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Bottom feeder week #13279562 09/13/19 01:17 PM
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Few outings over past week have been productive for bottom feeders, as the water up here cools down and the big ones start to feed before winter.

Lake sturgeon
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Channel cat
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Redhorse sucker
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Common carp
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Last edited by Freshwater Phil; 09/13/19 01:18 PM.

PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB buff = 26 lbs

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Re: Bottom feeder week [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13279780 09/13/19 03:58 PM
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That looks like fun. I wish we had sturgeon in this part of the world. We have been stuck in the mid 90s for weeks. Cooling water is a dream for us at this time.

Re: Bottom feeder week [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13279951 09/13/19 06:34 PM
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Now there are some fun pictures.

Re: Bottom feeder week [Re: Curt0407] #13280007 09/13/19 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Curt0407
That looks like fun. I wish we had sturgeon in this part of the world. We have been stuck in the mid 90s for weeks. Cooling water is a dream for us at this time.


Yeah, water temps here are down to low 60's, and even cooler a bit further North. Been float tubing in Neoprene waders lately, would freeze my nuts off without them.

Sturge are crazy fun, nothing stronger in freshwater, crazy stamina, and they are the biggest fish we get in our region. Catching them in 35 to 50 feet of water with current, these things can peel hundreds of feet of line in a hurry, and occasionally, they'll jump like smallmouth bass.

Last edited by Freshwater Phil; 09/13/19 07:37 PM.

PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB buff = 26 lbs

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Re: Bottom feeder week [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13280165 09/13/19 10:28 PM
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Nice fish! cheers


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Re: Bottom feeder week [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13282080 09/16/19 12:44 AM
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Awesome! cheers

Re: Bottom feeder week [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13282369 09/16/19 11:54 AM
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And another beast last night, best carp battle I've had all season too smile
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PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB buff = 26 lbs

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Re: Bottom feeder week [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13282433 09/16/19 01:01 PM
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Bet he put up quite a fight.
That is one really nice fish.
Great job!

Re: Bottom feeder week [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13282997 09/16/19 09:07 PM
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Awesome catches Phil! cheers


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Re: Bottom feeder week [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13286040 09/19/19 11:39 AM
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Awesome post and some super fish. Thanks for sharing. woot

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