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Winter Red Ears #13806163 12/15/20 12:00 AM
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What with this Covid, and lacking in better things to do, I fish about 6 days a week, taking Sundays off. Whenever Chuck (Banker) has better things to do, I normally fish alone in a heavily fished local community lake nearby, for sunfish. Even went out today with a cold brisk wind out of the North, when every one knows the sunfish just won't bite the day after a front. Well, I started deep (the lake's deepest is around 10') off the bottom for about 30 minutes and not even a nibble. I Switched over to a slip bobber set about 8 ft deep and nothing. Started moving my bobber stop shallower bit by bit until I was fishing about 3 ft deep. And holy moly, I found them, not over 10 feet from shore in around 4 feet of water. Now that just don't make no sense. All logic aside, I started catching 7-10 inch Redears one after another. I fished from 3pm until 430pm when the chill started working through my Jacket and headed on home. Figured I caught around 10 with nothing under 7 inches, no dinks. So I guess it's true "you just never know, unless you go". grin

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Re: Winter Red Ears [Re: Catyakker] #13806173 12/15/20 12:09 AM
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Fishin' and blessed with a mite of catchin'. Much better than office. Congrats !


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Re: Winter Red Ears [Re: Catyakker] #13806220 12/15/20 12:36 AM
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Those are some nice ones Rick. Awesome Job. thumb



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Re: Winter Red Ears [Re: Catyakker] #13806241 12/15/20 12:47 AM
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Looks like a little persistence paid off for you. Well done.

Re: Winter Red Ears [Re: Catyakker] #13806249 12/15/20 12:52 AM
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Thanks PSalty, Chuck, and Curt. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. And yep, had the lake all by my lonesome. Normally do when the temps are above 90 or below 50. wink


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Great job Cat...I got a few Red Ear on my last trip to Fayette as well...Guess they gotta eat sometime popcorn2

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Re: Winter Red Ears [Re: Catyakker] #13807098 12/15/20 04:27 PM
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Nice post and fish Catyakker. Good job Sir!


Side Note: Been reading the post all year and you have been catching some super fish. Any records?

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I like reading about the thought process a person goes through as you try to figure them out for that day. Nicely done thumb

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Thanks Vogey, BassPontoon, and Cellis for your responses. Getter Done, "Any records?" Naw, I have several records already on the same water body I fished. I did break my Redear record earlier this year by catching a 11.5 but wasn't worth the paperwork to break my 11.45 record. Chuck did help me break a Rio record though, by showing me where to cast. Thanks Getter, I really enjoy reading everyone's posts as well. I've learned a lot. laugh


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Thats cool Catyakker! You're right... You never know unless you go!! cheers

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Thanks for the response Pot Licker. I'm just blessed to be able to fish as much as I do.


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I thought fishing was a summer sport. roflmao Nice redear. A 10” sunfish is always a trophy.

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Originally Posted by Catyakker
Thanks Vogey, BassPontoon, and Cellis for your responses. Getter Done, "Any records?" Naw, I have several records already on the same water body I fished. I did break my Redear record earlier this year by catching a 11.5 but wasn't worth the paperwork to break my 11.45 record. Chuck did help me break a Rio record though, by showing me where to cast. Thanks Getter, I really enjoy reading everyone's posts as well. I've learned a lot. laugh





You have set that bar pretty high. Again some super fish. Good job Sir.

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Great post and some nice looking fish. Awesome job. woot



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