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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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Best day ?

Have to say 2 years ago when I landed 35 stripes- hybrids & stripers with the average fish being 6-8# Some were in the teens, some were about 4#. Those were landed fish, not the ones that got off near the bank, hits, breakoffs, ones that went deep into the ledges, etc. All landed & hooks removed.
Recently would be Oct 31, 3 flats & a nice bluecat along with a few smaller fish (6 fish total with 3 definitely over 30# and maybe one just under or maybe just over 30#) All caught from 12 Noon to 3:30 PM
Of course the one I'm holding in my avatar was a good day too.:D Nov 10, 2002
Most memorable ?

Those bring to mind 2 days in particular. Both a long time ago so my recollection of my are could be distorted. One was fishing in Churchhill Creek near Rochester, NY where I grew up. My mother had dropped of a buddy & myself there to fish. There was a nice park. The creek is big- more like a small river, has weedbeds. Anyway, my dad had a cartop boat he & I used to row out & fish it. This day we were fishing off the bank. You know how boys keep on about who's going to catch the big one. I had a Zebco combo- I guess a 202 maybe with the factory line. I was throwing a Mepps spinner(#5 or #7 ??) with a squirreltail. Anyway, I got bite, hard. After quite some time I landed a 28" Northern Pike. Next time was at St Lawrence Seaway at Thousand Islands. We stayed there a week. I caught a 16" smallmouth bass on a minnow under the boat. It was the biggest fish I had ever caught. I think I might even have a picture of me with it sent from my mother's estate a few years ago. It doesn't look so big now. But when you're little, they looked much bigger. There's a few great days fishing with either of my sons, and daughter too. She had a LM bass on & handed me the rod as it was "too big" for her. My youngest son & I got on some WB a few times & caught between 30-40 fish. Oldest son, when he was about 6 told me I had a hit. I was half napping, every time I looked, it was just the wind, etc. I told him not to worry....he said the rod was moving into the water !! I think this actually happened twice, once the 1st time we went & then this time too. Both times were channel cats.
Now he's 23 & he caught a 33# flathead 2 years ago.
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Yup.......got that going on now with my 18 yr old. He's "blessed" if you catch my drift. The phone rings off the hook, must have 3-5 girls calling everyday !
He's been fishing once with me this fall in my new boat, spent the whole time texting his GF on his cell phone. We did manage a small flathead (4#?) and a few little channels too. Didn't get him excited at all. Guess not, some of his GF are real dolls !!
My oldest on the other hand, just got burnt a little with his gf, so he's found new interest in fishing. Always has liked it, but has a much more serious outlook after seeing some of my fish from this fall. :p
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