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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby SpinnerMan » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:18 am

Deltaman wrote:Woooohoooooo, you are on a good roll Spinner, and even caught fish for dinner.....Congrats :thumbsup:

No fish for dinner. Bass are catch and release only at the club where I'm hunting. Way too much pressure on them to keep them.
I caught this one the other day with someone's worm hook working its way out the other end :o

Yep, that's a hook coming out his butt. It shows that if you gut hook them and cut the line, they might be fine. I talked with some of the big bass fisherman at the club and all of them had caught bass over the years with line or plastic worms hanging out their backside from someone else that had cut the line and let them go. That really surprised me. BTW, the hook just came out real easy from this fish and was probably about to fall out on its own.

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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby SpinnerMan » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:14 pm

My wife decided to go with me today. She has tagged along once in awhile. Last year she decided to actually try to shoot something, and shot at one goose, but didn't get it, but did get excited about it. No luck the little she went with me last year after that. Well that changed this morning. She went 4 for 4 and the 4th one was banded. :shock:

Of course, I couldn't let her out do me. I shot 5 including a scotch double and 2 bands.

This is just an unbelievable streak.

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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby Duck Engr » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:10 pm

Wooooo weee! Absolutely on fire! Keep it going Spinnerman!
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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby The Duck Hammer » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:25 am

Well done. Love successful goose hunts :thumbsup:
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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby Rick » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:28 am

Reads like you may have a more frequent blind buddy. Good goin'.
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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby SpinnerMan » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:37 am

Got out before work again today. Another good morning.

Started out with a single looking like he was going to commit suicide and then clearly saw something he did not like. He was passing upwind looking like he was going to circle right in. When he passed about 60 yards upwind, he went from locked up talking back and forth with me to real unhappy and bugged out. Kind of freaked me out. I got out of the blind, looked over everything, moved a bunch of decoys. I really couldn't see anything that should have flaked him out. But something sure as hell did and I should have been well hidden.

A little while later I could here some geese calling coming toward me calling very aggressive. They landed in the lake just before they would have come into view, but were still giving my decoys hell. I quick clicked on the video because I was pretty sure they were coming over sooner or later. They came over almost immediately, but they basically just jumped up from the lake and landed at the far end of my spread by a pair of decoys I put over there set up to look like a couple that doesn't want company, but I think this couple was looking for a fight. Well, long ago I gave up yelling at them and throwing things to try and to get them to fly. I "jump them up" as my buddy says which means shoot the first one on the water. I popped the one. His mate just stood their looking at him flopping. So I popped him too. Happy with 2 geese, but was hoping for more than a ground pound video :(

Also caught a nice bass before the sun came up. Another beautiful morning of hunting and fishing.

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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby Deltaman » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:00 am

Congrats Spinner, and glad your good streak is continuing!!!!! I have seen hooks coming out of the anus on several fish I've caught over the years, and just shook my head when I was able to pop it out like you did, with seemingly, no damage to the fish.
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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby SpinnerMan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:21 am

All good things must come to an end. There were a lot of geese off in the distance, but it was really hot and humid this morning and nothing flew before I had to head to work. I did catch a bass before daylight and otherwise enjoyed a very nice morning in the outdoors.

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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby Darren » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:13 pm

Nice tailgate shot, any bands? :lol:

Thanks for sharing, we're enjoying reading about any kind of fowling while we twiddle thumbs awaiting this weekend's teal opener.
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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby Rick » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:13 pm

Love it,
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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby SpinnerMan » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:52 pm

I got one more tailgate shot during early goose. Got rained out this morning, but had a good day yesterday. Only day of poor shooting or there would be 5 there. Just unbelievable early goose season for me.

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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby Rick » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:45 am

SpinnerMan wrote:Just unbelievable early goose season for me.


You were due one.
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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby SpinnerMan » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:04 am

Now I need to create my logs.

Didn't see a single teal. Usually, I get one opportunity that I miss without even a shot fired.

I actually had what I think turned out to be a lightbulb moment 2 years. My situation is that I have geese that roost within earshot. I mostly ignored them until they got up. But I have found calling a lot, just sounding like geese that get a little stirred up once in a while even when I don't hear geese and especially when I do has produced a lot more success. I think that the birds haven't made up their minds where to go while on the water, but after the decide then they get up they have and changing it is very difficult. However, with me calling and sometimes even talking back and forth with them on the water, they decide to head my way to check it out. Even if they aren't going to commit, they aren't near as cautious and much more prone to give a fly by in range and often do fully commit. Last year was my best early season and start of regular season by far. This year I crushed that. This year was good for everyone, but I shot more than the entire rest of the club combined.
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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

Postby Rick » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:29 am

SpinnerMan wrote:I think that the birds haven't made up their minds where to go while on the water, but after the decide then they get up they have and changing it is very difficult. However, with me calling and sometimes even talking back and forth with them on the water, they decide to head my way to check it out.


Probably so.
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