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Indiana and Illinois hook & line fishing in April


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#1 BenCantrell

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 04:29 PM

Haven't written anything up yet, but here are the photos!

 

Shovelnose sturgeon from IN

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channel catfish from IN

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smallmouth buffalo from IN

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river chub from IN

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northern hogsucker from IN

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#2 BenCantrell

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 04:31 PM

bowfin from IL

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yellow bass from IL

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smallmouth buffalo from IL

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#3 mattknepley

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:23 PM

Great stuff, Ben. That is one sweet bowfin, and that sturgeon is something else, too! But I gotta be honest, one of my first reactions after seeing that bowfin was, "Dang, that'd make for some sweet boots!"
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#4 Duckman77

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:08 PM

LOVE the yellow bass and bowfin!  Thanks for the pics!



#5 Casper

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:51 PM

A Master Fisherman!


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Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#6 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:59 PM

Awesome stuff Ben!



#7 BenCantrell

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 10:14 PM

Here's the report with a few scenery shots and one photo of a pesky nonnative fish.

 

http://bencantrellfi...er-fishing.html



#8 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:20 AM

I am not much of a bait fisherman, but even if I was, I would not have the skill/luck that you do Ben. I am not sure if it is skill, luck, research, time on the water or a combination of all, but you kill them. You need a reality show. " A sucker born everyday!" Naw, not catchy enough for the general public.


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#9 BenCantrell

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 08:00 AM

Ha!  I just go fishing a lot and don't tell anyone about the skunked trips.  Makes me look more skilled than I actually am.  :D



#10 Chasmodes

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 12:14 PM

Very nice pics Ben!  Looks like a lot of fun on those trips.  The sturgeon and bowfin are really cool.  I also love the pics that highlight features of some of the species (like the mouth of the buffalo and white bass coloration).  Well done.


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#11 LaMain

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 01:58 PM

I have to join the others to congratulate you for your fishing !

I'm doing mostly lure fishing for about 3 years now, but each time I read one of your fishing report I'm thinking about switching back to bait fishing :-)



#12 BenCantrell

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 07:27 PM

Last weekend I made yet another attempt to find black redhorse in the Kishwaukee River.  On Friday I caught a small golden redhorse and a beast of a northern hogsucker.

 

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On Sunday I caught what was probably the biggest golden redhorse I've seen, a couple even bigger silver redhorse, and a small channel cat and a small smallmouth bass.

 

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I keep hearing about large numbers of black redhorse in the Kishwaukee.  Where are they?  :P



#13 olaf

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 08:48 PM

I'll check out that spot and a couple others in a couple days and see if they're around yet.
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#14 BenCantrell

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 08:50 PM

Thanks Olaf, you're a good pal.



#15 smbass

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 09:32 AM

Something to consider is fish swifter water. Blacks here in Ohio are often in fairly swift runs, almost riffle habitat but of course move through pools too. I just have always thought of them being in swifter water than goldens or silvers.


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#16 BenCantrell

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 09:37 AM

Something to consider is fish swifter water. Blacks here in Ohio are often in fairly swift runs, almost riffle habitat but of course move through pools too. I just have always thought of them being in swifter water than goldens or silvers.

 

That makes sense based on their body shape, thanks.



#17 Cu455

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 01:30 PM

Great pictures and thanks for labeling them with the fish names.



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