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    Absolutely! Fishy surprises are some of my...

    Absolutely! Fishy surprises are some of my FAVORITE surprises!When I caught the bigger Bowfin, I was using a very small microjig, as I was hoping for Orangespotted Sunfish, or small Warmouth at that...
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    June 15, 2024

    Drove an hour and visited a place I had not been to before. Always exciting to learn a new place! It was Mississippi River floodplain lowland swamp type of place. A fisheries biologist told me...
  3. Thread: June 9, 2024

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    Thanks Dale and Rick! I do have more...

    Thanks Dale and Rick! I do have more pics.Bleeding Shiners:https://s12.gifyu.com/images/SY63V.jpgStriped Shiners:https://s12.gifyu.com/images/SY63U.jpgBlackstripe...
  4. Thread: June 9, 2024

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    Thanks Dennis! :)

    Thanks Dennis! :)
  5. Thread: June 9, 2024

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    June 9, 2024

    After spending the past few weekends chasing Bowfin, Gar, Common Carp, Grass Carp, etc....I changed it up this weekend and went after the little stuff again, with micro-flies. I tie a micro fly on...
  6. Thread: May 25, 2024

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    May 25, 2024

    Hit 2 waters. Caught 4 Grass Carp, 2 Channel Catfish, 1 Freshwater Drum, 1 Largemouth Bass, 1 Hybrid Sunfish, 4 Shortnose Gar, 2 Bowfin, and 1 Spotted Gar.Since the Brood XIX Cicada Hatch is in full...
  7. Thread: May 19, 2024

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    I've always enjoyed catching a variety, but my...

    I've always enjoyed catching a variety, but my list was fairly stagnant for a long time. Until I moved from Iowa to Missouri. Lots more opportunities here, and I've picked up quite a few more from...
  8. Thread: May 18, 2024

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    Just what we need, right? :)East coast fisheries...

    Just what we need, right? :)East coast fisheries biologists have been studying them for awhile in their waterways. For the most part, they say the presence of these fish has improved the rest of the...
  9. Thread: May 19, 2024

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    At our last spot, we fished a swamp that was...

    At our last spot, we fished a swamp that was flooded and muddied up from recent rains. I beached but lost a Spotted Gar, but caught a Warmouth and 2...
  10. Thread: May 19, 2024

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    May 19, 2024

    Before leaving Arkansas on Sunday, I decided to try for some species I don't normally get near home. My buddy that I fished with the previous day for Snakeheads, fished with me. He knows so many...
  11. Thread: May 18, 2024

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    May 18, 2024

    Met up with a buddy in Arkansas to try to get Northern Snakehead added to my fly rod life list. He'd already gotten one on fly rod, and a few others on spinning gear.We fished from a canoe, and it...
  12. Thread: 2 foam flies

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    Very good, Rick!

    Very good, Rick!
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    Thanks, fellas! :)

    Thanks, fellas! :)
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    May 1 and May 5, 2024

    I just realized I should have been putting my fishing reports HERE, instead of under the "Warmwater" forum. Well...here we go.After work one day last week, I was killing time waiting on my wife, and...
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    Jumbos! Nice fish, Rick! :)

    Jumbos! Nice fish, Rick! :)
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    Yes, Bighead Carp. First one I've ever caught.

    Yes, Bighead Carp. First one I've ever caught.
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    April 27, 2024

    First visit of the year to this spot. Its a not insignificant drive, but very doable for a day trip. I didn't catch big numbers of fish, but managed 10 species, and some nice individuals.I caught...
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    Thanks fellas! :)Gar have been around a REALLY...

    Thanks fellas! :)Gar have been around a REALLY long time. They aren't particularly fast or agile predators (except once hooked!), more of a sit-and-wait or slow ambush style... or easing up close to...
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    April 25, 2024

    Went looking for Orangespotted Sunfish again. Went to a spot where I caught a single one last year. Found some! Caught 5, a few others flipped back into the water before I could "land" them. Also...
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    April 23-24, 2024

    I don't often fish during the work-week anymore, but my wife is out-of-town for her work. So.....After work on Tuesday, I did some errands, and then fished for a bit after the rain passed. Saw a...
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    Next day, after work, I went looking for...

    Next day, after work, I went looking for Orangespotted Sunfish. Did not see/catch any.Did catch some Green Sunfish, Bluegills, Hybrid Sunfish, a Black Crappie, and a Grass Carp. Had another Grass...
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    April 21, 2024

    Didn't have a lot of time... got out fishing around mid-afternoon. Air temp upper 50's. Wind speed @ 15mph.Caught 7 fish, 6 species. Cool, but also was unable to string together successful...
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    Good snake. Haven't seen any poisonous ones in...

    Good snake. Haven't seen any poisonous ones in the area, as far as I know.
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    April 14, 2024

    Nice warm day in the 80's, with stronger wind than I would have preferred... but it helped keep me cool.I fished 2 spots that require a significant amount of walking. I ended the day with over...
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    Sounds like a great day, Rick! Glad you got out!

    Sounds like a great day, Rick! Glad you got out!
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