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#17651 - 03/24/04 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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My favourite fish for sports fishing would be the "Kamloops" strain of the Rainbow Trout indigenous to my home province of B.C.; these are the largest Trout on Earth. We have caught several that weighed nearly 30 lbs and they have been caught well over 50 lbs, in Kootenay Lake.

The "official" world record is about 37 lbs, from Idaho, but, the eggs came from Kootenay Lake. In the old days, before the accursed dams on the Columbia, these fish teemed in the tens of millions and 10-20 pounders were caught, several per day, each.

For sport and food, my absolute favourite is the Kokanee salmon, a landlocked Sockeye, on light tackle, they jump like Steelhead and are superb eating. When smoked and eaten with Nelson Brewing Company dark ale, icecold, they are so good, it is probably sinful!

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#17652 - 04/26/04 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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I've caught everything from panfish and bass to trout, salmon, shad, lingcod, rockfish, halibut and the list goes on and on but the one fish I favor most is the carp... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> I caught a monster 35 pounder on an ultralight Fenwick with 4lb line with a tiny #8 hook and white corn. They are excellent smoked and BETTER than salmon when canned. But don't tell anybody... I kinda like having the lake all to myself. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

#17653 - 04/30/04 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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As for fight, a kenai red hooked in the tail.
Grayling for eating.
Big northerns hit nice and hard and are fun to shoot with a bow and arrow.
dolly varden are the easiest to catch.
burbot is the ugliest, but i hear they are good eating.
Lake trout fight pretty good, the only one I have caught was in a yukon stream.
Kings are slugs, BIG slugs.
Silvers fight pretty good, around here they are ery scidish and hard to catch.
rainbows are boring, havent caught any big ones though. all under 20"
Chum fight pretty good when snagged.

Did I miss any?

oh the pinks, I caught one last fall that was 24" long and 11.5" tall. He weighed approximatly 8 pounds.

#17654 - 07/08/04 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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My favourite is small mouth bass caught in cold Canadian shield lakes. One of the things I truly miss about living in Ontario compared to Alberta


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#17655 - 07/08/04 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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I don't really have a favorite fish, I like them all.

Favorite type of fishing, however, would be with a fly rod,
jacks and walleye, because they can be difficult to fish with the long rod. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

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#17656 - 07/08/04 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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Landlocked Stripers in the spring and fall when the water temp gets around 60 degrees. Best topwater action you'll ever see. In fresh water anyway!

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#17657 - 07/10/04 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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For sheer entertainment: CARP!

Yes sir, Carp sure are fun. With Rod, Bow, or firearm!

I like matching wits with Large Mouth Black Bass, Smallies are a hoot, pound for pound one of the best fighters that swim.
But if you want to get your adrenalin pumping, hook into a Six Foot 100+ pound or bigger Sturgeon! Here, anything over Six Feet or under 42" we have to throw back! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />


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#17658 - 06/10/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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I live in central Ky. so Dale Hollow Lake and Lake Cumberland are lakes I fish as often as I can because of their high poulations of Smallmouth Bass. I also live within a 5 minute drive of the best Smallmouth stream in the state Elkhorn Creek. So I guess that pretty much sums up my favorite freshwater fish! Next to Smallmouth I would consider Muskies a very close second! Cave Run Lake is just a little over an hour away from me!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


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#17659 - 06/14/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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Pike! Pike and more Pike!! Taste great, love how they hit a top water plug, and well just something about thier predator like look.


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#17660 - 06/15/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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Smallmouth bass. Gamest fish that swims...

It's cousins, the LM & spotted bass ain't no slouch either, though.

Bravo

#17661 - 06/15/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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I think a "wiper" will out fight a smallmouth # for #.... They are some pole-bending, line stretchin SOB's.... and thats the little ones.... 721

#17662 - 07/02/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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Favorite? Big Northerns for catching, Yellow Perch for eating, and Walleye for time spent. When Walleye is most of your fishing buddie's favorite, it tends to redirect a lot of your effort.
Least favorite? Anything resembling a trout, with the exception of Lakers. Real fish are green!


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#17663 - 07/03/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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Atlantic Salmon (Newfoundland Variety!) without a doubt gives a big thrill. Still my favourite, despite fishing for 8 hours today and not getting a single rise! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

#17664 - 07/05/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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M70, we need to go fishing together sometime. Our thinking is a lot alike!


BTW, I was out spearfishing this weekend and saw a tonne of big jacks (15 lbs and up). Those suckers put up a fight...


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#17665 - 07/07/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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SamSteele,
Sounds good, maybe after I get back from Africa.
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#17666 - 07/09/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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favorites for catching would rate N.P.O.
a) brookies
b) river northerns
c) bluegills (bullgills) on a flyrod

favorite eaters are N.P.O.
a) perch
b) crappie
c) walleye


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#17667 - 07/10/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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Rainbows, Chinook, white sturgeon.


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#17668 - 07/10/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Everyone to their own opinion but I think you'd be hard pressed to find any lake trout that could match the string stretching ability of a King Salmon. Tight lines to you my friend <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


Well, I know it takes me quite a bit longer to get a 30 pound lake trout to the net than it does a 30 pound king.

Even a 15 pound laker will keep you busy for a while. A king that size is beside the boat in five minutes. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

Ted

#17669 - 07/16/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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Muskys all the way, everything else is just BAIT





#17670 - 07/16/06 Re: favorite freshwater fish?!?  
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Miller time Wisconsin
Ditto!! I have the Rollie & Helens bumper sticker that says just that. I've even used smaller Pike on a quick strike before <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

I dont know why my favorite Wisconsin fish is one of the hardest to catch, but it is.


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