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#11072895 - 08/30/15 12:06 PM what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish???
BADLANDER Offline
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Registered: 08/05/13
Posts: 374
Loc: DENTON TX
Had a HOGG on last night about 11;30. Before I could get to the rod it had my rod tip touching the water and stripping line
my drags are set to not pull my beereadys down, but they are not set light either. I was by myself and he had a big #8 circle hook in him ,so i took my time while fighting him as he steadly took drag and adjusting it twice. I moved a couple rods around then fought some more then got my net right where I could just reach down and scoop him up. and BOOOM line went Limp. OMG
I told my self it was a 5' GAR...... but even this morning im telling myself why didnt you get him out of the water.. as my dad would say the longer hes in the water the easier it is for something to go wrong..
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#11072949 - 08/30/15 12:59 PM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: BADLANDER]
CATDADDY JR Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 357
Loc: Pottsboro, TX
The damn gar are everywhere up here. I mean some gargantuans... lol
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#11073002 - 08/30/15 01:40 PM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: BADLANDER]
BADLANDER Offline
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Registered: 08/05/13
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Loc: DENTON TX
Yep Thats what it was then. Lol a southern prehistoric monster.
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#11073003 - 08/30/15 01:41 PM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: BADLANDER]
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That sucks dude. Lol!
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#11073094 - 08/30/15 02:43 PM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: BADLANDER]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Loc: Euless
A big gar will usually bust the top of the water when you get them near the boat or bank. They will look like a torpedo coming out sometimes and shake their bill trying to cut the line which they do most often.


Edited by Muzzlebrake (08/30/15 02:44 PM)
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#11073494 - 08/30/15 05:52 PM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: BADLANDER]
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Didn't have him nearly that long but lost a a good one the other day. Had a 6" live carp on since we had already caught 3 flats on cut shad figured I'd try for a nice one. Striped drag with drag locked down tight as it will go on a 65 and never turned him, couple head shakes and gone.

I say gar every time just so I can sleep at night.

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#11073503 - 08/30/15 05:56 PM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: Blues]
Got the Fever Offline
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Registered: 08/13/10
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Loc: Abilene, Texas
Originally Posted By: Blues
Didn't have him nearly that long but lost a a good one the other day. Had a 6" live carp on since we had already caught 3 flats on cut shad figured I'd try for a nice one. Striped drag with drag locked down tight as it will go on a 65 and never turned him, couple head shakes and gone.

I say gar every time just so I can sleep at night.


Face it buddy, you lost the Texas state record flathead...

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#11073511 - 08/30/15 05:59 PM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: BADLANDER]
BADLANDER Offline
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Registered: 08/05/13
Posts: 374
Loc: DENTON TX
Lol yeah I hear ya.
We will stick with Gar..
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#11073600 - 08/30/15 06:39 PM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: BADLANDER]
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I always imagine it was a big ole carp

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#11073622 - 08/30/15 06:48 PM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: Got the Fever]
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Originally Posted By: Got the Fever
Originally Posted By: Blues
Didn't have him nearly that long but lost a a good one the other day. Had a 6" live carp on since we had already caught 3 flats on cut shad figured I'd try for a nice one. Striped drag with drag locked down tight as it will go on a 65 and never turned him, couple head shakes and gone.

I say gar every time just so I can sleep at night.


Face it buddy, you lost the Texas state record flathead...


LMAO!!!!!! Dang!!!!! That sinks too dude.
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#11073632 - 08/30/15 06:57 PM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: BADLANDER]
Jimbo Offline
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You fish long enough it happens!
Just makes you that more determined to return!
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#11073772 - 08/30/15 08:15 PM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: Jimbo]
BankfishinDave Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 1334
Loc: Sachse,TX
Originally Posted By: Jimbo
You fish long enough it happens!
Just makes you that more determined to return!

+1, Agree with this.
Those big fish lost are the ones that keep you going back.
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#11073844 - 08/30/15 08:52 PM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: BADLANDER]
Dunkky dude Offline
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Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 1120
yeap.. Unknown factor! that's what makes it interesting in life, isn't it? At least you know now, you can hook it up again whatever was hooked.

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#11074452 - 08/31/15 10:06 AM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: BADLANDER]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/09
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Re-bait and re-cast...it happens. On a side note...I believe the word you are looking for to keep from setting off the auto censor function is buttocks.


Edited by BrianTx01 (08/31/15 10:09 AM)
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#11074454 - 08/31/15 10:07 AM Re: what do you do when you lose a BIG Anus fish??? [Re: BADLANDER]
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Loc: Plano
Anus fish? hmmm
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