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Huck_NorrisI had a first last night.
Casting into a tight spot near a log and some branch cover, I got my bait laid over a tree branch. Wrapped around it once and was just barely dipping the tail tip of the worm into the water. I tugged it a few times to try to free the worm but no luck. I was like "dammit, I'm going to have to go over and hand clear that" and no sooner do I think it than a fkn fat Larry fully breaches the surface of the water and slams the shit out of the worm. I instinctively rip it to set the hook, the bass takes off and snaps the branch and I reel 'er in.
It seriously went from full fail to total win in one second. Thanks Larry.
PASKIINGSUCKSI did this once but a sunny took the jig I had on. Still wrapped around the branch the sunny starts freaking out and flopping and doing circle on the surface as it's tethered to the tree. I'm about to paddle towards it when I see a huge fucking shadow bolt out from the lily pads I was fishing from. Big ass Larry slammed the sunny and got hooked. I paddled in and untangled, got the bass to the side of the boat and he spit the sunny and hook out. Fucker must have been damn near 20 some inches. One of the craziest fishing experiences ever. Now if I ever cast over a branch though I let it dangle for a minute haha.
Huck_NorrisThought I hooked into the fish of a lifetime, as when I set it this thing have a hell of a head shake... Then dead weight. Ugh. Big snapper. Been a while since that happened, and thankfully this guy was lazy or else I could have never gotten him to the surface for the pic and to cut it as closeas possible.
.Hugo.I hear they make a good soup
Huck_NorrisIt's very good! The meat is very tender. Game dinners rock.
.Hugo.Ive never had it and i have ponds full of the bastards around here. Might have to try and catch one
Huck_NorrisI saw one the size of my dining room table once. Literally not a single doubt in my mind that it was bigger than the sea turtles I saw in HI.
Snappers scare me.