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mmalyuk  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:47:13 PM(UTC)
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Got out today for quite a while with my buddy. We landed 29 browns and 1 perch between us. 2-18",2-19", and a pile of 17 inchers. Saw a mid-twenties fish 7 times but we couldn't get any hooks into him...felt like I was musky fishing. The other crazy thing that happen was my buddy had a big brown halfheartedly swipe at his rapala twice. He switches lures as we commonly do if we can't get a fish to hit that we see. He ties on a jig that you would use for northern fishing. First cast back in the hole and here he comes after the jig right in front of us maybe 6 to 8 feet away. The fish inhales the jig, my buddy sets the hook and nothing...sawed him off like a pike. Never seen anything like it. This jig was thick, 1/2 oz, and at least 5" to 5.5" long!

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mmalyuk  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:00:19 PM(UTC)
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DanE  
#3 Posted : Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:10:27 AM(UTC)
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Nice fish! I just wanted to let you know I am an expert in jig retrieval, specializing in recovery from fish. Let me know where you lost it, and I will see what I can do to get it back for you. Chances are I won't even charge for said recovery. Laugh
PrettyFlyWIGuy  
#4 Posted : Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:13:20 AM(UTC)
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Wow, nice fish guys! That's a hall of fame day! I didn't even know 17+ inch fish existed in "piles." Color me jealous!
mmalyuk  
#5 Posted : Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:30:09 AM(UTC)
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I guess my buddy should start using a leader for troutSad.
NBrevitz  
#6 Posted : Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:43:56 AM(UTC)
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Hell of a day! Good luck on that straight up hog
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William Schlafer  
#7 Posted : Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:43:58 AM(UTC)
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I've had a few big fish break my leader. Doesn't take much. A tooth or the gill plate will cut or nick it easily. I always test it after every hookup, or whenever the line gets near anything that might bugger it up. It's surprising how often it will just snaps with a gentle tug. I moved to 3X pretty much exclusively (unless I'm tossing small dry flies) and the number of breaks have reduced dramatically. Most of the time I nymph, so the bulkier leader isn't an issue.


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mmalyuk  
#8 Posted : Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:10:20 PM(UTC)
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He had one rod with power pro and one with 8lb mono. The big brown ate the whole works and with the mono.

I was jokingly referring to a musky/pike leader.
donjuan  
#9 Posted : Monday, April 20, 2015 8:27:02 PM(UTC)
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Back at it...nice work!
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