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Fished a lake in the pine barrens of New Jersey for 2 hours today and the fishing was unusually awesome.

I caught my biggest pickerel ever, easily 7 pounds and 7 bass in the 1-2 pound range. The fish were caught

on a slowly retrieved rooster tail and Johnson silver minnow. I call it unusual because I hear folks saying that

bass don't bite in the winter but they were actively feeding.

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Got out for an hour tonight on the Delaware. First fishing trip in a couple months, since the end of the Striper season that never happened in NJ. 

Throwing a Mepps Musky spinner, and it stops.  Then what I hooked started moving.  It was pulling drag and it was heavy.  My hearts pounding as I haven’t caught a big musky in years.  I’m thinking the whole time “PLEASE stay on”. Get it near shore and............

 

 

 

 

it was a foul hooked Carp. :(:(:( 

 

Gonna give it a shot again tomorrow evening.  Shad should be in soon, cannot wait.  

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Went back to the river tonight for a bit before dark.  Was throwing a jig for Walleye,   but foul hooked another big carp.  I think I found a hole they’re wintering over in  lol   Thing was a handful on a light rod. 

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On ‎2‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 5:16 PM, strike master said:

Fished a lake in the pine barrens of New Jersey for 2 hours today and the fishing was unusually awesome.

I caught my biggest pickerel ever, easily 7 pounds and 7 bass in the 1-2 pound range. The fish were caught

on a slowly retrieved rooster tail and Johnson silver minnow. I call it unusual because I hear folks saying that

bass don't bite in the winter but they were actively feeding.

 

The ol reliable Silver Minnow!  I really like them and they catch everything except the weeds.

 

The bass will feed all winter long, just usually like a slow presentation.  Painfully slow is my experience. 

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