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  • Redears: the good, the bad, and the ugly...

    The good: Got on some big crackers this morning at a nearby county water reservoir, using the Tict Ice Cube Rockin' Power, fishing with red wigglers. Caught about 30, and kept a dozen huge ones for supper (most were gut-hooked anyway). These were all 9-10 inch fish between 12-16 oz.
    You had to throw just right under the overhanging bushes, but if you got it within 2 feet of the bank, a big one would suck that worm up every time. It was a little windy and hard to feel the bite, and tough watching the clear 2 lb Trilene, so by the time I noticed or felt I had a fish on, they had sometimes already swallowed the worm, I guess. Biggest one was 15.5 oz and 10.75".

    The bad: (not really) If my cast was a little short, a channel catfish would pick it up. I caught about 5 of these and they slimed up my line and swallowed the hook every time. If my cast was a little long - I was into the trees and had to break off several times because I didn't want to paddle in there and spook the fish.

    On the way to the take-out I was throwing the Daiwa jig with trout magnet and hooked a nice-sized spotted bass. He fought like heck, but I tuckered him out after he peeled off several long runs of 2 lb test off the Luvias. As I was bringing him to the net, I heard a snap. My Ice Cube rod snapped at the 3rd guide. I was crushed. I threw that dang bass back in the lake and went home.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Redears: the good, the bad, and the ugly... started by jawjatek View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. gravelman6's Avatar
      gravelman6 -
      Those are some nice fish and bet they are good eating.
    1. hdhntr's Avatar
      hdhntr -
      Now that's a good day! WTG and nothing like getting into the bedding red's, BG or shellcrackers!
    1. Crestliner08's Avatar
      Crestliner08 -
      Great catch! Sorry about the rod though.
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Nice catch
    1. trypman1's Avatar
      trypman1 -
      Oh well, its only money, I would have cried, screamed and hollered.
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