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Van_Cleaver

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First Gills of the season
« on: Jan 17, 2016, 07:50 PM »
Pleasantly stuffed right now after a nice meal of pan fried gills, hand cut fries, and a little white wine on the side. Had a great first day out and released about three for every one I kept including a few over nine in. Two meals is my usual goal, and as a result a lot of the bigger fish end up back in the gene pool. Of course it's a lot easier to be cavalier when every gill is over 8". ;)


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Re: First Gills of the season
« Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2016, 08:07 AM »
Very nice.  Finally getting some ice around here.  Hope to replicate your results this weekend.
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Re: First Gills of the season
« Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2017, 11:12 AM »
More first gills. They were super negative, and dead sticks and tip downs took the lions share. Felt good to shake down the gear; and btw they didn't taste bad either  ;)



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Re: First Gills of the season
« Reply #3 on: Jan 07, 2017, 06:50 PM »
Nice 'lil pile VC! Beem skunked twice now-- ouch!
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Re: First Gills of the season
« Reply #4 on: Jan 07, 2017, 07:54 PM »
Nice! What make rod is that in the picture?

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Re: First Gills of the season
« Reply #5 on: Jan 13, 2017, 10:01 PM »
NICE FISH GOOD JOB

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Re: First Gills of the season
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2017, 08:12 AM »
The rod shown is my favorite dead stick; Schooley Arctic fire. That one is 36" and has a super light tip.

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Re: First Gills of the season
« Reply #7 on: Jan 14, 2017, 12:29 PM »
The rod shown is my favorite dead stick; Schooley Arctic fire. That one is 36" and has a super light tip.

Thanks Van.

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Re: First Gills of the season
« Reply #8 on: Jan 24, 2017, 06:56 PM »
Second gill run; two hours + each way. They were again super negative other than a brief bite just before dark. I already had what I needed by then and ended up releasing some of the nicer fish I caught.
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