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    I first started noticing these guys hanging in the rocks at the base of the ramp back in the late summer and from I can tell, they're growing.

    In late summer they were around 1.5 to 2 inches I'd guess, where the big one I saw yesterday was closer in the 3.5 inch range. Perfect forage size that we need for the mid size class browns.

    Their color appears to be a greyish with light grey verticle bars and one yesterday had alot of red around his (bulging) eyes. Not really sure what's up there.

    I haven't seen them anywhere else, and I've even wondered in the beginning if Ganesh offerings were drawing them to the ramp.... but they're still there and I haven't seen any rice or food other wise being dumped.

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    Hopefully some of these skinny girls can find them

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    • #3
      The first one is Henry, the second one is James, and the third one was Eric. (Not many people get a shot of Eric. He's a bit bashful.)

      As for the second post, it looks like Ethel needs to put on a few pounds. She always has been one to try to wear her high school prom dress to her class reunion.

      Hope you can get out and hook a few more during the holiday weekend!
      If you have difficulty understanding the post above, read it out loud and it should make sense. This NGTO member is known for his poor hill-billy upbringing and his affinity for all things from Louisiana (particularly if it relates to LSU). It makes for a poor mix of accents and much difficulty in translation. He was doing well for so long, but now seems to have regressed.

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      • #4
        Though I'm not sure of their ID, don't forget to account for some warm water species that make a home in the Hooch. I've caught some bass out of the Hooch Tailwater and I know others have caught catfish, it wouldn't surprise me if some of those baitfish from various creeks made a home in there too.

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        • #5
          The first almost looks like a baby bass. Could be some smaller maturing panfish.

          I've seen them as well and I can't make a solid ID.
          I like em big fat and sloppy.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by browniez View Post
            The first almost looks like a baby bass. Could be some smaller maturing panfish.

            I've seen them as well and I can't make a solid ID.
            Time to do some Microfishing Alex, it'd be funny to see you target 3-4inch fish after dedicating yourself to big browns haha

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            • #7
              If you can see it you can catch it. It just may take some time and hard work guys.
              Can't wait to see what your PICS produce.
              "Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger." - Herbert Hoover

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              • #8
                I would guess sunfish. Any tiny fly should help out with the verification.

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                • #9
                  I know on a lot of the reservoirs I've fished it seems to always be warmouth and/or green sunfish around the boat ramps hiding in the rocks. They're pretty aggressive so if you pull anything they think is edible through it's a good chance they'll try to eat it and you'll get to ID it if it's those little guys.

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                  • #10
                    I second rich.
                    Green sunfish love the docks, also good to know swamp angel is on a forest name basis. Lol
                    That brown is straight anorexic. Dang girl!


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WPrich View Post
                      I know on a lot of the reservoirs I've fished it seems to always be warmouth and/or green sunfish around the boat ramps hiding in the rocks. They're pretty aggressive so if you pull anything they think is edible through it's a good chance they'll try to eat it and you'll get to ID it if it's those little guys.
                      Warmth are awesome- put up a fun little fight if you're on a 3 wt or so
                      Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right... R. Hunter

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