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russellb 04-06-2011 06:20 PM

White Bass-a-palooza!
Honestly, I'm sore from catching fish.... Wow, yesterday was simply WB fishing at it's best, nearly a fish on every other cast. The ratio was 90 percent females to males and this is my largest, she was a bit over three pounds.

Oh yeah- fish were caught-

ant 04-06-2011 06:21 PM

Re: White Bass-a-palooza!
Congrats! What fly are you using? All I see is a pink ball....:)

gt05254 04-06-2011 06:25 PM

Re: White Bass-a-palooza!
Whoa, I'm jealous! I can remember great fishing for WB's and hybrids in TN while in grad school. Fun stuff!

mcnerney 04-06-2011 06:26 PM

Re: White Bass-a-palooza!
Sounds like a great day on the water, congrats!
Reminds me of my days in AK!

russellb 04-06-2011 06:31 PM

Re: White Bass-a-palooza!
Thanks all- I tied a ba-gillion Clousers and in the end the local favorite was a little gray 1/64th oz jig with a red/orange head....when in Rome- We used full sinking lines and 6lb tippets. Most of the takes were super soft and the retrieve was a very slow crawl. I took one today from some fast water on the classic swing and he hammered the fly in more classic WB manner but he was the exception.

lancer09 04-06-2011 06:41 PM

Re: White Bass-a-palooza!
Russell, I go to school in springfield and am going to try for some this weekend on the ozarks. You catching these on the james? I've been making a point to try to hunt some down. I tied up a bunch of Wotton shad for some.

littledavid123 04-06-2011 07:51 PM

Re: White Bass-a-palooza!
Way to go russell, that's a great stringer of sandies. Here is a recipe that we have always used for them. Dip them in a egg and milk wash and then roll them in instant mashed potato flakes and fry. yummy :D


russellb 04-06-2011 08:14 PM

Re: White Bass-a-palooza!
Thanks for the recipe David, I have a freeze full and will try your batter. I'm thinking of White Bass fish tacos. Lancer- I sent you a PM with the specs on everything and everywhere I caught fish and precisely where to cross the river at...

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