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I must say, the Pickeral have been on fire the past 2 weeks. All horses, one was 28", ripping drag off my reel!

 

Nice sweet hole, @ 25' out, every time I get 3-4 fish, couple 2lb LMB, and some fantastic white & yellow perch~

 

Not the same as striper fishing, but I do enjoy it!

 

Plus the ducks on the pond are incredible. Buffleheads, bluebills, and a neat pair of grebes~

 

It's not always about the fishing!

 

 

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I must say, the Pickeral have been on fire the past 2 weeks. All horses, one was 28", ripping drag off my reel!

Nice sweet hole, @ 25' out, every time I get 3-4 fish, couple 2lb LMB, and some fantastic white & yellow perch~

Not the same as striper fishing, but I do enjoy it!

Plus the ducks on the pond are incredible. Buffleheads, bluebills, and a neat pair of grebes~

It's not always about the fishing!

 

i agree,took a 33 inch hog of a pick yesterday on a giant golden native shiner.If i didn't already have 2 this size i would have mounted it.

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I must say, the Pickeral have been on fire the past 2 weeks. All horses, one was 28", ripping drag off my reel!

Nice sweet hole, @ 25' out, every time I get 3-4 fish, couple 2lb LMB, and some fantastic white & yellow perch~

Not the same as striper fishing, but I do enjoy it!

Plus the ducks on the pond are incredible. Buffleheads, bluebills, and a neat pair of grebes~

It's not always about the fishing!

 

you using bait or lures? I caught a 2lb largemouth on a rm swimmeer at fish and game. I was practice casting. poor little guy didnt stand a chance 11' rod 50# braid :shock:

 

did release and swam off :D

RR

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I plan on getting back into freshwater next year, but I think I'm going to do it with a fly rod. I have a river in my backyard with LMB, Pick, Perch, Bluegill, Catfish, Carp, Rainbows, and I think Shad (although I haven't seen them as far up as my house). I plan on doing some trout and shad fishing in the spring, and more trout in the fall.

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I don't know the first thing about freshwater. Any of you experienced folks have any pointers or ideas how one can get started? I'm itchin' for some fish action. :D

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been killing trout on the fly this fall.. I can't wait for palmer river hickory shad in the spring.

LMB on the fly is a blast and a half, especially topwater. Nothing makes you appreciate a high speed reel like a 1:1 fly reel and a 4lb bass swimming right at your feet.

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i agree, took a 33 inch hog of a pick yesterday on a giant golden native shiner.If i didn't already have 2 this size i would have mounted it.

 

wow, that's one hell of a pickerel!!!

and you've caught 3???

my hat's off to you, my biggest is 22 1/2.

tuesday i caught a 30 inch pike, on a sebile magic swimmer, slow sinking, fishing from my kayak.

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Sounds like you guys are doing a lot better than me. All I can seem to find are yellow perch. :snr:

 

Upsize your offering... Bass and Esox are trying to fatten up before the winter with the least amout of effort. Try livelining one of said yellow perch.

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Yeah... I've been hitting the same spot on my lunch breaks throwing jerkbaits and senkos. No bass, and the area isn't known for pickerel (surprising, given the perch population), so I downsized to small spinners so at least I could say I caught something. :)

 

 

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Don't fish with bait anymore but my guess is that the way we caught big fish in the fall using the belly of yellow perch with a weedless hook would still work. Would sometimes catch 3 or 4 bass on one belly. Usually with one pickeral it was on the the next belly. Should you find yourself with a dead perch you might want to give it a shot.;)

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Local Cape ponds have been excellent last few weeks, but I either get trout at stocked lakes or bass & pickerel everywhere else.



Not many places that have both, except Mashpee Wakeby, but its been so windy I have been staying off the big lakes, and tomorrow is no different, so once again, I'll be hitting the small trout spots this weekend.



I have always been a spincaster, but I am waiting for my new fly rod in the mail! Got to give that a try!



 



Trout have been hitting on gold spoons and powerbait. Bass & pickerel on 4-5" crankbait lures, sinking, diving, floating. Selbie 4" majic swimmer got me 18" pickerel last weekend.



 



 


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fly fishing is awesome dude you're gonna love it. well no, you're gonna hate it at first, casting sucks. but as soon as you get a fish you'll love it. i'm obsessed now. even when i bet i can get a fish on a spin rod, i just never bother anymore bc i'd rather try to get them on the fly. what'd you get?

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