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#21 Tom

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 08:30 AM

deftik, I don't know you at all but I have one piece of advice for you.....ENJOY COLLEGE!!!!! I don't care if you catch a single fish in all 4 years, just get anything you ever wanted to do out of your system while you can. I know it sounds old but trust me, I'm only 24 and not a day goes by when I wish I didn't have another year of college! You've got the rest of your life to fish on the weekends while you work a miserable 9-5 job!

Romo is dead on with that one! College years were hands down the most fun! Live it up!!!

PS those are some mongoloid rock bass! i would kill to have those as flathead bait for a late summer high water situation! Also, catching a musky is something myself and many others still can't claim as an accomplishment. That alone, no matter the size, should have made your 2009 season!

Again, I completely agreee with Romo. Hell, you are way further ahead than lots of other people at the same age. You have the desire to try new things and seem willing to put in the time and driving to new places and IMO, that is how anyone improves their game. Nothing is better than time on the water, so keep at it. You should be damn proud of your 2009 year, nicely done!

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:10 AM

I  have  thoroughly enjoyed all of the recaps that I've viewed so far and was extremely impressed by the quality and diversity of the the fish that were caught. PAC certainly has some remarkable anglers.

Well done... Doug, fishingsj, chris, Romo, Jude, Tom, White Bucket and mr. fish.

Specifically to fishingsj and Deftik... enjoy your collegiate experience... Then, enjoy the rest of your life. I trust you both find a profession that you do not consider miserable. There are still many rewarding careers out there.

I am not a multi-species angler like the majority of the talented anglers of PAC. I pursue one fish. It was a wonderful year of chasing my favorite fish. As I reflect back on 2009, my fondest memories were of the opportunities I had to help others catch my favorite fish. For some of the people it was their first carp. I hope I will be blessed with many more fond memories like those captured below.

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#23 Lukin

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 12:44 PM

Great fish everyone!
I enjoyed the storys and pics and will def be revisiting this thread.

As far as my wrap-up goes, I didn't get out as much as I planned this season but nonetheless it was an enjoyable year.  I was fortunate enough to hit the surf a few times throughout the spring/summer and I had a couple nice keepers to show for it. 

Some of my most memorable moments this year were fishing along the beaches of SIC with just a few lures in my pocket and a case of beer in my backpack.
I would fish all night long.

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Most of my sessions were spur of the moment trips so I couldn't let a couple of thunderstormes hold me back as evidenced by my sweet ass crossing guard raincoat ;)

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As far as the schuylkill goes I couldn't really figure out a solid pattern for the smallmouth and the flatheads didn't exist for me.
However over a few kayaking trips down the art museum I got a mixed bag of species and had a blast hopping around the rocks at low tide.




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2009 was fun, looking foreward to next!
Good luck to all in 2010

#24 MikeThePike

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 02:09 PM

I have over 20 pages of pics up on Photobucket from this season so I'll make it a short summary of the past year. Like a buncha others on here my time on the water was much more limited than I hoped but I think I made it count.


Starting off the year on the ice:

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A frozen Susky is always a welcome favorite:

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Ice out is always a sad time of year for me but I set out in search of shad and instead found eyes on the Big D to be much more willing to play:

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and a brownie from the Skuke:

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Of course I had to go back to my roots and play in the salt a little bit:

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A variety of fun over the late spring/ summer:

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Some macks from up in Maine:

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Summer means topwater on Lake Hopatcong for me:

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Fall meant playing with the new pin getting ready for great lakes salmon and trout and playing with wild brookies and brownies:

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and then of course playing with some of them Great Lakes trout:

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Now its just sit back and watch the Susky get blown out and then hopefully come down and start to look like this again so I can chase eyes, pike and skis:

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#25 Tom

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 03:13 PM

Awesome stuff there Mike... ;)

How bad is the Susky up your way? I was thinking of hitting it on Monday and am hoping the conditions aren't too bad. I like it high and a bit dirty, but not completely blown out.

We've had tons of rain in SEPA, but hopefully not too much upstate.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 03:58 PM

nice fish tan and mike! i always enjoy the year end reports to see what everyone has been up to and has been keeping secret all year. there are some gangsta ass fishermen on this site and i always love seeing what their dedication has produced


Like I always said, Just Let The Fish Do The Talking! popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn

Nice fish everyone!  Definitely a bunch of hardcore and dedicated fisherman.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 04:40 PM

Awesome stuff there Mike... ;)

How bad is the Susky up your way? I was thinking of hitting it on Monday and am hoping the conditions aren't too bad. I like it high and a bit dirty, but not completely blown out.

We've had tons of rain in SEPA, but hopefully not too much upstate.


I have no clue...I know i stood on the ice on Wednesday (for a few seconds before I went in up to my ankles  =)) and I've been in NJ since Thursday. I was hoping to be ice fishing it by Monday/ Tuesday but this rain has killed any chance of that happening. I'll give a few guys back home a call later on and see if anyones checked on it.

In the meantime I';; be spending the next 2 days ice fishing for eyes/ muskies/ wipers up near the NJ/ NY border  ;D ;D
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Posted 26 December 2009 - 04:55 PM

We've had tons of rain in SEPA, but hopefully not too much upstate.


The skuke at fairmount is currently at 17500 fps and rising  ;) :) :o I dont know if the susky will be quite as nuts but I would say theres a good chance. I think at high tide the water should be up to west river drive...
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Posted 26 December 2009 - 05:27 PM

Thanks guys. The gauge at Marietta shows it is rising and close to 40000 cfs. I like it high up there, but if it is over 60,000 cfs, it would be a bit much. I don't think they got the same volume of rain mid and in upstate, and I know that they don't have the same volume of snowmelt, which I think is a big part of the factor down here. Tomorrow should tell the tale. Otherwise, I'll go chase wild trout in some tiny creeks upstate, but I'd prefer Brunners...especially if it is a little high and stained.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 05:43 PM

The gauge for Wilkes-Barre is showing about 9000 and slowly rising but its a whole different story down on the main stem of the river between the 2 branches of the river meeting plus all the other feeder creeks dumping in so I can't really say much as to how the main stem is looking.
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#31 Tom

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 07:36 PM

The gauge for Wilkes-Barre is showing about 9000 and slowly rising but its a whole different story down on the main stem of the river between the 2 branches of the river meeting plus all the other feeder creeks dumping in so I can't really say much as to how the main stem is looking.

Thanks Mike, I'll see what it is like tomorrow and will go from there. If it has crested and is falling we should be ok. Anyway, thanks and sorry for the hijack...back to the wrap ups- keep em coming!!

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 11:45 PM


We've had tons of rain in SEPA, but hopefully not too much upstate.


The skuke at fairmount is currently at 17500 fps and rising  ;) :) :o I dont know if the susky will be quite as nuts but I would say theres a good chance. I think at high tide the water should be up to west river drive...


It's on Kelly Drive now.  :o

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 04:06 AM

Great job guys !!!

As far as my wrap-up goes, I didn't get out as much as I planned this season but nonetheless it was an enjoyable year.  I was fortunate enough to hit water as much i did this year due to raising my little angel......So as she grows older and have love for fishing,she will be joining me a lot in 2010.In 09 i tried some new things when it comes to angling,one of them was fishing in cold months/ early spring.I might not be able to go out of town to fish such as you guys,But i enjoy fishing-mastering my local pond.................just call me Fairmount DON ;D ;)







Here's a look back at my 09 season.It stared off with eyewall fishing in march
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This was the first fish i caught in 09 the next nite after i join the forum :)
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This was #2,the same cold nite,my first 2 pics i've posted up.
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The next in line was shad :o
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My first american shad at nite
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Next in line......The SEBS!!!
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Then there was late summer fun!!!!!
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I have so many more,but most of them are ''dinks'' ;D

Then it was time to keep the anglers flame burning for the future :o

my daughter
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Goal for2010,
Hit the salt!!
Throw your lure in the water and put the puzzle together..

#34 Doug

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:08 AM

this is one of the best wrap up threads yet!!!!!!  Anyone that wonders what PAC is all about, will figure it out real fast after this one!!!  I had to go back and add some stuff to mine, but everyone else, keep them coming!!  It is starting to read like a magazine. Nice work guys!!
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 02:38 PM

Awesome catches don! I especially love the hybrids! This was the first year in a while I didn't get one. You've really mastered that spot!
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:06 PM

Also its gonna take some time but I'm working on a new flathead video from footage compiled over the epic week at the end of the summer. It's gonna be straight gangsta.
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:37 AM

I figured since Pac put in so much effort everyone deserved some props so here goes.

Doug - Those were some nice carp and salmon glad to see you guys got out to NY and had fun!
Fishingsj - Always nice to get out with Dad and catch fish, I have a hard time getting my couch sitter dad out nowadays. Nice pike and bowfin!
Chris - Thats a fatass walleye, nice weakie and those butterfly rays are pretty sweet.
Romo - Those are some epic flatheads and that one fat salmon is sweet.
Jude - That scary ass little fish is awesome!
Tom - Nice steelhead, golden rainbow trout, and muskie. Also thanks for hooking me up with the shad sickness, already have plans in action for at least one if not multiple assaults on shad this year.
Tan - You do put your money where your mouth is those were some fatass walleyes, stripes, and flatheads.
Mr. Fish - Every fish you caught seemed to be a whale looking forward to future posts.
GC - You always land big carp, thats not surprise , the real surprise is there are still people around who genuinely get joy from introducing others to fishing keep it going in 2010! Love your frequent reports, i'll be hitting up carp because of it!
Lukin - Nice stripers man!
Mike - Your a real multi-species angler, thanks for the multiple advice in 09, nice epic musky, hopefully 10' will bring you the 55'er.
Don - Striper slayer! keep up the good work. Between all the walleyes and stripers you'll be making them extinct, nice shad in the mix too!

Romo, Tom, and GC - I hear yah on the college advice as much as I try to enjoy it , it kills my fishing coming up on my senior year though so hopefully I'll land a decent job and afford some good fishing trips!


can you guys tell I was bored? 9 hours til Ice fishing ;)!
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#38 mr.fish

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:53 PM

Looks like everybody that posted had a good year. Now where is all the other wrap ups ???

#39 Tom

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:00 PM

Tom - Nice steelhead, golden rainbow trout, and muskie. Also thanks for hooking me up with the shad sickness, already have plans in action for at least one if not multiple assaults on shad this year.

Anytime man, glad to help. When the shad season gets here this year shoot me a pm and we can hit them up.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:04 PM

I hear you mr. fish - I've been doing quite a bit of travels but anticipate my post up asap!
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