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Catch of The Day

I went out for a little while this morning just to see what the local lake was looking like. Water levels have been dropping quite a bit lately because of the lack of rain.

The county has been doing an on going "weed harvesting" project for about 3-4 years. They grind up and harvest all the aquatic weeds with a giant "harvester" machine. It realy makes a mess of the chanels for a few weeks abnd fishing isn't very good during those times.

I only ended up with 1 little warmouth perch. The worm I was using was bigger then he was Laugh .

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Yea those are fun to catch on

Yea those are fun to catch on the fly rod. We use a popper bug with a little spider lure tied about a foot below. We catch on the the popper and the spider. Can be a great day of fishing.

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Thanks for looking. I do love

Thanks for looking. I do love fly fishing also. I left all my gear in colorado when I moved and havn't got it shipped down yet.

We went out this weekend and ended up catching a few soft shell turtles, quite a few catfish, and some more perch. Planning on having a fish and turtle fry this coming up weekend.

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Who needs equipment?  A cane

Who needs equipment?  A cane pole length of line and a hook and you're ready to go. 

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haha yes but it's so much

haha yes but it's so much more fun to have all the bells and whistles of the modern fly fisherman. I have several cane poles and use them on a regualr basis, but fly fishing in itself is a humbling experiance.

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lol

Alpine_Archer wrote:

haha yes but it's so much more fun to have all the bells and whistles ...

 

As a friend of mine often says..."when I die, I hope my wife doesn't sell my fishing gear for what I told her I paid for it.

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Good one, Saskie. LOL Alpine,

Good one, Saskie. LOL

Alpine, do you keep the turtles alive and feed them fresh veggies to clean out their system b4 you kill and cook?  I had friend catch and cook a turtle once. He didn't do that and he said green slime formed in the pan as he was frying. He said he had to throw it out. He hasn't cooked any since. How do you prep the turtles?

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We soak them in clean, fresh,

We soak them in clean, fresh, cold water while they are still alive for atleast a day. skin them and remove from the shell and cut them at all the joints into fry size piece. Batter and deep fry. never heard of them forming and slime in the pain but we always throw them into a fryer. We only eat softshell and aligator turtles the rest of them taste bad. We can no longer keep aligator turtles here in florida and only one softshell per person per day.

They are kind of an aquired taste but I grew up eating them so I love them. We're headed out in the morning for a little bass fishing and to set a trot line. I'll try to remember my camera.

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Nice catch Alpine, its always

Nice catch Alpine, its always fun fishing even if you dont get anything

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Alpine, what month is the

Alpine, what month is the best to fish for warmouth and bream in Fl? Here, the period between the full moons of May and June seem to be the best.

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During early summer full

During early summer full moons seem to be the best. Thats when they get bunched up and spawn. Warmouth are kind of hit and miss though. The specks are best during the winter full moons as well as the red breast's and stump knockers. Lots of panfish species down here to fish for all year long.Thumbs up

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