Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.


In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Spring fishing

Lo_GearLo_Gear Posts: 104
I fish all year long but spring is a very fun time, anyone else doing any fishing right now? Here's a small mouth I caught on south holston a few days ago.
«1

Comments

  • Nice fish!!

    My buddy and I have a boat we go together usually starting in March but he is renovating a new house and I am building a startup company. 

    But I have two rivers about a mile away we wade fish spring to fall. Great smallmouth. The next 75 degree day I am taking the afternoon off and busting the waders out. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • And before I get grief about not going in the cold I know, I know....

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • Lo_GearLo_Gear Posts: 104
    Ive got a busy stretch of work coming up so I'm gonna have to get creative to squeeze some fishing in. 
  • MotownVolMotownVol Posts: 571
    Lo Gear, I am originally from Bristol and grew up on South Holston.   Beautiful lake.   I used to camp on it every weekend in the summer. 
    Morristown TN, LBGE and Mini-Max.
  • Lo_GearLo_Gear Posts: 104
    Yes it is a great lake. It's slightly over pressured now with all the issues with Boone lake
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,383
    Nice fish. I want to get into it more.  I have my grandfather's fishing boat and 4 boys.  Need to do it.  
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • posterposter Posts: 568
    Yes, waters still pretty hard here though
  • HntnhrdHntnhrd Posts: 711
    Rivers are blown out with run off right now. Headed to Mexico fishing in May does that count?
  • CoMoBGECoMoBGE Posts: 338
    With the mild winter in Missouri I have gotten out 5 times already. Have done fairly well every time. The largemouth bass spawn is going to happen early this spring. Went out a week and a half ago on a cold(45) overcast day and pulled several females from 3 feet of water. The water temp is already in the low/mid 50s so they are starting to move up and make beds. Usually spawn happens during spring turkey season(opening day is April 17 this year). 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,222
    I fish for spring mostly in the winter.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • SGHSGH Posts: 25,216
    Lo_Gear said:
     Here's a small mouth I caught on south holston a few days ago.

    Nice one brother !!!!

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit
    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 
  • JethroVAJethroVA Posts: 1,074
    @Lo_Gear that is a nice bronze back.  I hope to be on the water soon.  Just had my side scanning Garmin fish finder installed! 
    Richmond and Mathews County, VA. Large BGE, Weber gas, little Weber charcoal. Vintage ManGrates. Little reddish portable kamado that shall remain nameless here.  
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,781
    boat is ready to go but the access points are still frozen in and theres a ten foot tall snow banking on my dock. salmon season opens tomorrow....and we have a snow storm dumping more snow starting tonight
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,804


    This was two weeks ago, south of Corpus.  Four reds 24-27"
    Austin, TX
  • odie91odie91 Posts: 499
    If you ain't fly fishing, then it's not really fishing heh ;)
  • odie91odie91 Posts: 499
    edited March 2017
    P.s. hey it's Friday.....

  • Golden Meadow Louisiana
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Lo_GearLo_Gear Posts: 104
    @JethroVA I just put a raymarine chirp sonar down imaging on mine, you will have to let me know how you like the SI
  • Lo_GearLo_Gear Posts: 104
    @odie91 I just got a bass boat back after going several years without one. Sadly my fly rod has been neglected because of this. I plan on going after some browns soon tho.
  • "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,748
    edited April 2017
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,477
    Focker said:
    Nice smally!

    Trout season starts April 1st here in IL, boys are all jacked up.



    I assume you are taking them to Prospect Park there in Moline? Expect many others fishing there today? Know how many were stocked? Any other IL sites you go for trout? Good luck, buddy!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,579
     Nice. People have been killing the slabs here too. 
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    RRP said:
    Focker said:
    Nice smally!

    Trout season starts April 1st here in IL, boys are all jacked up.



    I assume you are taking them to Prospect Park there in Moline? Expect many others fishing there today? Know how many were stocked? Any other IL sites you go for trout? Good luck, buddy!
    Yeah, they put 2000 in, but with my recent chain of events, I decided to hold off.  Didn't go play b-ball last night with my colleagues either.  The IL DNR will do it again in the Fall, we'll catch it then.  May still go with my bro, this coming week.
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,477
    Focker said:
    Yeah, they put 2000 in, but with my recent chain of events, I decided to hold off.  Didn't go play b-ball last night with my colleagues either.  The IL DNR will do it again in the Fall, we'll catch it then.  May still go with my bro, this coming week.
    Chain of events? Sounds like you may have hurt yourself at work?
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    edited April 2017
    RRP said:
    Focker said:
    Yeah, they put 2000 in, but with my recent chain of events, I decided to hold off.  Didn't go play b-ball last night with my colleagues either.  The IL DNR will do it again in the Fall, we'll catch it then.  May still go with my bro, this coming week.
    Chain of events? Sounds like you may have hurt yourself at work?
    Naw, just chillin, retro Sat on the radio.  The boys are wheelin and dealin, helpin Q(the oldest), be the banker for the first time.  His smartphone calculator comes in handy. 

    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,477
    @Focker - I see a large Isabel Bloom piece in the background. We have several pieces ourselves. My late aunt and uncle in Muscatine owned a combination hardware store and gift shop. My aunt knew Isabel personally and helped in her distribution. BTW does your piece have a special meaning? 
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    edited April 2017
    Cool Ron.  Love just about anything handmade, painted.  They are a staple around here.  Our hospital units are loaded with them.

    Yeah, the Peace Angel was a gift from friends when I moved in my place, the first item to go in my house when I closed, in the bow window.
      

    One of them paints the figurines at IB, and she painted this one with a little extra detail she said.   :)  The wings are awesome.

    The fish was my Ma's.  And this retired Centennial Bridge (Rock Island to Davenport) QC, eagle piece she had framed.

    My brother gave me a skull that's pretty cool.  He painted the eyes navy and blue.  Bears/IL theme.

    And lastly, an orange and navy scarfed snowman from my Ma one Christmas.  

    Even that stupid troll, has meaning.  Mas hit the motherload at the antique shop, lady gave him a deal he couldn't refuse.

    He was nice enough to give his dad, this one.


    They all, hold a special place. Lol
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 2,930
    It is prep time right now. All spreader bars, shock leaders, and skirted rigs are getting new leaders. Reels all have new lube. 

    Boat comes off dry dock 5/1.  Following weekend, a shakedown run and maybe wet a line. The following three weekends we try to beat the drum.  Hopefully we get more of these smaller good eating size.  The big fish are more plentiful, but prefer the smaller size to eat. 


    --------------------------------------------------
    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax
    --------------------------------------------------
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.