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Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:52 pm 
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Why don't you post pictures of the best fish of the past year. I want to get excited about the next year.

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Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:26 pm 
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I didn't get out as much as I like to last year, but I had one good day on ShibI (small Yellowfin Tuna) last summer.

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There is a write up on the day over on AT...

http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=14900.0

also one from my Sitka, AK trip...

http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=15474.0

A short video...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=87ksM8E8DDY


Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:16 pm 
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Nice Fish, John!


Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:02 pm 
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My son's friend. Middle Fork of the Stanislaus R., California. 5 pound German Brown. For scale, he's 6'6", 250.
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Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:38 pm 
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Nine o'clock at night on a 5/8 oz Jitterbug this past September while fishing for smallmouth in Canada. 40+ inches and 18+ pounds. Released to fight another day. Quite a battle on bass tackle in a 12 ft row boat. Thank God we had a net!


Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:40 pm 
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Bill,
That is one heck of a nice Pike you've got yourself there. I used to specialize in catching biD northerns back in MN and Canada. Aug/Sep tends to be the best time of year.

Nice job!
&thanks for sharing the tale.


Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:24 am 
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-Winter is time for reminiscing. We have had some great fishing days in the past years. I remember two years ago when the reservoir was high, but the wind kept us from exploring in my boat. Wading saved the trip. Roger landed this 20” largemouth between the willow trees seen over his shoulder. It was a dandy fish.
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Then last year there was the fire fighting helicopter that “attacked” us at the boat ramp as we were loading the boat after a morning of fishing. The copter was dropping water on what turned into the largest wildfire in the US in 2015.

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I also well remember the day I talked the Rubber Reel Lady into coming along for a morning of Snake River smallmouth. It was a terrific morning with the big ones cooperating. Marilyn landed this 19” fish that is one of her best from the river…

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Then there was the 19” smallmouth that Dave caught on the upstream tip of Ware Island. I have named it “Dave’s Point” and it has produced several other dandy fish.

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I’ve got a lot of other great fishing memories, but one from 2014 sticks out. This largemouth was caught one summer evening right in front of our house by wading the edge of the smartweed. It was 22” and probably between 5-6 pounds. That is a 9” perch floating next to it. It spit up the perch during the fight.

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With 2’ of snow in the mountains already and 4-6 feet due in the next few days, we should have plenty of fishing this coming year.


Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:42 pm 
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Great looking fish, Geeze, and great to see everyone had fun!


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Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:28 pm 
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I can't compete with you folks, just as my reels don't compete. Here is my best catch of the year. Caught him at an estate sale on the way home from playing golf. Bait was $10.00. Unsure of the species?
All I know is he's a beauty! (Marion The Librarian)


Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:18 pm 
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August 2012, Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories.



Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:04 am 
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Slamming fish, gentlemen!


Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:51 am 
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I caught this baby at Vermejo Park Ranch in northern New Mexico during the summer. I put him back after thanking him for making my day!!


Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:55 pm 
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And Ladies!


Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 3:06 pm 
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Finally got to try out a sweet Young Beaudex reel that Ron "Bulldog" McAlpin converted to "wrong-hand-wind" for me (that's LHW for all of you out there who don't speak Bulldog).

Made a trip to the Millers River, a beautiful freestone river that supports rainbows, native brook trout, a few browns and smallmouth.

Here's that Beaudex and a rainbow:

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It's probably a class of fishing eras, but I used the Young on a Chris Barclay 7'10" fiberglass rod I bought from Chris last year. A great combo.


Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 4:37 pm 
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Practicing for Buckberry Creek!


Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 5:04 pm 
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You bet, although that 2014 fiberglass rod would get me booted from the competition. Planning to bring a nice pre-1950 Amherst Fly Rod Co. bamboo rod to use with this Young reel.


Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 5:12 pm 
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Good luck. I will miss you folks. Jon


Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:14 pm 
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One of six wild brown trout (16-18") caught and released on a #18 Copper John nymph one sunny August day. I fished upstream through the pool with a para hopper and took 3 fish, 2 rainbows and one brown. I decided to go up to the next pool and discovered that it was occupied so I fished down through the first pool with the nymphs. Much to my delight, the fish were more anxious to eat a nymph than they were the hopper!
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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:29 pm 
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nice fish, Ray! Sorry to upstage you, but I know that Robin would want me to post this lunker he pulled in at the fishing contest at Buckbury!

:D :D


Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:48 pm 
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I fought the mighty beast for hours until he finally tired, I would not be defeated!


Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:58 pm 
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I thought that was your bait! Heather could catch bigger ones than that with her eyes closed!!


Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:06 pm 
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These are from two weeks ago on the public lake where we live (for now) in Wisconsin. Some of you will recognize my dad in the first picture, he used to actively collect and attend shows but has only been to one show (Wisconsin Dells NFLCC show, 2014) in the last 10 years. His pike was 39 1/2", mine were between 36" and 38 1/2". We caught almost 100 that week, the majority over 30".






Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:35 am 
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Nice fish, Bill. Maybe you could give Robin some lessons.


Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:04 am 
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I figure I better thow a picture into here!

I caught this guy on Lake Poygan in Wisconsin

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