Quick Trip

Quick Trip

Postby Deltaman » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:50 am

Since I spent the weekend before in LA hunting ducks, took my gal fishing this past Saturday, and also made a final scout for the duck opener. Bought 5 dz live shrimp and headed up the Spanish River from the causeway. The water in the main rivers was muddy from the recent rains, so we opted to fish a smaller tributary with clear water from the falling tide. This is old fashion cane pole fishing with live shrimp under a cork, and almost never disappoints this time of year. Had to move around a little to find'em, but it didn't take long. I poled Jen along while she drop fished structure along the edges of the channel, and we were soon anchored up on some old pilings, catching bass as quickly as we could bait the hook and drop it in the water. Caught 25-30 bass in short order, culling about half of them, and we soon had a nice stringer full of green gold. Spent the next hour or two scouting ducks, trying to get a handle on what our opener will be like on Thanksgiving morning. We have some birds here, but they are packed up in just a few areas, and the crowds will be thick. I've got an out of the way hole that I have opted to hunt, and our biggest issue will be not to shot more than our 1 each allotted Mottle duck, it is loaded with them. The good news is that there are some Mallards mixed in with them, so we will have to be very careful when squeezing the trigger on the opener, but will not have to fight the duck commander crowd.
Here's a pic of Jen with our stringer of fish:
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby The Duck Hammer » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:39 am

Damn that's a haul right there. Been several years since I cleaned a stringer on bass like that.
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby NuffDaddy » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:45 am

Every time I see a bass on a stringer I die a little inside.
I know it's different down there though.
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby NuffDaddy » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:46 am

But nice work!
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby Flightstopper » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:34 pm

NuffDaddy wrote:Every time I see a bass on a stringer I die a little inside.
I know it's different down there though.


Very different, bass are more than plentiful.
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Quick Trip

Postby The Duck Hammer » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:02 pm

Flightstopper wrote:
NuffDaddy wrote:Every time I see a bass on a stringer I die a little inside.
I know it's different down there though.


Very different, bass are more than plentiful.


Nuisance really. As far as I'm concerned in the bigger ponds I fish.
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby Goldfish » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:45 am

Flightstopper wrote:
NuffDaddy wrote:Every time I see a bass on a stringer I die a little inside.
I know it's different down there though.


Very different, bass are more than plentiful.

They are plentiful up here, we just have better fish to eat
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby FlintRiverFowler » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:00 am

Goldfish wrote:
Flightstopper wrote:
NuffDaddy wrote:Every time I see a bass on a stringer I die a little inside.
I know it's different down there though.


Very different, bass are more than plentiful.

They are plentiful up here, we just have better fish to eat

This southerner doesn't eat em. Tastes like mud and frogs.
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Quick Trip

Postby Woody » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:20 pm

Goldfish wrote:
Flightstopper wrote:
NuffDaddy wrote:Every time I see a bass on a stringer I die a little inside.
I know it's different down there though.


Very different, bass are more than plentiful.

They are plentiful up here, we just have better fish to eat


I'm not real sure what Nuff is talking about.
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby NuffDaddy » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:43 pm

Woody wrote:
Goldfish wrote:
Flightstopper wrote:
NuffDaddy wrote:Every time I see a bass on a stringer I die a little inside.
I know it's different down there though.


Very different, bass are more than plentiful.

They are plentiful up here, we just have better fish to eat


I'm not real sure what Nuff is talking about.

I'm a semi professional bass fisherman in the summer.
They are way more fun to catch than eat. Catch and release all the way.
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby Goldfish » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:26 am

Woody wrote:
Goldfish wrote:
Flightstopper wrote:
NuffDaddy wrote:Every time I see a bass on a stringer I die a little inside.
I know it's different down there though.


Very different, bass are more than plentiful.

They are plentiful up here, we just have better fish to eat


I'm not real sure what Nuff is talking about.

I'm not convinced he's sure what he's taking about sometimes
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby bill herian » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:05 pm

I slit their bellies and let them go.

We have a lot of crazy bass dudes on campus. They have a club and haul their dad's boats around fishing. It's fun to mess with them.
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby Flightstopper » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:15 pm

They spend big bucks to watch fish swim away.
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby Goldfish » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:41 pm

Flightstopper wrote:They spend big bucks to watch fish swim away.

In all fairness, I spend lots of money to watch ducks fly way :x
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby Flightstopper » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:16 pm

Lol good point
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Re: Quick Trip

Postby IndianaMallard64 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:56 am

keep every fish I catch. besides large mouth or smallies. I guess that just how I was raised. You keep a bass your an ass
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