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Did some exploring
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Monday, I took off and went to Allegan Dam, Allegan, MI. I was hoping to tangle with a Salmon. King Salmon are in, and a local told me they were expecting Coho Salmon any time. We think we saw a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allen Morgan Oct 5, 2018.

Major changes for me..
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Some of you know this already. The ones I have on Facebook, anyway.I left my spouse this week. She's been cheating on me for over a year. She has the kids. I was able to get out in a few days with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by June bug Jun 8, 2018.

Looks like my 2017 Kayaking season is over.
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Air temps yesterday were in the 60's.  Cold front moving in, severe storms were expected in the afternoon/evening, according to the weather shamans.  It was foggy when I woke up. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slip Sinker Nov 8, 2017.

On the pro's and con's of decentralized fishing tackle storage
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Many of you know I like to think "modular" in my fishing tackle storage.  I keep a selection of poles in my vehicle that fits most of the fishing situations I encounter.  I have both a soft-side…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carl hendrix Aug 3, 2016.

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Allen Morgan replied to John M. Grimes's discussion Cordless drill/ice auger in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"N/P.  I just went and looked at them today.  The one to get is the only hammer drill offered, it's $159.99 with a 4ah battery and charger."
Dec 23, 2019
Allen Morgan replied to John M. Grimes's discussion Cordless drill/ice auger in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"It seems like most folks use either the m18 Fuel or the DeWalt.  But, drill/battery/charger for each of those is going to run you $300.  Some folks are using the Rigid Octane with good results, but that is one of those that has the thermal…"
Dec 21, 2019
Allen Morgan replied to John M. Grimes's discussion Cordless drill/ice auger in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"You want a hammer drill with a 1/2" chuck, a battery with as many amp/hours as you can afford, and as mentioned, at least 750 in/lbs of torque.  Don't use the hammer setting, leave on Drill, setting #1.  I have a buddy that uses…"
Dec 19, 2019
Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"Pics or it didn't happen! :) Glad to hear that little jig-fly catches fish.  If I remember right, you lost it to a toothy predator, right?  Let me know if you want/need more."
Dec 7, 2019
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1#8oz. Black Crappie

"Nice Crappie!"
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Allen Morgan commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"Tailraces are good fishing!  Depending on how the water is released, the temperature of that water is more stable than in a stream, so fish use tailraces as a thermal refuge.  Also, the bubbling from water mixing provides aeration, and…"
Sep 15, 2019
Allen Morgan commented on dick tabbert's group FISHING ELECTRONICS
"GPS is nice when you can take your unit out during warm weather (NOW), and mark various waypoints like weedlines, drop-offs, etc.  THEN, go back during Winter to those same waypoints and drill a hole through the ice onto good cover/structure."
Aug 17, 2019
Allen Morgan replied to Allen Morgan's discussion Various accessory gear in the group www.BigBullhead.com
"It is a *very* nice reel!  I've landed several decent catfish with it, and even did battle with a leviathan Blue Catfish the went somewhere between 50 and 80 lbs (closer to 80).  That reel hasn't failed me yet. If I ever move…"
Jul 26, 2019
John Sheehan replied to Allen Morgan's discussion Various accessory gear in the group www.BigBullhead.com
"That does look like a cool reel ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpMx5_IIr28 I like the bait feeder rear drag with pre set Front drag combination !  https://www.fishusa.com/Okuma-Avenger-ABF-B-Series-Baitfeeder-Spinning-Reels"
Jul 26, 2019
Allen Morgan replied to Allen Morgan's discussion Various accessory gear in the group www.BigBullhead.com
"I have an Okuma Avenger ABF 65 spinning reel that has a bait clicker.  Love that thing.  It's a little big for Bullheads, but Channels, Blues, and Flatheads it's perfect."
Jul 25, 2019
John Sheehan replied to Allen Morgan's discussion Various accessory gear in the group www.BigBullhead.com
"Yes a spinning reel with a rear drag Clicker . I have two; a Sigma and a Lews.Gonna try using two poles this way with one on the RD clicker reel, the other hand held . Not using Baitcasters when Catfishing /Bullheads fishing . "
Jul 25, 2019
Allen Morgan replied to Allen Morgan's discussion Various accessory gear in the group www.BigBullhead.com
""Rear Clicker drags"??  You mean a bait clicker like on a Abu Garcia 7000 baitcaster?  Or just a spinning reel that has the drag adjustment at the rear instead of the front?"
Jul 24, 2019
John Sheehan replied to Allen Morgan's discussion Various accessory gear in the group www.BigBullhead.com
"You guys use rear clicker drags on rods ? I want to hold one rod and set one down using rear Clicker .Haven't tried that yet . Went Bullhead fishing once this year; yesterday in fact. ;got 3 Brown BHeads and 1 Yellow Bhead using Hotdog chunks…"
Jul 24, 2019
John Sheehan replied to Allen Morgan's discussion Hooks in the group www.BigBullhead.com
"Here are my current setups this year for some Catfishing /Bullheads.In my home lake (Cupsaw Lake ). In years past  I have caught four species Yellow and Brown Bullheads ,White Catfish and Channel Catfish . Nothing over 5.3# yet . PB is 12#…"
Jul 23, 2019
Allen Morgan replied to Jose mejia's discussion Mono to braid in the group LINE WARS
"I will admit to having 20 lbs test braid on a couple rods, 40 lbs test braid on a couple rods, and even two more rod with 65 lbs test braid.  Of course, those are all Catfish rods, and I used to fish a spot that was super-snaggy, with lots of…"
Jun 25, 2019

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Arkansas River 10/24

Well, Keystone Dam released some water yesterday, and sure enough, there was a good bit of water coming downriver when I got to my spot.  I walked down the emergency boat ramp and saw two swarms of seagulls diving on bait in the water; good signs.



I get out there, and a gent I know catches three before I can get a line in the water.  Started out with a Powerbait swimshad, and managed to catch a small Sandie on that.  Then, after seeing a bunch of fish hit top, I switched over to a…

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Posted on October 24, 2012 at 1:20pm

Arkanss River 9/17 Zebra Mussels!

Headed out this morning, first full day of my 2-week vacation.  I had three goals that I wanted to accomplish today:

 

1)       Catch some minnows to take home for use as bait.

2)      Catch some Shad, again, for bait.

3)      Catch some Skipjack, to process into cut bait for catfish.

 

I knew it was going to be LOW, as I’ve been watching the level on the internet.

 

BOY, was it low! I haven’t seen it this low in awhile.  Walking out, I…

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Posted on September 17, 2012 at 2:40pm — 6 Comments

Arkansas River, Keystone Dam

I decided to go up to Keystone Dam and throw out some of the cut Skipjack Herring I have, and see if any cats were feeling hungry.  I didn’t know how the bite was going to be, as there was no water moving, and we had a cold front come through the day before.

 

I rigged and baited one of my surf rods.  I tossed that bait up near the turbines, and set the clicker.  I then baited up a smaller rod that had a float rig on it.  I knew from previous experience that I can at least play…

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Posted on September 14, 2012 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Had to go back today....

And see how the size 8 BH Wooly Buggers that I tied up last night work.

 

I started off with a size 6 Gurgle-Pop as an indicator bug, with a size 8 BH Wooly Bugger on a dropper about 2’ below the Gurgle-Pop.  The first fish decided to go for the Gurgle-Pop:

 

[IMG]http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4117/20120712hybridsunfish1.jpg[/IMG]

 

After a little while, I realized…

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Posted on July 12, 2012 at 5:11pm — 4 Comments

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At 6:44pm on October 15, 2018, carl hendrix said…

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At 9:00pm on February 10, 2016, Slip Sinker said…
Free Fishing Weekend Allen
At 8:16am on July 28, 2015, John Sheehan said…

Allen ,sorry to hear about your emergency with the Appendix surgery .Glad you're on the mend !

At 6:54am on June 24, 2015, Gerome Hilliard said…

Allen, I've added you as a friend. I'll contact you tonight after I get back in from Church if that is ok.  I pastor a Church in Athens, AL and I have a real busy day today. Thanks for accepting me as your friend and look forward to "gleaming" from your knowledge of Big Blue Gill!.

At 11:29am on March 30, 2015, Stephen Ermak said…

Hi Allen. Could you take a look at my recent forum post and give me your thoughts please? Carl Hendricks suggested I reach out to you.

http://bigbluegill.com/forum/topics/help-with-bluegill-fly-rod-for-kayak

At 5:38am on September 29, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Welcome aboard Allen. Hoping with this group we can really get into the potential of what our finders really are capable of. WELCOME.

At 5:30am on April 16, 2014, Eric Pierce said…

Thank you Allen for accepting the invite. Carl Hendricks told me I should befriend you. We were talking fly tying when it come up. I am a muddling beginner at best. Been tying about a year off and on, mostly jigs though...once again thank you Sir....

At 4:46pm on January 7, 2014, Lord of the Fly , Rods said…

Ok Allen, got your address.

At 9:08pm on December 17, 2013, dick tabbert said…

I'm surprised I didn't have you on my friends list and I apologize.

At 3:58pm on October 22, 2013, David, aka, "McScruff" said…
Allen, I got my copy of, "The Book of Fly Patterns," by Eric Leiser. To my nimrod eyes, it is very thorough and conciseOf you don't have it, I recommend it.
PS I got it used from alibris.com 6$, shipped. It's the 1993 version and isn't really internet savvy. Aside from that, it's golden.
 
 
 

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