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2012 Fishing Thread- What did you catch, how, when? Let's see your pics.

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by Oakietree, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Oakietree

    Oakietree

    199
    Aug 29, 2005
    Hit the coast last weekend. Took family and friends to the tide pools and beach. We saw a bunch of whales just off shore. While the kids played on the beach we hit up a local point for some fish killing action. We arent allowed to use hook and line so we have to go in and get them. It was a beautiful day on the coast with calm seas. It was barely 30 degrees when I left my house but the need to fish is a powerful one. It ended up being well worth the effort. I shot a few small black rock fish right off, then this big old ling cod comes out of a hole and tries to take one from me. It took me a few dives to get her but I got her. My buddy shot a few black rock fish and a nice cabazon. He also saw a huge octopus. Like 6-8 ft huge. It was a great way to kick off the year.

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  2. dipbait

    dipbait

    Feb 9, 2008
    Way to go . 2012 is starting off good.
     
  3. Devil Dog Knives

    Devil Dog Knives

    85
    Jan 20, 2012
    good stuff hope you guys enjoy dinner.
     
  4. caseynz

    caseynz

    343
    Apr 1, 2007
    ive just got back from a weeks family holiday up north. managed to get these fish . pretty happy as the area is a well known spot so gets a thrashing from a lot of people.both days i was out at 5 in the morning,back by nine for breakfast :D
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    16 pound snapper
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    kingfish
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    all the camp kids were very interested...
     
  5. Oakietree

    Oakietree

    199
    Aug 29, 2005
    The bottom one looks like a yellowtail. We have them along the southern coast of cali. Whats the first one? How did you catch them? From shore or boat?

    Nice Catch. YT's make the best sashimi!

    Matt
     
  6. caseynz

    caseynz

    343
    Apr 1, 2007
    hey matt , sorry i didnt mention that, i speared them same as you. i really rate spearfishing and get out as much as possible :D . both these fish where caught diving from shore . i was lucky this trip,last trip we did i went diving a lot more,and came home with nothing at all.yes it is a yellow tail kingfish,i think the same as you mentioned.
     
  7. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86

    Jan 15, 2012
    Not from 2012 but this summer I fished 5 days a week minimum. Week days after work at five until dark around 9 and basicall all day every weekend. Managed to catch a 44 inch 20 lbs pike. A 12 lbs 31.5 inch walleye, an 18 inch smallmouth just over 4 lbs. Caught lots of fish but these were the biggest of each species. Pike was on a 4 inch rapala x_rap. Smallmouth was on a shad colored rapala DT-4. And walleye was on a medium sized koppers live target topwater frog.
     
  8. barrabas74

    barrabas74

    Jul 27, 2005
    I was able to get out Monday but the water was darn cold for trout and cept for a few nibbles I didnt get much action. Spent the better part of the day out there with my spinning rod and fly rod but nothing was bighting. Glad to see you blokes are having some luck.
     
  9. nickortizzle1035

    nickortizzle1035

    Dec 30, 2009
    I can't wait until it gets warm out. the bass are going to be in trouble this season!
     
  10. ballsagne

    ballsagne

    195
    Jun 14, 2009
    First Fish of the New Year! Caught it behind the house on a red and white Beetle spin. Saw shad popping the surface and thought Id make a couple casts, maybe catch a bluegill or crappie. Saw a swirl near the shore, cast over and hung this fatty! :D (all pics are of the same fish) Ive got the bug now! Gonna try for some cats this weekend if the weather holds out.

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    Happy Fishing!
     
  11. dipbait

    dipbait

    Feb 9, 2008
    Beetle Spins are good for catching that 1st bass of the year.
     
  12. hung-solo

    hung-solo Banned

    Jun 11, 2009
    we didnt take pics (regret it now) buy my cuz and i went trollin (crappie jigs and very small rattle traps) for crappies in the local city lake. water temps ranged from 45-48 degrees, very light breeze, mostly sunny and stained water. in the few hours we fished we caught double digits. not too bad for slightly inactive fish. we had to troll it just right or you wouldnt get bit. crazy. next time ill take pics
     
  13. hung-solo

    hung-solo Banned

    Jun 11, 2009
    they are good year round it seems.
     
  14. hung-solo

    hung-solo Banned

    Jun 11, 2009
    caught this lil guy yesterday (2.5 lbs or so, the shoe is a size 12) on the side of the local lake. the local lake butts up to the back of our pond. we get bored fishing a 5 acre pond we strole down the 4 wheeler trails we made as kids and fish the lake... after this guy i fished some lay downs and hung one that was 5lbs+ and it broke at the knot. i knew i should have retied the knot bc i had caught a few smaller fish on it a few days before. lesson learned. i was using 15lb seaguar flouro and a zoom speed craw as you can see

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  15. dipbait

    dipbait

    Feb 9, 2008
    I need to try and catch a bass. I know this little shallow pond off the river that is fed by a pipe . Early in the year big bass go in there to warm up. If youre the 1st person there you have a chance at one.
     
  16. hung-solo

    hung-solo Banned

    Jun 11, 2009
    if your winter was way warmer than normal like us, you need to go now. in fact others may have beat you to it. i saw a few pigs sunnin' themselves in the shallows of the pond but they spook very very easily. ill have to ninja fish next time. they were scared of everything i tossed at them .
     
  17. plumberroy

    plumberroy

    Jan 27, 2007
    first fish of the year caught this one and a twin to him and 9 bass most 10-12 inches
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    My cell phone camera was set to small pictures
     
  18. SuzukiGS750EZ

    SuzukiGS750EZ

    Dec 30, 2008
    This was first fish of the year. Nothing crazy about it, but it was the FIRST bass I caught this year. My dad bought me a koppers frog for my birthday in february so after throwing it and getting a strike the first time, i stuck it out for a while and ended up getting a few hookups and landed this one.

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  19. hung-solo

    hung-solo Banned

    Jun 11, 2009
    nice fish. lovin the frog. i have 2 in the leapard color as well :thumbup: cant wait to use mine
     
  20. SuzukiGS750EZ

    SuzukiGS750EZ

    Dec 30, 2008
    First time to this specific spot this year and they were hitting top water. I love fishing top water. And this was the first fish my new revo sx brought in. Very nice day. The frog is very nice also. I also use spro frogs, this one blows the spro frogs away in terms of castability, softness, hooks and also the realism.
     

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