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father's day weekend 2013

went out with my boss and my daughter on father's day weekend and caught a 9" gill in oakland county on cedar island lake. my daughter wanted to take a pic of the fish in my hand because of the beautiful color. had a lot of turquoise coloring. luckily i talked his daughter into fishing a little longer and i caught the 9" gill.…

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Added by Frank Ribble on July 9, 2013 at 8:31am — 1 Comment

NEW SPOT IN STATE PARK LIKE A TROUT POND FOR BASS - LOST TRACK OF HOW MANY IN 2-1/2 HOURS

THOUGHT IF THERE WERE THIS MANY BASS, THEY WOULD KEEP THE DINKY BLUEGILLS IN CHECK. MAYBE, FISHED MORE THAN  I THINK. PUMPKINSEEDS ARE BIGGER THAN GILLS. CAUGHT A FAT 11" BULLHEAD. STILL HAVE A LOT OF GREAT SPOTS TO CHECK OUT. LONG STRETCHES OF  LILLYPADS. DO GILLS LIKE LILLYPADS IN THE SUMMER? LAKE IS VERY WEEDY, WITH SOME SHALLOW HUMPS IN THE MIDDLE. GREAT LAKE TO WADE AS THERE IS A POINT IN THE MIDDLE WERE IT IS SHALLOW ENOUGH TO ACROSS, SO I CAN FISH PARALLEL TO 1 BANKS AND BOTH SIDES OF…

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Added by Frank Ribble on July 27, 2012 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

1/2 WALK WAS WORTH IT TO FISH NEW SPOT IN THE MARSH! SHOULD I HAVE RELEASED THE DOGFISH?

READ ABOUT LAKE ON A BROCHURE POSTED AT ANOTHER LAKE. MARSH IS A LITTLE DANGEROUS SUNK IN THE MUCK ONE LEG UP TO MY THIGH. 6 OF 8 GILLS 6-1/2" TO 7-1/2 ONLY 2 DINKS. CAUGHT ON BERKLEY POWERBAIT MAGGOTS AS I WAS RETREIVING. CAUGHT CRAPPIE ON BERKLEY POWERBAIT MINNOWS. WASN'T SETTING THE HOOK HARD ENOUGH ON THE 3". HAD A BIG FISH SPIT IT MULTIPLE TIMES. THINK IT WAS A BASS, BUT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A BOWFIN. WILL HAVE TO TAKE A PICTURE OF MONSTER FROGS. WERE BIGGER THAN ANY GILLS I CAUGHT.…

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Added by Frank Ribble on July 27, 2012 at 11:22am — 6 Comments

GRAND SLAM - 4 PANFISH SPECIES OVER 7" FISHING IS HEATING UP! + BONUS TURTLE

CRAPPIES ARE TOUGH WERE I FISH. NOTICE THE DAMAGE TO THE MOUTH OF THE 7-1/2" BLUEGILL. CATCH & RELEASE WORKS! UNFORTUNATELY, ONLY THE CRAPPIE WAS HEALTHY ENOUGH TO RELEASE. CRAPPIE WAS 7" BLUEGILL & SUNFISH 7-1/2" ROCKBASS 8". NOT BAD FOR SHORE FISHING IN MICHIGAN.…

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Added by Frank Ribble on July 13, 2012 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

WHAT CAN YOU CATCH BEFORE DAWN? TAKING OUT BLUEGILLS COMPETITORS & PREDATORS

BEEN ITCHING TO FISH AT NIGHT, BUT SCHEDULE HASN'T ALLOWED. SO, I GOT UP & GOT TO  MY NIGHT FISHING SPOT, AT LEAST 2 HOURS BEFORE DAYLIGHT. NEAR FULL MOON. IN DOWNTOWN PARK WITH A LOT OF LIGHTING NEARBY. CAUGHT THE BOWFIN, RIGHT AT DAYLIGHT. CAUGHT THE BIGGEST BULLHEAD(ALMOST 12") WITH A 3" GILL(DON'T KNOW WHY THE SUNFISH BIT AT NIGHT - GUESS HE COULDN'T…

Added by Frank Ribble on July 3, 2012 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

BEST PIKE THIS YEAR

CAUGHT ON A 3" BERKLEY MINNOW WITH A POGY TAIL FIRETIGER. WAS PITCHING IT UNDERHAND WHERE THE WATER FALLS OUT OF A SMALL DAM. ALMOST NO WATER WAS COMING OUT & I SAW SOME BIG FISH. I THREW IT UP AGAINST THE WALL & BAM I HAD ON A NICE FISH. ANYONE HAVE A NET? NOPE. ONE GUY LAUGHED NOW WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO. I WAS FISHING ON A HILL 15' ABOVE THE WATER. THIS IS AN INTERMEDIATE ARE WITH ANOTHER STEP DOWN WITH 3' OR ROCKS BEFORE YOU HIT WATER WITH THE LOW WATER CURRENTLY. THERE WAS A…

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Added by Frank Ribble on June 30, 2012 at 8:42am — 1 Comment

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