2020 Fishing

buckbull

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I managed to get out for a few hours last night. Using top waters for bass (buzz bait and frog). Landed a 14 inch bass and missed about 10. Ended up catching a 6 inch bass on the buzz bait and figured most of the fish i were missing were small. Switched to my crappie pole with gulp worms and caught about 30 large bluegils, redears, etc. Many of those were getting ready to spawn again. Females had eggs. I'm amazed at how well the gulp baits work. I bought gulp worms and minnows right when the pandemic hit because I didn't know if the bait shops would be open.
 
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ScottR

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I have been slacking, we have done more fishing/camping this summer than I have done in a long time. Just haven't pushed for a lot of pics.
 

Yell Co AR Hunter

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Those are a lot different than the Goldens we catch in California.
After looking into these Golden trout. They are not related to the California Golden trout. These are rainbow trout that have different color phase. Arkansas bought them from a hatchery out of Missouri. Some federal money was received due to flood damage to an Arkansas hatchery. Also traded some channel catfish for trout from Wyoming. I think those were Tiger trout. Tiger trout still on my must catch list.
 

shootbrownelk

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Yeah, the majority that I catch are that big. The fight is excellent on my crappie pole. The size allows me to fillet them with my electric knife. Bluegill along with crappie are my favorite eating fish that we can catch around here.
My favorite fish to eat is walleye followed by northern pike. I fillet the pike and end up with 5 boneless fillets, and I use the meat that the Y bones are in and pickle it. The vinegar and pickling spices dissolves the bones.I add onions too.
 
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Bonecollector

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My favorite fish to eat is walleye followed by northern pike. I fillet the pike and end up with 5 boneless fillets, and I use the meat that the Y bones are in and pickle it. The vinegar and pickling spices dissolves the bones.I add onions too.
Yeah, it's tough to go wrong with Walleye. Caught and ate my "stomach limit" every day during my bear hunt in Quebec.