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These guys start biting best when the water temps start falling.....I hope to catch many of these guys this winter......they took a 1/64th bigeye jig under a tiny trout float........lot of fun on a ten foot telescopic......

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Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on December 28, 2020 at 5:03pm

Thanks John......we are blessed with a large population of Fliers on the Albemarle.......most anglers pass them up because of the smaller average size......I like them because you can catch them year round......they handle the cold well and stay active including during low oxygen periods......I have located pods of trophy fish over the years and they are reliable.......I catch many on small telescopic gear so the fight is still there but not as strong as a big gill or shellcracker in my opinion......

Comment by John Sheehan on December 28, 2020 at 6:39am

How's the fight on these guys? We don't have Fliers up here in Joisy! Cool looking Fish .Nice work Jeff!

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on December 27, 2020 at 10:09am

Thanks Dick!

Comment by dick tabbert on December 24, 2020 at 10:15am

Nice one Jeff.  Good fishing.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on December 23, 2020 at 2:21pm

Thanks Jim, You know I love this overlooked species........

Comment by Jim Gronaw on December 19, 2020 at 11:13pm

Sweet!

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