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Bumpus
02-19-2012, 01:10 PM
Hello fellow anglers ...

How are we doing this year?

Due to the extremely mild winter this year up here, I've been able to get after the trout earlier! First day out on the water, & success!!! (OK, so it was only an 8 inch rainbow trout - but it was quite rewarding after spending 2+ hours freezing my fingers off in the cold :lol:)

Sorry, no pics today. I was too ****ing cold, and it wasn't a keeper anyway so back it went.

Heading back out tomorrow ... :up:

Bobby Humphrey
02-20-2012, 06:51 AM
i went fishen last week as well. although i did it a little different. here is a pic.

note: that is not me in the pic.8464

NY8123
02-20-2012, 10:04 AM
Bump I like to ice fish my lake in the winter, problem is........you need ice lol.

Vaark
02-20-2012, 02:03 PM
just a polite request:

so we can all appreciate the magnitude and splendor of a master fisherman's handiwork, for dramatic impact, please hold them fishies at least at arms-length away from your body and face.. and make sure whoever takes the pics isn't shooting directly into the sun. TIA :up:

cbreeden
02-21-2012, 04:13 PM
A woman goes into Cabela’s to buy a rod and reel for her grandson’s birthday.
She doesn’t know which one to get, so she just grabs one and goes over to the counter.
The clerk was standing behind the counter wearing dark shades.

She says to him, “Excuse me, sir. Can you tell me anything about this rod and reel?”

He says, “Ma’am, I’m completely blind; but if you’ll drop it on the counter, I can tell you everything from the sound it makes.”

She doesn’t believe him but drops it on the counter anyway……

He says, “That’s a six-foot Shakespeare graphite rod with a Zebco 404 reel and 10-LB Test line.
It’s a good all-around combination, and it’s on sale this week for only $20.”

She says, “It’s amazing that you can tell all that just by the sound of it dropping on the counter.
I’ll take it!” As she opens her purse, her credit card drops on the floor.

“Oh, that sounds like a Master Card,” he says.

She bends down to pick it up and accidentally “breaks wind.”

At first she is really embarrassed, but then realizes……there is no way the blind clerk could tell it was she who tooted.
Being blind, he wouldn’t know that she was the only person around?

The man rings up the sale and says, “That’ll be $34.50 please.”

The woman is totally confused by this and asks, “Didn’t you tell me the rod and reel were on sale for $20? How did you get $34.50?”

He replies, “Yes, ma’am. The rod and reel is $20, but the Duck Call is $11 and the Catfish Bait is $3.50.”

She paid it and left without saying a word.

Bumpus
03-10-2012, 08:14 AM
Ahh, it's a crisp 24 degrees on this fine March morning.

Here fishy, fishy ...

Bumpus
03-10-2012, 01:39 PM
Couple bites today, but no trout. :idk:

At least it was a nice day on the lake:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/03/e6cf83a0-1.jpg?t=1331400604

PhinzN703
03-10-2012, 02:22 PM
So like women, the fish are avoiding you too. Good to see.

Bumpus
03-10-2012, 03:55 PM
So like women, the fish are avoiding you too. Good to see.

:lol: Your cousin can't still be mad at me, can she?

Bumpus
03-17-2012, 01:34 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/03/f7b1d937-1.jpg?t=1332003780

Nothing spectacular today, but this one will work for dinner. :up:

John Biello
03-17-2012, 03:57 PM
give ya credit buddy, i chase mostly largemouth myself, but we do have some nice trout waters nearby and even past opening day im to much of a pansy to deal with the cold, usually right up until prespawn

Bumpus
03-30-2012, 01:46 PM
This morning's haul:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/04/f1bad7a2-1.jpg?t=1333128624

3 Rainbows, 1 Golden

Bumpus
04-05-2012, 07:40 AM
Ahh ... It's a crisp 35 degrees this morning.

Trout time! :)

ROADRUNNER
04-05-2012, 08:03 AM
This morning's haul:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/04/f1bad7a2-1.jpg?t=1333128624

3 Rainbows, 1 Golden


Come on Bump i have bigger fish swimming around in my pond..............

Bumpus
04-05-2012, 10:49 AM
Come on Bump i have bigger fish swimming around in my pond..............

Then get your ass out there and catch 'em!!! :lol:


Anyway ...

Just one this morning.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/04/fb4de379-1.jpg?t=1333637098

He'll do for lunch.

Vaark
04-05-2012, 11:47 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2013/07/2my3zi8-1.jpg

Bumpus
04-29-2012, 04:34 PM
Today was most likely my last day of the year to chase trout. (smallmouth season is bout here)

I made today count:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/04/b14be3b8-1.jpg?t=1335729383

Limited out!

6 rainbow trout. (released 2 more) :up:

Bumpus
06-04-2012, 11:00 PM
AHHH ...


Summertime! The greatest season of all.

Day three of the Summer of Bumpus ...


Sittin' on the shore of the Ohio River, two poles cast out 'afore me, trusty cooler at my side, fire at my back, some tasty [tunes] & a cool buzz. (Spicoli would be proud. :lol:)


Thus far, tonight's reward:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/06/3e7e3239-1.jpg?t=1338862758

20 inch, 3 lb. 12 oz. shovelhead cat :up:

Not bad for my first catfish of the year.