This Fish Just Keep Rolling In!

 

These are the catches for David’s last two fishing trips over to the ponds.

The night of the 13th he got into a couple he felt were monsters of at least 15 pounds.

They both managed to break the line and swim away.

He was happy to bring these two home though.

 

 

The night of the 15th was really slow. He had a couple of bites around 8:30.

Then nothing until just before midnight.

He finally came home around 1:30 am with these three.

I was already in bed so David took his own pics again.

He was cleaning fish until 4:00 am !

Three Fish on A Board

 

David’s 2nd outing of night fishing was also a success. The fish were biting a bit later in the night last night though. He texted me that he had 2 at 9:08 pm. He came home at 10:45 with these three.

The back fish was 3 pounds and 20 1/2 inches.

The middle fish was 4 pounds and 22 inches.

The front fish was 4 1/4 pounds and 22 1/2 inches.

 

I was tired last night so David had to take his own picture. He did a fine job!

I Told You So, August Night Fishing at its Best!

David went night fishing last night and it was a complete success! He began texting me about his catches at 8:49 with guesstimates on how big the fish he was catching. His last text at 10:05 listed the guesstimate for his last and largest fish. He said he was tired now and packing up to come home.

 

These were the second and third fish caught last night.

The second fish was 2 lbs. and 19 inches.

The third fish was 4 1/4 lbs and 23 1/2 inches.

 

 

The first fish caught was 6 lbs. and 24 1/2 inches

 

 

The fourth and final fish was the largest weighing in at 7 1/2 lbs. and 26 1/2 inches long.

 

 

The two larger fish in the tub before being weighed and measured.

 

So there you have it, David’s night of the big boys!

July 24 Was Another Good Day of Fishing for Tasty Tidbits.

 

David got a bit of a later start that morning, but the forecast called for a cooler day. The highs were only suppose to reach the mid 80’s by late afternoon. The fishing was slow at first but then things picked up. He said he got into a nice school of bluegills.

So he was able to catch six nice ones.

 

He also caught seven filleting sized perch.

 

He did not catch his limit of catfish this trip. Almost though he caught these four pan sized ones.

As it gets closer to August now, it will be time to switch over to evening fishing. He will go over early enough to catch bait sized fish to put out on his big fishing poles. He will stay after dark when the big boys start biting. So it will not be about quantity then, it will be about the size. One or two fish, around or well above the 5 pound mark, will be a good night of fishing.

A Sink Full of Tasty Tidbits

 

After a two-week break from fishing, to recover from the 4 days in a row fishing and feeling out of sorts from an infected tooth that he had pulled, David headed off to the ponds to do some fishing yesterday. Yes, I gave him his kiss for luck and it is continuing to work.

He brought home another nice bucket of fish. He dumped it into the sink before I had a chance to take a picture of the bucket o’ fish, so it became a sink full of fish.

 

 

I then separated them by species and took photos of them. He caught this lone crappie. This is the first crappie he has caught in all the years fishing at these ponds. He usually gets over excited and misses them. Their mouth is thin-skinned, so I think he pulls the hook right through the mouth when he tries to set the hook. This time he was patient and did not jerk the pole to hard to set the hook.  It was a nice 11 inches long.

 

He caught a nice mess of perch, nine in total.

 

He caught the limit of 5 catfish a day.

 

He filleted all the fish out. Even the catfish this time, he usually leaves ones this size whole, removing head, tail, and fins then skins them. That is why this was a sink full of tasty tidbits. 😀