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best day or night of fishing??

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Another post about moon phases got me thinking about this one..and since Flathunter is BORED out of his mind and wants to hit the ole river bank for flatheads with a bucket full of live gills, two rods and a chair(lol;) )..BUT cant because the water temps right now are just above freezin and those big old flatheads are snuggled up with each other and covered over with silt..we'll just TALK about it for now..ok Jack?;) :p
I'd say some of my best ever days fishing have been when a fishing partner Dave and I hit 17 flatheads 17-30 lbs.(small ones:rolleyes: ) in one night..and lost some to the trees.
Other trips have been below a certain dam on the Ohio R. where we have caught over 100 fish a pcs. 12 species in one day..and did this for two to three days in a row during spring many years.
Another one comes to mind...a few years ago my other fishing partner Jake and i bought these 11ft light action Euro rods for throwing light jigs to skipjack herring..we hit a small feeder creek of the Ohio R. and the water level was high in the main river and in this creek, but the creek was crystal clear. It was spring and we had in front of us a school of whitebass that had to number in the 1000's? We were throwing a dbl. rig and catching two WB that would go from 1lb to 2 1/4 lbs..plus about every 15th cast would connect with a hybrid of 1-4 lbs that was running with the WB schools...we set on them for almost 6hrs..releasing ALL of them of course...Jake couldnt lift his arm over his head for 3 days...lol..great memories.
This past year, topped my best fishing days ever..thats because i took both my boys out and started them stream wadin...they both had a blast, learned how to to catch & release some great fish and hopefully sparked a desire to want to fish next year too(they both said..YES with ear to ear grins!!)
Lets hear your guys stories!!
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I caught a 5# smallie at Lake Cumberland and a 3# LM a couple years ago in Hinckley lake.

But the 2# Bluegill I caught at Gull Lake in Michigan has to be my favorite. I caught it on a topwater fishing for smallies. I loved that lil guy for the thrill he gave me.

The only other fish I caught that had any size was a 31" Pike out of the Kalamazoo River. It wasn't much of a fight though. I threw out a husky jerk alongside a rock pile and he hit it. I started reeling in and got him close to the boat and once he saw the boat he took off straight down to the bottom, which was about 15' deep. I gave him line and when he stopped taking it I started to reel in and he just came all the way back w/o a fight.

I caught about a 4# Catfish on a spinnerbait. I was casting to the shore and to the right of a pile of branches. The lure must have went down right in front of him because it didn't take 2 seconds before he was on. Now that was a fun fish to catch. If I wouldn't have seen him I would have sworn with the way he was fighting that I had Moby Dick on there! The only fish I've had that fought harder was a dogfish.

I know it's nothing like the big fish most catch here, but it was still fun. :)

Sorry, I know this was supposed to be one day or night, but I don't have the one day or night you guys do and it would have been too short to post.
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