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JayMJjinks

2010 so far...

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I just thought I'd share some of the highlights of my 2010 fishing season.

 

I know some of the pictures are dated 2007 in the corner, that's just because I haven't set the time/date on my camera.

 

Here are my first two largemouths of 2010:

 

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Usually my main target while fishing is largemouth bass, so after the ice melted I had to get that out of the way before going for some crappie. This year the crappie fishing on Lake Decatur seemed a little tougher then usual, but we still made it out with some nice

 

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here's a real nice crappie my dad caught:

 

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Prespawn bass fishing this year was a blast, caught some real nice fish (nice for me, at least) and kept my busy while I was off the clock

 

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After the bass were all spawned out, I couldn't get out on the water as much as I would have liked because I was working overtime so I could afford to go on a 10 day vacation with my girlfriend to upper Michigan. Boy, was it worth it. I caught alot of smallmouth bass (never caught one before because they don't have any in lake Decatur) and two Muskie (also never caught before). Our main reason for going to Michigan was to visit her family, but I was able to squeeze in a few days of fishing. All of these fish were caught out of the Paint River

 

Here's the first muskie I caught. He got me by suprise because I was actually targeting smallmouth when he bit, and it was a hell of a ride landing him with an ultra light spinning rod with 6lbs test.

 

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And here's the biggest smallmouth I caught during my trip...

 

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And the second muskie:

 

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Now I'm back in Decatur, Illinois, and these largemouth bass are driving me nuts. It's been real tough for my because I don't have a boat so I can't get into deeper water during the day, during the early mornings I'm usually at work, and I can't stay up during the late nights because I have to be up for the early mornings. So does anyone have any tips for fishing for largemouth during the hot days from the bank?

 

I'm not letting my frustration discourage me though, I've been walking the banks of the Sangamon River throwing rooster tails catching a little bit of everything recently.

 

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I know you guys have some good fish you've caught this year, go ahead and post some pictures or just talk about how you've been doing. You don't need to write an entire play by play though, I just did it because I'm bored I need to get myself tired for bed. highfive.gif

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The pics are good too. I can never get pics of fish with me in them cuz I almost always fish by myself cuz my freinds are too lazy too get out of bed and go early in the morning when i do. Keep up the good. Work. The exciting fall fishing is just around the corner.

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View PostThe pics are good too. I can never get pics of fish with me in them cuz I almost always fish by myself cuz my freinds are too lazy too get out of bed and go early in the morning when i do. Keep up the good. Work. The exciting fall fishing is just around the corner.

 

Thanks man and I know I'm so excited for fall. And yeah it's nice to have alot of friends who'll go out of their way to fish. Plus my dad just recently retired so he's down to fish anytime

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