Off Site Fishing & Gigging Yesterday....pics

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Yesterday I got out early to hit up some roadside canals and retention ponds off site that I have been eyeing for awhile that look like good potential. Had my poles, casting net and new gig pole. Already at 8:30 an it was pretty windy so that sucked, no rain nice and sunny though.
I hit up this mile long canal section that had lily pads along the banks but no strikes or action at all, that was a bust. Then I went to 2 huge retention ponds but the wind was in my face stong it was hard to cast out had 1 nice bass come out s drain pipe grabbed my frog but just mouthed it went to set the hooks and it popped out so that was a bust.
Next I hit another canal and finally I hook one small bass so that was cool, but that was that
My last stop was the roadside damn and lock I use to hit up and post from where their is bass, gar, Oscar's and black Armored Catfish ( Pleco).
Got a couple more small bass then I gigged a small Pleco. There was a handful of gar but they wouldn't get close enough where I could gig them.
It was nice to take a break from my ponds and hit up some spots I never been too just wish it wasn't so windy it seems most of the banks I could only work the wind was in my20190922_115002.jpg20190922_090405.jpg20190922_102229.jpg20190922_154925.jpg20190922_102237.jpg20190922_102241.jpg20190922_112347.jpg20190922_104341.jpg20190922_112415.jpg20190922_112440.jpg face and tuff to cast.
I have sone other around town spots I can't wait to check out.
Thnx 4 following my post and get out and hook one today!.....tra
 



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That’s a mean, fast looking fish. Nice....post some video of the giging, if you can.
 

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Congrats on the fish....all we used to gig were frogs and brackish water crabs.
 

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Went off site today to fish and gig some spots. I ended up Gigging 2 nice size Gar out of a roadside canal using my new gig point I bought that was way better built and more solid strong points then the bass pro ones I was using. gigged both gar perfect right behind the head with solid penetration.. . ...tra

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Looks just like the five pointer I bought from Western Auto back in the '60s.
 

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With the fish you gig, do you compost and toss in the veggie garden?
 

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No quaildeath, I justl leave them for buzzards.
Had a freind who use hook alot of trout and he would chop them up and blend them in his veggie growing pots, grew some great tasting tomatoes.

Got out again today went to my dam lock site. Gigged 2 real nice gars but lost them due to bad strikes but ended up Gigging 4 black Armored Catfish so that was some good action.....tra

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Got out early Sunday morning to do some urban fishing and Gigging and hit up a canal where there a some big bass and black Armored Catfish and bowfins. I gigged a nice size black Armored Catfish and hooked one small bass on my new pole set up.
Wild canal bass r not to intrested in artificial baits that's for sure like pond bass. There's some big lunkers in there I want to hook, sooner or later I will figure it out.
Now what really blew me away as I was walking the canal bank I see this unusual 3 ft. Fish just cruzing the bank right in front of me and it rolls sideways and I realized it was a young shark I believe it was a blacktip by the markings but not absolutely sure doing some research now, I know bull sharks breed and cruise in Florida canals but not sure if a black tip can. But i am positive it was a young shark especially the tail and mouth.
Wish I could of snapped a pic but it slipped away and lost site of it. I will go back agian to check it out. Saw some huge mullet too but didnt bring my cast net, next time! This waters are definitely brackish. Thnx 4 following my post!......tra

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Got out yesterday to do some offsite fishing, I have this awesome 20 acre pond that is right across the street from our property it looks like bass heaven but I have only hooked smaller bass along the banks over the last few years were u can walk, its almost impossible to walk around to the other side where I know there has to Monster bass, I need to borrow a kayak or I just might buy one, my garage is at it's full point with my toys already. I got to get to the other side someday, so close yet so far! heres some pics, dosent this look awesome for bass or what...tra

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Went urban fishing and Gigging this morning agian at the dam and canal spot. After 6 years of living here now I still have a hard time identifying all the species of fish here in Florida between the fresh, salt and exotic there's alot.
I Spotted this one fish with its nose close to the bank it was at least 30-32 inches long , it didn't want my top or bottom water baits just ignored everything. I took a pic, I was only 15 ft away, I will figure it out soon.....tra

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