Dima

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  1. Good catch. The original question was about small fish, namely about avoiding gut hooking small bluegill. But I see your point, and absolutely agree - there is no way you can gut-hook small bluegill with these hooks.
  2. Judging by the location - looks like a spot with heavy fishing pressure. Maybe the little numbers of bass seen too many poppers, frogs, and crankbaits. Maybe minnows and worms will produce better results.
  3. And maybe if you think that catfish are panfish...
  4. I've tried using circle hooks with panfish a few years ago thinking I can eliminate gut hooking. But as others mentioned, panfish, bluegill in particular don't run with the bait. The longer you wait to set the hook the deeper they swallow. I ended up with even worst results using circle hooks because they don't hook fish until they are pulled out, allowing fish to get them into gullets. And getting a circle hook from gullet is much more difficult than a J-hook. As others recommended, use a long shank for panfish (and maybe as big as the fish size allows). In my experience, it is the best way to avoid gut hooking. Although not good for panfish, circle hooks are great for many other types of fish. Just to be clear.
  5. SS#

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  6. There is no ice still in my area and while I can not fish - I make homemade fishing tackle. I made a video about how I make very simple strike indicators. Take a watch:
  7. Initially they weren't labeled. Over the past two weeks I believe I identified all of them correctly except the last one. I don't know what blenny it is. So, the links have correct scientific names and all common names. Here they are: 1. Opsanus beta - Gulf toadfish, dogfish, mudfish, oysterdog 2. Orthopristis chrysoptera - Pigfish 3. Cynoscion arenarius - Sand seatrout, sand weakfish, white trout 4. Hypanus say - Bluntnose Stingray 5. Lutjanus griseus - Mangrove snapper, gray snapper 6. Diplectrum bivittatum - Dwarf Sand Perch, Aguavina 7. Dasyatis sabina - Atlantic stingray 8. And this one I'm not sure about. Either Chasmodes saburrae (Florida Blenny) or Hypleurochilus aequipinnis (Oyster Blenny) Still there a possibility that I misidentified something, appreciate any comments.
  8. Thank you DennisBKLYN215. Yes, #2 is definitely a pigfish. #5 is a Gray or Mangrove snapper. Updated.
  9. Hello, need help with identifying the following species: 1. This looks very similar to Oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau, http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20160917183823) I caught in New York but this one had teeth and "horns" (Oyster toadfish didn't). Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) maybe? - http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180503123452 2. I think this is a Jolthead Porgy or Littlehead Porgy. Not sure which: http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180503170642 and http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180503121727 3. Have no idea. Maybe American silver perch (Bairdiella chrysoura)? http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180502185232 4. This looked to me like Hypanus say (Bluntnose stingray): http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180501183756 5. Is it a Gray Snapper (Lutjanus griseus)? http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180429204707 6. This looks like a wrasse. Couldn't find exact species: http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180429165213 7. Pretty sure it is an Atlantic stingray (Dasyatis sabina), but please confirm: http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180428155427 8. I don't know how to start searching for the identification info. Is it a punk-fish? http://fish.aseev.com/photo/20180428134642
  10. 1. Half of a turtle 2. A burned stolen car 3. Caught a pair of pants with random stuff in the pockets 4. A message in a bottle
  11. Thank you, updated the titles. Yes, I went to Mexico Beach for a few days.
  12. Are these two different catfish species or these are a male and a female? I think these are Gafftopsail Catfish and a Hardhead. http://aroundme.aseev.com/photo/20160404145703 and http://aroundme.aseev.com/photo/20160404144036 What kind of shark is this? - http://aroundme.aseev.com/photo/20160405152831
  13. That's a bit too much work for me. I prefer something local and something that doesn't involve mining. But it is another source. Maybe someone will find this information useful.
  14. Thank you for the suggestions. Piscesman, thank you - I will try to call plumbing companies directly. Wire For Fire, will tell friends that I'm looking for lead - who knows, they may have information on where to get it.