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Old 07-08-2009, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Spent the day relaxin on the river and caught some nice catfish to boot.

Had a day to have some me time and spent it on Pickwick Lake relaxin and fishin. Nothing like a beautiful day spent on the lake to make it all better. I didn't think it was gonna be a great day for fishin because the current flow had been almost turned off. I was wrong. It wasn't the best fishing day I've had by far but I really needed to unwind today and I had a blast. Final count for the day was 42 Catfish , 5 shellcrackers, and 1 Crappie. Not bad at all for 5 hours.

Decided to take this pic with my phone just before I started to fillet some of them.

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Old 07-08-2009, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ok...resident fisheries biologist needs help..whats a shellcracker?
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I believe its what us northerners call Bluegill
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My dad called them fresh water roaches.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok...resident fisheries biologist needs help..whats a shellcracker?
Don't think it is the scientific name but yeah it's basicly the same as a brim, bluegill, perch. Panfish that has a darker coloration then the others and typically are bigger and thicker.

I grew up hearing shellcracker so I have never questioned it. There is a difference but it could be some type of hybrid. Really aggressive and fun to catch. Really good to eat but not as good as my favorite Crappie (best fish to eat IMO).
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Huge difference on the bluegills (red ear, long ear, bluegill, and I could probably name 4 or 5 others)..oh and Perch are never considered "shell crackers" those babys are prime eating..especially those giant Lake Michigan Jumbo Perch!
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ok...resident fisheries biologist needs help..whats a shellcracker?
Red-ear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus )
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Huge difference on the bluegills (red ear, long ear, bluegill, and I could probably name 4 or 5 others)..oh and Perch are never considered "shell crackers" those babys are prime eating..especially those giant Lake Michigan Jumbo Perch!

Found this link. Shellcracker is a slang term. Yeah each of those are different fish but I was just listing other types of common panfish for our area. I have seen people call the same fish 3 different names (some of which I've never heard of either).
Freshwater Fish Facts - Alabama Redear Sunfish (Shellcracker)
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yea bluegill and Perch are way different. One you find and nicer restaurants and the other we find in the local park around here.
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Some fish Thats probably more then I have caught my whole life
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lol, tell me about it. I did catch the carcass of a bluegill and sheephead though
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Nice catfish... What were they biting on? Fishing top or bottom? I usually go to a Pay Lake around here once or twice a month with my son and we dont catch that many, but we have a blast... I love catfishing...Now If I could find a way to incorporate wax busting with catfishing I would be all set
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Nice catfish... What were they biting on? Fishing top or bottom? I usually go to a Pay Lake around here once or twice a month with my son and we dont catch that many, but we have a blast... I love catfishing...Now If I could find a way to incorporate wax busting with catfishing I would be all set
I fish with two hooks. One hook 4 in off bottom and the other about 2 1/2 ft off bottom. They were caught on shrimp this trip. The shrimp usually work well but nightcrawlers are always good. Sometimes I cut hotdogs into 1 in pieces throw them into a bowl with garlic powder and soy sauce. Then microwave for 10 mins. After that store them in a ziploc bag. They get tough and produce a strong smell. They work well and produce many fish especially in smaller bodies of water.

If you want to catch bigger catfish use cut bait. I know Phil King and he is one of the top catfishermen in the U.S. He uses what he calls the catfish sandwich (two pieces of cut bait with shad guts in the middle)
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Awesome.... never heard of the hotdog, garlic, soy sauce recipe... will give it a try...THANKS
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42 catfish!!! No wonder i never catch much of anything, here Ive been paying 3 bucks a carton to the baitshop for worms when all you need is some leftover hotdogs, I bet if you put some mustard and onions on them you would catch even more
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