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  1. Thread: Goldfish

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    Sort of expected. Back around 15 years ago when...

    Sort of expected. Back around 15 years ago when these 2 ponds were fairly new, they had clear water. I saw the hundreds of goldfish there. The ponds are owned by the City. Since this is a park...
  2. Thread: Goldfish

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    Caught Goldfish #18 for the year so far last...

    Caught Goldfish #18 for the year so far last night:
    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/0AD63E86-18A2-4A43-8966-0B1D8913360D.jpg

    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/8EA641DA-C73F-4E42-AFE5-085E48DCCD05.jpg
  3. Thread: Grass Carp

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    That's exactly what I was thinking, Eric! Look...

    That's exactly what I was thinking, Eric! Look at the magnificent shape of that fish! Long, round and streamlined...with a big ol' tail. :D
  4. Thread: Grass Carp

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    Ha ha, yes... excellent point, Rick! :lol:

    Ha ha, yes... excellent point, Rick! :lol:
  5. Thread: Goldfish

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    Pretty slow last night. Fished deeper and...

    Pretty slow last night. Fished deeper and managed another beautiful Goldie.
    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/30A5CF79-79CD-46CD-A8AA-9CD910D178F7.jpg

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  6. Thread: Grass Carp

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    Grass Carp #2 for the year, hit a chartreuse...

    Grass Carp #2 for the year, hit a chartreuse microjig about 8" under an indicator. Full disclosure, I had chummed with cat food to get the fish feeding within casting range. The water was so...
  7. Thread: Goldfish

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    Caught this during my lunch hour. 12 1/8" Orange...

    Caught this during my lunch hour. 12 1/8" Orange Comet Goldfish!
    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/B8199002-812E-4E46-9F8F-23C59AD43DD4.jpg
  8. Thread: Goldfish

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    Caught 3 while flyfishing yesterday:...

    Caught 3 while flyfishing yesterday:
    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/E2DF2416-96CF-49FF-9AAF-7BC5A7E9FF95.png

    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/6EA310C3-A219-4603-98B4-0D1E44A32AD3.jpg

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  9. Thread: Goldfish

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    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/FF43870A-0EB3-4F21-808...

    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/FF43870A-0EB3-4F21-8083-5CF32DCF4AE0.jpg
  10. Thread: Goldfish

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    Such variety in the Goldfish colors! This is one...

    Such variety in the Goldfish colors!
    This is one I caught yesterday evening:
    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/12D3B073-A417-4331-92AC-9C3C751FF44C.jpg

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  11. Thread: Goldfish

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    A couple more from last night:...

    A couple more from last night:
    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/6247D0CD-B661-4B8F-8480-154A9665ABE3.jpg

    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/C5562607-F3D6-46B6-84C7-1751E9AE83CA.jpg
  12. Thread: 8 Species

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    Lunch hour today. 6 species.12.25" Goldfish:...

    Lunch hour today. 6 species.12.25" Goldfish:
    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/124A5100-96A5-4A81-915B-F36B9FC2E1BB.jpg


    12" Crappie:...
  13. Thread: 8 Species

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    Whoah! I bet the walleye was a big surprise!

    Whoah! I bet the walleye was a big surprise!
  14. Thread: 8 Species

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    That's great! So you know how special that is! ...

    That's great! So you know how special that is! What 6 species did you get?
  15. Thread: 8 Species

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    Its been a champ! Its caught everything here...

    Its been a champ! Its caught everything here except the grass carp...including all the goldfish!
  16. Thread: 8 Species

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    8 Species

    I realize these aren't big fish. It is what it is...I'm not fishing my preferred waters....just fishing public water nearby, and catching what is there.
    The cool thing is that in a couple hours of...
  17. Thread: Goldfish

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    11.5" bronze Goldfish from last night. Or, it...

    11.5" bronze Goldfish from last night. Or, it could also possibly be a Crucian Carp or Prussian Carp? I dunno...I'll assume its a goldie....
  18. Thread: Grass Carp

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    Interesting you ask that, because I'd been...

    Interesting you ask that, because I'd been thinking about that. I tied the fly, but I use a lot of different hooks. This one looks like a Mustad or Umpqua #8 hook...maybe a dry fly hook, but more...
  19. Thread: Grass Carp

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    That's great, Uncle Jesse! And from a float...

    That's great, Uncle Jesse! And from a float tube, no less!! I bet you had a ball with those fish! :)
  20. Thread: Grass Carp

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    Thanks, fellas! They sure are fun to catch, but...

    Thanks, fellas! They sure are fun to catch, but also very difficult and challenging.
  21. Thread: Grass Carp

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    Grass Carp

    Flyfished a “new-to-me” public pond. Caught some small bass, bluegills, green sunfish and hybrid sunfish.... and also this 28” Grass Carp, calc’d weight of 10.5 lbs. It hit a floating yellow foam...
  22. Thread: Toads

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    Toads

    A lunchtime "toad" of a catfish today:
    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/949C4B67-2342-4F8E-863A-2BE804C49D3C.jpg


    And once I got back to the office, another "toad":...
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    Orangespotted Sunfish

    Wanted one of these on the fly rod for quite some time. Finally happened. Beautiful spawning male Orangespotted Sunfish!
    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/48DD89C5-2801-4F5F-B8E1-C2B3EA4F48E6.jpg
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  24. Thread: Pig Boats

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    Really nicely done! Really like the bluegill...

    Really nicely done! Really like the bluegill one. To get the orange on half of the head, did you just apply orange marker between layers of resin?
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    I lived in northern Illinois for 7 years. ...

    I lived in northern Illinois for 7 years. Central Iowa for the remainder of my 50+ years. Moving in a month or so to St Louis, MO. Not ready to retire yet, but it seems like the right direction. ...
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