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Old 10-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was lucky enough to get out 2 days in a row. Yesterday was a little slow but managed 12 smallies and a walleye. Smallies were mostly under 14" and the walleye was about 20". Most fish were taken on a 4" pumpkin green Finesse worm on a jig head fished closer to shore where current and slack water met. Today was much better. Weather was perfect and I got at least 40 smallies but no walleye. A few of the smallies were over 2lbs. Today was mostly live bait with both large fatheads and crawlers working equally well. Last week I manged 2 cats which weighed in at 10lbs and 8 lbs. They were caught on minnows and crawlers while fishing for smallies. I did keep the cats and had the whole family over for fried catfish. They tasted much better than I expected.

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Old 10-08-2013, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice smallies - I like the half in/out of the river shot!

Very lumpy headed walleye haha

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Tasty catfish! If you cut each filet into a half dozen pieces or so then put the pieces between two sheets of Seran and pound them flat you can enjoy a coonass delicacy we like to call crispy thin fried catfish.
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Nice!

I always enjoy smallmouth photos.

The walleye's head looks to be twice the normal size in the picture.
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Tasty catfish! If you cut each filet into a half dozen pieces or so then put the pieces between two sheets of Seran and pound them flat you can enjoy a coonass delicacy we like to call crispy thin fried catfish.
Choup, sounds great - I'm gonna have to try that! We had some catfish prepared just like that at some restaurant on the way home from New Orleans and they were DEE-Licious! BUT, after those Specks you put us on I'd have to say I'm spoiled as far as tablefare goes. I think those Specks were some of the best tasting fish I've ever had!!! Thanks again for taking us out!!!
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Any time Marty! I'm fishing 4 ladies for the Grand Isle Ladies Fishing Rodeo this weekend. Its a Breast Cancer Awareness tournament so everything is complimentary.

From the looks of things I might have to get Cotto to put me on some of those smallies.
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This is my first post...I usually fish the Fox for smallies...But i am impressed with those hawgs. Where abouts the river where you?
Nice work
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Did that rain have anything to do with the difference in numbers? Sounds like the fall feed is on and the rain get it a little jump start since it's been slow for me down there the last couple weeks. Congrats. My buddy will go cattin' down there occasionally and bring a couple home. I'm not surprised that you enjoyed them yourself. Nice post.
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