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#11210514 - 11/07/15 08:05 AM Lost the big one!
el Rojo Offline
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Registered: 06/04/10
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Loc: On the road again.
I'm sick.

Never had a crappie pull drag before. I thought is was a bass. I had caught a 3 lb bass earlier and it didn't pull any drag on the reel I was using. I knew it was a good one right off because it was heavy.......then coming up it took off and pulled drag, made a 3 second run. I got it to the top to see it, what a football! Then it made another run, straightened the hook a little and down she went. I had been using that jig all day and had notice the barb was getting short but didn't change it. hammer

Now I feel like the deer hunter who got a glimpse of the big guy and is totally consumed with getting him.
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#11210522 - 11/07/15 08:13 AM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: el Rojo]
Dutch1947 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 2056
Loc: North, TX
I know the feeling. Go get her again! I have been told that a fish only has a 3 second memory, so she probably doesn't remember being hooked!


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#11210530 - 11/07/15 08:22 AM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: el Rojo]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Know the feeling well! bang Just makes you want to get back out there and hook another one! rockon
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#11210538 - 11/07/15 08:30 AM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: el Rojo]
I love fishing Offline
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Registered: 04/09/12
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Loc: Ft Worth, Tx
I feel your pain. It's sickening. I asked myself the same question "why didn't I change the hook or redo the knot." When I loose a big one. Perhaps next time.
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#11210605 - 11/07/15 09:10 AM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: Dutch1947]
Hickory Nut Offline
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Registered: 04/15/08
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Loc: Wichita Falls
[quote=Dutch1947]I know the feeling. Go get her again! I have been told that a fish only has a 3 second memory, so she probably doesn't remember being hooked!


That explains why I have heard Belinda say Tod can think like a fish. I thought she was complimenting him roflmao
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#11210609 - 11/07/15 09:14 AM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: Hickory Nut]
tboxfish Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hickory Nut
[quote=Dutch1947]I know the feeling. Go get her again! I have been told that a fish only has a 3 second memory, so she probably doesn't remember being hooked!


That explains why I have heard Belinda say Tod can think like a fish. I thought she was complimenting him roflmao


Your tooooo Funnnyyyy! frkazoid
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#11210656 - 11/07/15 09:52 AM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: el Rojo]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 1850
Loc: Beckville, TX
Hate it when that happens.taz But, think of all the little crappie she'll produce here in a few months.

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#11210677 - 11/07/15 10:13 AM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: el Rojo]
Keith Speer Offline
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Registered: 12/21/07
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Loc: Frost, Tx
Never landed a 4# crappie but I have lost quite a few.....
Just saying.
roflmao
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#11210717 - 11/07/15 10:35 AM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: Keith Speer]
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Dang the luck Red! Sure would have liked to see her. Now go wash your mouth out for all those bad words realmad you said. roflmao
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#11210727 - 11/07/15 10:39 AM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: el Rojo]
el Rojo Offline
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My biggest crappie so far is 2.62 lbs. I will never know, but this one might have made the 3 lb mark.
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#11212115 - 11/07/15 10:46 PM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: el Rojo]
crappiegetter Offline
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Loc: Waco TX
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#11212630 - 11/08/15 11:52 AM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: el Rojo]
Ruffneck2000 Offline
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Registered: 05/10/13
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Loc: tx
I feel your pain, I lost a monster at Limestone, so if any of you guys catch a hogg with a BG Cajun Cricket in his lip it MINE!
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#11213094 - 11/08/15 04:46 PM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: Ruffneck2000]
Waco Kid Offline
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Registered: 10/08/04
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Originally Posted By: Ruffneck2000
I feel your pain, I lost a monster at Limestone, so if any of you guys catch a hogg with a BG Cajun Cricket in his lip it MINE!
Not if I get her first. grin
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#11213343 - 11/08/15 06:41 PM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: el Rojo]
Lovfldx Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
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Shoot, 2.62 is nothing to sneeze at! Very nice!

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#11213384 - 11/08/15 06:55 PM Re: Lost the big one! [Re: el Rojo]
fish n fool Offline
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Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 523
Loc: Travis County,Texas
Dang the luck!!!! Next question your net was where? Not saying you needed it, but it would have been worse if you had seen the toad and lost it lifting it in the boat. Been there done that!!!!! Now I make sure there is a net within arms reach just in case. Looking at it from the bright side it probably saved you a taxidermist bill.
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