Hammered them on the creek

Good job. Another tagged fish....cool. Do you have a way of identifying the individual fish and knowing how much it has grown and how far away from where it was tagged it has gone?

I went to Sinclair with a friend/co-worker from 6:30 to 8 p.m. I had my butt kicked again. LOL He caught 4 or 5 and I landed 1. I did have one other bite right at the boat, but it just grabbed the tail of the worm. Those were the only 2 bites I had. Besides the ones he caught, he missed 3. The last time we went together, he caught 10 to my 1.....and all in about an hour and a half. I know sitting in the front has a little to do with it, and keep telling myself that him living on the lake and knowing it while I haven't fished it much are also a part of it, but that boy can just plain fish.
 
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Nice werk.. Big Guy!!
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Good job. Another tagged fish....cool. Do you have a way of identifying the individual fish and knowing how much it has grown and how far away from where it was tagged it has gone?

I went to Sinclair with a friend/co-worker from 6:30 to 8 p.m. I had my butt kicked again. LOL He caught 4 or 5 and I landed 1. I did have one other bite right at the boat, but it just grabbed the tail of the worm. Those were the only 2 bites I had. Besides the ones he caught, he missed 3. The last time we went together, he caught 10 to my 1.....and all in about an hour and a half. I know sitting in the front has a little to do with it, and keep telling myself that him living on the lake and knowing it while I haven't fished it much are also a part of it, but that boy can just plain fish.
Other than individual markings I dont but I do know this is the same fish my boy caught back on the 11th,she was in the same pool as she was 2 weeks ago.Auburn University is conducting the study and has all the info.They had the annual shoal bass meeting in Macon on the 10th where they discussed the tagged shoalies,I didnt get to attend because I had a kayak tournament the next day and the 4 hour round trip and up early for the tournament would have been just too much for me.
 

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Very nice! I got redemption for the awful day I had yesterday. Hopefully I can get some pictures up tomorrow, but it'll be in the Freshwater section because I wasn't in the kayak.
 
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Found my old Hawg Trough Friday.I forgot and left it on a sand bar a couple years ago and before I could make another float it came a good rain and it washed it off the sand bar,so after almost two years and the big Christmas flood of 2015 I notice it 2 miles down the creek from where I originally lost it up on the bank in the trees still perfectly intact.
 

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Nice fish! That shoalie looks like it's full of crawdads.
 
Congrats on finding your old trough. Awhile back, I got happy when I found an old Torpedo from last year......then I got sad when I thought of the big bass that broke it off to start with. I've lost a lot of fish over the years, but that big girl was hauling butt out into deeper water. She kept jumping all the way out of the water and thrashing her head trying to sling the lure out. She must have jumped 5 times after breaking off.
 
Nice ones man! Cant wait to get out Saturday myself!
Yep, the weather is perfect and the river (Oconee here) is almost down to where I like it. I am going to try to go for a few hours after work today. I went Saturday and what is usually a 5-6 hour float took just over 2 hours it was so high. I didn't get a single bite.
 
Good times and good job on the spot removal. I've made it to the river 3 more times since my post above. The first 2 trips I only had one bite each time, but both were over 5 pounds. One bit a Zara spook and one on a chatterbait. On the third trip, Shannon caught a 13.5 pounder on a black/blue jig. Her biggest fish so far, but it was a channel cat and not a bass. The only thing I caught was a chipmunk I netted as it swam by me. LOL
I was awfully tempted to lightly hook it under the skin and sling it out into the middle of the river again. Instead I let Shannon pet it some and sent it up the bank.
 
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Good times and good job on the spot removal. I've made it to the river 3 more times since my post above. The first 2 trips I only had one bite each time, but both were over 5 pounds. One bit a Zara spook and one on a chatterbait. On the third trip, Shannon caught a 13.5 pounder on a black/blue jig. Her biggest fish so far, but it was a channel cat and not a bass. The only thing I caught was a chipmunk I netted as it swam by me. LOL
I was awfully tempted to lightly hook it under the skin and sling it out into the middle of the river again. Instead I let Shannon pet it some and sent it up the bank.
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Been able to do a little spotted bass extermination,glad to get them before they were able to spread there little devil babies around.Out of the six 4 had eggs,messed up and cut one of the sacks real bad and had to chunk it out with the head and guts
 

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Love small water fishing. Great post.
 
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