YIPPEE......Faith RESTORED!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Esox Hunter, May 5, 2009.

  1. Esox Hunter

    Esox Hunter New Member

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    Ok all :big_smile::

    I went down to my local watering hole today & finally banked a 7 pound pike after MONTHS of blanking. I got there about 5:30 PM & there was 2 guys there already, one was regular fishing for tench, roach & carp etc. but the other guy was a fellow piker.

    We shook hands, made our introductions & set about the task at hand. I made the silly mistake of telling him as we set up our rigs that the water was notoriously non-responsive to lures.......only to watch him pull in a 3 pounder on a lure 20 minutes later :embarassed::embarassed::embarassed:.

    Roundabout this time, the other fishing guy started packing his gear up & I asked him if I could have the contents of his keepnet for livebait to which he says "No problem". I emptied roughly 15 perch into my bucket from his net & changed my rig to livebaiting. After numerous casts which resulted in zilch, I eventually cast off upstream to my right just as the sun set below the horizon with fresh vigorous bait & after 10 minutes of watching the bubbble float "bobbing" up & down........BANG, it gets YANKED under. I give a quick pull to set the hooks & after a 2 minute struggle, esox lucius is in the net.

    I know yez might think that I'm making a big deal outta nothing, but it's GREAT to catch something after such a long period of disappointment.

    Tight lines all. :wink::wink::wink:
     
  2. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    The Barse scores! Congrats!
     

  3. bream reaper

    bream reaper New Member

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    Nice job, gotta love the toothy critters.
     
  4. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    Wooooo HOOOOOO!!!! Slam dunk!!! Glad you broke that dry spell!
     
  5. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Right on Mike!!! Congrats on the catch:big_smile:
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    WTG Mike you are on a roll. Don't stop now.
     
  7. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Good job brother. Time to go after another one!:cool2:
     
  8. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I would love to catch a pike! Way to go. :cool2:
     
  9. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Barse I am with ya right on & VERY NICELY DONE! Oh Yeah!
     
  10. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Congrats on breaking out of that skunk streak!