Had a bad day at work, so decided to stop by Lake Grapevine on my way home for some 'fishing therapy'. Got out there around 5:00pm, and was tossing a 1/8" red roadrunner mirabou jig, tipped with a crappie nibble along the bank. Was using my Pflueger President 6925 ultralight spinning reel on my 6'.6" Pro Angler crappie rod. Just glad I had 10 lb. flurocarbon spooled!
I'm sure you can imagine how much fun it was to land this 12 lb. catfish on ultralight gear.
And my Pro Angler rod held up like a champ, even when bent in half!
I had no interest in cleaning this fish, so I gave it to a guy fishing a little ways away. He couldn't believe I landed it on a crappie jig. I got an hour of fishing in before the heavens opened up and I had to leave. GV lake level is looking great, and this flash flooding tonight should bring the lake up another couple of feet at least. Needless to say, this was certainly enough 'fishing therapy' to go home in a great mood.
Scott in Flower Mound