Bad night turned good

Discussion in 'Member Braggin Area' started by River Outlaw, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

    Topeka, Kansas,

    The night started out promising with a small flathad right off the bat. Until....................(yawn) about 2 hrs later, without so much as a bite, I start lookin to get outta there. I go reel in and check my bait. The goldfish is still kickin so at least I ain't out there just feedin em. I aint too happy so I just heave that poor little goldfish as hard as I can and was happy to see it didnt go to the moon. I jam my rod handle in the good ol Kaw River mud, set the clicker, & since I have nothin better to do, go weigh the one & only fish besides our bait. I get about 20 yds. away and my brother Lucky yells at me, "your pole, your pole"!! Not getting too exited I yell back, "is it runnin" ?? He quickly lets me know it was so I go to runnin. He was right, my reel was just a whizzin. Normally I would get excited but after feedin the gar for the 3 nights prior I didnt. I pick it up, lock it in, line goes tight, then I gently pull, it pulls back harder than I did. Now I get exited. The fight is on. I fought for about a 1/2 hour before Lucky grabbed it only after he missed 2 net attempts then raised the net over his head like he was choppin wood. I thought he was going to beat up my fish:smile2:. I wasnt too happy because it didnt look as big as his 25# he got a couple weeks earlier. I got it on the scale, he read it as it was goin and he just kept gettin higher with the numbers. 37# on 30# line, 8 ft. Ugly Stick, WalMart bait caster. Then I got happy.