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Out and About with Bob

Those doggone northern pike are harassing anglers, including me.
Northerns are cutting the lines of many bass anglers. These large game fish are also stealing sunfish and bluegills as I try to quickly reel them in before losing them to the large, toothy critters.
One of these days, I'm going to put away my catfish and panfish poles and cast for northerns. You can get some nice fillets off them if you know how to remove the "Y" bones.
Meanwhile, I'm picking up a channel catfish or two each day, plus a few large sunfish and bluegills. However, I catch 15-20 sunnies to one large panfish in my cooler.
I've been also trying to get out trout fishing for an hour or so, but the weather hasn't cooperated or I haven't had time. I like to fish for trout on cloudy days or during the first half hour of light rain. I don't care to go when the sun is shining brightly or when my shadow casts across the creek and may spook any fish.
Meanwhile, deer are frequenting the huge alfalfa/corn field near our condo in the valley. Their coats are beginning to turn from summer red to fall and winter brown. Some bucks are sporting large racks, but I'm also seeing quite a few spikes and forks just before sunset.
It looks like it's going to be a great weekend to get out on the water, or in the field.
Until we meet, have a great day outdoors!