Thanks Howard . Look for more fly photos until I get out on the lakes. Ilost all my old photos (oops) so I'm starting over. Awsome slide show , There are some nice fish. Have fun and catch lots of fish.
Hey Howard...indeed tip-up fishing is both permitted and popular at DCL...most of the bigger northerns this year were tip-up fish, with top specimens going 14 to almost 20 lbs. Annually, walleyes to 10 lbs and chain pickerel to 24 in are taken. We have taken gills up to 11 1/2 in. It's quite a lake, but you have to work to catch the fish, like any place else, there is a learning curve.
i have 2 fish books. i think it was made by goldenbook or something like that. i try to get fresh water ones. i only have (title) Fishes, (not fish) and i think the other one is flys. im not shure bu i got to get off now so if you could say something that would be nice.
The St. Johns river originates in west Vero bch FL and runs North to Jacksonville FL and then out into the ocean. It is the only river in FL that flows North. It's a pretty good Bluegill fishery as well as Bass.
Hey Howard, Thanks for all the great tips!!! Had a real blast fishing Champlain--caught some awesome fish of all different species!!! Hope you can check out the photos on my page--I can't wait to get back there and fish it some more!!!
Hey Howard, Thanks for the comment on my Hybrid!!! I also caught mine about 30 minutes before dusk....I'm with you in that they seem to hit better at that time of day!!! My wife and I are headin up to Lake Champlain on 6/19/09 for a long awaited Honeymoon (I don't know which area except that it's on Vermont side, but I hope that I can get into some nice Sunfish there)!!! Tight Lines!!!
Hey Howard....good for you and your wife! I am glad that the shiner rig worked for you. Looks like that bass took it really deep...with circle hooks, all you need to do is just tighten up and reel in the fish. We haven't killd a fish in several seasons of shiner fishing like this. Congrats!
Hey Howard, try using a lightweight steel leader or else some green Sonic Braid in 30 to 40 lb test for a nice , tough, yet supple leader for those pike. I would use a Mutu Light Circle hook at 4/0 to 6/0, depending on the size of your pike. Run a slip bobber so the shiner can move around from 3 to 7 ft deep. Hook the shiner through both eyes or lightly behind the top dorsal fin. Check out our rigs for bait on big largemouths in this months ( June) In Fisherman. The Rawlings shiner rig may be your best option for those pike. Good luck!