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#11218807 - 11/11/15 01:06 PM Fat Bluegills and a bonus
Smithaven Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1805
Loc: Hurst, Texas
It was windy today but the fish did not seem to care. They did shut down for about an hour when the front passed through, but they started back up. The sunfish were at about 6 feet in 10 foot water. The bite was slow. I caught 18 before I stopped counting. The fish are exceptionally well fed. All this high water seems to agree with them.

Now for the bonus: I caught an 11 pound 6 ounce Buffalo and a 12 1/2 inch channel cat. They were caught on a medium action rod, not the ultralight gear. I found a cute toy which beeps when the line is pulled, and I set it out with sweet dough bait while I fished with the ultralight rod. The beeper really works.
Seventy years of chasing the elusive sunfish.

#11218950 - 11/11/15 02:43 PM Re: Fat Bluegills and a bonus [Re: Smithaven]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 36476
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Looks like you got into some nice sunnies. Good job! thumb

Side Note: Always love those bonus fish! coolio Nice Buff. Bet the fight was AWESOME! boxing

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#11219247 - 11/11/15 05:27 PM Re: Fat Bluegills and a bonus [Re: Smithaven]
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/10
Posts: 1685
Loc: Austin
Excellent Mr Smith. Great job on landing any fish during and after a cold front.
" Used to Chase giant's on Lake Austin & Town Lake "

#11219912 - 11/12/15 12:13 AM Re: Fat Bluegills and a bonus [Re: Smithaven]
Action_Jackson Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1173
Loc: Dallas, Texas
WTG Smithaven!!! cheers

Can't wait til this spring when they start to gather up on beds banana
Katchin krappie...doin surgeries(filleting)...and givin hott grease baths until krunchy and golden brown is what it's all about!!!

"STAY ready for the THUMP"!!!!

#11220237 - 11/12/15 08:50 AM Re: Fat Bluegills and a bonus [Re: Smithaven]
Gitter Done Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 8496
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish! Good job. Also good job on landing the Buff!

#11226370 - 11/16/15 05:16 AM Re: Fat Bluegills and a bonus [Re: Smithaven]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 8946
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice post. Thanks for sharing. woot


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