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  • Caught a 21-inch brown, just before dark last night -- biggest one in a while!

    Boy, this guy was a beauty. Dark yellow flanks, big black and red spots, slightly hooked jaw and nose. No photo -- I was fishing alone and wanted to get him back in the water right quick, after a fairly long fight. He was one thick and broad fish, too, almost a football shape. I was actually fishing for river walleye, using one of the bigger-sized floating Rapalas. Got a decent one of those, too, and a couple bruiser rock bass. Anyone else catching anything good lately?

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    Matt, About ten years ago, I caught nice brown trout in Lake Ontario. I have two photos shown below.
    Plus One for the posted thread. Keep the site moving. LMAO
    Thank you
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      Originally posted by PigHunter
      Congrats Matt! What's the details of your fishing rig? I'm not much of a fisherman but want to do a little more this Fall. It seems I do better when using Rapalas.
      For wading the river, I just take along my light-action, five-foot Ugly Stik rod with a small Shimano spinning reel loaded with 6-lb. test in low-visability green color. Summer through fall, I do alright with floating Rapalas (I got that brown just twitching the lure on the surface of a still pool at the foot of a riffle, but get plenty of fish with just straight retrieves, too) and Rebel Wee Crawfish. Any kind of jig in crayfish or minnow colors work pretty well, too.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gary Devine View Post
        Matt, About ten years ago, I caught nice brown trout in Lake Ontario. I have two photos shown below.
        Plus One for the posted thread. Keep the site moving. LMAO
        Thank you
        Nice fish, Gary. I've chartered some trips on Lake Ontario, though not in twelve or fifteen years. Springtime, the charters are always for the big browns near the mouths of the inlets, trolling the mudline in shallow water. One year we got a nice bunch of 8,9,10 lb. browns. Sometimes we'd find some cohos in those areas, too. I actually prefer those trips to the king salmon trips in late summer or early fall, just because the odds of simply catching a lot of fish are higher. According to the captains I fished with, anyway.

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          Originally posted by Gary Devine View Post
          Matt, About ten years ago, I caught nice brown trout in Lake Ontario. I have two photos shown below.
          Plus One for the posted thread. Keep the site moving. LMAO
          Thank you
          I have chartered in Lake Ontario for king salmon a few times - always caught fish. Also tried Pulaski years ago when it first started to be popular.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gary Devine View Post
            Matt, About ten years ago, I caught nice brown trout in Lake Ontario. I have two photos shown below.
            Plus One for the posted thread. Keep the site moving. LMAO
            Thank you
            My pig hunt- I was in North Carolina bowhunting on a hill underneath a big high power electric line tower. I could hear the constant buzzing from the high voltage lines overhead. A little lower down the hill below me was a huge standing corn field. I was sitting on a log watching for pigs leaving the corn field.
            I heard a noise behind me and standing twentyfive yards away broadside was Mr. hog by himself.
            My Bear Polar Two compound bow shot perfect and I double lunged him. While I was gutting him out another smaller alone brown hog walked by me at thirty yards. Neither hog saw me in my woodland camouflage.

            My brother, my brother-in-law and two hunting friends didn't even see a hog that trip.

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              Originally posted by Gary Devine View Post
              Matt, About ten years ago, I caught nice brown trout in Lake Ontario. I have two photos shown below.
              Plus One for the posted thread. Keep the site moving. LMAO
              Thank you
              BTW, We stayed at a Holiday Inn and the hot days at noon we went back to swim in their pool. We butcher the hog on plastic laying across a truck tailgate. We also used a picnic table with five guys all cutting away. Wrapped the meat with freezer paper then covered it in plastic trash bags to keep it dry from all our free Holiday Inn ice from ice machine. We had plenty of Coleman coolers. We kept draining the water out of the coolers. We all shared the corn fed hog meat. I bet that trip was thirty years ago. I also shot a wild Tom turkey with my bow and arrow that same NC hunt. The hog and turkey were delicious.

              The taxidermist is no longer living, and he told me to use the fake tucks and fake mouth because the real ones could split. He measured my hog's tucks and he kept my ivory. I was young and dumb didn't realize till later in life.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gary Devine View Post
                Matt, About ten years ago, I caught nice brown trout in Lake Ontario. I have two photos shown below.
                Plus One for the posted thread. Keep the site moving. LMAO
                Thank you
                Pighunter, Thanks, good information to know. Are the ivorys worth anything?
                I am still wondering why he keep them?
                BTW, it's amazing how an animal Mount can bring back fond memories. :-)
                Non hunters just don't understand that.

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