Headed to Opeka today after calling of yesterday due to the crazy winds. When I got there it was still making fishing difficult so I started throwing some lures with my Beck lure throwin' rod. No takers. I decided to see how the wind was on the Marina side since it can be totally different and there are multiple angles you can try to find a calm(er) spot without howling winds in your face...
By late aft the wind had calmed enough to work a senko so I was doing that after lure work failed to bring about a bite. I look downa t one point and there is a minnow swimming about. It got close enough in to shore that I grabbed it and put it on my wacky hook with a bobber.
That left me with just my other rod so I started throwing the white chatter again while watching the bobber. I'd yet to catch anything with it but loved the action and knew it at least had potential. After fan casting a bit I decided to give it a shot parallel with the shore ans the remaining wind made for a long cast. The second time I got about a third of the way in and my chatter stopped dead as it got crushed by a big fish that instantly roiled up to the surface
I was so panicked not to lose it but all went well. Taped it at 19" and weighed it out at 3.87 lbs:
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