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2014 October Freshwater Fishing Reports

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Hey "TheKnot" - The third trout pictured that you caught appears to be a hybrid brook/brown cross called a tiger trout. They are mostly the result of intentional crosses in hatcheries. However, they do occur naturally when both stream born brooks and browns inhabit the same region of a stream. But naturally produced tiger trout are very rare. Is the area where you caught them stocked? The two pure brooks appear to be very much stream born fish.

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Some very nice catches all, trout season should start for me in another week or so, but in the mean time who said that the frog bite was over, fishing a new pond for the first time today over loaded with Lilly pads only a few places to fish it from the bank. I may take my yak out tomorrow and thoroughly fish it. my buddy caught some huge bluegill yesterday and here is a frog fish from today.

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First walleye of the fall. Water temps feel good and cold, definitely just under 60*F.


It was a 25in fish that smacked a 1.5oz Rattle Trap Magnum as I dropped and ripped it over some rip rap.


I didn't stay out long, so it was nice to catch a decent walleye for the brief period I was out.


 



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Went fishing for a little bit today caught a LMB & a pickerel, Bass was on a popper, and Slime dart landed on a Rat-L-Trap beautiful day/weather out on the lake it was! Also very quiet too loved it :)


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Some weekend fishporn. Hit the Big Lake on Saturday, landed 2 Walleyes on 3" Relax swim shads. Wind was blowing Sunday, so I stayed on shore to play with some tidal schoolies. Ended up with a handful of feisty river rats, on 4" Relax swim shads.

 

 

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SC.....that be a "big" jig head for wallys.....necessary ? Bouncy bouncy on the bottom or glide across the top of the structure ?

 

In the fall I fish bottom structure, contour, etc., usually between 30ft-50ft of water. The 3/4oz-1oz jigheads allow me to cast a mile to cover water, as well as maintain positive contact with the bottom. With lighter lead, you won't exactly know when you are on the bottom, which is where the Walleye/Hybrid Stripers/Crappie/Smallies hang out this time of year. Fish as small as 9" Crappie will willingly take swim shads on 1oz. jigheads.

 

It's a popular technique in Europe for Zander (European Walleye) that hasn't caught on here yet.

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In the fall I fish bottom structure, contour, etc., usually between 30ft-50ft of water. The 3/4oz-1oz jigheads allow me to cast a mile to cover water, as well as maintain positive contact with the bottom. With lighter lead, you won't exactly know when you are on the bottom, which is where the Walleye/Hybrid Stripers/Crappie/Smallies hang out this time of year. Fish as small as 9" Crappie will willingly take swim shads on 1oz. jigheads.

 

It's a popular technique in Europe for Zander (European Walleye) that hasn't caught on here yet.

 

Cool....I rarely fish more than 13 feet. Most of the time 3 to 7.

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I took one of my big pikie plugs to work with me today so I could test it in one of my favorite holes that I catch a lot of fish out of in the spring, I hardly ever fish it during the fall winter months I just use it to test my spring plugs in. I get down to the water mind you that I am still in my suit and tie from work throw the plug in a few times make a few minor adjustments and get it swimming like I want and I notice several lg mouths cruising the bank, I figure I might as well get my jig pole out (which stays in the car all year) and make a few cast. I end up catching probably ten crappie and a few small bass which just goes to show that there is no bad time to wet a line.

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here is a pic of the plug that I hope to get a musky on one of these days.

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I had a little free time while visiting in Brewster so I took my fly rod to Nickerson Park and hit one of the smaller ponds. It was too breezy to accurately fish the larger trout stocked ponds so I tried one of the smaller ponds and had a blast with small pickerel. Wading and casting parallel to the grass & weeds lining the shoreline brought those juvenile pickerel rocketing out at my streamers. What was fun was that the water was so clear you could see the aggressive fish charge about 15' from cover.

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Thanks Brian, on several occasions during the spring run I am the best dressed fisherman in the river during lunch time, it nice to have the river within five minutes walking distance from were I work. also testing out suffix 4lb ghost so far so good, i will be using it for trout in another week.

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been there. just got out of work. my mom called me, said pick your sister up from school in an hour. sweet ill go fish a pond near it. hooked into a monster. missed it, casted back to it. BAM! GAME ON. problem. i casted over a log. fish was hanging from a branch. i was not going to lift it over. i was still in my uniform. rolled up my work pants walked in the water. got my uniform muddy and wet

 

landed a chunky 6.6 lbs largmouth

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