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I was in Missouri last weekend and managed a few minutes of fishing. Nothing special, but I did land a new species (striped shiner). Smallies in the river were not active yet. My cousin pulled some huge rockbass out of root wads dipping minnows. I was fly fishing.

striped shiner


Longear


Rock bass


Almost 10" redear x bluegill hybrid
 

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SICK!!!

Fishslap, do all longears have that pumpkinseed pattern around the head, or is that some kind of hybrid?
 

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Cool stuff man. Someone at work was just talking about rock bass the other day... I knew I heard of em and was thinking white bass at first ...then realized that's sand bass. That rock bass doesn't look familiar to me at all tho....
 

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Thanks. I caught 4 or 5 of them, with a few bigger than the one pictured. The small river I was fishing gives up a few 6lb smallmouth each year but they weren't active yet.
 

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Yeah, neat pic of the shiner. Always cool to see unusual species like that. Can't really see it, but that crawfish pattern looks pretty good too.

No tiny-eyed poachers in your area then?
 

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Yeah, neat pic of the shiner. Always cool to see unusual species like that. Can't really see it, but that crawfish pattern looks pretty good too.

No tiny-eyed poachers in your area then?
Yea, that un-weighted small craw pattern seems to be the ticket. Not sure where I picked it up.

No, meth heads and professional welfare collectors are the societal problem in this neck of the woods.
 

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Nice I've caught lots of rock bass in Nebraska cool fish
One of these days I'm going to go up there and get one through the ice, I-80 lakes or Box Butte maybe.

How did your "out east" panfish trip go? I was thinking of hitting one of the lakes along 76 in by kayak on Saturday, but wasn't sure of the wind. Stayed local and got on some 6-8" bluegill & small bass, no big ones.
 
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