- Mar 18, 2009
Amazing that they caught that on 6lb test line. Nice to see it was released.
Well, we've been fishing at our secret honey-hole pond almost every week since my prior posts. And we've met with success... and break offs. Frustrating!
I hooked into another large bass a few weeks ago while using a Smithwick Devil's Horse. The fish hit the lure about 20' from me and I clearly saw the huge head come up and swallow the bait (sideways!) with a deep chuff sound! Exhilarating! But a few seconds after I set the hook, it was gone. The line acted like it broke off and came flying back toward me.
Weird stuff with the line/lure and I lost the $10 bait! I'm hoping that the lure's 9 hooks didn't get tangled up too much in the fish's face. I'd hate for it to die even after getting loose.
I'd thought the line broke, but it didn't. Somehow, the loop knot must have squeezed through the line tie. Weird.
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But last night we had true success. My wife has always chosen to fish for bluegill, even very small ones and I've been been bugging her for over a decade to just use the bluegill as live bass bait.
Last night, she finally did and caught a 5 pound largemouth!
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Now she's a complete convert and wants to target the biguns from now on!
I caught 2 small bass, plus a 2.6 pounder.
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And the boy? The boy got skunked. Again. But this morning he actually asked me why he wasn't succeeding, so let him know what to do next time. Here's hoping he gets a big bite!
Well salmon fishing here has manditory single unwejghted fly with barbless hook. I prefer single barbed hooks for cod vs treble hooks simply because the latter are too hard to get out of their mouths. I have no problem with people using whatever hooks they prefer as long as its legal. You shouldn't judge other people harshly because they don't share your views!Why are you using lures with 9 barbed hooks on them in the first place?
I have fished single barbless hooks since my early teens so over 50 years and have landed 50+lb Chinook salmon in white water rivers and 80lb halibut in 600ft of water and every other type of fish available on one hook with no barb.
Fishing tackle like that disgusts me.
Hey, thanks for the backup. Much appreciated.Well salmon fishing here has manditory single unwejghted fly with barbless hook. I prefer single barbed hooks for cod vs treble hooks simply because the latter are too hard to get out of their mouths. I have no problem with people using whatever hooks they prefer as long as its legal. You shouldn't judge other people harshly because they don't share your views!
Yeah, going fishing with us has made a big difference in his life. Otherwise, he just stays home, works on puzzles and gets bored silly. I'm happy to bring him along.