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Wednesday's float trip


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#1 MuskyFlyGuy

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:47 PM

The wife and I had a float trip for smallies yesterday in Northern Wisconsin.  It was 45 degrees when we started with wind and a light rain.  It got a little better in the afternoon, but we fished in bibs all day.  In the morning we landed a half a dozen toothy critters and had two bite offs.  It was our first time fishing since last November, but we shook the rust off pretty quickly.  It felt good to be back on the water, catching fish.  The smallies started to hit after lunch and we caught some on Murdiches and EP streamers.  Nothing quite like the battle of a smallie.  Overall, an excellent start to the season.

 

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#2 steeldrifter

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:00 PM

Heck yeah thats a great smallie right there. 18" range or there abouts from the looks of it?


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#3 Poopdeck

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:58 PM

No way that's 21" all day. Nice pig!

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:04 PM

Place a bet Poopdeck? lol. I've caught a ton of 18-21" smallies so usually pretty good at guessin' sizes, that one is real thick but doesn't look 21" to my calibrated eyeballs LOL wink.png


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#5 Poopdeck

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:56 PM

I would be stealing your money and that wouldn't be right. While your using calibrated eyes I'm using a scientically more accurate thumb scale. I measured 14 thumbs times 1.56 = 21.84. So it's actually closer to 22"

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:38 AM

He may have small thumbs.



#7 Dave G.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 02:40 PM

That's a hog of a smallie at any rate ! We get them like that in a certain place in Maine but generally not that fat here at home. But then they're fished a lot harder here so we may just be missing the fat ones..


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:04 PM

He may have small thumbs.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:14 PM

Holly Crap dude..nice fish!

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 10:06 AM

Why did you use your thumb to estimate his bent forefinger? Beautiful 19" fish.