NH Explorer wrote:
I need to add....
nh_bob did get one really nice Larry but the only pictures are on his own , brand new camera. He is going to be trying to learn how to resize and post. I just wanted to say, until the posting actually does happen, that I saw the pictures with my own two eyes and unless he learned how to do photoshop work within the camera, that fish was nice.
Bob, here is a quick tutorial on posting pictures. If you still have trouble, email to me and I will post. That was a gottashare fish.http://www.newenglandkayakfishing.com/m ... pic&t=1188
i'm looking at remy4u97's fallfish and it looks like it could have been the big fish of the day!!!
mine was only 16 something, his looks bigger.
so i'm ready to concede the title of "winner of the 2009 contoocook river tournament" to remy4u97.
nice catch man, they aren't a glamorous species, no one i know ever targets them, but pound for pound they do put up one heck of a fight.
when we did the merrimack trip in august i had one snap off one of my lures on the ultralight (4lb) rod.
also waiting to see the pictures of the walleys newbyyaker's dad caught.
never seen one live before, didn't know there were any in the area.
my large was the only fish i landed on the trip, fished mostly softbaits, worms - 4 inch sluggos & 6 inch gulp alive seaworms.
got it on the gulp, drifting it in it's neighborhood, next to the big rock.
picked that little cove to fish in, around the bend and to the left of broad meadow, because the meadow was jammed with kayak fishermen and no one else was fishing there.
it lived under that thick moss, that's where it headed after about a 5 minute fight in open water - took me quite awhile to get it separated from the stringy stuff.
at first i thought, awe crap, i'm hung up on another snag and then it started to run.
it didn't jump or come to the surface in all that time so i didn't know what i had hooked, i never saw it.
when i got around to the other side of the rock where it was it had gone belly up in the stuff and i thought, crap, it had expired, what am i going to do with a dead fish?
the splash & feather didn't attract any albies, bones, blues, stripers or anything else for that matter!!!
just another worthless slappy tip!
had some topwater action on the floating, blue & silver, jointed rappala but nothing stuck.
had a nibble or two on the sluggo (that worm killed the largemouths & pickerel in the charles the last two weeks) but either no serious takers yesterday or i didn't have the line taught enough to pick up the fish.
probably the latter, my bad i suppose.
on a personal note it was great fishing with the crew again.
that's a very nice stretch of water, would have liked to go slower and really beat the heck out of all those fishy looking areas.
especially nice meeting some new folks, remy4u97, did you really drive all that way?
jrvanas, wife and dog (forgot his name) looked like you were having a nice trip without the complications of fishing, haven't done that in a while, just go for a paddle.
bobsdream, thought you were going hobbie?
newbyyaker and dad (pictures soon i hope?), fished with dad at the finish, good guy, pleasure hooking up with you, walleyes, really?
for those not on the trip, what a riot, a few of us laggers, bringing up the rear of the column, fished parallel with another group of paddlers for a while, chatted with them a little bit, one lady had her dog on the bow of her yak.
a black & white retriever of some sort who kept jumping off the bow, into the water to try and grab my rappala, she said he thought it was a fish and he wanted to get it first.
cracked me up, kept seeing it dive off but never saw it get back on the boat, how'd he do that?
here it is, measured it twice before taking the pictures, 16 3/4, 17 depending on which measurement you like.
i like 16 something, yea, i'll go with that.
not the official winner of the...
oops, almost forgot, wanted to thank my grandson, shawn, for giving me sponge bob, bath edition, to take on the trip, for a little good luck.
wouldn't have caught anything without that special good luck charm.
now, finally, mr. or mrs. largemouth, sideview and mouthview.
Sponge Bob, now sleeping with the fishes - i miss his silly grin.