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#3200245 - 04/03/19 02:04 AM A few more white bass
DesertRam Offline
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Registered: 04/26/01
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Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
Last year my parents came for a visit in early May, and my dad, son, and I hit a nearby lake for a bit of fishing.

This year, the folks came down earlier to spend some time with the kids over their spring break. We boys made it out for a couple mornings of pretty decent fishing. Here are a few pictures that share our time on the water.

Here is a decent white bass I caught early on. Notice my dad fighting one of his own in the background.


Not longer after, my son boated this one.


Several times we had two fish on at once. Here's a pair that my son and I boated at the same time.


And then the kid doubled up with Grandpa.


We called it a day just after lunch, and even though we released quite a few, we had a pretty good haul. Fish tacos here we come.


A couple days later, we had to do it again. I landed the first one of the morning and practiced my mad selfie skills. w00t (Oh, be sure to notice the hat!)


But the kid would not be outdone.






Then Papa and I showed him how it was done. grin


We even pulled a walleye from the depths, which made for a little fun.


Given our previous haul (which were already in the freezer), we turned most loose, but saved enough for a good fish fry.
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#3200351 - 04/03/19 09:31 PM Re: A few more white bass [Re: DesertRam]
Dultimatpredator Offline
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 2379
Loc: Wisconsin
Fun to catch! I caught a 17” one last year a 1/2” bigger than the WI state record and cleaned it never knowing.

Don’t know why I did they have chewy, rubbery meat. Large mouth, I’ll eat all day long.

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#3200429 - 04/04/19 01:29 PM Re: A few more white bass [Re: DesertRam]
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Registered: 04/07/11
Posts: 1127
Loc: Miami Beach
Those are a pile of fun. Congrats

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#3200463 - 04/04/19 09:47 PM Re: A few more white bass [Re: DesertRam]
GC Offline
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 16193
Loc: Missouri
They are a ton of fun to catch! I don't care for eating them.
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#3200469 - 04/04/19 10:15 PM Re: A few more white bass [Re: GC]
fw707 Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 9362
Loc: Roadside watermelon stand
Originally Posted By: GC
They are a ton of fun to catch! I don't care for eating them.


Yes.
My first and only white bass trip was to Sandusky Ohio many years ago.
The fish fry after we got home convinced me I didn’t need any more white bass trips.
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#3200495 - 04/05/19 08:58 AM Re: A few more white bass [Re: DesertRam]
GC Offline
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 16193
Loc: Missouri
They are the ticket for young or less experienced fishermen. I take the wife and give her a 7' St. Croix Lite action spinning rig and she catches them until she is tired of reeling them in. When they are running good about any small minnow imitation or white curly tail grub lure hammers the white bass around here. You can easily catch 40-50 in a morning of fishing. We catch and release the white bass, keep crappie, look for morel mushrooms and listen for turkey gobblers. That's a good morning!
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#3200513 - 04/05/19 10:46 AM Re: A few more white bass [Re: GC]
DesertRam Offline
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Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 8558
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
Originally Posted By: GC
They are the ticket for young or less experienced fishermen. I take the wife and give her a 7' St. Croix Lite action spinning rig and she catches them until she is tired of reeling them in. When they are running good about any small minnow imitation or white curly tail grub lure hammers the white bass around here. You can easily catch 40-50 in a morning of fishing. We catch and release the white bass, keep crappie, look for morel mushrooms and listen for turkey gobblers. That's a good morning!


Yep, the kids love it. It's easy to hook youngsters on fishing when you can catch a good-fighting fish every ten casts or so. Like hooking them on hunting when you shoot two boxes of shotgun shells in an evening of dove hunting.

I like the sound of your mornings too! No mushrooms or gobblers where we fish, just the incessant drone of bass boats and personal watercraft. Still, beats sleeping in or doing yard work.
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#3200550 - 04/05/19 06:31 PM Re: A few more white bass [Re: DesertRam]
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 4653
Loc: NM
Looks like you've had a good time, I'm here but have a bunch of boxes to unload, can't even fathom where my locator is packed at. My boat hold is full of coyote silhouette targets, the cockpit has my motorcycle rack and ladders and the gear lockers are full of cleaning supplies. Soon we're going to get squared away.

Hopefully I can get out in the next couple of weeks.

Keep the kids happy catching fish and shooting coyotes, hard to think of a better way to grow up.
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