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Posted: 17 January 2012 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Curious if anyone chases the big blues in the winter months….I usually use cut skip-jack and and heavy tackle…...

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Posted: 17 January 2012 03:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Live in Quincy and fish the river for big cats, hard to believe that Whitetailfreak! I never have fished for the blues but I bet they are a blast to catch. Thumb getting better to go after them hogs?

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Posted: 17 January 2012 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thumb is A OK:)The blues are a blast too catch,And awesome eatin….....

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Posted: 17 January 2012 04:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Is there a certain size that are better eating? Small, big or all any of them? The local catfish tourney guys stocked some in Lake Springfield a few years ago from the river with the OK of the city & DNR. They did good so they stocked a bunch of fingerlings this year in the lake. I go to Otter Lake most of the time to fish, but I might have to try fishing for them sometime.

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Posted: 17 January 2012 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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As far as an eatin fish they are super good, I usually keep the fish up too 20# and release anything 25 and up…You catch your first one buddy and youll be hooked:)

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Posted: 17 January 2012 05:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Fight harder than a flathead? Any type of fishin is good with me anyway, a good day at a farm pond catchin 10” gills to crappie, to fishin up north in WI. or just havin a cooler full of ice cold buds, maybe a bottle of homemade wine, carp & cat fishin. That is one thing about fishing, there are so many types of fish and different ways to fish each one it is a constant learning lesson.

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Posted: 17 January 2012 05:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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The fight buddy is unreal, You hook into a 20-25# fish itll wear ya out:)Big flatties are fun stuff too and kick-butt eatin..I fish for the fun and for some table fare depending what im in the mood for,,,,,You mentioned carp….lol…A cold 12 of coors light and some good friends catching carp will make more memories and laughs than u could ever imagine….Guess im a PROUD REDNECK LIVING IN THE CITY…....

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Posted: 17 January 2012 05:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Was you born there? Quincy is a good ole town, I have a Uncle that has lived there for years so I have been there a few times. And besides wouldn’t it be riverrat not redneck? But I know where your comin from, my 1st name is Bill but a lot of my friends kids call me hillbilly with the things I like to do.

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Posted: 17 January 2012 06:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Bill u ever get around the quincy area pm me and we will catch some fish, Ill have the buds on ice for ya…..........Born in stuttgart germany raised in quincy….

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Posted: 17 January 2012 07:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Just got the bank poles out for the 1st time last summer since starting a family 7 years ago….The boys, my brother and nephew, and the guy that taught me to fish the little river that run thru my hometown ran them for two nights and caught 25 fish…Kept 15 for the cookout and thru the bigguns and little ones back for seed…Got some new pole ideas in the works as we speak/type…LOL

I will let you know how they pan out…

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Posted: 17 January 2012 08:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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247, That bankpole thing is a total blast!!!!Speaking of this, Anyone ever do any jugging????

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Posted: 18 January 2012 11:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I’ve been known to do a little jugging.  If nothing else, it’s always a good reason to drink a few non-hydrating, adult beverages while waiting to run down the jugs.

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Posted: 19 January 2012 12:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Here is a picture of my dad and boys out running poles last year…Like said it has been years since we have had the poles out…The water never got that warm last year because of the amount of rain so the fish were fairly clean even late in the year…The river we run is small and full of logs…The old boat motor can take a beating and the prop is in need of a bushing…I have new bushings ready to be pressed in just need to get things done…

The goal is to get new poles rigged, boat and motor ready and put some fish in the freezer before Memorial Day…We will see how it goes…

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