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hitting the Conowingo Dam

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Hitting up the dam tomorrow morning. I have no clue about water releases for tomorrow and I expect the water to look like chocolate milk but at least I'll be wetting a line. After seeing the 20 pounder caught there the other day we've got to scratch an itch!

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Yeah checked the hotline at 1700 yesterday when it updates. Fished the morning at the tail end of the main release (4 small and 1 large gate open) but it dropped to 1 small gate at 0900. Released small stripers (and by released I mean a few spit the hook and 1 broke me off on a submerged rock just as I was about to land him). Fishing slowed as the morning wore on but I did manage a PB for walleye.

 

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We caught 3 stripers today...1 at 12 inches and 2 at 8 inches lol. Also had this flathead. 35 1/2 inch 25 pounds on the boga.

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Tasty fish ... Seriously!

Bob I was actually targeting these in order to eat one as I have heard they are delicious.  I do not care for channel cats as they taste muddy to me.  How would you suggest?

 

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I just fillet out each side and then skin them ,,, you're done in 5 minutes.  The meat on the ones I've caught were clear-blueish.  I just pan fried them in a little olive oil and black pepper.

 

These fish don't suck the bottom like some other cats do, they are more of a gamefish in terms of chasing live prey.

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I just fillet out each side and then skin them ,,, you're done in 5 minutes.  The meat on the ones I've caught were clear-blueish.  I just pan fried them in a little olive oil and black pepper.

 

These fish don't suck the bottom like some other cats do, they are more of a gamefish in terms of chasing live prey.

awesome...I got two really nice filets that kind of resembe cod from the fish.  I trimmed off the blood line and yellow fat as I would do with any other fish.

 

Thanks!

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What did you catch it on?  I've done well there with bucktails and big jigheads with big white twisters.

It hit on a 6 inch white curly tail grub on and 1/8th ounce jig head with a 1.5 oz inline weight.  It was  a pretty cool fight.  Some other guys were killing it with pink curly tail grubs.

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