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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 02:44:35 PM »

A couple of shad for cut bait. Might be channel cat roaming about. Yupp..... just tossem in on top of the snacks...Jeff


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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 02:54:09 PM »

Wow, you Sir are a fisherman  Grin

Fresh fish makes good bait for cats. I used to kill them on chicken liver.
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2018, 03:11:27 PM »

Nothing like a Fishy Snickers. Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2018, 05:03:09 PM »

I get my bait safely stowed & pack up to leave the ramp. A few stop & comment on the trailor & some who obviously have traveled by bike ask which way I came in. There thoughts on the ride out.

It's all down hill as you get within 3 miles of the Lake. the road out isn't bad if your in shape. But it's a bit much for a lot folks.
Loaded up I head out. My excitement of finally being here has grown. I cant wait to get to this spot. I hope no one is there it is a small area & not much room for more than a couple of people to fish it proper.... Jeff


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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2018, 05:18:38 PM »

Finally I arrive. I stand for a moment & stare at the surface of the water watching for any signs. I see what I was hoping for & move to get settled in for the night.

You could throw a rock across it & It's no more than 3' deep. However the recent rains have brought Ceder Creek up to a decent level where there is constant flow into the small pool below which is the creek arm that leads into the lake.


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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2018, 05:48:34 PM »

 Up above the pool I was set up on an old concrete wall where my light would have no effect on my fishing.
About 45 min. in nothing.
 I hear baitfish & a coon comes down to the waters edge paying me no attention. A little bit later a pickup with a canoe in back slows down on the road & slowly turns toward me with lights on the water... Idiot ! 
Some people have absolutely no idea. This same fella does the same thing two more times during the night. After the last time I'm pretty sure he wont be back.

I finally get a good hit that turns into a decent sized hooked fish that wraps my 60 lb. line around a rock & immediately breaks me off......


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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2018, 06:03:57 PM »

About 1:30 the water in the pool below me seems to come alive with activity. 10 minutes later my clicker sounds off.
I throw the lever forward & the tip on my heavy bait rod bends nicely. Turns out to be decent Flathead around 25 -30 lbs.


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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2018, 06:12:43 PM »

nice fish and wonderful walkthrough
that looks really fatty.. the fish I mean

btw. nice to met you Jeff

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« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2018, 06:20:56 PM »

I rebait & throw back out & wait. Soon catch another that could pass for the prior ones twin.


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« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2018, 06:27:55 PM »

I reabait & throw back out & wait. Soon catch another that could pass for the prior ones twin.

I know many guys that will die if they see a Large mount bass use as bait like in the last picture, LOL
not me, so dont worry, I have actually used green bass as cut bait for shore fishing in the sea, it was an excellent bait for triggerfish.. sssshhhh  dont tell anyone

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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2018, 06:32:03 PM »

 About 4:30 in the morning things had slowed & I stood to fetch my coffee thermos & the clicker on the nights lucky rod sound off again. I throw the lever foward as before & the tip on my bait rod bends a little more than on the pior 2 fish.

A flathead over 50 lbs. a decent Flathead about any where you might catch one. I normally release big catfish but this biggest one was hooked really bad so he was taken home. ..Jeff


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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2018, 06:34:23 PM »

I reabait & throw back out & wait. Soon catch another that could pass for the prior ones twin.

I know many guys that will die if they see a Large mount bass use as bait like in the last picture, LOL
not me, so dont worry, I have actually used green bass as cut bait for shore fishing in the sea, it was an excellent bait for triggerfish.. sssshhhh  dont tell anyone




Oh I catch heck for it here at times. Almost to the point of fighting which I dont want in any way. Thought one time I was going to have to bust out the pepper spray on an O'l Boy. Some people go nutz about this. Only people I know that can be worse are fly rod totten trout fellas.
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2018, 06:42:57 PM »

One thing I've learned it's not an easy thing taking selfies while holding fish. First pic is one of the nights smaller rascals. Still a nice fish. Any I catch are nice fish regardles of their size  Grin ...Jeff


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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 06:56:52 PM »

Well that's about it for my last trip of 2017.

Gets me all excited for this new year with a strong desire to see it warm up.
With some new reels & rods I cant wait to use. I'll be waiting with excitement & making  plans as I roll through the different places I've fished in my minds eye of places on the the river I so love & enjoy fishing.... Jeff


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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2018, 07:17:44 PM »

Awesome Jeff! Wink
Thanks for taking us along on your Adventure.
Nice to put a face to a name.
Glad you caught some fish.
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