trip to Buggs Island

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by mbandjb, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. mbandjb

    mbandjb New Member

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    Jeanette and I spent Friday,Saturday and Sunday at Buggs Island.
    Fished most of the day Friday,all day Saturday,most of Sunday.
    Windy and cool everyday,but Sunday..
    Mainly fished for crappie.Trolled for stripers some.
    We were fishing some brush off a dock up from my friends house.I was using a Shamino Sedina 1000 with 6 lb stren line and
    a white crappie jig. Felt a tap on my line,set the hook and it was on...After a minute or so I told Jeanette this ain't no crappie or bass..
    must be a cat..It was give and take.We had to use the trolling motor to follow the fish..The line was peeling off my reel like I had cast into a
    bass boat going down the lake. The fight lasted about 25 minutes and finally got the blue cat in the boat..The hook on my jig was almost straight..Weigh on two scales and got 20.4 lbs on one and 20.8 lbs on the other scales.Called it 20.4 lbs.Took some pictures and released to fight again..
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    mikeb
     
  2. muzkrat

    muzkrat New Member

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    good story mike. thanks for sharing. my luck has been hit and miss this year at buggs with it mainly being miss sounds like you had a great time landing that blue.
     

  3. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy Active Member

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    Thanks for sharing. That's a whopper for sure! Well,,did you and the wife catch a mess of silvers. I heard they're biting pretty good now although last weekend was not the best of conditions.
     
  4. caveman

    caveman New Member

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    20lbs. on a shimano 1000 with 6lb line sounds like a good time!!


    vaughn
     
  5. mbandjb

    mbandjb New Member

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    Kenneth,
    We didn't have much luck with the silvers.
    A guy on another board that is a great crappie fisherman didn't have much luck either.
    We tried all jigs, and minnows..
    mikeb