• Fathers Day Trip

    Slept in all the way til 5:30 and got some breakfast and a cup of coffee. Hooked up last night so I was all ready to go. Got on the water just about 7 to find green algae everywhere. Donít remember seeing this in the past so Iím no help in explaining or understanding it. I know itís from the heat and nutrients but thatís about it. Kinda early for where I was as they seem to sleep late here too. I was using the TSS with 2lb Fireline and a 4 lb leader like usual. Made a pitch, no taker, and started my recovery to pitch again when the line stopped. Then took off like Iíd hooked a submarine. A few years back I hooked a 10lb catfish and handed the rod to my SIL for the 10 plus minute fight to get hands on him. This was the same place so I figured I had another. When it decided to go, all I could do was hold on and watch the spool spin. I figured the smartest thing I could do was to get some open water and pray for a little luck. 50 yards out I started palming the spool and getting some line back, only for it to disappear again. Finally came to the surface and I said some unhappy words, it was a Gar over 3í and bigger than my forearm in diameter. Not the biggest Iíve ever seen but the biggest Iíve ever had on a little rod. Took 3 tries but I got his long nose thru the mesh of the net and got him lifted into the boat, and the jig fell out. I didnít want his big self thrashing around making a mess in the boat so after getting my jig out of the net he went back in the pool. Probably be a while before I get another fight like that, and Iím sure my line is twisted from the drag slipping. Good fun, now letís see whoís next.

    For the next couple of hours I found enough fish to have a real good time, and enough good ones that a meal wouldíve been easy enough to keep, but everyone got a pass today. The gills were all of good size and gave a good fight so my smile will last a while. A couple of the crappie were knockin on a pound and were a welcome sight. Havenít done well like in years past.all totaled I caught near 25 including the shorts. But anyway, hereís the pics and I hope to see you out soon. Til thenÖÖSkeet.

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    Comments 4 Comments
    1. BuckeyeCrappie's Avatar
      BuckeyeCrappie -
      Super nice Skeet!
    1. Anchor Man's Avatar
      Anchor Man -
      Some real pretty fish Skeetbum. I know you had a fun time catching them on the ultra lite gear.
    1. Barnacle Bill's Avatar
      Barnacle Bill -
      Nice lookin fish. Well except that long nose bass.
    1. up2specks's Avatar
      up2specks -
      Papa's Day poundin'...nice show Skeet!
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