Warm up for Selmac

Finneus Polebender
Decided i had better get in some warm up fishin time before the much anticipated trip to Selmac here ia couple days. Rolled straight out back and started poundin topwater with the bait of confidence . played with that for abot 20 min or so then decided time to give the ol Rage toad some game time. put in about 15 casts then moved to another spot . fired up the bait of confidence with no luck again for about 10 minutes when I thought back to the rage toad . Started makin long casts ,about the third one bam about a 2 lber comes up and hammers the frog.......pause and set the what fish gonenuthin there when the rod came back . Now with some action the casting starts with purpose fanning the area hittin every sweet hole and topwater retrieve back .half a dozen casts later and as soon as my toad hit the water massive blow up ......... and set the hook yeah baby more than a little sumthin sumthin there braid burnin drag as I reached way out horseing with everything I had to keep her out of the trees felt like a pro just flat had to put the winch to her or even with braid I knew I could have trouble.After one impressive fight I finally see her as she launches 3 ft in the air 7 ft off the bank and makes another run . One more pull and I get her in .Then i realize this is most likely as big a fish as I have caught all year and does not ring a bell from the witness relocation program, and I have no camera. looked her over good saw I had a perfect hook set hit the cast button on the curado and tossed her in ,wedged my rod in the weeds and jumped on the quad to go get the wife.Roll back up 7 min round trip rods good braid is tight in the water .Told my wife think she is still there picked up the rod and drew the line tight and wham minute she felt me she launches again "the wife was like o my god " and I fought her in again for a few quick photos before I kicked her loose.Hope this is a good Omen for Selmac she sure fought awesome! here is the pics.... 070.jpg069.jpg071.jpg Oh yeah she went 5lb 7 oz
 
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Darthbeans
Nice!!!!! Wish you guys wete staying through the weekend.....i have fri-mon off. But i think we will have to come see you onceim off thursday. Gonna tear it up out here sir!!!!
 
TTFishon
Nice one!!!
 
bigsteel
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Darthbeans said:
Nice!!!!! Wish you guys wete staying through the weekend.....i have fri-mon off. But i think we will have to come see you onceim off thursday. Gonna tear it up out here sir!!!!

I am actually off through the weekend could only get the yurt for wed/ thur we will more than likely stay down south into the weekend just not sure where yet if we go into fri /sat night ,just lookin for a nice get away and some fun in the sun with my girl, oh and a big ol bass never hurts either .Got your # will get a hold of ya tonight and see what we can figure out past fri.
 
sherman
That had to be a thrill FP to get a 2nd chance to real in a top water take down with Mrs. FP on the ready for the photo op. You da Man
Have fun at Selmac this week & looking forward to your report. Maybe Darthbeans will bring his bass boat & pull your toon around the lake trolling for bass. :lol:
 
Darthbeans
No way!!! Open seat on her for FP anytime :)
 
Finneus Polebender
Well went 1 for 5 tonight on the topwater out back 2 hookups both 2-3 lbers lost one in the weeds missed the other three one looked pretty big , Excited for some Selmac first and last daylight topwater .Will be nice to make some reel long topwater casts lookin for the multiple blow up . "this is my fave time of year as if you couldnt tell". Hope to be headed south by 10 m tomorrow just gott load everything in the mornin.
 
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TTFishon
Have fun and take lots of pictures!
 
Finneus Polebender
bringin both cameras looking forward to this, first time I have taken for actual vacation in a few years. We are looking forward to exploring sw Oregon for a few days and I can't lie reel excited to fish selmac. Headin out the door in a few hrs gonna start loading as soon as I get some coffee down
 
Hawk
If'n ya don't have campin' gear & you want to spend more time at Selmac, you can stay at a motel in Grants Pass, or maybe Selma. GP isn't very far.

Bro & Sis, Mrs. FP, have an AweSome Vacation. :lol::lol::lol:

Drive Safely.

Beautiful Bass, btw :)

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Darthbeans
Was a little slow last night......out of four on the boat only FP and i scored (little guys but.....) hopefully the next few days will turn around gonna try some different approaches and see what we can bring up!!
 
Finneus Polebender
Well all we can say is wow what a great vacation , the trip to selmac was worth every mile and you can bet we will be back! Lets see night fishing topwater , first crankbait fish ,got to fish from a reel bass boat , found our new favorite swimming hole in OR, and shared it all with some very great folks with whom it was a great pleasure / treat to spend time and fish with. Got to selmac aroun 3 on wed and settled into the yurt we reserved...024.jpg020.jpg025.jpg022.jpg019.jpg023.jpg021.jpg sorry but they were very cool and only 30bones a night, just thought some might be interested.Tried to contact all the southern off folks and went back to camp and prepared the gear and toon. Was headed out to find my bass when I got a message from Darth Beans . long and short DB and Mel brought the the boat out just so they could take us fishin.Wed night was a blast first time ever night fishing topwater what a deal settin hook by feel and ear . We fished from 8 till almost mid night all had shots at topwater fish with the mrs getting the biggest blow up of all. A couple of the topwater sticks ... 003.jpg004.jpg002.jpg. We re grouped the next day when DB and his family joined us for the next couple days. Fishin thur night went much like wed night except the topwater seemed to be a liitle less active , man for a 30 min stretch DB was killin em with the ol crank bait....
 
colbypearson
Looks like fun! Wish i coulda made it, maybe next time :).
 
Finneus Polebender
Satyed out reel late thurs night didn't get up until almost 6am fri . snuck off and caught my first two crankbait bass ever before breakfast here is the bigger of the two....014.jpg. After chow we rounded everyone up and headed to the most beautiful swimming hole I have ever found in oregon the wife and I had found it the day before, unfortunately we forgot the camera that day .It was on the illinois river which is breathtaking......010.jpg009.jpg We had the best time at the river what a way to beat the heat and the bugs during the middle of the day.Fished again fri eve as a slight cold front came in and pulled a few . after a long day we gave her up at 11 pm so we could take an early morning shot at it . Next morning headed out with DB crankbait /topwater bite had died . after talkin with another fisherman we decided to start changing up . finally got into them with grubs senkos and the good ol bait of confidence......017.jpg015.jpg018.jpg Once again thanks a million for the fishin and fun to DB, MEL and family will close with some random ones....065.jpg071.jpg040.jpg062.jpg
 
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Finneus Polebender
Woops almost forgot just for you Glen......035.jpg034.jpg033.jpg032.jpg
 
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062.jpg063.jpg061.jpg064.jpgJosh "dragonfly master"...and a great swimmin buddy too!
 
Finneus Polebender
colbypearson said:
Looks like fun! Wish i coulda made it, maybe next time :).

OH we will be back!You can jack my thread anytime with fish porn like that! Another CP hawg sweet.
 
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Darthbeans
Yes it was a blast thanks again FP :) We did some more topwater tonight and i got a frog "tatered" the ole humbler says 2 4oz but seemed bigger lol maybe get another few before we go home mon. Ill posr the pics as soon as we are back. And yes Glen i am actually towing him :p
 
TTFishon
Cool man!!! Looks like it was a killer trip!!!
 
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