Getting Spooled (Anyone Ever Get Spooled)
Posted January 27 2005 - 12:00 PM
Posted January 27 2005 - 12:16 PM
what was it caught on? and where was this.
sharks don't usually hit plugs.
Posted January 27 2005 - 12:29 PM
Posted January 27 2005 - 12:38 PM
JohnD, We were up in the Esses Mass area. At that time Gary had on chunk-O-herring. Maybe a shark?? I have fished this spot since 1991 and have caught, bass, blues, fluke, skates, once a lobster. Oh we had caught sand sharks every couple years. I swear it was faster than anything I had seen. I have never caught albies or false albacore but I hear those suckers move!!!???
Posted January 27 2005 - 12:43 PM
Posted January 27 2005 - 01:13 PM
Posted January 27 2005 - 01:25 PM
I want to die from a good old fashioned case of living.
Posted January 27 2005 - 01:36 PM
Had landed about a dozen bass and was having a GREAT time ... fish were feeding very good...
casted up-current and was letting riggie to sink into desireable depth... the tide was going out... suddenly felt very weak tap on my line - reeled in a little bit and nothing... Bounced the jig a couple times and reeled in... casted again... the same story... just this time after a weak tap i felt very powerfull pull... the fish was heading straight to the middle of the inlet... all that was happening in the back part of the inlet where it was wide enough for the fish to spool me...
8 ft St Croix and Daiwa SS 2600 spooled with 20# PP wasn't "beefy" enough for the monster... i knew it was a monster Ray... steady slow pull all the way... no stops for her, no gaining any amount of line for me... just watched the line on the spool dissapearing ... ... broke it off when i could get a hold of the mono backing...
went back to the truck - grabbed another reel and kept fishing... bass were still here... the rest of the morning i kept thinking about the power that the fish had ...
Posted January 27 2005 - 02:16 PM
Posted January 27 2005 - 02:59 PM
Posted January 27 2005 - 03:08 PM
I can't say that I like it much but no one can deny that for about 10 or 15 seconds there, you are getting the thrill you went fishing for, even if it ends badly.
Posted January 27 2005 - 03:11 PM
Posted January 27 2005 - 04:02 PM
I was about 12 yrs. old fishing the Schuylkill River for carp in appx. late April or May. Using a 6 1/2' spinning combo and probably 10 or 12lb test. River was a little high as usual for Spring. Hooked what I am sure was a monster 40"+ carp that ran down river and I couldn't get it back. Too many trees on the bank to chase em so I kept tightening the drag but didn't want to break him off so I loosened it again. I made up some ground and then he sat in them middle of the river for a minute or two and rested. Then he ran down river like there was no tomorrow. I had no time to react. I got spooled
Only time in my life. I actually whish it would happen again. What a rush!