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Little Freshwater 11-17 & 11-18

KlingerKlinger Senior MemberEufaula, AlabamaPosts: 2,234 Captain
Since saltwater you can't fish saltwater much because of the regulations,  freshwater is still an option till they find a way to screw that up. Spent 11-17 on pine log chasing bass and jacks  (chain pickeral)  ended up with 10 pretty good bass and 7 jacks.   Decided to try Holmes creek on the 18th,  but the bite was really off and we loaded the boat and headed home about 2pm with only 3 bass and 3 jacks.  Still  beautiful weather and great scenery!!
In my many years, I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.-- John Adams

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  • ferris1248ferris1248 Moderator Posts: 25,080 Moderator
    Dang Klinger, y'all had a nice day. 
    That's a pretty spot.

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • SloughSlough Senior Member S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 5,814 Admiral
    Nice tailgate shot and great water shot
    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you
  • KlingerKlinger Senior Member Eufaula, AlabamaPosts: 2,234 Captain
    edited November 2019 #4
    Scale them, filet, and remove the rib cage, and gash them flesh side up all the way to the skin.  They have a bunch of tiny liltle bones, so you have to gash them like you would a Sucker.  1/4 inch sounds abou right.  Pretty white flesh and very tasty.
    In my many years, I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.-- John Adams
  • Old DogOld Dog Senior Member SE ALPosts: 560 Officer
    Good job Klinger. That creek is a favorite of mine. And next time put those jacks back, they are the best fighting fish in freshwater! :)
    OD
  • jcbcpajcbcpa Senior Member South GeorgiaPosts: 2,548 Captain
    That is a nice mess of fish. We used to fish Spring Creek (Miller/Seminole Co. GA. ) in the fall and catch them like that.
    Hurricane Michael pretty much ruined any navigation to speak of on that part of the creek.

    God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.

    Arthur Young

  • stc1993stc1993 Senior Member Posts: 10,405 AG
    Those jack are fun to catch.  We use to fish a creek between Pearson & Homerville it was full of big jack & mudfish.  That was a long time ago.
  • CranfieldCranfield Senior Member Posts: 1,584 Captain
    Are "jacks" small northern pike ?

  • KlingerKlinger Senior Member Eufaula, AlabamaPosts: 2,234 Captain
    Cranfield said:
    Are "jacks" small northern pike ?


    I think that technically, they are Chain Pickerel, which is a first cousin to the Northern Pike
    In my many years, I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.-- John Adams
  • CranfieldCranfield Senior Member Posts: 1,584 Captain
    I asked because they certainly look a bit like small northern pike and we call those "jacks".
    The chain pickerel seems to have a slightly more pointed nose, but the similarity between northern pike, pickerel and muskies is very close.
    Unfortunately we do not have pickerel or muskies here.

    Incidentally, I am currently on an island enjoying tropical weather, that has no freshwater fish at all, other than that, its a beautiful place.


  • ferris1248ferris1248 Moderator Posts: 25,080 Moderator
    It's a tough life Brian. :) Yall have a wonderful Christmas.

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • CranfieldCranfield Senior Member Posts: 1,584 Captain
    It's a tough life Brian. :) Yall have a wonderful Christmas.


    Cheers Robert, same to you and yours.
    I have tried to find some old people packing bags at supermarkets, so I can give them a good tip as penance for enjoying myself, but there aren't any here.
    Its a shame that I can't do a penance, but an even bigger shame that I have to pack my own bags. B)
  • bocapup1bocapup1 Senior Member Posts: 1,502 Captain
    Freshwater fish make my poop turn to water :( and fast.
    i would have turned them all loose
  • stc1993stc1993 Senior Member Posts: 10,405 AG
    It's a tough life Brian. :) Yall have a wonderful Christmas.
    He & his wife sure seem to take some nice vacations over there.
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Moderator Posts: 25,080 Moderator
    stc1993 said:
    It's a tough life Brian. :) Yall have a wonderful Christmas.
    He & his wife sure seem to take some nice vacations over there.
    That's 'cause Miz Cranfield says so. :)

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

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