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swirlchaser 01-14-2013 11:09 AM

Thought is was a Gill, until she realized she was hooked.
 
We had a nice warm spell last week but winter has made it's way back. I had a doctors appt this morning so I figured I'd make a pit stip before work. Luckily I had a 6 wt and a few Buggers in the truck.
The water was a bit chilly, after about a dozen casts I felt a small bump. The rod barely bent as the fish took a left, as I raised the rod I quickly realized it wasn't the brave little Blue Gil I though it was. She ran twice before she finally gave up and came in. This should make my work day a little easier.

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il_wi_fishing 01-14-2013 11:30 AM

Re: Thought is was a Gill, until she realized she was hooked.
 
a pleasant suprise

wt bash 01-14-2013 12:13 PM

Re: Thought is was a Gill, until she realized she was hooked.
 
Man I miss pickerel!

swirlchaser 01-14-2013 12:26 PM

Re: Thought is was a Gill, until she realized she was hooked.
 
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Originally Posted by il_wi_fishing (Post 516123)
a pleasant suprise

Yes it was. I fishing a pretty small bugger, probably an 8. Bigger Pikerel like that one usually go for the big, flashy stuff. I must have dropped it right on his nose.

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Originally Posted by wt bash (Post 516143)
Man I miss pickerel!

I'll FedEx you a few, just drop them in your local pond :D

wt bash 01-14-2013 12:30 PM

Re: Thought is was a Gill, until she realized she was hooked.
 
I'm looking at it out my window! Plenty of forage,cover, the nine yards. Ohio does stock a few local lakes but its all big water.

swirlchaser 01-14-2013 12:33 PM

Re: Thought is was a Gill, until she realized she was hooked.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wt bash (Post 516150)
I'm looking at it out my window! Plenty of forage,cover, the nine yards. Ohio does stock a few local lakes but its all big water.

I'm sure you could get it stocked with some Pikerel, if it have forage and panfish they'll do just fine :)

wt bash 01-14-2013 12:36 PM

Re: Thought is was a Gill, until she realized she was hooked.
 
Cool, send me two males and two females! I'll put a pair in the lake and the other in the canal.;)

wabi 01-14-2013 12:38 PM

Re: Thought is was a Gill, until she realized she was hooked.
 
If I was catching fish that size I'd be tempted to just forget work for the rest of the day. :yikes:

wt bash 01-14-2013 12:42 PM

Re: Thought is was a Gill, until she realized she was hooked.
 
Wabi you got any pickerel lakes/ponds by you?

swirlchaser 01-14-2013 12:42 PM

Re: Thought is was a Gill, until she realized she was hooked.
 
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Originally Posted by wabi (Post 516157)
If I was catching fish that size I'd be tempted to just forget work for the rest of the day. :yikes:

It was tough Mike, I actually didn't even have time to stop. With the temps dropping again I made an executive decision to "find" some time.


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