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  1. Thread: 30 inch carp

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    Bill, it looks like your picture was taken in...

    Bill, it looks like your picture was taken in low-light conditions which required using a flash? A buddy of mine was just telling me In-Fisherman reported on Carp that (quote from my buddy) "Food...
  2. Thread: 30 inch carp

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    VERY nice carp, Bill! :)

    VERY nice carp, Bill! :)
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    I've done well on the local reservoir with a...

    I've done well on the local reservoir with a white mylar woolly bugger too. With a pink brass beadhead. I don't think the pink is the key, its just what I was using. The main forage is shad, so...
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    I've tied some, but have not put them in front of...

    I've tied some, but have not put them in front of any fish yet.
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    Anyway...I also caught bluegills, crappies,...

    Anyway...I also caught bluegills, crappies, hybrid sunfish, and green sunfish.
    On July 5th, after we got 1.4" of rain earlier in the day, all the ponds were high and stained. I was still able to see...
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    July 3-6, 2014

    I flyfished 3 ponds over the holiday weekend...in fact I visited each one twice! Mostly I was flyfishing with bass-sized poppers. Fished the wide range of conditions...clear waters on a sunny day,...
  7. Thread: Carp & Bass

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    Carp & Bass

    Flyfished a local city pond yesterday evening. Caught some bluegills and a nice 24.5" Carp before switching to a popper for the dusk Bass bite....
  8. Thread: White Bass

    by FishnDave
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    Normal pool water elevation at this reservoir is...

    Normal pool water elevation at this reservoir is is 836'...the all-time record water elevation is 892'...2' above the emergency spillway!
    56' of water above "normal"...is a LOT OF WATER. I'm sure...
  9. Thread: White Bass

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    Ha! I was hoping that wouldn't get noticed......

    Ha! I was hoping that wouldn't get noticed... THANKS Uncle Jesse!!

    Its an Iowa Cubs (farm club) shirt...and I was wearing it under a much nicer shirt. But I didn't want to get the nicer shirt...
  10. Thread: White Bass

    by FishnDave
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    White Bass

    A buddy called me yesterday before noon, to say the fish were biting in the local reservoir, which has risen to 27.5' above normal in the past 7-8 days and continues to rise.
    I headed out there...
  11. Thread: Carp & Cats

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    I'm really liking this rod! Casts great, fights...

    I'm really liking this rod! Casts great, fights fish great. Trout and crappies put up a good fight on it, but you can still put some muscle on the carp, catfish and smallies, too!
  12. Thread: Carp & Cats

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    Carp & Cats

    Flyfished last night for a couple hours at a large reservoir. Northern Iowa has gotten 5+ inches of rain in the past few days, and the reservoir is expected to rise as much as 30 feet! It was...
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    I bet! :) Its probably similar to air-dropping...

    I bet! :) Its probably similar to air-dropping bacon cheeseburgers onto a college campus. MAYHEM! :)
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    Model for Brood III Cicadas

    Here's one of the "The Iowan Brood" (Brood III) Cicada's we have in Iowa this Summer. They are very numerous in some areas...so fish should be MUNCHING on these (or a reasonable facsimile):...
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    Ha ha! Fly Goddess, your carp are giants!! :)....

    Ha ha! Fly Goddess, your carp are giants!! :). Are you still using that egg pattern?
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    Awesome! I love surprises like that! :)

    Awesome! I love surprises like that! :)
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    First Carps of the Year

    I've been complaining just a bit that I haven't caught any Carp on flies yet this year.
    The fishing gods were listening.
    Last night I visited a new (to me) pond in town. The bass and bluegills...
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    It continues. I was fishing for these:...

    It continues.
    I was fishing for these:
    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/FishnDave/2014FishPics/6F2E2F2A-491F-4108-A2B7-C9B778D05CFB_zpsqk1jaycx.jpg
    ...
  19. That's brilliant! I have my anchor rope on a...

    That's brilliant! I have my anchor rope on a plastic rack used for winding/storing extension cord. there's still extra line in the bottom of the boat. I'm gonna try this on my kayak. Thanks for...
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    I was using a TFO BVK 9' 6wt rod (overkill for...

    I was using a TFO BVK 9' 6wt rod (overkill for bluegills, but I love casting with this rod and line!) lined with an Airflo 40Plus WFF line. Leader is (probably) 2x, with 2x (8lb test) tippet.
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    Well done! :) Sunfish have been picky here as...

    Well done! :)
    Sunfish have been picky here as well lately. Small foam topwater patterns have been producing best.
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    Really NICE! I wish I could get deer heads to...

    Really NICE! I wish I could get deer heads to turn out that well...I better start practicing!
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    Warren, Good question! I'm not that fancy...

    Warren,
    Good question! I'm not that fancy yet...I try to keep my flyfishing simple. Its the same reel and line... The line is an Airflo 40-Plus line. The front end is white, and the back end is...
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    Lucky Accidents

    Late last week I started off the evening flyfishing a local public pond for bass. Had one tiny bass follow the big topwater. Switched to flyfishing for Crappies and Bluegills, and started catching...
  25. Thread: Pumpkinseeds

    by FishnDave
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    Pumpkinseeds

    I got out to flyfishing for a couple hours before the late afternoon storm with lightning blew in on Sunday.
    I caught at least 20 bluegills, 6 crappies, 3 largemouth bass, and 8 pumpkinseeds. The...
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