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Aquaman01

Monticello - Lil' channels by the dozen!

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Hit my favorite park again today with both kids on the pier, and again, we had it to ourselves. In a spot wher the main current breaks bank-side with a transition from rock to silt bottom, the kids hit small channel cats; 12" - 18", like the were catchin' sunnies! A dozen each, easy. Thrown into the mix for them was one small turtle, a 12" smallie and two carp - one of them broke the snoopy-pole before making a break for the dock pier and snapping off (child's composure intact - we had a back-up pole).

Dad, however, turned in his first ever Mississippi Skunk. Big goose-egg. I was chucking cut bait at the same breakline, but farther away.

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1:48 am !?!?!? Your fishing late with the boy !!!! JK, glad to hear you got them... sad to hear the snoopy pole got the break, keep it till the boy id old and he will appreciate the story...

FIsh with ya soon !!!

Bob

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Ha ha - nah - I was up at 1:48 (rented Red Dragon - oh man what a movie) but the wee ones were in bed!

Went back today for Act II: Unlocking Montissippi Park.

Dad didn't get skunked today (24" northern on a suspending crank) but the kids broke the kiddie bank! My 2 year old daughter got two carp, 4 & 5 lbs., 3 of those smaller kittens, and a 14" smallie. My son got two carp, 4 & 7 lbs, a 4 pound goldeye sucker, 3 kittens and a little walleye. Everything was gotten thus...

Straight out from the fishing pier you'll see the main current. This is a rocky bottom. Closer to the pier the current slows down, and the break is directly on top of a bottom transition from rock to silt. We cast out 1/2 oz. eggs, swivel leadered over a 1/2 crawler threaded onto & straight over a #6 circle hook. We cast just into the main current and let it radius the bait on a tight line until the egg settled into silt.

The current at the bank is so slow that the kids could wade and play at will. They never even asked to go to the playground up the hill.

The grestest part of the day (besides watching my 4 yr old fight a 7 lb. carp) was when a carp pulled the rod out of my daughter's hand, over the pier railing and into the river. Two images flashed though my bean - my son at two losing his lucky Scooby Doo rod to Kab's Water Gods, and my brand new Gapen going over the side on Pool 2.

I dove in.

We saved the rod and landed the fish. Didn't even lose my hat.

Just another day at The River.

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Having met you the thought of the above brings great laughter at the thought of you going in after the rod... These are the things we will remember for life...

Wally

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I would have given $100 to see the splash your chunky *** made in the water going after that $10.00 rod and reel. Just kidding...we fished this weekend...lots of rain in Florida, the lake is at an all time high level. The blue gills are basically jumping out of the water onto my kid's lines. My daughter and son are addicted to fishing. My 4 yr old daughter says "I wanna do that again Daddy" every time she reels in a new fish. My 8 yr old son can bait his own hook and disengage the hook in the fishes mouth. He is even smart (OR FOOLISH) enough to hold the bluegill without getting *****ed by the dorsal fin. life is good when you can fish in your own backyard.

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Welcome Masterbaster! This joint is way better than that other joint, but ya gotta watch yer mouth, or you'll get the boot grin.gif

Glad your kids have the hook, too. They can get plenty of line time together in Feb. You hang around here and you may end up having to tell me how to mow my lawn wink.gif

Who you callin' chunky, Elvis?

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