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All are catch / release....

I’m 40+ Total LM Bass this year between April / May in the neighborhood ponds (all on safety pin spinners). Majority are 14 - 18 inches (1 - 3 lbs). Landed a 22 inch, 6 lbs

6 yrs old daughter caught this 5lbs Carp.

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Some nice size crappie this year too. Not common, but when they hit the safety pin spinner they are 10in to 12 inch

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Nice haul today bro!!! Figures first trip I miss in like 7 or 8 years! Haha
 

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If any of you want to go fishing, Captain Brian Wins

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This evening - In 30 mins: 6 bass ranging 13 - 17 inches (pumpkin green senko). 6 yrs old Daughter was pulling in bluegill and small bass one after another on red worms.

It was a turkey shoot

Bugs were terrible so she had enough
 

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awesome job!..I caught a 5-1/2 lb Walleye out of Kankakee River on a Zebco Rhino rod...didnt even know he was on,thought I was caught in the weeds
and i dont even know how to fish..lol

my brother helped..RIP bro
 

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My father in law is in a summer tournament and Asked me to be His partner for the evening. Caught 3 2.5 lb and a 3.6 lb LM bass. Father in law had a monster on that snapped the 12lb test and lost his favorite lure. Fun stuff!
 

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Fuuuuuuck those are some big smallmouth :eek3:
 

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Haven't been fishing in forever, going up to Cook, MN in August. Better get practicing! Had to go get all my dad's old gear. Gotta see if any of it is still good.
 
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Caught 11 more Bass today on 3 different ponds (ranging between 12 - 19 inches

Green senko, Lucky 13 and white hairpin spinner

here are the 19 in and 18 in

also saw some ridiculously large grass fed carp

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Caught 11 more Bass today on 3 different ponds (ranging between 12 - 19 inches

Green senko, Lucky 13 and white hairpin spinner

here are the 19 in and 18 in

also saw some ridiculously large grass fed carp

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I haven't had much luck in the ponds and lakes out here in IL, gonna have to hook me up with one of your honey holes
 
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I haven't had much luck in the ponds and lakes out here in IL, gonna have to hook me up with one of your honey holes
I go to various ponds in subdivisions, including high pressure areas -

Key is:

Strike King white / chrome blade hairpin spinner. Retrieve slow, so you feel the thumping of the blade.

Heddon Lucky 13, walk it slow ensure to stop, let it hesitate. Pops on its own.

5 inch green senko, #3 hook. No sinker. Retrieve a foot, let it sink, wait a couple seconds, retrieve a foot, wait a couple seconds, etc.

Frog - twitch, walk it. Slow retrieve.
 
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What I’m having trouble with is big carp. Sweet corn, night crawlers... nothing

chumming, still nothing
 

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I go to various ponds in subdivisions, including high pressure areas -

Key is:

Strike King white / chrome blade hairpin spinner. Retrieve slow, so you feel the thumping of the blade.

Heddon Lucky 13, walk it slow ensure to stop, let it hesitate. Pops on its own.

5 inch green senko, #3 hook. No sinker. Retrieve a foot, let it sink, wait a couple seconds, retrieve a foot, wait a couple seconds, etc.

Frog - twitch, walk it. Slow retrieve.
Most of those subdivisions I'm afraid to tap into since they are all private by me. Might just have to do it one of these days
 

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What I’m having trouble with is big carp. Sweet corn, night crawlers... nothing

chumming, still nothing
Love carp fishing and eating them. If cleaned correctly, carp is really really good. Mainly used a homemade recipe for bait. I cant remember it but it used marshmallows and strawberry jello and corn meal. Carp fishing is huge in Europe and I found the recipe online. Best store bought stuff I have used is uncle josh's. Caught a lot of carp with that.

My old man and his cousins used wheaties when they were growing up. Get a handful and mash them up with a little pond water in your hand. It will form a dough ball and can be put on a small treble hook. This is primarily fishing for common carp or buffalo carp. Grass carp fishing is very difficult. Also, they have a unique bite to them and it takes a bit to get it down. I usually miss more than I catch. Typically light biters initially then they will take it like a catfish.
 

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