
 

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Skifish1 said:
Funny stuff. Nothing wrong with dragging up old stuff and doing memory lane this time of year...
HA! I'll be 60 in less than a couple of months. Getting to the point where that's all I got left.

I'm turning into my dad.

Damn punk kids.

Get off my river.
 
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