yes, i'm the biggest frickin idiot to come out of wcf. i bought a new razr phone to avoid this from happening again. :x
i caught him on the usual wwd arsenal...ultra light rig w/ 4lb line, x-large fathead on a #8 octopus hook. i had him take my minnow twice. first time he just sliced the line like nothing. second time around hooked him right on the outside edge of his big ass lips. you couldn't ask for a better spot to hook him.
i thought it was a small bass at first but as soon as i saw this torpedo i nearly crapped my pants. i started blurting out....ubba ubba PIKE...ummm PIKE....NORTHERNORTHERNORTHERN!! i needed help landing this guy and saw a guy with a net and asked if i could borrow it but he didn't budge. help did arrive. a cool dude named Paul that I had met last year at the wwd jumped right into the water with his waders. the pike made several runs with screeeaaming drag. i'm surprised my line didn't snap. just goes to show, with right drag setting, you can catch anything. after several runs the toothy beast was tired and Paul scooped him right up.
Paul held him up as i tried to unhook him. he thrashed around and his teeth frickin cut my finger like a razor blade.
only proof i have is a cutup finger and a bloody towel. Paul said he'd vouch for me but he's not a big internet guy. i sure hope you find your way over here Paul and back up my story. Thanks for your help regardless.
I may have to go after him again this coming weekend just to take that pic. :mrgreen: