White bass with Dad

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  1. ARHHH4

    ARHHH4 Senior Refuge Member

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    Whites started hitting a couple of weeks ago on the local lake and was able to make it out today with my Dad. Haven’t fished with him alone for over a year due to work conflicts and kids sports, etc.. Didn’t break any records but finished the day with 18 keepers. Making memories with the Man that taught me everything that I know and love about the outdoors.
     

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  2. Woodduck31

    Woodduck31 Elite Refuge Member

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    I loved fishing for white bass when I was a kid. pound for pound one of the best fighting fish.
     
  3. ARHHH4

    ARHHH4 Senior Refuge Member

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    Absolutely. I hooked one in the side somewhow under a gill, reeled him back sideways, thought I had me a catfish there for a second
     
  4. Woodduck31

    Woodduck31 Elite Refuge Member

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    did that last week on the Henry's fork here in Idaho with a brown trout. I was running a hopper dropper set up, the 16 inch brown hit the hopper, but got foul hooked on a pectoral fin with the nymph after missing the hopper. I thought I had that elusive 24 incher on till I saw him coming in sideways, kind of like reeling in a car door in that fast current.
     
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  5. Athos

    Athos Refuge Member

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    Wish I could tell you how many times I’ve done this on a dropper rig. Usually the further towards the tail you get them, the harder they are to land. Real test on 6x.
     

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