what was the foot long red ear I thought it was a monster sunfish then came to my senses thinking it was a turtle ?
I went out Sunday way before dark to throw the net for some shad. Threw the net all the way around the pond and got 4 little 3 inch shad and a 4 inch sucker. The cold front sure didn't help but I figured I would toss what I got in the White River since the water has gone down. A little wet from throwing the net and the temperature and the dark was coming fast by 8 p.m. when I finally got some lines in the river.
Two pieces of cut sucker and one shad with tail cut off. I was trying a used brown Daiwa Millionaire 5hs I just bought for 20 bucks. Spooled it up with some 20lb Whisker Seeker mono.
Great cast and no backlash on any cast yet but I was holding my thumb on it good.
I let my baits soak for about an hour and it was pitch black by then. I reel in the ole Whisker Whip and all the guts were out of the sucker so I replaced it with a small gut section of shad. I toss it back out and start reeling in another rod. I reel one in and it has my other line wrapped around it so many times it takes me 15 minutes or more just to get it untangled. I'm not sure what happened there.
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I finally take a look at my Whisker Whip and it's got a bite so I reel down and bring this guy in.
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First night catfish since December.