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Fishing Pics 2015!!!!

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by tlovesknives, Jan 4, 2015.

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  1. North Arm Knives

    North Arm Knives

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    Jan 9, 2014
    If there is a hatch happening I'll try to match that usually. On days when there doesn't seem to be much hatching and I'm not seeing surface activity I'll use a searching pattern or just one of my go to ones. I really like the woolly bugger, and leech patterns in general seem to produce well, even though the lakes around here don't have leechs in them. This guy was taken on a size 12 marabou leech pattern in black
     
  2. mewolf1

    mewolf1 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    :thumbup: I suspected something in a Streamer pattern. One of my fishing partners reads a lot; told me about a fellow that tried an experiment using 'Black only" in ALL his Flies, dry or otherwise for an entire season. Apparently he saw no decrease in the number of fish caught that year. :cool:
     
  3. Macchina

    Macchina

    Apr 7, 2006
    I haven't been able to get out much lately, I mostly fish a river near our cabin and it's been froze-over until a few weeks ago. The steelhead run is starting and should be awesome next week.
    This was the first steelhead of the week, a small hen.
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    The steelhead unfortunately gobbled my spinner and hooked all three prongs deep in its throat. I normally don't keep the fish, but will always keep one I think may die as I'd much rather eat the fish than let it die in the river.
    My wife is an excellent cook and salt bakes the fish I do keep, it's an incredible way to enjoy the entire fish?
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    Just after the thaw I went out and almost got skunked. I tried every winter fly I could think of, spinners, spoons, egg imitators, and finally switched back to my trusty #2 silver Mepps to hook this beatuiful brown. It was quite the fighter, lots of jumps and runs on some pretty light gear:
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  4. mewolf1

    mewolf1 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Nice Brown.:thumbup: Looks to be 18+" :cool:
     
  5. Macchina

    Macchina

    Apr 7, 2006
    Yup, just over 20". It was a really fun catch, especially because there wasn't a single other bite my whole way down the river.
     
  6. AR RiverValley

    AR RiverValley

    112
    Feb 20, 2014
    Good morning all. Seeing all these fishing pics sure makes me wish I was on the water and not working! Thought I might share a few pics of a family fishing trip. These were taken last week while the kids were out for spring break. We are fishing an oxbow lake off of the Arkansas River. The bass and crappie weren't hitting so we focused on catfish.

    Getting ready to go out.
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    Brought the metal boat for this trip.
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    The fish barrel as it is filling up with cats.
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    Me with my fillet knife and my trusty Endura,, it's great for cutting out ribs and slicing fillets into frying size[​IMG]
    Me, my father in law and brother in law filleting and getting ready for the big fish fry later that evening
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  7. North Arm Knives

    North Arm Knives

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    Jan 9, 2014
    I'm not too surprised. I think shape and size are the most important. Though with certain patterns I've always felt color was fairly important, chironomids for example. Do you remember what the name of the article was? Would be an interesting read!
     
  8. mewolf1

    mewolf1 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Just had a long chat with the guy who told me about the article, he does not remember where he read it.
     
  9. KrisNZ

    KrisNZ

    Aug 28, 2012
    Makes a lot of sense, the black fly. I think a lot of fish, both fresh water and salt, predate on the profile as apposed to colour. Particularly when the fly is fished over top of the fish, what ever pattern or style you're using it's all going to be silhouetted against the brighter sky. I've caught loads of trout on black flies from large black marabou deceivers to tiny nymphs. Large black profiles are particularly effective on those very large trout that only come into the shallow lake margins to feed after dark.

    Kris,.
     
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  10. mewolf1

    mewolf1 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Most folks don't night fish, and I find that a good thing.;):thumbup:
     
  11. KrisNZ

    KrisNZ

    Aug 28, 2012
    That's why their so big at night! :thumbup:

    Kris,.
     
  12. FlowerOfLife

    FlowerOfLife

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    Jan 16, 2014
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    just a few fish from this week..ever wanted to catch a monster alligator gar? i can put you on them..
     
  13. wazu013

    wazu013 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    PIGS :thumbup:
     
  14. wazu013

    wazu013 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
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  15. KrisNZ

    KrisNZ

    Aug 28, 2012
    Do these beauties get released alive??

    Kris,.
     
  16. FlowerOfLife

    FlowerOfLife

    318
    Jan 16, 2014
    [video=youtube;W8a0RI65Vis]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8a0RI65Vis[/video]
    i choose to release these fish for future generations to enjoy, there are many people who kill them for food and sport, there is also a group of people and guides who champion these fish and push there conservation.
     
  17. AR RiverValley

    AR RiverValley

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    Feb 20, 2014
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    just a few fish from this week..ever wanted to catch a monster alligator gar? i can put you on them..[/QUOTE]

    Freak'n awesome!

    There was a time, years ago, that we would see alligator gar like this quite often where I grew up in between the Caddo and Little Missouri rivers in south west Arkansas. Really enjoyed seeing your pics and glad to see that if these aren't eaten that they are released alive.
     
  18. KrisNZ

    KrisNZ

    Aug 28, 2012
    Kudos to you my friend, exactly the answer I was hoping for. Fishing for the future! :thumbup::thumbup:

    Kris,.
     
  19. ramirezimage

    ramirezimage

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    Apr 1, 2014
    There are some great catches here
     
  20. Joe L. Bachs

    Joe L. Bachs

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    Aug 1, 2012
    Nice red, fun fish to catch!
     
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