Posted by Hooker on April 22, 1997 at 21:01:18:
In Reply to: What happened this weekend? posted by Hooker on April 21, 1997 at 19:09:20:
: Everyone Drown ? No messages about fishing ? No tales
: about the one that got away ?
I had one that didn't get away on Saturday morning
I put in at Barnwell at 7:00am and headed downriver.
About 9:30, I was working the tailout of a deep pool
behind a shoal with a sinking Rapala, when a big
Rainbow charged the bait, missed it, turned,
grabbed it on the second pass, and headed toward Atlanta.
As I was backreeling, I got a snizz in my line and
when I tried to clear it, the 4# test line broke.
Somehow, I managed to get the boat turned downriver.
hold the end of the line in my left hand, the rod in my
right hand and play the fish without the line breaking again.
After about 10 minutes of jumps runs and near heartfailure,
I netted and released a 4lb 6oz Rainbow. My goal this season
was to catch a 5 lb + trout. I came close with this one.
I'll send the picture to NGTO.
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