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Offline fishermantim

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A pleasant surprise from my last outing.
« on: Mar 13, 2018, 11:06 AM »
I spent Fri-Sun fishing Moultonborough Bay, hoping for a laker but taking whatever I could catch.

No lakers, no big perch or bass, and plenty of dink perch and some sunfish.

The pleasant part was when I landed a number of huge sunfish.
I mean HUGE!

I will always enjoy jigging up a "hand-sized" sunny on a light action rig, but when these beasts hit I thought I had hooked a decent white perch!

The ones I caught (spaced out over the 3 days) were all in the 10" size.

You know a sunfish is big when you can barely grip in with one hand!

Nice to know that they can and DO get that big!
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Offline bullman

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Re: A pleasant surprise from my last outing.
« Reply #1 on: Mar 13, 2018, 11:30 AM »
That sounds like a dream, I love the way those buggers fight!
Sounds like a good time was had.

Tim

Offline fishingidjit

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Re: A pleasant surprise from my last outing.
« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2018, 05:06 PM »
Nice sunnies !
If people concentrated on the really important things in life there would be a shortage of tip-ups !

Offline SALMONEMIA

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Re: A pleasant surprise from my last outing.
« Reply #3 on: Mar 13, 2018, 08:01 PM »
Nice job big sunfish are a blast.  Very aggressive fish.  Real fun on 2lb test too.
Salmonemia

Offline fishermantim

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Re: A pleasant surprise from my last outing.
« Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2018, 11:21 AM »
Oh, and I should mention that the ice was still about 18" up that way, and solid up to the shore.

The weather forecast is calling for a number of sub-freezing days and cold nights to add to the length of the season!
"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy" - the Existential Blues

I am a legend in my own mind!

 



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