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2017 Fishing/Ice Fishing Thread

Discussion in 'Hunting, Trapping, & Fishing Forum' started by admcd, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. CMEBoston

    CMEBoston NES Member

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    Season opens in 9 days if you want to book a trip let me know. If we kill one it gets sold and you get 50% off the next trip...
     

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    Awesome beast. As I recall from the Hemingway story, Santiago had to strap his marlin to the side of his boat. At least you didn't lose it to the sharks.
     
  3. CMEBoston

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    yeah i got to go a little faster than he did... plus the sig sauer makes short work of sharks lol
     
  4. admcd

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    I wish! This is taking most of my ready cash and free time these days. She's cute, but she is expensive.[​IMG]

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  5. CMEBoston

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    Beautiful we have a new baby girl too! [​IMG]
     
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  7. CMEBoston

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    thanks Jim!
     
  8. admcd

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    Congrats!

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    I caught these guys on my ultralight setup yesterday evening. One of my friends was telling me my lures were too small. I disagree.

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    Wow those are really dark!

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  11. erics506

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    Here is a newbie question:

    Does anybody eat the large mouth bass they catch in Massachusetts ponds or lakes? If not, why not?
     
  12. admcd

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    I don't. For two reasons: First, I don't like the taste of freshwater fish except for trout (Based on my personal experience). Second, my local lake is heavy on the dioxin pollution and I don't want to poison myself.

    I'll eat the living hell out of stripers, blues, fluke, and other saltwater fish, though.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Are the pollution levels bad all over Mass or are there just certain areas to avoid?

    Another way to ask is: Are there any non-polluted lakes or pond where a person would be safe eating the bass caught?

    I have never tasted a large mouth bass. My friends from down South say they are a good eatin' fish. Maybe I will have to go to South Carolina or Georgia to find out.
     
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    Some, not all. The .gov keeps a list of the ones that are unsafe. Proximity to cities and industrial zoned areas (or historically industrial zoned areas) seems to be a good hint.

    With LMB, the taste seems to depend on the season. Cold water= former flesh and tasty. Warm water = mushy and gross. Again, from my experience.

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  15. CMEBoston

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    Put the hurting on the tog yesterday. Left the house at the crack of noon!

    We also caught a fish one of us broke off earlier in the day, it had out hook in it. Third time I've seen this

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    Thanks again for the input.
     
  17. Fixxah

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    Nice going. That looks like a mill pond out there.
     
  18. CMEBoston

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    It was FAC, the real heartbreaker was having giant tuna smashing all over the place... the season closed the day before!
     

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