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Kevin J Legg

Fly rodding gills on Indian River Lake

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Fished with a fly rod with poppers on the edge of the weed and over top of them. It’s a fun way to catch them as they slurp up you’re the popper. Not a hot bite but they seem to be in scattered little schools.

I kept 13 last evening and about the same this morning. Not huge ones but still got a pound of fillets both days.Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG

 

 

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Kevin, saw a post whete rather than filet, cut head off gut and scale, fry the whole fish

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We use to do that when I was a kid and they were very good but scaling is messy and time consuming. I can do them much faster with my electric knife and if frozen they take up far less room.


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Got into them again this morning. They’re hanging on the outside edge of the weed beds. I move along the edge until I visually spot them and drop anchor and fish. If bite stops I move on till I spot another bunch. Fly rod makes it fun.Adjustments.JPG


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Great fun with a fly rod. When I was young I did a lot of fly fishing for them. If they grew to 5 to 10 lbs I would still be chasing them


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Great fun with a fly rod. When I was young I did a lot of fly fishing for them. If they grew to 5 to 10 lbs I would still be chasing them


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They bring out the kid in me. A good change from my more serious fishing.

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