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FisherDanParticipantSeptember 3, 2015 at 4:02 amPost count: 130FisherDanParticipantJune 6, 2015 at 2:54 amPost count: 130FisherDanParticipantJune 6, 2015 at 2:18 amPost count: 130
Quote by: kenhump
Quote by: FisherDan
I was up in the Wilmar area the last 2 weekends and we did really well with the sunfish and bass. Caught one real nice smally. In past years the northern always bit pretty good, but it’s been very off this year for them.
How was the may fly situation? Takes totally different fishing when the hatch is on.
There weren’t many from what I saw, probably just starting the hatch.FisherDanParticipantJune 5, 2015 at 9:38 pmPost count: 130FisherDanParticipantJune 1, 2015 at 5:46 pmPost count: 130FisherDanParticipantMay 25, 2015 at 10:11 pmPost count: 130FisherDanParticipantMay 21, 2015 at 5:10 amPost count: 130FisherDanParticipantMay 20, 2015 at 11:25 pmPost count: 130
Quote by: nwifisherman
Does anyone know someone who does replicas that look nice? I was planning on just doing a skin mount but if the price isn’t terrible I would consider a replica.
Every taxidermist is going to be different, but I can tell you right now that the prices aren’t even close. Skin is going to be considerably cheaper than replica every time.FisherDanParticipantMay 20, 2015 at 5:25 pmPost count: 130
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Maybe it coulda been a state record, too?
I have seen a total of 2 in my lifetime. Weird fish for sure.
Upon further investigation it is probably a Goldeneye and not a Mooneye. The distribution of Goldeneye is more towards the western part of the state. Looking at it more that is my guess. For the MA awards Goldeneye and Mooneye are in the same category. But my guess is Goldeneye. The state record is 2 lbs 4 oz. I am guessing mine would have been pretty close to that, but probably not break it.
100% right. If you caught it in NW Iowa from the MO it’s most likely a goldeye. Teeth on those things are terrifying; what kind of demon fish has teeth on its tongue.FisherDanParticipantMay 19, 2015 at 11:59 pmPost count: 130
Quote by: TrapCyclone
I have caught a few fish that I’ve considered mounting, but have never been sure how to go about doing so. How do you preserve the condition of the fish so that it is in good shape for the taxidermist?
It’s not too tough. Wrap the fish completely in a wet rag. Put that in a plastic bag. Put it in the freezer. That should last you 3-5 years if not longer.FisherDanParticipantMay 19, 2015 at 11:57 pmPost count: 130
For sure Wielenga Taxidermy! Seeing how it’s my dad, I have to hype him up. Seriously though, he is an expert at painting and mounting fish. (I think it’s his best work to be honest.)
Here’s a picture of my bluegill pair I did a couple years ago, sorry about the bad lighting.
And here’s his Facebook page. The top are older fish, but the bottom has some of the most recent fish, including some great perch mounts. (Should be a few more Perch getting posted soon too.)FisherDanParticipantApril 16, 2015 at 2:33 amPost count: 130FisherDanParticipantApril 8, 2015 at 2:52 amPost count: 130FisherDanParticipantApril 6, 2015 at 11:37 pmPost count: 130FisherDanParticipantMarch 21, 2015 at 3:15 amPost count: 130FisherDanParticipantMarch 17, 2015 at 10:59 pmPost count: 130
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Quote by: skunkboy
Great advise. I sometimes use the body of my reel (round casting reel) to wrap the line around a couple of times. I really, really like the braids today, but they are a bear to break off. I usually use a leader of a lighter weight than my braid for that reason. With any luck, the leader will break and I’ll only lose a few inches of mono and a hook instead of that plus a swivel and a weight and who knows how much expensive braid. Most of my cat rigs are set up with either 50 or 65 pound braid so a 20 pound or 50 pound leader works for me.
On my panfish poles, I have 20 pound braid and I use a 10 or 14 pound mono for a leader. I also like the thin wire Aberdeen hooks…they will usually straighten out before any line breaks and I can rebend the hook and carry on.
20 pound braid for panfish? Some of you guys use huge lines. Isnt that a little overkill? I use 4lb on my panfish pole, 6lb on both my medium action walleye/bass pole, and 12 pound mono on my catfish line. I rarely ever lose a fish and if I do its a bigger bass on my 4lb line while crappie fishing. I even caught a 35lb carp on my 6lb line the other day. It doesnt seem as much fun to me to use huge lines where you can just pull the fish straight in. Just my 2 cents.
20 lb might be a bit over kill, but you’re thinking of 20 lb mono. Braided line is insanely narrow. I just spooled up a snagging rod with 50 lb braided and it’s about like 10 lb mono. It’s great.FisherDanParticipantMarch 17, 2015 at 12:57 pmPost count: 130FisherDanParticipantMarch 16, 2015 at 11:45 pmPost count: 130
Seeing how I’ve only managed a carp and a sturgeon from shore, I’m looking forward to the raise in water levels.
And Blake, you have got to put me on the fish! I’m trying the same waters you are! You seem to be a paddlefish whisperer. I’d be keeping a 31″ all day since I’ve never even seen one yet.FisherDanParticipantMarch 16, 2015 at 4:16 amPost count: 130FisherDanParticipantMarch 8, 2015 at 3:33 amPost count: 130