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Tooty
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Mar 2, 2018.

fishing on the 4th
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jim cosgrove commented on Tim Overbaugh's photo
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World Record Redear Sunfish 2021

"Awesome job Tim,I remember that catch.I got one closed to 2 and was just shocked when i got it in.Can't imagine one 3x the size,You do fantastic work."
Nov 27, 2022
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PERCH

"You guys are sure dialed in lately John.Having an epic multi species season.Those are outstanding crappies."
Nov 6, 2022
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New PB Black Crappie

"Nice Jim.Seems crappie have filled in the void of decent size sunfish these past couple seasons.I have no clue where the bluegills have gone even the little guys are much fewer in numbers.Stocked trout season in these parts but i have yet to catch…"
Nov 1, 2022
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Happy Double

"Nice,i love my gills but crappies when the water cools are just a blast.Missed my yearly So IL crappie trip this past spring.Some days we have caught them by the 100s over the years.They have taken over a once fantastic bluegill lake."
Oct 23, 2022
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The Actual Beaver Hut That Produced Quality Fish…..

"YEP.I fell thru a beaver hut a couple years ago.Foolishly decide to stand on it to fish.One leg went all the way in.Was not easy getting out.Years ago at Reelfoot Lake wr fished duck blinds.It was early March and we did quite well inspite of a…"
Aug 28, 2022
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Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique

The thought that made me think of starting this interactive group was losing fish and why it happens . Many reasons I suppose but sometimes the gear itself doesn''t match up to the task and blaming yourself isn't always fair .  Also lengthy casts are great to cover water but perhaps harder to get a good hookset with that much line out to the fish ,especially with stretch in mono which I use . So figuring a max distance for casting that still is a safe distance from spooking fish but a better…See More
Aug 10, 2022
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Kept Me A 20 Crappie Limit….6/20/2022

"Great mess there Jeffrey.A lakein S IL is the only place i ever catch crappies in any quantity.I missed my trip this spring ending up in the hospital.Some past trips were 100 fish days between 2 of us.I rarely keep a fish by home as they are so…"
Jun 21, 2022
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June Wacky Bass

"That is one of only 2 ways i fish for bass John.The wacky Senko and top water bass bugs.I caught 5 bass on 6 casts a week ago on the Senko.It seems such a goofy way to fish but it works and has accounted for a lot of bass for me the last few…"
Jun 21, 2022

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At 10:30am on February 18, 2020, John Sheehan said…

Wish we had those beautiful Longears here in NJ Jim. You catch them in Illinois or do you have to go out of State?

At 10:07am on May 10, 2015, Christopher said…

Thanks Jim, I will try that and let ya know how it goes. Thanks for commenting back.

At 12:24pm on February 8, 2015, Keith Ritter said…

Sorry Jim I wasn't paying attention when you messaged me. Thanks for the compliment and the info about Wilkins.

At 5:31pm on October 4, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Welcome aboard Jim. I have semi modern electronics and I was stunned when I could see all the finder would do I just didn't know about. Hoping we can learn our machines find out exactly what they can do get out on the water and use all the function we have to there fullest potential.

At 6:38pm on March 9, 2014, Keith Ritter said…
Have some cob floats if you want a couple. I haven't fished with the gall floats yet, you could test one out. Send address and I'll get them in the mail.
At 3:13pm on December 6, 2013, Andy "Fillet em" Eitutis said…
Nice gill with the good looking bug!!!
At 5:09pm on November 29, 2013, Mark Sleeper said…

Hi Jim nice flies, can you add me as a friend Mark Sleeper

At 3:49am on November 19, 2013, David, aka, "McScruff" said…
Okay man. Thanks.
At 7:19pm on November 18, 2013, David, aka, "McScruff" said…

Hey Jim!

Thanks for the response. Sorry to hear you wont be able to tie up for the swap. But its good to have a job after all. Hope there isnt so much work that we don't hear from you.

My bet is there will be a New Year Swap, so standby. And, if you have the stuff for some more of those little Cosgrove Poppers of yours, I'd like to know about that.

Peace, brother.

At 8:12pm on November 12, 2013, David, aka, "McScruff" said…

Jim,

weve got a small fly swap going here at BBG and Id like you to join.

Its all detailed in a thread on the main forum.

Check it out!

 
 
 

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Full Worm Moon…..3/7/2023

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Full Worm Moon…..3/7/2023

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Full Worm Moon…..3/7/2023

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Full Worm Moon…..3/7/2023

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These Guys Were Aggressive……Caught Five of Them…..1/8/2023

"Yea Jeff Big Bass Sustenance and Big Catfish too I imagine."
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Caught 10 Giant Golden Shiners on Tipped 1/32 Ounce Jigs

"And even big enough to take a 1/32 ounce jig…..crazy!"
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Big Golden Shiner on the Silent Stinger

"I caught this one on a Tooty tie over ten years ago now….time flies!"
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These Guys Were Aggressive……Caught Five of Them…..1/8/2023

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These Guys Were Aggressive……Caught Five of Them…..1/8/2023

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