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while you were sleeping

2008/6/8 19:45
From Pittsburgh
Posts: 1496
Staying up all night has its advantages. I've been waiting for some kind of magic with all of the Hex spinners hanging around the river. So far I haven't seen any concentrated spinner fall. I fished the Allegheny from about midnight 'til 1am and then 5am 'til about 6am. At 5am the water got really active. The bass were taking big rubber-legged poppers. I eventually switched to a coffin fly poly wing spinner because it was the closest thing to a Hex that I had. I'm not really sure of the identity of the last fish pictured. I originally thought it was an Alewife but after some looking around, I think it might be what's called a Mooneye. I'm not sure though. Any thoughts on the ID would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted on: 2011/7/8 8:44

Re: while you were sleeping

2007/1/2 11:55
From Bozeman
Posts: 19464
Jack is the resident mooneye expert. If he doesn't weigh in, shoot him a pm and ask his opinion.

Posted on: 2011/7/8 10:11

Re: while you were sleeping
2006/9/11 8:26
From Chester County
Posts: 9825

jayL wrote:
Jack is the resident mooneye expert. If he doesn't weigh in, shoot him a pm and ask his opinion.

Jack is too busy admiring himself and Googling up song lyrics right now.

A mooneye for sure. Here is a mooneye from the PFBC site:

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Posted on: 2011/7/8 10:23

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