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Hey guys and gals..... Share with us photo's of your favorite rod/reel and species of fish. Tall tales allowed.

Recent bass...not weighed but estimated (by me) ha, at around 8 lbs.
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you know full well no 8lb Bass would be caught dead within 100yds. of a pole that color.

all mine are boring.
spinning reels and poles of various colors and sizes.
bass, walleye, trout, cat fish, they all get the same treatment.
pretty much a Carolina rig variation.
 

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I have like a large collection of fishing rods, reels, tackle and tackle boxes. I actually have a 12x12' shed dedicated to fishing storage. I have saltwater bay stuff and ocean fishing rods and reels and tackle. Also freshwater gear and smaller trout fishing equipment. I mainly fish for Striped bass and perch in the bay here but also do a lot of freshwater trout fishing through out the spring, summer and fall. Also trips to the ocean and mouth of the bay here. I have did a lot of tuna and shark fishing also. I like it all. I have some fish mounted on my basement walls. Largest is a 9 foot hammerhead shark I caught
 

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Crappie fillets..
too bad I have to drive like 500 miles to catch one.
I pick up some bluegill while small mouth bass fishing, but they are maybe palm size at best.
I have talked to a number of guy's that fish around here and we have a lake right here that could be built into a premier medium size crappie lake with minimal effort.
but we can't get any county, city, or state feedback,, let alone support.
it's full of 8-15lb carp and 1-2lb catfish.
with a handful of perch and maybe 6-7 small mouth bass roaming around a couple of spots.
 

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I have like a large collection of fishing rods, reels, tackle and tackle boxes. I actually have a 12x12' shed dedicated to fishing storage. I have saltwater bay stuff and ocean fishing rods and reels and tackle. Also freshwater gear and smaller trout fishing equipment. I mainly fish for Striped bass and perch in the bay here but also do a lot of freshwater trout fishing through out the spring, summer and fall. Also trips to the ocean and mouth of the bay here. I have did a lot of tuna and shark fishing also. I like it all. I have some fish mounted on my basement walls. Largest is a 9 foot hammerhead shark I caught
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Here's a bass my dad caught out of Lake Marion in Haines City FL. a lot of years ago.

He had this one mounted. Weighed 11 pounds 3 ounce.

He's been fishing Lake Marion every winter for the past 45 to 50 years. He only fishes for spec now. I have a freezer full every spring when they go back to Ohio for the summer.



 

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Tom, the simplest is the most sublime. These inexpensive telescoping rods from B 'n' M in West Point, MS. with a few jigs or a snelled hook and minnows and a pair of waders trumps any other investment I ever made. Boats, glass rods, graphite rods, casting reels, spinning reels, big motors, trolling motors, huge boxes full of pricey terminal tackle just increased the per pound cost of a decreasing supply of fish... That kind of fishing is hard work for an old man but a mess of crappie sure sounds good right about now.
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My gear is currently gathering dust in the closet. :( It seems like the universe has conspired against me yet again and I haven't been able to get out since last spring.
 

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My gear is currently gathering dust in the closet. :( It seems like the universe has conspired against me yet again and I haven't been able to get out since last spring.
Hopefully you will find some time next spring or summer to catch some fish. The rods and reels and tackle collecting dust is no big deal. There is no shelf life on fishing rods and they will clean up nicely.
 

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my winter to-do list includes cleaning some rods and reels.
it was so muddy the last few days I got to fish this year I couldn't hardly tell my black pole from my white one by the end of it.
I'm actually surprised the reel on the black pole was still working like it was since it was so dirty.
 
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Hopefully you will find some time next spring or summer to catch some fish. The rods and reels and tackle collecting dust is no big deal. There is no shelf life on fishing rods and they will clean up nicely.
I'm going to try and get out there if there's any chance of a warm up this winter. The lake never freezes over and fish gotta eat :)
 

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I'm going to try and get out there if there's any chance of a warm up this winter. The lake never freezes over and fish gotta eat :)
I was reading my email from the DNR today and they are stocking winter trout here each week at different locations. On the lake near you do they have any perch , walleye , pike, bluegill or Crappie there? They all are fun to catch and eating also
 
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