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 Posted: Fri Aug 9th, 2013 06:49 PM
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afternoon, hb.

we're trying a new topic at the bench with hopes that it'll draw some eye-balls and promote some conversation.  this certainly isn't placed to draw interest away from our primary love here of handloading and all things firearms.  rather to supplement it.

I've found that most hunters and handloaders that run in my circle are avid fishermen, as well.  so, if you're not at the bench handloading or in the field hunting and happen to enjoy a day on the water or a vaction fishing     ...     tell us about it.

post your stories.  your pictures.  where you like to fish.  what you like to fish for.  the rods and lures you like to use.

deep water ocean, lakes, rivers and streams.

talk about your boats and motors.  basically anything that pertains to your enjoyment on the water.

we hope you enjoy !!!

 

 

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 Posted: Sun Aug 11th, 2013 11:47 AM
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Thanks KL, other than one hole groups there is not much any better than to be fishing early in the morn for that "hawg". Getting out there when the mist is beginning to rise and making that perfect cast is just pure pleasure.
Also love creek walking for pan fish. We had a fish fry at the last gathering of them---Mmmmm, nothing like fresh caught bream, sun perch, blue gills.
Been out into the Gulf Stream but never any luck--nothing I could even lie about---LOL.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 11th, 2013 06:41 PM
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I used to think the only reason I hunted was because fishing in cold weather is just not fun.  I think this will be an interesting forum. 



 Posted: Mon Aug 12th, 2013 04:14 PM
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Well . . . ?

I guess I am a little slow.

Or maybe a lot slow.

Where is it?



Ooops.

Never mind. . .

Found it.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 12th, 2013 04:32 PM
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-6,
Now I know you "Southern Gentlemen" have a funny way of talking.... but i always thought when a citizen of the USA said HAWG, he actually meant a pig? Now your flicking lures at them?? That sure is a funny way to go hunting pigs.

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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No worries mate, "hawg" is a monster large mouth bass--10 lbs or more. Hog is a pork bearing critter for bacon/country ham/sausage/and tender loins--lol. Brought one home when Dad and I were bachelors--he laughingly told folks that we ate on that critter for two weeks. Wish I had weighed it.
 ETA: oh yes, fishermen never lie.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 18th, 2013 12:01 AM
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I once watched a one armed fisherman at the lake. He caught a fish this long (holding up one arm)



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Our grands visited their Dad who is stationed in Anchorage. They went Salmon fishing and all brought home some beauts. LOL, they were almost longer than they were.
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If it aint hunting season the its fishing season :redneck:



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There is seven times as much water on earth as land. Man can clearly see that God intends us to fish more than work--lol.



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Nice, now if I had only had time this summmer to fish.



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One of my favorite memories of youth was fishing in my Grandmothers "ocean"(seemed that big). We were dirt poor but happy as could be. We cut long thin saplings for poles, put bee wax onto sewing thread for line, used Pine bark for floats, pebbles for weights, and improvised hooks from moma's sewing box. Finally we scored some real hooks. We caught young bass and blue gills by the scores. We were the best fishermen in the Carolinas--probably had more fun than any. We built a Jon boat from scrap lumber and sealed it with roofing tar. It was an ugly thing but seemed like a yacht to us. We even rigged a sail once. The neighbor taught us where to catch the big blue gills way out in the middle where a "shelf" was and just inside the old pond site where they bedded.



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-6;
  Some of my best memories of childhood were fishing with my Grandpa....he taught me how to fish, and the year he retired my brother had to have major hip surgery, so my folks packed me up and sent me to live with them for most of the summer.

  As a kid, it was GREAT!!!  We went fishing almost every day, and my granddad taught me how to bait a hook, take a fish off, tie a line, ect.  I also learned how to cuss like a trooper (much to my mother's chagrin; my dad was a Lutheran minister!:lol:)  I also learned about bows and arrows & BB guns, but will save those memories for another time!:thumbs:



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Aussie Mick wrote: -6,
Now I know you "Southern Gentlemen" have a funny way of talking.... but i always thought when a citizen of the USA said HAWG, he actually meant a pig? Now your flicking lures at them?? That sure is a funny way to go hunting pigs.

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Mick :cool:




HAWG/HOG is followed by "LEG" and is a BIG handgun....:cool:



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-6, I must ask; what is the "bream" you catch?
I have heard about them all my life,but have never seen one.
As per the references, bream are a European / Asian fish.



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Grew up spending the summers on a lake in lower Michigan. Nothing better then fly fishing with poppers for pan fish in the early evening and then surface lures for largemouth after dark before the moon came up.



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"Drinks", Bream are like most pan fish. Blue gills have a dark tab on the gills, Sun/Red perch are mostly creek/river fish and have yellow/red bellies. Crappy get larger and are speckled black on white. Not much telling what will take a "rooster tail", surface popper, or plain ole fishing worm on a hook. It is all fun and at the cost of fish today--very thrifty. My neighbor/buddy is a cat fisher-par excellence--he brings home "nice uns" off his trot lines and baskets.
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Have some boats at the marina going in this week on Monday high tide . Stripe bass making moves in Hudson River now up pat Piermont and TZ bridge..see what happens with the new bridge being built and all that traffic for construction ?? I stay south of the TZ with my boat will fish the deep holes on south side of bridge !
Waiting to do the tuna and big boys !!!!

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drinks wrote: -6, I must ask; what is the "bream" you catch?
I have heard about them all my life,but have never seen one.
As per the references, bream are a European / Asian fish.

"Bream" (in the southern US anyway) refers to any of several panfish/sunfish like this:

http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/bgl/

http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/sunfish/

They are also called "perch" by many, but are not actually in that family either.

Sunfish consist of several different species, including crappie, and are also referred to as "panfish" which also contains the various Black Bass subspecies.

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Yes, and I just locxated a bag of fillets from my laqst visit Up to central Texas. I'm eating them while I type.
If you ever see that "SLAP YA MAMA" breading up your way pick it up. I like it very well. olyeller, I'll bring some up next time I stop by so you can give it a try.

PS. I'm very glad that we have this forum now. :cool:

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