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#10963668 - 07/08/15 11:39 AM Losing a DD is it better to not see em
CrankBait1007 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 1865
Loc: North carolina
So i haven't been fishing much this year. So when i lost a fish that looked like a DD i felt sick sick. And to top it off i was off shore and cranking at that. I thought i was either going to throw up or do the nestee plunge grin lost her right at the boat! I wish i hadn't seen her! FEEL MY PAIN Shot in 720p crazy
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#10963700 - 07/08/15 11:51 AM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: CrankBait1007]
Jersey Dan Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 6392
Loc: your sisters house
Lost a fish in my hands up against the side of the boat earlier this year that was larger than my 12.76.

1oz spinnerbait pop'd right out of the mouth when trying to lip her.

It's a disgusting / disturbing constant feeling that will haunt you until you catch a fish of equal or larger size.

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#10963718 - 07/08/15 11:56 AM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: CrankBait1007]
driedmeat Offline
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Registered: 11/16/09
Posts: 783
Loc: HONDO, TEXAS
man, you were much more composed than I would have been!
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#10963735 - 07/08/15 12:01 PM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: driedmeat]
CrankBait1007 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 1865
Loc: North carolina
Originally Posted By: driedmeat
man, you were much more composed than I would have been!
Driedmeat i do my ranting off camera wink
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#10963746 - 07/08/15 12:04 PM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: CrankBait1007]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
I'd rather never see it. Then I can just try to convince myself it was a carp or catfish and move on.

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#10963765 - 07/08/15 12:10 PM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: timwins31]
Scott in Flower Mound Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 559
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: timwins31
I'd rather never see it. Then I can just try to convince myself it was a carp or catfish and move on.


I agree.

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#10963767 - 07/08/15 12:11 PM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: CrankBait1007]
epicoutdoors Online   happy
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1809
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
What rod are you using? It looks fairly stiff. Maybe it wasn't helping you very much and was easy for the fish to get some slack and shake the bait. Keeping that deep bow in the rod helps them stay buttoned up.

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#10963779 - 07/08/15 12:16 PM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: epicoutdoors]
CrankBait1007 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 1865
Loc: North carolina
Originally Posted By: epicoutdoors
What rod are you using? It looks fairly stiff. Maybe it wasn't helping you very much and was easy for the fish to get some slack and shake the bait. Keeping that deep bow in the rod helps them stay buttoned up.
Yup it is. I have a few cranking rods with the bow in them but hate using them when bumping bottom.
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#10963960 - 07/08/15 01:20 PM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: CrankBait1007]
ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50) Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 2389
Loc: NETX
The biggest fish I ever had on was @ Fork and was more than likely DD........ I did get a real good look at it before it broke me off in a deep tree @ Burch.......I think seeing it made it a whole lot worse.........
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#10964120 - 07/08/15 02:29 PM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: CrankBait1007]
musiclife_7 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1202
Loc: Wylie, TX
I lost a monster this weekend. Flipping under some overhanding trees...20lb flouro....set the hook...felt her swim for all of 2 seconds and then snap....all I saw was a white belly flash....I feel ya.

Lost a 10+ at the boat on Fork last summer...deep crankin...sucks...but it's what keeps us going back
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#10964200 - 07/08/15 03:04 PM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: CrankBait1007]
charlieecho Offline
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Registered: 08/25/11
Posts: 567
Loc: Lbk,TX
Crank, hahaha that reaction. Priceless. I've never latched onto a DD that I know of but I will take a moment of silence for you.
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#10964210 - 07/08/15 03:10 PM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: CrankBait1007]
InTheClear Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1268
Loc: Southwest Texas at the moment
Its way worse when its feet from the boat and both you and your partner see it come halfway out of the water and throw your spinner-bait. It was my partners first 10 minutes ever on Falcon, "dam that was a big fish" he said. My thoughts were, yea you wont see another one that big this trip I promise!

I've caught well over 10 fish in the 10 to 11 lb range, my estimate of the fish was 15 lbs with my own eyes!


Edited by InTheClear (07/08/15 03:11 PM)

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#10964215 - 07/08/15 03:13 PM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: InTheClear]
BToombs Offline
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Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 45
Loc: East Texas
Your thought was correct, we did but see another that size.

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#10964226 - 07/08/15 03:19 PM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: CrankBait1007]
InTheClear Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1268
Loc: Southwest Texas at the moment
you know that fish was a once in a lifetime! That would have been close to Tommy's record!


Edited by InTheClear (07/08/15 03:21 PM)

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#10964260 - 07/08/15 03:32 PM Re: Losing a DD is it better to not see em [Re: CrankBait1007]
BToombs Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 45
Loc: East Texas
I'm ready to go back and fine it again.

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