2011 BYOB Labor Day Fishing Tournament! Winner is Fender66!!

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Sue 'em! Know a lawyer? :roll:
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Seriously I'm glad you didn't get hit/hurt. Stuff is just stuff and can be replaced. Powell Endurance is a pretty decent and pricey rod isn't it? Have you entered in the Denali rod contest? Maybe you could win a replacement?
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Ok, I got an entry for the contest.........maybe.

Caught this 19.5 incher this am and went to take my pic and realized my quarter had fallen out of my pocket I guess while digging to change baits. I was pond hopping so I just stuffed everything I could in my pockets..... Only round thing I had with me. weighed 4 lbs 3 oz.

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might be dq cause the quarter, but my intentions were there!

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Wheres the fish? :LOL2:
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Darn it. The picture is corrupt. I have one other. Let me see if I can get it to load

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Of course this pic doesn't have my dip can "round" item

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Just got back from the little lake about 10 minutes from my house. It was so good to get out again, and to make it even better, my wife went with me. If I didn't catch fish...it still would have been a wonderful night with her.

BUT.....I did catch fish. Got three of them on a tequila sunrise power worm. First fish was just under 13 inches and the second was right at 14 1/2 inches....then about 20 minutes before we left I had to hit one more spot and landed this baby. Not the biggest I've pulled from this lake, but I don't see them this size often in this lake. She was just over 17 inches and weighed in at 3.97 lb..

Here's the pic with the quarter. Might go back out tomorrow if the weather is nice cause I lost a couple others that I'd like to catch. Don't think they were as big as this one though.

Good luck guys. I sure would like that BYOB prize though. :mrgreen:


Edit with additions from today:

Today I went back out to the same lake. Fished about 4 1/2 hours...maybe 5??? Caught 5 fish in that time. Three smaller LM in the 10-12 inch range. One in the 14 in range and also this one. (See top picture in post. THIS IS MY FINAL FISH SUBMISSION FOR THIS CONTEST and my quarter is in the picture.) Thought it was nearly the same length of the one I caught/submitted last night until I just now compared the photos. This one is nearly a half inch longer than yesterday's fish. I tried to weigh it, but my battery was dead today and the scale kept turning off. I'm guessing it's right around the same weight. Definitely longer, but I think just a bit thinner. Today was totally different than last night. The tequila sunrise worm didn't lure a bass today at all so after a little over an hour, I switched to my black and blue worm. Within 5 or 6 casts I caught my first LM today. Stuck with that for a long time and caught a total of 4 LM on it. I was really getting tired of the bluegill tearing them up though and the bass seemed to have stopped wanting it so I switched to a red shad worm. After about 8 or 10 minutes I caught the big one. This guy really was text book worm fishing. When it hit, it wasn't a hard hit and I knew it wasn't bluegill because it wasn't the "machine gun" action I'd been getting. After about the third twitch, I set the hook so hard I nearly lost my balance. He put up a good fight but I still won. Really was one of the best 2 visits I've had on this lake in the 2 years I've fished it. I just wish I could catch fish in this lake on something other than plastic worms. I won't complain though. I seem to have it somewhat figured out. (I'm sure that will jinx me now)

Again...good luck guys.
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Nice one Fender
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00 mod wrote:Image

Of course this pic doesn't have my dip can "round" item

I hate to say it, but the photo of the fish has to include the fish next to the tape, with the item...

Nice fish though, maybe you can go back today and catch her again today!
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Not a problem. I completly understand I am not.within the rules. Went back today with no luck.
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I'm going out right after work. If I get skunked, can I just take a picture of a quarter? I might have to cheat and snag another shad or two.

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:twisted: I totally missed out on this one. My first time logging on in a few days. #-o
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fish devil wrote::twisted: I totally missed out on this one. My first time logging on in a few days. #-o
Hey, you can still get out tonight! But if you can't, don't worry. I'd like to have another before it gets too cold.
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No luck for me. I took the girls down to the lake for a bit this afternoon, but the attention spans were short today. They ended up playing at the park, but they did decide on their own to pick up the trash around the equipment.
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here you go. 16" smallmouth. caught this morning. the pic didnt come out of the ruler well, as i was by myself and he/she wanted back in.
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