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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.

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.

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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"Nice fish!  You're doing better than I am.  I haven't been fishing in a couple months."
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Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Officially launching my You-Tube channel
"Nice.  I'll start watching them. Just a couple pointers.  I did this for a summer back in OK.  Prepare to start getting recognized in your local area.  I had a guy call me by name at the local BPS back in OK, told me he had…"
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Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"On my initial visual inspection, they look good.  I don't have the equipment to do strength tests on hooks, so the only way I have to test them is to fish them.  I don't have Safe Ice around me, yet, so it will be awhile."
Nov 30
Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"Got my order in today.  Probably start tying some stuff up here in a day or two."
Nov 29
Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"I've found that their small brass beads typically have a burr on the small hole on the "front" of the bead.  I've learned to live with it.  Their Tungsten beads are fine.  I've found that their hooks are…"
Nov 28
Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"I typically buy the bulk of my fly hooks and beads from Wholesale Fly Company. http://www.wholesaleflycompany.com/ I bought the unpainted tungsten jigs from eBay.  Some outfit in Canada."
Nov 27
Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"Well, yesterday I ordered some 60-degree jig hooks, sizes 12, 14, and 16.  Also ordered some gold-colored slotted tungsten beads, 4, 3.5, and 3mm.  Today I ordered a small quantity of unpainted 5mm tungsten ice fishing jigs.  Going to…"
Nov 26
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"Looks like you had fun!  Lots of 'gills and still catching the Bass!"
Nov 26
Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"The Drowned Ant is one of mine.  Basically a slightly modified Peacock and Starling Soft Hackle.  Instead of a single, uniform body of peacock herl, I do two "segments", with some thread wraps in-between to separate Abdomen from…"
Nov 24
Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"Yeah, you want the bead.  I buy the Rod-n-Bobb's bead and stop-knot package.  I have a few in various plano boxes.  I typically run a swivel to connect mainline to leader, and I find that sometimes, the swivels gets stuck in the…"
Nov 24
Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"There is a lot to be said for what Slip says.  I also, tend to keep my slip-floats set to "about the length of my rod".  I've found that the slip-knot going through the eyes of my rod will tend to fray the knot, and maybe…"
Nov 24
Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"Honestly, I'm not sure.  If I'm drifting the flats, I'm fishing for LMBs, Gills, Crappie, Yellow Perch, basically whatever that bites.  I can usually have fun with the LMBs when I'm doing that.  If I'm fishing…"
Nov 24
Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"Dang, Slip.  I didn't know you have a Youtube Channel. If you're fishing that close under trees, you need some Greenie Weenies!  And maybe some Drowned Ants."
Nov 23
Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"Many times during the summer, I'll fish with a small weighted float and a micro-jig.  I do this mainly because the lake I fish most has very few deep holes; most of the lake is only 5' deep, and weeds everywhere. If I'm fishing a…"
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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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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Officially launching my You-Tube channel
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tracy willis replied to Ric's discussion Big bluegills encourages smaller bluegills to grow before spawning, but what about other sunfishes
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Studies show that large bluegills sets the standard for smaller bluegills to grow. I think this is…See More
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Officially launching my You-Tube channel
"...maybe a little ice exploration tomorrow! need to get some video in..."
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