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caloosa bug

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  1. My favorite odd ball rod would be my Maxcatch Extreme 8’4” 4pc 3wt. It’s the lightest wt rod I’ve owned and has been a blast catching fish on it. I had one for 2 years before I broke a tip. I could carry it in my backpack on the motorcycle, and stowe it easily on camping trips. When I ordered a replacement last winter I got another 3wt and a 5wt. For $30 each, I have no complaints at all. For an inexpensive rod they have performed perfect for what I use them for. I have other name brand rods, but these are a favorite odd ball. because everyone likes pics, here’s a bass on the 5, and a pea on the 3. Lol🤪
  2. But then again, I’ve gotten used to hefting average bass with my tiny arms. 😉
  3. Lol. Maybe it was the angle. Maybe it was over 4. He was thick and healthy. But definitely not a 5. I don’t think. 🧐🤷‍♂️🏋😁
  4. Yes sir it is. Born and raised here on the big o.
  5. Welcome. 🙋🏻‍♂️
  6. Beautiful brown! Hurricane Isaias thankfully was just a breezy, scattered rain type of event. I went out bank fishing for a couple hours. Tossed the fly some, then went to the old faithful Texas rigged, june bug colored worm. I was rewarded with a nice 3 1/2 to 4 lb bass.
  7. That’s what it’s all about! Thanks for sharing
  8. It’s been about 12 years since I heard the sound of a mountain creek. Thanks for taking me back. 👍.
  9. Correct, it is a bowfin. A native species that has been around since the Jurassic period. Good sport it was. Certainly not the target species, but an exciting bycatch on fly.
  10. Of course the day after I post a pic from a couple years ago of a mudfish caught on conventional, I catch one on fly.
  11. Landshark Stella Artois Yuengling And on the lighter, side nothing beats Bud Light. Cold beer in a frosty mug is 👏 ipa 🤐, 🤮
  12. Here’s a pic I shared on another thread. My pb mudfish. Won a $100 for it during a bass tournament.💁‍♂️😆
  13. Didn’t know that Mike. But, I suppose most any fish can be eaten somehow. Location would certainly affect flavors also. Grilled gar comes to mind as it was pretty good. Smoked mullet can be excellent also. I’ve read a while back about plecos. Plecostomus—aka sucker fish—like out of a fish tank—can be good when cooked in the “shell”. Heck, those things are everywhere. BUT. I still have some crappie from winter and snook from spring, so I’m good. 🕺🏻
  14. Nice carp! I’ve never hooked one on a rod and reel. I actually haven’t seen any in my home waters in a long time. 20 some years ago we would see them near the bank in the rocks, with tails sticking up out of the water. A buddy of mine made a homemade bow with a big zebco mounted to it. He shot one and landed it after a long battle. It was probably 20-25lbs. A crowd of other kids had gathered to watch. One of them said he wanted to take it home to his mom, it was the biggest fish he had ever seen. We had a good laugh as he peddled away on his bike, struggling to steer with a carp half in his lap and half across the handlebars. We tried to tell him they weren’t edible, but he insisted.
  15. Took the boat out early in hopes of a snook on fly. No luck, then bluegill fished for a bit with one eye on the weather. Caught some small ones, small bass, several cichlids, and a little soft shell turtle. Got the boat loaded up just in time to avoid a downpour with an empty live well. During the mile and a half ride home, the rain had passed. Typical Florida weather. Having plenty of crickets, I decided to bank fish for a bit under a cypress tree on the river bank at the end of my street. It paid off. Ended up bringing home 14 slabs, with one that may be the biggest bluegill I’ve ever seen.
  16. My set has arrived also. Many thanks to all, and especially Vicente for hosting!
  17. Beautiful trout. A couple casts in the back yard ditch and my daughter wanted to help. I’d cast and she would haul line and pause on command. We caught a couple and had some laughs. All fish were carefully released. Caught this good looking female bluegill this afternoon bank fishing nearby.
  18. So my buddy Zip calls and says he’s driving down from Ga. and wants to take me fishing with his boat on the northern Okeechobee rim canals. .I say, heck ya. So I take a day off from work to avoid interfering with weekend plans. Let me say, capt zip did a heck of a job putting me and his dad on some fish. What a great day on the water with some wonderful people. They even provided lunch and a fresh fish dinner. It don’t get much better than that.
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