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I am starting this thread for everyone to have a place to share their fishing pictures. I’ve just started fishing this year and I have fallen in love with it.

 

My best friend drinks lots and lots of wine and so has built a strong relationship with the owner of the winery he shops at, Rose. Rose has a big pond on a farm that is slap full of large mouth bass! It’s a super awesome fishing spot.

 

Rose’s Pond:

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These are our first fish caught at Rose’s pond:

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Some more pics from Rose’s Pond:

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This one is my current pb (personal best). I was fishing a ned rig and on my second cast I got a bite. It felt normal, maybe a little weak/small, I thought it was a gonna be a small one and that I might be slightly embarrassed to hold it up. So I’m reeling it in, again it feels weakish and easy to reel in, when all the sudden it began swimming away from me and nearly tore the pole from my hands. I regained control of the pole and the cheap Shakespeare I was using was nearly bent all the way into an arc. My heart is pounding and I’m in total reaction mode trying to reel in as this thing is dragging line out of the cheap reel in my hands. Then it stops fighting and I see his large body barrel roll at the surface of the water. My friends who are with me both run over to where I am yelling and cheering! They saw my pole bend in half and know there’s a big fish on there! I got him to the bank and flung him behind me before he could break the cheap line on my reel. There he was, a chunky stud of a bass. I picked him up and had to use my whole hand, not just my thumb, in his mouth not to drop him. His mouth was so big that I could fit both my hands on his bottom lip!!! It was crazy! My friends who are much more experienced than me said he weighted at least 5lbs and may have even weighed as much as 6-6.5lbs or more. I was beside myself, really, for hours afterward. The feeling of catching that thing is alive in me now and has caused me to fall in love with fishing. Here he is:

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This one is out of a tiny pond I found on Google Earth:

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Me and my smallest boy Owen fished this pond for 30min without even the slightest nibble and I had let my line set right in front of me while I told Owen that it was time to go, “there’s no fish in here boy... just turtles” and BAM!!! A big ole bite! I lost the first bite and quickly landed the second one! They were right at my feet! You can’t see it well but it was a 2.5# largemouth bass!

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We have a small retention pond at work and I got a wild hair one evening and whatdoyaknow! Fish!! A fair sized, and fairly rare in Georgia, white crappie. Kind of an ugly fish IMO.

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These pics are from today, Labor Day. There’s a big waterfall in a neighborhood near my in-laws and above the waterfall is a fairly big dam:

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I fished lure after lure for an hour trying to figure out what these bass might want.. finally I put a chatter bait on with a big swim bait trailer and BAM! Got one!!! I felt a genuine sense of thankfulness for the little guy.

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Below the dam was a small concrete area where the water spills into. I cast into it with the chatter bait and instantly had the swim tail bitten off! After a few casts I pulled out some beautiful redbreast sunfish:

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Looks like some good fun, good stories and nice catches!

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3c2f08288da12da9ffaa66983e5e82dd.jpgMy son’s first fishing attempt - it was what he asked for on his 9th Birthday

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3c2f08288da12da9ffaa66983e5e82dd.jpgMy son’s first fishing attempt - it was what he asked for on his 9th Birthday

What is that a majestic redwood your boy is casting from??? I swear you NW guys have it made!

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What is that a majestic redwood your boy is casting from??? I swear you NW guys have it made!

I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty nice - here were two of our stops before coming back to the lake up the street.

And its a Douglas Fir - Redwoods are California, it’s pretty much all Doug fir here.
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Bro, you're holding out on me! Lol.

Cool thread to start. I'll see if I can grab a few pics of recent trips I've made and share them.

We have got to get together finally. I have a couple.of kayaks of you're interested in hitting some lakes around here sometime.
Cedar creek reservoir here in town is pretty nice. Only fished it once though.

Just starting to bass fish myself. Usually target saltwater when back home or trout up in the mountains.

Your PB is much bigger than mine when it comes to bass, and you just started fishing?!?!?

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Here’s a few from my recent trip to Hollis Lathem over in Dawsonville.
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And a completely different outing while down in South FL a couple of weeks ago, targeting exotic species with my brother and younger cousin:
Peacock bass, Mayan cichlids and a blue tilapia
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A couple of months ago back home in NW FL. Two separate trips.

Memorial Day weekend:

25-30# black drum and LM bass caught about 100yds from each other in the bay!

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Speckled trout in PCB early June:

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Early May.
Cedar creek reservoir here in Gainesville.

First and only trip so far. Been traveling too much this summer to go back!

That’s going to change real soon with with temps cooling down!

Had what might have been my PB bass on this trip. Similar story as yours with little/no fight. Was fishing a worm on a blowdown. Literally thought I had a limb on the line.
No fight at all. As soon as it got to the top of the water, it saw me and sling the bait. Leave it to my lack of knowledge with bass fishing to mess up an opportunity like that!

Still a beautiful morning on the water!

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