lost first catfish of the year

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  1. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    :mad: man what a bummer. went to a big deep borrow pit monday and was doing some fishing. only second trip out in 2006 since nov.

    put on a 5/0 circle and a whole crawler, worm. after a few min i seen it get a light tug and a pull. then gone. i waited 10 min or so and checked. still baited. tossed out real close to the same spot. after a few i seen a light tap. water is still real cold after last weeks blizzard. i picked it up and tightened the line. just as it hit tight i felt a pull. i gave it the back sweep and pow there it was. the pole dropped and the drag began to whine.

    i was using a light openface bass rod cause i planned on catching some bucket mouths that didn't seem to be hitting. so i switched to the bottom for whiskers. i fought him for a few min getting him close. the camera was ready and i am most pos it was a channel. i would guess 5-8 lbs from the pull and the rod bend. felt slugish like a cold cat. then the dreadded stop.

    there is supposed to be several x-mas trees put in there a few years back. my buddie has permission and this was my first trip there.

    i was in shock. he went under or around a tree. i sit there helpless as the line would not budge. i gave him slack hoping he would come free. after a few min i tried to tug a bit. nothing finnaly i felt a pop and said i think he came free. nope. took my hook.:crying: so no pics. he is the one who got away.
     
  2. TEAYSWRESTLER

    TEAYSWRESTLER New Member

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    That sux man I know how that is. Better luck next time.
     

  3. sairving

    sairving New Member

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    :mad: I know how much that hurts!!! Good luck next time.
     
  4. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    No doubt you got him hooked, but probably just barely from the back sweep motion. I actually caught one last year on a circle hook using the back sweep motion (forgot I had a circle hook on at the time) but the channel was just barely hooked by the skin from the corner of the mouth, one more tug and I might have lost him.
     
  5. TEAYSWRESTLER

    TEAYSWRESTLER New Member

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    yea I like khales myself gives me the chance to hook him if I miss him it is my fault LOL ya know.
     
  6. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    well he took the hook with him so i think he was hooked pretty good. all i got in return was the swivel and sinker.:crying: went back the next day without a bite. time to get the boat out:cool:
     
  7. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    however i did enjoy thursday. i went to the creek here with some worms i had picked up a few weeks ago when we had the tornadoes and such in illinois.

    caught a drum and a sucker. went back after dark and caught a 3lb carp then a 6lb carp. it was fun to be catching something after the longest winter i think ever,lol.
     
  8. 1 at a time

    1 at a time New Member

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    lol i know what you mean
     
  9. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    It happens to the best of us man, I've lost some big ones before when they get my line around stuff.
     
  10. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Wish you used a "J" hook??

    I like the K.I.S.S method of fishing for myself for I can mess up real easy !!

    :005: :005: :005: (me)

    Sorry u lost that fish.
     
  11. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    At Least You Had One For Awhile.so Far I Haven't Even Had A Promise . Maybe Next Time You'll Get It. Good Luck!
     
  12. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I hate it when that happens. I guess you can console yourself in the fact that he is still waiting for you.
     
  13. cardfan4life

    cardfan4life Guest

    Sorry man, that sucks.