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By fatman
#685269
:smile
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By Average Joe
#685271
Got a text from cornholio last week.

“Not much happening out on the delta right now. It’s been cold. Windy. Fish are scattered, and the few I’ve found have all been small. Want to go out?”

“Fuck yeah.”

Woke up at 2:00 AM Friday morning. Took my time loading the cooler and packing the truck before hitting the road.

Got to the launch early. Decided to string up the rods, but it was still dark, and I hadn’t thought to bring a headlamp. There were lights in the shitter, so I strung up in there and then dropped a Franzen in the bowl.

Went back to the truck and enjoyed a hearty breakfast of Cohiba and beer while waiting for my ride.

Cornholio arrived exactly when he said he would, boat in tow, and minutes later we were on the water.

After a brief but scenic cruise, he dropped the trolling motor and we started casting. A minute later I snapped this photo.


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In thirty minutes he hooked close to a dozen fish. I used that same period of time to blow out my elbow. Fortunately we had a first aid kit on board.


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I put away the rods, made myself comfortable, and enjoyed the day.

Occasionally I’d watch the geese....


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…. when I wasn’t distracted by this.


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Looking forward to next time.
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By ironman
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Sweet.

Thank goodness we don’t have near that number of mergansers.
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By fishpimp
#686272
Our first trip out of the year, a little late, yes. Found a sweet little dive of a hotel, we’ve been there six times so far. Many will know this river, glad I found it so close to home. We caught fish...
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On our way back next week. What will the flow be like? We’ll see..
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By LTFI
#687125
I haven't been doing much fishing the last couple months but got out for an overnighter on Monday. I took some time away from fishing since my trip to not Cody, lingering shoulder problems persisted and were causing some nerve irritation down my arm into my hand. Nerve shit is scary and it got me thinking about the long term future and there were a few times I really didn't know if or when I would be fishing again...With a lot of work things have improved over the last couple months but still along way to go to correct the poor mechanics and bad habits brought on by 3+ years of favoring, guarding and recovering from injury. Ball and socket joints are a motha'



Fuckin wakeboards...








Anyways... Last week I checked if the shad were in town as they had been rumored to be.



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They were...When the shad show up the river banks get crowded and the striper have a never ending buffet of herring snacks. In years past we've fished for weeks on end with out touching a stripe so I headed to the river with the intention of just lazily swinging for shad, drinking beer and enjoying whats looking like the last of the cooler weather.



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Grabbed some tacos.



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Loaded up with the god.



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Checked in on the newest river chicken.



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Poked around in some stripe water I like, got teased but bycatch put me on the board.



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Pulled into a slew and got blown up on the first chug...new plan: fuck shad, throw top water, pick on green fish.



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Threw camp up and got back to it.



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Sun started to drop, made a few more cast and headed back towards the beach.



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K.I.S.



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Thought about some random dude I've never met who had to put down his god last week, sorry for your loss BM, Ernie shares a striking resemblance to the family golden retriever I grew up with...the god got a few extra scratches, a sip of IPA and a few bites of sausage in the god bowl.



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Drank a few and enjoyed the night...



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Crawled into what I thought was my bed, god thought otherwise.



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Woke up and picked on a few more.



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Blew some shots at poop fish.



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I bought a new troot rod a few months ago, it hasn't moved...I might trade it for a poop fish rod, they seem like more fun.
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By fatman
#687133
well done :smile
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By fishskibum
#687153
LTFI wrote: Wed May 09, 2018 7:39 pm

Blew some shots at poop fish.


I bought a new troot rod a few months ago, it hasn't moved...I might trade it for a poop fish rod, they seem like more fun.
funs a relative term
as is addiction
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glad yur on the heal and gittin out and thanks fer sharin
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By Mad_Mike
#687178
Nice work.. enjoyed following along.
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By LTFI
#687182
Got a lot of poop fishin fisheries around here but they always seems to be an afterthought. After sight casting to a few 20+ lbers I can see why its addicting, just gotta figure out what the river poopers like to eat.

slew/slough... self high $5
Almost a full 24 hours, tard is off his game.
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