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William Schlafer  
#41 Posted : Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:33:54 AM(UTC)
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Yup. Been there, done that. The big fish always come calling when you least expect it. Any net, even a small one is better than nothing in those situations.


-Bill
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Gurth  
#42 Posted : Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:47:16 AM(UTC)
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William Schlafer wrote:
Yup. Been there, done that. The big fish always come calling when you least expect it. Any net, even a small one is better than nothing in those situations.


-Bill



All true.

Thing is though - this is the river I go to looking for big fish.

I should always be expecting it there.


I think the scuffling for fish at the first stream had me less than optimistic. Also - was only planning on casting under the bridge where shore landing on a low grassy bank would have been an option in the "unlikely" event that I hooked a big one.

Went upstream which is where the banks are higher. Was cool too that as I arrived at the upstream destination, I spooked a biggun that was in shallow by a sandbar and he left a decent wake as he headed for deeper water. May have been the fish I hooked although I tend to doubt it.



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shebs  
#43 Posted : Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:35:11 AM(UTC)
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Gurth wrote:


Silver Lining Part 2: Bought 14 of the size 6 (1/4oz) Panther Martin silver spinners with red hooks coz they were on clearance for $2 each. Both of the browns I hooked on the big river - a 14 incher that I landed and the aforementioned "beast" - were on one of these, so I'm optimistic that it was a solid purchase.

Not every color/pattern of PMs work, so there was a slight risk with grabbing so many. Figured silver was pretty safe though.


The solid silver or gold blades are always a solid pickup. Some days gold is better, some days silver, but you can't go wrong with the old standby.

Do yourself a favor and pick up some #9s if you see em. The extra weight really makes a difference getting down in the deep holes, and even tiny fish will still attack the big ones.
A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work. ~Author Unknown
Modern Translation, with respect for the Notorious B.I.G. : "Fuck Money, Get Fishes"
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