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Finally, after all this time...

Postby wyldechylde77 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:31 pm

Hey all,

Went to Oppenheim Park today with my father to do a little fishing, and just kind of relax the April 70-degree day away. We knew there were stocked trout in the lake, but there are also large carp, crappie, and largemouth bass. So, my main aim was for trout, and I knew I was dealing with stockers that were yearling to 2-year olds. I went with light tackle: 7' light action spinning rod, 10-lb braid main line (2 lb mono equivalent diameter) 2 1/2 foot 8-lb test fluorocarbon leader. Had a little mix of trout eggs, redworms, and nightcrawlers. There were a good mount of people there, and there were a few hookups with trout and bass, but it was already late afternoon and the bite was slowing down. The guy next to me a little over caught a nice Rainbow Trout, then lost two more. I went all old-school and had a slip bobber on and just switched over from a nightcrawler to redworm, when BANG, BANG, my float went under once, I waited a second, it went under again and I set the hook. With light tackle, this guy put up a good, good fight. And I'm also very proud to say and to show you guys my very first non-sea-run Brown Trout!!


Great fighter. Much to others' dismay, I let him go to fight another day. Sorry, but I want to conserve the fishery, not take every fish I catch out and ruin any chance these guys get to create a good fishery. I seem to be one in a million though LOL. It happened to be the only landed fish of the afternoon, with my dad and I both missing strikes on two others each. I'm happy with my first Brown, which was roughly 16-17". Hope there are more days like this to come!
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Re: Finally, after all this time...

Postby badger040 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:24 pm

hi wyldechylde77
nice fish,even nicer to hear it went back to fight another battle
looks like you had a nice day
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Re: Finally, after all this time...

Postby dayothomas857 » Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:25 pm

the fish looks good! hope you get another haul. something to Check here
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Re: Finally, after all this time...

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Re: Finally, after all this time...

Postby joeanderson » Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:26 am

Beautiful! Congratulations, buddy!

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Re: Finally, after all this time...

Postby madmardigann » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:50 am

Such a big fish! Wondering if you cook it after :lol:

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Re: Finally, after all this time...

Postby richardsrobinson01 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:01 am

Because of your posts, I am motivated to consider this fishing activity this coming summer 8) Piano Movers Miami
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