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5/8 Report

Postby SeanL » May Fri 11, 2018 9:26 am

Headed our after work for a few hours to one of my local stretches and had some success. Started by throwing a swim jig at the edge of a current seam and had a few quick hits and misses. The next one was on and shook off. Convinced at this point they were just swiping at it, I decided to switch to a jig and craw. This proved to work out almost immediately, as I had a nice one on to battle with. It pulled hard, dragged me into current and was one of my more memorable battles I’ve had in a while. Thought I had a behemoth on at first, but ended up being a decent one. Measured just over 18”. Ended up picking up 3 more on the jig, ranging from 12-14”. Another bonus fish came on a whopper plopper right before dusk. All in all a great night after work!
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Re: 5/8 Report

Postby SpecialEd » May Fri 11, 2018 9:47 am

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Re: 5/8 Report

Postby HEDDONFROG » May Fri 11, 2018 10:37 am

That’s a beauty Sean. Smallies always psyche me out with their pulling power vs size...an 18+ isn’t small, had to be a good battle. Keep those posts coming
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Re: 5/8 Report

Postby badger75 » May Fri 11, 2018 11:14 am

That's a great fish!
Nice report.
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Re: 5/8 Report

Postby FoxRiverRat » May Fri 11, 2018 11:56 am

Sounds like a productive outing. Sadly I haven't gotten out yet this year but I'm hoping to real soon.
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