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Drove 15 minutes, Fished 15 minutes, Drove back home!

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Mrs Splashhopper asked me if I wanted anything from the mall today..

Not even sure if I heard the rest of the conversation after she said "mall" :huh: .

 

All I "heard" was...honey... I am going to the mall.. you may as well go fishing B)

 

So I drove 15 minutes, fished 15 minutes, drove back home :rolleyes:

 

It was "almost" the best 15 minutes of my life !

 

I arrived to find this >

 

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and this >>

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Hmmm....

That's a LOT of mud from last nights rain... :o

So I walk about 200 yards and find this (note the sunshine and the pond scum)>>

 

 

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PERFECT ! :unsure:

 

I set up my rod and throw the "scum frog" in to THE SCUM :P and wait "5 steamboats" and then give it a little twitch..

 

WHAMMO.. and a miss :angry:

 

give a few more "steamboats" and another little twitch to see if its still there...

 

WHAMMO.. .AND ANOTHER MISS :angry:

 

geeeshhh... now i am getting a little worried..

 

A couple of "steam boats" later and WHAM... the rod damned near came out of my hand :o

 

I SET THE HOOK hard !

 

and bring my PB Large-mouth Bass in >>>

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and here is its bucket >>

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The picture doesn't do it justice at all...

it was 18" and thick thick thick. :thumbsup_anim:

Nobody on the trail at that moment to take a pic for me... I hurried up and got it back in the water to live another day.

 

So, I decide to try the "Scum Frog" on the SCUM again... see if it's lives up to its name again

 

Sure enough..... first cast and KAPOW ! fISH ON and I bring this little one in (average for this place)

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( this time a hiker was passing by and snapped a quick pic for me)

 

The sad thing about that last one was that the lure was so far down its throat I couldn't get the hook out.

I bled it out and brought it home for my neighbor just to get the "SCUM FROG" back.

 

Just as I get ready for my third cast....

CRACK.. BANG... BOOM... CRASH and holy crap.... a cloud burst right above me...

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I was soaked in a matter of seconds....

 

That was the end of a "perfect guilt free Sunday of fishing" for me....

LMAO..

 

Can i say it any louder folks.....

I am HOOKED on Top-WATER fishing in the sloppiest crap I can find !!

 

Splashhopper

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hey splashhopper is that the ponds in the Pond Mills area? I grew up there and use to fish them often.I have not fished them in about 10 years. I also was a member of the fishing club off southdale and was thinking about re-joiniing. Those ponds are full of bass.

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hey splashhopper is that the ponds in the Pond Mills area? I grew up there and use to fish them often.I have not fished them in about 10 years. I also was a member of the fishing club off southdale and was thinking about re-joiniing. Those ponds are full of bass.

 

 

hmmmmm...

 

I would have to kill ya if I told ya... on the INTERNET ! B)

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That cracking and booming and down pour has arrived here now.

 

Top water action is awesome.Good to hear yer enjoying it.

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Got to love the short action on that report!!! A real beauty B) congratulations :clapping:

and thanks for sharing

Leechman

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Great job, I have had times like that where the fish had hit 2 or 3 times in the slop gets ur heart pumping.

 

 

Thanks and congrads,

MTBF

 

Is it better than a 10# sucker or carp going into action at yer feet as you wade a treacherous bit of rapids? My aged heart struggles with those d----d things. Heaven only knows how much more ferocious they'd be if they had my hook stuck in 'em.

 

JF

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nice bass ,congrats!

that damn scumfrog has become an addictin for me.having a lot of fun throwin' that thing.bass ,pike , even rockbass ,just nuts ,, thanks for the pic's!!

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nice fish but that sounds a bit dangerous to me.

 

 

when the wife says "why don't you go fishing while I go to the mall"

 

well, it just doesn't sound right :unsure:

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nice bass ,congrats!

that damn scumfrog has become an addictin for me.having a lot of fun throwin' that thing.bass ,pike , even rockbass ,just nuts ,, thanks for the pic's!!

 

there you go....

mentioning an "addiction"... geeesh.. how many more times do I have to say it..

 

 

I AM NOT ADDICTED TO TOP-WATER FISHING :angry:

 

lol

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nice fish but that sounds a bit dangerous to me.

 

 

when the wife says "why don't you go fishing while I go to the mall"

 

well, it just doesn't sound right :unsure:

 

 

hey.. you "hear" like I do...

 

she didn't say those exact words....

that's just what I "thought" she was telling me ;)

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hey.. you "hear" like I do...

 

she didn't say those exact words....

that's just what I "thought" she was telling me ;)

 

 

What I'm saying is, what is going on at the mall to send you fishing

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What I'm saying is, what is going on at the mall to send you fishing

 

she is shopping... on her own money even :D

 

i hate shopping !

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nice report I went to Silver Lake about 3:30 til 8:30pm with a buddy, no rain no lightning small Bass & small Pike but lots of them

Richard

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Nice bass man .. even though you got poured on, I am totally jealous. Wish I had gotten out today.

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Beautiful fish there Splashhopper!

 

Better yet, with a layer of scum like that, it's hard to tell what lays beneath those weeds!

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Beautiful fish there Splashhopper!

 

Better yet, with a layer of scum like that, it's hard to tell what lays beneath those weeds!

 

 

bring on the scum... if it's gonna be like that :whistling:

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