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Jerry Howard with the 23 fishing rods and reels he took the lake on Tuesday. Some trips, he has even more.
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Jerry Howard makes his own spinning rigs on which to fish night crawlers.
Unfortunately invasive white perch were the most common catch on Tuesday.
Walleye were the target species on Tuesday, but this sub-legal fish was the only one to take a bait.
Drum were one of about six species of fish Jerry Howard and his guests caught Tuesday at El Dorado Reservoir.
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Crappie were one of about six species of fish Jerry Howard and his guests caught Tuesday at El Dorado Reservoir. Howard keeps special rods and reels hand to sometimes fish for specific fish species.
Jerry Howard files a hook hoping to increase his rate of catches to bites.
Cody Requena, left, and Ashley Eustice try to get an accurate count on how many fishing rods their grandfather had afloat.
Ashley Eustice with a nice wiper, the only quality fish caught Tuesday at El Dorado Reservoir.
Jerry Howard , center, talks fishing techniques with his grandchildren Cody Requena, left, and Ashley Eustice.
Blue catfish were some of several species of fish caught.
As well as rods, Jerry Howard's boat carries a lot of tackle, like these bottom bouncer rigs, which keep bait near the lake's bottom.
Spinning rods, most of them rigged with hooks or lures, await use in Jerry Howard's boat.
Jerry Howard, an angler that makes sure he has plenty of fishing rods when he heads to the lake.
Cody Requena, left, and Ashly Eustice, right, with Jerry Howard and the selection of fishing rods he had afloat on Tuesday.
Ashley Eustice takes the cover off a fishing rod, one of 23 in Jerry Howard's boat.
Jerry Howard nets a nice wiper.
Jerry Howard, left, and Ashley Eustice weigh a nice wiper she caught on Tuesday.