1. I’m a spinning rod guy always and forever! I was surrounded by fly guys and I noticed my friend Rocco taking a break. I asked if I could borrow his rod, he said ...more yes of course. I rigged up the rod and jumped in the water. 3rd cast in, BAM, FISH ON!!! Fish was zipping up and downstream like a bat out of hell! Finally landed her with the help of a good buddy! Fish measured 26 inches, weight unknown! What a fight on the ultra lite fly rod in the raging fast water! Too easy!!! LOL!!! TIGHT LINEZ ALL!!!🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻😎😎😎😎😎

    Steelhead with a Natural colored Salmon egg fly

    1. NJ Squatch 0
      SAY IT AINT SO!!!
    2. jk buddy, awesome fish, does roco care about the teeth marks you left on his rod? HAHAHA. Justin and I will be doing the fly rod interpretive dance this coming ...more weekend too
    3. oh great now we have another yuppy fly fisherman!
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Fantastic! Probably in the 6-7 lb range looks pretty damn chunky? Congrats! πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    5. Awesome Steely!!!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Noah would be proud of you! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    6. Really nice Hen!!! Nice work Edward.
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  2. Haven’t been fishing much prior to this trip!!! Life is busy and it’s all good! Here’s 35 lbs. of King Salmon caught this weekend on our annual trip upstate NY! ...more So many fish caught on day 3 it was ridiculous! We had a huge pod of fish all to ourselves! Unreal!!! TIGHT LINEZ ALL!!!
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!
    πŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺβ˜ οΈβ˜ οΈβ˜ οΈβ˜ οΈβ˜ οΈπŸ‘ΉπŸ‘ΉπŸ‘ΉπŸ‘ΉπŸ‘Ή

    Chinook Salmon with a Egg pattern fly

    1. NJ Squatch 0
      Do you now live in the sewers? Awesome stuff man
    2. it's an upgrade if you ask me! HAHA those are def some hefty halloween looking fish my man
    3. Edward Payne 0
      I was using Propecia for my thinning hair and this is what happened in the end. Some kind of chemical reaction!!! Now I have to live like this! LOL!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Beauties! Awesome trip! 🎣🍻
    5. Nice Ed!!!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Did you do something with your hair? 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣
    6. Nice
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  3. Caught on a quick after work session. St. Croix tournament series Walleye rod, Okuma 1000 reel, 6 lb. Suffix mono was the gear used!!!😎😎😎

    20 inch Smallmouth Bass with a Black and brown jig with a horny toad trailer.....

    1. NJ Squatch 0
      It must be fall
    2. Edward Payne 0
      Thanks guys! This one was jumping all over the place. One of the most amazing aerial displays I’ve seen in a while. Man, should’ve got this on video. Fish went ballistic, ...more lol!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    3. jeff mcelroy 0
      good smallie
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Smallie Ed! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŠπŸ» I use 6 lb Sufix Seige for Marabou jig Fishing Trout.I also like using it when I throw grubs on 1/4 oz ball head Jigs for Bass! Good ...more dependable line!
    5. Rich Pardy 0
      Real nice smallie!!
    6. SWEEEEET
    7. Nice work right there!!! Fine bass!
    8. Good one EdπŸ‘
    9. Edward Payne 0
      Thank you Robert! Had to edit the post. Forgot to put down the length!πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ
    10. Nice Smallie Edward!!!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  4. Sunday Funday!!! Tooth extraction with a Michigan cricket! This was not how today was supposed to go! LOL!!!!!πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    1. Feel the Payne. Perfect last name for that pic. I hope you feel better.
    2. at least now i can use my own vomit as chum for them!
    3. Edward Payne 0
      I was supposed to come out and kill 29 inch Lake Trout to make room for Chris’s 30 incher. Man stop fishing the schools. The monsters are outside of the schools. ...more They are smarter older fish. Jesus!!! Lol!!! I’m cranky guys! Sorry!!!
    4. NJ Squatch 0
      Jesus. Looks like a lamprey attack
    5. Edward Payne 0
      Exactly Bryan!!! Exactly!!! Hahahahaha!!!!!
    6. Bryan Harper 0
      Damn Ed! I feel ya! I had some infected molars years ago that I put off and you talk about pain!!!!! As bad as getting hit in the nuts really hard but no relief ...more until the dental extracted them!
    7. Edward Payne 0
      Lol!!! One of my fillings fell out earlier this week. Like an ass I put it off. Had to contact an emergency dentist here in Jersey. I was driving out to a reservoir ...more to fish with some friends this morning. I started getting dizzy on the highway and couldn’t focus. It was from this damn tooth. Rough morning but all better now. Hahahahahahaha!!!!!
    8. What the HELL Ed! I want to ask, but not sure if I want to know! Lol
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  5. Flathead Catfish 37.5 lbs, a hair under 39 inches! with a Live 4 inch Blue Gill was used for bait. Rod was a 7’ medium action Fenwick paired with a Shimano Stra...

    1. Rich Pardy 0
      Awesome man, nice catch!!
    2. Bob Jefferis 0
      Good fish
    3. NJ Squatch 0
      Sick kitty
    4. eddie for bragging board champ!! eddie for president!!
    5. Rick S 0
      awesome!
    6. I like to bobber fish blue gill for bass nice fish
    7. Edward Payne 0
      They fight like saltwater Stripers Kenneth Olivio! They are super strong for sure. Thought my rod was going to snap in half! Hahaha!!!

      Thanks Jimbo! You da man!!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    8. Kenneth Olivo 0
      I bet this thing put u a great fight
    9. Jimbo Harwood 0
      And i dont mean that in a bad way lol. because you got my vote.
    10. Jimbo Harwood 0
      lol bro im sure you WILL WIN!! maybe not with this one, but you will!! πŸ‘Š you have some Amazing catches so i dont see why.. but it is on a random. Goodluck ...more buddyπŸ‘
    11. jeff mcelroy 0
      big flathead, nice
    12. Edward Payne 0
      Uhhhhgggggg!!! I don’t have enough followers on here to be a Braggin’ Board winnner. I know this!!! I’m gona try anyway! That’s what I do! I keep
      going and going ...more and trying and trying! No matter what the situation is.......
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  6. Oh yes, ohhhhhhhhhh hellllllll yesssssssss!!!!!! River Monsters are a reality!!!!!!🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣
    37.5 lbs.

    1. Rich Pardy 0
      Hell yes is right, nice man!!
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Damn!!!! Nice job Ed! 🎣🎣🎣🍻
    3. Josh that a new one
    4. The Tug Is The Drug............
    5. Edward Payne 0
      Dennis!!! That’s it exactly! It’s all about the the little fish that lead to the big FISH! Hahahahaha, thanks man!!!
    6. Ed you will be flying high till the next bite or catch and it will start all over. That why we all enjoy fishing. It is not about the size it all about the next ...more time the end of the pole twitches and then you pee your pants with one that size
    7. Boom!!!! That's a Monster!!! WTG Edward
    8. Edward Payne 0
      Thanks guys!!! I’m still flying high after landing this fish. They keep getting bigger and bigger. Man, I gotta break out the Avet reels and saltwater rods soon.............🀣🀣🀣
    9. great fish Ed. That had to be fun. no mistake there I sure you felt the bite send fight
    10. Nice Flathead EdπŸ‘
    11. Roger Parker 0
      Awesome catch!!
    12. Jimbo Harwood 0
      congrats on new PB!! πŸ‘Š
    13. Jimbo Harwood 0
      River monster for sure bro!! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
    14. Noah Shapiro 0
      Nice
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  7. New PB Flathead Catfish.......37.5 lbs. 😁😁😁

    1. Rich Pardy 0
      Great pic!!
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Congrats! 🎣🍻🍻🍻
    3. Awesome
    4. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Nice!!!!
    5. Robert Coleman 0
      Yeah Buddy! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  8. When you swim in water over your head with all your gear in one hand, you get rewarded for your efforts!!! Epic battle! This fish was ripping line off the 4000 sized ...more Stradic like it was absolutely nothing! Holy shit!!!! Anyone wana hold this for me??? YEA BUDDY!!!! I am AMPED!!!!!!!!! New PB!!! 37.5 lbs.........
    STRAIGHT OUTTA JERZY!!!!!!!

    🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻😁😁😁😁😁

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Yes the good ol days! Keep up the great posts! πŸ‘
    2. Edward Payne 0
      Hahahahahaha!!!! Bryan Harper, you just brought me back to my youth with that statement........... Watcha gona do when Hulkamania........ runs wild on you...........?????!!!!
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Ed to the Kitty”whatcha gonna do brother when line is stronger than the mouth” πŸ€ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ🎣🍻
    4. Kitty body slam???
    5. Chad Jaco 0
      Great catch Ed!!!
    6. Hell of a Tug. Nice work Ed.
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      Awesome Ed!!!! Congrats on PB! Nice Flatty!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  9. I don’t do a ton of saltwater fishing these days. When I do, I jig! When I jig, I catch fish! Lol!!! It’s that simple. August/ September is the best time of year ...more for Fluke. Today was great, catch free bait at the marina with 1 throw of the castnet. Put the bait on a jighead, jig the bait, then β€œWHAMMO”, get the net, get the net!!! That was the story all morning at the Rattlesnake. The afternoon bite sucked however. TIGHT LINEZ!!!

    P. S. The rest of the fish were already filleted by the time I came up after cleaning the boat. These were the only 2 fish left I could get for a pic. That kid is fast with the knife.........sheeeeesh!!!!!🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻

    1. Edward Payne 0
      Thanks guys!!!
    2. Ben Ruley 0
      Great pics
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice catches!
    4. Edward Payne 0
      Lol!!! I have plenty of my own jigs Robert! I don’t like to over complicate basic fishing.
    5. Robert Coleman 0
      Maybe he'll send you one of his "ChrisP" jigs!😁
    6. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Nice man! Chris deff has the biggest doormat I've seen 11.lbs
    7. Edward Payne 0
      I just don’t do it as much as Chris does. I probably get out Fluking 3-5 times a year. His Cap’n, John on the Keyport Seahawk apparently lost my number........HAHAHAHA!!!! ...more Thanks Robert!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    8. Robert Coleman 0
      Lol!!! That's awesome Ed! Looks like pics BEFORE cleaning boat next time😁😁 Giving Chris a run for his money with the doormats! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  10. HYBRID Tournament, Team Topaz finishes 3rd!!!!!

    You can’t win em’ all! We fished from 6AM-8PM without stopping! It was a slow pick! We got our fish but just ...more couldn’t find that kicker fish to put the icing on the cake! It happens! This could’ve ended differently if there wasn’t so much shared information on the water. We were in first most of the day but got knocked into 3rd place by a father daughter team, I’m proud of them as they fished all day the same amount of time we did! They got us by .02 ounces! That little girl has heart man, I’m amazed!!! The first place dude, ahhhhhhh, I don’t know him for shit! But he got us by .40 ounces. Grrrrrrrrr, LOL!!! We needed a 6.3 ounce fish to win but the fish kept getting smaller as the day went on. Total fish caught between myself and Cap’n Mikey Topaz, about 30 fish between 3.5-6.30 lbs. We’ll beat his ass next year like we beat his ass last year!!! Oh, we’ll be back, that’s for sure! LOL!!! TIGHT LINEZ! β€œTHIS, IS STILL WHAT WE DO!!!”

    P.S. We’re not too happy with this 3rd place finish at all! See you on th grounds next year!!! Hehehehehehe!!!!

    1. It's all about sticking with it!! It's tough some day but fishing heart wins out :)
    2. if ya aint first yer last! always a bit of luck involved, you can only make so much of your own. bet that other team had 4 leaf clovers up their butts!
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      WTG Ed! 🎣
    4. Buddy Pierce 0
      Nice Ed
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