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#10939833 - 06/25/15 01:09 PM Super Slam & a cool story
Grinder55 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 913
Loc: Rockport, Texas
My son is home for the summer from college and we hit some small reefs yesterday on a wade fishing adventure.

Water clarity was pretty sandy and tannish brown water greeted us at the launch even though the winds had laid some since midnight, so I knew we were gonna have to work for our fish.

We were using live shrimp with the rattling cork set up so that would help us in this sandy colored water.

Pretty slow bite on the front end of a high tide that was starting around 0700, but the bite picked up around mid morning.

Finally located some fish and found trout, reds and drum feeding together and the drum and red I strung were croaking pretty loud.

Whistled to my son to come over and he had a bite on quick - deal is - the handle on his reel had fallen off !!!

So he had to hand turn the spool to reel the fish in ... we were on the fish so he kept casting and using the hand reel method, which is time consuming.

... then all the sudden I had a hit and the surface of the water was busting up while I was reeling my catch in and I saw another cork flashing around my line.

Turns out I had hooked and caught a rod n' reel with a popping cork set up.

It was a new rod n' reel, so a quick flush of any sand in it, and I handed it over to my son and he use it to complete his Super Slam of trout, reds and drum. Nice stringers of fish for both of us.

Which had me thinking:

1) How often to you catch a new rod n' reel when you go fishing ?

2) How many times have you done it when your reel broke, you were on the fish and you needed another reel asap ?

Miracles happen - pretty cool when it happens while you are fishing with your son.


#10939845 - 06/25/15 01:15 PM Re: Super Slam & a cool story [Re: Grinder55]

Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 447
Loc: Telephone
Nice catch. Especially the new rod

#10942459 - 06/26/15 05:13 PM Re: Super Slam & a cool story [Re: Grinder55]
lite-liner Offline
Capt. CUDA

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6502
Loc: Fulton, Texas
very cool!

#10973278 - 07/13/15 08:11 AM Re: Super Slam & a cool story [Re: Grinder55]
Grinder55 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 913
Loc: Rockport, Texas
The 'new reel' also had my favorite Power Pro line on it - saved me from having to buy it !!!

#10981083 - 07/16/15 12:59 PM Re: Super Slam & a cool story [Re: Grinder55]
jtluongo Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/16/15
Posts: 8
nice slam!! still looking to get mine...


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