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  Headed out to Bonny on Wednesday night around midnight and got there around 3:00 a.m.  Fished off the north shore dam with jigs until the skies cleared and the sun was just about ready to come up with no fish caught but 2 accidentally snagged carp.  Headed over to the north shore beach and tossed out some crayfish tails and worms.  First fish took the worms, it was a drum, about 8 inches.  Threw him back.  A couple more drum here and there and then finally my brother-in-law hooks into a white bass.  From there on we caught several white bass, channel catfish, drum and some occasional walleye which were really small.  I still can't believe how good the walleyes were biting the crayfish tails.  One guy next to us caught one that, in my opinion, might have exceeded 5 pounds.  It was big!  And finally, I saved the best for last.  Around noon, I get a bite and my wife sees it and tells me "Honey, that one's biting!!"  I look at the pole and it had stopped biting already.  Next thing you know *BAM*...he takes it and I get up and run to it.....by the time I get there, my pole is off the ground already, I grabbed it and yanked it...Boy, he sure felt heavy...right after I set the hook, he took my drag for a good ten seconds non-stop!  By that time, I knew exactly what it was, It was what I had been dreaming of catching all week long and this was it.  He took my drag a couple more times and then slowly came in.  Got to shore and my buddy scoops it out of the water just to make sure it wasn't going anywhere (actually got a picture of it being scooped out of the water)...By this time, I'm sure you all could imagine that I was the happiest man alive.  It's been a while since I hooked into a fish this big.  He was measured at 28 inches and 10 pounds.  After that, we caught several more white bass which most were thrown back.  The white bass were hitting so good around 1:00 p.m. when it was scorching hot!!  It was a great day and I had a blast!!  Hope you all enjoyed my report and happy fishing!






 

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Wholy rusted metal, batman!!!

That's huge!!

NICE!!
Daddy's his hero! Your lil boy is the man!
 

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Awsome job!!!Just goes to show you that if you put in the time on quality water good things happen.Man that gets me exited enough to head down there soon.I keep puttin off my trout fishin when i think about how those wiper feel on the end of my rod.Great to have your family with you there also.Great fish!!!

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Now thats a wiper! good job, keep up the awesome posts!
 

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Those some great pics. :p
 

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Thanks for all the comments!! It was biting just as good as last time HOOKNLINE....weather was way nicer though. I was wondering if that qualified for a master angler award...can you give me more info on that, GOTMUSKIE? To get to Bonny, I take I-70 East to the BYERS exit, can't remember what number, but I think it's 316, then take a left which puts you on highway 36 and just take that all the way down to the town called Idalia and once you past that, the road is gonna split into two and you want to take the one on the right. There should be a sign there, then take a right and head down, then another sign which you take to the right and make your way in, hope that helps you out MUSTANG. You could also take I-70 straight to Burlington but I haven't gone that way so I couldn't tell you directions after the exit.
 

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28 inches is the minimum for the award so you got it.   Check out http://wildlife.state.co.us/ and you can find out how to submit an entry form.  On the left click on fishing, then on awards/records.  I have yet to catch anything big enough yet.  :mad:
 

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That's a freshwater drum.. Northern great lakes folks call em sheephead.
 

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1eyeReD said:
That's a freshwater drum.. Northern great lakes folks call em sheephead.
So that's what a sheephead is, my friend was tellin me about that fish, but I didn't know it was another name for a drum!!
 

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nice fish. i caught one about three lbs once thought i had a 20lb fish.
 
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