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#11530364 - 04/08/16 08:04 PM Friday Fishing
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 168
Loc: Mansfield, TX
I took the day off and headed to a pond with my 5 wt and 8 wt. Had a great day (for me). Caught a bass on a Dahlberg diver on the 8 wt. Then caught a bass and a large bluegill on a sparkle grub on the 5 wt. 2 more bass on the Dahlberg 8 wt then finished up with 4 more bass on a smaller Dahlberg on the 5 wt.









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#11530434 - 04/08/16 08:42 PM Re: Friday Fishing [Re: j_hirn2]
Capt. Mac Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
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Loc: Sanger
Those are some beefy looking Bluegills! Very nice!
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#11530486 - 04/08/16 09:08 PM Re: Friday Fishing [Re: j_hirn2]
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3062
Loc: Brenham, TX
It sure is great when you use up a vacation day to fish and they cooperate. Glad you had a great day thumb

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#11530722 - 04/08/16 11:07 PM Re: Friday Fishing [Re: j_hirn2]
hook-line&sinker Offline
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Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 9366
Loc: Bryan, Texas
Met J-Moe at the spillway and found the fishing a little slow.. fished the overflow for a little while where J-Moe found the sunfish and I hung a whitebass and a carp.. that's a first for me to sight fish and have a german carp actually take a fly wink it was a nice one about 20 inches long but skinny. No video or photos tonight so you will have to take my word for it.. since I caught all the big fish of the day J-Moe probably won't collaborate my story.. smile
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#11530780 - 04/08/16 11:56 PM Re: Friday Fishing [Re: j_hirn2]
robert hunter Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
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Haha hook line. Fantastic gills j you need to take a bunch of those little bass out though they stunt in a hurry. Those are great gills though!
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#11530786 - 04/09/16 12:11 AM Re: Friday Fishing [Re: robert hunter]
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: Mansfield, TX
It's the main pond at the Southwest Nature Preserve in Arlington and it's catch and release only. It's loaded with them, but none seem to be over 13 or 14 inches.

I think the bluegills fought harder than the bass.
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#11530787 - 04/09/16 12:15 AM Re: Friday Fishing [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: Mansfield, TX
Yes it is. I took 2 days off when Tarrant county stocked trout in the Trinity and all I got was a sore arm.

Today was a lot more fun.
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#11530789 - 04/09/16 12:19 AM Re: Friday Fishing [Re: Capt. Mac]
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: Mansfield, TX
Thanks. Those are the first bluegills I've caught this year.

I hope there are many more :-).
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#11530794 - 04/09/16 12:27 AM Re: Friday Fishing [Re: hook-line&sinker]
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: Mansfield, TX
I really enjoy your videos. Congratulations on getting the carp. I haven't caught one yet but hope to hook up with one someday.
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#11531021 - 04/09/16 09:26 AM Re: Friday Fishing [Re: j_hirn2]
robert hunter Offline
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Yea some of those need to be released in the grass lol what I do with little ones at my ponds
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#11531023 - 04/09/16 09:27 AM Re: Friday Fishing [Re: j_hirn2]
pearow Offline
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Registered: 12/15/02
Posts: 1833
Loc: Murchison, TX, USA
cool! I like the fact that you didn't try to get the fish to pose! They can be as contrary as children when the camera is pointed at them. Good day!-p-

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#11536377 - 04/12/16 07:54 AM Re: Friday Fishing [Re: j_hirn2]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice catch. Love those fat Bluegill! cheers
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