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#6982147 - 12/04/17 10:54 AM What you do when the deer aren't moving!!??
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You go fishing! It was hot Saturday afternoon at the lease! Hunting was slow anyway, so we went fishing. My brother, my son and I started fishing mid day. My son had 3 rods in the water rigged with shrimp and chicken livers, and was frequently catching catfish. We were sitting in the shade in our lawn chairs drinking a cold beer with a slight breeze coming in off our small lake. (I thought about the Hank Williams Jr. song , Country State of Mind.) My son broke off a catfish, so I tied on a top water to see what the small pops were all about I was seeing. Within a few casts, I tied on to this bugger. He was easy 5 lb + bass. We now have huge motivation to get a little boat and fish all over the 50 acre lake we have. It was awesome!






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#6982149 - 12/04/17 10:56 AM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Love me some bass filets
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#6982161 - 12/04/17 11:03 AM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#6982163 - 12/04/17 11:04 AM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Love me some bass filets


This pretty much the only freshwater fish I eat anymore are lmb or crappie. That one would keep its skin and go on the grill! up
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#6982169 - 12/04/17 11:07 AM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Love me some bass filets


Nope! He got tossed back to be caught another day. The catfish however, next time will be put on a stringer and filleted. We are already talking about a fish fry out there.
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#6982196 - 12/04/17 11:32 AM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Looks like a great runner up activity, nice fish.
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#6982222 - 12/04/17 11:46 AM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: Stub]
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#6982301 - 12/04/17 12:45 PM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#6982331 - 12/04/17 01:03 PM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#6982339 - 12/04/17 01:13 PM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I did the same thing, the weather was great for fishing. Great looking fish you guys got there. up

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#6982406 - 12/04/17 01:58 PM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I am stunned that there are bass that big in TP Lake!! I think I need to take up a new hobby. grin

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#6982422 - 12/04/17 02:15 PM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: chesterc]
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I am stunned that there are bass that big in TP Lake!! I think I need to take up a new hobby. grin


Chester, that's my first Large Mouth out of that lake. I will be doing more! We are about to buy a boat for the lake also.
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#6982439 - 12/04/17 02:29 PM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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TP lake below ranger hill in Eastland co.?

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#6982450 - 12/04/17 02:40 PM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I hunt deer. You never know if the deer are moving or when they will start moving if you are doing something else.
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#6982463 - 12/04/17 02:51 PM Re: What you do when the deer aren't moving!!?? [Re: bp3]
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Originally Posted By: bp3
TP lake below ranger hill in Eastland co.?


No. It's a private lake on our deer lease.
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