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Pond Tenkara

Postby Loften » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:05 pm

Today was a great day for fishing so I decided to take my iwana out in the first time for a while to my local pond. I was able to get a bunch of big panfish on sakasa kebari and copper johns. Here are some pictures.
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Re: Pond Tenkara

Postby Darrin Terry » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:21 pm

Wow. Nice 'gills and um, redear? Very bullish. :D
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Re: Pond Tenkara

Postby goneflyfishing » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:02 pm

nice slabs. wish I had some of those close-by.
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Re: Pond Tenkara

Postby Jason Klass » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:17 pm

Wow Loften! I bet those were tons of fun on an Iwana! I need to find a pond like that!
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Re: Pond Tenkara

Postby adventureR » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:42 pm

Loften great Sunfish! I almost never catch any that big those are some really great fish. Great patterns on them too. I like to fish for the Bluegills and other types of Sunfish like they are Bass. It works out great since I end up catching alot of little guys and nice Bass too.
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Re: Pond Tenkara

Postby Loften » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:45 pm

Thanks guys. I think the fish in the second and third photos are mostly redear but have some sunfish and redbreast blood in them. I went out again today and caught some nice bluegill and a few crappie. The bluegill was about 10 inches.
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Postby scorpion1971 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:23 pm

Very nice. I need a mess of then that big for a good ole fish fry. I normally only catch 7" or 8" with the occasional 10" in the mix. What fly where you using?
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Re: Pond Tenkara

Postby Darrin Terry » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:04 pm

Wow. I've never seen a crappie that color. So blue. I've had a few people comment on this one that I caught a few years ago which is pretty green.
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Actually, that color reminds me of a blue-bellied rainbow trout I caught as part of a double:
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Amazing the colors that occur in some of the fish we catch.
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Postby Loften » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:30 pm

I was using a small clouser left over from white bass season for the crappie and I used bluegill busters and kebari for the bluegill.

Darrin- That is the normal color for the crappie around here. That rainbow trout is really cool. I would love to catch one with that blue color.
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Postby Darrin Terry » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:30 pm

That is the only time I've ever seen that in a rainbow. That day, after fishing that creek, my buddy and I moved a few miles to fish the second of three creeks for the day. At the second spot while we were rigging up again, another friend pulled in behind us just to say hello. I did not mention the strange color at the time, but when he saw my photo, he went back and fished that creek and reported catching fish with that strange blue belly. No idea what caused the color though.

Interesting about the 'gills. A friend on another board just today posted a few pics of some bluegill he caught. One had a similar color, a solid silvery blue side. Very cool. The others were very dark, almost black, with blue around the lower face and deep orange/gold at the front of their bellies. Spawning colors! Fish were hitting the surface all over the private pond he was on.
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