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Old 07-05-2008, 11:36 PM
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I'm sure THAT title's never been used before..

Hooked me monster... at least I think so. Took 40lb drag like it was nothing. I kept on it for about ten minutes. Some induhvidual figured it was good fishing so kept getting closer. I kept at the fish, but he kept on getting closer to the line. He was trolling, and getting very close to where I was pulling it in. I started out at about 25 yards, but the cow just kept taking line. I thought I was going to run out at, what appeared to be from my spool, 200 yards. I was realing hard, trying to beat said fisherman. And then it was lost. Not from his boat, but from the cow slipping off the hook. I think I should have kept the line higher, but the induhvidual's advances, especially his wake, forced me to sit down.. and then nothing. Any advice in such a too common situation?
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:02 AM
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Torpedoes come to mind
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:53 AM
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The biggest fish of the day often gets away. Happened to me on Friday. My brother and kids came down, and he was really hoping to bring a fish home for the grill. We caught lots of small fish and then finally, I hooked into a nice striper. I love that feeling when a big fish takes your bait - there is no mistake about it! Anyway, I was using the same rig I had used the day before and had caught a whole bunch of small fish. I should have re-tied fresh, but I had gotten lazy. The keeper broke me off and my brother went home empty handed!
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:00 PM
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Had a hit this morning that broke the wire, at the crimp, on a new 60# wire leader.

No more store bought leaders, even for an emergency. This was that package.

Big hit. Both the fish and the loss of it.
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:21 PM
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I just want to Say... " I don't want to talk about it"
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:10 PM
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Smile Learned my lesson

After yesterday, while the girlfirend was safely guarding the truck, I went in and bought a 760 liveliner with 65lb test (I plan on catching some footballs soon). Anyway, today rocked. My buddy came down from Maine and we fished it hard. Three keepers for the boat. I managed a FAT 30 incher, fought like crazy, but got her in. Keep those tips high -- can't say it enough. As far as the idiots racing by, I just let it roll off.


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