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Old 03-18-2017, 11:02 AM   #1
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The wife, youngest son and I hit striker creek yesterday. Spent about 4 hours wearing em out. The wind was strong when we got there and was pushing us upstream, so I had to paddle to get downstream. I figured this would make it easier to to get back, so we went downstream farther than I normally would. Of course, by the time we headed back the wind was calm, so I had to paddle against the current. Got a good workout and my back and shoulders are sore today, but it was worth it. Almost caught our limit on keepers and threw back probably that many that were too small. Minimum length limit is 10", but there's not much meat on any under 12" so we threw back anything under 12.

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Old 03-18-2017, 11:13 AM   #2
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:23 AM   #3
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Nice job! I would be sore from cleaning them all!


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Old 03-18-2017, 11:43 AM   #4
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Very nice!
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:28 PM   #5
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Nice job! I would be sore from cleaning them all!


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It wasn't too bad. The wife and boy helped me a lot. After we figured out a system, it went well. 138 filets still takes a while, seems longer when you're bent over a table with an electric knife.
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:32 PM   #6
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Strong work!
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:39 PM   #7
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Well done. I hope to get into them like that next weekend.


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Old 03-18-2017, 02:48 PM   #8
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Old 03-18-2017, 03:44 PM   #9
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That's a funny story, made me laugh. Yall cleaned em up! What we're yall using?

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Old 03-18-2017, 04:17 PM   #10
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That's a funny story, made me laugh. Yall cleaned em up! What we're yall using?

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⅛ ounce feather tail crappie jigs. They didn't really have a preference. The wife used white mostly, son used chartreuse, and I used yellow. I think my wife caught the most, but she was able to make more casts since I was paddling and the boy spent a lot of time goofing off or trying to help paddle. I tied an orange rattle trap on her line for a while, but they didn't like it as much.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:42 PM   #11
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ounce feather tail crappie jigs. They didn't really have a preference. The wife used white mostly, son used chartreuse, and I used yellow. I think my wife caught the most, but she was able to make more casts since I was paddling and the boy spent a lot of time goofing off or trying to help paddle. I tied an orange rattle trap on her line for a while, but they didn't like it as much.


Nice bud, doesn't get much better than that. Good eating too


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Old 03-18-2017, 10:02 PM   #12
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Congrats! Lots of fun there.
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:23 PM   #13
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That's a nice mess of fish!
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:54 AM   #14
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Congrats! Lots of fun there.
It was a lot of fun. After cleaning them, I think my son is gonna be a sport fisherman! He didn't like having to clean them that late. It was after 1 before we got em in the freezer.
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:38 AM   #15
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⅛ ounce feather tail crappie jigs. They didn't really have a preference. The wife used white mostly, son used chartreuse, and I used yellow. I think my wife caught the most, but she was able to make more casts since I was paddling and the boy spent a lot of time goofing off or trying to help paddle. I tied an orange rattle trap on her line for a while, but they didn't like it as much.
Ha ha. I told my pops a while back that I did not know how he did it with twin boys. I can't hardly keep a line in the water when I take my boy. And I ain't paddling . That's a nice haul. Looks like y'all had fun.
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:46 AM   #16
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Wow, get the grease hot quick. Awesome catch. Our run is over down in south texas.
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:53 PM   #17
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Went back again today, a bit more picky. Brought home 31 sandbass and 1 crappie. Didn't go downstream as far today. Ran into the manager of outdoor connection on the creek. Not sure if he's a member here, but good to see you Logan! Gonna have to put a lift kit on my cleaning table if Mrs muskles and the youngest muskles Jr are gonna keep us fishing like this.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:57 PM   #18
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cool i didn't know there was white bass in striker
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:55 AM   #19
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Good ones.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:17 AM   #20
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Gonna have to put a lift kit on my cleaning table if Mrs muskles and the youngest muskles Jr are gonna keep us fishing like this.
I put a lift kit on my cleaning table.....makes all the difference in the world.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:17 PM   #21
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Yea, after sitting on that hard seat for hours, the back doesn't like bending over the cleaning table.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:17 AM   #22
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:59 AM   #23
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Good job on the fins brother!

As soon as the wind settles a bit, I'll get back out there on the water.
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