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Once again i take a trip down to gropps lake to enjoy my love of fishing when I'm not on the ocean. I ride my bike whenever i feel like it or when i have enough money for night crawlers at the nearby 7 up. I equipped myself with my short rod (mostly for bluegills) and my 7 ft. spinning rod because the day before i found a dead catfish at the boat ramp, influencing my decision to give it a shot. At around 1:00 pm i arrived with all off my necessary gear (providing i can manage carrying it all on my bike). The day provided me with good excitement with a variety of different species such as bass, bluegills, and surprisingly a small snapping turtle. But as all the action took place i tossed out a double hooked rig with two whole night crawlers out into the middle of the lake from shore. I left it there the whole duration of my day until around 6:00 pm when i was about ready to go home. I was a little disappointed since no rod action took place so as i was reeling in my line i didn't expect to have much trouble, other than weeds or a turtle. But as i was pulling it in i suddenly began to feel little twitches on the line. I was of course intrigued by my unexpected hook-up and continued to pull on. But as soon as the whatever mystery creature came to the surface i felt my excitement drop to slight fear. It was an eel. A EEL!!!!!! I knew beforehand to check the species list for this lake before i fished here but never recalled that eel was on the list. So when i came to releasing it i was lucky that it got itself off the hook so that i wouldn't have to touch it. It went back to the lack unharmed and left me with a new fishing story.
fishing report photo of Other photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Fishking
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When fishing at gropps lake at around 2:30-5:00pm near across gas station the street determined to catch myself something new like a catfish or something but these bluegills are always fun to catch especially when I'm using my 1 and 1/2 foot pole only because it makes it feel more of a challenge to reel in and also because I'm not casting real far. Tackle included my usual method which is using an small hook i had and tossed it out with a small bobber with some night crawlers . Ended the day catching around 13 bluegills and a bunch of small weeds. The picture above is the latest of the bluegills i caught measuring around 41/2- 5in.
fishing report photo of Bluegill photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Fishking
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Here i went to the wall off the inlet to catch some fluke, conditions being less than favorable with occasional rain and little to no action at all. At around 7:00 pm i gave up attempting to catch some little snappers with a sabiki rig for bait and used some live killies for bait. Had to end the day with nothing but this crab. Thats why its called fishing not catching.
fishing report photo of Crab, Spider photo taken on 6/25/2015 3:22:00 PM contributed by Fishking

Catch Date: 06/25/2015 15:22 PM

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