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Got off work at 1:00 AM, decided I'd try out a local pond... It was a warm day today (or yesterday) so I figured the fish would be a bit more active than they have been lately.

Grabbed my favorite night-fishing rod and reel and hit the road with a tub-o-crawlers and my pocket tackle box, just KNOWING I was going to catch my first channel cat ever in January........


The combo... Classic Mitchell 300 reel paired with my grandpa's vintage ultralight rod:




Rigged up my favorite night-fishing rig... Bright yellow jig-head with a crawler as the body....




Fished for a while using different retrieves, presentations, and locations and COULD NOT GET A BITE FOR ANYTHING. I got cold and hungry, so I came home to write this up.



What do you see if you come across a skunk at night?

Two white lines......
 

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Dammit Owen, what have I told you about mentioning those two words around a bunch of old hippies and rehabbing junkies? :hippie::hippie::hippie:
 

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Dudes are slaying crappie by the boatload out here right now... Douglas, Cherokee, and Ft. Loudon reservoirs are giving up limit after limit of 12"+ fish... Planer boards are the ticket out here... Dudes aren't shy about talking about their spots and techniques with others... The water situation out here is just so different from CO. I will be trying my hand at some black-nose crappie on Center Hill when my boat arrives. They're growing large there from reports and pictures I'm seeing.
 

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Aaaaahhh.... Yea. Feel that. My last one was, shall we say, unexpected. :)

But she turned out to be a beautiful baby girl... In retrospect, I'm happy about it... But last time I saw those pink lines, I was physically ill for 3 days.
 
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