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Finally went BIG! (TWO DAYS IN A ROW NOW!)
« on: June 03, 2010, 03:10:35 AM »
 :2up:  AHHHHH!  50 pounds is the mark I'm always looking for, and today was the day!  We got a 23, 46 and 51!

My youngest boy in these pictures (The VECtor Inspector as he is known here locally) helped me bring in a 25 pounder last week.  This week, he got to help my buddy net and bring these bruisers in.

I can't wait for the day when we get one in the 60's.  I just can't imagine what the body make up of a fish that size will be.

AND NO.......I was NOT able to get both of those fish loaded on my shoulders by myself!   :sweatdrop:

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« Last Edit: June 04, 2010, 12:38:13 AM by Parker »
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Re: Finally went BIG!
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 10:09:06 AM »


Dude!!!!!!!!!!!!    :punk:  :punk:  :punk:  :punk:   These fish are enormous!!!!!!  That has got to be a huge rush pulling them hogs out of the water!  By the time that you get to them, how much fight do they have left in them?


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Re: Finally went BIG!
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 10:29:35 AM »
Good lord!!!
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Re: Finally went BIG!
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 07:01:51 PM »
Sometimes they go like mad Brian, and sometimes they have nothing left.  Imagine fighting a dog on a leash.  That's what it is like.   :rofl:

We boated ANOTHER 51 pounder today!  I'll get pictures and a story up a little later!

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Re: Finally went BIG!
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 12:37:43 AM »
:claphands:  Long Branch got slapped up-side the face by this one!  :rof2:  REALLY!  :rof2:

Long Branch is usually the netter, and I told him today I was planning on handing the line to him if I felt something interesting on the line.

Our good lines from yesterday were blank.  Just a channel cat each.  So, we moved on to the next line, and I felt something a little odd.  Then, I saw a flathead tail come come up three hooks down.  Come to find out, it was not fanned out, so I thought it was pretty small.

Well, as SOON as I asked Long Branch if he had the line good, I felt the fish REALLLY wake up.  :eek:  I said, "Whoa boy.  He may not be too small!"

And the fight was on!  :rof2:  :banana-man-yeah:

Our friend was on the net for us, and I just sat back and watched. 

One of the fish's runs, she came up and slapped her tail out of the water, and THEN SLAPPED HIM IN THE FACE!   :rofl:  Knocking his glasses sideways on his face!   :rofl:

After a little while, the fish moved just right to where we could get the net on her.

 :punk: Maybe we will catch her again tomorrow.  I doubt she will bite again that fast though.

What a good time!  One more line check tomorrow, and we've got "the season" whooped.   :up1:

EDIT!  WHOOPS!  She weighed in at 51 pounds!   :punk:  (He did NOT get that fish on his shoulder by himself!   :rofl: )

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Re: Finally went BIG! (TWO DAYS IN A ROW NOW!)
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 06:40:47 PM »
Man, that has to be one of the biggest thrills ever. Nice going, and I loved the pics.  :bigup:
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Re: Finally went BIG! (TWO DAYS IN A ROW NOW!)
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010, 02:37:29 AM »
 :whistling:  OUGHT TO COME TRY IT OUT IN 2011 BRAZ!

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Re: Finally went BIG! (TWO DAYS IN A ROW NOW!)
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010, 12:06:48 PM »
Careful, you may have a house visitor!  :rofl:
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